Red Lion's Data Station Plus allows devices such as PLCs, drives, modems, printers and GPS to communicate with one another via serial and Ethernet.
Web server allows users to design a virtual HMI to control their system remotely from a web browser. Data is logged in standard CSV file format on a CompactFlash® card. SMS and e-mail facilities allow the DSP to warn of process problems automatically.
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.