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as a low-cost stereo camera. It provides 32 MB Flash and 128 MB DDRAM for program and image storage. The integrated processor has a computing power of 5.600 MIPS. An Ethernet interface and an optional RS232 interface enable integration into automation environments. Vision Components GmbH Aerotech A3200 AutomAtion PAckAge Synchronizes 1-32 axes with no performance degradation. A combined software platform and OEMstyle control card from Aerotech provides a cost-effective solution for high volume motion control applications in numerous manufacturing applications. The A3200 Automation Platform enables users to interface the advanced capabilities of the software with any size and type of servo or stepper motor drive technology. Capabilities of the A3200 Automation package include point-to-point, linear, circular, helical, and spherical interpolation; velocity profiling; electronic gearing, trajectory modification, high speed I/O, and camming. The software controller provides from one to 32 axes of synchronized control for brush, brushless, and stepper motors with no degradation in performance as axis count increases. It is programmable in all commonly used languages including RS-274 (G-code), AeroBasic, C, .NET, IEC61131, Matlab, and LabVIEW. The platform marries a robust, high performance motion engine with vision, PLC, robotics, and I/O in a unified programming environment. EtherCAT, Profinet, Modbus, and other fieldbuses are supported for distributed I/O that is mapped to all programming environments automatically. The integration allows users to integrate, develop, and maintain the system faster and with lower cost than other systems. The control boards provides a +/10VDC output to user's drive or it can be mixed and matched with Aerotech's range of advanced servo drives. aerotech BASler rAcer line ScAn cAmerAS Now with 6k, 8k, and 12k resolution. Digital camera specialist Basler has introduced their racer line scan camera models with resolutions of 6k, 8k, and [w w w. de s ig n n e w s . c o m ] 12k. Together with their 2k and 4k racer models, Basler's racer line scan family covers the whole spectrum of standard line scan cameras. Basler racer cameras have a small footprint (56 mm wide and 62 mm high), they produce excellent images, and are very attractively priced. They are available with either a Gigabit Ethernet or a Camera Link interface, and offer extraordinary line Perfect Shaft Couplings As an expert in dynamic, backlash-free shaft coupling in various designs and configurations, mayr ® is constantly developing and improving our disk pack, bellows and elastomeric couplings in order to provide you with the perfect solution for your drive application. primeflex® The new state of the art bellows coupling At first glance, all steel bellows couplings look more or less the same. However, the differences are in the details. Our new primeflex® has all the characteristics you expect from a mayr ® bellows coupling, such as: Zero backlash Highly competitive price/value ratio Extremely compact with a high performance density Simple and easy installation via clamping hubs or shrink disk connection ● Excellent misalignment capability ● Modular construction for maximum design flexibility ● ● ● ● NEW Plus, and most importantly: ● The primeflex® is ideal for applications requiring blind assembly ● It can be assembled safely without risk of damaging the bellows section. ● It can also be disassembled safely, even after long periods of operation, again without risk of damaging the bellows section. If leading, innovative and future minded technology is importand to you, please call 800-4NJ-MAYR (465-6297) for more information on our new primeflex® steel bellows coupling. Mayr Corporation 4 North Street, Waldwick, NJ 07463 Phone (800) 4 65-62 97, Fax (201) 445-80 19 april 2013 Aut o mAtio n & Co ntr o l / A s up p le me nt to de s ign news S31

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