Discrete Manufacturing - Sensors, Vision

Non-contact analog sensor for harsh conditions

ASM Sensors' Posirot PRAS6 non-contact analog angle sensor is designed to measure angular... » more

Camera-to-light series of cables for OEMs

Smart Vision Lights' camera-to-light (CTL) Grey Series of cables are now available for cameras... » more

Real-time, plant-floor data for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Integration: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 platforms will enable rapid... » more

Optical measurement solution for inspection, reverse engineering applications

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence's Blaze 600M is a non-contact optical measurement solution... » more

Measuring meter for field and laboratory applications

B&K Precision's 880 handheld LCR meter is designed to measure inductance, capacitance, and... » more

Tool calibration method speeds implementation of 6-axis industrial robots

A teach-position method calibrates tools used by six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) robots for peak... » more

Rotary encoder series for motion control systems

Posital's safety-rated Ixarc rotary encoders are designed for critical applications such as... » more

Miniature inductive proximity sensors

AutomationDirect’s miniature inductive proximity sensors are available in sizes ranging from 4 to... » more

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Nanometer precision linear stages for high-end applications

Physik Instrumente's (PI) N-565 compact nanometer-precision linear stages are designed for high-end applications in bio-nanotechnology, fiber-optics, microscopy, semiconductor testing, and metrology and scientific research in... » more

Scanning laser micrometer for measuring diameter

LaserLinc's TLAser1240 scanning laser micrometer is a single-axis diameter gauge that is designed for use in industries such as metal, glass, wire and cable, and plastics and rubber extrusion. » more

Motion controller designed to control up to 32 drives

Galil Motion Control's DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master is a 32-axis motion controller with the ability to control up to 32 drives and is designed for applications such as point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring,... » more

Brush dc mini motors with coreless design

Athlonix DCP high power density brush dx mini motors are available in 16 mm diameter and in two variations and feature a self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit. » more

Helical gearbox series for conveyor, packaging applications

AutomationDirect’s IronHorse helical gearboxes are designed to provide smooth operation in applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, rotary tables, and other related applications. » 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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Motors and Drives Video Series

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

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