Patriot Sensors & Controls introduced its new KT Series pressure transmitter that integrates Silicon-On-Sapphire sensing technology for high temperature capability. The sensor's 4-20 mA output is said to be advantageous for transmission over long distances ... A new division of Lucas Control Systems, Genesis Sensors, is attempting to revolutionize the pressure sensing market. The company's Titan pressure sensor is media-isolated and incorporates a custom ASIC. A modular design allows custom prototypes to be shipped in two weeks.
According to a study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, one of the factors in the collapse of the original World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was the reduction in the yield strength of the steel reinforcement as a result of the high temperatures of the fire and the loss of thermal insulation.
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Robots are getting more agile and automation systems are becoming more complex. Yet the most impressive development in robotics and automation is increased intelligence. Machines in automation are increasingly able to analyze huge amounts of data. They are often able to see, speak, even imitate patterns of human thinking. Researchers at European Automation
call this deep learning.
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