March 2, 1998
Noteworthy technology on display
National Design Engineering Show
March 16-19, 1998, McCormick Place,
PEMr self-clinching fasteners include the R'ANGLETM
right-angle clinch fastener, which provides a right-angle
attachment point in aluminum sheets as thin as 0.040
inch. Self-clinching fasteners for permanent installation
in thin metals also include Type PF11TM panel
fasteners, Type FH4TM flush-head studs, Type
TSOTM standoffs for ultra-thin sheets, Type
TPSTM pilot pins, and Type FHLTM
studs for close-to-edge applications.
Penn Engineering & Mfg. Corp. Booth 7106
Box 1000Danboro, PA 18916FAX (215) 766-0143
The GenesisTM line of air conditioners features
a beveled front cover, a high-impact polycarbonate ABS
grille, few visible fasteners, and no visible mounting
rails. A built-in condensate management system eliminates
the need for external drain tubes, buckets, or an optional
condensate evaporator; and a full-size mounting template
provides a guide for making cut outs on the enclosure.
McLean Midwest Booth 3816 11611 Business
Park Blvd. N. Champlin, MN 55316FAX (612) 576-3200
The W.2000 Series fits into existing machinery configurations
and features a reinforced housing. The series features
a custom-designed application-specific integrated circuit
(ASIC). Features include protection against crosstalk
interference. The W.2000 is targeted for use in wash-down
environments and cold storage applications.
SICK Optic-Electronic Inc. Booths 355-357
6900 West 110th St.Bloomington, MN 55438FAX
Springconr modular PC terminal blocks feature
cam-action connections which require no special tools,
and there is no stress on solder joints or pc-boards
during wire termination. Applications include security
systems, power supplies, communications equipment, industrial
controls, and factory automation systems.
RIA Electronic Inc. Booth 7437 Box 447Eatontown,
NJ 07724FAX (732) 389-9066
Uproxr proximity sensors include built-in intelligent
electronics for direct connection to Actuator Sensor
Interface (AS-I) device-level sensor and actuator networks.
The sensors meet all requirements for use with AS-I
unshielded UnTwisted Pair trunk line wire and connect
directly to AS-I network hubs using standard euorfastr
connectors. Uprox proximity sensors detect steel,
copper, aluminum, and brass at the same sensing range.
TURCK Inc. Booth 4216 3000 Campus Dr.Minneapolis,
Vertonr MFX long glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene
is used in the Guestr D-Icer submersible motor-driven
water circulation unit, which prevents the formation
of ice around a boat or dock. Verton MFX helps maintain
mechanical performance in wet environments. The composite
also features resistance to cold temperatures.
LNP Engineering Plastics Booth 7402 475 Creamery
Way Exton, PA 19341FAX (610) 363-4749
Parallel-coupled UniSlide motor-driven slide assemblies
are available in an open-frame configuration. Uses for
precision UniSlide X-Y tables include gauging, probing,
feeding, inspection, assembly, packaging, dispensing,
engraving, and robotic prototypes. In the open-frame
design, a lead screw drives each slide to eliminate
cocking. A step motor and timing belt with precision
pulleys drive the lead screws. Standard widths are 1.5,
2.5, 4, 6, and 9 inches. Available motor types include
steppers, dc shunt, and permanent magnet.
Velmex Inc. Booth 540 7550 State Rte. 5 &
20 Bloomfield, NY 14469FAX (716) 657-6153
The BALL MONORAIL is for applications including general
automation, pick and place, semiconductor wafer handling,
wood working, and machine tools. The BALL MONORAIL features
critical dimensions per DIN standard and is available
in six sizes: 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 45, and four carriage
types. The MONORAIL's carriage runs on a trapezoidal
rail profile and is a unitized design, which means there
are a minimum number of components. The plastic recirculating
elements, where the balls recirculate, are injection-molded
directly to the carriage body. The carriage is completely
sealed, both at each end with double-lip wipers, and
longitudinally along the rail surfaces.
Schneeberger Inc. Booth 102 11 DeAngelo Dr.Bedford,
MA 01730FAX (781) 275-4749
Hollow-shaft stepping motor provides packaging solutions
for tight system integration. The hollow shaft, available
up to 5/8-inch OD, allows access through the central
axis of the motor, increasing packaging options for
unique applications. The size 23 single-stack dc stepping
motor measures 2.25 inches in diameter x 2 inches long.
Bi-directional, the motor is based on 1.8-degree step
with position accuracy of ±3% non-cumulative.
Eastern Air Devices Inc. Booth 8309 1 Progress
Dr.Dover, NH 03820 FAX (603) 742-9080
T-Slot power remote-tooling sensor system eliminates
the "hard" connection to sensors embedded
in tooling, dies, and fixtures on stamping and forming
presses. The T-Slot power remote system delivers sensor
power and transmits signals inductively across an air
gap, supporting up to four tool-mounted sensors without
a hardwired connection to the control or power source.
Almost any 12V dc sensor or switch can be used with
the system, including proximity, air pressure, photoelectric,
magnetic, capacitive, or ultrasonic, allowing confirmation
of part/material presence or gas pressure.
Balluff Inc. Booth 6705 8125 Holton Dr.Florence,
KY 41042 FAX (606) 727-7752
Electrostatic Discharge Shields are for electronic
applications and feature a custom-laminated material
which provides EMI and electrostatic shielding properties.
The polyester film provides insulating properties, while
the aluminum provides effective EMI and electrostatic
PressCut Industries Booth 7470 2828 Nagle
St. Dallas, TX 75220 FAX (214) 350-4713
SolidView version 3.0 lets users incorporate 2-D objects
into their 3-D designs for added flexibility in communicating
design information. These 2-D objects can be as simple
as a single geometric dimensioning and tolerance frame
or as complex as a complete set of engineering drawings.
Any 2-D objects added to a SolidView, Solid File eXchange
file can be viewed with the SolidPlayer program. SolidView
3.0 allows users to register themselves as an author
for all their view and markup annotations.
Solid Concepts Inc. Booth 6067 28231 Ave.
Crocker, Unit #10 Valencia, CA 91355 FAX (805) 257-9311
Series 6 line of high-flow, two-way solenoid valves
are available with 3/8-inch NPT ports, 3/8-inch orifice,
and a CV factor of 0.90. Bodies are offered in brass
and 430SS as standard, and seals are available in a
variety of materials. Other materials and porting options
are offered in a manifold design. The standard valve
is for applications with a maximum operating pressure
differential of 5 psi. Customized units can be modified
in order to meet high pressure ratings.
KIP Inc. Booth 8140 72 Spring Lane Farmington,
CT 06032 FAX (860) 677-4999
Motors include brushless POWERMASTERTM permanent-magnet
dc and ACCUMASTERTM ac versions. These products
complement the existing line of POWERMASTER brush-type,
permanent-magnet dc motors, TORQKMASTERTM
right-angle gear motors, and SYNCMASTERTM
Groschopp Booth 8509 420 15th
St. N.E.Sioux Center, IA 51250 FAX (712) 722-1445
The AC6098 4-inch through-bore assembly slip ring is
cut to length using CNC technology to accommodate one
to 72 signal circuits and three to 24 power circuits.
The 4-inch through-bore provides routing space for hydraulics,
pneumatics, or for a concentric shaft mount. The slip
ring can run up to 60 rpm.
Litton Systems Inc. Booth 8142 1213 N. Main
St.Blacksburg, VA 24060 FAX (540) 953-1841
Cartridge check valves
The miniature 855 Series of cartridge check valves
are 8 mm in diameter x 16 mm long and feature a flow
rate of 1 gm/min at 15 psid. Targeted for use in high-volume
applications, the 855 Series Chekr is inserted into
a drilled hole, and the tapered pin is driven flush
to seal and locks the valve in place. Stainless-steel
construction ensures long-term performance up to 4,000
psid. The 855 Series Chek is available in forward- and
reverse-flow directions and is compatible with hydraulic
and brake fluids, fuels, and oils.
The Lee Co. Booth 2075 Box 424Westbrook,
CT 06498 FAX (860) 399-2270
The IM Series of microstepping drivers includes the
IM481H, IM483, IM804, and IM1007 and uses advanced surface-mount
and ASIC technology to reduce part size. Each driver
has 14 built-in microstep resolutions, from 400 to 51,200
steps/revolution in binary and decimal that can be changed
at any time without the need to reset the driver. Integrating
the IM drivers in applications that use higher step-angle
motors may allow the user to replace mechanical gearing
for increased smoothness and more accurate positioning.
Intelligent Motion Systems Inc. Booth 8604
Box 457Marlborough, CT 06447 FAX (860) 295-6107
IOSTM off-the-shelf I/O shielding gaskets
are for standard D-subminiature connectors. The gasket