The CL-350A handheld or benchtop temperature calibrator from OMEGA Engineering features a display resolution of 0.1° and is able to reproduce temperatures of 20C above ambient to 350C. The calibrator offers uniformity, stability, and accuracy with 0.1° resolution, the company says.
The Easy ZeroTM external adjust feature is standard on all Ashcroft® sanitary gauges with 31/2-inch dials from Dresser Instrument Div. The feature allows the gauges to externally adjust back to zero during calibration. Calibration of Ashcroft sanitary gauges often involves a simple zero adjustment. Easy Zero adjustment allows for indication at any point on the scale to be adjusted as much as ±5% of span, the company says.
The UnimarTM grinding gauge system from Marposs Corp. is for in-process gauging of grinding operations. Coupled with the Marposs P5 amplifier and graphical HMI, the Unimar system can be used on internal and positioning applications. The system provides 0.1 micron repeatability, and once it is installed, provides a broad 25-mm measuring range on diameter without any additional mechanical intervention, eliminating the need for clutches, tools, and lever adjustments.
Rupture monitoring system for pumps from Bran+Luebbe is a standard feature and does not use an intermediate fluid between the diaphragms. When an intermediate fluid is used, it has to be compatible with the process liquid. When the diaphragm ruptures, intermediate fluid is mixed with the process liquid and actuates a conductivity probe for rupture indication. With the system's design, there is no risk of cross-contamination of the process liquid, the company says.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.