Super Ion Air knife removes static electricity from plastics, webs, sheet stock, and other product surfaces where dust, tearing, jamming, or hazardous shocks are a problem. The knife also provides a sheet of air to sweep surfaces clean of particles, dust, and dirt. The knife produces a laminar sheet of airflow that floods an area or surface with static-eliminating ions. The balanced airflow across its length is uniform and will not cause misalignments to critical surfaces such as webs.
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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.