May 1, 2007
Cable, hose carriers Decril carriers are chain-based systems that move cables and hoses with a lightweight construction. Features & benefits Plastichain

Cable, hose carriers

Decril carriers are chain-based systems that move cables and hoses with a lightweight construction.

Features & benefits

  • Plastichain protects against cuts, tension, distortions, and stresses

  • Technichain suits high-duty cycles and fast travel speeds

  • Metal Chain feeds electronic and hydraulic power lines to moving parts on machinery

  • Operate in harsh environments; are maintenance-free

UEA Inc.
Waverly, Iowa
(800) 394-9986
Circle 155

VFD motor control

Single input interface VFD motor control allows quick and easy operation of conveyor systems and is designed for plug-and-play connection.

Features & benefits

  • 0.5 hp motor; 2.4 A output; motor overload protection

  • 115 V single-phase input voltage; 230 V three-phase output

  • NEMA 1 enclosure

  • Internal terminals for hardwired PLC or machine interface

  • Quick disconnect motor cord and plug for control devices; one input location for control devices

Dorner Mfg.
Hartland, Wis.
(800) 397-8664
Circle 156

PCI fieldbus cards

Miniature PCI fieldbus cards for Profibus, CANopen, DeviceNet, and Ethernet networks save control cabinet space by reducing size of PC and optimize controllers for speed and real-time tasks.

Features & benefits

  • PCs are equipped with Intel M class processors and two Ethernet ports

  • PCI cards provide their Ethernet port with 10, 100, or 1,000 Mbit/sec communication

  • Gigabit port available for higher-level network connections

  • Options include memory module (128, 256, and 512 Kbyte) for fail-safe storage of process data

Beckhoff Automation LLC
Burnsville, Minn.
(952) 890-0000
Circle 157

Operator panel

Automation panel 800 is a closed-display, modular, flat unit that is used to operate and observe machines and systems.

Features & benefits

  • Mounting on swing arm systems allows for ergonomic placement

  • 15 in. XGA display with touch screen allows complex sequences to be carried out intuitively and logically

  • Individual expansions for function and electromechanical keys as well as E-stop function

  • Smart display link connects it to Automation PC 620 at distances to 40 m

B&R Industrial Automation Corp.
Roswell, Ga.
(770) 772-0400
Circle 158

Linear ball-screw stage

ATS115 stage is protected from contamination through the use of side seals and an aluminum hard-cover.

Features & benefits

  • Travels to 600 mm; speeds to 300 mm/sec

  • NEMA 23 flange-mounting interface for motor attachment

  • Base mounting holds accessible from outside for easy integration

  • BMS series brushless, slotless servomotor with square-wave encoder output provides 0.5 mm resolution; optional analog output couples with external interpolation for higher resolution

Aerotech Inc.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
(412) 967-6854
Circle 159

Two-wire sensors

Two-wire dc sensors reduce cabling and number of connection points by up to 33% compared to conventional three-wire products.

Features & benefits

  • Embeddable and non-embeddable formats with plug or cable connection

  • 10 to 65 Vdc voltage range; switch over 100 mA

  • M12, M18, M30 sizes with switching speeds of 3, 2, and 1 kHz

  • Control load connected in-line with positive lead to eliminate NPN and PNP 3-wire devices

  • Short circuit, reverse polarity, and overload protected

Contrinex Inc.
Old Saybrook, Conn.
(866) 289-2899
Circle 160

Magnetic ring encoder

MBR magnetic ring encoder offers inherent contamination immunity, large alignment tolerances, and non-enclosed, extended temperature ranges for easy mounting to rotary tables and motor shafts.

Features & benefits

  • Continuous ring, low-profile, 10-mm wide magnetic band

  • 30 to 254-mm diameters; custom sizes available

  • Magnetic sensors come in housed or unhoused versions for flexible integration

  • Up to 3.6 million counts/rev

Siko Products Inc.
Dexter, Mich.
(734) 426-3476
Circle 161

Twin rod cylinders

P5TT and P5TD series twin rod cylinders are designed for light-duty, non-rotational and bearing-guided linear motion applications.

Features & benefits

  • Dual-bore cylinders deliver maximum force

  • Internal bumpers extend stroke along with adjustable retract bumper stop

  • T-slot allows for variety of mounting options, including mounting multiple-axis automated systems directly with no transition plate

  • Integrated sensor grooves and magnetic piston provide accurate position sensing; unique groove offers maximum LED visibility

Parker Hannifin Corp., Actuator Div.
Wadsworth, Ohio
(330) 335-2141
Circle 162


CT series stepmotors are smaller and provide more torque with less power than standard hybrid stepmotors and improve operating efficiency and machine throughput.

Features & benefits

  • Standard and custom NEMA 17, 23, and 34 frame sizes available

  • Aluminum housing improves heat dissipation and increases torque output

  • Large bearing system accommodates high thrust loads and high side loading; eliminates need for couplings and load support bearings

  • Insulation increases reliability for use with high-voltage, high-performance drives

Danaher Motion
Wood Dale, Ill.
(866) 993-2624
Circle 163

Dc gearmotor

MMP-TM55-90-12V GPk52-124 low-speed, dc gearmotor accepts any 12 V dc source, including battery power.

Features & benefits

  • 2.14 in. diameter and 7.2 in. long; keyed output shaft of 12 mm diameter × 25 mm long

  • 124 lb-in. continuous torque output at 3.2 rpm; 178 lb-in. peak

  • Requires 1 A at 12 V to generate torque

  • 24, 36, and 90 V motor windings available

Midwest Motion Products
Watertown, Minn.
(952) 955-2626
Circle 164

High-flex cables

Motion series cables feature shielded power and signal wires in one cable for one, two, or three servo axes.

Features & benefits

  • Made for 1, 2, and 3 kW servomotors

  • Wires encapsulated in glass-clear silicone in a solid, one-piece construction for durability

  • Operate in temperatures from -65° to 260° C and can be exposed to water, steam, and chemicals

  • Minimum bend radius of 1.5 in.; 10 million or more cycle life expectancy

Valencia, Calif.
(661) 295-1295
Circle 166

Machine vision cameras

FireDragon progressive scan cameras use FireWire-B technology for transfer rates of 800 Mbps.

Features & benefits

  • Eight models offer less signal distortion, increased throughput, and added versatility due to backwards compatibility with conventional 1394.a

  • Monochrome output of 8 or 10 bit; color output of RGB 24 bit, YUV422, or YUV411

  • Full-frame images up to 90 frames/sec; resolutions from VGA (640 × 480) to UXGA (1600 × 1200)

  • 1/3, ½, ⅛, or 2/3 in. camera CCD sizes

Toshiba Teli America Inc.
Irvine, Calif.
(949) 770-8354
Circle 167

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