MATERIALS: When PoroGen Corp., a leader in the development of high-temperature porous polymeric materials, was developing its proprietary PEEK-SEP membrane technology for the separation of liquids and gases, it chose Victrex plc’s VICTREX® PEEKTM high-performance polymer because of its combination of high temperature and chemical resistance. The innovative PEEK-SEP line of hollow fiber membranes and devices are designed for use in the most demanding separation applications. PoroGen’s technology is based on melt extruded porous polyetheretherketone membranes. Membranes made with VICTREX® PEEKTM can operate at temperatures as high as 200C (392F) and are not affected by aggressive chemicals present in “real-life” process streams.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.