RTR-500NW automatically downloads recorded data from the Remote Units via a
900MHz wireless link and transmits the data via e-mail or to an FTP server,
without a PC, making it possible to share and manage data over a network.
In addition to automatically collecting and transmitting recorded data, the
RTR-500NW can also send warning reports via e-mail or issue a warning via
contact output when a Remote Unit has entered or recovered from a warning
The RTR-500NW is fully compatible with T&D's free "WebStorage
Service", which allows for storage of downloaded data, viewing of current
monitoring readings, and monitoring of the battery status of the Remote
Unit(s), all via a Web browser from anywhere, anytime.
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.
Using Siemens NX software, a team of engineering students from the University of Michigan built an electric vehicle and raced in the 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. One of those students blogged for Design News throughout the race.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
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.