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New 720 Series heat exchangers are designed for cooling semiconductor manufacturing equipment, test equipment, electronics, industrial furnaces and ovens, and medical and industrial lasers.
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The Inline Instrumentation enclosure series has 10 new models designed to meet the specifications of newer I/O devices including Allen Bradley Point I/O. Both solid doors for UL Type 4 protection from dirty environments and flush polycarbonate window doors are available.
Coiltronics high-current HC7 surface-mount inductors are designed for use in VRM circuits with higher speed switch mode applications requiring low inductance, low voltage, or high current.
Shock- and vibration-resistant, the Annuciator Target Relay or ATR is a compact replacement or alternative for electromechanical devices in utility applications. The solid state relay, which accepts an input signal from a variety of devices, performs two basic functions.
The 7.9-in. Mixed Flow dc fan is designed to generate higher pressure for efficient cooling. It's suitable for telecommunications applications as well as computer cabinets and racks. The 4.6-lb unit combines the characteristics of fans and blowers to deliver increased pressure and airflow.
Storage Combo connectors are designed for direct disk drive-to-board use in non-PC-based applications. These combination signal and power connectors eliminate the need for flat ribbon cables and power wire harnesses.
Raufilam PE braid-reinforced copolymer tubing, which offers resistance to a host of chemicals, is billed as performing better than competitive thermoplastic tubing in cold weather.
The GHX Series of hermetically sealed LVDT gaging probes are designed to offer long life and consistent measurement for dimensional gaging, factory automation, and similar position measurement applications.
The AEQ15AF48 is a dual-output quarter brick dc/dc converter. It features 5 and 3.3 V outputs. The 5 V output can deliver a maximum of 12 A while the 3.3 V can deliver up to 15 A.
The MV VisiFlow oil filtration system is a self-contained vacuum pump for highly corrosive applications. Two clear plastic 10 in. sumps let users visually monitor the pump fluid's condition, and quick disconnects enable fast filter changeovers for minimal downtime.
New micro CPC connectors accommodate between 12 and 19 contacts. Available in wire-to-wire, wire-to-board, or wire-to-panel versions, they are based on a 13.5 shell size. Two contact systems are available.
A Master Follower Resolver PMC card is available for the Emerald EMC-2000 multi-axis motion controller. This option provides absolute position information on power-up for applications such as press controls where the absolute position of the crankshaft is needed to initialize tooling.