Stackpole's RPC Series of surface
mount chips have pulse withstanding in a 5 percent tolerance part. The 5
percent tolerance RPC is completely untrimmed, which allows the entire width of
the resistance element to dissipate the pulse power without any current
crowding. The RPC Series surge withstands thick film chip resistors and are for
applications requiring low cost high pulse handling capability including low to
medium power supplies, broadband and wireless electronics, power control and
motion control systems, medical applications and imaging systems, GPS systems,
ac and dc power modules and backplanes, thermostats, HVAC control systems and
industrial motor controls.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.