Ogura ACSB Series

Ogura Industrial is pleased to announce a new addition to our product line. Although this product is not new to Ogura, it is new to North America. The ACSB series is finding new opportunities for machinery manufacturers in North America because of some of its unique features. ACSBs are both a clutch and a brake

Schneider Electric Enables Smart Control with EcoStruxure Control Advisor Software

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has added a new enterprise-wide IIoT plant performance and control optimization software to its PES and Foxboro Evo process automation systems and Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system. Leveraging Expertune PlantTriage technology, EcoStruxure Control Advisor, a native smart decision-support tool, provides plant personnel actionable real-time

Qultimax™ Elastomers & Thermoplastics Portfolio From Minnesota

Designers of custom molded parts greater than 3 inches (7.62cm) in diameter that require durability, chemical resistance, or low coefficient of friction properties while maintaining quality and high precision will find Qultimax™ a great solution for challenging applications. Qultimax™ is a proprietary portfolio of materials and formulations developed by Minnesota Rubber and Plastics. An important

J.W. Winco Offers Zinc Die Cast Adjustable Levers With Push Button, Threaded Stud Type

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 303 (with Steel Components) and GN 303.1 (with Stainless Steel Components) Zinc Die Cast Adjustable Levers with Push Button, Threaded Stud Type. The adjustable hand levers with push button, which are RoHS compliant, have proven to be ideal wherever parts

Ryan Knudtson is Recipient of the 2016 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship

Ryan Knudtson, a student at the University of Wisconsin – Stout, is the recipient of the 2016 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship, funded by Dorner Mfg. Corp. This $2,000 scholarship, awarded to a student enrolled in a two- or four-year program at any of PMMI’s partner schools, was established in honor of Richard Ryan,

Nidec Founder Addresses Control Techniques and Leroy-Somer Employees

The founder and CEO of Nidec has visited Control Techniques and Leroy-Somer to outline his vision for the future of the businesses. Shigenobu Nagamori, who launched Nidec in Kyoto, Japan in 1973, presented to Control Techniques and Leroy-Somer staff at their respective headquarters in Newtown, UK and Angouleme, France on February 2 and 3. The

ROLEC Extends Its aluDISC Round Diecast Enclosures Range

ROLEC has extended its aluDISC range of round electronic and electrical enclosures to four sizes. Innovative aluDISC – the world’s first range of round standard diecast aluminum enclosures for industrial electronics – is designed to integrate visually when used in applications such as industrial pipework, shipboard equipment, vehicles etc. These ‘go anywhere’ IP 67 (NEMA

Bel Power Solutions Launches Compact, Ruggedized MelcherTM HP Series

Bel Power Solutions, a Bel group company, (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and premier global manufacturer of power management devices, announces the release of its MELCHERTM HP Series DC-DC converter (4TE) with an input voltage range greater than 10:1. The converters deliver up to 192 watts with typical efficiency up to 93% over input and load

SDP/SI Moves to Brand New World-Class Engineering and Manufacturing Facility

Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) has begun operations in a brand new world-class facility designed to greatly improve efficiencies and lead times. The newly constructed 96,000 square foot facility is located at 250 Duffy Avenue, Hicksville, NY, less than 10 miles from their former location of 45 years. “This is a very exciting time for

Tilt/Swivel Bail Arms For Portable Instrument Enclosures

OKW’s tilt/swivel bail arms can now be specified as accessories and retrofitted to existing electronic instrument enclosures. They add portability to desktop instrument enclosures in a wide range of applications including measuring and control, peripherals, laboratory equipment, medical and wellness devices. Three different shapes of handles are available – all of which can be indexed

Stackpole Expands Small Size Precision Chip Resistor Values

The RNCF Series from Stackpole is a precision thin film chip resistor series capable of achieving tolerances as tight as 0.01% and TCR as low as 2 ppm per degree C. Stackpole recently expanded the resistance value range for the 0402 chip size for all tolerances to offer values from 49.9 ohms up to 20K

Custom Foot Switches with No NRE or Tooling Costs!

Steute Meditech has produced a two-minute video that explains how Steute makes available an infinite array of medical-grade foot switch designs for the medical device OEM market without any tooling or engineering development costs. Conventional thinking would suggest that getting a medical-grade foot switch that is customized to the user’s unique requirements requires investments in

New Large Siphon Fed Spray Nozzle Coats, Cools, Treats & Paints

EXAIR’s new 1/2 NPT siphon fed atomizing spray nozzle atomizes a variety of fluids in a round spray pattern where no liquid pressure is available and heavy application of liquid is needed. This corrosion resistant type 303SS nozzle draws liquid into the airstream and mixes it internally while providing up to 24″ of suction height.

Boker’s 2017 Stampings Brochure is Now Available

Boker’s announces its 2017 Stampings Brochure is now available. Serving as a valuable industry resource, the brochure provides a comprehensive overview of the company’s stamping capabilities. With nearly 100 years of experience in precision metal stamping production, Boker’s satisfies complex, intricate stamping applications. Designed as a quick-reference tool, the Stampings Brochure contains a glossary of

Eyeing the future of Ophthalmic Lenses

For contact and intraocular lens manufacturers, plasma treatment is key to comfort, wettability For any type of ophthalmic lens inserted into the eye, whether to enhance vision or simply for cosmetics, wear comfort is based on two primary factors: oxygen permeability and wettability. For manufacturers, achieving these characteristics means utilizing new advanced materials, such as

Introducing the Smallest Wave Springs on the Market

The question you are asking should not be how many miles did I ride or how many steps did I take, but “how did someone make a wave spring that small?” As engineers around the world design smaller and smaller assemblies, the question becomes, where can I find the compact components to support my designs?

Proto Labs Introduces Rapid Insert Molding at Pacific Design & Manufacturing in Anaheim Feb. 7-9

Proto Labs Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), an online and technologyenabled quick-turn manufacturer, officially launched its insert molding service at Pacific Design & Manufacturing in Anaheim this week, expanding on the company’s rapid injection molding offerings. This new capability can produce 25 to 10,000-plus insert-molded parts in 15 days or less. “We’re delighted to now be delivering

Self-Retaining Ball Plungers Eliminate a Machining Step

Easily and securely installed by hand in an ordinary drill hole, self-retaining ball plungers from Carr Lane Mfg. Co. have a flexible design, and compensate for hole tolerances up to .008″. The slotted end of the thermoplastic body expands to compensate in an oversize hole. The sturdy shoulder of the press-fit ball plunger provides a

Lee Spring Announces 2017 Catalog Release and Product Expansion

Lee Spring today announced the release of their expanded 2017 product line in conjunction with the release of the 2017 Lee Spring Catalog. Lee Spring adds over 1,800 new products for 2017 and now offers more than 25,000 stock spring designs. These products are available in stock and ready to ship from Lee Spring locations

PEM® Type SL™ Self-Clinching Steel Locknuts for Thin Metal Assemblies Integrate Unique TRI-DENT® Feature to Hold Mating Screws Tight

PEM® Type SL™ self-clinching steel locknuts from PennEngineering® integrate a unique TRI-DENT® locking feature to hold mating screws tight over time by providing sufficient torsional resistance to withstand vibration, thermal cycling, and other disruptive forces that could loosen the screws in service. These prevailing torque locknuts, which meet 3 cycle locking performance to effectively “self-lock”

AutomationDirect adds More Premium Efficiency IronHorse® AC Motors

AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of general purpose three-phase motors now includes the MTRP-series 56HC-frame premium efficiency motors available from 1 hp to 3 hp. The rolled steel motors are available in 1800 and 3600 RPM models and feature 4:1 constant torque and 10:1 variable torque speed ranges, TEFC frames, cast aluminum end bells and removable mounting

Dynatect Expands Line of Protective Machine Guarding

Dynamic motion and protection company Dynatect introduces the new Gortite® VF Door included in a new line of Automated Machine Safety Doors. The Vertical Fabric door responds to the automation industry’s need for machine guarding doors to keep hazardous processes like robotic welding separate from people, equipment, and materials. This high-speed fabric roll-up door is

Launch of CC-Link IE Field Basic

The CC-Link Partner Association, working to expand the adoption of the industrial open network CC-Link IE, has announced the launch of CC-Link IE Field Basic. This is an open field network using general-purpose 100Mbps Ethernet communication and is a new network mode in the CC-Link IE Ethernet-based integrated network lineup. Specifications enabling communication compatibility with

New High-Current HTL Encoders For Functionally Safe Rugged Drive Applications

To meet market demands for heavy equipment designed with functionally safe solutions inside, Leine & Linde introduces the new FSI 800 series rotary encoders, particularly useful in rugged motor drive applications. Well known for their robustness and reliability, these Leine & Linde encoders come complete with HCHTL (high-current HTL) signals which also make them suitable

Advantech Launches Short-depth Front I/O Chassis

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the launch of a 4U front I/O short-depth (350mm) industrial chassis, the IPC-631. Responding to market requests for a rack-mountable, front I/O, high scalability, and power computing solution, Advantech’s IPC-631 is ideal for these needs. With its front I/O design, support of a 500W single or redundant