ELECTRONICS: EXAIR’s CE compliant Cabinet Coolers are the low cost way to purge and cool electrical control panels. The cold air is circulated through the enclosure to eliminate heat damage and control shutdown. Independent laboratory testing certifies that Cabinet Coolers meet the appropriate CE safety requirements that now make them suitable for a wide range of enclosure cooling applications.
The compact Cabinet Coolers can be installed in minutes through a standard electrical knockout hole. They convert an ordinary supply of compressed air to cold, 20F air without refrigerants or CFC’s. Cabinet Cooler Systems include a compressed air filter to assure no moisture or dust is introduced inside the panel. Optional thermostat control minimizes compressed air use. Cooling capacities up to 5,600 Btu/hr. are available. Cabinet Coolers are
UL Listed and maintain the NEMA 12, 4, and 4X rating of the electrical enclosure. There are no moving parts to wear out and no maintenance is required.
Applications include cooling PLCs, microprocessors, variable frequency drives, industrial computers, and robotics. Cabinet Cooler Systems start at $344.
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.