B&B Electronics Manufacturing Company, Inc., has announced that a broad range of its M2M connectivity and data communications equipment has passed the NEMA TS2 standard environmental requirements, making them safe and reliable for use in Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) networks.
Melexis Technologies NV has announced the release of its latest advanced motor controller IC for use with the direct current and single or dual phase brush-less direct current motors now being designed into modern vehicles. Intended for environments with elevated temperature levels, the MLX81150 incorporates many of the external components critical for DC/BLDC motor control into its compact package.
Nordson EFD, a Nordson company, has introduced the PICO xMOD Valve, a fully exchangeable and modular concept in non-contact and contact needle dispensing of assembly fluids. The valve system technology uses high-tech, robust, durable piezoelectric actuation technology for continuous operation at speeds of up to 500 cycles/second.
Phoenix Display International (PDI), Inc. has introduced a family of TFT monochrome LCDs that provide a drop-in replacement for passive matrix monochrome displays with superior performance, including higher brightness, wider viewing angles, higher contrast ratios, faster response times, higher resolution, sunlight readability and wider operating temperatures.
Netzer Precision Motion Sensors has taken a revolutionary position sensing technology, originally developed for harsh environment specialized applications, and made it available for today’s broader range of defense, homeland security, aerospace, and instrumentation motion control requirements.
Anderson Power Products (APP) has introduced the 3 Position Mini PL connector. This compact, environmentally sealed (IP68) connector is capable of 22 amps at 600 volts (UL).
HEIDENHAIN has introduced the ROD 1930 rotary encoder series for use in mechanically-demanding motion control environments. The ROD 1930 is available with HTL or HTLs outputs which facilitates easier connection to many standard programmable logic controllers.
With the powers of CAD and 3D printing, Smolensk Diamonds Jewellery Group has recreated the Russian Grand Imperial Crown with nearly twice the diamonds than the original.
HiE-Coat 840-C, a new high temperature, blackbody coating developed by Aremco Products is now used by manufacturers of ceramic fiberboard infrared heaters to improve thermal efficiency to reduce energy costs in applications to 2500°F.
Metallized Carbon Corporation has announced the availability of mechanical seal primary rings for sealing refrigerants and other low viscosity liquids. Low viscosity liquids such as Freon refrigerants, liquid oxygen, liquid carbon dioxide, propane, ethylene, and acetone are now being successfully sealed using mechanical seals with Metcar Grade M-444, antimony impregnated, carbon-graphite primary seal rings.
EAO Corporation has developed a unique, configurable sound module to alert people for potentially dangerous situations, such as in automatic train doors, pedestrian crossings, and mechanical doors lifts. The new MTSM detects background noise and adapts its volume to be a pre-defined number of decibels above ambient noise levels (+2 or +8dB, others on request).
Pentek has introduced the Model 71610 digital I/O module with LVDS (low-voltage differential signaling) I/O connected to a Virtex-6 FPGA. LVDS is a general purpose digital interface operating at very high speeds over inexpensive twisted-pair or flat ribbon copper cables.
AVX Corporation has introduced a unique new one-piece, top-entry, vertical card edge connector for use in a broad range of industrial applications. Available with two to six positions, this latest addition to AVX’s 00-9159 card edge connector series is the first single-piece, low pin count, top-entry, vertical card edge connector available for the industrial marketplace.
Fujipoly has introduced Sarcon GR45A-00, a low modulus thermal interface material with a low thermal resistance. This new formulation completely fills air gaps between components, board protrusions and recessed areas while exhibiting very low pressure. This allows greater surface contact with a heatsink and improves cooling performance.
A simple pendulum has two equilibrium points: hanging in the “down” position and perfectly inverted in the “up” position. While the “down” position is a stable equilibrium, the inverted position is definitely not stable. Any infinitesimal deviation from perfectly inverted is enough to cause the pendulum to eventually swing down.