ASO – Silver tin oxide Ag – Silver, chemical symbol Bi, Bismuth, chemical symbol Cd – Cadmium, chemical symbol Cr (VI) – Hexavalent chromium, chemical symbol CRT – Cathode ray tube EEE – Electrical and electronic equipment ELV – End of life vehicles, EU directive EU – European Union Green – Used to describe RoHS-compliance component Hg – mercury, chemical symbol IT – Information technology LFS – lead free soldering Material declaration – format used to communicate the material content of a component NiAu – nickel and gold, chemical symbols Pb – lead, chemical symbol Pb-Free – Lead free. Implies free of the other five hazardous materials in RoHS as well PCB – printed circuit board PVC – poly vinyl chloride RoHS – Regulation of Hazardous Materials produced by the European Union SAB – Tin, silver, bismuth alloy SABC – Tin, silver, bismuth, copper alloy Sn – Tin, chemical symbol WEEE – Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment, a European directive
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.