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Pushbutton Protects Itself From Damage

February 11, 2009 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a snap-action switching system, the Series 56 pushbutton from EAO protects itself from damage. A stable force is always applied to the switch unit independent of the one exerted on the lens. The pushbutton includes a 34-mm dia. aluminum lens. The Series 56 features protection to IP67 against water and dirt ingress. With flush-mounting, it creates a tamper-proof unit

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Brushless DC Motors Use Segmented Stators

February 9, 2009 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering up to 400 W, Buehler Motor's ec4more family of brushless DC (BLDC) motors utilize 3-phase segmented stators with a star connection. The instruments present 3 Hall sensors, up to IP40 protection, and bidirectional rotation with no phase advance. The units offer lengths from 50 mm to 119 mm, shafts from 3 mm to

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Snap Switches Exhibit Long Electrical Life

February 6, 2009 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering SPDT and SPST configurations with solder, quick connect, or PC terminals, C&K Components' LCA Series snap switches offer an electrical life of 50,000 cycles at 3 A at 125 VAC. The components demonstrate operating force of 140 g, maximum contact rating of 10 A at 125 VAC, and an operating temperature range from -10°C to 125°C. The RoHS-compliant units are suitable for motorized equipment, sump pumps,

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Gearmotors Exhibit High Continuous Torque Rating

February 5, 2009 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Demonstrating corresponding fixed output speeds from 120 to 6 rpm, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR20 parallel shaft AC gearmotors demonstrate a continuous torque rating from 100 in./lb to 600 in./lb (11.3 N/m to 68.8 N/m). The devices utilize ¼-hp (186-W) 115-V, 60-Hz split-phase electric motors, and act as Von Weise

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High-Torque Actuators Withstand High Axial Loads

February 5, 2009 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering up to 484 in-lbs of torque at 100 psi, VRX rotary vane actuators from Tolomatic can withstand high axial loads of up to 23 lbs. The pneumatically-operated devices come in bore sizes of 1”, 1.75”, and 2.5”. Each model is available in single-vane models that rotate to 280° and produce up to 242 in/lbs of torque or double-vane models that rotate to 100° with up to 484 in/lbs of torque.

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Frameless Motors Integrate Rotor Ring to Outside Hub

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

Presenting a rotor external to the stator, Applimotion’s ULT-O frameless motors enable the integration of the rotor ring into an outside rotating hub. The devices are optimized to run at low speeds in position applications or at high speeds for scanning systems, according to the company. The instruments operate from traditional

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Brushless Motor Includes Integral Controller

February 3, 2009 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed with an integral controller, the Motomate Brushless Motor from Crouzet is intended for applications where programmable movement of simple mechanisms is required. The brushless motor features efficiency of 90%, and motor range of 30 W or 80 W. Motomate produces up to 0.3 N.m in the direct drive configuration

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Linear Drive Touts High Resolution

February 2, 2009 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring pure analog throughput for high brushless motor resolution, the TA333 High Power Linear Drive from Trust Automation can be configured to interface with any motion controller with a ±10 VDC command output. Able to achieve currents up to 25 A, the drive uses an external 24 VDC source of power for the internal logic. With ±100 Volt, the drive measures 14.9” x 7.7” x 4.7.”

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Motion-Control Cards Operate in Multiple Modes

January 30, 2009 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Accepting a control voltage from 5 VDC to 24 VDC, the VMC-3000 Series of single-axis plug-in motion controller modules from Varedan are DSP-based cards that configure in a variety of modes including position, torque, and a frequency-locked velocity mode. The controllers accept quadrature encoder feedback

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Pushbutton Presents High Power Rating

January 30, 2009 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering single- and double-pole versions, Phaseda’s RL5 pushbutton switch exhibits a UL rating at 16 A at 125 VAC and ¾ hp at 250 VAC for high-power and motor applications. The RoHS-compliant device demonstrates a VDE rating of 16(4) A and 10(4) A at 250 VAC with over 50,000 loading cycles. The lighted model has

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Motor Drives Offer Triple Stack Option

January 28, 2009 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining a NEMA size 14 brushless 1.8° stepping motor with electronics, Intelligent Motion Systems’ MDrive14Plus motor drives present a NEMA size 14 triple stack motor option. The instruments exhibit height of 2”, width of

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Membrane Switch Keypads Target Interface Designs

January 28, 2009 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Said to replace multiple mechanical switches, soldered wires, and cable assemblies, NKK Switches’ FM Series membrane switch keypads perform in human-machine interface designs. The dot-illuminated configurations offer 12 or 16 keys, pre-configured legends on embossed keypads; and stroke from 0.5 mm to 1.2 mm. The

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Motor Starters Suit Industrial Apps

January 27, 2009 5:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Moeller’s SYST-M line of ready-to-use industrial enclosed motor starters are rated to 60 HP at 575 V. The three-part non-reversing and reversing starters are UL/CSA approved and come in both non-combination and fused-combination configurations. All starters are housed

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Development Board Serves Motor Control Applications

January 27, 2009 4:00 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Supporting the dsPIC33F family of motor control DSCs, Microchip’s dsPICDEM MCLV development board (part # DM330021) provides a method for evaluating and developing sensored or sensorless BLDC and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) control applications. The product contains a three-phase inverter bridge

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Power Entry Modules Fit in 1U Enclosures

January 26, 2009 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing a combination of appliance inlet and circuit breaker in a single module, the Series 6135 and 6136 families of power entry modules from Schurter are compact enough to be mounted in 1U-sized products and enclosures. The 6135 offers a C14 appliance inlet and the 6136 a C20 inlet, according to IEC 60320. The 6135 offers a 2-pole switch with or without 1- or 2-pole overcurrent protection, while the 1-pole 6136 is offered with

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