ELECTRONICS: OMEGA ENGINEERING’s new CE compliant OM-80 series of data loggers and readers are economical, accurate and provide a reliable solution for cold chain environmental monitoring. The OM-84 model features a miniature weather-resistant design with a factory replaceable battery. Each logger can store up to 10,000 readings and is reusable. Stored data can be downloaded and saved to your computer using the reader and software that is included. Each package of data loggers comes with a certificate stating NIST-Traceability (No Points). Built-in LEDs display high and low alarm verification indicating whether or not measured temperatures have remained within the user programmable alarm window throughout deployment. This product is ideal for produce, seafood, dairy, supermarkets, or any applications where temperature monitoring is needed.
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.