The single phase units are now
available in 100VA up to 25kVA ratings and input voltage ranges of 120 to 480V
ac. All units are encapsulated with electrical grade silica sand and resin
compounds to protect the core and coils, sealing out moisture and airborne
contaminants and eliminating corrosion and deterioration. The NEMA 3R
enclosures meet or exceed NEMA and ANSI standards for indoor and outdoor
applications, and are UL and CSA listed as well as CE approved. The Fortress series
encapsulated power transformers are backed with a 10-year limited warranty.
Prices start at $77.
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.