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News Article | May 22, 2017
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This report provides major statistics on the state of the industry and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the market — The global Grippers market is valued at 816.71 million USD in 2016 and is expected to reach 1035.34 million USD by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of 4.03% between 2016 and 2022. Companies profiled in this report are SCHUNK, SMC, Destaco, IAI, Parker Hannifin, Festo, Yamaha Motor, SMAC, Gimatic, PHD, HIWIN, Camozzi, Zimmer, Sichuan Dongjuand more. Analysis by Product Types, with production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into • Electric Grippers • Pneumatic Grippers Analysis by Applications, this report focuses on consumption, market share and growth rate of Grippers in each application, can be divided into • Automotive Manufacturing • Electonics/Electrical • Metal Products • Food/Beverage/Personal Care • Rubber/Plastics • Others Table of Contents: 1 Grippers Market Overview 2 Global Grippers Market Competition by Manufacturers 3 Global Grippers Production by Regions (2012-2017) 4 Global Grippers Consumption (K Unit) by Regions (2012-2017) 5 Global Grippers Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Types 6 Global Grippers Market Analysis by Applications 7 Global Grippers Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis 8 Grippers Manufacturing Cost Analysis 9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers 10 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders 11 Market Effect Factors Analysis 12 Global Grippers Market Forecast (2017-2022) 13 Research Findings and Conclusion 14 Methodology and Data Source Inquire more about this report at: https://www.themarketreports.com/report/ask-your-query/524747 For more information, please visit https://www.themarketreports.com/report/global-grippers-market-2017-industry-analysis-research-share-growth-sales-trends-supply-forecast-to-2022


News Article | May 19, 2017
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Precision positioning systems industry leader PI (Physik Instrumente) has released an elevated version of its ironless linear motor stage, LMS-180, which is well-suited for precision automation applications in industry and research that require highly accurate linear motion over long travel with high load capacity. High Speed, Precision, Load, and Durability The LMS-180 linear stage family is available with five travel ranges from 6” (155mm) to 20” (508mm). Equipped with an ironless electromagnetic linear motor, the LMS-180 delivers smooth motion with 15 nanometers resolution and repeatability down to 0.05 microns. When driven with the SMC Hydra closed-loop motion controller, a maximum velocity of 19.7”/second (500mm/sec) is reached. Highly accurate position feedback is provided by an integrated direct-measuring incremental linear encoder with sine/cosine output. Recirculating ball bearings provide high-load capacity of 250N (56lbs) and durability at demanding repetitive cycle rates with high speeds. Why Ironless Linear Motors? Ironless, non-cogging linear motors provide very smooth motion, and a high dynamic velocity range along with rapid acceleration. They are ideal for applications where high resolution and extremely constant velocity is required, such as in optics inspection, metrology, photonics, interferometry, and semiconductor test equipment. The frictionless, zero-wear motor drives are also popular in fast automation applications, where reliability and maximum uptime are crucial. Alternate Drive Options The LMS-180 stage is also available in a modified version (LS-180) with a ballscrew drive and rotary stepper and servo motor options. The LS-180 stage provides even higher load capacity of 1,000N (224lbs), as well as higher push/pull forces. It is mounting compatible to the LMS-180 for easy assembly of multi-axis systems. Standard and Custom PI has in-house engineered solutions with over 4 decades of experience working with customers to provide products that meet application demands, and can quickly modify existing product designs or provide a fully customized OEM part to fit the exact requirements of the application. About PI PI is a leading manufacturer of air bearing stages, piezoelectric solutions, precision motion control equipment, and hexapod parallel-kinematics for semiconductor applications, photonics, bio-nano-technology and medical engineering. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for 4 decades. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research. The PI group employs more than 1,000 people worldwide in 15 subsidiaries and R&D / engineering centers on 3 continents.


Flash Physics is our daily pick of the latest need-to-know developments from the global physics community selected by Physics World's team of editors and reporters A theory that describes how a dilute collection of solid grains – such as sand in a sandstorm – behave much like molecules in a gas has been verified experimentally using vibrots. These are specially made cylindrical objects measuring about 15 mm in diameter. They have springy legs that cause a vibrot to rotate when placed on a vibrating table. Christian Scholz and Thorsten Pöschel of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany placed several hundred vibrots on a vibrating table, where they occupied 60% of the surface area. The vibrots were set in motion and tracked as they moved around the surface. The team measured the velocity distribution of the vibrots and discovered that it is similar to that of a molecular gas with an important exception – there were more vibrots with higher velocities than are seen in a molecular gas. This exception is predicted by granular gas theory, but this is the first time that these high-velocity outliers have been observed in an experiment. The study is described in Physical Review Letters and could help boost our understanding of phenomena as diverse as avalanches and the rings of Saturn. The magnetic field associated with the Magellanic Bridge has been mapped for the first time. Spanning 75 thousand light-years, the cosmic bridge is a filament of gas that stretches between the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC). These two dwarf galaxies orbit the Milky Way and, at 160 and 200 thousand light-years from Earth, respectively, are our nearest galactic neighbours. Ongoing interactions between the LMC and SMC have created tidal structures, including the Magellanic Stream, the Leading Arm and the Magellanic Bridge. Using radio observations taken by the Australia Telescope Compact Array at the Paul Wild Observatory, researchers have detected the Bridge's magnetic fields for the first time. Jane Kaczmarek from the University of Sydney in Australia and colleagues studied the radio emissions of distant galaxies that lie beyond the Bridge. "[The Bridge's] magnetic field then changes the polarization of the radio signal," explains Kaczmarek. "How the polarized light is changed tells us about the intervening magnetic field." The phenomenon, called Faraday rotation, indicates that the magnetic field is one-millionth the strength of Earth's. The researchers argue that the Bridge had no means of generating the detected magnetic field, and they instead suggest it was tidally stripped from the galaxies along with the gas that forms the structure. Kaczmarek and colleagues hope the work, presented in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, will help provide insights into how galaxies like the Milky Way evolve. "Understanding the role that magnetic fields play in the evolution of galaxies and their environment is a fundamental question in astronomy that remains to be answered," says Kaczmarek. The first direct measurements of the strength of hydrogen bonds in individual molecules have been claimed by an international team of physicists. Unlike chemical bonds, which involve the sharing or transfer of electrons, hydrogen bonds are dipole–dipole interactions between certain molecules containing hydrogen. As well as playing key roles in defining the properties of proteins and nucleic acids, hydrogen bonds are also responsible for the relatively high boiling point of water. Shigeki Kawai of the University of Basel in Switzerland, Adam Foster of Aalto University in Finland an colleagues used an atomic force microscope (AFM) to study hydrogen bonds in molecules called propellanes – which arrange themselves on surfaces such that two hydrogen atoms are pointing upwards. Their AFM tip comprised a single oxygen atom, which was positioned so close to a propellane molecule that a hydrogen bond formed between the oxygen atom and the two hydrogen atoms. Then, the AFM was used to measure the strength of the bond as a function of the separation between the oxygen and hydrogen atoms. The measurements confirmed that the hydrogen bond is much weaker than chemical bonds, but much stronger than van der Waals forces – which is a dipolar interaction that is weaker than hydrogen bonding. The measurements were also in agreement with calculations of bond strength done by members of the team. Writing in Science Advances, the team says that the experimental technique could be used to identify 3D molecules such as DNA and polymers.


Complete report on Rotary Actuators market spread across 122 pages providing 24 company profiles and 128 tables and figures is available at http://www.deepresearchreports.com/353142.html . Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Region, with production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate of Rotary Actuators in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), like North America, China, Europe, Japan, India, Southeast Asia split by product type, with production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type Split by application, this report focuses on consumption, market share and growth rate of Rotary Actuators in each application. This report studies Rotary Actuators in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering Festo, PHD, Parker, SMC, Rotomation, Flowserve, SKF, ABB, Rotork, Moog, ITT Controls, CTS Corp, Orientalmotor, Belimo Actuators, SMAC, Kinetrol, Siemens, Exlar, REXA, Kawasaki, Norgren, Omega, AUMA, Harmonic Drive and many more. Some key points from list of tables and figures: Figure North America Rotary Actuator Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Europe Rotary Actuator Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure China Rotary Actuator Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Japan Rotary Actuator Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Southeast Asia Rotary Actuator Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure India Rotary Actuator Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Global Rotary Actuator Revenue (Million UDS) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Table Global Rotary Actuator Capacity of Key Manufacturers (2015 and 2016) Table Global Rotary Actuator Capacity Market Share by Manufacturers (2015 and 2016) Figure Global Rotary Actuator Capacity of Key Manufacturers in 2015 Figure Global Rotary Actuator Capacity of Key Manufacturers in 2016 Table Global Rotary Actuator Production of Key Manufacturers (2015 and 2016) Table Global Rotary Actuator Production Share by Manufacturers (2015 and 2016) Similar research titled "2017 Market Research Report on United States Hydraulic Rotary Actuators Industry" is spread across 116 pages and profiles 10 companies that provide a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Hydraulic Rotary Actuators market analysis is provided for the United States markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and Bill of Materials cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margins. The report focuses on United States major leading industry players providing information such as company profiles, product picture and specification, capacity, production, price, cost, revenue and contact information. Upstream raw materials and downstream demand analysis is also carried out. The Hydraulic Rotary Actuators industry development trends and marketing channels are analyzed. Finally the feasibility of new investment projects are assessed and overall research conclusions offered. Few key manufacturers included in this report are Parker Hannifin, PHD, Helac Corporation, Rotork, Exlar, Moog, Flowserve, Pentair, Bosch Rexroth, SMC Corporation, Micromatic, Eckart, HKS Dreh-Antriebe, Rotomation, Rima Group, Phoenix Hydraulics, Gopfert AG and REXA. 2017 Market Research Report on United States Rotary Actuators Industry is available at http://www.deepresearchreports.com/344649.html . Explore more reports on Chemicals market at http://www.deepresearchreports.com/cat/chemicals-market-research.html . Deep Research Reports is digital database of syndicated market reports for global and china industries. These reports offer competitive intelligence data for companies in varied market segments and for decision makers at multiple levels in these organizations. We provide 24/7 online and offline support to our customers.


News Article | May 17, 2017
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NOT FOR RELEASE IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES Sulliden Mining Capital Inc. (TSX:SMC) has closed its non-brokered private placement financing for gross proceeds of $1,150,000 through the sale of 4,600,000 units at $0.25 per unit. Each unit is comprised of one common share and one share purchase warrant, which is exercisable at $0.35 for a period of two years. Sulliden intends to use the proceeds for the advancement of the Trolius Gold project, further investment opportunities and general working capital purposes. Sulliden Mining Capital is a venture capital company focused on acquiring and advancing brownfield, development-stage and early production-stage mining projects in the Americas. On behalf of the Board This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, without limitation, the proposed use of proceeds and the size of the financing. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including risks inherent in the mining industry and risks described in the public disclosure of the Company which is available under the profile of the Company on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.sulliden.com. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.


News Article | May 21, 2017
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Identification Systems Group (ISG), the nationwide network of local identification system integrators, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website with a more modern look, and more mobile friendly features. The custom CMS and initial framework for the site were created by the previous ISG website host Ecreativeworks out of Plymouth, MN, with additional graphics and content work provided by SMC Freelance, located in Mauldin, SC. Together, working hand-in-hand with Mr. Tom Stiles, the Executive Director of the Identification Systems Group, they were able to produce a more colorful, vibrant and easily navigable website. The previous ISG website had served its purpose well, but was ready for a facelift, though the content had been steadily improved over the past few years. The new site was created with mobile users in mind, which has clearly become a common way for industry professionals to quickly search for solutions, find websites and make initial contact. “The new ISG website better represents what we offer our customers as a nationwide partnership of identification systems dealers,” says Mr. Stiles. “It took some direct collaboration over several weeks with both designers and developers to make the improvements we wanted to see over the previous site. We are satisfied with the results of our efforts and hope to acquire a sizable increase in overall website traffic and new contact conversions in the coming months.” The ISG’s clear goal behind the site update is to drive more traffic to the new site through regular email marketing, targeted end-user webinars, specific Google AdWords campaigns, press releases and industry articles that enhance the ISG’s branding online, provide site visitors with useful information on the solutions they need, and encourage them to contact the ISG or its network of member dealers for price quotes and product availability. About the ISG The Identification Systems Group (ISG) is a nationwide network of local identification card system integrators, providing high quality, cost-effective solutions backed by the local support and strength of its Professional Services Certification program. Each company works together to provide seamless nationwide support in the USA and Canada. Visit the new website at http://www.identificationsystemsgroup.com. About Ecreativeworks Ecreativeworks is a full service provider of website design and development services, Offerings include integrated web design along with a number of custom web applications and industrial internet marketing services. With offices in Minnesota and in Southern California, the company works with a variety of industrial B2B and B2C clients from all across the nation. Ecreativeworks and their sister company, Ecreative Internet Marketing, can provide the creative and strategic services and resources to ensure the online success of the companies they partner with. See more at http://www.ecreativeworks.com. About SMC Freelance SMC Freelance offers everything from individual pieces to comprehensive campaign management for graphic design, websites, SEO, collateral, video, events and other marketing projects for small businesses, non-profits and startups. They provide hands-on, personal assistance from concept to completion, with step-by-step planning, task reporting, and everything else an organization needs in between – at a value that is small budget friendly. Learn more at http://www.smcfreelance.com.


Complete report on Rotary Actuators market spread across 122 pages providing 24 company profiles and 128 tables and figures is available at http://www.deepresearchreports.com/353142.html . Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Region, with production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate of Rotary Actuators in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), like North America, China, Europe, Japan, India, Southeast Asia split by product type, with production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type Split by application, this report focuses on consumption, market share and growth rate of Rotary Actuators in each application. This report studies Rotary Actuators in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering Festo, PHD, Parker, SMC, Rotomation, Flowserve, SKF, ABB, Rotork, Moog, ITT Controls, CTS Corp, Orientalmotor, Belimo Actuators, SMAC, Kinetrol, Siemens, Exlar, REXA, Kawasaki, Norgren, Omega, AUMA, Harmonic Drive and many more. Some key points from list of tables and figures: Figure North America Rotary Actuator Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Europe Rotary Actuator Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure China Rotary Actuator Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Japan Rotary Actuator Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Southeast Asia Rotary Actuator Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure India Rotary Actuator Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Global Rotary Actuator Revenue (Million UDS) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Table Global Rotary Actuator Capacity of Key Manufacturers (2015 and 2016) Table Global Rotary Actuator Capacity Market Share by Manufacturers (2015 and 2016) Figure Global Rotary Actuator Capacity of Key Manufacturers in 2015 Figure Global Rotary Actuator Capacity of Key Manufacturers in 2016 Table Global Rotary Actuator Production of Key Manufacturers (2015 and 2016) Table Global Rotary Actuator Production Share by Manufacturers (2015 and 2016) Similar research titled "2017 Market Research Report on United States Hydraulic Rotary Actuators Industry" is spread across 116 pages and profiles 10 companies that provide a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Hydraulic Rotary Actuators market analysis is provided for the United States markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and Bill of Materials cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margins. The report focuses on United States major leading industry players providing information such as company profiles, product picture and specification, capacity, production, price, cost, revenue and contact information. Upstream raw materials and downstream demand analysis is also carried out. The Hydraulic Rotary Actuators industry development trends and marketing channels are analyzed. Finally the feasibility of new investment projects are assessed and overall research conclusions offered. Few key manufacturers included in this report are Parker Hannifin, PHD, Helac Corporation, Rotork, Exlar, Moog, Flowserve, Pentair, Bosch Rexroth, SMC Corporation, Micromatic, Eckart, HKS Dreh-Antriebe, Rotomation, Rima Group, Phoenix Hydraulics, Gopfert AG and REXA. 2017 Market Research Report on United States Rotary Actuators Industry is available at http://www.deepresearchreports.com/344649.html . Explore more reports on Chemicals market at http://www.deepresearchreports.com/cat/chemicals-market-research.html . Deep Research Reports is digital database of syndicated market reports for global and china industries. These reports offer competitive intelligence data for companies in varied market segments and for decision makers at multiple levels in these organizations. We provide 24/7 online and offline support to our customers.


— The Global Rotary Actuators Market Research Report 2017is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Rotary Actuators industry. In a word, This report studies Rotary Actuators in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with capacity, production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer. Key companies included in this research are Festo, PHD, Parker, SMC, Rotomation, Flowserve, SKF, ABB, Rotork, Moog, ITT Controls, CTS Corp, Orientalmotor, Belimo Actuators, SMAC, Kinetrol, Siemens, Exlar, REXA, Kawasaki, Norgren, Omega, AUMA and Harmonic Drive. Market Segment by Region, this report splits Global into several key Region, with sales, revenue, market share and growth rate of Rotary Actuators in these regions, from 2011 to 2022 (forecast), like U North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India. Firstly, Rotary Actuators Market On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into Pneumatic Rotary Actuators, Hydraulic Rotary Actuators and Electric Rotary Actuators. On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales) , market share and growth rate of Rotary Actuators for each application, including Chemical and Petrochemical, Food & Beverages, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Water & Waste Water, Pulp & Paper, Mining Industry and Others. 7 Global Rotary Actuators Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis 7.1 Festo 7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.1.2 Rotary Actuators Product Category, Application and Specification 7.1.2.1 Product A 7.1.2.2 Product B 7.1.3 Festo Rotary Actuators Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.2 PHD 7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.2.2 Rotary Actuators Product Category, Application and Specification 7.2.2.1 Product A 7.2.2.2 Product B 7.2.3 PHD Rotary Actuators Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.3 Parker 7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.3.2 Rotary Actuators Product Category, Application and Specification 7.3.2.1 Product A 7.3.2.2 Product B 7.3.3 Parker Rotary Actuators Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview Figure Picture of Rotary Actuators Figure Global Rotary Actuators Production (Million Units) and CAGR (%) Comparison by Types (Product Category) (2012-2022) Figure Global Rotary Actuators Production Market Share by Types (Product Category) in 2016 Figure Product Picture of Pneumatic Rotary Actuators Table Major Manufacturers of Pneumatic Rotary Actuators Figure Product Picture of Hydraulic Rotary Actuators Table Major Manufacturers of Hydraulic Rotary Actuators Figure Product Picture of Electric Rotary Actuators Table Major Manufacturers of Electric Rotary Actuators Figure Global Rotary Actuators Consumption (Million Units) by Applications (2012-2022) Figure Global Rotary Actuators Consumption Market Share by Applications in 2016 Figure Chemical and Petrochemical Examples Table Key Downstream Customer in Chemical and Petrochemical Figure Food & Beverages Examples Table Key Downstream Customer in Food & Beverages Figure Oil & Gas Examples Table Key Downstream Customer in Oil & Gas Figure Automotive Examples Table Key Downstream Customer in Automotive Figure Aerospace & Defense Examples Table Key Downstream Customer in Aerospace & Defense Figure Water & Waste Water Examples Table Key Downstream Customer in Water & Waste Water Figure Pulp & Paper Examples Table Key Downstream Customer in Pulp & Paper Figure Mining Industry Examples Table Key Downstream Customer in Mining Industry Figure Others Examples Table Key Downstream Customer in Others Figure Global Rotary Actuators Market Size (Million USD) , Comparison (Million Units) and CAGR (%) by Regions (2012-2022) Figure North America Rotary Actuators Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Europe Rotary Actuators Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure China Rotary Actuators Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Japan Rotary Actuators Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Southeast Asia Rotary Actuators Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure India Rotary Actuators Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Global Rotary Actuators Revenue (Million USD) Status and Outlook (2012-2022) Figure Global Rotary Actuators Capacity, Production (Million Units) Status and Outlook (2012-2022) For more information, please visit http://www.reportsweb.com/Global-Rotary-Actuators-Market-Research-Report-2017


News Article | May 3, 2017
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The European Southern Observatory has released an enormous 43,223 x 38,236 pixel view of one of the Milky Way's closest galactic neighbors – the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). Located a mere 200,000 light-years from Earth, the SMC is only a twelfth of the distance to the Andromeda galaxy, making it an excellent target for studies aimed at improving our understanding of alien galaxies. The Small Magellanic Cloud, as its name would suggest, is not as large, nor as perfectly formed as the Milky Way. In fact, the 15,000 light-year wide dwarf galaxy owes its unusual appearance to a complex gravitational tug of war between itself, the Milky Way and its nearby twin – the Large Magellanic Cloud. Attempts to image the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds with optical telescopes are frustrated by dense clouds of interstellar dust, which work to absorb or scatter radiation in the visible light spectrum. This is a phenomenon known as dust extinction. However, astronomers are able to peek behind the dust veil by observing the SMC in the infrared spectrum. Infrared light has a longer wavelength than visible light, a characteristic that allows it to travel through the cosmic clouds while avoiding significant dust extinction. Enter the ESO's Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA). VISTA is an enormous purpose-built infrared telescope located at the Paranal Observatory in Chile, on a peak adjacent to the world-renowned (and imaginatively named) Very Large Telescope. At the heart of VISTA is a powerful three-tonne camera, which observes the heavens with 16 cutting-edge infrared detectors. This camera, in conjunction with the telescope's 4.1-meter (13.4-ft) primary mirror, is currently engaged in six distinct public surveys that task VISTA with charting vast swathes of the southern night sky in astonishing detail. The newly released mega-image of the SMC is the result of one such effort, known as the VISTA Magellanic Survey (VMS). This ambitious project is, in part, seeking to create a three-dimensional map of the SMC and LMC, and to gain a better understanding of the stellar formation history and populations that have – and are – shaping the twin galaxies. VISTA's latest SMC offering represents the largest infrared image of the satellite galaxy ever taken. The vista, which is dominated by a sea of stars belonging to the SMC, is also studded with thousands of background galaxies. A zoomable version of the image is available on the ESO website. Prominently featured in the top right of the image is the bright globular cluster 47 Tucanae, which despite appearing as part of the SMC, is actually located within the Milky Way, some 17,000 light-years from Earth. Analysis of the image is already yielding insights into the stellar population of the SMC, including the revelation that most of the stars that populate the dwarf galaxy formed recently in comparison to other nearby galaxies. Scroll down to see an animated close-up look at the Small Magellanic Cloud, courtesy of the ESO. A paper related to the image has been published in the Monthly Notices of the Astronomical Society.


News Article | April 24, 2017
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« Oil sands production accounted for 28.8% of total Canadian gas demand in 2016 | Main | Sugar-derived levulinic esters and cyclic ether show superior anti-knock quality to Euro95 reference gasoline » Mitsubishi Rayon (MRC) (which is now consolidated into Mitsubishi Chemical, along with Mitsubishi Plastis and the former Mitsubishi Chemical) recently announced that its carbon fiber sheet molding compound (SMC) has been adopted for the rear hatch frame of the new Toyota Prius PHV. SMC is a form of thermoset chopped fiber composite; glass fiber reinforced SMC is already commonly in use in the automotive industry. SMC developed by MRC is a type of intermediate material for CFRPs and a sheet-shaped material in which carbon fibers cut into several-centimeter lengths are dispersed in resin. The SMC can be processed into components in a short period of time—roughly 2 to 5 minutes—by press molding. In contrast to prepreg intermediate materials (uncut carbon fiber fabric impregnated with resin), this SMC features high formability for molding complicated shaped parts. It also exhibits close-to-uniform mechanical properties. This allows engineers to readily use the carbon fiber material by utilizing existing parts design know-how and achieve lighter components with higher strength. Advantages of MRC’s SMC for the Prius PHV include a substantial reduction in the vehicle’s weight, the achievement of a great component performance, an excellent formability that enables production of complicatedly shaped components, and productivity necessary for manufacture of components for mass-produced vehicles. Lux Research called MRC’s contract win small, but important. Lux said that three key lessons can be gleaned from the announcement: Use case matters. The CF SMC is still substantially more expensive than aluminum or glass fiber SMC. On a pure fuel efficiency vs cost basis, its adoption not likely justified. However, the PHV model will benefit substantially more than the base model, due to the increase in full-electric range from lightweighting. SMC is much simpler to design with than continuous fiber composites. SMC has uniform properties—unlike continuous fiber composites—making it much more like metals for design engineers and much easier to adopt over all. Fast speed is not as necessary for initial adoption. The product takes two minutes to five minutes to mold. Most automakers have said that one-minute cycle times are necessary for mainstream adoption, but it’s clear from this announcement that niches exist where longer cycle times are acceptable, Lux observed. Bolstered by the Toyota win, MRC said it actively and extensively promote the use of its carbon fiber materials for automotive components. Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group’s APTSIS 20 Medium-Term Management Plan aims for achieving sales of ¥100 billion (US$900 million) from the carbon fiber and composite material business in 2020. Earlier this year, MRC acquired a US carbon fiber plant from SGL—SGL Carbon Fibers LLC, in Evanston, Wyoming—to expand its carbon fiber business in the North American market. MRC also acquired Seattle-based Gemini Composites LLC, a design, engineering and prototyping firm specialized in product development using forged composite technology.

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