When Sentrol Industrial's new non-contact 341-BT Guardswitch(TM) Safety Interlock Switch is used with the company's Model INT safety monitor relay, the switch is UL, CSA, TUV, and CE certified for risk categories I-IV. A Kynar(reg) housing fends off harsh environments and liquid contaminants. Dual-pole single-throw circuits are sealed in polyurethane. The magnetic mechanism allows activation through aluminum, stainless steel, and other non-ferrous materials. An LED display indicates switch status. Defeat-resistant features include multiple reeds having varying orientations and matched to individual coded magnets. A single INT relay operates up to 50 of the switches. Additional switch circuitry can accommodate applications demanding individual switch monitoring. Sentrol Industrial: Product Code 4312
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.