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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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PC/104 Mounting Kits

A new series of hardware mounting kits for PC/104 and PC104-Plus Bus Drives that have to be installed in limited space design/installation applications is among the latest developments from Keystone Electronics Corp. (Astoria, NY). Engineered to ease assembly of new modules and multi-board stacks, the PC/104 and PC/104-Plus...

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PC/104-Plus Ethernet LAN

Advanced Digital Logic (ADL) (San Diego, CA) has announced the release of its ADLLAN PC/104-Plus Ethernet LAN. This PC/104-Plus expansion board is available with either a single 1GB LAN Port or dual 1GB LAN Port. The Intel 82541ER Gigabit Ethernet Controller provides optimized Gigabit networking for PCI designs. This...

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Wind Inverter

Smart Power Systems, Inc. (Baltimore, MD) has developed a 25-kW single-phase bi-directional inverter. The SPS-Pavan 25 features minimum harmonic point tracking to reduce harmonic distortion and a unity power factor operation while drawing or supplying power into a single-phase grid.

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P3 Series of Thermal Imagers

Fluke Corp., Everett, WA, has introduced four new models to the P3 Series of thermal imagers. The new models include the Ti32, TiR32, Ti27, and Ti29 for industrial, electrical, mechanical, and process applications; and for building inspection, energy audit, and maintenance applications. All models provide one-handed...

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All-In-One Fluorescence Microscope

The BZ-9000 (BIOREVO) from Keyence Corp. of America (Elmwood Park, NJ) performs fluorescence, bright field, and phase-contrast imaging on a variety of specimen holders, including slides, dishes, and wellplates. By integrating a fully motorized, six-objective lens revolver, motorized stage, electronically...

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Harsh Environment Optical Systems

Resolve Optics Ltd. (Chesham, Bucks, England) has developed optical systems that will operate in up to 950°C without cooling. For radioactive environments, the custom lens systems and through-wall endoscopes are capable of withstanding radiation doses of up to 100,000,000 rads without degradation of...

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Light Pipes

Lumex (Palatine, IL) has announced TransBrite™ Halo Ring™ light pipe technology for LEDs. The pipes come in both standard and custom formats, created with ray trace software and 3D CAD/CAM models for optimum light transmittance.

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Quantum Cascade Laser Driver

The QCL Series of Low Noise Quantum Cascade Laser Drivers from Wavelength Electronics (Bozeman, MT) minimize linewidth, spectral drift, and center wavelength jitter with low noise control electronics. The driver offers sub-microamp RMS noise (0.7 μA RMS over 100 kHz bandwidth with the QCL1000 1A driver). Designed as...

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Laser Modules

FLEXPOINT® laser modules from Laser Components USA (Hudson, NH) display a “clean” spot at multiple levels of magnification. Inside the module, optical elements are used and adjusted manually to obtain the optimal alignment position, allowing, for example, a beam diameter of 0.020mm to be achieved at a distance of 100mm (1/e2)....

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Raman Spectroscopy Spectrometer

B&W Tek (Newark, DE) has released the Glacier™ T spectrometer for Raman spectroscopy applications. The Glacier™ T, which measures less than 8" × 4" × 4", comes preconfigured with a choice of 532nm or 785nm excitation. Its resolution options range from 3cm-1 to 4000cm-1. B&W Tek’s proprietary TE Cooling...

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Wavelength Meter

TOPTICA (Victor, NY) has announced its WS6–200 IR3 wavelength meter for wavelength measurements (from 2μm to 11μm) in the mid-infrared (IR) region. The WS6–200 IR3 permits both CW and pulsed lasers with narrow-band emission to be examined, monitored, and controlled. Based on a Fizeau interferometer setup with no moving...

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Color Sensors

ColorMax and ColorMax View sensors from EMX Industries (Cleveland, OH) have been made in an industry standard M30 housing without internal or external switches. The operator has control over parameters of the sensor, including target illumination. ColorMax has 0.5% resolution on each of the RGB channels, along with up to 15...

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DPSS Lasers

Cobolt AB (Stockholm, Sweden) has released two wavelengths on the single frequency 05-01 DPSS laser platform. The Cobolt Flamenco™ 660nm is available with 300mW CW output power, and the Cobolt Jive™ 561nm has 500mW CW output power. The proprietary cavity design is manufactured using HTCure™ technology and delivers good noise...

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Laser Splicing System

Joining Technologies (East Granby, CT) has introduced the Infinite Web™ 355, a laser cutting and welding system for splicing iron and nickelbased strip alloys. The design incorporates laser welding and cutting with a single head. The product joins leading and trailing edges of metal coils in strip processing lines to...

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Patterned Optical Coatings

To grow its PixelTec™ patterned optical coating technology, Ocean Thin Films (Largo, FL) has expanded its Golden, Colardo facility. PixelTec technology enables micron-scale patterning of multiple thin film optical coatings on a single substrate including precision patterning of intricate features, shapes, and sizes...

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Photoelectric Sensor

The photoelectric sensor from AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) now includes 18 mm rectangular plastic DC models. The IP67 rated sensors, available in 12 varieties, feature an 18mm diameter threaded lens and M12 quick-disconnect.

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Ten-Megapixel Camera

The SILICON VIDEO®10C6 color and 10M6 monochrome cameras from EPIX (Buffalo Grove, IL) have 10 megapixel progressive scan images with a resolution of 3840 × 2764 pixels and 12 bits per pixel. Asynchronous capture is available for triggered capture. The combination of programmable pixel clock and area of interest also...

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Inexpensive, Efficient 60-W LED Bulb

Lighting Science Group (Satellite Beach, FL) and Dixon Technologies India Pvt. Ltd (New Delhi, India) have announced that a high-performance, sub-$15 omnidirectional 60-watt equivalent A19 LED bulb will be available in India by the end of the year and will be sold worldwide early next year.

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