Mediflex compounds are designed for medical product and tubing applications. The TPEs are available in grades from very soft (8 Shore A) to very hard (60 Shore D) to meet a variety of application needs. For tubing applications, the grades are designed to replace latex as the compound of choice.
A new line of cam locks has been designed specifically for panels that require secure key locking or manual access without compression. The cam locks promise smooth, consistent operation with a modern, stylized appearance.
DX Series valves are available in ISO sizes 01 and 02. They are designed as a cost-effective alternative for applications where a standard ISO 5599-1 valve would be too large. All the valves in the series use a ceramic-slide technology design that is capable of delivering 100 million cycles.
The FBV-3, a new Minimatic fill and bleed toggle valve, has two poppet valves connected to a single outlet. The operation is similar to a three-way, three-position, center-blocked device.
Constructed of cast bronze, Sinclair Collins SCV-100 Series process control valves are diaphragm-operated devices that come in both hard- and soft-seated styles. They can handle steam and hot or cold liquids of temperatures between -40°F and +450°F and can withstand pressures up to 500 psi.
By Jennifer M. Cerruto, Senior Associate Editor A manufacturer of cell analysis instruments in England was looking for a new product.
These miniaturized Smart Cubic CPV-SC and CPA-SC valve terminals are available with various valve functions including 5/2-way single and double solenoid, 2/2-way, 3/2-way, and 5/3-way valves. The CPV-SC is a plate-mounted valve that measures 40 x 40 mm with each valve having a 10 mm width.
The introduction of the roller grill in the 1980s was a revolution for fast food and convenience stores. However, cooking hot dogs thoroughly without overcooking them or keeping them warm without drying them out has been challenging.
John Picone of Oceanside, NY, was inspired by the notion of power tools with built-in power sources. He set out in the early 1980s to design a battery-powered adjustable wrench. After receiving an initial patent, he devoted many years to refining and improving that wrench.
The 644-2100 Series consists of multi-function/multi-image lighted pushbutton switches engineered for space-conscious display installations on instrumentation and control panels.
The SK Series consists of bushing-mounted, low- and medium-security keylock switches. The keylocks feature a 12 mm diameter bushing for standard panel openings, which allows for high-density mounting.
D3V miniature snap-action switches are now available in an expanded range of contact ratings including 0.1, 6, 11, 16, and 21 A. All ratings use the same physical form.
Because the wireless market is highly focused on customer preferences, designers are continually faced with the challenge of how to make phones look and feel just right.
Jennifer M. Cerruto, Senior Associate Editor Automotive manufacturers are constantly searching for faster and better ways to produce cars and subcomponents while reducing weight and decreasing costs.
Jennifer M. Cerruto, Senior Associate Editor Steinmeyer Inc. has a new line of precision ball screws that are specifically engineered for smooth, super-quiet motion. Ball screw noise is eliminated because the ball nut uses end cap ball returns manufactured from durable plastic.