Celesco's new string encoder uses industrial rotary encoders with Celesco's durable linear cable reels. The spool translates linear cable motion into the encoder's rotary motion, with eight inches of linear measurement per encoder shaft turn. The encoder offers a measurement range of 10 to 250 inches, and four different measurement cable directions. It supports common 2.0 and 2.5-inch square flange mount encoder mounts, and works with the 60 mm face mount encoders, with other mountings available. It can use any incremental or absolute encoder, and provides quadrature, 5V line driver, universal line driver, SSI, Devicenet and other common digital outputs. Made to be durable, the encoders are designed for die cast, valve positioning, material testing, stage positioning and other applications.
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
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.