Gina Kelso of Analog Devices, seen here with Design News Sales Director Al Schmidt, walked away with two Golden Mousetrap Awards on the company's behalf. Analog Devices won Golden Mousetrap Awards in the Electronics & Test: Components, Hardware & Interconnects category, for its AD9670 Octal Ultrasound Receiver; and in the Automation & Control: Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices category, for its ADXL362 Lowest Power MEMS Accelerometer. (Photo: Chuck Murray/Design News)
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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