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Deeter Offers Liquid Volume Dispenser for Use in Manufacturing and Laboratory Processes

The Deeter Group has introduced a temperature-compensated liquid volume dispenser for applications, including the dosing of chemicals, colours or flavourings or the control of any liquid being dispensed in a manufacturing or laboratory process. Users can control the dispenser externally and collect data for logging and archiving using the provided USB datalink and control software suite. The dispenser — which is powered by a low-voltage supply — can measure volumes over a flow rate range of between 0.6 and 5.0 litres per minute.

Dytran Instruments Targets Low-Noise Accelerometers at Flight-Testing Applications

Dytran Instruments has introduced the 3326A series of low-noise accelerometers, which are particularly targeted for use in flight-testing applications, being compatible with standard aircraft onboard power supplies (20 to 32V DC). The products are part of Dytran’s line of VDC-powered instrumentation and, as such, may be compatible with existing installations from other manufacturers that use similar principles, the company claims. Available in two different models with sensitivities of 10 and 100mV/g, the 3326A series accelerometers feature ceramic sensing elements operating in shear mode and packaged in a rugged titanium housing.

LPRS Introduce 2.4 - 2.7GHz WiMax and WiFi Antenna for Broadband and Telecoms Markets

LPRS introduce 2.4 - 2.7GHz WiMax and WiFi antenna for Broadband and Telecoms markets. Rugged design for high volume applications- 4G Ready. As Ofcom announces its auction plans for the wireless spectrum designated for 4G services such as high speed mobile broadband access, LPRS, Europe’s leading supplier of short-range radio devices, announces the introduction of the ARW-2400-2700-10 directional antenna for WiMax and WiFi applications. Operating in the 2.4-2.7GHz frequency band and already selling in quantities of tens of thousands, the ARW-2400-2700-10 antenna meets the existing requirements of wireless communications infrastructure and 3G communications operators and is also designed to meet the needs of 4G systems as they become available from 2014. WiMax is the latest generation of wireless broadband and offers improvements in stability and reliability over existing systems. Major deployment of WiMax is set to roll out in the UK once Ofcom make available the 2.6GHz spectrum and

LPRS - Advanced Generation of Low-Power Wireless Modules is Backward Compatible

Short-range radio device specialist, Low Power Radio Solutions (LPRS), has introduced the latest generation of its market-leading low-power wireless modules, easyRadio Advanced (eRA). The newcomer continues to offer simple-to-use, out-of-the-box wireless communication as previous versions, but with a number of new, innovative, features while still offering back compatibility with earlier easyRadio modules if required. Key new features of eRA include the ability for users to change the bandwidth of the radio from 150KHz down to 12.5KHz, providing narrow-band performance at a wide-band budget. Internal temperature measurement of the wireless modules ensures less than 1.5KHz frequency drift from ambient 20C over a range of -40C to +85C. This new feature may also be used as a thermometer to measure the temperature of the end user equipment, accurate to within 1C. Modes of data transmission include the proven easyRadio protocol with 16-bit encryption and anti cross talk software (DCS) a

IQRF Wireless Network Systems

IQRF Wireless Network Systems now Available from LPRS.IQMesh Case picture. Complete, simple to implement, reliable wireless networks for smart metering, home and building automation, intelligent street lighting and environmental monitoring LPRS, Europe’s leading supplier of short-range radio devices, has been appointed as the UK technical distributor for the IQRF complete IQMESH wireless network platform, components and systems manufactured by MICRORISC. Based in the Czech Republic MICRORISC have spent some 100 man-years developing the extensive IQRF product range intended for applications such as smart metering, home and building automation, intelligent street lighting and environmental monitoring. The IQRF project has been co-funded by a grant from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Czech Republic. IQRF wireless network components are fully integrated modules with pre-programmed micro-controllers intended to speed up time-to-market of reliable wireless Mesh networks. The exte

Ultra-Low Profile Quarter Turn

FDB have again added to their range of IP65 quarter-turn locks with this superb ultra-low profile 7-080 which stands just 3mm above the door so eliminating the hazard of clothing entanglement. LOW PROFILE QUARTER-TURN IP65 LOCK IN AISI 316L STAINLESS STEEL The 7-080 is ideal for equipment housings, electrical or electronic cabinets and enclosures in the food, pharmaceutical and marine industries where there is either frequent/corrosive wash-down or adverse environmental conditions. FDB complement their stainless latches with a full catalogue of fittings from hinges through handles to code entry locks, anti-bacterial finish hardware, standard L and T handles and electronic locking systems.

IP65 Compression Latch with Colour Open/Closed Indicator

IP65 compression locks like the 1-077 from FDB Panel Fittings are becoming ever more popular for applications requiring quick and reliable door closure without rattling, even when subjected to IP65 COMPRESSION LATCH WITH COLOUR OPEN/CLOSED INDICATORsignificant vibration. It is therefore ideal for vehicle on-board cabinets, panels, compartmentdoors, as well as gen-set packs, HVAC equipment or similar. Compression technology in this style is ideal for soft clamping and positive gasket pull-down to ensure positive sealing, especially on larger doors. The 1-077 features IP65 sealing capability and a compression stroke of 6.5mm with fully closed dimensions of 22, 24, 28 or 38mm, dependant upon specification. A particular feature is its colour indicator for open/closed on the latch head, which provides instant recognition of the lock position. Door thicknesses of from 0.8mm to 22mm may be accommodated with LH or RH configurations as required.

Wet Area Coin Lock

The new wet area coin lock recently introduced by the panel. fitting experts at FDB is ideal for “pay for access – coin return” situations typical in swimming pool locker or group shower changing areas. It is ideally suited to personal lockers in these wet – or dry – “open access” environments where the coin lock can be specified to operate with a wide selection of coins or tokens and encourages the user to return their key and therefore release the locker for use by others. The FDB coin lock features include Euro-footprint for easy installation, full wet area testing, high quality brass pin tumbler barrel, coin return tray as standard and the ability to handle many types of coins or specific tokens. A matching escutcheon is available and keys are in high strength nickel silver to withstand frequent use. FDB’s range of hinges and cams complement the coin lock mechanism for a complete installation.

DCA-23 Seawater Dechlorination Analyzer Is Accurate and Economical Chlorine Measurement Solution

The new Model DCA-23 Seawater Dechlorination Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) is a low maintenance measurement solution that requires no chemicals to monitor seawater chlorine levels accurately in a wide range of industrial process and municipal water treatment applications. Seawater has multiple process industry uses, including heat exchange systems at LNG terminals, oil/gas refineries, electric power plants and SWAC systems (salt water air conditioning) in commercial buildings. Seawater desalination plants also chlorinate and dechlorinate the water before processing. The chlorination of seawater inhibits the growth of marine life on the various filters, screens and heat exchanger surfaces, but the seawater must be dechlorinated for environmental reasons before it is discharged back into the original water supply. The DCA-23 is a single-purpose analyzer that monitors chlorine in seawater from 0.0 to 2.00 ppm. It features an economical, low-maintenance design that requ

Self-Cleaning, Low-Maintenance ISE Analyzer System

The modular S10 Ion Selective Electrode (ISE), Compressor and Analyzer System from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) features the AC10 Air Blast Spray Cleaner designed for sensor self-cleaning and the highly intelligent multi-channel C22 Smart Controller. This flexible system allows process and plant engineers to maintain accurate measurement of multiple common parameters, reduces maintenance cycles and extends sensor life to decrease technician time and reduce plant operating costs. ECD's S10 Immersion/Insertion Style Sensor is a rugged, fully re-buildable sensor featuring a 316 stainless steel body with a sensing element, a temperature module and a signal conditioner for the process variable. Ion specific cartridges are available for the measurement of Ammonium, Bromide, Chloride, Cyanide, Fluoride, Sulfide, Calcium, Potassium and Sodium ions. The S10 Sensor with ISE cartridges is ideal for a wide range of fluid analysis applications required in industrial and municipal water trea

User-Friendly, Cost-Effective CA-6 Online Analyzer For Phosphate Measurement

The easy-to-use and economical CA-6 Online Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices uses colorimetric analyses to accurately and reliably measure phosphate and total phosphate levels. The CA-6 Analyzer is available in models measuring phosphate at 0-5.0 mg/L, 0-50.0 mg/L or 0-200 mg/L and total phosphate at 0-2.0 mg/L, 0-20.0 mg/L or 0-100 mg/L. Phosphate and total phosphate levels are important indicators of water quality. Sources of phosphates include sewage, industrial waste and fertilizers. Excessive phosphates can lead to extensive algae growth called "blooms" which can have serious ecological consequences. The CA-6 precision online sequential sampling analyzer is lightweight and easy to install. Weighing less than 40 pounds, it can be wall mounted or simply set on a bench using the optional Bench Top Stand. After the sample, waste and reagent lines have been connected to the analyzer and provided with power, the CA-6 will begin its preprogrammed analysis sequence. The

Dassault Platform Could be Used to Enhance Immersive Retail Store Experiences

Dassault Systèmes has announced the availability of Release 2012 of its Enovia Version 6 platform, which the company claims broadens the value of digital assets into applications such as immersive retail store experiences and global production system planning. Release 2012 also introduces new interoperability features, based on XML schema and Web services, between Version 6 and other PDM systems, offering bi-directional exchanges of 3D design product structures with exact geometry in STEP and CATIA V5 formats. New levels of integration between Version 6 and ERP solutions are also available in Release 2012, enhancing the exchange of product, process and resource data. Additionally, CATIA V6R2012 is said to introduce multiple advances in systems engineering, the multidisciplinary design methodology that integrates requirements, functional, logical and physical (RFLP) product definition.

Dassault Systemes Offers Quick 3D Printing Service to 3Dvia Online Community Members

Dassault Systemes has partnered with Sculpteo, a 3D printing web service, to enable the 260,000 members of its 3Dvia online community to order 3D-printed versions of its digital 3Dvia-hosted models over the internet. This partnership will allow users to click the ‘Send to Sculpteo 3D Print’ button on their own 3Dvia model’s view page, specify the size they wish to print and choose a white, black or full-colour print option. The final printed model is delivered directly to the user. 3Dvia is an open platform that accepts most 3D files, including CAD, OBJ, DAE, 3DXML, STEP and IGES, and is claimed to enable community members to print almost any creation through a very simple process.

Automated Packaging Systems Offers Void-Fill Pillows with Better Environmental Credentials

Airpouch specialists at Automated Packaging Systems have developed pillows made from oxodegradable material and from reprocessed film, designed to provide an environmentally friendly solution to void-fill packaging applications. Filled by Airpouch Express 3 at speeds of more than 15 metres per minute, Earthaware pillows are designed to provide a compact, cost-effective and easy-to-use tool for busy packing and dispatch zones. They are available in green and transparent finishes as standard, and can be custom-printed with a branded statement of environmental commitment.

Automated Packaging Systems Acquires Two More Buildings In Streetsboro to Meet Growth Needs

Automated Packaging Systems, the world leader in high-reliability bag packaging systems, is expanding its operations in Streetsboro, Ohio by acquiring two commercial buildings. The larger building is 173,000 square feet of combined manufacturing, office and warehouse space located on 32 acres at 600 Mondial Parkway, just three miles from the company’s corporate headquarters on Philipp Parkway. This building was originally constructed in 1995 and will be used to support future expansion plans for multiple product lines, including manufacturing of bag packaging systems and bag materials. Automated Packaging Systems’ new Customer Support Center is one of three buildings in Streetsboro, Ohio. The other recent acquisition is a 33,000 square foot building located at 10320 Philipp Parkway, right down the road from Automated Packaging’s corporate headquarters. This facility will become the company’s Customer Support Center for operations that include customer service, technical support, p

Automated Packaging Systems and Accutech Develop New High Productivity Mail Order Fulfillment System

Automated Packaging Systems and Accutech Packaging have combined engineering resources to develop a bag packaging system designed for speed and flexibility in high-volume mail order fulfillment applications. The new Autofulfillment™ SPrint™ System is fully customizable for a wide range of products, including apparel and footwear, bed and bath, home decor, healthcare products, automotive parts, hardware, plumbing, printed materials and anything that will ship in a poly bag. The Autofulfillment SPrint integrates with Warehouse Management or Order Entry Systems to print, verify and package up to 15 completed bags per minute with a single operator. Up to five optional feeders/collators can be used to selectively deliver customer-specific catalogs, literature or other promotional items to the operator for hand inserting into the bag. An inline printer automatically produces the packing slip or invoice and inserts it into the bag. A 3-point scanning verification system ensures the accurac

AVX Offers Surface-Mount RF Capacitors with P90 Dielectric for High-Voltage Applications

AVX has expanded its HQ series MLC surface-mount RF power capacitors to include P90 dielectric versions, which are suitable for high-power, high-frequency applications, such as medical and industrial electronics. Featuring an ultra-low equivalent series resistance (ESR) and dissipation factor at high frequencies, the HQ series power capacitors are also able to handle the high power and high voltage levels of RF power amplifiers, inductive heating and high magnetic field environments (MRI coils). The HQ Series capacitor with P90 dielectric is currently available in C case sizes, with E case sizes available in the third quarter. For long-term reliability, the HQ capacitor range is also designed to run cooler at high RF current levels.

AVX Expands Inter-Digitated Capacitor Product Offering to Include Ultra-Miniature, RoHS-Compliant Version

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its inter-digitated capacitor (IDC) product line to include ultra-miniature, RoHS-compliant versions. Providing low ESL values of 35pH in a small footprint, the IDC Series is ideal for advanced decoupling applications including CPU, GPU, ASIC and ASSP. Low ESL IDCs free up valuable board space by reducing the number of capacitors required versus standard MLCCs. In addition, IDCs reduce in the number of capacitors required in a design, thus lowering placement costs. The key physical characteristic to determining the equivalent series inductance (ESL) of a capacitor is the size of the current loop it creates. The smaller the current loop, the lower the ESL. The IDC architecture shrinks the distance between terminations to minimize the current loop size, further reducing inductance by creating adjacent opposing current loops. “The equivalent series inductance (ESL) of a single capaci

AVX Develops Radial Leaded High-Temperature Automotive Varistor Solution

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded its automotive product portfolio to include a compact radial leaded, high temperature varistor solution. Developed specifically for harsh environments, including under the hood automotive applications, the space-saving Radial Leaded High-Temperature Automotive TransGuard Series is qualified to AEC Q200 and features an operating temperature of 150°C. Providing bi-directional transient voltage protection in on-state, the Radial Leaded High-Temperature Automotive TransGuard Series also provides excellent EMI/RFI attenuation in the off-state. “AVX’s automotive product offering features the smallest products available on the market combined with the highest temperature ratings in the industry. The Radial Leaded High- Temperature Automotive TransGuard Series features very compact height and thickness specifications, providing a space-saving design compared to leaded disc varistors,” said

VITRONIC supplies 350 camera systems VICAMssi2

VITRONIC Machine Vision Limited announced that it was awarded a multi-million dollar contract by The United States Postal Service (USPS) for over 175 package sorter overhead camera (PSOC) system kits for use in mail processing facilities to support the Automated Parcel Bundle Sorter Program. Under terms of the agreement, VITRONIC will supply the USPS with over 350 VICAMssi2 linear camera systems and custom mounting frames for use on a fleet of mail sorting equipment. This scanning solution will capture USPS tracking barcode data as mail is processed in the Postal Distribution Network. The VICAMssi2 is an advanced parcel information acquisition and analysis system designed for applications in the high-speed parcel, post, and material handling industries.

Saelig Introduces World’s First iPhone™- based Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced iMSO-104 - the world's first mixed-signal oscilloscope that moves Apple's ubiquitous iOS devices and touch-screen interface into the test and measurement world. iMSO-104 is a revolutionary new 5MHz oscilloscope adapter for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad that is intuitive and easy to use, making it an ideal solution for field service, sales and application engineers, as well as students and hobbyists. iMSO-104 is designed with a 5MHz bandwidth front-end and a 12MSa/s sample rate, simultaneously analyzing one analog and four digital signals for versatile, time-synchronized troubleshooting. All the usual input, trigger and math features you would expect from a high quality scope are incorporated, including cursor measurements, variable persistence, built-in 3.3V 1kHz reference signal and more. iMSO-104 also adds novel features such as computation power and instant emailing of screen captures. In addition, simple measurements of frequency, per

Saelig’s New Tiny Picoammeter Eliminates Voltage Transients

PocketPico Picoammeter is a new, USB-connected; very low current measurement device for DC current from 20pA to 2mA. Tiny (2.7” × 1.4” × 3.7”), lightweight (8oz) PocketPico Picoammeter eliminates harmful switching spikes and reads at a rapid 15,000 samples per second. Perfect for lab test setups, PocketPico Picoammeter's high accuracy, fast speed, and single measurement range brings new features previously unavailable in other picoammeters, like small size, single 20pA - 2mA measurement range at 15,000 Sa/s, high accuracy (±0.5%) and resolution (4½ digits), protection against voltage transients, etc. PocketPico Picoammeter is dedicated to the task of measuring very low electrical current in optoelectronics, ion and electron beam monitoring, materials resistance testing and more. When connected to a PC, PocketPico Picoammeter accurately measures current from 20pA – 2mA and displays it using the free Windows-compatible easy-to-use PocketPicoReader software on the PC’s display. P

Saelig Introduces Versatile Serial Camera Module

Saelig announces the availability of the C429-RS232 - a highly integrated, compact serial and encoded video camera module which can be attached to any host system requiring an economical video or still camera for embedded imaging applications. The module uses an OmniVision™ CMOS MT9V011 VGA color sensor, matched with a versatile Vimicro VC0706 control chip to provide a complete low cost, low power camera system. The C429-RS232 has an on-board RS232 serial interface for direct connection to any host PC system with a COMport for control or image communication. Video output in NTSC or PAL is also simultaneously provided. C429-RS232 comes in a compact form factor (38mm x 38mm x 25mm) with built-in 60degree lens. Simple serial protocol commands instruct the camera to send a 640x480 image for viewing or storage. Serial transfer rate is at 115.2Kbps for transferring color or monochrome images in VGA (640x480), QVGA (320 x 240), or QQVGA (160x120) resolution. Real-time video output is p

Cliff Introduces Single Terminal Binding Posts for Consumer and Professional Applications

Cliff’s range of terminal posts includes single terminal binding posts in a number of different designs and configurations for consumer and professional applications, including those in audio, engineering, instrumentation, medicine, lighting and vending. Rated up to 60A, the binding posts are also available in fully insulated, touch-proof and 4mm versions for test and instrumentation applications, with solid brass, gold-plated models for use in Hi-Fi speaker applications also available. Cliff also manufactures the BFA (Built For Audio) range of terminals, which have been designed in response to European industry safety requirements prohibiting the use of banana plugs in order to minimise the risk of accidental electric shock. The company also manufactures dual binding post assemblies in a variety of designs, in either standard or custom configurations. Cliff’s terminal posts are used in applications such as as loudspeaker connection, audio products, laboratory power supplies, test

New Power Transmission Couplings Last up to 30 Times Longer

The Sure-Flex® brand of elastomeric couplings is a best seller in the US and for very good reason. It provides many performance advantages over other power transmission couplings of this type. Now Sure-Flex® is available from Huco Dynatork whose distribution channels can assure its ex-stock supply throughout Europe. Sure-Flex® elastomeric couplings are the ideal choice where low cost, high flexibility and vibration dampening are primary concerns. Quick and easy installation is assured as the design has no bolts, gaskets, covers or seals; no special tools are required. Alignment is simply checked with a straight edge placed against the outside of the precision-machine flanges. Characterised by their clean, dependable and quiet performance, these products need neither lubrication nor maintenance as the components are wear-free and the design is immune from the ingress of abrasive dirt and moisture. Sure-Flex® couplings use a synthetic rubber or Hytrel™ thermoplastic flex element

Quality Spacers and Pillars

Huco Dynatork stocks one of the largest metric ranges of round and hexagonal spacers, standard and Klip-Loc pillars, stand-offs and connector screw locks. They are available in a wide choice of thread sizes, lengths and materials. The entire selection, many of which are stocked for next day delivery, is detailed in a new 8-page catalogue. Naturally the publication also provides full dimension and performance data on all options and confirms Huco Dynatork’s ability to source and manufacture non-standard products in a range of materials.

FEA Maximizes Flex Life of New Coupling

There is a world of difference between the flex life of a Dura-Flex® elastomeric coupling from Huco Dynatork and that of its competitors. Finite element analysis has resulted in its profile providing an optimum material to strength ratio. Alternatives by comparison are less sleek. This is important because rather than additional construction material contributing to the couplings’ strength it simply makes them more stiff. Thanks to its superior design Dura-Flex® accommodates significant misalignment and minimizes torsional vibration whilst maintaining its torque capacity. The prevention of damage to connected equipment and the long service life of the coupling are the clear benefits. The Dura-Flex® split-in-half element design allows for easy element installation and replacement without the need to move connected equipment or disturb the shaft connection. The in-stock, versatile spacer design can accommodate many configurations with a minimum number of parts. The urethane bond

New IEC 61850 Protection Test Set CMC 850 - Protection Testing with GOOSE and Sampled Values

OMICRON , a leader in power system protection testing, now offers a new protection test set dedicated to IEC 61850. The new CMC 850 focuses on the real-time communication methods of GOOSE and Sampled Values to interface with test objects. The new test set is very small and lightweight since there is no need for conventional binary inputs/outputs or amplifiers for the secondary signals. Despite its small size it provides two Ethernet interfaces allowing the safe separation of data traffic from different network segments and the segregation of substation protocol data and test set control commands. Like other CMC test sets, the CMC 850 is controlled by OMICRON’s proven Test Universe software. The new device also offers embedded functions, such as the visualization of received Sampled Values and the calculation of synchrophasors. These functions are easily accessible with a standard Web browser through a Web interface. Existing Test Universe users can benefit from being able to use test

New IEC 61850 Tool SVScout - Software for Analyzing IEC 61850 Sampled Values

OMICRON, a leader in power system protection testing, now offers a new measurement and testing tool for engineers and IED developers. The new SVScout software subscribes to the Sampled Values streams from merging units and displays the waveforms of the primary voltages and currents in an oscilloscope view. Cursor functions allow the user to compare individual values on the traces. RMS values and phase angles calculated from the Sampled Values are displayed in a phasor diagram and a table. Expert functions provide additional information about the received data, such as the detailed decoding of the quality codes. The broad functionality of SVScout offers the possibility to perform many different tasks ranging from the simple display of Sampled Values to a detailed investigation of a merging unit's performance. This makes the software ideal for commissioning or research and development. SVScout supports Sampled Values according to the implementation guideline of the UCA Internationa

CT Analyzer - a Revolution in Current Transformer Testing

The CT Analyzer provides fast and cost-effective testing and verification of current transfor-mers for protection and metering applications. It automatically determines all relevant current transformer values and compares the results with the selected IEC or IEEE standard. The very small and lightweight (< 8kg) device offers an outstanding accuracy of 0.02 % in ratio and 1 min in phase angle deviation, making it the most suitable mobile test device for testing CTs up to accuracy class 0.1. The latest version of the CT Analyzer has been improved with new hardware accessories and software functions. The latest measurement function of the CT Analyzer - the RemAlyzer - allows current trans-formers to be tested for residual magnetism. Residual magnetism can occur when current transformers are confronted with very high AC currents or DC offset during fault conditions. Core saturation effects caused by residual magnetism may lead to incorrect operation of the protection relays. The

OMICRON PTL Now Supports 250 Protection Relays - a Wide Range of Protection Devices Included in the Library

The OMICRON Protection Testing Library (PTL) is a comprehensive library providing test templates for a varied and significant number of protection devices. Specifically tailored for CMC test sets, the templates contain test plans which include the important protection functions as well as XRIO converters for modeling the relays in the Test Universe software. Using the PTL saves valuable time because there is no longer a need to create test plans and nominal characteristics from scratch. The content of the PTL is continuously updated and extended by protection experts at OMICRON. The number of protection relays in the library is constantly growing and now includes 250 relays. Due to the open format, the extensive application know-how included in the PTL is freely available to all users. To cater for individual needs the test templates are fully customizable whilst the XRIO converters can also be utilized in user-created tests and test plans. In addition to the large variety of dig

CoroCut Blades and Tool Blocks for Deep Grooving Stability and Long Reach in Heavy Grooving

With a new set of large tool blocks and blades; CoroCut M- and R-size inserts can now be used for deeper grooves. Tool blocks with integrated Coromant Capto are also available, forthe highest stability and best productivity. Application Deep rough grooving Max depth, ar 120 mm Widths 9 - 15 mm Power generation; steam and gas turbines Pumps and valves Technical features Solid construction with screw clamped stable fastening Integrated Coromant Capto® clamping unit Large range of high performance CoroCut insert shapes, grades and geometries CoroCut benefits from a rail interlocking interface, making it more stable than any other grooving solution

CoroMill Plura New Small Ball Nose End Mills

This is a new range of small CoroMill Plura ball nose end mills for profiling applications in medium hard to hard steels, 35-72 HRc. Small diameters down to 0.1 mm (0.004 inch) make them suitable for all small die and mold manufacturing where high precision is important. Application Die and mould; manufacturing of small, often plastic, mouldings, forging and casting dies Electronic components Medical tooth implants Hardened steels (35–72 HRc) Technical features Fine-grained solid carbide grade, GC1700, with multi-layered PVD coating having high hardness and high wear resistance Geometry design prevents radius from deteriorating from uneven wear Edge preparation for improved wear behaviour Neck, an advantage in pocket milling High accuracy: +0.003 / -0.007 mm (+0.0001 / -0.0003 inch)

CoroMill 327 and 328 Grooving Cutter

For use in internal machining of eccentric components e.g gearbox casings, high volume assembly, mainly on machining centres. A universal cutter for use in all materials PMKNS Sharp cutting edges for high quality grooves One grade; PVD coated GC1025 for all materials Multiple edges for high productive economic machining Operations: Internal grooving Slot milling Threading CoroMill 327 Inserts for grooving/circlip, widths 0.7-5.15 mm. Chamfer inserts, Dmin 12 and 22 mm. Inserts for both circlip and chamfering in one operation, widths 1.1–4.15 mm. Full radius inserts, widths 1–4 mm. Internal circlip grooving, thread milling and slot milling applications Comes in four different sizes of cutter with three and six effective cutting edges for high metal removal rate Insert size 06 gives access for smaller holes and highest table feeds The largest cutter size for unstable operations where longer tool lengths are required and where larger slot widths and depths of cut are

BOGE Launches High Pressure Boosters

BOGE America, Inc. has just launched the BOGE SR Booster series of oil lubricated piston compressors which provide a flexible, cost effective and energy efficient solution for generating up to 600 psi at point of use. The BOGE Booster takes pre-compressed and already treated compressed air from an existing network or a standard pressure compressor and boosts it to the desired higher pressure. This system is ideal where high pressures are required at specific points within a compressed air network or in the blow moulding industry for PET. By only increasing the pressure at point of use within a compressed air network energy and capital equipment costs are kept to a minimum making the BOGE Booster both a cost effective and energy efficient solution for creating higher pressures. Input and final pressures can be easily regulated on the BOGE Booster providing a universal compressor to meet varying pressure requirements. An integrated oil level monitor assures operational safety and r

Boge Equips Screw and Piston Compressors with IE 3 Electrical Motors as Standard

Boge has announced that all of its screw compressors and the majority of its piston compressors are now equipped with energy-efficient IE 3 electrical motors as standard. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) recently introduced the EN IEC 60034-30 standard to harmonise international motor efficiencies. According to Boge, this standard divides motors into three efficiency classes — IE 1, IE 2 and IE 3 — and regulates the various energy standards for electrical motors. From June 2011, all new motors within the EU must at least meet the efficiency requirements of class IE 2, and from 2015 it will be mandatory that all new compressors are equipped with IE 3 motors.

Optimize Energy Usage with Heat Recovery from BOGE

BOGE America Inc., has just launched the stand alone BOGE DUOTHERM heat recovery system. This compact module is the ideal solution for compressed air users wanting to optimize the energy usage of their existing compressed air system through heat recovery. The external BOGE DUOTHERM heat recovery system can recover up to 94% of the input energy used in compression in the form of heat. The waste heat generated by the compressor can then be re-directed into heating spaces, such as workshops, to pre-heating water used in an industrial process. In doing so, the user can reduce their associated energy costs and optimize their energy usage. The new DUOTHERM module is compact, requiring only a minimum space requirement. It connects into the oil circuit of the compressor with no external energy required for operation. As an external heat recovery system, DUOTHERM is also ideal where the compressed air user wants to retrofit heat recovery.

TE Connectivity Offers Scalable Spring Fingers for a Wide Range of Electronic Devices

TE Connectivity, formerly Tyco Electronics, offers a complete range of spring fingers, including scalable models, to provide internal connections within devices such as mobile phones, personal computers, home entertainment and industrial equipment. Suitable for use in any small PCB application, all scalable spring fingers can be mounted onto one single footprint, making it easier for the customer to swap the product when a design change is required. The scalable spring finger’s preload function nearly doubles the working area of a common spring finger, while also increasing contact force by 0.2N. Also known as shield fingers or universal ground contacts, spring fingers can be used: for grounding between a device and a PCB; for shielding against vibration from motors, antennas, speakers and microphones; and as signal connectors for data transfer and stacking applications between primary and secondary PCBs.

High Performance Fixed Focus IR Lenses for Thermal Imaging

Infrared lenses can often be very expensive and it can be difficult to find a lens that meets your specific needs. Of the many IR lenses Resolve Optics has designed over the years, most are designed for specific specialised applications. Offered in a choice of 40, 80 or 120mm focal lengths the new Resolve Optics fixed focus IR lenses draw upon this experience and uniquely deliver high quality, high throughput, compactness and robustness at an affordable price. Applications that will benefit from these new fixed focus IR lenses will include thermal imaging, vision and search and rescue operations. Over the last 20 years - Resolve Optics Ltd. has established a strong international reputation for its ability to reliably design and supply lenses and lens systems that generate high quality images from even the most demanding applications. Drawing upon an experienced team of optical designers, Resolve Optics Ltd. has developed the rare capability to produce quantities of high performance,

Custom Optical Systems for Harsh Environments

For high-temperature environments - Resolve Optics Ltd. has developed optical systems that will operate up to 950°C without cooling. For radioactive environments - Resolve Optics has developed custom lens systems and through wall endoscopes capable of withstanding radiation doses of up to 100,000,000 rads without degradation of performance. For defence and aerospace applications - Resolve Optics has developed compact optical systems that uniquely combine high performance, resistance to ingress of dirt and moisture as well as maintaining their integrity despite being subject to constant vibration and shock. Drawing upon a team of top optical designers and engineers - Resolve Optics has developed expertise in creating specialist lenses that not only can withstand harsh environments but also can offer greater resolution ; large apertures to ensure the maximum use of the light available ; wide fields of view with little or no distortion ; optical designs and coatings that are balanced to

Carlo Gavazzi's DSF Surge Arrestors Protect Combiner Boxes in Photovoltaic Systems

Provided with technology compliant with future standards, the DSF PV series can replace present SPD (surge protective device) solutions in photovoltaic systems. Lainate, March 2011 – Carlo Gavazzi Automation - the international electronics Group with activities in the design, manufacturing and marketing of electronic equipment, presents DSF PV, the Type 2 (Class C) surge system suitable for protecting PV systems from transient over-voltage due to both indirect atmospheric discharge and switching actions. Developed by Carlo Gavazzi Controls unit in Belluno (Italy), DSF PV is compliant with future norms and can replace older equivalent products with a surge protection solution that needs no backup fuse, this function already being performed by DSF itself. “The DSF series will allow us to extend our SPD offers to other nominal voltages and be recognised as a global supplier of comprehensive solutions for the renewable energy market, providing the market with the best state-of-the-art te

Extended Servomotor Lead Times are not a Problem for Kollmorgen

Deliveries of the AKM Synchronous servomotors from Kollmorgen are now down to only four weeks lead time due to capacity being increased by one third. In spite of considerable growth of the AKM range, the factory has reduced its lead times and thus is able to help its customers to realise additional competitive benefits. Machine builders can now deliver faster, and machine users will benefit from shorter service times. LeadtimesMany motor users will already be aware of delivery problems from their current supplier who right now will be experiencing very long lead times. In fact some motion control manufacturers have warned their customers of these delays and feedback from many is telling us that motor lead times are rising to 20 to 24 weeks. Kollmorgen’s extra production capacity at their AKM motor manufacturing factory has resulted in considerable growth, but even with this higher production demand the added manufacturing capacity has still enabled them to reduce motor delivery time

The New Clipper Makes Machine Control Plain Sailing

Delta Tau has introduced its latest low cost CNC and general purpose controller that enables simpler and inexpensive operation of all sorts of machines from metal cutting tools to lasers, flatbed cutters and Cartesian robots. The control provides motion control, operator interface, PLCs, standard interfaces and software in a single unit. Called the Advantage 500, this system can handle four or eight axes and has at its heart Delta Tau's powerful Turbo PMAC Clipper which gives motion controllers stability, flexibility, accuracy and speed. These features coupled with the use of the Turbo PMAC CPU embedded computer, delivers a controller that has many high level features within an otherwise simple system. Unlike PC based solutions the Advantage 500 solves all of the wiring headaches of getting cabling in and out of the motion controller. Furthermore the controller comes with a broad array of hardware interfaces as standard so that just about anything can be simply plugged into the u

Micromech Appointed Distributor for Parker Origa Linear Drives

Following the recent acquisition of Origa by Parker, Micromech has been appointed the UK distributor for their entirely new generation of linear drives. This is Parker ORIGA's second generation of linear drives that gives design engineers ultimate flexibility. The well-known Origa cylinder is now a combined linear actuator, guidance and control package. This is the foundation for the new and versatile Origa System Plus linear drive system of actuators and linear drives offering complete flexibility for design engineers. Their compact design that combines actuation, guidance and control, includes modular accessories and components, and high performance from foundry to cleanroom. The ODS (Origa Drive System) is a new series of electrical linear drives from Parker Origa Division Europe designed to be particularly user-friendly and flexible in terms of assembly and disassembly. In addition there are optional add-ons such as limit switches and buffers, travel measurement and braking

New VPX Card Employs Spartan-6 FPGA to Satisfy Higher Computing Performance/Price Requirements

Acromag’s new VPX-SLX series of 3U VPX FPGA boards provide powerful, but economical solutions for high-speed processing of algorithms in embedded computing applications. The VPX-SLX boards employ a configurable, logic-optimized Spartan-6 FPGA with 150k logic cells to meet demand for higher performance in cost-sensitive applications. These FPGA boards are designed to satisfy the performance requirements of many complex computing projects, at nearly half the cost, which previously required a flagship Xilinx Virtex or Altera Stratix class FPGA device. A high-throughput PCI Express interface, generous dual-ported memory for efficient data handling, and 64 I/O lines direct to the FPGA enable rapid data processing and great versatility. Ideal for defense, aerospace, or scientific research; typical applications involve signal intelligence, image processing, and hardware simulation. Pricing starts at $5200 for an air-cooled version and slightly higher in a conduction-cooled format. “The Spa

New PCI Express Carrier Card Interfaces up to Four IndustryPack Modules for Custom I/O Configurations

Acromag’s APCe8650 IndustryPack (IP) carrier cards offer a simple and cost-effective solution for interfacing I/O mezzanine modules to a PCI Express embedded computer system. These slot-saving carrier cards route power and interface bus signals to four plug-in IP modules through the PCIe card slot connector for rapid data throughput. By inserting any mix of up to four industrial I/O modules from Acromag or other vendors on the carrier, developers can easily create custom I/O boards to meet their unique requirements for use within a PCIe-based computer. Pricing starts at $750 for the standard model or slightly more for a -40 to 85°C extended temperature range version. These carriers are ideal for high-performance industrial, defense, and scientific research systems requiring high-density I/O. “Now developers can leverage dozens of available IP modules for use in embedded control systems with a PCI Express bus,” says Joseph Primeau, Acromag’s sales and marketing director. The APCe8650

New Head-Mount Thermocouple Transmitter Provides High-Voltage Isolation to Prevent Damage and Errors

The latest release in Acromag ’s new ST130 series of low-cost, temperature transmitters is the Model ST133, an isolated thermocouple/millivolt signal conditioner. This high-performance version of the economy-level ST132 also converts sensor input signals from eight thermocouple types or a ±100mV range and outputs a proportional 4-20mA process control signal. However, the addition of 1500V isolation between the input and output circuit shields equipment from high-voltage surges and transient signals. The isolation also breaks up ground loops and reduces signal noise that could interfere with measurement accuracy. Installing this output loop-powered two-wire transmitter is easy and a USB connection to your PC simplifies set up using free Windows configuration software. Units support mounting in DIN Form B sensor heads or on a DIN rail. They are CE compliant with pending UL/cUL Class 1 Div 2 Zone 2 approvals and operate reliably over a -40 to 80°C operating range. Pricing for these low-ma

Viscopro 1600 Monitors Fluid Conditions with Minimal Operator Involvement

Ensuring proper fluid viscosity is a key success factor in process environments, Achieving this requires an accurate, reliable, and durable in-line viscometer capable of monitoring fluid resistance without requiring a lot of operator involvement. Cambridge’s VISCOpro 1600 viscometer is an ideal viscometer for this application because of its accuracy and reliability, and inherent ruggedness. The VISCOpro1600 viscometer can be used alone or in a multi-channel configuration controlled by a touch-screen display. This digital viscometer provides round-the-clock monitoring you can rely on. The VISCOpro 1600 digital viscometer is a compact workhorse instrument for applications where minimal operator involvement is desired. This digital viscometer features built-in optional LCD display with readout in centipoise, cSt, or SSU for monitoring of critical fluid conditions. It also can be connected to a PLC controller for seamless integration into a proprietary data management system. The u

Cambridge Viscometers Help Asian Company to Control Coatings on Very Fine Wire

An Asian manufacturer of fine wire has used viscometers from Cambridge Viscosity to control the coating on wire that measures 30-300 micron in diameter. By controlling the coating viscosity in-process, the wire manufacturer is able to control the uniformity of the insulation on the wire, which is used in electric motors, transformers and electric coils in appliances, cars and other powered devices.

EMKA Launches Externally Fitted Flush Door Hinge for Applications Such as Street Furniture

EMKA’s 1056 program externally fitted flush door hinge is designed for applications such as street furniture and industrial electronic/electrical control-rack cabinets. The screw-on 1056 hinge features M5 stud fixing and a lift-off design, which EMKA claims aids installation of large equipment such as server sub-racks.