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Diaphragm Pump

Gardner Denver Thomas (Sheboygan, WI) offers the 1610 diaphragm pump that provides fast evacuation times for applications where speed is key. Volume flow rate is up to 8.0 l/min, vacuum up to 90%, and pressure up to 2.0 bar. Even when running under full load, the pump operates with a low sound level that remains stable over the entire performance range, making it suitable for devices working close to patients and medical staff. The vacuum pump features quick draw down for reliable measurements when used in laboratory devices. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55592-311

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Stepper Motors

Nanotec (Feldkirchen, Germany) introduced the SC3518 series stepper motors that feature high torque and EMC properties. The 2-phase hybrid stepper motors feature frame size NEMA 14 (35 mm) and a 1.8° step angle; torque is between 0.18 and 0.32 Nm. The motors are connected via an integrated connector that enables easy cable adaption. The two outer pins of the connector are attached to the motor housing. Together with the shielded cable, this creates a shield connection with excellent EMC performance. The motors are available with a shaft end for openloop or sensorless control, or with an integrated optical encoder NOE1 with up to 2,000 increments/rotation. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55592-313

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Servo Drives

ADVANCED Motion Controls (Camarillo, CA) introduced the AZBH10A4 and AZBD10A4 micro-sized analog plug-in brushless servo drives that add Hall Velocity mode and Duty Cycle mode capabilities to the μZ series. The drives are designed for embedded applications in industries such as robotics, military, electric mobility, medical, and packaging. They drive brushless and brushed DC motors at a high switching frequency, and weigh 9 grams. They feature output of 10A peak and 5A continuous, and operate with a bus voltage range of 10-36 VDC.

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Electronic Valves

Clippard Instrument Labora tory (Cincinnati, OH) introduced the DV-3 Minimatic® electronic 3-way valves that use a patented valving principle. The valves are suited for applications across numerous industries, and are modifiable with flow, mounting, pressure, voltage, material, and other options. Features include leak-free operation, over 1,000,000,000 cycles, high flows in a miniature stainless steel design, low heat rise/low power, and stainless steel Spider flat armature spring. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55592-309

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Brushless Torque Motors

Allied Motion (Buffalo, NY) released the Megaflux MFH170i series of 170-mm (6.7-in) diameter housed brushless torque motors. The series is comprised of the 170 series brushless torque motor, a digital servo drive, and a programmable optical encoder integrated into a rugged machined aluminum housing with duplex bearings. The motors feature a 63.5-mm (2.5-in) large-bore through shaft. Three stack lengths are available, with peak torque ranging from 8.5 to 16.9 Nm (75 to 150 lb-in), and rated speed to 1000 RPM. The standard winding voltage is 48V. The motors are designed as rotary actuators for use in semiconductor equipment, automated test equipment, scanners, gimbal systems, and applications requiring a rotary actuator with a large hollow shaft. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55592-310

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Design and Engineering of Process Plants Based on the “Lego Principle”

Users can add automation modules or switch them off in line with requirements. Festo Corporation, Hauppauge, New York Manufacturers in the process industries need to adjust to smaller batches and different types of product in the same plant. Plants based on the “Lego principle” are designed and engineered precisely to the respective task, whether for the production of a specific product in units per time unit, or for the throughput of a specific substance in a quantity per time unit. The mechanical design of the plant as a whole is geared towards meeting specifications and guaranteeing the required performance data over the projected lifecycle of the plant. The corresponding automation is carried out using management systems comprising process-specific (control) components, operating and monitoring stations, as well as engineering stations. The entire process is centrally controlled by a single management system.

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Electrochemically Enhanced Mechanical Polishing of Optics

A combined method results in a significant reduction of manufacturing time for optical components. Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama Optical component fabrication using metals or ceramic materials involves many grinding and/or machining and polishing steps to achieve the proper form to the tolerances of imaging or photonic focusing instruments. These instruments range from infrared sensors, through visible and ultraviolet, to X-ray and even thermal neutron focusing. Conventional manufacturing methods require many days or even months of precise polishing to improve selected areas of the component.

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