Generally, when you hook up your encoder, it's already configured to provide the correct digital outputs. Those outputs then feed directly to a counter, controller, or other device. However, in some applications the encoder signal needs optimization to reach the receiving device over long distances. You might also need to provide the encoder signal to more than one device. That's where Encoder’s RX/TX products come in.
The RX/TXD is an all-in-one device can modify, split, or repeat an encoder's signal -- and even test and verify that signal.
• Can be configured as a level changer, signal converter, line repeater, splitter, or tester.
• Splits one input signal into two or three outputs.
• Has LED indicators for encoder power and signal presence.
• Accommodates a variety of digital signal types (RS422, NPN, PNP, TTL, etc.) and voltages (5VDC or 5-24VDC) as both input and output options,...
Safety comes first with the new Pizzato NS Series!
Pizzato Elettrica presents the new NS series safety switches with solenoid and RFID technology
The new NS series combines all the knowledge and innovations developed by Pizzato Elettrica for more than thirty years of experience in industrial safety. It is today's spearhead of this field. The NS series switches have a technopolymer body and are suitable for medium/light applications.
The main features of the new NS series:
• Contactless activation by means of the RFID technology.
• Maximum safety with one device only: the NS series switches make it possible to obtain circuits with the highest safety level PLe and SIL3, installing only one device on the protection.
• Large centering hole: the switch is equipped with a large hole for centering the actuator's pin. This solution makes it easier to align the actuator and the hole on the head of the switch during the assembly phase. Ideal...
Siemens is extending its range of HMI devices with Simatic HMI Comfort Panels PRO (PROtected). The new panels with 12-, 15-, 19-, and 22-inch screen diagonals for visualization and automation without control cabinets are equipped with the high protection type IP65 (NEMA4),
Teledyne DALSA Announces Production of Industry’s First Line Scan Polarization Camera:
Teledyne DALSA announced production of the new Polarization camera to its industry-leading Piranha™ family. First announced in Q2 2017, the Piranha4 Polarization camera is now in full production with improved performance. Polarization imaging significantly enhances detection capability in many demanding applications and represents a powerful new addition to system designers’ machine vision toolboxes.
The Piranha4-2k Polarization camera uses Teledyne DALSA’s advanced quadlinear CMOS image sensor with nanowire micro-polarizer filters. It captures multiple native polarization state data without any interpolation. With a maximum line rate of 70 kHz, the camera outputs independent images of 0°(s), 90° (p), and 135° polarization states as well as an unfiltered channel.
How to establish communication with a Moog Animatics Smart Motor
This video will familiarize you with some of the SMI software’s tools including motor view. The video explains the following:
The difference detecting vs. addressing the motor
Establishing communication with SmartMotor and some trouble shooting techniques
Measuring temperature, current and voltage with motor view
LEDs on the SmartMotor
Communication Lockup Wizard
Uploading and clearing motor program (EEPROM)
SmartMONITOR for manufacturing organisations:
By wirelessly networking stack lights WERMA offers a simple yet effective cost effective and easy to retro-fit alternative to traditional machine data collection systems. The system delivers quick and uncomplicated relevant data on machines, equipment and manual work-stations at just the touch of a button. Reaction time to issues can be reduced, the manufacturing process optimized and the user will no longer be unaware of downtime and disruptions. All the activities monitored are detailed in easy-to-produce reports which can contribute to lasting improvement measures to the processes being made.
AndonSPEED for the warehouse
Ideal for warehouse operations, this design has a unique, intelligent and innovative call-for-action system. Not only are disruptions to the process indicated by the Andon lights immediately and clearly this data is also collected wirelessly and documented thereby enabling further analysis of...
Compact, robust, versatile and user-friendly 3C series:
The 3C series retro-reflective sensor is great for bottle detection, clear glass container transport, detection using background suppression and many other detection applications found in material handling. Specially designed for transparent media there is also a tracking function for sensitivity and readjustment making this sensor very user friendly for smarter usability.
Some of the highlights are:
• Up to 30% higher performance through innovation with ASIC pollution compensation
• Higher protection and faster response times equate to a more robust sensor
• More resolution variants: new laser, special light spots, and potentiometer
• Compact sensor housing with new mounting options and compatibility of 22-25mm hole spacing and threaded sleeves
Ingeniously simple, fully symmetrical, and patented worldwide...
this is the successful formula behind Rittal’s TS 8 bayed enclosure system
◾ Rittal’s modular design allows for efficient system updates, flexible baying options and virtually endless configurations,
all based on a robust 16-fold tubular frame system
◾ The frame can hold weight loads up to 1,500 lbs. on the mounting panel and features multi-level mounting capability
for unsurpassed flexibility
◾ The 25 mm hole pattern allows components and accessories to be mounted in three directions – by height, width
and depth – which provides maximum space utilization (up to 30% more available space than traditional NEMA style
enclosures of equal dimension)
◾ The door is strengthened with an attached frame which includes holes on a 25 mm pitch pattern for the attachment
of ducts, cable harnesses, wiring plan pockets and much more
◾ The gasketed roof is secured with...
Embedded Actuator Synchronization from Thomson Offers New Stability and Efficiency for Large and Bulky Load Handling:
Thomson, a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has announced availability of of new synchronization capabilities for its Electrak® HD heavy duty electromechanical linear actuators. Designers of equipment in which large or awkward loads must be moved repeatedly and evenly, such as large solar panels or heavy hoods on construction equipment, can now simultaneously distribute that load using up to four actuators.
Traditional methods for synchronizing multiple actuators can be inflexible. Gas spring technology, for example, is limited in application, while hydraulic cylinders can be prone to leakage and costly to maintain. Non-integrated electronic systems have more flexibility and are cleaner but require external devices such as encoders and potentiometers to track position and send feedback to an external PLC or other logic...