Rogers Corporation's Durel Division will be exhibiting its newest electroluminescent (EL) product lines at this year's Electronica show in Germany. Currently in high-volume production, Rogers DUREL DFLX™ lamps are very thin at just 0.1 mm and flexible because of the absence of the polyester film associated with conventional EL lamps. These versatile EL lamps are used in mobile phones, remote controls and other electronic devices with keypads. For more information about Rogers EL Lamps, EL Drivers, and Electroluminescent Materials Systems, drop an e-mail to email@example.com or visit www.rogerscorporation.com.
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.