Rocker switches carry 10-A/12-Vdc ratings, include elastomer membrane versions

APEM’s KR and KL rocker switches feature an up-to-date design with a large selection of colors and markings, extreme robustness and high ratings. KR and KL series new options are: 20 Amp version The KR and KL series are now available with 20A 12VDC rating (6.35 quick-connect terminals only). With such a high rating, our

Test & Measurement Handbook 2017

SEEN A GHOST? BLAME ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS WE’D like to think that the average viewer who tunes into a TV show on the SciFy channel called Ghost Hunters might get a laugh out watching investigators prowl around places that are reported to be haunted. But the show participants seem to be completely serious and unconcerned about

ATLANTA Drive Systems Introduces New Economy Planetary Reducers

ATLANTA Drive Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce a new range of Economy Planetary Reducers, offering good performance with an economical price level. Design features include standard low backlash, high power density, smooth operation and mounting to most servo motors (IEC, NEMA). They are available in four sizes with reduction ratios from 5:1 to 70:1

Understand Quality Validations for Injection Molded Components

When working to validate injection molded components, it is essential to understand how your supplier will address how they can assist you with validation activities by sharing their expertise, experience and previous validation processes. Your company 510K application is a pre-market submission made to the FDA. This is done to demonstrate a device is safe,

Bearing design considerations for hand tools

By John Wallace, Vice President of Operations, AST Bearings Edited by Mike Santora Handheld power tools are commonplace in many industries from automotive to aerospace. Ball bearings play a critical role in the performance and reliability of these tools and are responsible for handling combined loading conditions (radial and axial), high speed operation, low friction,

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Adds A New Climate Controlled Room

After surviving one of the hottest and most humid summer seasons on record, Solar Atmospheres of Western PA decided to construct a climate-controlled environment for the daily operation of its all-metal hot zoned vacuum furnace. The critical climate within this room is controlled utilizing a high quality HVAC system and is equipped with dehumidifiers and

Mallory Sonalert’s ZT Series of Audible Alarms Now Shipping from Sager Electronics

Sager Electronics, a North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, is now stocking Mallory Sonalert’s ZT Series of audible alarms with added visual component. This addition of an LED visual component to their popular new 22mm panel alarm series provides more options for users. This new ZT series of alarms allows for simultaneous

Enhanced DirectLOGIC DL405 PLC CPUs added by AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added two new feature-enhanced CPUs to its DirectLOGIC DL405 programmable logic controller product line. The D4-454 and D4-454DC-1 provide all the capabilities of the D4-430, D4-440 and D4-450 CPUs, using updated microprocessor technology allowing the D4-454 to be the CPU of choice for the DL405 family. Both D4-454 CPUs include a built-in power

PEM® VariMount® Fastening System Enables Use of Self-Clinching Fasteners

The PEM® VariMount® fastening system from PennEngineering® enables the use of PEM® self-clinching fasteners for attachment applications in composites, plastics, metal, and any rigid material or panel. The system integrates a self-clinching nut, stud, or standoff pre-installed permanently into a steel or stainless steel base plate. The base plate with multiple radial holes effectively becomes

New Diaphragm-Operated Pressure Switches For Tough Environments

For operation in tough environments, Sigma-Netics Inc. has added two diaphragm-operated options to its portfolio of ruggedized pressure switches. Similar products were only previously available in piston-based operations. The new 745 and 785 series of pressure switches are designed for low-pressure, high-sensitivity applications, including off-road or industrial OEM equipment, train braking systems, compactors, compressors and

UL-listed NEMA 4X polycarbonate enclosure billed as largest on the market

The ARCA IEC from Fibox is said to be the largest UL-listed NEMA 4X Polycarbonate Enclosure. Made in the European IEC standard sizes, this enclosure is available up to 31.5x 23.5 11.5 in. The ARCA IEC cabinet enclosure is made of impact-resistant polycarbonate and will not dent, rust, crack or bloom like steel or fiberglass.

New EtherCAT board enhances data gathering capability of HARTING’s MICA mini industrial computer

HARTING’s Mini-Industrial-Computer MICA®, winner of the prestigious 2016 HERMES Award for industrial innovation, now is available with an EtherCAT board, allowing data to be collected directly from industrial production networks, preprocessed and forwarded to IT systems via standard protocols such as OPC UA or MQTT. Thanks to MICA®s modular hardware concept, which allows users to

New angular housing makes HARTING Han-Modular® Twin ideal for motor connection

With its new angular housing, HARTING’s Han-Modular® Twin provides users with a particularly compact and customizable connector solution that’s ideal for applications like motor connection, especially for larger motors up to 70 A. The Han-Modular® Twin has the appearance of a small format IP65 connector. Fitted at a right angle to the motor, the 39x44mm

Model Solution Opens New Rapid Prototyping Center And North American HQ To Better Support Customers

Model Solution has built a new North American headquarters and rapid prototyping center in Silicon Valley to better support customers. Offering rapid sketch and mock-up capabilities, as well as local project management and engineering support services, the new facility strengthens Model Solution’s ability to quickly meet customer requirements. With the opening of the new Silicon

Advantech Launches High Performance Compact Fanless IPC with Intel 6th/7th Generation Core i Socket Type Platform

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the launch of the MIC-7700 high performance, fanless IPC with the latest Intel® Core i socket-type CPU. The MIC-7700 provides flexible expansion capability and excellent computing through the i socket type processor, DDR4 memory, optional I/O modules and unique Advantech i-module products. Together, these will satisfy applications

Teledyne DALSA Expands its Xtium frame grabber series with new CoaXPress model

Teledyne DALSA announced the expansion of its Xtium series with a new half-length CoaXPress frame grabber. Teledyne DALSA frame grabbers combine industry-leading performance and feature sets, great value, and extensive camera support. The Xtium-CXP PX8 is fully supported by Sapera™ LT SDK and Teledyne DALSA’s Trigger-to-Image-Reliability™ platform. Like other models within the series, the Xtium-CXP

New SigmaLogic7 Compact puts full AOI functionality into less cabinet space

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. introduces the SigmaLogic7 Compact. This new servo amplifier makes it possible to add the exceptional precision and superior performance of a Sigma-7 servo system in machines using Rockwell Automation programmable logic controllers. SigmaLogic7 Compact builds on the legacy of the SigmaLogic, the first Yaskawa SERVOPACK to

ecom instruments: The Rise of Mobile Apps in Hazardous-Area Industry

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connects people, machines, plants, logistics, products, processes, and systems. Mobile devices and smart HMI systems form the cornerstone of this new industrial age. But the real advantage of digital and mobile solutions emerges from the integration of mobile applications into industrial processes. With its intrinsically safe mobile devices, ecom

TRUMPF recognized as 2017 Young Adult Employer Champion

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions, a national network promoting economic opportunity and prosperous communities through investment and innovation, has announced its 2017 recipients of the Young Adult Employer Champion award. This year, TRUMPF is among the first to receive the Pathways to Apprenticeship award. “We are honored to receive this award recognizing our apprenticeship

New Keystone Website “Part Builder” System

A user-friendly, interactive “Part Builder” system that enables viewers to quickly and easily identify requirements from a vast selection of standoffs, spacers and handle parts, is an exclusive feature on the homepage of Keystone Electronics Corp. website: Visitors can select from a variety of product attributes (Length, O.D., Thread Size, Material, etc.) to locate

Littelfuse Introduces First Encapsulated Surface Mount Fuse Designed for Intrinsic Safety Protection

Littelfuse, Inc. introduced the first encapsulated surface mount fuse designed for intrinsic safety protection of equipment intended for use in or near hazardous locations and explosive atmospheres and certified to the UL 913 Standard. During overcurrent and short circuit fault conditions, the 1mm-thick encapsulation around the body of the PICO® 304 Series surface mount fuse

SKF TKSA 71 shaft alignment tool

The new SKF TKSA 71 shaft alignment tool is  designed in a compact and durable package to deliver precise measurements for a range of alignment tasks in harsh industrial environments. This tool functions quickly and intuitively using six dedicated software apps tailored for different alignment jobs. The tool ultimately achieves superior alignment performance in demanding […]

Bonfiglioli announces new product series launch, new product improvements and new product series expansion

Bonfiglioli expands its product offering with the introduction of the new planetary gear 300M series. This new series, with its optimized reduction stages, stands for highest performance, a higher torque density for the same compact dimensions and is available in 20 sizes with an output torque of 1.3 to 1,300 kNm. The planetary drives of

Quiet slotless, brushless motors from Koford

Koford Engineering’s new line of 2.3 in. (60mm) slotless brushless motors are designed for low noise and high efficiency. They are available with a variety of windings and in either sensorless or Hall sensor configuration. Rated output is up to 800 W continuous power with no load speeds from 3.864 to 25,104 rpm. The slotless […]

Integrating robotics faster at ATX East

I had a great chat with the leadership team of Baltimore-based Ready Robotics at the ATX East show at New York’s Javits Center this week. Kel Guerin, the company’s CTO and Benjamin Gibbs, the CEO, described how Ready has built an easy-to-use platform for integrating industrial robots. “We basically take out the headache of setting up the tooling, […]