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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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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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