Cables, Connectors, Enclosures http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8226/more en Precision encoders provide the path to perfect surfaces http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/precision-encoders-provide-path-perfect-surfaces <div class="field-byline"> Martin Seichter and Helmut Kügel, Heidenhain Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturing parts with near-flawless surface finishes demands encoders with extremely small positioning errors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/precision-encoders-provide-path-perfect-surfaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/precision-encoders-provide-path-perfect-surfaces#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Sensors Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:02:00 +0000 36451 at http://machinedesign.com Sealing off leaks http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/sealing-leaks <div class="field-byline"> Ed Douglas, Douglas Electrical Components </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An application that requires a disconnect on one or both sides of a pressure or vacuum wall probably demands a hermetic bulkhead connector. 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