FLUID POWER: Clippard Instrument Lab. Inc., introduces a new line of manually-operated Push/Pull Valves. These new spool valves are available in both three- and four- way configurations. Available in detent or momentary versions, these new valves provide the flexibility for unlimited applications. And, with an operating temperature of 32 to 140F and an operating pressure of 0 to 115 psig, these new valves offer top notch performance where maximum performance and maximum value are demanded.
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.