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
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.
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.
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.
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.