MAC335 Universal Code Reader
Features 10/27/2010 Post a comment The MAC335 universal code reader from Pepperl+Fuchs can read all common 1D and 2D code symbologies within an extremely large range without requiring mechanical modifications.
Cordsets for Power Distribution
Features 10/22/2010 Post a comment Once considered unusable for industrial power distribution purposes, cordsets are now an accepted connector solution. Understanding why and how cordsets can be used is an important piece of knowledge for new industrial systems design.
USB Interface Simplifies Sensor Connection
Features 10/21/2010 Post a comment Industrial systems designers and integrators are learning that the familiar USB connection can simplify sensor platform architecture, reduce single-to-noise ratio issues, and ease sensor validation concerns.
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.