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Slide Switches Exhibit Right Angle Actuations

October 1, 2008 12:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Suiting momentary or momentary and latched operation, C&K Components’ AYZ, JS, JSM, and PCM Series slide switches display right angle actuations. The 1.5 mm high AYZ Series possess 1 or 2 poles, double- and triple-throw action, offset or side actuation, contact resistance of <80 mO, surface mounting, and life cycles to 10,000 operations. The 0.7 mm

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Brushless DC Motor Operates at 120 W

September 30, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining with 32 mm planetary gearheads, Maxon Motor’s EC-powermax 22 brushless DC motor operates between 90 W and 120 W. The existing rotor comprising 2 pole pairs is fitted with magnetic material. For electronic commutation, the magnetic field is sensed through Hall sensors and the rotor position detected. The tool has no detent because

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Gearmotors Possess Fail-Safe Disc Brakes

September 29, 2008 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Functioning on the power-“off” brake-“on” principle, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR08 and VWDIR88 fractional horsepower parallel shaft AC gearmotors work with fail-safe disc brakes. The instruments include gear ratios from 27:1 to 750:1, fixed output speeds from 2 rpm to 60 rpm, and output torques from 42 in./lbs. to 113 in./lbs. The motors offer

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Pressure Switches Implement Magnetic Sensing

September 25, 2008 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CSS Series and CSC Series of current pressure switches from Setra Systems utilize magnetic current sensing technology. They are intended for HVAC/R, industrial, and lighting applications that use electric motors to drive fans, pumps, and blowers, and for sensing the status of heating coils and lighting. These solid-state switches are offered with industry standard 135 Amp or 200 Amp output

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Heaters Target Hazardous Areas

September 24, 2008 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Having a NEMA 4 rating, Omega Engineering’s CREX020 Series hazardous area convection heaters perform in areas with explosion hazard. The devices prevent the formation of condensation and temperature fluctuations, and protect against frost in transmitter housing, switch cabinets, and measuring equipment. The heaters deliver a heating capacity of

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Power Relay Exhibits 1.5 mm Contact Gap

September 19, 2008 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suiting inverter applications in photovoltaic power generation systems and UPSes, Panasonic Electric Works’ LF-G power relay presents a 1.5 mm contact gap. The VDE0126-compliant device demonstrates 2.5 kV surge breakdown voltage between contacts, 1 Form A contact arrangement, capacity rating of 22 A, 250 VAC and coil holding voltage with

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Gearmotors Deliver 100 rpm

September 18, 2008 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Acting as Von Weise drop-in replacements, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR03 right-angle fractional horsepower gearmotors demonstrate output speeds from 4.5 rpm to 100 rpm. The UL- and CSA-recognized devices exhibit torques from 27 in./lbs to 250 in./lbs while being driven by a universal motor running from 115 VAC or 115 VDC. The 13 models

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Tactile Switches Present Height Options

September 16, 2008 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a reel quantity dependant on actuator choices ranging from 400 to 1,000 pieces, CIT Relay & Switch’s CL1102 Series single pole, single throw SMT tactile switches offers PC board to top of actuator height options from 4.30 mm to 9.50 mm. The 6 mm² devices present a tested electrical life of 100,000 cycles, electrical rating of 50 mA at 48

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Linear Positioning Stage Offers Micron Bidirectional Repeatability

September 15, 2008 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring micron bidirectional repeatability, the SMS 12 positioning stage from Equipment Solutions, combines a cross roller bearing stage and an almost zero backlash drive mechanism. This linear positioning stage has up to 12 mm of travel, 2Gs maximum acceleration, a maximum

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Alarm System Enables Complex Conditions

September 15, 2008 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enabling more complex alarm conditions, the EL042 EnviroMon PC data logging system from Pico Technology, is a system upgrade that automatically measure and records temperature, humidity and other parameters, and warns you when reading go out of range. The system

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Brushless DC Motor-Drive Offers Integral Driver

September 15, 2008 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed with an integral driver, the LB22 from Nidec Copal, is a 22 mm brushless DC motor-drive that 3.26 oz/in. with an input current of 1.40 A at 12 VDC. The RoHS-compliant motor has separate power leads for the driver circuit and the motor allowing variable input to the motor for speed control. Another lead provides

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DC Servo Motors Run at High Speeds

September 15, 2008 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Running at speeds from 0 rpm to 10,000 rpm, the MR15 line of DC Servo Motors from Dynetic, is capable of a torque up to 80 lbs/in. when coupled with a gearhead. Options on the motor include: all alluminum alloy parts which are anodized per

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Switches Allow Greater Application Possibilities

September 15, 2008 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suitable for a wide spectrum of applications, the PSE family is a group of Piezo switches from Schurter, that have been tested through the use of a high-pressure vapor stream at 90 Bar and temperature of 80°C. The device features a lifetime of over 20 million switching cycles, contains no moving parts and are manufactured with

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Touch Sensitive Switch Mounts Without Drilling Holes

September 15, 2008 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to suit new generation public transportation, the Series 58 touch-sensitive switch from EAO, mounts directly by adhesive without the need to drill holes. It will even operate through double-glazing of up to 16 mm thick. The device is fitted with an electronic switching element and contains no moving parts. Two LED’s enable the switch to change from

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Software Performs Motion Control Design

September 11, 2008 7:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Configuring motion architectures for testing, Performance Motion Devices’ Pro-Motion motion control set-up software delivers auto-tuning for current loop and position loop of servo motors. The program offers multiple and simultaneous connection capabilities to various controllers, a multi-drop over serial and CAN networks, and scope tracing of

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