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Reflective Optical Encoder Technology for MiniaturizationVendor:Avago Technologies | Type:Web Event | Category:Electronics/TestThis webcast reviews how optical encoders were successfully used in applications including pick and place machines, digital camcorders, printers, security cameras and miniature motors. There is also a selector guide of alternative encoder technologies. Rare Earth Magnets For Demanding ApplicationsVendor:Electron Energy Corporation | Type:Product Catalog | Category: Electronics/TestFree brochure details a full line of rare earth magnets, including ultra-high temperature samarium cobalt magnets that can operate continuously up to 550° C, neodymium iron boron magnets, magnet systems and assemblies for numerous applications. ISO 9001:2000 Certified. Test-Drive LabVIEW: Free Evaluation SoftwareVendor:National Instruments | Type:Evaluation Kit | Category:Electronics/TestTry out the new Evaluation Kit, LabView, from National Instruments for free! With National Instruments LabVIEW 8.2.1 you can measure in minutes regardless of programming experience, build custom measurement solutions based on commercial off-the-shelf technologies, and integrate external applications and services with open connectivity tools. Take advantage of your existing hardware and software investment to create powerful measurement and test applications. Download a FREE evaluation software of LabVIEW. Wire, tubing & metal fabricating: Free capabilities brochure and Free Design ConsultationVendor:Northern Wire | Type:Product Catalog | Category:Electronics/TestIn Northern Wire’s product catalog, products include wire, tubing & metal fabricating of OEM custom components, concrete reinforcing wire, and custom Point-Of-Purchase displays, shelving & racks. CAD design engineering support and fast track 3D CAD renderings help design engineers visualize end components. Northern Wire utilizes the latest state-of-the-art equipment and provides design, engineering, tooling, prototyping, and turnkey production. Production capabilities include: bending, swaging, notching, punching, robotic mesh and jig welding, CNC 5 axis wire forming, sheet metal fabrication, assembly. Check out Nothern Wire’s Free product catalog today! World's Most Popular OEM SpectrometersVendor:Ocean Optics, Inc. | Type:Product Catalog | Category:Electronics/TestOcean Optics, Inc.’s catalogue showcases their popular miniature OEM spectrometers. Their convenient size, cost, and modularity (in addition to both the detector and optical bench options for optimizing UV, Vis, and NIR applications) make OEM spectrometers ideal for both OEMs and product developers. There are possible discounts of up to 50%. Electrical or Optic SealsVendor:Pave | Type:Product Catalog | Category:Electronics/TestStandard and custom hermetic designs. Low or high pressures or vacuums. Any cable type or pin connector may be specified. Circular or rectangular seals including micro D-sub. Design flexibility, low cost, compact sizes, high corrosion resistance, easy installation. Small or large quantity pricing. Fuel pumps, semi-conductor, moisture-proof, defense applications, etc. Website in-stock price list, catalog, quote request form. New KF Series From SoLiCoVendor:SoLiCo | Type:Product Catalog | Category:Electronics/TestSoLiCo's KF Series LED indicators are available with three 30 mm lens styles in five colors. Terminals are .250 quick connect, or screw type, wire leads to follow. LED illumination is provided by multiple encapsulated LED chips with ratings of 14 VDC, 28 VDC, and 120 VAC with cUL pending. Contact SoLiCo Sales for pricing and additional information.
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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.