New programmable analog laser distance sensors offer resolutions to four microns. They provide longer range measurement with sensing distances of up to one meter. Response times as fast as 900 microseconds allow sensors to track very high-speed applications. Baumer Electric, 122 Spring St.
The KL3403 power measurement terminal allows engineers to incorporate measurement and control of three-phase motors into the Bus Terminal I/O system. Pre-processing within the KL3403 provides rms values in the process image, without requiring high computing capacity on the controller. Price is $175.
Hydrogen fuel-cell technology for automobiles can create pollution-free vehicles, a nearly unlimited fuel source, and an alternative to dependence on foreign oil supplies.
The High-Load Life A line of needle roller bearings adds life to high-load industrial applications. Commercial and PrecisionApplications Designing high-load equipment such as hydraulic pumps used on farm equipment or refuse trucks often requires bearings with a long life.
Self-aligning bearings mounted in aluminum pillow block and housing flange assemblies boast five static alignment capabilities, offering designers the flexibility to incorporate bearings without costly machining and assembly.
DS bearings are designed to eliminate fretting corrosion damage to shafts under low-amplitude oscillating movement. Engineered for both marginally lubricated and dry applications, they are available as cylindrical bushings, thrust washers, strip, and custom parts.
New direct-drive Plunger pumps have been designed for the portable cleaning industry. The 3SP30G1I gas pump delivers 3 GPM @ 3,000 psi, and the 3SP35GEI electric pump delivers 3.5 GPM @ 2,500 psi. Both are direct-mount flange-style units with a streamlined ribbed crankcase.
Pump Makes Wheelchair Travel Easier Jennifer M. Walkup, Senior Associate Editor For those who are wheelchair-bound, getting around town is not always easy. It can require extra time and help from others. Imagine if this were not the case.
With coils that promise to never burn out, the cx-tec solenoid valve is available in configurations to suit most commonly seen media. Its maintenance-free direct-acting design has a straight-through flow path that requires only small deviation in media flow.
A Precision Fit Line of stepper motors and linear actuators uses technology for customization. A line of sub-fractional horsepower stepper motors and linear actuators has been designed to provide precise performance-to-size ratios.
Today's baseball and softball equipment designers are upgrading traditional gear for enhanced performance. Here's how
Hithane vaccum pads are available in flat 1.5 and 2.5 bellows in a range of sizes from 8 to 53 mm. Hithane is a silicone-free hybrid material that combines the high temperature qualities of silicone with the long wear properties of polyurethane. It does not mark or leave residue.
IMD1 is an in-mold decorating solution suitable for automotive interiors, electronics, white goods, and medical devices. It can be used to create metallic looks and produce scratch-, fade-, and wear-resistant logos.
Foam and film tapes with solvent and aqueous-based adhesive systems are suitable for automotive, electronic, appliance, and aerospace applications. New aqueous-based adhesive systems are offered in acrylic and an acrylic/rubber hybrid coated on open and closed cell foam.
The Dynatup 9250 tests impact properties of plastics and elastomers. Suitable for the aerospace and automotive markets, the unit offers computer control and impact velocities up to 22 msec for rigorous impact testing in the fields of quality control and R&D.