Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Shaft Voltage Rings

AEGIS® PRO Series Rings from Electro Static Technology (Mechanic Falls, ME) divert VFD-induced shaft voltages to ground, protecting large AC and DC motors from bearing damage. Available for motor shafts to 30" in...

Products: Motion Control
Linear Stages

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) released WGS motorized linear stages that can be directly coupled to size 17 and size 23 step motors to provide a compact design. Utilizing a patented bolt-on design, the...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Elastomer Couplings

R+W America (Bensenville, IL) released SP6 SERVOMAX elastomer couplings for high-speed spindle applications. The hubs are capable of handling circumferential speeds of up to 80 m/s, and higher torque levels per size....

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motion Sensor

Mouser Electronics (Mansfield, TX) offers the Bosch Sensortec BMF055 9-axis motion sensor, a System-in-Package (SiP) MEMS sensor. The sensor contains a triaxial 16-bit gyroscope, a triaxial 14-bit accelerometer, and a...

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Material Handling Equipment

Verti-Lift (Louisville, KY) offers material handling equipment including scissor lift tables, turntables, and tilt tables with virtually any type of conveyor built in. These include ball transfer conveyors,...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Product of the Month - August 2016

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North Kingstown, RI, introduced the BLAZE 600M non-contact optical measurement solution. The flexible, manually operated system provides ultra-rapid 3D data...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Miniature Connectors

Fischer Connectors, Alpharetta, GA, introduced the MiniMax 06 ultra-miniature connector that can include up to 12 power and signal contacts in a 10-mm footprint. The connector also features a configuration with two...

Products: Motion Control
Self-Clinching Standoff Fasteners

PEM® self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering®, Danboro, PA, enable mounting, spacing, or stacking of panels, boards, or components in assemblies. The fasteners include a range of types...

Products: Motion Control
Connectors

C&K Components, Newton, MA, announced the Space Splice high-reliability connecting solution that is an alternative to manual splicing. The one-way connectors deliver radiation and temperature resistance, low residual...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Diaphragm Seal

The Ashcroft DF diaphragm seal from Ashcroft, Stratford, CT, provides a means to isolate pressure instruments from harsh media. The flush flanged design eliminates the use of a lower housing and prevents clogging around...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Coin Cell Contacts

Keystone Electronics, Astoria, NY, introduced SMT enclosure coin cell contacts for connections in self-contained battery compartments. The contacts require minimal board space while allowing installation and removal of...

Products: Motion Control
Board-Level Connectors

Amphenol Industrial Products Group, Sidney, NY, offers Max M12 board-level connectors that mate to a PCB board with straight or right-angle solder pins. The connectors can transmit high-speed data in environments...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Radar Level Transmitter

The LVRD10 Series of general-purpose guided wave radar level transmitters from OMEGA Engineering, Stamford, CT, provides continuous level measurement with a 4 to 20 mA signal output. They are offered in three...

Products: Motion Control
Angle Sensor

ASM Sensors, Elmhurst, IL, introduced the POSIROT® PRAS6 non-contact analog angle sensor that measures angular displacement and position of rotating objects from 0-360° using magnetic Hall technology. The sensors are...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Fabric-Reinforced Silicone

Stockwell Elastomerics, Philadelphia, PA, offers SNE556-R and SNE-540-R nickel-graphite-filled silicone rubber with fabric reinforcement that can be die cut or water jet cut into EMI shielding gaskets with...

Products: Motion Control
Network Design Software

Gap Wireless, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, introduced the iBwave Wi-Fi Suite that provides bundled cloud-connected products to streamline the in-building Wi-Fi network planning and design process. The solution...

When flying the increasingly crowded skies, pilots need to have an arsenal of information: altitude, airspeed, fuel level, distance to their destination, and the location of...

Testing in rugged applications often includes testing in extreme temperature ranges, which can add constraints to hardware. Cold-start engine testing, for example, uses a test...

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Stevan Spremo, Project Manager, COTSAT-1, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Stevan Spremo is the project manager of COTSAT-1, or Cost Optimized Test of Spacecraft Avionics and Technologies. The ongoing development project aims to build a fully functional spacecraft for $500,000 in parts and $2 million labor. The prototype is the first of...

Everyone knows the small UV lamps near cash registers in supermarkets. They are used to verify whether banknotes are genuine. To do so, colorful snippets light up inside the note. The luminous...

The arrival of a thin, lightweight computer that even rolls up like a piece of paper will not be in the far distant future. Flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), built upon a plastic...

By inserting platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor, University of Utah physicists were able to "tune" the plastic-like polymer to emit light of different colors – a step toward more...

New software is enabling ChemCam, the laser spectrometer on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, to select rock targets autonomously.

Dr. Patrick Fink leads technology development of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. The RFID technology will...

For robots with multi-jointed arms, motion planning is a problem that requires time-consuming computation. Simply picking an object up in an environment that has not been...

A small, squishy vehicle equipped with soft wheels was developed at Rutgers University to roll over rough terrain and run underwater. The vehicle features a soft motor that...

Tecplot (Bellevue, WA) announced Tecplot 360 EX 2016 Release 2 computational fluid dynamics (CFD) post-processing software, NASA Tech Briefs’ Product of the Month for July. The software features SZL technology and an...

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Carbon Foam Made From Bread

Sturdy, lightweight carbon foam has many structural and insulating applications in aerospace engineering, energy storage, and temperature maintenance. Researchers have developed a strong, lightweight,...

Texas Tech University scientists have brought the wind power industry one step closer to its potential with the creation of a system to measure wind flow and control...

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