Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: April 2021
Articles: Motion Control
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Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Smarter Pneumatic Valves Enhance Automation Systems
Pneumatic technologies such as control valves continue to evolve, incorporating sensors, industrial network interfaces, wireless technology, and more.
Specially designed brake controls are a critical factor of brake performance in any application.
Highly purified, low-outgassing silicones prevent material degradation in satellites and space vehicles.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: April 2021
NASA's graphene composites, textile pressure sensors, and a better kind of glass.
The more complex the vehicle, the greater the need for comprehensive design solutions.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
Precision Position Feedback for Smart Manufacturing
There is a growing demand for direct-drive motors.
The inserts use a material that NASA has considered for spacecraft filters.
5 Ws: Robotics, Automation & Control
5 Ws of the Internal Injury-Sealing Patch
A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
Professor Qiaoqiang Gan of the University at Buffalo (NY) and his team developed a unique two-in-one system that uses solar energy for simultaneously cooling and heating — without electricity.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: Cornell University College of Engineering
See the advanced materials, complex systems, and bioengineering technologies being created at Cornell.
Technology Leaders: Imaging
3D Display — No Headset Required
Learn about a variety of holographic 3D immersive displays.
Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: March 2021 Sensor Technology
Rain detectors, beacons, flow meters, and more.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: March 2021
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
Products: Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: March 2021 Tech Briefs
By design, new 3D scanners are motionless during inspection.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Cost-Effective Day & Night Marking Using Lasers
The marking provides easy-to-see legends on plastic buttons under widely varying illumination conditions.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Photonics West 2021 Preview
The virtual event offers a mix of live plenary talks, on-demand technical presentations and discussions, online networking and special events.
See what kinds of applications require high-precision laser glass with demanding dimensional tolerances and high-power laser coatings.
The ability to identify hidden patterns, predict future issues, forecast usage and costs, and derive insights from IoT sensor data will reshape the industrial process forever.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Industrial Connectivity with Single Pair Ethernet
Is "SPE" the future of industrial automation and automotive? It certainly has the potential, says Mike Anderson.
In-air UAV docking, digital communication via touch, and a computer-vision monitor for diabetes.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
SAE WCX™ Digital Summit Preview
Live discussions will explore electric vehicles, propulsion, advanced electronics, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Perseverance on Mars: The Journey Begins
Perseverance is the first leg of a round trip to Mars.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Hyperspectral Cameras and Data Quality
Any hyperspectral system needs to maintain a stable and accurate radiometric and spectral calibration.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Add LiDAR to ADAS for Pedestrian Safety
While ADAS has improved freeway and high-speed driving, the basic need for collision mitigation with pedestrians and bicyclists has mostly remained unaddressed.
Application Briefs: Imaging
The Sensing Systems That Make ADAS Work
See what kinds of sensors are supporting self-driving vehicles.
With new vehicles, automotive manufacturers will need to closely monitor the current flowing to the motor.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Integrated Building Systems for Healthcare Facilities
A "smart building" platform incorporates hardware, software, and cloud analytics to form a digital "backbone."
Pilots and air traffic controllers no longer will rely solely on voice communications.

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