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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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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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