Data Acquisition Systems

National Instruments Announces New Wireless Data Acquisition and PXI Express Modules for Sound and Vibration Applications

New Modules Provide Wireless Capabilities and Acquire More Data Faster Than Previous Modules NEWS RELEASE - Nov. 10, 2008 - National Instruments today announced the release of a new wireless data acquisition module and two new PXI Express modules for sound and vibration applications. With the NI WLS-9234 wireless dynamic signal acquisition (DSA) module, engineers and scientists can stream...

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Integrated Motor, Drive suit limited-space motion applications.
Motor Controllers and Drives

Integrated Motor, Drive suit limited-space motion applications.

Measuring 1.9 x 1.4 x 2.0 in., MDrive14Plus Microstepping and MDrive14Plus Half/Full Step utilize NEMA size 14 brushless 1.8° stepping motor. MDrive14Plus Half/Full Step suits basic applications requiring no more than half and full step, while MDrive14Plus Microstepping is capable of full (256 x 200) microstepping and features 12-48 Vdc supply input, choice of internal magnetic or external...

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Step-Down Controllers provide input range up to 75 V.
Controls and Controllers

Step-Down Controllers provide input range up to 75 V.

Suited for telecom, networking, and industrial infrastructure applications, Models LM5085, LM25085, LM5088, and LM25088 feature 85% peak efficiency, PWM control, and minimized EMI. Non-synchronous buck controllers can regulate output voltages as low as 1.2 V at load currents in excess of 5 A. Each offers programmable switching frequency up to 1 MHz using single resistor. Models LM5085 and LM5088...

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Conveyors

Serapid Push/Pull Rigid Chain System to Transfer Nuclear Waste

Serapid recently provided a stainless steel push/pull Rigid Chain system with the unique feature of providing both horizontal and vertical motion using a single motor. This solution proves Serapid's unrivaled flexibility in delivering linear movement from discrete locations, over great distances, and around corners. The customer required a mechanical linear actuator for a guided carriage...

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£-V Servo Series from Yaskawa Offers the Highest Accuracy, Easiest Set-up, and Versatile Connectivity
Controls and Controllers

£-V Servo Series from Yaskawa Offers the Highest Accuracy, Easiest Set-up, and Versatile Connectivity

Waukegan, IL - Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. proudly announces the revolutionary Â-£-V servomotors and amplifiers. This fifth generation of servos is a massive leap forward in technology. The most impressive feature of the £-V series is its improved positioning accuracy by one thousand times the industry standard. In addition, the well-known, autotuning function was optimized for...

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Controls and Controllers

Siemens to Supply Four Advanced Gas Turbine Packages in the U.S.

Erlangen, Germany, December 11, 2008 Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract to supply four simple cycle gas turbine packages for the Cleveland County generating plant near Grover in North Carolina. The purchaser of the equipment is Birmingham-based Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, which provides power to the Southeast. The plant will be able to generate approximately 720...

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Linear Servo Motors are offered in variety of configurations.
Controls and Controllers

Linear Servo Motors are offered in variety of configurations.

Ranging from 140-6000 N of linear thrust and offered in over 24 coil configurations, Linear Sigma Series PMBL is offered for use with Sigma II digital servo amplifiers. Available in 2 product levels, level-I group provides wide array of linear motors with plug-and-play Sigma II servo amplifiers, while level-II group provides range of fully-integrated linear positioning slides with linear encoders...

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Positioning Stages offer strokes from 100 mm to 2 m.
Positioners

Positioning Stages offer strokes from 100 mm to 2 m.

With peak forces from 86-1,200 N, Linear Sigma Trac Series is suited for precision positioning and general automation applications. Units provide accelerations to 5 G's and velocities to 5 m/s. Because Series was developed as integral component of Sigma II Series AC servo system, digital servo amplifiers utilize intelligent serial encoder feedback system that automatically recognizes which model...

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Control System features full IEC61131-3 compatibility.
Controls and Controllers

Control System features full IEC61131-3 compatibility.

MotionWorks IEC Mechatronic Control System features 2.5 in. wide MP2300Siec controller that features Ethernet connection with EtherNet/IP scanner/adapter functionality and Modbus TCP/IP master/slave. Controller implements MECHATROLINK network connectivity for up to 16 axes of motion control. MotionWorks IEC software incorporates PLCopen function blocks for motion control. These standard, reusable...

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Controls and Controllers

PI Receives US-Patent for Piezo Actuator Technology Enabling Higher Reliability

Auburn, MA, - Dec. 2008 - PI (Physik Instrumente), a leading manufacturer of piezo actuators and precision motion-control equipment has received a United States patent for its development of innovative multilayer ceramic actuators. PI's exclusive PICMA® piezo-ceramic actuators are based on the novel stress reduction and encapsulation technologies which increase lifetime by several orders of...

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