Latest release to the U.S. market by SKF USA Inc. is the General Catalog #5000, which features advanced technical information including a new friction model and the latest product listings. Other technical content includes revised speed ratings, a new model for determining required lubrication viscosity, and a new method for determining lubricant service life for grease-lubricated bearings. Available in print and on CD-ROM, the catalog is also accessible online as the SKF Interactive Engineering Catalog (http://rbi.ims.ca/3850-527)
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.