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.
As manufacturers add new technologies to their products, designing for compliance becomes more difficult. Prepare for the certification testing process. Otherwise, you increase the risk of discovering a safety issue after a product leaves the assembly line. That will cause significant time-to-market delays, be much costlier to fix, and damage your brand in the eyes of customers.
Stratasys will be exhibiting two groundbreaking large-scale additive manufacturing technologies, as well as other new products, next month at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.
Two new technologies from Stratasys, created in partnership with Boeing, Ford, and Siemens, will bring accurate, repeatable manufacturing of very large thermoplastic end products, and much bigger composite parts, onto the factory floor for industries including automotive and aerospace.
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