Head-Motion Axes Enhance CMM Capabilities
The 5-axis coordinate measuring machine (CMM) integrates a proprietary UCC controller with MODBUS metrology software to control a REVO-2 scanning probe. In addition to the CMM’s three axes of movement, the head integrates two rotary axes with high-speed probe motion to minimize dynamic errors when measuring parts with complex geometries. It is capable of accurately measuring bladed discs, and cylinder heads with intricate valve seats and guides.
Renishaw, 5277 Trillium Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192, (847) 286-9953
End Mills Feature Coating for High Removal Rates
The 278 Series of high-performance end mills includes more than 400 products, and is the latest addition to TuffCut XT end mills. They are credited with a long service life and the ability to minimize downtime and maximize cost-efficiency. Designed for cutting steels, stainless steels, special alloys, and cast irons, the XT Series 278 consists of 5-flute end mills with edge protection and proprietary Altima Blaze coating for high material-removal rates.
M.A. Ford, (800) 553-8024
Temperature Sensors Operate in Wide Temperature Range
The CHT-FS series of temperature sensors for cylinder heads can be installed under spark plugs or head bolts to monitor engine performance and critical over-temperature conditions. Featuring a type K thermocouple, it achieves a temperature measuring range of – 40 to 1000°C. It is available for 10-, 12-, 13-, and 18-mm OD bolts and spark plugs. The sensors target applications including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), light aircraft, power generators, automotive engine R&D, and motorsport vehicles. Custom flexible stem lengths are available.
The Sensor Connection, 42690 Woodward Ave, Suite 100, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, (248) 636-1515
HMI Switches Receive International Recognition
Series 61 of versatile and modular switches can be used to enhance or customize human-machine interfaces. Resistant to high temperatures and mechanically demanding environments, round, square, and rectangular models are available for raised or flush installation. The switches are internationally recognized, and can be used for low-level switching up to 5 amperes. Series-61 switches can also be engraved, marked, and hot-stamped as per request by the customer, and may also be supplied with film labels.
EAO Corp., One Parrott Dr., Shelton, US-CT 06484, (203) 951-4600
Cable Carrier Organizes Automated Systems
readychain plug-and-play energy chain systems provide an organized and customizable stage for installed cables without plug connections for automated machines. The size and structure of the cart and the length of the cables can be customized to meet the motion requirements of specific applications. Hoses, connectors, separators, mounting brackets, and other accessories and harnessing can also be requested as part of the final design to produce a cable carrying system equipped by a single supplier.
igus Inc., PO Box 14349, East Providence, R.I. 02914, (800) 521-2747
Compression Springs React to Extremely Light Loads
A recent addition to Lite Pressure stock springs introduces compression springs that respond to light loads between 1 to 4 psi. The entire range includes springs that respond to pressures between 1 and 15 psi. The additional products also offer larger outer diameters. Constructed out of 316 stainless steel, the springs are resistant to corrosion and include a passivated, ultrasonically-cleaned finish. They can be used in sensitive fluid-power applications such as relief that include motor brushes, contacts, and syringes.
Lee Spring, 140 58th St., Brooklyn, NY, 11220, (888) SPRINGS
Linear Motor Incorporates Encoder, Hall Sensors, Interpolater
Series SL083 of scaleless linear motors features an integrated encoder for repeatable and reliable positioning with resolutions up to 5 microns. The non-analog magnetic encoder from Siko Products is also claimed to enable smooth sinusoidal outputs. in addition, the motor features a built-in interpolator and Hall sensors. It reaches speeds up to 4 meters per second and offers real-time single processing. Constructed out of a tubular stainless steel shaft and a non-contact forcer, it is highly dynamic with near-zero residual force.
Rotary Encoders Available for Same-Day Shipping
The HS35 series of hollow-shaft rotary incremental encoders are stocked in industrial and washdown-resistant varieties. Available for same-day shipping for orders made before 12 p.m. EST, they feature programmable resolution and changeable shaft inserts. They provide motor feedback and speed measurement with an output accuracy of 60 arc-seconds. With an IP67-rated housing, the encoders can withstand temperatures from -40 to 100°C and vibrations up to 200 G. Their electrical connections match other HS35 encoders pin for pin so that they can replace other brands. Metric shaft sizes range from 3/8 to 1 in. Shaft isolation is an included feature.
Baumer Ltd., 122 Spring St., Unit C-6, Southington CT 06489, (860) 621-2121
Power Supply Saves Room on DIN Rail
The DRF/HL DIN rail-mount power supply is certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and marine applications. It carries a 5-year warranty and is available for three power outputs of 120, 240, and 480 W. It can deliver a peak power of 150% for four seconds. With a constant-current overload characteristic, the power supply targets driving motors and other non-linear loads. The supply operates at universal inputs from 85 to 264 Vac, and at 300 Vac for 5 seconds. Efficiency levels are as high as 94% and standby power consumption is between <0.5 and <0.75 W, depending on the model type. It is enclosed in a slim metal case with a width that ranges from 36.5 to 82 mm to save space on the DIN rail.
TDK-Lambda Americas Inc, 401 Mile of Cars Way, Suite 325, National City, CA 91950, (619) 628 2885