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November 23, 2010 
Quick Connect Couplings for All Fluids
Stäubli
  Quick Connect Couplings for All Fluids

The modularity and multiple configuration possibilities of Stäubli's "All Fluids" quick couplings puts it in a class of its own. RBE, HCB, SCB, RMI/EA, BPX, and GPL couplings are constructed with different seals, locking methods, and options to suit the transported fluid, duty pressure, and external environment of the application.

• Fluids: gases, steam, oil, and water based chemical
  solvents
• Pressures: vacuum up to 6500 psi
• Sizes: miniature 1/8 in. up to 3 in. orifice
• Configurations: unvalved, single valve, double valve

As always, Stäubli quick couplings are designed for maximum leak tightness, optimal flow rates, compact package, and ergonomic control. Contact us today.

New Clippard Miniature Pneumatic Products Catalog
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
  New Clippard Miniature Pneumatic Products Catalog

Clippard Instrument Laboratory offers a 356-page full product line catalog of miniature pneumatic and electronic control devices. It includes features, specifications, technical information, photographs, and technical drawings for over 5,000 standard products.

The catalog is your complete source for miniature fluid power products. Clippard also provides custom solutions for your unique product design requirements and value-added assemblies.

Request your complimentary copy today!

Spiralock® Self-locking Thread Fastening System
Spiralock Corporation - A division of Emhart Teknologies
  Spiralock® Self-locking Thread Fastening System

Are you experiencing threaded joint problems in your products due to:

• Vibration loosening?
• Costly warranty issues?
• Using messy thread locking adhesives or prevailing torque fasteners?
• Inability to service threaded joints?

Spiralock's self-locking internal thread form is your answer. Our products solve loosening issues in applications across multiple industries.

An Industrial PC with Global Availability and Support
Dell, Inc.
  An Industrial PC with Global Availability and Support

For the first time, you can get a long-life industrial PC from Dell which is designed for challenging environments that are too hot, wet, or dusty for normal PC products.

With stable components and an optional five-year warranty, the OptiPlex XE allows you to reduce qualification times and avoid investing in service inventory. Dell's OEM team can even install your custom hardware and software in our factories, reducing integration steps.

Because you use Dell OEM Solutions, your customers can depend on our global support infrastructure and optional 24x7x365 advanced tech support. Build your product with Dell OEM today.

 
NEWS OF INTEREST
The Anti-nail Gun
  The Anti-nail Gun

During the housing boom, we saw nail guns in operation: bang, bang, bang as they rapidly drove in nails with machine gun precision. But what if they want to take those nails out? Enter this Vermont inventor, with his compressed air nail retractor, who says his new machine can quickly deconstruct any building.

Learn more about pneumatic tools


SolidWorks® CAD to STL
Objet Geometries, Inc.
  SolidWorks® CAD to STL

Here is a 20 minute video about how to expertly create a 3D model export from SolidWorks® for use in 3D printing and rapid prototyping. This presentation covers single parts, assemblies, and multi-body part exports from SolidWorks. Additionally, Objet's Polyjet and Polyjet Matrix printing processes are explained, along with a brief overview of current products and materials offered from Objet. Watch the video now.

 
R&D REPORT
Plastic Solar Cells
  Plastic Solar Cells

Despite their promise as a viable alternative energy solution, solar cells have been hampered by cost and efficiency issues. But now, researchers are showing that organic semiconductors fabricated on plastic sheets may provide a cost-effective and efficient resource for creating new solar panels. The new plastic solar cells allow energy to travel on the order of a thousand times farther than traditional silicon-based solar cells.

Learn more about photovoltaic cells

Big Data, Big Opportunities, Big Questions
  Big Data, Big Opportunities, Big Questions

The avalanche of data triggered by the expansion of the Internet of Things (see video) is changing the world. The growth of connectivity and sensor deployments has opened the doors of a massive information repository, which promises to increase business profits, promote safety, and harvest environmental benefits. For now, the absence of standards limits the number of users who can read the data. The key questions remain: Who owns the data? How can we manage it? What do we keep? How do we extract useful information?

More from Networking & Communications

 
New Top Spec Building Thermal Imager
 
IRISYS
  New Top Spec Building Thermal Imager

Irisys has launched its latest entry-level thermal imager for buildings.

The IRI4015 boasts the highest specification in its class, and is designed to offer the best price/performance on the market.

Specifically targeted at the building market, thermographers and building maintenance teams alike will be able to afford this simple-to-operate device.

High-voltage Corona-resistant PTFE Wire and
Gudebrod XREF
Daburn Electronics & Cable
  High-voltage Corona-resistant PTFE Wire and Gudebrod XREF

Daburn's Corona-resistant PTFE wire features:

Small size: You do not need bulky insulation jacketing to get your high-voltage requirements.

Temperature variations: Temperature variations from -90° C to +200° C have no life effect.

Order online and see our Gudebrod, Alpha, and Belden cross reference at www.daburn.com. Also see Daburn's top selling ultra-flexible sub-miniature wire with fine, soft bare stranding and thin PVC walls designed for continuous flexing applications.

Friction (Torque) Hinges
EMKA Incorporated
  Friction (Torque) Hinges

New range of long life, infinitely adjustable friction hinges allow easy access and accurate positioning. Covers can be self-supporting without costly gas springs. Wide range of torques: up to 50+ in.lbs per hinge for substantial covers, guards, and doors. Units specifically designed for adjustable monitors are also available. Learn more.

New OEM Quality Optical Components
Integra Networks Inc.
  New OEM Quality Optical Components

Integra Networks provides pluggable transceivers (GBIC, SFP, SFP+, X2, XFP, XENPAK) for carrier, campus/community, and enterprise networks for business-as-usual and network expansion projects such as 10G. Compare the cost of Integra's OEM equivalent parts, and save up to 75% off your network costs. Download the new product catalog.

 
PRODUCT-WATCH
From New Concepts to Redesign
IMET Corporation
  From New Concepts to Redesign

IMET Corporation offers clients comprehensive product development solutions that bring concepts to full term. Providing turnkey services through a proven process, tailored to the requirements of your business goals. More info...

BTECH Real-time and Trending Analysis
BTECH, Inc.
  BTECH Real-time and Trending Analysis

BTECH's products are designed to ensure that critical battery system details are collected with enough frequency to ensure proper trending. More info...

This Lintel Doesn't Rust!
XC Associates
  This Lintel Doesn't Rust!

A new, innovative creation by XCA Construction. Not only is jacking caused by rust eliminated, this lintel is easier to install and much more corrosion-resistant than the status quo. More info...

HEPA Filters
Graver Technologies, Inc.
  HEPA Filters

The Graver Technologies' custom/OEM filter team designs and manufactures high-efficiency filters produced to customer specifications. Our filters perform at levels that meet or exceed customer requirements. More info...

 
CAREERS AND COMMENTARY
Advance Your Engineering Career with Drexel Online
Drexel University Online
  Advance Your Engineering Career with Drexel Online

Earn a career-focused, top-ranked degree with 24/7 online convenience. Choose your specialty, choose your schedule. Same degree as on campus. Drexel is among "America's Best Colleges 2011."
Learn more...

 
TECHNOLOGY-TRENDS
Keep on Truckin' — Safely
  Keep on Truckin' — Safely

When the cost of a single significant accident can cost a trucking company as much as $5 million, it's no wonder many such companies are looking into technologies like electronic stability control, lane-departure warning systems, and radar (to guard against tailgating). Take a video ride on one such 'truck of the future' that's on the road today.

More from Automotive Technology

How Social Media Shapes Design
  How Social Media Shapes Design

Social media is invading the design world, notes Design News. Low-cost CAD provider Alibre has launched its AlibrePowered Web site where engineers share concepts, seek feedback, and announce product launches. To promote the site, Alibre recently completed a design contest, with prizes up to $1,000. CAD kingpin Autodesk is also increasingly looking to bloggers and other social media sources for input on CAD strategies, as seen in this interview with Callan Carpenter, Autodesk's VP of Global Subscription and Support. Meanwhile, an apparel company called Threadless is attracting designers from other fields, including manufacturers like Dell, by offering access to consumer feedback. What role do social media outlets play in your own job duties?

More from Design & Analysis Software

 
CHALLENGE-OF-THE-MONTH

The Marathon Runner
 

A marathon runner completes 40 laps of a 5 km oval track, located at the equator, in exactly 24 hrs. Approximately what was the athlete's average velocity in: topocentric coordinates (Earth surface based); and geocentric coordinates (Earth center based, non-rotating relative to the distant stars)?

Answer / Discuss

 
TECH-ARTICLE
Cooling From a Distance

"Remote enclosure cooling offers a viable alternative to local packaged air conditioners for challenging industrial applications.

Maintaining the proper climate inside industrial electrical enclosures is the key to trouble-free operation of the housed electrical components and, more importantly, the often delicate production processes they serve. Packaged air conditioners typically are used for this purpose." Read this article in its entirety.

This article is provided by Pfannenberg Inc.

 
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