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Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Float Level Switches offer several material/mounting choices.

January 28, 2014

Leveraging internal permanent magnets that actuate hermetically sealed reed switch as float rises and lowers, ProSense float level switches offer general-purpose solution for single-point monitoring of liquid levels in diverse applications. Reed switches carry electrical ratings for AC and DC voltage for adaptability to various control interface applications. While supplied configured for NC operation, these shock- and vibration-resistant switches can be converted to NO operation in field.
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Mechanical Power Transmission

Stepper Gearboxes feature nominal speed of 3,500 rpm.

December 17, 2013

Available in NEMA 17, 23, and 34 sizes with gear ratios of 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100:1, SureGear™ PGCN Series features max input speed of 6,000 rpm, low backlash of 30 arc-min or less, and 20,000 hr service life. Maintenance-free planetary gearboxes require no additional lubrication for life. Units are suited for material handling, pick and place, automation, packaging, and other motion control applications requiring NEMA-size input/output interface. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

PLCs support discrete and analog I/O modules.

November 8, 2013

Using Terminator field I/O hardware, Do-more T1H Series supports up to 256 I/O points in 3 stackable rows. I/O Configuration window performs full auto-discovery of all I/O modules in local drop, simplifying system configuration. For larger applications, Ethernet-based remote I/O can be connected for hundreds of additional points. With built-in simulator, Do-more Designer software creates virtual PLC so logic can be tested without PLC present. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photoelectric Sensor comes in 2 styles with multiple options.

October 11, 2013

Offered in diffuse with background suppression and polarized retro-reflective models, FW series includes DC models with round, all-metal housings featuring 30 mm mounting bases with M12 quick-disconnect. Diffuse models are available with NPN or PNP light-on outputs and fixed sensing distances up to 600 mm or adjustable sensing distances from 50–800 mm. Polarized models are available with PNP or NPN light-on or dark-on outputs and offer fixed sensing distance of 0.1–15 m. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Signal Conditioners include potentiometer and bipolar models.

October 10, 2013

Converting resistive signals from 10 KΩ potentiometer to 4–20 mA signal, Model FC-P3 is field-configurable for 3-wire potentiometer/slidewire inputs and can be scaled down to minimum 10% of potentiometer being used. Switch selectable analog output options range from 0–20 mA to 0–10 V. Additional FC versions include bipolar input-to-unipolar output and unipolar input-to-bipolar output models. All include 35 mm DIN rail-mounting adapter, LED indication, and removable screw terminal blocks. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Pneumatic Air Cylinders withstand abusive conditions.

September 24, 2013

Interchangeable with other brands, NITRA® D-Series has 250 psi operating pressure and is available with adjustable cushions to provide end-of-stroke deceleration at both ends. Double-acting units are constructed with aluminum components and magnetic piston fitted with PTFE wear band. Available in bore sizes from 1 ½–4 in. with stroke lengths from 1–24 in., cylinders can be used along with solid state or reed switches for rod position sensing. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Ultrasonic Liquid Level Sensors operate in dirty tanks.

September 23, 2013

Flowline® EchoTouch™ LU20 liquid level transmitter, EchoSpan® LU series ultrasonic liquid level transmitters, and EchoSwitch® LU series ultrasonic liquid level sensors are compatible with PodView digital level indicator, which displays engineering units for level/volume. Constructed with PVDF transducers and NEMA 4X polycarbonate enclosures, sensors offer such single- and multi-function capabilities as continuous level measurement, switching, and control. Read More

Thermal & Heating Equipment

Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers keep enclosures cool.

September 23, 2013

Available in 120 Vac and 24 Vdc models, Stratus™ series employs heat pipe principle to exchange heat from electrical enclosure to outside. Each heat pipe has evaporator section and condenser section separated by permanent baffle to provide closed loop. Coil systems use aluminum end plates and baffles, promoting conduction while also reducing corrosion. Available for use with NEMA 4 and 4X enclosures, models come in 3 frame sizes with up to 72 W capacity and have 2 circulating fans. Read More

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