ELECTRONICS: Designed as one-piece units that mount between the vehicle hub and wheel rim, PCB Piezotronics’ Series 5400 Wheel Force Transducers (WFT) are equipped with onboard signal conditioning and calibration circuitry for each channel of data measurement. Water-resistant products, available in various sizes for diverse vehicles, can be fitted with either slip ring or telemetry signal transmission. Offered in aluminum, stainless steel and titanium, the series incorporates temperature compensation and overload stops.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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