Absolute draw wire encoders from Sick Stegmann can measure as far as 50 meters while holding resolution within 0.025 mm. They find applicability on everything from cranes to excavators and are robust enough to survive the harshest conditions, says sales and marketing manager, Scott Hewitt. Compared to line-of-site linear positioning with lasers, draw wire transducers exhibit great mounting flexibility. The draw wire can be routed over pulleys to negotiate the tightest corners. For more about Sick Stegmann draw wire encoders, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/4922-521.
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
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