Dunkermotoren upgrades dMove motor design

Dunkermotoren continues to develop and refine their product offering with their new BLDC motor design. The BG 65 (S) from Dunkermotoren is probably the most sold industrial DC servomotor with completely integrated motor electronics. With the BG 65/ BG 66 dMove Dunkermotoren launches successor products now. The outward appearance of this series with simple control

Creaform inaugurates new HQ

New facility at Innoparc Lévis paves way for expansion and creation of 150 new jobs Lévis, Québec, November 29, 2017—Creaform, a leading global provider of game-changing 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, officially opened its new factory headquarters today at Innoparc Lévis in Lévis, Quebec, in the presence of key partners and customers. The 76,000-square-foot […]

USB 3.0 cable assemblies rated for 10,000 flex cycles

L-com Global Connectivity announced today that it has introduced a new series of high-flex USB 3.0 cable assemblies for use with PC peripheral interconnects, data acquisition, test and measurement and portable data storage applications. These new USB 3.0 high-flex cables are rated for 10,000 flex cycles, making them ideal for applications where standard USB 3.0 […]

Titan Medical increases offering to $18m

Titan Medical (TSX:TMD) said today it has increased the size of its previously announced offering to between $14.1 million (CDN $18 million) and $18 million (CDN $23 million), up from between $10.2 million (CDN $13 million) and $11.7 million (CDN $15 million). The Toronto-based company said it is looking to offer units at approximately 39¢ (CDN…

New Mission Critical Flat Cables Video

Cicoil is pleased to announce its newest video: “Mission Critical Flat Cables”.   View the broadcast here and learn why Cicoil is the “Go-to” source when unparalleled performance is critical and cable failure is not an option: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Afz1q1-9A Manufactured with high-strength, oxygen-free copper wire, Cicoil’s design is naturally more flexible than other types of round and flat

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November 2017 Digital Issue: Power & Energy Efficiency Handbook + more

The down side of free samples If you’ve had hassles trying to get component samples for a project, you can thank the efforts of a few enterprising students for making your life more complicated. Here’s a microcosm of what has happened with sample parts: The folks at Texas Instruments used to have a liberal policy

IP68-rated interconnects feature RJ45 interfaces, support network speeds to 1 Gbps

L-com Global Connectivity, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has introduced a new line of Category 6, anodized aluminum and Zinc-nickel receptacles, plugs and jam nuts. L-com’s new IP68-rated interconnects feature RJ45 interfaces and support network speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second. This series features Category 6 […]

Ferrites snap onto cables to suppress EMC

STAR-TEC, the patented snap ferrite (with key) for supplementary interference suppression on the cable, is a classic in the Würth Elektronik eiSos program. The STAR-TEC product family has now been extended with three additional versions for cables of diameters from 12 to 25 mm. The EMC ferrites serve for supplementary interference suppression in the 1 […]

Servomotor, feedback Cables Receive UL-Certified Temperature Upgrade

HELUKABEL announced today that their entire TOPSERV and TOPGEBER product portfolio of servomotor power and feedback cables are receiving a heat-resistance upgrade from 80°C to 90°C. The company is the first European manufacturer to obtain this certified UL style. Currently, the UL style market standard is 80°C. From a technical perspective though, higher heat resistance […]

Researchers aim to create touch-sensitive, nerve-connected robotic prosthetic hand

Researchers at two academic facilities are aiming to create a first-of-its-kind bioengineered robotic hand that can grow and adapt to its environment, equipped with a living pathway to translate the robots touch sensation to the user’s brain. Teams from both Florida Atlantic University and the University of Utah School of Medicine said they have received…

EOS integrates 3d printing into digital factory of the future

EOS, a leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, will showcase the latest versions of EOSPRINT 2 for job and process management, the process monitoring suite EOSTATE, as well as EOSCONNECT which provides industrial grade connectivity at formnext. Dr. Tobias Abeln, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at EOS says, […]

Additive Industries accelerates towards top 3 position in metal AM

At the first day of FormNext, the world’s largest tradeshow for professional 3D printing technology in Frankfurt, Germany, Additive Industries has shared its new five year plan. Based on the progress the company has made as well as the performance of their MetalFAB1 industrial 3D metal printing systems, they have decided to accelerate their growth. […]

Smith & Nephew launch Navio bi-cruciate retaining TKR application

Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said yesterday it launched a bi-cruciate retaining total knee replacement application for its Navio handheld robot-assisted platform. With the launch, the UK-based orthopedics giant will now offer both partial and total knee options for the Navio, including what it touts as the 1st and only robotics-assisted bi-cruciate retaining knee procedure commercially available.…

Balluff’s New Absolute Magnetic Encoder with IO-Link Interface

Absolute, precise linear measurement is now easy to interface to virtually any industrial control network.  The Balluff BML SL1 absolute magnetic linear encoder with IO-Link provides absolute position measurement, over lengths up to 8 meters, and with position resolution to 1 micrometer.  The BML SL1 leverages the power of IO-Link to allow simplified integration of […]

The down side of free samples

If you’ve had hassles trying to get component samples for a project, you can thank the efforts of a few enterprising students for making your life more complicated. Here’s a microcosm of what has happened with sample parts: The folks at Texas Instruments once had a liberal policy about giving out free samples of the

Precision Flow Control with Clippard Tech Tips

Precision Flow Control with Clippard Compact NPV Pinch Valves are an excellent alternative to traditional mechanical valves when media contamination is a concern, as they interact with medical- or food-grade tubing and never touch the material being dispensed. Features include high flow, low power consumption, high cycle life, and quick response. Made in the USA.

Opto 22 enhances groov Industrial Edge Appliance with OPC-UA drivers for Allen-Bradley and Siemens PLCs, plus MQTT

New additions position groov as a complete edge appliance for industrial automation and Internet of Things applications Temecula, CA – October 24, 2017 – Industrial automation manufacturer and Industrial Internet of Things tools developer Opto 22 today announced a new version of groov, embedding key IIoT technologies MQTT and OPC-UA drivers directly into its industrial

ReWalk Robotics aims for 2018 release for Restore softsuit robotic exoskeleton

ReWalk Robotics said today it completed all internal processes related to its Restore robotic rehabilitation softsuit exoskeleton and is ready to initiate clinical trials of the device in 2018, with hopes for a commercial launch in the same year. The Restore softsuit is designed to transmit power to key joints in the legs with cable…

TransEnterix wins FDA nod for Senhance robot-assisted surgery platform

TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) said last week that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Senhance robot-assisted surgery platform. TransEnterix, which acquired Senhance for $100 million in September 2015, finalized its clerarance bid last month after applying in April.  “The clearance of the Senhance system in the U.S. is a milestone in the progress of robotics and is…

Synaptive adds digital microscopy to BrightMatter robot-assisted surgery platform

Medtech company Synaptive Medical said this week it released the Modus V, a 2nd-gen digital microscope and robotic arm designed to work with its BrightMatter robot-assisted surgical platform. The Toronto-based company said the Modus V includes advanced instrument tracking and automatic focus to enable greater surgical efficiency and hands-free control. “This product release marks a…

Omron’s ping-pong bot wants to soften the robot-human interaction

Japanese robotics company Omron has developed a robotic ping-pong system that looks to approach the human-robot interaction on a gentler level, according to a report from The Verge. The Forpheus robot, in its 4th generation, was recently shown at the CEATAC trade show with updates that include a companion arm to serve balls in the…

MIT researchers develop VR teleoperation robot control system

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a virtual-reality system to allow remote operation of complex robotic machinery through the use of an Oculus Rift headset, according to a report from MIT. The platform functions around a VR control room that allows the operator to control the robot by taking the…

Robotic hair transplant dev Restoration Robotics raises $25m in IPO

Robotic hair restoration company Restoration Robotics raised $25 million in an initial public offering and saw its shares rise nearly 40% after its debut, according to a Silicone Valley Business Journal report. The 91-person company, co-founded by surgical robotics pioneer Fred Moll, sold 3.6 million shares at $7 each, then proceeded to open at $8.55…

October 2017 Digital Issue: Using a dedicated pulse control + more

In this issue: 50 Using a dedicated pulse control LSI vs. a CPU for motion control 58 Servomotor couplings: Stiffness, damping, hunting, and stabilization considerations 80 How valve technology improves operator control of telehandler booms 90 Key tips on proper bearing selection     Three tech disruptions for the future Kevin Surace of Appvance spoke