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New Shape Memory Alloy Latch Actuator Assembly

August 29, 2013 2:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Autosplice has introduced an innovative new latching assembly based around an actuator that uses Nitinol (Nickel Titanium) shape memory wire to drive the latching and unlatching functions.

LISTED UNDER: Actuator | Hinges and Latches

3-Axis Accelerometer for PC Scopes

August 25, 2013 9:42 pm | by MDT Staff | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has introduced the PP877 Three-Axis Accelerometer, which includes a signal-conditioning interface suitable for any 3-input oscilloscope, but is especially suited to Pico Technology's four-channel PC oscilloscope adapters.

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High Precision Rotary Stage

August 22, 2013 5:08 pm | by MDT Staff | Steinmeyer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Steinmeyer announced a new addition to its line of precision rotary stages. The standard DT130-DC stage is a worm gear driven unit with a rotary encoder and features positional accuracy of +/- 0.07 degrees, repeatability of +/- 0.007 degrees, a max speed of 15 rpm and a load capacity of 50 Newton.

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World’s Smallest eCompass Module for Smoother and Smarter Functionality

August 8, 2013 9:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has leveraged its investment in advanced MEMS technology to create the world’s smallest eCompass combining a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer in a single package.

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Reed Sensors for the Most Extreme Environments

August 5, 2013 4:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Standex Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics has announced that its MK02, MK11, MK21P, MK26, and MK27 series of reed sensors are now rated IP67. These five lines have achieved this demanding accreditation, which certifies that the sensors are both totally protected against dust and protected against the effects of immersion between 15cm and 1m.

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New Fail-Safe Emergency-Stop Improves Operator Safety

August 5, 2013 4:06 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

EAO Corporation has improved end-user safety with the introduction of their new Series 04 Fail-Safe Emergency-Stop Switching Element. The innovative 'fail-safe' element will detect if the stop switch actuator becomes disconnected from the emergency stop actuator.

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For Harsh Environments: The ‘Perfect Pair’

August 1, 2013 12:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Transducers USA has announced the receipt of IP-67, IEC Standard qualification for its Model KECG2742 electret condenser microphone; this making it a “Perfect Pair” when combined with either the Transducers ‘s Model TRKPE243  or Model KPE-267; both of which have IP-67 qualification.

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60 Percent Larger Sensing Distance: Inductive Sensor Series in Miniature Size

July 15, 2013 4:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With the expansion of its inductive sensor series IFRM04/05, Baumer has achieved a perfect balance between functionality and compactness. With 1.6 mm, the inductive sensors offer the largest sensing distance for sensors with a switching frequency greater than 1 kHz.

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Non-Contact Interlocks for Machine Safety With Enclosures and Doors

July 10, 2013 3:46 pm | Tapeswitch Corporation | Products

Tapeswitch Corporation's monitoring switch system for doors, enclosures, and gates, consists of non-contact safety switches selections HE1 and HE2 and the multi-guard SCU-1 control unit. Offers the latest coded magnetic non-contact switches (HE1 and HE2), which feature fully encapsulated solid state, single point switching with built in, dual color, LED status indication. CAT 4, SIL 3 PLe safety performance level. 2 N/O and 1 N/C bi-directional solid state outputs. 7mm switching distance. IP67 rated. SCU-1 control unit, offers a multi-gate switch solution capable of monitoring up to 30 switches in the series. The HED double switch, reduces the amount of wiring for multiple gates and reduces the brackets needed for mounting the switches.

LISTED UNDER: Reed Switch | Relay | Actuator

Sensing Edges - Emergency Stop Devices

July 10, 2013 3:26 pm | Tapeswitch Corporation | Products

Tapeswitch Corporation manufactures TS Series safety, sensing, and signaling edges in standard models and custom manufactured models in different actuation forces, front and side and head on actuations, roll formed for curved surfaces, long continuos lengths, different profiles to meet your application requirements of medical products, devices, equipment, machinery, such as lift tables and other moving equipment where it is required to sense contact and actuate machine shutdown for safety. Whether it be a toe guard, a contact sensor or a motion sensing guard their unique advantage is engineering experience. Cat 3 safety level performance (based on applied controller).

LISTED UNDER: System Integration | Switches/Pushbuttons | Actuator

Enclosed and Protected Switches

July 10, 2013 3:16 pm | Tapeswitch Corporation | Products

Tapeswitch Corporation manufactures NexGenTM enclosed switches protected and enclosed in a standard housing and used as general purpose signaling switches. Custom manufactured to length, and instructional text, such as "Press To Open".

LISTED UNDER: Switches/Pushbuttons | Actuator | Signals/Alarms/Indicators

Foot and Hand Switches Activated By Pressure

July 10, 2013 3:09 pm | Tapeswitch Corporation | Products

Tapeswitch Corporation manufactures Model 111, 111-B, and custom-size foot and hand switches which are normally open, momentary contact devices that integrate with medical products, devices, equipment, and machinery for operation primarily for safety and signaling applications.

LISTED UNDER: Actuators | Relay | Switches/Pushbuttons

Ribbon Switches - Long Continuous Length Switches

July 10, 2013 2:53 pm | Tapeswitch Corporation | Products

Tapeswitch Corporation manufactures ribbon switches which are normally open momentary contact switches that can be manufactured to length. They are often used on medical devices and equipment as operating switches to stop operation for safety or sensing. Type model number ribbon switches are available in different characteristics, actuation forces, and special properties. They can be custom designed to application, device, or equipment specification to size, length, and specifications.

LISTED UNDER: Actuator | Detectors | Others

Compact Stainless Steel Multi-Application Pressure Switch

June 4, 2013 5:20 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

A tough operating environment is no match for Ashcroft’s A Series pressure switch. All 316 stainless steel construction, a weatherproof IP67 enclosure and an operating temp from -40°F to 212°F make this compact switch the ideal choice for a wide variety of industrial and OEM installations.

LISTED UNDER: Switches/Pushbuttons | Pressure

Custom Encoder Media

May 29, 2013 6:13 pm | US Digital | Products

US Digital can customize patterns, mounting holes and hubs for transmissive and reflective media. Pair the disks and linear strips with the EM1 transmissive optical encoder module. With vertically integrated design and manufacturing capabilities, customized solutions are available with best-in-industry lead times.

LISTED UNDER: Encoders | Encoders | Optical

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