Products for Automotive

Objective Interface announces middleware that supports TI’s DaVinci processors

ORBexpress, based on the CORBA standard, allows embedded developers to use the performance benefits of TI’s DaVinci technology. ORBexpress enables code portability across both the TMS320C64x+ DSP and ARM cores of the DM644x devices, speeding development of a host of digital video processing applications—client-side video, security video surveillance, set-top boxes, video phones, and automotive vision systems.

NI announces third-party wireless modules for I/O

  • National Instruments Corporation

AVIAOK, Drivven and S.E.A. have developed custom wireless modules for the CompactRIO platform. Modules are suitable for automotive, aerospace and military in-vehicle applications; wireless communications; position monitoring for mobile applications; and direct connectivity to in-vehicle sensors for electronic control unit (ECU) design and rapid prototyping.

SEW-EURODRIVE introduces decentralized control for material handling applications

  • SEW - Eurodrive USA

MOVIFIT Field Integrated Technology combines the advantages of decentralized control with drive and communication technologies for automotive, food and beverage, logistics and other sophisticated material handling applications. Preconfigured control routines for both horizontal and vertical conveyor applications provide ready-to-use functions that simplify programming and start-up.

TURCK announces Armored Cordsets that eliminate need for conduit

  • TURCK Inc.

Armored M12 eurofast cordsets provide protection against abrasion, cuts, water, oil and impact, and are excellent for use in automotive, stamping plants and welding environments. The cordsets use rugged PVC-jacketed cable with interlocking aluminum armor that is ITC/PLTC (instrumentation tray cable) rated and meet Open Wiring specifications, allowing their use in place of conduit.

CSEM launches miniature vision sensor system

The Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM)launched the ViSe miniature vision sensor system that enables broad-based monitoring and interpretation of visual data in real time, in any light conditions. It allows OEMs to develop application-specific image analysis and response systems aimed at automotive, security, building and home automation, and industrial markets.

Agilent Technologies announces Data Logger Software that requires no programming

  • Agilent Technologies

With BenchLink Data Logger software, engineers can quickly connect to an instrument, identify measurements, and collect and display data in real time. They can also acquire data for design verification and simple automated tests in electronics, automotive, aerospace/defense, medical, communications and computer industries while gaining high-performance data logging that does not require hours of programming.

National Instruments Adds Low-Speed CAN Connectivity for Automotive Applications

  • National Instruments Corporation

The NI 9852 module for the CompactRIO platform provides direct connectivity to low-speed/fault-tolerant CAN networks. Commonly used for body electronics in the automotive industry, low-speed/fault-tolerant CAN networks communicate through two wires. CAN networks have short cable distances and slower communication speeds, making it possible to transmit data asymmetrically over just one bus line instead of two.

RPT introduces laser cutting and scanning system robot

The FLACS RT C-series laser system is an ideal solution for companies that manufacture low pressure molded automotive interior components, decorative specialty film components and other plastic, woven and non-woven material products. It incorporates all support structure, guarding and part positioning equipment, as well as robot, laser and ventilation support equipment, into a pre-engineered package.

Ball screws from SKF® feature internal ball bearing return

TCM ball screw assemblies enable precise positioning of moving parts in a wide range of applications for the automotive, aerospace, injection molding, instrumentation, medical, and machine tool industries, among others. Their unique internal return design circulates the ball bearings to the opposite end of the nut through a hole drilled in the wall of the nut body.

Modular Programmable Lift Platform from Bosch Rexroth for auto manufacturing

  • Bosch Rexroth

As automotive manufacturing becomes increasingly competitive, machine builders must look at new ways to satisfy customer demands. One solution OEMs are beginning to request is the use of modular components which are easy to combine, simplify designing and engineering tasks, and provide more flexibility for multiple car bodies to be produced on the same line.