vinyl-jacketing compounds from Teknor
Apex Company withstand the harsh cold, exposure to lubricants
and other challenging conditions encountered by control and power cables within
the nacelles high atop wind turbine towers.
Flexalloy 9609-80 is
an 80 Shore A PVC-based elastomer that provides long-term UV resistance and exhibits
a brittle point of -60C.
Apex N-56001 is a 76 Shore
A blend of PVC and nitrile rubber that provides long-term low-temperature
flexibility and oil resistance. It exhibits a brittle point of -54C.
Both compounds pass
required tests for UV resistance, 60-day oil aging at 75C and flammability
performance as specified in UL 1685-F4. The two compounds are rated at 105C for
maximum continuous operating temperature.
According to a study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, one of the factors in the collapse of the original World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was the reduction in the yield strength of the steel reinforcement as a result of the high temperatures of the fire and the loss of thermal insulation.
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Robots are getting more agile and automation systems are becoming more complex. Yet the most impressive development in robotics and automation is increased intelligence. Machines in automation are increasingly able to analyze huge amounts of data. They are often able to see, speak, even imitate patterns of human thinking. Researchers at European Automation
call this deep learning.
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