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.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
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