ELECTRONICS: Michell Instruments has been working with a leading energy company to develop a unique control solution for their natural gas storage site. The company required total security in its hydrocarbon dew-point readings, so Michell developed the Twin-Condumax II Sampling System to provide this with complete confidence.
Employing two Condumax II explosion proof hydrocarbon dew-point analyzers means that there is always the reassurance of a reference instrument to confirm readings. The other advantage to this system is that it can be used continually, with no interruption in measurements caused by routine maintenance or other potential disruptions.
The system has been custom designed to meet the specific needs of the user and Michell was able to satisfy the customer’s enhanced pipeline safety requirements by accommodating the required controls within the architecture of the analyzer. An additional regulator and sample line have also been added to the system to provide a supply for use in the customers’ labs.
Condumax is recognized by many national and multinational companies involved in the production, storage and distribution of natural gas as the benchmark instrument with which to reliably record the hydrocarbon dew point of natural gas.
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.
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.
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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.