WetFlex(TM) modular wiring system is for high- and low-bay lights that must function in wet, damp, dirty, or dusty environments. The UL-listed WetFlex modular wiring system is pre-fabricated at the factory for one-step installation that requires one pass at each fixture location. The system is for hazardous environments providing liquid-tight cable, gasketed connectors, and sealed components, such as the WetFlex Tap Box, which protects fixture terminations. Protection from moisture and dust makes the WetFlex system targeted for use in food-distribution warehouses, food-processing facilities, factories, and other heavy industrial plants.
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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.