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Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Infrared Cameras include large LCD touchscreen.

March 4, 2015

With full 180° articulating lens and 5.7 in. touchscreen, Fluke® TiX560 and TiX520 allow thermographers to navigate over, under, and around objects to preview and capture images. SuperResolution mode boosts resolution 4 times so normal 320 x 240 resolution increases to 640 x 480. To ensure consistently in-focus images, cameras feature LaserSharp® Auto Focus, which uses built-in laser distance meter to pinpoint target, and accurately calculate and display distance. Read More

Robotics, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Low-Profile Mini-ITX System offers flexible functionality.

February 27, 2015

Suited for general automation and digital signage applications, 201.9 x 45.0 x 199.9 mm TKS-EMB-LP operates from 0 to +45°C and offers 3 low-profile Mini-ITX motherboard options – EMB-H81B, EMB-Q87A, and EMB-BT4 – to promote customization to application needs. Front offers 4 USB 2.0 and one COM port for external device/hardware connections as well as power switch and 2 LED indicators for power and HDD activity. Casing supports internal mounting of 2.5 in. HDD. Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Motion Module combines co-processor with motion sensors.

February 27, 2015

Measuring 17 x 17 mm, self-calibrating MM7150 Motion Module combines SSC7150 motion co-processor with 9-axis sensors, including accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope. Co-processor is pre-programmed with sophisticated sensor fusion algorithms which intelligently filter, compensate, and combine raw sensor data to provide accurate position and orientation information. With I2C connection to most MCUs/MPUs, embedded/IoT applications can tap into module's motion and position data. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Thermal Imaging Camera with high sensitivity.

February 24, 2015

In addition to respective frame rates of 9 Hz (for use in restricted countries) and 60 Hz, Bluetooth®-enabled Heat Spy a150 and z150 feature 160 x 120 detector for 19,200 individually calibrated pixels with thermal sensitivity of 0.05°C @ 30°C. Features also include 25° x 19° FoV with 3.2 MP CMOS image sensor; 4 viewing modes; 3.6 in., 640 x 480 touchscreen LCD; and ergonomic, handheld housing. Laser aiming allows precision hotspot pinpointing, and 2 LED bulbs above lens for low-light use. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Robotic Grippers leverage electro-adhesion technology.

February 12, 2015

Eliminating need for vacuum pumps or custom mechanical gripper attachments, P-Series (Panel-Series) Grippers use flexible, ultra-low energy (1–10 W) electroadhesion technology that enables scratch- and smudge-free handling on glass and other delicate surfaces. Grippers also allow de-stacking and manipulation of single layers of fabric, apparel, composite fibers, wire grids, and mesh. Uses include handling fabric, apparel, composite fibers, solar cell components, and mobile devices. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Robotic Conversion Kit removes vehicle operators from harm's way.

February 10, 2015

By transforming manned industrial vehicles into unmanned robots, DriveRobotics™ add-on applique kit lets building demolition and roadside construction companies convert to unmanned operations whenever operators face hazardous situations. This commercial robotic system, which can also be installed in new vehicles and existing fleets, eliminates need for spotter. Remote-control capabilities enable or facilitate machine use in demanding applications. Read More

Robotics

Robot Controller Software optimizes programming.

February 9, 2015

Offering extensive toolbox for developers and broad communications capabilities, RobotWare 6 includes intuitive user interface that optimizes robot set-up time and system reconfiguration. Externally Guided Motion, with aid of external sensors, gives operators precise control over robot motion. Sensors provide ability to input absolute positions, and to modify robot’s path. Paths can be updated every 4 ms with controller lag of 8–20 ms, depending on type of robot. Read More

Vision Systems, Robotics, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Vision Processor enhances fixed industrial robot functionality.

February 9, 2015

Optimized for continuous use in factory environments,, Adept SmartVision MX can add vision guidance and inspection to industrial robot applications. Unit features Intel® Core® i7 CPU, SSD, fanless architecture, and operating temperature range suited for industrial use. Compatible with machine vision cameras offering diverse resolution options in color or monochrome, device is equipped with Gigabit Ethernet ports with PoE and USB 3.0 ports to concurrently accommodate up to 8 cameras. Read More

Robotics

Six-Axis Robot suits machine tending applications.

February 5, 2015

With 280 kg payload, 2,446 mm horizontal reach, and 2,962 mm vertical reach, Model MH280 II is suited for material handling and press tending applications. From boring to milling to grinding, robot can help optimize product quality by removing inconsistencies of manual process. Dynamic DX200 controller, using Windows® CE programming pendant with color touchscreen, handles multiple tasks and controls up to 8 robots, I/O devices, and communication protocols. Read More

Robotics

Four-Axis SCARA Robots feature controller-less architecture.

February 5, 2015

Offering SCARA robotics in controller-less architecture, eCobra robots come in Lite, Standard, and Pro performance tiers to address different application complexity and throughput requirements. Models are available in 600 and 800 mm reach configurations and run on eV+ operating system. Featuring fully embedded controls that conserve floor space and simplify installation, robots serve such applications as mechanical assembly, material handling, and packaging. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics

Industrial Robot Controller measures 12.2 x 17.7 x 17.4 in.

February 3, 2015

Along with clean operator panel, second generation IRC5C features cable connections designed for facilitated access and use. External connectors are available for all signals, and built-in, expandable 16-in, 16-out I/O system is standard. TrueMove™ and QuickMove™ technologies promote such capabilities as accuracy, speed, cycle-time, programmability, and synchronization with external devices. Design also facilitates integration of additional hardware and sensors. Read More

Robotics

Robotic Tool Changer handles payloads up to 600 lb.

January 28, 2015

Featuring internal Lock/Unlock sensing, Model QC-160 mounts directly to most 200 kg robots, optimizing robot's ability to switch end-effectors automatically. Unit features five 3/8 NPT and four ½ NPT pass-through air connections as well as eight 3 A/50 Vac electrical connections. Positional repeatability (X, Y, and Z) tested at rated load at one million cycles is 0.0006 in. For optimal repeatability and strength, all locking parts are made of 58 HRC stainless steel.  Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

DSLM Camera combines selfie functions and professional features.

January 26, 2015

Incorporating 16.00 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine, DMC-GF7 Wi-Fi®-enabled Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera provides ISO to 25,600 and Contrast AF System that exchanges digital signal between camera and lens at 240 fps max. Rear monitor, which consists of 3.0 in. 1,040K-dot touchscreen LCD, tilts up to ~180° and automatically puts camera into Self Shot Mode. Users can also capture full HD 1920 x 1080, 60p video recording in AVCHD progressive and MP4 with stereo sound. Read More

Vision Systems, Robotics, Optics & Photonics

Ultra Low-light PTZ Network Camera enhances surveillance options.

January 20, 2015

Capturing full color images down to 0.002 lux and B/W to 0.0002 lux, DS-2DF8223I-AEL Darkfighter employs 2 MP, 1/1.9 in. progressive scan CMOS image sensor; ultra-low-light MP lens; EIS; and smart detection technologies. Camera can stream full HD 1920 x 1080 video at full frame rate, offers IR distance of up to 200 m, and features 120 dB WDR as well as 3D Digital Noise Reduction technology. Optical 23x zoom lens can rotate endlessly through full 360° and tilt from -20° to 90°. Read More

Robotics

Six-Axis Articulated Robot features integrated controller.

January 12, 2015

With intrinsically safe mechanism that limits all collision forces, Model PAVP6 can operate safely side-by-side with personnel. Motion controller, harnesses, and power supplies are embedded within base. Precise Guidance Motion Controller offers gravity balanced free mode teaching aids, as well as ability to automatically generate reliable motion sequences. Additional features include Ethernet interface, kinematics for Cartesian motions, and embedded web server for operation via browser. Read More

Robotics

In-Vehicle Computers incorporate telematics, and IoT features.

January 9, 2015

Respectively leveraging 5th generation Intel® Core™ i3-5010U and i7-5650U CPUs with Intel HD graphics 5500 and 6000, VTC 7230 and VTC 7240 provide signal processing, machine vision, and video transcoding required for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition), and video surveillance. Telematics features support fleet management, and security features to protect vehicles in IoT. Various storage, connectivity, and security features are standard. Read More

Vision Systems, Robotics, Optics & Photonics

Plug-and-PLay PTZ Camera incorporates USB 3.0 and DVI interfaces.

December 17, 2014

Compatible with video collaboration, UC, and multimedia streaming applications, UNITE™ professional-grade, high-resolution (1080p60) camera can connect directly to PC/laptop via USB 3.0 or traditional video devices through DVI. Choice of standard, soft, or vivid picture modes and multiple white balance modes accommodate different users in changing environments. Along with 128 presets, features include wide angle lens, 12x optical zoom, auto focus, and flexible installation options. Read More

Vision Systems, Robotics, Optics & Photonics

High-Speed Camera features 2-channel CoaXPress interface.

December 5, 2014

Monochrome SP-5000M-CXP2 and color SP-5000C-CXP2 operate at max full frame rate of 211 fps, delivering >1 billion pixels/sec for 8-bit monochrome or raw Bayer configurations. Employing 2560 x 2048 pixel CMOS imager, cameras can also provide 10-bit output at up to 167 fps and 12-bit output at up to 141 fps. Features include user-selectable color interpolation function, analog and digital gain controls, in-camera pattern correction algorithms, and auto level control. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics

Digital Signage Player features 4K UHD video playback.

December 2, 2014

Powered by 2.4 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-4500EQ or 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5-4400E CPU, 175 x 116 x 32 mm SI-83 features 2x DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM (dual channel) up to 16 GB, QM87 integrated graphics controller, and support for 1080P video playback on 3 independent displays via two 4K (3840 x 2160p @ 60 Hz)-capable DP 1.2 and one HDMI 1.4a (3840 x 2160p @ 30 Hz). On-board I/O (2 GbE, 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, audio, 12 Vdc-in) is complemented by storage and expansion support via mSATA and Mini PCIe(x1) slot. Read More

Robotics, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment

Aseptic Robot features ISO 5 cleanroom rating.

November 24, 2014

Designed with special coverings for applications requiring biocontamination control, 6-axis Model VS-050 offers 520 mm reach and 4 kg payload capacity. Protective outer coating and sealed joints allow robot to be sterilized with hydrogen peroxide or UV light. Smooth, rounded exterior has no external screws, keeping contaminants from adhering to surface. With 0.37 sec cycle time and ±0.02 mm repeatability, robot is suited for assembly, dispensing, inspection, and packaging. Read More