Assembly Hardware

Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Compact 6-Axis Hexapod handles loads to 130 lb.

May 3, 2016

Driven by brushless servo motors, Model H-900KSCO provides dynamic motion in XYZ, pitch, roll, and yaw. Hexapod features parallel-kinematic design for 6° of freedom, eliminating need for moving cables and resulting in stiff, compact positioning solution. With travel ranges up to 200 mm, rotation to 66°, linear speeds up to 80 mm/sec, and angular speed of 30°/sec, H-900KSCO is suited for motion simulation, industrial production, precision machining, and motion stabilization. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Services, Transportation Industry Products

ULA Atlas V Rocket Lifts off with 3D Printed Parts

March 25, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS REHOVOT, Israel - Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS) supported a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, launched yesterday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Atlas V rocket flew serial production 3D printed parts enabled by Stratasys support and technology. The 3D printed parts highlight the ability to replace metal components with 3D printed lightweight... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Motorized Vertical Elevator Stage provides precise positioning.

March 1, 2016

Constructed of black-anodized aluminum alloy, AZ60-A non-cantilevered moving wedge vertical elevator stage supports up to 15.43 lb loads without loss of parallelism. Dimensions are 183.7 x 80 x 38 mm (~42 mm when raised), 60 x 95 mm drilled and tapped stage has 4 mm vertical travel, and travel speeds reach 2.5 mm/sec. Design provides smooth, straight (to <5 µm), vertical motion and parallelism (<20 µm to mounting surface). Resolutions are 1.25 µm (full step) to 0.125 µm (1/10 micro step). Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Digital Controller operates closed-loop nanopositioners.

February 1, 2016

Designed with small footprint for integration into OEM environments, LC.300 Piezo Controller operates closed-loop, flexure-guided nanopositioners, with smooth linear motion and nanometer precision. nPControl Basic Software offers ability to change PID control parameters and apply notch filters via Windows-based GUI. When combined with nPoint&#39;s line of nanopositioning stages, LC.300&#39;s 20-bit resolution provides sub-nanometer positioning capabilities. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Ultra-Fast Optical Alignment System for SiP Production from PI Named a Prism Award Finalist

January 21, 2016

Auburn, MA – Motion and nanopositioning systems expert PI (Physik Instrumente) LP was named a 2016 Photonics Prism Award finalist for its FMPA Fast Multichannel Photonics Alignment Engine. This advanced alignment system is based on a highly specialized digital motion controller with embedded advanced alignment and tracking functionality and a hybrid precision scanning and tracking mechanism... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Tip/Tilt Piezo Stage targets research and OEM markets.

September 18, 2015

Featuring position noise of 0.2 microradians with strain gauge sensors, Model RXY3-410 provides accuracy for advanced applications, such as beam steering, image stabilization, and laser scanning. Piezo-driven, flexure-guided device is characterized by travel of 3 mrad for tip and tilt motion and resonant frequency of 1,400 Hz, which allows for scanning and settling times of less than 3 ms. Design provides pairing option for mirrors of 2 in. or larger and offers linearity of less than 0.02%. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Mounting Brackets simplify shaft grounding ring installation.

August 11, 2015

Available for motor shafts to 30 in. dia, Universal Mounting Brackets accelerate and facilitate installation of AEGIS® iPRO, AEGIS® iPRO-MR, and AEGIS® WTG Bearing Protection Rings on large motors. Brackets attach to iPRO or WTG Rings with screws, while slotted legs, used for mounting to motor, accommodate bolt circles from 2.64&ndash;7.79 in. dia. Also included are standoff spacers (½, 1, and 1½ in.), mounting bolts, flat washers, and lock washers. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

New Products Debuted in Munich, by PI

July 21, 2015

Auburn, MA - Motion and precision positioning systems expert PI (Physik Instrumente) formally launched many new products and technology developments at Laser World of Photonics, held in Munich, Germany last month, to complement their existing comprehensive portfolio of precision motion control and positioning technologies, components, and systems. As the premier international conference and... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Portable Tools

Mini-Split Installation Support Tool reduces labor requirements.

January 20, 2015

Supporting up to 100 lb, Mighty Bracket&trade; fits most mini-split sizes and enables hands-free, single-person installation of evaporator coil. Reusable bracket, constructed of ABS plastic, hooks onto both tabs of mini-split wall mounting plate in <1 min and holds mini-split evaporator coil for electrical, refrigeration line, and condensate drain pump/hose connections. Due to 20 in. long support arms, evaporator coils can be temporarily angled away from wall at 23° to 45° for back panel access. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

MIMO Antennas include mounting kits.

December 8, 2014

Supplied with mounting brackets and low-loss cable assemblies, Omni, Dish, and Sector style MIMO Antennas connect directly to Ubiquiti® RocketM2 or RocketM5 access points, allowing rapid deployment of wireless networks. Brackets are constructed from stainless steel for outdoor use. Mounting kit is also available as standalone item that can be purchased separately. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Adjustable Bracket mounts steel boxes in diverse applications.

December 2, 2014

UL-approved Steel City® O-Justable Bracket offers versatility to mount steel boxes in various applications and jobsite conditions. Compatible with any stud spacing from 12&ndash;25 in., bracket can be mounted at any required height and accommodates 4 square, 4 11/16 in. and Steel City® 5-Square boxes. Multiple boxes may be installed on single bracket to ensure uniform alignment. Installer can adjust width of bracket to match various stud spacings encountered on job site. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Piezoelectrical System precicely positions microscope revolver.

September 10, 2014

Mounted between objective revolver and microscope stand, MIPOS R120 allows operator to switch between lenses without changing setup. Parallelogram design and solid-state flexure hinges make unit free of mechanical play and eliminate any evidence of friction and stiction. Equipped with capacitive or strain gauge sensors, unit ensures resolution in nanometer range, repeatability, and stability. System features up to 5 kg load bearing capacity, and resonant frequency suit dynamic applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Vishay Intertechnology to Highlight Leading Vishay Electro-Films Products at 2014 OFC/NFOEC

February 28, 2014

Technology Lineup to Include Custom Submounts and Substrates, RF Capacitors, and Wire-Bondable Products MALVERN, Pa. – Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it will be showcasing its latest industry-leading Vishay Electro-Films (EFI) solutions at the 2014 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC),... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission, Optics & Photonics, Transportation Industry Products

Columbus McKinnon Expands Towing and ISG Offering to Better Service the Rigging Industry

January 21, 2014

New, American-made towing assemblies available. 35 rigging products added to In-Stock Guarantee. AMHERST, N.Y. – Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, further strengthens its product and service offering to the rigging industry with the launch of new, American made towing assemblies and the addition of 35... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Digital Toolset troubleshoots precision alignment instruments.

October 8, 2013

Available for Brunson alignment telescopes, levels, and transits, AlignCam includes digital camera and CCD sensor with TeleView&trade; software and instrument adapter. Technicians can leverage this digital toolset to troubleshoot precision alignment problems, increase productivity, as well as document and archive results. Mobile option, with laptop computer, remote viewer, wireless router, and network cable, lets one operator view image on mobile device anywhere in workspace or world. Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Cage System Components Kit helps build optomechanical systems.

August 1, 2013

Suited for researchers, engineers, or educators, and for demonstration, experimentation, or prototyping purposes, TECHSPEC® Cage System Components Kit contains plates, rods, and mounts as well as accessories such as screws and tools required to build basic optomechanical systems. Kit provides mounting options for 12.5 mm and 25 mm optical components as well as 2 adapter plates to interface between TECHSPEC Optical Cage System and other cage systems. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Micro-Positioner produces motion with 6 degrees of freedom.

July 29, 2013

Featuring freely programmable center of rotation, H-820 Hexapod 6-Axis Positioner is suited for applications that require multi-axis motion and flexibility but do not need nanometer or sub-micrometer precision. Driven by brushless motors, parallel kinematic unit delivers linear travel to 100 mm, rotary travel to 60°, load capacity of 20 kg, and velocity of 20 mm/sec. Applications include industrial automation, alignment and assembly of mechanical components, micromachining, and X-ray microscopy. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Oclaro Showcases Expanded, Innovative Laser Diode Portfolio at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2013

May 20, 2013

Product lineup includes next generation 80 W fiber laser pump, state-of-the-art 150ps DFB seed laser, high performance diode bars at 10xx and 14xx nm and higher power 63x red diode lasers in a smaller package SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a tier-one provider and innovator of optical communications and laser solutions, today announced that it will be showcasing several... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Direct-Drive Z-Axis Nanopositioners Meet the Requirements of Your Most Demanding Positioning Applications

May 2, 2013

• Nanometer performance in a large travel format (25 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 60 mm travels) • High resolution (2 nm), repeatability (75 nm) and accuracy (300 nm) • In-position stability of <2 nm • Anti-creep crossed-roller bearings • High dynamic performance Aerotech's ANT-L-Z crossed-roller, Z-axis, nanopositioning stages are the best-in-class in combining speed, accuracy,... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

New Scale Rotary Piezoelectric Motors Shine in NASA JPLs' Second-Generation "Cobra" Fiber Positioner for Astronomy

December 20, 2012

With small size and high resolution, custom SQUIGGLE motors enable JPL to create a large, densely packed optical fiber positioning array in the spectrograph for the Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii <4444>NEW VIDEO shows the motion of the two-stage Cobra fiber positioner, consisting of two custom rotary piezo SQUIGGLE motors in a theta-phi configuration. Precision motion allows the open-loop... Read More