High Resolution CCTV Lenses with Focus Lock
VX Series Machine Vision Lenses with locking focus,
in focal lengths from 8mm to 75mm. Available in
2/3 or larger format coverage and compatible
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Low-cost Force/Torque Sensor Withstands
ATI has unveiled the newest offering in their Force/Torque Sensor
product line: the Axia80. Like all of ATI’s Force/Torque Sensors, the
Axia80 measures all six components of force and torque. The monolithic
instrumented transducer also features silicon strain gauges that reduce
noise, enable high stiffness, and provide overload protection five to
twenty times over the sensing range. The Axia80 is programmed with
two different calibrations that the operator can switch between while the
application is running. The default calibration allows for a large sensing
range during high-speed moves or while applying high force. The smaller
calibration suits more delicate processes that require higher resolution
All the electronics are built into the transducer body, and the sensor
connects directly to the robot controller. This keeps the unit’s cost
down and footprint smaller, without sacrificing accuracy, resolution, or
robustness. The Axia80 communicates through EtherCAT or Ethernet and
is ideal for robotic assembly, grinding, and polishing applications.
Integrated Pressure, Temperature Sensors
Operate in Harsh Media Environments
DunAn Sensing has announced the availability of its TP
Series of integrated pressure and temperature sensors. The
TP series uses DunAn’s proprietary DURAsense packaging
and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) pressure sensor
integration strategy with a precision thermistor to provide highly
accurate pressure and temperature outputs at a low cost.
The TP Series has a ceramic packaged module comprising a
ceramic substrate on which the MEMS piezoresistive pressure
sensor and the thermistor are mounted. The button utilizes
a media compatible rear-entry packaging strategy for media
contact with the silicon sensor, thus eliminating the contact
of bond wires and electrical signals to the media which also
enhances reliability and the ability to operate in conductive
media. DunAn’s approach significantly enables sensor chip and
thermistor performance at reduced cost.
This approach provides improved performance and lower price
over those pressure sensors which use an oil-filled cavity and
a metallic diaphragm. The pressure sensor and thermistor are
eutectic bonded to the ceramic substrate which give the TP
series enhanced ruggedness and reliability and avoids potential
delamination. Signal conditioning for the pressure measurement
and performance compensation is provided by an Application
Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) mounted on a PCB.
The DunAn TP Series is available in pressure ranges from
0-15 to 0-750 psi in both absolute and sealed gage providing
flexibility to address a wide number of applications. Device
accuracy at 25 °C (combined linearity, hysteresis and
repeatability) is +/- 0.5% span. Accuracy over the - 20 °C to
+125 °C is +/- 1.5% of span. The guaranteed proof pressure
of 3X rated pressure (maximum of 1500 psi) and burst pressure
of 5X rated pressure (maximum of 2500 psi) insures trouble-
free operation in the most demanding applications. The
temperature thermistor accuracy at 25 °C is 1.0%.
All elements are enclosed in sealed cavity with a plastic lid.
The “button” is housed in either brass or aluminum with choice
of Yazaki 4-pin or TE AMP-quadlock connector. The finished
device weighs less than 2 ounces and is 2 1/4 in. long by
1 in. diameter. The output signal level is 0-10 V and power
consumption is 3 m W.
The DunAn TP Series unit price is $74.00 in quantities from
1-499. Evaluation units are available from stock.