Sealing System Provides Stages With Protection

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Nutec Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The CLS sealing system for the company's stages offers superior protection in applications with contaminated environments–an advancement that translates into a motion platform with greater long-term reliability, greater efficiencies, and lower cost of ownership.

LISTED UNDER: Positioning Stages and Tables

Direct-Drive Linear Stage Offers Nanometer Accuracy

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ANT130-L series stages offer excellent performance in speed, accuracy, resolution, repeatability, reliability, and travel range, and are offered in two accuracy grades. The stage employs a center-driven, non-cogging, non-contact linear motor and encoder as the driving element.

LISTED UNDER: Positioning Stages and Tables

Gasket Design for EMI Shielded Honeycomb Vents Improves Performance/Delivery

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

This continuous integrated gasket for shielding honeycomb vents offers better performance, reduced cost, and the fastest production time. Continuous lengths of the high-performance BeCu gaskets are mechanically installed under the inner perimeter of the vent's aluminum extrusion frame.


Self-Aligning Spherical Bearings Prove Versatile

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

igubal spherical bearings are self-aligning components—rod ends, clevis joints, flange bearings, pivot bearings, and pillow blocks—made entirely of high-performance plastics. They are self-lubricating and easy to install.


Right Angle Gearbox Delivered in 48 Hours or Less

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Groschopp, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This line of IEC Right Angle (RA) Gearboxes with hollow out-put allow options for right, left, or dual shaft configurations. All nine sizes are in stock and ready to ship in 48 hours or less. The nine sizes range from 26 to 130 mm. Input Power is 0.06 to 7.5 kW, 1/15 to 10 hp.

LISTED UNDER: Gears and Gearing

Green Power-Supply Designs Reference Guide

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, offers the Digital Interleaved Power Factor Correction (PFC) Reference Design, which demonstrates how to realize the benefits of fully digital PFC for green power-supply designs.

LISTED UNDER: Power Supplies

High-Density Connectors Increase I/O Points

October 5, 2009 6:19 am | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

High-density M12 connectors provide more I/O points than traditional M12 sensor/actuator connectors. The circular connectors come in 12- and 17-pole versions. This high pin count allows M12 device connections in applications where space must be conserved, such as medical equipment.

LISTED UNDER: Connectors | Cordsets/Power Cords

Keypads Withstand Extreme Conditions

September 30, 2009 10:22 am | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter’s new series of metal Piezo Keypads stand up to extreme indoor or outdoor environmental conditions.


Prototyping Device Adds Robust Performance, Versatility

September 30, 2009 10:22 am | Roland DGA Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Roland DGA Corp. has announced its newest 3D desktop milling machine, the MDX-40A. The MDX-40A builds on Roland’s advanced Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) technology with new features, bundled software and valuable options.

LISTED UNDER: Switches/Pushbuttons | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

Programmable Motion Cards With Ethernet Connectivity

September 30, 2009 10:22 am | Performance Motion Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD) announces the newest addition to its latest advancement in the Prodigy family of motion cards, the Prodigy/CME PCI card.

LISTED UNDER: Ethernet/Internet Connectivity Devices

Absolute Feedback Option for Electric Actuators

September 23, 2009 6:58 am | Exlar Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Exlar announces the Tritex II Series electric actuators are now available with a cost-effective absolute feedback option. The compact actuators feature a built-in mechanical converter, eliminating the need for a ball screw or gear reducer mechanism.

LISTED UNDER: Actuators | Actuators | Actuators

Pushbuttons to Include Illuminated Outer Ring Option

September 23, 2009 6:58 am | Nkk Switches | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced the expansion of its YB2 Series of illuminated 22mm pushbuttons to include an outer ring illumination option. This new feature gives design engineers even greater ability to customize the NKK switches they include in their designs.

LISTED UNDER: Switches/Pushbuttons

Vision Enhanced OCR Software Features Easier Set-Up, Greater Accessibility

September 8, 2009 12:51 pm | Ppt-Vision | Product Releases | Comments

PPT Vision, Inc.’s intuitive OCR (optical character recognition) technology is now available with its 8.3 release of IMPACT software. The tool enables successful implementation of challenging OCR applications that less capable systems or vision sensors do not have the capability to support.


Web-Ready Engineering Design Guide & Power Supply Sourcebook Released

August 28, 2009 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne's sourcebook is a reference document used to specify and source power supplies. The web-ready version features an index which allows the user to jump to different pages in seconds and a search button for easy lookup.

LISTED UNDER: Product Design & MFG Software | Power Supplies

Latest Version of Ballbar Software Available for Download

August 28, 2009 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Renishaw has released a new version of its Ballbar software specifically designed for use with both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Vista. Called Ballbar5 HPS v5.08, the software has been extensively re-written to ensure full compatibility and enhance performance and stability.



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