After receiving the following “Important Safety Warning” and recall notice on the Senseo coffee machine in his office, Nial Cooling hurriedly filled out the paperwork to get the unit repaired or possibly even fully replaced:
“In rare cases, where there is extreme scale build-up AND the machine suffers an additional electrical fault - pressure build-up can cause the machine to separate, possibly leading to injury.”
And here is the “recall pack” he received in the mail:
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.