Discrete Manufacturing - Sensors, Vision

Specifying enclosures for machine vision systems

Machine vision enclosure manufacturers aim to better understand and meet their customers’ specific... » more

Extensometer for industrial and equipment safety applications

Vishay Precision Group's Model 182 extensometer is a strain gage-based force sensor that is... » more

Algorithms for wearable devices help users, robots avoid obstacles

Scientists at MIT have developed algorithms that help power a prototype system for helping visually... » more

Vision-guided robotics for pick-and-place applications

In order for vision-guided robots (VGR) to perform properly and efficiently, a machine vision... » more

More RFID is used in more applications

Inside Machines: Radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies are being applied in more... » more

Wide area sensors for motion detection

AutomationDirect's wide area sensors are designed for object detection of any object by sensing the... » more

Miniaturized MEMS accelerometer

TDK Corporation's Tronics AXO215 microelectromechanical system (MEMS) is designed to provide... » more

Technology drives performance of presence sensor range and accuracy

As sensors evolve, engineers can take advantage of new technology to improve sensor performance. » more

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Rotary tables with roller-gear drive for high-speed applications

Destaco's GTB series servo positioning rotary tables are engineered to deliver high torque with high speed. » more

Extensometer for industrial and equipment safety applications

Vishay Precision Group's Model 182 extensometer is a strain gage-based force sensor that is designed for industrial, EN15000 and EN280 compliant off-highway vehicle and equipment safety applications. » more

Compact linear displacement sensor

Lord Corporation's LS-LVDT series compact linear displacement sensor is designed for use with signal conditioners. » more

Motor design module for magnetic performance simulations

Motor Design Ltd.'s motor-CAD EMag module is a comprehensive set of software solutions for designing electric motors with an FEA solver optimized to provide fast results.  » more

Motor series for positioning and velocity control

Celera Motion's Agility series of slotless motors are suited for scanning, pointing, measuring, and cutting applications that demand velocity control and accurate positioning.  » more

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Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk...

The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce... » more

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Part 1 of the Motors and Drives Series describes...

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