Over the past 15 years, G&L's adhesive has become a standard for IVD test strips for dipsticks and, lateral- and vertical-flow IVD applications. It is compatible with a number of chemistries and membranes, including nitrocellulose. It is available laminated to polystyrene, vinyl and polyester, and it can be laminated to custom substrates.
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.