This new series of RMS current transducers offer accuracy over a 20Hz-2KHz range. Available in 14 current ranges from 2A to 250A, they have an accuracy of 0.25 percent over a temperature range of -40 to 85C (-40 to 185F). They also have a wide voltage power range from 12V to 32V, and a current signal from 4mAdc to 20mAdc. They protect against reverse polarity and overload currents of up to 500A, plus a load resistance range from 0 to 300. They have an epoxy coating on the internal circuitry for insulation and protection from moisture and contaminants. They come built into a molded plastic, 94V-O flammability-rated case. Storage temperature is -55 to 125C (-67 to 257F)They also come with a five-terminal barrier and a 0.75-inch pass-through hole. A six-pin connector and nine-pin D-Sub connector are also available.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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.