These six new rectifiers have a 450-550W output power range. With batteries, the rectifiers have pre-set output voltages of 13.6V, 27.2V or 54.4V. Without batteries, the rectifiers have output voltages of 12, 24, and 48V. Active power factor correction is standard with the universal input range of 85 to 264VAC. Two of them can be connected together for higher-power applications. They run in temperatures from -20 to 70C. They have control and monitoring features plus a +5V standby output. Green LEDs indicate and ac and dc power. All models meet relevant safety standards.
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.