ELECTRONICS: Henkel Corporation introduced the LoctiteLED Flood System, a self-contained, air-cooled assembly designed to cure Loctite UV/Visible cure adhesives. The system delivers a curing area of 100 x 100mm at intensities of up to 600mW/cm², depending on the wavelength selected. Unlike traditional arc lamps, this LED system has a significantly longer life, negligible intensity decay, and no infrared emissions that can overheat parts.
Unlike competitive LED flood systems, which claim high intensities at the lamp face, the Loctite system has an array of individually reflectorized LEDs, optimally focused for maximum intensity at a 50-100mm working distance. With proper handling, this cure system offers an expected life of more than 20,000 hours. Designed to stack together to create an extended blanket of light, the Loctite LED Flood System is available in three different wavelengths —375nm, 405nm or Indigo™ (visible blue)— to match the adhesive’s cure requirements.
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.