ELECTRONICS: Bulletin 871TS inductive proximity sensors were designed to withstand high pressure washdown applications in the food and beverage industry. These sensors also offer a high resistance to corrosion caused by cleansing and exposure to disinfecting agents.The switch body consists of a PPS (FDA Certified) plastic face and threaded stainless steel 316L barrel. These switches meet NEMA 1, 2, 3, 3R, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 12, 13 and IP67, IP68 and IP69K enclosure standards.
Features include: four-wire operation (complementary normally open and normallly closed outputs); gold-plated 4-pin micro quickdisconnect; 10-30V dc; standard and extended sensing range versions, IP67, IP68 and IP69K enclosure ratings; stainless-steel 316L barrel; FDA Certified, PPS sensing face; extended temperature rating (-40 to 80C (-40 to 176F)); short circuit, false pulse, reverse polarity, overload and transient noise protection; and cULus Listed and CE Marked for all applicable directives.
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.
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.