Renco Encoders Inc. (www.renco.com) has added a 3D modeling feature to its website, where users can select specific encoder models, enter the specifications, and create a 3D model that can be rotated, zoomed, and panned on-screen. Downloads in various CAD and graphic formats are also available for both 3D and 2D models. In addition, users may submit specifications for price quotes.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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