Products: Motion Control
Collaborative Robot

Rethink Robotics (Boston, MA) introduced Sawyer, a smart collaborative robot designed to execute machine tending, circuit board testing, and other precise tasks. The robot modifies its behavior to respond to changing and...

Products: Software
Manufacturing Connectivity

Sandvik Coromant (Fair Lawn, NJ) introduced the CoroPlus™ platform for connecting manufacturing tools and software. The platform gives users access to product and application data through connected software and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Part Positioners

Yaskawa Motoman (Dayton, OH) expanded its line of RM2 ferris wheel-style robotic part positioners. The positioners have two servo-driven trunnion/station axes on opposite sides of a central “sweep” axis. One station is...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Optical Encoders

MICROMO (Clearwater, FL) announced the FAULHABER high-precision IER3 and IERS3 optical encoders. Both encoders deliver two-channel quadrature signals and an additional index signal. They can position a FAULHABER micro DC...

ANSYS AIM 17.2 simulation software from ANSYS, Pittsburgh, PA, features combined fluid thermal and solid thermal-stress capabilities. Momentum and heat sources are available for fluid and conjugate heat...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pressure Transducers

Mouser Electronics, Mansfield, TX, offers TE Connectivity’s MEAS Microfused M5600 and UltraStable U5600 wireless pressure transducers. The 24-bit, analog-to-digital converter (ADC), pressure and temperature sensors...

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...

Simulating the SLS Sound Suppression Water System

NASA’s next-generation Space Launch System (SLS) for deep space exploration consists of four RS-25 liquid rocket engines and...

Top prizes in the 2016 Create the Future Design Contest were awarded on November 11 in New York City. The Grand Prize winner, and winners in seven categories, took home awards for...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Temperature Sensors Cement the Integrity of Bridges
NASA Technology

When the White House calls, NASA answers.

Advantages of Electric Linear Actuators

Reduced downtime. Electric linear actuators (whether screw- or belt-driven) are very low-maintenance. Regreasing may be the only...

Articles: Aerospace
Vote for Tech Briefs 22nd Annual Readers' Choice Awards

Each December, we ask our readers to cast their vote for the annual NASA Tech Briefs’ Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Awards. Each month, our editors choose a Product of the Month that has exceptional technical merit and practical value for our design engineering readers.

Inspectors who are assessing the severity of defects and the dimensions of small features on precision machined surfaces are limited by the capabilities of existing measurement techniques. A new type of...

Virtually every type of public infrastructure — including bridges, pipelines, tunnels, foundations, roadways, dams, etc. — is subject to factors that can degrade it or lead to...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
ECG Small Signal General and Analysis

Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is the most common way to identify various ailments, especially when the ailment is related to the heart. To perform an ECG, the medical personnel places the leads on the...

Application Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
System Recycles and Purifies Large Volumes of Helium for SLS
Helium reclamation system
VACCO Industries
South El Monte, CA
626-443-7121
www.VACCO.com

Recyling and purifying high-flow helium allows uninterrupted...

MJC Engineering, a custom machine tool builder in Huntington Beach, CA, specializes in metal-spinning machines for such applications as sheet spinning, flow forming, wheel spinning,...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Automating Roadbed Testing Before Paving

The normal road construction process involves subgrade (the existing soil) preparation followed by placement of an aggregate layer, and then the pavement surface layer (asphalt or concrete). In...

As I approach retirement after 40 years as CEO of National Instruments (NI), I am reminded of the great progress and innovations the test and measurement industry has witnessed over that time....

On September 8, NASA launched OSIRIS-Rex (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer). The probe will...

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

Wolfram Research, Champaign, IL, released Mathematica 11 technical computing software that features more than 500 new functions, including improvements in machine learning, 3D printing and geometry,...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Temperature Monitors

Measurement Computing, Norton, MA, offers the TC-32 and TC-32- EXP temperature monitors for thermocouple (TC) measurement. Providing both Ethernet and USB ports, the TC- 32 provides 32 channels of 24-bit resolution for...

Products: Test & Measurement
Oscilloscopes

Teledyne LeCroy, Chestnut Ridge, NY, introduced HDO9000 high-definition oscilloscopes with HD1024 high-definition technology. Features include OneTouch user interface, 15.4" capacitive touchscreen, 10- bit resolution,...

Products: Semiconductors & ICs
Semiconductor Test System

Marvin Test Solutions, Irvine, CA, released the TS-960e PXI Express semiconductor test platform that features test capabilities for RF devices and SoC applications. It features 256 125-MHz digital I/O channels with...

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Test Probes

Pasternack, Irvine, CA, offers semi-rigid test probes for testing microwave circuits. By soldering the outer conductor to the signal ground and the exposed center conductor to the trace carrying the signal of interest, sampling...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Load Frame

To facilitate materials testing on the mesoscale, Psylotech, Evanston, IL, offers the TS™ modular platform that validates material models across 6 orders of magnitude of force and length scales. Users can discern NIST-traceable...

Products: Test & Measurement
Measurement System

KAMAN Precision Products, Colorado Springs, CO, offers the digiVIT non-contact position measuring system for monitoring movement, position, vibration, alignment, or deflection. The eddy current sensor for...

Products: Test & Measurement
USB Hub

ACCES I/O Products, San Diego, CA, announced the USB-104-IHUB rugged, industrial-strength 4-port isolated USB hub that features Tru-Iso™ signal isolation up to 4kV, temperature operation from -40 to 85 °C, high-retention USB...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Safety Interlock Switches

The OMEGA® K-SS Series tongue operated safety interlock switches from OMEGA Engineering, Stamford, CT, are designed to fit to the leading edge of sliding, hinged, or liftoff machine guards to provide positively...

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