ELECTRONICS: OMEGA ENGINEERING’s new stand-alone datalogger — OM-EL-USB-2-LCD — features a high-contrast LCD that can show a variety of temperature and humidity information. With this unit the user can cycle between current readings, along with maximum and minimum stored values for temperature and humidity. It features immediate, delayed and push-to-start logging, and logging and alarm status is shown using two high-intensity LEDs. The data logger is supplied with a long-life lithium battery and Windows® Control Software. It is ideal for food, chemical and water industries, and for applications involving labs, HVAC and food processing. Pricing starts at $97.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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