The MGS family of speed reducers includes concentric helical and right-angle helical/bevel (1/6 to 165 hp), offset helical (1/6 to 33 hp), and right-angle helical/worm (1/6 to 8.19 hp) types. The products offer such options as flanges, hollow-shaft bushings, backstops, torque arms, C-face motors, and couplings. An updated catalog describes each product line, gives performance data and dimensions, and discusses product selection.
Stober Drives, 1781 Downing Dr., Maysville, KY 41056; FAX (606) 759-5045; www.stober.com.
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Gas distribution equipment
Regulators, automatic switchover and modular distribution systems, flowmeters, and flow gauges help control gas pressure and flow in industrial applications. An adaptable design lets users tailor configurations to fit specific installations. In addition to product information, the "Industrial Gas Apparatus Catalog" contains compatibility data, flow performance, fittings charts, and Compressed Gas Association connection guides.
CONCOA, 1501 Harpers Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454; www.concoa.com.
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CTAC inverter-duty motors feature the Ultimate Spike Defense(TM)system, which lets them survive damaging voltage spikes produced by a drive. The units have no distance restrictions between the inverter and motor, and do not require inverter power-conditioning equipment. A brochure details motor design, construction materials, and manufacturing techniques.
Lincoln Motors, 22800 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44117-2525; FAX (216) 383-4730; www.lincolnmotors.com.
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Plastic-lined pipe and fittings come in sizes from 1/2 to 144 inches. Liner materials incluce: PTFE, PVDF, PFA, polypropylene, polyethylene, Halar(R), and Tefzel(R). A bulletin includes product descriptions, technical illustrations, charts, photographs, and installation instructions.
Edlon-PSI, Box 667, Avondale, PA 18644; FAX (610) 268-8898; www.edlon-psi.com.
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Self-compensating hose clamps for low-pressure applications expand and contract with the hose in response to temperature changes. Unlike screw/worm type clamps, the devices can be installed automatically and cannot be over or under tightened. Detailed specification charts, diagrams, and tips for successful joint design comprise a short catalog.
Rotor Clamp, 187 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ 08875; FAX (732) 469-7333; www.rotorclamp.com.
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Designed for long life and reliability, the Hand Disconnect Clutch features adjustable torque settings and a simplified no-linkage design. A publication features clutch operational details and application information.
The Hillard Corp., 100 West Fourth St., Elmira, NY 14902; FAX (607) 737-1108; www.hillardcorp.com.
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CV Series machine vision systems are compact units that can measure area and detect position. A brochure describes the systems' capabilities, explains how the units determine position, and gives multiple application examples. Topics include: basic principles of image processing, black-and-white binary conversion, color binary conversion, pattern matching, and edge detection.
Keyence Corp. of America, 50 Tice Blvd., Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07675; FAX (201) 930-1883; www.keyence.com.
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"ANSI Z136.6 (2000) American National Standard for Safe Use of Laser Outdoors" covers classification and potential hazards associated with light shows, military lasers, lasers used in outdoor scientific research, and wireless optical communication systems deployed outdoors. The standard also discusses various control measures, criteria for exposure to eyes and skin, instrumentation, and laser safety programs.
Laser Institute of America, 13501 Ingenuity Dr. Suite 128, Orlando, FL 32826; FAX (407) 380-5588; www.laserinstitute.org.
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Linear motion control
Linear actuators feature the company's patented Rolling Ring technology, which converts rotary input into linear output on a smooth, unthreaded shaft. A free-movement lever enables manual or pneumatic positioning of the traversing housing on the shaft while the system is stopped, and the housing accepts loads directly. Actuators and other Rolling Ring-based linear motion products are covered in a brochure, as are the EasyLock clamping system and GripFast shaft-collar fastening system.
Amacoil Inc., 2100 Bridgewater Rd., Aston, PA 19014; FAX (610) 485-2357; www.amacoil.com.
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Fabrication services include CNC laser cutting, CNC forming and punching, sheet-metal fabrication, welding, and machine work. Steel fabrication projects have included hoppers, tanks, steel platforms, carts, safety ladders, racks, skids, and support frames. A brochure details the firm's capabilities and experience working with materials from rubber and ceramic to aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel.
D & V Precision Sheet Metal Inc., 205 South 400 West, Greenfield, IN 46140; FAX (317) 462-2680.
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TC Series threaded caps protect straight threads on studs and fittings. The low-density polyethylene components feature rolled threads that allow users to push or thread the cap on. Lengths range from 0.47 to 1 inch for capping threads sizes from 3/8-24 to 17/8-12 and tubing from 3/16-11/2 inches. A catalog includes product information and specifications.
Niagara Plastics Co., 7090 Edinboro Rd., Erie, PA 16509; FAX (800) 358-4391; www.niagaraplastics.com.
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Users can customize the RHINOBAR(R)hydrodynamic bar-feed system to handle almost any size or shape bar stock by changing the feed-tube size. The system comes with the customer's choice of four tube sizes, which range from 1/4 to 2 3/4 inches and handle bar-stock diameters from 1/8 to 2 3/4 inches. Custom tube sizes are also available, as outlined in the brochure.
Lexair Inc. , 2025 Mercer Rd., Lexington, KY 40511; FAX (859) 255-6656; www.lexairinc.com.
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LO-COG(R)brush-commutated and ELCOM(R)brushless dc motors and gearmotors are available in a variety of windings and voltages. The Bulletin PE includes performance specifications and drawings of more than 100 of these units, and provides data in both English and metric units.
Pittman, 343 Godshall Dr., Harleysville, PA 19438-0003; FAX (215) 256-1338; www.pittmannet.com.
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A line of case and industrial hardware includes: catches, handles, hinges, corners, and related accessories. Components are manufactured in steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and other standard materials. Zinc, nickel, powder coat, and other specialized coatings are among the standard finishes. A catalog lists products by category and cross references them by part number.
Nielson/Sessions, Box 568, Hartford, CT 06141-0568; FAX (860) 525-0180.
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Compact, lightweight primary switch-mode power supplies are UL and cUL listed and CE certified. MCS Series industrial supplies are available in single- and three-phase configurations, and in 1.3, 3, 5, 10, 20, and 40A models. MPS Series units offer UPS battery backup and LEDs to indicate operation, shutdown, and overload/high temperature conditions. An 8-page brochure describes both series.
Murrelektronik Inc., 4030-B Skron Dr., Doylestown, PA 18901; FAX (215) 230-4474; www.murrinc.com.
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Selected grades of Fortilene(R)polypropylene and Fortiflexhigh-density polyethylene resins are available in powder, or flake, form. The brochure details the products' melt flow index measurements, thermal stability under storage conditions, particle size distribution, and blending, coloring, and processing conditions.
Solvay Polymers Inc., Box 27328, Houston, TX 77227-7328; FAX (713) 525-7891; www.solvaypolymers.com.
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Single- and dual-connector RF feedthroughs have a frequency range of 100 kHz to 13.56 MHz and handle currents up to 800A and voltages up to 14 kV. Units are available as weldable or vacuum flange mounted; custom coolant flow paths and solid conductors on the vacuum side are also offered. A brochure describes the feedthroughs, including a new ceramic-to-metal unit that reduces power loss from electromagnetic coupling.
Ceramaseal, Box 260, New Lebanon, NY 12125; FAX (518) 794-8080; www.ceramaseal.com.
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"Handbook of Integrated Circuit Fabrication" describes the complete wafer fabrication process. New technology sections include copper metallization, high- and low-k dielectric films, and damascene processing. Sections also cover CMOS, gallium arsenide, bipolar, and biCMOS technologies.
Integrated Circuit Engineering Corp., 17350 N Hartford Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255; FAX (480) 515-9781; www.ice-corp.com.
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Parofluor ULTRA(TM)perfluorinated elastomers are designed for sealing applications in harsh operating environments that require thermal stability, chemical resistance, and high purity. A technical bulletin outlines the compounds and illustrates their compression set and chemical and temperature resistance via charts and tables.
Parker Hannifin, 14300 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, CA 92618; FAX (949) 851-3799; www.parker.com/sg.
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Face milling cutters
M68 high-shear face milling cutters are available with 16 different face mill bodies that use 0.187-inch-thick cutting tool inserts; the same 16 bodies can also use 0.125-inch-thick inserts. A brochure provides technical descriptions, illustrations, and specifications. An insert specification chart gives dimensions, insert part number, and types of available coatings for the 16 insert styles.
Valenite Inc., Box 9636, Madison Heights, MI 48071-9636; FAX (248) 597-4902; www.valenite.com.
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Medical-device adhesives include products for laminating PET sheets together, creating a seal, and bonding molded polycarbonate, acrylic, and ABS components. Biocompatible adhesives come in a variety of viscosities, and cure when exposed to low- to medium-intensity UV and visible light. A selector guide describes the different adhesives and the firm's line of UV light sources.
Dymax Corp., 51 Greenwoods Rd., Torrington, CT 06790; FAX (860) 482-1308; www.dymax.com.
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Heat sealing equipment
NEDOX(R), PLASMADIZE(R), LECTROFLUOR(R), and TUFRAM(R)coatings produce a hard, dry-lubricated surface on heat sealing equipment parts. They eliminate the need to constantly reapply tape and protect sealing parts against wear and corrosion. "Coating & Repair Program" discusses these coatings and the company's repair service for seal tooling requirements.
General Magnaplate Corp., 1331 US Route 1, Linden, NJ 07036; FAX (908) 862-6110; www.magnaplate.com.
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A CD-ROM offers comprehensive information on the capabilities of the company's drive systems. The disk also provides an overview of how drive systems are applied in such industries as printing, metals, crane and hoist, paper, automotive, glass, wire, converting, and textiles and fibers. A supplemental brochure highlights industry applictions and system solutions.
Rockwell Automation, 10701 Hampshire Ave. S., Bloomington, MN 55438; FAX (800) 500-0329; www.rockwellautomation.com.
For Information, enter 598
Magnifiers, measuring magnifiers, microscopes, 3D sighters, and other optical inspection devices suit a range of industrial and commercial applications. A catalog gives full technical specifications for these instruments and includes color photos and application notes.
GEI International Inc., Box 6849, Syracuse, NY 13217-6849; FAX (315) 463-9034; www.gei-int.com.
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Precision tool and die components include 10 common punch shears and 47 round profile configurations used in extrusion, draw, and form dies. The profile section of the "Inch and Metric Catalog" standardizes the dimensioning of these profile components. The publication also features more than 100 hole shapes illustrated from both the punch-point end and the die position (through shank).
AIP Inc., 1290 Maplelawn Dr., Troy, MI 48084
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S1 Series Technology consists of a system of plastic retainers placed between a ball screw's ball bearings to prevent them from rubbing or colliding against one another. Ball screws based on this technology feature low noise and vibration, smoother motion, and improved load-carrying capacity, as detailed in a brochure.
NSK America Corp., 250 Covington Dr., Bloomingdale, IL 60108-3116; FAX (630) 924-8197; www.nsk-corp.com.
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Industrial plastic piping products are the focus of this catalog. Information includes specifications, detailed pictures, an index, and technical tips for product applications.
USCO, Box 310, Medford, MA 02155; FAX (800) 232-8726; www.uscosupply.com.
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IC testers, programmable power supplies, cable testers, environmental instruments, video-monitor testers, and related accessories are detailed in the "Product Line Catalog for 2001." The publication also features more than 50 new and best selling products.
B & K Precision Corp., 1031 Segovia Enter, Placentia, CA 92870-7137; FAX (714) 237-9214; www.bkprecision.com.
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Able to carry up to 60 tons, Hevi-Rail bearings and rails can replace cam follower technology in many applications. The system is detailed in a catalog that provides all the information needed to specify a heavy-duty linear motion system. Also included are complete profile rails, a table for calculating bearing separation, and drawings of several mounting configurations.
Pacific Bearing, Box 6980, Rockford, IL 61125; FAX (815) 389-5790; www.pacific-bearing.com
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Apex(R)and Flexalloy(R)flexible polyvinyl chloride compounds suit medical device applications, such as tubing, catheters, luers, connectors, syringe bulbs, masks, and mouthpieces. A brochure summarizes the materials and describes the company's support services.
Teknor Apex, 505 Central Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02861-2861; FAX (509) 694-9991; www.teknorapex.com.
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A range of PWB presetters includes contact, noncontact, and motorized types that handle tools with maximum diameters of 12.20, 9.84, and 23.62 inches, respectively. A brochure provides detailed specifications for all three presetter types.
Carboloy Inc., 11177 E Eight Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48089; www.carboloy.com.
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The Series A900 digital vacuum gauge controller operates with one or two sensors and measures pressure from 10 -4 to 3,000 Torr. Standard features include an analog output, setpoint relay, and user-selectable readout of Torr, Pascal, or mbar. A brochure describing the controller also provides information on the Piezo, MicroPirani, and DualTrans(TM)vacuum sensors.
MKS Instruments, 5330 Sterling Dr., Boulder, CO 80301; FAX (303) 442-6880; www.mksinst.com.
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Base-mounted "Trim & Fit" rotating shaft guards are available in five sizes, accommodating coupling diameters up to 18 inches and powers up to 10,500 kW. The guards are made from high-density polyethylene plastic and come with stainless steel hardware. A product selection guide provides product sizing and dimensions.
Orange Peel LLC, 2237 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI 53012; FAX (509) 694-9991; www.opguards.com.
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More than 700 products for controlling electrostatic discharge are detailed in this catalog. Sections include: personnel grounding, floor grounding, worksurface grounding, mat materials, packaging, test equipment, ionization, education and accessories, and production tools. Selection charts help users determine the best product for a specific application.
Desco Charleswater, 3651 Walnut Ave., Chino, CA 91710; FAX (909) 627-7449; www.desco.com.
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Gas-detection systems monitor flammable gases and vapors, toxic gases, oxygen levels, and parts-per-million concentrations. A brochure provides system specifications and application information.
Control Instruments Corp., 25 Law Dr., Fairfield, NJ 07004; FAX (973) 575-0013; www.controlinstruments.com.
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