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WIN Semiconductors Corp. Enhances 0.25µm Gallium Nitride Power Process
13 October 2017

WIN Semiconductors Corp (TPEx:3105), the world’s largest pure-play compound semiconductor foundry, has released an optimized version of its 0.25µm gallium nitride technology, NP25, that provides superior DC and RF transistor performance. NP25 is a 0.25µm-gate GaN-on-SiC process, and offers users the flexibility to produce both fully integrated amplifier products as well as custom discrete transistors.

ASR / ASRM Series For High Voltage Pulse Applications
13 October 2017

Stackpole’s ASR / ASRM series anti-surge thru-hole resistors offer high voltage pulse handling and defined pulse power characteristics. From the ASRM14 1/4W size rated at 500V to the ASRM1 1W and ASRM2 2W both rated at 4KV, this series is a great choice for high voltage applications requiring a robust cost effective axial leaded resistor.

WAGO Names New General Manager for Mexico
13 October 2017

WAGO North America has named Daniel Hernandez as the new general manager for Mexico. Hernandez holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as, a Masters of Business Administration. He worked in varying management roles for IMI Norgren, an automation company, before becoming General Manager for CKD, a Japanese automation company, in which he was

Solar Atmospheres Greenville, SC Facility Is Now Nadcap Approved for Furnace Brazing
13 October 2017

Solar Atmospheres Greenville, SC facility has for the second successive year expanded its scope of Nadcap approval:  this time to include vacuum furnace brazing for the growing aerospace manufacturing cluster in the Southeast US. Jon Collier, Quality Manager at Solar Atmospheres in Greenville, SC states, “Earning this Nadcap accreditation for vacuum furnace brazing reaffirms our

NUTEC METROSTAGE 100 is a Solid Top or Open Frame Precision XY Compound Table
12 October 2017

The METROSTAGE-100 is a XY precision linear stage with a travel range of 100 x 100 mm. It features a three-tier construction, which has been designed for minimum distortion and highest precision stage geometry. Stiffness and stability have been maximized to achieve the highest stability and structural integrity. The backlash-free preloaded guide system achieves smooth,

New smartCUTTER Increases Convenience of smartPRINTER
11 October 2017

The new WAGO smartCUTTER automates cutting of marking material on the WAGO smartPRINTER. WAGO’s thermal transfer printer, already the fastest terminal block labeling system in the industry, is now even faster with automatic cutting. The compact smartPRINTER (Version 1.1) prints and cuts a wide range of marking materials for terminal blocks, cables or conductors and

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics Doubles Clean Room Manufacturing Capacity At Its Litchfield, Minnesota Facilities
11 October 2017

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics announced that it has doubled its clean room manufacturing capacity at its Litchfield, Minnesota facilities. The expansion is in response to rapid growth of the company’s medical and pharmaceutical business. As a leading molder of high performance elastomers and thermoplastics to the medical device industry, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics added a

October 2017 Digital Issue: Using a dedicated pulse control + more
11 October 2017

In this issue: 50 Using a dedicated pulse control LSI vs. a CPU for motion control 58 Servomotor couplings: Stiffness, damping, hunting, and stabilization considerations 80 How valve technology improves operator control of telehandler booms 90 Key tips on proper bearing selection     Three tech disruptions for the future Kevin Surace of Appvance spoke

Problem Solving with CompactRIO Hardware
19 September 2017

Download National Instruments Ebook CompactRIO Controllers are high-performance embedded controllers with industrial I/O modules, extreme ruggedness, industry-standard certifications, and integrated vision, motion, industrial communication, and human machine interface (HMI) capabilities.

EtherNet/IP protocol added to the Protos X field I/O system
19 September 2017

AutomationDirect now offers EtherNet/IP protocol communication for the Protos X line of field I/O. The Protos X “Xpansion” field I/O system is a modular system consisting of a Bus Coupler and its associated input/output terminals. The Protos X slim design and various I/O configurations allow the exact I/O needed with the smallest footprint possible. 2

Shaft collar evolution
19 September 2017

The first mass-produced collars were used primarily online shafting in early manufacturing mills. These early shaft collars were solid ring types, employing square-head set screws that protruded from the collar. Protruding screws proved to be a problem because they could catch on a workmen’s clothing while rotating on a shaft, and pull them into the […]

Open aperture voice coil stage features 1 micron positioning resolution
14 September 2017

The compact HCDS-025-038-02-B1-01 Voice Coil Stage from Moticont has a footprint of just 2.000 in. (54.0 mm) wide by 5.000 in. (127.0 mm) long and features a positioning resolution of 1 micron and a 0.125 in. (3.175 mm) open aperture. This precision cross roller stage has a 0.97 in. (24.6 mm) range of motion with […]

Smart HMIs (from Maple Systems) now with MySQL database connectivity
14 September 2017

At times it’s difficult to get valuable data from the production floor to operations and management. Here, Maple Systems Smart HMIs can help — by connecting to MySQL databases and letting plant managers send logged data and event (alarm) information to a MySQL server. Now one can synchronize sampled data to a remote MySQL server […]

Reactive Robotics receives second round funding
14 September 2017

Munich-based company Reactive Robotics GmbH secured a second seven-digit funding round to continue its work in rehabilitation robotics development. Investors included new lead investor Dr. Doll Holding GmbH and existing investors MTIP MedTech Innovation Partners AG, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Bayern Kapital and TQ-Group. Reactive Robotics intends to use the funds to further market entry in Germany…

TECHSPEC® Precision Ultraviolet Mirrors offered with new Vacuum UV enhanced coating
28 July 2017

Edmund Optics (EO) introduces its new TECHSPEC Precision Ultraviolet Mirrors. They are offered in both Deep UV (DUV) and new Vacuum UV (VUV) enhanced coating options. TECHSPEC Precision Ultraviolet Mirrors are ideally suited for a wide variety of commercially available light sources. They can be used in a number of optical setups to reflect UV

New Mobile Clutch Animation Video Created by Ogura
28 July 2017

Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how mobile clutches work. The animation shows an exploded view of the component parts and how they interact with each other. In mobile clutches, torque is generated by attracting the armature and rotor to each other via a series of magnetic flux paths. The animation shows how

TDM Systems’ Twitter photo contest focuses on upcoming total solar eclipse
28 July 2017

TDM Systems, a software manufacturer, process consultant and leader in electronic management of tools and production equipment has announced the “Tweet ‘n Win” contest, on Twitter. The company will award three prizes to the participants that provide the most dramatic and interesting photo of the solar eclipse as chosen by TDM Systems. All three prizes

TECHSPEC® BBAR Coated Hypotenuse Right Angle Prisms feature tight angular tolerances
14 July 2017

Edmund Optics® introduces its new TECHSPEC® BBAR Coated Hypotenuse Right Angle Prisms. These broadband anti-reflection (BBAR) prisms feature a wide wavelength range from 350 – 2200nm and are ideal for applications that require a single axis retroreflector and optical systems with space limitations. TECHSPEC® BBAR Coated Hypotenuse Right Angle Prisms provide a tight angle tolerance of ±15 arcsec,

New Multi-Tier Locking C13 IEC Power Outlet
14 July 2017

MEGA Electronics announced the launch of its latest product, the space-saving C-13 multi-tier outlets. Made from nylon LSZH, these outlets feature a locking mechanism designed to maintain uptime and protect against accidental disconnections. This outlet is an ideal solution for data centers. Each outlet comes with an independent-release locking mechanism and an easy-to-access button to

Sager Electronics’ Andy Goldring Named Schaffner’s 2016 Supplier Development Manager
13 July 2017

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, today announced Sager Supplier Marketing Manager Andy Goldring was honored as Schaffner’s 2016 Supplier Development Manager of the Year. Schaffner presented the award to Mr. Goldring at the 2017 Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) held May 15-19 in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Andy’s promotion of