Size 17 hybrid linear actuators from this company are now available in an external version. The rotating leadscrew design uses a stainless steel Acme leadscrew which is incorporated directly into the motor's rotor, eliminating the need for shaft-to-leadscrew couplers. Applications include valve control, X-Y tables, medical equipment semiconductor handling, and telecommunications equipment.
Haydon Switch & Instrument, 1500 Meriden Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705-6705; FAX (203) 756-8724; www.hsi-inc.com.
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Eclipse servo motor brakes from this company are now available in larger sizes. The line is divided into eight size groups, which are said to fit more than 250 servo motors from 15 manufacturers. The products are said to provide positive stopping torque with enough holding force to stall a servo motor.
Nexen Group Inc., 560 Oak Grove Pkwy., Vadnais Heights, MN 55127; FAX (651) 286-1099; www.nexengroup.com.
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Series GRM clamp jaws now feature a "G" jaw designed to provide a large opening to accommodate difficult to clamp panels with large flanges or domes. The product is available in 2 sizes, 1 jaw style, and 3 jaw openings, and features hardened steel impact plates, field reparability, and mechanical locking in the closed position to ensure part retention in case of loss of air pressure.
PHD, Box 9070, Fort Wayne, IN 46899; FAX (219) 747-6754; www.phdinc.com.
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Keyless locking assemblies
B-109 series keyless locking assemblies are designed for mounting precision drive elements onto shafts as small as 1/4 inch in diameter. The product is said to provide zero backlash, infinitely adjustable shaft/hub connections for brushless servo and dc stepper motor applications in automation, medical, printing, and packaging equipment.
B-Loc, 26 Gilbert St., Monroe, NY 10950; FAX (845) 783-0271.
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Single and double reduction worm gear speed reducers from this company are said to be available in sizes and configurations not made by other manufacturers. The products feature sight gauges, and are available in sizes up to 20 inch gear centers. The reducers also feature flame hardened and ground worm teeth, and are available in metric and special sizes.
Joyce/Dayton Corp., 3400 Office Park Dr., Box 1630, Dayton, OH 45401; FAX (937) 297-7173; www. joycedayton.com.
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Spherical rod ends have just been added to this company's line of accessories for stainless steel cylinders. The product is designed to allow for misalignment in connections between mounting brackets, rod clevises, and limit switches. The products feature a zinc plated, chromate treated carbon steel body.
Clippard Instrument Lab., 7390 Colerain Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45239; FAX (513) 521-4464; www.clippard.com.
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This company's Accuring rotary tables are now available in a washdown option. The tables are said to feature stainless steel external components, nickel plated internal components, FDA-approved lubricants, wash-down motors, and a sealed chassis. Applications include food preparation, pharmaceutical applications, and meat processing.
Centricity, 25 S. Girard St., Girrard, Ohio 44420; www.accuring.com.
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HSR-M-1A LM guides are designed to be corrosion-resistant and heat-resistant up to 150C through the use of heat-treated stainless steel and heat-resistant grease. The product features a compact design with four rows of load-carrying balls mounted between the rail and block, and is said to be self-adjusting even when preloaded in irregular mounting conditions.
THK America, 200 E. Commerce Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173; FAX (847) 310-1182; www.thk.com.
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Neoprene stops and PTFE thrust bearings from this company are said to provide a cushioned surface which reduces noise and excessive wear caused by metal-to-metal contact in linear stroke limiting applications. The PTFE version reportedly has a lower coefficient of friction as a bearing surface in rotary applications, which is said to prevent galling.
Stafford Mfg. Corp., Box 2370, Woburn, MA 01888; FAX (978) 657-4731; www.staffordmfg.com.
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SB 1292 motion controllers combine programmable motion control and a 500W digital drive. The SB series feature a multiprocessor, distributed-control design with a 20MHz Intel processor for task management and a dedicated 80MHz SB2500 servo processor per axis for real time control execution. This design is said to ensure speed and accuracy if more axes are added.
ACS Tech80 Inc., 658 Mendelssohn Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55427; FAX (763) 542-9785; www.acs-tech80.com.
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