Medium duty encoders, solid or hollow shaft
The Koyo medium duty encoders now include PPR models and are available in push-pull or differential configurations.
AutomationDirect has extended its series of Koyo medium duty encoders to include high PPR (Pulses Per Revolution) models. Available in Totem Pole (Push-Pull) or line driver (differential) configurations, the encoders feature a 50 mm diameter body with a 35 mm depth. Models are constructed with an 8 mm diameter solid or hollow shaft and offer incremental resolutions of 3000, 3600, or 5000 PPR. The encoders are fitted with a 2 m cable with tinned ends and are available with either 5 V dc or 5 to 30 V dc inputs; the high-PPR encoders provide up to 200 kHz response frequency.
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Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.