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Pressure Sensors with ATEX / IECEx EX d IIC Certifications for Hazardous Location Market
 
Mt. Olive, NJ – American Sensor Technologies AST46DS Explosion Proof Pressure Transducer and AST54ED Explosion Proof Differential Transformer are now certified according to ATEX and IECEx Ex d IIC flame proof requirements. The certifications qualify pressure sensors for safe operation in explosive gas and dust environments, addressing both Europe (ATEX) and international (IECEx) standards. 
 
Each pressure sensor offers a unique solution for the hazardous location market.

Monolithic Gallium Nitride Power Transistor Half Bridge Enabling over 97% System Efficiency for a 48 V to 12 V Point of Load Converter at 22 A Output
 
With the new 100 V EPC2104 half bridge, a system efficiency of a complete buck converter using the EPC2104 is greater than 97% at 22 A switching at 300 kHz, and approaching 97% at 22 A when switching at 500 kHz, achieved when converting from 48 V to 12 V.
 
EL Segundo, CA - EPC announces the EPC2104, 100 V enhancement-mode monolithic GaN transistor half bridge.

MathWorks introduces Robotics System Toolbox for Complete Integration with Robot Operating System (ROS)

Allows engineers to use MATLAB and Simulink to design, test, and deploy robotics algorithms


Parker Hannifin adds Etched PTFE Liners To Medical Products

Fort Worth, TX - Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is pleased to introduce Etched PTFE Tubing for catheter assemblies. With wall thicknesses down to .001" and tolerances of +/- .0005, Parker etched PTFE tubing is extruded in a class 10,000 cleanroom, ensuring customers receive the best in-class extruded etched tubing available. 


IXYS Introduces New Optimised Higher Current 3.6kV Phase Control Thyristors
IXYS Corporation an international power and IC semiconductor company, announced that its wholly owned UK subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., introduced a new 3.6kV pressure contact phase control thyristor with increased power density.
 
The new improved design offers up to 52% increase in average current rating over the established designs while retaining the overall package footprint. The improvement in performance is achieved by maximising the die size and an improved package design.

Parker Static Dissipative PTFE Increase Operator Safety
Ravenna, OH – Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, manufactures PTFE Hose for chemical transfer lines and high temperature hydraulic applications. When conveying non-conducting fluids such as oils, fuels and steam at high velocities through natural PTFE a static electrical charge can be generated. This electrical charge will try to find a path to ground and in the process can arc through the core tube as it grounds to the outer wire causing core tube damage and subsequent leakage.

TRINAMIC Offers High Density Servo Drive Chipset With 3-Phase Gate Driver Coupled With Bosch B6 Power Module
TRINAMIC bridge gate drivers and Bosch B6 power modules represent perfectly balanced packages for industrial BLDC and PMSM drives up to 1.5kW
 
Hamburg, Germany - TRINAMIC Motion Control introduces a new powerful gate driver perfectly matched with Bosch´s MB0413A B6 power module.
 
TRINAMIC, a technology innovator specializing in the control of small electric motors, extends its portfolio of 3-phase motor drivers by leveraging Bosch’s innovative and highly integrated B6 power modules.

Molex Expands Heavy Duty Connector Portfolio for Industrial Automation

LISLE, IL - Molex Incorporated announces the expansion of its 

TR Electronic releases the Intelligent Incremental Rotary Encoder

Troy, MI & London, Ontario - TR Electronic, a leading manufacturer of encoders and sensors for the automation industry, has launched its next generation of Programmable Incremental Rotary Encoders.


Miniature sensor heads xxs for multi-axis measurements in restricted space conditions

attocube’s award winning FPS3010 - the ultra-high sensitivity, high bandwidth interferometric displacement sensor – is now available with new sensor heads. These were specifically designed for the use in extremely confined spaces: With a diameter of only 1.2 millimeters the ultra-compact ‘xxs’ heads can now even perform measurements in applications, which simply had not been accessible for metrological instruments before.


InvenSense Introduces Next Evolution of 6-Axis SoC With Enhanced Digital Motion Processor

Exemplifies Ultra-Low Power, ‘AlwaysOn’ features of Activity Classifier, Wake-Up Sensors, Device Context Gestures, and Improved Imaging Experience


New Ultra-miniature Surface Mount Reed Relay From Coto Technology
North Kingstown, RI - Coto Technology, Inc. has announced the release of the 9913 ultra-miniature surface mount reed relay. With a footprint of only 0.054 in2, the 9913 has the smallest footprint available in the market today.

Festo Introduces a New Generation of Durable, Low Cost Valves - the New VS Series
The VS series’ broad range of accessories and ordering options can help OEMs lower acquisition, assembly, and inventory costs.
 
Hauppauge, NY - Festo introduces the new VS series of piston-spool solenoid and pneumatic valves and valve manifolds.

Serapid Produces Telescopic Lighting Lifts for Superbowl XLIX Broadcast
Serapid, Inc., a leading supplier of stage technology, produced a telescopic lighting system selected for use at Superbowl XLIX.
 
Commissioned by Filmwerks International, a company specializing in power, lighting and staging for high-end events, Serapid portable theatrical masts were a natural fit for use at the event.
 
The easy-to-use system is comprised of two masts, each easily rolled into place, ideal for the quick changes of this event. The masts reliably and safely lift 1000 lbs.

iPOS4808 MY - A Compact Drive Solution for Rotary or Linear Brushless, DC Brush and Step Motors
Technosoft has just added a new powerful member to its iPOS family of intelligent drives – the iPOS4808 MY
 
Like all other Technosoft drives, the iPOS4808 MY embeds advanced motor control functions, as well as motion control and PLC features into a plug-in module (60 x 43.6 x 12.4 mm).

Seat Detection Switches
 
Moorpark, CA - Crouzet Switches’ seat detection switches are typically located under the seat padding and the operating force required depends on the padding feature.
 
Key Features
  • Detection of a person on a seat
  • Lead or cable wiring output options
  • Extensive range of standard and custom levers
Crouzet Switch Options
 
Pad switch (IP67)
  • Adapted sensitivity 
  • Under padding mounting
  • Custom option: integrated diagnosis function for in

New Intelligent continuous chain monitoring system from iwis drive systems
Chain manufacturer iwis drive systems has developed a new monitoring system for measuring chain elongation. The new, patented CCM (Chain Condition Monitoring) system measures the wear elongation of chains in use and warns the maintenance personnel in advance if the chain needs to be replaced.
 
The CCM system can be quickly and easily integrated in numerous chain applications and retrofitted in existing plants and machines without the need for special add-on components for the chain.

Material Test Lab Increases Productivity Replacing Dial Indicators with Macro Sensors LVDT Linear Position Sensors
 A material testing laboratory is now operating more efficiently and with greater productivity by replacing multiple error-prone dial indicators with Macro Sensors SE 750 Series LVDT Linear Position Sensors to conduct thermal expansion measurement on plastic components as part of testing services offered to clients involved in product development and R&D.
 
Requiring intensive human intervention to obtain readings, the dial indicators were prone to error and required multiple operators to configure and complete a test tha

String Encoders from Industrial Encoder Corporation
 
The heavy-duty construction of the DWS150 & DWS1210 Series Draw Wire String Encoder is available in with a wide variety of encoder options and can be tailored to meet your exact requirements.
 
Choose either the:
  • DWS150 for measurement lengths up to 6 meters 
  • DWS1210 up to 10 meters
Available with Incremental and Absolute Encoder Options.
 
For more information about these products manufactured by Industrial Encoder Corporation,

Macro Sensors LVDT Gage Heads Replace Failing Units on Automotive Production Line
Macro Sensors LVDT gage heads are being used on an automated production line as part of a quality control system that ensures the precise dimensions of hydraulic valve adjusters manufactured for use in different car engines.
 
Every automobile uses a number of different engine valves mounted on the cylinder head that allows air flow in and out of the cylinder.  A 4-cylinder engine will have 16 valves, while an 8-cylinder engine will have 32 valves.



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