These sensors can measure gases from 0 to 50 L/min to 0 to 500 L/min, and a patented thermal mass flow sensor design promises repeatable results, with less zero drift and fast response and linear outputs. The aluminum sensors come with NPT ports, and have an analog output for remote data monitoring. They are made for many industrial, commercial, laboratory and OEM applications like furnace flow control, online gas blending, regulation of sample gas streams and precise gas injection systems.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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.