MTS Systems Corp.'s Temposonics E-Series Model EH features a stainless steel design with a
compact, rugged, rod-style package with either a 7 or 10 mm rod. The housing,
when used with a proper connector, is useful for applications where high
temperature resistance and high pressure washdowns are required and meets IP
Other features include:
M12 connector cables.
0.005 mm resolution and
repeatability, as well as 0.02 percent linearity deviation for defined stroke
lengths between 50 and 2500 mm.
Analog (voltage or current)
and Start/Stop output.
products in the E-Series include the Model EL, a low profile
version for space-critical applications, the Model ER, with improved
rod-and-cylinder housing and improved sealing and the Model EP, a profile
version that allows the magnet to travel over the sensor's head.
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.
Using Siemens NX software, a team of engineering students from the University of Michigan built an electric vehicle and raced in the 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. One of those students blogged for Design News throughout the race.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
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.