Engineers at Ingersoll Rand, Montvale, N.J. (ingersollrand.com), have taken cordless power tools to another level, giving them the power and durability needed by professional carpenters and builders, according to the company.
Companies that need uninterruptible power sources (UPS) often rely on battery-based systems.
Changing electronic components often requires cutting wires and recrimping them.
Though it might not help you design the next Mach 2 fighter jet, the WTM-1000 benchtop wind tunnel from Omega, Stamford, Conn.
The Condet proximity switch from Contrinex Inc. (contrinex.com), a company based in Givisiez, Switzerland, uses inductivesensing technology that lets the device have a stainless-steel sensing face, rather than plastic.
The Model-1101 compressor from Thomas Products Div. (formerly Rietschle Thomas), Sheboygan, Wis., uses a rolling diaphragm that combines the best features of both rotary and diaphragm pumps.
Packing a motor and machining spindle in one unit lets engineers at Weiss GmbH in Germany eliminate couplings, belts, and gearboxes.
Controlling circuits during machine cycles is key to manufacturing processes in thousands of plants.
The MCE-5 engine from MCE-5 Development in Lyon, France varies its compression ratio and uses a combined gear and rod-crank mechanism.