The company's line of digital output position sensors are engineered for reliability, accuracy, and easy maintenance. They are rugged, industrial-grade devices that fit a variety of OEM applications, including mobile hydraulics, structural testing, and water management. They are available for full scale measurements of 2 to 1,700 inches. Accuracy is typically 0.1 percent, according to the company, and most units are rated IP67. Celesco Transducer Products
The company's I/O System (Series 753) offers pluggable connectors for I/O module wiring, enabling users to pre-manufacture wiring harnesses and plug them into the product. It measures 12 × 64 × 100 mm, and features built-in test points at every connection point. The test point is completely shrouded to hold and stabilize the test probe. Integrated coding allows up to 16 different coding possibilities. WAGO
Offers continuous position data
The Nano-Gauge™ measurement gauge can resolve dimensions down to 5 nm over a full scale range of 25 mm. It is engineered to offer continuous position data to the user's PC via a standard plug-and-play USB interface for the display of real-time measurement values. The product is ideal for a variety of applications, including transducer design and calibration, development of nanoindentation systems, and materials testing. Mad City Labs
Extends motor life
The company's wiring/cabling system solution is designed to reduce high-frequency electrical ground noise to zero when used in conjunction with VFDs or with products containing IGBT switching power supplies. It reduces motor bearing currents, extends motor life, increases system mean-time-between-failure, reduces unplanned downtime, and directs fault currents away from hazardous locations. According to the company, it has been tested extensively by many third-party agencies. Zero Ground
The 2,500 btu thermoelectric air conditioner has no compressor, refrigerants, or filters. It is designed to provide reliable, maintenance-free cooling in indoor and outdoor applications. The product is suitable for use in operating environments up to 140F. The flush-mount design eliminates protrusion into the enclosure, and it features a built-in adjustable electronic thermostat, high-performance nickel-plated heat sinks, and an integral condensate drip pan. EIC Solutions Inc.
The ADAM-6501 communication controller is reportedly the smallest application-ready Intel® XScale® communication controller currently available to the industrial market. It features a 400 MHz processor, a CompactFlash® slot, embedded Web server, FTP server, and telnet server. It has embedded Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET 4.2, along with 32 Mbytes of onboard flash memory and 64 Mbytes SDRAM. Advantech Corp.
Optional mounting adapter
The UF224 U-frame installation kit is engineered to assist the easy application of single output, 2×2-inch sized board mount dc/dc converters. It includes all components needed to operate the converter, removing the need to procure PCB, metal frame, mounting hardware, and filtering and protection components. It features screw terminals for input and output connections, along with an optional mounting adapter that enables the unit to be DIN rail mounted. It measures 4×2.25×0.75 inches. V-Infinity
Measures high-impedance input sources
Featuring a front-end design that is able to directly digitize a variety of sensors, the LTC2480 series of delta-sigma analog-to-direct converters (ADC) results in a zero average differential input current. This is designed to simplify the design of front-end signal conditioning circuits and allow the ADC to be driven directly from the bridges, RTDs, thermocouples, and other high-impedance sensors. It is reportedly the first device to directly and accurately measure high-impedance input sources without the use of an internal buffer. Linear Technology
Optimized for low weight
The company's line of air transport rack (ATR) enclosures has been expanded with conduction cooled versions. Typically used in applications where the enclosure is sealed or in high altitudes, they have a machined card cage accommodating wedge locks that transfer the heat. It was optimized for low weight, making it ideal for avionics applications. The temperature operating range is -40 to 70C. Elma Electronics Inc.
DIGITAL TORQUE TESTER
With LCD display
The DTW-400 digital torque tester/screwdriver is engineered with an integral/adjustable LCD display for torque readings. It is designed for screw tightening torque verification and measures in peak, real time, and peak down measuring modes. The product features a programmable counter that minimizes assembly errors by identifying mis-tightening and/or defective screws. It has an accuracy of ± 0.5 percent F.S., ±1 LSD, and has programmable set-points that provide both an audible beep and green/red LED indicator for uniform tightening or GO/NO GO testing. Cooper Instruments & Systems
The LK Series is a 1W LED module capable of up to 60-lumen output for a variety of general illumination and specialty lighting applications. It uses Cree® XLamp™ technology, provided in an SMD that is packaged onto an aluminum PCB base, using standard reflow processes to achieve electrical and thermal connections without epoxy. It is designed to offer up to 130 percent more color gamut for greater color saturation, while providing 40-60 lumen outputs. BivarOpto
MANAGED COMPACT SWITCHES
Reduces installation cost
The company's Factory Line Ethernet family features a new managed compact switch (MCS) that combines high performance with reduced installed cost required for distributed Ethernet applications. The MCS features 16 10/100 TX ports with a multimode fiber option that meets distributed connection requirements. With a working depth of 71 mm, the product can be mounted in enclosures 25 to 35 percent smaller with installed cost savings of 35 percent. It combines full industrialization with the complete range of message filtering, VLAN, redundancy, and security functions to meet the needs of distributed real-time applications. Phoenix Contact
Delivers high-speed inspections
Able to accurately sense and evaluate more than 10,000 objects per minute, the P4 EDGE is fit for validating the height and width of parts, finding the location of labels, or detecting the edge of materials such as plastic or paper on a Web operation. Other features also make it easy to deploy and be operational quickly. For applications where product lines are constantly being changed, a remote TEACH feature allows the sensor to learn new elements it will need to inspect without connecting to a PC or shutting down the line. It can interface to machines and factory networks via its built-in 10/100 Ethernet connection, RS-232, or discrete input/outputs. Included mounting brackets facilitate easy location of the P4 EDGE sensors on machines or conveyors. The units feature three bicolor LED indicators to clearly show unit status during setup and operation. Banner Engineering
COMPUTER ON MODULE
Allows fast design of board-level products
The PM854 is a small computer on module (COM) that makes all the features of the company's Freescale PowerQUICC MPC8540 available for custom design. It is designed as a complete and autonomous working industrial computer, that allows the user to decide which kind of available I/O will be used for a certain application. The module makes all MPC8540 I/O signals available, without any restriction, together with the local bus. All signals are routed to high density connectors to the carrier board. Dynatem
Increases PCB fault coverage
ClearVue™ 3D x-ray technology for detecting PCB solder and production defects is designed to increase quality, efficiency, and simplicity of automated x-ray inspection. According to the company, both quality managers and production line controllers will benefit from its unique ability to identify material issues more quickly and with absolute certainty. ClearVue™ 3D x-ray technology is designed for densely packed single- or double-sided boards that use BGA-style components and problematic loss of electrical or optical access. Teradyne
ROTARY POSITION SYSTEMS
The company's complete rotary position and speed sensing system meets international CENELC/ATEX hazardous environmental ratings. The intrinsic safety (IS) system consists of a rotary encoder, cable assembly, and an IS barrier. When combined, these components satisfy requirements for a loop-approved, Class I, Division I, Group A, B, C, and D sensing system. BEI Industrial Encoder Div.
With flexible circuitry
The new FlexBox™ electronic packaging technology provides improved sealing and density. By combining a unique enclosure and connector design with an automated assembly process, it is designed to withstand the effects of temperature, moisture, shock, and vibration typical of off-road environments, while efficiently managing thermal loads from high-current electrical switching. FlexBox™ places the connector on the flat enclosure exterior, positioning it on the edge of the enclosure. This frees valuable surface for the mounting of additional components, and permits installation into applications that would not be able to use conventional flexible circuit packages. Phoenix International Corp.