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Arclear(TM)optically clear pressure-sensitive adhesive is designed for applications in display screens. Formulated as an alternative to liquid adhesives, this technology is available in transfer adhesive or custom-coated film format. Bonding applications include polarizers, light and color filters, back lighting, reflective materials, and surface treatment films. Suggested end applications are TVs, cellular phones, pagers, computers, automotive instrumentation, mirror-mounted displays, and more.

Adhesives Research Inc., Box 100, Glen Rock, PA 17327; FAX (717) 235-8320;

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Film membranes

Poro-Tex(TM)is a group of customizable expanded polytetra-fluoroethylene materials with uniform porosity in a range of pore sizes. Created as a filtration medium for clarification of acids, bases, and solvents, Poro-Tex is naturally resistant to chemicals. It is intended for medical and laboratory applications and has been used in blood filtration, venting, medical garments, and EMI/RFI shielding insulation.

DeWAL Industries Inc., 15 Ray Trainor Dr., Box 372, Saunderstown, RI 02874; FAX (800) 488-6780;

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Servo amplifier

PWM servo amplifiers are designed for semiconductor fabrication applications. Most amplifiers are made complete with CE compliance and UL recognition, and all are manufactured with automated SMT machines. Available command signal interfaces include plus or minus 10V analog, direct PWM, or U-V signals, and operation modes include current/torque, velocity, encoder, and tachometer. The amplifier units are created small enough to be used in space-saving situations.

Advanced Motion Controls, 3629 Vista Mercado, Camarillo, CA 93012; FAX (805) 389-1165;

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DSP I/O products

A new family of integrated PMC-based I/O solutions for communications and other high performance DSP applications is capable of being used in wireless digital radio/software receivers, sonar/imaging, and high-speed serial interconnect fabric applications. The new products are designed especially for the company's CHAMP(TM)DSP boards and are intended to provide flexible connections and decrease development time and costs.

DY 4 Systems, 333 Palladium Dr. M/S 212, Kanata, Ontario K2V 1- 1A6; FAX (613) 599-7777;

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Micro pumps

The "AAA" Micro Air Pump, currently the company's smallest pump at less than 1.0 cubic inches of total volume, is intended to deliver flow of up to 1.5 LPM, pressures of up to 6 psig, and vacuum of up to 12 inches Hg. The pump is designed for applications such as blood pressure monitoring, medicine delivery systems, and air monitoring devices. The company manufactures the products in a clean room facility to ensure that they are contamination-free and sells them directly.

Sensidyne, 16333 Bay Vista Dr., Clearwater, FL 33760; FAX (813) 532-6930;

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Surface mount inductors

Reportedly offering high dc current handling capabilities for dc-dc power supply filtering, the self-leaded, surface mount DR338 Series Inductors have a range from 10 to 470muH ( plus or minus 20%) and a rated current from 3.6 to 0.53A. With a flat top design, the DR338 Series Inductors are intended to conserve board space and recommended for use in laptops, PCs, telecommunications, and instrumentation.

Datatronics Romoland Inc., 28151 Highway 74, Romoland, CA 92585; FAX (909) 928-7701;

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Engineered steel shapes

Engineered steel shapes are made for use in products that necessitate shape and contour in materials such as conventional, stainless, and titanium steels. Production techniques include hot rolled, cold drawn, and extruded. Some industries and technologies intended to use the steel shapes include material handling equipment, automotive, railcar and railway construction, furnace, heating, aerospace, architectural, elevators, and water and wastewater facilities.

GSP, 5433 Goshen Springs Rd., Norcross, GA 30093;

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Industrial workstation

The PIPANEL WS 15 is a compact, high performance workstation for industrial applications. Designed to offer reserve capacity for computer-bound software, it is intended for installation in a cabinet or a panel. The system's safety control monitors the operating functions such as temperature and ventilation, charge level of the battery, or hard disk access and signals them via LED on the panel's face.

Pilz Automation Safety, 24850 Drake Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48335; FAX (248) 473-3997;

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LCD attachment

Model 5200 PDI Bonder brings together the fluxing, bonding, and testing processes for small LCD displays within a single, integrated assembly system. Combining computer-controlled programmability, precision motion systems, pulsed-heat bonding with CHBT(TM), and integrated testing capabilities, this model is a recommended automation solution for the attachment of LCD displays to cell phones, cordless telephones, pagers, or GPS systems. A three-position rotary table is included.

MicroJoin, 13535 Danielson St., Poway, CA 92064; FAX (858) 877-2110;

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Current sensors

The EX9PA050 Toroidal Current Sensor is a printed circuit board mounted device operating over the range of 0-5Arms, 47-400 Hz. It provides an electrically isolated ac output voltage, typically 0-100mV that is proportional to ac current input. Applications include instrumentation, measurement and control functions, as well as monitoring and controlling ac devices such as motors, heaters, pumps, and lamps.

Bicron Electronics Co., 50 Barlow St., Canaan, CT 06018; FAX (860) 824-1137;

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Attachment tape

Norcryl(TM)solid acrylic attachment tapes offer high internal strength and are formulated to replace conventional fasteners, rivets, liquid adhesives, and welds. The K-2000 series is translucent, allowing the tape to blend in with the background and maintain product appearance. The K-1000 series is clear and virtually invisible once applied. Available in thicknesses from 0.01 to 0.06 inches and in roll widths from 1/4 to 18 inches, the ultra thin gauges are recommended for low profile applications.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, 150 Dey Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470-4699; FAX (973) 696-4056;

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Dispense valve

For low- to medium-viscosity light-cure adhesives, this no-drip Dispense Valve 98009 is engineered to provide high-resolution stroke adjustment. The compact, lightweight diaphragm cleans easily without demounting, and the unit promises accuracy, repeatability, consistent flow control, and bubble free, no drip dispensing. Some recommended market applications include electronics, industrial, specialized medical, and automotive.

Loctite, 1001 Trout Brook Crossing, Rocky Hill, CT 06067; FAX (860) 571-5465;

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Aluminum shafting

For use with DryLin(R)R linear bearings, this aluminum shafting and supported aluminum shafting can be used in conjunction with alternative shaft materials, not just hardened steel. They offer a high level of corrosion and wear resistance as well as an overall lighter product. The shafts are available in nine diameter sizes ranging from 8 to 50 mm diameters, and lengths of up to 3,000 mm. The supported flange shafts are available from stock in 16, 20, and 25 mm diameters, and in lengths of up to 3,960 mm.

igus inc., Box 14349, East Providence, RI 02914; FAX (401) 438-7270;

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