Two companies have realized the truth behind the strength-in-numbers theory. Phoenix Contact and OMNEX Control Systems have expanded their partnership to include an exclusive distribution agreement in which Phoenix Contact will be responsible for the global marketing and distribution of OMNEX's Trusted Wireless™ I/O and data radio products. Since being introduced in the United States in 2001, OMNEX wireless radio sales have increased dramatically, and this latest agreement should further enhance sales and availability, says the company. According to Jack Nehlog, president of Phoenix Contact Inc., "OMNEX developed a wireless radio that reliably transmits signals, and Phoenix Contact provided packaging and connectivity expertise . . . we've created a world-class combination."
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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