Instrumentation I & O Devices

Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

Ocean Power Technologies Announces the Deployment of its PB3 PowerBuoy with Integrated Payload from National Data Buoy Center

June 30, 2016

Ocean Power Technologies Announces the Deployment of Its PB3 PowerBuoy with Integrated Payload from National Data Buoy Center PENNINGTON, N.J. - Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTT) (“OPT” or “the Company”) announced today that it has re-deployed the PB3-A1 PowerBuoy® (“PB3 PowerBuoy” or “PB3-A1”) off the coast of New Jersey after completion of necessary  repairs and... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Handheld Data Collector supports variety of GIS applications.

June 30, 2016

Offering entry-level GNSS device for variety of GIS applications, Trimble® TDC100 combines both smartphone and ruggedized data collection capabilities in single, mobile device. Product comes in 2 versions, both with Android OS and Wi-Fi, with optional 4G LTE. Equipped with 5.3 in. display, 8 MP (Wi-Fi model) or 13 MP (4G LTE model) camera, and Li-Ion batteries, TDC100 supports GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou as well as Satellite-Based Augmentation System capabilities for optimized real-time accuracy. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Machine Mount I/O Blocks are based on CC-Link IE Field network.

June 29, 2016

IP67-rated machine mount I/O devices and IO-Link masters, based on 1 GBPS industrial Ethernet network, are CLPA conformance tested and approved. Distributed modular architecture utilizes IO-Link to enhance controls architecture while integrating smart devices into architecture. Module with 8 IO-Link ports hosts up to 8 IO-Link smart devices, including RFID, SmartLights, flow or measurement sensors, or analog I/O. Said module could otherwise host up to 240 configurable discrete I/O points. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Compact Encoders target OEM precision-motion control applications.

June 29, 2016

E21 series includes 21 mm optical incremental encoders with options promoting resolution and frequency response. Offering 8 resolutions from 120–360 cpr, E21C outputs 2-channel quadrature signals that are TTL compatible and available with optional complimentary channels. Operating frequency is 40 kHz. Offering 13 resolutions from 500–8,192, E21D outputs 2-channel quadrature signals that are TTL compatible with optional third channel index output. Operating frequency is 55–960 kHz. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Non-Industrial Products, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Matrox Wins Four Prestigious Industry Awards at InfoComm 2016

June 28, 2016

4K IP multiviewer card, multi-channel streaming card, nine-output graphics card, and lecture capture appliance garner Best of Show honors MONTREAL - June 23, 2016 - Matrox® today announced that its new Mura™ IPX 4K IP decode display multiviewer cards, Maevex™ 6100 multi-channel 4K encoders, C900 nine-output graphics cards, and Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance were the recipients of... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Non-Industrial Products, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Technological Safeguard in Cameras is Crime-Fighting Tool

June 28, 2016

Record-After-The-Fact, an evidentiary function of all WatchGuard Video products, provides officers enhanced investigative capabilities and critical evidence. ALLEN, Texas - Anthony Baye terrorized the residents of Northampton, Massachusetts for over two years. He eventually pled guilty to 40 counts of arson and 2 counts of manslaughter when two people tragically perished in a fire he admits... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Bearing-less Encoder optimizes vector motor control.

June 23, 2016

Designed for mounting on NEMA standard 8.5 in. C-Face, MRI 2850 offers motion feedback solution in applications such as large rotating machinery found in construction, pulp and paper, oil and gas, wind, and marine industries. Magnetic code-wheel supports shaft sizes from 1–4 in. without need for stub shaft. One or two independent read-heads can be provided, each with any resolution from 1–16,383 ppr. Output drivers support signal frequencies up to 100 kHz at 30 V over 350 m cable. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Data Acquisition and Control System supports analog input modules.

June 23, 2016

MAQ®20 supports strain gage module (MAQ20-BRDG1), which offers 4 input channels and can interface to full, half, and quarter bridge sensors using 4- or 6-wire connections. All channels are individually configurable. Also supported, frequency input module accepts zero-crossing and TTL signals with frequencies from 1 Hz to 1 MHz plus State Change and provides DC stimulus for contact sensors. This module has 8 individually configurable input channels and 4 controllable outputs. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Power Interface Module supports ATCA applications.

June 22, 2016

Available in 2.28 x 1.45 x 0.84 in. quarter-brick format, Model PIM4610PD simplifies design in blade server applications based on ATCA and PICMG 3.7 systems. Unit operates over input range of 36–75 V, delivering 864 W with 54 V input, 768 W at 48 V, and 600 W at 37.5 V. Offering up to 98.8% efficiency at 600 W, module provides energy monitoring via I2C or PMBus. Low-EMI design techniques ensure that minimal filtering is needed to meet CISPR Class B EMC standards required for ICT systems. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

HEIDENHAIN to Showcase Motion Control Influence at IMTS

June 17, 2016

SCHAUMBURG, IL – From HEIDENHAIN, the international leader in precision measurement components and systems, comes an opportunity to view not only its newest motion control breakthroughs to the world at the upcoming International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 show this Fall (Booth #E-5226 / Quality Pavilion), but also see highlights from two of its many internationally-owned... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry Gains Class 1, Division 2 Certification for Wireless I/O Module and Modbus DIN Mount Gateways

June 16, 2016

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry announces that its Modbus DIN Mount Gateways and Wireless I/O Modules are now certified to Class 1, Division 2 standards, allowing their use as part of remote monitoring and control systems in harsh environments with the occurrence of explosive gases. “This new certification extends the use of our telemetry products in locations within the U.S. and Canada that... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Resolver-to-Digital Converter eliminates external circuitry.

June 13, 2016

With integrated power supply, exciter amplifier, and functional safety features, Model PGA411-Q1 supports 4 Vrms and 7 Vrms resolver sensors in automotive and industrial applications. Device is capable of simultaneously exciting resolver sensor coil and calculating angle and velocity of rotating motor shaft without external components. Integrated built-in self-test performs analog and logic component self-check automatically upon startup, optimizing latent fault coverage. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Sigma-Delta 24-Bit ADCs improve signal quality monitoring.

June 10, 2016

Targeting wide-bandwidth, high-density instrumentation, energy, and healthcare applications, simultaneous sampling AD7768 series includes power scalable modulator and digital filter on each channel to enable synchronized, precise measurement of AC and DC signals. Respective 8 and 4 channels of AD7768 and AD7768-4 help expand end-product density, while ability to detect harmonic distortion over wide bandwidth allows for detection and diagnosis of grid imbalance. Sample output rate is 256 kSPS. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Radiation Noise Suppressor doesn't degrade automotive audio sound.

June 9, 2016

Available in 0603 inch (1.6 x 0.8 mm) package, NFZ18SM_SZ series suppresses radiation noise in audio lines while maintaining sound quality in automotive infotainment applications. These multilayer noise filters, which achieve rated currents of 800.0 mA, 950.0 mA, 1.1 A, and 1.25 A, also deliver optimized THD+N characteristics. Inserting this series with audio line deteriorates audio distortion possible to attenuate noise component within vicinity of 100–500 MHz. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

High-Density Signal Conditioners supports Bluetooth configuration.

June 9, 2016

Offering up to 0.05% accuracy, microBlox™ uB isolated signal conditioning modules safely interface voltage, current, temperature, frequency, and other field signals with ±5 V or 0–5 Vdc output to host measurement and control systems. Modules also include those with fixed ranges or wireless configuration via Bluetooth® on Android®/iOS® mobile device. Other features include 1,500 Vac peak (350 Vdc continuous) channel-to-channel and field-to-host isolation and 130 dB noise rejection. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

External RAID Storage ensures properly video security data backup.

June 9, 2016

Available in 5 configurations, including 18, 36, and 48 TB system with single RAID array and 90 TB system with dual RAID arrays, RAID Storage servers extend archived storage for VideoEdge network video recorders (NVRs). RAID 5 minimizes video loss, while redundant power supplies; lockable, hot swappable drives; and battery backup promote reliable storage of critical video and audio. For expansion, users can add up to 6 shelves and be scalable up to 112 hard drives with 672 TB total storage. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

DNF Controls Brings New Level of Controls to InfoComm 2016

June 7, 2016

LVCC North Hall #N762 Manufacturer to feature simple “Go-To” solutions designed to save time and budget and meet everyday needs of Pro AV applications Northridge, CA -- DNF Controls – the award-winning and established manufacturer of Human-to-Machine and Machine-to-Machine interfaces - is bringing 26 years experience designing off-the-shelf and custom control solutions to InfoComm. ... Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Test & Measuring Instruments

Gen 3 PXIe Chassis, Components target complex applications.

June 6, 2016

In addition to increasing system bandwidth to improve data streaming for capture/playback applications, Gen 3 PXIe chassis and Gen 3 system components provide multi-channel and multi-chassis PXIe test systems for such applications as MIMO and PA/FEM. Products include M9019A 18-slot PXIe chassis with x8 Gen 3 PCIe links to each slot; M9037A PXIe embedded controller, and single- and dual-port Gen 3 PXIe system modules and PC host cards that provide up to 16 GBps system bandwidth to external PC. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless/Network Scanners mobilize transaction capture.

June 6, 2016

In addition to being mobile app ready to support BYOD and mobility in workplace, Kodak ScanMate i1150WN and Kodak i1190WN provide wireless and network connectivity where employees need to share document capture devices. Control panel facilitates scanning while providing useful information, and IT administrators can set security levels and disable wireless and mobile if needed. ScanMate+ Mobile App also facilitates file sharing via email and upload to cloud-based applications. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

DAQ Device offers 120/350 Ohm and 1 kOhm quarter-bridge inputs.

June 3, 2016

Used with resistive strain sensors, Micro-Measurements® StudentDAQ provides built-in support for single channel of full-bridge, half-bridge, and quarter-bridge inputs (including bridge completion). USB-powered device doesn't require calibration and provides basic functionality for simple data logging and academic lab experiments. Its 24-bit delta-sigma ADC provides ±16,000 µΣ measurement range at 80 Hz and gage factor setting of 2.00 with 1% of reading accuracy and resolution of 1 µΣ. Read More