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New on the Market: June 2021
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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Product of the Month: June 2021 Tech Briefs
A new power supply from Bicker Elektronik has a backup battery that bridges power failures, brownouts, and flicker.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Linear Bearings: What You Need to Know
Learn the distinct forms that linear bearings take, and where the bearings are being used today.
Designers who must sense motor position, speed, or acceleration have a lot of choices, including resolvers, optical encoders, and Hall-effect devices.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Automated X-Ray Inspection
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
What’s New in MEMS Sensors for Wearables
MEMS sensors have been around for a long time, but requests from the market for new applications are driving upgrades in the technology.
See how simulation software is being used to is automate the test process for vehicle rotors.
Articles: Materials
Products of Tomorrow: June 2021
Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
New Hybrid Concept for Actuating Subsea Valves
A valve actuator has deep-sea applications.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Next-Generation MEMS IMUs — High Performance, Scalable
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Application Briefs: Wearables
Smart Sensors Are Improving Medical Care

Over the last 75 years, sensors have played an increasingly significant part in the advancement of medicine.

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Next-Generation MEMS Multi-Gas Sensing
The MPS Flammable Gas Sensor can detect and identify the concentrations of 12 of the most common combustible gases,
Application Briefs: Transportation
Airless Alloy Tire Has NASA Roots
The SuperElastic Tire — a NASA Glenn innovation — can be used on both Earth and Mars.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Robotic Arm Will Head to the Moon
The Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm) is a first-of-its-kind robotic technology.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
Astronaut Experience Inspires Single-Handed Drone Flight Controller
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
The invention could help solve the problem of providing clean water off the grid or where low-cost, non-powered water purification is needed.
Q&A: Robotics, Automation & Control
Q&A: Team of Robots Maps Composition of an Environment
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
AI will only reach its full potential when it can be fed with a constant stream of data from a plentitude of diverse sources.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Batteries Include Force and Pressure Sensing
Ultra-thin piezoresistive sensors can be used in both R&D and as embedded components to develop safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion battery technologies.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Innovative IoT Sensor Applications Pave the Way to the Future
Sensors play a pivotal role in solving critical business challenges.
Technology Leaders: Transportation
Machine Control Power Quality and Surge Protection
You may not be able to see them, but power anomalies that originate within your automated control system are costing you expensive downtime.
Learn about the properties of each capacitor option, and their ideal applications.
Berkeley’s academic research reflects pressing global challenges in the areas of health, energy, and the environment.
Fiber coatings measurement, single-frequency laser, optical filters, and more.
Products: Data Acquisition
New on the Market: May 2021
Cable ties, milling software, snap-action switches, and more.
Battery analyzers, uninterruptible power supplies, adhesives, and more.
Products: Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: May 2021 Tech Briefs
A smart temperature transmitter delivers measurements via Bluetooth.
Learn about the benefits of SWIR imaging, from food inspection to surveillance.
A heat source near the optical path can introduce image warping that locally shifts the position of the image content. Learn how to fix the flaw.
Articles: Materials
Products of Tomorrow: May 2021
Conductive cellulose, composites testing, and a light-emitting tattoo.