We reported earlier this year in Design News that
magnetoresistive devices are becoming prevalent in pneumatic products. Bimba
recently provided more proof of that by introducing a new giant magnetoresistive
(GMR) switch with a patented auto-detect feature that configures switch
The switch is used with pneumatic actuators and cylinders. The
4-mm round sensor does not protrude from actuators. Rather, it slides in a track
in the company's actuators. It's available with built-in fault protection and
two pigtail lead lengths or quick-connect cable lengths. Response time is 0.10
For more information, contact Bimba Manufacturing Co., Rte. 50 N,
Monee, IL 60449, or visit www.bimba.com.
Two new technologies from Stratasys, created in partnership with Boeing, Ford, and Siemens, will bring accurate, repeatable manufacturing of very large thermoplastic end products, and much bigger composite parts, onto the factory floor for industries including automotive and aerospace.
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