D40Z Safety Interlock Switch
Features 2/16/2011 Post a comment ISO 13849-1 compliance enables use in a wide range of higher risk level applications; compact size allows OEMs to standardize across machine designs.
Vision System Upgrades Pharma Printing
Features 2/14/2011 Post a comment To meet the FDA mandate that each tablet or capsule be identifiable, it's critical to be able to inspect the identification and eject bad items. A combined camera and image processor solution helps Ackley Machine deliver for its pharmaceutical customers.
Revisiting Humidity Sensor Design
Features 2/8/2011 Post a comment Requirements to measure and monitor humidity and temperature applications have become increasingly stringent. Here's a look at how one developer is using new technology to develop a combined humidity/temperature sensor to keep costs low for systems designers.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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