Latest and Greatest Offerings in the Engineering Marketplace 25313

DN Staff

November 4, 2002

3 Min Read
Latest and Greatest Offerings in the Engineering Marketplace

Level sensor

LI Series level sensor uses capacitive sensing technology to detect the level of product for various fluid sensing applications. The level sensor can be used as an independent overflow protection device or with other level sensors for security against overflow. Level sensor also offers limit level detection in tanks, indicating the high or low level of fluids or solid materials including granulars, powders, and plastic regrind. ifm efector inc., Enter 682

Digital media processor

TMS320DM642(TM) is a fully programmable 600 MHz digital media processor offering on-chip integrated high-definition (HD)-capable video ports, multi-channel audio, and 66-MHz PCI connectivity. The TMS320DM642 is capable of processing up to four simultaneous MPEG-2 video decodes with D1 (720 x 480) resolution at 30 fps. Applications include video over IP, video-on-demand, and multi-channel digital video recording. Texas Instruments, Enter 683

CAD package

Total Modeling CAD brings together elements of the Power Solution software in an integrated combination of surface modeling, solid modeling, triangle modeling, reverse engineering, and decoration techniques. Modifications of complex designs are reportedly made easier and quicker, reducing product development cycles involving the use of rapid prototypes. Applications include modeling for footwear, packaging, and toys. DELCAM, Enter 684

CD source

Diamonex(R) Closed-Drift (CD) Source(TM) is designed for manufacturing processes with high flux ions, such as substrate cleaning, reactive ion beam etching, and ion beam assisted deposition of thin films. Used in DLC coating deposition, the CD source features a gridless design and an on-axis hollow cathode electron source that creates a neutral charge beam to eliminate the need for substrate bias. Morgan Advanced Ceramics, Enter 685

Metering pumps

Pocket bellows metering pumps are constructed of plastic and use bellows technology to provide chemical resistance and a smaller footprint. The pumps are self-priming, repeatable from stroke-to-stroke to plus or minus 0.75%, and can run dry. With flow rates ranging up to 252 ml/min, the pumps are available in four different bellows sizes. Applications include silver recovery systems, blood analyzing equipment, and dosing chemicals. Gorman-Rupp Industries, Enter 686

Soft start

ALSTART(R) 48 soft start features a patented Torque Control System (TCS), designed for asynchronous motors with voltage ratings from 208 to 690V ac. The soft start features a built-in Modbus protocol and Ethernet TCP/IP. Other optional network protocols available include FIPIO, Profibus DP, and DeviceNet. Applications include pumps, conveyors, fans, and compressors. Square D, Enter 687

Operational amplifiers

THS4271/5 high-speed operational amplifiers (op amps) provide a combination of speed and output signal quality with low distortion and noise. The op amps offer unity gain stability with 1.4 GHz unity-gain bandwidth, along with a 900V/mus slew rate, and a 2.8 nV voltage noise density. Op amps also feature a 2V peak-to-peak output signal. Applications include medical imaging, wireless communications, and test and measurement. Texas Instruments Inc., Enter 688

Cost control solutions

DFM Concurrent Costing Version 2.0 software analyzes the primary cost drivers associated with manufacturing parts. Intended for engineering organizations and their supply chains, it features a new Machine Library, offering machine characteristics and process rates, as well as fields for adding notes and equipment pictures. The software presents costs to manufacture parts via laser and plasma cutting, sheet metal stamping, turret pressworking, injection molding, plastic extrusion, and others. Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., Enter 689


The PZi Series intelligent pump with microprocessor controls enables it to accept both pulse and analog signals. The pump eliminates the need to change pump models to match the available voltage and delivers constant output when powered by any phase voltage from 94 to 264V ac. Pump is available in 11, 22, or 38 gpd capacities with pressure up to 140 psi. Applications include injection of chemicals, nutrients, and disinfectants. Neptune Chemical Pump Co. Inc., Enter 690

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