Plastic bearings buffer shocks on mountain bike design By Len Vermillion, Managing Editor Doesn't the sound of a nice bike ride on a warm day sound relaxing? For many, that question may invoke the thought of steady peddling, then coasting over a nice smooth roadway in the country.
At Aluminum Ladder Co., designers are used to climbing over new challenges. The South Carolina-based manufacturer of ladders and loading and unloading equipment faced a difficult one when the bronze bushings in some of its gangways kept cracking and breaking.
An improved version of the Mass Monitor moment-insensitive load cell for OEMs includes software enhancements that give selectable resolution and display updates, as well as expanded calibration options.
A line of 3U single-slot PXI digitizers is designed to provide high-speed waveform recording solutions. The DC140 and DC135 deliver high bandwidths, 1 GHz and 500 MHz respectively, and offer a convenient channel multiplexing capability.
As an addition to the PowerCassette family of 1U front ends, the TPCG is a 450-wtt version available in three output voltages of 12,24, and 48 Vdc. These units are housed in ultra-compact cases. They are available as either chassis mount of hot swappable versions. A compatible 19-in.
The 16-port GFC 1716A Foldaway eliminates the cost of 16 separate displays and keyboards. Setup time is cut and cable clutter is cut with specialized HD15 connectors and KVM cables. Only 1U high and 25.5-in. deep, the unit installs in any standard EIA 19-in. industrial rack.
This tubing is extruded PTFE, FEP, PFA, or MFA in a variety of configurations and can be supplied complete with fittings. It is available in straight lengths, coiled, or convoluted styles.
The CP-2 provides wireless access to data logging and remote monitoring systems. It uses the CDMA digital cellular network for modem communication.
The PMC520 and PMC521 provide eight asynchronous serial communication ports from a single PMC carrier slot. They are designed to reduce the cost per serial port and keep card slot usage to a minimum. Both models are available with front or rear I/O connections for more convenient cable access.
A new line of pneumatic function fittings is designed for users who are seeking to achieve cost savings in the rapid assembly of pneumatic circuits. These compact devices are engineered to provide easy tube insertion and can be deployed in a variety of industry sectors.
A line of keyless hub locking assemblies is designed to improve the connection between a drive component and shaft by eliminating problems of backlash, as well as the limitations of keyway connections and QD-style and tapered bushings.
Designed to capture high-speed events on the production line, the MotionExtra HG-LE camera can record 1,500 fps at 752 x 752 resolution, and even faster rates at reduced resolutions. Available in color or monochrome, the HG-LE features a 5 msec electronic shutter to eliminate motion blur.
The International Pack Expo 2004 drew 71,113 packaging professionals to Chicago's McCormick Place.
Version 6 of Aras PLM, the business ready solution and Aras Innovator, includes actionable metrics based on a standardized set of key performance indicators for product development. The software is built on Microsoft .NET technology.
ServoWire 460 Vac Digital Drive models provides 2,400 to 17,000 watts of power, and offer continuous output current from 5 to 35 amps RMS/phase. In addition, H-series ac brushless servomotors have been expanded to include 460 Vac models and cover the entire power range.