With ratings from 2 to 50 W, a new line of planar heaters is designed for military, computing, telecommunications, medical, and commercial applications. Engineers can choose from surface-mount, through-hole, and custom-profiled planar resistive heaters.
One evolving application trend for PLCs is their use as a wireless enabler. For electronics, these days, wireless capabilities are a key to success and PLCs are poised to help. They're also poised to help enable wireless communication on the plant floor.
Once largely intended for single sequential functions, PLCs have become technological marvels at the center of control applications.
A line of long lead ball screws features a ball circulation system designed to promote high linear speeds and low noise levels.
Designers of products that incorporate fluid transfer face many challenges when it comes to connecting hoses and tubing efficiently and cost effectively.
A line of patented woven fiber-optic panels enable design-in of a backlight that provides a bright and uniform illumination for monochrome LCD displays by only using one 5 mm LED.
The Endura Light Series of LED-based fiber-optic illuminators incorporates solid-state LED technology to couple light down solid core or stranded fiber-optic cable, providing designers with a reliable, mechanically flexible alternative to neon, fluorescent, halogen, and HID lighting.
A new series of RH transmitters is designed to provide a stable, repeatable, and accurate means of measuring humidity only or humidity and temperature in the harshest of environments. The polymer capacitance sensor is not affected by condensation, fog, high humidity, or contaminants.
There are three different types of connections available for tubing and hoses. They include fittings, instant fittings, and couplings. A fitting is a simple device used most often as a permanent connection for hoses or tubing. Fittings are typically used with threaded or hose barb connections.
Thermocouples can be depended upon to provide trouble-free service and long life. Occasionally, difficulties may be encountered resulting from improper application or operation.
Q-Series LED indicators offer a vibrant selection of colors, long life expectancy, and a durable design. The Q-Series is intended for industrial panels, panel indicators, automation equipment, and instrumentation applications in a variety of industries.
By Peter Cleaveland, Technical Editor Hydraulic technology has been used in industrial and mobile applications for many years, and has been reliable for all that time. But, hydraulics are facing challenges from multiple directions.
If there is one piece of advice that manufacturers should bear in mind when competing for premium shelf space in big box stores, it is that product and equipment development are inextricably linked. A product is only as innovative as the process used to manufacture it.
New developments in equipment can help drive down costs for machine builders. These developments include durable components that withstand washdown applications and bus-based communication. Durable components that withstand washdown applications help save in equipment and replacement costs.