OMEGA's new miniature, low-cost, infrared sensor/transmitter model OS136 features a 19-mm O.D. by 89-mm long stainless-steel NEMA-4 housing. This mini transmitter is ideal for applications that require measuring temperature in hard-to-reach, confined or harsh environment areas. The OS136 comes with a 1.8-m shielded cable for power and output connections. Models feature industry standard outputs that provide easy interfacing directly to all meters, controllers, dataloggers, recorders, computer boards and PLC's. The fixed emissivity of 0.95 allows for quick and easy measurements requiring no adjustment during installation and use. Price Starts at $175. Omega Engineering Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4912-547
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.