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PowerBlock™ 50

Mercury Computer Systems, Chelmsford, MA, has introduced the PowerBlock™ 50 ultra-compact rugged embedded computer for small platforms in the 6- to 10- pound range. Optimized for real-time image, sensor, and signal processing, and ruggedized for harsh environments, it is programmable and features liquid cooling. The system’s modular architecture allows for flexible configurations of multiple processors, delivering over 100 GFLOPS of processing power. A fully configured system weighs less than 10 pounds and measures 4 × 5 × 6". The system is available as a complete software development platform, including the PowerBlock 50 system, Linux BSP development environment, and a desktop heat rejection unit (HRU). The complete platform is customizable into configurations that include PowerQUICC™, Virtex™-4, and Intel processors, and SATA storage. Each configuration includes Gigabit Ethernet and RS-232 I/O interfaces. For Free Info .

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Linear Bushings

MISUMI USA Inc. (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced a family of self-lubricating linear bushings in assorted styles, with straight or mini-flanged versions. The bushings carry three times the rated life span of conventional bushings.

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Rack-Mount Motion Controller

ACS Motion Control (Plymouth, MN) has developed a rack-mounted motion controller that delivers smooth motion control at high speeds, without compromising accuracy, for the most demanding applications. The SPiiPlus 3U uses custom algorithms to achieve precise motion control for a wide range of application parameters.

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Analog Input Modules

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech (Cincinnati, OH) has unveiled two new ADAM analog input modules, the ADAM-5017P and ADAM-5018P. The ADAM-5017P has eight different independent configuration channels, supports power reverse, and has a wide unipolar or bipolar input range. The ADAM-5018P is a Thermocouple Input Module which supports seven input ranges and types (J,K,T,E,R,S,B), and will filter functions to remove any unreasonable range.

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Pressure Sensor

The Model GT100 from Stellar Technology (Amherst, NY) is a heavy-duty pressure transducer for severe applications like rocket engine testing that can ruin a typical pressure sensor. It features a cleanable pressure cavity and a field-replaceable, stainless steel diaphragm.

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Digital Motor Controller

The ION (R) digital drive from Performance Motion Devices (Lincoln, MA) now has power ranges of 500W and 3000W. This allows a wide range of motor types and sizes to be combined in multi-axes motion positioning applications.

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Pneumatic Mini Slide

The DGSL from Festo Corp. is designed as an ultra-precise slide for positioning or as an easy pick-and-place system. The main design element to this precision slide is the use of an integrated bearing system with an accuracy of 0.01 mm and linearity and parallelism in the 1/100 mm range.

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