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April 2016 Newsletter
Easy Encoder Guide – Part 3: Linear Encoders

Part 1 of the Easy Encoder Guide reviewed what an encoder is, the differences between types of encoders and the varying output configurations.

Part 2 of the Easy Encoder Guide continued to examine rotary encoders and applications. Now Part 3 of the Easy Encoder Guide will focus on Linear Encoders and their operation.

Learn how to choose the best encoder for your application!



Smart Lighting Saves On Energy and Costs

Did you know there is another way to save energy and money with Cree’s SmartCast LED lighting technology?

Cree luminaires with the Cree SmartCast Technology have embedded electronics, and software that works together to automatically learn and interact with each other and your space. 

Find out how to simplify and gain control over your lighting with SmartCast technology.



The Advantages of Modern HMI's

HMI's, or Human Machine Interfaces, have radically evolved from the expensive, old-fashioned cathode ray tubes and grayscale text commands. HMI's are no longer just push-button replacements or passive reporting devices. The modern HMI does more with a less complicated, user-friendly display, while collecting and communicating data.

When you want the functionality and safety of an upgraded HMI, how do you know what to look for?


How to Improve Safety for Sheet Metal Fabricators

Working in sheet metal fabrication goes hand in hand with many risks. Sheet metal conducts heat and electricity, can be difficult to carry, and introduces the hazard of serious injury through sharp edges and metal burrs in the cutting process.

Sheet metal fabricators can stay safe by following the best practices and using safety equipment.

From safety gear to lifting and destacking material, find out how to improve safety in sheet metal fabrication.


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