Anyone who’s worked in the robotics industry will know that although all the technologies may be forever changing, the implementation of useful tools like circular connectors in their inner workings have been consistent throughout.
As they’re made of the most flexible yet robust materials, their usefulness when it comes to the movement of, for instance, a robotic arm is absolutely ideal. Not only will circular connectors be able to enable rotation to a variety of angles, they’ll also offer robust and defensible properties to the effects of exertive pressure over time. This means that as frequently as you utilise the function of a circular connector, their quality will not degrade.
In casual terms, these pioneering innovations manage this thanks to their swivel base mechanism which offers plenty in the way of movement. This allows the ratchet concept and therefore, the variety of degrees available is increased exponentially and adapts to its environment, just as the field of robotics does itself.
Another field which a circular connector has a proven track record in is the industry of automation where it is expertly implemented in the function of servo motors.
In the household, you’ll most commonly find servo motors present in your regular remote-controlled cars that the children play with but in the industrial sense, they are present across many applications.
For the interior of the servo motor, all you’ll notice is the bare basics as it’s all they require although they are still capable of packing quite a lot of power based against its small circumference. A potentiometer, D motor and control circuit are the only necessary components which then work in correlation with the connector to be enabled.
An innovation of the past but still one for the future, circular connectors will seemingly always have a home in the automation and robotic sectors.