DN Staff

December 4, 1995

7 Min Read

Sensor has small package size

Temposonics SE sensing element is 1/10 the size of other Temposonics magnetostrictive position sensors, five times more linear, and 100 times more precise at a lower cost. The SE consists of a probe and sensing head with a stainless-steel housing. The probe, which can be as small as 3/16 inch in diameter, may be flexible or rigid and can be sized to almost any length. Applications include commercial, automotive, appliance, and medical equipment.
MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Div., 3001 Sheldon Dr., Cary, NC 27513, FAX (919) 677-0200

Analog I/O modules provide cost savings

8500 Series analog I/O, detectors, and power supplies for micro PLCs are designed for one-, two-, or three-channel applications where it would be advantageous to use a PLC, but where a standard, four-plus channel analog I/O module would not be cost-effective. The 8505 and 8506 analog to frequency I/O modules offer standard inputs of 4-20 mA and 0-10V. Each unit operates into the common 24-V, 7-mA PLC discrete counter inputs. Both modules provide linear output to 0.01%, with an accuracy of better than 0.1%.
Calex Mfg. Co. Inc., 2401 Stanwell Dr., Concord, CA 94520, FAX (510) 687-3333

Flash device allowsmore memory

The Am29FO16 is a 5V only, 16M bit Flash device configured as 2M bytes of 8 bits each. The 2M bytes of data are organized in 32 sectors of 64 kilobytes each for flexible erase capability. It is designed to be programmed in-system with a standard 5-V supply. The Am29FO16 is entirely command-set compatible with the JEDEC standard for single-power supply Flash memories. Applications include networking and telecommunications hardware, laser printers, instrumentation, imaging products, Resident Flash Arrays, and PCMCIA Flash memory cards.
Advanced Micro Devices, Box 3453, Sunnyvale, CA 94088, FAX (408) 774-7216

Switch offers rugged construction

Series 84 pushbutton switch uses natural anodized aluminum for the flush-mount housing and integral bezel. The oil- and water-tight, single-pole momentary switches provide a smooth, tactile feel; large pushbutton surface; and full lens illumination that is visible in all types of ambient light conditions. The devices can panel-mount in any standard 22.5-mm hole, or be combined with EAO switching designed for printed circuit board mounting.
EAO Switch Corp., 198 Pepe's Farm Rd., Milford, CT 06460, FAX (203) 877-3694

Transformers meet international requirements

SPW-2100 Series, low-profile, printed circuit-mount power transformers are rated at 6V ac and have outputs ranging from 5 to 230V ac. The Series is interchangeable with the SPW-100 series, having the same pin-out. The transformers typically measure 2.0 x 1.562 x 0.900 inches. Each transformer features shrouded primaries, insulating anchor, and crossover tapes. The units are totally immersed in 100% solids epoxy, enabling them to withstand aqueous and solvent PC-board cleaning systems. The units are VDE 0805, UL 1950, UL 1585 Class II and III, and IEC 950 approved.
Prem Magnetics Inc., 3521 N. Chapel Hill Rd., McHenry, IL 60050, FAX (815) 385-8578

Resistors ease insertion

RSV Series, vertical-mount, metal-oxide power resistors feature self-standing, snap-in terminals for easy insertion and a stable profile. The resistors feature a 10- x 3.5-mm footprint, and are available with 5- and 7-V power ratings. Both versions offer a standard resistance range of 1{OMEGA} to 10K{OMEGA} ( plus or minus 5% or 10% tolerance). Applications include power supplies, monitors, televisions, and switching regulators.
Noble USA Inc., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008, FAX (708) 364-6045

Indicators eliminate opticallight pipe modules

PCB-1200 Series in-line, direct-view indicators allow designers to mount LEDs over RJ45 jacks without the use of optical light pipe modules. These wide-viewing, highly visible, conventional (3-mm/T1 round dome) or rectangular (2 x 5 mm) LEDs are configured in units of one or two LEDs per housing. The indicators are suited for modem, telecommunications, and network applications.
Ledtronics Inc., 4009 Pacific Coast Hwy., Torrance, CA 90505, FAX (310) 534-1424

Computer provides high performance, compact design

The DeecoTM SBC486 compact single-board computer uses an on-board, 32-bit, VESA local bus for high-performance video graphics, fast data-to-mass storage transfers, and high-speed data communications. It employs a Low Insertion Force (LIF) socket for easy CPU upgradability. The 100% PC/AT compatible computer accepts any 486 SX or DX CPU, and is PentiumTM OverdriveTM ready. Up to 128M bytes of 72-pin SIMM DRAM can be installed. The SBC486 can drive SVGA-level CRTs or flat panel displays including active or passive matrix TFT LCD, electroluminescent, and gas plasma displays.
Lucas Control Systems Products, Deeco Systems, 31047 Genstar Rd., Hayward, CA 94544

Inlet has piggy-back fuse clips

FUSEFIT integrates fuse clips for 5- x 20-mm fuses on the back of an ac inlet, eliminating fuseholders on the pcb. The unit is screwed or snapped to the pcb for process compatibility. It is flush mounted from the rear in a single-piece panel, or sandwiched between split panels. An optional cover provides added safety during equipment service. Other options include slots for varying panel thicknesses, ground terminal position, and fuse clips for one or two fuses.
Schurter Inc., 1016 Clegg Ct., Petaluma, CA 94954, FAX (707) 778-6401

Amplifier offers low power dissipation

The OPA2658 is a dual ultra-wideband, low power current feedback, operational amplifier featuring a high slew rate and low differential gain/phase errors. The low 50 mW power dissipation combines with a high bandwidth of 750 MHz to make the unit suitable for medical imaging, high-resolution video, communications, pulse amplifiers, and high-speed processing applications.
Burr-Brown Corp., Box 11400, Tucson, AZ 85734

Servoamp ensures rapid motor acceleration

The high-torque, brushless, Model 5131 SMT servoamplifier develops plus or minus 30A @ plus or minus 80V for rapid servomotor acceleration and braking. The unit enhances productivity in step/repeat applications requiring frequent stops and starts. The module measures only 5.09 x 3.28 x 1.43 inches and delivers 2,400W peak. Applications include PCB drilling systems, X-Y positioning systems, magnetic tape drives, pick-and-place manufacturing, N/C machine tools, and semiconductor fabrication.
Copley Controls Corp., 410 University Ave., Westwood, MA 02090, FAX (617) 329-4055

Sensors operate in high temperatures

Three proximity sensors operate from -25 to 120C. The sensors are totally sealed in a cylindrical, threaded metal housing and are suited for harsh environments. They are also shielded for flush mounting. Models E-A05TM/1AN/AT and E-A0TM/1AN/AT are available in miniature, 5- and 8-mm diameter, stainless-steel housings. These models operate on 10-30V dc and have NPN normally open output. Model T-A1TM is a non-amplified NAMUR sensor. Standard features include a 2m-long, high-temperature silicone cable.
Fargo Controls Inc., Box 539, Eatontown, NJ 07724, FAX (908) 542-3553

Honorable Mention

Safety curtain offers compact design

The MicroSafe safety light curtain features transmitter and receiver heads that measure only 25-mm wide and 32-mm deep. The small size allows the curtain to be used in tight locations and on machinery where space is limited. The curtain can also be easily integrated with the framing used on many industrial machines. The transmitter and receiver units are made of aircraft-grade aluminum and then powder-painted with polyester paint. Once the electronics have been installed, they are sealed to IP65 (NEMA 4, 12).
Scientific Technologies Inc., 31069 Genstar Rd., Hayward, CA 94544, FAX (510) 471-9752

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