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Stratasys Introduces Cross-Over 3D Printer

Stratasys today introduced the Fortus 250mc(TM) Production 3D Printer - a rapid prototyping and production machine designed to give users the convenience of a Dimension 3D Printer with the flexibility of a Fortus Production 3D Printer.

Fortus 250mc, the company's first cross-over system, combines the ease-of-use and affordability of Stratasys' industry-leading Dimension 3D Printers with the control of Insight Software, used to drive the Fortus line of production 3D printers. With Insight, users will have added control of build speed, part accuracy, and feature detail. Like all Stratasys additive manufacturing systems, the Fortus 250mc is based on the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM(R)) process.

"The engineers interested in this new product will likely be traditional 3D printer candidates, but who want more sophisticated build-parameter control," says product manager Mary Stanley. "Users are moving beyond prototyping into production with their additive manufacturin…

Stratasys Selected by Georgia Tech and DARPA MENTOR Program to Provide 3D Printers for High Schools across U.S.

Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) today announced that it has been chosen by the Georgia Institute of Technology to provide its Dimension 3D Printers to select high schools across the U.S. as part of The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Manufacturing Experimentation and Outreach (MENTOR) program.

The DARPA MENTOR program is designed to boost engineering skills for high school students, as well as spark an interest in engineering, design, manufacturing, math and science-related university programs. The four-year program is focused on engaging high school-age students in a series of collaborative design and distributed manufacturing experiments, including using additive manufacturing machines (or 3D printers).
"This program will provide students with skills they need to solve future design and engineering challenges, which will aid U.S. industry," says Dr. David Rosen, Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. "3D printe…

Stratasys First to Offer Monthly Lease for Complete 3D Printing Package

Stratasys said it will begin leasing bundled 3D-printer packages that include new special edition uPrint 3D printers. The uPrint SE 3D Print Pack and the uPrint SE Plus 3D Print Pack are complete 3D-printing packages that include the 3D printer and everything needed to print 3D models. Besides the printer, the 3D Print Packs include startup supplies, a support-removal system, and cleaning agent. Monthly lease packages are USD $290 for uPrint SE and USD $380 for uPrint SE Plus. The monthly lease price is lower than the average cost of a single outsourced model.

Non-lease Print Pack purchase prices are USD $15,900 for the uPrint SE and USD $20,900 for the uPrint SE Plus.

“With the bundled package, engineers, designers, teachers and others can purchase a complete professional 3D-printing system," says Stratasys Product Manager Mary Stanley. “This makes it as simple as possible to purchase and get your machine up and running with no surprises.”

The uPrint SE and SE Plus machines replac…

3D Printer Maker Stratasys Expands Automated Support-Removal Process for Polycarbonate Material

Stratasys says it will expand its WaterWorks soluble support material to be compatible with its polycarbonate build material (PC-10) for Fortus 3D Production Systems.

Previously, WaterWorks soluble support material was available exclusively for the company’s ABS-based material formulations.

The soluble support material – SR-100 – allows automated, hands-free removal, resulting in more efficient prototype and part production. SR-100 soluble support material will also enable a finer layer thickness. By combining PC-10 build material with SR-100, users can now produce parts in 0.005 in. (0.127mm) layers, for finer feature detail and smoother surface finish. This layer thickness setting was previously unavailable for PC-10.

Beta test user Joe Gibbs Racing previously used PC-ABS because it was the strongest material that could be coupled with soluble supports. Combining the SR-100 soluble support structure with polycarbonate build material allows JGR to use the more robust polycarbonate. Th…

Tektronix MDO4000 Named Finalist for Best in Test 2012 Award

Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced that the Tektronix MDO4000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope series has been named a finalist for Test & Measurement World’s Best in Test 2012 and Product of the Year awards.  The revolutionary new MDO4000 is the world’s first oscilloscope to include a built-in spectrum analyzer, helping design engineers save time by looking at time-correlated analog, digital, serial and RF signals on a single instrument.

The Best in Test 2012 awards are intended to recognize innovative products introduced between November 1, 2010, and September 30, 2011. The finalists were selected by the publication’s editors based on vendor nominations. A total of 17 category winners will be determined by the magazine’s readers who can vote online between now and December 16. Winners will be announced on January 31 at DesignCon 2012.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the editors of Test & Measurement World as a finalist for the…

Tektronix Will Ensure Video and Audio Quality for Cogeco Cable Subscribers

Tektronix, the market leader in broadcast video test, monitoring and analysis solutions, today announced that company’s flagship Sentry® digital content monitor has been selected by Cogeco Cable, Canada’s fourth largest cable operator, to help ensure their video services are delivered with exceptional quality.

After carefully evaluating several competitive solutions, Cogeco Cable selected Sentry for its comprehensive approach to ensuring its subscribers consistently enjoy the best possible viewing experience. Sentry’s advanced monitoring capabilities enable the early detection and diagnosis of video and audio errors, which can help operators fix the underlying issues, and in many cases prevent costly in-home service appointments.  

Cogeco Cable will deploy Sentry’s advanced Quality of Experience (QoE) and Perceptive Video Quality (PVQ) modules. With QoE, Sentry does a full decode of each MPEG packet looking for structural errors that cause picture and audio impairments. Each impairme…

Tektronix MDO4000 Lands on Hot 100 List

Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced that the Tektronix MDO4000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope series has been named to EDN’s Hot 100 Products list of 2011 – and is one of just nine products in the Test & Measurement category. The revolutionary new MDO4000 is the world’s first oscilloscope to include a built-in spectrum analyzer, helping design engineers save time by looking at time-correlated analog, digital, serial and RF signals on a single instrument.

“Of the many thousands of products announced during the past year, the EDN Hot 100 products of 2011 represent the ones that especially caught the attention of our editors and our readers,” said Rich Pell, Executive Editor of EDN Magazine. “ The Tektronix MDO4000 mixed domain oscilloscope was clearly one of the most significant product introductions in the Test & Measurement category in 2011.”

More than 60 percent of oscilloscope users also use a spectrum analyzer to troubleshoot em…

Tektronix Broadens Portfolio with New Handheld Oscilloscope Family

Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today unveiled the THS3000 handheld oscilloscope series that bring a new level of measurement precision and accuracy to  engineers and technicians who need to debug, install and repair complex electronic systems in both field and lab environments. With up to 200 MHz bandwidth and 5 GS/s sample rate, the THS3000 oscilloscopes are the highest-performing handheld oscilloscopes available today.

In today’s world, engineers are often called upon to measure a variety of signals in variety of settings. For many industrial, power generation or power efficiency applications, measurements can include digital and analog control signals made in conjunction with high voltages and currents and often, these measurements are not only made in the lab but also in the field.  Another critical factor for making high voltage and current measurements is isolated inputs that are needed to minimize operator risk. The THS3000 delivers on a…

Pentek Introduces First Fully-Rugged Mil-Spec 200 MHz Real-Time Analog Recording and Analysis Instrument for Harsh Environments and UAV Applications

Streams data to/from RAID array at up to 1600 MB per secondAllows mix-and-match of eight record and playback channelsSupports remote operation and data visualizationDesigned to meet MIL-STD-810F requirements Pentek, Inc., today announced the first in a planned family of instruments targeting operation in harsh environments: the Model RTR 2746 real-time data recording and playback instrument. The configurable, multi-channel instrument can digitize analog inputs at up to 200 MS/sec per channel and stream data to mass storage at an aggregate rate of 1600 MB per second. In the playback mode, it can also reproduce real-time analog outputs from the recorded data files. Remote users can control operation and visualize recorded data, making it suitable for installation in unmanned vehicles. The instrument is designed to meet MIL-STD-810F requirements for operation in harsh environments.

"This new family of ruggedized instruments opens our products to a wider audience," said Rodger Ho…

Pentek More Than Doubles Signal Bandwidth With Cobalt Model 71651 Software Radio Module

Dual-channel 500 MHz A/Ds capture 240 MHz of signal bandwidthDigital up and down converters tune across a wide range of IF signalsMultiboard programmable summation circuitry simplifies real-time beamformingOn-board Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA comes preconfigured for turnkey operation Pentek, Inc., today announced its fastest ever multichannel data converter with digital down and up converters. With two channels each of 12-bit, 500 MHz A/D and 16-bit, 800 MHz D/A, the Model 71651 delivers more than twice the bandwidth of Pentek's previous data converters. As a member of the popular Cobalt" family of high-performance XMC modules, the Model 71651 has a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA at its core. The FPGA is preconfigured with data acquisition and playback IP to give the module turn-key functionality, with room left for user customization.

"The Model 71651 handles a tremendous breadth of communications and radar signals," commented Rodger Hosking, vice president of Pentek. "With its…

Pentek Launches First Digital I/O High-Speed Recording System Family with the New Talon RTS 2715 10Gig Ethernet Data Recorder

Recording of up to two 10-Gigabit Ethernet data streams with zero data lossSupport for copper, multi-mode, or single-mode optical interfacesUp to 20 TB of magnetic or solid-state, hot-swappable NTFS RAID storagePre-loaded SystemFlow software includes easy-to-use graphical user interface and application programming interface for turnkey operation and integration Pentek, Inc., today released the first in a new family of COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) turnkey high-speed digital recorders, the Talon RTS 2715. Available with either magnetic or solid-state disk drive arrays, the RTS 2715 can continuously record up to two 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) data streams to a RAID array without data loss.

According to Rodger Hosking, vice president of Pentek, "Many of our customers have sensors and computer systems communicating massive amounts of digital data over a network and they need a way to capture that information for archiving or post-mission analysis. Our new Talon line of digital reco…

Pentek's Ruggedized Portable RF/IF Signal Recording and Playback Instrument for Vehicle, Ship and Aircraft Applications

Digitizes, records, and reproduces up to four 80 MHz bandwidth signalsProvides up to 4 Terabytes of rugged, hot-swappable RAID solid-state storagePortable shock-resistant housing includes complete Windows 7 workstationEliminates need for separate oscilloscope or spectrum analyzer Pentek, Inc., today released a rugged, portable, multiband recording and playback system for high-bandwidth IF and RF signals. The RTR 2726, latest in Pentek's turnkey Talon" recorder family, is a complete workstation, data acquisition, and solid-state RAID recording system in a box for the capture and playback of signals up to 700 MHz in shock- and vibration-prone environments such as vehicles, ships, and aircraft.

The RTR 2726 is Pentek's second-generation in portable recording devices, but the first to use the popular Cobalt" series of software radio modules. "Customers with our first-generation RTS 2721 were using it in flight applications and asked for an upgrade to solid-state disk…

Anritsu ME7834A/L Mobile Device Test Platform Garners LTE Americas Award for Best Network/Device Testing Product

Anritsu Company, a worldwide leader in LTE test solutions, announces that its ME7834A/L Mobile Device Test Platform has been named the winner of the Best Network/Device Testing Products for LTE category, announced as part of the LTE North America Awards Dinner held in Dallas. By earning the award, Anritsu strengthens its position as a leader in LTE test solutions, and the ME7834A/L is recognized as an innovative product that is helping in the successful roll out and implementation of LTE technology worldwide.

"The LTE Awards recognize the best in LTE technology. Earning an LTE Award signifies that Anritsu is committed to providing innovative test solutions and establishing itself as a leader in LTE," said Wade Hulon, Vice President and General Manager, Anritsu Americas. "The award is especially significant because it was given after extensive review by a panel of industry experts who recognized that the ME7834A/L meets the needs of chipset companies, device manufacturer…

Frost & Sullivan Presents Anritsu with Global Customer Enhancement Award in PIM Testing

Anritsu Company announces that Frost & Sullivan, a leading global research and analysis company, has presented Anritsu with a 2011 Global Customer Enhancement Award in Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Testing. The award was presented to Anritsu for its introduction of the innovative MW8219A PIM Master, and how the test solution addresses the growing market need to locate and correct PIM in wireless networks.

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers receive in its services or products. The award recognizes Anritsu’s focus on enhancing the value that its customers receive beyond customer service, leading to improved customer retention and ultimately customer base expansion.

"Anritsu has always been committed to developing test solutions that can hel…

Anritsu Introduces PIM Master™ Model for UMTS Band VIII and LTE Band 8 Networks

Anritsu Company introduces the MW8209A PIM Master, an innovative passive intermodulation (PIM) analyzer that covers the 900 MHz band to address the growing need to measure PIM in E-GSM networks, including UMTS Band VIII and LTE Band 8. Designed for use with Anritsu handheld analyzers, the MW8209A comes with Anritsu’s Distance-to-PIM technology, the only tool on the market that can determine if the cause of PIM is at the base station or in the surrounding environment.

Field engineers and technicians can use the MW8209A to help ensure optimum performance of UMTS Band VIII and LTE Band 8 networks by locating PIM faults before intermodulation distortion adversely affects signal transmission. The MW8209A has been designed to be integrated with Anritsu's industry leading handheld instruments, including the S332E/S362E Site Master™ Cable and Antenna Analyzers, MS2712E/MS2713E and MS272xC Spectrum Master™ Handheld Spectrum Analyzers, MT8212E/MT8213E Cell Master™, and the MT8221B/MT8222A B…

Anritsu Introduces In-Line Peak Power Sensor with Wide Dynamic Range and Frequency Coverage

Anritsu Company introduces the MA24105A, a standalone, compact, and highly accurate in-line peak power sensor that provides a wide range of power measurement capability over a frequency range of 350 MHz to 4 GHz. Featuring a widest-in-class 2 mW to 150 W measurement range, and a combination of forward and reverse measurement functionality, the MA24105A can be used by both manufacturing and field engineers in a variety of commercial cellular, land mobile radio (LMR) and general-purpose military/defense RF applications.

Highly accurate average power measurements can be made with the MA24105A. The wide measurement range eliminates the need for lower power sensors, reducing setup and measurement times. Accuracy is assured because the calibration data is stored directly in the sensor and all necessary corrections are done inside the microprocessor of the sensor. Also, return loss and directivity are optimized to maintain high accuracy.

A "dual path" architecture in the MA24105A en…

New UV Curing Adhesives Bond in Seconds, not ‘Light Years’

Techsil is pleased to add Devcon’s new range of high performance structural adhesives to its existing portfolio of epoxy and methacrylate adhesives for industry. Now companies needing to bond difficult substrates such as glass, plastics and dissimilar metals can do so in seconds without environmental and safety hazards by utilising Devcon’s new range of UV light-curing adhesives.
Devcon is well known for its special methacrylate and epoxy adhesives which are designed to bond metals, plastics and wood-based components such as signs, external lights and aircraft seats. These adhesives have been growing in popularity since their introduction to Europe 25 years ago and recently new products have been added to the range. Two part polyurethane adhesives are very fast setting and will bond unprimed ABS, steel, aluminium and composites.

Says Devcon’s UK/ROW Business Manager Gareth Lewis ‘These products offer customers specific advantages over ordinary products. What is very different is once t…

LED Potting System Reduces Production Time

Techsil has launched a two phase protection system for LED lighting modules consisting of a top coat and a base coat. The two materials can be applied consecutively and will cure concurrently; reducing production time to a matter of hours.

The top coat is a fast-curing, optically clear polyurethane encapsulant. It is UV stable (non yellowing), bubble resistant and offers excellent light transmission. The properties of this clear compound will be of interest in LED applications where environmental and mechanical protection are important such as outdoor lighting used for pathways, buildings and signage. 
The base material is a bright, white, rigid polyurethane designed to offer mechanical protection with elevated thermal dissipation to avoid heat build up in the chip. It is easy to pour but is capable of gelling quickly.

VT2420LV encapsulant (top coat)
UV stable by designCrystal clearLow viscosity making it easy to dispense1:1 mix ratioRapid cure; no sticky surfaceSemi-flexible once cured…

Techsil's Introduce New PU Product Guide

Californian based BJB Enterprises have recently launched a new product guide. Techsil are proud to have exclusive European distribution rights for BJB's very high quality, liquid resin casting systems and have successfully supplied their products to the rapid prototyping sector for a number of years.

BJB product updateThe new product guide includes a comprehensive range of polyurethanes including: Shore A, Shore D, rigid filled and unfilled urethanes, water clear, sprayable and polyurethane foams.

New RTV One-Pagers for Electronic Applications

Techsil have released a new set of One Pagers detailing the RTV Silicone PCBElectronics range from Momentive Performance Materials – providers of leading-edge silicone technologies to help meet performance and productivity challenges in a wide range of automotive and electronic applications. Techsil are Momentive’s largest RTV silicone distribution partner in Europe.

The new One Pagers cover products in the following categories:
High Performance Silicone Adhesives & SealantsProtective Silicone Potting and Encapsulation MaterialsThermal Management SiliconesLow Viscosity, Silicone Conformal CoatingsDielectric Silicone Gel Potting Materials The products contained in these One Pagers can help offer solutions to Design Engineers working in the fields of Automotive Electronics, Power Electronics, Lighting and General Electronic Assembly.

Strain-Gauge Machine-Tool Probe is Right for 5-Axis Aerospace Parts

As an aerospace stretch-forming specialist, there's hardly a part or a die in Triumph's shop that is not sporting a parabolic, compound curved or cone shape. Rapid, precise measurement of machining work on these parts – while still fixtured on the machine tool – is a core skill the company's CAD/CAM department developed and refined to facilitate lean manufacturing. But it took an RMP600 strain-gauge probe to bring the refined “touch” needed for consistent, high-accuracy measurement of small hole diameters, contours and geometric tolerances, to name a few. With no lobing (i.e. true 3-dimensional triggering characteristic) and a repeatability of 0.25 μm  (0.00001”), the strain-gauge probe delivers high accuracy when triggered from any direction, after a one-time calibration routine.

The RMP600, combined with Renishaw's OMV Pro software, gives the company's Zimmerman CNC 5-axis portal mill CMM-like capability, allowing complex parts to be “bought off” the machine with…

Absolute Linear Encoder is Now Available with Panasonic Serial Communications Protocol

Renishaw's RESOLUTE™ absolute optical encoder is now compatible with the Panasonic serial communications protocol in linear encoder formats. This allows RESOLUTE to be used with Pansonic's MINAS A5 range of drives, which are often employed in industries such as electronics assembly, semiconductor processing and flat panel display manufacturing.

A priority for these industries is to increase throughput, and maximise yields, thus the choice of encoder for accurate motion control is crucial. RESOLUTE true absolute encoders are the key to highly dynamic axes that can be run harder, for longer; increasing work output and maximising up-time and yield. Axes run more smoothly with less vibration thus reducing the risk of damage to fragile products. This is crucial in areas such as wafer dicing and chip packaging where attempts to use thinner silicon wafers make the process more fragile and susceptible to microcracks.

RESOLUTE is a true absolute encoder, meaning itaccurately reports t…

Renishaw Creates New Business Division for Radio Frequency Products

From 1st July 2011, the business operations of PulseTeq Ltd have been fully integrated within Renishaw as the PulseTeq Products Division, which will specialise in developing a range of radio frequency coils, test objects, and radio frequency electronic products, which have various applications within clinical research, neurosurgery, multinuclear imaging and spectroscopy.

The new Division is based at Renishaw's new facility in Charfield, close to the company's Gloucestershire headquarters, where many of its other healthcare businesses are also located. A key focus is to provide close fitting surface coils, providing the best possible signal to noise ratio for all multinuclear applications.

PulseTeq Ltd was first established in April 2002 by Chris Randell along with a skilled team of people who all had long established experience in MRI, both with Marconi Medical and SMIS. The company worked with academic groups and other companies in collaborative projects to customise coils whe…

NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE ACCELEROMETER FOR GAS TURBINES

A vibration transducer capable of operating in excess of 450°C is now available from Sensonics. The PZEHT offers ICP type connectivity by separating the high temperature element from the signal conditioning electronics, connecting by means of a hardline cable. Robust and hermetically sealed, this latest instrument from Sensonics is designed for use on Gas Turbines and joins an established stable of high temperature accelerometers currently manufactured by the company.

The unique feature of this product is the built-in calibration function which offers a full mechanical check of the piezoelectric arrangement. The transducer is configured to allow the user to excite the sensing element in a vibratory fashion to confirm sensitivity and frequency response. For gas turbine applications the high temperature vibration sensors are positioned in hard to reach or in non-serviceable parts of the turbine making regular calibration checks extremely difficult. This product offers an evolution for a…

THRUST AND ROD DROP DIRECT TO DCS IDEAL FOR OEM'S

Condition monitoring specialists SENSONICS has enhanced its range of DN monitors with the introduction of their DN8033 thrust and rod drop transmitter. This unit is designed to measure shaft axial or rod position on a range of rotating plant.

The 4-20mA loop powered module provides easy integration with either the local machine PLC or a plant wide DCS since it is powered through the measurement loop. The unit operates in conjunction with Sensonics Senturian range of 8mm diameter proximity probes, offering a maximum measurement range of ± 1mm. This extended range over similar products on the market provides further scope in application, particularly for the set-up and calibration of thrust measurement systems, which can be restricted by float in the shaft and physical access to the target.

Providing an output current proportional to displacement, the Din Rail mountable unit provides two miniature multi-turn potentiometers for the setting of the gain and zero point parameters. Also, suit…

ACCELEROMETERS FOR WIND TURBINE APPLICATIONS

The established range of SENSONICS PZS accelerometers have been extended to provide a vibration monitoring solution for wind turbine applications.  The proven shear mode constructed PZS accelerometer series have been supplied for many applications, including wind turbine monitoring over the past 5 years.  This enhancement of the product range provides a frequency response down to 0.1Hz and permits effective monitoring of both the wind turbine main shaft and input gearbox bearings below rotational speeds of 20RPM. This is important as it’s an industry requirement for wind turbine condition monitoring systems.

As with any rotating machinery in a critical application the monitoring of vibration plays an effective role in the early detection of mechanical problems on the machine. The PZS accelerometer response is suitable for measuring vibration across the full wind turbine machine train. This is for not only the low frequency front end, but also the planetary gearbox stages and generator…

PROXIMITY PROBE WITH REAR AND SIDE VIEW TARGET PROTECTION

Condition monitoring specialists SENSONICS have added a new option to their established range of proximity probes which virtually eliminates the detrimental effects on measurements caused by both side and rear targets. The PRSVBeam proximity probe has an innovative tip design which overcomes the problems associated with traditional probe designs, such as poor accuracy, system non-linearities and extended set-up time.

In certain monitoring applications, for example where the probe tip is installed close to the machine casing or in a counter bore where the side view can distort readings, the effectiveness of proximity probes can be compromised. Also, in many applications, such as those requiring accurate measurement of thrust bearing wear or shaft position, probe access to the target is restricted. While the probe face can be fixed opposite the main target (end of a shaft or collar), it is likely additional side and rear targets will also impact the measurement and this situation worsen…

New conga-EAF Module from congatec Provides Broad Scalability for ETX Standard

congatec AG, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer modules, is guaranteeing a sustainable future and broad scalability for the ETX standard with the launch of the conga-EAF Computer-on-Module (COM). With a choice of seven AMD G-Series processors, the conga-EAF also offers the best price/performance ratio. Ranging from the AMD T56N 1.6 GHz Dual Core (L1 cache 64KB, L2 Cache 512KB x2, 18 W) multi-core processor to the AMD G-T40R 1.0 GHz (L1 cache 64KB, L2 cache 512KB, 5.5W) single-core processor with extremely low power consumption, the conga-EAF provides a perfect form-fit function setup for ETX. congatec is thereby granting all ETX applications a life-time extension into a second generation.

A particularly noteworthy benefit of the new COMs is native PCI support. ETX applications are based on this primary data bus and therefore continue to rely on unlimited data transfer for the connection of PCI peripherals. Direct native 32-bit PCI support from the chipset has substantial adva…

congatec Offers AMD Dual Core Power on Qseven

congatec AG, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer modules, announces the expansion of its Qseven product line.

The conga-QAF Qseven module, which is based on the AMD Embedded G-Series, is the first module to combine high graphics performance, dual core processing power and low power consumption in such a small form factor. It is therefore a perfect solution for cost-sensitive low-power control and visualization applications.

The conga-QAF is available in two processor variants: AMD G-Series G-T40E 1.0 GHz Dual Core (6.4 W); and AMD G-Series G-T40R 1.0 GHz Single Core (5.5 W) with up to 4 GB of low power onboard DDR3 memory.
The integrated graphics core with the Universal Video Decoder 3.0 for seamless processing of Blu-ray content via HDCP (1080p), MPEG-2, HD and DivX (MPEG-4) video supports DirectX® 11 and OpenGL 4.0 for fast 2D and 3D image display and OpenGL 1.1. LVDS. DisplayPort and HDMI graphics interfaces are provided.

The AMD G-Series graphics unit can also be used for com…

congatec Unveils Qseven Mini Carrier Baseboard for Accelerated Design-in

congatec AG, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer modules, presents the conga-QMCB, a new mini carrier baseboard for space-critical applications based on the Qseven standard.

The baseboard is ideal for fast prototype design and compact, mobile applications. Measuring just 145x95 mm, the easy-to-integrate mini carrier board is packed with a wide range of state-of-the-art interfaces and is designed to accelerate the evaluation process in the design-in phase, thereby facilitating faster time-to-market. DisplayPort, HDMI and LVDS 18/24 Bit graphics interfaces have been implemented, together with six USB interfaces and an Ethernet connection. The board also offers additional standard interfaces such as high definition audio and a mini PCI express socket, which can be used for WLAN. SD-Card, 2x SATA and CFast have also been integrated on the baseboard to enable the connection of mass storage devices.

The conga-QMCB is powered by a single 5V DC supply. Battery management signalling is …

COM Express Type 6 Module from congatec with Intel® Quad-Core Processor

congatec AG has unveiled the conga-TM67, a new high-performance module for future designs. The Type 6 Pin-out and digital display interfaces ensure improved display options and increase bandwidth with additional PCI Express Lanes availability.

The new module features the second generation of Intel® Core™ processors – such as the Intel® Core™ i7-2710QE processor (2.1 GHz, 45W, PGA) and the dual-core Intel® Core™ i5-2510E processor (2.5 GHz, 35W, PGA) with up to 8 GByte high-speed dual-channel DDR3 memory (1333 MHz). Type 6 Pin-out is the ideal solution for the implemented Intel® QM67 Express chipset series and its following generations. In addition to VGA and LVDS, it offers three digital display interfaces, each of which can be configured for DisplayPort (DP), HDMI or DVI. Unlike Type 2 modules, these are no longer multiplexed. Type 6 also provides a PEG (PCI Express Graphics) port enabling connection to other high-performance graphics components and thereby offering maximum display s…

Zaber Releases New Low and High Vacuum Stages and Actuators

Only a 5 pin feed-through is required to operate multiple Zaber positioners in a vacuum chamber. *See below for more details.The high-vacuum units are vacuum rated to 10^-6 torr. All components are chosen for low out-gassing and low CVCM.The low-vacuum units are vacuum rated to 10^-3 torr and use vacuum compatible greases and epoxies. All have non-anodized components.You can easily make Zaber's devices do a complicated series of moves with our free software.You don't need to worry about finding the right accessories. With the kit version, you get a power supply, data cables, and a serial adapter. The only other thing that you may need is a T-USB , which converts a USB port into an RS 232 serial port.Installation is easy as 1-2-3: Connect the device to your computer; connect the power supply to your device; send instructions to your device from the computer. Reduce Wiring/Feedthroughs by daisy-chaining devices with built-in controllers inside the vacuum chamber: Two or more dev…

Announcing a New and Innovative HMI Software. JMobile More Productivity More Value

Exor announced his new HMI software suite JMobile. A new innovative HMI software platform, flexible, powerful and intuitive.

It’s a suite of software components that provides solutions for connecting equipment and visualizing data. JMobile is a software suite designed to offer a complete HMI solution. Thanks to its client server architecture it is possible to create a seamless data transfers from field level up to system management layers. Centralized collected data can be shared through advanced communication interfaces based on web technologies.

JMobile provides remote access to equipments. Performant native Clients and flexible web access modules are available to ensure the best possible remote connectivity experience, even from mobile device systems just with a simple browser interface.

JMobile stands for HMI visualization and control across desktop and embedded platforms. Designed to be a multiplatform HMI software it is supporting various runtime target systems as HMI’s, PC and mo…

Galil's DMC-300xx Pocket Motion Controller is Smart, Compact and Low Cost

Galil Motion Control, an industry leader in motion control technology, is announcing the DMC-300xx Pocket Motion Controller Series, their latest generation, single-axis Ethernet motion controller. It combines a high performance motion controller and a 800Watt sine drive in a low cost, compact 3.9 in. x 5.0 in. x 1.5 in. package. The DMC-300xx is also available as a controller-only model which can be connected to a stepper or servo motor amplifier of any power range. Using a 32-bit RISC processor and improved power technology, the DMC-300xx provides higher speed, better power efficiency and smaller size than their prior generation controllers. The DMC-300xx is designed for single-axis motor control applications where compact size, low cost and remote location are important.

The DMC-300xx is higher speed than Galil's prior generation single-axis controllers; The 125 µs servo loop update time is twice as fast and the 15 MHz encoder frequency and 3 MHz stepper pulse output are 25% fas…

New Product Release: SV7 Servo Drive with EtherNet/IP

Applied Motion Products is excited to announce the availability of an EtherNet/IP connectivity option for our popular, low cost SV7 servo drive The SV7 is a compact, 24 to 80 VDC sine servo drive and is available with specially matched 50 to 400 watt V series NEMA mount servo motors as well as M series metric mount, IP rated servo motors.

The SV7-IP includes eight digital inputs, four digital outputs and two +/-10V analog inputs. The EtherNet/IP command set provides access to all drive control modes, I/O and parameters using EtherNet/IP class 3 explicit messaging. Q language programs stored in the drive can also be triggered over EtherNet/IP. This servo drive is the perfect solution for applications requiring connectivity to Rockwell/Allen Bradley PLCs.

Matching 24 VDC and 48 VDC power supplies ship from stock.

SV7 models are also available supporting SCL and Q languages over Ethernet UDP and TCP, RS-232 and RS-485 communication ports. CANopen and Si programming units are also in stock…

Ethernet/IP Module for MAC - MAC00-EIx

Ethernet/IP with M12 connectors - MAC00-EI4:
Control and setup through Ethernet/IP1 Ethernet/IP input and 1 output1 digital input for enable, limit etc.1 analog input for Homing og adjustment etc.1 digital opto isolated Outputs up to 200mA for In Position, Error etc.Protection IP67RS232 interface4 x M12 connectorsSee accessories for versions with complete cable set. Ethernet/IP with M12 connectors - MAC00-EI41
Control and setup through Ethernet/IP1 Ethernet/IP input4 digital input for enable, limit etc.2 analog input for Homing og adjustment etc.2 digital opto isolated Outputs up to 200mA for In Position, Error etc.Protection IP67RS232 interface4 x M12 connectorsSee accessories for versions with complete cable set The Industrial Ethernet Protocol (Ethernet/IP) was originally developed by Rockwell Automation and is now managed by the Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA). It is an already well established Industrial Ethernet communication system with good Real-Time capabilities.

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EtherCat Module for MAC00-ECx

EtherCAT with M12 connectors - MAC00-EC4:
Control and setup through EtherCAT1 EtherCAT input and 1 output1 digital input for enable, limit etc.1 analog input for Homing og adjustment etc.1 digital opto isolated Outputs up to 200mA for In Position, Error etc.Protection IP67RS232 interface4 x M12 connectorsSee accessories for versions with complete cable set. EtherCAT with M12 connectors - MAC00-EC41
Control and setup through EtherCAT1 EtherCAT input4 digital input for enable, limit etc.2 analog input for Homing og adjustment etc.2 digital opto isolated Outputs up to 200mA for In Position, Error etc.Protection IP67RS232 interface4 x M12 connectorsSee accessories for versions with complete cable set EtherCAT is the new open real-time Ethernet Master/Slave network developed by Beckhoff. Today, it is an open standard, managed by the EtherCAT technology group.

EtherCAT sets new limits for real-time performance since it processes 1000 distributed I/O in 30 µs or 100 axis in 100 µs using twiste…

MIS340-MIS342 QuickStep - Integrated Stepper Motors

QuickStep, the Integrated Stepper Motors from JVL.

A wealth of possibilities in a series of of the world´s most compact stepper motors with the higest microstepping resolution.

The motors are basically available in 3 sizes:
MIS340 - 3.0NmMIS341 - 6.1NmMIS342 - 9.0Nm The QuickStep series of Stepper motors with integrated electronics represents a major step forward. All the necessary electronics in a stepper system are integrated in the motor itself.

The stepper motor, encoder and electronics are specially developed by JVL so that together they form a closed unit in which the power driver and controller are mounted inside the motor in a closed section.

Choose MOTOR SELECTION CHART to find the motor for your application and select ACCESSORIES, CONNECTIONS, VERSIONS, and SOFTWARE below to optimize your choice for your application.

Note that the driver and controller are also available a separate unit - SMC85.