An example of the successful application of wear-resistant compounds is this glucose meter. It contains internally lubricated, color-matched polycarbonate to reduce wear and motion-induced noise.
Tube tipping is accomplished by heat-treating the tube end to the point that it softens. This softened plastic is conformed into detailed dimensions. The Project: To resolve inconsistency and waste issues associated with manual tipping method.
A newly available online tool from PennEngineering Fastening Technologies offers the capability to ascertain whether a selected fastener type and plating complies with the European Union’s RoHS restrictions on lead and other hazardous materials.
An 8-page color brochure from Bosch Rexroth gives an overview of the company’s automation components and systems based on a flexible and modular layered architecture. Included are motors, drives, controls, HMIs, I/O, and software that provide drive-, PLC-, PC-, or CNC-based automation solutions.
NKK Switches offers its latest Switch Guide complete with new RoHS compliant switches from through-hole to surface mount.
A new industry study, called RFID & Emerging Technologies Guide to Healthcare, predicts that RFID and its related technologies in the hospital marketplace will skyrocket to $8.
IOtech offers a major feature enhancement to its eZ-Analyst vibration analysis software package. eZ-Analyst now includes a powerful 3-D Color Waterfall Display to augment the already powerful spectrum display capabilities.
The Maxon 2005/2006 catalog is now available. In addition to complete product specifications and drawings, there is a wealth of information explaining the company’s technology, a selection guide, and useful motor equations.
Designed to extend the punching capabilities of today’s CNC punch presses, the Mate EasyTap Thread Tapping System produces precisely located threaded holes at high speed, automatically and with repeatable quality.
The Dynamic Contour Follower (DCF) provides enhanced protection for a variety of cutting needs. It is a key component of an abrasive waterjet system in helping customers achieve excellent cut quality and part accuracy by maintaining perfect standoff height.
To facilitate automatic assembly of very small coils or springs from wire as small as 0.0015 in.
Designed for intricate press-fit assemblies, for use as a stand-alone assembly station, or for integration into lead manufacturing cells, the ManualPress 307/3000 System offers press forces ranging from 25 to 900 lbs, 100 percent process verification, complete force and distance monitoring, and SPC.
The Autotex AM film with Microban antimicrobial product protection is designed for surface applications where inhibiting the growth of microorganisms is essential or desirable.
The Magellan-PCI Motion Controller is equipped with dual biquad filters. Available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis versions, it is a high performance motion control card that supports DC brush, brushless DC, microstepping, and pulse and direction motors.