7 hot, new industrial sensors
Features 3/20/2000 Post a comment Integrated controllers, laser triangulation, and magnetic induction--described in the following examples--are among those technologies to further sensing capability on the factory floor
Shift and replenish
Features 3/6/2000 Post a comment This simple strategy has lowered the cost, yet raised the effectiveness of clinical nuclear imaging. Implementation, however, was not so simple, requiring components and cooperation from around the world.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.