ELECTRONICS: OMEGA ENGINEERING’s new TJ-USB Series of thermocouple probes connect directly to a USB port on your computer. All models feature a rugged transition joint construction, an integral 2m (6 ft) shielded output cable, and free user software that converts any PC running on Windows 2000, XP, or Vista operating systems into a temperature meter, chart recorder and data logger. Probes with Stainless Steel, Inconel or SuperOmegaclad XL construction are available in standard lengths of 18 and 24 inches and two different ranges of -73 to 315C (-100 to 600F) or -270 to 1000C (-454 to 1832F) This proprietary product is CE compliant and comes with a 1-year manufacturer warranty.
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.