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.
Lantronix Inc. has expanded its line of controllers for sensor networks with the release of a rugged controller that improves management of automation systems used in a number of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Inspired by the hooks a parasitic worm uses to penetrate its host's intestines, the Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but doesn't cause damage when removed.
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