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Unmatched Precision in Distance and Thickness Measurements with Confocal Sensors

Unmatched Precision in Distance and Thickness Measurements with Confocal Sensors

Confocal chromatic sensors provide the latest modern technology for displacement, distance, position and thickness measurements combined with maximum precision and high speed. A large range of sensors and different controller interfaces open versatile fields of application, e.g. in the semiconductor industry, glass industry, medical engineering and plastics production.

Especially when measuring on reflecting and shiny targets, confocal chromatic sensors provide high accuracy whereas laser sensors are overdriven due to the high light intensity. This is a major advantage in a ‘live’...

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Worldwide unique laser sensors

Worldwide unique laser sensors

Micro-Epsilon's optoNCDT 1320/1420 laser sensors based on the triangulation measuring principle perform non-contact displacement, distance and position measurements. Due to their low weight combined with compact size, the optoNCDT 1320/1420 sensors can be easily integrated into restricted installation spaces and are ideally suitable for applications where high accelerations occur e.g. on the robot arm or in pick-and-place machines. The high-performance optical system projects the small light spot sharply onto the measurement object which...

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NXT-Level Image Processing – Now Available

NXT-Level Image Processing – Now Available

The industrial revolution is underway – and the brand new vision app-based camera families IDS NXT rio & rome strive to play a major role in the midst of it. Starting from May, the first models will be available as design-in samples. Customers can choose between different protection classes (IDS NXT rome comes with IP65/67), sensors and variants with artificial intelligence.

The new models communicate via GigE Vision and are optionally equipped with various CMOS sensors from 1.3 MP to 5 MP. The basic functions of the IDS NXT cameras can be...

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Power Hand Tool and Industrial Markets

Power Hand Tool and Industrial Markets

Portescap provides advanced motion solutions that maximize power while improving user experience. Your screwdrivers, nutrunners, stapling, and cutting tools will benefit from increased performance, lower weight and energy-efficiency our motors provide.
 
Portescap's new 35ECS offers the right balance between high torque and speed in a compact package. Even better is the reliable 35ECS's adaptability for most applications in the power hand tool and industrial markets.

Contact Portescap today to see how we can optimize the right...

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Power Spring for Draw Wire Encoder Application

Power Spring for Draw Wire Encoder Application

Power Springs are formed by winding a strip of material on an arbor and into a case or retaining ring to create a compact power source. Power spring features
retractable, tensioning and loading function. When it comes position movement and high adjustment of machine and appliance, precise positioning performance and easily operating are required at first priority. 

In medical devices field, Ming Tai's power spring had been employed in Draw-wire Encoder for positioning of MRI and x-ray machines, which has gained great performance.

Draw-wire...

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Custom Optical Systems

Custom Optical Systems

Many different types of optical imaging and sensing systems are today used to observe and measure the Earth and the universe at large. Drawing upon approaching 30 years expertise in designing radiation resistant optics for satellites and spacecraft, Resolve Optics is today a leading supplier of optical components and systems for this harsh remote environment.

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The New SWaP-C Neutrino LC

The New SWaP-C Neutrino LC

Flir System cooled midwave infrared (MWIR) cameras have long held a tactical advantage over uncooled longwave infrared (LWIR) cameras in many airborne and ground-based missions.

While cooled MWIR cameras are highly sensitive, they are also larger, heavier, require more power, and cost more than uncooled LWIR cameras. Recent advancements in High Operating Temperature (HOT) MWIR technology open up new possibilities. 

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New Models for uEye CP Camera Family from IDS

New Models for uEye CP Camera Family from IDS

IDS has integrated the high-resolution 12 MP IMX226 rolling shutter sensor into the uEye CP camera family, giving increased resolution, speed and sensitivity. The new models are available with GigE or USB3 interfaces and are available from May.

Thanks to the BSI ("back-side-illumination") technology of the SONY STARVIS series of sensors, the IMX226 is perfect for tasks that require optimal results even in low light conditions. It delivers extremely low-noise images and is therefore ideally suited for applications in areas such as microscopy, logistics and traffic monitoring.

With...

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Industrial Control Breakthrough: Unitronics Launches Unique, High-Performance PLC

Industrial Control Breakthrough: Unitronics Launches Unique, High-Performance PLC

Unitronics is proud to introduce a powerful new controller: UniStream® PLC.

The UniStream PLC is based on proven, award-winning UniStream hardware and UniLogic software that enhances your ability to implement all of the control tasks required by your machine or process application.

A multi-function controller that matches a vast range of application requirements, the UniStream PLC provides users with advanced communication...

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TIB-EX Series

TIB-EX Series

The TIB-EX family of next generation of 80 / 120 / 240 / 480 Watt din rail power supplies feature high efficiency operation of 90~94% enabling a slim design with alternative side-mounting for flat panels (DC OK Indicator on both front and side panel). These convection cooled power supplies have a -40°C to +60°C full load operating temperature range. 150% peak power for up to 4 seconds which is ideal for stepper motors, solenoids or actuators. The TIB series has an important Back Power Immunity feature that helps protect against shut-down or malfunction with loads such as inductors and decelerating...

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