The Telematic TP48 surge protector is for direct mounting to virtually any two-wire transmitter via any unused conduit entry on the transmitter and is grounded to the transmitter casting. In operation the TP48 ensures that the transmitter electronics are not exposed to damaging surges between lines or between lines and the casing. The surge protector protects without interfering with normal operations, passing ac or dc signals without attenuation while at the same time diverting surge currents safely to ground.
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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.