Products: Electronics & Computers

Using its low-power EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers, Energy Micro (Oslo, Norway) has introduced a software tool that enables designers to predict battery cell life expectancy. The free energyAware™ Battery...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Imec (Leuven, Belgium) has demonstrated 3D integrated DRAM-on-logic for lowpower mobile applications. The 3D stack technology consists of Imec’s proprietary logic CMOS IC, on top of which a commercial DRAM is stacked using...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Previously, the walk from the sales counter of the pharmacy to the medication drawer wasted valuable time. Today, the fully automated picking system for European pharmacies by KLS requires only...

Articles: Motion Control

Among the various components of a submarine pipeline, the vertical section known as a riser is critical to managing the pipeline. This section connects the...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

HEIDENHAIN (Schaumburg, IL) has released the IK5000 version 2.96 PC-based QUADRA-CHEK Metrology software for inspection measurement machines. It performs 2D and 3D measuring tasks and offers functionality such as...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Warner Linear (Belvidere, IL) has introduced the S-Track line of linear actuators for generalduty applications. Models are available with aluminum or engineered plastic housings. Enhanced control allows for 12 or 24 VDC...

Products: Motion Control

Wittenstein (Bartlett, IL) offers the RP+ and RPM+ linear rack and pinion systems. The RP+ combines the alpha TP+ gearbox, pinion, and rack into one solution for linear motion; the RPM+ combines the TPM+ actuator, pinion, and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Kollmorgen (Radford, VA) has introduced Value-Line servomotors that cover the torque range from 0.5 Nm to 16 Nm (peak or continuous). The servomotors are available in most popular motor sizes with 12 standard windings, in both...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Advanced Antivibration Components (New Hyde Park, NY) offers the V12Z55M062M Series bell-shaped rubber mountings to dampen shock and vibration for loads up to 887 kgf (1956 lbf). They are made from a combination of natural...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Advanced Motion Controls (Camarillo, CA) has released the DZE and DZS series EtherCAT® servo drives and DxM (Demultiplexed Motion) technology. The servo drives for EtherCAT-enabled control networks are housed in a package size that...

Products: Motion Control

The A3200 MotionPAC from Aerotech (Pittsburgh, PA) is a software-based programmable logic controller (PLC) that is integrated with the company’s A3200 motion controller. The MotionPAC can be used independently for full...

Products: Motion Control

Sherborne Sensors (Wyckoff, NJ) has introduced the T835 Series gravity-referenced tri-axial inclinometer for challenging and space constrained environments. Available in angular ranges ±14.5° to ±60°, and measuring...

Products: Motion Control

Prior Scientific (Rockland, MA) offers the NZ400 NanoScan Piezo Stage System for researchers producing rapid Z sections and live cell 3D images of specimens grown in well plates, large petri dishes, or mounted to glass...

Products: Motion Control

Tolomatic (Hamel, MN) offers the ACS with Ethernet, which adds Ethernet connectivity to the ACS Stepper Drive/Controller. It supports both Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP, allowing connectivity to PLCs and HMIs. It offers...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The KNF Type NMP05 diaphragm micropump for sampling air and gases is available from KNF Neuberger (Trenton, NJ). It provides efficient operation for a wide range of portable, battery operated equipment applications. The...

Techs for License
Detection of Pathogens, Environmental Contaminants, and Illicit Materials

The University of Georgia Research Foundation has a portfolio of technologies for the fast and accurate detection and identification of pathogens and chemicals. The technologies provide for a scalable and inexpensive method for the detection of disease agents as well as...

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Smart Grid Technology for Monitoring Power Generation of Each Solar Panel

The National Institute of AIST in Japan has developed a communication technology that uses the direct current (DC) power line of a solar panel as a communication line. The technology helps monitor the power generation in each solar panel, which is useful for the...

Tech Needs
Naturally Derived Chemicals Exhibiting Pesticidal Effects

A company seeks biorational approaches to new pesticides. “Biorational” approaches include processes, organisms, or chemistries that occur spontaneously in nature. By isolating these substances, a biorational pesticide may be created. These naturally derived (or synthesized products...

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Natural Ingredients for Foods That Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Healthy people and pre-diabetic individuals may have a reduced sensitivity (or resistance) to insulin. A company seeks natural ingredients that can be added to foods that will enhance the body’s sensitivity to insulin, and help maintain post-absorptive blood glucose control at a...

Who's Who: Aerospace

As NASA’s Director of Space Technology Programs, Michael Gazarik contributes to the development of technology that can be applied to NASA’s...

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Michael Gazarik, Director of Space Technology Programs, NASA Headquarters, Washington DC

As NASA’s Director of Space Technology Programs, Michael Gazarik contributes to the development of technology that can be applied to NASA’s exploration systems, space operations, and science missions. Gazarik integrates and tracks all investments...

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Researchers Use Electricity to Convert Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have for the first time demonstrated a method for converting carbon dioxide into liquid fuel isobutanol using electricity.

The electrochemical formate production and the biological carbon dioxide...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing

Electrical energy generated by various methods can be difficult to store efficiently. Chemical batteries, hydraulic pumping, and water splitting suffer from low energy-density storage or...

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‘Cyberplasm’ Prototype Robot Pinpoints Diseases

A tiny prototype robot that functions like a living creature could be safely used to pinpoint diseases within the human body.

Called ‘Cyberplasm’, it will combine advanced microelectronics with latest research in biomimicry (technology inspired by nature). The aim is for Cyberplasm...

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Self-Guided Bullet Can Hit Target a Mile Away

Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico have invented a dart-like, self-guided bullet for small-caliber, smooth-bore firearms that could hit laser-designated targets at distances of more than a mile (about 2,000 meters). Sandia is seeking a private company partner to complete...

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Eyes Could Provide the Windows to Traumatic Brain Injury

Long hailed as windows to the soul, the eyes also might provide insight for researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), who are evaluating and working to improve methods for detecting traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in soldiers while they are still...

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Navy Tests Electromagnetic Railgun Prototype Launcher

Engineers have fired the Navy’s first industry-built electromagnetic railgun (EM Railgun) prototype launcher at a test facility, beginning an evaluation that is an important intermediate step toward a future tactical weapon for ships. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is evaluating the...

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Markerless Motion Capture Offers New Angle on Tennis Injuries

A new approach to motion capture technology is offering fresh insights into tennis injuries – and orthopedic injuries in general. Researchers from Ohio State University studied three types of tennis serves, and identified one in particular, called a “kick” serve, which creates...

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Researchers Create Lightweight, Ultra-Durable Automotive Brake Rotor

Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and Michigan-based REL, Inc. are creating a next-generation aluminum composite brake rotor potentially weighing 60 percent less than today’s cast iron rotors with triple the life expectancy. The...

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