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Bob Reisse coordinates the design and testing of ALHAT (Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology) sensors. In December, ALHAT instruments were melded to HUEY...

The P.A. People, specialist contractors within the audio-visual systems sector, were commissioned by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation to deliver a large-scale video wall for...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Solar Powered UAVs

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been increasing worldwide as demands for agile, rapid, targeted response forces have grown. UAVs provide surveillance and detection capabilities to these smaller forces that...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Bearing Keeps Spectrometer Stable in Telescope

How do you collect data from stars thousands of light years away while positioning a 300-ton, 10-meter telescope to within a fraction of a human hair? You use a high-tech spectrometer called...

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To provide significant energy savings with optimal lighting quality, JetBlue Airways recently selected MaxLite’s High- Max® High Output compact fluorescent (CFL)...

GE Lighting LED solutions were recently installed in several locations at Marriott International’s headquarters located in Bethesda, Md. The installations have enriched lighting...

Hoffman Performance Lighting has introduced the firstever PAR64 LED Landing Light, a drop-in replacement for existing Q4559 and Q4559X quartz halogen lamps. The ruggedized PAR64 can be...

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are known for their energy efficiency and durability, but the bluish, cold light of current white LEDs has precluded their widespread use for indoor lighting....

Newspapers are filled with stories describing reductions and removal of street lighting in order to reduce municipal costs. Tackling the tricky questions of when...

Interpower Corporation, Oskaloosa, IA, has introduced the 85521711 International Power Source (IPS), a source of AC power at various operating voltages and frequencies found...

Delivering up to 12,500 lumens, the new Dialight (Newmarket, UK) SafeSite® transportable LED high bay luminaire is designed for temporary lighting applications and for maintenance tasks that require a...

VCC (Poway, CA) has developed a new series of low profile, panel-flush light pipes that are designed to blend in with the panel until they are illuminated and facilitate easy panel removal. Designated...

Products: Lighting
LED Fault-Management Chip

LED lights for critical applications such as vehicle lights, streetlamps and emergency lights are even more dependable and long-lasting thanks to a new fault-management chip from STMicroelectronics (Geneva,...

Products: Lighting
Open LED Protectors

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has developed a new line of open LED protectors optimized to provide superior protection against open LEDs. The PLED6M Series LED protector is designed to provide a switching electronic...

Products: Lighting
Red Nitride Phosphors

Intematix (Fremont, CA) recently announced the release of the Ruby series of red nitride phosphors that enable exceptional efficacy, color rendering and reliability for high-power LEDs. These unique phosphors, backed by...

Products: Lighting
High Lumens LED Power Supply

Axelsys LLC (Fremont, CA) has announced the latest addition to its line of Axelerator™ Products and IP — the AXPS3000, High- Lumens LED Lamp power supply unit (PSU). Developed as a complete system power...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Mini Cylinder

Intelligent Actuator – IAI America (Torrance, CA) offers the RCD Mini Cylinder that is designed to replace compact air cylinders used for short-stroke travel, pressing, and hoisting. It features a crosssection of 12 mm, with...

Products: Motion Control
Linear Actuators

K90 linear actuators from Exlar (Chanhassen, MN) are compact, 90-mm frame size actuators available in three performance levels, and allow the use of third-party motors. Featuring dimensions and form-factor consistent with...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Pneumatic Air Cylinders

NITRA™ E-Series pneumatic dual-rod guided air cylinders from Automation - Direct (Cumming, GA) are designed for applications that require precise alignment or have large side loads. The devices are interchangeable...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Position Sensors

ASM Sensors (Elmhurst, IL) offers the PMIS4/PMIR5 non-contact measuring system developed for rotary applications. The system provides high EMC protection, large guiding distance tolerance, and signal performance up to...

Products: Motion Control
Motion Controllers

ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) has released the PCI- 8254/PCI-8258 motion controllers that provide servo updates up to 20 KHz through hardware-based PID-FF control loop and secondorder filters, time-deterministic...

Products: Motion Control
Linear Stages

Newport Corp. (Irvine, CA), has introduced the FMSxxHA high-accuracy FMS stages for surface metrology applications. The stages are available in 100-, 200-, and 300-mm models. With all-steel construction, the stages combine high...

Products: Motion Control
Linear Scales

Model LF series linear scales from HEIDENHAIN Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) are used on highaccuracy machine tools, jig bore and grinding machines, and linear motors. The LF 485 and 185 incremental models feature very high...

Products: Motion Control
Wheel Force Transducer

Kistler North America (Novi, MI) has introduced the Kistler Type 9269A RoaDyn® S6HT System 2000, a six-component wheel force transducer (WFT) with specialty electronics platform. It is designed to measure three forces...

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