Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Parallel Robotic Systems Company (Hampton, NH) designs and produces high-precision positioning systems to provide effective solutions for difficult motion problems, correct errors in automated...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

MISUMI USA Inc. (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced a family of self-lubricating linear bushings in assorted styles, with straight or mini-flanged versions. The bushings carry three times the rated life span of conventional...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

ACS Motion Control (Plymouth, MN) has developed a rack-mounted motion controller that delivers smooth motion control at high speeds, without compromising accuracy, for the most demanding applications. The...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech (Cincinnati, OH) has unveiled two new ADAM analog input modules, the ADAM-5017P and ADAM-5018P. The ADAM-5017P has eight different independent configuration channels, supports...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The Model GT100 from Stellar Technology (Amherst, NY) is a heavy-duty pressure transducer for severe applications like rocket engine testing that can ruin a typical pressure sensor. It features a cleanable pressure cavity and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The ION (R) digital drive from Performance Motion Devices (Lincoln, MA) now has power ranges of 500W and 3000W. This allows a wide range of motor types and sizes to be combined in multi-axes motion positioning...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The DGSL from Festo Corp. is designed as an ultra-precise slide for positioning or as an easy pick-and-place system. The main design element to this precision slide is the use of an integrated bearing system with an...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The TA2230 constant velocity drive from Trust Automation (San Diego, CA) is designed to run a brushless motor at a constant velocity using the motor’s ll sensors for the velocity feedback. Using an RS232 interface,...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

A rotating torque sensor from Sensor Development (Lake Orion, MI) feature a bearing system that allows the structure to be exposed to very high radial loads without damage. Most standard torque sensors require their housings to...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Leoni (Kitchener, Germany) is extending its portfolio of special cable products to include cables with cores having outer diameters as small as 0.02 mm. These wafer-thin miniature cables are used for medical, measurement and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The TG 2320 brushless motor from ThinGap LLC (Ventura, CA) delivers 425 oz-in. peak torque and 1,025 watts continuous power, yet weighs only 16.5 oz. Applications include cylinder bore gauges, high-efficiency compressors,...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

A high-performance, two-phase, linear stepper motor from H2W Technologies (Valencia, CA) provides 1 micron [0.00004 in.] resolution and travels at 80 in/sec. [2 m/sec.]. It can operate in any axis, and features 1 G...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

A line of compact ceramic piezo motors & nanopositioning actuators from Physik Instrumente (Auburn, MA) replace traditional actuators & motion control components in precision motion control applications. High-speed...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The RMP600 touch probe from Renishaw (Hoffman Estates, IL) combines high-accuracy strain-gage sensing and frequency-hopping spread-spectrum (FHSS) radio transmission. The probe allows high part checking precision on...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The HiPace(TM) turbo pumps from Pfeiffer Vacuum (Nashua, NH) are available in pumping speeds from 10 – 700 liters/sec. They incorporate a new rotor design that reduces run-up time and provides high gas throughput and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

An inexpensive optional hardware attachment for linear drives from Amacoil (Astron, PA) allows mechanically controlled ramp down of linear speed. The slowdown option requires no electronics or programming and may also be...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

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

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

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

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...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

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

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

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...

Application Briefs: Imaging

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...

Articles: Imaging

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...

Application Briefs: Imaging

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...

Products: Imaging

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

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...

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