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Translation Stages

Thorlabs (Newton, NJ) announced XR-Series cross roller bearing, aluminum-bodied translation stages. The series includes rear- and side-actuated 1" travel stages and all components needed for left- or right-handed X, XY, XZ, YZ, and XYZ configurations. A dovetail feature is incorporated into the design for stacking; it could...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Solid State Relays

The TS13102 and TS13103 solid state relays from Semtech Corp. (Camarillo, CA) support the company’s Neo-Iso™ Platform, an isolated power/switch management technology. The TS13102 autonomously harvests energy, without the assistance of a microcontroller (and while the switch is closed). The harvested energy, stored in a...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Pressure Gauge

The MAN-R pressure gauge from KOBOLD (Pittsburgh, PA) uses an elastic measuring element to generate a precise, reproducible deflection when subjected to pressure. The pressure is converted into rotary motion of a pointer. The subsequent pressure measurement can then be read on the scale of the dial. Available in ranges from 30" Hg...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Regulator

STMicroelectronics (Coppell, TX) has introduced the LDBL20, a 200mA Low-Dropout (LDO) regulator in a 0.47 × 0.47 × 0.2 mm chip-scale package. The LDBL20 features a 200mA output. Input voltage ranges from 1.5V to 5.5V, with 200mV typical dropout. Rejection (PSRR) of 80dB at 100Hz and 50dB at 100kHz simplifies filtering over a wide...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Position Sensors

The Alliance Sensors Group (Moorestown, NJ) has introduced the PG Series of linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) position sensors. The products are designed specifically for valve position sensing applications, such as steam turbine control systems in electric power generation plants. Installation features include...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Wireless Temperature Sensing System

Chromalox (Pittsburgh, PA) offers the IntelliTrace® Wireless system for heat trace applications in both ordinary and hazardous areas. The Chromalox temperature sensing system includes the IntelliTrace® ITAS or ITLS Series Heat Trace Control Panel and specific industrial wireless transmitters, which are...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Diagnostics

The IP67-rated Allen-Bradley ArmorBlock IO-Link master from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) allows manufacturers and industrial operators to access detailed sensor diagnostics in harsh operating environments. The device features event and process time-stamping capabilities for on-machine applications. The IO-Link master...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Transceiver

Mountain RF Sensors (Fort Lauderdale, FL) has announced the MtRF-7501 VHF/UHF Ground-to-Air Transceiver. The model supports Single Side Band (SSB), LSB, and USB modes. Featuring frequency ranges of 116–152 MHz (VHF) and 225–400 MHz (UHF), the Model MtRF- 7501 provides RF output of 25 Watts AM, 50 Watts FM, and 100 Watts on SSB....

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Lidar Sensor

Velodyne LiDAR (Morgan Hill, CA) has announced the Puck Hi-Res™ sensor. Expanding on the company’s VLP-16 Puck, a 16-channel, real-time 3D lidar sensor, Puck Hi-Res provides greater resolution in the captured 3D image. Puck Hi-Res retains the VLP- 16 Puck’s 360° horizontal field-of-view (FoV) and 100-meter range, but offers a...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pressure Sensor

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry (Hudson, MA) has introduced the Pressure Scout, a wireless pressure sensor that supports pressure monitoring and alarm reporting as part of the SignalFire Remote Sensing System. The first in a line of wireless integrated sensors, the Pressure Scout consists of a pressure sensor (integrated with a...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Magnetic Sensors

Wireless, non-contact magnetic sensors from Steute Industrial Controls (Ridgefield, CT), in the presence of their actuating magnet, send a unique, coded telegram to one or more compatible, easily-programmed receivers. The receiver accepts up to 10 discrete telegrams per channel. The magnetic devices, powered by a...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Pressure Sensors

All Sensors Corporation (Morgan Hill, CA) now offers the DLHR pressure sensor series. The new devices feature lower pressure ranges of 0.5 to 60 in H2O. All error compensation is performed internally by an advanced ASIC; no external calculation is required. The DLHR products include I2C or SPI output interfaces with...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Humidity Sensor

The Humidity Sensor from Develco Products (Aarhus, Denmark) allows end-users to track indoor climate. Regular readings can be sent from the sensor to an app. Users control the humidity level and temperature from a distance; several households or institutions can be monitored from one central point. Equipped with the wireless...

Products : Aerospace
Product of the Month: September 2016

The PADS PCB Product Creation Platform from Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, OR, is a design creation platform that provides schematic capture, component management, simulation and analysis, PCB layout and routing, and manufacturing analysis and outputs. The platform also provides intelligent component selection...

Products : Software
Multiphysics Simulation

OMSOL, Burlington, MA, announced the latest release of COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.2, Application Builder, and COMSOL Server™ simulation software that expands electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical design and optimization capabilities. Application Builder allows users to create apps deployed by connecting to a...

Products : Software
Embedded System GUIs

Abaco Systems, Huntsville, AL, announced AXIS DataView that enables users to develop graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for embedded applications. The software is designed for displaying data and adding controls to signal and image processing applications, as well as any system control or communications application, No...

Products : Software
Design-to-3D Print

Stratasys, Eden Prairie, MN, offers GrabCAD Print, an open architecture design-to-3D print workflow application residing on the GrabCAD SaaS platform. The software eliminates requirements to translate and repair CAD files prior to 3D printing.

Products : Aerospace
Analysis and Simulation

MSC Software Corp., Newport Beach, CA, released MSC Nastran 2016 and Patran 2016 simulation and analysis software. Nastran 2016 delivers new multidisciplinary analysis solutions, and Patran improves support for nonlinear and fatigue analysis capabilities. Enhancements include improvements to 3D rotor dynamics...

Products : Aerospace
Manifold Design

HydraForce, Lincolnshire, IL, released Version 5 of the i-Design integrated manifold design tool that allows users to create custom integrated manifold circuits, specify valve assembly layout, and generate a bill of material for their assembly. The user can build a circuit using drag-and-drop technology to specify the location of...

Products : Aerospace
HMI/Operator Interface

OMEGA Engineering, Stamford, CT, offers the NS Series touchscreen HMI with built-in Ethernet communications, alarming/recipe/data logging capabilities, and live video input/display. The HMIs allow direct resetting of faults, and enable flexible data access to a variety of devices. It enables operators to reach the devices...

Products : Aerospace
Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Liberty, SC, introduced Slimpack type MLSH hermetically sealed aluminum electrolytic capacitors that feature a glass-to-metal seal that prevents dry-out. The capacitors can replace parallel and series banks of wet tantalum capacitors for new and existing designs, especially where...

Products : Aerospace
3D Printers

HP, Palo Alto, CA, announced the HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 and 4200 commercial 3D printing systems that print functional parts at the individual voxel level. A voxel is the 3D equivalent of a 2D pixel in traditional printing. The printer features an open materials and software innovation platform, an enclosed processing station with a...

Products : Aerospace
PXIe Platform

Keysight Technologies, Santa Rosa, CA, announced the Gen3 PXIe chassis and components for data streaming for capture/playback applications such as 5G and electronic warfare. The products provide a platform for large, multi-channel and multi-chassis PXIe test systems, and include an 18-slot PXIe chassis with x8 Gen 3 PCIe links to...

Products : Aerospace
Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulators

National Instruments, Austin, TX, introduced turn key HIL Simulators built on an open, modular architecture. They integrate camera processing and RF I/O, along with traditional HIL components, into a single system. Test engineers can customize systems to include passive entry/passive start, tire pressure...

Products : Aerospace
Data Acquisition and Control

The MAQ20 industrial data acquisition and control system from Dataforth Corp., Tucson, AZ, includes the MAQ20-BRDG1 strain gage module with four input channels that interfaces to full, half, and quarter bridge sensors using 4-wire or 6-wire connections. A frequency input module accepts zero-crossing and TTL signals...

Products : Aerospace
LED Spot-Curing System

Dymax Corp., Torrington, CT, offers the BlueWave MX-150 LED spot-curing system that can be used as a benchtop unit or integrated into an automated system. LED emitters are available in 365, 385, or 405 nm wavelengths. The system’s curing energy is created using an LED chip in the emitter.

Products : Aerospace
Data Acquisition System

Diversified Technical Systems, Seal Beach, CA, introduced the SLICE PRO Field self-contained rugged data acquisition system in a portable kit. It delivers data in low temperatures, high altitudes, and low-pressure environments.

Products : Medical
Disposable Cartridge Components

Plastikos, Erie, PA, offers disposable cartridge components made of cyclic olefin polymer (COC) for wearable drug delivery devices holding medications such as insulin and pain medicines. The disposable cartridges are manufactured under strict tolerance levels and multi-cavity tooling. Every cavity on each mold was...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Rotary Valve

RotaVal Ltd. (Wiltshire, UK) introduced a heavy-duty rotary valve for use where solids handled and operating conditions combine to cause abrasive erosion within the valve. It has on-site component replacement. The valves are used in discharging materials such as cement, PFA, granite dust, silica sand, and mineral powders under...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Voice Coil Actuator

The LAH15-19-000A linear voice coil actuator from BEI Kimco (Vista, CA) provides low hysteresis/ low friction with bi-directional position control. It is suited for applications where low friction and high force accuracy are needed. The low-friction design features a patent-pending symmetrical flex circuit that prevents...