The FlexProgrammer 9701from The
features an easy menu-based programming with control function. The data
transfer is executed via a USB interface. Beside the direct configuration on
PC, the tool also allows for remote programming of individual measuring devices
in situ, which makes the FlexProgrammer highly flexible and perfect for mobile
use in all environments.
programming device is mounted in a robust plastic housing and equipped with a
digital display, four push-buttons and a lanyard. The battery of the type NiMH
2.4 V, 450 mAh is rechargeable via the device's USB port. A CD with the
FlexProgram software is included in the delivery. The software is based on FDT
(Field Device Tool) due to which every driver device acts as a Device Type Manager
(DTM). Separate DTM drivers are available on request which makes the tool
perfectly suitable for customers who have transmitters from different suppliers
and want to use one FDT software for all of them.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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.