This new RoHS-compliant, 5W series is designed for tight quarters, with supplies measuring 2 x 1 x 0.6 inches. They are rated for operation at 100 percent load from 0 to 50C ambient, accept a universal input voltage (85 to 264 V ac or 100 to 340 V dc) and offer efficiencies of up to 77 percent in the 24V model. Five separate single output models provide an output voltage range from 3.3 V to 24 V. They meet UL/cUL/TUV/CE/CB safety approvals, and offer a 3,000 Vac input-to-output isolation, and short-circuit, over-voltage, over-current and over-temperature protections.
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.