Product News

March 06, 2000

Static dissipative hot gloves
Designed for operator handling of hot objects up to 200F, the polyester glove is lined with Nomex(R) and offers user comfort and non-allergenic properties, according to the company. Resistance to ground is less than 10 (to the 7th) and a 4 mm snap allows the gloves to be grounded to smock sleeves or with a wrist strap ground cord. The Hot Gloves are sold by the pair and are available in small, medium, and large.

Desco Charleswater, 3651 Walnut Ave., Chino, CA 91710; FAX (909) 627-7449;

Data logger
The new Model LS1 Data Loggerstor reportedly retrieves and stores data from as many as 31 data loggers. The unit lets the user store and transfer to a PC more than a quarter million temperature, humidity, and dew-point readings, print them to any parallel printer, or view them on site using the instrument's alphanumeric display. The LS1 is battery powered and provides a convenient way for technicians to take and inspect stored data from environmental chambers, coolers, food storage areas and green houses, while leaving the data loggers in the field to continue operating.

Dwyer Instruments, 102 Indiana Hwy. 212, Box 373, Michigan City, IN 46361-0373; FAX (219) 872-9057;

Proximity sensor
This self contained unit operates at 10-35V dc, and has a switchable output from PNP/NPN, Normally Open/Normally Closed. This disc sensor has an adjustable sensing range from 2-25 mm, can be flush mounted, and is IP67 rated. Available wiring options are with an M8 or M12 quick disconnect or the standard 2-meter cable.

Sie Sensors Inc., Box 351899, Toledo, OH 43653.

Multi-axis system
The modular Micro Stage Multi-Axis System is class 10 clean room certified and, according to the company, is suitable for a myriad of multi-axis positioning equipment applications, such as fluid dispensing systems, blood analyzers, specimen sampling, and medical diagnostic apparatus. These low mass systems are available in a variety of stroke lengths, sizes, and lead screw arrangements to accommodate a wide variety of speeds, orientations, and load capacities.

Thomson Industries, 2 Channel Dr., Port Washington, NY 11050; FAX (516) 944-1892; www.

Motor/amplifier combo
VALUE-PACK motion control packages consisting of a brushless servomotor and matching drive amplifier are offered in two fast accelerating motor types with peak torques of 307 to 1,200 oz-in, respectively, and rated speed of 6,000 RPM. Model 7427 ac servoamplifier provides up to 2.5 hp motor drive power and the amplifier operates from 32 to 264V RMS ac.

Copley Controls, 410 University Ave., Westwood, MA 02090; FAX (781) 329-4055; www.

CFD, FEA pre-processing software
Gridgen V 13.3 adds automatic geometry and a wider variety of grid elements to previous versions reducing time normally spent removing gaps and overlaps in CAD models. Also, prism and pyramid grid elements are extruded from a triangular surface grid to provide fine resolution of flow gradients.

Pointwise Inc., Box 210698, Bedford, TX 76095-7698; FAX (817) 377-2799;

Mobile ORII G-50
The mobile G-50 pick and place robot can be easily moved between presses to fully automate sheet metal stamping operations. It


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