Degree Controls Inc. (www.degreec.com) has introduced the PRONTOflowTM line of off-the-shelf, programmable thermal controllers and fan trays for applications such as power and acoustics. The PRONTOflow controller is configured to accept 36 to 60V dc. It can provide regulated voltage to a system of up to nine fans. In addition, both I2C and RS232 protocols allow full communication to a host system. Other features include various choices of controller cards.
A simple new chemical method for repairing and recycling notoriously difficult carbon fiber composites has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research. An entire component can be completely recycled, including reclaiming its expensive carbon fibers for reuse.
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
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