AI Molder Process Control

RJG, Traverse City, MI, is announcing a new feature for their CoPilot® process control system called MAX, the Process Advisor. MAX utilizes AI technology powered by proven Master Molder® techniques to provide molders with real-time, expert guidance to optimize their injection molding processes and reduce waste during production. It monitors process parameters in real time and offers troubleshooting advice.

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Additive Manufacturing System

Renishaw, West Dundee, IL, has expanded its RenAM 500 series with the launch of the RenAM 500 Ultra AM system, cutting build times by up to 50 percent without compromising on quality, and giving metal additive manufacturing users the tools to produce parts faster. Its TEMPUS technology incorporates new scanning algorithms that allow the laser to fire while the recoater is moving, saving up to nine seconds per build layer.

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Deep Fishing Ultrasonic Transducers

AIRMAR, Milford, NH, is introducing three medium ultra-wide transducers featuring single frequency elements. These Chirp-ready, medium-frequency 1 kW transducers feature a concave ceramic array design that delivers an ultra-wide beamwidth up to 73°. Ideally suited for anglers seeking deeper species — down to 400 m (1,300’) — the new medium B175MW and SS175MW ultra-wide models are low-profile, tilted element, depth, and fast-response water-temperature transducers that deliver maximum coverage under the boat.

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Molded Power Inductors

Offered in 15 inductance values from 1.0 to 82 µH, these inductors from Coilcraft, Cary, IN, can handle 95 A and above, benefiting from soft saturation, ultra-low DCR, and AC losses, for greater power efficiency. They feature a 17.2 × 18.2 mm footprint, with a maximum height of 12.0 mm; AEC-Q200 (–40 °C to +125 °C) with a 165 °C maximum part temperature.

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Vapor Phase Soldering Systems

The new VP810 vapor phase soldering systems from ASSCON, Konigsbrunn, Germany, are ideal for the production of small to medium-sized series. By using universal workpiece carriers, the standalone systems are very flexible and also allow optional integration into a partially automated manufacturing process. These batch systems are ideally suited for small and medium-sized production volumes as well as for any designs and sizes of assemblies.

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Overmolded Cable Components

binder USA, Camarillo, CA, expanded its 823/824 product series with K- and L-coded overmolded cable components that meet the UL 2238 standard for North America. They transmit electrical power via compact M12 interfaces to provide reliable power transmission to field devices, such as sensors, wireless transmitters, and Fieldbus devices. They offer a compact alternative to the 7/8-inch power connections used in industrial automation.

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SNAP IN Terminal Blocks

Weidmuller USA, Richmond, VA, introduces the new OMNIMATE 4.0 PCB Terminal Blocks in the MTS 5 product series. Featuring Weidmuller’s SNAP IN technology, they provide the most efficient wiring and signal transmission in many industrial sectors. With this new technology, a wide variety of conductors can be connected quickly without the need for tools and wire-end ferrules, making OMNIMATE ideal for the full spectrum of automated processes.

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21-Slot Fully Hybrid PXIe Chassis

Pickering Interfaces, Clacton-on-Sea, UK, introduces the 42-927, 21-slot fully hybrid PXIe chassis. It provides one PXIe system slot and 20 hybrid-compatible slots. The chassis utilizes three PCI segments with a dedicated PCIe-to-PCI bridge module for the hybrid slots. The PXI-specific high-accuracy clocks and trigger signals are generated and controlled by an independent clock module attached to the rear of the backplane. Data bandwidth is up to 8 GB/s system and 2 GB/s slot-to-slot.

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Inertial Navigation System

Point One Navigation, San Francisco, CA, has introduced the Atlas Inertial Navigation System (INS). Atlas represents a leap forward in real-time precision location technology, offering increased accuracy and affordability to autonomous vehicles, mapping, and other applications. Through a tight integration of highly accurate, low cost GNSS receiver and IMU with the Polaris RTK corrections network and Sensor Fusion algorithms, Point One has brought down hardware cost dramatically without sacrificing accuracy or precision.

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High Temperature LVDTs

NewTek Sensor Solutions, Pennsauken, NJ, is offering several LVDTs with an extended 400 °F temperature range for use in applications where temperature spikes are possible. The high-temp, AC-operated position transducers ensure reliable position measurement, without failure in applications with fluctuating temperatures. For example, standard-temperature position sensors used on steam valves may unexpectedly fail when the valve is in motion, due to temperature spikes caused by steam leaks.

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Fiber Optic Rotary Joint

Orbex Group, Austin, TX, has announced its 700 Series of fiber optic rotary joint (FORJ) assemblies, supporting either single- or multi-mode operation with options for wavelengths of 1310 or 1550 nanometers. They feature an outer diameter of 7 millimeters for installation in tight spaces, insertion loss of less than 2 decibels, and a return loss greater than 30 decibels — making them ideal for high-speed digital transmissions over long distances.

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Miniature High-Pass Filters

The new HP Series high-pass thin-film filters from KYOCERA AVX, Fountain Inn, SC, are based on proven multilayer integrated thin-film technology that enables the quick adjustment of RF parameters and development of custom filters. They exhibit reliable and repeatable high-frequency performance as well as low insertion losses, extremely sharp roll-off values, and steep attenuation. They are rated for operating frequencies spanning 1.0 GHz to 5.15 GHz and operating temperatures extending from -40 °C to +85 °C.

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Silicon Carbide Half Bridge Power Module

Solitron Devices, West Palm Beach, FL, is introducing the SD11487 hermetically sealed Silicon Carbide (SiC) Power Module for high reliability applications. The integrated format maximizes power density while minimizing loop inductance. The package includes two 1200V, 12 mΩ SiC MOSFETs, two freewheeling 1200V SiC Schottky diodes in parallel with the MOSFETs and an integrated NTC temperature sensor. Continuous drain current is specified at 95 A.

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CMOS Image Sensors

Teledyne e2v, Grenoble, France, announces Emerald Gen2, its new state-of-the-art CMOS image sensor family. Built on Teledyne e2v’s advanced imaging technologies, this new family delivers enhanced performance, making the new sensors ideal for a wide range of machine vision uses, outdoor surveillance, and traffic detection, and monitoring cameras. It is available in 8.9 megapixels (4,096 × 2,160) or 12 megapixels (4,096 × 3,072), in monochrome or color, and in two speed grades, standard and high.

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