Incremental rotary encoders measure 7.2mm in diameter

June 11, 2013 2:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nemicon continues to push the envelope in high-performance miniaturization with its 7S Series Incremental Rotary Encoder. At just 7.2mm (0.28346”) in diameter, and based on Nemicon’s successful line of 18mm (0.70866”) and 12mm (0.47244”) diameter miniature encoders, the 7S Series shaft type encoder features high resolution....


Display system comes with a controller-only option

June 10, 2013 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division announces the release of the next generation of its Parker Factory Display (PFD) visualization system. PFD offers unprecedented flexibility and impact for delivering critical messages to associates on the factory floor.

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Drive+motors provide 60% more torque than size 23 motors

May 31, 2013 2:03 pm | Applied Motion Products | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the addition of six integrated drive+motors to their line of Ethernet and EtherNet/IP motion control products. The new STM24 models fuse a high performance motion controller with 100 MBit Ethernet communications to a high torque NEMA24 step motor.

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Pushbutton switch available with RGB LED color options

May 28, 2013 1:58 pm | E-Switch | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announces an RGB color option for the ULP series LED illuminated pushbutton switch. You can order this switch with either SPDT or DPDT circuit options and either momentary or latching options. It offers multiple cap options including square sculptured, square flat, rectangular flat, panel mount, or large sculptured, all with LED color options that now include RGB.


Illuminated pushbutton switches offer RGB color options

May 8, 2013 11:51 am | E-Switch | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announced its LP6 Series LED illuminated pushbutton switch includes a color option. The switch is available with either SPST or DPST circuit options, and it is a momentary switch. It offers a 15-mm square sculptured cap with LED color options that now include


Photo interrupter intended for optical switches, digital cameras, and printers

May 7, 2013 4:28 pm | Everlight Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Everlight Electronics has introduced the latest member of its ITR series of photo interrupters for use in optical switches, digital cameras and printers, the ultra small outline slotted type ITR1205ST11A/TR. A slotted type opto interrupter detects an object when it enters the gap of the slotted switch....


Stamped spring pin achieves 31 gram actuation force per pin

May 7, 2013 4:12 pm | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new LGA socket, addressing high performance requirements for 0.5mm pitch devices - CBT-LGA-5000. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31 gram actuation force per pin and cycle life of 500,000 insertions.


DC motor features a rated torque of 53 mNm

May 7, 2013 10:09 am | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new – big and powerful – RE 30 EB precious metal brushed motor is a special and rare drive, and for certain applications, it's exactly what's needed. Precious metal brushes are known for ensuring low, constant contact resistance over the entire service life, a characteristic that makes control far easier.


3-phase, variable-speed inverter power module enables higher torque systems

May 6, 2013 11:20 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor has developed the FTC03V455A1, a 3-Phase, Variable Speed Drive Automotive Power Module. This device, intended for 3-Phase motor control applications under 2kW, allows designers to reduce the overall system cost of higher power applications.

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Power factor controllers include operating voltage of 110 V AC to 230 V AC

May 6, 2013 11:06 am | Tdk Corporation Of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation presents two new types of the BR7000 series of EPCOS power factor controllers. The BR7000-T power factor controller offers 15 transistor outputs instead of 15 relay outputs. It is designed for applications that require fast switching operations....


Brushless DC motor is ideal for double-sided applications

May 6, 2013 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The KinetiMax 32 EB DS is a very compact outer-rotor brushless DC motor with a dual output shaft. The 32 EB DS is designed with a heavy duty bearing system capable of handling high side loads on each output shaft.High quality components ensure a minimum operating life of 20,000 hours.


IP65-rated pushbuttons include new brushed chrome option

April 26, 2013 12:07 pm | NKK Switches | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced it has updated its YB2 Series of 24mm square and 25mm round tamperproof pushbuttons. New to the series is a brushed chrome cap and bezel option for non-illuminated models. This new option gives design engineers greater flexibility to match YB2 Series devices with the style of their designs.


PWM Power Controller

April 23, 2013 5:20 pm | PCA Electronics, Inc. | Products

Pulse Width Modulated power controller is useful as a lamp dimmer. Voltage range: 5 to 15 VDC. 7.0 Amps maximum load. Duty cycle from 1 - 99% in 3 wire configuration, 1 - 98% in 2 wire configuration. Works with both incandescent and led lamps. Will operate as a motor controller with addition of a diode. Smallest package available. Will fit in the same space as an on/off switch. Package size: .535 x .525 x .450".


Mini DC servo controller suits PMDC motors containing Hall effect sensors

April 20, 2013 12:59 pm | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

maxon precision announced a new DC servo motor controller, the ESCON 50/5 OEM module. This mini OEM plug in module is a four-quadrant pulse width modulated (PWM) servo motor controller that can efficiently control permanent magnet brushed DC motors (PMDC motors) and Brushless DC servo


Slide-in housing includes collapsible front panel to improve the horizontal mounting of circuit boards

April 19, 2013 4:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Intermas announces the development of a 1 HU slide-in housing with collapsible front panel to improve the horizontal mounting of circuit boards. Currently, the usage of a foldaway-hinge can be very challenging when designing a 19-inch slide-in housing with only one height unit (1 HU = 44,45 mm)....

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