Custom-manufactured control-panel assemblies with silicone rubber keypads are suitable for use in medical electronic equipment such as heart monitoring, dialysis, defibrillator, and other sophisticated systems.
The assemblies can include circuit boards, light pipes and a variety of graphics. The molded-silicone material is easy to clean and the keys can include domes for tactile feedback.
Silver Cloud Manufacturing Co., 525 Orange St., Millville, NJ 08332. (856) 825-8900. Fax: (856) 825-8969.
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These amplifiers are currently used in the machine tool, medical, automation, robotics, packaging, and semiconductor industries. Designed for high-performance motion control application, these amplifiers are manufactured with state-of-the-art automated SMT machines.
Computerized test and burn-in yields high quality and reliable amplifiers. Modes of operation include current/torque, velocity, encoder, and tachometer.
Advanced Motion Controls, 3629 Vista Mercado, Camarillo, CA 93012. (805) 389-1935. Fax: (805) 389-1165.
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Accepting NTSC video input to produce high-resolution, full-color video images, these mini-screens will allow you to view places hidden from the human eye or not accessible to conventional monitoring activities. A thumbwheel on the side of the housing provides sensitive brightness adjustments.
Housing dimensions are 86 x 73 x 31 mm and 111 x 83 x 20 mm, respectively. The screen weighs 6 oz. Video connectors have an output of 75 ohms.
VL Engineering, 11256 Cornell Park Dr., #512, Cincinnati, OH 45242. (513) 489-6853.
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The Waverunner series of two- and four-channel digital oscilloscopes offers 200 MHz to 500 MHz bandwidth, large color displays, long data acquisition memory, and a strong analysis package. The newest models LT364 and LT364L expand the performance range to cover 200 MS/s to 1 GS/s.
These models are four-channel instruments that offer the ability to double the sample rate (to 1 GS/s) and memory length (to 500 kpoints/ch on an LT364 or 2 Mpoints/ch on an LT364L) of the DSO.
LeCroy Corp., 700 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977. (800) 453-2769.
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LinDrive, Lin+ Drive, and Mint Drive controls are designed to control brushless linear motors. They possess the high-current loop, rate loop, and position-loop bandwidths required to direct drive linear motion applications where smooth low-speed performance and settling times are important.
The motor controls use an IGBT power-base design for cool running and enhanced reliability. They are compact panel-mounting units available in several versions ranging from 5 to 30 amps peak current output.
Baldor Electric Co., Box 2400, Fort Smith, AR 72902. (501) 646-4711.
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Panel Interface Connectors provide access to processors, electrical panels and powered-up operating systems without opening control cabinets to prevent dangerous situations that can result from open panels with live circuits. They also prevent dust, dirt, and liquids from entering the system
The connectors use standard cabling for all ports, and are dust and watertight, NEMA Type 4 and IP rated, and UL and C-UL recognized.
Mencom Corp., 1649 Oakbrook Dr., Gainesville, GA 30507. (770) 534-4585.
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Key Speedy KF Components are for use in vacuum system roughing and foreline plumbing manifolds, systems requiring frequent cleaning, and are a complete method of interfacing components.
Manufacfured in brass, stainless steel and aluminum, these components are fully rotatable and ideal for quick assembly without the need for welding, soldering or brazing.
Key High Vacuum Products Inc., 36 Southern Blvd., Nesconset, NY 11767. (631) 360-3970. Fax: (631) 360-3973.
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DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM
The Crystal CS553x family of precision measurement system-on-chip solutions delivers accuracy and design flexibility. They incorporate a proprietary architecture that enables the devices to offer a low noise level and high resolution. The chips are ideal for precision measurement applications requiring a sample rate of up to 4kHz in such markets as process control and medical instrumentation.
Cirrus Logic Inc., 3100 W. Warren Ave., Fremont, CA 94538. (510) 623-8300.
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The Accumeasure 9000D provides accuracy, stability and repeatability for vibration, runout, displacement, or position applications such as X-Y positioning, machinery dynamics, wafer mask and lens alignment, leveling, spindle runout, flatness, or profile measurements. Features include front-panel digital display, non-contact measurement with small probe sizes, expanded sensing ranges without sacrificing probe sizes, and miniature probe sizes that can have sensing ranges extended by as much as 40 times.
Mechanical Technology Inc., 325 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205. (800) 342-2203.
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Gyromax speed reducers in kit form are now available in sizes up to 100,000 lbs. of output torque. They feature a compact design with ratios up to 87:1 in a single reduction at 95 percent operating efficiency, and up to 7,569:1 in a double reduction.
The units can be provided in either shaft input, NEMA C - Face input, or with shovel bases or top-mount adaptors for NEMA foot-mounted motors. According to the company, it can endure abuse that would break the teeth of common reducers.
Shimpo Drives Inc., 1701 Glenlake Ave., Itasca, IL 60143. (630) 924-7138. Fax: (630) 924-7382.
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The ACR4380 octal-socket transmitter receives dc current or voltage input signals, provides isolation and outputs proportional dc current or voltage signals.
With support for universal dc I/O ranges and ac/dc power, the transmitters provide a solution for a wide variety of isolation and signal conversion tasks. Special features include footprint and pin compatibility with competitive units, self-ranging technology, configuration lockout safety, and diagnostic LEDs.
Acromag Inc., Box 437, Wixom, MI 48393. (800) 881-0268. Fax: (248) 624-9234.
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Ablebond 9349K is a gray, two-part epoxy adhesive manufactured with glass-bead spacers to control bond-line thickness. The epoxy forms bonds to many metals and woods, most plastics and rubbers and masonry products.
Ablebond 9349K can be cured in three hours at 75 [degrees] C. Once cured, this thixotropic adhesive has a typical Shore D hardness of 72. When fully cured, it shows resistance to water, weather, gases and vapors, and mild acids.
Tra-Con Inc., 45 Wiggins Ave., Bedford, MA 01730. (800) 872-2661.
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Model FSE-003-4X offers full-featured protection to lock out harsh environments, making it suitable for use in washdown applications where a compete water-tight seal is required.
This NEMA 4X stainless-steel enclosure is a free-standing cabinet with room for a monitor, computer and keyboard, plus 19-in. rack-mount electronics and/or a printer underneath. It is also available in desktop models.
Electrografics Int'l. Corp., 1825 Stout Dr., Warminster, PA 18974. (215) 443-5190. Fax: (215) 443-9564.
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The GMD/W20 Series of CO2 transmitters require calibration only every five years. They feature a silicon-based sensor that provides stability, accuracy and temperature dependence over a broad temperature range.
They measure carbon dioxide from 0 to 2,000 ppm, though they can be calibrated for other ranges. Accuracy at [+ or -] 20 [degrees] C, including non-linearity and calibration uncertainty is 100 ppm/5 years.
Vaisala Inc., 100 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801. (781) 933-4500. Fax: (781) 933-8029.
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Features of the Model 500 right-angle harmonic differential gearbox include hardened and lapped spiral bevel gears, alloy shafts, zero backlash, and 960 lb-in torque.
Also included is high-precision harmonic drive capabilites, 360 [degrees] running register adjustment, high-over-hung load capability, low operating temperature, 2:1 or 1:1 ratio, and high-speed operation to 2,500 rpm. It is suitable for register applications.
Conic Systems, 11 Rebel Lane, Port Jervis, NY 12771 (914) 856-4053. Fax: (914) 858-2824.
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WEATHERPROOF BACK BOXES
These 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 gang surface-mount weatherproof back boxes provide a weatherproof, clean, and secure environment for fire alarm, access control, and security system annunciators and auxiliary devices.
Enclosures are constructed of heavy-duty 16-gauge steel, and are phosphate treated, primed, and painted red. Custom colors are available.
D&S Technologies Inc., 202 Milton St., Dedham, MA 02026. (617) 461-0171. Fax: (617) 461-0216.
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These UL-recognized TDM Series of 8 pin, plug-in delay on make-time delay relays are UL-listed devices when used in conjunction with the company's P1011-6 socket. The TDM Series is adjusted with an onboard 10-position binary-coded switch. This switch eliminates the trial and error adjustment of knobs and dials. A digital counter and a separate stable oscillator mean repeat accuracy of [+ or -] 0.1 percent. Delays from 0.1 seconds to 2.8 hours are divided into three ranges. Input voltages of 12, 24, or 110 Vdc, or 24, 120, or 230 Vac, 50/60 Hz are available and 10 ampere rated SPDT or DPDT isolated relay contacts are standard. Industry-standard octal base wiring makes the TDMs a pin-for-pin replacement part.
SSAC Inc., Box 1000, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.(800) 377-7722. Fax: (315) 638-0333.
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Integrated, state-of-the-art semi-conductor equipment is available for all back-end processing of molded relays - specifically the 9000, 9090, 9200, 9400, and 9800 series reed relays. Features include automolding, automated trim-and-form, off-loading, and 100 percent testing. Automolding provides fully automated processing with control of all process parameters and eliminates package issues typically associated with traditional molding systems. The fully automated handling with integrated laser product marking supports gull, J and axial leadforms to a maximum of 50 percent of the JEDEC allowable co-planarity specification tolerance.
Coto Technology, 55 DuPont Dr., Providence, RI 02907. (401) 943-2686. Fax: (401) 942-0920.
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A series of high-power laser diodes in the 940 nm wavelength range consists of 20 W and 35 W bars, and 16 W fiber array packaged bars. The lasers are suitable for integration into a host of YAG solid-state laser pumping applications. Mounted on an industry-standard (25 mm x 25 mm) conduction-cooled package, the 1-cm long 35 W OEM component is based on a 50 percent fill-factor bar.
Coherent Inc., Semiconductor Group, 5100 Patrick Henry Dr., Box 54980, Santa Clara, CA 95056. (408) 764-4677. Fax: (408) 764-4329.
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The Hi Top Series of air pumps is available in five standard models for delivery of air from 900-3,400 liters per hour and pressure up to 3 psi. Pressure delivery up to 5 psi is available on a special basis.
The pumps are diaphragm operated, powered by 120 Vac, 60 Hz, have low vibration, and are extremely quite. Pressure connection is a hose barb and one model is supplied with flow adjustment.
E. Clark & Associates, 55 Green St., Clinton, MA 01510. (800) 253-2497. Fax: (978) 368-3633.
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A non-contact linear encoder kit uses reflective optical diffraction technology to provide a compact answer to digitizing linear motion down to resolutions of 0.0001in. and 0.005 mm. The units are offered in travel lengths up to 48 in. With no contact between the readhead and scale, frictional wear is eliminated, permitting the encoder to exhibit superb bi-directional repeatability.
Dynamics Research Corp., 60 Concord St., Wilmington, MA 01887. (800) 323-4143. Fax: (978) 658-0522.
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MOTOR CONTROL MODULE
The CMI-5015-48 motor control module, designed for operating fractional and integral horsepower motors, is packaged in a miniature hermetic module. It is suited for high-performance, three-phase brushless applications.
It is a plug-and-play module that requires a single 22 to 48 V power supply to operate a three-phase dc brushless motor. Three CMOS-compatible open collector Hall devices are required for communication.
Composite Modules Inc., 61 Union St., Attleboro, MA 02703. (508) 226-6969. Fax: (508) 226-0938.
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This E-Stop brake features a small diameter and multiple disks that provide high-braking torque with low inertia. It eliminates oversized brakes designed for general braking and gets rid of the mass needed to dissipate high-heat loads.
Spring-loaded action provides direct, positive response to an emergency stop command, loss of air pressure to the brake or loss of power to the driven machinery.
Force Control Industries Inc., Box 18366, Fairfield, OH 45018. (800) 869-3244. Fax: (513) 868-2105.
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Servo Class couplings are designed to handle the drive and resolution characteristics of servomotors whether they are digital, ac, dc, stepper, or ac synchronous.
The couplings provide zero backlash, high-torsional stiffness, low inertia to avoid system resonance, and integral keyless clamp-style mounting. They are available in eight sizes in torque ranges from 8.84 to 880 in. lbs. A double-flex disc design provides exceptional misalignment capacity.
Zero-Max Inc., 13200 6th Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55441. (800) 533-1731. Fax: (612) 546-8260
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TransPak Model T797 is a two-wire temperature transmitter with an optional LCD digital display. The transmitter provides a stable 4-20mA output in proportion to temperature input from sensor signals including RTDs, thermocouples, millivolts, and ohms.
The explosion-proof housed transmitter can mount in the field on piping or on a flat surface. The transmitter can be field configured using the push buttons on the display.
Action Instruments, 8601 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123. (800) 767-5726. Fax: (858) 279-6290.
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This line of control knobs is designed to enhance equipment front panels with neat styling and highly cosmetic finishes and provide long-lasting performance.
The offerings include machined aluminum, molded ABS and molded phenolic families that fit standard -in. or -in. shafts. All provide positive retention with one or two set screws, depending on the model and size selected.
APEM Components Inc., 134 Water St., Box 544, Wakefield, MA 01880. (781) 246-1007. Fax: (781) 245-4531.
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Model 2408i is a universal input, modular design, five-digit indicator with Modbus communication capability The indicator can be configured to accept virtually any process variable or temperature input.
The modular design provides three option slots plus one optional Modbus communications slot. The process input modules allow comparison and scaling of signals for advanced math functions.
Eurotherm Recorders Inc., 8601 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123. (800) 801-5099. Fax: (858) 279-6290.
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The 2300 Series solid-state temperature controllers/limiters are offered with either NEMA 4 or explosion-proof enclosures. The controllers' 24AWG Type J thermocouple sensor is protected by a rigid stainless steel sheath in the local-mount version and in a flexible armored cable for remote mounting.
Remote temperature display is also an option. The series consists of five basic models: on/off heating, single-relay output in NEMA 4 and Ex housings; Limit, single-relay output in NEMA 4, and Ex housings; and on/off, on/off dual-relay in an Ex housing.
Burling Instruments Inc., 16 River Rd., Chatham, NJ 07928. (800) 635-2526. Fax: (973) 635-9530.
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Subrack systems are now available in six different models, providing design engineers with a broad range of options for project flexibility. Designed to meet and exceed all applicable international standards, the subrack platforms may be ordered in 3U-9U and metric height sizes for eurocard applications.
Pentair Electronic Packaging, Plymouth, MN. (888) 550-9543.
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ROTARY TORQUE TRANSDUCER
The T258 rotary transformer torque transducer with a spline drive and flanged housing meets the mounting requirements of Army-Navy standards AND 20002 and AND 10262.
The unit stands up to 30,000 rpm and is rated to operate at speeds up to 35,000 rpm.
SensorData Technologies, 43626 Utica Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48314. (810) 739-4254.
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The Ruggedized Air Filter line is designed to provide rugged enclosures with reliable protection for harsh environments.
Filters incorporate a coated polyether urethane foam media that is more rigid than typical filter materials to sustain its open-pored cellular structure and maintain performance.
Universal Air Filter Co., 1624 Sauget Industrial Pkwy., Sauget, IL 62206. (800) 541-3478. Fax: (618) 271-8808.
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The F150-2 machine vision sensor's gray-edge position measurement can be used for PC board positioning and width inspection. The unit also features edge-pitch measurement that uses high-precision edge detection to detect both IC leads for pitch and the correct number of leads.
An optional DeviceNet-compliant controller is available. The menu system provides auto-menu adjustments, including filtering that can be set to automatic or manual, shutter speed and background suppression levels that can be manually set, and position compensation that can be set either on or off.
The system offers versatility for different applications on the same product line, and it can be readjusted quickly to accommodate production changes. Specifications include input power supply or 24 Vdc, position compensation that detects objects regardless of orientation, a size of 90 x 130 x 50 mm for the controller and 29 x 31 x 48 mm for the camera, and a field of view of 2 x 2 in.
Omron Electronics Inc., 1 Commerce Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173. (800) 556-6766. Fax: (847) 843-8081.
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The Cable Sensor is a presence, motion, and limit sensor for hostile environments. It can be used in environments subject to extreme temperature, corrosive spray, powders, and abrasive dust and in liquid submersion applications.
The sensor integrates a visible mechanical sensing element with an electronic control module. The device uses a stainless steel cable to contact a moving object and transfer that motion to the electronics.
Synnate Controls, 3 Post Oak Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376. (636) 281-1817. Fax: (636) 272-1494.
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Blaabx and Blaubxm Series pillow blocks featuring Frelon-lined anodized aluminum bearings carry four to eight times the load of ball bearings.
The self-lubricating bearings offer long service lives of up to eight times that of ball bearings. Self-aligning, they offer precision and standard bore tolerances in inch and metric sizes and are designed to fit shafts of 0.25-2 in. and 8-50 mm.
Quality Bearings & Components, 125 Railroad Ave., Garden City Park, NY 11040. (888) 276-4787. Fax: (800) 737-7436.
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FlexHeat thin-profile Flexible silicone heaters in off-the-shelf and custom configurations provide design solutions for applications requiring a relatively constant temperature range for optimal performance and where space may be limited, such as in food service, electronics, robotics, aerospace, and telecommunications equipment.
The heaters are designed to withstand temperatures to 200 [degrees] C. They can be designed with multiple watt densities using one set of electrical lead connections to provide the application with several varying heat zones from a single heater. They also can provide any desired voltage where one design must meet 110/240 V requirements.
Separate or in-series thermal controls and/or over limit thermal fuses can also be installed as safety devices when needed by the application to provide a complete thermal heating/control solution.
Precision Art Coordinators Inc., 22 Almeida Ave., East Providence, RI 02914. (401) 438-9800. Fax: (401) 434-5360.
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A line of timing belt pulleys is offered with a complete assortment of matching pulleys, clamps, tensioners, and slider beds. Standard and self-tracking pulleys in English and metric pitches and flat idlers, as well as customized pulleys, are available.
The pulleys come in a variety of materials, including aluminum, steel, stainless steel, and Delrin. They are available with reduced or zero backlash and with or without flanges, bores, hubs and keyways. Flanges are supplied in steel zinc plate and other materials are available. Bores come in configurations to suit any application, such as pilot bores, finished bores, bores for QD Bushings, taper lock bushings, and counterbores. Flat idlers are offered in many materials and configurations are made to specification.
Brecoflex Co., L.L.C., 222 Industrial Way W., Eatontown, NJ 07724. (732) 460-9500.
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MACHINE VISION SENSORS
EZ Vision Sensors are compact PLC-based machine vision systems consisting of an integrated image processing and programmable logic controller designed for static or high-speed inspections and control.
Key features include two camera inputs for simultaneous image capture and two views of the device, template matching, and rotational correction.
Cincinnati Industrial Automation Ltd., 2625 Crescent Springs Rd., Box 17573, Covington, KY 41017. (606) 341-1141. Fax: (606) 341-7479.
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Series of PC industrial enclosures were designed for manufacturing and office environments to protect sensitive electronics against dust, dirt, dampness, heat, cold, and manipulation as well as theft.
The rounded front-viewing door accommodates 14- and 19-in. monitors. The instrument panel holds whatever the system requires, ranging from buttons and switches to disk drives and display devices.
Rittal Corp., 1 Rittal Pl., Springfield, OH 45504. (800) 477-4000. Fax: (937) 390-5599.
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A selection of metric-dimensioned hardware used in PC board, instrument, and equipment assembly provides designers with ready access to the style, size, material, and finish they need for specific applications.
Eight major hardware lines include standoffs, spacers, captive-panel screws, precision-shoulder screws, thumbscrews, jackscrews, and insulating washers, plus a line of handles. All products are available in English dimension versions.
RAF Electronic Hardware, 95 Silvermine Rd., Seymour, CT 06483. (203) 888-2133.
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Q14 and Q20 Q-Pak sensors feature a compact rectangular housing that fits and functions where standard barrel sensors will not. The sensors, which are capable of seeing through lower dielectric materials to detect higher dielectric materials, are suitable for applications such as level detection, package inspection, carton-contents detection, wire-break detection, parts rejection, stack-level control, and packaging. The sensors are housed in packages up to 10 times narrower than a standard 30 mm diameter barrel sensor and achieve equal or double the sensing range, depending on the model. Green and yellow LEDs on the sensors indicate Power On and Output Energized to keep users informed of operating status. Both three-wire DC, 10-65 Vdc sensors feature integral circuitry that protects against short-circuit, overload, wire-break and reverse polarity.
Turck Inc., 3000 Campus Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55441. (800) 544-7769. Fax: (612) 553-0708.
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Fluorosilicone sponge rubber gaskets and pads are designed to seal out dust and moisture in applications where harsh fluids such as coolants, fuels, and oil may be present.
Available in 0.032, 0.062, and 0.125 in. thicknesses, the material resists fluids and sunlight aging.
Stockwell Rubber Co., 4749 Tolbut St., Philadelphia, PA 19136. (215) 335-3005. Fax: (215) 335-9433.
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AccuSOIC adapter modules permit the connection of smaller fine-pitch TSOP and SSOP packages to circuit board sites designed for standard-pitch devices.
Standard 8-, 14-, 16-, 20-, 24-, and 28-pin counts accommodate components with 0.65 mm lead spacing and 5 and 7.6 mm body widths.
Accutek Microcircuit Corp., 2 New Pasture Rd., Ste. 1, Newburyport, MA 01950. (800) 652-7505. Fax: (978) 462-3396.
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A new line of light filtering accessories for machine vision applications is available.
Polarizers, color filters, and focusing attachments for light guides and goosenecks expand the usefulness of the illumination provided by the fiberoptic light source. The polarizer eliminates reflected light
Color filters, available in blue, green, yellow, red, and daylight enhance color definition.
AEI North America, Inc., Old Mill Building, 10 Orange St., Marcellus, NY 13018. (315) 673-0164. Fax: (315) 673-9800.
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The SR 50 Series single-turn and multiturn motor feedback system offers a compact 50 mm housing. The unit features increased accuracy down to [+ or -] 5 arc-sec, and high resolutions to meet the increasing demands of digital drives for reduced update times in the 50-200 range. Initial single-turn absolute resolution via a digital channel is 15 bits; in the multi-turn version, 4,096 turns are added.
Stegmann Inc., 7496 Webster St., Box 13596, Dayton, OH 45413. (800) 811-9110. Fax: (937) 454-1955.
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Model 2550 programmable PLC and Motion Control Operator Station includes local I/O (analog and digital) and networking (serial, Ethernet, Devicenet) capability, and is suited for connecting multiple devices across vendors.
The unit is NEMA 4/12 and CE-rated when panel mounted, requires minimal panel and cabinet space and requires no external cooling.
Eason Technology Inc., 241B Center St., Healdsburg, CA 95448. (707) 433-2854. Fax: (707) 433-3706.
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ADHESIVE DISPENSING CARTRIDGES
Nylon cartridges for Mixpac handheld cartridge dispensing systems for two component adhesives are designed for use with chemistries that are not compatible with traditional polypropylene cartridges.
With a 50 ml capacity, the cartridges dispense two-component adhesives in all available ratios. The 200 and 400 ml cartridges have volumetric dispensing ratios of 1:1 and 10:1.
ConProTec Inc., 6 Raymond Ave., Salem, NH 03079. (603) 893-2727. Fax: (603) 893-3737.
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The BOS 20K fiberoptic sensor with teach-in capability has a compact 60 x 30 x 13 mm housing and is suited for small-parts detection, part-feature checks, counting, and part positioning for handling, assembly, and robotic applications.
Setup with the auto-adjusting sensor is simple. Once the part to be detected is in position, sensor setting is locked with a single push of a button.
Balluff Inc., 8125 Holton Dr., Florence, KY 41042. (800) 543-8390. Fax: (606) 727-7752.
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Flat-panel LCD touchscreen computer monitors in seven screen sizes are designed for harsh factory environments. Powder-coated mounting bezels are sealed to NEMA specifications. The chassis are built of 16-gauge corrosion-resistant stainless steel and incorporate a ball bearing fan to provide added reliability in high ambient temperatures or divert airborne contaminants.
Industrial Electronic Devices, 15 Minneakoning Rd., Unit #105, Flemington, NJ 08822. (908) 806-2255. Fax: (908) 806-3376.
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10/16 A RELAYS
CQ electromechanical relays operate over a wide voltage range in applications such as heaters, air conditioners, and controls.
Available in 10 and 16 A versions, the units operate from 5-100 Vdc with only 0.2 W coil consumption. They feature 1 x 105 minimum electrical operations over 1,800 operations/hr and 1 x 107 minimum mechanical operations at 18,000 operations/hr and can handle switching loads up to 2,000 VA, 3000 W. Fully compatible with Omron, Aromat, and other manufacturers' relays, they come in 1 Form A (SPST) and 1 Form C (SPDT) configurations.
Greenwich Electronics Inc., 5 Division St., East Greenwich, RI 02818. (888) 554-5561. Fax: (401) 884-4835.
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P901 Series miniature manifold pumps replace the spring return mechanisms of traditional designs with double-acting air-drive motors and pipe connections with a small manifold footprint.
Seven models deliver pressures from 600-10,000 psi and quiet, gentle performance. The medium- and high-pressure models measure 5 x 4 x 3 in. overall.
Hydronic Corp., 32613 Folsom, Farmington Hills, MI 48336. (248) 477-2288. Fax: (248) 478-3689.
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LIQUID LEVEL SWITCHES
Liquiphant M liquid level switches, equipped with a 1.5 in.-long fork that allows installation in any plant location in the world, provide reliable level detection of liquids in tanks or pipes.
A patented piezoelectric design ensures troublefree performance even under challenging conditions. The device provides safe level detection in all types of liquids with viscosities up to 10,000 cP.
Endress + Hauser, 2350 Endress Pl., Greenwood, IN 46143. (317) 535-1391. Fax: (317) 535-8498.
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GlobalSpiral couplings are designed for use worldwide with high-pressure spiral wire hoses with ratings of 3,000-6,000 psi.
The permanent coupling features longer teeth in the ferrule to provide a positive, penetrating grip of the wire reinforcement. This prevents hose assembly failure due to coupling blow-off in high-pressure and high-impulse applications. The one-piece SAE Code 62 flange device has no welded joints that are susceptible to failure and leakage.
The Gates Rubber Co., Box 5887, Denver, CO 80217. (800) 777-6363.
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SimLink control systems are designed to simplify and reduce the cost of single-level, single-loop process control.
The system provides a single dedicated field controller per process that can be controlled from a PC or run autonomously. Units control either electric or pneumatic actuators. A variety of analog and digital inputs provide on-off and proportional control settings.
SimPro Controls, Pine Valley Mill Bldg., Elm St., Milford, NH 03055. (603) 654-3217. Fax: (603) 654-3218.
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DIN-RAIL TERMINAL BLOCKS
Taris IDC Series DIN-rail terminal blocks feature advanced insulation displacement contact technology to reduce wiring installation time up to 50-60 percent by eliminating the need for labor-intensive wire preparation.
The contact design moves the clamp to engage the wire, ensuring a secure gas-tight and vibration-resistant connection even when the wire length is maxed out. The top-entry system puts the wire entry and screwdriver access in the same plane to facilitate installation in confined spaces. Units can be operated with a standard screwdriver. The polyamide 6.6 insulator material is UL 94V-0 non-flammability rated, and marking tag facilities at each termination point ensure easy circuit identification.
Wieland Electric Inc., 49 International Rd., Burgaw, NC 28425. (800) 943-5263. Fax: (910) 259-3691.
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The 1747-OCF PC-based industrial controller is designed to meet the demanding performance requirements for graphics-intensive Windows NT-based soft control applications.
Units also provide enhanced performance and flexibility in developing C-based applications on commercial operating systems. A high-speed 266 MHz Pentium processor features two serial, one parallel, and one USB communication ports, 64 MB of system memory, 5K cache RAM, 512K battery-backed SRAM, and embedded mouse and keyboard. Four diagnostic and four user-definable front-panel LEDs support troubleshooting and application-specific functions. Carrier modules supporting commercial bus standards enable the use of third-party components.
Pricing starts at $4,995.
Rockwell Automation, Dept. 1047, 10701 Hampshire Ave. S., Bloomington, MN 55438. (800) 223-5354, ext. 104.
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VISE FOR MACHINING CENTERS
CarvLock workholding systems feature a 4 in.-capacity CarvLock DLU4 vise designed for use on small machining centers.
The compact package allows more of the devices to be mounted on a machine pallet, improving productivity and lowering costs by increasing the number of parts that can be machined per setup. Allowing multiple part workholding, the units cut tool change time while reducing machine travel from part to part. The locator key system sets up fast and allows mounting on 40 and 50 mm or 2 in. grid patterns. Other features include 80,000 psi cast iron bodies for rigidity and vibration damping, quick-change cast iron or aluminum-carvable jaw blocks to accommodate a wide variety of workpiece shapes, and convertibility to single-station configuration for clamping very long workpieces.
Kurt Manufacturing Co., Industrial Products Div., 1325 Quincy St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413. (800) 328-2565. Fax: (612) 623-3902.
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CONCENTRIC SPEED REDUCERS
C Series MGS helical concentric food- and beverage-duty speed reducers are virtually water tight to withstand high-pressure washings in harsh food processing environments.
The totally enclosed units are coated with a USDA epoxy that incorporates stainless steel leafing pigment in the paint. Major components are primed with a two-part epoxy before assembly, and the entire unit is primed again after assembly and painted with a two-part topcoat. The concentric and inline units are shipped fully assembled and lubricated for life with the proper amount of Grade 5EP to mount in any horizontal output position.
Stober Drives Inc., 1781 Downing Dr., Maysville, KY. (606) 759-5090. Fax: (606) 759-5045.
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AVIONICS INTERFACE MODULES
PMX1553 avionics interface modules combine dual redundant MIL-STD-1553B interfaces and four independent serial I/O ports in a single conduction-cooled PCI mezzanine card (PMC).
The configuration offers system designers the ability to reduce both weight and power consumption, which are critical in avionics applications. Used with PowerPC PPC4 processors, which offer two PMC sites, the modules provide high levels of I/O in a single VME slot. Standard models provide a fully functional MIL-STD-1553 terminal with bus controller, remote and monitor terminal modes, and 64k of SRAM. The McAir optional model is suitable for military aircraft such as the F15.
Pricing starts at $4,397 for level 1 models.
Radstone Technology Corp., 50 Craig Rd., Montvale, NJ 07645. (800) 368-2738. Fax: (201) 391-2899.
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Digital signal processing GP-KS1000 color microcameras boast a high-density 900,000-pixel CCD and features to meet the needs of a vast array of industrial and medical vision applications.
The design incorporates high-density in. CCDs that produce 560 lines of resolution with a signal-to-noise ratio of 54 dB. The camera head measures only 17 mm in diameter by 42 mm in length. The expanded color dynamic range and advanced RGB color filter system reproduced a full spectrum of colors. Other features include eight-bit digital signal processing, an auto/manual electronic shutter, built-in full-field color bars, and vertical and horizontal edge enhancement.
Panasonic Security & Digital Imaging Co., 2 Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ. (888) 880-847466.
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The MicroStage multiaxis system is suitable for electronic component manufacturing operations, including assembly and test. The system, which is Class 10 Clean Room certified, is ideal for pharmaceutical and medical device assembly applications.
It is composed of individual MicroStage linear positioning stages that feature a unique linear bearing segment design that provides backlash-free low-friction rolling motion without sacrificing load capacity or smoothness. Manufactured from aluminum, these system are available in a variety of stroke lengths, sizes and lead screw arrangements to accommodate a variety of speeds, orientations and load capacities. The modular nature allows it to be configured for diverse application solutions.
Thomson Industries Inc., 2 Channel Dr., Port Washington, NY 11050. (516) 883-8000. Fax: (516) 883-9039.
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PROGRAMMABLE MOTION PROCESSOR
MotionC 2140 high-performance motion controllers use Navigator brushed servo motion processors to provide two- and four-axis closedloop digital servo control.
The units feature built-in field-proven firmware and a compact design suitable for applications such as medical, aerospace, packaging, radio remote control, and test equipment. A complete C or C++ programmable environment works with the standalone device. Users can define parameters for the PID algorithm and trajectory profiles. High-end gearing is suitable for applications requiring stable low velocity. Host units can interface with a PC, monitor I/O, and compute or preload a set of parameters.
Performance Motion Devices Inc., 12 Waltham St., Lexington, MA 02421. (781) 674-9860. Fax: (781) 674-9861.
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LINEAR ENCODER READHEADS
Miniaturized RGH34 linear encoder readheads provide rugged non-contact operation and high-speed, high-resolution capabilities for size-sensitive applications in shop floor environments.
Designed for applications where conventional enclosed units won't fit, the device measures 0.63 x 0.63 x 0.35 in. but performs at operating speeds up to 48 ft/sec with resolutions as high as 0.2 micron. The system is suitable for use in high-precision linear motion applications such as microstages, microscopes, and ultra-small linear actuators. The open, non-contact optical design eliminates friction, hysteresis, and wear and runs on 40 (m-pitch scales with 1.5 mm ride height and wide setup tolerances.
Renishaw Inc., 623 Cooper Ct., Schaumburg, IL 60173. (847) 843-3666. Fax: (847) 843-1744.
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DESKTOP POWER SUPPLY
The DT70PW401 model is a desktop power supply that features outputs of +5 V, [+ or -] 12 V, and +5 Vsb (standby voltage). The power supply also provides remote shutdown input, which is demanded by most microprocessor-based equipment to allow for energy savings.
The continuous 60 W rating has a 70 W peak capability. The remote on/off signal can also be used to shutdown the high-current outputs without requiring a disconnect of the adapter power supply. All models are protected against short circuit and are in compliance with EN61000-4 specifications.
Lambda Electronics, 515 Broad Hollow Rd., Melville, NY 11747. (516) 694-4200. Fax: (516) 293-0519.
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TR4C cassette enclosures are designed to simplify system upgrade and maintenance to reduce operating costs.
Each fully self-contained 4U enclosure measures 4.4 in. wide, allowing placement of up to four side by side in a standard 19 in. rack. Separate computer systems can be upgraded individually, allowing complete flexibility, expansion capabilities, and independence in multi-processing applications. Units offer OEMs the equivalent of one PC for every rack unit, allowing four individual computers to handle a single-board computer and up to three cards.
Pricing starts at $895 for enclosure, power supply, and backplane.
Maxwell Technologies, 9275 Sky Park Ct., San Diego, CA 92123. (858) 503-5111. Fax: (858) 715-0018.
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PC POWER SYSTEM
The Pulsar Ellipse UPS line offers backup power for PCs and workstations in packages up to 50 percent smaller and lighter than comparable UPS packages in the class.
High-frequency switching technology eliminates bulky, heavy transformers. Match-box sized transformers reduce the dimension and weight of the UPS while offering a longer battery runtime. It is available in power ratings from 300 to 1,200 VA.
The units have enough battery power to keep typical PCs running for 10 to 60 minutes or more, depending on configuration. Features include built-in surge suppression, data-line protection, USB or serial communications, extended battery life, user-replaceable batteries, remotely switchable receptacles on specific models, and free power-management software.
MGE UPS Systems Inc., 1660 Scenic Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. (714) 557-1636. Fax: (714) 557-3256.
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DATA CONVERSION TOOL
Data exchange Navigator (DXN) is a data conversion tool for companies involved in concurrent engineering and collaborative manufacturing.
The tool provides a hierarchical breakdown of the product structure definition for assembly modeling, EDM, and PDM applications. Engineers can access and integrate product information from different CAD systems and STEP formats. It can also digitally inspect, evaluate, and verify data before deciding to run a data conversion. Users can work with an assembly containing subassemblies and components of dissimilar CAD systems independent of the CAD systems.
Theorem Solutions Inc., 6279 Tri-Ridge Blvd., Ste. 220, Loveland, OH 45140. (513) 576-1100. Fax: (513) 576-1110.
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A u-clamp interconnect system is designed to provide an easy, efficient means of connecting electrical wiring in industrial control systems.
The rugged system connects sensors or probes to programmable logic controllers in applications such as factory floors. Installers can terminate wiring without crimping or otherwise prepping it. A special cover temporarily grips the wire, which is then snapped onto insulation displacement connection (IDC) contacts and connected to a controller's u-clamp receptacle unit.
3M, Electronic Products Div., A130-3N-27, 6801 River Place Blvd., Austin, TX 78726. (800) 813-4792.
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A series of 14-bit reference-powered 0.5 in.-high 4.5 VA digital-to-synchro converters require only 5 Vdc input power and feature internal transformer-isolated outputs even at 60 Hz.
The 2.6 x 3.1 x 0.51 in. modules accept a 14-bit natural binary angle and convert it into a three-wire synchro signal. The output is short-circuit-proof and current limited with transient protection and a thermal cutoff. The load capabilities are 4.5 VA for 400 Hz units and 2 VA for 60 Hz units. All models have an optimum thermal design with thermally conductive encapsulant and metal top plate.
Pricing is $595 each in production quantities. Computer Conversions Corp., 6 Dunton Ct., East Northport, NY 11731. (631)261-3300. Fax: (631) 261-3308.
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LIGHT DIFFUSION RESIN
Lexan light diffusion resin provides a sense of depth in bright, vibrant colors by transmitting and reflecting light into products.
The translucent polycarbonate material creates internal shadows and illuminates internal surfaces. The diffused color allows customers to differentiate products, adding design flexibility and extending the life of the end-product. Proprietary diffuser technology gives the resin a translucent look without revealing an application's unattractive internal components. Designers can adjust the diffuser level to create new visual effects in an existing design, and tint can be added to expand the appearance options.
GE Plastics, 1 Plastics Ave., Pittsfield, MA 01201. (800) 845-0600, ext. 577.
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Series 585 CompactPCI portable systems feature a lightweight design fashioned for end-users who require portable system solutions.
The modular units can be easily configured with several backplanes with five- or eight-slot right-justified CPU and H.110 support, CPCI single-board computers, power supplies, and various other peripherals. Up to seven additional 6U CPCI cards can be integrated into the chassis, which is environmentally toughened to handle applications that exceed the normal operating specifications of a standard portable CPCI system. The chassis can also accept one front-accessible 5.25 in. and one 3.5 in. half-height drive as well as one 3.5 in. full-height drive internally.
Carlo Gavazzi Mupac Inc., Electronic Packaging, 10 Mupac Dr., Brockton, MA 02301. (508) 588-6110. Fax: (508) 588-0498.
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High-density, UL-recognized ADAM connectors are designed to bypass the space limitations of conventional stamped contacts.
Patented Dynamic Contact Cluster technology eliminates the need for stamped contacts by enabling circuit conductors to interface directly with mating pins of a header. The units connect flexible printed circuits and flat flexible cables directly to 0.018 in. square or round pin headers, reducing the number of parts that can fail. The design eliminates crimped or displaced style contacts, a frequent cause of systems failure, and reduces overall development costs.
Miraco Inc., 102 Maple St., Manchester, NH 03103. (603) 665-9449.
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SI-L542 Series safety switches with an advanced locking style are available with a choice of features to maximize flexibility.
The devices can be wired to machine safety control circuitry to lock a mechanical guard at up to 1,000 N of force until hazardous motion has completely stopped. Selectable features include spring lock with energized solenoid release or energized solenoid lock with spring unlock, rigid in-line or flexible in-line stainless steel actuators, and a choice of solenoid voltages of 24 Vac/dc or universal voltages of 24-48 Vdc or 24-230 Vac. The head rotates in 90-degree increments and can be positioned for either horizontal or vertical actuation, allowing engagement from eight positions.
Banner Engineering Corp., Box 9414, Minneapolis, MN 55441. (888) 373-6767. Fax: (612) 544-3213.
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Model SCS-824-LEM is a strain gauge amplifier module for the SCS-800 modular signal conditioning system. The four-channel unit accommodates full-bridge strain gauges.
With Lemosa connectors built in, it is easier to connect strain gauges directly to the SCS-800 system. Available in rack mount or portable chassis, the SCS-800 is suitable for small to large-scale monitoring.
Features of the SCS-824-LEM include AC/DC input coupling, gain settings from 1 to 1,000 in a multitude of steps, and a built-in four-pole tunable analog filter with software-controllable bypass. A proprietary dc-transformer circuit buffers output signals and provides true differential output with voltage compliance of [+ or -] 12 V.
Alligator Technologies, 2900 Bristol St., Ste. E-101, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. (714) 850-9984.
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SKC lubrication-free recirculating linear bearings are designed for use in delicate vacuum and clean room environments but robust enough to provide years of worry-free operation.
The design, featuring alternating ceramic and Teflon rolling elements, eliminates the need for grease or other lubricants. The ceramic bearings carry the load while smaller-diameter Teflon balls act as separators. This separation reduces rotational friction between load-carrying balls, resulting in smooth, consistent linear motion without messy lubrication. The stainless steel housing is coated with thin, dense chrome. Units deliver unlimited linear movement and can be mounted in any direction, even upside down.
Single unit pricing starts at $360.
Schneeberger Inc., 11 DeAngelo Dr., Bedford, MA 01730. (800) 854-6333.
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BATTERY MANAGEMENT CHIP.
D52438 smart battery monitors designed to reduce the size and cost of battery electronics offer portable products features formerly relegated to high-end systems.
The device stores battery-specific data and tracks battery parameters including temperature, voltage, current, and remaining charge. Operating inside a battery pack, the portable system can identify the pack and configure itself to safely, accurately charge and monitor the battery. The device can communicate with portable products over a single wire using 1-Wire network technology and provides 40 bytes of non-volatile EEPROM memory for data storage.
Unit cost is $1.15 in quantities of 10,000.
Dallas Semiconductor, 4401 S. Beltwood Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75244. (972) 371-6240. Fax: (972) 371-3717.
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Maple 6 for Windows, UNIX, Macintosh, and Linux features a new math engine that delivers a tightly integrated suite of symbolic and numerical solvers. The technology has application for scientific and engineering users in industry, and research.
The software combines the flexibility and intelligence of symbolic computation algorithms with the reliability, accuracy and power of the NAG numerical solver. Users can perform end-to-end technical computations for projects that formerly required the use of several separate packages of libraries.
Waterloo Maple Inc., 57 Erb St. W., Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 6C2, Canada. (519) 747-2373.
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The SV12-60 solenoid-operated, 12-size, six-way selector valve is rated for flows to 15 gpm in selector circuits and flows to 8 gpm in series/parallel drive circuits at pressures up to 3,500 psi. It is a screw-in cartridge valve that can be included in an integrated hydraulic manifold consisting of other cartridge valves and control functions.
The extra-heavy duty DC coil meets or exceeds all IP67 standards for thermal shock, weather resistance, and "dunk capability" under the most demanding application conditions. The coil features a rugged, external metal shell surrounding a seamless, completely encapsulated coil winding.
Hydraforce Inc., 500 Barclay Blvd., Lincolnshire, IL 60069. (847) 793-2300. Fax: (847) 793-0086.
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HIGH-SHIELDING VENT PANELS
Series 8651-8653 vent panels provide an economical solution to the dual problem of ventilation and shielding.
The panels are supplied with 0.25 in.-thick honeycomb secured in a 0.3 in. aluminum frame. Thin screen panels for limited-space applications are available with a thick woven wire or thick 0.062 in. perforated metal. Typical shielding effectiveness values are up to 50 dB at 10 GHz. The units are lightweight and provide low resistant to airflow. A variety of finishes including chromate and tin are available. All-mesh Monel EMI gaskets and mounting holes are included on the ready-to-mount frames.
Instrument Specialties, Shielding Way, Box 650, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327. (570) 424-8510. Fax: (570) 424-6213.
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MULTIPORT I/O BLOCKS
Flexible DN55 DeviceNet multiport I.O blocks are designed to streamline the connection of devices to DeviceNet networks.
Units provide multiple port connections in a machine-mountable sealed package for numerous non-intelligent devices. With 16 available ports, the units allow configurations of 16 inputs, eight outputs, or mixed eight inputs/eight outputs. LEDs indicate network, module, auxiliary power, and I/O status at each of the 16 ports to easily identify problem areas and reduce downtime. Customers can easily connect numerous devices to the network to increase the flow of communication without the need for additional enclosures.
Cutler-Hammer, 173 Heatherdown Dr., Columbus, OH 43086. (614) 899-4113. Fax: (614) 899-5390.
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AC POWER SOURCE
The Continuous Wave programmable ac power source is available in three power ratings of 800, 1,250, or 2,500 VA. Single-phase output frequency ranges from 45 to 500 Hz, while the switchable output voltage ranges are 0 to 135 VRMS with a maximum current of 9.26 ARMS and 0 to 250 VRMS with current up to 4.63 ARMS.
Using external cable, two units can be operated in parallel to achieve power ratings up to 5,000 VA. Three chassis can be configured in the field to deliver three-phase output power. Output power is available from the front-panel or rear-panel connectors on the CW801M and CW1250M models.
The series voltage-sense capability ensures that the precise voltage is delivered to the remote load. A standby enable/reset front-panel switch allows the user to have the power cables attached to the load while adjusting voltage and current, without power actually applied to the load.
Elgar, 9250 Brown Deer Rd., San Diego, CA 92121. (800) 733-5427. Fax: (858) 458-0267.
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KD44CF dc solid-state power controllers feature temperature-compensated short-circuit and overload protection.
Designed for power control and switching applications, units are rated for 2 A at 60 Vdc. They virtually eliminate nuisance tripping while maintaining self protection and protection of system wiring and components from overload currents and arc propagation. Parameters are screened according to MIL-PRF-28750 test methods.
Teledyne Relays, 12525 Daphne Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250. (323) 777-0077.
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PX624 Series transducers combine the precision and stability of photo-optical sensors with state-of-the-art surface-mount electronic circuits.
These features provide accuracies of [+ or -] 0.05 percent of span or better. Long-term stability is ensured for barometric and absolute ranges up to 30 psia by the inclusion of an evacuated reference chamber material that absorbs stray gas molecules as they are released from the chamber surface. Each unit is furnished with a 20-point certificate of calibration traceable to the NIST.
Omega Engineering, 1 Omega Dr., Box 4047, Stamford, CT 06907. (800) 848-4271.
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UST Series fully isolated single-output 3 W dc/dc converters combine standard circuit architecture and fully automatic surface-mount-on-PC board assembly.
Packaged in a 1.25 x 0.8 in. DIP-like plastic UV 94V-0-rated housings, the units require no external components to achieve rated performance. Output voltages are 5, 12, and 15 V, and input voltages are 4.5-9, 9-18, or ultrawide 18-72 V.
Datel Inc., 11 Cabot Blvd., Mansfield, MA 02048. (800) 233-2765.
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SOLENOID VALVE SEALS
Seal inserts for two-and three-way solenoid valves are color coded for easy identification during factory assembly and field maintenance.
Seal materials allow any valve to be configured to operate in various liquid or gaseous media environments. In addition to standard Buna materials, Hypalon, Kalrez, Neoprene, Nylon, Teflon, Urethane, Viton, Santoprene, KEL-F, nitrile, norden, and silicone are available.
Peter Paul Electronics Co. Inc., 480 John Downey Dr., Box 1180, New Britain, CT 06050.
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Cablefix termination plates feature a single cutout to replace individual holes and require only two screws to hold the plate in place.
Once the plate is installed, cables are pushed through the opening to complete the installation process. Integrated strain relief secures the cable, and the gasket provides an IP65 or IP66 rating for air- and water-tight installation. Higher packaging density of cables require 50 percent less space than conventional fittings.
Lutze Inc., 13330 S. Ridge Dr., Charlotte, NC 28273. (800) 447-2371. Fax: (704) 504-0223.
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The 60 Series bus interface unit can tie directly to a new or existing ModBus, Profibus, DeviceNet, or CC-Link network.
Units provide a system gateway into a multitude of field I/O types including pneumatic, pulse, frequency, RTD, T/C, dc signal, potentiometer, watts, VARS, and phase angle. The transmitters are available in signal conditioning series such as the Mini-M installation base, pico M-rack, 10-rack, and 18-rack with individual three-way 2,000 Vac isolation.
M-System Technology Inc., Department RR, 15028 Beltway Dr., Addison, TX 75001. (800) 544-3181.
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A photoetching process produces intricate light-gauge parts as thin as 0.0005 in. with repeatable precision for diverse mechanical and electrical applications.
Components are manufactured with precise tolerances and burr-free edges. Metals such as beryllium copper, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, molybdenum, brass, and spring steels can be etched as well as polyimide film for use in flexible circuits.
Tech-Etch Inc., 45 Aldrin Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360. (508) 747-0300.
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BAROMETRIC PRESSURE DEVICE
A barometric version of the highly accurate Quartzonix 960 pressure standard is designed for use in applications such as remote meteorological installations, data buoys, airports, and ships that require barometric pressure measurement at reasonable cost.
The device measures barometric pressure from 11-16 psia using vibrating quartz beam technology and low-power miniature digital electronics. It provides long-term stability of greater than [+ or -] 0.01 percent full scale with a static accuracy of [+ or -] 0.01 percent full scale maximum. The frequency of vibration changes in response to pressure-induced stress applied to the vibrating beam through a miniature metal bellows. The bellows isolated the quartz element from the applied gas.
Pricing starts at $1,600 each in small quantities.
Pressure Systems Inc., 34 Research Dr., Hampton, VA 23666. (800) 678-7226. Fax. (757) 766-2644.
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HIGH-SPEED MOTION CONTROLLER
Model 5954 motion controllers offer high-speed stepper control for embedded applications.
The compact 3.55 x 3.775 in. design features a PMD 1451A DSP with custom I/O chip to provide a 1.5 MHz maximum step rate per axis. The DSP generates S-curve and other stepper profiles to control position, acceleration, velocity, and jerk. Units also provide automatic alerts on profile failures. A 1.25 MHz incremental encoder input per axis provides position feedback and on-the-fly stall detection.
Unit pricing starts at $850.
Technology 80 Inc., 658 Mendelssohn Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55427. (800) 545-2980. Fax: (612) 542-9785.
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PC BOARD HANDLING RACKS
The universal Rack-All is designed to hold circuit boards with parts closer to the edge than conventional carriers can handle.
The rack holds boards with components as close as 0.15 in. from the edges. One slot measures 0.15 in. deep and 0.75 in. wide, and 30 slot on a 0.5 in. pitch have radii on the top for easy loading and unloading. The lightweight, rugged design features cross-ribbing to maintain flatness. Standard units are molded in conductive polypropylene, with high-temperature conductive versions and a clean room material also available. All models are ESD safe.
Pricing is $11.60 each for standard models.
Fancort Industries Inc., 31 Fairfield Place, West Caldwell, NJ 07006. (973) 575-0610. Fax: (973) 575-9234.
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Type MXLL polarized surface-mount capacitors offer an extended operating life. With a temperature range of -40 [degrees] to +125 [degrees] C and load life tested for 1,000 hrs at 125 [degrees] C, the device is specified for use in a broad range of general-purpose applications such as computers, telecommunications, test equipment, and consumer electronics.
They are available in case sizes of 8 x 10.8, 10 x 10.8, and 12.5 x 14 mm and six voltages.
Tecate Industries Inc., 12889 Gregg Ct., Poway, CA 92065. (858) 513-2300. Fax: (858) 513-2345.
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TSM9925 touchpad modules for USB interfaces are designed for use in industrial, medical, portable, and high-traffic environments.
Users can perform both primary and secondary mouse taps directly on the rugged touchpad surface, eliminating the need for mechanical buttons in product designs. Units require no software drivers and incorporate GlideExtend edge-extender, wheelmouse scrolling, and other convenient features.
Cirque Corp., 433 W. Lawndale Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84115. (801) 467-1100. Fax: (801) 467-0208.
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Patented planetary and cyclodial gearheads are engineered and designed to save space, cost, and energy in both retrofit and OEM power transmission applications.
The accessory gearheads are designed primarily for -3 hp motor. Planetary models deliver speed reductions of 3:1, 4:1, and 5:1. The cyclodial units offer reductions ranging from 12:1-36:1. Output configurations are standard NEMA, 56C, 143, and 182C, 184C.
Gearing Solutions, Box 391703, Solon, OH 44139. Fax: (330) 995-0925.
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ROTARY INSERT MOLDINGS
Rotary insert and reel-to-reel insert molding services are fully automated to reduce labor costs.
The reel-to-reel process accepts a continuous metal stamping from a reel and automatically feeds and indexes it into a single or dual track in a mold press. After the thermoplastic molding is placed around the metal stamping, the part continues to a take-up reel for assembly operations. The press features SPC monitoring capabilities.
Precision Concepts Inc., 2701 Boulder Park Ct., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (336) 761-8572.
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A line of LCD emulators is designed to allow electronics manufacturers to improve the brightness, readability, and viewing angle of product displays without changing the product design or manufacturing process.
The units are available in seven standard models with six configurations including one row x 16 characters, two rows x 16 characters, two rows x 20 characters, four rows x 20 characters, two rows x 24 characters, and two rows x 40 characters.
Futaba Corp. of America., 1605 Penny La., Schaumburg, IL 60173. (800) 930-4757.
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A complete family of powerful front-end brakes is designed for use on stepper and servomotors.
The modular units are easy to install and provide a safety mechanism for loads being driven vertically or at an incline. Engineered to offer users a choice of sizes and features to meet specific application needs, Models FEB, RFEB, and SSB are power-off, or fail-safe, units that mount easily to the front end of a stepper or servomotor.
Electroid Co., 45 Fadem Rd., Springfield, NJ 07081. (973) 467-8100. Fax: (973) 467-2606.
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PA94 and PA95 power op amplifiers operate on supplies up to 900 V.
Power SIP housing reduces board space requirements, and the staggard pin configuration accommodates high-voltage capabilities. In addition to [+ or -] 50-450 V supplies, both models provide 100 mA of continuous output current and up to 200 mA pulse. The PA94 delivers speed with a 500 V/[micro]sec slew rate, but external compensation allows flexibility in bandwidth and slew rate.
Apex Microtechnology Corp., 5980 N. Shannon Rd., Tucson, AZ 85741. (520) 690-8600.
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PulseJack RJ45 connector modules feature integrated magnetics for 10/100 Base-TX network interface cards.
The tab-down, through-hole-mounted single-port jack reduces board space and improves electrical performance by integrating the magnetics, resistor, and capacitor termination circuits, LED indicators, and RJ45 receptacles into one package. The space-efficient device allows shorter traces between the connector and the LAN transceiver, improving both EMI emissions and electrical performance.
Pulse, 12220 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128. (858) 674-8215.
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SNAP-IN BOARD STIFFENERS
Snap-in PC board stiffeners are easy to assemble and available with current-carrying capability.
Four spring-loaded pins snap into place as the device is inserted onto the board. Elimination of the need to clinch pins after loading the product further reduces assembly time. The device adds mechanical stability to boards, holding them flat and preventing fully loaded boards from warping when exposed to soldering temperatures or mechanical forces during assembly.
Circuit Components Inc., 2400 S. Roosevelt St., Tempe, AZ 85282. (480) 967-0624.
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VersaBox development enclosures provide economical protection and portability for a PC/104 or EBX CPU system.
A connector panel with cutouts for popular system connectors allows easy access to I/O signals, and a removable lid offers access to the processor board. The board is mounted at the top of the enclosure for unobstructed access during development.
VersaLogic Corp., 3888 Stewart Rd., Eugene, OR 97402. (541) 485-8575.
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PL-1746-C02-R1 and PL-1746-C03-R1 Resolver-based plug-in modules for the SLC500 PLC provide economical, compact packages without sacrificing the capability of fast-response, real-world PLS outputs.
Six individually fused real-world outputs built into the front panel of the module eliminate the need for a separate I/O rack. Eight inputs are also built in to allow the same high-speed internal logic functionality as the C01 model. Both models provide easy access to configuration and status via a backplane or PS-6400 keypad.
Electro Cam Corp., 13647 Metric Rd., Roscoe, IL 61073. (800) 228-5487.
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LOW-NOISE POWER SUPPLY
The 22-100 dual-output 3 W linear power supply has an output of [+ or -] 15 V at [+ or -] 100 mA with low noise and ripple of 2 mV RMS.
Designed for use in sensitive analog circuitry, the device is housed in a fully encapsulated plastic case measuring 2 x 3 x 1 in. It can be mounted on a PC board or, with a mounting kit, on the inside of a NEMA enclosure with standoffs for field use.
Calex Mfg. Co. Inc., 2401 Stanwell Dr., Concord, CA 94520. (800) 542-3355. Fax: (925) 687-3333.
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MULTI-FUNCTION FLOW COMPUTERS
Supertrol II multifunction flow computers feature built-in modems, data-logging, and two-way paging transceivers for wireless operation.
Designed to reduce installation and operating costs in remote monitoring and data-logging applications, the units display and output compensated flow calculations for gases, liquids, steam, and heat.
Kessler-Ellis Products, 10 Industrial Way, East Eatontown, NJ 07724. (800) 631-2165. Fax: (732) 935-9344.
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Vandal-resistant metal Piezo keypads in standard 12- and 16-array versions are completely flat and sealed.
The electronic switches are protected by a uniform-surface, stainless steel front plate that protects them from heavy use, abuse, and vandalism.
Schurter Inc., 1016 Clegg Ct., Box 750158, Petaluma, CA 94975. (800) 848-2600. Fax: (707) 778-6401.
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Iprobe-2X five-axis servo drive pick-and-place heads feature a Gemini structure that allows a double pick action when the device is mounted on high-speed sleds.
With two pick-and-place modules, the probes are positioned via servo from 0.4-3 in. centers. Each module can perform Z and theta motions.
IntellePro Inc., 190 Strykers Rd., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865. (908) 454-3399. Fax: (908) 454-1440.
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Signet 2450 pressure sensors feature an all-PVDF body and ceramic diaph-ragm that maintain purity and provide compatibility with corrosive liquids in water management and wastewater applications, irrigation systems, and marine environments.
The units feature industry-standard in. NPT threaded connections at both ends for easy, interchangeable installation with virtually any piping system. Low- and high-pressure versions provide optimal resolutions to match sensing needs. Manufactured under 9001 standards, the units can be submersed in process vessels or used for in-line applications with attachment of conduit. Operating ranges are 0-50 and 0-250 psig, and features include [+ or -] 0.5 percent of full scale repeatability, digital output, and CSA, CE, and UL listings.
George Fischer Inc., 2882 Dow Ave., Tustin, CA 92780. (800) 854-4090. Fax: (714) 731-6201.
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STAINLESS STEEL PARTS
Photochemically etched stainless steel precision parts are manufactured with a proprietary process that produces straighter sidewall characteristics than standard etching processes for a more precise fit.
The parts are highly resistant to organic chemicals and many inorganic chemicals. They resist corrosion and rust and are easy to clean. The parts can be fabricated in virtually any shape in thicknesses of 0.0005-0.1 in., depending on the required tolerance.
Photofabrication Engineering Inc., 500 Fortune Blvd., Milford, MA 01757. (508) 478-2025.
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The design of these air pumps features special curved baffling chambers that reduce noise levels to less than 30 decibels at 3 ft. The larger models also feature a built-in needle valve control for precise adjustment of air flow.
The pumps come in a gray color and are available in flow rates of 50 to 400 liters per hour. The larger pumps will pump to a depth of 6 ft. These units are exceptionally quiet and powerful for applications in the healthcare, medical, and scientific fields.
Rena OEM, 4425 Randolph Rd., Ste. 215, Charlotte, NC 28211. (800) 968-7362.
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A plastic enclosure enables users to create high-quality plastic enclosures based upon their individual specifications. The enclosure's technology is designed to improve timeliness and increase cost effectiveness, and delivers significant savings in time and money because no mold changes are required.
Turn-around is quick and design changes are easily accommodated. The technology features the durability of high-impact polystyrene and can provide shielding capability with additional finishing.
Buckeye ShapeForm, 555 Marion Rd., Columbus, OH 43207. (800) 728-0776. Fax: (614) 445-8224.
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Custom-formulated silicone rubber high-voltage insulators provide long-term water repellence, dielectric properties, impact resistance, and weatherability.
The silicone-based material is blended with a specific combination of additives to ensure durability and good electrical performance. The polymeric components include dead-end/suspension insulators, line post, and stations posts.
Dow Corning Corp., Box 0995, Midland, MI 48686. (800) 662-0661. Fax: (517) 496-8026.
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FLOATING CLINCH NUTS
Floating clinch nuts use moveable nut elements that compensate for mating panel misalignment up to 0.3 in. to provide strong threads in thin sheet metal.
The units are available with CFAS Series heat-treated carbon steel and CFAC 300 series stainless steel housing. The improved Starburst retainer design provides increased torque resistance for the inner locking nut element.
Captive Fastener Corp.,19 Thornton Rd., Oakland, NJ 07436. (201) 337-6800. Fax: (201) 337-1012.
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DUAL CPU BOARD
ZT 5522 6U CPU boards for CompactPCI feature single/dual Pentium III processors for compute-intensive applications.
The board is designed to provide high performance and increased memory capacity while integrating an OEM-oriented mix of embedded features, operating system choices, and multi-computing and hot-swap peripheral support. The Socket 370 600 MHz Pentium III processor footprint allows scalability for performance-hungry upgrades.
Ziatech Corp., 1050 Southwood Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. (805) 541-0488.
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The 7700, Class 2 convergent beam laser sensor delivers a highly visible laser spot with a fixed sensing area optimized at 4 in.
The device accurately detects objects of any color at this distance with a background cutoff of approximately half an inch. The powerful visible red laser beam can be adjusted to ignore foreground mists or other stray influences. Features include dual NPN or PNP outputs and user-adjustable power.
Automatic Timing & Controls, 1827 Freedom Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601. (800) 441-8245.
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The DLM Series 600 W power supply comes in a chassis that is 1.75 in. high and 9.5 in. wide. Rackmount kits are available for mounting a single unit or two units in a side-by-side configuration. To provide the highest rackmount density, it has a flush rack-mounting rail design and no top or bottom cooling air is required.
The programmable dc sources provide voltage outputs of 8, 20, 40, and 60 Vdc with output currents from 10 to 75 A. The high-frequency output converter results in low ripple and noise.
Sorensen, 9250 Brown Deer Rd., San Diego, CA 92121. (800) 733-5427.
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Opt-X OFNR riserrated MT-RJ fiber-optic cable assemblies are available in MT-RJ to MT-RJ, MT-RJ to Duplex ST, and MT-RJ to Duplex SC styles.
The multi-mode patch cords incorporate two fibers in each ferrule to provide twice as much density as larger connectors, combining dual-fiber functionality in a compact duplex device.
Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc., Telcom Business Unit, 2222 222nd St. S.E., Bothell, WA 98021. (425) 486-2222. Fax: (425) 487-9486.
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LIGHTWEIGHT POWER SUPPLIES
MCS Series UL508-rated and CE-certified power supplies are compact, lightweight, and available in single-phase and three-phase configurations.
Engineered for easy plug-and-play DIN-rail mounting, the units are fully enclosed and finger safe. They require no secondary fuse and are fully protected against short circuits, overloads, overvoltage, and overheating. The full line meets a wide range of requirements for applications.
Murrelektronik Inc., 4030-B Skyron Dr., Doylestown, PA 18901. (888) 230-6877.
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PRECISION TERMINAL PARTS
Precision miniature parts are manufactured from CDA 360 brass material for use as negative terminals in dental descalers.
The small, hollow tubes carry water for a dental irrigation apparatus. With a 0.125 in. diameter and 1.65 in. length, they have dimensions with tolerances within [+ or -] 0.002 in. with some critical dimensions requiring [+ or -] 0.001 in. tolerances.
Dejay Industries, 1701 Greenville Ave., Ste. 1106, Richardson, TX 75081. (972) 234-0211. Fax: (972) 234-2490.
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Pressurex Pressure Points tactile force indicating films are a metrology tool for assessing compressive magnitude and distribution between contacting or impacting surfaces. Applications exist in both machine/component inspection and calibration. Each sensor film comes pre-packaged in a ready-to-use blister-sealed pouch. Pressure Points are available in sizes from 0.3-1 in. diameters.
The pouch has a clear window on one side for viewing the pressure film and a pressure sensitive adhesive on the back so the sensor can be affixed to any surface. The user places the sensor at a specific location of an interface. When force is applied, the sensor film instantaneously and permanently changes color.
The intensity of this color is proportional to the amount of force applied, allowing the user to quantify the stress characteristics across the contacting surface. Precise PSI can be determined by comparison of the sensor to a color-calibration chart.
Sensor Products Inc., 188 Route 10, Suite 307, East Hanover, NJ 07936. (973) 884-1843.
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The Pop-out Knob Design Push to Close Latch accommodates door misalignment and stores flush. The gold-finish version of this latch was developed for customers who need a gold finish to match the aesthetics of their application.
The durable, scratch-resistant finish stands up to repeated use and temperature extremes, and resists corrosion. The latch is also offered in a chrome finish and in a matte-black version.
Two styles of the latch are available. The self-adjusting grip version features special interlocking serrations on both the pawl and the keeper to accommodate grip variations and misalignment laterally, along the frame edge. The pawl is also spring-loaded to accommodate variations in edge-distance from the keeper. The fixed-grip style has a straight pawl, which is ideally suited for perpendicular door/frame configurations and vertical uses.
Southco Inc., 210 N. Brinton Lake Rd., Concordville, PA 19331. (610) 459-4000. Fax: (610) 361-6314.
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The IR1175 Synchronous Rectification IC (SRIC) is a single-chip application-specific IC designed to provide optimized gate drive for the MOSFETs configured as synchronous rectifiers in the side of an isolated dc-dc converter.
When used with IR application-specific Hexfet power MOSFETs, the IR1175 SRIC boosts dc-dc converter efficiency to 90 percent at 3.3 V.
International Rectifier, 233 Kansas St., El Segundo, CA 90245. (310) 252-7105.
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OPTICAL SUBSTRATE RESINS
A polycyclohexylethylene resin can be replicated at 15 GB per layer in molding trials.
The resin can be processed at low melt and mold temperatures of 60 [degrees]-80 [degrees] C to produce high-density substrates with small features required to obtain a data density of 15-18 GB.
The Dow Chemical Co., Box 1206, Midland, MI 48674. (800) 441-4369.
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The new Z86C3600ZEM emulator features a combination of resources that comprise a complete, real-time emulation environment, making code development for the new Z86C36 family of Z8 microcontrollers faster.
The emulator includes standard interfaces, emulation pods, cables and other accessories needed to accurately emulate all of the Z86C36 family features, including the UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter) up to 16 MHz. The unit supports complete in-circuit emulation for target systems that operate from 3.0 to 5.5 V. Users can choose to power the emulation chip from either the emulator or target board.
The emulators support 28- and 40/44-pin Z86C36 family microcontrollers. It will also support OTP (One-Time Programmable) Z8 microcontrollers.
ZiLog Inc., 910 E. Hamilton Ave., Ste. 110, Campbell, CA 95008. (408) 558-8500. Fax: (408) 558-8300.
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STAINLESS STEEL SHIMS
Stainless steel pre-cut shims are manufactured from 304 stainless steel and are permanently marked for size and exact thickness.
For user convenience, the shims are packaged in kits to ensure the best selection of shims to meet requirements. The shims are available in four sizes and in 13 different thickness.
Hyatt Industries Ltd., 1572 W. Fourth Ave., Vancouver, BC V6J 1L7. (604) 736-7301.
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The SR Mini CN system will integrate the operator interface, control modules, and the final output device in a minimal amount of panel space. The system controls multiple temperature zones and offers quick and easy access to instrument inputs and outputs with plug-in connectors.
The unit is DIN-rail mounted and has RS-422 communications, two digital outputs for alarms, three digital inputs for recipe access and run/stop or release of latching alarms. The temperature input module accepts four thermocouple inputs for monitoring or control and can use the loop-break alarm function.
Syscon International Inc., 1108 S. High St., South Bend, IN 46601. (219) 232-3900. Fax: (219) 283-0591.
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Encor reinforced structural foam composite laminates are designed to be a value-added alternative to conventional plywood core laminates. The laminates are complimented with a thermoset structural foam, Encor-C, which is available in flat sheets or scored for contourability.
These options allow the fabricator to select a material specific to his particular design needs. The core is reinforced with a fiberglass scrim that becomes an integral part of the product during manufacture to allow better handling during lay-up.
Crane Cor Tec, Box 280, Washington Court House, OH 43160. (800) 879-4377. Fax: (740) 335-4843.
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Adflange Unified Code U61 4-Bolt and 2-Bob adapters are available. The 4-Bolt flange adapter has bolt patterns that will mount on SAE Code 61 flange ports. The 2-Bolt flange adapters also have bolt patterns that will mount on either of the two diagonal-tapped holes on SAE Code 61 flange ports.
The small footprints of both adapters permit their ports to be nested closer to one another, which provides the opportunity to design more compact components and integrated hydraulic systems. The adapters are assembled using industry-standard socket head-cap screws that meet or exceed the high-strength requirements of ASTM Standard A574. The 4-Bolt adapters may also be qualified in higher-pressure applications, and eliminate the need for the larger SAE Code 62 flange port patterns.
Adaconn + Inserta, 538 Township Line Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422. (215) 643-1900. Fax: (215) 643-4017.
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PC BOARD RECEPTACLES
These PC board receptacles are part of the Minisnap family. Minisnap connectors are miniature cylindrical connectors with precision push-pull locking.
Connectors come in several sizes and different styles. Inserts are made of various materials, including PEEK, LCP, PBT, and Teflon. A range of contact arrangements and mix of contact styles offer the flexibility to address design challenges. Contacts include signal, power, coax, fiberoptic, and air and fluid coupling.
Many connectors intermate with connectors made by W.W. Fischer or LEMO. Most are available off-the-shelf, and custom versions can be designed to meet application-specific requirements.
ODU-USA, Inc. 451 Constitution Ave., Unit A, Camarillo, CA 93012. (805) 484-0540. Fax: (805) 484-7458.
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LOW-POWER CPU CARDS
SBC-557 half-size Super7-based CPU cards are designed for space-critical and high-performance LCD applications.
The board is equipped with a VGA/LCD controller, Ethernet controller, and flash disk socket. Based on a 1541/1543 chipset, it is designed for engineers who need an affordable socket 7 solution to accommodate the Pentium MMX, AMD K6-2, and K6-3 without sacrificing performance.
Aaeon Electronics Inc., 3 Crown Plaza, Hazlet, NJ 07730. (732) 203-9300. Fax: (732) 203-9311.
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A line of gigohm chip resistors can be trimmed from 10 gigohms to 0.1 percent and 100 gigohm to 0.25 percent. The result is chips that are stable VCRs of 10 ppm/v and TCR of 25 ppm/c. Sizes range from 0.020 x 0.020 in. to 0.250 x 0.125 in., and custom sizes are available. Ultra-high Leaded Resistors that have resistive values up to 10 teraohms are also available.
Pricing for a 50 gigohms 2512 i percent is $1.74 in 10,000 piece quantities.
Ohmcraft Inc., 93 Paper Mill St., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. (716) 624-2610. Fax: (716) 624-2692.
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Model 700-1 AutoCycler semi-automatically operates single-acting pneumatic cylinders such as those used in tube expanders and tube cutters.
It can be used with almost any device using single-acting cylinders where it would be useful to semi-automate repeat-operation, long-term production. Features include adjustable cycle from one to 10 seconds, pressure (adjustable) 30 to 115 psi, compact stainless steel frame and cover, and affordable pricing.
Lakeview Equipment Inc., 2010A LeHigh Ave., Glenview, IL 60025. (847) 998-6870.
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Series PC horizontal pumps are designed for performance and corrosion resistance in chemical and purewater applications. The pumps are constructed from glass-filled polyester, Noryl, polypropylene, and Ryton thermoplastics, with suitable elastomers and internal hardware or total nonmetallic solution contacts.
The pumps are suitable for solution temperatures to 195 [degrees] F and pH ranges of 2-12. They are available in 1, 2, and 3 in. ports, with a maximum flow of 230 gpm and maximum TDH to 95 ft. The pumps come in a variety of power sources such as electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic.
Pacer Pumps, 41 Industrial Circle, Lancaster, PA 17601. (800) 233-3861. Fax: (717) 656-0477.
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Two new models of the Modicon Momentum M1E processor adapter have full IEC program control capability for e-manufacturing solutions.
An integral Ethernet port in the processor allows customers to perform a range of functions over Ethernet, including data acquisition, peer-to-peer communications, and I/O scanning. Five embedded Web pages enable the use of a standard Web browser to read status and diagnostic information from the processor.
Specifications include 544K RAM memory and 1 M of Flash memory with Ethernet and I/O Bus Ports or RS485 Ports. Specific functionality includes I/O servicing of up to 4,000 messages per second, logic solve time of 0.25 Milliseconds per K of user logic and an I/O capacity of 512 words.
Square D Co., Schneider Electric, 1415 S. Roselle Rd., Palatine, IL 60067. (847) 397-2600. Fax: (847) 925-7271.
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MOTION CONTROL SOFTWARE
AML, a software-only motion controller, is available for use with a miniature, factory-hardened SMS-10 Stand-alone Controller. The AML application program runs on the SMS-10, which includes the SERCOS interface, and Ethernet (TCP/IP) port, dual-series ports, a master encoder input with latch, digital I/O, a solid-state flash disk, and two PCMCIA slots for optional DeviceNet or ProfiBus DP connectivity.
The SMS-10 provides coordinated control of up to 32 SERCOS-compatible drives and I/O modules. The AML Productivity Suite for Windows is a comprehensive development and toolbox environment to facilitate the creation, debugging, and maintenance of AML application programs. The same application program written for the SMS-10 can also be used on an open-architecture PC platform consisting of Windows NT and the company's SMS-PCI card.
Sanyo Denki Motion Products, 2855 Premiere Pkwy., Ste. A, Duluth, GA 30097. (770) 497-8086. Fax: (770) 497-8666.
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ABRASIVE FLAP DISCS
BobCat abrasive flap discs can replace small-diameter coated blending discs for weld-blending and finishing purposes. The 2- and 3-in. discs are suitable for detail work and for hard-to-reach areas.
They are available in zirconium grain in angled and flat configurations with grit sizes ranging from 36 to 120 Z. Angled BobCats can be used when the operator is seeking maximum aggression, while the flat BobCat excels with smoother grinding.
Weiler Corp., 1 Wildwood Dr., Cresco, PA 18326. (888) 600-5857. Fax: (570) 595-2002.
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MAGNETIC DRIVE PUMPS
Model 893-09 and 893-10 magnetic drive pumps are pumps that do not require seals. They feature brushless 12 Vdc or 24 Vdc motors, respectively.
Units can be run in open air or fully submerged in water. The capacity is 3 GPM at 1 ft. head and 10.5 ft. head at 0 flow. Standard pumps come with in. O.D. smooth outlet and in. female pipe thread inlet. They are available with other size inlets and outlets for hose and threaded connections on special order.
March Manufacturing Inc., 1819 Pickwick Ave., Glenview, IL 60025. (847) 729-5300.
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The hydraulic pallet disconnect handle disconnects hydraulic lines from machine tool pallets or other applications. It is designed for double-acting hydraulic applications and operates at pressures of up to 5,000 psi.
The handle automatically latches when pressure is present on either hose, preventing accidental disconnects. To attach or detach the handle, the operator removes the hydraulic pressure and pushes or pulls on the handle.
Lexair, Inc., 2025 Mercer Rd., Lexington, KY 40511. (606) 255-5001. Fax: (606) 255-6656.
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The Juno 04 is an input device and power management companion IC for RISC-based portable systems. On a single IC, the Juno 04 integrates control of a four- or eight-wire resistive touchscreen, keyboard scanning, power management capabilities, PS/2 ports for the connection of external input devices, and general purpose input/output (GPIO).
With typical power consumption of less than 1 (A, the Zero-Power model provides power management designed to work in harmony with the power management modes of Microsoft Windows CE and other operating systems. Capable of Any-Key Wakeup, the IC will power-down, even in between key presses. And, proprietary circuitry allows the IC to power-down even when PS/2 devices are connected and active.
USAR Systems Inc., 568 Broadway, New York, NY 10042. (212) 226-2042. Fax: (212) 226-3215.
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The D-Series of mufflers are designed to install together with D-Series diesel catalytic purifiers. The mufflers connect directly with the purifier bodies by means of quick-release clamps. The resulting assemblies are compact and can be installed on vehicles with little space.
They are made of corrosion-resistant, heavy-gauge materials, and incorporate a system of perforated tubes and baffles. Despite the compact size and low-pressure drop, they offer high-noise attenuation in excess of 20 dB(A). They reduce toxic emissions from underground diesel equipment to meet the MSHA air quality requirements, and emissions of carbon monoxide can be reduced by over 90 percent. The purifiers reduce about 80 percent to 90 percent of the heavy hydrocarbon fraction of diesel particulates, which results in a 20 percent to 50 percent reduction in the total particulate matter emissions.
Nett Technologies, Mississauga, ON, Canada. (8 [ILLEGIBLE TEXT] 361-NETT.
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Model 352A21 miniature, lightweight ICP accelerometer features an all-welded titanium housing and a threaded coaxial electrical connector to achieve the convenience of a removable cable in a small, light package.
The unit is suitable for vibration analysis and drop testing of objects. It weighs 0.6 grams and uses a high-output, shear-mode, piezo-ceramic sensing element to generate 10 mV/g through a frequency range of 0.7 to 13,000 Hz ((10 percent).
PCB Piezotronics, Inc., 3425 Walden Ave., Depew, NY 14043. (888) 684-0013. Fax: (716) 685-3886.
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A new range of off-the-shelf, integrated PMC-based I/O solutions for communications and other DSP applications are tailored specifically for Common Heterogeneous Architecture for Multi-Processing DSP boards. They provide highly flexible connections to real-world I/O.
The units include integrated I/O and DSP hardware and software solutions for a broad range of applications.
Ixthos, Inc., 741-G Miller Dr. SE, Leesburg, VA 20175. (703) 779-7800. Fax: (703) 779-7805.
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The SC3650 Series Buzzers perform in routine and harsh environments. The solid-state buzzers feature an inside ceramic membrane treated with a special coating for dust proofing, water proofing and chemical resistance, and unusually small front holes that prevent intrusion by outside materials.
The buzzers feature amplified sound, with a high-sound pressure output of 102 dB.
Shogyo International Corp., 45 Executive Dr., Plainview, NY 11803. (516) 349-5200. Fax: (516) 349-7744.
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