B&K Precision'sModel 1673 has a quad digital display,
which enables the user to visually monitor the output voltage and current on
both variable outputs simultaneously. The 1673's two variable outputs, configurable
from 0 to 32V dc, and one fixed output of 5V dc provide clean power. The two
variable outputs can also be used independently or interconnected in either
series or parallel configurations for greater output voltage or current
supply can be set via the front panel to provide constant voltage (CV) or
constant current (CC) operation with automatic crossover. This feature allows
for continuous transition from either constant current to constant voltage mode
in response to any load condition changes with a front panel LED indicator to
indicate which mode is active.
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.