OptoTEC(TM)thermoelectrics include the 'ET' (Elevated Temperature) class with built-in antimony solder with a reported melting point of 232C. This expands the product line to include thermoelectrics with solder temperatures of 138, 232, and above 270C, which is said to provide maximum flexibility for packaging temperatures as well as reliable operation in temperature extremes.
Melcor ,1040 Spruce St., Trenton, NJ 08648; FAX 609-393-9461.
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Type 8311 Pressure Sensors/Switches are designed to switch valves, relays, or pumps, and establish a simple on/off control loop. The product can also be used to energize a relay or provide transistor output upon any pressure set point. Applications include control of air or fluid pressures in tanks, monitoring of flow pressures in water treatment systems, or control of tank levels.
Burkert Contromatic Corp. ,2602 McGaw Ave., Irvine, CA 92614; FAX (949) 223-3198; www.burkert-usa.com.
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This company's Reliance Electric Large AC General Purpose Motor provides dependable performance without unnecessary complexity. Designed to complement their Reliance stock and custom motors, this series offers horsepower ratings from 250 to 1250, RPMs from 900 to 3600, medium voltage of 2300 or 4000, anti-friction bearings, and a two year warranty.
Rockwell Automation, Dept. 1088 10701 Hampshire Ave. S., Bloomington, MN 55438; FAX (800) 500-0329; www.rockwellautomation.com.
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TRA-CAST 3140 is said to be a medium viscosity, fire retardant, room temperature cure material with a high glass transition temperature and low water absorption. The product is said to pass the self-extinguishing requirements of MIL-I-16923E, Type C, and UL 94 V-O. The product is said to bond to metal, glass, ceramics, and plastics in applications such as staking, potting, laminating, and sealing.
Tra-Con Inc. ,45 Wiggins Ave., Bedford, MA 01730; FAX (781) 275-9249; www.tra-con.com.
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DP8 Steelpac digital readouts are designed for accurate positioning of steel plates in the metal forming industry, reportedly improving the quality and accuracy of bar or angle stock on the shearing station before cutting. The product features a bolt hole circle, bolt hole arc, and line array, and is designed to work with the company's Spherosyn linear encoder.
Newall Electronics ,1778 Dividend Dr., Columbus, OH 43228; FAX (614) 771-0219.
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Panel mount keyboard
Made of molded elastomer, this company's panel mount keyboard with integrated pointer-mouse is designed for use in commercial, military, and industrial applications. The keyboard has 104 full-size keys and a pressure-sensitive pointer-mouse for use with standard GUI programs. The keyboard is sealed, available in black or gray, and is available with custom legends for foreign markets.
StacoSwitch ,1139 Baker St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626; FAX (714) 549-0930; www.stacoswitch.com.
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Flexalloy(R)9604-75 is a vinyl thermoplastic elastomer designed for use where elasticity and low-temperature toughness are critical. The material has a reported Shore A hardness rating of 78, elongation of 285%, and a brittle point of -47C. The product is said to be easily combinable with coloring agents, and can be used in applications such as snow blowers, lawn and garden tools, and extension cords.
Teknor Apex-Plastics ,505 Central Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02861; FAX (401) 729-0166.; www.teknorapex.com.
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Thread sealing adhesive
PRECOTE(R)is a screw locking and thread sealing adhesive systems intended for fastening applications in automotive, electronics, telecommunications, aerospace, and other high technology industries. The chemical adhesive features a microencapsulate process that keeps the epoxy resin and hardener separate-reportedly giving the fasteners a longer shelf life, and resistance to premature hardening from chemical reactions of moisture or solvent penetration.
Nylok Corp. , 15260 Hallmark Dr., Macomb, MI 48042; FAX (586) 786-0598; the phone number is (586) 786-0100 ; www.nylok.com
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Wash-Aways(TM)spacers are designed to provide consistent spacing between printed circuit boards and components. Made of an organic polymer, the products locate PCB components during soldering operations, then dissolve in most water-solvent baths. The uniform spacing which is said to result provides free circulation of air, mechanical protection, optimum filleting, and greater accessibility.
Multi-Seals Inc. , 540 N. Main St., Manchester, CT 06040; FAX 860-643-5669; www.multi-seals.com.
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EV Series ceramic surface-mount oscillators are available in four or six pad 5x7.5x1.5 mm surface mount packages for use in digital subscriber lines, cable modems, and ATM/SONET/SDH. The products are available in 3.3V or 5V with a frequency range from 1.024 to 52MHz, and feature Absolute Pull Range up to 100ppm, tri-state function, commercial or industrial range, and a reported linearity of 10%.
Ecliptek Corp. , 3545 Cadillac Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626; FAX (714) 433-1234; www.ecliptek.com.
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EM5-V-20SL DC to DC converter Voltage Regulator Modules feature a thin profile with 5V input and 1.3 to 3.5V at 20A output. The product is designed to meet or exceed Intel's VRM8.4 specifications, doesn't require a 12V MOSFET bias supply, and is said to convert raw 5V supply voltage to a well-regulated voltage. Applications include Pentium III, Athlon Processors, and advanced microprocessor supplies.
Powercube , 9340 Owensmouth Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311; FAX (800) 866-3589; www.powercube.com.
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