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    REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS

    March 1, 2006 by Staff Polyram Ram-On Industries, a manufacturer of engineering thermoplastics compounds for the automotive industry that conform to standards such as ISO TS 16949, has introduced the POLYTRON line of Long Glass fibres reinforced Thermoplastic Technology.
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    ROHS COMPLIANT SURFACE-MOUNT FUSES

    February 28, 2006 by Staff Raychem Circuit Protection RoHS-compliant slow blow surface-mount fuses are said to offer high reliability, strong arc suppression characteristics and some of the highest current ratings available in the 1206 form factor.
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    PROXIMITY SWITCHES

    February 28, 2006 by Staff Models PAC-30U and PDC-30 capacitance-style proximity switches from Monitor Technologies are used to detect the presence or absence of many bulk solids. The PAC-30U is an ac-operated unit that is a universal, switch selectable for either normally open or normally closed operation. The PDC-30 is a dc-operated unit and is available in either PNP or NPN configurations, each of which can be wired in a normally open or normally closed operation mode.
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    RFID SYSTEM FOR TRACKING AND CONTROL

    February 28, 2006 by Staff ifm efector has introduced an RFID system for tracking and control throughout the manufacturing process. The system includes a read/write module and miniature ID tag that provides data transmission. The module combines three components in one -- a control interface, reader and antenna -- that measures 55 x 24 x 41 mm.
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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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