A utomotive fasteners, including stainless steel ties, bands, and clamps are the subject of this company's brochure. Features include an application guide and a description of the reported benefits of stainless steel fasteners over other materials. Application tools are also included in the catalog, as well as instructions for downloading CAD drawings and other related information from the company's website.
BAND-IT , Box 16307, Denver, CO 80216; FAX 303-333-6549.
F lexible fluoropolymer fluid transfer hose assemblies and fittings are all covered in this catalog, which features photographs, engineering drawings, and a selection and application guide. Technical specifications for the product line are also provided, including chemical resistance charts, pressure and vacuum ratings, physical properties, and installation instructions.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics , 150 Dey Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470-4699; FAX (973) 696-4056; www.tygon.com .
R ollway(R)spherical roller bearings are the subject of this new catalog. The bearings are available in metric sizes from 40 mm through 480 mm, in nine different series, in either tapered or cylindrical bore designs. The catalog provides dimensions, selection and engineering data, radial clearance tables interchange information, and special bearing designs for application on vibrating screens.
Emerson Power Transmission , Box 687, Maysville, KY 41056; FAX (606) 564-2239; www.emerson-ept.com .
Rings and clamps
T his brochure features tools for installation and removal of retaining rings and self-compensating hose clamps. Photos and technical specifications are provided for all of the company's retaining ring and hose clamp manual and automatic assembly tools.
Rotor Clip Co. , 187 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ 08875; FAX 732-469-7333; www.rotorclip.com .
M icroTouch(TM) high performance test contactors are the subject of this catalog. Data sheets for different product categories are provided, including performance specifications. Products covered include those in compliant lead and area array packages, as well as specific IC applications for Rambus(R)memory and high-performance RF parts. Data sheets can be ordered separately or accessed electronically.
3M , 2982 Cleveland Ave. N, Roseville, MN 55113; www.3m.com .
S pring loaded devices, leveling devices, and other mechanical components are all covered in this pocket catalog. Spring-loaded devices outlined include standard, stubby, ball, and quick-release plungers in threaded and non-threaded bodies, and mechanical devices such as screws, torque handles, tooling flanges, and more. Specifications including size, material, and application information is also provided.
Vlier , 40 Guest St., Brighton, MA 02135-9105; FAX (617) 783-2436.
Racks and pinions
C atalog C-20 covers the company's three lines of racks and pinions. Designated the T, P, and M Series, the lines differ by levels or precision and the strength of steel used. Standard racks are available in DP (inches) or Module (metric) tooth sizes and in three different cross sections. Smooth running, matching pinions are available for all rack sizes, and a technical information section is also provided.
Mijno Precision Gearing , 406 N. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068; FAX (847) 698-9040; www.mijno.com .
S eries BSR balanced, air-operated shut-off valves for ultra pure and corrosive applications are featured in this brochure. The compact valves are designed for liquid service ranging from full vacuum to pressures up to 150 psi, while the balanced aspect means that the valve outlet pressure, commonly known as back pressure, can be as high as the inlet pressure without affecting performance.
Plast-O-Matic Valves, 1384 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009; FAX (973) 256-4745; www.plast-o-matic.com .
S tandard and RF custom coaxial connectors, including 400 new items, are the subject of this catalog. Featured products include BNC, TMC, UHF, MINI-UHF, MB, MHV, SMB, SMA,MCX, MMCX, 7/16 DIN, FME, and LMR Series corrugated cable connectors, and reverse polarity, reverse thread, and metric thread connectors. Product specifications for over 2000 products are provided.
RF Connectors , 7610 Miramar Rd., San Diego, CA 92126; FAX (858) 549-6345; www.rfindustries.com .
C arry Set and Level Pad series anti-vibration leveling casters and leveling pads are said to provide a safe and easy way to move and level equipment and appliances while eliminating the effects of vibration on equipment operation in press room applications. The products are also said to be adaptable to any kind of floor, allowing equipment to be arranged in any configuration needed.
Orii of America , 1895 Airport Exchange Blvd., Building A Suite 230, Erlanger, KY 41018; FAX (606) 746-3319; www.oriiusa.com .
T his company's new CD-ROM catalog is said to provide engineers with the information they need to access online and create print versions of their TVSS Engineering, Core Engineering, and Mission Critical catalogs. Technical specifications and ordering information for the entire line is provided. Products featured include power distribution and conditioning units, rotary motor generator sets, static transfer switches, high-isolation transformers, and emergency lighting inverters.
United Power;FAX (804) 358-7262.
R FI/EMI shielding products for shielding applications including doors, panels, covers, connectors, enclosures, and cabinets are the subject of this catalog. Features include scale drawings and compression values for beryllium copper finger stock strips, including No-Snag fingers, Omni contacts, panel gaskets, strip gaskets, cylindrical and spherical contacts, and contact rings.
Tech-Etch Inc. , 45 Aldrin Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360; FAX (508) 746-9639; www.tech-etch.com .
"C ompressed Air Treatment Solutions" is a CD-ROM that contains design tools for those who specify, design, or operate compressed air systems. Features include a product selection guide and technical specifications for individual treatment systems. Also included is a dew point calculator which shows the relationships between dew points, volume rates, pressures, and water removal amounts from the compressor inlet to the drying system outlet.
Van Air Systems, Inc. , 2950 Mechanic St., Lake City, PA 16423-2095; FAX (800) 826-2471; www.vanairsystems.com .
T urf damage by lawn and garden equipment is said to be reduced by the bi-directional clutches featured in this catalog. The products are said to provide automatic four-wheel drive in both directions on demand, which increases productivity while reducing the need for turf repair. Application drawings, mounting configurations, operational details and other information are also provided.
Hilliard Corp. , 100 West 4th St., Elmira, NY 14902-1504; FAX (607) 737-1108; www.hilliardcorp.com .
T he "Hydraulic Bargains" catalog is said to offer discounts on hydraulic equipment, including power units from 3 to 60 hp, variable speed transmission drives, hydraulic motors, cylinders, filters, pumps, speed reducers, and other products. Also included is a product selection guide, and technical, scientific, and performance information on hydraulics and hydraulics products.
Roberts Electric , 311 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607; FAX (312) 829-1365.
P rocessing and troubleshooting guidelines for this company's Fortron(R)polyphenylene sulfide are the topic of this brochure. Key processing properties for the product are reviewed, including its high dimensional stability as related to shrinkage, warpage, annealing, tolerances, and others. Also included are technical specifications and a guide to solving common processing problems.
Ticona , 90 Morris Ave., Summit, NJ 07901; www.ticona.com .
I nverter drive(R)and vector drive(R)energy saving industrial electric motors and drives are the subject of this brochure. Features include exploded views of the products, electrical and mechanical design characteristics, performance data, and an explanation of features such as ISR(R)(Inverter Spike Resistant(R)) wire and POLYREX(R)EM grease. Information on accessories such as encoders and cables is also provided.
Baldor/Normag , Box 2400, Fort Smith, AR 72902-2400; FAX (501) 648-5792.
I nformation on this company's Tanker(R)2 B Series compact height nitrogen gas springs for industrial applications is now available. Technical specifications, dimensional data, mounting option illustrations, force charts, and ordering information are all provided, along with information on applications, hoses and fitting assembly, control panels, and mounting recommendations.
Hyson Products , 10367 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, OH 44141; FAX (440) 526-5900; www.asbg.com .
F inding solutions to design problems through the use of polyurethane is the goal of this group's brochure. Properties and capabilities of the material are covered, and a guide to purported advantages over other products is included. Applications range from gears, sprockets, heavy duty truck bushings, skateboard and in-line skate wheels, mining sizing screens, and energy-absorbing shoe soles, to prototype parts, business machines, and paper mill rollers.
Polyurethane Manufacturers Association , 800 Roosevelt Rd Building C, Suite 20, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137; FAX (630) 790-3095; www.pmahome.org .
P olycarbonate and aluminum profiles and accessories for architectural and greenhouse glazing applications are described in this company's literature. Available designs include connector, base, cap, flashing, and ridge designs to fit structured sheets from 6 to 16 mm, in both standard and custom color options. Accessories covered include fasteners, screws, seals, sealing tapes, and silicone caulking materials.
Polygal , 1227 Barberry Dr, Janesville, WI 53545; FAX (608) 757-1525; www.polygalusa.com .
C ustom molded industrial and protective plastic enclosures are the subject of this company's catalog. Services covered include custom design and molding services, mold-filling analysis and concept visualization, computer-aided product design, prototyping, in-house tool design and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining. Materials available include polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, nylon, and vinyl.
Niagara Plastics Co. , 7090 Edinboro Rd., Erie, PA 16509; FAX (800) 358-4391; www.niagaraplastics.com .
Linear and rotary actuators
L edex(R)and Dormeyer(R)linear and rotary solenoid actuators reportedly offer the best possible combinations of quality and cost for advanced performance designs and price-sensitive volume applications. They are featured in this guide, which contains product overviews and other information on Ledex and Dormeyer products. A selection guide, application ideas, and design consideration are also included. Customization capabilities and plant operation information is available as well.
Automotive Composites Alliance , 3310 West Big Beaver Rd., Suite 144, Troy, MI 48084-2902; FAX (248) 649-4889; www.autocomposites.org .
A condensed version of this company's hydraulic product catalog is now available. Complete technical information and specifications are provided for products such as valves, piston and vane pumps, and piston and vane motors. Applications for the products include off-highway and construction vehicles, mining equipment, pulp and paper processing, chemicals, ships and ordnance, machine tooling, and plastic molding.
Denison Hydraulics , 14249 Industrial Pkwy., Marysville, OH 43040; FAX (937) 642-3738; www.denisonhydraulics.com .
B imetallic barrels for use in extrusion and injection molding are covered in this company's brochure. Product lines featured include AR-1000, for general purposes; SuperCarb, for high abrasion resistance; CR-3680, for extreme corrosion environments; and CR-3000 for specialty applications. Technical information including physical properties and chemical composition is also provided.
New Castle Industries , Box 7359, New Castle, PA 16107; FAX (724) 656-5620; www.newcas.com .
D irectional and circuit control valves, solenoid valves, accessories, manifolds, and fittings for miniature pneumatics applications are the topic of this catalog. The company's two, three, and four-way valves feature closed cross-over for precise control and swivel input or output ports ranging from 10/32 to 1/4 Push-In. Other products featured include air jets, quick disconnects, couplers, and tubing, as well as custom designed components.
Pneumadyne , 12975 16th Ave. North, Plymouth, MN 55441; FAX (763) 559-0547; www.pneumadyne.com .
A utomated Deburring With Brushes" is a guide to the selection and use of this company's line of deburring products and accessories. A guide to deburring applications is provided, as well as a burr classification system for determining burr size and selecting the appropriate products and processes. Products featured include wire wheel, Nylox(R)wheel, disc, cup, end, and tube brushes specifications are outlined.
Weiler Corporation , One Wildwood Dr., Cresco, PA 18326; www.weilercorp.com .
N ylon fittings for a variety of applications are covered in this brochure. Sizes range from 1/8 to 2 inches, and include thread-to-thread, thread-to-barb, and barb-to-barb connections. Product types offered include couplings, adapters, elbows, tees, menders, nipples, bushings, plugs, and nuts. The fittings are made of type-6 virgin resins, which are said to be resistant to a range of chemicals, including agricultural chemicals, sodium compounds, and petroleum products.
Bee Valve , 1150 Taylor St, Elyria, OH 44035; FAX (440) 366-0198.
V alTru(TM)high density rubber collets described in this brochure are said to offer twice the clamping strength of split steel collets while maintain grip and accuracy. Technical information and illustrations are provided for the 28 available sizes from 1/8 to 5/32 inch to 31/32 inch to 1 inch, while a table shows the four different collet sets that are available for machining needs.
Valenite Inc. , 31700 Research Park Dr. Box 9636, Madison Hts., MI 48071-9636; FAX (248) 597-4902; www.valenite.com .
Turning and threading
S eco Capto quick change tooling and clamping units, toolholders, spare parts, and accessories are covered in this company's catalog and technical guide. The products are designed for a variety of turning and threading applications, while the catalog provides guidelines on tool selection, service instructions, and tool descriptions including cutting data and technical diagrams.
Carboloy Inc. , Box 330237, Detroit, MI 48232-6237; FAX (810) 497-5602; www.carboloy.com .
T he FogBuster low-pressure coolant sprayer system is said to deliver coolant fluids to parts without fine atomization, eliminating unwanted coolant mists or fogs. Designed for milling, drilling, lathe, and other machine tool applications, the system is said to increase tool life and improve material finishes by directing coolant accurately to the workpiece along with a strong air stream which cools, clears chips, and keeps the work area clean.
Hench Manufacturing , 1510-C Avenida De La Estrella, San Clemente, CA 92672; FAX (949) 492-0416; www.fogbuster.com .
E ngineered and manufactured for lower flow applications, this company's Centry Series of centrifugal pumps is said to outperform ANSI magnetically coupled pumps in applications such as transfer, circulation, blending, unloading, and heat transfer. The product is said to offer longer service life through features including magnetic couplings, stainless steel construction, and long bearing life.
Liquiflow , 443 North Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027; FAX (908) 518-1847; www.liquiflow.com .
P lastic nut, leadscrew, and ballscrew assemblies for linear motion applications are covered in this company's 2000 catalog, which includes information on continuing product lines as well as new offerings. New products include the XCM-1800 Advanced Anti-Backlash Nut, and a number of new metric, low head, and left hand thread screws for greater design flexibility.
BSA; FAX (408) 629-2620; www.ballscrews.com.
T antalum and Hastelloy immersion steam coils heat exchangers for use in steel pickling applications are covered in this product bulletin. The manufacturer says that the products offer superior heat transfer, high corrosion resistance, easy installation, space savings, and reduced repair and maintenance. A case history describing the use of the product to heat acid baths is also provided.
Astrocosmos Metallurgical , 3225 W Old Lincoln Way Box 1229, Wooster, OH 44691
E LCOM ST(TM)slotted brushless dc servomotors are designed to be a cost-effective alternative to slotless brushless motors. They reportedly feature high-energy bonded neodymium magnets for optimal performance. Continuous torque outputs up to 49 oz-inch can be achieved and three standard stack lengths (1/2, 1, and 2 inches) are available. "Bulletin EST" also states that the motors can deliver speeds up to 8,000 rpm and power output up to 186W.
Pittman, 343 Godshall Dr., Harleysville, PA 19438-0003; FAX (215) 256-1338; www.pittmannet.com.
I ntegrated measurement systems for a variety of heavy industries are the topic of this company's short form PDF catalog. Products covered include mechanical DP and pressure indicators, ultrasonic level measurement devices, flow computers, totalizers, and batch controllers, for use in oil, gas, custody transfer, bulk fuel storage, chemical process, cryogenics, and power generation applications.
Barton Instruments , 900 S Turnbull Canyon Rd, City Of Industry, CA 91745; www.barton-instruments.com .
T emperature measurement and monitoring of sensitive materials is the subject of this company's catalog. Products available include temperature, humidity, shock and pressure data loggers, temperature recording labels, liquid crystal thermometer labels, infrared thermometers, oven profilers, low-cost freeze recorders and other shipping environment recorders.
Telatemp Corp. , 351 So. Raymond Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831; FAX (714) 870-8136; www.telatemp.com .
C V Series machine vision systems are the subject of a new CD-ROM Quick Guide. A product overview is provided, as well as a guide to employing the company's systems in a variety of detection and inspection applications, including plastics, metal/steel, semiconductor, electronics, automotive, food, and pharmaceutical industries.
Keyence Corp. of America , 50 Tice Blvd., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07675; FAX (210) 930-1883; www.keyence.com .
M otion control products are covered in this company's brochure. Products featured include overrunning, bidirectional, intermittent motion, torque
limiting, and centrifugal clutches; permanent magnet and electric brakes; and Triflex series, caliper, electrically released, and disc brakes. Technical information including specifications and size ranges is also provided.
Hilliard Corp. , 100 West 4th St., Elmira, NY 14902-1504; FAX (607) 737-1108; www.hilliardcorp.com .
T he Integral Motor Micro Plus Linear Positioning Stages are constructed with built-in servomotors. They are intended to decrease overall system size, while providing increased dynamic performance, and feature a magnetic rotor assembly configured directly on the ball screw. A rotary encoder senses position directly from the screw shaft. The design reportedly eliminates mechanical errors and compliant parts, such as motor mounting brackets and flexible couplings. Gearheads, gearmotors, servomotors, and amplifiers are also discussed in the company literature.
Bayside Motion Group, 27 Seaview Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050; FAX (516) 484-5496; www.baysidemotion.com .
D eep drawn aluminum carrying and instrument cases are the subject of this company's reference guide and catalog. Product lines featured include the rectangular Valuline Series, which is available with three closure options and panels for installing instrumentation in electronic equipment. Also covered is the Centurion Elite, which is available with EMI/RFI shielding, foam inserts, or panel mounts.
Zero Enclosures , 500 W 200 N, North Salt Lake, UT 84054; FAX (801) 292-9450; www.zerocases.com .
T his company offers a variety of solutions for detection, separation, and vibratory problems in the plastics industry. Some include: analog and microprocessor metal detectors, to detect the presence of ferrous, non-ferrous, and stainless steel metals; vertical reject systems, for detection and removal of ferrous, non-ferrous, and stainless metal contaminants in gravity-fed powder or granulated products; plate and grate magnets, for protecting product purity; and vibratory feeders, for high-speed feeding of light, bulky materials. These products and more are highlighted in the "Equipment for the Plastics Industry" brochure.
Eriez Magnetics , 2200 Asbury Rd. Box 10608, Erie, PA 16514; FAX (814) 833-3348; www.eriez.com .
T his company has announced a CD-ROM which details its open die and rolled ring forging capabilities. Products include bars, blanks, rings, hubs, spindles and shafts, hollows, and uniquely shaped forgings. Details of secondary in-house services are also provided, including rough turning and milling, drilling and boring, torch cutting, saw cutting, heat treating, and testing.
Scot Forge; FAX (847) 587-2000; www.scotforge.com.
T hermoplastic engineered pumps are said by their manufacturer to be a cost effective replacement for pumps made of stainless steel and other alloys for the handling of corrosive or abrasive fluids. This technical paper analyzes reasons for using the pumps, and gives detailed information which shows the physical properties of thermoplastics, thermosets, and stainless steel. Selection and maintenance guidelines are also provided.
Vanton Pump & Equipment , 201 Sweetland Ave., Hillside, NJ 7205; FAX 908-686-9314; www.vanton.com .
M inVac(TM)and airOlift(TM)lifters are two product lines covered by this company's brochure. The minVac is designed to replace vacuum tube lifters through the use of a Venturi pump to lift semi-porous and non-porous products. The airOlift is a semi-rigid, twin-cylinder manipulator which is said to need only one hanging point on workstation crane systems for load positioning.
Conec , 650 Ore St., Box 40, Bowmanstown, PA 18030; FAX (610) 852-2316; www.airolift.com .
Blowoff and cooling
B lowoff and cooling products are covered in this company's technical guide and catalog. Products featured include the Super Air Knife for part blowoff and drying, UL Listed Cabinet Coolers for electrical enclosures, and the Adjustable Spot Cooler for cooling plastic and metal parts. New items have also been added to the company's conveying, industrial housekeeping, and static elimination product lines.
Exair , 1250 Century Circle N., Cincinnati, OH 45243-3309; FAX (513) 671-3363; www.exair.com .
Caps and plugs
F ree samples and literature are now available from this company for its line of tapered caps and plugs, which are said to provide firm, friction-fitted protection for all threaded and non-threaded internal and external fittings during manufacturing, storage and shipping. The caps are made of low-density polyethylene, available in standard and metric sizes, and are said to protect against damage, dirt, and moisture.
Niagara Plastics Co. , 7090 Edinboro Rd., Erie, PA 16509; FAX (800) 358-4391; www.niagaraplastics.com .
R ecommended for industries such as analytic chemistry, liquid/gas chromatography, metal treatment, food processing, semiconductors, and biomedical, this cryogenic valve series is reported to offer the following: quiet operation; mounting flexibility, as a stand-alone or in manifold configurations; direct acting seal, with no minimum operating pressure; and seat/seal design for fluids down to -345F and operating pressure to 1,000 psig. The resource guide contains diagrams, a valve selector graph, and product data sheets.
Valcor Engineering Corp. , 2 Lawrence Rd., Springfield, NJ 07081; FAX (973) 467-8382; www.valcor.com .
T hese acoustical products and solutions are intended for a range of noise control applications including HVAC equipment, air ducts, walls, and ceilings. Additionally, mechanical, building, acoustical panel, and equipment insulation, as well as caulk products are available. The brochure includes a matrix compiled to help specifiers, facility owners, and contractors identify potential noise problems for buildings such as educational, office, entertainment, public, and residential.
Johns Manville Corp. , 717 17th St., Denver, CO 80217-5108; FAX (303) 978-2746; www.jm.com .
L iterature on this company's Condensate Commander non-electric pump is now available. The product is designed for removing difficult media such as high temperature condensate and corrosive fluids from remote or hazardous locations. Also featured is information on ordering from this company's line of general use steam traps including float and thermostatic, inverted bucket, and thermodynamic models.
Spence Engineering , 150 Coldenham Road, Walden, NY 12586; FAX 914-778-1072.
Dispense Valve Systems
L ow-maintenance dispense valve systems featured in this company's catalog are said to be a cost-effective way to reduce downtime and increase productivity on production lines. The products can be used to apply adhesives, lubricants, sealants, and other assembly fluids without dripping or waste. Application photos, technical drawings, a selector guide, and specifications are also included.
EFD Inc. , 977 Waterman Ave., East Providence, RI 02914-1378; FAX (401) 431-0237; www.efd-inc.com .
R ecommended for industries such as analytic chemistry, liquid/gas chromatography, metal treatment, food processing, semiconductors, and biomedical, this cryogenic valve series
is reported to offer the following: quiet operation; mounting flexibility, as a stand-alone or in manifold configurations; direct acting seal, with no minimum operating pressure; and seat/seal design for fluids down to -345F and operating pressure to 1,000 psig. The resource guide contains diagrams, a valve selector graph, and product data sheets.
Valcor Engineering Corp., 2 Lawrence Rd., Springfield, NJ 07081; FAX (973) 467-8382; www.valcor.com .
L aser products, services, safety standards, education, literature, and conference information are all covered in this group's catalog. Catalog, which is designed to provide laser industry professionals with a complete guide to the industry. Products featured included the LIA Handbook of Laser Materials Processing; a video, "LASER, The Extraordinary Light", and LIMITS, an educational CD-ROM dedicated to the safe use of medical lasers.
Laser Institute Of America , 13501Ingenuity Dr., Ste 128, Orlando, FL 32826; FAX (407) 380-5588; www.laserinstitute.org .
E lectronic timing and temperature industrial control is covered in this catalog. Products covered include time devices, temperature indicators and controls, dust collector controls, custom controls, solid state relays, liquid-level controls, and voltage monitors. The catalog also provides details on the company's design capabilities, customer service, and engineering support.
Ametek , Station Square, Paoli, PA 19301; www.ametek.com .
F luoropolymer accessories for glass-lined vessels and columns are now available. Features and benefits are covered, as well as performance information on products including nozzle and manway repair shields, dip tubes and spargers, flexible connectors, coatings, bonded liners, nozzle liners, and coated vessel covers and heads in both standard and custom sizes.
Edlon-PSI , Box 667, Avondale, PA 18644; FAX (610) 268-8898; www.edlon-psi.com .
S tatic elimination products and solutions are covered in this company's product guide. Featured products include the DC-duo high-speed, far range eliminator bar and the E-series static eliminator bar. Applications for the company's products include elimination of static on moving webs, air-assisted bars, guns and nozzles for cleaning, hand-held static meters for measuring static charges, and bars and generators for static charging applications.
Tantec , 630 Estes Ave, Schaumburg, IL 60193; FAX (847) 524-6956; www.tantecusa.com .