Electronic Products & Technology

Automation / Robotics

October 20, 2016 by Stephen Law

AOI software delivers realistic 3D views from all perspectives

VISCOM 360View advanced 3D AOI software enables highly precise 3D image acquisition in the automatic optical inspection (AOI) area. Representation of side views of electronic components, a pronounced weak point on many 3D systems with orthogonal cameras, can now be…
October 12, 2016 by Stephen Law

Feds invests up to $54M in next-gen aircraft technologies

Innovations in aerospace design and engineering will create the jobs of tomorrow
October 6, 2016 by Stephen Law

ECIA hosts regional series event in Toronto

The challenges of bringing a medical electronics design to market was among the topics covered during the ECIA Regional Series event held in Toronto this week. Travis Stevens, vice-president engineering with Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc. in Calgary, spoke on the…
September 26, 2016 by EAO AG

What are human machine interfaces and how do they work?

Human Machine Interface by definition encompasses all the elements a person will touch, see, hear, or use to interact with a machine. When it comes to human interface technology, advancements are rapidly evolving.
September 24, 2016 by Stephen Law

Pilz Automation Safety Canada appoints CEO, GM

Pilz Automation Safety Canada, Barrie ON, has announced that Andreas Sobotta has accepted the position of CEO & General Manager of the Canadian operation. An experienced professional with many years in the electrical and controls world, Sobotta has held various…
September 18, 2016 by Stephen Law

Laser line generators detect small features in machine vision

COHERENT StingRay µFocus (Micro Focus) laser line generators enable the detection of smaller features in machine vision applications based on triangulation. Devices provide a linewidth that is 40% smaller than standard Coherent StingRay products (at the same working distance) and…
September 10, 2016 by Stephen Law

Low voltage motor control speeds braking, custom programming

ACE DCH403-10 low voltage motor control with single phase ac line source  combines a custom regen-capable switching power supply with a low voltage drive to allow control over low voltage motors without the negative effects of current spikes or the…
August 17, 2016 by Keith Naughton, Bloomberg

Ford doubling the size of its Silicon Valley testing facility

Ford is accelerating its development of self-driving cars by more than doubling the size of its Silicon Valley lab and taking a stake in Velodyne Lidar, the leading maker of an advanced radar that is an essential sensor in autonomous driving.…
August 10, 2016 by Stephen Law

Wire processer handles micro-coaxial cables

SCHLEUNIGER CoaxCenter 6000 fully automatic machine processes micro-coaxial and coaxial cables, as well as single conductor wires. The machine’s QCam 360 automatically monitors stripping quality, eliminating the need for time-consuming manual post-production monitoring processes. Unit achieves extremely high productivity, with…
August 9, 2016 by Stephen Law

North American white cable is UL, CSA certified

INTERPOWER manufactures its own North American white cable at its Iowa USA-based facilities, expanding its current line of manufactured cable. Product is UL listed and CSA certified. The fixed operating temperature is -40°C to 105°C. Firm provides a one-week U.S.…
July 18, 2016 by Stephen Law

Vibration sensor is smallest in seismic class

OMRON D7S Vibration sensor is among smallest seismic class size and can be embedded into essentially any device. Device can take countermeasures directly without reliance on a network or larger system. Devices help with measures to prevent secondary damages, by…
July 16, 2016 by Stephen Law

Emergence of IoT in robotics to become key trend

The global smart robots market is expected to record a CAGR of about 21% until 2020, according to the latest research study released by Technavio. “IoT connects the physical world of machines and robots with the Internet and carries out the…