Substrate support system
The In-Line Red-E-Set is a substrate support system made to increase machine uptime by eliminating board flex, reducing defects, and decreasing set-up time by as much as 84 percent. Spring-loaded, non-abrasive support pins, spaced closely for maximum support, lock a board in place. Featuring 1.5-inch wide modules, the system is reportedly capable of providing 40-inch board support length, while eliminating board flex. Applications include dispensing systems, pick-and-place equipment, and most automatic screen printers.
Production Solutions, Inc., www.productionsolutions.com.
E-Line swing-handle is designed to automatically open, or lock, through the manual actuation of the swing-handle. Eliminating the need for keys, the handle is released when a servomotor enables the correct bolt to be pulled back. An integrated LED indicates authorized access with colors.
Designed to mount wires or cables in enclosures, the PEM(R) TY-D(TM) self-clinching cable tie-mounts reportedly save production time and money by eliminating loose hardware. Panels remain flush and closed to eliminate EMI/RFI or dust and dirt contamination. With no adhesives, tie-mounts do not fail over time and temperature cycling.
PEM Fastening Systems, www.pemnet.com.
ARclear(TM) 8930-Strippable Acrylic Transfer Adhesive and ARclear(TM) 8932-Silicone Transfer Adhesive are engineered for the company's Optically Clear Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Technologies for the Display Screen/Flat Panel Display Industry. ARclear 8930 is a 1.0 mil strippable, acrylic optically clear transfer adhesive used in applications requiring high quality optical properties and preservation of expensive components. ARclear 8932 is a 2.0 mil silicone-based transfer adhesive designed for extreme temperature and low flammability.
Adhesives Research Inc., www.adhesivesresearch.com.
Quick Twist Connector Line is a helical seal design intended as a liquid tight seal, connecting fitting to conduit. According to the company, the one-piece connector line saves time and money by not requiring installation tools.
Heyco Products Inc., www.heyco.com.
Plexus MA 820 Methacrylate Metal Bonding Adhesive is a two-part, low-odor adhesive gel designed for tough metal bonding applications, as in RV, marine, bus, and heavy truck manufacturing. According to the company, the gel cures with no surface task in a working time of 4-6 minutes, and reaches 75% of ultimate strength in 15-20 minutes. Adhesive is supplied in cartridges, 5-gallon pails, and 50-gallon drums.
ITW Plexus, www.itwplexus.com.
The urethane-encapsulated Soft Key is designed for use in appliances, membrane switches, temperature instrumentation, graphic display terminals, and hand-held devices. An X-Y-Z axis machine controls the urethane amount and flow in forming the keypad. The keypad is both abrasion and chemical resistant, and may be used indoor or outdoor.
Marking Specialists/PTI, www.marking-specialists.com.
NightHawk(TM) Extra Protection Enclosures are designed for use in hazardous locations, requiring increased safety. Enclosures are made of a specialized, proprietary fiberglass SMC formulation, developed in the company's FormRight custom SMC compound. A silicone gasket resists high temperature and corrosion. Meeting Class I T5 temperature requirements, the enclosures are certified as acknowledged components in Class I and Zone 1 and 2 environments.
Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures, www.stahlin.com.
Master Bond Polymer System EP51AO, the two-component, ceramic-filled epoxy resin, is thermally conductive up to 8 Btu/hr/ft2 /F/in at 75F, and electrically insulative with over 1012 ohm cm electrical volume resistivity. Used in heat dissipative bonding, sealing, and potting assemblies, it cures with a one-to-one mix ratio, weight, or volume. Adhesion works with both metallic and nonmetallic substrates, and in a temperature range of -65 to over 250F.
Master Bond Inc., www.masterbond.com.
Loctite(R) 34580 is an acrylic adhesive made as a replacement to zinc phosphate in e-coated surface bonding. The single component adhesive cures at room temperature and is temperature resistant from -40 to 350F, reportedly maintaining flexibility and high tensile strength. The yellow bonding paste can be used in motor magnet assembly and other structural bonding, particularly in automotive underhood applications.
Hydraulic swaging unit
The air-actuated hydraulic swaging unit (AHSU), powered by shop air, is made to reduce makeup torque and installation time. Featuring corrosion-resistant, interchangeable, stainless steel, it swages .25, 3/8, and .50 inch and 6, 8, 10, and 12 mm tube-fitting ferrules. Pre-swaged fittings and the company's gap inspection gauge are gaugeable on installation. A .25-inch tube-fitting air inlet port connects to shop air systems.
Silicone potting compound
Loctite(R) 34082 is a flowable, non-corrosive transparent silicone paste that cures at up to 22-mm depth under initial UV light cure. Developed without plasticizers that shrink the cured paste, the single-component, thixotropic material is used in automotive potting applications such as electronic and electrical components, door latch potting, and assemblies under the hood and in the interior cockpit.
Designed as a replacement to standard slip clutches, the Power Ring reportedly maintains accurate torque control while decreasing degradation. The ring features a modified corrugation profile, and a factory-coated solid lubricant that eliminates the need for separate high-pressure greases. According to the company, the ring improves component assembly and process control during manufacture.
USA Tolerance Rings, www.usatolerancerings.com.
Air operated conveyors
Threaded Line Vac Air Operated Conveyors are intended to form a conveying system for bulk materials, attaching to plumbing pipe couplers with ordinary pipe. Used in long-distance conveying of large volumes of materials, the conveyors operate by ejecting compressed air that creates a vacuum on one end and high output flows on the other end. Compressed air pressure regulation gives users control over conveying rate.
Exair Corp., www.exair.com.