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The Model 356A71 triaxial accelerometer from the Vibration Division of PCB Piezotronics Inc., features operation to 490°F (25°C). It can be seen at booth 115. The accelerometer has three 10-32 coaxial electrical connectors to achieve the convenience of removable and replaceable cables.
Phoenix Contact's Speedcon connection system makes a secure, watertight, and vibration-proof connection between cordsets and devices. The system will be shown at booth 519.
At booth 338, Airpax Corp. will chow its ComboSense Series 6024. The product offers the function and reliability of a grounded case snap-action thermostat with the sensing capability of a solid state thermistor in a single economical package.
At booth 2181, NewAge Industries will display its line of of molded silicone components.These custom manufactured parts are produced from pure platinum-cured silicone. Components such as molded assemblies offer smooth surfaces for seamless transitions in fluid transfer and processing applications.
Another important aspect of medical device design is motion control. Often, medical equipment relies heavily on its ability to move parts reliably. Bosch Rexroth will display its new high-precision ball rail system at booth 2805.
Peristaltic pumps are always in high demand when it comes to designing medical devices. At booth 1568, Watson-Marlow Bredel will show its 400 FD/A unit.
The Shakeproof System X (SSX) suite of fasteners uses WERCS Technology and includes the SSX Field Ready screw. The screw is designed to drive in easily and securely hold a fixed position in a component.
Olflex VFD Symmetrical is a lead-free, RoHS-compliant symmetrical cable designed for use in large horsepower VFD drives. The new cable is engineered with three symmetrical grounds and longitudinal applied copper tape shield, as well as a black PVC outer jacket.
A 15-W wall plug adapter with interchangeable ac clips is designed to help minimize inventory and development costs for OEMs. Designated the PSA15R, the adapter is highly efficient, lightweight, and small in size, weighing about 5.12 oz.
The M4L Series of international power isolation transformers includes the 450 VA-rated M4L-1-4, M4L-2-4, and M4L-3-4. These transformers are designed for use in providing reinforced isolation between power mains and sensitive electronic equipment.
The MAC34x family of data matrix readers includes the MAC340 and MAC344. The units are fixed mounted data matrix readers for product identification or online data recording.
Continuous liquid level switches with an integral compact alarm display are available. These new Madison-Omni sensors have an easy-to-read graphical LCD display and a separate red LED light that serves as a visual alarm when the programmed parameters are outside the preset ranges.