Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Stepper Motor Drive

The StepNet AC drive from Copley Controls (Canton, MA) runs directly on 115/240 Vac at 7 A, eliminating the need for a separate DC supply. It offers servo mode operation and has built-in modes for indexing, trajectory...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Anti-Backlash Assembly

The ZBX Series anti-backlash assembly from Kerk Motion Products (Hollis, NH) offers a linear actuator for design operations requiring precise positional accuracy and repeatability, at minimal cost. The inherent damping...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Incremental Rotary Encoder

The CH25 incremental rotary encoder from Celesco Transducer Products has a powder- coated enclosure rated for use in IP67 environments. It has a 2 ½-inch square flange and a 3/8-inch diameter shaft.

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Push/Pull Switches

The PP1 and PP2 series push-pull switches from Lamb Industries, Inc. (Portland, OR) have push-and-pull capable actuators and can be specified for the unique ON2-ON1-(ON2) function. This function is a standard crossover...

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Variable Frequency Drive

The VLT(R) series variable frequency drive from Danfoss Drives (Loves Park, IL) comes in ratings up to 1350 HP at voltages of 460 and 690 VAC. F1 frame models deliver up to 1050 HP in an 86.8 in. × 55.1 in. ×...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Positioning Controller

EPOS, the second generation intelligent positioning controller from Maxon Precision Motors (Fall River, MA), is suited for applications requiring decentralized drive intelligence. Based on the CANopen standard, the...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Encoder Interface

Swiftcomm is a wireless interface for encoders from BEI Industrial Encoders (Goleta, CA). Unlike other wireless technology such as Wi-Fi, SwiftComm’s fast boot-up and transmission time allow it to seamlessly interface...

The development of a robotic random bin picking system that translates to a real-world factory application has received attention for more than 30 years, and has been called by some the...

A Tier 1 automotive supplier of brake drum assemblies with customers here and abroad has tried a number of different vision systems for brake drum assembly inspection, but...

As a leading global component supplier to the automotive industry, the Keiper GmbH & Co. Group in Germany develops and manufactures metal seat components and structures for...

Products: Imaging
High-Speed Video Camera

The i-SPEED 3 high-speed video camera from Olympus, Orangeburg, NY, combines high image quality, portability, and speed. The high image quality is derived from a 1280 × 1024 resolution sensor. It features a...

Products: Imaging
Surface-Mount LED

The OVSRRGBCC3 is a surface-mount RGB LED with a 150° viewing angle from OPTEK Technology, Carrollton, TX. The three separate diodes are housed in a miniature package that is compatible with automatic pick-and-place...

4DSP, Reno, NV, has introduced a JPEG2000 hardware compression platform that is powered by Xilinx FPGA accelerators. The system provides image compression for digital cameras, 4G infrastructure, and headsets,...

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Video Imaging System

Photron, San Diego, CA, offers the Fastcam SA3, a megapixel, high-speed video imaging system that is designed to withstand high-G and rugged environments. Suitable for automotive safety testing, the camera features a...

Products: Imaging
Transmission Electron Microscope

The Titan Krios™ transmission electron microscope from FEI, Hillsboro, OR, allows researchers to visualize the mechanisms of individual proteins and molecular machines, and to localize that activity within the three-dimensional architecture of the cell. The microscope has been optimized for cryo-transmission...

Products: Imaging
5-Megapixel Camera

A 5-megapixel camera has been added to the LightWise family from the Imaging Solutions Group (ISG), Rochester, NY. The LightWise LW-5-S-1394 camera is available in color and monochrome versions. All camera controls are...

Products: Imaging
Remote-Head Camera

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division, Irvine, CA, has released the remote-head IK-TF5H5U camera that measures 32.6×38.6×41 mm. It is part of the IK-TF 3CCD color camera series and features a progressive scan system that...

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Machine Vision Cameras

Sony, Park Ridge, NJ, offers the XCD series of machine vision cameras that use the high-bandwidth 1394b interface and are designed for applications ranging from parts inspection to microscopy. They are available in...

Products: Imaging
Digital Microscope Camera

The PAXcam2+ digital microscope camera from MIS, Villa Park, IL, has a CCD sensor with the ability to capture low-light images, and features an enhanced dynamic range for color rendition and tonal qualities in...

Products: Imaging
Network Camera

Axis Communications, Chelmsford, MA, offers the AXIS P3301 network camera with multiple H.264 streams. The fixed-dome camera uses the company’s ARTPEC-3 chip and is designed for unobtrusive video surveillance in exposed...

Products: Imaging
Widescreen Operator Panel

Beijer Electronics, Schaumburg, IL, has released the H-T70t operator panel, part of the H-series that offers fundamental HMI functionality for machines and processes. The H-series includes keypad and touchscreen...

Products: Imaging
Large-Format MWIR Lens

StingRay Optics, Keene, NH, offers a 50-mm midwave infrared (MWIR) large-format lens assembly with an optional microscanning and step-stare sensor capability. The lens can be a standalone solution for large-format...

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NASA Briefs

A method of promoting healing of injured or diseased neurons from Ames Research Center involves pharmacological activation of the STAT3 alpha protein. Injured or diseased neurons heal incompletely or not at all because they are susceptible to apoptosis (cell death), or because they fail to engage in axogenesis - that is, they fail to...

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Melanoma Risk

It is known that prolonged exposure to the sun's harmful UV rays can lead to melanoma, but an unanswered question is why some people are more likely to develop melanoma than others. Researchers from the Translational Genomic Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) in...

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Fuel Cell Material

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have improved the power output of methanol fuel cells by more than 50 percent, which could broaden fuel cell applications to include portable electronics. The engineers achieved this by developing an alternative to Nafion, the material commonly used as the electrolyte...

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Communicating Underground

To improve wireless communications for emergency responders, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have confirmed that underground tunnels - generally a difficult setting for radios - can have a frequency "sweet spot" at which signals may travel several times farther than at other...

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NCAR's New Supercomputer

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has taken delivery of a new IBM supercomputer that will advance research into severe weather and the future of Earth's climate. The supercomputer, known as a Power 575 Hydro-Cluster, will be used by scientists at NCAR and across the country to accelerate research into...

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Focusing on Ultrashort Laser Pulses

Lasers that emit ultrashort pulses of light can be used for numerous applications including micromachining, microscopy, laser eye surgery, spectroscopy and controlling chemical reactions. However, the quality of the results is limited by distortions caused by lenses and other optical components that are part...

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Satellites Allow View Into Ancient Past

Satellite imagery obtained from NASA will help archeologist Bill Middleton of the Rochester Institute of Technology peer into the ancient Mexican past. Multi- and hyperspectral data will help build the most accurate and most detailed landscape map of the southern state of Oaxaca, where the Zapotec people...

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