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Heavy-Duty Slide

The HepcoMotion HDS2 from Bishop-Wisecarver (Pittsburg, CA), offers system capacities up to 68kN, and adds new bearing sizes including a 150mm diameter vee bearing and a 144mm diameter taper roller bearing. Maximum single bearing capacity is 50kN, compared to 20kN previously. Low friction cap wipers expel dirt and debris, and provide continuous lubrication for long service life. A removable cover allows easy system adjustment without disassembly.

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Hose Products Quick Reference Guide

Parker Hannifin Corp. (Wickliffe, OH) has released a new Hose products Division Quick Reference Guide (Bulletin 4400-B13) describing the division’s hydraulic, Push-Lok®, suction and return, transportation and refrigerant hose products. Now available from Parker’s Hose Products Division and new to the Quick Reference Guide are 451TC and 471TC Twin Tough braided hydraulic hoses that eliminate the labor and material costs required to manually bundle two separate hoses using tie straps or plastic sleeves. An expanded offering of F42 specialty hydraulic hose is also available, as is a new compressed air hose (CAH) for industrial air compressors.

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Ball Valve

Hayward Flow Control Systems (Clemmons, NC, has announced a line of compact ball valves for a wide range of heavy duty chemical, water, and wastewater applications. The QVC and QTA series ball valves feature a rugged, all-plastic design usually found on higher cost ball valves, socket or threaded pipe connectors, Santoprene (TPV) seats, full porting, and a 150 PSI pressure rating. QVC Series valves are available in 1/2 to 4in. sizes in gray or white PVC, QTA Series valves are available in 1/2 to 2in. sizes in gray or white PVC, and include socket and threaded True Union end connections. The valves provide easy quarter-turn operation and are designed to fit into spaces too small for other valves.

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Digital Pump Drives

The Masterflex L/S digital pump drive from Cole-Parmer (Vernon Hills, IL) has a high-contrast LCD graphical interface that eases setup and operation. The LCD shows four operating modes: continuous run, timed dispense, copy dispense, and volume dispense, allowing you to view pump performance continually. The menu-driven interface lets you select one of seven languages for programming and operation.

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Positioning Drive

For space-restricted position and speed control applications, Baumer Ltd. (Southington, CT) has introduced a line of FlexiDrive positioning drives, which integrate absolute encoders with an assortment of motors, drives, gears and connectors. Offering 14-bit single-turn and 18-bit multi-turn resolution, Flexi-Drive systems deliver explicit and continuous position measurement even without power.

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Rotary Stage

The model DT 65-LM rotary stage from Steinmeyer, Inc. (Burlington, MA) measures a low 25mm high and 105mm long. It weighs only 0.35kg, but can support loads up to 80Newtons. Driven by a piezo linear motor, the stage has a positional accuracy of 0.015 degrees, repeatability of less than 0.003 degrees and a maximum surface run out of 20 μm. Speeds up to 360 degrees/sec and accelerations greater than 10000 degrees/sec² are achievable.

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Servo Drives

The SV Series servo drives from Applied Motion Products (Watsonville, CA) are compact 5.0 × 3.0 × 1.75in. programmable OEM servo drives designed to make servo systems an option in applications that could benefit from their performance attributes, but have historically used stepper systems due to cost factors. The drives are available with three flexible control options, and are protected against over and under voltage, over-temperature, motor shorts and motor open phase. They deliver up to 7.0A rms continuous or 14.0A rms peak output current from a 24-80 VDC power supply.

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