INNOVA-MASS(TM) multi-parameter, vortex, mass flow meter provides both analog and digital outputs for mass flow, volumetric flow, temperature, pressure, and fluid density from a single entry point in the process line. The meter's smart electronics and built-in flow computer permit field-configuration of fluids, ranges, alarms, outputs, totalizer, and engineering units. Brochure describes the product's principle of operation, technical attributes, specifications, and recommended applications.
Sierra Instruments Inc., 5 Harris Ct., Building L, Monterey, CA 93940, FAX (408) 373-4402.
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.