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Multi-Axis Controller

ACS Motion Control, Eden Prarie, MN, has developed a low-cost, small-footprint approach for machine control. Designated the SPiiPlus LF-CM, the machine controller provides multi-axis integrated control and up to 64 additional nodes via CANOpen network extension. The controller includes a logic controller programmable in any...

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Stepper Motor

Portescap, West Chester, PA, has introduced hollow-shafted versions to its revolutionary family of h3 stepper motors. Hollow shaft models promise increased design flexibility by allowing wires or other media to be routed through the motor shaft, effectively reducing the space required of the motor solution. H3 hollow shaft step...

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Direct Drive Motors

The ULT-O Outside Rotating frameless motor kits latest from Applimotion, Loomis, CA, give the customer flexibility of a large through hole and low profile. The rotor is external to the stator, enabling the customer to integrate the rotor ring into an outside rotating hub.

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Linear Displacement Sensor

The KD-2306 non-contact linear displacement sensor from Kaman, Middletown, CT uses balanced bridge eddy current technology to sense both ferrous and non-ferrous metal targets. The RoHS-compliant, CE-marked sensing system includes the electronics, sensor, and interconnecting cable.

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Stepper Motor/Driver

The MDrive® from Intelligent Motion Systems, Marlborough, CT, is a quad stack NEMA size 23 brushless 1.8deg stepping motor that delivers speed-torque comparable to a single stack NEMA 34, but with a footprint 1/3 smaller. In addition, the quad stack 23 motor solution costs 20% less than the size 34.

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Absolute Encoder

BI Technologies, Fullerton, CA, offers an absolute encoder that utilizes the company’s proprietary DAPS (Digital Angular Position Sensor) technology. Available with multiple output configurations, the encoder will feature 12-bit resolution over 360-degree rotation.

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Roller Guides

The RB series of roller guides from NSK, Franklin, IN, provides a 26% reduction in overall height compared with NSK’s conventional RA series roller guides. This facilitates downscaling of equipment and lowering the center of gravity of precision/positioning tables.

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VGA Cameras

Basler Vision Technologies, Ahrensburg, Germany, has introduced the scA640-120 series of Scout cameras based on Sony’s ICX618 sensor. The cameras feature a 29 × 44 × 73.7 mm housing, and are equipped with a C or CS-mount lens adapter. They are available in monochrome or color with a Gigabit Ethernet or IEEE 1394b interface. They...

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Digital Camera

Vision Research, Wayne, NJ, offers the four-mega-pixel Phantom® v640 digital high-speed camera, which provides six gigapixel-per-second throughput and enhanced light sensitivity. It offers a recording speed of more than 1,400 frames per second at full resolution of 2560 × 1600. For higher frame rates, users can reduce...

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Frame Grabber

American ELTEC, Las Vegas, NV, has released the PC_EYE/CL PCI Express frame grabber that supports base, medium, and full configurations. The PCI Express interface with four lanes delivers data rates of up to 1 GB/s for maximum-speed cameras with full interfaces. It also delivers speeds of up to 680 MB/s. The board has inputs for...

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Thermal Imaging Camera

LumaSense Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, offers the Mikron MikroSHOT portable thermal imaging camera, a radiometric thermal imager that offers pocket-sized portability. The Thermal-On-Visible mode allows for radiometric temperature data to be displayed directly on the visible image. The camera uses batteries or an AC...

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Telecentric Lenses

Edmund Optics, Barrington, NJ, offers the TECHSPEC® large-format telecentric lenses that can accommodate large-format industrial image sensors measuring up to 28.7 mm diagonally. They provide high-resolution images with a large field of view. The lenses are available in a variety of mounting formats, including...

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HD Camera

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division, Irvine, CA, has introduced the IK-HR1S HD camera, a 1/3" CMOS detector with 2.1 megapixels and optional 720p or 1080i scanning operation, both with HD-SDI output. The camera measures 1.75 × 1.65 × 3", and features an RS-232 serial interface and a C-mount lens interface for clear HD imagery and color...

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In-Line Inspection

The VT-S700 in-line automated optical inspection system from Omron Electronics, Schaumburg, IL, shortens tact time of soldered component inspection with an expanded field of view. Using a telecentric lens with a 2-megapixel camera, the system reduces image distortion at the edges of the field of view. It delivers...

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Network Cameras

Panasonic, Secaucus, NJ, has introduced two IP network cameras, the BL-C101A and BL-C121A that monitor from a PC or cell phone. The BL-C101A features one-wire, plug-and-play installation; the BL-C121A is wireless and features IEEE 802.11 operation with an internal antenna. Both cameras can simultaneously capture MPEG-4 video and...

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Image Sensors

Banner Engineering Corp., Minneapolis, MN, offers the iVu series image sensors that combine a photoelectric sensor and a vision sensor. They feature a touchscreen with intuitive interface and configurable inspection parameters. Three sensor types are offered in one rugged package for applications such as injection molding...

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2D and 3D Design and Engineering Software

Autodesk, San Rafael, CA, has introduced the latest releases of its 2D and 3D design and engineering software for manufacturers. The 2010 products include Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD Mechanical, and AutoCAD Electrical. Autodesk Inventor 2010 features new capabilities for 2D product documentation and 3D...

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Audio Enrichment Technology

ARC International (San Jose, CA), has introduced the Virtual Bass™ audio enrichment technology that delivers a deep rich bass response on existing speakers or headphones, eliminating the need to add subwoofers or other audio components. Virtual Bass optimizes a product's bass rendering capabilities, taking into...

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DSP Library

STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) has released a new DSP library for its ARM Cortex-M3-based STM32 microcontrollers. The STM32 DSP library is license-free, royalty-free, and provides a large number of valuable functions coded in C or assembly language. These include a PID controller, Fourier transform functions, and a...

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Energy Harvesting Development Platform

Infinite Power Solutions (Littleton, CO) has introduced the THINERGY™Application Development Platform (ADP) that, coupled with IPS' THINERGY thin-film micro-energy cell (MEC™) products, allows users to create new microelectronic applications, such as perpetually powered and deeply embedded...

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Static-Analysis Tool

CodeSonar 3.3 Enterprise from GrammaTech, Inc. (Ithaca, NY) offers improved performance, and richer API that makes it easier for users to add a wide variety of custom checkers. It is also easier to visualize trends in software quality, and managementlevel reports and custom charting features have been refined. CodeSonar is a...

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Safety-Certifiable Messaging Middleware

Real-Time Innovations (Sunnyvale, CA) releases the Safety- Critical Edition of RTI Data Distribution Service. The small-footprint version of RTI's real-time messaging middleware is designed to meet safety certification standards such as DO-178B. Safety- Critical Edition was initially developed for use in...

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USB Data Acquisition Board

Data Translation (Marlboro, MA) has introduced the DT9818, a high performance, multifunction USB data acquisition board for OEMs. The DT9818 is aimed at embedded applications rather than the more common USB approach of connecting externally to the PC. The module runs completely on USB power and offers ±500V...

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Virtual Software Development Platform

Express Logic, Inc. (San Diego, CA) and Virtutech, Inc. (San Jose, CA) have announced the availability of Express Logic's ThreadX® RTOS on a simulated development platform created by Virtutech's Simics®. Using Virtutech's full-system simulator, Express Logic was able to provide engineers and...

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Tiny DC/DC Converter

The RNM series 2000VDC isolated converter from RECOM (Brooklyn, NY) has a compact case size of 8.3 × 8.3 × 6.8 mm, and the pins fit into a standard 0.1" grid. The RNM converter features 1W of output power, and input and output voltages available in any combination from 3.3V to 15VDC and 1kVDC or 2kVDC...

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Pressure Indicating Sensor Film

Sensor Products Inc. (Madison, NJ) announces the Pressurex Zero® tactile pressure-indicating sensor films. Pressurex Zero characterizes contact surface pressure down to an extremely low 7.2 PSI (0.5 kg/cm2). It is an easy-to-use flexible film that is placed between contacting or mating surfaces to instantly...

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Desktop Networking Platforms

WIN Enterprises, Inc. (North Andover, MA) has announced the PL-10540 and PL-10550 desktop platforms that feature the Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor with Intel® QuickAssist Technology. The EP80579 is the Intel system-on-chip (SoC) purpose-built for the embedded and communications markets with...

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EMI Filter

LCR Electronics (Norristown, PA) offers a series of doublestage, low-profile EMI filters that provides easier assembly and reduced material costs. The 088 Series integrates a high attenuation EMI filter and IEC power entry socket with an illuminated power switch and either a fuse or a re-settable circuit breaker into one compact...

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Software Verification Plug-In

LDRA (Monks Ferry, Wirral, UK) has released the TBsecure plug-in complete with the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) CERT C secure coding standard. TBsecure identifies security vulnerabilities and enables implementation of the CERT C Secure Coding Standard version 1.0. LDRA's TBsecure plugs into...

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RTU Datalogger

The IPm2m® RTU and Datalogger from SIXNET (Ballston Lake, NY) combines RTU (Remote Terminal Unit), datalogger, and telemetry interface in a compact, installation-ready package. The IPm2m has a full complement of communication ports with an Ethernet, RS232, RS485, and USB. This flexible port configuration makes it ideal for...

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