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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

Vision Systems, Robotics, Optics & Photonics

Uncooled IR Camera suits industrial and research applications.

November 24, 2014

Based on uncooled focal plane array technology, Viento 320 features 320 x 240 pixel resolution with 17 µm pixel pitch. Thermal camera has user-selectable NTSC/PAL analog video and simultaneous 14-bit/8-bit, Camera Link® digital video outputs. Unit offers multiple automatic gain control modes, including image contrast enhancement and integrated normalization shutter. Controlled via RS-232 or USB, Viento 320 offers 9 lens options with 3, 6, 9, 15, 16, 24, 27, 40, and 90° horizontal field of view. Read More

Robotics

Maintenance-Free Medical PC is designed for clinical monitoring.

November 24, 2014

Along with 3 medically isolated LAN ports and DVI and VGA interfaces for connection of analog and digital displays, fanless Clinic-BPC B-101 offers optional isolated RS232 interfaces and is designed in conformity with DIN EN 60601-1. Dual independent, external monitor outputs enable simultaneous display of electronic patient file and monitoring of vital data. Powered by mobile Intel® Core™ processors, PC also has integrated Ethernet switch, SSD, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, and 4 USB 3.0 ports. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics

Rugged, Embedded, Fanless Computer survives harsh environments.

November 21, 2014

Powered by quad core Intel® i7 CPU, PIP39 incorporates long-term and industrial temperature components. PCB is engineered for optimal conduction to enclosure, and input features reverse polarity and load dump protection. Along with ECC DDR3 memory, features include 2 GigE ports, dual display capability, USB (3.0 and 2.0) ports, up to 4 serial lines, PS/2, and audio. There are also 4 internal SATA ports, and expansion is possible via miniPCIe, PCIe/104, or PCIe x16. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics, Optics & Photonics

Hi-Res Mobile Scanner is modular and customizable.

November 18, 2014

Employing two 8 MP GigE cameras, smartSCAN R8 offers field of views from 65 x 50 mm to 1,065 x 870 mm with respective measuring depths of 40 and 660 mm. System suits quality inspection or reverse engineering tasks in diverse fields and operates with stability and reliability even during temperature fluctuation. In addition to flexible system control with OPTOCAT software, system features accelerated data acquisition and 3D scanning capabilities as well as LED colors to handle any surface. Read More

Robotics

Pre-Engineered Robotic Welding Cell facilitates automation.

November 18, 2014

Auto-Mate™ accelerates and facilitates implementation of automated welding for manufacturers and job shops. While single-zone Auto-Mate 5 is suitable for welding medium-sized to larger parts, 2-zone Auto-Mate 10 accommodates processes that include smaller parts. Regarding latter, robot can weld on one side while operator handles parts on other. Both cells enable MIG and flux-cored welding processes performed by Fanuc® Arc Mate® 0iB robot driven by Power Wave® R350 power source. Read More

Robotics

Arc Welding Robot has 10 kg payload and extended reach.

November 11, 2014

With 2,010 mm horizontal reach, 3,649 mm vertical reach, and ±0.08 mm repeatability, 6-axis MA2010 can be mounted to floor, wall, or ceiling. Contoured arm structure reduces interference by enlarging close-range motion area of robot, while hollow upper arm maintains optimum bend radius of welding torch cable. Along with DX200 robot controller, features include T-axis that can rotate torch ±210° without cable interference, integrated through-the-arm torch cabling, and 50 mm thru-hole. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Order Fulfillment Systems handle mixed loads.

November 11, 2014

Suitable for retail replenishment applications, Alvey® Robotic Mixed-load Order Fulfillment solutions utilize advancements in robotic integration, software, controls, and vision technology to palletize and depalletize partial and mixed-load pallets, enabling operations to replace manual processes with efficiency and accuracy of automation. Systems feature adjustable end-of-arm tooling capable of handling up to 4 cases simultaneously and integrated stack-and-wrap system. Read More

Robotics

Robotics Software incorporates re-positioning functionality.

November 10, 2014

Intera v3.1 is available with Robot Positioning System, which enables Baxter collaborative robot to manage and adapt to changing environments. Robot Positioning System accelerates and facilitates re-deployment of robot after common plant-floor variations, including horizontal workstation changes up to ±50 mm and rotation within ±10°. Disruptive technology enables Baxter to switch between tasks without retraining by using up to 20 environmental markers in conjunction with embedded vision system. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Robotics

Arc Welding Robot reduces need for tracks via extended reach.

November 7, 2014

Available in floor-, wall-, or ceiling-mounted configurations, MA3120 has 6 kg payload, 3,121 mm horizontal reach, and ±0.15 mm repeatability. Integrated through-arm cabling eliminates cable interference, and through hole wrist diameter facilitates integration of pull-torches or welding sensors. While welding utilities can be routed through robot base, wire feeder mounts to upper arm. Other features include Yaskawa Motoman DX200 controller and Functional Safety Unit (FSU). Read More

Vision Systems, Robotics, Optics & Photonics

Analog Camera captures optimal images despite backlit conditions.

November 7, 2014

Leveraging CMOS WDR technology, VFD28V12WDR features optically correct bubble to ensure maximum image quality at all viewing angles. User-selectable privacy zones protect sensitive or personal information, and switching IR cut filter enables true day/night operation. While 1000TVL color and monochrome images provide optimal live and recorded image quality, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) of up to 120 dB delivers balanced, detailed images even under extreme backlit conditions.

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Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems, Robotics, Optics & Photonics

High-Speed CMOS Cameras withstand extreme environments.

November 4, 2014

Measuring 73 x 73 x 72 mm and built to withstand 170 G shock/17 grms vibration, Phantom® Miro® C-Series is suited for on-board automotive crash testing. Units feature 12-bit, ½ in. CMOS sensor that captures images at max speed of 2,000 fps at full 1280 x 1024 resolution. To protect images if cable is severed during experiment, cameras have internal battery and internal, non-removable CineFlash® memory. Other features include HD-SDI output, continuous recording, and auto-exposure. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Vision Systems, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics, Optics & Photonics

HD Surveillance Camera offers sharp low-light performance.

November 4, 2014

Designed for low-illumination conditions, Starlight Camera supports both SVAC and H.264 compression/coding schemes with 1080P resolution and frame rates to 25 fps. This HD video surveillance camera is capable of capturing normal color image in lighting conditions under 0.01 lux and workable image in lighting conditions under 0.001 lux.
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Robotics

3D Vision Guidance Package enhances robotics applications.

October 30, 2014

With software, sensor, and industrial PC, 3D vision guidance package provides everything needed for various types of robotic applications. Spatial Vision® Robotics v4.2 consists of general-purpose, real-time 3D vision guidance software and works with all major brands of robots and is accurate to 1/10th of one pixel. Also featuring ability to compare barcodes with database, package enables robots to perform at maximum speed while providing accurate 3D locations for every move. Read More

Robotics

Tactical Robot is IOP-compliant as defined by U.S. Army.

October 22, 2014

Providing 16 total I/O ports, including IOP A and B connectors, TALON V has successfully completed U.S. Army's TARDEC Interoperability Profile testing. Man transportable robot is equipped with high torque drive motors capable of climbing 46° staircase, and multi-degree of freedom manipulator that can lift up to 65 lb. Offering 1080i HD and SD camera options, robot is used for counter-improvised explosive device missions, police operations, and hazardous material missions. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software, Robotics

Multi-Robot Controller operates unmanned ground vehicles.

October 17, 2014

Running on touchscreen tablet using Android-based app, uPoint™ Multi-Robot Control System simplifies robot operations including driving, manipulation, and inspection. Virtual joystick allows users to touch and drag anywhere on main video feed to steer robot, while predictive drive lines help guide operators through tight spots. With video recording function, users can capture digital evidence and upload it to cloud or secure network where files can be managed, retrieved, and shared. Read More

Vision Systems, Robotics, Optics & Photonics

Time Lapse Cameras monitor worksite activity remotely.

October 17, 2014

Used for remotely monitoring job sites, construction cams take photo every 15 min for each 12-hr time period and wirelessly route those photos to secure website. Project owners and developers can view, download, and email pictures at their discretion. Upon project completion, end-users are provided with time lapse video of all work accomplished. Cameras, offering 5 MP photos and zoom lens, are designed to facilitate use and installation. Read More

Vision Systems, Robotics, Optics & Photonics

Integrated Camera System visually documents site conditions.

October 14, 2014

Able to capture 360° digital panoramic images for visual documentation and measurement of surrounding environment, Trimble® V10 Imaging Rover seamlessly integrates with R10 GNSS receiver; Trimble R8, R6, and R4 GNSS receivers; as well as TSC3 controller. While 2-piece power rod option facilitates transport, high-dynamic range (HDR) imagery enhances quality of captured photographs. When working in variable light conditions, operator can blend images to optimize and image quality. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

Microprocessor Units support 720p video playback.

October 10, 2014

Based on ARM® Cortex®-A5 processor, Atmel® SMART™ SAMA5D4 Series offers H264, VP8, and MPEG4 720p video playback capability at 30 fps. Devices leverage ARM® TrustZone technology to protect system against counterfeiting and allow safe storage of critical data. Featuring ARM NEON™ engine for accelerated signal processing for multimedia and graphics, SAMA5D4 Series runs up to 528 MHz and includes 720p hardware video decoder, along with 128 kB L2 cache. Read More

Robotics

Robotic Palletizing Software enables offline setup.

October 9, 2014

Available for Motoman® robots, PalletSolver™ permits setup of pallet patterns and robot motion on PC so that robot does not have to be taken offline for teaching. Offline pattern generation tool supports multiple robotic workcells, dynamic gripper zone management, and constraints handling. With scalable architecture, PalletSolver can handle single line and multi-line palletizing, as well as single and multiple workcells. It can also import pallet patterns generated in TOPS or CAPE software. Read More