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Opto 22 Celebrates 40 Years of Automation Innovation

Industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 marks 40 years of operation since founder Robert Engman and his wife Mary Jane started the company in 1974 in Huntington Beach, California. Beginning with optically isolated, liquid-epoxy filled solid-state relays (SSRs) which Engman designed on his kitchen table, Opto 22’s range of products grew to include input/output (I/O) modules,

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Switching regulator fundamentals – the buck converter

By Chris Francis Switching regulators are everywhere – buck, boost, SEPIC, Cuk, flyback etc. They are for converting power from one voltage to another in a relatively efficient...

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AutomationDirect Extends RUKO Line of Hole Cutting Tools

AutomationDirect’s line of RUKO cutting tools now includes drill/tap combination bits as well as fractional and metric thread hand taps. RUKO drill/tap combination bits provide uninterrupted hole drilling, thread tapping and deburring in one convenient bit. The high-speed steel bits are relief-ground and designed with ¼-inch hexagonal shanks for use with mild steel up to

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J.W. Winco, Inc. Plastic Hinges Are Stable and Torque Resistant

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers EN 222 Technopolymer Plastic Hinges with four Indexing Positions, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant hinges are very stable, and notable for a high resistant torque of 3 Nm in four indexing positions. All detent positions have a guaranteed resistant torque of

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Boker’s Enhances Production Capacity for Long Runs

Boker’s, Inc., has expanded their stamping and washer production capabilities to ensure quick turnaround on long runs. With high-volume production runs of over one million washers, and 95 years of experience in precision metal stamping production, Boker’s can meet standard or custom design requirements while ensuring fast delivery. Boker’s expansion of stamping and washer production

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AutomationDirect’s “When to Use Multi-Function Safety Relays”

AutomationDirect announces the release of a new White Paper, “When to Use Multi-Function Safety Relays” that explains how to determine when applications will benefit from multi-function safety relays over other options. Many machines and robots require safety circuits to stop all or part of operation in the event of an emergency. Safety circuits are also

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Gen 3 Inductive Rotary Encoder for Functional Safety

HEIDENHAIN is expanding its third generation of absolute inductive rotary encoders with the ExI 11xx series, providing a single encoder safety solution for many industries such as packaging, automation and robotics. These new products are especially suitable for safety-related applications up to SIL 3, PLe, and Category 4. These applications involve high risks for the

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