2013 Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXVII)

September 6, 2013 – 11:09
Infotech Oulu Annual Report 2007 - Electronics Materials

TRANSDUCERS conference is the largest multidisciplinary conference on Microsensors, Microactuators and Microsystems, with about more than 1000 attendees from university, research institute, government and industry who gather every two years to exchange the latest advances in the field. The coming Transducers'13 conference is the 17th international conference on solid-state sensors, actuators and Microsystems of the TRANSDUCERS conference series started at 1981 in Boston (USA), and it is the first time for this conference to be held in Spain. The conference will feature four days of presentations and posters highlighting the latest and most technically advanced work in mechanical, optical, chemical, and biological devices and systems using micro- and nano-technology. Work of both a fundamental and applied nature will be featured.

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Not much more than a 'weak' robot ..

2013-08-20 13:01:53 by EdgingFanFT

Many of the minimum wage jobs will eventually be replaced by robots capable of doing the job more effectively, for longer periods of time, without Breaks and they will never piss and moan about the crappy pay!
.. Face it, this has already happened.
So, where are the jobs going to be in the future? Building robots to replace minimum wage workers who HONESTLY do not want to be doing that $hit job anyway. So get thee to a mechanical trades school or a place teaching Mechatronics. Servos, motors, gears, sensors, transducers and actuators is THE FUTURE!

New Growth Opportunities for Electroactive Polymers  — evertiq.com
The market potential is large - EAPs can be used in various applications including actuators and sensors, biomimetics and robotics, energy harvesting and storage devices etc.

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Michigan (Sept. 5)  — Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- GM Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,527,159) developed by Steven Mark Bezdek, Haslett, Mich., for an "automatic transmission actuators and sensors having integrated electronics."

Omron Omron D5B-1013 Mechanical Touch Switch, Hemispheric Actuator, M10 Size, 3m Cable Length
BISS (Omron)
  • Detects object contact from multiple directions and operates even with a slight force.
  • Slow action switching mechanism used. Movement differential as small as 0.01mm assures high accuracy of detection.
  • Gold plated contact with coil spring capable of switching micro current/voltage load while providing high contact reliability.
  • High resitant to dust, fine particles and water or oil splash, conforming to IP67.
  • Three size (M10, M8, and M5) and three types of actuators (hemispheric, cone shaped, and wobble stick).
Conbraco Industries Apollo 77-100 Series Bronze Ball Valve with Actuator Mounting Pad, Two Piece, Inline, Lever, 1/4" NPT Female
BISS (Conbraco Industries)
  • Made of bronze for higher strength and corrosion resistance than brass
  • Actuator mounting pad for automating the valve
  • Full port flow for higher operating efficiency than standard port
  • Pounds per square inch (gauge) (psig) rating of 600 for water, oil, and gas (WOG) and 150 for saturated steam
  • Female National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads for use with male threaded pipes
UFlex PowerA Electro-Mechanical Actuator
Sports (UFlex USA)

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