Q. What factors I need to consider to choose, for example, a pressure sensor for a medical application?, Can I choose any sensor from the market or it has to be special?. Thank you.
Sensing in medical applications can pose a few callenges. The first level is whether the sensing is external or internal. Obviously thermometers can address internal (but not invivo) measurements rather easily. Internal blood pressure measurements have specifcations that have been developed. Some sensor suppliers caution against the use of their products in medical applications.
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.