The company's line of ITC, custom-configured ITC/PLTC cable is designed for use in industrial control and instrumentation circuit applications. Three of the six new product platforms are exposed-run rated. The cable is customizable in a wide variety of options, including paired or triad instrument cable, non-paired control cable, with or without ground wires, insulation and shield options and conductor color options.
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.