SENSORS: Carlo Gavazzi Automation launched a complete line of dynamic wind sensors that are vital components for improving efficiency, enhancing accuracy and providing safety in a variety of different applications. The DWS Series Anemometers measure wind velocity from 3.3 to 67 MPH (1.5 to 30 meters per second). They are ideal for increasing the efficiency on wind turbines, for accurate monitoring with weather stations, and for providing added safety with outdoor hoists/cranes, greenhouses and to inhibit large industrial doors from operating in high winds. These models feature selectable NPN and PNP transistor outputs, as well as a proportional output.
The DWS Series also includes Wind Vanes for wind direction sensing, which are ideal for the wind turbine industry, allowing the turbines to be rotated to the proper direction for maximum efficiency.
The DWS Series housings are ruggedly designed for use in all weather conditions, with operating temperature range of -4 to +140F (-20 to +60C). A special shielded cable is also included, thus making the sensors suitable for use on turbines, which typically generate quite a bit of electrical noise. Models are also offered that have built-in heating elements which prevent icing.
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.