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Absolute encoder series

2016-07-05
Baumer’s absolute HeavyDuty encoder series HMG 10 and PMG 10 offer a resilient housing, optimally spaced fixed/floating bearings on both sides, and generously sized hybrid ball bearings.
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Smart force sensor

2016-07-06
Design engineers can now rapidly evaluate and deploy new human-machine interface devices using Maxim Integrated Products’ MAXREFDES82# smart force sensor reference design, according to the company.
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All-round view camera system

2016-07-05
The 360° Local Situational Awareness System (LSAS) from KTK Kommunikationstechnik and First Sensor consists of four digital HDR-CMOS cameras in specially adapted rugged housings and a software-based video processing unit.
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Corrosion-resistant bearings extend equipment lifetimes in severe environments

2016-07-11
In harsh environments, relatively small problems like corrosion in a bearing can stop multi-million dollar vehicles where they stand. SKF and Textron are betting that bearings made with high nitrogen corrosion resistant (HNCR) stainless steel technology can reduce downtime on a military landing craft.
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Compact pressure sensors

2016-07-06
For forklift trucks, telehandlers, and other logistical vehicles, the trend is moving toward more power in a smaller installation space and Rexroth supports this development with its PR4 series 10 pressure sensors.
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Unique piston design aids HD diesel waste heat recovery

2016-07-15
Federal-Mogul will show its new Envirokool piston at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover in September. In the pre-development stage, the piston is designed to withstand higher temperatures by incorporating a sealed-for-life cooling chamber within the piston crown.
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Honeywell’s new sensors self-diagnose internal failures

2017-08-21
Honeywell says the sensors were designed to improve the performance of aircraft systems and reduce maintenance costs associated with false readings. The Integral Health Monitoring aerospace proximity sensors can detect when a sensor has been damaged or impacted.
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A secure attachment to 3D printing

2017-08-21
Additive manufacturing (AM) is seemingly the cure-all for the manufacture of complex products, but as the potential for AM continues to increase, so too does the cyber target on its back.
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Aluminum electrolytic capacitors

2017-09-07
The new line of axial-lead aluminum electrolytic capacitors from Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. are suited for applications demanding very high-performance under all operating conditions.
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Irkut's MC-21 takes first flight, thanks to a global team

2017-08-12
Eaton manufactured engine-driven pumps for the first flying MC-21 prototype and supplied additional system sub-components including thermal bypass valves, while Pratt & Whitney supplied its PW1000G GTF engine and Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, and Elbit supplies various avionics systems.
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CubeSat prototype to use water as propellant

2017-08-27
A new type of micropropulsion system for miniature satellites, or CubeSats, uses tiny nozzles that release precise bursts of water vapor to maneuver the spacecraft.
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Legacy semiconductor test systems

2017-09-06
The MTEK Subsystem (Marvin Test Expansion Kit) from Marvin Test Solutions (MTS), Inc. adds test capabilities to legacy semiconductor test systems that lack the ability to meet the test requirements of current devices.
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T-X down to two main contenders

2017-04-09
Although the lightweight, supersonic T-38 has been the staple advanced jet trainer for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Naval Test Pilot School for more than 55 years, the aircraft is expected to be replaced by a new trainer that can better transition pilots into fourth- and fifth-generation fighters.
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Recoated and ready

2017-02-23
Lockheed Martin completed recoating the first of a dozen F-22 Raptors at the company’s Inlet Coating Repair Speedline facility, accelerating the aircraft's maintenance cycle.
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