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2006-10-20 Ultrathin DIP rotary switches offer new actuator options
NKK Switches expands its FR series of 10mm ultrathin DIP rotary switches with dial and metal shaft actuator options for through-hole devices.
2013-10-22 Thermoplastic linear actuator boasts 200mm travel range
The U-264KSPA linear actuator features a 200mm travel range and a minimum incremental motion of 6?m
2008-07-09 Snap-in rocker switches come in various actuator styles
C&K Components has developed the CR Series of snap-in panel mount rocker switches that feature round body along with a variety of actuator styles.
2007-09-05 Sensor-actuator connectors meet field bus specs
ERNI has expanded its M8/M12 family of round connectors, completing its portfolio that connects sensors and actuators via field buses in industrial automation.
2011-03-30 Researcher crafts rotary-linear piezoelectric actuator
Tomoaki Mashino of Toyohashi University has created a microactuator with a single cubic stator capable of both rotary and linear motion.
2002-05-20 North America actuator market posts $554.3M income in 2001
According to a recent analysis from Frost & Sullivan, North America's pneumatic actuator market generated revenues totaling $554.3 million in 2001.
2002-07-05 NanoMuscle actuator lasts >1 million cycles
The NM125 linear actuator from NanoMuscle Inc. produces 125gf and is claimed by the company to last >1 million cycles, making it suitable for use medical and security devices, consumer and business electronics, robotics, and aerospace applications.
2003-06-23 Mitsumi motor driver IC incorporates actuator functions
The MM3137XV 7-channel motor driver IC from Mitsumi Electric Co. Ltd supports DVD write optical combo drives (DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD+RW).
2006-07-14 Micro actuator offers precision positioning
Designed for applications that call for precise positioning, the PQ-12 series offers feedback position control and a 45N maximum force in a compact footprint.
2013-02-12 MEMS2015 pushes next level sensor, actuator dev't
The new development methods for MEMS are expected to substantially increase the opportunities for widespread use of MEMS in the professional and security-relevant segments.
2007-02-16 LIN node SiP rolls for automotive actuator apps
Atmel's new multichip modules combine an MCU and a LIN SBC in a single SiP designed for automotive actuator applications typically found in comfort electronics as well as in powertrain applications.
2007-04-17 Hybrid linear actuator suits motion control apps
Haydon Motion Europe offers its size 8 hybrid linear actuators with encoder feedback for high- and low-volume motion control applications.
2003-10-10 FDK develops actuator for camera-equipped cellphones
FDK Corp. has developed what it claims is the world's smallest compact actuator unit for auto focus functioning in 1M pixels class camera-equipped cellphones.
2009-09-29 Copper tech enables downscaled piezo actuator designs
Piezo fuel injection systems have become firmly established as the state-of-the-art in passenger vehicles, particularly in diesel and increasingly in gasoline-powered cars.
2012-05-09 Changing modes during operation of sensor/actuator transceiver
Know some special considerations that must be taken into account to avoid falsely detecting a wake-up event.
2014-03-06 Actuator features four 16bit HV amplifiers
The electrostatic actuator from Teledyne DALSA provides high voltage output up to 240V using an external miniaturised surface mount coil.
2013-08-12 Touchscreen devices to lift haptics market
Lux Research forecasted that the global boom in consumer electronics, notably cell phones and tablets, will soar over 16-fold to $13.8 billion in 2025.
2011-11-25 Thermogenerator package yields 100?W to 10mW
The TGP-651 and TGP-751 harvest energy from waste heat to power actuators and wireless sensors.
2012-05-30 Stepper motor module delivers up to 337N
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions' size 17 "captive" stepper motor linear actuator and DCM4826X microstepping drive module can be configured for full step, half step, or microstep.
2015-02-11 Start-up preps piezo-MEMS auto-focus lens for smartphones
Norway-based poLight raised nearly $19 million in a private placement of shares to scale production of TLens, which consists of a very thin piezo-actuator layer on top of a thin glass membrane.
2011-09-29 Snap-acting switch operates at -40C to 85C
The TFS Series features a maximum actuator operating force of 200g and touts 100,000 operating cycles.
2015-07-28 Smart robots market to approach $7.85B in 2020
Smart robots are the robotic systems capable of carrying out operation without direct human intervention, and are being designed to perform autonomous tasks and work along with humans.
2012-05-07 Single-chip drivers LIN-ready for BLDC motors, actuators
Melexis' new family of driver ICs claim highly efficient BLDC motor control from a single IC by combining the voltage regulator, LIN-transceiver, MCU, EEPROM, Flash, RAM and power FET pre-driver.
2002-02-04 SEI magnetic material offers 140MPa bending strength
2013-02-21 Rotary position sensors boost product life span, reliability
Bourns' contacting rotary position sensors offer an ideal solution for applications such as patient platform position feedback, pneumatic control valve position feedback and tilt control feedback.
2010-07-12 Rocker switches come in illuminated, two-tone versions
C&K Components is rolling out a series of rocker switches for household appliances, instrument panels, industrial controls and computers/peripherals.
2006-06-15 Robots have their own World Cup
The 10th annual RoboCup soccer event for robots kicked off in Bremen, Germany.
2001-04-15 PID control without a PhD
PID (proportional, integral, derivative) control is not as complicated as it sounds. Engineers can implement simple step solutions to achieve a fully functional control unit.
2005-10-07 Photo interrupters offer alternative to switches in IR applications
American Bright Optoelectronics introduced its new photo interrupter family that is designed for use in IR/optical detection apps.
2010-07-01 Passive MEMS, actuators to keep cars safe
The next generation of car automation will be equipped by passive MEMS sensors with active actuators that will increasingly "drive" cars in hazardous situations to avoid accidents, experts said.
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