The packaging environment in many industries is usually moisture-free. However, to cope with requirements in food processing and packaging operations that require washdown, components must be designed or modified to deal with harsher operating or maintenance conditions. In many cases, these special products simplify the day-to-day packaging operation. These examples of an actuator, gearbox and valve terminal demonstrate the extent of changes required for these applications.
One of the biggest walls in embedded software development is the integration of low-level drivers with higher-level middleware and application code, but silicon vendors are stepping up to bring it down.
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