PL-80270 is an Economical 4.3 inch Fanless Open Frame Touch Panel Computer designed
as a Human Machine Interface (HMI). The fanless device can be used in a number
of application environments including amusement/arcade center management
systems, medical, manufacturing and process control systems. It provides
graphics-based visualization of specialized computer processes such as
programmable automation controllers (PAC), programmable logic controllers (PLC)
and distributed control system (DCS). The PL-80270 is able to communicate with
back-end management systems via an onboard Ethernet port.
The device includes Windows CE 6.0 OS installed on
the Flash ROM. In addition, WIN provides a driver, API and sample code. Sample
code covers Digital I/O, card-reader, RS-232, NVRAM, 2D graphics, multi-media
playback and networking.
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.