What's Inside? http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8246/more en Electronic Latch Resists Corrosion and the Outdoors http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/electronic-latch-resists-corrosion-and-outdoors <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/04/Latch.gif" style="width: 575px; height: 514px; margin: 5px; float: left;" />The R4-EM Outdoor Electronic Rotary Latch from <strong><a href="http://www.southco.com" target="_blank">Southco</a>,</strong> Concordville, Pa., has a sealed actuator and stainless-steel or plated-steel housing, making it rugged enough to withstand outdoor use and resist corrosion. The electromechanical actuator within the latch is sealed to IP56 for protection against water and dust and can withstand temperatures from &ndash;40 to 80&deg;C.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/electronic-latch-resists-corrosion-and-outdoors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/electronic-latch-resists-corrosion-and-outdoors#comments What's Inside? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:37:00 +0000 36281 at http://machinedesign.com Low-Cost Servomotors Include Encoder, Drive, and Controller http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/low-cost-servomotors-include-encoder-drive-and-controller <div class="node-body article-body"><p>ClearPath servomotors from <strong><a href="http://www.teknic.com" target="_blank">Teknic Inc.</a>,</strong> Rochester, N.&thinsp;Y., combine a high-performance servomotor, optical encoder, brushless sine-wave servodrive, and motion controller into a compact package. Combining the components into a single device eliminates failure-prone cables. It is priced so that it can be used where ac-induction, dc-brush, and stepper motors were used in the past.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/low-cost-servomotors-include-encoder-drive-and-controller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/low-cost-servomotors-include-encoder-drive-and-controller#comments What's Inside? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:32:00 +0000 36271 at http://machinedesign.com Connectors simplify circuit-board production http://machinedesign.com/embedded/connectors-simplify-circuit-board-production <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Han-Fast Lock circuit-board connector from Harting North America, Elgin, Ill. makes it possible for technicians to join Han connectors to circuit boards without adding components or soldering. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/connectors-simplify-circuit-board-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/connectors-simplify-circuit-board-production#comments What's Inside? Embedded Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:38:00 +0000 33721 at http://machinedesign.com Gear series expands with high-torque low-backlash units http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/gear-series-expands-high-torque-low-backlash-units <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Engineers at Stober Drives Inc., Maysville, Ky. have added two smaller sizes to the company&rsquo;s line of Servo-Fit PHQ gear units. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/gear-series-expands-high-torque-low-backlash-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/gear-series-expands-high-torque-low-backlash-units#comments What's Inside? Mechanical Drives Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:35:00 +0000 33711 at http://machinedesign.com Wheel uses beam and spokes instead of inflatable tube http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/wheel-uses-beam-and-spokes-instead-inflatable-tube <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at Michelin headquartered in France, have designed and built a single unit, the Tweel, which can replace the wheels on skid-steer vehicles used in construction, landscaping, and agriculture. It needs no air pressure, so there's no valve assembly, and the tire and wheel are combined in one component. It consists of a shear beam wrapped into a circle to carry the tread and is connected to a rigid, metal hub by deformable polyurethane spokes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/wheel-uses-beam-and-spokes-instead-inflatable-tube" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/wheel-uses-beam-and-spokes-instead-inflatable-tube#comments Construction/Off-road What's Inside? Materials Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:24:00 +0000 33241 at http://machinedesign.com Differential Pressure Transducer Monitors Flow http://machinedesign.com/sensors/differential-pressure-transducer-monitors-flow <div class="node-body article-body">The AST5300 wet/wet differential pressure sensor from American Sensor Technologies, Mount Olive, N. J., measures the difference in pressure between two points, and, when used with signal processing, can monitor flow, filter condition, and fluid levels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/differential-pressure-transducer-monitors-flow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/differential-pressure-transducer-monitors-flow#comments What's Inside? Sensors Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:44:00 +0000 30641 at http://machinedesign.com In-line design makes for an ergonomic ratchet http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/line-design-makes-ergonomic-ratchet <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Engineers at Ingersoll Rand have made a line of tools with an in-line battery that lets technicians work in tight spaces.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/line-design-makes-ergonomic-ratchet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/line-design-makes-ergonomic-ratchet#comments What's Inside? Batteries/Power Supplies Manufacturing Equipment Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:43:00 +0000 29781 at http://machinedesign.com A small motor packs a powerful punch http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/small-motor-packs-powerful-punch <div class="node-body article-body">The big problem with many small motors is that they lack torque. Engineers at maxon precision motors inc. have solved this problem.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/small-motor-packs-powerful-punch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/small-motor-packs-powerful-punch#comments What's Inside? Motors/Drives Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:18:00 +0000 29771 at http://machinedesign.com Disc spring makes right‑angle drill a reality http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/disc-spring-makes-right-angle-drill-reality <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Engineers at <a href="http://www.dewalt.com">DeWalt Power Tools and Accessories, </a>Baltimore, were tasked with designing a high-power, right-angle drill that was lightweight, compact, and portable. The drill would need a mechanical clutch to limit maximum torque output to 70&nbsp;lb-ft.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/disc-spring-makes-right-angle-drill-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/disc-spring-makes-right-angle-drill-reality#comments What's Inside? Mechanical Drives Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:58:00 +0000 27501 at http://machinedesign.com Cord grips keep cables under control http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/cord-grips-keep-cables-under-control <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Fourth-generation cord grips from SAB North America, Fairfield, N. J. (<a href="http://www.sabcable.com" title="www.sabcable.com">www.sabcable.com</a>), are made of nickel-plated brass and can provide electromagnetic compatibility while grounding or securing the end of a cable to equipment or a panel. They can handle cables with diameters ranging from 0.12 to 1.75 in. (3 to 44 mm) and operate in temperatures from &ndash;20 to 100&deg;C with short-term exposure to &ndash;40 to 300&deg;C.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/cord-grips-keep-cables-under-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/what039s-inside/cord-grips-keep-cables-under-control#comments What's Inside? Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:14:00 +0000 26961 at http://machinedesign.com