The 520 Series of air compressors and vacuum pumps are for the recovery of ozone-depleting and other refrigerants. Because the 520 is oilless, it can recover many types of refrigerants. In addition, a high single-stage compression ratio of 50:1 provides recovery rates of 5-15 lbs/min for liquids and 0.5-1 lb/min for vapor. Other features include all wetted aluminum parts, and lightweight die-cast aluminum components.
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Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.