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Encoder

Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) has announced the SLIM Tach ST56 encoder, a magnetic digital tachometer that provides position and velocity feedback from electric motors in both industrial and harshduty environments. The encoder also comes with a diagnostic LED to provide visual status of encoder functionality. The encoder features a 3/4" profile...

Products : Motion Control
Linear Position Sensors

Vented versions of the CD 375 Series of miniature AC-operated LVDT position sensors are available from Macro Sensors (Pennsauken, NJ). The sensors withstand high pressures and temperatures in applications where space is at a premium and the environment is hostile. As the coil assembly of the sensor is vented to equalize...

Products : Motion Control
Spring-Engaged Brakes

Nexen Group (Vadnais Heights, MN) has introduced the FMBS flange-mounted, spring-engaged safety brakes with high thermal capacity for NEMA C-Face motors and gear reducers. With continuous thermal dissipation, the brakes are able to stop more kinetic energy without overheating. The brakes are available in two models that...

Products : Motion Control
Servo Drives

Technosoft (Neuchatel, Switzerland) has announced the iPOS3602 BX-CAN and iPOS3604 BXCAN closed-frame intelligent drives. Equipped with a CAN interface, the drives control rotary or linear brushless, DC brush, and step motors of powers up to 144W and 36V nominal voltage. They drive 2 A or 4 A continuous currents, and 3.2 A or 10 A...

Products : Motion Control
Electronic Valves

Clippard Instrument Laboratory (Cincinnati, OH) has introduced the Analytical Series electronic valves available in 2-way or 3-way, normally closed or fully ported. The “A-E” Series pneumatic valves utilize a patented valve system that features power consumption of 0.67 Watts, a response time of 5 to 10 milliseconds, and...

Products : Motion Control
Dispensing Pump

Aalborg® Instruments (Orangeburg, NY) offers the TPV RP dispensing peristaltic pumps with adjustable RPM that can be timer-relay set to start dispensing liquids for a selected time period, and to stop dispensing for another selected time period. Seven time intervals are possible. Easily accessible controls enable priming,...

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Product of the Month: The Lantronix® xSenso™ Controller

Lantronix, Irvine, CA, has introduced the Lantronix® xSenso™ Controller with analog and relay outputs that control industrial processes and equipment based on the sensor readings and predefined thresholds. The controller is a compact, DIN-rail or wall-mount solution that enables...

Products : Electronics & Computers
3U VPX Ethernet Switches and Routers

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) (Middleton, WI) has introduced the XChange3013 and XChange3018 3U VPX switches and routers. The XChange3018 is the first VPX Ethernet switch to support 10 Gigabit Ethernet using the 10GBASE-T protocol, eliminating the need for 10 Gigabit optical transceivers. The...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Recording System Simulator

Pentek, Inc. (Upper Saddle River, NJ) has announced the SystemFlow Simulator for its Talon(R) analog and digital recording systems. The SystemFlow Simulator includes a virtual recorder server application that simulates disk and I/O transactions for a complete and realistic recording environment. Using either the...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Temperature Controller

Oven Industries’ (Mechanicsburg, PA) 5R7-001 temperature controller creates a seamless transition between heating and cooling devices. With a bi- directional or unidirectional H-bridge configuration, the temperature controller has many benefits including user-friendly PC software that makes it quick and simple to change...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Photo-Etched Lead Frames

Photofabrication Engineering (PEI) (Milford, MA) has expanded its manufacturing capabilities for custom-designed, photochemically-etched surface-mount and insert-mount lead frames for integrated circuit manufacturing. These lead frames are used in a variety of applications including semiconductors, glass-to-metal seals,...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Laser Cutting System

The new CL-400 CO2 laser cutting system from Cincinnati Incorporated (Harrison, OH) uses the water-cooled, high-speed linear motor drives pioneered by Cincinnati, and the same powerful HMI touchscreen control and nesting software found on the company’s other CO2 and fiber laser cutting systems. Dual 5 × 10 ft. (1.5 × 3...

Products : Photonics/Optics
10 to 1000eV Spectrometer

The new McPherson (Chelmsford, MA) Model 248/310 spectrometer can easily make spectral measurements around 13 nanometers and throughout the extreme vacuum ultraviolet and soft x-ray wavelength region. It is ideal for work from 10eV to more than 1000eV. The spectrometer features one meter focal length optics built into a...

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High-Speed 3D Laser Scanner

The LJ-V7000 Series High-Speed Laser Scanner from Keyence (Itasca, IL) offers a wide range of heads that provide scan areas as wide as 9.45 inches (240 mm) and Z-axis repeatability as high as 20 millionths of an inch (0.4 μm). The LJ-V7000 Series is the first product on the market to incorporate the next generation...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Optical Fiber

Polymicro Technologies (Lisle, IL) has successfully developed a broad spectrum optical fiber with a low -OH pure silica core that demonstrates significantly reduced content of UV defects and other UV absorption centers. Polymicro’s proprietary FBPI fiber leverages the benefits and mitigates the limitations of standard optical...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Fast Axis Collimators

Edmund Optics (EO) (Barrington, NJ) has introduced new fast axis collimators. These versatile lenses are designed for beam shaping or laser diode collimation applications. Fast Axis Collimators are compact, high performance aspheric cylindrical lenses, designed for fast axis collimation. The combination of aspheric...

Products : Photonics/Optics
45W UV Laser

Spectra-Physics® (Santa Clara, CA), a Newport Corporation brand, recently introduced Quasar 355-45, a UV laser that delivers >45W (225 μJ) at exceptionally high repetition rates. The laser features TimeShift™ technology for pulse shaping and burst-mode operation as well as programmable pulse widths from 100 ns over repetition...

Products : Lighting
LED Downlight Dimming Driver

Lutron Electronics (Cooper sburg, PA) is introducing a higher power LED driver that significantly expands the capabilities of its A-Series driver family. The new 50W Hi-lume® A-Series LED driver is designed for use with higher power LED modules, including Philips Fortimo 3000lm and Xicato 3000lm models, among...

Products : Lighting
35W T5 LED Driver

Thomas Research Products (Huntley, IL) has introduced a line of 35W LED drivers that feature form factor matching T5 fluorescent ballasts. These 35W drivers are an expansion of TRP's standard LED series. Input voltage ranges from 120 VAC to 277 VAC. They are IP65 rated. They offer over-voltage, over-current and short circuit...

Products : Lighting
Mid-Power LED Package

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Seoul, Korea) has begun producing a new lineup of middlepower LED packages with 160lm/W light efficacy, for use in a wide variety of LED lighting applications including LED tubes, LED ambient lighting, downlighting and retrofit lamps. The new LM561B also features electric current rated at...

Products : Lighting
120/240 VAC Panel Mount LEDs

Wilbrecht LEDCO (St. Paul, MN), has introduced new bipolar LEDs. The pre-wired assembly of a red, green or yellow bipolar LED and a resistor will work directly off a 120 VAC or 240 VAC line as a LED power indicator or as a drop-in replacement for neon indicators.

Products : Lighting
LED Lighting Units

The LF2B series of LED lighting units from IDEC (Sunnyvale, CA) is available in a universal 100-240V AC input, making it suitable for use anywhere in the world. And the LF2B LUMIFA series does not produce a flicker-affect you might see from fluorescent lamps.

Products : Lighting
Universal Lighting Controller

ST Microelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) has introduced the STLUX385 (Masterlux™ platform), the world’s first programmable digital controller specifically optimized for lighting and power-supply applications. The STLUX385 integrates six specially-designed peripherals called SMED (State Machine, Event- Driven)...

Products : Lighting
LED-Downlight Reference Design

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) recently introduced the RDR-347, an LED-downlight reference design. The new circuit demonstrates the capabilities of the recently launched LYTSwitch™ IC family, which offers high-end dimming performance from a singlestage LED driver.

Products : Lighting
Dual Color LED Light Bar

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a high power LED light bar designed to provide blue or white light output.

Products : Lighting
Buck LED Controller IC

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) (Sunnyvale, CA) has released the AOZ1948, a single channel buck LED controller that features LED dimming resolution with full linearity from 100% to 1%. The device is able to support VIN levels from 9V to 500V.

Products : Lighting
150 Watt Constant Voltage LED Driver

Green Watt Power, a division of Calex Mfg. Co. (Concord, CA), recently introduced the GLV-24-150, a constant voltage LED power supply with a universal AC input range, 100 - 277 VAC. The GLV-24-150 has an output voltage of 24 VDC at 6.25 Amps. The unit is housed in an IP67 rated fully encapsulated enclosure...

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Product of the Month: the Model 3330 G-Logger

Silicon Designs, Kirkland, WA, has announced the Model 3330 G-Logger USB-powered portable data acquisition system with FFT analysis. The three-channel unit is designed to optimize the low-noise characteristics of triaxial MEMS variable capacitance accelerometer modules with analog output and 8-32...

Products : Electronics & Computers
2 GHz RF Source

Crystek Microwave (Fort Meyers, FL) has announced the release of a 2 GHZ RF Source, the CRFS75-2000. Crystek designed the module using proprietary circuitry and SAW (surface acoustic wave) resonator technology to provide ultra-low jitter/phase noise performance with true SineWave output. The resulting source features -134 dBc/Hz...

Products : Electronics & Computers
C40 Heatsink System

Ohmite Manufacturing (Arlington Heights, IL)recently introduced their high performance C40 Heatsink System with modular cooling benefits. Designed to provide engineers with a variety of cooling options, the C40 heatsinks feature flexible board mounted modular assembly that can be used in conjunction with up to four TO-247 and...

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