Manufacturing & Prototyping

Power Analyzer

Tektronix, Beaverton, OR, introduced the PA3000 1- to 4-channel AC/DC power analyzer for testing single- and multiphase, high-efficiency AC-DC and DC-AC power supplies. It features 10-milliwatt standby power measurement capabilities and 1-MHz bandwidth. The unit includes more than 50 standard measurement functions, including harmonics, frequency, and star-delta computation, and has multiple analog and digital inputs for sensor data. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61062-105

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Mechatronics Platform

Eplan, Monheim, Germany, introduced Syngineer, a communication and information platform that interfaces MCAD, ECAD, and PLC software directly through the mechatronic structure. It synchronizes mechanical engineering, controls engineering, and software engineering, and models the mechatronic structure of a machine consisting of a user’s specifications, functions, and components. The various software are linked through a browser add-in; cloud technology is required in order to network the disciplines. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61062-108

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EMI-Shielded Vents and Filters

Tech-Etch, Plymouth, MA, offers EMI-shielded vents and air filters in most shapes and sizes. Nine different aluminum honeycomb vents are offered in both standard and custom configurations. Shielded fan vents are available in six sizes, and a BeCu gasket can be added to the frame. Quiet vents in 66 sizes with honeycomb media provide airflow through openings requiring shielding to 90 db attenuation levels. Shielded filters and dust shields attenuate EMI and provide a passage for cooling air while filtering dust. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61062-110

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Motor Drive

The RoadRunner SoftStep R213S microstepping motor drive from Testra Corp. (Tempe, AZ) features an onboard processor that treats the input steps as small vector moves, and chains them together with 250 or 256 microsteps per regular motor step with controlled accelerations. Dual chopper stabilized current comparators and auto-calibration eliminate communication discontinuities and maintain sine wave drive, reducing motor noise. The drives are equipped with jumpers installed with a divisor setting of 10 to make them Geckodrive compatible; jumpers can be reconfigured by the user. The drive microsteps in either 250 or 256 increments per step for DS (double-step) settings, 1 (full-step), 2 (half-step), 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256. The drive measures 2.5 × 2.5 × 0.825", input power is 20VDC – 80VDC, and current drive is 1 to 7 amps. Other features include resistor programmable current, opto-isolated inputs, and step frequency to 5 Mhz. Available options include custom waveforms to match individual motor characteristics, and user-programmable waveform. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61062-301

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Positioners

ALM Positioners (Rock Island, IL) released the Model MHL1P 10,000-pound-capacity single-column positioner that features 68.5" vertical travel in 35 seconds; a pendant-controlled, 4-HP, column-mounted hydraulic unit for lifting and lowering; solenoid- controlled safety pawls; 360-degree CW or CCW rotation; a rotator with 267,200 inch-pounds of torque; and a 48" base. It is offered as a dual-motor rotator and variable frequency drive (variable speed rotation of .75 to 2.3 RPM), as well as a single rotator.

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Linear Slide

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) introduced the WGS Wide Guide Screw linear slide that utilizes a screw-driven carriage. Length and speed are not limited by critical screw speed, allowing high RPM, linear speed, and long stroke lengths. The slide offers stroke options of 6, 12, and 18" in three leads (0.1, 0.5, and 1.0"). Each slide comes with a size 17 and a size 23 motor mount. The slide utilizes sliding plane bearings on a low-profile aluminum guide rail. The lead-screw is made of stainless steel, and all moving surfaces include Kerkite® polymers running on a Kerkote® TFE coating. The slides come with wear-compensating, anti-backlash-driven carriages. Additional driven or passive carriages can be added, along with application-specific customization. Linear guides without the drive screw also are available. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61062-302

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Angle Sensors

Novotechnik U.S. (Southborough, MA) introduced the RSX-7900 Series angle sensors that provide up to IP69K ingress protection and ISO13849 PL-d safety compliance in a non-contacting design. The sensors are available in six standard measuring ranges with angles from 0 to 60, to 0 to 360 degrees with unrestricted rotation. Resolution is 12-bits across a 4 to 20 mA output, with linearity to ±1% at ≥ 90 degrees. Repeatability is 0.2°, and update rate is 5 kHz. Single and dual redundant versions are available. The sensors offer anodized aluminum housing with a stainless steel shaft for corrosion protection with salt and spray resistance. Axial and radial shaft loading is up to 300 N via a double-row angular ball bearing design. The 70-mm-diameter sensor has a nominal length of 35 mm, and is available with a choice of shaft styles. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61062-304

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