MOTION CONTROL: The slim, compact design and the measurement length of up to 3000 mm make the SG20 and SG30 Wire-Actuated Encoders ideal for space-constrained applications such as crane manufacturing where it is primarily used for measuring the position of the crane support adjustments. This particular area of application requires components with a small footprint to enable simple, cost-effective implementation of redundant measurement systems. An additional advantage of these encoders is the working temperature range of - 40 to 80 to ensure reliable acquisition of measurement data even in extreme weather conditions. This is particularly beneficial to crane systems that often operate in extreme climates. The SG30 also has four independent, lockable aeration holes that help avoid condensation caused by fluctuating temperatures. A solid zinc die-cast housing and spring assembly of fiberglass-reinforced plastic construction give the SG20 and SG30 maximum strength.
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
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