Versatility is a design attribute. Thus, four independent, field-adjustable, solid-state pressure switches are available as part of Barksdale's PS4G microprocessor-based open-loop pressure controller. Eight different models accommodate pressure ranges from 0-15 psi to 0-9,000 psi. An LCD display gives operating conditions or settings. The latter are adjustable by a large membrane keypad. Each switch is set to activate on rising or falling values by a dedicated key. An internal dip switch and simple key pad command both furnish tamper prevention. A differential-pressure model handles input from two transducers, as in monitoring flows before and after filters. A built-in memory stores set points, and high and low readings during power outages. Data may also be recorded via a PC serial port. Barksdale: Product Code 4309.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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