PT/Products(TM) software includes a fully associative suite of integrated mechanical design and manufacturing applications including PT/Modeler(TM). This is a 3-D, feature-based, parametric solid modeling system for part and assembly, design, detailing, and documentation. Other products include PT/Render(TM), PT/Sheetmetal(TM), PT/Mill(TM), PT/Turn(TM), and PT/Toolkit(TM). Brochure explains the software's applications and capabilities and includes screen shots. A page on system requirements is also included and a brief company background is offered.
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.