Meggitt Sensing Systems' Endevco
model 6233C is a highly rugged, high-temperature piezoelectric charge output
accelerometer, designed for continuous operation to +482C (+900F) with long Mean Time Before
Failure (MTBF), making it useful for the high-precision vibration monitoring of
high-temperature jet and turboprop engines, helicopter and rotorcraft HUMS, gas
turbines and nuclear power plant machinery and equipment.
With available standard ranges of 10, 50 and 100 pC/g, the
Endevco model 6233C offers a highly balanced differential output, performance stability
over temperature and a wide operational bandwidth. Units are case isolated and
feature standard three-point ARINC mounting and a rugged 2-pin 7/16-27 UNS 2A
threaded receptacle. As a self-generating device, the accelerometer requires no
external power source for operation. At such high temperatures, the use of a
charge amplifier or remote charge converter that can accept a 100 O source
resistance is required.
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.