KRDB Series ultra-compact, encapsulated, low-cost time-delay relays are delay-on-break timers. Input voltage must be applied to the input at all times prior to and during timing. Upon closure of the initiate switch, the relay energizes and remains energized if no further action is taken. When the initiate switch is opened, the time delay is started. At the conclusion of the delay, the output relay de-energizes. The use of surface-mount components makes it possible to miniaturize the circuitry without sacrificing performance and reliability.
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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.