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 engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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