22, 1998 Design News
Latest and greatest offerings
in the engineering marketplace
Jumbo poppet-type, quick-exhaust valve provides fast
cylinder returns with 1/8 and 1/4 NPT ports. This compact
brass-constructed valve allows for use of smaller control
valves, longer supply lines, and can be used wherever
an increase in cylinder speed is needed, or an application
where a variance in pressure is required. The male valve
can be connected directly to the cylinder.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc., 7390
Colerain Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45239.
Calorimetric-principle flow switches use the cooling
effect of a flowing fluid to detect flow rates of liquids
and gases. These units have no moving parts that can
break off or stick, and compensate for temperature changes
in the fluid stream. The switches have a temperature
response rate that allows the switch to accurately monitor
the flow of cooling water to welding equipment, transformers,
and other applications that experience rapid temperature
efector Inc., 805 Springdale Dr., Whiteland
Business Park, Exton, PA 19341, FAX (610) 524-2010.
ADS 50/5 four-quadrant servoamplifier provides speed
or torque control for dc brush motors up to 250W. The
servoamplifier signifies controlled speed in CW and
CCW directions whether accelerating or braking. The
PWM frequency of 50 kHz makes the servoamplifier compatible
with most low-inductance motors.
Maxon Precision Motors Inc., 838 Mitten Rd.,
Burlingame, CA 94010, FAX (650) 697-2887.
Fluid transfer system
Fluid transfer system offers quick disconnects with
safety lock, threaded, and swivel features. These fittings
are available in nylon, and offer features such as a
rotating interlock system, fluid shutoff valve, and
spring-loaded locking connection for added security.
Value Plastics Inc., 3325 Timberline Rd.,
Fort Collins, CO 80525, FAX (970) 223-0953.
SO-8 FETKYTMs combine a P-channel HEXFETr
power MOSFET and Schottky diode in a single package.
This space reduction is critical to handheld portable
electronics where board space is at a premium. The MOSFET
and the Schottky diode are electrically isolated to
provide design flexibility. The SO-8 FETKY consists
of a low RDS(ON) Generation 5 MOSFET and
a low VF Schottky rectifier and can be used in dc-dc
converters in portable electronic devices.
International Rectifier, 233 Kansas St.,
El Segundo, CA 90245.
DURABOND 420HP and DURABOND 460HP are for general-purpose
industrial bonding applications. Once mixed, these two-part
epoxies harden at room temperature to form a tough,
off-white bond line which provides high peel resistance
and shear strength. When fully set, DURABOND 420HP and
460HP are resistant to a range of chemicals and solvents,
and act as electrical insulators.
Loctite Corp., 1001 Trout Brook Crossing,
Rocky Hill, CT 06067, FAX (860) 571-5465.
CYROLITEr G20 acrylic-based multipolymer compound helps
reduce visible contaminates in disposable medical devices.
The cleanliness of the clear and impact- and gamma-resistant
compound allows it to be used in medical device applications
in all markets.
CYRO Industries, Box 5055, Rockaway, NJ 07866,
FAX (973) 442-6117.
EdgeCAM Version 3.1 software supports Mechanical Desktop
release 2.0 and reduces programming times. Additional
"automation" of programming sequences eliminates
much of the monotony of the programming process. Within
EdgeCAM for Mechanical Desktop, the NC programming software
integrated in the solid modeling product shortens the
time to develop certain machining elements from 15 to
Pathtrace Systems Inc., 2143 Convention Center
Way, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764, FAX (909) 937-1229.
Wireless Type II PC card uses 2.4 GHz Direct Sequence
Spread Spectrum (DSSS) technology and Mary Orthogonal
Keying (MOK) signal modulation to achieve the 11 Mbps
data rate. High-resolution images and multimedia applications
can be transmitted to mobile computers.
Aironet Wireless Communications Inc., Box
5292, Fairlawn, OH 44334, FAX (330) 664-7922.
AutoCAD LT 97 network version is for multiple-user
software license management over TCP/IP and IPX networks,
and helps CAD and IT managers provide group access to
AutoCAD LT 97 software without having to purchase a
license for each employee. The network version incorporates
the Autodesk License Manager (AdLM).
Autodesk Inc., 111 McInnis Pkwy., San Rafael,
CA 94903, FAX (415) 507-5100.
MADAG Viscomat 100 continually monitors and adjusts
the ink viscosity in a pad printer by automatically
feeding and blending thinner to maintain a preprogrammed
viscosity setting. An auger built into the inkwell continually
mixes ink while monitoring the resistance against the
auger. When the viscosity of the ink drops below the
preprogrammed level, thinner is automatically added
to the ink and mixed until the appropriate viscosity
Automated Industrial Systems Inc., 4238 West
12th St., Erie, PA 16505, FAX (814) 833-5661.
Computer-based training software
MOLD DESIGNTM computer-based training software
is delivered on CD-ROM and uses graphics, animations,
and audio to teach design techniques to mold makers
using I-DEAS Master SeriesTM modeling software.
The MOLD DESIGN course teaches a process from the finished
plastic part design to the individual pieces of the
Integrated Ideas Inc., 440 Chestnut Tree
Rd., Elverson, PA 19520, FAX (610) 286-9770.
Application development tool
The proZessware for MS Exchange application development
tool for Lotus Notes uses Microsoft's object-architecture
DCOM to allow the full range of collaborative workflow
processes, encompassing unstructured, semi-structured,
and structured processes. From the user's viewpoint,
the additional functionality fits into the usual Microsoft
outlook-client user surface.
ONEstone Information Technologies Inc., 25
Dry Dock Ave., Boston, MA 02210, FAX (617) 330-1751.
icBIST3.0 embedded ATE solution is for at-speed
test and diagnostics of digital and mixed-signal system-on-a-chip
devices. This solution offers a scalable and reusable
test strategy that delivers significant reductions in
test development and manufacturing test costs for products
based on very deep sub-micron (VDSM) technology of 0.35
micron or less.
LogicVision Inc., 101 Metro Dr., 3rd
Floor, San Jose, CA 95110, FAX (408) 467-1180.
Envision Enterprise software include Envision MediaManager,
Envision Desktop, and Envision Studio, and meets all
requirements for wide-scale deployment of visual content
in corporate networks. Envision Enterprise offers a
standards-based application architecture that ensures
a scalable, open solution that adjusts to changing user
and IS needs. Functionality includes access extended
to mobile users and enhanced video performance through
support for Microsoft DirectShow.
Adaptive Media Inc., 477 Potrero Ave., Sunnyvale,
DesignSuite Internet-based library database contains
more than 120,000 3D models and more than 3 million
pieces of detailed technical information from component
suppliers. DesignSuite users can download the required
3D models and customize to adhere to individual standards.
The DesignSuite library includes a parametrically driven
search engine that allows users to locate the correct,
current component data for their designs.
InPart, 12900A Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, CA
PEmag is a design tool for designing of power electronic-device
components such as inductors and transformers. A user
can enter standard geometry dimensions for the components
and perform fast analytical solutions. PEmag also automatically
generates and solves a finite element-based model using
Maxwell 2D Electromagnetic Field Simulator to ensure
accurate parameter extraction.
Ansoft Corp., 4 Station Sq., Suite 660, Pittsburgh,
PA 15219, FAX (412) 471-9427.
Architectural commonality and a set of common development
tools help users transition between processor boards
with minimal porting. This reduces the learning curve
when migrating from an evaluation board to the final
solution. A high degree of commonality is provided throughout
the board range by maintaining a standard architecture
for the C6x node. Memory type and size compatibility,
together with consistent mapping of these into the C6x's
four memory banks, are examples of architectural commonality.
Loughborough Sound Images Inc., 70 Westview
St., Lexington, MA 02173, FAX (781) 860-0083.
MSC/InCheck for Solid Edge is available on Windows
95 and NT Intel-based PCs and workstations, and version
5.0 is available in English and Japanese. The software
provides stress, vibration, buckling, heat transfer,
and shape optimization simulation capabilities in a
Windows interface. With MSC/InCheck's seamless integration,
Solid Edge users create, analyze, and review results
of MSC/InCheck simulation models directly within the
Solid Edge interface, using Parasolid solid geometry.
The MacNeal-Schwendler Corp., 815 Colorado