ELECTRONICS: BEAR Power Supplies has introduced an economical new line of external switching power supplies. The new BEAR BE Series external ac/dc power adapters are Energy Star qualified and factory-configurable for a wide range of commercial, industrial and medical instruments.The BE Series includes wall-mount converters from 5 to 30W, and desktop converters from 15 to 60W. All have universal ac input and factory-configurable output voltage (single output from 3.3V dc to 48V dc). Users can specify almost any output connector including plugs, jacks and DIN connectors. Output cord style and length is also factory-configurable.
Available input power plug styles include North America, Europe, the UK, Japan and Australia for wall-mount models; and IEC-C8 or IEC-C14 for desktop models. The BE15UN 15-W model features user-changeable power plates for both wall and desktop use.
BE Series adapters can also be configured for constant voltage, constant current, or other special requests.
The BE Series power adapters are RoHS compliant and have country safety approvals for North America (UL/CSA or CUL), Europe and the UK (TUV/GS/CE), Australia (SAA, C-tick) and Japan (PSE).
Pricing starts at $10 each for quantities of 1,000.
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.