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Emergency Stop Switches Exhibit Small Panel Depth

November 12, 2008 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering illuminated or non-illuminated mushroom cap diameters of 25 mm, 30 mm, and 40 mm, Johnson Electric's TH-Contact TE1 emergency stop switches present panel cut outs of 16.2 mm panel or 22.5 mm with an adapter option. The units provide 1 NO (normally open) and 1 NC (normally closed), or 2 NC, switching functions, as well as a rotary reset mechanism and

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Reed Switch Gives ¾” Magnetic Gap

November 12, 2008 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a Form A or Form B configuration, Hasco Components’ REED-PILL reed switch and matching magnet delivers a magnetic gap of ¾”. The product exhibits a switching voltage of 12 V, life expectancy of >100,000 cycles, and technologies that protect the reed blades in an inert gas. Each set comes with 3M adhesive and 18” 26 AWG wire, with

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Relay Exhibits Small Footprint

November 11, 2008 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting test and measurement equipment, Panasonic Electric Works’ SON (Small Outline No-lead) Series PhotoMOS relays come in a 2.95 mm × 2.20 mm × 1.40 mm package. The ceramic-constructed components come with gold-plated leads, side solder fillets, and a MSL 2 rating. The product lineup consists of the CxR5 C-type with a load voltage of 25 V, and

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Contactor Combines Four Motor Starter Functions

November 10, 2008 4:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for three-phase AC motors up to 4 kW/5 HP in size, the CONTACTRON 4-in-1 solid state reversing contactor from Phoenix Contact combines four functions in one package. The contractor provides forward, reverse, overload protection, and redundant emergency stop contactor functionality in a 22.5 mm-wide module

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Pushbutton Switch Utilizes Two LEDs

November 7, 2008 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Having availability as a SPST or DPST, E-Switch’s LP6 illuminated pushbutton switch uses 2 separate LEDs over a lifespan of 200,000 cycles. The device demonstrates a contact rating of 12 mA at 12 VDC, maximum initial contact resistance of 50 mOhm, and minimum dielectric strength of 100 MOhm at 500 VDC over an operating temperature range from -20°C to

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Gearmotors Deliver High Continuous Output Torque

November 7, 2008 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Working with most globally-available AC power sources, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR14 AC parallel shaft gearmotors presents continuous output torque ratings of up to 50 in./lbs (5.65 N-m). The Von Weise drop-in replacements exhibit gear ratios from 10:1 to 494:1, corresponding output speeds from 181 to 4 rpm, and compliance with UL, CSA, and CE standards. The tools utilize 1/20 hp (37.30 W) totally-enclosed non-ventilated (TENV) permanent split capacitor (PSC)

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Step Motors Suit Multi-axis Apps

November 6, 2008 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on the MotionChip DSP control technology, Technosoft’s IS23x-MA intelligent step motors adapt to distributed motion control applications with integrated intelligence. The 61 mm to 96 mm × 57 mm × 57 mm units embed a stepper motor, power electronics, a controller, and an interface with basic local digital and analog I/O signals, and PLC functionalities. The ready-to-run steppers offer permanent output torque from 1 Nm to 1.8 Nm, a single power supply from 12 V to 48 V, and high resolution

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Servo Motor Controller Possesses CANopen

November 5, 2008 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Configuring for peer-to-peer master or slave, QuickSilver Controls’ QCI-D2-IG-J1 OEM servo motor controller uses CANopen to share I/O and registers with other CANopen-enabled SilverDust controllers or third-party CANopen devices. The component supports CAN in Automation (CiA) CANopen drives and motion control profile 402 for allowing master devices to

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DC Motor Offers Thin Shaft

October 31, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Turning in 2 sleeve bearings, Maxon Motor USA’s RE 8 DC motor includes a ceramic motor shaft with a diameter of 0.8 mm. The device has metal brushes to ensure constant contact resistance between brushes and the commutator, even after a prolonged standstill. The motor exhibits a diameter of 8 mm, a length of 16 mm, a weight of <4 g, no magnetic detent, and

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Switches Perform in Harsh Environments

October 30, 2008 9:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meeting IP67, IEC60529, UL94V-0, UL 1015, and CSA TEW 105 standards, NKK Switches’ WT, WR, and WB Series environmentally-sealed switches operate in refrigeration equipment, AC motor control, monitoring equipment, biomedical instrumentation, and boating applications. The single- and double-pole WT toggles exhibit current ratings of 10 A at 125 VAC or 30 VDC and 6 A at 250 VAC, min. mechanical life of 30,000 operations, min. electrical life of 15,000 operations, and

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Rocker Switches Receive UL and VDE Approvals

October 29, 2008 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in single- and double-pole versions, Phaseda LLC’s RL3-6 Series oval rocker switches achieve UL, cUL, and VDE approvals, as well as RoHS compliance. The devices exhibit a UL ratings at 16 A and 0.33 hp at 125 VAC for high power and motor applications, and 10 A at 125 VAC for small appliances. The units demonstrate a VDE rating of 10(4) A and 6(2) A at

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Motion Controller Manages Four Axes

October 28, 2008 10:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pairing with FANUC servos, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platform’s PACMotion motion controller module controls up to 4 axes plus a master axis in motion applications in the packaging, assembly, metalworking, and printing industries. The component uses PACcore multi-processor architecture bridged by virtual dual port memory and a PCI backplane to decrease the degrading of

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Tact Switches Endure 300K Cycles

October 28, 2008 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Demonstrating an operating current of 1 µA at 1.8 VDC, C&K Components’ 4.6 mm × 2.8 mm KMR Series tact switches last for a life span of up to 300,000 cycles in mobile applications. The KMR 2 devices display a height of 1.9 mm and an actuation force range from 1.2 N to 4 N, and the KMR 4 units exhibit a height of 2.5 mm and an actuation force range from 2 N to

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Pushbutton Switches Suit Heavy Equipment Apps

October 27, 2008 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting ultra-low level applications of 10 mA at 50 mV and power applications up to 4 A at 125 VAC, APEM Components’ 1300X778 Series push/pull pushbutton switches are suitable for heavy equipment applications. The IP67-sealed components offer positive detent action, 5 lbs actuation force, and a red anodized aluminum actuator. The products include a double shell case, gold-plated

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Stepper Motors Enable Open Loop Control

October 24, 2008 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in industrial applications, AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products’ MAE brand “Size 34” hybrid stepper motors allow open loop control for high-performance positioning applications. The EN 60034-1:1995-02-specificed devices withstand internal temperatures up to 130ºC via a top-to-bottom insulation system incorporating stator insulators and other

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