Instrumentation I & O Devices

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Measuring Bearing Vibration Levels

August 25, 2016

Data Acquisition Systems for Fault Diagnosis Condition Monitoring The diagnosis of bearing damage in roller bearings is an integral part of servicing and maintenance tasks. Increasingly, technicians rely on condition monitoring systems (CMS) for machine diagnoses in plants and factories. Many CMS systems are based on vibration measurements. Two contrasting approaches exist: the diagnostic,... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

DATEL Digital-to-Analog Converter features -75dB of total harmonic distortion.

August 25, 2016

Available in 14-bit resolution and housed in 28-pin plastic TSSOP package, DAC-1412SE DAC-1412SM feature ±1.5 LSB of Differential Non-Linearity, ±2.0 of Integral Non-Linearity. Operating on a single supply voltage of +2.7 to 5.25 Volts, the "sleep mode" feature minimizes power consumption to 20µA. Capable of operating in temperatures of -40C to +105°C or -55 to + 125°C respectively, the edge-triggered CMOS input latches offer enhanced performance. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

PCIe-Based Mezzanine Modules support COTS applications.

August 24, 2016

Used with AcroPack carrier cards for PCIe- or VPX-based systems, AcroPack General Purpose I/O Modules provide high-speed and high-resolution A/D and D/A, digital I/O, serial communication, and re-configurable FPGA functions. Products perform in commercial as well as extreme environments from -40 to 85°C for conduction-cooled applications. RoHS-compliant modules are suited for development labs, military and aerospace applications, defense industry, and automation applications. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

I/O Blades support audio networking.

August 22, 2016

Available for 64 x 64 and 128 x 128 DM® matrix switchers, DMB-4K-I-HD-DNT 4K HDMI® & Dante Input Blade provides 8 HDMI inputs, while DMB-4K-O-HD-DNT 4K HDMI® & Dante Output Blade provides 8 HDMI outputs with built-in 4K scaling. Analog audio inputs and outputs are enabled by connecting optional Analog Audio Breakout Box. With blades, seamless, fully digital integration and interoperability with DM, the industry standard for managing and distributing AV and control signals, is possible. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Distributed I/O Modules eliminate need for safety controller.

August 19, 2016

Available with 1 input, 2 inputs, or 2 inputs with delay, u-remote Safe Power-feed Modules (UR20-PF-O) incorporate functionality for safely switching off power to all modules within safety segment. Design meets machine safety standards, including SIL 3 CL and Category 4 PL e, and can help increase efficiency and reduce wiring in applications, while functionality provides immediate feedback on safety circuit status. One module can manage up to 12 switchable output modules. Read More

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

Modular Switch Control System offers scalable solution.

August 19, 2016

With Modular Switch Control System, users can put together almost unlimited size switching system, from small matrixes to systems with multiple chassis and hundreds of switches. System is based on Controller Board that provides external interfaces and sends commands to intelligent Switch Modules via internal I2C buses. Switch Modules sit on and control user's Driver boards which can hold relays, RF switches, attenuators or provide digital I/O lines. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Signal Conditioners feature SIL 3 certification.

August 16, 2016

Produced according to SIL specifications for functional safety in all phases of product life cycle, 0(4)-20 mA MACX Signal Conditioners convert, isolate, filter, and amplify analog signals. Two-way, input-loop-powered isolators allow operation on active sensor technology with supply voltage of 6–30 Vdc and do not require additional power supply. Single- and 2-channel variants are available with 2 levels of isolation at 2.5 kV or 5 kV. Plug-in connection speeds installation. Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

5ME® Demonstrates Cryogenic Machining Technology, Shop Floor Software with high-profile Partners at IMTS

August 15, 2016

Production management software suite and cryogenic machining demonstrations on machines from Mazak, Okuma, Star SU, Sunnen and others highlight 5ME’s capability to maximize productivity and profitability. 5ME will showcase its cryogenic technology and production management software with high-profile partners at IMTS this year, joining forces with Mazak, Okuma, FFG MAG, Star SU, Fullerton... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Real-Time Control System Automates Paleomagnetic Studies

August 12, 2016

ADwin DSP Enables Precise Switching of Magnetic Fields Paleomagnetic research studies the magnetic history of geology as embodied in rock samples. These samples of interest contain metallic traces still oriented to the earth’s magnetic field as it existed at the time of the rock’s formation. To save time spent taking manual measurements, laboratory researchers are using automated control... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Hardy Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Industry's First Rockwell PLC Weighing Modules

August 10, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CA – Hardy Process Solutions (www.hardysolutions.com) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its breakthrough process weighing PLC Plug-in modules. Hardy was the first weighing company to engineer and manufacture PLC Plug-In Weight modules, which are used in applications including: batching/blending, filling/dispensing, check weighing,... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital-to-Analog Converter supports smartphone testing.

August 10, 2016

With audio to 6 GHz frequency coverage and 12 GSPS update rate, 16-bit Model AD9164 supports high-resolution radar images for designers of military and commercial radar, as well as fast and accurate testing for precision instrumentation, such as smartphone testers. On-chip direct digital synthesizer ensures phase-coherent fast frequency hopping of less than 300 ns for up to 32 frequencies. In addition, converter features 2x interpolator, which enables configurability for lower data rates. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Integrated BERT and DAC tests 400 GbE designs.

August 8, 2016

Generating clean eye diagrams at up to 128 Gbps/channel, integrated Signal Quality Analyzer MP1800A BERT and G0361A 64 Gbaud 2-bit D/A Converter enables engineers to verify that high-speed devices, modules, and network systems are in compliance with industry standards, including 400 GbE and CEI-56G. With dual-channel 2x1 multiplexing function in input section, G0361A can generate signals from 32 Gbit/s x 4CH NRZ to 128G PAM4 (64 Gbaud), supporting expansion to 128G PAM4. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Absolute Rotary Encoder utilizes TMR sensor technology.

August 4, 2016

Featuring Tunneling Magnetoresistance sensor technology, Model TMR3101 provides 360° contactless measurement for motor control, rotary position, and speed sensing in robotics, drones, smart meters, and liquid level meters. Digital magnetic encoder offers 10-bit continuous absolute mode output at 3,000 rpm or 1024-line incremental mode at 10,000 rpm. Housed in 5 x 5 x 0.9 mm LGA package, device operates from -40 to +125°C and is user-programmable through 4-wire SPI interface. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital I/O Controller features variable width pulse command.

August 3, 2016

In addition to over-current protection on all outputs, 48-channel Model IA-3125-U2i features isolated USB port designed to isolate board from host PC to handle EMI/RFI noise. Board also includes operating Pulse outputs, dry contact, and built-in sequencer. Outputs are capable of handling 0.7 A each. With built-in daisy chain capabilities, up to 250 modules can be controlled and managed by single USB interface. Model IA-3125-U2i can serve as Solenoid/Valve/LED controller. Read More

Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Reservoir Analysis increases oil and gas production.

August 1, 2016

Delivering critical oil and gas reservoir properties to exploration and production (E&P) companies, Fracture ID lowers drilling and completion expenses while increasing hydrocarbon recoveries. Drillbit Geomechanics™, used to analyze at-the-bit vibrations for detailed reservoir characterization, promotes unconventional resource development economics through informed frac stage and perf cluster placement, while downhole datalogger collects data during normal course of drilling. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

Aircraft Data Collector aids health and performance evaluation.

August 1, 2016

Lightweight and scalable, Pulse™ Health Monitoring System (HMS) enables real-time aircraft condition evaluation. This system, using remote sensor interface, diagnostic and prognostic analytics software modules, and wireless communication, collects data on overall aircraft health and performance. Collected data can be processed onboard or transferred off board for storage and further analytic processing. Solution also works seamlessly with Pulse™ Ground Stations. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rotary Encoders offer speed monitoring capabilities.

July 29, 2016

Providing secure feedback to protect motors, machinery, or operators from risk of failure, 1000 Series is useful on heavy moving machinery such as hoists, lifts, cranes, and mining equipment. Overspeed electronics control 3 different relay switches which can be programmed for identification of critical speeds or errors in direction. Speed limits can be set for direction, over and under speed from 0–6,000 rpm. PC-based software is provided to configure encoders using standard USB port. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

I/O Modules offer PCIe interface format.

July 28, 2016

Providing user-customizable Xilinx® Artix®-7 FPGA on AcroPack™ mezzanine module, APA7-200 Series plugs into connector on AcroPack carrier to add up to 48 TTL or 24 EIA-485/422 I/O signals or mix of both types. Reconfiguration of FPGA is possible via direct download into Flash configuration memory over PCIe bus. On-board 32 Mb Quad Serial Flash memory loaded with configuration data allows automatic configuration of FPGA on power-up. Operating from -40 to 85°C, modules support COTS applications. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

COM Express Modules feature Intel processors.

July 27, 2016

Equipped with 3.4 GHz dual core Intel® 6th Gen Core™ i7 processor, SU698 COM Express Compact module features dual DDR3L 16 GB memory with support for eight x1 PCIe expansion. Module is compliant to COM Express Compact R2.1, Type 6 and also offers display interface options of 1 VGA/DDI, 1 LVDS/eDP, and 1 DDI. Low-power COM Express Compact module, based on Intel Atom™ X5-E8000 processor with quad 1.04 GHz cores and Intel HD graphics at 5 W, supports 3 independent displays and 4K resolution. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

2.4 GHz-band Wireless Communication Module Certified ISA100 Wireless Compliant Murata's Solution Enables Implementation of High Reliability Industry Automation Designs

July 25, 2016

Murata’s solution enables implementation of high reliability industry automation designs Smyrna, GA – Murata Americas today announced that its 2.4 GHz-band wireless communication module, LBBA0ZZ1EU, has been certified as ISA100 Wireless™ compliant.  The International Society of Automation (ISA) Standards Committee developed the ISA100 Wireless™ standard to reflect industrial market... Read More