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Sealed Absolute Linear Encoders with Mitsubishi Interface

March 5, 2014 4:54 pm | by MDT Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The new absolute LC 195M and LC 495M sealed linear encoders from Heidenhain are now available for use on machines that require a Mitsubishi interface. These new encoders improve upon Heidenhain’s already successful LC xx3 series, as the LC 195M/495M now focus on the requirements for purely-serial absolute systems for Mitsubishi drive components...

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32 HD Motor with Planetary Gearhead

March 3, 2014 1:48 pm | by MDT Staff | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The different versions of the EC-4pole 32 HD are designed for operation in air or in oil (flooded in hydraulic oil). The power rating depends on the surrounding medium and amounts to 220 W in air and, due to the much higher heat flow, 480 W in oil...

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OMS Provides Rock-solid Multi-axis Motion Control

March 3, 2014 12:26 pm | by MDT Staff | Pro-Dex | Product Releases | Comments

For design engineers seeking reliable, versatile, air motors for use in product design or automation assistance, Pro-Dex offers up to a $200 rebate when two air motors are purchased. Rebate amount varies depending upon model purchased... 

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Trapezoidal Lead Screw Drives

February 26, 2014 10:17 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

DryLin TR lead screw drives are based on oil-free, self-lubricating plastic nuts offering a long service life. Since they do not require lubrication, they are ideal for sensitive laboratory and hospital equipment, as well as very dirty or corrosive environments...

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Interior Permanent Magnet Brushless Motors

February 14, 2014 3:06 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion’s ULT, UTH, UTS, and UTO frameless motor kits cover a wide range of applications in direct drive motion control with their large through-hole surface permanent magnet (SPM) rotor configurations. Applimotion is now offering interior permanent magnet (IPM) versions of these motor kits extending capabilities to new applications...

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New Slip-Ease Clutches Offer Improved Backlash

February 14, 2014 2:48 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Sterling Instrument offers a new, low backlash variant on its existing line of multi-plate in-line slip clutches. Both versions feature an all mechanical design, which makes them considerably cheaper than electro-mechanical alternatives. The slip plates are layered with friction pads in between...

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World’s Smallest High-voltage Reed Switch

February 11, 2014 1:38 pm | by MDT Staff | Standex Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics has announced the release of the world’s smallest high-voltage switch: the KSK-1A35/1 miniature reed switch. At a maximum glass length of 10.5 and an overall lead length of 34.5mm, the KSK-1A35/1 can work with applications that may require the extra sensitivity of an ultra-miniature reed switch...

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Planetary Gearhead Ideal for High Torque Applications

February 7, 2014 4:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Thanks to the sturdy construction, the Faulhaber metal Planetary Gearheads are ideal for applications which demand the highest torque. The new 17/1 gearhead is the latest addition to the Faulhaber gearhead product line in the 16 to 20 mm diameter range... 

LISTED UNDER: Gears and Gearing
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New High Accuracy Magnetic Encoder

January 28, 2014 4:06 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik U.S. has introduced the Vert-X 51 Series of rotary magnetic encoders which feature 12-, 14- or 16-bit resolution and repeatability to 0.36° or ±0.1° – depending on model. Measurement range of the Vert-X 51 is 0 to 360° and physical measurements of the housing are 30 mm x 50 mm.

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High Performance Parallel Shaft FX Gear Motors

January 28, 2014 4:01 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bodine Electric Company announced that it has expanded its popular FX line of parallel shaft gear motors to include AC models. The all-new 42R6-FX combines Bodine’s new, 3-wire reversible 42R frame AC induction motor with their completely redesigned and updated FX gearhead.

LISTED UNDER: Gear Motors

MEMS Technology Enables Pulse Activity Tracker

January 27, 2014 3:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices announced that the ADXL362 MEMS accelerometer is integrated into the Pulse activity tracker developed by Withings. The Pulse activity tracker is a pocket-sized tool designed to help users to achieve their personal health and fitness goals.

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Ultra-small Analog Plug-in Brushless Servo Drives

January 24, 2014 5:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Available immediately are the AZB10A4 and AZBDC10A4 ultra-small analog plug-in brushless servo drives. The new µZ’s are the smallest off-the-shelf servo drives from ADVANCED Motion Controls.  Pronounced ‘micro-Z’ these plug-in drives are designed for embedded applications.

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Free 3D Files Cut Design Time

January 8, 2014 4:10 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

HSI Sensing (Hermetic Switch, Inc.) has made 3D model files of their industry-leading lines of reed switches and proximity sensors available for free download from their website, hsisensing.com.

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Development Kit Makes Developing 3D Gesture Systems Easy

January 7, 2014 4:03 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced the new MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit for 3D gesturing systems. The kit provides designers with an easy, step-by-step approach to develop 3D gesturing systems with Microchip’s MGC3130 and electrodes that meet their specific space requirements.

LISTED UNDER: Input Devices

Geared Stepper Motors: High Torque in Small Package

January 7, 2014 3:55 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

A feature of Nippon Pulse’s popular and reliable stepper motors, which we have been manufacturing since 1960, is the ability to add reduction gearheads. These gearheads have a wide range of ratios, from 1/400 to 6/25. In all, there are over 20 different gear ratios to choose from, depending on the motor size.

LISTED UNDER: Gear Motors | Step Motors

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