SOFTWARE/HARDWARE:Pepperl+Fuchs introduced the Diagnostics Add-On Instruction for Allen-Bradley CompactLogix and ControlLogix Controllers. Available as a free download, this Add-On Instruction enables PLC programmers to retrieve detailed diagnostic data from an AS-Interface SafetyMonitor with just three instructions.
Pepperl+Fuchs developed this innovative add-on software to further simplify the already flexible and powerful AS-Interface Safety at Work technology. This Add-On Instruction is compatible with competitive AS-Interface Safety at Work SafetyMonitors, not just Pepperl+Fuchs SafetyMonitors.
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.