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    Multi-axis handling automation system

    August 29, 2005 by Staff The Easy-2-Combine system from Bosch Rexroth Canada is asolution for multi-axis automation tasks with individual components that can be combined in what are said to be simple, time-saving assembly steps. The result is said to be that the most common applications in assembly technology can now be done with standardized interfaces.
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    Metal body safety interlock switch

    August 29, 2005 by Staff Scientific Technologies, Inc. has introduced the Metal Body T4016 Series safety interlock switch designed for a minimum of two million actuations.  Units are available in a variety of 4 contact pole versions that provide 2 poles for dual channel safety monitoring, with 2 additional poles for status monitoring.
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    Switches meet RoHS directive

    August 29, 2005 by Staff EAO has announced its Series 44 range of industrial control switches meet the latest RoHS directive restricting the use of hazardous substances in electronic equipment. The plastic and contact materials of the series of 22.5 and 30.5 mm switches are free of potentially toxic cadmium based pigments.
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    World’s smallest linear actuator

    August 29, 2005 by Staff Haydon Switch & Instrument Inc. offers a Size 8 hybrid external linear actuator, the size of 21 mm square (0.8") said to make it the world’s smallest linear actuator.
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    Digital servo drives

    August 29, 2005 by Staff Baldor Electric has extended its MicroFlex line of digital servo drives with a model for use with brushless rotary ac servomotors utilizing resolver feedback. The drive is said to provide users with a cost-effective means of increasing the speed and smoothness of existing automation through the application of digital control technology without having to replace the servomotor.
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    Single axis scanning controller

    August 29, 2005 by Staff Nyden Corporation USA has announced SR1000 Preprogrammed Scanning Controller. The 3 x 2.25 x 0.75 in. single axis controller features selectable functions such as: two predefined running speeds that allow the system to run rates of SLOW to HIGH and HIGH to SLOW, an option to achieve S-curve acceleration rates, a panel of control input terminals, an idle centre and three onboard intensity level buttons for ±SCAN and ±FAST SCAN.
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    Single-phase pre-driver

    August 29, 2005 by Staff Zetex Semiconductors has introduced a single-phase motor pre-driver for variable or fixed speed control of single-phase brushless dc fans, blowers and pumps.
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    Polyurethane provides electrostatic dissipation

    August 29, 2005 by Staff MPC (Mearthane Products Corp.) has improved its proprietary formulation for Durethane C polyrurethane. The new material offers an expanded range of electrostatic dissipation properties said to eliminate damaging electrostatic discharges in electronic machines.
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    Servo rated gearheads

    August 26, 2005 by Staff Baldor low backlash GBSM-series of gearheads are said to mount easily and directly onto the BSM C-series and N-series servo motors. These gearheads are designed for servo applications requiring precision, durability, and long trouble-free operation.
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    Multipurpose ac drive

    August 22, 2005 by Staff The Reliance Electric GV6000 multipurpose industrial ac drive comes with an Operator Interface Module (OIM) to provide metering, programming and operator control. The drive's OIM is removable and contains CopyCat functionality for transferring parameter sets between drives.
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