Japan-based Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has published the poster, “Instrumental and Sampling Requirements for RoHS Compliance.” The poster looks at the threshold levels of the individual restricted materials in RoHS, including lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and the two brominated flame retardants, polybrominated byphenyls (PPB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) used in the manufacturing of electronic products.
The poster also addresses recommended steps for RoHS compliance, verification methods, testing challenges and more. You can get a brochure on the poster through Laboratory Talk.
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.