ISO-Technology(reg) pressure transducer features a 316L stainless-steel diaphragm for applications that need to be isolated from harsh media. Other materials are also available for more corrosive applications. Measuring 19 mm, this button transducer is mountable using an O-ring seal or with various fitting options. It is also offered with a weld ring, which allows the user to weld the sensor into their application. A 4-inch flat-ribbon cable is attached to the unit, allowing the user an easier way to make electrical connections.
Foxboro/I.C.T. Inc., 199 River Oaks Pkwy., San Jose, CA 95134.
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.