SENSORS: The newly issued “POSIWIRE® Cable ExtensionPosition Sensors WS” catalog includes a comprehensive overview of ASM’s entire range of cable extension or “string pot” sensors for position measurement ranges between 4 inches and 197 ft. These linear sensors offer compact design, quick installation and reliable operation. They are ideally suited for industrial, instrumentation, heavy duty or offshore applications. These string pot sensors are available with several types of analog outputs as well as absolute and incremental digital outputs including SAE J1939 CAN bus. These sensors feature linearity up to ± 0.01 percent full scale and enclosure ratings up to IP 68 and IP69K for extreme environmental conditions. The complete catalog is now available for order and can be downloaded online at www.asmsensors.com.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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