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Radio Touch Probe

The RMP600 touch probe from Renishaw (Hoffman Estates, IL) combines high-accuracy strain-gage sensing and frequency-hopping spread-spectrum (FHSS) radio transmission. The probe allows high part checking precision on five-axis machining, contours, deep cavities, and undercuts, where obstacles or part features can block transmission by optical line-of-sight probes.

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Turbo Pumps

The HiPace(TM) turbo pumps from Pfeiffer Vacuum (Nashua, NH) are available in pumping speeds from 10 – 700 liters/sec. They incorporate a new rotor design that reduces run-up time and provides high gas throughput and compression for light gases.

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Linear Drive

An inexpensive optional hardware attachment for linear drives from Amacoil (Astron, PA) allows mechanically controlled ramp down of linear speed. The slowdown option requires no electronics or programming and may also be configured for dwell if the drive unit is required to stop. The slowdown feature is also useful in traverse winding drive assemblies for winding flat materials because it slightly increases the wrap time at the spool flanges. Operating completely independent of the drive motor, the mechanical ramp down feature assures a gradual reduction in linear speed before reversal, which dissipates the forward momentum of the load being moved to prevent shaking or jarring during reversal.

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Stepper Motor Drive

The StepNet AC drive from Copley Controls (Canton, MA) runs directly on 115/240 Vac at 7 A, eliminating the need for a separate DC supply. It offers servo mode operation and has built-in modes for indexing, trajectory tracking, camming, and electronic gearing. The drive can operate alone or as part of a distributed control network.

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Anti-Backlash Assembly

The ZBX Series anti-backlash assembly from Kerk Motion Products (Hollis, NH) offers a linear actuator for design operations requiring precise positional accuracy and repeatability, at minimal cost. The inherent damping qualities of the ZBX design suit it for vertical applications requiring noise or vibration control.

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Incremental Rotary Encoder

The CH25 incremental rotary encoder from Celesco Transducer Products has a powder- coated enclosure rated for use in IP67 environments. It has a 2 ½-inch square flange and a 3/8-inch diameter shaft.

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Push/Pull Switches

The PP1 and PP2 series push-pull switches from Lamb Industries, Inc. (Portland, OR) have push-and-pull capable actuators and can be specified for the unique ON2-ON1-(ON2) function. This function is a standard crossover function with an option of either a momentary action when the actuator is pushed or a maintained action when the actuator is pulled.

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