Source Measure Units

Newark, an Avnet Company, Chicago, IL offers the Rohde & Schwarz R&S®NGU201 and 401 source measure units. The NGU201 features two quadrants that can function as both a source and sink to simulate batteries and loads. It provides battery drain analysis for battery-powered devices up to 60W. The NGU401 functions as a bipolar power supply or bipolar electronic load across four quadrants including source or sink operation with arbitrary polarity.

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Humidity/Temperature Transmitters

Vaisala, Vantaa, Finland, introduced the HUMICAP© intrinsically safe HMT370EX humidity and temperature transmitter series for hazardous and explosive environments. The series consists of the transmitter and a selection of hand-detachable probes. The system outputs dewpoint temperature, wet-bulb temperature, absolute humidity, mixing ratio, water concentration, water mass fraction, water vapor pressure, and enthalpy.

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Voltage Measurement Board

Measurement Computing Corp., Norton, MA, released the MCC 128 Voltage Measurement HAT (Hardware At the Top) board for Raspberry Pi that features 16-bit resolution and multiple analog input ranges. It includes eight single-ended or four differential-ended analog inputs with sample rates up to 100 kS/s. Up to eight boards can be stacked onto one Raspberry Pi, providing up to 64 channels of data.

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Robotic Tool Changer

The QC-7 Robotic Tool Changer from ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, NC, offers configuration options with ATI’s Pass-Through Utility Modules and Tool Stand systems. It features a low stack height and mounts directly to ISO 9409-1-31.5-4-M5 robot wrists. The pneumatically actuated system features No-Touch locking technology and handles payloads up to 35 pounds. It is compatible with a variety of industrial and collaborative robot models.

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Epoxy Adhesives

Panacol, Torrington, CT, released Structalit® 5511, 5521, and 5531 one-component epoxy resin-based adhesives that cure at 60 °C for electronics applications. The 5511 and 5521 adhesives are transparent after cure, possess the lowest viscosity of the three products, and bond well to plastics. The 5531 adhesive contains a glass filler, providing mechanical stability for bonds subjected to vibration load and drop testing. It bonds to dissimilar substrates including steel, aluminum, polycarbonate, and acrylic.

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Ionizer

KOGANEI International America, Fremont, CA, offers the DTY-ELF14HC multifunction, self-cleaning ionizer for static electricity removal. The AC (200 Hz) system provides ion balance of ±5V and automatic cleaning that removes dirt on the discharge needle. Other features include airflow volume control, ozone production of less than 0.004 ppm, balance indicator for confirmation of positive/negative ions, and models for steady flow, cross flow, wide area, and overhead configurations.

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Relay Switches

Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand, Irvine, CA, offers micro-sized, surface mount, single-pole double-throw electromechanical relay switches. The SPDT switches feature latching actuators and hot-switching capability. Model frequency bands cover DC to 8 GHz, DC to 18 GHz, and DC to 26 GHz, with 12 VDC and 24 VDC operating voltage options.

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Thermal Camera

FLIR Systems, Wilsonville, OR, announced the FLIR T865 thermal camera that offers portable and handheld fixed mount options for inside and outside work in harsh conditions and multiple lens options to inspect objects both near and far. Features include an available 6° tele-photo lens or 42° wide-angle lens. Other features include 640 × 480 detector resolution with 307,200 pixels or UltraMax™ 1280 × 960 resolution with up to 1,228,800 pixels.

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Draw-Wire Sensors

Micro-Epsilon, Raleigh, NC, introduced wireSENSOR WPS-K100 draw-wire sensors that measure displacement and distance. They offer measuring ranges of 1500 and 2500 mm and are protected from external influences by a glass fiber-reinforced plastic housing with separate drum and spring spaces. The sensors can be adapted to the respective measurement task in terms of their measuring range, wire thickness, and different signal outputs.

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Thermopile Sensors

Analog infrared thermopile sensors from TE Connectivity Corp., Berwyn, PA, measure temperature by detecting an object’s emitted infrared energy from distances a fraction of an inch to several feet away. The thermopile sensing element, composed of small thermocouples on a silicon chip, absorbs the energy and produces an output signal. They measure temperatures from -40 to +300 °C and use reference nickel RTD- or NTC-based sensors.

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Thermal Vision System

Marposs, Auburn Hills, MI, announced the Total Thermal Vision system that uses infrared technology to monitor the surface temperatures of a die during die casting of light alloys. It features an integrated cooling system, electric shutters, compact connectors, and smart IR camera. Additionally, the use of a PLC is no longer required, providing more flexibility for customer configuration. It comes equipped with a 21.5" touchscreen and has up to 4 IR camera connections.

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Handheld Testers

Megger, Norristown, PA, offers the handheld MET1000 multifunction tester, the TPT420 voltage meter, and the DPM1000 power clamp meter. The MET1000 can measure AC/DC voltage to 1000 V and AC current up to 200 A. The TPT420 provides both AC and DC voltage measurements ranging from 12 to 1000 V AC and up to 1500 V DC. The DPM1000 combines the functionality of a power meter, harmonics meter, and data logger. It can measure DC, AC, pulsed, and mixed currents up to 1000 A and AC/DC voltage up to 1000 V

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Coolant Monitoring System

The Liquidtool Manager from Liquidtool Systems, Hasle-Rüegsau, Switzerland, monitors coolants using a cloud-based platform with automated measurement. The Liquidtool Sensor for metal cutting machines is compatible with coolants of all manufacturers and monitors them automatically. The data collected by the sensor is stored and analyzed in the cloud-based Liquidtool Manager that provides access from smartphones, tablets, and computers.

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Rackmount Server

Mercury Systems, Andover, MA, introduced the RES XR7 rugged rack-mount server featuring 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The configurable server features PCIe Gen4 processing, storage, and networking technologies and includes Intel software guard extensions technology to protect data and application code. The server is certified to multiple military and industrial standards.

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Embedded Computing

Galleon Embedded Computing, Katy, TX, announced XSR embedded computers, storage units, data recorders, and servers with 9th Generation Intel® Xeon® 2276ME Processor. The systems feature 6-core processor support, memory up to 96 GB, and low-power options housed within a thermally optimized package. The systems provide high-speed data acquisition, high-density storage, and complex signal recording.

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