Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Crouzet Motors (Vista, CA) introduced brushless DC motors with CANopen® technology. The new communications protocol allows design engineers to connect multiple brushless motors to the various components in a system. The...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The Micro Series ZBM anti-backlash lead screw assembly from Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) can be customized to specific applications that require unique geometry and custom materials such as Kerkite®...

Products: Motion Control

Macro Sensors (Pennsauken, NJ) offers the BBP Series air extended, spring-loaded LVDT position sensors to measure range of motion in pneumatic cylinders. The 3/8 "-diameter, pencil-type gaging probes measure the position of...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Automation Direct (Cumming, GA) offers SureMotion drive couplings in four styles: jaw/spider, double loop, Oldham, and beam-style servo. The jaw/spider coupling is a clamp-style coupling with 14- to 65-mm aluminum hubs, and...

Products: Motion Control

ABB (Auburn Hills, MI) introduced the IRBT 2005 flexible, compact, modular, medium track motion platform for robots and transfer applications. It is designed to accommodate rapid product changes in applications that...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The Hydraulic Unibody (HUB) Series rotary actuator from Parker Hannifin Corp. (Cleveland, OH) is built with a hard-coat anodized housing and hardened alloy steel pinion and racks for applications exposed to harsh weather...

Products: Motion Control

NORD Gear Corporation USA (Waunakee, WI) introduced the SK135E/SK175E soft start drives designed for use in a distributed control system. They can be mounted directly on the motor or near the motor. The starters regulate the...

Products: Motion Control

EC Fans & Drives, a division of Epec Engineered Technologies (New Bedford, MA), announced EConomy and EXRi50 electronically commutated motors. The EConomy features a slim profile that enables use in...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Novotechnik, U.S. (Southborough, MA) introduced the RSC3200 angle sensors that feature shaft connectivity options and provide absolute rotary position measurement. Analog outputs are 0.25 to 4.75V or 0.5 to 4.5V. Built-in...

Products: Motion Control

The Servo Cylinder from Ultra Motion (Cutchogue, NY) is a compact brushless DC linear actuator with Phase Index™ absolute position feedback. The integrated Phase Index sensor is digital, high-resolution, and non-contacting...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Electromate (Greenville, DE) offers QTR Series compact torque motors from Tecnotion that can be integrated directly into a machine structure, with an open inner diameter that enables wire and cable feedthrough. The...

Products: Aerospace

FLIR Systems, Wilsonville, OR, announced the identiFINDER® R200 handheld radiation detector that delivers American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N42.48-compliant identification and weighs...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

OMEGA Engineering, Stamford, CT, offers the OMEGA® IN-UVI inline signal conditioner housed in a rugged stainless steel enclosure that is connected between the transducer and a readout instrument. It supplies a...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Keysight Technologies, Santa Rosa, CA, announced X-Series signal analyzers that feature a multi-touch user interface for setting up measurement parameters in no more than two touches. The UXA offers frequency coverage to 44...

Products: Aerospace

PCB Piezotronics, Depew, NY, offers the Model 482C24 4-channel signal conditioner that includes DC coupling selectable on a per-channel basis. It is suited for use with ICP® force and pressure sensors that have long...

Products: Aerospace

Goodfellow, Coraopolis, PA, offers a custom alloy service. Custom alloys have been produced with gold, silver, palladium, platinum, copper, and/or nickel as major constituents, with other elements sometimes added. Such alloys...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The 1280SCICAM shortwave infrared camera from Princeton Infrared Technologies, Monmouth Junction, NJ, is a lattice-matched indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) sensor that features 1280 × 1024 resolution at frame rates greater than...

Products: Test & Measurement

AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) offers ProSense FMM Series magnetic-inductive flow meters (magmeters) for liquid flow monitoring in industrial processes. The magmeters, available with 1/2" to 2" NPT female process connections, are...

Products: Test & Measurement

Instruments for Industry, a unit of AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions (Edison, NJ) introduced the S21-4KWP-2KWP FLEX solid-state micro wave pulse power amplifier with a frequency range of 1.0 GHz to 2.0 GHz. It...

Products: Test & Measurement

Slaughter Company (Lake Forest, IL) announced the 260 Series Ground Bond testers with an improved interface that eliminates menus and redundant button pushes. The interface allows manufacturers to set up and run Ground...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The U1280 and U1240C Series handheld digital multimeters from Keysight Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA) feature 60,000-count display resolution and 0.025 percent accuracy. The 4.5-digit handheld DMMs are suited for...

Products: Test & Measurement

National Instruments (Austin, TX) introduced a high-performance model of the software-based VirtualBench all-in-one instrument that combines a mixed-signal oscilloscope, function generator, digital multimeter,...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Bristol Instruments (Boston, MA) introduced the OM502T Series of monitors for strain gauge sensors. The 5-digit instruments are programmable for mathematical functions, including peak and tare, as well as digital...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The AEGIS® CAT II/III Shaft Voltage Tester™ digital oscilloscope from Electro Static Technology (Mechanic Falls, ME) enables testing of industrial motors controlled by variable frequency drives (VFDs). The tester is...

Products: Test & Measurement

Saelig Co. (Fairport, NY) announced Rigol DSG800 RF signal generators with output frequencies from 9 kHz to 3.0 GHz. They provide an RF signal source with a maximum output of +20 dBm and frequency resolution of 0.01 Hz...

INSIDER: Energy

A new flow battery technology is projected to cost 60 percent less than today's standard flow batteries. The lower cost is due to the battery's active materials being inexpensive organic...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Magnetic gears transmit rotary motion like mechanical gears but instead of teeth they use magnetic attraction and repulsion between rotating magnets. Magnetic gears have several advantages...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers have developed the CAROS (Climbing Aerial RObot System) wall-climbing robot with higher mobility than existing wall-climbing robots because it can fly. It also can restore its...

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This week's Question: Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have developed a cheap and efficient way to alter fabric so that stains disappear after a few minutes of sun exposure. When the nanostructures are placed in light, the materials receive an energy boost that creates "hot electrons."...

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