Instrumentation I & O Devices

Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

Data Acquisition Systems support Python programming language.

May 4, 2016

Available with DAP/xDAP data acquisition systems, DAPtools for Python is part of DAPtools Basic software package. API extension enables data acquisition applications written using Python programming language. Typical applications would be ad hoc quick tests, or configurable scripting for test automation not bound to specific large application platforms. DAPIO programming interface behind DAPtools for Python is packaged in DLL form, allowing access from Python environment through ctypes library. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Preview for Pickering Interfaces for the International Microwave Symposium - San Francisco, CA

May 3, 2016

RF and Microwave Switching Solutions in both PXI and LXI Formats Will Be on Display Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, will showcase their broad catalog PXI of Ethernet LXI RF Microwave switching solutions, including their newly announced PXI RF Multiplexer range (40-760), at the IEEE MTT-S 2016 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) at... Read More

Automatic ID, Test & Measuring Instruments

Upgraded SIMBA Mobile Tablet Provides Improved Traceability for Seafood Processors

May 2, 2016

Redmond - WA - Dynamic Systems, Inc., a Redmond, Washington software developer specializing in barcode data collection systems has announced an upgraded tablet application for the SIMBA Line of Traceability Systems which is designed to provide food processors the ability to handle, label and track their products faster and more accurately from “dock to customer”. Increase production speed... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

L-com Releases Serial and USB Converters, Repeaters and Hubs

April 28, 2016

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – L-com Global Connectivity, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has introduced a series of industrial RS232/422/485 repeaters and converters as well as a series of industrial USB hubs, converters and isolators. The addition of these new serial and USB connectivity products complements L-com's existing line... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Display & Presentation Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Test & Measuring Instruments

New Graphics System Uses Single Core for High Performance Video Processing

April 27, 2016

Chatsworth, Calif. – At Aviation Electronics Europe (AEE) this month, Aitech Defense Systems Inc. and CoreAVI will be exhibiting a demo of a high performance graphics system that captures images with an extremely low latency of two frames.  All video throughput runs under VxWorks on a single core of a 12-core T4240 processor, keeping the remaining 11 cores free for other processing tasks. ... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless Interface enables remote web guide monitoring.

April 27, 2016

With Wi-Fife™ Interface, users can wirelessly monitor and control FIFE-500 web guides from any tablet or smartphone, from anywhere on factory floor. Interface features embedded web pages that can be accessed through web browser of Wi-Fi-enabled device. By connecting to network of motor control units and operator interfaces, Wi-Fife™ can connect up to 30 devices on single network, with ability to monitor and control any unit. Read More

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

Wireless Modules enable mobile bin level data monitoring.

April 27, 2016

BinCom modules enable SmartBob sensor to send data to BinView Web application to provide instant access to bin level data on any device with Internet connection. Smartphones, tablets, or PCs can be used to remotely acquire data regarding all bin level measurements from local and corporate-wide locations. Powered by battery, solution features wireless technology and cellular data transfer. Cloud-based BinView application is accessible by authorized users using secure login credentials. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

High-Speed 12-bit DAQ PCIe Card features FFT application.

April 27, 2016

Along with 2 channels and 1–3.2 GSPS sampling rate, U5303A is available with fast Fourier transform (FFT) application option. Option provides continuous real-time FFT at full sampling rate and enables spectra accumulation capability. While fixed point arithmetic eliminates deteriorating effects, DC coupling provides measurement fidelity. Other features include DC to 2 GHz bandwidth nominal, conversion of low frequencies around 0 Hz, and computation of 32K points FFT for one or two channels. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Analog Front End Sensor Interface simplifies sensor conditioning.

April 27, 2016

Available in QFN package with 3.5 x 3.5 mm footprint, XR18910 connects analog sensors to MCU or FPGA with embedded ADC and provides 14-bit signal path linearity. Onboard 10-bit DAC offers ±560 mV offset correction and allows independent offset value for each of 8 differential inputs, programmable gain instrumentation amplifier offers 8 fixed-gain settings from 2–760V/V, and integrated LDO provides regulated 3 or 2.65 V to power sensors. Controlled is via I²C serial interface. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Wi-Fi I/O Module provides 14-channel relay output.

April 27, 2016

Featuring WLAN connection that complies with IEEE802.11b/g standards, Model WFM-R14 enables wireless connectivity to be incorporated into monitoring and control systems. Unit also supports Modbus TCP and UDP protocols and network encryption configuration. With 2-channel Form A power relay output and 12-channel Form C power relay output, WFM-R14 can be used with other remote I/O and PLC’s and SCADA systems. Module can trigger alarms, fans, heaters, and other relay output devices. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Mazak Makes Its SmartBox Technology Even Smarter

April 26, 2016

Collaboration with software developer results in added intelligence and power to enrich data FLORENCE, Ky. – The Mazak SmartBox has been made even smarter with the power and intelligence to enrich data streams at their source – an area otherwise known as the “edge” in digital factory integration. Mazak worked with manufacturing software solutions leader System Insights Inc., and the... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Data Acquisition Systems offer accuracy of 0.05% or better.

April 26, 2016

Functioning as Ethernet-connected devices, 16-channel PI 7200 and PI 7300 condition, amplify, and digitize outputs from strain gauges, bridges, IEPE, or voltage transducers. Output is filtered to remove signal components that could produce alias errors, and digitized to 24-bit resolution. Suited for applications where DAS needs to be located on/near test article, ruggedized units feature real-time correction/compensation of gain offset and excitation voltage from -20 to +50°C. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Field Data PC promotes productivity for CP professionals.

April 26, 2016

Targeting cathodic protection (CP) professionals, Allegro QX™ is powered by quick-charge Li-ion battery that provides up to 14 hr of continuous in-field use. Integrated digital voltmeter (DVM) delivers 0.25% accuracy when reading DC voltage, even in presence of up to 100 Vac interference, and tactile QWERTY keyboard features full number pad and hourglass shape that reduces slippage. Other features include WAAS-enabled internal GPS and glare-resistant, color VGA display. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rotary Stage provides 360-degree continuous travel.

April 26, 2016

Exhibiting angular accuracy of 30 arcsec, repeatability of 3 arcsec, and 0.324 arcsec resolution, RTS-DD Series is suited for laboratory, factory automation, and semiconductor processing applications. Low profile design helps minimize abbe errors when used with another motion axis, while brushless direct-drive servo motor eliminates backlash. Series also features optical encoder with precision index mark for homing, and 30 mm through-bore to enable routing of vacuum or high-voltage lines. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

CAS DataLoggers Is in Puerto Rico for CSIA 2016

April 25, 2016

Demonstrating the Latest Measurement Control Technology CHESTERLAND, OH – Right now CAS DataLoggers Sales Manager Pete Martin is in Puerto Rico exhibiting at CSIA 2016, a gathering of systems integrators seeking the latest monitoring control systems. The annual Control System Integrators Association Executive Conference provides attendees with an unequalled opportunity to meet with over 60... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

BBC use Fiber Media Converters in Mobile Tool-Kit for Live Audio Transmission

April 22, 2016

NASHVILLE, TN – Being the largest Broadcaster in the word, quality control is tight at the BBC. Renowned for world class news coverage, the BBC is also expected to provide high quality audio and visual broadcasting. Building on the “live experience”, the BBC has been covering major events such as the London 2012 Olympics, Wimbledon, Glastonbury Festival, folk festivals, major elections,... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Mini-ITX Motherboard features ATX-compatible design.

April 18, 2016

Based on Intel® Celeron™ N3xxx SoC, mITX-BW supports 2x Display Ports as well as 24-bit LVDS. Embedded board provides 3G/4G SIM card slot for IoT connection, serial interfaces, and mPCIe slot that supports mSATA and mPCIe extensions. Operating system and application code can be stored on mITX-N3xxx on optional 16 GB bootable NAND Flash memory. Equipped with GbE, SATA, CAN, RS485, and USB interfaces, board is suited for POS, medical, industrial automation, and digital signage applications. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

PXIe Digital I/O Module includes pattern editing software.

April 15, 2016

Suited for applications in design validation and production test, 16-channel Model M9195B can synchronize up to 12 modules or 192 channels, with channel-to-channel skew of ±300 ps across all modules. Digital stimulus/response module provides low leakage mode (<1.5 nA) for low-power device/wafer testing. Using pattern editing development software, test engineers can create and edit waveform patterns or import digital patterns created by automatic test generation applications and other sources. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Absolute Rotary Encoders utilize inductive sensor technology.

April 13, 2016

Utilizing inductive code disk, Leine & Linde 600 and 900 Series are suited for environments where temperature, strong magnetic fields, shock, and vibration are extreme. Explosion proof encoders are manufactured using fiber-composite construction and printed circuit technology. Because rotor and stator scanning fields involve entire area of both surfaces, measurement is free of eccentricity errors. Single-turn resolutions up to 19 bits with turn counting up to 16 bits yields 35-bit measurement. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Module Node supports solenoid valve integration into DCS.

April 13, 2016

With ASCO Numatics 580 CHARacterization Module (CHARM) node, Numatics&#39; 500 Series pneumatic valves and manifolds can be fully integrated into DeltaV&trade; S-series distributed control system network with Electronic Marshalling technology. Node uses native capability of DeltaV for diagnostics of pneumatic valves, brings redundant communications and power connections to pneumatic valve manifolds, eliminates need for additional dedicated networks like Profibus-DP, and simplifies system I/O mapping. Read More