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Linear regulators

FAN1585A Series low dropout linear regulators are said by their manufacturer to be the first to be optimized for next generation microprocessor power requirements, including the latest MPUs which run at speeds of over 1 GHz. The products have a reported 5.4 A output current capability, and are available in fixed and adjustable versions.

Fairchild Semiconductor, 333 Western Ave., South Portland, ME 04106; FAX (972) 910-8036;

For Information, enter 644

Vacuum actuators

Vacuum and pilot actuators have been added to this company's Minimatic(R) product line. They can be installed on a directional control valve and allow for the valve to remotely operate using a pressure or vacuum signal. The products are said to be compatible with any push-operated 2-, 3-, or 4-way valve with a 15/32-32 mounting thread.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, 7390 Colerain Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45239; FAX (513) 521-4464; www.

For Information, enter 639

Compact motor

This company's high torque 44M100D 44mm permanent magnet stepper motor is designed for use in limited space applications. It has a low profile and a high torque-to-inertia ratio. Measuring 44mm by 12mm, the motor is available in bipolar version only, and reportedly produces 30 mNm pull-out torque at 150 pps.

Thomson Industries, 2 Channel Dr., Port Washington, NY 11050; FAX (516) 883-9039;

For Information, enter 640

Push-on nut

ZipNut(R) quick-change fasteners feature this company's "Push-on-Threads," which allow them to be slid into place without spinning. The products are designed to be snugged down by hand and then tightened with regular tools, after which a ratcheting internal mechanism provides positives holding force.

Jergens, 15700 S Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, OH 44110; FAX (216) 481-6193;

For Information, enter 641

Industrial plastic

Ultem(R) slab plastic has been improved through a new processing technology it is an unfilled polyetherimide which is said to be chemically resistant while displaying high property retention. Other qualities reportedly include high continuous use temperature, high mechanical strength, and low smoke generation.

A.L. Hyde, 1 Main St, Grenloch, NJ 08032; FAX (856) 232-1754.

For Information, enter 642

Tough transducer

Micropulse(R) line of magnetostrictive linear position sensors now includes what this company says is the industry's first self-contained, explosion-proof model. The product is said to be FM- and CENELEC-approved, and has an IP68-rated stainless steel housing while providing all the benefits of non-contact magnetorestrictive positioning technology.

Balluff Inc., 8125 Holton Dr., Florence, KY 41042; FAX (859) 727-7752;

For Information, enter 643

Tooling CAM

QuickConcept is a standalone software package designed specifically for tooling applications. The next generation of this company's QuickPreview software, this product is a preliminary design and review package which is said to allow for complete analysis to produce precise quotations and estimates for tooling jobs.

Cimatron Technologies Inc., 19500 Victor Pkwy. Suite 300, Livonia, MI 48152; FAX (734) 432-6601;

For Information, enter 645

Modular motor drive

Magnum Motor Drive Series? products consist of three half-bridge drives rated at 600 V and 65 A, and are designed to drive brushless dc, induction, and brush motors. Products include the basic Model 75, which contains an isolated power supply and a pair of gate drivers; the current sense Magnum 75, which adds an isolated current sense circuit, and the regen Magnum 75, which has an isolated regenerative clamp circuit.

Data Device Corporation, 105 Wilbur Pl., Bohemia, NY 11716-2482; FAX (631) 567-7358;

For Information, enter 646

Safety couplings

DMK/L torque-limiting safety couplings are designed to provide electric-powered plastic injection molding machines with protection against damage caused by disengagements. Available in torque ranges from 30 Nm to 1600 Nm, and bore sizes from 1/2 to 31/2 inches, and in mechanical or magnetic styles. It provides backlash-free torque transmission and protection from speed surges.

Rimtec Corp., 825 N. Cass Ave., Westmont, IL 60559; FAX (630) 325-1404;

For Information, enter 647

Machine safety

Carpal Cushion? grips are said to increase work safety by reducing the risk of hand injury by cushioning the impact between the machinist's hand and the vise handle. The product is said to mount on a milling machine handle with four screws on either tapered or ball end handles.

Garcia Machine Inc., 14097 Ave. 272, Visalia, CA 93292; FAX (559) 732-5010.

For Information, enter 648

Copy protection

WIBU-LITE protects high-volume software from piracy. The product offers the same copy-protection encryption as its predecessor, WIBU-KEY, but with fewer features and for less cost. It uses dongles-or hardware keys-to apply this encryption, and allows users to choose between a parallel port or USB connection.

Griffin Technologies, LLC, 916 Massachusetts, suite 200, Lawrence, KS 66044; FAX (785) 832-8787;

For Information, enter 649

Motion modules

S2K series brushless servo and stepper modules are said to feature DeviceNet? communications, all digital-drive technology, and control capabilities in a standalone integrated package. The products are available in servo amplifier, servo controller/amplifier, and stepper controller/ amplifier configurations, and feature a two-character LED which displays real-time diagnostic updates.

GE Fanuc Automation, Box 229, Whitehall, PA 18052; FAX (610) 437-5212;

For Information, enter 650

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