The DP24-T is a digital panel meter from OMEGA Engineering for use with J, K, T, E, R, S, N, or J DIN thermocouples. Simple front-panel programmability allows selecting maximum or minimum temperatures. Connections are made with plug-in screw terminal connectors and the meter has a depth of only 104 mm (4.10 inches). Features also include single button °C or °F reading selection and lockouts to avoid unauthorized changes.
Tektronix has added enhancements to its BPA100 BluetoothTM Protocol Analyzer. Version 2.1 software allows debugging and compliance verification in Bluetooth-enabled designs. Features include the Host Controller Interface (HCI) terminal integrated into the protocol analyzer itself. The self-contained HCI terminal delivers low-level commands that allow users to proceed step-by-step through protocol-execution problem areas.
Carling Technologies' Remote Power Management System (RPMS) allows remote control, via telephone, of independent circuit breakers. RPMS calls a user when a breaker trips, permitting service or resetting the device remotely. The company designs and builds custom Remote Power Distribution Centers to customer specific requirements.
The Ashcroft® N-series pressure switch from Dresser Instrument features an easily visible, bright 31/2 -inch LED display. One-button operation permits a user to toggle between process pressure, set point, and reset point without complicated procedures. The device can be combined with an instrument isolator as an alternative to the switch, gauge, and multiple fitting approach for difficult media processes.
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.