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.
According to a study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, one of the factors in the collapse of the original World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was the reduction in the yield strength of the steel reinforcement as a result of the high temperatures of the fire and the loss of thermal insulation.
Robots are getting more agile and automation systems are becoming more complex. Yet the most impressive development in robotics and automation is increased intelligence. Machines in automation are increasingly able to analyze huge amounts of data. They are often able to see, speak, even imitate patterns of human thinking. Researchers at European Automation
call this deep learning.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
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