This company's model SP1 string pot features a free release design that retracts the wire safely into the housing if the front connection comes unmoored, a condition Celesco terms a "cable free release." Stainless steel cable winds up along a precision machined spool which can be sized to measure lengths out to 4.75, 12.5, 25, or 50 inches. The cable can be out of line from the housing entry by as much as 45 degrees without diminishing performance. According to Celesco product marketing engineer, Jeffrey Rowe, the SP1 is of particular interest to OEMs as the transducer is good for high frequency use over many cycles. It's compact, affordable, and always in stock. More information on Celesco's OEM solutions program, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/4922-520.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.