Operating an ultraviolet (UV) light source out of specification can lead to defective products due to improper curing or poor sterilization. So checking UV light intensity periodically is important to maintain product quality. The F3UV improves quality control, allowing users to switch from periodic to continuous UV-lamp inspection.
Synthesized quartz silica glass in the head unit converts UV into visible light that a photodiode within can measure.
The UV power monitor outputs an analog light intensity reading from 0-100% on its LED display, which can help eliminate expensive problems such as wasted UV lamps, premature field failures, and defective or contaminated products.
In "monitor" mode, the amplifier measures light intensity between 0.2 and 200 mW/cm2, every 13 msec. In "integral" mode, the amplifier allows process changes based on changes in lamp output.
For example, if the lamp falls below 70% output, the amplifier can tell a PLC to slow the conveyor, keeping the product line rolling, albeit at a lower throughput, until the lamp can be changed.
David Grimmett, Omron Electronics Inc., One E. Commerce Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173; Tel: (847) 843-7900; Fax: (847) 843-7787; E-mail: email@example.com.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.
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.