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Temperature Control System

OMEGA Engineering, Stamford, CT, offers the PLATINUM™ Series PT-DEMO PID controller that provides an integrated temperature control system suitable as a platform to investigate the use of closed loop (PID) and simple on/off temperature control in heating and cooling applications. The system features intuitive “smart” menu flow, panel-mounted USB and Ethernet connectivity, an alarm indicator, a 4- to 20-mA remote set-point potentiometer, a pushbutton digital input, and an aluminum plate allowing the user to feel the temperature response. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61058-106

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Electronics Enclosures

OKW Enclosures, Bridgeville, PA, offers CONNECT enclosures for wired or USB electronics for applications where the unit is connected to a cable, sits between cables, or where the units are joined with USB connectors. The enclosures consist of two pieces with convex and flattened case shell sections. The flattened section is designed for fitting a membrane keypad or product label. Snap-together construction eliminates the need for screws. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61058-107

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Severe-Environment Motors

Marathon Motors (Wausau, WI) introduced totally enclosed air-over (TEAO) cooling tower motors with Bearing Current Protection (BCP) using AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Rings. The NEMA Premium Severe-Duty motors feature BlueChip® cast iron construction for rigidity and reduced vibration. With internal and external epoxy paint, sealed bearings, T-drains in both end-shields for effective drainage, drive-end bearing isolators with shaft slingers, and fully gasketed conduit boxes (with lead separators), they are IP56-rated and built to withstand the harsh environments of cooling towers.

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High-Torque Drives

Schneider Electric Motion USA (Marlborough, CT) offers Lexium MDrive NEMA size 23 drives with high-torque stepper motors as an alternative to standard motors. Closed loop performance of the drives eliminates possible motor stalling, and delivers continuous torque at low speeds. It eliminates tuning, and reduces heat and energy usage with variable current control. Various industry-standard communication protocols are available, including EtherNet/IP, ModbusTCP, Profinet, CANopen, and serial RS-422/485 with programmable motion control and pulse/direction input. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61058-300

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Rotary Tables

EXSYS Tool (San Antonio, FL) offers pL LEHMANN 500 series ultra-high-precision rotary tables. The modular, multi-axis rotary tables allow users to upgrade a vertical machining center without incurring the expense of a new machine. Adaptable to almost any workpiece or production situation, the tables are available in four basic models that can be assembled into as many as 240 different configurations. More than 20 different clamping methods and behind-the-spindle accessories are available, including rotary unions, special clamping cylinders, and angular position measuring systems.

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Actuator Control

The DCH Series actuator control from American Control Electronics (South Beloit, IL) combines an AC-to-DC switching power supply with a regenerative PWM drive to create an all-in-one solution. The control is suited for applications requiring control of 12 or 24 VDC motors when only 115 or 230 VAC power is available. With an isolated front end, this series is compatible with a 0-5 or 0-10 VDC analog from any PLC. With an 8-bit onboard microprocessor, the control can be customized in many applications to replace a PLC. The series also provides an alternative to using higher-voltage controls with the output voltage turned down, which results in current spikes. The control includes an industry-standard microprocessor used on popular PLCs. A modified option allows for linear positioning control of actuators to within 1/1000 of commanded stroke length with the use of feedback resistors. Standard variations include options for torque, cycling, or positioning control. Standard I/O is 1 analog and 4 digital, with custom configurations available. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61058-303

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Motor Controllers

PITTMAN® Motors, a business unit of AMETEK Precision Motion Control (Harleysville, PA), announced IDEATM PBL4850E programmable 3-phase brushless motor controllers that let users create distributed standalone motion profiles without the need for additional motion control components such as programmable logic controllers or field communication buses. The controllers feature automatic population of motion profile parameters based on the entry of a few motor characteristics. The 4-quadrant brushless controllers utilize sinusoidal commutation. They incorporate two motion profiles: trapezoidal and s-curve.

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