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New glow-in-the-dark lighting system enhances skateboards and improves safety. By Jennifer M. Walkup, Senior Associate Editor Safety and innovation are two words that can be connected to RTP Company's new glow-in-the-dark compound.
Engineers are increasingly turning to computer simulation to solve the wide range of fluid flow problems involved in appliance design. In the past, fluid flow issues were addressed using trial-and-error procedures whose cost and lead time made it impossible to optimize the design.
The cPB-4305 is a Mobile Intel Pentium 4-based PICMG 2.16-compliant CompactPCI PSB compute blade designed for telecom and Internet IP-based applications. It's optimized for use as a system master or peripheral processor in Ethernet PSB CompactPCI platforms. Diversified Technology Inc.
This new Parallel Pilot motion processor communicates with the host processor via a bi-directional 16-bit parallel data port. Compared to a typical serial interface of 416 k baud, its parallel port communication speeds are up to six times faster. Pricing starts at $25.
The Lo-Henry 88 Series of direct-mount snubber-type film capacitors boasts no internal wire connections, monolithic construction, direct-to-element tab attachment, and straight- and step-type terminal styles that accommodate 23-28 mm spacing. Prices range from $4.50 to $7. Electronic Concepts Inc.
Micro-C Series miniature circular connectors are available with a choice of threaded or J-lock bayonet coupling mechanisms. Designed to meet the critical needs of the aerospace, medical, sensor, and geophysical industries, they are available with 4, 7, and 13-pin insert arrangements.
The Sona-Trol ST-6 ultrasonic loop controller boasts true diameter measurements for controlling the speed or tension of paper, film, foils, and heavy stock. It features a sensor head that can be mounted from 18 in. to 20 ft above the stock and measure changes in distance as small as 0.01 in.
New ball transfer/transfer systems feature hollow balls that are said to be 60 percent lighter than solid balls and provide a 6,000-lb crush strength minimum per unit. They are suitable for palletizers, air cargo, ball tables, steel handling and conveyor systems.
Wire-reinforced Vardex PVC hose boasts kink and crush resistance. A clear, flexible hose, it has
A new range of brass, bronze, and 316 stainless steel valves can handle corrosive fluids, air, steam, and vacuum. Features include a water-hammer-free design, working pressures up to 600 psig, and an actuator that can rotate 360 degrees.
The Model DV509 diaphragm valve dispenses medium to low viscosity fluids, such as cyanoacrylates, reagents, UV adhesives, and volatile substances, while keeping the wetted parts separated from the operating air supply. Micro shot sizes are possible using a screw adjuster.
The WCA200A Series of wireless communication analyzers combines vector signal analysis and spectrum analysis in one instrument to improve an engineer's view and enable next-generation (2.5 and 3 G) wireless design and manufacturing.
The PowerFlex 40 ac drive is available in 115, 230, and 460 V for applications up to 10 hp (7.5 kW). It features sensorless vector control to meet low speed torque demands, which helps to improve application performance and maintain uptime.