The DARTnet system is based on an approach that allows a molder to view the smallest number of selected variables that the user deems necessary, providing an uncomplicated view of the process, according to RJG v.p.
Because DARTnet is a modular system, price varies with its configuration; however, a system that is set up to monitor hydraulic and cavity pressure, including networking and software, would probably run about $4500-5000 per press, estimates Watkins.
Another new plantwide production and process monitoring system is called DARTnet
by RJG Technologies, Inc., Traverse City, Mich.
"Here we are pushing the envelope further and ask: Can light turn into a ubiquitous sensing medium that tracks what we do and senses how we behave?" says senior author Xia Zhou, an assistant professor of computer science and co-director of the DartNets (Dartmouth Networking and Ubiquitous Systems) Lab.
They built the-first-of-its-kind light sensing testbed in the DartNets lab using off-the-shelf LED lights, photodiodes, and micro-controllers.