This ice sensor is different in that it has no moving parts and sees the ice rather than gauging its temperature. The slanted vertical design allow for non-ice precipitation to run off and leave it free to sense frozen moisture buildup. The sensitivity can also be adjusted to detect human breath or monitor levels in a freezer.
The Ice Meister was originally designed for aerospace, but has been re-appropriated for industry and home use. Some applications include industrial, commercial and household refrigerators, sprinkler controls, windpower farms, heliports and roadway signs. The Ice Meister starts at $750 and varies based on configurations.
The patent pending Ice Meister gets ready for the cold weather
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
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