Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Prior Scientific (Rockland, MA) introduced the PriorPCI2 High Speed Stepper Motor Controller, featuring a 175 × 106 mm design; standard six-axis control for XY, focus, and three filter wheels; shutter...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

From PI L.P. (Auburn, MA), the V-106 QuickScan™ series of PCI-card-driven, high-speed voice coil positioning stages provides resolution to 100 nanometers. The unit features cross-roller bearings, scanning frequency of...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Fairchild Semiconductor (South Portland, ME) released critical conduction mode (CRM) power factor correction controller (PFC) integrated circuits (ICs), the FAN7529 and FAN7530. Both units use a variable on-time control method...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Austriamicrosystems (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) released the AS5030 and AS5130, two 8-bit absolute magnetic rotary encoder integrated circuits (ICs) with pushbutton and low-power-mode features. Both units provide an angle...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Computer Conversions Corp. (East Northport, NY) introduced a series of Digital to Synchro Converters with 14-, 12-, or 10-bit resolution that can provide up to 25 VA and are designed to drive torque receivers...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products (Kent, OH) released a line of PITTMAN® brush-commutated DC gearmotors that provides output torque up to 175 oz-in with standard sintered steel spur gearing and output...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Danaher Motion (Wood Dale, IL) introduced the CT Series Step Motors, which use less power to provide more torque, augmenting operating efficiency and machine throughput. Standard and custom motors are available in...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Avago Technologies (San Jose, CA) released the AEAT-60xx series of non-contact magnetic encoders. Coming in a cylindrical package (23 mm in both diameter and height), the unit is for industrial applications. It...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

BRECOflex Co., LLC (Eatontown, NJ) introduced the Standard Plus Technology line of BRECOFLEX Truly Endless timing belts for high-precision positioning applications using bifilar cable arrangements. The product features lessened...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Emerson Power Transmission (Ithaca, NY) released Sealmaster® paver bearings for applications dealing with abrasive paving conditions and asphalt materials. A four-barrier seal protects the product’s inner components from...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

From Maxon Motors (Fall River, MA), the EC-max 16 2-wire brushless motor features ironless winding, and its turns are detent-free. The commutation electronics are integrated, and allow direct control with an operating...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The LCB Series from Parker Hannifin Corp. (Cleveland, OH) is a line of compact linear actuators featuring a low-friction, dry running, sliding bearing carriage. An external sliding guide, with dry-film lubricant, is...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Zaber Technologies (Richmond, BC, Canada) released the T-LSR series of computer-controlled, motorized linear stages, which travel up to 300 mm and have a resolution down to 0.25 μm. The device can handle loads up to...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Copley Controls (Canton, MA) offers two open-standard, EtherCAT-compatible Accelnet servo drives that deliver 18A and 36A peak, respectively. The drives are designed for centralized control of multi-axis automation or...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The ED Series of rotary magnetic encoders from Measurement Specialties (Hampton, VA) provides a platform for optical encoder and potentiometer replacement. The encoders use encapsulated (potted) electronics,...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Performance Motion Devices (Lincoln, MA) offers the Magellan™ family of motion control integrated circuits (ICs) with 7-segment s-curve profile generation. Available in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-axis versions,...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Southco (Concordville, PA) has introduced CEMA E6 constant-torque position-control hinges for applications such as industrial and electronics enclosures, contoured headrests for automotive and airplane seats, and LCD...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Source Engineering (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced planetary brush and brushless gearmotors for OEM applications requiring high torque and speed reduction. They are available in ratios from 3:1 to 3729:1. The 22-mm to...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Heidenhain (Schaumburg, IL) offers the Leine & Linde heavy-duty incremental Model 862 encoder that is resistant to high vibration and shock, and is electrically insulated up to 2.5 kV. The severe-duty encoders are...

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Over the last decade, the unprecedented population growth rates throughout much of the world and the subsequent need for information to support and manage that growth has put more...

Articles: Imaging

Robots are used in a wide variety of industries for a broad range of applications, from automotive, foundry, and general industry to material handling, packaging, and palletizing. With...

Application Briefs: Imaging

Automotive production plants continually face two common problems in the application of coatings: imperfect coverage and contaminants. Thermal vision systems provide a solution.

Application Briefs: Imaging

The U.S. military has employed infrared vision technology for years. But it has only been the past several years that thermal imaging, or infrared, technology has been made commonly...

Products: Imaging

Creaform, Quebec, Canada, offers the Handyscan 3D self-positioning, handheld 3D laser camera that allows for real-time 3D rendering visualization of scanned data. Resulting STL files can be exported directly in any...

Products: Imaging

The PRISMA II series of RGB/DVI/video converter boards from Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma, NY, provides analog control for connecting TFT LCDs to standard graphics and/or video interfaces. Input...

Products: Imaging

The GE680 CCD vision camera from Prosilica, Vancouver, Canada, runs 200-plus frames per second at VGA resolution and up to 1,500 frames per second when using a 25 × 25 region of interest. The camera’s Gigabit...

Products: Imaging

The VarioCAM® thermography camera from JENOPTIK Laser, Jena, Germany, features an image resolution up to 1.2 megapixels and is designed for applications in scientific and industrial research and development....

Products: Imaging

Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, NJ, has introduced the EVI-HD1 high-definition EVI robotic camera, a single-chip-based, pan/tilt/zoom camera with multi-format capabilities to output both standard and...

Products: Imaging

American ELTEC, Las Vegas, NV, has introduced a series of five PCI Express frame grabbers with single-lane interface (×1). The PC_EYE®/MONO frame grabber is designed for industrial image processing in...

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