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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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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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