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Gearmotors Deliver High Continuous Output Torque

November 7, 2008 7:34 am | Comments

Working with most globally-available AC power sources, Bison Gear & Engineering’s VWDIR14 AC parallel shaft gearmotors presents continuous output torque ratings of up to 50 in./lbs (5.65 N-m). The Von Weise drop-in replacements exhibit gear ratios from 10:1 to 494:1, corresponding output speeds from 181 to 4 rpm, and compliance with UL, CSA, and CE standards. The tools utilize 1/20 hp (37.30 W) totally-enclosed non-ventilated (TENV) permanent split capacitor (PSC)

Enclosure Accepts AAA Batteries

November 7, 2008 7:00 am | Comments

Having soft ribbed-rounded sides, Bud Industries’ Grabber Style K ABS plastic enclosure offers an optional integral battery compartment that can hold 2 or 4 AAA batteries. The UL94V-0-rated device blends a T- and rectangular-shaped enclosure consisting of a top cover, bottom cover, battery door, and assembly hardware. The recessed top is suitable for

Potentiometer Displays 50° Electrical Angle

November 7, 2008 6:05 am | Comments

Including 45” side-located 24 AWG lead wires, Spectrum Sensors and Controls’ 1.650" diameter flange mount motorized rotary potentiometer shows an electrical angle of 50° ± 2°. The instrument exhibits independent linearity of ±0.250%, bow-tie tolerance, maximum output smoothness of 0.100%, and contact phasing. The device has an electro-less nickel-plated


Crimp-Style Connectors Suit Underwater Applications

November 7, 2008 5:24 am | Comments

Designed for both extreme moisture and non-submersion applications, the WPJ Series wire-to-wire and wire-to-board crimp-style connectors  from JST Corporation are intended for automotive, appliance, underwater cameras, or non-water resistance applications. The connectors have a 5 mm (0.197”) pitch and are available in 2 & 3 circuits. Wire sizes AWG #22 to AWG #18 with either standard

DC/DC Controller Used in Step Up/Down Inverting

November 7, 2008 4:41 am | Comments

Operating over a temperature range of -55°C to 125°C, the LT3724 from Linear Technology is a 60V (65 V max.) low quiescent current (100 µA) switching regulator DC/DC controller used in step-down, step-up, inverting, and SEPIC topologies. A power supply incorporating the DC/DC controller can convert a 4 V to 60 V input supply to a regulated output

Load Cell Includes USB Output

November 6, 2008 10:04 am | Comments

Featuring a USB Digital Interface with 16 bits resolution, the LSB200 S-Beam Jr. load cell from FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology is available with USB output option. Available in both aluminum or stainless Steel, the load cell has built-in overload protection. The load cell has weight of 0.3 oz (aluminum) / 0.9 oz (steel)

LED Protector Features Electronic Shunt Path

November 6, 2008 9:35 am | Comments

Providing a switching electronic shunt path when a single LED in an LED array fails as an open circuit, the PLED 6 Series from Littelfuse is an open LED protector that features a current range of 300 mA to 1.0 A. With an on-state voltage of 1.5 V, the open LED protector uses a 4-layered thyristor structure that automatically resets if the LED heals itself or is replaced and also features

Luminaire Disconnect Suits Fluorescent Fixtures

November 6, 2008 9:22 am | Comments

Adding to the 873 LUMI-NUTS product line, WAGO’s 873-903 3-pole luminaire disconnect targets linear fluorescent fixtures that use a dimming circuit or the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) protocol. The power input/line side accommodates AWG #18-12 solid and AWG #16-12 stranded conductors, and the ballast/load side accepts AWG #18 solid conductors. The component presents a current rating of 6 A at 600 V, a UL94V-0 flame-rated


Cameras Contain Gigabit Ethernet Interface

November 6, 2008 8:20 am | Comments

Targeting industrial inspection, general machine vision, and microscopy, Prosilica’s GS Series periscope-type CCD cameras present a gigabit Ethernet interface (GigE vision) to allow cable lengths of up to 100 m using conventional network cables and up to tens of km using fiber optics. Functions consist of snapshot/globalshutter, pixel binning, area of interest readout, external

Digital Delay Generator Exhibits 10 ns Edge Resolution

November 6, 2008 6:58 am | Comments

Having 8 timing channels with programmable logic, Berkeley Nucleonics’ Model 725 multi-trigger digital delay generator demonstrates edge resolution of 10 ns. Up to 8 trigger inputs can be logic signals, switches, transducers, interlocks, sensors, computer commands, and

Resistors Show Wide Resistance Range

November 6, 2008 6:18 am | Comments

Offering sizes from 0402 to 2512, Stackpole Electronics’ HGC Series thick-film chip resistors exhibit resistance values from 1 KOhm to 2 TOhm. The components present tolerances from 20% down to 0.25%, TCRs ranging from 200 ppm down to 25 ppm, and VCR characteristics of <1 ppm/V. Applications include voltage drivers for test instruments, meters, and

Step Motors Suit Multi-axis Apps

November 6, 2008 5:35 am | Comments

Based on the MotionChip DSP control technology, Technosoft’s IS23x-MA intelligent step motors adapt to distributed motion control applications with integrated intelligence. The 61 mm to 96 mm × 57 mm × 57 mm units embed a stepper motor, power electronics, a controller, and an interface with basic local digital and analog I/O signals, and PLC functionalities. The ready-to-run steppers offer permanent output torque from 1 Nm to 1.8 Nm, a single power supply from 12 V to 48 V, and high resolution

Controller ICs Target Capacitive Touch Apps

November 6, 2008 4:07 am | Comments

Adding to the PureTouch family, Leadis Technology’s LDS6003, LDS6005, LDS6023, LDS6025, and LDS6028 touch controller ICs perform in mobile and non-mobile capacitive touch applications. The 0.8 mm thick components operate at 1.8 V with power consumption of <200 µW, Strongest Touch Selection (STS) for inadvertent touch prevention; Threshold Individually Programmed (TIP), and Automatic Ambient Compression (AAC) for environmental response


LED Lighting Creates Beam Angles

November 5, 2008 11:17 am | Comments

Powering via a 24 VDC Class 2 power supply, DDP’s Emerge LED CoveWash customizable linear LED lighting utilizes a linear parabolic reflector and thin-film diffusers to create various beam angles. The Energy Star-compliant product consumes 3 W/ft while providing upwards of 145 lm/ft and efficacy of 40 lm/W when combined with DDP’s SSLD technology. The UL-certified lighting

Temperature Controllers Use Dual LED Display

November 5, 2008 10:47 am | Comments

Accepting a variety of thermocouple and RTD inputs, Omega Engineering’s CN740 Series 1/16 DIN temperature controllers show process value and set-point value simultaneously on a dual LED display. The CE-compliant products offer single output control, either simple ON/OFF or full PID, two alarm outputs, and indication of auto-tuning, engineering units (°F or °C), and alarm status on


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