Roadside monitoring and communication devices are playing a greater role in improving traffic flow, which can help reduce fuel consumption. Wavetronix addresses this growing need with its Click! power and communication devices, as well as with sensors. Both boxes are often mounted on the same pole as the sensor, so enclosures need to be lightweight, as well as durable enough to survive harsh roadside environments. Non-metallic composite enclosures from Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures are highly corrosion-resistant and light enough for mounting on small poles.
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.