AWESOME(TM) 1/8 DIN intelligent displays feature increased size and brightness, making the displays easy to read from a distance. These 1/8 DIN displays keep an operator constantly informed of changes in critical process values to help prevent errors. The displays feature 0.71-inch digits, and can be programmed to change color from red to green, or green to red, at a preset value. They also feature alarm and control functions. The displays' modular design allows users to plug in additional functions, such as an RS-485 interface.
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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.