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Ball Splines

Released from THK (Schaumburg, IL), the SLS/SLF Ball Splines feature caged technology, allowing for smooth motion. A synthetic resin cage cradles each ball, separating it from others, while spaces between rolling elements retain the lubricating grease to act as a lubrication system. The units feature a rigidity of ±10%. Outer shaft diameters are available from 15 to 100 mm. Low-noise options are available.

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Linear Actuator

From Exlar (Chanhassen, MN), the Tritex™ Series of electric linear actuators, combining a brushless servomotor, servo amplifier, and position control in one unit. Up to 500 watts of continuous power can be applied to the actuator’s brushless servomotor. The standard product is rated IP54 with optional IP65 rating for wash-down and fluid applications. Mountings include front flange, rear clevis mount, side mount, and trunnion mount. The unit is available in standard IEC metric dimensions. Other features are: 24 and 48 V DC power, 25" per second maximum linear velocity, 1,250 lbf maximum continuous thrust capacity (2,270 lbf peak), and low resolution incremental feedback. Customization is available.

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Ethernet Controller

Galil Motion Control (Rocklin, CA) released the DMC-40x0 Ethernet/RS232 controller family as part of the Accelera line, coming in 1- to 8-axis formats. Accepting encoder input frequencies up to 22 MHz and providing servo update rates up to 32 kHz, the line can complete program instructions in 40 microseconds. The device operates in a standalone configuration or can be interfaced with a PC via the Ethernet 10/100Base-T or RS232 ports. Memory is up to 510 symbolic variables, 16,000 array elements in 30 arrays, and application program space up to 2,000 lines × 80 characters. Mode of motion capability includes: point-to-point positioning, position tracking, jogging, linear and circular interpolation, contouring, electronic gearing, and ECAM. Other features include isolated I/O, eight uncommitted analog inputs and outputs, and PID compensation.

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DC Gearmotor

Midwest Motion Products (Watertown, MN) released the Model No. MMP-S28-400A GP81-046 BR-015 DC gearmotor. The device accepts any 24 V DC source. The gearmotor is reversible; the output is rated for 61 Nm continuous torque at 43 rpm and 100 Nm peak. Motor windings for 36, 48, 60, and 90 V are available. The integrally mounted fail-safe brake requires 24 V DC power and features a holding torque of 15 in-lbs. Mounting is accomplished with four “face mount” M-6 threaded holds, equally spaced on a 65 mm B.C. diameter. Dimensions are 3.2 (max diameter) × 13.3" long, and the unit has a keyed output shaft diameter of 19 × 49 mm long.

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Product of the Month: Infrared Camera

Mikron Infrared (Oakland, NJ) offers the Model M7500 infrared camera configurable for midwave or long-wave imaging and four different temperature bands. The camera is an uncooled microbolometer camera that features spectral tuning technology. It can image in the mid-wave bands of 3.9 μm and 4.8 to 5.2 μm, in a temperature range of 400 to 1600°C. The camera has two temperature ranges of -40 to 120°C, and 50 to 500°C in 8 to 14 μm long-wave mode for thermal monitoring applications. An 8 to 14 μm high-temperature version provides a range of 200 to 2000°C.

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Fiber-Coupled Laser Diode Module

The IQμ4X(760-5) from Power Technology (Little Rock, AR) is a fiber-coupled DFB IQ (Instrument Quality) laser diode module that features a current source and a PID temperature controller. It is available with 20-MHz analog beam modulation or 100-MHz digital beam modulation. The unit measures 1.5" in diameter and 7.52" in length, and can operate in either constant current or automatic power control mode.

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Photon Counting Detector

Electron Tubes (Rockaway, NJ) has released the DM0060C miniature photon counting detector with RS-232 interface for plate readers used in chemiluminescence and bioluminescence applications. Comprised of a photomultiplier, a high voltage supply, an amplifier/discriminator, and a microcontroller, the detector requires an external +5V bias. Output is provided via an RS-232 interface, and all models are available with a spectral response of 280 to 850 nm. The detector comes with Windows®-compatible software.

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