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Products : Photonics/Optics
Low-Energy Laser Measurement Sensor

Ophir-Spiricon (Logan, UT) has introduced the PD10-IR-pJ photodiode energy sensors. It extends the low measurement capability to the NIR range, covering from 800 to 1800nm, and is designed for low-energy military applications, such as remote sensing. It measures very low energies, either single short or...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Plastic-Coated Silica Fibers

Fiberguide Industries (Stirling, NJ) offers a line of low and standard hydroxyl concentration (OH) plastic-coated silica fibers. The Anhydroguide™ and Superguide™ are low-cost optical fibers that provide UV and infrared transmissions. The Anhydroguide fiber is constructed of a pure fused silica core, made by...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Optical Receiver

PHOTONIS USA (Sturbridge, MA) has introduced an optical receiver that is capable of sustaining tens of microamperes of signal current over an indefinite period. It also features an integrated power supply with low power consumption and a small footprint. The receiver promotes an active area of 12 mm, and data rates are expected...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Semiconductor Tapered Amplifiers

New Focus™ (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced a new series of semiconductor tapered amplifiers for high-power tunable and fixed-wavelength applications. The VAMP series is designed to accept many fiber-coupled seed sources, providing easy alignment and helping protect the chip from unintentional misalignment. The...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Infrared LED

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ (Sunnyvale, CA) new infrared DRAGON SFH 4236 LED achieves a typical radiant intensity of 650 mW/sr at a DC current of 1A, more than three times that of the standard IR DRAGON. The device emits at a wavelength of 850nm. The new infrared DRAGON is designed for applications that require narrow radiation...

Products : Imaging
Frame Grabber

ADLINK Technology, San Jose, CA, offers the HDV62, a PCI Express frame grabber with uncompressed image acquisition and video streaming in 1080p HD. The unit provides 1920 × 1080p resolution, progressive scan, and noise generation, as well as a wide aspect ratio. It is equipped with a field programmable gate array (FPGA) and 512 MB...

Products : Imaging
Low-Light Lens

Universe Kogaku America, Oyster Bay, NY, has released the EL1025B lens with a F/0.95 aperture in a 1" format. The 25-mm CCTV lens features adjustable focus and iris, and is designed for low-light applications such as surveillance and security. The aperture range is 0.95 to 16. The 16-mm lens format provides high image quality.

Products : Imaging
Vision Appliance

DALSA, Waterloo, ON, Canada, offers the GEVA Gigabit Ethernet (GigE)-ready vision appliance that is compatible with DALSA Genie and Spyder3 cameras. It offers an expandable platform for multi-camera vision applications such as final inspection of large assemblies. The high-bandwidth camera ports are compatible with a range of...

Products : Imaging
Graphics Adapter Board

Matrox Imaging, Dorval, QE, Canada, has introduced the Orion HD graphics adapter with video capture capabilities. It features two independent video paths; each path can connect and switch between RGB/CVBS/YPrPb, DVI-D/HDMI, and SDI signal types through DVI-D and BNC connectivity. It can handle different resolutions and...

Products : Imaging
Image Processor

The Northstar nBoxTM simulation display processor from 3D perception, Orlando, FL, is a plug-and-play, zero-frame-latency controller that scales, warps, blends, and color-corrects content, outputs to multiple projectors, and displays imagery across all screen shapes. Features include support for projector resolutions...

Products : Imaging
Color Cameras

FLIR Systems, Colorado Springs, CO, offers the ChromaNox electron multiplied CCD low-light cameras available in VGA (640 × 480) and SXGA (1280 × 1024) resolution, and in color and monochrome models. The cameras feature proprietary image processing algorithms to highlight hidden image details in difficult scene conditions. The...

Products : Imaging
Digital Microscope

The VHX-1000 digital microscope from Keyence Corp. of America, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, features real-time 16-bit imaging resolution that makes subtle color differences visible, and optimizes areas that are too dark or too bright to see. Brightness ranges to 65,536 levels, and the 3-CCD color clarity is 2.8 trillion colors. The...

Products : Imaging
SWIR Lenses

Alternative Vision Corp., Tucson, AZ, has released the f/1.4 SWIR lens series from Optec. The lens line is designed for large-format (20.5 mm) shortwave infrared (SWIR) imagers, and combines high throughput with low vignetting and distortion. The lenses are optimized for use with indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) SWIR sensors....

Products : Imaging
Touch Screen Display

Banner Engineering, Minneapolis, MN, offers the iVu Remote Touch Screen Display for vision inspection in hard-to-access areas. Users can program iVu sensors through a single display and change inspection parameters remotely with no PC or external devices. One display can be used to program multiple iVu sensors. Connected via...

Products : Imaging
Machine Vision Software

IMPACT® 9.1 machine vision software from PPT Vision, Bloomington, MN, features the Pinpoint Pattern Find tool for applications including robotic guidance and high-speed inspection of randomly oriented, scaled, and located parts. Custom inspections can be designed with the Vision Program Manager, which features...

Products : Imaging
Microscope Cameras

Jenoptik Optical Systems Division, Jena, Germany, offers the ProgRes® SpeedXTcore 3 and ProgRes SpeedXTcore 5 USB CCD microscope cameras. The first model features live image speed of 17 fps at the maximum resolution of 2080 × 1542 pixels; the second model offers 13 fps image speed at 2580 ×...

Products : Imaging
Microscopy Camera

QImaging, Surrey, BC, Canada, offers the Rolera EM-C2 EMCCD microscopy camera for low-light imaging applications that features a 40-MHz pixel clock rate. Up to 34.2 frames per second can be read out and transferred over an optimized 800 Mb/s implementation of the FireWire protocol. The camera’s Easy-EM mode optimizes the...

Products : Energy
LED Electronic Power Supply

Zenaro (Karlsruhe, Germany) has introduced a new line of electronic power supplies specially designed for LED indoor/outdoor lighting applications. The efficiency performance is greater than 92%, saving more energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

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LGR-5320

Measurement Computing Corp., Norton, MA, has introduced the LGR-5320 series of standalone, multifunction data acquisition loggers. The devices enable users to collect high-speed correlated analog and digital data without a computer. They feature 16-bit resolution, 16 analog and 16 digital inputs, and four encoder inputs. They measure at...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Alignment System

PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. (Auburn, MA) offers the F206.S six-axis Hexapod alignment system that provides 6D motion with 33-nanometer resolution and alignment software for optics and photonics components. The system includes a parallel kinematics controller/driver featuring vectorized motion and arbitrary pivot point...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Rail System

Thomson (Wood Dale, IL) has introduced the 500 Series Profile rails with an optional ball spacer carriage that reduces carriage running noise by up to 6 dB. The rails' design optimizes the surface interfaces between steel and plastic transition areas along the ball bearing circulation path. Standard end seals provide contaminant...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Controller

QuickSilver Controls (Covina, CA) offers the SilverSterling™ controller for NEMA 11, 17, and 23 frame brushless servo motors; DC brush motors; and voice coil actuators, providing a 5A RMS continuous drive with 7A peak at 12V to 48V. The controller provides both RS-485 and CAN communications ports, supporting DMX, MODbus™ RTU, and...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Screw-Driven Linear Actuator

Bishop-Wisecarver Corp. (Pittsburg, CA) has introduced the HepcoMotion® PSD80 Profile screw-driven linear actuator with Herculane® wheel technology. Housed on an aluminum beam and fitted with a stainless steel sealing band, the actuator uses Herculane wheels mounted to an adjustable carriage. Single or multiple...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Vibration Monitor

SKF Group (San Diego, CA) has introduced the Multilog Online System DMx, a multi-featured vibration monitor for conventional and hazardous environments. It can be directly installed within a hazardous area, removing or reducing cabling, cabinets, and isolation barriers. It combines protection and condition monitoring in a...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Brushless Motor Drive

DSC sensorless brushless motor drives from Koford Engineering (Winchester, OH) provide a programmable sensorless control for operation for 12- to 32-volt applications, with current up to 10 amps and speed of up to 96,000 rpm with a 2-pole motor. The 240-Watt drives use a digital signal controller, which can be programmed to...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Grippers

DPGplus sealed two-finger parallel grippers from Schunk (Morrisville, NC) are available in sizes 240 and 300. A pneumatic drive with oval pistons and multitooth guides ensure the user precise gripping for production machine and assembly applications. The grippers handle rough or dirty workpieces, and are suited for loading and unloading...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Digital Torque Tester

The Snap-on Industrial Digital Torque Tester (DDT) from Snap-on Industrial (Kenosha, WI) features light weight and an integral transducer and rugged housing. It can be wall-mounted or used in a benchtop vise to allow the user to test torque wrenches and torque screwdrivers. It features a 4.7" touchpad screen to capture peak...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Gearbox

Wittenstein (Bartlett, IL) offers the L-Version alpha SP + High Speed low-friction gearbox for applications requiring continuous duty with high nominal output speed and longer service life. Features include high maximum and nominal output speed and reduced nominal torque, lower heat buildup, lower no-load running torque, and high...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Tip-Tilt Stages

Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) has introduced the TECHSPEC Tip-Tilt stages for tilt control of both optics and mounting posts. They feature black anodized aluminum construction and are available in three stage sizes: 30-mm square, 40-mm square, and 70-mm square. Each is offered in English or metric configurations. The stages are...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Servomotor Actuator

The Tolomatic IMA from Tolomatic (Hamel, MN) is an integrated-motor, rod-style actuator that delivers up to 3,300 pounds of force when equipped with a new roller-screw option. It incorporates a hollow core rotor and skewed motor windings. The integrated motor design is suited for clamping, pressing, valve control, and spot...

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