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softMC Multi-Axis Motion Controller: Powerful, Flexible, Field-Proven
Servotronix introduces the softMC, multi axis motion control software and hardware package, offering extensive programming capabilities that have been successfully implemented in a variety of automation and robotic applications.
Operated by Linux, with real-time extensions, the softMC runs on a qualified industrial PC, providing an open and modular machine control environment.

IXYS Introduces an Opto-Isolated Fast Gate Driver for power MOSFETs and IGBTs
The IX3180 is a 2.5A Fast Driver IC  with a Wide Voltage Range of 10V to 20V
Beverly, MA - IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD), announces the immediate availability of the IX3180 2.5A Gate Drive Optocoupler.  The IX3180 combines IXYS ICD’s optocoupler expertise from its OptoMOS product line with its popular 600-Series of high current gate drivers.

Cognex Revs Up 2-D Barcode Reading
Read 2-D matrix and challenging DPM codes even without visible perimeters 
Cognex Corporation, the world's leader in machine vision, announced its PowerGrid™ technology, a texture-based location algorithm that takes a unique, inside-out approach to reading 2-D matrix and Direct Part Mark (DPM) codes.

Low Cost, High Speed Linear Roller Blocks and Rail Systems
LM76 is the exclusive distributor of SAIBO Linear Motion Systems in the US. SAIBO SB-LGA Roller Block and Rail Systems feature: Low noise, smooth travel, high speed to 10 m/s (120 ft/s), high acceleration to 50 m/s (150 ft/s), low weight, high accuracy, low friction, low cost, and easy installation into new and existing applications. SB-LGA systems are available in three sizes to meet load requirements up to 1200 N.

New Angle Sensor With Return Spring
Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the SP1600 Series of compact angle sensors. Housing profile to connector is 26 mm. These sensors convert rotational angle into a voltage output and feature a return spring that compresses in the CW direction and decompresses in CCW.
SP1600 Series sensors have an integrated 3-pin AMP Tyco Micro Quadlock connector and the housing is made of high-grade temperature resistant plastic.

Technosoft offers the iMOT172S Intelligent Stepless Motor
The company Technosoft, based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, has released the first member of their iMOT line of motors with integrated motion controller and drive — the  iMOT172S XM-CAN intelligent stepless motor.
The product is based on a cost-effective hybrid step motor on which the motion control specialists at Technosoft have integrated a magnetic encoder, together with a member of their powerful iPOS motion controllers, into a very compact package (42 x 42 x 70 mm).

Explosion-proof valves for worldwide deployment
HAWE Hydraulics is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of sophisticated hydraulic components and controls for the mobile, industrial, and renewable energy markets.
HAWE Hydraulics offers specially certified valves to meet specific requirements of hazardous environments. In addition to their approval for the American NEC 500, Class 2, Division 1 standards, these valves also carry certifications complying with the European ATEX Directives, and the international IECEx requirements.

Low temperature Snap-Action Switches
Crouzet Switches’ low temperature snap-action switches are ideal in harsh environment applications where extreme cold is possible.
Series Options
  • 83240
  • V3 series – 83160/83161
  • 83141
  • 83229
  • 83151
Limit Switches 
  • SP4522
  • SP4863/SP4816
  • SP4813
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Festo Introduces a Low-Cost, Versatile Programmable Position Transmitter for Linear Actuators
The new T-slot SDAT-MHS programmable position transmitter accommodates small to large actuators and utilizes I/O-Link, switching output, and analog current output for maximum flexibility in the choice of signal processing. 
Hauppauge, NY - The new SDAT-MHS T-slot programmable position transmitter from Festo provides the same functionality as position transducers and mechanical potentiometers at a significantly lower price point.

Newall offers the RDW-PV Draw Wire Encoder
Newall's new draw wire encoder provides digital position and speed feedback information in a rugged, easy-to-install package. Model RDW-PV utilizes a flexible measuring cable mounted to an internal spring-loaded spool and a quadrature encoder output to precisely measure linear motion applications. The sturdy cable is made of nylon coated stainless steel for ultimate strength and has a measurement range up to 125 inches.

IXYS Introduces the ComPack Thyristor Module Platform - A New Eco-Friendly Design That Reduces Material Costs with Higher Power Density
Leiden, Netherlands - IXYS Corporation, a leader in power semiconductors and HVIC technologies for energy efficient products used in power conversion and motor control applications announced a new bipolar module platform for high power applications.
The new ComPack family represents a compact power platform with the highest power density in its class.

GAM announces release of new Linear Mount Products brochure
Mount Prospect, IL - GAM, a leading manufacturer of precision gear reducers, servo couplings, and linear mounting kits, announces the release of its new Linear Mount Products brochure.
GAM’s Linear Mount Products are a unique line of products designed to mount directly to actuators.  This offering started with just a single item, the LSK (Linear Slide Kit) after GAM noticed customers having difficulty mounting motors to actuators.

Zilog Releases New Z8 ENCORE XP F6482 Microcontroller for High Performance and Low Power Applications
Milpitas, CA. and Leiden, The Netherlands - Zilog, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) and a pioneer supplier of microcontrollers (MCUs) providing solutions for the industrial, telecommunication, automotive and consumer markets, introduced its Z8 Encore! XP® F6482 Series MCU, the latest in Zilog’s line of Z8 Encore! XP® Flash microcontroller products.

COM-based SBCs with Intel Core i7 / Celeron Processors Target Rugged, I/O-Rich, High Performance Applications

Diamond Systems announced the Vega COM-based SBC family with configurable CPU COMs and EMX I/O expansion. The rugged Vega EMX Basic SBC family includes interchangeable COM Express COMs for scalability and long product life, high feature density in a compact size, integrated high-quality data acquisition, expandable I/O, conduction cooled thermal solution for improved reliability, and rugged construction.

Touchless Rotary Sensors with CANopen Interface

Southborough, MA - Novotechnik U.S. offers the Vert-X 32E Series of programmable rotary angle sensors. The sensors are touchless magnetic angle sensors with a permanent magnet that can be secured to a rotating shaft, so that there is no direct mechanical linkage between the shaft and the measuring system, and therefore no wear. Output provided is CANopen Interface. Vert-X 32E Series is CiA certified serial communications output and supports real-time control.

Parker FEP Tubing Resists More Chemicals Than Thermoplastic Tubing

Tort Worth, TX - Parker Hannifin, the mobile leader in control technology, offers FEP tubing for high temperature applications where chemicals are used. It is extremely resistant to the most highly corrosive chemicals such as aqua regina, hydrofluoric acid and hydrogen peroxide, just to name a few. Only molten alkali metals, such as sodium or potassium, chlorine trifluoride and gaseous fluorine at elevated temperatures and pressures will attack FEP chemically.

Shock Wave generation with Piezoelectric Shakers

The PIA series piezoelectrical shock wave generators from piezosystem jena produce exact precise shock waves by the use of piezo technology. Pulsers and
electronics produce exact precise shocks with accurate repeatability. Accelerations can be achieved as high as 500‘000 m/s2. The specialized high dielectric piezo ceramics produce considerably higher energy rates than common piezo actuators. The energy level is increased by the use of seismic masses. Pulse energy reaches Joule values. Primary pulse and reflected pulses interfere together in a characteristic form of a double pulse profile.

Retainers prevent axial withdrawal on bolts and shafts

Providing reliable retention in the event of axial forces on shafts requires components with special properties.

New Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controllers from Microchip Offer Digital Power Supply Flexibility with Easy Analog Control Loops

MCP19118/9 Provide Simple Analog PWM Control and Configurable MCU in Compact Circuit Solution; Industry’s First PMBus™ Compatible Controller with Up to 40V Operation

BEI Sensors offers a Comprehensive Range of Functional Safety Encoders

The new functional safety incremental encoder range from BEI Sensors is certified by TÜV Rheinland and provides the most complete safety encoder offering on the market today. These encoders can be used in the highest industrial safety related applications up to SIL3/PLe Cat. 4, and are mechanically and electrically designed to safety standards EN ISO 13849-1, IEC/EN 61 508, and IEC/EN 62061. The range is offered with a standard Sine/Cosine analog electronic output or an industry-first for safety encoders; a digital (TTL or HTL) electronic output.

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