Pluggable connectors are available with threaded screw-lock inserts molded into the housing flanges for mating security under mechanical stress conditions such as vibration. Connectors are available in pin spacings and pole configurations for horizontal, vertical, and angled mating directions. Literature features information on the screw-lock version as well as the complete line of pc-board pluggables.
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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.