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Mini PCI Fieldbus Cards for Industrial PCs

Beckhoff Automation (Verl, Germany) has released Mini PCI fieldbus cards for PROFIBUS, CANopen, DeviceNet and Ethernet networks. With the Mini PC cards, the newest Beckhoff Industrial PCs, including the C69xx cabinet PCs and the CP62xx or CP72xx Control Panel PCs, are equipped to integrate additional fieldbus technologies.

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CAD/Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Modeling Environment

ALGOR, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, has released ALGOR V20, an integrated CAD/finite element analysis (FEA) modeling environment for working with imported CAD models or building original models. New features include design scenarios that let a single FEA model contain numerous analyses; a software wizard for creating bolts and fasteners; design studies and size optimization, which provide automated tools for achieving optimal designs based on user-supplied criteria; and improved meshing capabilities. Other new features are a k-epsilon turbulence model for fluid flow analysis, which allows specification of wall roughness, and a reinforced (rebar) concrete element and material model for realistic simulation of concrete structures. The software also supports multiple rotating frames of reference for 3D modeling of complex fans and similar systems, and the capability to define results-based load curves for Mechanical Event Simulation. Enhanced multiphysics analysis includes coupled unsteady fluid flow and transient heat with buoyancy effects.

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Linear-Type Stepper Motor

Nippon Pulse America (Radford, VA) released the Captive LINEARSTEP Series Linear-Type Stepper Motor, a RoHS-compliant, linear-type stepper motor with a one-piece captive shaft. The linear shaft movement is guideless, and an anti-rotation cap allows the shaft to actuate without external influence. Linear motion is produced in a rotary-size package with outside dimensions of 25 mm and 35 mm, with a 30-mm stroke. Shaft travel in resolutions from 0.010 to 0.05 mm per step can give 5 kg of force. The unit features ball bearing shaft supports and a welded motor case. Custom stroke lengths are available.

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Ring Tachometer

Madison Electric Products (Mentor, OH) offers the C-face ring tachometer that monitors motor shaft RPM when using NEMA C-face, metric flanged, or faced motors. The device is designed with a dual C-face mount to fit between the motor and gearbox, break, or clutch, and has a slim-line profile. Features include single and quadrature models, differential line driver outputs, a drop-in sensor, and safe barriers.

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Planetary Gearheads

Boston Gear (Quincy, MA) released Helical Planetary Precision Gearheads for direct attachment to servo and stepper motors. All exposed gearhead parts are composed of stainless steel. Housings are available in anodized aluminum (for standard applications) and epoxy-coated (for wet and washdown applications). The device provides high output torque, quiet operation, and reduced backlash. A 5-year “tip-to-tip” warranty covers seals, bearings, and all elements for the gearhead.

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Multiple Position Slide

From PHD (Fort Wayne, IN), the Series SMF Multiple Position Slide allows for a switch to be mounted at any point along the slide’s travel. Multiple intermediate stopping positions are available, and a stainless steel band and saddle seal protect the bearing system from contaminants. Optional adjustable cushions augment control of slide deceleration with optional travel adjustment. Cap-mounted and saddle shock absorbers are also optional.

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Stepper Motor Controller

Prior Scientific (Rockland, MA) introduced the PriorPCI2 High Speed Stepper Motor Controller, featuring a 175 × 106 mm design; standard six-axis control for XY, focus, and three filter wheels; shutter control for three shutters; and a 16-bit analog (0-10 V) output for piezo control. Other features are four TTL I/O, updated DLL for Prior’s Lumen 200Pro Illumination System, and microstepping resolution down to 0.01 μm for XY and 0.002 μm for focus. The card is CE and RoHS compliant.

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