New 10-Watt and 15-Watt Slim Line Power Supplies

The new IDEC PS5R-SB 10W and 15W Slim Line power supplies are a cost-effective way to save panel space, measuring just 90 x 22.5 x 95 mm, half the size of a standard DIN rail. They come in output voltages of 5V in 10W; and 12V and 24V in 15W.  A variety of mounting directions

Motors help reduce energy consumption

The Department of Energy begins a five year phase-in of tough energy standards that will affect several types of white-good appliances. The goal is to reduce energy usage and the need to build additional carbon dioxide emitting power plants. The latest brushless dc motor technology improves motor efficiency, which can result in lower energy consumption.

SKF® Spherical Roller Thrust Bearings

Kulpsville, PA — SKF® spherical roller thrust bearings are engineered to accommodate heavy axial and simultaneous radial loads in high-speed industrial equipment applications.  Their self-aligning capability further allows these bearings to compensate for shaft deflection and misalignment without reducing bearing service life. Applications include large vertical electric motors, gearboxes, pumps, fans, crushers, machine tools, injection

NKK’s New Toggles and Rockers Meet International Certifications

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — NKK Switches, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of electromechanical switches, announces the internationally approved P series of toggle and rocker switches with certifications from UL, CSA, C-UL, VDE, SEMKO and SEV. These standard size devices are designed to meet the needs of industrial/commercial, instrumentation and medical applications.  The P

Omron-Yaskawa Launch New Inverter

Omron-Yaskawa, the European market leader in industrial inverters, announces the launch of the V1000 Compact Inverter series — the world’s most dependable inverters and the pinnacle of the highly successful inverter family. The European preview will be held at the SPS/ IPC/ Drives 2006 event in Nuremberg (Germany), Hall 9, Booth 9-330. 10 x 100

SPS/IPC/Drives Day 1

SPS/IPC/Drives show in Nürnburg is a break out show!  Today I spent the majority of the day walking the show and here is what left an impression: Dozens of companies showing and demonstrating drives and motion controls.  It reminds me of the Tokyo System Fair that I attended ten years ago in which company after