• Transportation Industry In A “Buzz” Over Haptics

    May 15, 2019

    by Tony Gonzalez When A “Buzz” Can Save A Life According to the National Highway Safety Administration, 3.2% of crashes attributed to the driver were the result of “…being sleepy or actually sleeping at the time of the crash.” In 2017, drowsy driving “claimed 795 lives,” and this is just one type of driver impairment. Though no alert system will prevent all accidents, the haptic “buzz” can mitigate the risk and potentially save a life. People unfamiliar with the word “haptic” have a working knowledge of the term through their smartphones. The “buzz” they feel when there is an alert … Continue reading Transportation Industry In A “Buzz” Over Haptics

  • Industry Solutions For The Most Common Solenoid Valve Challenges

    April 30, 2019

    Whether you’re a mechanical or electrical engineer or the senior purchasing manager at a major manufacturing facility, you’re likely familiar with solenoid valves and their role in the flow of liquids and gases. But when a solenoid valve begins to malfunction, you may not be equipped to deal with the many issues that may arise.

  • The Top 5 Trends In Medical Device Manufacturing In 2019 And Beyond

    April 30, 2019

    As the owner or operator of a medical device company, your livelihood hinges on your ability to set yourself apart from your competitors. Developing strategies to maximize product quality while minimizing the time required for a device to hit the market is essential to gaining a strong foothold in the medical device arena.

  • The History of the Rotary Solenoid

    April 9, 2019

    Rotary solenoids are electromechanical devices used for a variety of applications. They have a strong connection to Dayton and are vital for long life operation in challenging environments. What, Exactly, is a Rotary Solenoid? A rotary solenoid uses three ball bearings to convert linear motion to rotary motion. When power is applied, it rotates a ratcheting mechanism using an electromagnetic coil.

  • How Solenoid and Haptic Actuators are Transforming Automotive Safety Technologies

    March 12, 2019

    Most cars are driven purely mechanically, however drive-by-wire technology is starting to make its way into the automotive sector. Many drivers are resistant to the change, especially with non-traditional controls such as a joystick; however, similar technology has been used in airplanes since the 1990s.

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