Simple to use, even with oxidized, tin-plated wiring
Sonobond's SpliceRite Wire Splicers can quickly splice wire bundles, making a true metallurgical bond without arcs, sparks or fumes. There's no need for crimping, clipping, soldering or dipping, and SpliceRite can even bond wire bundles with oxidized or tin-plated wires, something ordinary splicers can't do. It uses the company's own patented "Wedge-Reed" system of high vibratory force and low amplitude coupling, and comes in both 1500 and 2500W capacity. Users can control welds by height, energy or time. The splicer's microprocessor can interface with a computer via RS232 port, and it can store and recall up to 250 jobs. It is easy to use, running off the push of a button once set up.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.