With industrial and process controls transferring en masse to Windows-based PCs, a huge market is catching up with this little mouse.
Encased in stainless steel, DuraPoint® seals out dust, grime, liquids, and vibration--things that would easily cripple a desktop mouse or industrial trackball. More impressively, the unit has survived a five-story fall, and emerged intact after being run over by an 18-wheel semi.
Distributed world-wide by Allen-Bradley, DuraPoint is 100% Microsoft® Mouse compatible, requiring no special driver under DOS, WindowsTM, Windows 95TM, OS/2, and UNIX.
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.