The release of four, new, low-priced TFT touchscreen HMIs have bright, high-contrast, 256-color displays and are priced at $599 for the newest members of Maple Systems' Silver Series. These new units have all the reliability and features consumers expect from Maple Systems, but now include powerful graphics and animation capability, 4-wire analog resistive technology, high-speed processor, pop-up windows, recipes, macros, multiple languages, real-time clock and support for more than 85 controller families from more than 35 major manufacturers.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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.