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Gearmotors Exhibit Right Angle Worm Gearing

October 23, 2008 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Functioning as Von Weise drop-in replacements for VW23 and VW33 gearmotors, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR23 fractional horsepower DC gearmotors present right angle worm gearing. The devices offer 90 VDC input, gear ratios from 37:1 to 525:1, corresponding fixed output speeds from 90 to 3 rpm, and output torque from 34 in./lbs to 250 in./lbs (3.8 N-m to 28.3 N-m). The units include 1/10 hp or 1/20 hp (75 W or 150 W) permanent magnet DC motors with replaceable

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RAID 1 Controller Demonstrates Disk Mirroring

October 22, 2008 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Measuring 3.5” × 2.2”, Data Protection Solutions’ EzRAID DD4 FlexMount SATA RAID 1 controller performs disk mirroring from anywhere within the computing chassis without a bus slot or drive bay. The component uses a black plastic shell for protection from other electrical components within the computer, and connects via provided SATA cables. Once installed, the product sends all

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Mechanical Hygrostats Control Relative Air Humidity

October 21, 2008 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Connecting to an enclosure heater (dehumidifier), Omega Engineering’s MFR012 Series mechanical hygrostats are designed to control the relative air humidity inside of enclosures. The CE-compliant units activate the heater at the set humidity level in order to raise the dew point to help prevent damage and malfunction of electronic components caused by condensation and

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Rocker Switches Display High Current Ratings

October 17, 2008 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using silver alloy contacts, Cherry Electrical Products’ KC and KD Series round water-resistant rocker switches achieve current ratings of 20 A at 14 VDC and 16 A at 125 VAC. The IP56-standardized devices include a silicone rubber actuator, lighted and non-lighted designs, and snap-fit mounting to fit an industry-standard panel cut-out of 20.2 mm diameter. The UL-approved (on AC loads) units come with 4.8 mm quick-connect tabs, and suit outdoor power equipment, commercial

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Filter Fans Keep Out Dust and Water

October 16, 2008 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using the design of the intake and exhaust fan hoods, Omega Engineering’s Series FF018 filter fans prevent direct infiltration of falling dust and water. The CE-compliant instrument provides an axial fan, a self-adhesive seal on the mounting frame, and air channeling for quiet operation. The filter material shows temperature resistance to 100°C and moisture resistance to

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Gearmotors Supply High Continuous Torque

October 15, 2008 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting gear ratios of 19:1. 28:1, and 56:1, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR40 parallel shaft AC gearmotors show continuous torque output ratings of 287 in./lbs, 400 in./lbs, and 800 in./lbs. (32.4 N-m, 45.2 N-m, and 90.4 N-m), respectively. The UL- and CSA-recognized instruments run at corresponding output speeds of 92 rpm, 62 rpm, and 31 rpm, respectively. The 373 W

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Switches Feature Push-And-Lock Mechanism

October 14, 2008 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a push-and-lock mechanism, which indicates to the user when the switch position has been changed, the CKM Series of high security keylock switches from NKK Switches is intended for industrial control equipment, computer peripherals, and instrumentation and sensor equipment. With a vertically rotating switching mechanism and self-cleaning sliding contacts

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Servo Drive Delivers 4.8 kW Continuously

October 13, 2008 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using SimpIIQ core motion control technology, Elmo Motion Control’s Solo Guitar guitar servo drive supplies up to 4.8 kW of continuous power or 5.4 kW of peak power. The 46.70 mm × 61 mm × 80 mm (1.84" × 2.40" × 3.15”) device operates from a DC power source in current, velocity, position, and advanced position modes in conjunction with a

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Control Devices Combine Encoder, Joystick and Pushbutton

October 10, 2008 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Acting as a replacement for a stationary mouse or trackball, Grayhill’s Series 60C multifunction cursor control devices integrate an optical encoder, joystick and pushbutton on a single shaft. The 1” × 1” × 0.75” deep-housed tools manipulate a cursor left, right, up, and down; facilitates sequential scrolling through menu options; and performs on-screen

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Brushless Fans Supply 417 cfm

October 9, 2008 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Having an impeller design, Jaro Thermal’s Air-Mover Series brushless fans deliver 417 cfm (5,300 rpm) of high-flowing air. The 172 mm × 150 mm × 51 mm instruments operate with a static pressure of 1.690” of H2O and a voltage from 24 VDC to 56 VDC. The fans are appropriate for HVAC, server, and rack mount applications. Options include on-board

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Brush DC Motors Offer High Efficiency

October 8, 2008 9:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using an optimized coil design, Portescap’s Athlonix brush DC motors exhibit a maximum energy efficiency of 91% at 9.2 W output power. The RoHS-compliant devices demonstrate maximum continuous torque up to 16.5 mNm and angular acceleration in medical pumps, secure door locks, watch winding mechanisms and robotics. The motors suit automation

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Input Module Combines Five-Way Rocker and Scrollwheel Functionality with Two Analog Cursor Control Modes

October 7, 2008 12:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced a thin ultra-compact input device product that combines a navigation pad module with a motion sense and interface integrated circuit (IC) to provide mouse-like pointing in a variety of mobile devices. With a low profile height of 1.7 mm and diameter of 14 mm, this ultra-compact navigation pad incorporates a self centering button with click function. Based on embedded capacitive sense technology, this miniature input module will enable

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Brushless Motors Exhibit High Efficiency

October 6, 2008 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in 2- and 4-pole designs with or without hall sensors, Koford Engineering’s new line of 36 mm slotless brushless motors achieve efficiencies of up to 89%. The instruments present power outputs from 10 W to 620 W, speeds from 3,600 rpm to 30,000 rpm, and mechanical time constants as low as 4 ms. The 4-pole configuration doubles the resolution for hall feedback speed control. The cog-less motors are engineered to provide a straight line speed

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Stepper Motor/Driver/Controller Offers USB Interface

October 3, 2008 6:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a NEMA 17 package, Arcus Technology’s DMX-J-SA stepper motor/driver/controller integrates a built-in USB 2.0 interface for communication and programming tasks. The single-axis solution exhibits a current rating of 2 A max at 24 V, and supports 16 micro-step operation. The USB interface eliminates the need for serial bus drivers or TCP/IP programming, and automatically detects the device. To operate in standalone mode, a BASIC-like

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Tact Switches Endure 100,000 Cycles

October 2, 2008 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Achieving an electrical rating of 50 mA at 48 VDC, CIT Relay & Switch’s CS1110 Series SPST tact switches works for an electrical life of 100,000 cycles. The 6.2 mm² devices offer an optional grounding tab, J lead or gull wing termination, and board-to-top actuator lengths of 2 mm, 2.3 mm, 2.5 mm, and 3.1 mm with a positive tactile feed. The RoHS-compliant

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