Miniature Rocker Switch Sports 10 A UL Rating

August 25, 2009 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

With working temperature up to 105oC, the RL3-10 rocker switch series from Phaseda has 10 A 125 VAC UL approved rating. It comes in both single pole and double pole versions. The switch has On/Off function, On/Off/On, On/On, plus momentary spring return as well. The body is made from PA66, and contacts of silver alloy.

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Reed Switches Boast High Sensitivity Range

August 24, 2009 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SR4J series of surface mount magnetic reed switches from Standex Electronics offers a maximum sensitivity range of 3/5 Ampere Turns (AT) (initial). The series measures 6.8 mm (l) x 2.41 mm (h), and is available in a production range from 3 AT to 20 AT. Other features include: typical operating time of 0.2 milliseconds

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Brush DC Servo Motors Minimize Cogging

August 18, 2009 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a 7-slot skewed armature design, the Pittman “Series 8000” brush-commutated DC motors from AMETEK minimize magnetic cogging (or reluctance torque). The motors are available in three lengths (2.070 in., 2.195 in., and 2.445 in.) and can achieve peak torques up to 16.8 oz-in and speeds up to 9020 RPM at continuous torque.

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Switch Guards Protect Against Accidental Actuation

August 12, 2009 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mounting flush into the panel, the HP series of recessed push button switch guards from APEM Components protects against accidental actuation. The guards fit into a 22 mm round panel cut-out. Available in momentary and maintained functions, the switches are offered in 7 actuator colors. The series is rated for 100 mA at 24 VDC

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Switches Actuated From X or Y Axes

August 5, 2009 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The GDS Series of side-actuated detect switches from C&K Components can be actuated from either the X or Y axes. The switches feature a maximum actuation force of 30 g. Contact rating is 1 mA @ 5 VDC, with a maximum initial contact resistance of 1 ? and a minimum insulation resistance of 100 MO between adjacent contacts

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Gearhead Provides Load Carrying Capacity of 10 N

August 4, 2009 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

With continuous torque of 0.05 Nm, the R08 Planetary Gearhead from Portescap provides radial load carrying capacity of up to 10 N. The standard gearbox is available from 4 to 256 ratios which can be further extended to higher ratios of 4096. The R08 can be coupled with Brush DC, Brushless and Stepper motors

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Thermal Management Software Builds Models Entirely From Intelligent Objects

August 3, 2009 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Future Facilities has introduced its 6SigmaET electronic cooling software. It is capable of building the model entirely from intelligent objects which speeds up model creation, enables automatic gridding and simplifies post-processing. It supports the

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Mini Stages Tout High Accuracy

August 3, 2009 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dover’s MMG Mini-Mag line of precision linear motor stages provide nearly twice the accuracy at virtually the same cost as competitive standard-grade options, according to the company. Four models are available that deliver 25 mm, 50 mm 100 mm and 150 mm travel, respectively. They provide

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Rubber Boots Protect Buttons and Switches

July 30, 2009 8:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molded on a brass hex nut with military-grade silicone rubber, a family of switch boots from ZaGO Manufacturing protect toggle switches, push button switches and rotary switches.

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Brushless DC Motors Offer up to 1700 W

July 22, 2009 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for commercial and light-industrial OEM applications, the Pittman ‘I Series’ brushless DC servo motors from Ametek offer performance capability from 40 W to 1700 W continuous. The winding system allows for operation on machine bus voltages from 12 VDC to 325 VDC.

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Pushbutton Switch is Dust and Water Resistant

July 16, 2009 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rated IP54, a pushbutton switch from Phaseda provides protection against dust & water without an external PVC cap. The HY52 features an electrical rating of up to 20A 125VAC with UL approval. This switch has loading life of up to 50,000 cycles with European approval. The function includes DPST, SPST On.Off and DPDT, SPDT On.On

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2-Position Slide Switches Offer Deployment Flexibility

July 16, 2009 4:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suitable for mobile communication devices, test and measurement equipment, computer peripherals, and network products, the RoHS-compliant OS-Series of two-position slide switches from C&K Components provide multiple actuator options and termination configurations.

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Piezo Motor Driver Monitors Speed and Frequency

July 15, 2009 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Scale Technologies provides a family of drive solutions for their Squiggle motors. With 170 kHz modulation frequency, the NSD-1202 dual piezo motor drive ASIC offers a PWM mode allowing independent speed control of one or two SQL-1.8 Series motors.

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Programmable Motion Cards Allow Ethernet Connectivity

July 13, 2009 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing machine designers the capability to download and run board-level C-Motion motion programs directly, the Prodigy/CME PCI card from Performance Motion Devices provides Ethernet functionality to expand connectivity options. The cards support multiple motor types, including DC brush, brushless DC, microstepping, and step motors and are available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis versions.

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Rugged Relays Offer Mounting Options

July 9, 2009 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offered in both AC and DC control versions, Zelio panel-mount SSRP and DIN-mount SSRD solid-state relays from Schneider Electric meet equipment specifications for vibration resistance and reliability.

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