Vinyl and dip-molded caps, plugs, and custom molding products are available in a variety of textures, shapes, sizes, and colors. The products are high temperature-resistant, and molded from flexible vinyl to ensure tight, durable protective closures. Custom or standard parts are available for powder coating, painting, or plating operations.
Polymer Molding Inc., 1655 W. 20th St., Erie, PA 16502, FAX (814) 453-4381.
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.