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The Tolomatic IMA from Tolomatic (Hamel, MN) is an integrated-motor, rod-style actuator that delivers up to 3,300 pounds of force when equipped with a new roller-screw option. It incorporates a hollow core rotor and...

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Portescap (West Chester, PA) has introduced the R08 planetary gearhead that delivers continuous torque of 0.05 Nm within an overall envelope of 8 mm. The standard gearbox is available from 4 to 256 ratios, which can be...

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Baumer (Southington, CT) has introduced HDMag magnetic hollow-shaft encoders for direct mounting onto large-sized shafts up to 740 mm in diameter. Available in both absolute and incremental versions, the encoders provide...

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Myostat Motion Control (Newmarket, ON, Canada) has introduced an integrated load cell actuator for device manufacturing and quality testing. Available as a complete solution for touchscreen manufacturers, the actuator...

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Hayward Flow Control Systems (Clemmons, NC) offers EPM Series CE and CSA approved reversing, quarter-turn actuators. Available in both on/off and proportional control models, the actuators are designed for use with ball...

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Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) offers the LTC3615 4-MHz synchronous buck regulator that incorporates a constant frequency, current-mode architecture. Low-resistance internal switches enable the device to deliver up to...

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The Fredericks Co. (Huntingdon Valley, PA) has introduced the 0737-1203-99 electrolytic tilt sensor with thin-film technology that provides inclination measurement with arc second repeatability. The sensor offers an angle range...

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AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products (Kent, OH) offers the Nautilair® 8.0" variable speed pre-mix brushless blowers that deliver a measured air/fuel mixture to optimize combustion and reduce nitrous oxide and carbon...

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DynaMotors (Cleveland, OH) has introduced the Model 56-2 DynaMotor, a single-phase, variable-speed electric motor for air-moving, pumping, and other applications. The motor features optional fan cooling, incorporates a NEMA 56...

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TURCK (Minneapolis, MN) offers a single-axis inclinometer sensor for detecting angular tilt with an adjustable measuring range of 360 degrees. The sensor measures angular tilt in reference to gravity. It uses a MEMS...

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Advanced Antivibration Components (New Hyde Park, NY) offers V11Z48MPSB Series air spring vibration mounts that feature vibration isolation of low-frequency machines. The air springs use elasticity of air as an isolator, which...

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E Instruments (Langhorne, PA) has released the PHP 35/40 bar hand pump, a pneumatic/vacuum-generating unit designed for testing and calibrating pressure instruments. It features a pressure/vacuum changeover switch, which...

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Meggitt Sensing Systems (San Juan Capistrano, CA) offers the Endevco® Model 7268C miniature triaxial piezoresistive accelerometer designed for measurement of short-duration shock across three axes and in three orthogonal...

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The MCRT® 79700V digital torquemeter from S. Himmelstein and Company (Hoffman Estates, IL) has two ranges with independent outputs. The meter measures torque even if the ratio of peak to average torque is high. Such...

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Newport Corp. (Irvine, CA) offers the URS50BCC and URS50BPP precision rotation stages that feature 360-degree continuous motion. The stages provide backlashfree, continuous rotation with MTBF up to 20,000, and low wobble....

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Aerotech (Pittsburgh, PA) has released the AGS1500 series Cartesian gantry systems for ultra-precision, highdynamic contouring in precision micromachining, fuel cell manufacturing, solder-ball placement, printed electronics,...

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Nidec Copal (Torrance, CA) has announced the HG16 RoHS-compatible DC motor with planetary gearbox. The 0.63" OD (16 mm) DC motor has three axial lengths that develop rated gear motor torques of 3.47 oz-in, 4.86 oz-in, and 6.94...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

In order to extend the usefulness of small, unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to a wider range of missions, techniques are being developed to enable high-speed teleoperated...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

In this age of environmental consciousness, OEMs around the world are competing to build better, safer, and greener machines. In striving toward such lofty goals, many industries are rediscovering a fundamental...

Application Briefs: Software

The idea for the automotive crash test dummy first came to life in the 1950s when U.S. Air Force flight surgeon Col. John Stapp realized that more of his fighter pilots were...

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(Aurora, IL) has introduced the 3D Advanced Machines Environment that combines finite-element analysis simulation with a design entry system to create 3D models of electric motors or generators. The electromagnetic design...
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Compressor

The 2450 Series WOB-L® compressor from Thomas Division, a Gardner Denver Co. (Sheboygan, WI) features a footprint of 8.3 × 4 × 6.4" and sound levels of 50 dBA @ 20 PSIG. The compressor features a monolithic head that reduces leak paths, optional intake locations on the side and bottom, boltless construction to reduce vibration and...

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The Super-K Model Kinecheck speed regulator from Deschner Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) provides a 4" or 6" stroke unit in a short overall length. The leakproof models can handle loads of up to 1,200 pounds. The unit features a...

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NKK Switches (Scottsdale, AZ) has introduced the DSB Series of mercury-free tilt sensor switches. The through-hole, PCB-mounted devices use a photo interrupter for sensitivity to very small angle changes. The switches...

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Midwest Motion Pro ducts (Watertown, MN) offers the Model MMP-TM55-36-28V GP52-195 DC gearmotor that accepts any 24- 28V DC source, including battery power. The motor measures 2.14" in diameter and has a keyed output shaft of...

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International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) has released the AUIRS2301S 600V integrated circuit for automotive motor drives, micro-inverter drives, and three-phase inverter applications. The rugged,...

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The Amacoil-Uhing Kinemax reciprocating linear drive from Amacoil (Aston, PA) features pitch adjustment and automatic reversal without requiring clutches, cams, or gears. A ten-toone pitch adjustment range is...

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Dover, a Danaher Motion Co. (Salem, NH), has introduced the MMG Mini-Mag linear motor stages available in four models that deliver 25, 50, 100, and 150-mm travel. They provide uncompensated accuracy ranging from 2 um to 8...

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Johnson Electric (Vandalia, OH) offers the Saia® UAL series of linear stepper motors that deliver constant positioning force up to 30N over the full travel distance of up to 15 mm, at speeds up to 4.16 mm/s at 200 Hz....

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