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Speed Controllers Utilize Built-in Digital Display

March 24, 2008 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Oriental Motor Corp. announced a RoHS compliant speed controller that enables the speed control to be set by using the built-in digital display. The FE100/FE200 drives and controls a wide range of the company’s 3 phase fractional horsepower AC induction motors. As the speed controller parameters have been set for motors in advance, the motor performance can be maximized at both low and high speeds. It has a 200 rpm to 2400 rpm (12:1) speed range that can be set through the speed knob on the front of the speed controller box.

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Brushless-Motor Driver Serves Constant-Velocity Applications

March 21, 2008 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using Hall sensors for feedback, the TA223 brushless-motor drive can be programmed to ramp up at a preset rate and maintain a constant velocity regardless of changes in load. The RS232-capable 9.3" × 3.5" × 5.7" driver can be set via an off- or on-board 10K potentiometer, or  via software and has features such as soft start control, integral AC line filtering,  enable input level, fault output level, coast input level, target velocity, Hall active level, and Current limit.

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Tri-Color Illuminated Tact Switch Provides Uniform Brightness

March 11, 2008 8:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC announceds the availability of the B3W 9 Series of SPST NO (momentary) configuration LED illuminated tactile switches. The switches are available in red, yellow, blue, green and bright green LED’s. The keycaps use a proprietary diffusion

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Radial Lead Tactile Switches Offer Many Actuation Force Choices

March 10, 2008 12:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The CIT Relay & Switch CR1102H and CR1102V Series tactile switches are packaged on radial lead ammo packs. Both styles offer numerous actuation force choices; the CR1102H offers 100, 130, 160, and 260 ± 50 gF. The CR1102V right angle tactile switch offers 100, 160 and 260 ± 50 gF. The CR1102H is available with many choices of actuator lengths from 4.3 mm to 9.5 mm. The actuator length of the CR1102V is 4.75 mm.

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Thin Fans Produce .3 CFM of Cooled Air

March 7, 2008 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

JaroThermal’s "Super-Flow Micro" fan measures 15 mm × 15 mm × 4 mm while working at 26,000 rpm and producing .3 CFM of super-cooled air. The low level of power consumption, which comes from a 2.5V DC operating voltage, makes the fan suitable for PDA, cell phone, hand-held test equipment, and portable power suppliers. It was designed to withstand drop testing of

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Hybrid Stepper Motors Offer Fine Positioning Capability For Microstep Operation

March 6, 2008 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MAE brand HN Series hybrid stepper motors, from AMETEK, feature low detent torque to holding torque ratios promoting smooth operation and the fine positioning capability required for microstep operation. These motors can provide accurate open-loop control and high-speed operation suitable for a wide range of positioning applications. The standard size 34 hybrid steppers are available in three models

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Surface Mount Tactile Switches Offer Gull Wing or J-lead Termination

March 5, 2008 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CIT Relay & Switch CS3304 Series is a momentary surface mount tactile switch. Offering gull wing or J-lead termination, this 6.2 mm2 tactile switch has two actuator lengths 2.6 mm and 3.4 mm. The device has a tested electrical life of 100,000 cycles with electrical rating of 50 mA at 48V DC. Contact resistance is

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Power Rocker Switch for Industrial and Commercial Applications

March 5, 2008 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics Corp. introduced its PRC series of power rocker switches for snap-in panel mounting. The series is IP66 rated for protection against dust and liquids. PRC power rocker switches are suitable for applications in industrial machinery, vacuum cleaners, HVAC equipment, power tools, power supplies, audio equipment and fitness equipment. They are rated for 20A/125V AC or 10A/250V AC.

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PTC High Power Heaters Offer Compact Heating

March 5, 2008 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Sensors and Controls introduced its high power, compact heater that uses ceramic PTC technology to act as the heating element. The PTC thermistors in this heater are self-regulating elements that can operate at a nearly constant temperature over a range of voltage and environmental conditions. The heaters offer high power density in a compact design that can accommodate an array of PTC thermistor elements.

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Control Switch is Fully Sealed to IP68 Spec

March 5, 2008 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

APEM Components, Inc. announced its MT series environmentally sealed toggle switch that functions as a rotary or rocker switch. The series is activated using a slight rocking motion by an operator’s finger or thumb, and it is recommended for applications requiring a sealed, ergonomic electrical interface such as radio remote controls, metal detectors and other portable, hand-held devices.

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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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