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Unmanned Convoy System Currently Undergoing Military Trials Receives U.S. Patent

PETERSBORO, Utah - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded patent rights to Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) for the Guideline(TM) Robotic Leader-Follower System (No. 8, 116, 921 B2). The Guideline Unmanned Convoy System provides a variety of immediate and significant benefits to military and industrial operators: - Reduce driving personnel by 2X or more - Keep more military...

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Robotic Packaging Automation Cell packs clamshells into cases.

Offering standardized, fully integrated solution that adapts to each customer's production line, ClamPAC(TM) minimizes food processor's integration complexity and deployment time. SoftPIC grippers, made of soft silicone that conforms to shape of clamshell, provide direct vacuum path to product, helping system achieve gentle handling at high speeds. Before delivery, customer-specific modifications...

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Air Force Selects MLB/AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems/BYU Combination to Develop Long-Endurance Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Tier II-Size UAV

LAS VEGAS, N.M.- AUVSI - The Air Force has announced that the MLB V-Bat VTOL UAV has been selected for a Phase II SBIR award. They seek a vehicle that has an 8 ft. wingspan, 10 hour endurance, 55 lbs. gross take-off weight, and 70 mph cruise speed. The V-Bat's combination of VTOL operational convenience, with the safety of a shrouded fan and with fixed wing duration, in a small UAV system, will...

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ZMDI, a Global Semiconductor Company, Is Proud to Announce the Release of the ZSPM4121 and ZSPM4141 - A Family of Power Management ICs Targeted Towards Applications with Ultra-Low Power Requirements

DRESDEN, Germany - ZMD AG (ZMDI), a Dresden-based semiconductor company that specializes in enabling energy-efficient solutions, today announces the release of the ZSPM4121 and ZSPM4141. As a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, medical, information technology and consumer applications, ZMDI is pleased to introduce this class-leading family of ultra-low...

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Phottix and Omegabrandess are Proud to Launch the BP-5DIII Multi-Function Battery Grip

Phottix and Omegabrandess are Proud to Launch the BP-5DIII Multi-Function Battery Grip

Hampstead, Maryland - The Canon 5D Mark III is as popular as its older siblings. Phottix is proud to launch the BG-5DIII Multi Function Battery Grip. Available now, it holds one or two LP-E6 or 6 AA batteries and features AF/On, FEL and AF Points Buttons, vertical shutter button, command dial and power switch. The BG-5DIII also provides a comfortable vertical shooting position with an additional...

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Maplan Shows Solutions from their Modular System for Improving Efficiency

Maplan Shows Solutions from their Modular System for Improving Efficiency

Energy efficiency, automation and QS-systems for LSR-, rubber- and TPE-processing in focus Ternitz (A) - At the Fakuma 2012 Maplan from Ternitz (A) presents three compact and energy-efficient elastomer-processing machines, as well as the latest generation of machine controllers, the PC5000touch V3. This year the technical highlight is, according to technical division manager Rudolf Eisenhuber, a...

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Modular Manned/Unmanned Teaming Kit enhances aviation control.

Expanding capabilities of manned aircraft, modular Manned/Unmanned Teaming Kit (MUM-TK) allows aviator STANAG Level 3+ and Level 4 control of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and its payload while simultaneously piloting his/her own aircraft. Solution, STANAG 4586-compliant (v.2a.1) with DoD interoperability profiles, enables aviator to get real-time updates of landing zone before arriving on...

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Multi-Axis Controller supports test cell applications.

Featuring 19 in. 3U rackmount design, RAPID offers real-time control and data acquisition for dynamometers and servo-hydraulics test cell applications. Unit provides 4 kHz, digital PID loop closure with spare analog and digital inputs for data-logging, and includes watch dog timer that produces 2 kHz square wave output. Controller allows up to third order polynomial scaling on first 8 analog...

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Full-Bridge Motor Driver IC enhances automotive HVAC systems.

Available for automotive HVAC systems, A4950 is designed for PWM control of DC motors and comes in 8-pin SOICN package with exposed thermal pad. Logic interface is available to control speed and direction of DC motor with externally applied PWM control signals, while internal synchronous rectification control circuitry lowers power dissipation during PWM operation. Along with internal circuit...

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