Valves and sensors
This company's Products and Systems catalog is said to offer one-stop shopping for its line of 600 common valves and sensors. Valve types covered include solenoid, angle seat, ball, and diaphragm, as well as flow, conductivity, temperature, and level sensors and controllers. Products added to this edition of the catalog include the 8045 solid state insertion magmeter, the 8400 temperature switch, and the 8175 ultrasonic level sensor.
Burkert Contromatic Corp., 2602 McGaw Ave., Irvine, CA 92614; FAX (949) 223-3198; www.burkert-usa.com.
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Information onthis company's pressure transducer and magnetic sensor products is available in both 12 page printed form and on line. Products featured include the precision pressure transducer, precision pressure transducer ruggedized, HMC Magnetic Sensor Components (direction and position sensors), and HMR Magnetic Sensor Based Magnetometers and Digital Compass Modules.
Honeywell Solid State Electronics Center, 12001 State Hwy 55, Plymouth, MN 55441; www.ssec.honeywell.com.
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Utilizing LEDs in Today's Energy-Conscious World" is a technology paper which surveys the benefits, features, technologies, processes, and applications of Light Emitting Diodes. Covered topics include electro-optical characteristics, packaging configurations, abbreviations, acronyms, and industry-specific vocabulary. Also featured is an LED color chart which shows the colors available as well as wavelengths, forward voltages, and viewing angles.
LEDtronics, 23105 Kasiwa Ct., Torrance, CA 90505; FAX 310-534-1424; www.ledtronics.com.
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"Controlling Motion Through Engineered Solutions" is this company's guide to its line of motion control products and solutions. Products featured include overrunning, bi-directional, intermittent motion, torque limiting and centrifugal clutches, while brake types such as permanent magnet, electric, and Twiflex series caliper, electrically released, and disc brakes are also covered. A specification and size range guide is also included.
Hilliard Corp., 100 West 4th St., Elmira, NY 14902-1504; FAX (607) 737-1108; www.hilliardcorp.com.
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Short-term properties of its glass-reinforced and glass/mineral reinforced Impetthermoplastic polyesters are detailed in this company's brochure, which are polyehtylene teraphthalate (PET) grades with up to 100 percent recycled content, are detailed in this company's brochure. The product is said to provide excellent mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties in automotive, appliance, consumer electronics, furniture, and other applications.
Ticona, 90 Morris Ave., Summit, NJ 07901; www.ticona.com.
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An updated version of this company's catalog of industrial grade solenoids is now available. The company's full product line is covered, including push or pull AC or DC solenoids, including 27 models of its Tubular DC solenoids for use in office machinery, computer peripheral equipment, appliances, test, and medical equipment. Full technical specifications and a usage guide are also provided.
DECO PRODUCTS COMPANY,626 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067; FAX (248) 548-1482; www.detroitcoil.com.
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Fiber optic cabling accessories, including cables, connectors, patchcords, adapters, modular panels, patch panels, hardware, and accessories for campus, building, and horizontal/closet distribution are covered in this company's catalog. Application-specific illustrations are included, along with color photos of products, construction illustrations, and technical specifications.
KRONE Inc., 6950 S. Tucson Way, Englewood, CO 80112; FAX (303) 790-2117; www.kroneamericas.com.
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"An Integral Part To Your Production" features this company's full line of electronic components, tools, test equipment and computer products for OEM and MRO applications. More than 150 new products have been added, including expanded lines of I/O cards, transformers, power supplies, integrated circuits, switches, power cords, and others. The catalog has also been integrated with the company's e-commerce website.
Jameco, 1355 Shoreway Rd., Belmont, CA 94002; FAX (650) 592-2503; www.jameco.com.
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This company has announced a CD-ROM which details its open die and rolled ring forging capabilities. Products include bars, blanks, rings, hubs, spindles and shafts, hollows, and uniquely shaped forgings. Details of secondary in-house services are also provided, including, rough turning and milling, drilling and boring, torch cutting, saw cutting, heat treating, and testing.
Scot Forge; FAX (847) 587-2000; www.scotforge.com.
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Literature is now available on this company's line of non-contact laser-based industrial gauging sensors which feature a reported 10 nanometer resolution range through the use of specular reflective triangulation measurement principles. Full technical specifications are provided, including information regarding the products digital processor for data averaging and filtering which is contained in a separate controller unit.
Lmi Selcom, 21666 Melrose Ave, Southfield, MI 48075; FAX (248) 355-3283.
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Blades and gangs
Custom Diamond and CBN blades and gangs are the subject of a new data sheet. The MTI diamond and CBN are composed of diamond abrasives for processing of difficult materials, and are said to chip less, run cooler, last longer, and cut with close tolerances. The company also says that its blades offer blade-to-blade consistency, higher yields, faster feed rates, and increased productivity.
Manufacturing Technology, 2226 Goodyear Ave, Ventura, CA 93003; FAX (805) 644-3541.
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A revised and expanded version of this company's rust standard "SSPC-VIS 2, Standard Method of Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces". The literature provides a scale and description of standard rust grades, black and white diagrams that depict and rate degrees of rusting, and a series of full color reference photographs which represent various degrees of visible rusting on painted steel surfaces.
The Society For Protective Coatings (Sspc), 40 24th St 6TH Fl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Caps and plugs
Free samples and literature are now available from this company for its line of tapered caps and plugs, which are said to provide firm, friction-fitted protection for all threaded and non-threaded internal and external fittings during manufacturing, storage and shipping. The caps are made of low-density polyethylene, available in standard and metric sizes, and are said to protect against damage, dirt, and moisture.
Niagara Plastics Co., 7090 Edinboro Rd., Eerie, PA 16509; FAX (800) 358-4391; www.niagaraplastics.com.
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Uni-Form(TM)epoxy preforms are detailed in a new brochure. Designed to provide a simple method for sealing or potting electromechanical components, the product is a one-part epoxy resin which is solid at room temperature. When heated, the product melts and cures, forming what the company says is a consistent seal which protects components from dust, moisture, oil, flux, industrial cleaning solvents, conformal coatings, and other contaminants.
Multi-Seals Inc., 540 N. Main St., Manchester, CT 06040; FAX 860-643-5669; www.multi-seals.com.
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Wire and cable
Wire, cable, and related products for clean room and other custom applications are the subject of this company's catalog. Products added to this edition include the Trayflex II, VFD-CT, and Unitronic cable lines. Product sections are color coded for ease of reference, and technical information including flex and chemical resistance data, cabling techniques, typical motion diagrams and a VFD selection guide is also provided.
Olflex Wire & Cable, 30 Plymouth St., Fairfield, NJ 07004-1697; FAX (973) 575-1267; www.olflex.com.
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A catalog and application guide for this company's line of Norglideself-lubricating bearings is now available. The product is said to be maintenance-free and soft enough to handle backlash-free interference fits with minimal stick slip, low coefficient of friction, long wear, and silent operation. Automotive applications include shocks, hinges, steering, seats, transmissions, and other mechanisms.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, 150 Dey Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470-4699; FAX (973) 696-4056; www.tygon.com.
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Linear drive nuts
RS Linear Drive nuts are the subject of a new technical brochure. The literature describes drive not options and features which let users tailor the company's Linear Actuator, which converts rotary input into linear output, to specific application needs. The brochure also covers optional features such as free movement levers, an adapter for twist-free coupling, and wipers for sealing between the nut and shaft.
Amacoil Inc., 2100 Bridgewater Rd., Aston, PA 19014; FAX 610-485-2357; www.amacoil.com.
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"Automation Solutions for the Fiber Optics Industry" is a catalog which describes this company's line of automated fiber-optics positioning systems designed for 24/7 operation. Products covered include the FiberAlign for fiber-optic alignment, the FiberCouple for fiber coupling applications, the FiberPlane for advanced fiber-optics fabrication, and the FiberGrate system for manufacture of fiber Bragg gratings.
Aerotech, 101 Zeta Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15238; FAX (412) 963-7459; www.aerotechinc.com.
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This manufacturer of industrial optics has launched an online catalog and e-purchasing website to go along with its printed catalog and 800 number. Features include the Optics Finder, a comprehensive search engine which allows ths user to search the entire product line, technical support, quick navigation, the Express Checkout purchasing tool, catalog requests, and custom OEM solutions.
Edmund Industrial Optics, 101 E. Gloucester Pike, Barrington, NJ 08007-1380; FAX (856) 573-6295; www.edsci.com.
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CV Series machine vision systems are the subject of a new CD-ROM Quick Guide. A product overview is provided, as well as a guide to employing the company's systems in a variety of detection and inspection applications, including plastics, metal/steel, semiconductor, electronics, automotive, food, and pharmaceutical industries.
Keyence Corp. of America, 50 Tice Blvd., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07675; FAX (210) 930-1883; www.keyence.com.
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A condensed brochure detailing this company's line of products including "Delta Element"-style steam traps, Thermodynamic Discs, Inverted Bucket Traps, Float and Thermostatic Traps, Capsule Steam Traps, pressure regulating valves, moisture separators, and "Y"-type line strainers is now available. Technical specifications including sizes, materials, and differential pressure maximums are also provided.
Bestobell Steam, 3170 Wasson Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209; FAX (513) 871-0105.
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NEDOXsynergistic surface enhancement treatments are the subject of a new catalog. The product is said to be applicable to ferrous and non-ferrous materials, including aluminum. The company also says that it can be substitute lighter, less expensive metals for stainless because the coating imparts enhanced wear and corrosion resistance to the coated metal part.
General Magnaplate Corp., 1331 US Route 1, Linden, NJ 07036; FAX 908-862-6110; www.magnaplate.com.
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Sensors and transducers
Product Selection Matrix is a brochure which details its full line of industrial sensors and transducers. Information about the markets and measurement applications is provided, as well as features sensing technologies used. More than 20 products are covered, and technical specifications are also provided, including pressure range, supply voltage, output voltage, and construction material.
Kavlico, 14501 Los Angeles Ave, MOORPARK, CA 93021; www.kavlico.com.
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Proximity Sensors Short Form Catalog" covers this company's full line of inductive, capacitive, photoelectric, and magnetic proximity sensors. Full technical specifications are provided in a user-friendly format, along with an application guide detailing sensor use control, detection, automation, inspection, and position of machine tools, as well as printing, plastic molding, metalworking, and food processing.
Fargo Controls, Box 539 20 Hampton Rd, Eatontown, NJ 07724; FAX (732) 542-3553; www.fargocontrols.com.
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Spring-loaded devices and levelers are covered in this pocket catalog. Products covered include standard, stubby, ball, and quick-release plungers in threaded and non-threaded bodies. Also featured are the leveling devices and mechanical components such as thumb screws, torque handles, tooling flanges, and others. Diagrams and full technical specifications are also provided.
Vlier, 40 Guest Street, Brighton, MA 02135-9105; FAX (617) 783-2436.
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This interactive CD-Rom contains a comprehensive database of the company's full line of SMT and through-hole LAN and telecom isolation transformers, fuses, delay lines, and value-added products. Also included are live links to the Internet, allowing users to call up the company's web site for the latest product news. The CD is also said to allow users instant access to parts numbers and technical specifications.
Bel Fuse, Inc., 198 Van Vorst St., Jersey City, NJ 07302; FAX (201) 432-9542;
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Rugged, high voltage power supplies is covered in this brochure. The products have outputs up to 360 kV and power levels up 18 kW for use in semiconductor manufacturing. Featured products include ion implementation power supplies for use in lens applications, and extractor applications which are said to feature long term stability, arc, and line transient protection. The company's accelerator supplies are said to be corona-free and offer vertical or horizontal mounting.
Spellman High Voltage Electronics, 475 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788; www.spellmanhv.com.
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Motion control products are covered in this company's brochure. Products featured include overrunning, bidirectional, intermittent motion, torque limiting, and centrifugal clutches; permanent magnet and electric brakes; and Triflex series, caliper, electrically released, and disc brakes. Technical information including specifications and size ranges is also provided.
Hilliard Corp., 100 West 4th St., Elmira, NY 14902-1504; FAX (607) 737-1108; www.hilliardcorp.com.
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Specifications, sizes, and material options for this company's line of pumps is now available in a pocket-sized guide. Products covered include regenerative turbine pumps, centrifugal pumps, single and two stage liquid ring vacuum pumps and sliding vane pumps. Applications include OEM equipment, medical sterilizers, hot oil temperature control systems, water circulation, and chemical industry.
Speck Pumps, 31 Business Park Dr., Branford, CT 06405; FAX (203) 481-4970; www.usa.speck-pumps.com.
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Laser products, services, safety standards, education, literature, and conference information are all covered in this group's catalog. Designed to provide laser industry professionals with a complete guide to the industry. Products featured included the LIA Handbook of Laser Materials Processing; a video, "LASER, The Extraordinary Light", and LIMITS, an educational CD-ROM dedicated to the safe use of medical lasers.
Laser Institute Of America, 13501 Ingenuity Dr Ste 128, Orlando, FL 32826; FAX (407) 380-5588; www.laserinstitute.org.
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Electronic timing and temperature industrial controls is covered in this catalog. Products covered include time devices, temperature indicators and controls, dust collector controls, custom controls, solid state relays, liquid-level controls, and voltage monitors. The catalog also provides details on the company's design capabilities, customer service, and engineering support.
Ametek, Station Square, Paoli, PA 19301; www.ametek.com.
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Fluoropolymer accessories for glass-lined vessels and columns are now available. Features and benefits are covered, as well as performance information on products including nozzle and manway repair shields, dip tubes and spargers, flexible connectors, coatings, bonded liners, nozzle liners, and coated vessel covers and heads in both standard and custom sizes.
Edlon-PSI, Box 667, Avondale, PA 18644; FAX (610) 268-8898.
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Static elimination products and solutions are covered in this company's product guide. Featured products include the DC-duo high-speed, far range eliminator bar and the E-series static eliminator bar. Applications for the company's products include elimination of static on moving webs, air-assisted bars, guns and nozzles for cleaning, hand-held static meters for measuring static charges, and bars and generators for static charging applications.
Tantec, 630 Estes Ave, Schaumburg, IL 60193; FAX (847) 524-6956;
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This company's product bulletin covers their Two-Inch Bundle Retainer and other cable management accessories. The product is designed for routing groups of electrical or datacom cables through enclosures and closets. The bulletin provides specifications and ordering information, and details various features including its functional funnel entry feature, heavy-duty adhesive backing, and standard EIA/TIA slot spacing.
PanduitCable Tie Products, 17301 Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477; FAX 815-485-5839.
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The Urethane Film & Sheet Design Guide provides technical and application information on the use of thermoplastic polyurethane film (TPU) and sheet. General information on the TPU is provided, including chemistry, tensile strength, abrasion and chemical resistance, and low temperature flexibility and fabricability. Technical specifications are also provided, along with a comparison against other materials.
Stevens Urethane, 9 Sullivan Rd., Holyoke, MA 01040-2800; FAX 413-552-1195; www.stevensurethane.com.
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Optical encoders are the topic of this company's Specifying and Design Guide. Products covered include the HS25 hollow shaft encoder, NEMA 23 and NEMA 56 motor adapters, and the 5PY and other accessories. The brochure provides full technical specifications for its products, which it says reflect the latest in available encoder electronics for use in extreme environments.
BEI Sensors & Systems, 804-A Rancheros Dr., San Marcos, CA 92069-3009; FAX (760) 744-0425; www.beikimco.com.
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The "Analogue Design Pack" CD-ROM is a complete compilation of technical information on its line of analog microcontrollers, associated development tools, and standalone analog products. The company offers the option of 10- and 12-bit analog converters in either standalone form or embedded in proprietary 8-bit PICmicro(R) controllers. Applications notes, reference designs, and product data sheets are also provided.
Microchip Technology Inc., 2355 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85224-6199; FAX (480) 899-9210; www.microchip.com.
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Simplifying the task of specifying and selecting connective and expansion Ethernet devices is the goal of this catalog. Topics covered include the "Ethernet Ring" concept, which is designed to ensure network and production system reliability by building in redundancy which allows the system to be maintained and upgraded while in operation.
Hirschmann Inc., 30 Hook Mountain Rd., Pine Brook, NJ 07058; FAX (973) 830-1470; www.hirschmann-usa.com.
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This company has released a guide to its Redi-Rail line of linear guides, including complete technical information and specifications for the product line. Products covered include the 6061-T6 aluminum rail, which provides rigidity and strength at low cost; adjustable rolling element bearings, Simplicity sm self-lubricating linear bearings, and lightweight Feather Shafting(TM).
Pacific Bearing, Box 6980, Rockford, IL 61125; FAX (815) 389-5790; www.pacific-bearing.com.
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Electrical safety test equipment and passive component testers are the subject of this company's catalog. An overview of the company's product line is provided, as well as product reference charts and technical specifications. Product lines covered include the 7000 Series LCR meters and bridges, Guardian 6000 transformer testers, megohmmeters, milliohmmeters, and the 1910 Inductance Analyzer.
QuadTech, 100 Nickerson Rd, Marlborough, MA 01752; FAX 508-485-0295; www.quadtech.com.
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Recommended for industries such as analytic chemistry, liquid/gas chromatography, metal treatment, food processing, semiconductors, and biomedical, this cryogenic valve series is reported to offer the following: quiet operation; mounting flexibility, as a stand-alone or in manifold configurations; direct acting seal, with no minimum operating pressure; and seat/seal design for fluids down to -345F and operating pressure to 1,000 psig. The resource guide contains diagrams, a valve selector graph, and product data sheets.
Valcor Engineering Corp.,2 Lawrence Rd., Springfield, NJ 07081; FAX (973) 467-8382; www.valcor.com.
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Linear and rotary actuators
Ledexand Dormeyerlinear and rotary solenoid actuators reportedly offer the best possible combinations of quality and cost for advanced performance designs and price-sensitive volume applications. They are featured in this guide, which contains product overviews and other information on Ledex and Dormeyer products.
Automotive Composites Alliance,3310 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 144, Troy, MI 48084-2902; FAX (248) 649-4889; www.autocomposites.org.
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ELCOM ST(TM)slotted brushless dc servomotors are designed to be a cost-effective alternative to slotless brushless motors. They reportedly feature high-energy bonded neodymium magnets for optimal performance. Continuous torque outputs up to 49 oz-inch can be achieved and 1/2-, 1-, and 2-inch stack lengths are available.
Pittman,343 Godshall Dr., Harleysville, PA 19438-0003; FAX (215) 256-1338; www.pittmannet.com.
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The VersaMax(TM)Nano and Micro programmable logic controllers are de-signed to combine PLC and I/O into a single compact unit that fits in the palm of your hand. The Nano unit features 2K words of memory, 6 inputs and 4 outputs, and 1.2musec per Boolean operation execution. The Micro unit is available in either 14 or 28 point and can be expanded. Catalog provides other features and specifications.
GE Fanuc Automation,Box 229, Whitehall, PA 18052; FAX (610) 437-5212; www.gefanuc.com.
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These precision-grade carbon and stainless steel thrust bearings are mounted in engineering nylon retainers. The heat-stabilized nylon retainers reportedly possess natural lubricity, and are lightweight and corrosion-resistant. Because they are injection molded, they should deliver consistent, repeatable quality, part-to-part, and permit the capture of the balls in precision-molded pockets for smooth, free-turning operation. Balls are precision-grade 100 tolerance hardened carbon or stainless steel.
Torque Transmission,1246 High St., Fairport Harbor, OH 44077; FAX (440) 352-7682; www.torquetrans.com.
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This company has seven separate clamping systems, because they say preventing leaks in hydraulic systems is dependent upon clamping the hydraulic lines and properly securing the fittings where leaks can occur. The range includes the Multi-Clamp, the Walker-Strut, the Hydro-Strut, the Silent-Strut, the Econo-Isolator, the Strut-Adapter, and the Hydro-Stack. Each is reported to have its own benefits. Brochure contains specifications and accessories for each line along with ordering information.
Hydro-Craft Inc.,1821 Rochester Industrial Dr., Rochester Hills, MI 48309; FAX (248) 652-0343; www.hydro-craft.com.
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The Integral Motor Micro Plus Linear Positioning Stages are constructed with built-in servomotors. They are intended to decrease overall system size, while providing increased dynamic performance, and feature a magnetic rotor assembly configured directly on the ball screw. A rotary encoder senses position directly from the screw shaft. The design reportedly eliminates mechanical errors and compliant parts, such as motor mounting brackets and flexible couplings. Gearheads, gearmotors, servomotors, and amplifiers are also discussed in the company literature.
Bayside Motion Group,27 Seaview Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050; FAX (516) 484-5496; ww.baysidemotion.com.
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The company's hoses and fittings are compatible with their Parkrimp line of crimping machines. The bench-mounted, portable crimpers reportedly allow users to create professional, leak-free hose connections without special training or tools. The catalog feature complete specifications, illustrations and applications for more than 50 reinforced rubber hoses and 400 fitting styles, along with information on the crimping machines.
Parker Hannifin,8940 Tyler Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060-2186; FAX (800) 892-1008; www.parker.com.
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Pressure and vacuum switches
These miniature precision snap-acting switches, for interfacing from pressure or vacuum signals to electric control systems, feature low differential adjustable settings, various mountings, and good repeatability. They are single pole, double throw for normally open, normally closed, and common terminals. Available 0.1 to 25 amp, 15 is the standard. Gold contact and solid state switches are available for low current applications. They can be supplied with a maximum of 100 psi or 29.9 inches Hg. The catalog contains information on ten different switches and valves.
Air Logic,5102 Douglas Ave., Racine, WI 53402-2097; FAX (262) 639-5996; www.air-logic.com.
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This company specializes in supplying small quantities (a few grams to a few kilos) of metals and materials for research or prototype development. In addition, they can offer larger quantities for specific requirements. Their possibilities range from metals and alloys, ceramics, and polymers to compounds and intermetallics, and composites. The guide is written to be a convenient source of information on general availability and forms. It contains a company overview, as well as specifications.
Goodfellow Corp.,800 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, PA 19312; FAX (800) 283-2020; www.goodfellow.com.
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"Designing with Celanex, Vandar, Impet, and RiteflexThermoplastic Polyesters" provides details on physical, thermal, electrical, and mechanical product properties, as well as part design, molding, assembly, and finishing. It describes the four resin families, which includes alloys and elastomers, in applications areas such as appliance, automotive, electrical/electronic, furniture, and recreational equipment. Dimensional stability, and resistance to chemicals, ultraviolet light, and other environmental stresses are also discussed.
Ticona,90 Morris Ave., Summit, NJ 07901; www.ticona.com.
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These RFI/EMI shielding products include beryllium copper finger stock, contacts, panel and strip gaskets, track mounted shielding, connector gaskets, wire mesh with and without elastomer core, Silvershield, metalized fabric, various gasket materials, fan vents, filters, and honeycomb vents. The brochure compares mounting, composition, size range, type of seal, contact interface, and performance data for all standard-shielding products.
Tech-Etch Inc.,45 Aldrin Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360; FAX (508) 746-9639; www. tech-etch.com
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This company's line of clamping systems includes options such as Multi-Clamp(TM), Strut-Adapter, Walker-Strut(TM), Hydro-Strut(TM), Silent-Strut(TM), Econo-Isolator(TM), and a Hydro-Stack system. Complete descriptions and specifications for the seven clamping systems are outlined in Catalog #40, and include recommendations for applications in hydraulic, electrical, pneumatic, and HVAC systems.
Hydro-Craft Inc., 1821 Rochester Industrial Dr., Rochester Hills, MI 48309; FAX (248) 652-0343; www.hydro-craft.com.
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This company offers more than fifty types of stainless steel and other special metals in strip, sheet, foil, bar, plate, and wire types. Applications range from honeycomb material, aircraft turbine and bellows parts, automotive components, and household and houseware parts to deep drawn shapes, precipitation hardened parts, and materials handling parts.
Ulbrich Stainless Steel, 57 Dodge Ave., North Haven, CT 06473-1191; FAX (203) 239-7479; www.ulbrich.com.
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Magnetic drive pump
These Magnetic Drive Pumps are designed for both corrosive and noncorrosive liquids. Flow rates range to 35 gpm with a discharge head range to 53 feet. These pumps can be constructed with special materials to handle dry-run conditions. The line, which is recommended for film processors, laser and x-ray cooling systems, and medical, scientific and laboratory equipment is described in this catalog.
Gorman-Rupp Industries, 180 Hines Ave., Bellville, OH 44813; FAX (419) 886-2338; www.gripumps.com.
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This brochure is a resource for aggregate industry personnel seeking a complete automation solution to their most demanding applications. The full line of Dodgeand Reliance Electricbrand products are featured. The products include Dodge bearings, speed reducers, couplings, pulleys, and drive components, along with Reliance motors and drives. A legend identifies the various applications, from blasting and crushing to blending and load out.
Rockwell Automation, 6040 Ponders CT., Greenville, SC 29615; FAX (216) 738-3817; www.rockwellautomation.com.
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Grinding and metalworking
The "Super Dress" line of rolls and tools reportedly provides superior profile dressing over standard diamond rolls and tools. They are said to increase dresser line up to 5 times and provide more reworks in comparison to conventional diamond dressing tools and rolls.
Sidley Diamond Tool Co., 32320 Ford Rd., Garden City, MI 48135; FAX (734) 261-2028.
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Fittings and valves
These brass fittings and valves are available in virtually any configuration and variation, with any combination of connector ends in sizes from 1/8 to 2 inches and 4 to 50 mm, including custom designed orifices and banjo-style fittings. The company can also produce specialty manifolds in any configuration, with both female pipe ports up to 1 1/4 inches and push-to-connect ports to fit tubing from 1/8 to 1/2 inch. The literature describes the company's short run capabilities, which include low volume, custom-designed brass fittings and valves.
Parker Hannifin, 8940 Tyler Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060-2186; FAX (800) 892-1008; www.parker.com.
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This "Industrial Tool Book" contains information on more than 11,000 products. Safety and maintenance equipment sections have been expanded, as has the index. Additionally, there are more tool sets offered than before. The book, which supplements the Craftsman line with more than 150 other industrial brands, including Armstrong, will be available electronically this summer.
BMA Inc., 1204 Asbury, Evanston, IL 60202; FAX (800) 233-4557; www.commercial.sear.com.
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Cable connector blocks
This line of Multi-Tap Cable Connector Blocks is designed for in-line tapping, splicing, and reducing of multiple-cable connections. The bulletin dis-cusses a number of applications for these pre-insulated blocks, including use in control panels, HVAC/refrigeration systems, switch gear, and motor controls. Other benefits discussed include ease-of-installation, facilitated by hex-head setscrews, and dual-sided wire entry.
Panduit Corp., 17301 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477-3091;
FAX (815) 485-5883; www.panduit.com.
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Pressure gauges and switches
The company's line of differential pressure gauges and switches, rugged flow gauges, and switches and gauge-switch combinations are designed to be suitable for filtration, process control, water treatment, and other demanding applications. Complete descriptions, tables of specifications, and dimensional drawings are included.
Orange Research Inc., 140 Cascade Blvd., Milford, CT 06460;
FAX (203) 783-9546; www.orangeresearch.com.
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Designed for use with both blooded and sealed, maintenance-free batteries, the SCR (silicon controlled rectifier) battery charger is rated to recharge any fully-discharged sealed or flooded battery within eight hours. The bulletin explains how the charger's efficiency extends battery life and describes how it protects batteries against under- and over-charging, battery/charger mistakes, and ac power failures. Additionally, charts list volts, amps, amp-hour ratings, and shipping data for the 23 single-phase and 40 three-phase models in the line.
GNB Technologies, Electric Vehicle Div. 829 Parkview Blvd., Lombard, IL 60148-3249; FAX (630) 691-7869; www.gnb.com.
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The "Relay, Circuit Breakers, and Accessories" catalog is a cross reference and technical catalog featuring all of the company's replacements for more than 44,000 industry part numbers. Seven new series of relays have been added, including the R17-10 amp industrial plug-in, the R64- programmable ac or dc multifunctional time delay, the R66-10 amp alternating relays with SPDT or DPDT cross-wired contacts, and solid-state and monitoring relays. Other products featured include flameproof resistors, flyback transistors, CAD software, hook up wire, pots and trimmers, and Kester solder products.
NTE Electronics Inc, 44 Farrand St., Bloomfield, NJ 07003; FAX (973) 748-6224; www.nteinc.com.
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The PREPprocess has reportedly produced powders from virtually every metal and alloy where high spherically, cleanliness, and high yields are required. Eliminating the introduction of ceramic material, this process is designed to assure high purity and free-flowing powders with a controlled median particle size within a specified range from 18 to 325 MESH. The powders used for medical implants, metal matrix composites, and other specialized metallurgical applications. This data sheet also provides technical information and manufacturing specifications.
Starmet Corp., 2229 Main St., Concord, MA 01742; FAX 978-369-4045; www.starmet.com.
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Sensors and switches
Sensors, mechanical switches, and safety switches make up this selection. The standard sensor products include photoelectric, inductive, capacitive and magnetic sensors, and controls. Safety technology products include safety position interlocks, solenoid locking, coded magnetic monitoring systems, and safety foot switches. Descriptions, specifications, dimensions, and ordering information for each model are included in the master catalog.
Warner Electric, 449 Gardner St., South Beloit, IL 61080; FAX (815) 389-2582; www.warnernet.com.
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TygonTubing is available in more than 17 grades for varying applications from food and beverage, pressure, laboratory, and vacuum, to fuel and lubricant, and UV resistant. The brochure outlines grades such as Chemflourand Norprene. Durometer harness and color information is provided for each product. Maximum recommended operating temperatures range is from 125 to 555F. Additionally, the technical information included has been expanded to encompass vacuum ratings and bend radii for inventoried sizes.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, 150 Dey Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470-4699; FAX (973) 696-4056; www.saint-gobain.com/anglais/.
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Recommended for a range of laboratory, scientific and industrial data display, monitoring, recording, and logging applications, the Doric 5000 is reportedly the first generation of "intelligent" panel mounted digital temperature indicators that sets the new standard for performance and price. Capabilities of the Viewer software are also outlined.
Doric Instruments, 4750 Viewridge Ave., San Diego, CA 92123; FAX 619-569-8474; www.doric-vas.com.
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Reali-Slimthin-section bearings comprise a family of open and sealed bearing assemblies ranging in bore diameter from 1 to 40 inches. These bearings are reported to save space, lower the weight of equipment, and can be engineered to meet application-specific requirements for friction, stiffness, and accuracy. The reference manual and product selection guide contains guidelines on selection and mounting, loading scenarios, and separators.
Kaydon Corp., 2860 McCracken St., Muskegon, MI 49443; www.kaydocorp. com.
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