Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet,
Inc. has inked a distribution agreement with ROAL Electronics, a supplier of
ballasts and LED power supplies, designed
specifically for solid state lighting applications - such as high-brightness
light emitting diodes (HBLEDs). ROAL Electronics' comprehensive product catalog
includes solutions for HBLED power conversion as well as high-efficiency power
conversion solutions for medical, telecom and industrial markets. Avnet will
distribute ROAL's line of ballasts and power supplies throughout the Americas.
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.