When one is working with systems that involve the use of hydraulics, pneumatics, or the general movement of fluids, it is often essential that proper valves are in place to effectively control flow. Depending on the application in question, there are a wide variety of valves that one may take advantage of, each presenting a different design and varying capabilities. For example, hydraulic systems always feature what are known as plug valves, those of which ensure smooth and efficient operations with their on-off, diverting, and throttling capabilities. To help you better understand the role of plug valves and whether or not they may be a good choice for your needs, we will discuss such assembly components in brief detail.
As the moving parts in an assembly, actuators are foundational to nearly all industrial operations. The term “actuator assembly” is generally used to describe mechanical systems which function as part of a larger network. This may include the actuator, along with all of its related output transfer linkages, wiring, or hoses. The description can also be used to describe the actuator controller, even though it is usually considered a separate device. However, in most cases, an actuator assembly consists of the physical actuator mechanism, an actuator arm, transfer link, and any connected power supply components.
In many industries, temperature must be closely monitored to ensure smooth, safe operations. When measuring this or any other factor, accuracy is of utmost importance, so choosing the right temperature sensor demands proper consideration. Based on the measurements you record the most, varying temperature sensors will work best in different settings. Most likely, you will require a thermistor, a thermocouple, or a resistance temperature detector (RTD), so this blog will walk you through the best applications for each.
Printed circuit boards have radically changed how we design and manufacture electronics since their invention, serving as a medium that mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components. With printed circuit boards, we have been able to downsize devices while simultaneously bolstering their power, making printed circuit boards a staple of electronics. To manufacture printed circuit boards, a process known as circuit card assembly (CCA) is carried out. With this manufacturing technique, raw materials can be transformed into reliable boards for aerospace, military, and consumer markets alike. In this blog, we will discuss circuit card assembly in more detail, allowing you to have a better understanding of how it is carried out.
Motor shaft voltages can cause damage to the components around them. For instance, if a shaft’s voltage surpasses the insulation capabilities of nearby cables or parts, this can result in both acute and long-term damage to the motor bearings. High voltages may even lead to arcing between the shaft and the bearing which can increase the temperature of the bearing. Metal bearings, in particular, can vaporize and become permanently damaged or pitted from this process.
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