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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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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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uEye LE with IMX273: Excellent Image Quality

uEye LE with IMX273: Excellent Image Quality

The 1.6 MP global shutter CMOS sensor provides enormous sensitivity, low noise levels and a high dynamic range. The integration into the uEye LE camera family from IDS allows numerous new USB 3.1 Gen 1 cameras. Due to low space requirements, they are particularly well suited for equipment manufacturing and space-critical applications.

From April 2019, uEye LE models will complement the already available uEye CP, uEye FA and uEye SE variants with IMX273 from the Sony Pregius...

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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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DataHub OPC Gateway

DataHub OPC Gateway

Connect any OPC DA server or client to any OPC UA server or client, locally or over the plant network. 

Key features include:

Data aggregation – merge data from multiple sources into a common data set. Security – control access and set permissions for users and groups.  Supports Redundancy – hot standby switching between for both OPC UA & DA  Scripting – program custom solutions to meet your specific needs. Open APIs – Connect custom programs, great for machine builders Secure Remote Configuration Tool – Configure a network of installations...

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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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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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Limit Switch with Integrated LED Status Indication

Limit Switch with Integrated LED Status Indication

Microprecision Electronics SA now introduced its MP100/200 series microswitches with an optional integrated LED indicator light. 

These microswitches with integrated LED status indicator have been designed for use at 24V in industrial automation applications. They allow a simple, visual control of the switching function, which can be very cumbersome to perform, in particular when the switch is mounted far away from the connected controller. Also, a broken cable will be instantly recognisable. In addition, the LED facilitates the intuitive calibration...

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High Speed, High Sensitivity Thermal Cameras

High Speed, High Sensitivity Thermal Cameras

FLIR X6900sc SLS and FLIR X8500sc SLS thermal cameras provide the faster frame rates, shorter snapshot speeds, and wider temperature ranges needed for the most demanding scientific research applications. These outstanding thermal cameras feature strained layer superlattice (SLS) detectors filtered for longwave infrared. These SLS detectors produce high frame rates and wide temperature ranges, as well as integration times that are more than 12 times faster than their midwave counterparts.

FLIR combined this advanced technology with popular features of high-speed visible cameras,...

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Print a wide range of labels and signs

Print a wide range of labels and signs

The BradyPrinter i3300 Industrial Label Printer is a completely hassle free, easy to use PC-based printer. It can print a full range of safety and facility labels and signs as well as die cut labels for wire identification, product identification and laboratory identification. 

Print a huge range of labels & signs: highly versatile with over 50+ label materials compatible for wire & cable, product, laboratory, safety and facility identification.  Designed to last: prints on reliable, industrial grade labels...

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