New Literature 11657

DN Staff

November 20, 2000

13 Min Read
New Literature


Acatalog details the company's connectors for surface-mount and through-hole applications as well as its line of high-performance assembly equipment. Products include: SMT pins and headers, a variety of terminals, quick disconnects, lockwashers, fuse and spring clips, brackets, and clamps. The catalog presents schematic drawings with complete specifications.

Zierick Mfg. Corp., Radio Circle, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549; FAX (914) 666-0216; .


The H922 line of pneumatic and hydraulic grippers includes sealed, pivoting-arm; sealed 2- and 3-jaw parallel; center-through-hole, 3-jaw; and electrically actuated 2- and 3-jaw units. A catalog describes the grippers, and a companion CD-ROM features the company's entire line of automation components, which includes grippers, swivel units, tool changers, linear and rotary actuators, shock absorbers, and accessories. An interactive selection program for grippers and swivel units and .DXF CAD drawing files are also included.

Techno-Sommer Automatic, Box 5416, New Hyde Park, NY 11042-5416; FAX (516) 358-2576; .


SABRE rolled-steel ac motors provide 3 to 30 hp and 3,600, 1,800, or 1,200 rpm. NEMA frame sizes range from 182T to 286T, and both foot-mounted and footless versions are available. A brochure describes the motor's features and options and includes a detailed diagram.

Rockwell Automation, 6040 Ponders Ct., Greenville, SC 29615; FAX (864) 281-2433; .


More than 3,500 measuring and control instruments for pressure, temperature, level, and flow are described in the "2001 Controls & Gages Catalog." Product information includes photos, specifications, diagrams, and prices. The publication also provides reference materials such as air velocity flow charts and gas conversion curves.

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

Laser measurement

Acatalog lists the company's laser power and energy measurement heads. Products include photodiode, thermopile surface absorber, thermopile volume absorber, pyroelectric, and OEM heads and accessories. Electrical, optical, and physical specifications are provided, along with mechanical drawings and recommended use for each head.

Ophir Optronics Inc., 9 Electronics Ave., Danvers, MA 01923; FAX (978) 774-8202; .

High-temperature materials

The 2000 edition of the "High Temperature Materials Handbook" provides technical data for using the company's products in electrical, structural, and industrial applications. New additions to the publication include moisture-proof ceramics, flexible potting compounds, conductive adhesives, instant adhesives, 500F slippery Teflon paint, and 900F Sealers.

Cotronics Corp., 3379 Shore Pkwy., Brooklyn, NY 11235; FAX (718) 646-3028; .


Corrosion-resistant pneumatic and electric actuators offer low torque-to-weight ratios, have minimum lifetimes of 250,000 cycles, and can be customized for specific applications. A booklet details actuator specifications and operation, and lists each unit's features and accessories.

Asahi/America Inc., 35 Green St., Malden, MA 02148; FAX (800) 426-7058; .


Quick-change drill holders, tap holders, and CNC toolholders are detailed in a catalog that covers the company's entire product line. The publication provides a detailed drawing and specification table for each product, and includes tooling trees with photos of the components at the beginning of the drilling and tapping sections.

T.M. Smith Tool Int'l., 360 Hubbard Ave., Mt. Clemens, MI 48046-1065; FAX (810) 468-7190.

Position control

Catalog PCS-700 provides technical information, dimensional drawings, model numbers, and pricing for the company's pneumatic control system, position-feedback cylinder, position-feedback Pneuturn(R)rotary actuator, and digital panel meter.

Bimba Mfg. Co., Box 68, Monee, IL 60449; FAX (708) 234-2014; .


The LO-COG(R)line of brush-commutated dc gearmotors comprises three series, each of which is available in varying lengths with sintered steel spur gears as standard and planetary gears as an option. Reduction ratios range from 5.9:1 to 4,732.5:1, and the motors can achieve peak torques up to 175 inch-oz. A product bulletin profiles these gearmotors and includes specifications and performance data.

Pittman, 343 Godshall Dr., Harleysville, PA 19438-0003; FAX (215) 256-1338; .


The "Designer's Guide" compiles data on more than 5,500 Brad Harrison and mPm connectors, Multi-ports, and related products. Illustrated applications, charts on chemical resistance and cable-length tolerances, and a section describing the advantages of softwiring complete the source book.

Woodhead Connectivity, 2411 Woodhead Dr., Northbrook, IL 60062; .

Coordinate measuring

The Impel horizontal-arm coordinate-measuring machine is available in both CNC and manual types and as a side-mounted unit with a granite or cast iron table or as a rail-mounted machine. A brochure illustrates the modular machine and provides specifications including axis strokes, measuring range, power supply, work envelope, and dimensional footprint.

International Metrology Systems Inc., DMIS-CMM Center 37100 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150; FAX (734) 591-3850; .

Reference junctions

Thermocouple curves of millivolt output versus temperature, application characteristics for base and noble materials, a reference-junction selection guide, and product specifications and performance data comprise a short-form catalog. Products include single- and multi-channel TC reference junction compensators and calibration and testing equipment for temperature measurement systems.

Hades Mfg. Corp., 151 Verdi St., Farmingdale, NY 11735

Metal forming

A catalog and CD-ROM show photographs of tooling and stamping applications from the company's Production and Systems Groups. The first group produces sheet-metal products and assemblies for manufacturers of vehicle components, hardware, and appliances. The Systems Group builds tooling and metal-forming systems for manufacturing precision parts.

M.S. Willett Inc., 220 Cockeysville Rd., Cockeysville, MD 21030; FAX (410) 771-6972; .

Thermal imaging

Combining thermal and visual imaging capabilities, the ThermaCAM PM 695 automated infrared inspection system lets users see, measure, and document data needed for predictive maintenance. The rugged unit records and stores temperature analysis data and voice and text comments together with the thermal and visual images. A brochure details the camera's features and specifications.

FLIR Systems, 16 Esquire Rd., North Billerica, MA 01862; FAX (978) 901-8532; .

Water treatment

KDF 55 process medium is a high-purity formulation of copper-zinc alloy that reduces contaminants such as chlorine, bacteria, and heavy metals in water via an oxidation-reduction process. A brochure describes this process and includes charts, graphs, and illustrations detailing the medium's performance.

KDF Fluid Treatment Inc., Three Rivers Area Enterprise Park 1500 KDF Dr., Three Rivers, MI 49093-9287; FAX (616) 273-4400; .

Hose fittings

Bulletin 4480-B62-USA lists product specifications for 782 series hose and 78 series fittings. The products form an assembly suitable for use in construction and agricultural equipment.

Parker Hannifin Corp., 30240 Lakeland Blvd., Wickliffe, OH 44092; FAX (440) 943-3129; .


Designed to withstand high-pressure washdowns, WASHGUARD(R)motors, gearmotors, gear reducers, and drives are the subject of Bulletin 1500. Motors include the white epoxy-coated Duck motors, paint-free Super Duck versions with stainless steel frames, and All Stainless motors for the most critical applications.

Leeson Electric Corp., Box 241, Grafton, WI 53024-0241; FAX (262) 377-9025; .

Valve systems

Series 555/565/575 electro-pneumatic valve/sensor systems work with a variety of sensors to electrically operate pneumatic actuators that control drive belts, brakes, and carrier rollers. The modules are complete valve, wiring, and plumbing units for accumulation conveyor systems operating in either singulation mode or dual-zone sensing and function. More information is available in the brochure.

Humphrey Products, Box 2008, Kalamazoo, MI 49003; FAX (616) 381-4113; .


Ruggedized cases and containers are available in deep-drawn aluminum and plastic for transit, instrumentation, and other applications. A reference guide and catalog describe cases ranging from standard models for holding 19-inch panels to the most complex interior and exterior designs, and indicates containers that meet military specifications.

APW Zero Cases, 500 West 200 North, North Salt Lake, UT 84054; FAX (801) 292-9450; .


The 2000 Short Form Catalog contains condensed specifications for all the company's products and mechanical drawings for all packages. The information is arranged by power conversion function and includes navigators and product selection guides for various product families and applications.

International Rectifier, 233 Kansas St., El Segundo, CA 90245; FAX (310) 252-7100; .

Power transmission

Acondensed catalog provides descriptions and specifications for the company's full line of power transmission devices. Included are bearings, drives and components, and gearing products.

Emerson Power Transmission, Box 687, Maysville, KY 41056; FAX (606) 564-2239; .

Metal cutting

SV421 cutting tools feature an engineered coating system that lets the inserts handle the hard pearlite particles and soft ferrites found in nodular/ductile irons as well as the hard inclusions in the softer matrix materials of powdered metals. A brochure describes the coating layers, lists and illustrates the different insert types, and includes an application guide and a feed and speed guide.

Valenite Inc., Box 9636, Madison Heights, MI 48071-9636; FAX (248) 597-4902; .

Interconnection system

The Actuator Sensor-interface (AS-i) bus system replaces parallel wiring configurations by interconnecting binary devices, such as switches and actuators, with a two-wire bus cable. A catalog describes products that enable the company's standard electronic sensors to connect to an AS-i bus. These products include: controllers and gateways, power supplies, I/O devices, cable, and software.

ifm efector, 805 Springdale Dr., Exton, PA 19341; FAX (610) 524-2010; .

Servo drives

PC832 series high-performance servo drives offer high velocity-loop bandwidth and provide 2.7ARMS continuous and 5.3ARMS peak output. A selection guide describes this drive as well as other members of the PC800 family and the complete SC/SCE900 family. Information includes product features, technical data, connection diagrams, and performance curves.

Pacific Scientific, Box 106, Rockford, IL 61105-0106; FAX (815) 226-3080; .


"Storing and Re-Drying Electrodes" offers tips on how to care for both low-hydrogen and non-low-hydrogen electrodes used for welding. According to the company, electrodes that contain too much moisture may not operate properly, but properly re-drying the units can restore their ability to deposit quality welds.

Lincoln Electric, 22801 Saint Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44117-1199; .


The "MPLAB-Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Special Edition CD-ROM" packs technical information on the company's PICmicro(R)microcontrollers, a development tools guide, a detailed listing of development and production tools from third-party companies, C compiler demos, and a complete copy of MPLAB-IDE software. The Windows-based software lets users write, debug, and optimize PICicro(R)applications for firmware product designs.

Microchip Technology Inc., 2355 W Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85224-6199; FAX (480) 899-9210; .

Manufacturing cells

Module-Mation manufacturing cells use a reconfigurable column and spindle design to accommodate an array of applications. Each 3-axis module is available with a choice of three spindle types: belt, motorized or turret, and hardened say or roller bearing axis construction. Control accessories include limit switches, feedback systems, coolant systems, and piping and wiring. A brochure introduces these flexible manufacturing cells and their capabilities.

Russell T. Gilman Inc., Box 5, Grafton, WI 53024; FAX (262) 377-9438; .

Inspection equipment

Compact machine vision systems, laser displacement sensors, laser micrometers, and inductive gauging sensors are some of the instruments covered in a brochure that discusses the newest product-inspection techniques. The publication shows where instruments and targets should be positioned for best measurement and detection. And also mentions which of the company's products are best suited for different measurement applications.

Keyence Corp. of America, 50 Tice Blvd., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07675; FAX (201) 930-1883; .


Following a three-step selection guide printed on a poster lets engineers select the proper solid-state relay assembly for their applications. Users first choose the mechanical configuration of the relay, then determine line voltage, current load, and control input to get the manufacturer's model number for the appropriate assembly.

HBControls Inc., 32 Scotland Blvd. Unit 9, Bridgewater, MA 02324; FAX (508) 697-3469; .

Measuring devices

Measuring devices from 400 styles and types of rulers to optical microscopes capable of measurements as small as 0.0005 inch are covered in a this catalog. Other devices include linen testers, collimators, depth gauges, thickness gauges, and optical comparators for industrial and commercial applications.

GEI Int'l. Inc., Box 6849, Syracuse, NY 13217-6849; FAX (315) 463-9034; .


An updated product bulletin profiles PEM R'ANGLE self-clinching right-angle fasteners, which provide an attachment point in metal sheets as thin as 0.04 inch. Product data includes specifications, performance information, and installation procedures for Type RAA aluminum self-tapping fasteners and Type RAS steel threaded fasteners.

Penn Engineering & Mfg. Corp., 5190 Old Easton Rd., Danboro, PA 18916-1000; FAX (215) 766-0143; .

Framing systems

"Guide to Structural Aluminum Framing Systems" contains information on the manufacturer's complete line of ALE 5000 aluminum framing. The brochure includes performance charts, product specifications, and modular design capabilities.

AutomationSolutions, 3925 Cypress Dr., Petaluma, CA 94954; FAX (707) 981-9655; .

Magnetic shielding

Explaining the difference between RF and magnetic shielding for room enclosure applications, the RE-2 catalog also provides basic formulas and the saturation and attenuation calculations needed for designing these applications. Additionally, the catalog discusses the use of the company's CO-NETIC AA Perfection annealed sheets to cover the walls, floors, and ceilings of existing facilities.

Magnetic Shield Corp., 740 N Thomas Dr., Bensenville, IL 60106; FAX (630) 766-2813; .


The eighth edition of "Systems and Specifications, SSPC Painting Manual Volume 2" is an unabridged, collection of current SSPC standard consensus documents for preparing and coating steel and concrete structures for use in industrial, marine, and other corrosive environments. New subjects include wet abrasive blast cleaning, measuring dry coating thickness with magnetic gauges, applying thermal spray coatings, and retrieving and analyzing soluble salts on steel substrates.

The Society for Protective Coatings, 40 24th St. 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4656; FAX (412) 281-9992; .


Casters and wheels for industrial and institutional applications are the subject of this catalog. The company's products include Kingpinless-style heavy-duty casters, wheels, options, and parts. Resource pages cover caster selection, brakes, optional dimensions, and wheel selection.

Albion Industries, 800 N Clark St., Albion, MI 49224; FAX (517) 629-9501; .

Test software

A four-page brochure describes Micro-Check X-Y-Z software for inspecting and measuring engraved cells on rotogravure cylinders and anilox rolls. The software is available on the company's Tegatron and Micro-Check PC Rollscope systems for inspecting, measuring, and storing microscopic images on three axes in real time.

Shima America, 171 Internationale Blvd., Glendale Heights, IL 60139; FAX (630) 871-4574; .

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