ELECTRONICS: Find the most popular test, measurement, control, and calibration equipment—along with several new technologies—in the 2010 Davis Instruments New & Best-Selling Products catalog. With 256 pages of quality brand products from Fluke, Extech, Tektronix, GE Sensing, Hart Scientific, and many other top lines, customers can choose from a broad range of equipment to make their jobs easier and more efficient.
Several new items are introduced in the catalog, including AEMC’s 5000 V Megohmmeter with adjustable and programmable test voltages. Fluke’s new Remote Display TRMS Multimeter features wireless technology, enabling the display to be carried away from the point of measurement. A new Demand & Energy Analyzer from Dranetz-BMI monitors electrical energy with four voltage channels and four current channels. BW Technologies Single- and Multigas Monitors offer simple single-button operation, while Stainless Steel Turbine Flowmeters offer meter-mounted display, pulse, or 4 to 20mA output versions. Another new item, the Vantage Vue™ Weather Station, features a tough outdoor sensor array and distinctive LCD console.
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.