Surge Protection Plus(reg) standard, isolated ground, hospital grade, and isolated ground hospital grade TVSS duplex receptacles are available with or without audio alarm to alert users of bad ground or failed MOV. Two green LED indicators assure that surge protection circuitry is operational and ground continuity is intact. The TVSS line is offered in 15 and 20A, 125V devices, and the two-pole, three-wire receptacles are available in blue, brown, ivory, gray, orange, and white. Applications include industrial, commercial, and institutional ones.
Cooper Industries, Crouse-Hinds Div., Arrow Hart Wiring Devices, Box 4999, Syracuse, NY 13221.
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.