GNSS receiver module includes better Dual Frequency based Heading acquisition and positioning engine

Trimble has introduced the Trimble MB-Two GNSS module. The MB-Two delivers highly accurate GNSS-based heading plus pitch or roll in an advanced industry standard form-factor for system integrators….

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Lower cost DATEC-COMPACT enclosures for indoor use

OKW has launched an unsealed (IP 41) version of its robust DATEC-COMPACT handheld enclosures for indoor applications. Specifying DATEC-COMPACT without its normal IP 65 seal enables OEM designers to house their electronics even more cost effectively. Applications for DATEC-COMPACT include mobile data recording, measuring and control, stock and sales logging, medical, laboratory and environmental technology.

Boston Gear introduces new gearbox video series

A series of informative Boston Gear speed reducer videos have been produced to help reduce gearbox failures and premature wear. Topics include proper mounting and installation, lubrication issues…

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New solder cup spring-loaded pins

Mill-Max is proud to announce a new addition to its spring-loaded pin selection with the introduction of the 0973-0-15-20-77-14-11-0. This new offering has a solder cup designed to accept up to 20 AWG wire, has a maximum stroke of .080” (2,03 mm) and can be used at a minimum spacing of .100” (2,54 mm). The

Watlow introduces new website

Watlow has recently introduced its upgraded and redesigned external website, The site showcases a new look and updated functionality, but the ultimate goal is to help users identify the best thermal solution for their application with a best-in- industry Watlow introduced a new branding strategy in December 2015 featuring a new logo and tagline.

Stainless steel faced sensors

The BI12-EG30F-AG6X stainless steel faced sensors are a good replacement for traditional plastic faced sensors in applications where the sensors are routinely damaged by impact. The one-piece housing…

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Most accurate digital humidity sensor

Sensirion is once again taking sensor technology to a new level. At the Sensor+Test 2016 in Nuremberg, the technology pioneer is presenting the SHT35 humidity sensor – the…

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New latches with gripping tray, lockable, in metric sizes

J.W. Winco has announced it now offers GN 115.10 Latches with Gripping Tray, Lockable, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant latches with gripping tray are used in applications that require a molded recess in addition to the latching mechanism, e.g. if operating elements are not allowed to protrude for reasons of space. A rotary movement (limited

Catalog Describes Benefits of Spring-Energized Seals

A new technical catalog published by Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. provides engineers and designers with detailed information about how spring-energized seals can be used to address reciprocating and static/face sealing challenges. The 28-page catalog, titled “Bal Seal spring-energized seal: Solutions for Reciprocating and Static/Face Applications,” describes how the company’s broad range of reciprocating and static/face

Watlow receives 2015 Supplier of the Year Award from Henny Penny

Watlow announced that it received the ‘2015 Supplier of the Year’ award from Henny Penny Corporation, one of the country’s leading designers and manufacturers of premium cooking, holding and display equipment. Watlow was presented with the ‘Supplier of the Year’ award at a ceremony on April 8 in Eaton, Ohio, home of Henny Penny’s headquarters.

Build more prototypes fast with expanded VCA developer’s kit

BEI Kimco has recently improved its Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) Developer’s Kit to include three new actuator sizes with greater force and stroke capabilities to provide a broader…

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Industrial gigabit managed Ethernet switch

Antaira Technologies is proud to announce its expansion in the industrial networking infrastructure family with the LMX-1202G-SFP series. Antaira’s new LMX-1202G-SFP industrial gigabit managed Ethernet switch series has been designed to fulfill applications in harsh or outdoor environments. Some applications where the LMX-1202G-SFP switch works well includes: power/utility, solar grids, windmills, mining infrastructures, factory/process control

XL vise for extra capacity clamping parts with up to 12,000 Lbs. force

Up to 28.5 inch jaw opening and 12,000 lbs. of clamping force makes Kurt’s XL 8-inch vises ideal for the largest tool & die, Molds and machining extra large parts in automotive, aerospace and oil drilling industries. Kurt XL vises also function well as a receiver for other workholding setups. (More) Kurt XL vises feature

New operating and monitoring product range PMI 6 Control

With its new product range PMI (Pilz Machine Interface) 6 Control, the automation company Pilz is introducing its first operator terminal to be equipped with a soft PLC in accordance with IEC 61131-3 as standard. This terminal goes beyond professional diagnostics and visualization, making it possible to control the entire plant process in just one

New high-accuracy digital ambient light sensor

The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced a new high-accuracy digital ambient light sensor for consumer and industrial applications. The Vishay Semiconductors VEML6030 combines a highly…

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Surface-mount transmissive optical sensors

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced two new AEC-Q101-qualified surface-mount transmissive optical sensors for automotive and industrial applications. Offered in a compact 5.5 mm by 4 mm by 5.7…

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F4T 3.0 with advanced data logging and trend charts

Watlow recently released its F4T with INTUITION version 3.0, a temperature and process controller now with enhanced capabilities including advanced data logging and graphical trend charts. Watlow’s F4T version 3.0 is available with encrypted data log records to help meet industry requirements such as Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program), AMS 2750E and

m500-P compact three-phase AC motor for premium IE3 Efficiency Class

A leading global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, Lenze Americas introduced the m550-P three-phase AC motor designed to achieve IE3 efficiency class…

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Bison adds two new members to their board of directors

In a move to strengthen their independent board as they continue to further diversify their product and service capabilities, Bison is pleased to announce that Jack De Leon and Richard Drexler have accepted positions on Bison’s Board of Directors. Both gentlemen have extensive leadership experience in the industry and will help guide the organization as

New safety device diagnostics module and sensor

The automation company Pilz is expanding its portfolio to include the diagnostic solution “Safety Device Diagnostics”, which comprises a fieldbus module, junction and safe sensor technology PSEN. The…

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Modules connect CompactLogix controllers to PROFIBUS DP-V0 and DP-V1 Networks

Molex has introduced its SST PB3-CPX Modules to connect Rockwell Automation CompactLogix L2, L3 and L4 controllers to PROFIBUS DP-V0 and DP-V1 Networks. The modules enable high-performance, low-cost solutions for industrial automation applications and are compatible with Master DP-V0 Class-1; Master DP-V1 Class-1 and Class-2; and Slave DP-V0 protocols. SST PB3-CPX Master/Slave Modules can be

AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions expands inspection and compliance capabilities

AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions has added two new advanced metrology tools at its Rock Creek, NC, manufacturing facility, enhancing its inspection, compliance and quality-control capabilities. The new additions include a SPECTRO MIDEX micro X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer with an ultrafast silicon drift detector (SDD) system for rapid and reliable elemental analysis. The MIDEX is designed

Apple Rubber receives approval of TRAC certification

Apple Rubber Products Inc has announced that it has received approval of its TRAC (Trace Registered Access Code) identification number certification, signifying the company’s recognition as a global business committed to commercial transparency. The TRAC approval leads to many advancements, including new customers who require a TRAC identification number that verifies Apple Rubber’s status as a

Rittal expands online parts and service tools

Rittal Corporation has expanded the online Parts and Service tools for enclosures and climate control products. The Parts and Service tools provide streamlined procurement for Models AE, WM and TS enclosures and climate control equipment. Online customers can order approved spare parts directly from Rittal, guaranteeing compatibility with pre-existing products and providing faster delivery times to

Bison undergoes corporate restructuring to maximize customer focus

Bison Gear & Engineering Corporation has always been a solutions driven organization, working with customers to ensure they are providing the best products for their applications. While that remains a core competency, Bison recognizes that in today’s ever-changing business environment they need to be even more responsive and customer-focused than ever before. This includes the