New slim-line L-force drive technology significantly reduces costs associated with manufacturing, commissioning and maintaining machines and automation systems
When a company announces its intention to introduce Lean practices and implement automated solutions to improve efficiencies, the first concern internally is the displacement of labor. But that was not the case for Otis Technology, a forward-thinking company specializing in the design and manufacturing of gun cleaning systems in upstate New York. The priority was to redeploy labor into value-added tasks in line with its commitment to a Lean philosophy.
ABB, will acquire Newave Energy Holding in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately CHF 170 million. The deal will strengthen ABB's position in the power control and quality market and provide Newave with significant growth opportunities outside its traditional markets in Europe
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Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision and lighting solutions, has introduced a new C-Mount lens configuration for two of its products: the popular QX HAWK imager and the Vision HAWK smart camera.
Stratasys is now offering monthly leases options for the uPrint SE 3D Print Pack and the uPrint SE Plus 3D Print Pack. Monthly lease packages are USD $290 for uPrint SE and USD $380 for uPrint SE Plus. Besides the printer, the 3D Print Packs include startup supplies, a support-removal system, and cleaning agent.
Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc., announced today the launch of their latest development platform for designers implementing motor control systems, the Spartan-6 FPGA Motor Control Development Kit.
GeckoSystems International Partnership With ZMP of Japan Expected to Result in Significant Hardware and Software Upgrades in Robotic Technology
GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. - announced today details regarding the Company's partnership with ZMP Inc. of Japan. Names of other ZMP partners that are more familiar to US investors include NEC Electronics, Hewlett-Packard, Renesas Electronics, JVC, Kenwood, and Microsoft.
Open call for contributions and industry participation in initiative to create acceleration API for computer vision applications and libraries; Working group meetings commencing in January 2012
Maxon's new ESCON 36/2 DC is a 4-quadrant PWM servo controller for use with DC motors up to 72 Watt. This very fast digital current controller, with enormous bandwidth for optimal motor current/torque control, provides drift-free yet extremely dynamic speed behavior through a speed range of 1 to 150,000 rpm.
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.
Aldebaran Robotics just released a promo video for their next NAO robot. The new model includes 2 cameras, 4 microphones, sonar rangefinder, 2 IR emitters and receivers, 1 inertial board, 9 tactile sensors, and 8 pressure sensors. NAOqi, their proprietary embedded software, provides functionality for task such as speech recognition, object recognition, and access to all the sensors. Code development can take place in Windows, Mac OS, or Linux and be called from many languages, including C++, Python, Urbi, and .Net.
According to statistics released by MCA, new orders for motion control products are up 19% through third quarter of 2011.
Meggitt introduces 993B-7-M12 triaxial vibration sensor with removable cable, improved in-band signal fidelity and a 50% increase in dynamic range.
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