The Fredericks Co.'s new 0703-1601-99
Mid-Range Single-Axis Linear Output Electrolytic Tilt Sensor is a single sensor
solution that accurately measures a full tilt range while replacing legacy
designs which required multiple sensors.
The newest member of the company's patented TrueTILT product line, the sensor
provides a ±25 degree angle/±10 degree linear range, resolution is 1 arc sec, and null
repeat is = 10-arc sec.
The sensor is ideal for economical
commercial market applications such as construction laser instruments and
transits; wheel alignment equipment; geophysical and structural monitoring;
machine tool/platform leveling; and medical positioning and monitoring.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.