Hanna FX Nite Brite phosphorescence product requires a minimum ambient light exposure, resulting in 10 hours of illumination. With the addition of a custom colorant into the base resin formulation of a plastic component, the finished molded part can then be laser-marked with the FastMARK(TM) laser marking system. The combination of technologies creates letters, symbols, or instructions illuminated by surrounding phosphorescent material.
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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.