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Case Studies

Application: Inspection

75-ton Turbine Requires G├╝del Gantry for Precise Robot Measurement

POSTED: 12/03/2014

The Challenge : Automate inspection of large, complex geometry of a 75-ton turbine Manual inspection of a 75-ton turbine is a time consuming, difficult task that takes teams of workers up to two weeks, requires high levels of precision and is prone to human error. Precision and repeatability are the

Carnegie Mellon Successfully Exploiting Manufacturing Robots with Robotmaster

POSTED: 09/18/2013

Client Profile:   Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with campuses located in Pittsburgh, Qatar and Silicon Valley.  The Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture in Pittsburgh has consistently ranked in the top ten professional architecture degree programs, with a reputation for being

Multi-Contact 10BV Connectors Used to Ensure a Reliable and High-Power Battery Connection in Electric Vehicles

POSTED: 10/25/2012

Business needs – Background A manufacturer of electric vehicle conversions offering  a wide range of products, from small cars to large busses. 

Data Transfer Modules Add to Versatility of Multi-Contact Connector System

POSTED: 10/25/2012

Part of modular CombiTac connector system, contact carriers are available for Ethernet cabling and field bus systems. CAT 5 IEEE 802.3 Ethernet types have 2 RJ45 sockets connected to 8-pole, gold-plated plugs or sockets on opposite side. CT-NET bus types, rated CAT 6, can hold one or two 8-pole, male/female

Fused 1000 V Test Leads from Multi-Contact Assist Operator Safety

POSTED: 10/25/2012

UL approved test leads are terminated with 4 mm diameter plugs for connecting standard safety test clips and probes to enable safe, fuse-protected measurements. They accept 6.3 x 32 mm UK style fuses, which can be fitted by unscrewing 2 part connector. Available with PVC/silicone insulation, leads are fitted with

Magnetic Adapters Accelerate Safe Connection of Test Leads

POSTED: 10/25/2012

Used where clamping is not possible, magnetic adapters safely attach test leads onto screw heads. Adapter tip consists of bar magnet between 2 steel poles for optimal adhesion, and slightly concave shape of magnetic tip ensures optimal contact. Two versions are available, with 7 or 11 mm dia magnets, and

The Modular Power Connector (MPC) from Multi-Contact Combines up to 15 Single-pole Power Contacts

POSTED: 10/25/2012

The great advantage is obvious: the modular design permits the construction of application-specific plug connectors with standard modules. Fixed mounting dimensions with variable assembly configuration simplify structural integration. That reduces costs for logistics, warehousing and service. Applications can be found in regional rail, subways and streetcars, but also

Shielded Round Connectors 16BV-GS und 21BV-GS for high-power applications

POSTED: 10/25/2012

As a customer-specific solution, Multi-Contact has developed fully shielded connectors for power supply with frequency converters, e.g. for operating three-phase motors. The 16BV-GS and 21BV-GS connectors are suited for applications in deep drilling rigs for geothermal exploration, in energy supply chains for crane systems as well as in all applications

Fast Forward for Image-Based ID Readers

POSTED: 10/11/2011

VSoC-powered readers increase read rates, reduce downtime and speed setup In the not-so-distant past, manufacturers using laser scanners and conventional area-scan image based readers had to put up with inherent technology limitations. Laser scanners, for example, have a hard time reading barcodes through plastic shrink-wrap, barcodes printed on flexible

Precise Control of Force

POSTED: 07/09/2008

Systems developed by Sandia's Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center (ISRC) often require precise control of the forces applied. Developers add load cells to robots to sense force and moment. These load cells are called six-axis force-torque sensors because they must accurately and separately measure all

Rugged Mobile Robotic Test Bed Platform for Military Surveillance and Reconnaissance Missions

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In response to the Department of Defense's Joint Program Office for Unmanned Ground Vehicles' request to develop a prototype of a mobile robotic test bed platform for military surveillance and reconnaissance missions, Sandia's Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center (ISRC) developed SARGE (the Surveillance And Reconnaissance Ground Equipment robot). This prototype

Rapid Response Investigation of Robots for Post-Accident Safety Assessment

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When conditions are too dangerous for people after mine disasters, robots can go safely where people cannot to locate survivors, check the atmosphere, or assess the condition of the mine. That is the premise of the US Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA); and


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