sensor will fit into a space as short as 6mm allowing it to fit in tight
spaces. The SuperShorty models have the capability to install sensors directly
into grippers or fast moving machinery, with frequency ratings up to 3 kHz,
such as pick and place machinery - without adversely affecting their performance
size or weight. All models are reverse polarity protected, short circuit
protected, IP65 or IP67 rated and have a current capacity of 150 mA.
SuperShorty is available in three housing styles: 6.5 mm smooth metal, M8
threaded stainless steel, and 6.5 mm plastic - all offering maximum flexibility
in most micro sized application. The smooth or knurled plastic housing
offers the user the ability to install the sensor by press fit or glue rather
than mounting hardware or tapped holes. With 90-degree cable exits, the
sensors can also be used in small spaces while eliminating cable bend issues. SuperShorty
inductive sensors with 1.5 mm sensing range are available in both PNP and NPN
and both normally open and normally closed versions. Connection options
include cable out, M8 quick disconnect and pigtail versions with M8 connectors.
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.