Electronic Products & Technology

Automation / Robotics

February 15, 2017 by Stephen Law

Category 8 field tester is independently certified

FLUKE NETWORKS DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer first field tester is independently certified and endorsed to meet all the requirements for the Category 8 field testing standard. Product joins firm’s Versiv Cable Certification Family, suitable to help data communications installers more quickly, accurately…
February 14, 2017 by Stephen Law

Personal, commercial drone shipments to increase

Delivery drones will comprise less than 1% of the commercial market by 2020
February 12, 2017 by Stephen Law

Bench top robot serves fluid dispensing applications

TECHCON SYSTEMS TSR2000 Bench Top Robot Series has been designed for a wide range of fluid dispensing applications, from inline to batch. The versatile platforms deliver consistent, high-performance dispensing results. Products are suitable for dispensing dots of solder paste, form-in-place…
February 9, 2017 by Dr Harry Zervos, Principal Analyst, IDTechEx

Robotics Sensing: Why now?

Innovation in robotics is moving ahead at a fast pace, spearing ahead the expected proliferation of robots in new and existing applications. Deploying sensors in robotics allows for the creation of robots that can “see” and “feel”, in a biomimetic…
February 9, 2017 by Stephen Law

Rugged connector housing suits harsh environments

LAPP Epic Ultra next generation industrial connector housing is engineered to meet the needs of harsh industrial applications. Product is scratch, impact, and corrosion resistant, as well as dust & water tight to IP65. Product provides immunity from electrical interference and…
February 8, 2017 by Brad Stone, Bloomberg

Uber hires veteran NASA engineer to develop flying cars

In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land like helicopters but were smaller and quieter. The vehicles would…
February 5, 2017 by Stephen Law

Jacmar to distribute Pilz Automation in Quebec

Pilz Automation Safety Canada LP, Barrie ON, leader in safety automation, has appointed Jacmar as its distribution partner for the province of Quebec. With offices in Anjou, Boucherville and Saint-Laurent, Jacmar is specializing on distribution of electronic products as well…
January 28, 2017 by Stephen Law

Canada’s National Optics Institute adds new Sigma bonding system

The National Optics Institute (INO), Canada’s largest center of expertise in optics and photonics, recently added a FinePlacer Sigma bonding system at its micro-opto-electromechanical systems facility in Quebec City. The semi-automatic die bonder from Finetech will be used by researchers…
January 25, 2017 by Stephen Law

AI robotics firm Kindred appoints COO

Kindred Systems Inc. has hired former One Kings Lane executive Jim Liefer to be its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Liefer will be responsible for the deployment of Kindred’s first commercial product, including day-to-day execution across teams, building implementation and customer…
January 24, 2017 by Stephen Law

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to acquire Toronto-based AI start-up

Meta Inc. helps researchers understand what is happening globally in science
January 19, 2017 by Stephen Law

IIoT trend set to impact machine vision market

Global player in machine vision technology BitFlow Inc., Woburn MA, has identified five technology trends that will be strategic for the vision industry in 2017. Each has the potential to significantly impact or even disrupt processes and may poise the…
January 19, 2017 by Stephen Law

Paste dispenser places, jets in a single pass-through

ESSEMTEC FOX² compact Spider jet dispenser combines jetting of solder paste or glue and placement in a single machine. Unit improves speed, stability, accuracy and is suitable for use in small to medium production environments. Unit has a machine footprint…