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    FLUID POWER EDUCATIONAL KITS

    February 28, 2006 by Staff Clippard Instrument Laboratory has announced Fluid Power Educational Kits designed to help provide a practical understanding of the basic concepts of fluid power. The kits consist of many components, the same components used in industry today to provide control and work in thousands of different applications.
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    HEALTHCARE GRADE SILICONE RUBBER

    February 28, 2006 by Staff GE Advanced Materials has introduced two lines of biocompatible silicone rubber for extruded tubing applications that can help provide consistency and precision in fluid delivery while offering potential savings from lower manufacturing costs and extended device life. The Tufel I elastomer is a one-component, ready-to-use, platinum-cure silicone elastomer, provides cost and performance benefits in tubing applications such as catheters and IV lines.
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    SELF-CLINCHING FLUSH-HEAD STUDS

    February 28, 2006 by Staff PEM Type FH4 self-clinching flush-head studs from PennEngineering can be installed permanently in stainless steel sheets as thin as .040 in./1 mm. The stud are said to provide reliable and reusable threads in stainless assemblies with only a mating nut required to complete final component attachment. Offering an practical alternative to weld studs, the studs are machined from 400 series stainless steel and are heat-treated for use in sheet hardness of 92 or less on the Rockwell "B" scale.
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    MICRO BRUSHLESS MOTORS

    February 28, 2006 by Staff Sanyo DC Micro Motor Division has developed a micro motor featuring a ceramic air bearing design. The PM series brushless motor design uses air as a lubricant with the sleeve and shaft of the ceramic air bearings containing a 3- to 5-micron gap between them.
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    BRUSH-COMMUTATED DC GEARMOTORS

    February 28, 2006 by Staff Pittman brush-commutated dc gearmotors achieve output torque up to 175 oz in. with sintered steel spur gearing and output torque up to 500 oz in. by incorporating select gear ratios and high-strength gears.
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    LINEAR ACTUATORS

    February 28, 2006 by Staff The Bug series of linear actuators from Ultra Motion has been redesigned to offer improved strength, precision and reliability; while keeping the same footprint. New features of the series include ABEC-7 angular contact bearings and interchangeable motor mounting plates. A Kevlar drive belt and pulleys provides 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1 and 5:1 drive ratios with low backlash and low audible noise by eliminating gears between the motor and the drive screw.
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    WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY TO ALLEN-BRADLEY DRIVES

    February 28, 2006 by Staff Users of Allen-Bradley PowerFlex AC drives and legacy SCANport-enabled Allen-Bradley drives can now wirelessly program, troubleshoot and monitor their drives using a hand-held PC with Pocket DriveExplorer software from Rockwell Automation. Throughout a facility, it is said users can freely program and troubleshoot drives using a Wireless Interface Module (WIM) linked to a Pocket PC.
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    ENCLOSURE OFFERS INSTALLATION DIVERSITY

    February 28, 2006 by Staff The Rittal Systems Compact Medium Enclosure (CM) combines the benefits of its AE enclosure with the installation diversity of the TS 8. Compatibility with TS 8 mounting components and Rittal system accessories ensures the CM can meet application requirements in either a wall-mounted or a freestanding configuration. Interior component mounting is facilitated by installing standard vertical rails, which replicate the TS 8 frame, on the side walls.
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    SAMPLE CONDITIONING REMOVES WATER

    February 28, 2006 by Staff Gas conditioning products from Perma Pure feature the company's proprietary Nafion technology for use with analytical instrumentation. The technology selectively removes only water from samples gases, leaving the rest of the gas sample unaffected. Unlike chillers and condensers, Nafion requires no power to operate and prevents the loss of water-soluble gasses through dissolution in condensate.
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    PLASTIC LIMIT SWITCH

    February 28, 2006 by Staff The GLL series limit switch from Honeywell is part of the "OEM Set" of miniature limit switches. The double insulated housing conforms to EN50047 and is suitable for mounting where space is a premium. The product features direct opening normally closed contacts, a variety of actuator styles and conduit options, and is sealed to IP65, NEMA 1, 12 and 13.
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