Flat Brushless DC Motors

October 30, 2007 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Portescap introduced its nuvoDisc, a family of flat brushless DC miniature motors. With a footprint of 32 mm × 11.7 mm, the motors are engineered for markets where miniaturization is needed, and they are suitable for space-constrained applications such as portable respirators and barcode scanners. A high-speed slotless design reduces vibration and eliminates cogging to provide smooth operation and accuracy for maintaining a stable speed compared with conventional miniature flat motors.

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Motion Control Stopping and Holding Brake

October 30, 2007 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lenze-AC Tech announced its model BFK458-L long-life spring-applied brake for motion control products. It is guaranteed for 10,000,000 cycles or two years of service life. The brakes are released by applying DC voltage to an electromagnetic coil. Uses are in rapid, high cycling applications. They are constructed with a cast iron casing.

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Thru Hole Tact Switch

October 30, 2007 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announced its TL1150 Series thru-hole tact switch with an operating life of 1,000,000 cycles and a two-lead 6 mm × 6 mm design. Specifications include a contact rating of 50 mA at 30V DC, contact resistance of 100 m ohm at 5V DC, insulation resistance of 100 M ohm minimum, dielectric strength of 600V AC, actuation force of 70 ± 20 gf and an operating temperature of -25°C to +85°C.

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Electromechanical Switches Operate Up to 26.5 GHz

October 19, 2007 6:29 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent’s L Series of economically priced, high-performance electromechanical switches operate up to 26.5 GHz with an operating life of 2 million cycles. The series is comprised of terminated and un-terminated SP4T and SP6T multiport switches, as well as a transfer switch. The series features guaranteed insertion loss repeatability of >0.03 dB throughout the 2-million-cycle operating life.

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Right Angle Bi-Colored LED Pushbutton Switch

October 19, 2007 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

CIT RELAY & SWITCH announces the CL1200 Series of momentary lighted SPST pushbutton switches. This right angle version provides design engineers a versatile LED illuminated switch for use in a variety of applications. Offering three frame options – no frame and cap, square frame or round frame and cap, the pushbutton switch is available with numerous combinations of frame colors and cop colors in lighted or non-lighted configurations.

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Serial Control Switch Relay Features Serial Communications

October 11, 2007 12:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Series 24 Serial Control Switch Relay (SCSR) from Electroswitch facilitates remote control and monitoring of circuit breakers, while retaining local control through a manual trip/close handle. An addressable network device with certified DNP 3.0, the SCSR combines the functions of various other devices and provides remote trip-coil monitoring (single or dual), sequence-of-events reporting, system battery monitoring, and self-diagnostic reporting.

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High Dielectric Relays

October 9, 2007 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

CIT Relay & Switch announced its J115 Series relay. This relay is offered in three versions: PC termination, combination PC and QC for contacts, and panel mount style QC for both coil and contacts. It exceeds industry UL standards – incorporating as standard 40A contacts, 240V AC, 30A @ 277V AC, and Class F insulation. All versions are available with contact arrangements of SPST N.O, SPST N.C., or SPDT. Options include standard 0.9W or reduced power consumption 0.6W coil and meet UL873 and UL508 spacing requirements

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High Capacity Relay with Mirror Contacts

October 4, 2007 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC introduced the G7Z power relay that provides up to 40A switching capacity per pole on the N.O. Contact. The resistive load rating is 40A @ 440V AC for N.O. contact and 25A @ 440V AC for N.C. contact. It has an inductive load rating of 22A @ 440V AC on the N.O. contact (Power factor = 0.3). The relay comes in 2-FormA+2-FormB, 3-FormA+1-FormB, and 4-FormA pole configurations. The 4-FormA version has a maximum current carrying capacity of 160A when each N.O. Contact is wired in parallel.

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Custom Disk Jog Switch

September 25, 2007 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Electronic Components introduces its B5V-1422 disk jog switch that offers a single user interface with which to scroll through lists and make choices. Five tactile selector switches (a center push button and four peripheral push points) are combined with a rotational jog feature. Using both functions, users can navigate through lists and then make choices with the pushbutton switch.

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Modular Spindle Drives

September 25, 2007 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxon Precision Motors announces its GP 22 S and GP 32 S gearheads that are adjusted for spindles, withstand high loads and assemble easily due to a special spindle intake. Three standard spindle types include metric spindles, trapeze spindles and spherical rotating spindles. They are available in steel or ceramic variations up to 200 mm in length, and they are supplied with matching spindle nuts.

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SMD Rotary DIP Switches

September 25, 2007 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC announces its A6RS series of gull-winged terminal surface mounted (SMD) rotary DIP switches for static function-select settings on control boards. These top-actuated switches are available with flat or extended shafts, 10 position (decimal) or 16 position (hexadecimal) outputs and terminal arrangements of 4 × 1 and 3 × 3 which allow for flexibility in circuit design.

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Universal Programmable Microstepping Stepper Motor

September 12, 2007 5:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MD2S from US Digital is a universal programmable microstepping stepper motor driver capable of driving size 17 to 42 stepper motors. DIP switches allow for the selection of 29 microstep resolutions from 5 to 256 microsteps per step. Motor currents are selectable from 0.5A to 7.0A per winding in 0.5 Amp increments. An L-option, low current version, is available with selectable current output from 0.20 to 3.6 Amps per winding in 0.05 Amp increments.

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Multi-function Miniature Toggle Switch

September 5, 2007 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda LLC introduces its MS-series miniature toggle switch. The toggle switch’s options include single pole and double pole, On/Off, On/On, On/Off/On and momentary. Terminals are solder lug, PC through-hole type. It has UL rating at 5A 125VAC and is fully compliant with European RoHS. The toggle switch has over 10,000 electrical life cycles. Rubber cap is available for dust & water protection.

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Miniature Servo Drives Support Up to 2,400W

August 29, 2007 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elmo Motion Control introduced three miniature servo drives that support up to 2,400W. The new Whistle servo drives achieve high power density coupled with SimplIQ intelligence and are available in the following additional models: WHI-15/60 (15A, 60VDC), WHI-10/100 (10A, 100V), WHI-15/100 (15A, 100V). By integrating the company’s FASST (Fast And Soft Switching Technology) power management technology with thermal management technology, the miniature Whistle exhibits a power density of 35 W/cm3.

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Proximity Switches Monitor Liquids and Bulk Materials

August 27, 2007 12:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Contrinex introduces its line of capacitive proximity switches for monitoring the levels of liquids, pastes and bulk material in machines, installations and vehicles even through non-metallic dividing walls. These switches are suitable as limit switches, contact-free position switches, for monitoring and positioning, as pulse generators for counting purposes, and for distance and speed measurement.

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