The four- and eight-channel synchro-resolver-encoder cards plug directly into any VME-compatible computer. The card are available whole or user-populated with any combination of synchro/resolver to digital and/or digital to synchro/resolver converters' having industry-standard pin-outs. Available converters include those with internal micro-transformers for isolation of all signal and reference lines. This completely isolates all the field wiring from the bus.
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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.