Study: Implantable robot helps spur tissue regeneration

An implantable, programmable robot induced cell growth and lengthened part of the esophagus in an animal model by more than 75%, according to researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital. The team reported in Science Robotics today that the robot triggered tissue growth without interfering with organ function. The system could help regrow parts of the esophagus that are missing…

Intuitive Surgical shares up on prelim Q4, FY2017 earnings

Surgical robotics giant Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) shares have risen over 5% today after it posted preliminary earnings for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2017 that beat Wall Street analyst consensus. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said it expects to post sales of $892 million for the fourth quarter, up 18% compared to sales during…

Replacing linear potentiometers with a contactless solution LR-19 series linear position sensor by Alliance Sensors Group

H. G. Schaevitz LLC Alliance Sensors Group has expanded its sensor product offering by adding a line of LR-19 Series Inductive Linear Position Sensors using LVIT Technology; contactless devices designed for factory automation and a variety of industrial or commercial applications such as motor sport vehicles, automotive testing, solar cell positioners, wind turbine prop pitch […]

Vertical, Poke-Home, Wire-to-Board Connectors for Discrete 18–22 AWG Wire

AVX Corporation has extended its range of vertical wire-to-board (WTB) connector solutions with the release of the new 00-9296 Series single-position, vertical, top-entry, poke-home connectors for discrete 18–22AWG solid or stranded wire. The new 00-9296 Series connectors deliver simple, robust, repeatable, and cost-effective wire terminations designed to replace both labor-intensive and inconsistent hand-soldered connections, as well […]

Waveguide-to-Coax Adapters cover 1.7 GHz to 110 GHz

Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, has launched a new series of waveguide to coax adapters that cover a frequency range of 1.7 GHz to 110 GHz in 22 waveguide bands. Typical applications include test benches, instrumentation, high efficiency RF/Microwave transmission, MILCOM, SATCOM, radar and telecom. Fairview’s new line of  waveguide […]

Wire-to-board right-angle, vertical PCB headers incorporate contoured retainers that snap into PCBs

TE Connectivity (TE) is adding new right-angle and vertical printed circuit board headers to its POWER TRIPLE LOCK connector product line. These through-hole headers significantly expand wire-to-board applicability for this family of connectors in appliance, HVAC, automation and control, automotive, and other industries’ designs. The new right-angle headers are offered in both standard temperature (105°C) and […]

USB 2.0 panel mount, adapter cables are fully shielded

L-com Global Connectivity announced today that it has launched a new series of USB 2.0 ECF-style, panel mount, adapter cables for use with data acquisition, test and measurement, entertainment and PC peripheral interconnect applications. These new adapter cables allow USB 2.0 connections to be passed through panels or enclosures by utilizing L-com’s unique ECF flange […]

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: 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 […]

November 2017 Digital Issue: Bad robot: Will you trust your autonomous vehicle?

The manufacturing plant of the future I had the opportunity recently to tour Jabil’s Blue Sky Center in Silicon Valley recently, and I came away very impressed. Jabil, sometimes called the $20 billion company that no one’s heard of, is one of the three biggest contract manufacturers in the world—and is the largest such firm

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