Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The figure depicts selected aspects of a six-degree-of-freedom (6-DOF) stage for mechanical adjustment of an optical component. The six degrees of freedom are translations along the Cartesian axes...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Cargo Management System Jeremy Connell
Blacksburg, VA

Standard truck beds lack the ability to secure loose items easily. The Cargo Management System...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Litroenergy™, a New Light Source Material Steve Stark
MPK Co.
Champlin, MN

A patent-pending light source material, Litroenergy™ contains self-luminous micro...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

(Winner of an HP Workstation)

3D Ultrasonic Neuronavigation System for Image-Guided Brain Surgery Ajay Mahajan

Southern Illinois University...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
LED Cocoon Tent Stephen Boynton Orem, UT

Outdoor camping tents have used the zipper as the solution to opening and closing the tent since the zipper was...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Personnel Beacon/Locator for Mine Workers Joseph Hollmann
Spectral Biopsy
Kansas City, MO

When trapped, miners are instructed to create noise by...

Articles: Transportation
Internally Radiating Impulse Structure (IRIS) Engine Corban Tillemann-Dick
Tendix LLC
Denver, CO

The vast majority of internal combustion engines we...

Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
LEDTRICITY™ Ted Bristow
Creative Electric
Kailua Kona, HI

LEDTRICITY™ uses a combination of various electrical principles, unique wiring...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Application Briefs: Software
Adept document management software
Synergis Software
Quakertown, PA
800-836-5440
www.synergis-adept.com

NASA Ames Research Center’s Unitary Plan Wind...

Tech Needs: Aerospace

M. N. Dastoor, Ph.D

Chief Technologist, Innovative Partnerships Program Office

NASA Headquarters, Washington, D. C.

The NASA Strategic Plan articulates a three-part Mission for the...

Techs for License
Unique DNA Signature Identifies Organism’s Species

Unique genetic markers called oligonucleotides can provide swift identification of a known organism or rule out an organism from known genomes. This software technology provides a way to generate thousands of such markers and provides a searchable database of chromosomal sequences for over 100...

Techs for License
Finger Seals Replace Brush or Labyrinth Seals

Finger seals are non-contact fluid seals similar in purpose to labyrinth or brush seals in that they act as a barrier between two areas of the same or different pressures, but allow a rotating shaft to penetrate through them from one side to the other. Applications include sealing rotating parts in...

Tech Needs
Home Exterior Building/Construction Products

A company is looking for innovative or improved PVCu/composite products, systems, and manufacturing technologies relating to home exterior building/construction products and systems. Products, systems, or technologies to improve energy efficiency, U-value, product performance/ lifetime, visual...

Tech Needs
Methods to Detect Minute Quantities of Acrylamide in Foods

A large global food company seeks a rapid, inexpensive, and reliable test that can detect even small levels of acrylamide in fried snack foods. What is desired is a rapid, simple, inexpensive method that could be performed essentially online in a fried snack plant by line operators or...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Brushless Motor Design Kit

Luminary Micro (Austin, TX) has introduced the Stellaris brushless DC motor control reference design kit, enabling designers without prior motor control experience to implement an advanced motor control system. The kit comprises a four-quadrant controller for three-phase brushless DC motors rated up to 36V, 500W, and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The TDB254WR wide-wheel bevel gear drive from ABM Drives (Germany) incorporates special gearing to produce the industry’s tightest swing radius – just 7in. – for wide wheel capability with zero-offset drive. Designed...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

A family of industrial load cells from Stellar Technology (Amherst, NY) includes 20 models covering ranges from 5 lb to 1,000,000 lb. These cells are available in pancake, rod end, miniature, through-hole, load pin, beam, and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Four new series of piezoelectric stacked actuators from Physik Instrumente L.P. (Auburn, MA) are equipped with the advanced PIC 255 PICA(TM) Power piezoceramic stacks. Designated the P-212, P-216, P-225, and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The Acuro(TM) AD34 and AD35 absolute encoders from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) utilizes the company’s proven OptoASIC engine for reliable absolute positioning and speed feedback up to 10,000 RPM. This high-speed capability,...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Belden Inc., a manufacturer of universal joints, has developed a miniaturized universal joint for a surgical tool developed by Tuebingen Scientific Medical GmbH for minimally invasive surgical...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

A maintenance-free PTFE bearing liner from Aurora Bearing (Montgomery, IL) provides an alternative to fractured race and light series spherical bearings in hydraulic cylinders in both Metric and inch versions. They are...

Application Briefs: Motion Control

Arcoma, one of the world’s leading providers of automatic x-ray equipment, faced the challenge of redesigning one its flagship products, the Arcoma mobile imaging table, because new...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Linear translation stages from Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) are available with travel track distances as long as 24 in. The stages use rack-and-pinion positioning with accuracy of 0.01 in., and are designed to...

Application Briefs: Motion Control

What good is a $100,000 ultra-precision inverted microscope if it can’t hold focus? That’s the problem facing researchers involved in an increasing number of genetic experiments.

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

BI Technologies’ (Fullerton, CA) 400 Series linear actuated sensor is offered with and without end bearings to suit the different grades of various applications. Redundant output is available, and stroke size ranges...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Accelerometer

Dytran Instruments’ 3234A series IEPE accelerometer is available in three versions with varying sensitivities and range. Model 3234A1 is rated 10mV/g, Model 3234A2 is 100mV/g, and Model 3234A3 is 500mV/g.

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The J6 line of industrial joysticks from Elobou Sensor Technology (Lake Bluff, Ill.) is designed for heavy-duty use on vehicles and equipment including machinery, cranes, forklifts, and material handling devices. They...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

New Scale Technologies (Victor, NY) has added a smaller, lower-power module to its SQL-M line of SQUIGGLE(R) micro-actuators. The SQL-M-1.8 micro-actuator module measures 13.5 × 4.3 × 4.2 mm – 35 percent smaller than the...

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