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.
Wal-Mart will hold its second Made in the USA Open Call July 7-8, at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The event will be a repeat effort by the world’s biggest seller of consumer goods to increase the amount of US-made products it sells in Wal-Mart stores, in Sam’s Club members-only wholesale outlets, and on walmart.com.
From design feasibility, to development, to production, having the right information to make good decisions can ultimately keep a product from failing validation. The key is highly focused information that doesn’t come from conventional, statistics-based tests but from accelerated stress testing.
There’s a good chance that a few of the things mentioned here won't fully come to fruition in 2015 but rather much later down the line. However, as Malcolm X once said, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
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