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Transparent tubing

CLEARFLO(R)fuel and oil tubing is a new grade of PVC tubing designed to remain flexible when used to transfer various fuels and oils. The tubing is said to extend the life of the products in which it is used by reducing breakdowns and maintenance. Applications include chemical, industrial, automotive, aviation, recreational, aerospace, appliance, and others.

NewAge Industries

Booth 8916

145 James Way

Southampton, PA 18966

FAX (215) 526-2191

Enter 563

Part protection

This company offers low-cost, custom-molded caps, plugs, and tabs for parts protection from moisture and dust in applications where standard sizes won't fit. Products include round, rectangular, and square caps up to 26 inches in length; pull tabs and grab tabs, which feature an additional surface area to give the user more grip; and HP series plugs, which are designed for easy removal without the use of tools.

Harman Corp.

Booth 7930

Box 80665 360 South Street

Rochester, MI 48307

FAX 248-651-4495

Enter 564

Vent panels

StreamShield(TM)EMI shielding air vent panels with fire retardant coating are designed to provide improved fire containment in electronic enclosures. The company's HEICF 1594 intumescent coating in the vents' honeycomb cells is said to expand rapidly on exposure to heat or flame, filling the cells with a carbonaceous foam which prevents flames from propagating.

Chomerics, Division of Parker Hannifin

Booth 6542

77 Dragon Ct.

Woburn, MA 01888

FAX (781) 933-4318

Enter 565


The Boss 32(TM)industrial microcontroller is said to provide the convenience of operator interface and the simplicity of PLC technology in a single package. Running under the IEC 1131-3 standard and utilizing the ISaGRAF(R)platform, the product has an 8 line by 42 character VFD graphics display or a 2x40-character VFD, 4 serial ports, touch memory interface, and 4 on board analog outputs.


Booth 7363

9778 Mount Gilead Rd.

Fredericktown, OH 43019

FAX 740-694-9035

Enter 566

Vacuum pumps

Delta Series liquid ring vacuum pumps feature a top-suction, top-discharge configuration, and are available in single and two-stage designs with capacities up to a reported 275 cfm. The EC single stage version features a vari-port design in close-coupled and pedestal mounted models. Materials available include cast iron, cast iron with bronze rotor, or cast iron with a stainless rotor.

Nash Engineering Co.

Booth 7061

9 Trefoil Dr.

Trumbull, CT 06611-1330

FAX (203) 459-3988

Enter 567

Control handle

The Control Handle with Blind Bore is said to be ISO9001 certified and features a zinc-die cast ergonomically-shaped body with a black powder pebble coated finish. The product has a ribbed surface which allows a balance of pressure to be applied, and is pre-drilled with two pilot holes to ease installation. Custom modifications such as set screw holes and cross holes are also available.

J.W. Winco Inc.

Booth 9106

Box 510035

New Berlin, WI 53151

FAX (800) 472-0670

Enter 568

Caged roller guide

Type SRG is said by its manufacturer to be the industry's first caged roller guide. The product uses the company's Caged Ball(TM)technology with an elastomeric bearing cage to isolate the rollers, which is said to eliminate roller-to-roller contact and roller skewing. This reportedly re-duces heat, friction, and noise, while increasing operating speeds, useful life of lubricants, and product life.

THK America

Booth 8511

200 E. Commerce Dr.

Schaumburg, IL 60173

FAX (847) 310-1182

Enter 569

Brushless motor

DIN34 series flange mount brushless motors have just been added to this company's line of motion control products. Said to offer the benefits of dc brushless motor technology, the motors are available in three standard lengths from 2 to 3.2 inches, are capable of peak torques up to a reported 250 to 350 oz.-in. at speeds up to 18,000 rpm.

BEI Kimco Magnetics

Booth 6639

804-A Rancheros Dr.

San Marcos, CA 92069

FAX (760) 744-0425

Enter 570

Piston package

Integrated Pistons(TM)combine piston, bearing and seal into one package for low, medium, and high pressure hydraulic cylinder applications. The product features a bearing with a large surface area, a precision-toleranced design, and intricately-machined surfaces. This is said to reduce side load effects, enabling the product to outperform competitors in aerial lifts, excavators, and industrial equipment.

Parker Hannifin

Booth 6542

14300 Alton Pkwy.

Irvine, CA 92618

FAX (949) 851-3799

Enter 571

Electrical connector

HARAX(R)is a detachable insulation displacement connector system designed for heavy industrial use. The product is said to combine the advantages of connectors and screwed cable glands into a single technology. Termination is achieved without the use of special tools by removing the cable insulation, inserting non-stripped wires into the product, and tightening the screw cap.

HARTING of North America

Booth 4201

1370 Bowes Rd.

Elgin, IL 60123-5538

FAX (847) 741-8257

Enter 572


The Model 471-3 Digital Thermo-Anemometer simultaneously takes air velocity and temperature readings with its telescoping and flexible stainless steel tip. Designed for use in making multiple duct-traverse measurements, the product has a gun-handle grip and a high-contrast LCD which shows readings in selectable ranges of feet per minute or meters per second, and in Fahrenheit or Celsius.

Dwyer Instruments

Booth 7753

Box 373

Michigan City, IN 46361-0373

FAX (219) 872-9057

Enter 573

Terminal block

Knife Edge Disconnect blocks are the latest addition to this company's taris family of terminal blocks. The product features built in test points with a lever disconnect switch, and is said to reduce wiring time by as much as 60%. A top-mounted knife edge disconnect switch allows technicians to either test or calibrate a circuit without disrupting existing wiring.

Wieland Electric

Booth 5131

49 International Rd.

Burgaw, NC 28425-0759

FAX 910-259-3691

Enter 574

Planetary gearhead

Harmonic Planetary(R)HPG Series gearheads incorporate elements of harmonic drive gearing to reduce backlash to reportedly less than 3 arc-min. The ring gear is said to flex in any direction while maintaining high torsional stiffness. This reportedly allows teeth of the internal ring to be preloaded against the teeth of the planet gears, resulting in a planetary gearhead which provides consistently low backlash, high efficiency, and high output speeds.

HD Systems Inc.

Booth 417

89 Cabot Ct.

Hauppauge, NY 11788

FAX (631) 231-6803

Enter 575

Shielding gasket

Low profile gasket 125G28 from this company features a quick-release backing on its double-sided pressure-sensitive tape which is said to speed installation time for EMI/RFI shielding. The product is made of beryllium copper and is rated to provide shielding to 100 db attenuation levels. The product can also be used in bi-directional applications, and can close gaps as small as 0.02 inch.

Tech-Etch Inc.

Booth 8873

45 Aldrin Rd.

Plymouth, MA 02360

FAX (508) 746-9639

Enter 576

Vision sensor

The F150-3 vision sensor features two cameras for simultaneous inspection and measurement at a lower cost than comparable PC-based vision solutions. The system allows for two-angle measurement, while Windows(R)-based setup software is also said to allow the user to configure powerful and flexible inspection programs. Adjustments to the program may be made in the field using a handheld console.

Omron Electronics

Booth 4511

1 Commerce Dr. Suite 250

Schaumburg, IL 60173

FAX (847) 843-7787

Enter 577

Stepper motors

PF468 Series Stepper Motors are a new line of low cost NEMA 23 size steppers which feature higher torque to increase load size and improve throughput without the need for larger frame size motors. The product is available in four amp rating combinations including 7.2 V/1.0 amp per phase and 1.0 V/4.0 amp per phase.

Nyden Corp.

Booth 436

2610-B North First St.

San Jose, CA 95134-2014

FAX (408) 232-7701

Enter 578


Designed to be a lower-cost replacement for rubber, polylastomer products consist of rubber-like bumpers, feet, suction cups, grommets, seals, and bushings. Products made from this material are said to be superior to rubber for skid resistance and dimensional tolerances.

Bruce Plastics Inc.

Booth 7757

4100 Steubenville Pike Box 4547

Pittsburgh, PA 15205

FAX (412) 922-2380

Enter 579

Linear actuator

Size 23 non-captive linear actuators have just been added to company's hybrid motor line. They feature engineering thermoplastics in the rotor drive nut and a stainless steel ACME lead screw, which is said to offer longer life than typical stainless steel and bronze combinations.

Haydon Switch & Instrument

Booth 7557

1500 Meriden Rd.

Waterbury, CT 06705-6705

FAX (805) 523-0006

Enter 580

Scissor lifts

Scissor lifts and accessories now include a number of new models to satisfy a wide range of customer requirements. They range from hydraulic, pneumatic, low-profile, heavy-duty, stainless steel, and ergonomic lifts, as well as tilters, dumpers, and upenders, to turntables and stackers. The line also offers increased speed of operation, different platform sizes, and increased load capacity.

Joyce/Dayton Corp.

Booth 7331

3400 Office Park Dr. Box 1630

Dayton, OH 45401

FAX (937) 297-7173

Enter 581

Pneumatic swing clamps

8400 Series quick-acting pneumatic swing cylinder clamps have just been added to this company's product line. The series features a 1/2 inch vertical stroke and 75 lbs. of clamping force at 100 psig. The product adjusts automatically on every cycle with clamping forces ranging from 27 to 105 lb, and operating pressure from 40 to 130 psig. The clamps also have multiple mounting and arm options.

De-Sta-Co Industries

Booth 8102

31791 Sherman Dr.

Madison Heights, MI 49071

FAX (248) 397-6734

Enter 582

Linear guides

Dolphin Guides are designed to make linear motion simple to design, install, and maintain. They feature a simple two-part construction, which, according to the company, eliminates hundreds of subcomponents and results in an assembly up to 70% tighter. Additionally, the company's self-lubricating FrelonGOLD(TM)plane bearing material is said to eliminate all metal-to-metal contact and shaft damage.

Pacific Bearing

Booth 7433

Box 6980

Rockford, IL 61125

FAX (815) 389-5790

Enter 583

Integrated motor

Series 3564 BC is a totally integrated brushless dc motor, amplifier, and full function motion control module. The motor features the System Faulhaber(R)coil, precision machining and molding, and design miniaturization expertise. It can control motion, velocity, and position, as well as torque control, stepping mode operation, and variable fault protection programming.

Micro Mo Electronics

Booth 9270

14881 Evergreen Ave.

Clearwater, FL 33762-3008

FAX (727) 573-5918

Enter 584

Wave springs

Wave springs from this company are available in single-turn, bearing preload, and peak to peak styles for a variety of static and/or dynamic axial compression applications. The products are load bearing devices and are said to take up play and compensate for dimensional variations within assemblies in a manner similar to wire springs-while requiring less axial space for the same deflection.

Kaydon-Spirolox Div

Booth 9027

29 Cassens Ct

Fenton, MO 63026

Enter 585

Non-spill couplings

ChemQuick(R)CQN08 series quick disconnect couplings are designed for high flow, ultrapure aggressive chemical fluid applications. The products feature a patented no-spill design which is said to allow safe, instant line disconnects and a metal-free, spring-free flow path. They are also said to minimize downtime and reduce maintenance costs.

Colder Products Co.

Booth 8253

1001 Westgate Dr.

St. Paul, MN 55114

FAX (651) 604-0214

Enter 586

Safety barrier

Intrinsic Safety Barriers from this company are designed for use with their UL, CUL, and CENELEC rated encoders. The product is galvanically isolated, which is said to eliminate the need for an earth ground, and also combines the power and signal barriers into a single package. Optional differential line drivers are said to make the product compatible with a number of controllers, counters, and PLCs.

BEI Sensors & Systems - Industrial Encoder Div.

Booth 6639

7230 Hollister Ave.

Goleta, CA 93117

FAX 805-968-3154

Enter 587

Motion control

MicroLYNX is said to be a complete motion control solution in a compact panel mounted assembly. The product integrates a bipolar stepper motor, microstepping drive, and a programmable indexer with expandable I/O and multiple communication ports-which all run off a single power supply. Applications include packaging, medical, semiconductor, labelling, inspection, engraving, and material handling.

Intelligent Motion Systems Inc.

Booth 9230

Box 457, 370 N. Main St.

Marlborough, CT 06447

FAX (860) 295-6107

Enter 588

Swaging machine

FP20 swaging machine is said to handle hose up to 11/4 inch, has a maximum swaging range to 68 mm, produces a reported 150 tons of swaging force at up to 2,300 swages per hour. Two controller options are available: Computerized, digital VS control, which is said to store up to 200 parameters and configurations; and IS control, in which diameter is controlled by a dial, and which offers automatic and semi-automatic operation.

Finn-Power USA

Booth 536

710 Remington Rd

Schaumburg, IL 60173

FAX (847) 885-9692

Enter 589

Battery contacts

Dual Polarity battery contacts with left and right configurations have just been added to this company's product line. One version features a coil spring negative contact and a button-type positive, and is designed for use with AAA, AAAA, and N batteries in molded cases or self-contained battery compartments. Another version features a leaf spring negative contact for use with A and AA batteries, for low contact resistance.

Keystone Electronics Corp.

Booth 7946

31-07 20th Rd.

Astoria, NY 11105-2017

FAX (718) 956-9040

Enter 590


MINIRAIL is a product family of two-row miniature profile guideways for precision motion control in tightly packaged operations. Made of stainless steel, with a ball-retainer design which is said to simplify assembly and maintenance and thus reduce cost. Applications include automated printed circuit board assembly, microelectronics, semiconductor production, metrology, and optics positioning.

Schneeberger Inc.

Booth 8521

11 DeAngelo Dr.

Bedford, MA 01730

FAX 781-275-4749

Enter 591

Retaining rings

Constant Section Retaining Rings are now available from this company for either internal or external mounting in housings or on shafts. Once installed, they serve as shoulders for retaining parts and are said to be an economical alternative to traditional fasteners such as screws, nuts, or bolts. The product is available in a number of cutoff styles for ease of installation and removal.

Rotor Clip Co.

Booth 9157

187 Davidson Ave.

Somerset, NJ 08873

FAX (732) 469-7898

Enter 592

Flexible cables

Chainflex(R)high-flex electrical cables are designed for use with automated energy supplies in cable carriers on moving carriages. Tested by the company at various speeds, bend radii, temperatures, travels, and cycle durations, the product is said to extend the life of machinery by reducing wear. The company also offers full Energy Chain Systems, including cables, carrier, shelving, and separators.

igus inc.

Booth 7326

Box 14349

East Providence, RI 02914

FAX (401) 438-7270

Enter 593

Motor and driver

AXH Series 30 and 50 watt mini-brushless dc motor and board-level driver packages are said to reduce volume by as much as 55% over motor and driver packages of the same power. Speed regulation is reportedly within 1% over a 25:1 speed range, while standard control protection functions guard against overload currents, over voltage, under voltage, over speed, and out-of-phase power.

Oriental Motor Corp.

Booth 8742

2570 W 237th St.

Torrance, CA 90505

FAX (310) 325-4146

Enter 594

Virtual prototyping

DADS 9.6 is a virtual prototyping tool designed to predict and analyze the dynamic behavior of vehicles, aircraft, and other mechanical systems during their design. A new Durability Interface allows data to be exported to the company's FALANCS program for stress analysis, while the Optimus interface allows systems to be optimized for weight, strength, cost, and other design parameters.

LMS Cadsi

Booth 7406

2651 Crosspark Rd.

Coralville, IA 52241

FAX (319) 626-3488

Enter 595

Miniature bellows

Electrodeposited micro miniature Nickel bellows are available with diameters as small as 0.5 mm, and are designed for use as pressure responsive devices, micro seals, precision springs, and electrical contacts, or flexible micro couplings. The product is said to be suitable for dynamic sealing applications, and can be designed for a variety of stroke and pressure combinations.

Servometer Corp.

Booth 6559

501 Little Falls Rd.

Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

FAX (973) 785-0756

Enter 596

Dc servomotor

SmartMotors(TM)now include an optional ultra-high resolution encoder option. Standard features include a controller, amplifier, PLC, power supplies, and a network manager built into a high performance brushless dc servomotor. Sizes 23 and 34 are now available with the "-VRE" option, which allows resolution up to a reported 256,000 counts per revolution.

Animatics Corp.

Booth 420

3050 Tasman Dr.

Santa Clara, CA 95054


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