Pepperl+Fuchs' X-Series Pile Driver™ Extended Range Inductive Sensors are available in 12-, 18- and 30-mm diameters and deliver sensing ranges of 5, 10 or 15 mm. The 100-percent stainless-steel housing delivers 20 times more durability than brass and plastic housings. Black Armor™-coated weld-immune models are also available and are capable of providing long-range part detection with full immunity to ac and dc weld fields, and repelling weld splatter. X-Series Pile Driver™ sensors are IP69k-rated to withstand high-pressure washdown cleaning.
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.