RENCO Encoders of Goleta, CA, has announced the addition of a new 3-D feature to their website. Now customers can log on to the RENCO homepage (www.renco.com) and view various different encoders from all sides. Viewers can also download 3-D or 2-D versions of an encoder in different CAD and graphic formats. The website enables viewers to make their own encoder by selecting parts available in the catalog and creating a 3-D model of their specific design that can be rotated, zoomed, and viewed on screen. Users may also obtain price and delivery information by submitting their particular specifications for an RFQ.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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.