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.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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