England's National Weights and Measure Laboratory — which has been given the authority to enforce RoHS compliance in the UK — has created a website at Rohs.gov.uk to help manufacturers of electronic products understand how to prove their compliance. Under its due diligence section, the site spells out the precautions companies need to take to show their products are free of hazardous substances. The site also offers details on enforcement, FAQs and — perhaps most important — a contact point for further information.
At the Design News webinar on June 27, learn all about aluminum extrusion: designing the right shape so it costs the least, is simplest to manufacture, and best fits the application's structural requirements.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.