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On the cover ... MICRO DRIVES november/december 2009 Vol. 70 Nos. 11/12 Editor and Associate Publisher Olga Markovich tel: (416) 510-5113 Publisher Michael King tel: (416) 510-5107 Sales Manager Mark Larcher tel: (416) 510-5125
Danfoss Drives has added an M5 frame size to its VTL® Micro Drive family. The M5 frame size is 11.5 in. H x 6.5 in. W x 9.8 in. D, and covers the three-phase 380-480 VAC, 25-30 HP range. The drive offers true side-by-side mounting without any derating due to its compact book-style design. An Automatic Energy Optimizer function allows the drive to consume less energy while the Automatic Motor Adaptation feature leverages the motor’s full operating potential. The VLT Micro Drive is a genuine VLT variable frequency drive with high reliability, user-friendliness and condensed functionality that is extremely easy to commission.
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Lafert NA offers a range of Metric Stainless Steel Motors suitable for the food processing and pharmaceutical industries. Stainless Steel Motors are an excellent, alternative when replacing motors in applications where high pressure washing is a concern as well as paint flaking. With reduced edges to catch food, and etched nameplates, washing down these motors becomes an easier process. The motors are equipped with drain holes in all four quadrants, and at both ends of the motor which allow the lowest point to have an open drain hole.
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Coxreels announces the addition of bend restrictors to accompany its selection of reel accessories. This hose option is available on low pressure hose reels with 1/4”, 3/8”, and 1/2” of PVC, rubber and nitrile hose handling 300 psi of working pressure. Bend restrictors are suggested for hose assemblies that might receive substantial usage and are recommended for air, water, oil, fuel, and other fluid transfer applications. The bend restrictors are made of durable and flexible PVC that provide a convenient grip for increased hose control and mobility. They are designed to limit the degree of bending without compromising the integrity of the hose assembly while also preventing the hose-end from kinking, excessive wearing and tearing. Coxreels CIRCLE NO. 21 ON READER REPLY CARD
AIR AMPLIFIER SYSTEM
AirBooster air amplifier systems are designed to boost plant air pressure at point of use work stations and pneumatically operated machinery when the available working pressure is insufficient. These energy saving systems allow for increased air pressure where and when needed without increasing the pressure on the entire plant air system. Easy to install with very low maintenance, these units are available in standard and custom configurations with 2:1, 5:1, 15:1 and 30:1 ratios. All systems are ASME Coded and CRN certified. Ideal for explosion proof applications because AirBooster systems do not need electrical power, since they use the same compressed air source for both driving and amplifying. Impact RM Inc. CIRCLE NO. 24 ON READER REPLY CARD
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The Power Tug allows one person to easily move loads of up to 5000 lbs that are fixed or swiveling casters. It assists in the compliance of health and safety guidelines which limits the manual pushing or pulling by one person, reduces the risks of injuries and increases productivity. Power Pusher Canada CIRCLE NO. 23 ON READER REPLY CARD
Herkules manufactures an extensive line of standard and custom Human Lifts to position workers at an optimum height for assembly and manufacturing operations. From small personnel lifts to long adjustable scissor lift platforms, Herkules designs and builds operator positioners to meet the exact needs for efficient and productive workflow. The lift’s low profile, just 4.25” closed, provides maximum flexibility. With this low profile, systems can be surface mounted. A simple connection to the plant’s air supply line completes the installation. The lift can also be installed on a rail system to roll with the assembly line for optimum productivity. The pneumatic lift systems are virtually maintenance-free, with no messy fluids or costly cylinders to replace. Herkules Equipment Corporation CIRCLE NO. 25 ON READER REPLY CARD
On the cover ... TOGGLE CLAMPS
Carr Lane has introduced a variety of new toggle clamps with safety locks. Latch-action toggle clamps are available in five sizes, from 360 to 7500 lbs holding capacity, with a threaded U bolt for adjustability and a matching latch plate. Vertical-handle toggle clamps are available in three sizes, from 150 to 500 lbs holding capacity. These compact hold-down clamps have a unique fingergrip T handle and an open arm that provides adjustable spindle location. Horizontal-handle toggle clamps are available in two sizes, from 500 to 700 lbs holding capacity. These low-profile hold-down clamps also have an open arm that provides adjustable spindle location. Push/Pull Toggle Clamps have a holding capacity of 2500 lbs.
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BALL SCREW ASSEMBLIES NEW WASHER SIZES
Boker’s announces 665 new washer sizes are now available. The new sizes join the company’s line of 23,000 non-standard washer and spacer sizes to effectively provide endless solutions for a broad range of application requirements. Washers are available without tooling charges in short, medium or long runs. Boker’s provides miniature washer sizes with outside diameters as small as 0.080”. For applications requiring larger sizes, possibilities are available with ODs up to 12”. Washers are offered in a choice of more than 2,000 commonly specified and hard-to-find materials. Boker’s Inc.
These Small Diameter Ball Screw Assemblies (SD Ball Screw) are designed for smaller footprint applications. These screws are used in robots, medical equipment, guided missiles, unmanned vehicles and aerospace applications. Nook’s Precision Screw Group designed the small diameter (below 10mm) ball screws with a load capacity of 40-100lbs., and a highprecision (lead accuracy measured in microns). The SD Ball Screw’s small size and customizable design offers precise efficient movement in a compact package for applications. Nook Industries, Inc. CIRCLE NO. 29 ON READER REPLY CARD
MINIATURE BEAM COUPLINGS
For micro component applications, Ruland now offers miniature beam couplings. Available with outer diameters of 9.5 and 12.7 mm and bore diameters of 3mm, the couplings are made from a single piece of aluminum or stainless steel with overlapping spiral cuts. Common applications for miniature beam couplings include medical devices, liquid handling equipment, test and measurement instruments, inspection equipment, and other high-precision applications such as encoders, stepper motors, and tachometers. The P-series beam couplings are made from aluminum and cover a peak torque range of 0.62 to 0.9 Nm. Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Misumi announces the recent addition of two new Shaft Support designs which are used extensively in the manufacture of industrial machinery and equipment, factory automation, assembly and motion control systems. The two new designs include: Compact Bracket Type Shaft Supports available in standard and guide long types, in direct mount style and Thick Slit Type Shaft Support with higher strength and rigidity. Both new shaft supports are available in a variety of diameters and can be ordered to precise specifications. Misumi USA, Inc. CIRCLE NO. 36 ON READER REPLY CARD
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The Reflex Integration Press Brake Control unit improves the safety of press brake operations in compliance with the CSA Safety Standard Z142-02. The Command Stamp press brake controller ties together all of the safety guards and monitoring devices on both hydraulic and mechanical press brakes with diverse redundancy in order to verify and maintain safe press brake operations. These units have advance software customization to tailor the use of the press brake control to the specific production processes of customers to avoid any loss of productivity through the addition of this advanced safety device. Reflex Integration Inc.
Cross Drive™ drive roller combines internal drive efficiency and safety with external drive flexibility. Its gear assembly is housed within a sealed conveyor drive roller protected from the environment and is connected directly to an external motor eliminating the chain/sprocket or belt/pulley used in conventional systems. A complete line of specialized sprockets, designed to drive an industry-standard segmented conveyor belt, attached to the cross drive roller expands the application range. Van der Graaf Inc. CIRCLE NO. 30 ON READER REPLY CARD
ABRASION RESISTANT SLEEVE
New Partek Wrap is an abrasion-resistant sleeve that can be added after a hose has been installed. This saves users the time of removing hoses or the cost of purchasing new ones. Partek Wrap can be used to bundle multiple hoses/cables together or to protect cylinder rods from damage and contamination. Lightweight and highly flexible, Partek Wrap is made from extremely rugged urethane-coated 1050 ballistic nylon. Its tight weave pattern prevents the fabric ends from fraying when cut. Parker Hannifin CIRCLE NO. 34 ON READER REPLY CARD
RAPID PROTOTYPE PROGRAM
Portescap has available a new 24 hour rapid prototyping program for its high speed brushless DC slotted motor family. Machine builders can now order prototypes of size 5, size 6, size 9 and size 11 BLDC motors, with gearhead options of 5:1 and 25:1 gear ratios, with 24 hour turnaround. Standard brushless DC motor prototypes are also available with an autoclave option. Portescap, A Danaher Motion Company CIRCLE NO. 37 ON READER REPLY CARD
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Thomson introduces “Lube for Life” self-lubricating linear bearing pillow blocks which eliminate the need for expensive lubrication systems and provide continuous bearing lubrication and enhanced protection for maximum linear bearing life and true maintenance-free operation. Available for open or closed pillow block assemblies, Lube for Life can now be ordered as an option with Thomson Super Ball Bushing® Bearing and Super Smart Ball Bushing® Pillow Blocks. They come as a complete assembly for new applications, or in a retrofit kit. Thomson CIRCLE NO. 28 ON READER REPLY CARD
Precision 20° pressure angle stainless steel racks are stocked in 21 sizes in pitch size modules 1-4. These hobbed and passivated racks, identified as the SUR, SURF, and SURFD Series, are made from SUS304 stainless steel with tooth hardness of less than 187HB. Total rack lengths range from 505mm to 1010mm. Face widths range from 10mm to 40mm. The SURF Series features finished ends enabling the user to join multiple segments together to form longer lengths. The SURFD Series adds bolt holes on the face. Quality Transmission Components CIRCLE NO. 31 ON READER REPLY CARD
PLASTIC BALL BEARINGS
These new plastic plain ball bearings feature glass or stainless steel balls arranged in single and double row construction. Identified as the BBPRIX- and BBPRIXM Series, they ate stocked in both inch and metric sizes. They are designed to fit shafts ranging from 5mm to 25mm diameters and their dynamic load ratings range from 58N to 565N. These bearings are suitable for washdown and corrosive environments and are widely used for lightduty applications. Quality Bearings & Components CIRCLE NO. 32 ON READER REPLY CARD
GENERAL PUR POSE MOTORS
A new series of right angle EG planetary gearheads is offered in four standard NEMA sizes, 17, 23, 34, and 42. These gearheads, identified as the S91..SREG Series feature the planetary system, high torsional stiffness, case-hardened spiral bevel gears, and are sealed to extend service life. They offer both single and double stage design, and include a precision balanced clamp-on pinion. Woodruff keys #404 and motor mounting hardware kits are supplied. Each of the four NEMA sizes are offered in 13 gear ratios ranging from 3:1 to 100:1. Sterling Instrument CIRCLE NO. 35 ON READER REPLY CARD
AutomationDirect has extended its IronHorse general purpose AC motor line to include 3-phase 1200 RPM six-pole and 3600 RPM two-pole models. Six new 56C 3600 RPM rolled steel motors are now available, ranging from 0.33 to 2 HP; 13 new T-frame cast iron motors in 3600 and 1200 RPM models are available in sizes from 1 to 10 HP. These TEFC motors have 5:1 variable torque and 2:1 constant torque ratings and are ideal in applications such as fans, conveyors, pumps and more. IronHorse general purpose motors are backed by a two-year warranty.
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COMPACT ENCODERS STEPPER DRIVE & MOTOR
The STM is a stepper drive and motor unit fused into a single device that offers significant savings on space and wiring It features advanced current control, antiresonance technology, torque ripple smoothing and microstep emulation which allow the STM to deliver optimized stepper performance for medical, packaging, semiconductor and a wide variety of other automation applications. STM drive+motor units come standard with protection against over and under voltage, over-temp, motor shorts and motor open phase. They are RoHS compliant and CE certified. Electromate Industrial Sales Ltd. CIRCLE NO. 38 ON READER REPLY CARD 5762 3.375x4.875:4861 3.875 x 4.75
TR Electronics’ new SENSEable™ encoder product line includes their incremental and absolute encoders designed for industrial automation. Customer has the ability to choose from a wide variety of interfaces including serial, parallel, SSI, fieldbus and all leading industrial Ethernet protocols. The devices run on TR’s optical and magnetic technologies and are available with shafted, hollow shaft, blind-shaft and integrated coupling configurations. The new encoders are available with TR’s precision technology across a wide range of machine interfaces, flange and shaft configurations and are programmable to end-user requirements. TR Electronic North America CIRCLE NO. 39 ON READER REPLY CARD 11/3/09 4:28 PM Page 1 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.trelectronic.com
POSITAL has introduced a new analog interface for its MAGNETCODE (MCD) family of rotary encoders. These products are suitable for applications that use simple analog-based measurement and control systems. Analog-interface MCD encoders are available in single- or multi-turn models. The MCD encoders have a unique range adjustment feature: the encoder can be “taught” the rotary positions that correspond to the limits of travel of the machine that it is connected to. Once this has been done, the encoder’s internal electronics will automatically scale the output so that the full range of signal voltage exactly covers the full range of travel on the machine, thereby optimizing the accuracy of the measurement system. FRABA Inc.
Kerkite polymers are standard materials used in Kerk® brand precision anti-backlash leadscrew nuts, RGS® linear rails and guides, and ScrewRail® linear actuators. Kerkite materials are self-lubricated and formulated to provide optimum performance and offer a variety of mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties resulting in compatibility with many chemicals and environmental conditions. The company also offers an array of other special materials capable of meeting virtually any application need. Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. CIRCLE NO. 41 ON READER REPLY CARD
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FOOLPROOF. POSITION SENSORS
These precise, non-contact Hall Effect position sensors feature absolute linearity of +/-0.1%. The 12 bit resolution devices come in 12.7mm, 22.23mm and 22.23mm dual sizes with high temperature and custom versions available. Hall Effect sensors convert energy from a magnetic field into an electrical signal, enabling their contact-less operation and yielding nearly unlimited life cycles. These sensors offer a solution for many harsh environment applications involving temperature, vibration, moisture and dirt, making them suitable for a range of military and aerospace, as well as commercial designs. Spectrum Sensors & Controls
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Portescap has introduced hollow-shafted versions to its family of h3 stepper motors. Hollow shaft models promise increased design flexibility by allowing wires or other media to be routed through the motor shaft, effectively reducing the space required of the motor solution. H3 Hollow shaft step motors are available in NEMA 17, 23 and 34 frame sizes (short, one and two stack lengths available in each frame size), with hollow shaft diameters of 4mm in diameter, 7mm in diameter and 11mm in diameter, respectively. These hollow shaft motors are well suited for use in telecommunications devices, the replacement of pneumatic cylinders and general factory automation applications, and with the ability to provide rapid prototypes and enhanced customization. Portescap, A Danaher Motion Company CIRCLE NO. 43 ON READER REPLY CARD
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LINEAR MAGNETIC ENCODERS
Thomson 500 Series Profile Rails now come standard with an enhanced carriage design that delivers 66% smoother operation with up to 50% lower drag force than previous models. Additionally, a ball spacer carriage option is available to reduce carriage running noise by up to 6 dB. The new design optimizes the surface interfaces between steel and plastic transition areas along the ball bearing circulation path for more precise operation. Thomson CIRCLE NO. 44 ON READER REPLY CARD
New LM13 linear magnetic encoders are suitable for small spaces and tough applications. Consisting of only a readhead and separate self-adhesive scale, the LM13 gives OEM designers an ultracompact package that’s ideal for industry’s toughest applications in woodworking, metalworking, stone cutting, paper converting, packaging, plastics processing, laser/flame/water-jet cutting, chip/board production or assembly and packaging machinery. Magnetic sensing delivers dependability in applications too dusty, dirty, greasy or destructive for optical encoders. Renishaw CIRCLE NO. 47 ON READER REPLY CARD
MOTION PROGRAMMING SCRIPT
Kollmorgen introduces the new Motion Programming Script (MPS)-an easy-to-use, network-enabled implementation of a BASIC-like programming language with commands added specifically for motion control. It empowers electrical and mechanical engineers with relatively little programming knowledge to quickly write complex motion sequences and program equipment via short, easy-to-use and intuitively-named commands. The MPS is especially useful in stage gantry and robotics applications, where the need for complex motion intersects with the need for simple commands. Kollmorgen CIRCLE NO. 45 ON READER REPLY CARD
The T-Line 40mm Series Incremental Rotary Encoders are now available in standard inch shaft and coupling sizes. These compact, 40mm diameter encoders come standard with an integral 2 meter cable and provide output resolution up to 1024 ppr in an IP54-rated housing. They require a 4.75-30 VDC supply voltage. As a result, they are an ideal feedback solution for most light-to-medium duty applications in the material handling, packaging and printing industries, among others. Pepperl+Fuchs CIRCLE NO. 46 ON READER REPLY CARD
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Designated the OPE1275 single-channel (tachometer) and OPE2275 dual-channel encoders, the analog output encoders are designed for small shaft motors with a diameter of 2mm and a minimum length of 3.8mm. The encoders feature 256 pulses per revolution, with a minimum of 5,000 rpm. The encoders also feature extended capabilities that the single-channel device features a rise and fall pulse, providing two slopes for each pulse, thus doubling the count capability; while the rise and pulse of the OPE2275 encoder is in a quadrature pattern, providing design engineers four times the pulse-per-revolution count. Optek Inc.
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The MC4U control system can directly drive up to eight highly coordinated axes with network extension capability of 64 additional network nodes for a total of up to 72 axes. The integrated universal amplifiers can directly drive any stepper (in open loop or as closed loop servo with sinusoidal commutation), DC brushless, DC brush, or AC induction motor (as closed loop with sinusoidal commutation), DC brushless, DC brush, or AC induction motor (as closed loop servo with sinusoidal commutation) from 100W to 5kW with standard digital quadrature or Analog Sin/Cos encoder. The MC4U’s integrated architecture utilizes dedicated servo processors on the controller board to provide real time servo control of each axis including position, velocity, current servo loops, and sinusoidal commutation. Applications include multi-axis motion coordination and servo control. ACS Motion Control CIRCLE NO. 48 ON READER REPLY CARD
ROTARY POSITION SENSOR PLANETARY GEAR REDUCERS
The PE Series of planetary gear reducers are suitable for servo or stepper motor applications where consistency is essential. The PE is available in both a metric and NEMA output face. The ready-tomount series is available in five standard frame sizes. The PE line offers maximum torque output from 10 Nm to 135 Nm and reduction ratios from 3:1 to 1000:1. It is a closed unit that requires no maintenance (lubricated for life). Can be combined with EKC Series elastomer/shaft coupling. GAM Gear
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Cherry’s new AN9 series dual-output rotary position sensor is electrically and physically non-contracting, making it suitable for applications where high reliability and uncertain physical tolerances are involved. Its dual output design offers an additional dimension of reliability, allowing a connected controller to diagnose potential problems in the sensing system. The sensor output is programmable, but it is available in standard output ranges from 0-45 degrees to 0-360 degrees. Its non-contacting nature means that unlimited rotations are possible. Designed for automotive and off-road environments, the sensor is also sealed to IP68 for resistance to water immersion. Cherry Electrical Products, Inc.
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Renishaw’s new AM4096 On-Axis™ magnetic encoder provides 4096-counts/ rev of absolute feedback for high-speed digital motor and motion control applications. A non-contact 12-bit IC with no moving parts and programmable zero position, it delivers accuracy of 0.1 degrees, at speeds up to 60,000 rpm - ideal for commutation, high-speed motor control, position/velocity control, and replacement of potentiometers and optical encoders. It can be supplied pre-programmed or can be customer programmed with settings stored in its on-chip EEPROM. Renishaw, Inc
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The Omega manufactured sanitary RTD sensors feature two types of probes: the heavy-duty probe stem has a stepped design for additional strength and the standard duty is 1/4” diameter probe. Both feature probe lengths of 3, 4, 5 and 6” with other probe lengths available. Both heavy duty and standard duty feature wetted surfaces that are 316L stainless steel, surface finish equals 32 Microinch or better. Both are ideal for CIP and sanitary process. OMEGA CIRCLE NO. 53 ON READER REPLY CARD
Axiomatic’s family of rugged inclinometers and tilt sensors has a new universal member that can measure +/-90° degrees or 360 degrees rotation. The AX060200 features CANbus, RS-232 and Analog Output ports for multiple functionality. It is fully configurable using the Axiomatic Electronic Assistant® software for PC. The inclinometer supports SAE J1939 CAN interface, Support for CANopen and other high-level CAN protocols can be available on request. The unit is packaged for an IP67 rating with M12x1 connectors. It is suitable for harsh environments. The inclinometer is designed to measure inclination angles in two orthogonal sensing directions X and Y in the range of +/-90°. If vertically installed, it can measure an inclination angle in one sensing direction in the +/–180° (0-360°) range. Axiomatic Technologies Corporation CIRCLE NO. 55 ON READER REPLY CARD
POSITION SENSORS OPTICAL ANGLE SENSOR
The new OGL 55/54 sensor provides an alternative to proximity sensors for demanding applications such as stamping, automotive and industrial machine design. The optical sensor is available in metal or plastic housings and includes an innovative technology to detect contamination. The sensors includes an LED to indicate normal operation but also includes a contamination LED that notifies you if oil, grease, dust or other contaminants are present. Once the optics have been cleared, the indicator turns off. With this feature, the sensor will operate in very harsh environments, but also provide additional intelligence for maintenance personnel. TR Electronic
Spring-loaded Linear Variable Displacement Transducers (LVDTs) are suitable for automation applications requiring linear position sensors, since the core and coil are assembled into a spring-loaded assembly. This makes the mechanical setup of the sensor into automated machinery less complicated. Available in ranges of 2.5mm to 100mm, the position sensors provide long service life in various industrial uses such as industrial automation gauging systems, electronic dial indicators, fabricated metal products gauging, materials testing apparatus as well as large shaft TIR measurement. Macro Sensors CIRCLE NO. 59 ON READER REPLY CARD
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Wilcoxon introduces two full-performance, compact, industrial accelerometers suitable for walk-around collection of vibration monitoring data. The 780A, 780B and 780C are full-performance, 100 mV/g general-purpose vibration sensors. The sensitivity tolerance is the primary differentiator between the 780A (+5%), 780B (+10%) and 780C (+15%). The 780 family of sensors has an 80g acceleration range and a broad +3dB frequency response from 0.4 Hz to 14 kHz. The 780 family of sensors has a standard 2-pin, MIL-C-5015 connector that is compatible with the existing data collection infrastructure and fits the same connector used on the majority of industial accelerometers. Wilcoxon Research
WIRELESS MONITORING PRESSURE SENSORS
AutomationDirect has extended the ProSense line of pressure sensors and switches to widen the sensing ranges available. The series now includes pressure switches with adjustable setpoints from 0 to 5,800 psi, as well as transmitters in ranges from 0-15 to 3,000 psi with output options of 4 to 20mA or 0 to 10 Volts. Transmitters with a measuring range of 0 to 100 inches of water column have also been added. AutomationDirect CIRCLE NO. 56 ON READER RELY CARD
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Rittal has added to its line of monitoring products by offering an easy to integrate network of wireless sensors. These sensors provide easy monitoring of temperature, humidity and access for enclosures. An easy-to-use web interface connects you to your enclosures from anywhere around the world. The web interface provides diagnostics and displays error messages for any of the sensors on the network. Each sensor communicates with a wireless I/O unit that is directly wired to a Processing unit. The processing unit is connected to an existing network and can monitor up to 64 sensors. Rittal CIRCLE NO. 58 ON READER REPLY CARD
APEM has expanded its range of sealed pushbuttons with the introduction of a new 16mm push-button switch. The IR Series pushbutton switch is sealed to IP67 and is available in a wide array of terminals, colours and illumination options. The IR pushbutton is designed to endure harsh environments and is suitable for demanding applications in the marine, transportation, construction, military and medical equipment markets. The IR Series is offered with tactile and snap acting contact mechanisms, with gold or silver plated contacts with NO, NC and NO/ NC electrical functions. APEM Components CIRCLE NO. 60 ON READER REPLY CARD
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A new white paper from Spraying Systems Co., How to Reduce Water Consumption in Cleaning, Cooling and Moisturizing Operations, provides more than a dozen tips to help save water without compromising performance. Nozzle selection and maintenance, automation, and the use of flowing accessories are just a few of the topics addressed. www.spray.com Spraying Systems Co.
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New Vi-Cas catalogue features replacement cups for lifters, manipulators, pick-and-place systems, packaging, label applicators, and more. Thousands of styles and sizes are detailed in materials to suit any application. Custom cups quoted from customersupplied drawings or reverse engineering from customer-supplied cups. Visit us at www.vi-cas.com Vi-Cas FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 85
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Nex Flow™ Air Products Corp. is the new world leader in specialized compressed air technology for blow-off, cooling, conveying, cleaning, static control and specialty industrial and housekeeping applications. MADE IN CANADA! And distributed in Canada through Tech Sales Co. The catalogue clarifies what air amplification is and explains vortex tube technology and products in detail. www.tech-sales.com Tech Sales Co.
Reelcraft Industries introduces a new “Condensed Reel Catalogue” showcasing Reelcraft’s bestselling line of high quality, industrial grade hose, cord and cable reels in just 12 pages. Designed for low, medium and high-pressure tasks, the applications range from air, water, oxygen/acetylene, dual welding, fuel and oil handling to heavy-duty chassis lubrication. Reelcraft Industries, Inc. FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 90
The low cost Super Air Knife™dramatically reduces compressed air usage and noise when compared to other blowoffs. It delivers a uniform sheet of laminar airflow with hard-hitting force across the entire length. Energy usage is comparable to a blower without the maintenance or downtime. Many sizes in aluminum or stainless steel. www.exair.com/16/123.htm EXAIR Corporation
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Tank wash nozzles, spray balls, motorized tank washers and turnkey systems from Spraying Systems Co. automate tank cleaning and improve cleaning quality, return tanks to service faster and reduce labour, water, chemical and wastewater disposal costs. Request our Guide to Safe and Effective Tank Cleaning to learn more. www.spray.com/tankwash Spraying Systems Co. FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 86
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The Precision Regulators feature excellent repeatability and a sensitive 20-turn adjustment. The regulators are adjustable from 0.5 to 100 PSI; maximum supply pressure is 150 PSI. Preset regulators offer a maximum output of 40 PSI. Regulators can be used individually or assembled into a modular combination of pneumatic components. www.air-logic.com Air Logic FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 89
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Hannay cable reels catalogue features complete information on manual, spring, and power rewind cable reels for a variety of industrial applications. Cable reels are ideal for use in rescue and haz-mat operations, grounds maintenance and repair, video inspection, portable lighting, and broadcast and entertainment industry applications. A selection of portable reels promotes convenient “on-thejob” access to cable. http://go.hannay.com/PR Hannay Reels
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Carr Lane offers toggle clamps, pins, knobs, threaded inserts, supports, jig and fixture bases, chuck jaws, drill jig bushings, ball and spring plungers, and power workholding devices. New items include toggle clamps with safety locks, shark clamps and adjustable ball lock pins. www. carrlane.com
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The new Rexroth fifty-six page catalogue SC-600 provides technical information, drawings and ordering information on electro-pneumatic proportional control valves, positioners and electronic flowmeters. Rexroth E/P’s are known for their precision and low hysteresis characteristics. www. boschrexroth.ca
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Catalogue describes the tougher, smarter features of the PosiTector® 6000 Coating Thickness Gauge including the addition of Bluetooth Wireless Technology, large impactresistant Lexan® display, IP5X ingress protection and protective rubber holster. Still, simple, durable and accurate, it measures coatings on all metals. www.defelsko.com DeFelsko Corporation
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TEMPERATURE SENSOR ANGLE SENSORS
ifm efector introduces a new line of optical fork and angle sensors with a transmitter and a receiver in one housing. The new sensors offer a one-piece fixed distance design, eliminating the time-consuming alignment of a separate transmitter and receiver. This positioning provides quick and accurate sensor alignment. Fork housings are available with slot widths ranging from 10mm up to 120mm. Angle widths available in 60mm and 100mm. The sensor’s robust metal housing resists distortion and a visible red light beam across the slot width assists in setup. The sensitivity is easily adjusted via a potentiometer. Light-on/dark-on mode is selectable via rotary switch for application flexibility. Integrated thru holes enable quick mounting without the need for brackets. ifm efector inc. CIRCLE NO. 61 ON READER REPLY CARD
WAGO’s 852 Series Ethernet Switches offer an alarm contact, enabled via a dip switch, to signal an error condition on the switch. This feature is standard on both managed and unmanaged switches. The power input connector on the switch has two dedicated alarm circuit connections that can be wired to any warning device, such as a PLC or pilot light. Error conditions that can be monitored include port link failure, power supply disrupt/disconnect or power supply voltage out of specified range. WAGO Corporation CIRCLE NO. 63 ON READER REPLY CARD
Pepperl+Fuchs F99 Inclination Sensors are now available with CANopen interface. As a result, users can easily configure and monitor the incline or tilt angle of machine elements or equipment platforms in single or dual axis applications, from 0° to 360° with accuracy of +/-0.5°, via the CANopen interface. Engineered to deliver reliable operation in harsh environments, F99 inclination sensors feature metal mounting brackets, an outdoor IP68/69k rating, high shock resistance to 100 g and models with either 4-20mA or 0 to 5 VDC analog outputs that can represent the user-configured angle range. Pepperl+Fuchs
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The PresencePLUS® P4 IP68-rated, sealed OMNI vision sensor features a compact, yet durable nickel-plated aluminum housing. The sensor withstands demanding washdown conditions — such as dust and debris common in harsh-duty environments — with the use of an integrated ring light or lens cover. Boasting Banner’s full suite of inspection tools, the P4 sensor performs reliable, repeatable quality inspections in challenging automotive, assembly, food handling, printing, pharmaceutical and packaging applications. Banner Engineering Corporation CIRCLE NO. 68 ON READER REPLY CARD
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Magnetostrictive Temposonics® linearposition sensors are now available with a faster update rate option that allows for updated measurements every 100 microseconds, providing even greater accuracy for demanding industrial applications such as injection molding machines, extruders and thermoforming machines. The fast update rate option, available for SSI and EtherCAT® protocols, fulfills high, dynamic requirements by shortening the cycle time for a measured value so the controller can read the absolute position values with an update frequency of up to 10 kHz synchronized with an external control clock to provide 26-bit absolute position data every 100 microseconds. MTS Systems Corp.
The compact design of the DW-USB Series data loggers now offers a thermocouple temperature sensor or a carbon monoxide sensor that can monitor almost anywhere. The user can select the sampling rate, start time, high/low alarm settings, and temperature unit parameters with easy to install Windows®-based application. Stored data is downloaded by simply plugging the module into PC’s USB port with no cable required. Alarm status and low battery is indicated via built-in flashing LED’s. When the protective cap is fitted, the data logger resists moisture to IP67 standards. Dwyer Instruments, Inc.
ROTARY POSITION SENSOR
The 9950 Non-Contacting Rotary Position Sensor incorporates all the characteristics of the company’s dual Hall effect sensors, including the durability of noncontacting technology and excellent EMI capabilities into a single analog output and more compact package. The result is a rugged, completely sealed device with a life expectancy of up to 35 million cycles that provides a solution for the harsh environments found in industrial applications. The unit’s integrated Hall effect chip is enclosed in a liquid tight, fully sealed plastic package that meets protection seal class IP67. A large bearing surface provides robust operation for added strength and long service life, and a new insert molded feature in the mount ears incorporates stainless steel sleeving that prevents damage from fasteners used in mounting. BEI Duncan Electronics CIRCLE NO. 67 ON READER REPLY CARD
MAGNETIC REED SWITCHES
Standex introduces the SR4J series of ultra small surface mount magnetic reed switches for non-contact position sensing. Over molded around a GR200 magnetic reedswitch, this new J leaded version measures just 6.8mm in length and 2.4mm in height. The external leads of the reed switch form a tear drop terminal pad arrangement which preserves a greater portion of the initial magnetic circuit, thus enhancing the magnetic sensitivity of the sensor. The SR4J series boasts a maximum sensitivity range of 3/5 Ampere Turns (AT) (initial) and is available in a production range from 3 to 20 AT. Standex Electronics CIRCLE NO. 69 ON READER REPLY CARD
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