ELECTRONICS: Designed as one-piece units that mount between the vehicle hub and wheel rim, PCB Piezotronics’ Series 5400 Wheel Force Transducers (WFT) are equipped with onboard signal conditioning and calibration circuitry for each channel of data measurement. Water-resistant products, available in various sizes for diverse vehicles, can be fitted with either slip ring or telemetry signal transmission. Offered in aluminum, stainless steel and titanium, the series incorporates temperature compensation and overload stops.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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