Hamamatsu introduced its L2859 and L5662 UV sources for curing, sealing, drying, and light-source activation. The electrode in the quiet mercury xenon lamp is designed for very little fatigue. No optical alignment is needed due to minimal lamp arc movement, and replacement is facilitated by a cassette design having a prealigned optical axis, obviating alignment ...SmartGuard(TM), a hydraulic/magnetic circuit breaker from Carlingswitch, protects equipment from ground faults (indicated by an LED) as well as overloads and short circuits ...Motorola was touting its recently announced Mc CORE(TM) 32-bit microRISC core for low-cost, long-battery-life applications, initially at 1.8V. Maximized code density allows use of less memory while boosting throughput ...Multi-Axis Force Sensors were introduced by Bourns. Designed for keyboard mouse and stand-alone cursor controls, these thick-film, ceramic sensors provide a distinct linear strain output in X, Y, and Z axes for smooth motion control ...Lumitex was on hand with uniform-brightness, no EMI or heat producing, woven fiber-optic panels and LED-based SolidState(TM) backlighting ...Finally, Endicott Research Group showed its S Series of miniature inverters for mounting near single-tube backlit LCDs, such as in hand-held instruments to gas-station pumps ...Wescon '98, scheduled for September 15-17, will be held at California's Anaheim Convention Center. Featured will be a "Systems-on-Silicon" exhibit and conference.
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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