ELECTRONICS: TRI-TRONICS CO. INC. has introduced the first “True Color Sensor” designed to perform as well as an instrument or a spectrometer. The new SMARTEYE® ColorWiseTM Sensor will solve the most difficult color applications at higher speeds than color cameras or other sensors and is ideal for intricate color sorting or inspection problems found in today’s high speed packaging and production lines.
A unique four-channel monitor provides users with a continual visual confirmation of performance. With a choice in speed versus resolution, the performance of the sensor is controlled by the operator, providing a wider range of application solutions.
Features and benefits include: Low cost color solution vs. cameras, other sensors or spectrometers; solves difficult shade-to-shade or color-to color applications; selectable outputs, timers, resolution, speed, etc. to fit any/all applications; four-channel monitor for at-a-glance performance feedback; four digital outputs and three analog outputs; selectable speed versus Resolution; selectable color versus Color + Intensity and captures color from HMI, PLC or remote button.
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.
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.
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.