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Tri-color LEDs

Tri-Color LED molded backlights feature patented MicroLens(TM) molded light guide technology to allow display designers to present virtually any color with only one LED. The products are designed for small to mid-size displays such as those used in cellular phones to convey information such as warnings, menu options, or urgent incoming calls.

Global Lighting Technologies, 8370 Dow Circle, Strongsville, OH 44138; FAX (440) 922-4585; www.glthome.com.

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Operator interface

Cutler-Hammer PanelMate Pro LT 1100 is designed to provide a cost-effective operator interface for small applications. The product is said to monitor, control, and troubleshoot PLC- or soft-logic- based machines, and supports up to 64 I/O references, expandable to 512. It also reportedly supports up to 5,000 messages and 100 pages, fixed templates, variable-sized templates, and custom graphics.

Eaton, Box 631, 3000 Strayer Rd., Maumee, OH 43537; www.eaton.com.

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Linear drives

The OSP-EBHD heavy-duty belt-driven linear actuator is designed for high-capacity, heavy-duty operations. The product features a rigid aluminum profile and a fully integrated roller guide which provides high load and bending moment capacity in all planes, which is said to eliminate the need for secondary guidance and allows the unit to be used as a structural element.

Hoerbiger-Origa, 100 West Lake Dr., Glendale Heights, IL 60139; FAX (630) 871-1515; www.hoerbiger-origa.com.

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Wire strap

Wire Bundle Straps are designed to secure wire and cable in a variety of applications. The product features two mounting holes which allow it to be installed on wood, masonry, or other surfaces using screws or nails. It also features a 6 inch2 bundling area and rounded sides and inner surfaces to prevent damage to soft wire jackets.

Panduit Corp., 17301 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477-3091; FAX (815) 485-5883; www.panduit.com.

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TPE compounds

Monprene(R) thermoplastic elastomer compounds from this company are now made for medical applications which require softness, drape, and the dry-to-the-touch feel of latex. The product is also said to be easily colored and hypo-allergenic. Applications include bands and straps for physical therapy, as well as gowns, drapes, gloves, and liners for hygiene products.

Teknor Apex, 505 Central Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02861-2861; FAX (815) 485-5883; www.teknorapex.com.

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Accelerometer

Model 8205 piezoelectric accelerometer is designed for the measurement of high frequency medium- to high-level shock and vibration. It features a hybrid electronic assembly within a stainless steel body for ruggedness and reliability, and is said to provide a low impedance output capable of driving up to 500 feet of shielded cable.

Columbia Research Laboratories, 1925 Mac Dade Blvd., Woodlyn, PA 19094; FAX (610) 872-3882; www. columbiaresearchlab.com.

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Pressure transducers

FP2000 pressure transducers are constructed from stainless steel and have a reported operating range of -40 to 240F, compensated from 40 to 140F. Options include buffered shunt cal for convenient calibration, side-accessible zero and span potentiometers, and CE and intrinsically safe approvals. Six different pressure ports and three standard electrical terminations are also available.

Sensotec Inc., 2080 Arlingate Ln., Columbus, OH 43228; FAX 614-850-1111; www.sensotec.com.

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Robotic grippers

Roll rotating grippers are said to provide partial rotation around a central axis, similar to the action of a key turning in a lock, by combining roll rotators and grippers in a single package. Designed for robotic applications, the product is available in a range of sizes, finger styles, pinch forces, rotating angles, and rotational torques.

Mack Corporation, 3695 E. Industrial Dr., Flagstaff, AZ 86004; FAX (520) 526-0473; www.mackcorp.com.

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Panel PC

Simatic Panel PC 670 industrial PC is now available as a complete package with visualization software, with ProTool/Pro or WinCC optional. The product is supplied ready to run with Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 Professional operating system pre-installed. Simatic runtime software is supplied on CD, and the user has a choice of five displays.

Siemens, 2875 Northwoods Parkway, P.O. Box 2407, Norcross, GA 30091

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