announces that the KÃ¼bler 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.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.