The Eliminator 150 is designed as a full-flow, automatic, self-cleaning engine filter system. It consists of a backflush filter and high-efficiency centrifuge. The compact system is meant to clean lube oil and protect the machine. Advantages include reducing engine maintenance by up to 70 percent, extending the lifetime of the lube oil up to two times, and improving the environment and saving all costs for cartridge filters.
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.