The Hydraulic Institute is looking for pump users and specifiers, producers, government agencies, standards developers, and interest groups to review drafts of new pump standards. The process will evaluate the newly completed standard for definition, selection, operation, application, and maintenance of centrifugal slurry pumps. The evaluation committee should include those directly and materially affected by the new standards. To inquire about participation, contact email@example.com, or visit www.pumps.org.
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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.