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.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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