Permanent Magnet clutches and brakes provide constant torque independent of slip speed for tensioning, overload and soft start applications. Mechanical/Permanent Magnet .1 oz. inch to 300 lb. inches Not Available 1,200 to 3,600 RPM Not Available www.altramotion.
The new Intorq Long Life version of the BFK458 safety brake (BFK458L) guarantees 10,000,000 switching cycles. In high cycle operations, the BFK458L will perform for several years with no maintenance, according to the company.
The large magnetic particle clutch has an adjustable slip torque and is electrically controlled. The torque is proportional to input current and independent of RPM. The clutch is ideal for tensioning, torque limiting, load simulation and soft starts/stops.
The electromagnetic Bolt-on Brake is spring set and has a clamp-collar fitting for quick assembly. It can be easily mounted on most standard stepper and servo motors without custom components or special engineering.
This variation of the FEB Series is a spring set, electrically released, low backlash brake designed specifically for medical robotic applications. The brake performs as a holding device where it is critical that positioning be held accurate. Electric, Spring Set From 1 to 2,000 lb-ft.
Newark (Palatine, IL) now offers AVX's (Myrtle Beach, SC) TPM D case capacitors. The capacitors use a "mirror" multianode construction that reduces self-inductance ESL from 2.4 to 1.0 nH and extends the frequency range to around 500 kHz. Additional features include: www.newark.
Master Distributors (Santa Monica, CA) has been appointed as an authorized distributor by E-Switch (Minneapolis, MN). As part of the partnership, Master Distributors will offer E-Switch’s entire line of quality switches which include Rocker, Toggle, Slide, Tact, Pushbutton and Dip Switches.
Mouser Electronics (Mansfield, TX) is now stocking WJ Communication’s WJA1001 and WJA1021 – the latest additions to the +5 V Active Bias General Purpose Gain Block amplifier series.
Digi-Key Corp. (Thief River Falls, ?MN) and RPM Systems Corp. (Redmond, WA) have signed of a global distribution agreement under which Digi-Key will distribute RPM’s MPQ programmer products.
Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL) (Cranston, RI) has designed hundreds of custom fiber optic
Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) (Indianapolis, IN) has been acquired by Berwind Corp. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Berwind is an investment management company with a diversified portfolio comprised of successful manufacturing and service companies. SCS' services include: www.scscoatings.
Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) (Bedford, OH) has found a new application in the solar panel industry for its semiconductor-grade 99 percent alumina ceramic.
With its new 1-081SL Compression Latch, DIRAK (Chantilly, VA) offers a compression range of up to 12 mm. The compression range can be modified depending on the length of the cam. Standard cam heights are 22 and 28 mm with other cams available upon request.
PI (Auburn, MA) introduces a new E-712 digital piezo stage controller designed for demanding accuracy and dynamic-performance requirements of multi-axis piezo nanopositioning systems. Other features include: www.physikinstrumente.
Schurter (Santa Rosa, CA) introduces its PSDM series for increased efficiency in driving power transistors (IGBT/MOSFET) in DC-to-DC converters. The Power Stage Drive Modules can replace complex discrete circuitry with an integrated solution.