This is a compact device, weighing only 50g in brass and stainless steel, and 23g when made out of aluminum. It's about the size of a stack of 10 quarters. It can control output pressures from 0-20 psig and works in low-pressure regulation such as ½ psig. The maximum rated inlet supply pressure is 500 psig. It can keep a constant output pressure despite input pressure swings. It is designed for applications such as gas storage tanks.
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.