Omega's OMDC-MD series is a compact programmable dc speed control with digital closed
loop feedback and LED display for dc motors rated to 2 hp. It features
adjustable min/max speeds, adjustable acceleration/deceleration and display
options including decimal point positions and intensity. The pulse input capacity
for speed feedback is 50,000 pulses per minute (833 Hz). Its non-volatile
memory provides programmable power-on initial settings and allows all custom
settings to be stored for future use. The OMDC-MD can be programmed to display
any Engineering unit of measure.
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.