Smart machines are delivering efficiency, optimization, and savings to automation and control. The wave of the future for automation and control is intelligent devices. This Thursday's radio show looks at smart machines and their cost-saving benefits. Smart machines mean faster setup, higher throughput, and less programming for control engineers.
The smart machine offers simple (complex in some cases) processing capability to adapt to changing conditions. These machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and others.
Click here to catch the program on Thursday, June 20, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. If you can’t attend live, play it from our archives.
The program will feature David Kirklen, market and business development manager at Siemens Industry. Before Siemens, Kirklen held positions in applications engineering and in industrial business development. He worked in operations and was the capital projects lead engineer at Kimberly-Clark Corp. He holds a Bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Georgia.
It also knows if you are away and it also does some minor adjusting to temps to promote economical usage...pretty neat but a bit pricey at $249.99 although Reliant is offering it for free if you sign up with them.
Yes, that's a cool thermostat. We did a story on it a couple years ago if I remember right. I remember it was a smart thermostat developed by a former Apple executive. the thing learns your preferences and begins to operate accordingly.
I'm going to check out the radio show when I have a bit more time, but I was watching television last night and a commercial came on for the Reliant Nest Learning Thermostat - seems to me it has some "smart" capability...of course I always liked Matthew McConaughy's voice...
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.
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.