Electronic Timer Relay (ETR) is a 22.5-mm narrow module which allows the user to adjust all timingfunctions via front potentio-meter and DIP switch array. The relay also features a broad time range of 40 msec to 2,500 sec, and "universal" input voltage of 18 to 285V ac/dc. The ETR's industrial housings are DIN-rail-mountable, and single lines are securely connected from a screw connection technology.
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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.