A new handbook from GLS Corp., McHenry, IL, explains how to optimize adhesion in hard-soft overmolding. It details the benefits of soft-touch overmolding materials and provides tips on obtaining the best adhesion between hard substrates and soft TPEs.
A new catalog from Pepperl+Fuchs, Twinsburg, OH, contains more than 800 pages of data on various sensors. Selection guidelines and wiring diagrams are included. Readers can request a free copy or download PDF information at www.am.pepperl-fuchs.com/literature/litform.asp.
Galil Motion Control, Rocklin, CA, is providing readers with a free toolkit of motion control solutions called MotionCode. Its step-by-step procedures guide engineers in the development of motion applications. It can be accessed by registered visitors at www.galilmc.com/motioncode.html.
This 26-page Victrex PEEK Material Properties Guide offers a comprehensive review of this high performance polymer with a unique combination of properties including high temperature, chemical resistance, wear resistance, low fire, smoke, toxicity, and more.
Watlow, St. Louis, MO, is making a configurator edition of its popular human-machine interface software available at www.watlow.com for free download and unlimited use. The PC-based software, called Watview, allows users to setup and monitor various controllers.
This literature provides an overview of the company’s capabilities and services in the contract manufacturing and automated equipment markets.
In more than 220 pages, this company has assembled a comprehensive line of protection products. It has an inventory of 300 million parts.
This is the 25th Anniversary Edition of the company’s catalog — 440 pages illustrating thousands of stock components. Items are shown as full size color photos on a handy one-centimeter grid for accurate sizing. The 2005 edition features over 550 new products.
The Portescap Motion Solutions catalog includes complete product features and benefits, specifications, and characteristics for the company’s entire family of Portescap-branded technologies.
This free booklet provides an introduction to the implications and applications of the section IEC 60601-1, which deals specifically with the electrical safety of medical equipment used in the monitoring and treatment of patients.
A new product bulletin from PennEngineering Fastening Technologies, Danboro, PA, examines fasteners designed to satisfy component-to-board, board-to-board, and board-to-chassis production-fastening needs. "Bulletin K" can be downloaded free in PDF format from www.pennfast.com.
The Thomson Center for Clinical Research Practice, Wellesley, MA, has published "Standard Operating Procedures for Good Clinical Practice by Sponsors of Medical Device Research." These SOPs address the unique regulatory and business environment of medical device clinical trials.
The Model A37 mini encoder is a 12-bit single-turn absolute rotary encoder with opto-electronic technology. These encoders are used in a wide variety of poition-sensing applications for the measuring of angles and distances in relatively small envelopes.
JD Series Keylock switches have a maximum current rating with resistive load of 4 amps at 125 VAC or 2 amps at 250 VAC. Expected life is 6,000 cycles at full load.
The TMCM-303 and TMCM-310 Three Axis Controllers provide a complete motion control system at a low cost and that are conveniently compact in size. The 303 is a 1-3 axis stepper controller that has an ouput current of up to 1.5 Amps/phase and is capable of supporting 16x microstepping.