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Ceramic/metal assemblies

Custom manufactured non-cochlear medical implants from this company integrate metal and high-purity alumina ceramics for electronic applications in extreme conditions. The assemblies are said to offer a robust design which minimizes the risk of failure, and are also reported to be shock resistant and constructed of biocompatible, corrosion-resistant materials.

Alberox, 225 Theodore Rice Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02745; FAX (508) 995-6954; www.alberox.com.

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Refrigerant hose

This company's 244 large bore refrigerant hose is designed specifically for bus and transit applications, and features a butyl synthetic rubber inner tube which is said to keep refrigerant in the hose and out of the environment. The product is said to exceed SAE J2064 Type B Class 1 standards, and features a wire braid reinforcement to protect against punctures and abrasions as well as a synthetic rubber-impregnated fiber cover which resists moisture ingression.

Parker Hannifin-Hose Div., 6035 Parkland Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44124; FAX (440) 943-3129; www.parkerhose.com.

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Servomotor brakes

MCNB Series spring-applied brakes are designed for servomotor applications and feature a plastic armature with friction material bonded directly to the surface, which is said to reduce system inertia. The friction material has reportedly been improved to resist glazing and maintain a stable coefficient over a wide temperature range, while a spring has been built into the hub to reduce brake noise.

Ogura, 400 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ 08875; FAX 732-271-7580; www.ogura-clutch.com.

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Angle brackets

CADDY AFAB Series angle brackets are said to offer an easy and stable way to install this company's CableCat? J-Hooks to a threaded rod or directly to a structure. Built-in tabs are designed to speed assembly and stabilize the J-Hooks, and are said to eliminate movement after installation. Two brackets can also be linked together with two J-Hooks and installed on a threaded rod to create what the company says is a secure tree assembly for multiple runs of high-performance cable.

ERICO Inc., 34600 Solon Rd., Solon, OH 44139; FAX (440) 248-0723; www.erico.com.

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Alumina ceramics

This company's alumina ceramics are designed for use in pneumatic and water valves, and are said to offer high strength and durability for cabin suspension in heavy trucks. Valves made of this material are used to adjust suspension levels while minimizing the volume of air used, which is said to allow for better control and efficiency. The material is also said to last for millions of cycles without wear.

Morgan Advanced Ceramics, 225 Theodore Rice Blvd, Bedford, MA 02745; www.morganadvancedceramics.com.

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Milling CAM

MILL/TURN is a CAM program designed to integrate with this company's FeatureTURN program, allowing turning features and milling features to be ordered together in a single setup. The product is said to support machines with C- and Y-axis milling capabilities, sub-spindles, and machines with or without polar interpolation, while 3D simulations show the part rotating instead of the tool.

Engineering Geometry Systems, 275 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111; FAX (801) 575-5017; www.featurecam.com.

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Temperature sensor

IRt/c.2g sensors from this company are designed for noncontact measurement of fluid temperature by medical diagnostic equipement. The product is said to interface easily with standard thermocouple, closed-loop control circuitry, and reportedly remains accurate at temperatures up to 37F. The sensors also feature a pure germanium crystal lens and hermetically sealed packaging which allows it to be gas sterilized.

Exergen, 51 Water St, Watertown, MA 02472; FAX (617) 923-9911; www.exergen.com.

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Plasma impedance

SmartPIM? is an inline plasma measuring device which is designed to fingerprint the plasma through simultaneous measurement and display of current, voltage, and phase of the first five Fourier components. Applications include production fabs which demand high yield, productivity, and efficiency; and research and development facilities which require precise knowledge of plasma parameters.

Scientific Systems USA, 111 N Market St Ste 621, San Jose, CA 95113; FAX (408) 938-3929.

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Covert identification

Isoguard? is a covert identification product designed to foil counterfeiting. This product-tagging method is invisible, nearly impossible to detect or duplicate, and provides forensic proof of authenticity, the company says. It involves patented, covert genetic markers called Isotags(R), and near-infrared, fluorescent compounds called ClirCode? markers.

Isotag Technology, 13899 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, FL 33181; FAX (305) 341-3542; www.isotag.com.

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