The DGS 65 incremental encoder provides resolution of up to 10,000 pulses per revolution. The 60 mm diameter unit has a 15 mm hub shaft with collets for shaft diameters of 6, 8, 10 and 12 mm. Available with a MS23 12-pin connector or shielded cable, the blind hollow shaft encoders have a differential line driver or push-pull interface. With supply voltages that range from 5 to 30V, the units have TTL or HTL compatible outputs. The IP65/66-rated housing provides protection for rugged applications. The easily adapted DGS 65 has a compression shaft with servo mount and targets machine tool, textile, woodworking and packaging applications.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.