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WEG Promotes the Generation of Clean Energy

Mexico’s President, Felipe Calderón inaugurated the Cogeneration Plant of Tres Valles. It is worth of mentioning that this plant, located in the community of Tres Valles, will reduce over 3.6 million tons of carbon dioxide that are annually emitted into the atmosphere. “If the refineries of the country use this technology, we can reduce the emission to a quantity equivalent to removing 70 thousand cars from the streets a year” explained President Calderón. The state-of-the-art technology of this plant, which uses WEG electric equipment in its generation system, has been awarded the Innovation Prize by Mexico’s National Science and Technology Council. WEG supplied all the equipment for the electric system: a generator of 40MW, the panels and control centers for medium and low-voltage motors, the automation and supervisory control, including the substation turnkey project. The objective of this project is to obtain a more efficient use of resources, maximizing the employment of s

WEG Motors in Service of the Environment in Egypt

Supply to the Egyptian Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development has modernized the main station for sewage treatment in the state of Ismailia. Brazilian technology is helping to reduce the environmental impact in Egypt. In partnership with Lotas Comércio Exterior, WEG supplied six 865 KW motors to Orascom Construction Industries. The equipment, already installed, has doubled the capacity of the main sewage treatment station of the Egyptian state of Ismailia. The supply of the motors is part of the ABU ATWA Sewage Pumping Station, a project of the National Organization for Potable Water and Sanitary Drainage - NOPWASD, a sector of the Egyptian Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development. The state of Ismailia is located in northeastern Egypt along the Suez Canal, and has more than 940 thousand inhabitants. Based in Cairo, Orascom, an engineering and construction company, was responsible for building the project and also for importing the WEG motors. The six

The Han® HC Modular 250 PE - A Safe Connection

The new HARTING Han® HC Modular 250 PE contact for high current applications makes it possible to safely dissipate short-term stray currents that arise. Like the Han® HC Modular 350 PE, it is used in cases where the protective equipment is implemented with pluggable PE conductors. The contact with the compact and robust design can be used in the Han® HC Modular 250 holding frame instead of a power contact in various arrangements. The flexible configuration and arrangement make coding possible. A commercially available screwdriver is all that is needed for assembly and dismantling. Advantages Robust construction Low contact resistances between hood and housing Crimping zone in accordance with DIN EN 46235 Compatible with the existing HC 250 holding frame Vibration-proof

New Panel Feed-Throughs for Han® PushPull Profinet Variant

The Han® PushPull (variant 14 according to IEC 61076-3-117) is the standardized connector for industrial PROFINET cabling with IP65/67 protection. There are now two new panel feed-throughs available in the robust metal housing for transmission rates up to 1/10 GBit Ethernet, Category 6, Class EA. The panel feed-throughs for round and rectangular cutouts allow swift and simple installation in devices and switch cabinets, as well as retrofitting of existing housings with a PROFINET interface with IP 65/67 protection. The female inserts are executed with 360° shielding in order to increase the electromagnetic compatibility and the transmission path's immunity to interference. In order to allow users to make independent decisions on the system’s grounding concept, the RJ45 female inserts snap into the metal panel feed-throughs to provide electrical isolation. This ensures that the RJ45 shielding potential and the housing ground are not accidentally connected. For selective grou

har-port Service Interfaces for Ethernet and USB

HARTING's har-port is an addition to the product range that offers service interfaces for Ethernet and USB. har-port makes control units and industrial computer interfaces accessible from the outside, which means that the new service interface is suitable for use in switchboard cabinets and control terminals. Thanks to its compact and elegant design, however, har-port is also an ideal communication interface for conference tables or high-grade workstations. The assembly calls for just one central fastening nut in a standardized circular 22 mm panel cutout, which is also used for all industrial control switches. The har-port product range comprises service interfaces for 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet as well as USB 2.0 and 3.0 Type A. Practice-oriented accessories such as protection covers and sealing covers that protect the interface against unauthorized use and label holders that can be mounted at a later time complete the new HARTING product range.

New TCD Technology Brings Class-Leading Argon and Nitrogen Measurement to SERVOPRO MultiExact

Now offering using class-leading measurements of argon and nitrogen using the world’s first true Thermal Conductivity (TCD) process gas analyser, the Servomex SERVOPRO MultiExact further raises the standard as a comprehensive analyser solution for ASU plants. Servomex TCD uses innovative new TruRef technology to eliminate the distorting effects of changing thermal mass and thermal convection, giving exceptional measurement accuracy and stability that augments measurements for O2 Purity, O2 Control, O2 Trace, CO2 Trace and N2O Trace made by Servomex’s paramagnetic, zirconia cell and Gfx photometric technologies respectively. TruRef technology co-locates the reference and measure elements under isothermal conditions in the sample gas, eliminating the effects of changing sample conditions such as pressure and flow. The result is a measurement which delivers class-leading performance for drift accuracy, linearity and repeatability, making it ideal for use in product purity and process

12DZ Series – Low-Power DC/DC Converters Offer 2:1 Input Voltage Range

12DZ and 12DZ-2W in the popular single-in-line package expands the DC/DC converter portfolio of YDS (Distributor: MSC Vertriebs GmbH) with low-power models that offer wide input voltage ranges of 4.5-9 V, 9 -18 V or 18-36 V. With high efficiency and continuous short circuit protection these converters deliver an output power of 1 W and 2 W respectively over an ambient temperature range from -40 °C to +85 °C. The series 12DZ and 12DZ-2W include standard models that generate output voltages of 5V, 9 V, 12 V, 15 V or 24 V. In production quantities other voltages can be supplied to customer specifications. The output voltage has an accuracy of ±5% and is regulated to ±0.5% over the entire input voltage range. Load regulation is ±1.5%. Ripple and noise does not exceed 100 mVpp or 1% of Vout respectively. Switching frequency is 100 kHz. Transient response to load steps of 50% is 350 µs. The 12DZ and 12DZ-2W series guarantee an isolation of 3000 VDC between input and output and a lifeti

MSC Promotes LatticeECP3™: First PCIe 2.0 Compliant Low Cost FPGA

LatticeECP3™ is the first and only PCI Express 2.0 compliant low-cost FPGA. The PCI Express 2.0 specification allows operation at a lower speed than PCI Express 1.1 (2.5 Gbps), but the loop bandwidth characteristics are different and more rigorous. Now designers who need PCI Express 2.0 compliance, but do not need the PCI Express link to operate at 5 Gbps, can use the low-cost LatticeECP3 FPGA in PCI Express 2.0 compliant systems. The PCI SIG PCI Express 2.0 Integrators List has been updated to include the LatticeECP3 x4 endpoint IP. As a subset of the x4 endpoint IP, the LatticeECP3 x1 endpoint IP is also qualified. LatticeECP3 PCI Express Evaluation Platforms A number of hardware platforms are available to help designers evaluate and develop with the LatticeECP3 PCI Express solution. All platforms feature: Compliant to PCI Express 2.0 endpoint PCI SIG Compliance Workshop certified Soft Physical, Data Link and Transaction layers, and 4 KB data payload size Low LUT usage

12-Fold Driver with Automatic Motor Stalling Detection and Additional LED and PWM Functions

Gleichmann Electronics now offers the new E520.01 12-fold low side driver from ELMOS Semiconductor. The E520.01 is a versatile device that can not only drive up to three unipolar stepper motors, but also DC motors, relays or LEDs. The device features comprehensive safety and diagnosis functions such as, for example, motor stalling detection, which protects the mechanical components against overload by switching off automatically. Furthermore, an extensive short-circuit protection - including detection, limitation and diagnosis - ensures maximum safety even when driving inductive loads. Each output is monitored independently of each other for short circuits or interruption. Overvoltage and undervoltage switch-off and temperature monitoring complete the extensive safety functions of the E520.01. For the configuration, drive and diagnosis of stepper motors, the stepper pattern desired by the customer - full step, half step or wave drive - must simply be predetermined via the integra

Silicon Labs Introduces Industry’s First Six-Channel 5 kV Digital Isolators

Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today introduced a family of digital isolators that offers the highest channel count, performance and data rate for demanding applications with isolation ratings up to 5 kV. The new Si86xx 3.75 kV and 5 kV digital isolators replace optocouplers in target applications requiring robust operation and high levels of insulation protection such as industrial automation and drives, motor control and medical systems. With its 5 kV rating, the Si86xx family offers an ideal isolation solution for systems powered from 220 Vac mains supplies such as isolated ac-dc and dc-dc power supplies, as well as solar panel microinverters, data communications systems and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Based on Silicon Labs’ patented digital isolation technology, the new Si86xx family includes the industry’s first six-channel isolators rated to 5 kV, bidirectional isolators suitable for isolating I

NSK Develops Low-friction Ball Bearings for Motorcycle Wheels

NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Norio Otsuka) today announced that it has developed low-friction ball bearings for motorcycle wheels that can lower fuel consumption by reducing friction loss significantly while maintaining conventional sealing performance. NSK will release this product mainly in emerging countries with booming motorcycle markets. The company expects to achieve global annual sales of one billion yen by 2015. Markets where motorcycles are often used as means of transportation are continuing to grow in emerging countries. Especially in emerging countries, bearings used in motorcycle wheels must have high sealing performance to provide water and dust resistance to guarantee durability. Additionally, lowering the fuel consumption of motorcycles has become an issue recently in light of the need to comply with emissions control and because of soaring gasoline prices. With this new product, NSK has achieved significantly reduced friction, wh

NSK Develops SUS Barrier™ Bearings for Anti-corrosion SPACEA™ Series

NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Norio Otsuka) today announced that it has developed SUS Barrier™ bearings featuring corrosion resistance at least 10 times* higher than conventional martensite stainless steel bearings. NSK will market this product for food machinery, medical industry production equipment, and other devices that are exposed to splashes of disinfectants, sterilization agents, salt water, or water, and for use in other corrosive environments. It expects sales of 300 million yen in fiscal 2014. Martensite stainless steel bearings (hereinafter stainless steel bearings), which are more corrosion-resistant than regular steel bearings, are widely used in severe environments such as high humidity and underwater. NSK's highly corrosion-resistant ES1 stainless steel, which is suited to wet environments such as underwater or where water is sprayed, and improves the corrosion resistance of regular stainless steel bearings, has been well recei

NSK Develops Silent Needle Roller Bearing for Automotive Electrical Components

NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Norio Otsuka) today announced that it has developed a silent needle roller bearing that cuts noise to a third that of the conventional product. The new product is perfect for electric components mounted in vehicles with extremely quiet interiors while driving under the power of an electric motor, such as electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid vehicles (HEV). It will help make the vehicle interior even quieter and contribute to enhanced comfort. NSK will promote this product for meeting the growing need for quieter bearings with the electrification of vehicles. It expects annual sales of 200 million yen in 2015. The ends of rollers (rolling element) in needle roller bearings used in automotive electric components are crowned (i.e. given a curved arc) to make the bearings able to withstand a heavy load. With the conventional crowing method, the roundness of the roller ends is inferior compared to the central part of the roller,

Three New Chips for the RF4CE Market

GreenPeak makes it easy for CE manufacturers and MSOs to introduce low cost and robust RF4CE remote control solutions. With the launch of three new chips, GreenPeak allows the development of robust and low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote control applications for TV’s and set-top boxes, addressing an overall one billion unit annual market. The three devices all have full RF4CE functionality with ZRC embedded, targeting specific product applications: GP520: front-panel controller for set-top box with SPI/TWI interface GP530: front-panel controller for TV with UART interface GP540: complete, low-cost “remote control on a chip” including embedded keyboard scanner and full IR functionality All devices are optimized for low cost, ease of integration and allow fast time-to-market by only requiring a simple configuration step to achieve a complete RF4CE ZRC-compliant end product. Low cost and ease of integration Bringing the complete RF4CE functionality for each application into a sing

New Position sensors for Tough environments

Novotechnik introduces the TX2 Series of linear position sensors. This family of rod-style sensors is rated at IP 67 to protect from dirt, dust and humidity. TX2 Series sensors are available from stock in eight stroke lengths from 25 to 300 mm. These sensors also feature compact size with mechanical lengths from 88 to 374 mm, measured on center of pivot heads and a housing diameter of 18 mm. The sensors feature backlash-free pivot heads that provide up to 12.5° of free movement, which can especially benefit mobile applications. TX2 Series sensors can also be easily mounted with two clamps that slide over the TX2 housing and screw-down with supplied hardware. Repeatability of the TX2 Series is 0.01mm of full scale regardless of stroke length and resolution is better than 0.01 mm. Linearity is up to ±0.05 %. Life is up to 50 million movements. Electrical connections are made by either plug connector or cable. Nominal resistance is from 1 kΩ to 12 kΩ depending on stroke length.

Yokogawa Releases Enhanced Version of ProSafe-RS Safety Instrumented System

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the development of an enhanced version of the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system that is used to ensure the safety of plant operations. This new version, ProSafe-RS R3.01, features input modules that can directly receive voltage signals from temperature sensors as well as software that restricts the operations performed by individual engineers and records a log on their activities. In addition, new compact terminal boards have been developed for use with the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system. The compact terminal boards will be released in June and ProSafe-RS R3.01 will be released in July. Development Background There is a growing demand in the oil, natural gas, petrochemical, iron & steel, and other energy and basic materials industries for safety instrumented systems that can help to ensure the safety of plant operations. This is driven by companies’ needs to provide a safe workplace, protect the environment, and be a responsi

Yokogawa Announces Development of New Version of CENTUM® VP - Adoption of Advanced Field Digital Technology Strengthens Foundation for Operational Excellence

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the development of Release 5 of the CENTUM® VP integrated production control system, the company's flagship product and a cornerstone of the VigilantPlant® concept that aims to help customers realize the ideal plant. Developed with the aim of bringing companies operational excellence through the use of field digital technology, this latest version of CENTUM VP will be released to the market in August of this year. With CENTUM VP Release 5 as a key platform, Yokogawa will continue to provide solutions that help customers' plants achieve operational excellence, with an eye on becoming the leading company in the IA business. Development Background Field digital technology has been introduced in many industries and is helping to increase maintenance efficiency in manufacturing plants. Yokogawa started developing field digital technology in earnest when it first released FOUNDATION™ fieldbus compliant products in 1998. We have been the

Force Measurement Determines The Effect of Girth Tension on Horse Gait

Moulton College, Northampton – Using electrical systems for the measurement of mechanical forces is by no means limited to machines and laboratory based applications. In her recently completed research thesis ‘Girth Tensions and their Effects on Equine Stride Characteristics’, Sue Wright of Moulton College Northampton used load cells, motion sensors and GPS amongst other technologies to measure and record the tension within the girth strap used to hold the saddle in place. The aim of the investigation was to determine if girth tension affects equine stride characteristics. The positioning and tightening of the girth strap has traditionally been based on the rider’s preference or own training, in the knowledge that too loose or too tight would be dangerous to both rider and horse. It is well known that optimum girth tension varies between the size and type of horse, the activity –racing etc and the type of girth. However there is little if any published information on girth tensi

UK Calibration Service for Microtronics BlueForce and SpeedForce EN 12445 Impact Force Testers

Applied Measurements are now offering a UK-based, UKAS traceable calibration service for all Microtronics BlueForce and SpeedForce EN 12445 / EN 12453 gate impact force tester models. It is vital to have your impact force tester calibrated every 12 months to ensure that it is performing to specification and giving accurate force readings, as well as maintaining your CE documentation portfolio with an up-to-date calibration certificate. We offer two levels of service to choose from depending on the urgency of your requirement; 7 working days, priced at £149.00 GBP, or an accelerated 3 working days priced at £169.00 GBP. Return shipment of the meter via a next day City Link service is included free of charge and a new calibration certificate is also issued. If you are a member of the AESIF (Automatic Entrace Systems Installers Federation) you are entitled to a special discounted price on both our levels of calibration service when purchased directly from Applied Measurements.

Submersible Compression Load Cell Resists Freeze-Thaw Weathering

Applied Measurements have just designed and manufactured a special version of their compact CCG annular load cell (also known as a ‘ring load cell’ or ‘donut load cell’) for use in a particularly tough application where it is submerged 1 metre deep in potable water, subjected to a force of 160kN (~16 tonnes) and subjected to a repeated cycle of freezing and thawing. The load cell design utilises 17-4PH stainless steel for the sensing element and cover in conjunction with a stainless steel IP68 cable gland, submersible polyurethane cable and a double ‘O’ ring sealing system to ensure that the transducer’s integrity is maintained at all times. The submersible load cells achieved an accuracy of better than 0.5% of rated capacity despite their low height of just 40mm. It was also fully temperature compensated over the operating range to minimise the effect of the application’s cyclic thermal profile. The submersible CCG annular load cell, alongside the DDEN in-line submersible lo

High-Efficiency, High Power SiC JFETs Now Shipped in Commercial Quantities by SemiSouth

SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., the leading manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) technology for high-power, high-efficiency, harsh-environment power management and conversion applications, has announced that it is now shipping its latest range of vertical trench JFETs – including the world’s first normally-off family of devices to handle up to 50kW – in commercial volume quantities. The company is rapidly expanding production capacity at its state-of-the-art SiC wafer fabrication facility in Starkville, MS, (USA). A completely independent, vertically integrated SiC manufacturer with the most advanced SiC epitaxial and vertical trench process technology in the world, SemiSouth utilizes a proprietary and patented self-aligned JFET chip design enabling up to ten times smaller die size when compared to silicon super-junction MOSFETs or the latest trench IGBTs. The company also holds the record for the lowest 1200V power transistor specific on-resistance - under 2.5mΩ/cm². The SJEP120R100,

At 1200 V and 45 milliohms, SemiSouth Introduces the Industry’s Lowest Resistance SiC Power Transistor for Efficient Power Management

SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., the leading manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) transistor technology for high-power, high-efficiency, harsh-environment power management and conversion applications, has launched a new class of record-low, 45 milliohm, 1200 V, normally on trench SiC power JFETs. These breakthrough devices target a range of application spaces, including solar inverters, SMPS, induction heating, UPS, wind applications, and motor drives. This is their sixth product offering of their trench SiC JFET family, which was first released in 2008. This latest device boasts the lowest on-state resistance of any commercial SiC transistor in the world. The record-low, maximum on-state resistance (RDS(on)max of only 0.045 is achieved with a relatively small die area, resulting in low gate charge and intrinsic capacitance for efficient, low-loss, high-frequency operation. Featuring a positive temperature coefficient for ease of paralleling, the new SJDP120R045 JFETs also offer extr

Filter Weighing Assures Technical Cleanliness

Residual particulate contamination from manufacturing processes can seriously impact the quality and reliability of automotive fluid circuit components. ISO 16232 specifies the requirements and methods required in order to achieve technical cleanliness. Our filter weighing solutions ensure that companies can comfortably comply with this ISO norm. Contamination with particulate matter can have a negative impact on the performance of automotive fluid circuit components demanding that the presence of residual particles from the manufacturing process and assembly environment must be closely monitored. Early identification of a contaminated part or batch of parts is critical in order to avoid complicated and expensive corrective measures at a later date. ISO 16232 specifies the requirements for ensuring the technical cleanliness of these components. In the following article we outline how the contaminants, which have been collected on filters, can be gravimetrically analyzed. Collecti

Optimal Drying for High Quality Plastic Parts

Automotive suppliers have to meet strict requirements when producing plastic parts for car manufacturers. One critical parameter to be monitored continuously is the moisture content of plastic pellets. Veeser Plastic-Werke in Germany relies on Moisture Analyzers to guarantee the production of high-quality plastic parts. Veeser Plastic produces a wide range of car components and meets all the quality requirements set by renowned car manufacturers. Regular surveys of weight and other measuring points by an authorized operator are only a few of the systematic actions ensuring that each plastic part meets the customer’s expectations. Particular attention is paid to the drying procedure of the plastic pellets. Materials, such as ABS, which are frequently used for automotive parts, are sensitive to moisture and the appropriate drying of raw material (pellets) prior to molding is mandatory in order to obtain optimally processed plastic parts. Ready for the Next Audit Certifying the prop

Balances Worth Their Weight in GoldBalances Worth Their Weight in Gold

Balances play a central role in refining precious metals. They are used to ensure that the gold and silver content is measured with the highest possible accuracy. Argor-Heraeus relies on balances to meet the stringent regulations issued by the London Gold Bullion Association and the Jewelry and Watch industries. The Argor-Heraeus gold refinery processes precious metals and produces semi-finished components for distribution to the watch and jewelry industry. METTLER TOLEDO balances are used to ensure that the gold and silver content is checked and controlled with the highest possible accuracy throughout the entire refinery process. Accuracy is as precious as gold “We already use third generation METTLER TOLEDO balances in our gold and silver refinery where the highest weighing accuracy and reliable results are essential,” replied Lorenzo Medici, manager of SC Engineering at Argor-Heraeus, when asked about his experience with METTLER TOLEDO balances. The importance of weighing be

National Instruments Expands High-Performance CAN Communication to NI CompactDAQ and CompactRIO

National Instruments today announced the NI 9862 C Series high-speed controller area network (CAN) module, the newest addition to the NI-XNET family of high-performance interfaces designed to communicate with embedded networks. The module expands the NI-XNET family to the NI CompactDAQ and CompactRIO hardware platforms and introduces CAN support to NI CompactDAQ. The NI 9862 provides sustained transfer rates up to 1 Mbit/s and includes similar advantages of other NI-XNET PCI and PXI interfaces including hardware-accelerated messaging, onboard frame processing and communication with 100 percent bus loads without dropped frames. The NI CompactDAQ platform provides portable CAN communication with the availability of 4- and 8-slot USB or Ethernet chassis. NI CompactDAQ is compatible with more than 50 other NI C Series I/O modules, and the NI 9862 high-speed CAN module can be synchronized with other I/O modules in the same chassis. The modular nature of NI CompactDAQ, combined with it

National Instruments Introduces Industry’s Highest Throughput PXI Frame Grabber

National Instruments today announced the NI PXIe-1435 high-performance Camera Link frame grabber. Engineers can use the new module to integrate high-speed and high-resolution imaging into their PXI systems, the industry standard for automated test with more than 1,500 measurement modules available from more than 70 vendors. By combining high-throughput imaging with the benefits of off-the-shelf PXI measurement hardware, NI now offers full software-defined solutions for demanding automated test applications in industries such as consumer electronics, automotive and semiconductor. The NI PXIe-1435 is the industry’s highest throughput PXI frame grabber and acquires from all Camera Link camera configurations, including 10-tap extended-full, with up to 850 MB/s of throughput. Engineers can power cameras through Power over Camera Link (PoCL)-enabled cables, eliminating the need for additional wires in deployment environments. The frame grabber also offers 512 MB of DDR2 onboard acquisiti

National Instruments Technology Helps Virginia Tech Win EcoCAR Competition

Virginia Tech recently was named the overall winner of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, a three-year collegiate vehicle engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors (GM). The Virginia Tech Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team (HEVT) designed and built an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) that uses E85 (ethanol) and achieves fuel efficiency of 81.9 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent. With National Instruments reconfigurable software and hardware, the team used a graphical system design approach to design, prototype, validate and deploy a control strategy for the vehicle’s hybrid components. To interface with and control the vehicle, the team chose NI CompactRIO, which acted as a hybrid vehicle supervisory controller that balanced power distribution between the vehicle’s combustion and electric systems. They programmed the controller with NI LabVIEW system design software, which also served as the runtime environment for the main driver display in t

DRA Series Offers Compact DIN Rail Mounted AC & DC Output Solid State Contactors

The DRA Series now offers compact DIN Rail Mounted AC & DC Output Solid State Contactors which are ideal replacement of EMRs, specifically in motor applications. The models added to this series include 3 phase UL approved AC output ratings of either 1 or 2 horse power at 480 VAC in both contactor and motor reversing configurations, and UL approved DC output ratings of ¼ horse power at 90 or 180 VDC. Designed for easy mounting to standard 35 mm DIN Rail, the new DRA Series of 3 Phase AC and DC output ready-to-use Solid State Contactors and Motor Reversers are available in a variety of output and input ratings. 3 Phase AC Contactors & AC Motor reversing Contactors Ideal for applications up to 2 Horse Power 45 mm wide 3 phase & 62 mm wide motor reversing DIN rail mountable versions available 480 VAC Operating Voltage 5 VDC, 24 VDC, 48 VAC, 120 VAC & 230 VAC Input Control Voltage options available DC Motor Reversing Contactors 54 mm wide motor reversing DIN ra

LifePlus ED Series of AC & DC Output Pluggable Solid State Relays

The LifePlus ED series of AC & DC output pluggable Solid State Relays offers Electromechanical Relay users the opportunity to replace traditional 12 x 29 mm EMRs with a solid state solution which provides them with substantial performance advantages including significantly greater life expectancy (>100 million operations), contactless high speed switching eliminating contact bounce and resulting electrical noise, precise logic compatible control inputs, acoustically silent operation and high vibration resistance, among many others. AC outputs incorporate Crydom's proven Back-to-Back SCR technology while DC outputs utilize high efficiency FETs, both technologies resulting in the lowest possible on-state power dissipation and high surge current ratings which makes the Crydom LifePlus ED series an excellent choice for applications such as small Motors, Solenoids, Heaters and Lamps. 12 x 29 mm industry standard plug-in package 3 & 5 Amps output power rating available

DP Series of DC Load Reversing Solid State Contactors

The DP Series of DC Load Reversing Solid State Contactors (SSCs) include four optically isolated DC low dissipation FET outputs rated up to 60 amps at 48 VDC, wired in an H-Bridge configuration with a common input control to provide a convenient method to both power on and off and reverse the polarity to a variety of DC loads including motors, brakes, clutches, electro magnets, solenoids, plating baths and electrolytic cells. The DP Series also offers options for a variety of combinations of Internal PWM Soft Start/Ramp Up, PWM Soft Stop/Ramp Down and Dynamic Brake functions. Available with a selection of set ramp times, the soft start and stop functions provide a convenient means to eliminate or reduce the mechanical shocks associated with starting and stopping DC electro-mechanical loads. Convenient FET switches in H-Bridge configuration Control features to combine Soft Start/Ramp Up, Soft Stop/Ramp Down & Braking functions on each polarity Built-in protective Forward/Re

New 180mm Frame Size Exlar Servomotor Uses Patented T-Lam Stator Technology To Provide Highest Torque in Class

Inmoco has extended its Exlar range of SLM brushless servomotors with a new, top-of-the-range 180mm frame size that offers users high levels of peak torque (69Nm) from the smallest package available. This performance is the result of T-LAM™ stator technology, which is employed across the SLM range, providing 35% to 70% more torque and higher efficiency than conventional high-speed brushless servomotors with equivalent frame sizes. The SLM servomotors are a family of motion products designed to offer the OEM outstanding performance, quality and customisation possibilities. The excellent torque performance and efficiency provided by the motors is the result of a design harnessing the combination of high-density Neodymium iron boron magnets and the limited heat generation qualities inherent in the new T-LAM™ segmented stator design. In particular, the elimination of end turns in the stator, and the use of thermally conductive potting removes the parts most susceptible to failure in a

New Exlar K Series Actuators Improve OEM Competitiveness with Multiple Model Types to Suit Every Application & Budget

The new Exlar K Series of linear actuators from INMOCO are designed to improve OEM competitiveness, with a range that offers multiple model types, enabling users to chose the option best suited to their application and budgetary requirements. Providing a truly universal solution for rod style actuator applications, the K Series actuators use Exlar’s patented roller screw technology, with its proven reliability and superior load carrying capacity, and allow the user the choice of multiple - and lower cost - motor technologies. The price/performance ratio of the K Series electromechanical actuators means that they provide a clean, fast, simple and cost- effective replacement for hydraulic actuation, delivering a solution that offers superior life and performance. In addition, with dimensions consistent to those for ISO Metric pneumatic actuators, the K Series units also provide a simpler, longer- life alternative to pneumatic cylinders. The K series is available with the option of

Inmoco Introduces Stainless Steel Precision Planetary Gearheads for Ardous Hygiene Critical Applications

Inmoco has expanded its Thomson range of precision planetary gearheads with the introduction of the Micron® AquaTRUE™ Planetary gearhead. Manufactured in 100% stainless steel, Micron AquaTRUE™ gearheads are designed specifically to satisfy the demanding performance requirements of food, beverage and pharmaceutical handling, packaging and dispensing applications. The new Micron AquaTRUE™ units fulfil a specific requirement in hygiene-critical industries. Until now, no gearheads have been available to operate in harsh processing environments where cleanliness is essential. The Micron AquaTRUE™ changes this situation, providing manufacturers with an application- specific solution that can be installed anywhere in their processes, eliminating the cost – and bulk - of watertight enclosures or shielding. Micron AquaTRUE™ Planetary gearheads are designed with 300 series stainless steel external housings for maximum corrosion resistance, and are IP67 protected to provide reliable operati

Marine / All Weather Computing Products

Weather Proof Computer Products - Built to Perform! Stealth Computer is a leading supplier of highly reliable computer products for industrial and commercial based applications. Our marine/all weather computer products are built to provide maximum protection from dirty, wet and hostile operating environments. Products include NEMA 6/IP67 rated Computers, Sunlight Readable LCD Monitors, Weatherproof Keyboards and Mice. Many of Stealth's products are built to operate from DC Power making them suitable for mobile and remote installations. Ideal applications include, Marine, Aviation, Security, Industrial, Interactive Kiosks and Outdoor Computing to name a few. Features: 19.0" Sunlight Readable Marine LCD Monitor 1,000 Nits (Cd/m2) High Brightness 9 to 36VDC Power Input NEMA 4, IP65 Sealed Front Panel Operates in -10 to +50C temperatures VGA, DVI & Composite Video Inputs Front Brightness Controls Picture in Picture Capability Low Power LED Backlighting Touch

Panel PCs, All-in-One Workstations

All-in-One, Panel PC, Workstation Stealth's high performance, all-in-one, industrial Panel PC models are designed to support your demanding operator interface and HMI application requirements. The small footprint and panel mount chassis design allows for quick and easy installation/removal into control panels, consoles, kiosks and machines. An optional VESA mounting bracket is available for pendant and special mounting. Environmentally Sealed to NEMA 4X/IP56 The vivid LCD Monitor is protected by a rugged stainless-steel front bezel that is environmentally sealed to comply with NEMA 4X/IP56 specifications protecting your investment from damaging dust, dirt and sprayed liquids. Each and every model ships with a resistive touch screen interface for simple point and touch operation. The bright 300 nit display presents dazzling color and operates at resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 pixels. Powerful Integrated Computing Stealth's Panel PC models feature powerful Intel Core 2 Du

LPC-670 Mini PC with New Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 Mobile Processors

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