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More accessories for Hubbell-Wiegmann enclosures

AutomationDirect has added over 160 accessories designed for Hubbell-Wiegmann enclosures. New items include drip shield kits, window kits, folding shelves and internal mounting components. Drip shields protect door hardware from dripping water and settling dust and easily attach to the enclosure with stainless steel screws, gasket and sealing washers; drip shields start at $37. Steel

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SICK’s CLV600 series bar code scanners with IP 69K housing

SICK, a manufacturer of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory and logistics automation, announced the launch of the CLV600 IP 69K Housing bar code scanners, which provide high read rates in challenging conditions. The IP 69K housing is completely waterproof, enabling the scanners to be used in harsh wash

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Boker’s Expands Washer Offering With 737 New Sizes to Enhance Production Capacity

Boker’s, Inc. has added 737 new flat washer sizes to its offering to further accommodate a large range of applications and industries. This addition significantly enhances Boker’s customization capabilities, offering an expansive line of over 28,000 non-standard washer and spacer sizes. “With the addition of new sizes, Boker’s has the ability to increase production and

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SSI Interface for Networked PLCs

Advanced Micro Controls Inc. (AMCI), announces the addition of their ANE2 SSI Interface Module to the AnyNET I/O family of PLC-based specialty I/O products. AMCI’s AnyNET SSI Interface integrates a network connection and expansion capabilities to provide a modern, versatile SSI feedback solution for any PLC-based system. The ANE2 expands up to six 2-channel modules,

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Better Aerospace Design Insight with PLM Software

Edited by: Michael Jermann, Assistant Editor Hispano-Suiza, a Safran Group company, designs, develops and produces electronic power controllers for airborne applications. The company was contracted by Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer to do all the electrical distribution work, which includes the ram air turbine (RAT), for the Embraer KC-390, a medium-size, twin-engine, jet-powered military transport. The

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Using Thoughts to Control Airplanes

Edited by: Michael Jermann, Assistant Editor The pilot is wearing a white cap with myriad attached cables. His gaze is concentrated on the runway ahead of him. All of a sudden the control stick starts to move, as if by magic. The airplane banks and then approaches straight on towards the runway. The position of

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Custom Molded PEEK Medical Components

Medical components custom molded of PEEK from Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MR&P) improve performance while reducing costs. The company has proven experience molding PEEK designs that dramatically increase product performance and provide a superior alternative to metal and glass components. PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is a high performance thermoplastic. Utilizing MR&P’s proprietary processes and designs, PEEK can

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