The Allen-Bradley RAC6181 industrial computer from Rockwell Automation is outfitted with a 10.4-inch color thin film transistor (TFT) active-matrix flat panel display. The computer is powered by either a Pentium 166 or a Pentium MMX 233 processor. The hard drive is shock-mounted against vibration, and is available in either a low- or high-capacity version.
Indicator Solution '99 Windows-based software program from Littelfuse Inc., POWR-GARDTM Products Div. focuses on five major areas of hidden expense: system downtime, nuisance opening, equipment damage, safety-related costs, and excess fuse inventory. By keying in factors specific to individual businesses such as annual number of fuses used, electricians' hourly wage, number of units produced per hour per machine, and profit per unit, plant managers can calculate annual cost savings by changing over their inventory of non-indicating circuit protection products to Littelfuse IndicatorTM fuses, the company says.
BioBenchTM software from National Instruments is for physiological data acquisition and analysis for use in research and academic environments. BioBench, a turnkey package for Windows 95/NT PCs, requires no programming to get users up and running, the company says. Users can begin acquiring and analyzing data immediately. The software can automatically configure and acquire data from physiological instruments from a variety of manufacturers, as well as acquire data directly from sensors via the company's plug-in data acquisition hardware. Potential applications include researching disease by monitoring physiological data and the effects of different drugs on physiological responses.
Lantronix Inc. has expanded its line of controllers for sensor networks with the release of a rugged controller that improves management of automation systems used in a number of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Inspired by the hooks a parasitic worm uses to penetrate its host's intestines, the Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but doesn't cause damage when removed.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is