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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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Motor Driver Integrates Hall Commutation

January 26, 2009 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to power low-voltage brushless DC motors, Allegro MicroSystems’ A1448 motor driver uses a CMOS semiconductor process to incorporate a Hall sensor, the motor control circuitry, and the full output bridge. A single input control pin allows for direct input PWM for speed control, initiating the active braking function, and

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Relays Offer 50-A Option

January 23, 2009 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using a longer yoke and armature, as well as a stronger spring structure than the 40-A standard model, Hasco Components' HAT Series relays have a 50-A current option. The SPST version had a 3-mm contact gap for arc suppression. Switch coil voltages will be available for both DC and AC current. A SPDT version is

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Solid-State Contactors Present High Power Ratings

January 22, 2009 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

At 40-A or 50-A load ratings per phase at 65°C ambient temperature, Crydom's RHP line of hybrid solid-state contactors offer configurations with power ratings of 120 VAC, 240 VAC, 280 VAC, or 600 VAC. The devices demonstrate full-load life cycle ratings of >2M operations, control voltages of 24 VAC, 120 VAC, or 220 VAC, and logic-compatible, 5-VDC, 12-VDC or 24-VDC input control options. The units mount identically to a

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Key Switches Enhance Tactile Feedback

January 21, 2009 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using silver- or gold-plated dome inserts, C&K Components’ K5G and K5A2 snap-acting key switches are said to allow for enhanced user feel for tactile feedback. The 8.20-mm × 8-mm × 6-mm K5G exhibits mean operating force of 3.7 N for the first stroke and 6.5 N for the second stroke, and travel of 0.50 mm and 0.85 mm for

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DC Motor Controller Serves Mobile Robots

January 20, 2009 4:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Directly driving up to 120 A on each channel at up to 60 V, Roboteq’s AX2860 dual-channel DC motor controller functions in Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV), Underwater Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and mobile robots for exploration, hazardous material handling, and military and surveillance applications. The 9” × 5.5” × 1.6” device accepts

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Pushbutton Switches Offer Multiple Caps and Colors

January 19, 2009 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

With electrical life of 200,000 cycles the LP11 Series of illuminated pushbutton switches from E-Switch, offer options such as tactile feel, multiple cap types, and LED color options. Requiring an operating force of 250 +/- 100 gf, switch travel is 4.50 +/- 0.2 mm. Other specs include

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