The wi8 Series of wireless monitoring and
control system from OMEGA
ENGINEERING is highly compatible with
a wide range of Omega wireless sensors including the UWTC, UWRTD, and z series.
Wireless inputs for this product include
thermocouple, RTD, temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure. The wi-8 series comes standard with a choice of
either two Form C relays, or two SSR's (solid state relays) that can be used
for control functions or alarms. Monitoring can be done
locally or through an embedded Ethernet or Internet connection without any
additional software other than a web browser.
In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
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.