Electronics 31271

October 24, 2005

13 Min Read

Lighting contactor

For branch circuits

Engineered to reduce energy consumption, the Allen-Bradley Bulletin 500LC is a 20A multi-pole lighting contactor designed for branch circuits. It provides users greater design flexibility and customization options. It requires a momentary applied current to either open or close and isn't dependant on a continuous control voltage to maintain its position. It is designed for easy installation in both new and retrofitted environments. Rockwell Automationhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-576

PC board

1 GHz version

The BAB (Basic Automation Board) 760 is now available in a 1 GHz version, featuring state-of-the-art CPU design with PCI architecture. It is designed for requirements associated with medical applications, telecommunications, and industrial automation. It is particularly ideal for versatile industrial control applications, and it can be easily expanded using a PMC module. A PMC extender card permits one or two PCM modules to be fitted. American ELTEChttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-577

Shaft speed sensor

Stainless steel housing

The SpeedTalker DN-BH shaft speed sensor provides DeviceNet connectivity, easier installation, and a compact NEMA 4×-rated stainless steel barrel housing. It is engineered to operate in a range of demanding industrial environments. It provides measured shat RPM, along with the status of up to four under/over speed alarms over a DeviceNet network. Electro-Sensors Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4399-578


Oversized status indicator

The WORLD-BEAM QS30 Series sensors are available in standard 10 to 30V dc or 12 to 250V ac universal voltage formats. They feature a 30- mm threaded barrel or side hole mounting option, IP67 sealed housing with EMI/RFI protected circuitry, and an oversized status indicator for clearer visibility. They are ideal for a variety of applications, including packaging, materials handling, wood processing, automotive, and pharmaceutical industries. Banner Engineeringhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-579

Liquid level sensor


Designed as a unique, non-invasive ultrasonic sensing solution, the levelprox sensor provides accurate point level detection of liquids through metal container walls. The product mounts to the outside of a container and is ideal for high pressure, hazardous, or sterile applications. It uses a simple teach button to program empty and full conditions for detection of liquid. The product is available in two housings: T50 and M30. TURCKhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-580

CD catalog

Easy to navigate

The company's B0010 Sensors and Connectivity CD combines its two largest catalogs into one CD. The 1,200 pages, designed in PDV format, are easy to navigate and store, according to the company. Bookmarks and quick links enable users to locate information and move from catalog pages to menus, to selection guides, with the click of a mouse. It can be used as a tool to print off portions of the catalog, or to separate individual pages and send them to other users. TURCKhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-581


The company's online parametric search function is designed to enable users to select specific relays or switches based on a range of characteristics. The search function is available for solid-state relays as well as electromechanical relays and coaxial switches. Users can choose options from drop-down menus from a list of parameters, and the engine indicates how many devices are available that meet the selected criteria. Teledyne Relays http://rbi.ims.ca/4399-582


Reduces board space

The AD9237 analog-to-digital (ADC) converter is a 12-bit monolithic, 20/40/65 msps ADC that consumes 40 percent less power than comparable devices, according to the company. It is available in a 5 x 5-mm package, and combines small size and low power to reduce board space in portable instrumentation, ultrasound, high-end imaging, digital still camera, scanner, and low-power communications applications. The product consumes 190 mW of power at 65 msps, 135 mW at 40 msps, and 90 mW at 20 msps. Analog Deviceshttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-583

Concentrator system

Housed in industrial metal

Engineered to convert a HART digital signal to a serial (RS-485) MODBUS RTU communication protocol, the HCS HART concentrator system permits up to 16 smart HART-capable transmitters and valves to interface directly with MODBUS-based monitoring and control systems. The product interfaces all HART parameters to MODBUS, including the ability to monitor primary and non-primary process variables from smart multivariable mass flow, pressure, PH, and temperature transmitters, among others. It is housed in an industrial metal and RFI protected housing that snaps on to standard DIN-style rails. Moore Industrieshttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-584

Expansion boards

Eliminate alias frequencies

The company's signal-conditioning expansion boards for its DAP boards are designed to make it easy to implement signal conditioning in data acquisition systems. MSXB 064 and MSXB 065 provide differential instrumentation amplifiers with optional sample-and-hold circuits and jumper-selectable gains of 1, 5, and 25. MSXB 065 also includes fourth-order anti-alias filters. They can eliminate alias frequencies from acquired data, and they slot into a backplane in a standard industrial enclosure. Microstar Labs Inc. http://rbi.ims.ca/4399-585

Electrolytic tilt sensor


The company's single axis linear output electrolytic tilt sensor features a ±30 minimum angle ranges, &0.05-arc second resolution and &0.5-arc second null repeatability. It also features long-term stability over its angle and temperature range. The product is ideal for a variety of applications, including those requiring ultra high accuracy, excellent null repeatability, and a linear output. Other applications include construction laser instruments and transits, aircraft avionics, geophysical monitoring, machine tool leveling, and medical positioning or monitoring. Fredericks Co.http://rbi.ims.ca/4399-586

Robot system


The SR Mate 100iB is integrated with molding machine control. It is available as a fully integrated, ready-to-run option on 55- and 110-ton machine models. The system requires no installation time and offers a total height of 2,470 mm when mounted on the company's Roboshot 110. It features "cat-quick" part removal stroke of 0.5 sec/700 mm, and it is ideal for low-ceiling buildings and clean rooms. Milacronhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-587

Laser mirrors

No coating

The company's Molybdenum Mirrors are made from molybdenum, which is an intrinsically hard material that doesn't require coatings to achieve >98.1 percent average reflection at 10.6 µm at 45 degree AOI, with &1.9 percent absorption and scatter. They are suitable for use with industrial lasers that range from 20W up to kilowatts in power. They are available in 1/4 to 1 inch diameter sizes for low-power lasers, and 1 to 3 inch diameter sizes for high-power lasers. Laser Research Opticshttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-588

Indicator light

Sealed housing

The EZ-LIGHT smart indicator lights are water- and oil-tight sealed units that have colored lights which indicate the status of a machine or process. They were developed to replace cumbersome and stack lights with a single, compact unit that is sealed and IP67 rated. It features a rugged, solid-state design with no bulbs to burn out or replace. It is available in three configurations: three-color general purpose, multicolor seven-function, and a style that acts as a large remote indicator for the company's EZ-SCREEN®. Banner Engineering Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/4399-589

Cam switches


The Series 20 Cam Switches feature double-break, silver-plated contacts housed in rigid thermostat plastic for long, reliable life. The product's versatility enables various configurations with up to 12 decks and up to 12 positions. They are mounted on 3-inch centers, thus requiring less space on control panels. The products are offered in three basic configurations: standard, lighted, and modular. Electroswitchhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-590

Embedded PC

High performance

The CX1020 embedded PC features a direct connection for EtherCAT I/O terminals. It has a 600 MHz Intel Celeron M CPU; it uses Compact Flash as its boot and memory medium, so it needs no rotating media. It is engineered to provide the same functionality as large industrial PCs, enabling up to four virtual IEC 61131 CPUs that can be programmed with up to four tasks each. TwinCAT functionalities are available for motion control applications. Beckhoff Automationhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-591

I/O and pneumatic solution


The IE2808 IP-Link Extension Box is designed as an IP67-rated I/O and pneumatic solution for direct mounting on machines. It provides 16 digital 24V dc outputs at a low price per channel. A 25-pin D-Sub connector offers a cost-effective connection to the outputs. Each channel is designed to be short-circuit-proof and offer diagnostic capabilities. It is ideal for direct connections to valve terminals in wet and dusty industrial environments. Beckhoff Automationhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-592

Laser line sensor

For sectional profile scanning

The EyeCON is an Ethernet-ready UDP protocol Class II laser line sensor that can scan up to 150 points across a horizontal measuring line. It processes more data than many other scanning systems by combining the advantages of digital technology, image processing, and laser line projection. Features include on-the-spot measurement of materials and equipment variations across multiple dimensions, tighter production control for optimum uniformity and product quality, and increased operator control for greater throughput and reduced waste. LMI Technologieshttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-593

Switching power supplies


The M-Series of miniature chassis-mount medically approved switching power supplies feature a range of 5 to 30W output power. All models are engineered to accept universal input over the range of 85 to 265V ac, and they provide single, dual, and triple output configurations with voltages from 3.3 to 24V dc. They feature a space-saving modular design and are fully approved to IEC-601-1 low leakage specifications for use in medical/dental instrument and system applications. Astrodynehttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-594


Delivers better performance

The ETX-P3T and ETX-P3Tx Computer-On-Module (COM) designs are engineered to deliver better performance while maintaining reasonable power consumption levels (less than 10W). The first uses the i815E chipset and powerful Intel Celeron processors. It features up to 32 Mbytes of dedicated graphics memory and is ISA bus supported. The second uses Intel Celeron ULV processors paired with Intel Northbridge and Southbridge chipsets. It features up to 512 Mbytes SDRAM SO-DIMM memory. Kontronhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-595

RF cable connectors

High durabilityThe SMA subminiature RF cable assemblies are available with straight or right angle terminations. They feature high durability, compact semi-precision connectors, and use 0.085 and 0.141 inch semi-rigid cables and standard flexible cables. The products mate with the company's line of MMCX, MCX, and SMA connectors. Prices vary by size and configurations. Samtechttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-596


Provides full support

The company has released R2.0 of its IPM Sentry Shelf Management firmware, which provides full support for the company's IPM Sentry ShMM-500 and ShMM-300. This enables users to take advantage of the 7× processor speed improvement. It includes support for reliable remote upgrades to all ShMM-500 resident firmware. When new firmware is downloaded, it is provisionally loaded into flash memory and started. If problems occur during validation, the hardware automatically falls back to the previous stable copy of the firmware. Pigeon Point Systemshttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-597

Circuit breaker panel

Uses minimal rack space

The DPB2U-AB dual bus circuit breaker panel provides distribution and overload protection for up to 18 dc circuits and will be of great interest to designers putting sizeable telecom systems together. Using minimal rack space, the panel can be configured for 12, 24, or 28V dc telecom systems with either positive or negative ground. They distribute up to a total of 300A of load current for each A or B bus, with each bus having up to 9 circuit breakers. Unipowerhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-598

Barrier diode

Extends battery life

Featuring typical and maximum reverse current ratings at 30V of 1µA, the ZLLS350 Schottky barrier diode is designed to extend battery life in a variety of applications. It features a very low forward voltage specified at a typical 380 mV for a forward current of 30 mA. This enables the miniature SOD 523 device to offer an efficiency that is greater than larger packaged devices. It also has an increased maximum operating temperature. Zetex Semiconductorshttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-599

Rotary Sensors

12-bit resolution

The RSC3700 family of non-contacting rotary sensors is engineered to provide 360-degree absolute angle measurements with 12-bit resolution. Measurements are referred to a mechanical index point, providing retention of position in the event of a power failure. A microprocessor incorporated into the sensor allows a custom output characteristic curve to be preprogrammed for a specific application. It has a resolution of ± 0.09 degrees. Novotechnikhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-600

Laser technology

Smaller thickness

The LT-9000 Series of laser confocal displacement meters makes it possible to achieve accurate 0.01-micron thickness measurements on transparent objects using a single sensor head, even when target surfaces are wet, angled, or irregular according to the company. Multiple measurement modes include profile measurement, transparent object thickness measurement, angle measurement, and cross-sectional area measurement. The product incorporates a built-in CCD camera that provides a microscopic image of the target surface. Keyence Corp. of Americahttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-601

USB controller

No graphics card required

The ArtistaUSB controller makes it possible for users to control VGA and SVGA TFT displays via a standard USB interface with no graphics card required. The user needs to just plug the controller into the USB interface on a computer. It also enables users to control more than 100 displays with different content from a single PC, SBC, or microcontroller. Apollo Display Technologieshttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-602

Motion control card


The NPMC6045A-4104 is a 4-axis PC/104-bus motion control card. It enables the user to control stepper motors and/or digital servomotors. It incorporates a PCL6045A advanced ASIC motion control chip as part of its compact design. It also comes with MS-DOS, C source code, programming library, and Windows 98/XP/NT/2000 DLL for VB/VC. Ideal applications include semiconductor, robot, or medical instrumentation manufacturing. Nippon Pulsehttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-603

Switching power supplies

With soft-start circuitry

Engineered to meet the space and performance needs in low- to moderate-power telecommunication, industrial control, and embedded systems applications, the SP-320 Series of high-density enclosed switching power supplies provide output power of 320W. All models accept universal input from 85 to 265V ac with active power factor correction to 0.98. All feature soft-start circuitry. Astrodynehttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-604

DMOS devices

Reuse design IP

The company has incorporated high-power lateral DMOS devices into its Polar35 process family. The Polar35 LV process features modular 5V analog CMOS, as well as 7 and 12V power device suites. It also employs a modular device and mask approach that gives users the ability to optimize their design for performance versus cost. Users can also reuse design IP across many product families. PolarFabhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4399-605

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