WYCO(reg) PTR2100(TM) pole-tip recession measurement system improves process control in thin film head manufacturing by analyzing pole-tip recession/protrusion on magnetic-head sliders. The WYCO PTR2100 repeatedly measures pole-tip recession on nano and pico sliders at production speeds. Built for manufacturing environments, the high-throughput WYKO PTR2100 measures pole-tip recession location-to-location in under 3 sec at the bar level and under 7 sec at the tray level, including load/unload, positioning, focus, measurement, and analysis.
Veeco Process Metrology Group, 2650 E. Elvira Rd., Tucson, AZ 85706, FAX (520) 294-1799.
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.