ELECTRONICS: Pioneer Magnetics announced an expansion of its industry leading 10 kW Rectifier family of power supplies. Now with a hot plug version, PMI’s PM36220BP-8P continues to be the Ultimate in Power Technology. With power factor correction and in keeping with PMI’s standard setting 5 inch x 5 inch package, this super high power density rectifier is designed for supporting standalone or N+1 redundant power applications.
With 3j ac Input (180 to 264V ac,) PMI’s single rectifier provides continuous full output power for operating temperature from of 0 to +50C. Using PMI’s patented power factor correction, the 10 kW rectifier is designed and manufactured using premium quality components for high performance, ruggedness and reliability.
A standard 3U, 19 inch power shelf can also provide up to 30 kW of System Power or 20kW of Redundant Power. Forced internal air-cooling is built-in when electrical overload production is required. Other output voltages are available such as 28V, 40V, 48V and 240V dc.
PMI’s 10kW rectifier comes with a variety of standard features and options such as Fully Floating Output, Over Current/Over Voltage Protection, Remote Sense, Over Temperature Protection, up to 92 percent efficiency as well as Internal Isolation Diodes. Custom features and options are also available.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
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.