The SCN5 series actuators are compact yet powerful integrated mechatronic cylinders that feature a motor, encoder, drive and actuator in one integral package.
New project introduces Mouser Innovation Lab, brings Super Hero technology to life
Microscan announces that new fully-integrated liquid lens autofocus models of MicroHAWK® Barcode Readers, featuring truly-automatic and software-programmable autofocus, are now available for pre-order.
TraceParts publishes its annual report on the use of sensors and measurement systems in design projects
In 2015, industrial design professionals downloaded over 140,000 CAD models of sensors and measurement systems from the TraceParts platform.
Channing Flynn for Harvard Business Review: Most hearing aids in the U.S. are now custom-made on 3D printers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first 3D-printed pills. Carmakers have started using 3D technology to produce parts. And last year saw the first demonstration of a digital printer producing multilayer, standards-based circuit boards. Imagine the changes afoot in the pharmaceutical, medical device, automotive, and consumer electronics industries. 3D printing is poised to redefine global manufacturing and distribution. It could upend supply chains, business models, customer relationships, and even entrepreneurship itself. It may do to physical goods what cloud computing is now doing to digital services; what the PC, internet, and smart mobility have done to personal computing; and what outsourcing did to software development and business processing — take mass distribution and innovation to the next level while realigning the very geography of work and trade. Cont'd...
PIRT1024L1-12.5-T Linear Array, ideal for spectroscopic applications, will be showcased in booth #952 at SPIE Defense & Commercial Symposium (DCS), April 19-21, 2016, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.
New CVN 63-90ECL is hermetically sealed for field-deployed range finder apps
Vanrx Pharmasystems to showcase aseptic filling robotics and machine vision advancements at Interphex 2016
Vanrx is exhibiting in booth 3904 at the Javits Convention Center from April 26-28, 2016.
The FIELD system will be a platform for the delivery of advanced analytics for FANUC CNCs, robots, peripheral devices, and sensors used in automation systems.
The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) is offering a PackML Workshop in conjunction with Machine Technology Day, May 23 in Chicago. This half-day training focuses on distinct PackML implementation tasks for packaging end-users, integrators, and OEMs.
International trade fair for laser material processing showcases new system solutions for manufacturing / Pioneering for the industry
From Andrew Goldberg at Ifixit.org: The board is also smart enough to not drive around without you. Riders need both feet firmly planted on the board or it won’t be going anywhere. Just how does the board know you’re properly mounted? Each foot pad has two infrared sensors—one at the toe, one at the heel. Stepping down on the pad pushes a peg between emitter and receiver. Only when all four sensors are blocked are you ready to roll... ...Those sensor switches live on the backs of the two gyro boards—one for each wheel. These boards are largely responsible for the “smart” part of smartboard. Each board is home to an Invensense MPU6050 6-axis gyroscope+accelerometer, and a GigaDeviceGD32F130 ARM Cortex-M3 32-bit microcontroller (thanks, Ken!). The ARM chips are responsible for reading the infrared switches, controlling the sweet underglow headlights and top-mounted indicator LEDs, and collating and sending data from the MPU6050 to the main board (more on that later)... ( full article )
Princeton Infrared's advanced SWIR-InGaAs 1024-element linear array camera can image over 37k lines per second and comes in two models: the LineCam12-12.5-1.7T with 250 µm tall pixels for spectroscopy, and the LineCam12-12.5-1.7M with 12.5 µm square pixels for machine vision tasks.
ST Robotics announces the availability of their new advanced vision inspection system, the STVS-X, integrated with the full range of ST Robotics' arms for the automated and accurate handling, testing and inspection solutions of critical parts.
Paradigm Electronics is a manufacturer of high performance loud speakers and subwoofers. In trying to meet demand on labor-intensive products, Paradigm has now implemented Universal Robots in polishing applications, resulting in significantly increased production throughput eliminating bottle necks while improving the work environment.
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Basics of Static Electricity Static electricity can be a major nuisance in manufacturing facilities. There are steps that can be taken to eliminate static within a facility, and EXAIR can help. Download "Basics of Static Electricity" to learn more. Learning What Causes Static Electricity Static electricity can be a major nuisance in manufacturing facilities. It can affect the finish/quality of the products being produced, impact the speed of the operation, and cause workers to experience uncomfortable shocks. But it doesn't have to be this way. There are steps that can be taken to eliminate or control static within a facility, and EXAIR can help. EXAIR's White Paper "Basics of Static Electricity" is designed to help readers learn about the causes of static electricity, the steps that can be taken to eliminate static, and the products available to help control it.