Electronics 31347

April 18, 2005

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Electronics

POWER LINE FILTER

Reduce conducted noise

The CORCOM EMC series power line filters feature maximum current ratings ranging from 3 to 30A, which is reportedly higher than any similar catalog product. It is the most compact dual-stage CORCOM filter available from the company. It is suited to address the need for additional differential mode attenuation in the lower frequency range while maintaining high common mode performance. It can be used in applications where a high level of performance in a compact, cost-effective package is required. Tyco Electronicshttp://rbi.ims.ca/4390-605

HOLLOW SHAFT ENCODER

Company's largest bore

Suited for large motor feedback applications, the HS45 hollow shaft encoder accepts motor shafts up to 1.625 inches in diameter. It provides data for position and velocity control, and incorporates the precise feedback capabilities of an optical encoder with an easily mounted configuration to larger motors. It is engineered to provide an option for dual electrically isolated outputs. Should one set of outputs sustain electrical damage, a change of the connection enables users to get back up and running. BEI Industrial Encoder Divisionhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4390-606

MODULAR I/O PRODUCTS

256 digital inputs

Compatible with the company's SynqNet network, the family of modular SynqNet I/O products is comprised of a SynqNet Interface Device (SQID) and flexible analog and digital add-on boards that provide machine builders with a modular and cost-effective high-count I/O solution. It can be easily integrated to work with existing machine I/O and is also offered as a part of a developer kit solution for custom OEM solutions. The product family provides up to 256 digital inputs and outputs and 16 analog inputs and outputs per SQID. Motion Engineering Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4390-607

SENSOR

Detects fluorescent agents

The CZ-H52 UV sensor detects the presence of fluorescent agents used in a wide variety of products and packaging materials. It emits a UV light beam from the transmitter in the sensor head; the receiver picks up the visible light reflected by fluorescent materials. The product detects materials that are not only invisible to the naked eye, but cannot be detected by ordinary photoelectric sensors. According to the company, background colors and patterns do not affect sensor performance. Keyence Corp. of Americahttp://rbi.ims.ca/4390-608

ALTERNATOR-REGULATOR

Data received in single pass

The company has introduced a local interconnect network (LIN)-controlled alternator-regulator for next-generation vehicles. It is designed to optimize performance in intelligent automotive charging systems for increased efficiency and improved fuel economy. It offers integrated programmable load response control features, programmable field excitation of current or temperature, and regulator feedback of fault status. It can be addressed for compatibility with up to 15 other modules on the bus, and all data can be transmitted or received in a single pass. International Rectifierhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4390-609

LINEAR GUIDES

Available in various sizes

The company has released the two newest versions of the Advanced Measuring System now feature Digital Interface: the AMSD 3-A (for roller monorail) and 4-A (for ball monorail). By using a digital interface, digital signals are transferred directly from the read head without additional interpolation electronics. A special reference pulse for Fanuc controls is incorporated, as well as a service LED that indicates different modes of operation. The 3-A is available in roller guide sizes MR25, 35, 45, 55, and 65; the 4-A is available in ball guide sizes BM15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45. Schneeberger Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4390-610

CO2 LASERS

All-metal design

The company's CO2 lasers are designed for use in a range of industrial processes, including cutting, welding, drilling, and marking. Like other traditional metal-cutting applications, CO2 last cutting requires the use of an assist gas, typically oxygen, to enhance cutting efficiency. The products reportedly feature the company's patented, all-metal tube. The all-metal, sealed tube design provides and maintains high gas purity, which is essential to achieve the long operating life required of the company's lasers, according to the company. Synardhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4390-611

PROCESSORS

Doubles performance

Featuring quad 1.5 GHz FreeScale MPC7448 PowerPC processors, the CHAMP-AV IV reportedly doubles the processor performance of its predecessor, the CHAMP-AV II, while reducing cost by almost one-third. The AltiVec -based DSP engine also features the company's QuadFlow architecture. It drives DSP applications with up to 48 GFLOPs of peak computational power, 256 Mbyte or 512 Mbyte DDR-250 SDRAM, and dual 100-MHz 64-bit PCI-X interfaces. Each processing node of the product is provided with a Gigabit Ethernet connection, according to the company. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computinghttp://rbi.ims.ca/4390-612

ABSOLUTE ENCODER

For miniature applications

Designed for applications where limited space is a factor, the MAS10-256-G is one of the smallest absolute rotary encoders in the industry. It measures 13 mm in diameter and 17.5 mm high. It is designed for a variety of applications, including medical devices, instrumentation, and robotics. It delivers 8 bits of absolute position information with a gray code, parallel output. It is capable of operating within a 0-60C range, and it can measure the rotary process as fast as 6,000 rpm. CUI Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4390-613

AUTOMATION SOFTWARE SUITE

Completes projects faster, cheaper

The FactoryFloor 4.1 industrial automation software suite is designed for use with the company's line of process automation controllers, typically combined with the company's SNAP Ethernet I/O and SNAP Serial I/O products. Using the software, users can develop powerful and diverse control programs; design human-machine interfaces; expand control systems' connectivity to enterprise databases; and complete control and data acquisition projects faster, cheaper, and more easily. It includes new security and auditing features for controlling and logging operator HMI use. Opto 22http://rbi.ims.ca/4390-614

FULL-BRICK CONVERTERS

Rated up to 50A

The PAF600F280 series is designed as a high-efficiency family of 600W full-brick dc-dc converters with a nominal input of 300V dc. They are suitable for systems using distributed high-voltage dc power architecture and for users designing custom off-line power supplies. It is rated up to 50A and is available with 12-, 24-, 28-, and 48V outputs. Features include over-current and over-voltage protection, remote sensing, output adjustment trim, remote on/off, current-sharing capability, a converter-good signal, and auxiliary voltage for housekeeping functions. Lambdahttp://rbi.ims.ca/4390-615

CAPTIVE LINEAR ACTUATOR

Durable design

The company's size 8 captive linear actuator is designed with an HIS patented integral anti-rotation mechanism. It is intended for applications in which external anti-rotation methods would be difficult or impossible to employ. It features engineering thermoplastics in the rotor drive nut and a stainless steel Acme lead screw. It is available in a range of resolutions ranging from 0.0015-0.04 mm per step, and it delivers thrusts up to 4.5 kg. Haydon Switch & Instrument Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4390-616

INTERFACE TERMINALS

Electronics upgraded

The electronics of the QTERM-G70 and QTERM-G75 rugged graphics operator interface terminals has been upgraded. New hardware features a 400 MHz Intel® XScale core platform with 8 Mbytes of Flash memory and 32 Mbytes RAM. They are designed for rugged industrial and vehicle environments, and they feature Ethernet-enabled color touch screens. The products use the company's object-based programming environment, named Qlarity. QSI Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/4390-617

FERRORESONANT TRANSFORMERS

Require less filtering

The Ferroresonant transformers are designed to provide a stable power output (typically ±3 percent) for input voltages that vary as much as ±15 percent. The standard square wave output requires less filtering than linear transformers for dc applications. They are intended for use in battery chargers, medical equipment, inverter and UPS systems, line voltage stabilizers, industrial automation and machine tools, and other applications requiring a stable output with a high degree of isolation from line disturbances. Models are available for 50, 60, and 50/60 Hz, with output ratings from 50 VA to 5.0 kVA. Foster Transformerhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4390-618

INDUSTRIAL SWITCHES

Various combinations

The Series 04 range of sealed, illuminated switches are designed with a choice of possible combinations. These include square and round indicators and push buttons, rotary switches, emergency stops, and mushroom-headed push buttons. A compact, round indicator is also available for limited space applications, the company says. A selection of lens colors, engraving, and film inserts for legends and/or symbols is also available. EAO Switch Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/4390-619

EXTENSION SYSTEMS

Delivers improved performance

Designed to provide enhanced power and performance, the company's expanded range of VME64 extension systems and products reportedly feature high pin count, improved signal shielding, higher power, and RTM support. The products are suitable for a variety of applications, including embedded controllers, medical imaging, and radar controllers. They maintain backward compatibility to existing 6U VME boards. Schroff Productshttp://rbi.ims.ca/4390-620

LEVER SWITCH

Prevents unintentional actuation

The 100 series K locking lever switch reportedly allows the toggle to be locked in any of the three positions to prevent unintentional actuation. They are suitable for rugged environments, and the panel-mounted switch is intended for wide application in instrumentation, test circuits, and industrial control equipment. It features plated brass and stainless steel construction, according to the company, and it has a minimum electrical and mechanical life of 40,000 cycles. E-Switchhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4390-621

SIGNAL CONDITIONERS

Various platforms available

The company's capacitive sensor signal conditioners are designed to provide excitation power for capacitive accelerometers, and to prepare their measurement signals for readout, recording, and data acquisition. A range of signal conditioner platforms are offered, including portable, benchtop, modular, and rack-mount styles. According to the company, all styles include per-channel null adjustment for zeroing in the dc offset voltage inherent to capacitive accelerometers, PCB Piezotronics Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4390-622

CONTROLLER/GATEWAY

Controls vehicle applications

The SAE J1939 controller/gateway uses the standardized application layer protocols CANopen and SAE J1939 to control the functions of special purpose applications on a vehicle and to enable the exchange of data between the applications and the vehicle's power train. It can simplify complex dashboards by giving operators clear and concise feedback from one central location. According to the company, it can also reduce the size of the cab's wiring harness. ifm efectorhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4390-623

ETHERNET SWITCHES

Rugged, intended for dc environments

The company's 10/100Base-T Ethernet switches reportedly accept any voltage between 10 and 30V dc with surge protection to 3,000V dc, making them suitable for any dc environment. The ADAM 6521 lets users interconnect four copper (RJ-45) and one fiber-optic (SC) networks, while the ADAM 6520 provides five RF-45 Ethernet ports. Applications include production lines, inventory systems, and conveyor control. CyberResearch Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4390-624

VRLA BATTERY

Small design

Designed to offer the same capacity as the company's previous model, the new low-profile, front terminal valve-regulated lead-acid battery features a 10 percent reduction in height. It measures 561 × 125 × 283 mm, and is suitable for such applications as power enclosures used in the wireless industry, and telecommunication and UPS applications. The product's container and cover are made from UL94 V-0 flame retardant ABS material. EnerSyshttp://rbi.ims.ca/4390-625

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