A 16-hour, two-day seminar at the Milwaukee School of Engineering is planned for Nov. 8-9 to shed light on electromagnetics and electromagnetic devices. The Analysis of Magnetic Actuators and Sensors Seminar will enable attendees to leave the seminar knowing how to identify different types of magnetic actuators and sensors; analyze simple actuators and sensors with the reluctance method; and analyze simple and complex actuators and sensors with finite element analysis (FEA) software on personal computers. The seminar also includes two lab sessions. For more info, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3857-516.
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.