Honeywell and the Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. have teamed up to offer a single-system solution for process sampling, sensing, and analysis. The alliance combines Honeywell's temperature, pressure, and flow transducers with the Parker IntraFlow™ surface mount flow control component line. The Honeywell-Parker joint agreement is expected to result in easy setup and startup, real-time sample system control, connectivity to LAN, and full diagnostics and reporting capability. For more info, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3858-528.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.