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Snap Action Switch Features Surface Mount Termination

May 28, 2009 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch introduced the TS2 Series, subminiature switch featuring surface mount termination. Its small package size is designed for higher reliability applications and its SMT design suits it for many board-level applications. Specifications include

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Dexterous Robotic Hand is Operated by Compressed Air

May 27, 2009 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech has developed a unique robotic hand that can firmly hold objects as heavy as a can of food or as delicate as a raw egg, while dexterous enough to gesture for sign language.

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Digital PWM Motor Controls Provide Bi-Directional Operation

May 27, 2009 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in battery-powered and AC-line powered versions, the high-voltage EC104 and low-voltage EC106 digital PWM motor controls from LCR Electronics provide speed and torque control as well as bi-directional operation and overload protection.

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Relay Suits Automotive Applications

May 27, 2009 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in versions with coil voltage ratings of 6 VDC, 12 VDC and 24 VDC and coil power ratings of 0.9 W and 1.3 W, A6 Series Relays from CIT Relay & Switch is suitable for multiple automotive applications. Maximum switching power is 560 W, maximum switching voltage is 75 VDC, and maximum switching current is 35 A.

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DC Gearmotors Offer Integral Speed Control

May 22, 2009 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available with continuous torque ratings from 30 to 500 in-lbs (3.4 to 56.5 N-m), the VWDIR134 family of parallel-shaft permanent-magnet DC gearmotors accept the Bison TightDrive speed control option that offers up to a 20:1 speed range.

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Metal Pushbuttons Sport Raised Actuator and Illumination Options

May 15, 2009 7:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter’s vandalproof metal pushbutton switch with latching action offers point illumination in addition to ring illuminated types. The series is available in double-pole or the newly added single-pole version. The new design also offers an actuator with increased actuating travel of greater than 5 mm. Available in

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Motion and Logic Controllers Interface with High-Speed, Drive-based I/O

May 13, 2009 2:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ORMEC Systems Corporation’s ServoWire Motion and Logic Controller (SMLC) family has expanded to four available models, designed to provide fully integrated and centralized machinery motion, I/O and networking control. The devices are suited for a variety of packaging, material handling, medical, pharmaceutical, and general assembly applications.

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Sealed Pushbutton Switch Repels Dust and Water

May 8, 2009 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda LLC has introduced its GQ12 sealed pushbutton switch. This round pushbutton switch has internal design against dust and water, up to IP65. It has long operating life, up to 200,000 loading cycles. solid body construction of Zn alloy material makes it vandal proof in many harsh applications. The button has

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Electromagnetic Simulation Tool Features Hysteresis Solver Option

May 5, 2009 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cobham Technical Services is releasing a new version of its Vector Fields Software tool for designing rotating electrical machinery. The electromagnetic simulation software combines the accuracy of virtual prototyping using finite-element analysis with a rapid front-end design tool that allows users to create models of motors and generators in minutes.

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Variable-Speed Drive Offers High Motor Functionality

May 5, 2009 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Altivar 12 variable-speed AC drive from Schneider Electric offers nearly 150 application-specific advanced motor-control functions.

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Parallel Shaft Gearmotors Deliver up to 500 in-lbs

May 4, 2009 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

With hardened-steel helical and spur gearing in ratios from 108:1 to 266:1, the VWDIR104 AC gearmotor family offers fixed output speeds from 15 to 6 RPM with continuous torque ratings from 340 to 500 in-lbs (38.4 to 56.5 N-m). Features include built-in face mounting compatible with Genesis mounts and an overhung load capability up to 400 lbs. (181.8 kg.).

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Tactile Switch Offers Right-angle, Thru Hole Termination

April 27, 2009 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TL1250 illuminated tactile switch from E-Switch – Lamb Industries Offers right-angle, thru hole termination. Blue, red, green, and yellow single LED options are available. Features include: Force of 120 +/- 60gf; 180 +/- 60gf; or 280 +/- 70gf, Mechanical Life of 50,000 cycles min., travel of 0.2mm +/- 0.1mm

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Illuminated Pushbuttons Suit Avionics Displays

April 23, 2009 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed specifically for avionics applications, the PBA Series of miniature pushbutton switches from C&K Components has a robust design that includes gold plated contacts, IP64 sealing, and extended life cycles to 1,000,000 rotations.

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Push Button Provides up to 4.5 V Linear Output

April 20, 2009 1:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Based on Hall effect technology, the 145MA micro push button from Elobau Sensor Technology provides a 0.5 V to 4.5 V linear output proportional to the displacement of the actuator. It is designed to be incorporated in the knob of a joystick or a multifunctional handle for a shifter, or into a control panel

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Powered Exoskeleton Unveiled by Cyberdyne

April 13, 2009 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cyberdyne Corporation of Japan, in conjunction with Daiwa House, has begun mass production of a cybernetic bodysuit that augments body movement and increases user strength by up to tenfold.

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