Chip Resistors Meet Durability Standard by Automotive Electronics Council
With operating temperatures ranging from -55 to 150°C, the RACF and RAVF Series of thick-film chip resistor arrays can survive high electrical and mechanical stresses, along with exposure to temperature cycling and humidity. They completed AEC-Q200 testing, which ensures passive-component durability in electronics that may experience electrostatic discharge, board flexure, and thermal shock. They are available in a wide range of resistance values with 1% and 5% tolerances.
SEI Stackpole, (919) 850-9500
Medical Power Supply Supports Body-Floating Devices
Available in open-frame, enclosed, and enclosed with built-in fan types, RPS 400 medical power supplies are certified within various medical-safety regulations. They supply a power output of 400 W, and are the newest addition to the range of RPS power supplies that supply outputs starting at 30 W. With a 2 x means of patient protection (MOPP) level and ultra low leakage current of less than 250 uA, the power supply can be used with body-floating medical devices that come in with direct contact with the patient. It has low power consumption less than 0.5 W, and an 80-264 Vac full-range input.
Mean Well USA Inc., (510) 683-8886
Lock-Out/Tag-Out Valves Prevent Unintentional System Startups
The RLT series of lock-out/tag-out valves feature a 3-way, rotary-turn design. They can connect with a pneumatic cylinder’s NPT
ports or with manifold-interface items. Available in ¼-, ⅜-, and ½-inch inlet port sizes, they are manually operated and can be locked while in the exhaust position to prevent unintentional system start-ups. This also prohibits unexpected cycling due to any stored energy in the equipment's airline.
Fabco-Air Inc., (352) 373-3578
The AMR58 multi-turn absolute encoder features eight integrated electronic cam outputs. Sixteen programs with independent position presets may be stored in the Flash, and programmed via serial port, eliminating the need for PLCs and PC controllers. The modular bus cover enables various bus interfaces including Profibus and SSI. The cams generate ON/OFF phase electrical signals at set points to command synchronized repeated operations, and have an overall 20-bit multi-turn resolution (12-bit singleturn x 256 revolutions). Both connector and cable versions are available.
Lika Electronic, [email protected]
Electrical Connectors Target Process-Control Apps
Sealed M8 connectors in the M Series feature a screw-locking, waterproof design with an IP67 rating. Robust against vibration, liquids, dust, and other materials, they target process-control applications, and their plastic housing makes them resistant to chemicals commonly found in food and beverage splash areas. Contact pins are made of copper alloy with gold-over-nickel plating for mechanical stability, and the brass connector body and cable are overmolded for high strength and operating performance. They are offered in variations ranging from 3 to 4 contacts. With a rated current of 3 Amps and a rated voltage of 30V or 60V, they have an operating temperature of -40 to 85°C.
Chogori, (400) 081-6063
Hoses Guarantee Long Life in Biodiesel, Hot-Oil Apps
The GH100 and GH101 hoses for high-percentage biodiesel blends and high-temperature oil applications are made of a polymer that resists degradation. Targeting high-temperature mobile applications, including trucks, buses, agriculture, and construction equipment and eco-friendly power vehicles, they are qualified for -40 to 150°C with B2, B5 and B20, -40 to 125°C with B100 biodiesels. With synthetic oils, such as those used in transmission oil-cooler applications, the hoses are qualified to -40 to 150°C, and intermittent temperatures up to 175°C. They are also offered with an abrasion-resistant fabric or rubber cover, and multiple fitting options.
Eaton Corp., (440) 523-4400
Incremental Rotary Encoders Available for Two Logic Signals
The ROD 620 and 630 models of incremental sealed rotary encoders target high loads and feature reinforced bearings with high axial and radial load capacity. A large shaft diameter of 15 mm and a solid-flange socket connection also enables connection in radial or axial directions. ROD 620 supplies electrical output with transistor-to-transistor logic (TTL), while ROD 630 employs high threshold logic (HTL) output signals. Both permit connection with many standard electronics. Multiple couplings are available for interfacing encoders with the rotating mechanism.
Heidenhain, (847) 490-1191
Vapor-Phase Soldering System Minimizes Health-Hazard Fumes
The 4040 Vapor Phase Soldering System for surface-mount technology offers an alternative to inline convection ovens with a near-zero risk of overheating. It achieves uniform soldering temperatures for long-term product reliability, and does not require complex ductwork or external venting since it generates minimal exhaust that is managed by any self-contained fume-extraction system. With a power rating lower than 3 KW, it features a multi-chamber design, an automatic board-handling system, and an illuminated processing chamber with a 14-in. viewing window. The fluid recovery system collects and filters condensate during cooldown. Cycle times range from 6 to 9 minutes and the 18 x 16-in. work holder allows batch soldering. Soldering programs are easy to create on the machine, and thermal profile data can be recorded, saved, and exported through the built-in SD card slot.
Motion Controller Achieves 32-Axis Motion Capacity
The RMC200 closed-loop electro-hydraulic motion controller offers closed-loop control of up to 32 motion axes, for complex motions in production lines, and in testing applications with a large number of sensor inputs. It leverages RMCTools software for setup, tuning, programming, and diagnostics through a graphical programming interface. In addition, the software contains a motion-plotting tool and a Tuning Wizard to automatically set control-loop gains. The RMC200 can synchronize the motion of multiple axes. It also has built-in support for controlling pressure and force, in addition to position, velocity, and acceleration. The controller can transition smoothly between these control modes.
Delta Computer Systems Inc., (360) 254-8688