Application Briefs

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Printing Enables Customized Magnets

Polymer-bonded magnets are valuable for many sensor applications that require the production of unique and reproducible field profiles, not necessarily fields with the highest strength.

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Oil Sheer Clutch Cuts Downtime for Metal Stamping Press

In the metal stamping business, precision, repeatability, and uptime are key. But stamping accuracy suffers when improper tension on the coil feeders incorrectly supplies metal to the...

Application Briefs: Lighting
Choosing a Light and Color Measurement System for LEDs

LED-based lighting and display systems are becoming increasingly popular due to their low cost, flexibility, and...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Miniature Camera Mimics Eagle's Eye

A tiny, 3D-printed “eagle-eye” camera developed at the University of Stuttgart in Germany mimics the vision of some of nature's sharpest predators. The “foveated” imaging system, named after the fovea...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Low-Outgassing Labels Identify Instruments on the International Space Station

CILS 8900OG low-outgassing printable labels
Computer Imprintable Label Systems (CILS)
Burlington, MA
877-512-8763
www.cils-international.com

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Cooling Solution Helps NASA Get Closer to Mars

Cold conditioning system
Aggreko
Houston, TX
281-985-8200
www.aggreko.com

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Optical Fiber for NASA's Next Climate-Viewing Satellite

Polymicro Technologies™ optical fiber
Molex
Lisle, IL
1-800-78MOLEX
www.molex.com

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Custom Brakes Meet the Challenges of Gearless Motor Elevators

A manufacturer of low and high-rise elevators faced a challenge when customers began calling for a flexible elevator to meet the needs of the growing mid-rise, mixed-use building...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Autonomous Driving — In a ‘Flash’

By combining CMOS technology with avalanche photodiodes, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS (Duisburg, Germany) have developed a potentially cost-effective...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
ViDAR Optical Radar Provides New Maritime Search Capability

ViDAR, developed by Sentient Vision Systems in Melbourne Australia, provides autonomous, real-time, wide-area search capability, optically, from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or manned...

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