ELECTRONICS: Honeywell Sensing and Control has added a new video to its library of Dr. Larry informational videos on its website. The new video on MICRO SWITCHTM technology demonstrates how basic switches work, and what to look for in a high-quality electromechanical switch.
“Honeywell owns MICRO SWITCHTM technology and has been working with our customers who design it into thousands of applications for over 75 years,” said
Dr. Larry Goldstein, chief technology officer of Honeywell Sensing and Control. “It’s important to speak engineer-to-engineer and explain the key aspects of deploying this technology.”
MICRO SWITCHTM products have provided generations of manufacturers and design engineers superior operating characteristics, long mechanical life, and absolute dependability in closing and opening electrical circuits. The nine-minute video allows engineers worldwide to learn about basic switches, potential applications of the technology, and what to look for when designing basic switches into applications. Viewers may also pose questions to Dr. Larry directly from the site.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.