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Roller Chain

U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission (Wheeling, IL) introduced Titan Series roller chain for high-speed and harsh environments. The ANSI chain utilizes a “Titan specific” chain construction that includes coated pins and pin links, black oxide roller link plates, G7 Solid Bushings, and ringcoined connecting links. The chain is...

Products : Motion Control
Spindle Gear

maxon precision motors (Fall River, MA) announced the GP 6 S spindle for a variety of linear drive solutions. The maximum feed velocity is 15 mm/s, at a force of 10 N. Integrated ball bearings ensure that the drive stands up to high axial loads. The gear combines with the maxon DC brushed motor (RE 6) and DC brushless motor (EC...

Products : Motion Control
Z-Theta System

Catalyst Motion Group™, a Haydon Kerk Motion System integrator (Waterbury, CT), offers a Z-Theta system capability that provides a compact package to achieve a rotary axis and a linear axis in a single unit. When operated in coordinated motion, the system can effectively create a helical motion path. The Kerk brand ScrewRail®...

Products : Motion Control
Motion Controller

Soft Servo Systems (Waltham, MA) offers the WMX general motion controller that simultaneously controls up to 64 axes and 64 channels with control functions on the EtherCAT platform. It can run as an EtherCAT master on a commercially available PC with a LAN (Ethernet) port and no specialized interface board. Compatible with...

Products : Motion Control
Rail Brakes

Profile Guide rail brakes from Nexen Group (Vadnais Heights, MN) are available in a range of sizes from 15 to 45, and provide engagement at 0.049 to 0.080 seconds. They provide static holding force to 2,600 N (585 lbs.), and can be combined to provide higher holding forces. The brake is suited for holding a load in position while...

Products : Aerospace
Delta Robot and Controller

The RCP-DELTA robot and control system from Aerotech (Piitsburgh, PA) is available in four models that support payloads up to 3 kg, with X/Y operating ranges of 500/800/1100/1300 mm, and an optional continuous rotation about the Z axis (yaw). The robot can sustain 200 pick-and-place operations per minute with peak...

Products : Motion Control
Slide System

Velmex (Bloomfield, NY) offers the Parallel-Coupled BiSlide System for long traverses and larger loads. The system features two identical BiSlide assemblies coupled with a timing belt to drive synchronous operation. It can handle loads to 600 pounds and is available in standard lengths up to 80 inches. The assembly is available in...

Products : Motion Control
Positioning Stage

LinTech (Monrovia, CA) offers the 610 series totally enclosed positioning stage in stroke lengths from 6 to 60 inches (150 to 1520 mm). The screwdriven linear positioning systems use a low-friction, preloaded, recirculating linear ball bearing system that rides on precision ground linear rail guides. The linear rails are...

Articles : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Products of Tomorrow: January 2016

The technologies NASA develops don’t just blast off into space. They also improve our lives here on Earth. Life-saving search-and-rescue tools, implantable medical devices, advances in commercial aircraft safety, increased accuracy in weather forecasting, and the miniature cameras in our cellphones are just...

Products : Aerospace
Product of the Month: January 2016

Dewetron, Wakefield, RI, announced the TRIONet compact data acquisition system that accepts any two of the company’s multi-channel TRION series plug-in modules. The system connects to any Windows computer via USB 3.0 (or USB 2.0) or Ethernet. TRIONet mainframes can be interconnected using Ethernet. As a...

Products : Imaging
THz-TDS and THZ-FDS Imaging Systems

Terasense (San Jose, CA), in collaboration with Toptica Photonics (Victor, NY), has unveiled the first imaging cameras enhanced for time-domain and frequency-domain generation systems. The new cameras, developed for specific use in TDS and FDS systems, operate in the 50 GHz to 0.7 THz frequency range. Both...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Frame Grabbers

The FireBird 1xCLD-2PE4 Camera Link frame grabber from Active Silicon (Iver, UK) conforms to both 8-bit/10-tap and 10-bit/8-tap modes. The Gen2 ×4 PCIe bus sustains a 1.7Gbytes/s throughput. Capture is supported from two simultaneous Base Camera Link cameras, as well as single Base, Medium, and Full configurations. Power over...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Design Software

Zemax (Kirkland, WA) has announced Optic Studio™ 15, the next version of their optical and illumination design software. OpticStudio 15 builds upon previous versions with new features including: ZOS-API.NET, a completely new COM/.NET API for communicating with external programs; a Chebyshev polynomial surface; object editor: a...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
FPGA Support for GigE Vision IP Cores

Pleora Technologies (Ottawa, Canada) has expanded its GigE Vision® IP core platform to include support for field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from both Xilinx and Altera. Customers are currently working with the new iPORT™ NTx-GigE IP Core Package running on Xilinx 7- Series FPGAs in imaging devices...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Infrared Cameras

Xenics (Leuven, Belgium) offers the Cheetah-640-CL SWIR camera. The new 800-Hz version outputs 12-bit images via a standard CameraLink medium interface. A TE1-cooled sensor allows the Cheetah-640-CL to achieve low dark current characteristics from 1 μs up to 40 ms @ 25°C sensor temperature (high gain mode), or up to 100 ms @...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Dual Wavelength Excitation Light Source

The new IS-LEDc from Siskiyou Corporation (Grants Pass, OR) is a turnkey, flexible dual wavelength excitation light source for optongenetics and other life science applications. Specifically, the IS-LEDc optics module combines the output from two LEDs, and focuses this light into a single SMA fiber optic...

Products : Imaging
Frame Grabbers

PICOLO HD cards from Euresys (San Juan Capistrano, CA) are compatible with SDI, HDMI, DVI, and analog video sources. Able to acquire high-definition color 1080p video signals from one HD camera in a PC environment, the Euresys frame grabbers have H.264 onboard compression with up to 2 streams. Resolutions are possible up to 1920...

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Vision Sensors

Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA) has announced the In- Sight® 2000 vision sensor series. The In-Sight 2000 products include an integrated image-formation system consisting of field interchangeable lenses and a patent-pending LED ring light that produces even, diffuse illumination across the entire image. For specific applications,...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Infrared Cameras

FLIR Systems (Wilsonville, OR) offers the FLIR 1030sc High Definition (HD) Longwave Infrared (LW-IR) camera. Designed to help researchers and scientists, the T1030sc detects temperature differences of less than 20 mK at 30 °C. The T1030sc functions as a stand-alone data collection and analysis system in the field or as a...

Products : Imaging
Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope

JEOL USA (Peabody, MA) has introduced a new entry-level, high-performance Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope. The JSM- 7200F features ultrahigh spatial resolution of 1.6nm at 1.0kV and high probe current of 300nA. Featuring through-the-lens detectors that can collect a variety of signals by...

Products : Photonics/Optics
USB 3.0 Cameras

IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH (Obersulm, Germany/Boston, MA) has released its USB 3 uEye CP series, featuring sensors from Aptina and e2v. The 5 MP Aptina sensors in the UI-3480CP Rev. 2 (monochrome) or UI-3580CP Rev. 2 (color) cameras are suitable for classical machine vision tasks as well as for microscopy and medical...

Products : Imaging
High-Speed Cameras

The CB120, a 4K camera from XIMEA (Münster, Germany/Golden, CO), uses a PCI Express® (PCIe®) interface and delivers 12-Megapixel images. With the help of fiber-optic cable, 130 frames per second is achieved over distances up to 300 meters. The CB120 provides bandwidth of 20 Gb/s.

Products : Imaging
Scientific CMOS Cameras

The Photometrics Prime scientific CMOS camera from Photometrics (Tucson, AZ) enables signal restoration and feature detection for localization-based Super Resolution Microscopy. The 4.2-Megapixel Prime features an FPGA-based Embedded Signal Processing engine, ESP™.

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
CMOS Cameras

New ace models from Basler (Ahrensburg, Germany/Exton, PA) feature Sony's IMX249 global shutter CMOS sensor. The cameras deliver 40 frames per second at 2.3 megapixel resolution. Additionally, the models are available with both USB 3.0 and GigE interfaces.

Products : Photonics/Optics
Open Source Software

Bitplane (Belfast, Northern Ireland) announced that its proprietary IMS file format would become Open Source. The IMS file format is based on Hierarchical Data Format (HDF5), which is designed to work with huge multidimensional data and is optimized to allow extremely fast visualization of huge volume data. To facilitate...

Products : Imaging
Spectral Test Station

The McPherson (Chelmsford, MA) Spectral Test Station (STS) is for wavelength testing and calibration from LWIR to 200 nanometers and less. It is for sensor testing, process control, and calibration.

Products : Imaging
Area-Scan Cameras

JAI (Glostrup, Denmark/San Jose, CA) has expanded its Spark Series of industrial area-scan cameras with two new models: Spark SP-12000C-CXP4 and Spark SP- 12000M-CXP4 (color camera and monochrome camera, respectively).

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: January 2016

Dewetron, Wakefield, RI, announced the TRIONet compact data acquisition system that accepts any two of the company’s multi-channel TRION series plug-in modules. The system connects to any Windows computer via USB 3.0 (or USB 2.0) or Ethernet. TRIONet mainframes can be interconnected using Ethernet. As a...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
High-Temperature Epoxy

Formulated for potting, encapsulation, bonding, and sealing applications, Master Bond EP17HT-100 from Master Bond, Hackensack, NJ, is a single-part epoxy system designed to cure in 60-90 minutes at 200-220 °F. The dimensionally stable system bonds to metals, composites, ceramics, glass, and many plastics. It is resistant...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Acrylate-Based Sealants

DELO, Windach, Germany, offers three flexible acrylate-based sealants that can withstand temperatures up to 150 °C, and reach final strength within seconds of curing. DELO-PHOTOBOND GE4009 is a purely light-curing adhesive for translucent materials; DELO-DUALBOND GE4707 and DELO-DUALBOND GE4906 use light curing in...

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