The OD optical displacement sensor is a sensor and measurement sensor in one package. Features include a digital signal processor, and measurement accuracy down to 3 microns, with options from a choice of plastic or metal housings to laser or LED light sources. Applications include smooth and rough surfaces in auto, electronics, semiconductor, and robotics industries.
SICK Inc., 6900 West 110th St, Bloomington, MN 55438; FAX (612) 941-9287; www.sickoptic.com.
Hydrostatic tooling is said to offer fast, positive gripping and sealing for production hydrostatic testing and autofrettage of plain end tubing and tube assemblies. The pressure compensated design is reported to assure a constant positive grip during any work or production cycle, and is said to connect and disconnect easily. Applications include air, water, steam, oil, and other fluids or gases.
Airmo Pressure Technologies,9445 Evergreen Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55433; FAX (612) 786-4622; www.airmo.com.
LIDA 400 linear scales are said to meet the miniaturization demands of the electronics industry without sacrificing quality, reliability, and versatility. The product has a grating pitch of 20 microns, a scanning head height of 12 mm, and a scanning area of 14.5 square mm. Applications include linear motors, placement machines, PCB drilling machines, and part handling.
Heidenhain,333 E State Pkw., Schaumburg, IL 60173-5337; FAX (847) 490-3931; www.heidenhain.com.
T5100 Series Torque Reaction Sensors are available in a number of mounting configurations with capacities ranging from 0 to 5 in-oz., to 0 to 500 in-lb. When combined with a digital indicator, the company says that resolution can be as high as 0.001 in-oz. Applications include quality control, monitoring the twisting of thin wires used as capillaries, and other automotive, medical, industrial, and commercial industries.
Futek,10 Thomas, Irvine, CA 92618; FAX (949) 465-0905.
Pyrofiberfiber optic, non-contact emissivity correcting IR thermometers incorporate a single digital and two analog outputs, allowing the user to output both emissivity valves and emissivity corrected temperature values directly to their furnace process control or PLC. This is said to enable furnace controls to become intelligent by being able to make dynamic changes to the process based on temperature and material changes.
Pyrometer Instrument Co. Inc.,209 Industrial Pkwy, Northvale, NJ 07647; FAX (201) 768-2570; www.pyrometer.com.
STAR Series™fully integrated programmable solid-state power controllers are now available. The RP-212XX is said to provide a highly competitive solution for power distribution systems. The product is designed with EMI/EMC tolerance, trip protection, real time status reporting, and an optional analog current monitor output to support computer interfacing.
Data Device Corporation,105 Wilbur Pl, Bohemia, NY 11716-2482; FAX (631) 567-7358; www.ddc-web.com.
The T1100 Hour Meter and Up or Down Counter module features a six digit, seven segment LCD display. Data is stored on powerless non-volatile CMOS EEPROMs, which are small in size and don't require a battery. Other features include low operating current, wide operating voltage and temperature range, high shock and vibration resistance, solid state electronics, and silent operation with no moving parts.
ENM Counting Instruments,5617 Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60646; FAX (773) 775-5968.
ES Series relay and timer sockets have been added to this company's DIN rail product line. The products are said to offer finger safe construction and a full line of plug-in modules with diodes offering protection against polarity inversion. Modules are also available with signalling LEDs. Additionally, the products are available in a number of configurations, and are UL recognized, CSA certified, and CE marked.
Custom Connector Corp.,1738 E 30th St, Cleveland, OH 44114; FAX (216) 241-1734; www.customconnector.com.
DIT-5200™true differential measuring systems are said to utilize high-precision eddy current balanced bridge technology to offer high resolution, non-linearity, thermal stability and sub- nanometer resolution. In addition, the design reportedly eliminates the need for summation amplifiers which can add noise and drift. Applications include fast steering mirrors in laser communication, servo control position feedback, stage positioning, and stylus position.
Kaman Instrumentation,1500 Garden of the Gods Rd P.O. Box 7463, Colorado Springs, CO 80907; FAX (719) 599-1823; www.kamaninstrumentation.com.