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We’ve been hearing for some time now how emissions-free electric vehicles (EVs) could someday save the planet – or at least our part of it – by replacing cars powered with internal combustion engines. What nobody can seem to tell us is when that day will come.

Two companies that hope to answer that...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing

Water purification requires a lot of energy, while utility companies need large amounts of water for energy production. Researchers from the University of Colorado Denver College of...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) has announced that the roadmap for its breakthrough STM32 family of 32-bit MCUs based on ARM® Cortex-MT processor cores will include new devices centered on the Cortex-M4 and...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

Saelig Company, Inc. (Pittsford, NY) has introduced JoyWarrior24F14, a high-resolution USB-connected 3-axis acceleration sensor with 125μg sensitivity. The new USB-powered JoyWarrior24F14 offers acceleration...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

Kontron (Poway, CA) has introduced the world’s first PCIe/104™ embedded single board computer (SBC) based on the Intel® Atom™ E600C processor series, pairing an Intel Atom E600 series processor with an...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

The new Vision1040™ PLC and integrated HMI from Unitronics (Quincy, MA) allows machine manufacturers and system integrators to add both a brilliant 10.4” color touch-screen equipped with 9 programmable...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Anritsu Company (Richardson, TX) has introduced the MT9090A Network Master™ Micro-OTDR, a new tool for the installation and maintenance of today’s optical networks. The MT9090A Network Master features 5 cm resolution for...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Optical Gaging Products (OGP®) (Rochester, NY) has introduced the new SmartScope® Apex Micro precision dimensional measurement system. Apex Micro is a floor model fixed optics system featuring a...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Cree, Inc. (Durham, NC) has announced commercial availability of the new Cree XLamp® XM-L high-performance lighting-class LEDs, designed for very high-lumen applications such as high-bay or roadway lighting. Cool white...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Asylum Research (Santa Barbara, CA) has announced the new NanoRack™ Sample Stretching Stage Accessory for its MFP-3D™ atomic force microscopes (AFMs). This high-strain, high-travel manual stretching...

Products

MEN Micro, Ambler, PA, has introduced the RS3 managed Ethernet switch and RS4 unmanaged Ethernet switch, each built with an aluminum housing and M12 connectors with eight Fast...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Piher North America (Libertyville, IL) offers the MTS 360 SMD rotary position sensor that combines a through-shaft design with 360° absolute position feedback in an ultra-miniature size. The non-contacting sensor measures 6 ×...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Oriental Motor (Torrance, CA) has introduced the SCX10 single-axis universal stepping motor controller that allows users to operate any motor via three serial communication protocols, including RS-232C, CANopen,...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

J.H. Williams Tool Group, a unit of Snap-on Industrial (Kenosha, WI), offers single-acting lock nut cylinders in diameter sizes from 2 to 12". Units are designed to support loads for extended periods without hydraulic...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Dytran Instruments (Chatsworth, CA) has released the 3363AT series miniature triaxial accelerometers for modal analysis testing and environmental stress screening. The IEPE-type piezoelectric sensors have a...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The Model 795 pneumatic dispensing valve from Tridak (Torrington, CT) dispenses very high-viscosity fluids, gels, and pastes that require high pressure to achieve suitable material flow. The valve can be used for silicone...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Maxon Motor (Fall River, MA) offers two new motor sizes with IP54 protection rating and mounting brakes. The commutated DC motors, with output power of 200 and 250W, are protected on the commutation side with sealed...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Hollis, NH) offers the PCM4806 IDEA™ programmable linear actuator drive that is RoHS compliant and optimized to regulate a low-current power stage suitable for controller can-stack linear...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
DC Motors

Pittman® Series 8690™ brush-commutated DC motors from AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products (Kent, OH) are 26-mm motors for data storage, medical, semiconductor processing, automation, and other high-performance applications. The iron core DC motors incorporate bonded neodymium iron boron magnets, and include 7-slot skewed...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Newport Corp. (Irvine, CA) offers the XPSDRVP1, an XPS-compatible driver card for the piezoelectric stack-based NanoPositioning line of sub-nanometer-resolution stages. The driver eliminates the need for either an XPS...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

TURCK (Minneapolis, MN) offers the Q42 dual-axis inclinometer sensor with a CANopen interface for angular tilt detection, and angle measurements of ±10, 45, and 60 degrees. The device measures angular tilt in reference to...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Kistler Instrument Corp. (Amherst, NY) offers the Type 8640A miniature, single-axis, IEPE PiezoBeam® accelerometer for the multi-channel modal and structural analysis of small or thin-walled structures and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Magnetic Ring Encoder

ASM Sensors (Elmhurst, IL) offers the PMIR7 series POSIROT® incremental en coder magnet rings in three sizes for different shaft sizes. They yield up to 184,320 pulses per revolution in conjunction with the quadrature encoder read head. The encoder system consists of a magnetoresistive read head, PMIS4, and a dual-channel...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The MS-2500 stage from Applied Scientific Instrumentation (Eugene, OR) provides 100 mm of Yaxis travel and 250 mm of X-axis travel, and works on existing inverted microscopes. Custom configurations are available, including...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Servo2Go (Greenville, DE) has introduced the Applied Motion Products HT24 NEMA 24 frame series of hybrid stepper motors for applications where additional power is required, but changing to a size 34 motor is not...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The 1410 Series DC miniature diaphragm pump from Thomas Division (Sheboygan, WI) measures 3.3 × 1.2 × 2.1" and is designed for medical and other applications requiring high performance in a compact package. The pump features...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

PI L.P. (Auburn, MA) has introduced the E-709 digital piezo nanopositioning controller that features fifth order polynomial digital linearization, two notch filters for piezo operation at high frequencies, and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

RB Series Generation II linear profile guide rail brakes from Nexen Group (Vadnais Heights, MN) are designed for stopping and holding in e-stop and power-off situations. Each rail brake clamps directly onto the center of the...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

XMOS (Sunnyvale, CA) has released a motor control platform that contains XCore® processors, an XMOS motor control hardware board with support for dual axis motor control and communication, and a suite of control,...

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