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The Machine Shop
The facility includes a machine shop capable of diversifed work and adequate equipment for model work plus production of certain components. For example, machine for cutting the core of the toroidal potentiometer, as well as a winding machine for the long mandrel required by same device, have been designed by the mechanical engineering department and fabricated by the machine shop. Also, seve eral components of the electromechanical integration computer, such as gear trains, coders and decoders, and other newly designed servo components are successfully fabricated by the machine shop.
The machine shop is also adapted to fabricate microwave components and antenna feeds. It also mass produces several components, now employed in lighting installations, such as motorized autotransformer dimmers, brackets, chassis and cabinet and sheet metal work for the electronic equipment. The machine shop now includes the following equipment: .Bridgeport Vertical Milling Machine- Duro Belt Sander-Model =B-3066 1 horse power
Niagara 4-fcot sheet metal shear 10" South Bend Bench Precision Lathe
Chicago Steel Bending Brake10" Craftsman Bench lathe
8 ft. long-Size 816 Yankoo Si Power Press
Automatic Wire Cutting and Alphil Spot Welder Model D.
Stripping Machine-ARTOS Circular Sow
Transformer, Choke and Saturable Reactor Winding and Processing Section
ADI has set up a separate section for the winding and processing of transform'ers, chokes and saturable reactors. This section includes the following equipment:
Coil winding machine-Leesona
ADVANCEMENT DEVICES INC.
The engineering staff of ADI consists mainly of the scientists who originally conceived, organized, and formulated the company and its goals. As part owners, these scientists contribute maximum effort towards its success. The group consists of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Physicists and Chemists, with long and broad experience. The following are some of the many fields of capability of the ADI engineering staff for research development and production:
Gaseous light sources, transformers, ballasts, dimmers, light blters, lighting systems.
Computers, servomechanisms, power supplies, amplifiers, magnetic amplifiers, medical electronics, communications equipment, TV systems.
Transformers, chokes, saturable reactors, potentiometers, selector switches, electromechanical transducers for computers.
Antenna feeds, antenna pedestals, stabilized platforms, rotary joints, and slip ring assemblies.
Microwave components, UHF through X Bank, Matched loads, direc tional couplers, tuncrs, slotted sections, hybrids, crystal mounts, mixers, coaxial linc to waveguide adaptors.
Infrared, phosphors, cletroluminescencc.
TKEORETICAL STUE IES
Electromagnetic theory, quantum plıysics, mathematics.
'resent Standard Products of A.D.I.
The Cold Cathode Interference Free Fluorescent Lamp
This type of Auorescent lamp presents the following advantages versus the conventional hot cathode fluorescent lamp.
1 It is instant staning-therefore, it does not require separate starter.
life length is not deteriorated by on-and-off switching. Conven-
with every switching.
nary Incandescent lamp.
interference. It is therefore the only solution to quiet illumination, so
therefore, operate at lower temperature than conventional
greater contact area; therefore, they offer lower contact resistance
mable macter controlled mat portr supply Inlay circuitry for I see fire alarm system
THE TOROIDAL POTENTIOMETER This high accuracy component combines the long mandrel and multi-turn advantage of the heli-pot with the continuity offered by the circular single too1 polentimeters. As many as 32 furns and 100 inch ! !!!! element are provided within a 5 diameter potentiometer. The multi-turn feature helps to practically eliminate any backlash errors. A gear is provided for direct mechanical output.
THE INTEGRAL CALCULUS COMPUTER The unit will be able to integrate the product of any number of any functions over any definite interval. The integral will be given as a number. The project is now in the breadboard stage.
fel o sew circuit selecter
NIGN SPEED CLUTCH AND BRAKE This new clutch concept permits engagement or two shafts at any speeds, without the fear of breakaze. It engages and disengares very smoothly, thus avoiding sudden jolts. Since the clutch does not depend on friction, it suffers negligible wear. Project at model stage.
KIGN SPECD SELECTOR SWITCH A low inertia concept of a mechanical selector switch permits the scanning of up to 400 circuits per second. The selector switch has the capability of stopping precisely at the activated circuit. Creadboard stage.
BATTERY CHARGER A low cost automatic battery charger controls the charging rate around a fued current value, and shuts automatically when the battery reaches optimum charge. Breadboard stage.
A NARROW BAND TELEVISION SYSTEM Salisfactory television picture is expected from extremely narrow bandwidths. Project in breadboard stage.
FUEL BATTERY SYSTEM Chemicals are fed in fluid form and processed by the battery as current is needed. In design stage.
AIRCRANT ANTI-COLLISION SYSTEM A novel design for an aircraft anti-collision system Includes special antenna design for elimination of ground reflection: a computer for the determination of relative target height, target range, rate of closure, time to closest zpproach, distance to closest approach, and probability of collision, plus spe cial three-dimensional target display, with associated warning devices. In design stage.
INFRARED TELEMETER A device for determining distance of I.R. or luminous objects. Design stage.
INFORMATION CORRELATOR The purpose of this device is to examine and determine the similarities and differences between two coded situations.
ANTENNA FEEDS Advancement Devices are now developing a new design of bipolarized antenna feed with extremely lo* YSWR. In the future, several microwave components Incorporating new concepts will enter the company's products. . -