Wittenstein's The alpha V-Drive servo
worm gearboxes have been updated with new features and added torque. The
VDS (shaft output) and VDH (hollow output) gearhead versions have
stainless-steel interfaces to provide service life in washdown applications.
Accessories for these models are also available in stainless steel. The
V-Drive washdown version is food-grade lubrication. This option allows the
V-Drive to be used in the food and packaging industry while maintaining torque
capacity at 100 percent. The lubrication is NSF certified with a protection
category of IP 65.
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show in Schaumburg, Ill., an engineer showed this "inflammatory" video about the dangers of maliciously mishandling lithium-ion batteries.
The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage or enters the house. House alarm service companies set off alarms and call the service only after the burglar has damaged and entered the house.
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