AutomationDirect has extended
its industrial sensors to include the PEW series of stainless steel dc proximity sensors. The shielded 8 mm sensors are flush-mountable
and feature a 2 mm sensing range. Available with either M8 or M12 quick
disconnects, they are equipped with LED status indicators visible at wide
angles, and have PNP outputs. Also added are the LF40 series rectangular
inductive dc proximity sensors. Two shielded and two unshielded models are
available with 20 or 35 mm sensing ranges. The rectangular plastic PNP sensors
provide either normally-open or normally-open/normally-closed complementary
outputs. LF40 series sensor prices start at $39.
Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) is partnering with Local Motors to develop technology that will 3D-print an entire production-model car. A second deal with Cincinnati Inc. will develop a huge, very fast commercial 3D printer.