Well-known fastening and lock inventer Dieter Ramsauer explains the workings of his D-Snap fastening technology for industrial and computing enclosures. DN editor-in-chief John Dodge shot the video and conducted the interview at the 2007 Hannover Fair last week. 2:56
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.