I’ve encountered some ridiculous modern problems but this one may win some kind of award -
A Bathie, perhaps? The magnet that keeps the door shut on my bathroom medicine cabinet fell down inside the frame. Not only is it un-retrievable without pulling the whole thing off, the magnet seems to have turned while it fell and now actually repels the door away from the cabinet. Is that even possible?
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.