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    Plastic bearings replace traditional bronze

    August 30, 2004 by Igus Inc. has introduced a plastic plain bearing, iglide R, to replace traditional bronze bearings in many applications. Iglide R, like all iglide plastic bearings, requires no lubrication, is oil-free and will not corrode.
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    Quiet needle roller bearings

    August 30, 2004 by INA series NK and NKI machined needle roller bearings with plastic cages have been introduced in some under-roller and bore diameter sizes. Structure-borne noise in these bearings is said to be 70% below values obtained for comparable bearings with a steel cage.
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    Fastener hold patch

    August 30, 2004 by Both threaded and unthreaded fasteners can be temporarily held in place during transport, fabrication or assembly with the patented NYSTAY locating patch from Nylok Corp.
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    Impact riveting machines

    August 30, 2004 by Adtech Impact Riveters are machines rated six tons and up, automatic rivet feed, mechanical drive impact riveters. Advantages include: custom safety requirements designed to meet individual standards; up to 40 tons rated power available throughout full range of stroke; high speed -cycle times <1 s; adjustable rivet setting force with optional process monitoring; automatically fed rivets.
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    Touch screen assembly

    August 30, 2004 by Adhesives Research, Inc., has introduced ARclean 90178 and ARclean 90176, two adhesives designed for perimeter spacer bonding in resistive touch screens and other similar electronic devices. The adhesives are double-sided tapes manufactured with an acrylic acid-free adhesive said to feature improved adhesive conformability and reliable environmental durability.
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    Automotive wire harness tape

    August 30, 2004 by To facilitate wire harness recycling, Scapa Automotive has introduced Autolon 824, a halogen free harnessing tape that looks and feels like PVC but emits no toxins during combustion.Suitable for wire harness wrapping, clip retention and color code identification, the tape is a polyolefin film single coated with a synthetic rubber pressure sensitive adhesive. The tape is said to match the performance of PVC tapes, offering good elongation, easy unwind and tear, and conformability for simple application. Autolon 824 also offers a fogging number between 70 and 95, withstands temperatures up to 85°C, and provides resistance to cold, fluids, and abrasion.
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    Cushioned mounting brackets

    August 27, 2004 by Pepperl+Fuchs' cushioned mounting brackets are shock absorbers for inductive sensors. The spring-loaded housing secures the sensor and protects against accidental impact for industrial applications where target over-travel is common.
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    Multi-angle vision sensor

    August 27, 2004 by Omron Canada has announced the F250 four-camera machine vision sensor for multi-angle applications. Real-time rotation position compensation searches for parts or features located at random angles and positions, while maintaining production speeds of up to 6000 parts/min.
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    Harmonic drive gearhead

    August 27, 2004 by The Quantum series from HD Systems delivers 50% more torque than the CSF series while maintaining zero-backlash, 1 arc min positional accuracy, and ±5 arc s repeatability.
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    Straight-bore conveyor clutch

    August 27, 2004 by Nexen Group has announced the Air LSCC-54 straight-bore conveyor clutch. The unit is suitable for soft starts in accumulating, chain-driven live-roller or in-line material handling conveyor applications.
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