Model OLS-12 optical level sensor provides a rapid response to change of liquid level and a stable process control with no moving parts to grind or wear out. Designed for corrosive applications, the pfa-grade Teflon unit's bright green and red LEDs offer local indication for the presence or absence of liquids. This sensor incorporates an NPN open collector output signal. Current consumption is 35 mA dc maximum, and power supply is 10 to 28V dc. Leads are 22 gauge and 18 inches long with tinned ends.
Dwyer Instruments Inc., Box 373, Michigan City, IN 46361, FAX (219) 872-9057.
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.