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PICO xMOD Exchangeable/Modular Dispensing Valve

August 27, 2013 2:40 pm | by PD&D Staff | Nordson Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson EFD, a Nordson company, has introduced the PICO xMOD Valve, a fully exchangeable and modular concept in non-contact and contact needle dispensing of assembly fluids. The valve system technology uses high-tech, robust, durable piezoelectric actuation technology for continuous operation at speeds of up to 500 cycles/second.

Higher Brightness, Resolution & Contrast Ratios

August 27, 2013 2:39 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Display International (PDI), Inc. has introduced a family of TFT monochrome LCDs that provide a drop-in replacement for passive matrix monochrome displays with superior performance, including higher brightness, wider viewing angles, higher contrast ratios, faster response times, higher resolution, sunlight readability and wider operating temperatures.

20-Bit Resolution, Non-Contact Absolute Encoders

August 27, 2013 2:37 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Netzer Precision Motion Sensors has taken a revolutionary position sensing technology, originally developed for harsh environment specialized applications, and made it available for today’s broader range of defense, homeland security, aerospace, and instrumentation motion control requirements.

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3 Pole Mini PL SPEC Pak

August 27, 2013 2:34 pm | by PD&D Staff | Anderson Power Products | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products (APP) has introduced the 3 Position Mini PL connector. This compact, environmentally sealed (IP68) connector is capable of 22 amps at 600 volts (UL).

Rotary Encoder for Demanding Environments

August 27, 2013 2:30 pm | by PD&D Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

HEIDENHAIN has introduced the ROD 1930 rotary encoder series for use in mechanically-demanding motion control environments. The ROD 1930 is available with HTL or HTLs outputs which facilitates easier connection to many standard programmable logic controllers.

RapidFIRE: 3D Printing the Family Jewels

August 27, 2013 2:25 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

With the powers of CAD and 3D printing, Smolensk Diamonds Jewellery Group has recreated the Russian Grand Imperial Crown with nearly twice the diamonds than the original.           

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High Temp, Black Body Coating

August 27, 2013 2:24 pm | by PD&D Staff | Aremco Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

HiE-Coat 840-C, a new high temperature, blackbody coating developed by Aremco Products is now used by manufacturers of ceramic fiberboard infrared heaters to improve thermal efficiency to reduce energy costs in applications to 2500°F.

Mechanical Seal Primary Rings

August 27, 2013 1:53 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Metallized Carbon Corporation has announced the availability of mechanical seal primary rings for sealing refrigerants and other low viscosity liquids. Low viscosity liquids such as Freon refrigerants, liquid oxygen, liquid carbon dioxide, propane, ethylene, and acetone are now being successfully sealed using mechanical seals with Metcar Grade M-444, antimony impregnated, carbon-graphite primary seal rings.

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EAO Sound Module

August 27, 2013 1:45 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

EAO Corporation has developed a unique, configurable sound module to alert people for potentially dangerous situations, such as in automatic train doors, pedestrian crossings, and mechanical doors lifts. The new MTSM detects background noise and adapts its volume to be a pre-defined number of decibels above ambient noise levels (+2 or +8dB, others on request).

LVDS Digital I/O Module

August 27, 2013 1:42 pm | by PD&D Staff | Pentek | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek has introduced the Model 71610 digital I/O module with LVDS (low-voltage differential signaling) I/O connected to a Virtex-6 FPGA. LVDS is a general purpose digital interface operating at very high speeds over inexpensive twisted-pair or flat ribbon copper cables.

Connector for Harsh Industrial Applications

August 27, 2013 1:32 pm | by PD&D Staff | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has introduced a unique new one-piece, top-entry, vertical card edge connector for use in a broad range of industrial applications. Available with two to six positions, this latest addition to AVX’s 00-9159 card edge connector series is the first single-piece, low pin count, top-entry, vertical card edge connector available for the industrial marketplace.

Low Resistance Thermal Interface Material

August 27, 2013 1:28 pm | by PD&D Staff | Fujipoly America Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Fujipoly has introduced Sarcon GR45A-00, a low modulus thermal interface material with a low thermal resistance. This new formulation completely fills air gaps between components, board protrusions and recessed areas while exhibiting very low pressure. This allows greater surface contact with a heatsink and improves cooling performance.

Control Scheme Dynamically Maintains Unstable Quantum Systems

August 27, 2013 12:59 pm | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

A simple pendulum has two equilibrium points: hanging in the “down” position and perfectly inverted in the “up” position. While the “down” position is a stable equilibrium, the inverted position is definitely not stable. Any infinitesimal deviation from perfectly inverted is enough to cause the pendulum to eventually swing down.

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3D Face Recognition System Part of the Latest Generation of Airport Security

August 27, 2013 11:49 am | by Artec Group | News | Comments

The Broadway 3D Face Recognition System, installed for airport workers access control, provides the highest security level available on the market. The system uses geometry of a human face – one of the most precise biometrics that is impossible to fool or fake.

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Industrial Designers Play a Critical Role in Manufacturing, Technology & Innovation

August 27, 2013 11:45 am | by National Endowment for the Arts | News | Comments

Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products such as cars, home and electronic appliances, sporting goods, toys, and more. Working in a range of industries, industrial designers combine art, business, and engineering to make products and improve systems that people use every day.

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