Application Briefs: Motion Control
Multiphysics CAE of a Shock Absorber

Shock absorbers are important parts of vehicles. The shock absorber is used to observe the vibrations from shock loads due to irregularities of the road surface, and operates without affecting the...

Articles: Imaging
Smart Cameras Get Smarter

Cameras are the eyes of the modern world. The devices equip today’s cars and machines, and real-time imaging capabilities support law enforcement, businesses, and homeowners. Thus far, cameras have been just that:...

Scientific laser users have long relied on state-of-the-art performance (e.g., higher peak power, shorter pulse duration, wider wavelength tuning) to achieve groundbreaking results....

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher has developed a machine vision system to measure the quantity of a citrus grove’s dropped and...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Energy Harvesting's Emerging Role in a 'Smarter' World

When most individuals hear “energy harvesting,” they often think of alternative energy sources like wind and solar power. There is a distinct difference, however, between alternative...

Products: Software
Multiphysics Simulation

OMSOL, Burlington, MA, announced the latest release of COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.2, Application Builder, and COMSOL Server™ simulation software that expands electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical design...

Products: Software
Embedded System GUIs

Abaco Systems, Huntsville, AL, announced AXIS DataView that enables users to develop graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for embedded applications. The software is designed for displaying data and adding controls to signal...

Products: Aerospace
Design-to-3D Print

Stratasys, Eden Prairie, MN, offers GrabCAD Print, an open architecture design-to-3D print workflow application residing on the GrabCAD SaaS platform. The software eliminates requirements to translate and repair CAD files...

Products: Aerospace
Analysis and Simulation

MSC Software Corp., Newport Beach, CA, released MSC Nastran 2016 and Patran 2016 simulation and analysis software. Nastran 2016 delivers new multidisciplinary analysis solutions, and Patran improves support for...

Products: Aerospace
Manifold Design

HydraForce, Lincolnshire, IL, released Version 5 of the i-Design integrated manifold design tool that allows users to create custom integrated manifold circuits, specify valve assembly layout, and generate a bill of material...

Products: Aerospace
HMI/Operator Interface

OMEGA Engineering, Stamford, CT, offers the NS Series touchscreen HMI with built-in Ethernet communications, alarming/recipe/data logging capabilities, and live video input/display. The HMIs allow direct resetting of...

Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Liberty, SC, introduced Slimpack type MLSH hermetically sealed aluminum electrolytic capacitors that feature a glass-to-metal seal that prevents dry-out. The capacitors can...

Products: Aerospace
3D Printers

HP, Palo Alto, CA, announced the HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 and 4200 commercial 3D printing systems that print functional parts at the individual voxel level. A voxel is the 3D equivalent of a 2D pixel in traditional printing. The...

Products: Aerospace
PXIe Platform

Keysight Technologies, Santa Rosa, CA, announced the Gen3 PXIe chassis and components for data streaming for capture/playback applications such as 5G and electronic warfare. The products provide a platform for large,...

Products: Aerospace
Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulators

National Instruments, Austin, TX, introduced turn key HIL Simulators built on an open, modular architecture. They integrate camera processing and RF I/O, along with traditional HIL components, into a single...

Products: Aerospace
Data Acquisition and Control

The MAQ20 industrial data acquisition and control system from Dataforth Corp., Tucson, AZ, includes the MAQ20-BRDG1 strain gage module with four input channels that interfaces to full, half, and quarter bridge...

Products: Aerospace
LED Spot-Curing System

Dymax Corp., Torrington, CT, offers the BlueWave MX-150 LED spot-curing system that can be used as a benchtop unit or integrated into an automated system. LED emitters are available in 365, 385, or 405 nm wavelengths....

Products: Aerospace
Data Acquisition System

Diversified Technical Systems, Seal Beach, CA, introduced the SLICE PRO Field self-contained rugged data acquisition system in a portable kit. It delivers data in low temperatures, high altitudes, and low-pressure...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Disposable Cartridge Components

Plastikos, Erie, PA, offers disposable cartridge components made of cyclic olefin polymer (COC) for wearable drug delivery devices holding medications such as insulin and pain medicines. The disposable...

Products: Motion Control
Rotary Valve

RotaVal Ltd. (Wiltshire, UK) introduced a heavy-duty rotary valve for use where solids handled and operating conditions combine to cause abrasive erosion within the valve. It has on-site component replacement. The valves are...

Products: Motion Control
Voice Coil Actuator

The LAH15-19-000A linear voice coil actuator from BEI Kimco (Vista, CA) provides low hysteresis/ low friction with bi-directional position control. It is suited for applications where low friction and high force accuracy...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Compact Robot

ABB Robotics (Auburn Hills, MI) introduced the IRB 1660ID compact robot for arc welding and machine tending applications. It features a DressPack design that allows users to program and simulate predictable cable movements, a...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Block Spindle

Suhner Industrial Products Corp. Automation Division (Rome, GA) introduced the BEX8 high-speed machining block spindle capable of maintaining rigidity and precision at operations up to 25,000 rpm. The spindle weighs 33 lbs....

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Rotary Tables

Koma Precision (East Windsor, CT) offers Tsudakoma RDS Series direct drive rotary tables that use a proprietary direct drive motor system that enables the tables to achieve high speed and acceleration with no backlash. The...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Undermount Slide

Accuride (Santa Fe Springs, CA) announced the 3135EC Eclipse Undermount Easy- Close slide. The slide offers improved full extension movement with a 100-pound load rating and 4.8 pounds of pull force. The Easy-Close action...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Pneumatic Gripper

Fabco-Air (Gainesville, FL) announced the FKHS Series 3 Jaw parallel motion pneumatic gripper for handling small parts in tight spaces. They are available in bore sizes of 25, 32, 40, 50, 63, and 80 mm. A magnetic piston...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Positioning System

Piezoconcept (Lyon, France) offers the Hybrid System, an integrated positioning system for use with any standard inverted optical microscope. It combines a manual micrometer-driven, two-axis, linear motion stage with...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Thermal Camera

The T1030sc thermal imaging camera from FLIR Systems (Wilsonville, OR) features hardware, software, and a 1024 × 768 HD-IR detector. High-fidelity images are created using FLIR’s OSX™ Precision HDIR optics, which include...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Customized Optical Components

Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) (Santa Ana, CA) announced the customization of two thin-film optical components for a high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) accessory developed by Avotec, Inc....

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