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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 | Advanced Motion Controls | 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 | Hsi Sensing | 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 | Microchip Technology Inc. | 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.

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Geared Stepper Motors: High Torque in Small Package

January 7, 2014 3:55 pm | by MDT Staff | Nippon Pulse America, Inc. | 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

Mechanically Controlled Linear Drive Enables Different Speed in Each Travel Direction

January 3, 2014 12:59 pm | by MDT Staff | Amacoil, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Amacoil/Uhing has announced a linear speed control option for Model RG rolling ring linear drives. Normally, the drive moves on a driven shaft with linear speed being adjustable via a pitch control lever located on the drive unit. Now, for applications that do not require variable speed, the new option lets users fix a specific linear travel speed in one or both directions of travel.

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Next-Generation Electronic Overload Relay

January 3, 2014 12:34 pm | by MDT Staff | Rockwell Automation, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Inspired by input from panel builders, system integrators and end users around the world, Rockwell Automation engineers developed the new Allen-Bradley E300 electronic overload relay. The E300 overload relay integrates communications, including EtherNet/IP, patented current-measurement technology, and time-saving I/O options, all in a modular design.

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Highly Dynamic Brushless DC Motors

December 17, 2013 1:33 pm | by MDT Staff | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

In automation and robotics, many applications are characterized by high energy and high torque at the same time. Spatial restrictions also mean that drives must be short, have a long service life and be maintenance-free. The newly redesigned EC-i motors from maxon motors offer solutions that fit these requirements perfectly.

LISTED UNDER: Brushless DC Motors
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High-Precision Gears and Mechanical Components at MD&M West

December 16, 2013 4:07 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Precipart will be exhibiting at MD&M West, February 11-13, 2014 in Anaheim, CA, with a wide range of high-precision machined parts, molded and assembled components used in medical devices.

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Fully Integrated Drive for OEM Pumps at MD&M West

December 16, 2013 4:01 pm | by MDT Staff | Watson Marlow Pumps Group | Product Releases | Comments

Watson-Marlow Pumps Group is introducing DriveSure, a new panel-mount OEM brushless DC gear motor with fully integrated speed controller, in booth 1713, at MD&M West, from February11th – 13th, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, CA.

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New and Improved Electric Actuator Series

December 10, 2013 5:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Spirax Sarco has announced their new and improve AEL 5 series electric actuator range for 1/2” to 4” control valves. The AEL 5 series electric actuators are reversible having linear output. Its internal components such as the PCB, positioner card and limited switches are affixed to a more durable and sturdy aluminum...

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High Torque Precision Gearhead in a 15 mm Package

December 9, 2013 4:13 pm | by MDT Staff | Micromo | Product Releases | Comments

MICROMO announced the FAULHABER cutting-edge 15/10 planetary gearhead series--the only standard high torque precision gearhead in a 15 mm diameter on the market today. FAULHABER expands its product portfolio of precision gearheads with a 15mm diameter planetary gearhead...

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Small, Lightweight Brushless DC Pump

December 5, 2013 4:00 pm | by MDT Staff | Thomas Division | Product Releases | Comments

The Thomas 230 Series, a brushless DC WOB-L air compressor designed for medical and other applications requiring a compact, lightweight pump with variable output. The 230 Series pump is extremely small (3.8” high x 2.64” wide x 3.63” long) and weighs only 1.2 lbs.

LISTED UNDER: Brushless DC Motors | Compressor

Miniature Pillow Block Ball Bearings

December 3, 2013 3:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument | Product Releases | Comments

Stock Drive Products offers miniature pillow block ball bearings from Spyraflo. As an exclusive authorized distributor, SDP carries many different types of Spyraflo bearings for small quantity orders.

LISTED UNDER: Bearings

New Generation of Servo Motor Controllers

December 2, 2013 5:24 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Nanotec has introduced their most advanced servo control to date, delivering servo performance with both stepper and BLDC motors. The N5 & NP5 controllers are fully programmable or can be controlled over EtherCAT or CANopen field bus systems.

LISTED UNDER: DC Servo Motors

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