As the saying goes: Time is money, especially when you're searching for the right part to solve your problem. You can sift through catalogs, brochures, interview sales reps, sort through erroneous hits on the Web, or try http://www.productnews.com , a website that's trying to deliver on what the Web is supposed to be.
With tools that help cut through the confusion, the Internet-based product news service offers daily product updates, and a searchable database with an intuitive search engine for finding industrial and manufacturing products and information. Search by company, product details, or date of release.
Today's New Products section provides unbiased new product descriptions, company information, and photos (when available). The site's search engine guides users step-by-step through an instinctive product category structure that includes 37 top-line categories and 3,500 sub categories.
The mission: reduce the risk for engineers sourcing specific products, identify alternatives, and help make product selection decisions for a broad spectrum of items, equipment, and materials.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.