SENSORS: TURCK’s complete line of 2 and 3-wire DC ArmorGuardTM+ stainless-steel front face inductive sensors includes 8, 12, 18 and 30 mm barrel diameters with 1.5 to 10 mm achievable sensing distances. The sensors feature one-piece construction and IP 68 and IP 68K ratings, making them particularly suitable for food and beverage industry applications requiring frequent washdowns. Select sensors are available with TURCK’s proprietary WeldGuardTM protective sensing face material, which resists weld slag build-up and abrasion often found in robotic welding applications, including those in the automotive industry. The sensors come equipped with an M12 quick disconnect connection or with potted-in 2m cable for ease of installation on the plant floor.
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.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
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.