An important aspect of archiving shot-peened Almen strips is the packaging and location for long-term storage. After years of storage, the last thing one wants to find in the archive is a paper envelope with rusted Almen strips, making verification of the arc-height test results impossible. So, how should shot-peened strips be packed to prevent rust?
A two-year research program by Electronics Inc. explores the validity of archiving Almen Strips.
The following article is from the 2020 Spring Shot Peener magazine. It was written by Jack Champaigne, President of Electronics Inc.
In the continuing pursuit of successful MagnaValve® installations, Bryan Chevrie, Product Engineer with Electronics, Inc., is going to discuss power supply connections and requirements. For some, this sounds like simple stuff. It is only three little connections. How in the world could someone screw that up? But we see MagnaValves and controllers in less than ideal installations all the time.
Bryan Chevrie, a Product Engineer with Electronics, Inc., will be uncovering the secrets of MagnaValve installation and use over several articles, but in this article, he concentrates on MagnaValve basics, specifically the 5xx-24 Vdc MagnaValve.
Dave Barkley, the Shot Peening Training Director with Electronics Inc. (EI), recently received a question from a Senior Product Engineer with an aerospace company in Singapore. The following is Dave’s response—it may be helpful to others wanting to upgrade an older machine.
The customer complained, “The servo function on any one of the AC-24 Controllers would mysteriously turn OFF randomly.” Now we have seen strange things, but this was new.