The Model 542 Electrostatic Voltmeter from this company is the latest addition to its line of EOS/ESD detection products. The microprocessor-based meter uses a
dc stable electrostatic field chopper probe for semiconductor, LCD, electronic assembly, and other applications where static charge accumulation poses a threat to production yields or product quality.
Trek , 11601 Maple Ridge Rd, Medina, NY 14103; FAX (716) 798-3106; www.trekinc.com .
With a grating pitch of 20 microns, the LIDA 400 encoder is for use on linear motors, placement machines, PCB-drilling machines, or in CMM handling applications. With a scanning head height of only 12 mm, the LIDA 400 can be installed in tight spaces. Yet, the small scanning head supplies a large scanning area of 14.5 mm 2 .
Heidenhain Corp. , 333 E. State Pkwy., Schaumburg, IL 60173-5337; FAX (847) 490-3931; www.heidenhain.com
Giant Magneto Resistive (GMR) switches have been reintroduced by this company, and have a patented auto-detect feature which is said to automatically configure switch circuitry to function as a sinking or sourcing switch. The product is applicable to EF1/EF2 cylinders, Twin Bore and PneuMoment actuators, Ultran Slide and High Load Ultran Rodless cylinders, and 5/16 and 7/16 inch Original Line cylinders.
Bimba Manufacturing Co. , Box 68, Monee, IL 60449; FAX (708) 534-5767; www.bimba.com .
A self-aligning, self-centering, self-gapping, size 15 modular encoder has an axial length of 0.84 inch maximum. The encoder is mounted with a single push on a patented slide lock mechanism. The cover has an integral positive lock-on mechanism, which eliminates mounting hardware. Its operating temperature is from -10 to 100C with frequency response up to 200 kHz.
Renco Encoders Inc. , 26 Coromar Dr., Goleta, CA 93117; FAX (805) 685-7965; www.renco.com
Stock and custom inclinometers are now available from this company for use in farming, construction, truck, and other off-road equipment. The product is available with displays of degrees, percent of tilt, and grade. The product is also said to be weatherproof, accurate and rugged. Custom numbering and labelling is also available at no additional cost.
R & B Mfg Inc.; FAX (816) 587-4294.