The APC8620 PCI bus board interfaces up to five IndustryPack-type ANSI/VITA-4 modules to a PC. By installing various analog, digital, and serial I/O modules on the carrier card in any combination, users can develop custom I/O boards with high channel density to save card slots. More than 35 Acromag IP modules are available.
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The Industrial Internet of Things may be going off the deep end in connecting everything on the plant floor. Some machines, bearings, or conveyors simply donít need to be monitored -- even if they can be.
Wind turbines already are imposing structures that stretch high into the sky, but an engineering graduate student at the University of Notre Dame wants to make them even taller to reduce energy costs and improve efficiency.
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