This line of five new panels are easy to use and read. They come with built-in recipe controls, alarm management, multi-level password security, and have an optional Ethernet TCP/IP or Profibus DP connectivity. They allow pass-through access to drive data, and simultaneous communication with two information sources, such as a PLC and drive. They come with drivers for many third-party devices, plus free programming software. They come in 2 × 20-pixel LDC text, 240 × 64-pixel LCD graphics, 320 × 240-pixel VGA touch, 320 × 240-pixel VGA color and 640 × 480-pixel VGA touch displays, and many come with an IP65 membrane keypad that has navigation keys, a numeric keypad and addition function keys.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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