Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Signal Conditioner

PCB Piezotronics, Depew, NY, offers the Model 482C24 4-channel signal conditioner that includes DC coupling selectable on a per-channel basis. It is suited for use with ICP® force and pressure sensors that have long...

Products: Aerospace
Custom Alloys

Goodfellow, Coraopolis, PA, offers a custom alloy service. Custom alloys have been produced with gold, silver, palladium, platinum, copper, and/or nickel as major constituents, with other elements sometimes added. Such alloys...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Embedded Board

The AmITX-SL-G Mini-ITX compact embedded computing platform from ADLINK Technology, San Jose, CA, features sixth-generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors and the Mini-ITX form factor. It measures 170 mm square and...

Products: Imaging
Vision Sensors

Teledyne DALSA, Waterloo, ON, Canada, announced BOA™ Spot vision sensors that combine a BOA vision system with integrated LED lighting, lens cover, and software. Available with 640 × 480 or 1280 × 960 image resolution,...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
SWIR Camera

The 1280SCICAM shortwave infrared camera from Princeton Infrared Technologies, Monmouth Junction, NJ, is a lattice-matched indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) sensor that features 1280 × 1024 resolution at frame rates greater than...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Day/Night Cameras

D-Link, Austin, TX, announced the 5-megapixel day/night IP DCS-6517 dome network camera and the DCS-7517 Bullet network cameras. Supporting 2560 × 1920 resolution and digital WDR image enhancement, the cameras provide...

Products: Aerospace
Vision Sensors

Cognex Corp., Natick, MA, introduced the In-Sight® 2000 vision sensors that include an integrated, high-performance image formation system consisting of field-interchangeable lenses and a patent-pending LED ring light that...

Products: Imaging
Touch Display Kit

Avnet, Phoenix, AZ, released the AES-ALI3-AMPIRE10-G 10-inch Touch Display Kit. The kit demonstrates an embedded display system, allowing for video output to an integrated 10" LVDS display. The kit combines a 1280 × 800...

Products: Aerospace
SWIR Camera

Xenics, Leuven, Belgium, offers the Bobcat-320 SWIR camera, a medium-resolution camera yielding low noise and low dark current. It features a thermo-electric cooler for sensor stabilization, an onboard image processing unit, and...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Flow Meters

AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) offers ProSense FMM Series magnetic-inductive flow meters (magmeters) for liquid flow monitoring in industrial processes. The magmeters, available with 1/2" to 2" NPT female process connections, are...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Pulsed Test Instrument

Instruments for Industry, a unit of AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions (Edison, NJ) introduced the S21-4KWP-2KWP FLEX solid-state micro wave pulse power amplifier with a frequency range of 1.0 GHz to 2.0 GHz. It...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ground Bond Testers

Slaughter Company (Lake Forest, IL) announced the 260 Series Ground Bond testers with an improved interface that eliminates menus and redundant button pushes. The interface allows manufacturers to set up and run Ground...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Digital Multimeters

The U1280 and U1240C Series handheld digital multimeters from Keysight Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA) feature 60,000-count display resolution and 0.025 percent accuracy. The 4.5-digit handheld DMMs are suited for...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Multi-Function Instrument

National Instruments (Austin, TX) introduced a high-performance model of the software-based VirtualBench all-in-one instrument that combines a mixed-signal oscilloscope, function generator, digital multimeter,...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Strain Gauge Monitors

Bristol Instruments (Boston, MA) introduced the OM502T Series of monitors for strain gauge sensors. The 5-digit instruments are programmable for mathematical functions, including peak and tare, as well as digital...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Shaft Voltage Tester

The AEGIS® CAT II/III Shaft Voltage Tester™ digital oscilloscope from Electro Static Technology (Mechanic Falls, ME) enables testing of industrial motors controlled by variable frequency drives (VFDs). The tester is...

Products: Test & Measurement
RF Signal Generators

Saelig Co. (Fairport, NY) announced Rigol DSG800 RF signal generators with output frequencies from 9 kHz to 3.0 GHz. They provide an RF signal source with a maximum output of +20 dBm and frequency resolution of 0.01 Hz...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Products of Tomorrow: April 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...

Standards for Comfortable Seats

In the beginning, safety trumped comfort in spacecraft designs for human space travel. Early space capsules were small and had a seat-driven design in which most of the...

The SAE 2016 World Congress, presented by SAE International and taking place April 12-14 in Detroit, will gather experts, management teams, engineers, and executives from the automotive...

NASA Technology

Idaho is a nature-lover’s dream. Forests there blanket swaths of terrain, from the glassy lake regions of the northern Panhandle to the famous trout-fishing streams of the...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robots and Humans - Let the Collaboration Begin

A collaborative robot is essentially an industrial robot with additional safety capabilities. These safety features include:

Safety-rated monitored stop (zero speed limiting) Speed and...

The ongoing challenge for today’s semiconductor test engineers is to identify and create new test solutions that can offer significantly lower test costs as well as address the...

Coupling-Decoupling Networks (CDNs) are the unglamorous workhorses that get “hitched up” to an impulse generator in order to perform impulse testing on powered equipment....

The seconds to minutes of advance warning of an earthquake can allow people and systems to take actions to protect life and property from destructive shaking. Earthquake early...

Super pressure balloon
Raven Aerostar
Sioux Falls, SD

A super pressure balloon (SPB) designed by Raven Aerostar, and the...

Geostationary (GEO) satellite
Space Systems/Loral (SSL)
Palo Alto, CA

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has chosen Space...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Motion Control Challenges for Deep-Sea ROVs

Deep-sea remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) present motion control design engineers with some difficult challenges. Applications may include ROV propulsion, position thrusters, dive vanes, rudders,...

Torque is among the most important of all the measured quantities in applications ranging from characterizing high-power gas turbines, to determining the level of force...


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