Nozzles

The Lee Company, Westbrook, CT, offers single- and multi-orifice lube nozzles in a variety of configurations. The nozzles may include HI-BAR® safety screens for additional protection that can be integrated directly into the nozzle body. Specialty testing for custom flow rates, tolerances, pressures, fluids, temperatures, and flow targeting also is available. The nozzles are available in aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, or brass.

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Silicone Film

Sarcon® 45-YR-a thin film from Fujipoly®, Carteret, NJ, delivers a thermal conductivity of 2.2 W/m*K with a thermal resistance as low as .33°Oin2/W. The 0.45-mm-thick silicone material eliminates near-microscopic air gaps that exist between a heat source, such as a high-performance semiconductor, and a nearby heatsink. Operating temperatures range from -40 °C to +150 °C.

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Pulsed Arc Power Supplies

Amada Miyachi, Monrovia, CA, offers MacGregor™ PAxxP programmable pulsed arc power supplies. Available for both single-output and multi-output highspeed automation applications, the units use closed-loop electronic arc control circuitry to deliver constant current arc control to within 1 percent accuracy, with currents up to 100 amps. Features include single-phase, 115 VAC or 230 VAC operations and an isolated RS-232 port.

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Handheld Force Gages

L.S. Starrett, Athol, MA, introduced DFC and DFG Series digital handheld force gages for production and quality control testing. The gages feature a high-resolution OLED color backlit display and auto-off function. Primary and secondary windows show test results; out-of-tolerance results display in red. Adjustable sampling rates help capture peak loads, and filters can be applied to peak and display values.

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Conductive Foam

Available as standard gaskets, custom designs, or sheet stock, 2700 Series conductive foam from Tech-Etch, Plymouth, MA, has X, Y and Z axis conductivity for EMI shielding attenuation. The material is offered with or without pressure-sensitive conductive adhesive covering the entire mounting surface. Constructed from conductive open-cell polyurethane foam, it has nickel over copper-plated polyester fabric on two sides.

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Silicone Compound

Aremco Products, Valley Cottage, NY, offers Cerama-cast™ 905-FG high-temperature, moisture-resistant, ceramic-silicone potting compound for encapsulating high-power case resistors, tubular cartridge heaters, and other moisture-sensitive electrical devices for applications to 900 °F. Dielectric strength is greater than 250 volts/mil. It is supplied as a powder and liquid system that is mixed in a ratio of 100 parts powder to 30-35 parts liquid by weight.

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Single-Board Computer

WinSystems, Arlington, TX, released the ITX-F-3800 industrial single-board computer based on the Intel® Atom™ E3800 processor family. The processor powers Windows 10 IoT and Linux operating systems. Operating temperature range of -20 to +85 °C makes it suitable for harsh environments. Features include 10/100/1000 Ethernet, one USB 3.1 and two USB 2.0 channels, an RS-232/422/485 serial port, and generalpurpose I/O.

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DC-DC Converters

The TDK-Lambda 15W and 30W rated dualoutput CCG DC-DC converters from TDK-Lambda Americas, National City, CA, operate over a 4:1 input range and are enclosed in a shielded metal case. They are available with ±12V or ±15V outputs that can be used in series to provide a single 24V or 30V output. The converters operate in ambient temperatures from -40 to +85 °C.

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Data Acquisition System

DTS, Seal Beach, CA, introduced the SLICE6 data acquisition system to embed in or on test articles near the point of interest, without long cable runs, slip rings, or altering test dynamics. An IEEE 1588-compliant Ethernet switch allows PTPv2 daisy-chaining of hundreds of channels per test setup. Each module includes six analog input channels with onboard signal conditioning to support a variety of external sensors including strain gages, accelerometers, pressure sensors, and temperature sensors. A plug-on 6DX G2 sensor features both a triaxial accelerometer and a triaxial angular rate sensor.

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Fuses

SCHURTER, Santa Rosa, CA, has released series SHF and SHT fuses that feature breaking capacity rating of up to 1500A ® 500VAC/VDC across a range of current ratings to safeguard electronic systems and operators in the event of a catastrophic short circuit incident. The fuses are suited for primary AC circuit protection in 3-phase systems and industrial automation systems. The fuses have 16 rated currents from 1 to 32 A; pigtail versions for direct mounting on printed circuit boards are offered up to 10 A.

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Portable Calibrating Machines

Morehouse Instrument, York, PA offers the PCM and BCM portable calibrating machines. The PCM is a 2,000-lbf machine capable of calibrating various types of load cells, handheld force gauges, and other force-measuring devices with capacities from 25 lbf through 2,000 lbf while providing stable control to within 0.01 lbf. The BCM is a 10,000-lbf capacity portable benchtop machine that calibrates force-measuring equipment with capacities of 100 lbf through 10,000 lbf. It enables a technician to calibrate several load cells, scales, dynamometers, and other force equipment while controlling the force to 0.05 lbf throughout the range.

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This article first appeared in the February, 2019 issue of Tech Briefs Magazine.

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