Controller can handle any vehicle type, wheel configuration and
navigation technology, including laser, spot, range, EyeWay, magnetic tape or
inductive wire. The CVC600 is 125 x 50 x 195 mm and has a rugged
IP65-classified design that is highly immune to vibrations, unstable power
supplies, temperature variations, humidity and dust. It supports 24 to 48 V
operations, with built-in under voltage, over voltage and reverse polarity protection.
It is also energy efficient, consuming a maximum of 5 W of power and is rated
for use in temperatures ranging from -20 to +55C. The CVC600 also offers
support for WLAN, LAN, CAN, RS232/422/485 communication.
It is a useful solution for
automating standard lift trucks with limited space for add-ons.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
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.
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.