Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Rotary Table

Physik Instrumente (PI) L.P. (Auburn, MA) has introduced the M-660 rotary table driven by piezo motors that enable a profile of 14 mm. The table is equipped with a direct measuring en coder. It can accelerate to velocities of...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Multi-Axis Motor Control

Maxon Motor USA (Fall River, MA) offers the EPOS2 36/2 multi-axis controller in a motherboard configuration that provides either a standalone multi-axis motor controller or one that can be integrated into the final...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
AC Motors

The IronHorse™ line of general-purpose AC motors from AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) includes cast iron threephase motors in horsepower ranges from 1 to 200 hp. The motors are available in speeds of 1200, 1800, and 3600 RPM, and...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Digital Inclinometer

Analog Devices (Norwood, MA) has released the ADIS16210 MEMS iSensor® digital inclinometer system that provides measurements of both pitch and roll angles over a full orientation range of ±180°. It integrates iMEMS® multi-axis accelerometer technology and signal processing, adding addressable user registers for...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Solenoid Valve

Parker Fluid Control Division (New Britain, CT) offers the High Flow direct mount NAMUR solenoid valve for general-purpose valve actuator applications. It features a NAMUR mounting pattern and flow rates from 1.2 to 3.0 Cv....

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Step-Down Controller

Linear Technology Corp. (Milpitas, CA) offers the LTC3867 fixed-frequency synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with nonlinear control, differential output voltage sensing, and clock synchronization. The 4V to 38V input...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Linear Actuator

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) offers a 36-mm G4 linear actuator that includes an adapter plate that allows the smaller 36- mm OD unit to replace 42-mm and 46-mm units in existing applications using...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
DC Compressor

The 2220 Series brushless DC oil-less air compressor from Thomas Division (Sheboygan, WI) is designed for applications requiring a compact compressor with variable output. The unit weighs 1.48 pounds and measures 3.8 × 2.64 × 4.7". It features a variable speed motor that produces flow to 1.2 cfm and pressure to 30 psi. It uses...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Servo Motors

Wittenstein (Bartlett, IL) has introduced the MRSH line of servo motors designed in a modular concept to allow users to select frame sizes, lengths, and options. The MRSH049A and MRSH064A models are available in lengths of 15,...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
V-Belt Drives

Premium banded V-belts from TB Wood’s (Chambersburg, PA) are designed for drives requiring high impact strength and load-carrying power. Banded belts feature a multiple-layer tie band that provides lateral rigidity to prevent...

Briefs : Medical
Improved Devices for Collecting Sweat for Chemical Analysis

Improved devices have been proposed for collecting sweat for biochemical analysis — especially for determination of the concentration of Ca2+ ions in sweat as a measure of loss of Ca from bones. Unlike commercially available sweat-collection patches used previously in...

Phil McAlister, acting director of commercial spaceflight development, oversees the efforts of the Commercial Crew Development and Cargo...

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Phil McAlister, Acting Director of Commercial Spaceflight Development, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC

Phil McAlister, acting director of commercial spaceflight development, oversees the efforts of the Commercial Crew Development and Cargo programs. The dual initiatives spur efforts within the private sector to boost human spaceflight...

Researchers at Iowa State University think that fast pyrolysis - quickly heating biomass such as corn stalks or wood chips without oxygen to produce liquid or gas products - could be a new...

News : Lighting
$10 Million in Funding to Support R&D to Improve SSL Manufacturing

The DOE has announced the availability of up to $10 million in funding for energy-saving lighting technologies. DOE is seeking applications for research and development projects to drive down the cost and improve the quality of solid-state lighting products through manufacturing...

Question of the Week
Do you think light speed can be exceeded?
This week's Question: The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, reported that a neutrino beam fired from a particle accelerator near Geneva to a lab 454 miles away in Italy traveled 60 nanoseconds faster than the speed of light — a claim that potentially questions Einstein's 1905 special...
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Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Features Technology Innovations

Boeing (Everett, WA) has delivered the first 787 Dreamliner to Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA). The 787 Dreamliner is an all-new airplane featuring a host of technologies that benefit both airlines and passengers. It is the first mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range routes,...

Marlow Industries (Dallas, TX) has introduced the EverGen series of thermoelectric-based energy harvesting devices, offering a zero-maintenance power solution for wireless sensor...

The VK-9700 is a color 3D laser scanning confocal microscope from Keyence Corp. (Woodcliff Lake, NJ). Features include 18,000× magnification and 0.001 μm precision, 3D imaging, and...

News : Green Design & Manufacturing
Edible Carbon Dioxide Sponge

A team of researchers at Northwestern University has discovered that a class of nanostructures made of sugar, salt, and alcohol can efficiently detect, capture, and store carbon dioxide. And the compounds...

Articles : Software
Download the Sounds of NASA

Some of the most historic and interesting sound bites from NASA space missions are now available for download as ringtones on your phone, or on your computer for alarms and notifications.

You can hear the roar of a space shuttle launch or Neil Armstrong's "One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for...

The N8816A Infiniium PCI Express 3.0 protocol analyzer software from Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) provides the ability to perform 128/130 bit and 8b/10b based packet decoding via a patented...

Emphase (South Burlington, VT) has announced an all-new Slim SATA flash drive. Available in two grades of performance, this lightweight, low-profile storage drive has been engineered to afford flexibility in embedded...

AutomationDirect’s (Cumming, GA) 24 VDC powered SOLO process/temperature controllers are powerful process tools offering flexibility and simplicity. Available in four standard DIN sizes, these single-loop...

A new series of hardware mounting kits for PC/104 and PC104-Plus Bus Drives that have to be installed in limited space design/installation applications is among the latest developments from Keystone Electronics Corp....

Advanced Digital Logic (ADL) (San Diego, CA) has announced the release of its ADLLAN PC/104-Plus Ethernet LAN. This PC/104-Plus expansion board is available with either a single 1GB LAN Port or dual 1GB LAN Port. The...

New technology yielding flexible solar cells was developed by scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. Key to the breakthrough is...

Products : Energy
Wind Inverter

Smart Power Systems, Inc. (Baltimore, MD) has developed a 25-kW single-phase bi-directional inverter. The SPS-Pavan 25 features minimum harmonic point tracking to reduce harmonic distortion and a unity power factor operation...

Question of the Week
Will we set foot on Mars?
  This week's Question: NASA recently unveiled its new "Space Launch System," which will be designed to carry the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, as well as important cargo, equipment, and science experiments to Earth's orbit and destinations beyond. "Tomorrow's explorers will now dream of one day walking on Mars,"...

The latest issue of Solar & Wind Power has more new feature articles, application stories, tech briefs, videos, products, technologies available for licensing, and research news - all on the...

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