Rotary Encoders take the Shaft

April 2, 2007 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rotary shaft encoders convert an angular position into an electrical quantity or digital code that a computer can use to determine the location of a connected object. Encoders come in two varieties - absolute and incremental - and most rely on optoelectric or magnetic sensors. Both types divide a 360° rotation into hundred or thousands of equally spaced units, or counts. Thus, engineers can choose an angular resolution that meets their needs. An absolute encoder indicates a specific position within the shaft's 360° rotation and an incremental position indicates the change in rotation from one position to another. (You also can derive velocity and acceleration from encoder signals.)

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cPCI Enclosures for Industrial, Telecom Computing Systems

March 30, 2007 11:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions announced its enhanced 500 Series of CompactPCI enclosures for industrial and telecom computing systems. These enclosures are engineered as a turnkey system incorporating a backplane, power and cooling systems. The 500 Series allows end-users to completely customize their computing system

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