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Current Transducer Implementation Phenomena

Implementation of a current transducer is typically a straightforward affair. In the event that the output is not as expected, it must be understood that the source of the challenge may be rooted in the mechanical, magnetic or electric nature of the device.

iRobot Unveils Its First Multi-Robot Tablet Controller for First Responders, Defense Forces and Industrial Customers

From iRobot: The uPoint MRC system runs an Android-based app that standardizes the control of any robot within the iRobot family of unmanned vehicles. Utilizing the same intuitive touchscreen technology in use today on millions of di

Integrated 2D Imaging Engine from Microscan Helps Improve Production Yield, Quality and Traceability at Each Step of the PCB Manufacturing Process

Case Study: Prodrive Technologies, The Netherlands

NASA’s Free Flying Robot Challenge

From NASA, Google's Project Tango, and Top Coders: Welcome to the NASA F

Robotics Design, Synthesis and Processing

The total process of building a robot is first to identify a need, then defining the problem that must be overcome to accomplish the need.

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PRECISION HAWK JOINS SMALL UAV COALITION TO ADVANCE THE COMMERCIAL USE OF UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

Chief among the organization's goals is to advance a regulatory environment that will support safe, reliable, and timely operation of small UAVs.

Kickstarter - Marvell's Kinoma Create - the JavaScript-powered IoT construction kit - gives developers a connected device prototyping platform for the modern era, because an inspiring developer experience leads to a great user experience

Kinoma Create is the first prototyping platform to transform making, with a fully scriptable device and integrated color touchscreen, all enclosed in a case that makes projects mobile; ships in November

Trust Automation Contributes to the Success of MacroAir AirVolution-D

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Allied Motion - New Mfh170i Housed Brushless Torque Motor Has Integrated Servo Drive And Optical Encoder

Allied Motion - New Mfh170i Housed Brushless Torque Motor Has Integrated Servo Drive And Optical Encoder

Allied Motion's Megaflux MFH170i series of 170 mm (6.7 in) diameter housed brushless torque motors consists of a high performance brushless DC torque motor, a digital servo drive, and an optical encoder, all integrated into a rugged machined aluminum housing with robust duplex bearings. The MFH0170i series features a 63.5 mm (2.5 in) large-bore through shaft, and is characterized by a very high torque-to-inertia ratio. There are three stack lengths in the series with peak torque ranging from 8.5 up to 16.9 Nm (75 up to 150 lb-in). The standard winding voltage is 48 V. And to ease the hassle of long leadtimes for prototypes, the new MFH170i is now available through our QuickShip program.

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Bitflow, INC.

Bitflow, INC.

BitFlow has been developing industrial frame grabbers and software for the imaging industry since 1993. We specialize in interfacing to cameras with very high data/frame rates; working in environments with complex triggering and I/O requirements; and running in applications where every CPU cycle is precious.