Harrisburg, PA-We don't usually report on stories about company certification
to ISO standards because, just like navels, everyone's got 'em.
But here is a new one. Tyco Electronics says three of its North American
units (29 sites and 13,000 employees) are the first organizations in the world
certified to TL 9000, Release 3.0 and ISO 9001: 2000. TL 9000 defines the
telecommunications quality system for design, production, delivery,
installation, and maintenance of products and services. In addition to basic ISO
requirements, TL 9000 includes telecommunications industry-specific requirements
and prescribed measurements that are based on the nature of the suppliers
The Tyco Electronics organizations certified are the Global Industrial
Commercial, Global Communications, Computer and Consumer Electronics, and Global
Application Tooling business units.
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.