The BL series Modutec digital panel meters are designed as bright and easy-to-read, and offer a small footprint. They feature a range of indicators, each in a compact unit, and they have a 3.5 digital readout with full scale 1999 display, with a 1/2 high digits on a high contact LCD with auto-polarity (-) displayed. A number of backlighting and power options are available.
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.