The sensors in absolute encoders output Gray code sequences which require some complicated conversion methods to be properly used. This article shows how to take the Gray code used by absolute encoders and convert it to binary.
June 12, 2020 by David Peterson
Within an industrial setting, noise from EMI can create huge problems. For large load devices using many amps of current, small electrical noise may not be too critical. But when it comes to low-voltage and low-current communication wires, just a small amount of voltage finding its way onto a wire can corrupt data transmissions. Shielded cables can help to protect against that problem.
May 24, 2020 by David Peterson
Wiring design systems can become confusing when some switching devices send power to the load automatically while others do not. Often called ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ contacts, these devices are fairly easy to troubleshoot once the differences are understood.
May 17, 2020 by David Peterson
Robot Manipulators, also known as Robot Arms, are found just about everywhere nowadays seeing as their versatility puts them at the forefront of manufacturing innovation. In this article, learn about Visual Servoing and how it's used for industrial and commercial applications.
May 15, 2020 by Akshay Kumar
In today’s’ world, a lot of connections are going wireless. But that signal has to start somewhere, and it’s likely to start on a wire. That wire has to connect to other hardware, like antennas, transducers, and computers to name just a few.
May 07, 2020 by Joseph McAbee