ELECTRONICS:Dytran Instruments has just released the new 3097AT series of accelerometers, which feature IEPE operation, TEDS and a small cubic design. Designed for use in modal analysis applications, the 3097AT series have a 5-40 stud mount and an industry standard 4-pin connector. These sensors are offered in three different sensitivities: 3097A1T is 10 mV/g, 3097A2T is 100 mV/g and 3097A3T is 500 mV/g.Packaged in a 0.4 inch cubic titanium housing, the 3097AT series weigh just 4.3 gm. Their robust, laser welded titanium design includes a ceramic shear sensing element coupled to an ultra low noise JFET electronics package.
The 3097AT series is now offered in addition to the 3097A family of miniature accelerometers for modal analysis. The only difference between the 3097A and 3097AT series is the TEDS feature in the 3097AT series. Priced at $350.
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.