815-8 dc Servo Amplifier is capable of delivering 8A continuous and 15A of peak current with an input voltage range of 18 to 80V dc. Product is designed for optimal safety with adjustable current limiting for both peak and RMS current, over-voltage and over-temperature protection, and ground fault/short circuit protection. Applications include robotics and automation.
Dynetic Systems, 19128 Industrial Blvd., Elk River, MN 55330; FAX (763) 441-5217; www.dynetic.com.
A number of different sizes of extruded aluminum enclosures are offered in both panel-mounted and freestanding models. The standard "E" series cases are available in 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 DIN sizes with integral card slots on 0.200 centers. Standard finishes include a black wrinkle powder coat or clear anodized finish.
Buckeye Shapeform, 555 Marion Rd., Columbus, OH 43207; FAX (614) 445-8224; www.buckeye shapeform.com.
WORLD-BEAM™is a universally-mountable photoelectric sensor the manufacturer says can replace and outperform a wide variety of existing sensors. Sensor is mounted in a sealed ABS housing and includes protective circuitry guards against reverse-polarity and transient voltages and short circuits. Applications include material handling, packaging, assembly, and printing.
Banner Engineering Corp., Box 9414, Minneapolis, MN 55441; FAX (612) 544-3213; www.baneng.com.
NanoSMD series of PolySwitch®resettable fuses is reported to be the smallest surface-mount polymeric positive temperature coefficient resettable fuse on the market. Comprised of four devices in two basic package configurations, the series offers a 40% smaller footprint than the company's microSMD series fuses, previously the industry's smallest. The company reports that Circuits up to 6V can be protected from overcurrent surges of up to 40A, with operating currents up to 1.4A.
Raychem Circuit Protection, 308 Constitution Dr., Menlo Park, CA 94025; FAX (800) 611-2323; www.circuitprotection.com.
The 6600 Series switch is hermetically sealed and designed to provide long life in harsh environments where seal integrity is critical. The company says that the hermetic cycle and useful life of the switch has been increased from 25,000 to 500,000 cycles through the use of an internal nickel bellows actuator. A corrosion resistant housing is said to withstand most media and allow exposure of the switch to fluids such as hydraulic oils and jet fuels.
HSI Inc., 15 Meriden Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705; FAX (203) 756-8724; www.hsi-inc.com.
This company's WWX series tapered product protection devices are designed to prevent mating components from being installed without first removing the plug in order to avoid hazard. The product features an extra wide and extra thick flange to enhance visibility in applications such as aviation. The series is available in 13 sizes and can be used as either a cap or a plug for a variety of applications.
Protective Closures—Caplugs, 2150 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14207; FAX (716) 874-1680; www.caplugs.com.
New 64 and 128 Multi Chip Module (MCM) channel analog multiplexers feature commercial silicon for use in space applications. Product can provide 100 Krad (si) total dose tolerance in the radiation enhanced version, and 300 Krad to 100 Mrad total dose tolerance in the rad-hard version.
Space Electronics Inc., 4031 Sorrento Valley Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121; FAX (858) 452-5499; www.spaceelectronics.com.
The IP340 IndustryPack (IP) mezzanine module provides sixteen analog inputs which are sampled as two eight-channel banks. Eight A/D converters allow simultaneous conversion of all eight channels in a bank, while a FIFO buffer holds the first bank's data and the second bank is converted. Parameters such as channels or bank to be converted, timing, and scan mode are all user-programmable. Uses include data acquisition, process control, test and measurement, and network data communication.
Acromag Inc., Box 437, Wixom, MI 48393; FAX (248) 624-9234; www.acromag.com.
Card-Lok series of PC card retainers is designed to provide maximum heat sinking efficiency. Designed with a screw-actuated solid-wedge action which positively locks cards in place and insures maximum thermal transfer between the thermal path and the cold-plate surface. Retainers are highly resistant to shock and force, and can be ordered in both stock and custom sizes, configurations, and finishes.
Calmark Corp., 4915 Walnut Grove Ave., San Gabriel, CA 91776; FAX (626) 287-7350; www.calmark-corp.com.
Model 482A rack-mounted signal conditioner communicates with SMART ISOTRON®and SMART MODAL®accel-erometers, and provides backwards compatibility for use with other electronic piezoelectric transducers and remote charge converters. Applications include multi-channel modal testing on large structures such as airplanes and heavy machinery.
Endevco Corp., 30700 Rancho Viejo Rd., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675; FAX (949) 661-7231; www.endevco.com.
USB plugs and
USB (Universal Serial Bus) sockets feature snap-in tails that hold the connector in position during wave soldering. Solder tails are tin lead-plated for improved solderability. Gold plated contacts reportedly provide low contact resistance and improved reliability. The sockets allow port expansion by alleviating restriction of limited COM ports and available IRQs. Up to 127 de-vices may be daisy-chained to the root hub.
Keystone Electronics, 31-07 20th Rd., Astoria, NY 11105-2017; FAX (718) 956-9040; www.keyelco.com.
AMP OC-3/Fast Ethernet Multimode MT-RJ generation transceivers operate at 156 and 125 Mb/s. They employ high reliability and 1,300 nM optics, and send and receive pre-encoded data over a pair of 62.5 or 50 (µ)M core multimode optical fibers.
Tyco Electronics Corp., MS 258-02, Box 3608, Harrisburg, PA, 17105; www.tycoelectronics.com.
The 5041 amplifier is a wide band, high-gain, high-power-class AB amplifier. It is used in both EMC and communications applications. The wide bandwidth coupled with the high power output lends itself to both operations. Uses may include EMI/RFI susceptibility, high power driver, and antenna range amplifier, as well as lab use. The ac input is auto-switching so that the amplifier can be used transparently in either a 120 or 220V ac environment.
OPHIRRF, 5300 Beethoven St., Los Angeles, CA 90066; FAX (310) 577-9779; www.ophirrf.com.
DaqBoard/2000™is a full-featured, multi-function plug-and-play pc-based data acquisition pci board. Features include 16-bit, 200 kHz A/D, 100% digital calibration, bus mastering, dual 16-bit, 100-kHz D/As, 40 digital I/O lines, four counters, and two timers. Board is supported by the company's line of DBK signal conditioning and expansion options for thermocouples, RTDs, accelerometers, isolations, and others.
Iotech, 25971 Cannon Rd., Cleveland, OH 44146; FAX (440) 439-4093; www.iotech.com.
The thin film miniature pressure uses a sputter thin film technology process, which the manufacturer says provides zero point stability, minimal hysteresis and creep, integrated temperature compensation, and long life. Configurations include built-in amplification, 5V 4-20 mA or unamplified. The series is designed for harsh environments including racing and passenger cars, airplanes, spacecraft, medical equipment, industrial systems, process control, and automation.
Futek, 10 Thomas, Irvine, CA 92618; FAX (949) 465-0905.
A new series of 2-56 bolt style high-frequency coaxial EMI filters is now available in C-, L-, Pi-, and T-sections, offering suppression from 10 MHz through 10 GHz. The series is offered with either a working voltage of 50V dc and a minimum capacitance of 10,000pF; a working voltage of 100V dc and a minimum capacitance of 5000pF, and a working voltage of 200V dc with both 2500pF and 1000pF minimum capacitances. Applications include radar, communications equipment, and satellite transmissions.
Maxwell Technologies; FAX (775) 887-5757; www.maxwellsierra.com.
The Rafi Rafix FS Emergency Stop Switch is reportedly the first stop switch engineered specifically for installation directly to the printed circuit board. It provides a mounting depth of 9.7 mm and can be accommodated on the sample printed circuit board as other PCB mounted elements. The mounting hole diameter is 22.3 mm, according to IEC 947. Operating temperature is -25 to 70C.
C & K Components, 57 Stanley Ave., Watertown, MA 02172; FAX (617) 926-6846; www.ckcorp.com.
The SCXI-1520 universal strain gauge module provides accurate and advanced strain gauge measurements through the use of automatic hardware nullification capabilities. The module features 10-wire strain measurements. Applications include aerospace, automotive, and design verification.
National Instruments, 11500 N. Mopac Expwy., Austin, TX 78759-3504; FAX (512) 683-9300; www.natinst.com.
This company's AMP ULTRA-LITE AMPLIMITE Connectors are said to reduce weight by up to 35% over standard brass designs. The connectors are built to intermate and interchange with existing designs, while a one-piece aluminum shell reduces EMI and RFI and improves shell conductivity. The line is designed for a -55 to 125C operating range and can be used in satellite and aerospace applications.
Tyco Electronics Corp., Box 3608, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3608; www.tycoelectronics.com.
Measuring 2.83×4.64×5.2 inches, the Pacesetter™Nano Series ac inverter features adjustable ramp times, min/max speed limits, up to three preset speeds, adjustable dynamic braking, isolated inputs, and built-in EMC filter. Eight models cover 115 or 230V ac 50/60-Hz inputs and 1/4-, 1/2-, and 1-hp outputs. The units mount on DIN rails, and users can control motor speed via a built-in keypad, an external speed potentiometer, or an analog signal.
Bodine Electric Co., 2500 W Bradley Pl., Chicago, IL 60618-4798; www.bodine-electric.com.