SENSORS: The newly issued “POSIWIRE® Cable ExtensionPosition Sensors WS” catalog includes a comprehensive overview of ASM’s entire range of cable extension or “string pot” sensors for position measurement ranges between 4 inches and 197 ft. These linear sensors offer compact design, quick installation and reliable operation. They are ideally suited for industrial, instrumentation, heavy duty or offshore applications. These string pot sensors are available with several types of analog outputs as well as absolute and incremental digital outputs including SAE J1939 CAN bus. These sensors feature linearity up to ± 0.01 percent full scale and enclosure ratings up to IP 68 and IP69K for extreme environmental conditions. The complete catalog is now available for order and can be downloaded online at www.asmsensors.com.
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.