The Pocket-Probe calibrator is a pyrometer and calibrator built into a single unit. This totally portable, hand-held instrument monitors temperatures up to 2,000F/C equivalent and checks other pyrometer's accuracy as well. Temperature values are dialed into Pocket-Probe, and via the cable supplied, a reference signal is sent to the instrument under check, allowing the user to visually see its accuracy. The Pocket-Probe has a built-in circuit to verify its own accuracy by the touch of a button.
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New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely 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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.