Chicago-based motor manufacturer Bodine released its new Incodermotors with built-in encoders for Bodine’s selection of gearmotors and permanent magnet DC and brushless DC motors. The encoders have little visual presence, with the exception of a protruding cord to connect to monitoring systems. The encoders are built inside the motor casing, which Bodine says protects them from often harsh environments.
These magnetic encoders are available with one or two hall sensor output signals with resolutions of 2, 4, 8 and 30 pulses per revolution. The encoders run on 4.5 to 12V. Incodermotors are suitable for OEMs with specific applications in factory automation, conveyor belts, gate and door openers, guided vehicles, commercial ovens and mobility equipment.
The Incodermotors have been pre-wired and tested, and can measure position, speed, distance and direction when combined with a digital tachometer or other monitoring devices. Bodine’s business model is standardized customization, so there is no set price for this application.
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
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.
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