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Micro-actuator Module Line Adds Smaller, Lower Power Device

February 20, 2008 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Scale Technologies added a smaller, lower-power module to its SQL-M line of SQUIGGLE micro-actuator modules. Each module incorporates a piezoelectric SQUIGGLE motor - claimed to be the world’s smallest linear motor – with optical limit switches in a compact polymer housing. The new SQL-M-1.8 micro-actuator module measures

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Incremental Encoders Available In Blind Hollow Shaft Versions

February 13, 2008 5:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

SICK STEGMANN’s DFS 60 Incremental Encoders are available in blind hollow shaft versions. These blind hollow shaft encoders are designed to reduce the potential for contamination, making them suitable for use in dirty or dusty environments with water washdown cleansing. DFS60 blind hollow shaft encoders deliver from 1 to 65,536 ppr with reliable operation

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Micro-miniature Relay with 2.5 kV Surge Strength

February 12, 2008 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

CIT Relay & Switch introduced its J860 Series monostable, high dielectric relay with 2.5 kV surge strength that conforms to FCC Part 68. The J860 is DPDT with coil voltage choices of 3V, 4.5V, 12V and 24V DC. This relay measures in at 15.0 mm × 7.5mm × 9.5 mm. The relay is UL/CUL recognized and RoHS compliant, featuring cadmium-free contacts.

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Thermal Management Device Utilizes Conductive Nitride Chip

February 11, 2008 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Manufacturing Services, Inc. (IMS) introduced the B-Series Therma-Bridge thermal management device. It uses a thermally conductive Aluminum Nitride chip with metalized terminals to transport heat from one location to another, enhancing overall board performance.

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Black Anodized Aluminum Lighted Pushbutton Switch

January 24, 2008 4:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

CIT RELAY & SWITCH offers the CH Series LED illuminated pushbutton switch with a new black anodized aluminum body and actuator. Functions include momentary or alternate action in SPDT or DPDT configurations. Illumination includes center dot or ring illumination feature red, yellow, green, blue, white and orange LED voltages, inclusive of 6V DC up to 220V AC. This vandal and water resistance switch offers panel cutout of 16 mm

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Coaxial Solid-State PIN Diode Switches with Desirable Isolation

January 18, 2008 6:02 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced a family of coaxial solid-state PIN diode switches -- including the P9400A/C transfer, P9402A/C SPDT and P9404A/C SP4T switches -- with a broad operating frequency range from 100 MHz up to 18 GHz for fast, accurate test in automatic test equipment (ATE) systems. Desirable isolation and ultra-fast switching speed make these switches suited for R&D and manufacturing engineers designing manufacturing test systems or requiring a fast switching solution to validate component performance.

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Modular Pushbutton Switch Series Offers Many Illumination Options

January 16, 2008 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announced its modular MDP-16 Series of illuminated pushbutton switches. Its modular interface design features an attractive front panel and many illumination options. Actuator styles include a low or high bezel, and a flush mount or full guard option. There are six actuator colors to choose from. Specifications include electrical life of 6,000 cycles both silver and gold; mechanical life of 50,000 cycles typical; contact rating is

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Bi-Color Lighted Pushbutton Switch with Laser Etching Cap Options

January 16, 2008 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

CIT RELAY & SWITCH offers the LPH Series bi-color, lighted pushbutton switch with numerous new cap options. Available with DPDT or 4PDT switch function, this versatile switch offers both momentary and latching styles. The LED color options available are red, green, yellow and blue – simply choose one or two colors for your application. Design engineers can choose the switch without a cap, a clear cap in two sizes or a misty silver style with 10 laser etching options.

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High Electrical Rating Slide Switches include Single and Double Pole Options

January 14, 2008 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda introduced its power slide switch series. This XN-series slide switches have many function options, including single pole and double pole, 2 to 4 positions. Terminals are solder lug, PC through-hole type. The UL approved electrical rating is up to 16A 125V AC; and the whole series is fully compliant with European RoHS

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Illuminated Surface Mount Tactile Switch for Reset Applications

January 7, 2008 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components introduced its K5AT Series of compact top-actuated illuminated tactile switches. The surface mount switches feature an integrated LED as part of their overall robust design. Measuring 8.0 mm × 8.4 mm × 6.1 mm, the series is suitable for applications such as telecom and network infrastructure, server and storage reset buttons, as well as medical monitoring equipment and other industrial electronic panels.

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Two-Phase Microstepping Motor and Driver Package Reduces Noise

January 7, 2008 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Oriental Motor USA Corp. introduced its CMK Series two-phase step motor and microstepping driver packages. This RoHS compliant series combines a compact, lightweight microstep driver (0.11 pounds) with either a 0.9 degree-per-step or a 1.8 degree-per-step two-phase hybrid step motor. The 24V DC board level driver is able to divide the two-phase motor’s basic step angle of 1.8 degree-per-step

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Stepper Drives with Q Programming Language

January 7, 2008 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Motion Products announced its expanded family of OEM-friendly stepper drive systems with the model ST10-Q which provides eight digital inputs, four digital outputs and two analog inputs, with 24V DC to 80V DC input and output current to 10.0A peak in a compact package. The stepper drive is easily programmed with Q, a comprehensive programming language used to create and edit stand-along programs

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Modular Motor Bearing Protection Ring for Simple Installation

January 7, 2008 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

A split-ring version of the Aegis SGR Bearing Protection Ring now is available in halves for easy field installation with little or no equipment disassembly. For variable frequency drive AC and DC motors, the SGR Split Ring protects bearings from electrical damage by channeling currents to ground. Conductive microfibers in the ring provide the path of least resistance, allowing these shaft currents to discharge safely

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Rail Systems With Custom Adjustments and Carriages

January 4, 2008 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Switch & Instrument Inc.'s Linear Rail Systems product line uses a precision leadscrew assembly to provide controlled positioning along the axis of a linear slide. The system consists of a stationary base with a load-bearing carriage that travels along an extruded, wear-resistant aluminum rail. Motion comes from a standard or double-stack external linear actuator

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Small Linear Motor Pushes Up to 200-times Its Own Weight

December 17, 2007 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Scale Technologies added to its SQL Series of piezoelectric SQUIGGLE motors, said to be the world’s smallest linear motors. The SQL-1.8 SQUIGGLE motor travels as fast as 7 mm per second and pushes axial loads of up to 30 g -- nearly 200 times its own weight of 0.16 g. At 1.8 × 1.8 × 6 mm, the SQL-1.8 is still less than half the size of competing micro-motors, according to the company.

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