announces that the KΓΌbler by TURCK 2430 shaft and 2440 hollow shaft miniature encoders are now available in
absolute versions. The encoders boast a 24-mm diameter housing that makes them
ideal for space-restricted areas, with a non-contact design that minimizes wear
- delivering exceptional ruggedness in a compact package.
than determining encoder position based upon the home position, as incremental
varieties do, 2430 and 2440 absolute encoders assign a unique output for each
position. With this design, the encoders retain specific position data, even if
equipment power is turned off.
2430 and 2440 miniature encoders deliver a maximum speed rating of 12,000 RPM,
plus an extensive temperature range of -20 to 85C to suit diverse plant
environments. With radial and axial cable outlet options, these compact
encoders demonstrate even further applicability in tight spaces.
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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