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Connectivity in Aircraft Interior Electronic Systems

The use of high-density, lightweight fiber optics is increasing in networks and electronic systems for equipping aircraft interiors. The civil aviation market comprises commercial passenger planes, cargo planes, private planes, private jets, and helicopters. Design engineers strive to reduce aircraft weight and costs, while enhancing safety, functionality, and the passenger experience in the cost-competitive travel industry. Relative to the overall aircraft, cabin electronic and electrical systems represent the largest segment, and include passenger seats, electric door systems, lighting, lavatory, kitchen equipment, flight attendant panels, and other cabin equipment.

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Products of Tomorrow: August 2015

The technologies NASA develops don’t just blast off into space. They also improve our lives here on Earth. Life-saving search-and-rescue tools, implantable medical devices, advances in commercial aircraft safety, increased accuracy in weather forecasting, and the miniature cameras in our cellphones are just some of the examples of NASA-developed technology used in products today.

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Diaphragm Pump

Gardner Denver Thomas (Sheboygan, WI) offers the 1610 diaphragm pump that provides fast evacuation times for applications where speed is key. Volume flow rate is up to 8.0 l/min, vacuum up to 90%, and pressure up to 2.0 bar. Even when running under full load, the pump operates with a low sound level that remains stable over the entire performance range, making it suitable for devices working close to patients and medical staff. The vacuum pump features quick draw down for reliable measurements when used in laboratory devices. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55592-311

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Brushless Motor

maxon precision motors (Fall River, MA) offers the EC-I 40 DC brushless motor in a high-torque version for applications demanding very high torque. The iron-core internal rotor drive is available with a diameter of 40 mm, and delivers up to 234 mNm of torque. The motors feature high dynamics, low cogging torque, and high output torque. The motors are suited for applications in robotics, prosthetics, and industrial automation, as well as other environments with extreme space constraints. The motors can be combined with maxon gearheads, servo controllers, or position controllers. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55592-308

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Linear Actuators

Haydon Kerk™ Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) offers linear stepper actuators as replacements for solenoid valves in critical applications such as security door actuation systems. With over 200 thread designs and four motor frame sizes below 43 mm available, compact linear actuators can be custom designed and built to specific force and speed requirements for a wide range of demanding and critical applications. The modular nature of the hybrid linear actuator design allows for custom mounting configurations, wire egress point, stroke length, and winding configuration. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/55592-306

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Driver and Controller

The Tolomatic ACS actuator control solution from Tolomatic (Hamel, MN) is a servo or stepper driver and controller developed for use with electric actuators. The system is ODVA™ conformant for EtherNet/IP™. The electric actuators and control solutions can replace pneumatic cylinders, and can automate manual processes and other axes of motion. Linear motion is created in the desired linear units (mm or inch) using builtin configurations. The ACS servo and stepper drives are controlled from a PLC or master controller via 24 VDC digital I/O, 0-10 VDC or 4-20mA analog I/O, Ethernet, or Modbus RTU over RS-485 (EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP protocols).

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Rigging Kit

AeroGo (Seattle, WA) introduced the Air Caster Rigging Kit that contains everything necessary to move heavy, awkward, or delicate loads using compressed air. The kit is housed in a rugged and lockable storage box, and can be configured to accommodate numerous and varied load requirements in a variety of applications, handling load weights as heavy as 64,000 pounds. The kit uses compressed air through air casters, which distribute the load weight over a greater surface area than rollers or wheels. Load movement is omnidirectional, enabling heavy loads to be placed precisely, even in tight spaces.

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