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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Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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.