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New safety light curtains offer muting, cyclic, and multiple scan
29 August 2014

Schmersal is proud to introduce the SLC445 Series, Type 4 Safety Light Curtains offering muting, cyclic operation, and multiple scan functions in addition to a wide range of integrated functions which are easily configurable without the need of a special tool or software. The functional diversity of the SLC445 allows these optoelectronic safety devices the

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More accessories for Hubbell-Wiegmann enclosures
29 August 2014

AutomationDirect has added over 160 accessories designed for Hubbell-Wiegmann enclosures. New items include drip shield kits, window kits, folding shelves and internal mounting components. Drip shields protect door hardware from dripping water and settling dust and easily attach to the enclosure with stainless steel screws, gasket and sealing washers; drip shields start at $37. Steel

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SICK’s CLV600 series bar code scanners with IP 69K housing
29 August 2014

SICK, a manufacturer of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification solutions for factory and logistics automation, announced the launch of the CLV600 IP 69K Housing bar code scanners, which provide high read rates in challenging conditions. The IP 69K housing is completely waterproof, enabling the scanners to be used in harsh wash

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Clippard EFB Series Electronic Fill & Bleed Circuits
28 August 2014

A fill and bleed circuit is a combination of pneumatic valve components used to inflate a volume or apparatus in one controllable function, and to release or vent...

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Numatics 501 Series Directional Control Valve
28 August 2014

ASCO Numatics has introduced its Numatics 501 Series directional control valve. The general purpose automation valve is designed for directional control and piloting applications requiring compact size, high...

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Capacitance: Friend and Foe
27 August 2014

By David Herres Capacitance is everywhere. Electronic circuits make use of this phenomenon of the physical universe because of it can be used to separate dc from high-frequency signals,...

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MSC Rolls Out New Releases of Marc 2014 and Adams 2014
27 August 2014

The developers at MSC Software have been busy this summer. The Newport Beach, CA-based developer of multidiscipline simulation software has made two major product announcements this month, releasing new versions of Marc nonlinear FEA software and Adams multi-body dynamics simulation software. Let’s start with Marc 2014, which is used by product engineers for nonlinear and […]

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LED Lights Provide Superior Protection From Oil, Chemical and Water
27 August 2014

Banner Engineering introduces a stainless steel version of its WLC60 heavy-duty LED lights. Designed for use in extremely harsh conditions, the WLC60SS protects against caustic solutions, acids and detergents often found in food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical, chemical and marine applications. For enhanced chemical resistance, the WLC60SS is available with either a durable polycarbonate window

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Completion of New Office Site and Renovated Manufacturing Site of ABB
27 August 2014

The cutting of ribbons at both ABB’s new office facility on Discovery Parkway in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and at the office/manufacturing site on Glendale Ave. in New Berlin, Wisconsin on Monday, August 25, marked completion of the buildings; construction and renovation of the sites began in April of 2013, and nearly all of the 725 employees

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Elmo Showcases its Extreme Motion Control Servo Drives
27 August 2014

Elmo, a provider of motion control solutions that meets rugged requirements for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and other applications operating in extreme environmental conditions, will showcase Gold ExtrIQ...

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TI brings 16-bit ADC precision performance to industrial control applications
27 August 2014

Introducing the powerful, single-core series for industrial real-time control design, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) launches the new C2000™ Delfino™ 32-bit F2837xS microcontrollers (MCUs). These single-core MCUs are...

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SceneStar™ LED Scene Lights Now Available
27 August 2014

Newark element14 announces the addition of SceneStar LED High Power Scene Lights to its offering. The floodlights are targeted for use in big spaces, particularly with industrial businesses...

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Boker’s Expands Washer Offering With 737 New Sizes to Enhance Production Capacity
27 August 2014

Boker’s, Inc. has added 737 new flat washer sizes to its offering to further accommodate a large range of applications and industries. This addition significantly enhances Boker’s customization capabilities, offering an expansive line of over 28,000 non-standard washer and spacer sizes. “With the addition of new sizes, Boker’s has the ability to increase production and

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Hot times in the nacelle not so hot for electronic equipment
27 August 2014

Editor’s note: The article is the introduction from A step change in electronics thermal design: Incorporating EDA and MDA design flows, a white paper by Mentor Graphics that deals with the hazards of overheating. It may be of interest for those who design electronic equipment for wind turbines nacelles, structures in which temperatures easily reach

Windpower Engineering & Development

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New 15.6” Widescreen Multi-Touch Flat Panel Monitor
27 August 2014

Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new flat panel monitor specifically designed to meet the flexible demands of a wide range of applications and especially in areas which require continuous cleaning. The 15.6“ HD resolution (1366 x 768) wide screen 16:9 monitor provides 40% more screen area than 4:3

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Pressure Sensors for Different Applications
27 August 2014

At Sensors Expo 2014, David Ezekiel vice president of Sales and Marketing at Servoflo discusses ZMDI signal conditioning circuits used in medical and harsh pressure sensing applications with...

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Rotary and Linear Magnetic Sensing
26 August 2014

At Sensors Expo 2014, Neil Wilson, an applications engineer for Analog Devices, explains the company’s magnetic sensing demo that uses magnetoresistive technology. To watch the video, click here....

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Machine Control
25 August 2014

During his Keynote speech at the 2014 NI Week, founder Jeff Kodosky posed some interesting challenges to our assumptions about programming languages.  In his talk about the future...

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Behlman Receives Additional Power Supply Order for USAF RC-135 Rivet Joint Surveillance Aircraft
22 August 2014

Behlman Electronics Inc. has received another follow-on order for its COTS DMCA4000 power supply. The special performance features of this unit have made it the preferred choice of...

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Communicate Sensor Info with Bluetooth LE
21 August 2014

At Sensors Expo 2014, Dave Richkas, Bluetooth Product Line Manager for the Wireless Products division of Microchip Technology demonstrates the RN4020 Bluetooth LE module using two demo boards...

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