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Blue Laser Diodes

Power Technology (PTI) (Little Rock, AR) has released new blue laser diode wavelengths and power levels. The new options include: 375nm 200mW, 395nm 120mW, 415nm 120mW, 420nm 120mW, and 460nm 100mW. The laser diodes also feature active temperature control, the availability of beam circularization and modulated versions, and an...

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Custom Microminiature Optics

Bern Optics (Westfield, MA) offers custom optical elements with dimensions as small as 0.20 mm. They can be custom engineered, ground, and polished to micron tolerances in a variety of configurations, including lenses, prisms, axicons, filters, windows, domes, and mirrors, as well as special components with...

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PFC and Ballast Control ICs

International Rectifier Corp. (El Segundo, CA) has introduced the IRS2580DS Combo8, an IC that integrates power factor correction (PFC) and ballast control in an 8-pin SO-8 package. To provide power factor correction, the IRS2580DS includes a boost converter control circuit operating in critical-conduction...

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Power MOSFETs

STripFET VI DeepGATE power MOSFETs from STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) withstand maximum voltages up to 80V. Transistor options include the 60V STP260N6F6 and STH260N6F6-2, the 75V STP210N75F6 and STH210N75F6-2, and the 80V STL75N8LF6. The voltage ratings permit operation in 48V telecom applications. The STH260N6F6-2 has...

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Light Engine

Lumencor (Beaverton, OR) has released the SOLA light engine. The device offers solid state illumination and continuous white light from 380 to 680nm, allowing the user simple integration with existing filter cubes and hardware configurations. The SOLA, which can be controlled by microscopy software, couples to all major brands of...

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Photovoltaic Metallization Paste

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) (Bristol, UK) has introduced the low temperature processing DuPont™ Solamet® PV414 photovoltaic (PV) metallization paste designed for rotary screen printing to enable high-speed, roll-to-roll processing of thin and flexible solar cells and modules. The new offering was...

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Diode Laser System

DILAS Industrial Laser Systems (Tucson, AZ) has introduced a diode laser system with an optical output power of 30W CW and increased beam quality. Its module is integrated into the fiber-coupled turnkey diode laser COMPACT platform. The laser system features a beam parameter product of ±11mm mrad (100μm fiber core diameter,...

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Adjustable Frequency Drives

Magnetek (Menomonee Falls, WI) has announced the IMPULSE® Series 4 adjustable frequency drives. The IMPULSE•G+ can be used as open-loop vector or V/F crane control for traverse motions or mechanical load brake hoists, and the IMPULSE•VG+ can be used as a closed-loop flux vector crane control for non-mechanical...

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Stepper Motors

The STM24 Series of NEMA 24 frame hybrid stepper motors from Applied Motion Products (Watsonville, CA) features holding torque rated to 340 oz-in. The CANopen high-torque integrated motors adhere to CAN in Automation specifications DS301 and DSP402. Profile position, profile velocity, and homing modes are supported at data rates...

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Position Sensor System

Nook Industries (Cleveland, OH) has released the Nook Sensor System™ that provides position control for translating screw jack systems. Designed for the ActionJac™ inch and metric translating screw jacks, the system features repeatability to ±.004" and a cylindrical aluminum stem cover that provides a housing shroud...

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Inverter Drives

The 8400 HighLine inverter drives from Lenze Americas (Uxbridge, MA) feature integrated point-to-point positioning for up to 15 position destinations. The drives store the corresponding travel profiles directly in the inverter. They feature linear and S-shaped travel profiles, a touch probe function, and homing selectable for 14...

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Motor/Valve Assembly

The Cheminert C52 Series Injector from Valco Instruments (Houston, TX) is an integrated motor/valve assembly that uses the Cheminert HPLC injector design and a 24V motor. The assembly is connected to the instrument’s power supply. Control requires only a single contact closure; the injector’s position is determined by...

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Rotary Encoders

Heidenhain Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced the ROC/ROQ 400 series PROFIBUS rotary encoders that support the DP-V2 encoder profile for robot control and production technology. The encoders with 58-mm housing diameter feature M12 or M23 input connectors and flange sockets for easier cable connections. M12 flange sockets allow...

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DC Motor Control

The BGE 3508 and BGE 6005 4-quadrant positioning motion controllers with integral output stage are available from Dunkermotoren USA (Elgin, IL). They control brushless and brushed DC motors as slaves in CANopen networks, or in standalone operation with digital or analog I/O. The two versions are available in a package size of...

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Rotary Sensor

Piher International Corp. (Mundelein, IL) has released the PST-360 through-hole shaft angle rotary position sensor that combines a through-shaft design with 360° absolute position feedback. In the through-hole design, the sensor fits over existing shaft and bearing assemblies. The sensor incorporates a proprietary ring magnet with...

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Gripper

The WSG 50 gripper from Schunk (Morrisville, NC) can be controlled via Ethernet TCP/IP or Profibus DP. It features an integrated Web server for configuration and diagnostics. Integrated control and regulation electronics enable the gripper to be integrated into higher-order systems. It is equipped with an internal MicroSD card for saving...

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Rotary Table

Physik Instrumente (PI) L.P. (Auburn, MA) has introduced the M-660 rotary table driven by piezo motors that enable a profile of 14 mm. The table is equipped with a direct measuring en coder. It can accelerate to velocities of 720 degrees/sec. and its directly coupled optical encoder resolves position down to 4 μrad, providing...

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Multi-Axis Motor Control

Maxon Motor USA (Fall River, MA) offers the EPOS2 36/2 multi-axis controller in a motherboard configuration that provides either a standalone multi-axis motor controller or one that can be integrated into the final product as a sub-board. Starting with 11 nodes connected together via CANopen, the snap-apart construction...

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AC Motors

The IronHorse™ line of general-purpose AC motors from AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) includes cast iron threephase motors in horsepower ranges from 1 to 200 hp. The motors are available in speeds of 1200, 1800, and 3600 RPM, and are electrically reversible. The T-frame and TC-frame TEFC motors feature ribbed cast iron frames and are...

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Digital Inclinometer

Analog Devices (Norwood, MA) has released the ADIS16210 MEMS iSensor® digital inclinometer system that provides measurements of both pitch and roll angles over a full orientation range of ±180°. It integrates iMEMS® multi-axis accelerometer technology and signal processing, adding addressable user registers for...

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Solenoid Valve

Parker Fluid Control Division (New Britain, CT) offers the High Flow direct mount NAMUR solenoid valve for general-purpose valve actuator applications. It features a NAMUR mounting pattern and flow rates from 1.2 to 3.0 Cv. A spring return allows operation in the event of a power loss, and a screened exhaust nut protects valve...

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Step-Down Controller

Linear Technology Corp. (Milpitas, CA) offers the LTC3867 fixed-frequency synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with nonlinear control, differential output voltage sensing, and clock synchronization. The 4V to 38V input range encompasses a variety of applications including intermediate bus voltages. Onboard N-channel MOSFET...

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Linear Actuator

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) offers a 36-mm G4 linear actuator that includes an adapter plate that allows the smaller 36- mm OD unit to replace 42-mm and 46-mm units in existing applications using the same bolt pattern and pilot surface. The actuator design utilizes optimized teeth geometry along with high-energy...

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DC Compressor

The 2220 Series brushless DC oil-less air compressor from Thomas Division (Sheboygan, WI) is designed for applications requiring a compact compressor with variable output. The unit weighs 1.48 pounds and measures 3.8 × 2.64 × 4.7". It features a variable speed motor that produces flow to 1.2 cfm and pressure to 30 psi. It uses...

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Servo Motors

Wittenstein (Bartlett, IL) has introduced the MRSH line of servo motors designed in a modular concept to allow users to select frame sizes, lengths, and options. The MRSH049A and MRSH064A models are available in lengths of 15, 30, 45, and 60 mm; the MRSH130A in lengths of 30, 60, 120, and 230 mm; and the MRSH178A and MRSH178C in...

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V-Belt Drives

Premium banded V-belts from TB Wood’s (Chambersburg, PA) are designed for drives requiring high impact strength and load-carrying power. Banded belts feature a multiple-layer tie band that provides lateral rigidity to prevent belts from turning over or from coming off the drive. Premium singles are available for applications...

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Product of the Month: 3D Laser Confocal Microscope

The VK-9700 is a color 3D laser scanning confocal microscope from Keyence Corp. (Woodcliff Lake, NJ). Features include 18,000× magnification and 0.001 μm precision, 3D imaging, and superior color performance with operational simplicity. The VK-9700 performs a variety of non-contact 3D...

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PCI Express 3.0 Protocol Analyzer

The N8816A Infiniium PCI Express 3.0 protocol analyzer software from Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) provides the ability to perform 128/130 bit and 8b/10b based packet decoding via a patented (patent pending) technique to capture and display serial data synchronized with the analog view of traffic of a...

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Slim SATA Flash Storage

Emphase (South Burlington, VT) has announced an all-new Slim SATA flash drive. Available in two grades of performance, this lightweight, low-profile storage drive has been engineered to afford flexibility in embedded designs while weighing in heavy on capacity and performance. The 4mm thick Slim SATA uses SLC flash memory...

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24 VDC Temperature Controllers

AutomationDirect’s (Cumming, GA) 24 VDC powered SOLO process/temperature controllers are powerful process tools offering flexibility and simplicity. Available in four standard DIN sizes, these single-loop units are equipped with a dual four-digit, seven-segment display, and offer dual output control, making them...

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