Everight Position's vendor partner, Netzer Precision, continues their tradition of avionic application out of this world.
Netzer Precision Motion Sensors is a manufacturer of precision rotary encoders. These devices are incorporated in NASA's newly released Robonaut-2. Robonaut 2 (R2) is a state of the art, highly dexterous anthropomorphic robot jointly developed by NASA and GM teams for different space missions. Its dexterity allows it to use a wide range of tools, the same tools that astronauts currently use, and it does not need specialized tools. To achieve its design goals NASA design team was looking for rotary encoders that met the following specifications:
• thin and hollow bore form factor
• high resolution
• high precision absolute position output
• low power consumption
• light weight
• Space environment compatible Netzer Electric Encoders™ DS-130 and DS-90 fit the bill.
Robonaut 2 includes 10 Electric Encoders™ in each hand, 3 encoders in the neck and 2 encoders in the torso, altogether 25 encoders. Extensive testing was done on Robonaut 2 in preparation for its flight, including vibration, vacuum and radiation. Robonaut 2 is deployed on the international space station (ISS). Robonaut missions are in development, with the potential for the robot to walk on the surface of our moon. To learn more about these precision hollow shaft sensors, please find the links below:
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Everight Position is a company that specializes in specifying non-contact sensor solutions to engineers across North America. Everight has personal and exclusive relationships with many of the world's leading sensor manufacturers, and brings decades of experience to the table. We pride ourselves on fast and informative service and always place the highest emphasis on the needs of the end user.
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