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July 1, 2009
CUI encoders join MicroMo dc motors CUI Inc., Tualatin, Ore., announces that their AMT Series modular encoder is now being carried by MicroMo Electronics

CUI encoders join MicroMo dc motors

CUI Inc., Tualatin, Ore., announces that their AMT Series modular encoder is now being carried by MicroMo Electronics Inc., Clearwater, Fla., a leader in micromotion solutions for nearly 50 years and a member of the FAULHABER Group. The AMT features CUI's capacitive technology, which offers advantages over optical technology typically used in today's modular encoders, according to company sources. The encoder design lets users select from a range of resolutions and common problems associated with optical encoders (fragility of the optical disk, LED burnout, limited temperature range, high current consumption) are eliminated. The AMT has been paired with several MicroMo dc motors ranging from 22 to 32 mm diameters and is being sold as a value-added package, suitable for indication and control of shaft velocity and direction of rotation as well as for positioning.

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Schunk products certified for cleanrooms

Many products from Schunk Inc., Morrisville, N.C., can now be used in cleanrooms, as confirmed by a certificate issued by TÜV Süd (Technical Inspection Association in South Germany). The certificate confirms suitability for use in Class 5 cleanrooms according to ISO 14644. ISO Class 5 is comparable to Class 100 of the US-Fed. -Std. 209, which is no longer valid, but still frequently referenced. The company has certified entire product series, rather than individual items, so the certificate covers all product versions and variants. More specifically, the following series are certified: PGN-plus parallel gripper; DPG-plus sealed parallel gripper; PZN-plus centric gripper; DPZ-plus sealed centric gripper; MPG miniature parallel gripper; MPZ miniature centric gripper; and the SRU rotary module.

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Dorner launches services program

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartland, Wis., introduces the FIT Program — a service program designed to support customers by increasing production output while reducing costs. Through the program, a team of Dorner technicians will visit clients to install new conveyors, evaluate previously installed conveyors, and train in-house maintenance personnel. The program also provides replacement parts and belts that can be shipped within 24 hours. To help launch the new program, Dorner is extending a limited-time special: The company's “5/25” offer provides a no-charge FIT visit to any North American customer who purchases five conveyors or places an order valued at $25,000 or more.

For more information, call (800) 397-8664 or e-mail [email protected].

Pacamor Kubar Bearings passes audit

Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) has successfully passed its ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100:2004 audit. The assessment was completed at PKB's Troy, N.Y., facility on May 8, including a review of all special capabilities necessary to develop and manufacture miniature and instrument ball bearings for the aerospace industry. The AS9100 is an Aerospace Industry Specification derived from ISO 9001. PKB also manufactures DFARS-compliant miniature and instrument ball bearings for defense, medical, dental, industrial, and commercial industries.

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