2000 New Products Bonanza

August 21, 2000


Designed to carry high loads generated by a cantilevered enclosure, the Power-Core(TM)roller with integrated roller bearing is quiet enough to be designed into incubators for neonatal wards. The precision-machined roller generates low rolling resistance. The tire material doesn't absorb moisture, is dimensionally stable, absorbs shock and vibration, and resists wear. The part suits indoor and outdoor applications and has a temperature range of -40 to 120F.

Intech Corp., 250 Herbert Ave., Closter, NJ 07624; FAX (201) 767-7797; www.intechpower.com.

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Offering peak torque ratings of 12.5 to 225 ft-lbs, the GOLDLINE DDR (direct drive rotary) brushless servomotor comes in frame sizes from 6.9 to 11.2 inches. The motor mounts directly on a machine, and a large-diameter hollow shaft allows for fluid, pneumatic, or electrical feed-throughs. Applications include rotary tables, robots, and semiconductor processing equipment.

Kollmorgen Motion Technologies, 201 Rock Rd., Radford, VA 24141; FAX (540) 731-0847; www.kollmorgen.com.

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The PSCAL pneumatic cylinder continuously monitors piston position for the full cylinder stroke. The aluminum unit incorporates a noncontact, absolute-position-sensing transducer, which has high immunity to shock and vibration and comes with analog or digital outputs. Standard bore sizes are 1.5 to 8.0 inches; standard stroke is 2.0 to 60 inches.

Miller Fluid Power, 800 N York Rd., Bensenville, IL 60106; FAX (630) 766-1098.

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The EM1000 industrial-grade modem connects RS-232 devices to Ethernet networks. Features include RS-232 data and configuration ports, 10BaseT Ethernet port, remote configuration via Telnet, multi-slave networking ability, and restricted security-access mechanism. The device suits factory floor setups in plants that have existing Ethernet networks.

Z-World, 2900 Spafford St., Davis, CA 95616; FAX (530) 753-5141; www.zworld.com.

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The Stepping Motor Cube integrates a NEMA 23 stepping motor, drive, and control. DeviceNet communication maintains a simple interface to the main controller while enabling easy loading of new position and velocity commands from the network scanner. Three motor frame sizes and several motor windings are available with a 3A rms continuous rating to manage torque levels of 50 to 175 inch-oz.

Whedco Inc., 1050 Highland Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108; FAX (734) 665-6694; www.whedco.com.

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More than 3,000 sizes of iglide(R)engineered-polymer bearings are available from stock. Offered in 13 material grades, the self-lubricating bearings resist corrosion and help dampen vibration. Recent additions to the line are the iglide H370, which features 0.0% radial swelling for underwater applications, and iglide D, an economical version that offers a low coefficient of friction and high abrasion resistance.

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

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Linear motion

Two pre-assembled, twin-track linear motion systems feature polyurethane-coated nylon bellows to protect bearings and lead screws in debris-laden environments. System 9B has a 3/4-inch suspended shaft and a 1/2-inch-diameter lead screw. Five travel lengths are available from 2.9 to 15.4 inches. System 10B incorporates precision-machined, supported rails that are integral to the base plate. Ten travel lengths range from 3.5 to 29.6 inches.

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