Mechanical Power Transmission

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

IE4-Rated EC Motor features integrated VFD.

February 10, 2016

Featuring IE4 Super Premium efficiency rating, U.S. MOTORS® brand 3–10 hp Electronically Commutated Motor is integrated with tuned Variable Frequency Drive. Brushless permanent magnet motor and drive are designed with ferrite magnets rather than rare earth magnets and have integrated user interface for setup. Design eliminates cabling between motor and separate control while minimizing EMI and corona. Motor is IP54-rated and mounts in all standard NEMA or IEC mechanicals/constructions. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

Low-Profile Smart RF Amplifiers come in 3U, air-cooled chassis.

February 9, 2016

Featuring software control, Low Power Series broadband RF and microwave amplifiers are configurable to diverse applications requiring digital modulation, multi-tone/multi-carrier, pulsed, and AM/FM/CW. Power combinations are available from 35–250 W, and frequency ranges are 20–1,000 MHz, 80–1,000 MHz, 1,000–3,000 MHz, 2,000–6,000 MHz. Products suit RF component testing and EMC compliance testing. Options include 28 Vdc input power and 400 Hz input power. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Elastomeric Coupling features WingLock technology.

February 4, 2016

Featuring finite-element optimized winged elastomeric element design that increases surface area at most critical regions, Baldor•Dodge® Raptor Coupling offers higher bond strength, improved fatigue resistance, and longer life than urethane designs. Non-lubricated natural rubber element results in low stiffness as well as optimized vibration damping and misalignment capabilities. Split element enables installation and replacement without moving or realigning connected equipment. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Drive/Motor Combination targets HVAC applications.

February 4, 2016

Available in 2 variants, VLT® DriveMotor includes features designed specifically for OEMs. VLT® FCM106 consists of 0.55–7.5 kW drive mounted as factory package on either induction or permanent magnet motor, while VLT® FCP106 utilizes same 4X drive, and, when purchased with adaptor plate, can be mounted on customers’ motor. With removable memory module, user can store motor database, drive software, parameters, SIPV files, error logs, and sensorless data. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Digital Actuator connects hydronics with building automation.

February 3, 2016

Suited for installation in fan coil units, chilled ceilings, air handling units, VAV boxes, induction units, and baseboards, 4-in-1 NovoCon® S Digital Actuator combines functionalities of digital actuator, bus communication device, flow indicator, and data logger. Motorized, modulating unit is engineered to fit onto Danfoss AB-QM™ pressure independent control valve to provide precise control and communication between hydronic system and building automation system. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Aftermarket Clutches extend service life by decreasing downtime.

February 2, 2016

With high-performance friction material, Meritor® AllFit series serves heavy-/medium-/light-duty and off-road applications. Respective torque ratings are 620–1,400 lb-ft and 1,250–2,250 lb-ft for manual-adjust 14 and 15.5 in. clutch assemblies. Latter includes 7-, 8-, 9-, and 10-spring disc designs. Also available, 15.5 in. easy-pedal effort clutches offer single-motion adjustment. At 15.5 x 2 in., self-adjusting model comes with 7 springs or 9 springs in 4- and 6-paddle options. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

King Pin Kit minimizes front axle repair time.

February 1, 2016

Offering quick solution for aftermarket king pin replacement, FastSet™ King Pin Kit eliminates need for reamers, special tools, and presses. King pin bushings do not need to be reamed after they are installed into steering knuckle. Instead of pressing in bushings during installation, customers can use kit to install spiral bushings by hand. In addition, king pin's special groove pattern design allows grease to permeate high-wear areas. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Compact Frame Size AA Drive delivers high power density.

January 29, 2016

Supporting use with motor cable lengths up to 165 ft (shielded) and 495 ft (unshielded), 6.8 x 2.8 x 6.1 in. G120C FSAA (Frame Size AA) replaces G120C FSA (frame size A) in power ratings from 0.55–2.2 kW (0.75–3 hp), including communication variants for USS, PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and EtherNet/IP. Re-engineering is not required when migrating from G120C FSA. In addition to reducing space requirements, AC drive's design offers UL open type, IP20 protection. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

BLDC Motors feature high torque density.

January 28, 2016

Suited for embedded applications, Models RPX22 and RPX32 measure 22 mm and 32 mm in diameter, with peak torque of 25.2 and 62.0 oz-in. respectively. Both are available in 12, 24, and 48 V versions with 8-pole encapsulated core and environmental rating up to IP65. Motors are fully customizable with radiation tolerant, high temperature, and high altitude versions available on request. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Oscilloscope tests VFD-controlled motors.

January 28, 2016

Designed to check in-service motors for damaging VFD-induced shaft voltages, AEGIS® Shaft Voltage Tester™ Digital Oscilloscope comes with conductive microfiber tipped probe, probe holder with magnetic base, and carrying case. Two-channel, 100 MHz oscilloscope features 5.7 in. color TFT LCD, multi-language user interface, and 5-hr rechargeable/replaceable lithium-ion battery pack. Capable of sampling rates from 1–50 GSa/s, oscilloscope has USB port for data transfer or flash drive storage. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Energy-Efficient EC Motors target refrigeration, HVAC markets.

January 27, 2016

While increasing energy efficiency in commercial refrigeration and HVAC markets, EConomy and EXRi50 also improve reliability by reducing warranty costs due to IP rating. Profile of EXRi50 global-voltage, single-speed, single-direction, EC fans assembly, available as fan-pack with integrated fan ring, allows use in applications where current EC motor technology cannot physically fit. EConomy single-speed, single-direction, entry-level EC motor has 1–16 W output operating range.
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Mechanical Power Transmission, Electronic Components & Devices

SATA 6G SSD (2 TB) sustains performance under heavy load.

January 25, 2016

Along with 2.0 TB capacity, Mercury Electra MAX 2.5 in solid state drive (SSD) uses MLC flash and offers SATA 3.0, 6G speed fully compatible with SATA 2.0 (3G) and SATA (1.5G). Controller technologies include global wear leveling algorithms, free space management, hardware error-correcting code, and security protocol support, including 128/256-bit-AES full-disk encryption. Respective read and write rates reach up to 490 and 471 MBps nominally or 466 and 447 MBps for incompressible data. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Customizable Precision XY Motion Platform offers 150 mm travel.

January 20, 2016

Capable of operating in any orientation, 306 x 358 x 66 mm CXY-BS Series attains linear velocities to 150 mm/sec and has clean design with apertureless frame. Components include brushless servo motor directly coupled to zero backlash precision ground ball screws; crossed roller bearings; hi-res (0.1 µm) linear SS scale encoder; and optical limit switches with home. Orthogonality (10 arcsec) and parallelism enable X/Y travel with 10 µm linear accuracy and 1 µm linear repeatability.
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Mechanical Power Transmission

Scaleless Linear Motor features built-in encoder.

January 20, 2016

Offering up to 5 µm resolution and repeat accuracy for positioning applications, SL083 integrates non-analog magnetic linear encoder and has 2-part design – tubular stainless steel shaft and non-contact forcer – that simplifies installation and configuration. Solution also has built-in interpolator and Hall sensors and offers real-time single processing and high dynamics without any residual force. Max speed is 4 m/sec, and non-critical air gap eliminates variation in force. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Small Actuators offers through-hole design, customization.

January 19, 2016

Offering strokes from 0.25–0.45 in. and peak forces from 14–45.2 lb, linear unhoused Voice Coil Actuators (VCAs) with aperture sizes of 15, 20, and 24.9 mm simplify assemblies and conserve space. Through-hole design lets OEM assembly pass directly through middle of actuator to reduce weight and parts requirements as well as end-product size. Available in 3 standard models, these military- and medical-grade actuators measure as small as 1.5 in. dia and 1.56 in. long. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator helps keep technicians safe.

January 18, 2016

Installed and operated without requiring any modifications to existing electrical equipment, portable RSA-39B lets technicians remotely close or trip circuit breaker while remaining stationed safely outside arc-flash boundary. Magnetic latching system is standard, and options include radio remote with range up to 300 ft, 24 Vdc LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor, and protective case. Actuators work with General Electric E9000 Evolution MCC main units. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Solid State Drives support streaming content distribution.

January 18, 2016

Equipped with Fixstars proprietary SSD controller, 10 TB Fixstars SSD-10000M and 13 TB Fixstars SSD-13000M provide fast, sustainable I/O performance with read speeds up to 540 MBps and sequential write speeds up to 520 MBps throughout lifetime of drive. Typical applications include object storage, streaming content distribution, CG/VFX productions, 4K/8K video processing, and other use cases in which steady sequential access is critical. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

Stepper Motor Drivers facilitate spinning motor design.

January 15, 2016

Along with respective step/direction and phase/enable control interfaces, DRV8880 and DRV8881 have 2.0 A FS capacity and feature AutoTune™ on-chip intelligence. Latter monitors motor performance under varied conditions over lifetime and adjusts decay settings appropriately. Featuring step/direction interface, DRV8885 (1.5 A FS) and DRV8884 (1 A FS) bipolar stepper motor drivers integrate current sensing to promote accurate regulation, and conserve board space, and simplify routing. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Feed Through Panel/Plate handles up to 37 cables.

January 15, 2016

Offering panel feed-through solution especially suited where panel-mounted connectors are not preferred, Cable Entry System (CES) Multigates consist of space-saving, metal-reinforced cable entry plates. Double-membrane sealing ensures IP66/67 protection, and oil-resistant construction features UL 94 V0 flame rating and -40 to +100°C temperature rating. Products handle up to 37 cables with 5–60 mm OD. To facilitate installation, stainless steel module mounting plates are available. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

SEPAC MSEB Spring Engaged Brake Delivers Results.

January 15, 2016

Designed for dry operation, MSEB Series comes in 9 frame sizes and supports 24, 90, and 190 Vdc operation; 48 Vdc is available upon request. Handle enables manual release of brake when power is not available, and other features include torque adjustment collar and UL Class F insulated coil assembly. While steel plates and forged/cast steel coil housings promote heat dissipation, friction material extends life and minimizes fade. Splined hub for shaft connections provides <1.5° typ backlash. Read More