A 6 to 18 mm f/2.8 zoom lens fits straight onto 1/2- and 1/3-inch format TV cameras. The lens features built-in controls for zoom, aperture, and focus, and tracks and remains in focus over the whole zoom range. The lens is made for color CCTV cameras with a wave length range of 400 to 700 nm. Applications include those where small size and flexible field of view are essential.
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.