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    September 2005: Spotlight on Factory Automation

    September 6, 2005 by Spotlight on Factory Automation includes fieldbus systems, connectors and sensors. Included in this issue: Weidmuller, WAGO, Rockwell Automation, Keyence Canada, National Instruments, Dorner Manufacturing, Danaher Industrial Controls Group, Turck, Balluff, Pilz Automation and Pepperl+Fuchs.View PDF:
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    September 2005 CAD Chronicle

    September 6, 2005 by Product news from the world of CAD Software & Hardware. This issue:  Synergis Software, Raindrop Geomagic, 3DQuickTools Ltd., Scientific Forming Technologies, Agilent Technologies and Oc√ÉÀÜ. View PDF
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    Adhesive transfer film for high temperature applications

    August 30, 2005 by Scapa North America has introduced Unifilm U800B, an unsupported acrylic adhesive transfer film said to perform extremely well in end use applications requiring high temperature resistance. 
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    Power-over-Ethernet single port power injectors

    August 29, 2005 by Phihong has introduced its PSA19U and PSA29U high power single port power injectors for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications.
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    Multi-axis handling automation system

    August 29, 2005 by 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 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 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 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 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 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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