ELECTRONICS:Wieland’s new family of UL Listed and CSA Certified (cULus), switching power supplies delivers a control voltage of 24V dc, at an output current from 1.25A to 40A. Wieland offers nine models including six single-phase and three three-phase, approved worldwide for a temperature range from -25 to 71C. All models feature short circuit protection and a robust, proven design.The six fully enclosed, single-phase units take minimum space on the DIN rail as their width varies from only 1.7 inch (43.5 mm) to 6.9 inch (175 mm). All single-phase models accept a wide universal input voltage range, allowing one unit to operate in many applications. Input voltage for three units range from 115/230V ac and 210 - 375V dc, for two units from 85 - 264V ac and 90 - 375V dc, and for one unit from 115/230V ac and 120 - 370V dc. Output current varies from 1.25 to 20A dc.
The three fully enclosed, three-phase units measure only 3.5 inch (90 mm) to 10.9 inch (276 mm) wide. All three-phase models accept a wide universal input range, 400 - 500V ac and 480 - 820V dc. Output current varies from 10A to 40A dc. Single-phase and three-phase units feature touch-proof screw terminations for input and output wire connections to ensure personnel safety.
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.