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Motion Controller/Driver Uses 64-bit Processor

February 26, 2009 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Driving and controlling up to 3 axes of motion using any combination of DC or 2-phase stepper motors up to 3 A per axis, Newport’s ESP301 3-axis motion controller and driver utilizes a 64-bit, floating point, DSP processor. The instrument includes a USB interface, a manual front panel interface, a digital PID-FF (feed-forward)

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Toolkit Integrates Mechanical System/Control Software Design

February 25, 2009 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Enabling software and mechanical engineers to work together to design, test, and modify custom motion algorithms, Danaher Motion’s MechaWare 3.0 mechatronic toolkit seamlessly integrates mechanical systems and control software design. The product includes capture, logging, and visualization tools that allow mechanical, I/O, and software data to be integrated into one measurement environment. The toolkit delivers

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Tactile Switches Last to One Million Actuations

February 25, 2009 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

With an extended life to one million actuations, the KSC741 and KSC721 tactile switches from C&K Components are intended for high reliability applications. Current rating for the momentary action, SPST, normally open devices ranges from 1 mA to 50 mA for silver plating and 1 mA to 10 mA for the gold plating

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Nanofabrication System Allows Immediate Characterization

February 25, 2009 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining nanopatterning capabilities with AFM (atomic force microscopy) imaging, the DPN 5000 desktop nanofabrication system from NanoInk enables immediate characterization of the deposited patterns. Features include a scanner with closed-loop flexure technology and a low-coherence laser with a reduced laser spot size for lateral force imaging.

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Fan Trays Operate at High Current

February 23, 2009 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

A variety of standard and custom fan trays from Orion Fans operate from 12 VDC to 48 VDC and 115 VAC to 230 VAC. The trays are available in 3-, 6- and 9-fan trays as well as custom configurations. Each fan may be equipped to adjust its speed in direct relation to the ambient air temperature between 55 percent and 100 percent of full speed

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PLC Offers 400 Memory Lines

February 20, 2009 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Including 254 symbolic variables and 6 programmable PID loops, Galil Motion Control’s RIO-471x2 Pocket PLC provides 400 lines of program memory. The device contains 8 analog inputs and outputs, 16 optically isolated inputs and outputs, a 32-bit processor, and non-volatile memory. The controller includes arithmetic and logical processing, process control loops, data logging, counters and timers. The unit communicates via

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Planetary Gearbox Touts High Reduction Ratios

February 19, 2009 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for Pittman brand DC motors, AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products’ G30A planetary gearbox achieves reduction ratios to 46,656:1 in 4:1, 5:1, and 6:1 multiples. The device presents maximum load capabilities from 106 oz/in. (0.750 N/m) for 1-stage models to 1.250 oz/in. (8.800 N/m) for versions with

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Human Machine Interface Software Serves Controllers

February 18, 2009 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a data logging and report generator to automating data collection, Watlow’s SpecView human machine interface (HMI) software offers built-in support and auto-detect for Watlow controllers. The product uses customizable screens to automate tasks with user-defined buttons, and for monitoring and adjusting controller

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Automotive Relays Demonstrate 40-A Switching Capacity

February 17, 2009 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering coil voltages of 6 VDC, 12 VDC, and 24 VDC, CIT Relay & Switch’s A9 Series automotive relays accommodate standard-sized automotive fuses from 3 A to 40 A. The SPST normally-open devices exhibit contact resistance of <50 Ohmmm, max. switching power of 560 W, max. switching voltage of 75 VDC, and a rating of 40 A at 14 VDC. The RoHS-compliant units have electrical life of 100K cycles, mechanical life of

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Pushbuttons Mount in Tight-Fitting Applications

February 13, 2009 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Measuring 7 mm H × 7 mm W × 2.5 mm T, NKK Swtiches’ GB2 Series SPST pushbuttons are suitable for high-density PCB, block, or ganged mounting. The momentary-circuit devices present off-center plungers, the Sliding Twin Crossbar contact mechanism, and an OFF momentary ON configuration. The units carry a rating of 0.4 VA max. at 28 V max. with min. recommended mechanical and electrical life of

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Pushbutton Switch Has Multiple LED Color Options

February 12, 2009 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LP1 series, an illuminated round pushbutton switch from E-Switch, features multiple LED color options of blue, green, red, white, and yellow. Features include: electrical life of 50,000 cycles; operating force of 250 +/- 100 gf; contact rating of 100 mA @ 30 VDC; contact resistance of 50 milliohms; insulation resistance of 100 Megaohms (Min. @ 500 VDC); and dielectric strength

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Busbar-mount Contactors Weigh as Little as 1.25 lbs

February 11, 2009 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Weighing between 1.25 lbs and 2 lbs, three Busbar-mount contactor product lines from Leach International are intended for commercial and military aerospace applications. They meet Mil-PRF-6106 environmental requirements for mechanical shock, vibration and temperature fluctuations. Engineered for “quick change” installation, the lines are configured to be mounted in any direction. The series features ground fault protection to ensure isolation

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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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