Welcome. Today's radio show begins at 2pm eastern. Please type in your questions at the best ones will be fed to our guest during the first 30 minutes, which constitutes the live RADIO discussion portion of the show. At 2:30 pm, our guest, Pascal Vera of Siemens, will come onto this instant chat and answer your questions directly.
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.