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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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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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