This encoder is made for harsh environments, with a temperature of operation of -60 to 150C, immunity to lightning, high-voltage static and plasma fields, and resistance to radiation. It outdistances copper encoder links by up to 1,000m, and is safe and ATEX compliant. With the MR310 Remote Encoder Interface Module, it has quadrature outputs, a quadrature multiplier/divider, 24-bit absolute multiturn encoder emulation mode, a RS232/RS422 serial interface, and two programmable analog outputs (4-20 mA and +/-10V). The engineering evaluation kit, including the MR314 and MR310 costs $3,495, and it costs as low as $2,500 in larger quantities.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.