Epoxy Passes Tests for Low Outgassing
The EP3HTS-LO single-component epoxy passes ASTM E595 tests for NASA low outgassing. It can be used to bond, seal, and coat components for applications in the aerospace, electronic, microelectronic, and optical industries. Its silver filler makes it electrically conductive with a low volume resistivity of less than 0.001 ohm-cm. Its thermal conductivity ranges from 1.73 to 2.16 W/(m·K). It is dimensionally stable and bonds well to metals, glass, composites, ceramics, and many plastics. It can withstand a variety of chemicals including water, oils, fuels and cleaning agents, and is resistant to temperatures ranging from -60°F to 400°F.
Master Bond, (201) 343-8983
Nonferrous Connectors Target Medical Apps
The miniature 0.8-mm MicroStac SMT connector series now includes non-ferrous versions for use in medical applications like MRI machines. Both 12-pin (single row) and 54-pin (dual row) configurations are offered, with a 5-mm board-to-board stack height and a 1.5-mm effective wipe length. Base on the patented hermaphroditic design, they are easy to install and serve miniaturized and compact designs. They are claimed to mate to themselves so that they only require one part instead of two.
ERNI, (804) 228-4100
Slotless Direct-Drive Motors Rival Traditional Ones
The UTS series of slotless direct-drive frameless motors features a 3-phase ring-type design with a large through hole. They are available in diameters ranging from 29 to 240 mm, and are claimed to reduce cogging and enable sinusoidal torque angle curves. Their low phase resistance and inductance requires low power supplies. Optional windings are available for various voltages, speeds and currents, and custom windings are offered to optimize torque and efficiency. A standard set of iron rings are available for each motor, along with optional Hall-device feedback.
Linear Motors Feature Compact Design
The U-521 ultrasonic piezo linear motor measures 35×35×15 mm and provides high speeds up to 200 mm/sec. Its direct-drive design eliminates rotating parts for a lower inertia when performing dynamic start-stop behavior, with settling times as low as a few milliseconds. In addition, an integrated optical linear encoder provides position feedback with resolution up to 100 nanometers. Higher resolution versions are available for OEMs. It targets applications in industry and research, including automatic micromanipulation, positioning of samples, and adjusting optical components like camera lenses. Two stages can be combined to an XY setup without an adapter plate.
Physik Instrumente, (508) 832-3456
Peristaltic Metering Pump Offers Double Capacity
The Qdos 120 offers double the flow of the Qdos60 peristaltic metering pumps. With a capacity of up to 31.7 gallons per hour at maximum pressures of 58 psi, it targets applications in the water/wastewater, industrial, and agri-chemical sectors. It maintains the same common interface, connectivity, and functionality as existing Qdos models, and delivers smooth, continuous flow for optimal fluid mixing. Numerous models are available for manual speed control, universal+ (manual, 4- to 20-mA input/output, pulse), and remote and Profibus control options.
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, (800) 282-8823
Blue Light Inspection Kit Ensures Hydraulic Safety
The SafetyBlu SB-450 Blue-Light Inspection Kit aids in finding leaks in hydraulic systems. In addition, it can help detect and prevent dangerous injection injuries. The kit comprises of a high-intensity blue LED flashlight, which illuminates a FluidSafe fluorescent additive to pinpoint even the smallest fluid leaks in hydraulic system hoses, fittings, seals, and other components. FluidSafe should be added to the reservoir of hydraulic machinery so that in the case of accidental fluid injection, it can be detected under the skin to accurately be removed surgically. The lamp is housed in an anodized aluminum body to resist corrosion; it has a 2-year warranty and is powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery. Smart AC and DC chargers are also included, in addition to yellow fluorescence-enhancing glasses, a protective rubber bumper, and a belt holster. All components are packed in a padded carrying case.
Spectroline.com, (800) 274-8888
Controllers Target High-Speed Apps
The CompactLogix 5380 controller provides control for high-speed applications with up to 20 axes of motion. It can be combined with the Allen-Bradley Bulletin 5069 Compact I/O system for I/O response times as fast as 0.2 ms, while vent triggers from the I/O modules provide near-instantaneous task execution. A dual-configurable, 1-gigabit Ethernet port supports device-level-ring (DLR) topologies, as well as the use of multiple IP addresses. Diagnostic indicator lights display the status of communications and module health, along with I/O module activity.
Rockwell Automation, (440) 646-3434
Self-Adhesive Rulers Available in Inch Sizes
The GN 711 self-adhesive rulers are now offered with inch sizes to provide measurements on machine tools, woodworking equipment, etc., in industries such pharmaceutical, packaging, and the food industry. Three versions are available: stainless steel, .02-in. thickness, scale-etched; white plastic, .01-in. thickness, highlighted in silver, scale-printed; and transparent plastic, .01-in. thickness, transparent, scale printed. Each version is also offered with five different scale sequences. The rulers can be applied by removal of the protective strip on the back and direct application to the surface. A plastic film also protects the engraved side of the stainless steel version. GN 711.1 indicator arrows are also available.
J.W. Winco, (800)472-0670