Keyword: Tools and equipment

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems.
Briefs: Connectivity

For many types of machinery and test equipment, there is a great need to perform basic automatic control functions, or even just sensor monitoring. Developing hardwired automation is...

Articles: Aerospace
Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.
Briefs: Communications
Applications include power and energy, communications, and sensors.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
NASA's NEID tool delivered its first batch of data on the nearest and best-studied star, our Sun.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include space structures, emergency shelters, backpack solar collectors, and inspection of hazardous environments.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The camera was designed for use in space and other extreme environments.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
New Variables for Iterative Transform Phase Retrieval
This approach provides a more general framework for performing Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) calculations.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new high-speed sensor pushes the boundaries in light-starved conditions.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.
Briefs: Motion Control
The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
Briefs: Motion Control
A catalytic reaction causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously morph into a three-dimensional gear.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
You may not be able to see them, but power anomalies that originate within your automated control system are costing you expensive downtime.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
5 Ws: Robotics, Automation & Control
A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new method of linking materials with unique mechanical properties could enable robots made of robots.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
Briefs: Medical
Combined with smartphone technology, the device becomes a portable system that can track, monitor, and diagnose infections.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn about the sensors assessing and analyzing plant equipment.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A "TPSI" process makes it possible to distinguish between the front and back of optical surfaces, and to characterize the quality of both in a single measurement.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
New collaborative robot-based vision systems are changing how manufacturers can inspect their parts.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This device could be used to find threats to ecosystems.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This highly porous sponge absorbs more than 30 times its weight in oil and can be reused up to several dozen times.