Velmex's line of assemblies come with brand new compact optical encoders, made for precise positioning or gauging in manufacturing and testing. The screw-driven slides measure absolute travel distance and position with an encoder, offering 1-micron and 5-micron resolutions. The LED digital readout has an RS-232C interface, zero reset button and an inch/metric toggle switch. The stages come in 2.5, 4, 6 and 9-inch cross-sectional widths for loads up to 300 lb, and many UniSlide models offer travels ranging from 1 to 84 inches. Modular UniSlide Assemblies can be put together to make multi-coordinate systems.
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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