With the ever-increasing variety of latching products on the market today, engineers who design enclosures have lots to learn. And now they have a place to get some schooling. DIRAK Inc. has opened a new training center in Chantilly, VA. The center features an application gallery, live demos, design classes with DIRAK's technical experts, and a resource library. Some of the programs focus on applying the company's "intelligent" electronic latches. For more information, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3849-526.
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.