Quick Actuation in Heavy Duty Applications

August 14, 2014 5:22 pm | by PD&D Staff | Southco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Southco has recently launched non-locking versions of its AC-30 and AC-40 Actuator styles that provide quick actuation in heavy duty applications. The AC-30 features push button actuation and simple installation for ...

LISTED UNDER: Positioning

Intelligent Analog Integration

August 14, 2014 5:06 pm | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced an expansion  of its 8-bit PIC16F178X enhanced Mid-Range core microcontroller family with increased Flash memory densities, intelligent analog and digital ... 

LISTED UNDER: Surface Mount | Control

Velmex BiSlide® Positioning Assemblies

August 12, 2014 12:09 pm | Velmex, Inc. | Products

The Velmex BiSlide positioning stage's modular design makes it highly configurable for a multitude of motion-control applications. The systems can be used to position, align, measure, test, fixture and machine, to name a few uses. Exceedingly accurate, multi-axis systems can be quickly and easily assembled using the BiSlides. Because BiSlide components are interchangeable, they can easily be reconfigured as the need arises. One, two and three axis systems are created by simply bolting together standard components utilizing the advantages of T-slot framing BiSlides have a load capacity of 300 lbs. (136 kg.) horizontally and 100 lbs. (45.4 kg.) vertically. BiSlide configurations come in travel lengths from 5″ (12.7 cm) to 80″ (203.2 cm).

LISTED UNDER: Motion Control Systems | Motion, Linear | Positioning Devices

UniSlide® Linear Stages

August 12, 2014 11:41 am | Velmex, Inc. | Products

Velmex UniSlide Assemblies deliver precise, versatile movement in one, two or three dimensions with linear motion. An impressive array of standard configurations are available to meet a multitude of applications. UniSlide positioning systems also can be easily customized to fulfill exacting requirements. They are available in an array of manual or motor-driven models and sizes including Linear Assemblies, Elevating Tables and XY Tables. Linear UniSlides have a maximum load capacity up to 400 lbs. (181.5 kg.) horizontally and 100 lbs. (45.5 kg.) vertically. UniSlide Elevating Tables and UniSlide XY Tables can lift up to 100 lbs. (45.5 kg.). Standard travel lengths of Velmex Linear UniSlides range from 3” (7.62 cm) to 42” (107 cm).

LISTED UNDER: Motion Control Systems | Motion, Linear | Positioning Devices

New Brushless Drives

August 11, 2014 5:14 pm | by PD&D Staff | Maxon Precision Motors | Product Releases | Comments

maxon motor has announced new brushless drives with a diameter of 19 mm that have been specially designed for high speeds. The new brushless DC motor is available in three performance classes ...

LISTED UNDER: Brushless, Self-Contained

Collision-Free Path Planning

August 11, 2014 5:03 pm | by PD&D Staff | Siemens Plm Software | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens has released KineoWorks 3.0, a software component for collision-free path planning in a range of applications, including robotics, human accessibility studies and ...

LISTED UNDER: Motion Control and Automation | Software and Computer Systems

Stainless Steel Handwheels

August 11, 2014 9:40 am | by PD&D Staff | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco has announced it now offers GN 227.4 A4 stainless steel, spoked handwheels, in inch and metric sizes, available with and without revolving handle. These RoHS-compliant handwheels, can be used where a noncorrosive component is necessary and are not affected by shock and ...

LISTED UNDER: Materials and Prototyping | Mechanical Components | Motion Control and Automation

DC Hypoid Right-Angle Gearmotor

August 6, 2014 12:11 pm | by PD&D Staff | Bison Gear And Engineering Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Bison Gear and Engineering launched a PMDC motor version of the PowerSTAR hypoid right-angle product line. Features include ...

LISTED UNDER: Mechanical Components | Motion Control and Automation

Piezo Actuator

August 6, 2014 10:25 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Viking AT has announced the ViVa piezo actuator. With different sizes and strokes, the actuators can be engineered to fit nearly any ...

LISTED UNDER: Mechanical Components | Motion Control and Automation

Miniature Lampholder High Vibration Applications

August 4, 2014 4:35 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VCC has developed a miniature wedge based lampholder for low-voltage, high-vibration applications such as automotive and white goods. The lampholders accept T-5 and T-3 1/4 wedge base lamps including ...

LISTED UNDER: Positioning Devices

Hand Controls

August 4, 2014 1:35 pm | Actus Manufacturing | Products

Put control in the palm of your hand with Actus’ line of hand controls. These hand controls are, and always have been, made to your exact specifications. Because of our ability to provide O.E.M.’s with custom controls at affordable pricing, we have established ourselves as a reliable and competent supplier.


Actuators & Controls

August 4, 2014 1:33 pm | Actus Manufacturing | Products

Manufacturing and designing actuators reaches back over 40 years into Actus’ history. With hundreds of solutions for thousands of customers, we’ve seen it all. Offering a variety of linear actuators, we can provide you with a solution for your design requirements.

LISTED UNDER: Actuators | Actuators, Electromagnetic | Control

Automotive HVAC Actuators

July 31, 2014 3:23 pm | by PD&D Staff | Johnson Electric | Product Releases | Comments

Johnson Electric has announced an actuator platform for automotive HVAC air flow control. The Saia-Burgess HVAC platform offers the industry’s widest speed and torque range in DC and Stepper motor options ...

LISTED UNDER: Actuators, Electromagnetic

Compact Modular Valves

July 29, 2014 3:39 pm | by PD&D Staff | Automationdirect | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect’s NITRA line of pneumatics products now includes compact modular valves. The compact modular valves are designed for performance, flexibility, and modularity combined with sturdy mechanics ...

LISTED UNDER: Quick-Connect | Valve Positioners | Pneumatic

Synchronous Drive System

July 29, 2014 3:20 pm | by PD&D Staff | Baldor Electric Company | Product Releases | Comments

Baldor Electric Company’s Dodge HT500 synchronous drive system delivers high torque, low maintenance, and potential energy savings with less overhung load than V-belts drives. HT500 belts also offer longer life in ...



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