ELECTRONICS: Meggitt Sensing Systems‘ Endevco® model 7290E is a high-precision variable capacitance accelerometer with integral digital temperature compensation, designed for accurate measurement of low-frequency events and offering best-in-class thermal zero shift and sensitivity shift performance.
Available in seven different models, ranging from 2 to150g, the Endevco® model 7290E incorporates a patented variable capacitive sensing element (US patent numbers 4,574,327; 4,609,968; and 4,999,735), with gas damping and internal over-range stops, which enable the transducer to withstand high shock and acceleration loads. Available in a wide range of excitation voltages and choice of either differential or single ended output, as well as cable length, Endevco® model 7290E offers +0.2 percent FSO typical non-linearity and hysteresis for most ranges, with superior frequency response. In addition, the Endevco® model 7290E is covered by a five-year comprehensive product warranty.
With its exceptional bandwidth, precision accuracy and high shock survivability, the Endevco® model 7290E is ideal for use in aircraft flight and flutter testing, automotive rough road body motion studies, suspension systems tests, railroad testing and train tilt control, centrifugal force, launch loading and acceleration, and short-term navigation. Recommended accessories for use with model 7290E include Endevco® model 136 signal conditioner and the model 7990 triaxial mounting block.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
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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 discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.