APEM Components Inc. is showcasing its innovative Q-Series of LED indicators, at National Manufacturing Week. The Q-Series is intended for industrial panels, panel indicators, and automation equipment and instrumentation applications in a variety of industries. They come with optional bicolor, tricolor and flashing LED’s, solder lug/quick-connect terminals, wire terminations and 200-mm elongated wires. Package sizes are offered in 6-, 8- and 14-mm sizes. Bezel styles include prominent, recessed and flush, and bezel finishes include bright chrome, black chrome and satin grey. Integral resistors allow for direct connection to 12V dc, 12V ac/dc, 24V dc, 24V ac/dc, 110V ac and 220V ac. Additional specifications include viewing angle ranging from 70 to 100 degrees (depending on model), a life expectancy of 100,000 hours, and operating temperatures of -40 to +85C. APEM Components
PTC will offer a virtual desktop environment for its Creo product design applications, potentially freeing engineers to run them from remote desktops on a variety of operating systems and mobile devices.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.