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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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NEW: Worldwide Smallest Draw-Wire Sensor

NEW: Worldwide Smallest Draw-Wire Sensor

With a weight of only 8 g and a size of just 19 x 19 mm, the Micro-Epsilon wireSENSOR MT19 is used for displacement and distance measurements with a measuring range of 40 mm.

Enabling wire accelerations of up to 60 g, the sensor is particularly used in applications where high dynamics are required (crash tests, simulators or test benches). The miniature design enables installation into very small spaces. Through-bores in the housing support easy mounting.

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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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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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Save Time and Hassle with One Integrated Solution for Control & Automation

Save Time and Hassle with One Integrated Solution for Control & Automation

Building new machines for today’s factories requires sophisticated control and automation that can only be delivered through multiple solutions and components – including a PLC, HMI, and VFD (Variable Frequency Drive). As all components must be integrated, selecting the right combination is crucial to the efficiency and success of the machine development project.

Why risk multi-vendor complexity?

Researching different products from multiple companies can be a major drain on time as well as confusing, with different offers and delivery schedules. And, when you have questions...

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Speed Up Data Acquisition (DAQ) System

Speed Up Data Acquisition (DAQ) System

Get fast, quality measurements without a large data acquisition (DAQ) mainframe system. Read tips about how to select the right hardware and how to configure it to increase your reading speed.

Optimize your DAQ system for throughput, scanning speed, and accuracy with help from this white paper. An optimized DAQ test solution can help you to realize cost savings in the long run, higher throughput, higher sales revenue, and better equipment utilization.

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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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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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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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Elesa Standard Machine Elements Ready for Hannover Messe

Elesa Standard Machine Elements Ready for Hannover Messe

Elesa is pleased to announce its continually expanding range of high-quality machine components such as handwheels, handles, clamping knobs, position indicators, knobs, latches, hinges, castors and levelling feet, which will be showcased at Hannover Messe (Hall 16, Stand G10 and Hall 3, Stand L42).

Column level indicators HCK series have been designed and realized to read the liquid level of hydraulic systems that use liquids containing aggressive chemical agents, including glycol-based solutions. Watch the video! At the exhibition...

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