Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Tilt Sensor

The MS9001.D from Colibrys (Neuchatel, Switzerland) is a MEMS-based tilt sensor for platform stabilization applications, including satellite communication and scanning radar antennas, remote surveillance cameras, and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Vertical Carousel

The Megamat RS vertical carousel from Kardex Remstar (Westbrook, ME) features an intelligent drive design made of a drive track, carrier arms, transportation chain, drive motor, drive chain, and hand crank. The components...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Duplex Pumps

The STH and STQ Ratio:Matic® duplex pumps from Fluid Metering (Syosset, NY) consist of two valveless pump heads direct-coupled to a single variable-speed drive (typically a 23-frame stepper motor). Displacement of each pump...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Linear Motor Stages

Newport Corp. (Irvine, CA) offers the IMS-LM-SA Series of long-travel linear motor stages. Based on a stiff-body design, the self-supporting stages are available in 800-, 1000-, and 1200-mm travel, and do not require...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
DC Servo Motors

The Series 3400, 4400, and 5400 Pittman® slotless, brushless DC servo motors from AMETEK Technical and Industrial Products (Kent, OH) are available in three frame sizes: NEMA 14, 17, and 23. They incorporate 3-phase slotless...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Electric Actuators

Hayward Flow Control (Clemmons, NC) offers the EPM-4 and EPM-6 models of quarter-turn reversing electric actuators. They are designed to eliminate wiring errors and can be factory- or field-mounted on ball or butterfly...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motor Driver ICs

Allegro MicroSystems (Worcester, MA) offers the A4952 and A4953 single, full-bridge motor driver ICs for use in brush DC motor drive applications. They are rated for peak output currents to ±2A, and operating voltages to...

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Workholding Products

Enerpac (Menomonee Falls, WI) offers a 70- bar line of products for low-pressure workholding applications, including link clamps, swing clamps, and remote mount system valves. The products are designed for applications...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Parallel Grippers

Techno-Omil (New Hyde Park, NY) has introduced the OPP2 Series of two-finger parallel grippers that feature a heavy-duty T-slot design. The nine models feature a stroke range from 12 to 72 mm, and a gripping force from...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Hydraulic Hand Pumps

The P100 gauge and handheld pumps from E Instruments International (Langhorne, PA) offer pressure calibration with ranges to 1000 bar. The hydraulic pumps display engineering units in bar, Mpa, Kpa, Psi, and mbar....

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Rotary Servo Table

The Planar ServoRing™ rotary table PSR300 from IntelLiDrives (Philadelphia, PA) features a low profile and minimizes stage height. Angular contact bearings are used to minimize wobble, moment stiffness, and friction....

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Belt Pulleys

Stock Drive Products (New Hyde Park, NY) offers the A 6A18M Series of 1-mm pitch timing belt pulleys for miniature applications. The pulleys are available in 17 different sizes, ranging from 18 to 75 grooves. The clear,...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Linear Positioner

The MX45S linear positioner from Parker Hannifin’s Electromechanical Automation Division (Rohnert Park, CA) is a 45-mm-wide miniature screw-driven positioner. It is designed with anti-cage creep cross-roller bearings...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Inclinometers

FRABA (Hamilton, NJ) offers POSITAL Accelens (ACS) inclinometers in two models. The first model features a fiber-reinforced PBT plastic housing and fully encapsulated electronic components. They can withstand prolonged exposure...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motion Controller

Galil Motion Control (Rocklin, CA) offers the DMC-300xx Pocket Motion Controller Series, a single-axis Ethernet motion controller that combines a motion controller and an 800W sine drive in a 3.9 × 5.0 × 1.5" package....

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
DC Motor

MICROMO (Clearwater, FL) offers the 3272 CR DC Micro Motor from Faulhaber that provides graphite commutation and premium materials. The drive provides torque of up to 120 mNm, while measuring 32 × 72 mm. The motor features an...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Triaxial Accelerometer

PCB Piezotronics (Depew, NY) has released the Model 356A03 miniature ICP® triaxial accelerometer that delivers 10 mV/g sensitivity in a 0.25" cube. It includes a hermetic seal design with a low noise floor and high...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Expanding the Use of Smart Operator Panels

The evolution of operator interfaces has moved quite far beyond the pushbutton. Once, the intelligence resided in the operator’s brain, and considerable experience and training were required to...

ERDAS APOLLO Essentials - Image Web Server
ERDAS
Norcross, GA
770-776-3400
www.erdas.com

The Italian Space Agency (ASI) is using ERDAS APOLLO to manage...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Prototype Helps Astronauts Use Robot on International Space Station
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) material parts
RedEye On Demand
Eden Prairie, MN
866-882-6934

Wyle is a leading provider of high-tech science, aerospace...

Articles: Research Lab
John H. Glenn Research Center

Innovators at NASA’s Glenn Research Center design game-changing spaceflight technologies that advance exploration of our solar system. They have also established themselves as global leaders in aeronautics by...

MSC Software Corp., Santa Ana, CA, has introduced Marc 2011 simulation software that enables users to create finite element analysis (FEA) models. The software offers a new interface and CAD interoperability,...

Techs for License
Fast-Charge Technology Finds Battery “Sweet Spot”

A technology recharges batteries in up to one-tenth the time of conventional methods. The device creates conditions within the battery that allow power to be input as fast as the cell can accept the charge. By creating a charging “ecosystem,” the optimum battery charging conditions are...

Techs for License
Technology Produces Electrically Conductive Polyester

New polyester compositions feature desired electrical characteristics without unduly deteriorating the other valued melt viscosity, processing, and shaped article properties. The electrically conductive polyester has strong conductivity at low carbon black loading. The use of carbon black...

Tech Needs
Friction Reduction of Steel Surfaces

A global organization needs innovative technologies that will decrease the surface friction between steel surfaces. Thin, 0.2-mm steel components must come into shear contact with each other, resulting in slip, wear, and heat. The components are lubricated to reduce friction. Any proposed solution must have...

Tech Needs
Improved Efficiency of Jet Engines

By minimizing the distance between the rotating vanes of a turbine and the static case structure housing the rotating blades, a client seeks to improve the efficiency of jet engines. Eliminating system leakage is essential to providing the most amount of energy for the lowest cost. The compressor fans of a...

NASA Tech Needs
Aeronautics Test Program

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) is one of four NASA centers that supports NASA’s Aeronautics Test Program (ATP). The ATP ensures the long-term availability and health of NASA’s major wind tunnels,...

It’s that time of year when we ask NASA Tech Briefs readers to vote for the annual Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Awards.

Dr. Robert Okojie, Research Electronics Engineer at the NASA Glenn Research Center, develops harsh-environment microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)....

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