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Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

Circular Piezo Actuators suit highly dynamic processes.

April 21, 2016

Based on multilayer and ceramic encapsulation process, P-088 Circular PICMA® Piezo Actuators, Chips, and Tubular Stacks offer microsecond response time, sub nanometer resolution, and resonant frequency to 68 kHz. PICMA® ceramic technology is applied to PD0xx miniature annular PZT chips with outer diameters from 5–16 mm and inner diameters of 2.5–8 mm. Largest 16 mm unit delivers 6,000 N of blocking force in circular form and 4,400 N in annular shape. Travel range of 2 µm is achieved at 100 V. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Transportation Industry Products

Standard Motor Products Releases 250 New Parts for Standard® and Intermotor®

April 1, 2016

NEW YORK, – Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 250 new part numbers to its Standard® and Intermotor® lines. The release expands coverage through the 2016 model year covering more than 200 million additional VIO. The company increased switch coverage by 40 million VIO with the introduction of 90 SKUs, including 25 combination switches and 20 instrument panel... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

Import Motor Parts cover greater than 16 million VIO.

March 28, 2016

Intermotor® Import includes 67 part numbers that expand coverage for 2015 model year with >16 million VIO. While 12 turbocharger SKUs include new and remanufactured units for gasoline applications, there are 3 diesel fuel injectors, 4 power door lock actuators, and 11 fuel vapor canisters that provide coverage for 3 million VIO. Examples of 23 switch SKUs, which increase coverage by 5 million VIO, include 4WD selector, ignition, heated seat, power door lock, and power window switches. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Hy-Mag Circuit Breaker is offered with recessed paddle actuator.

March 22, 2016

Designed for precision operation in OEM markets requiring general-purpose as well as full-load amp applications, A-Series hydraulic-magnetic (Hy-Mag) circuit breakers are available with visi-rocker or paddle actuators. Sealed toggle actuator style suits harsh environments, while optional rocker-guard and push-to-reset bezels help prevent inadvertent actuation. With 1–6 poles and 0.02–50 A capacities, temperature-stable products are rated up to 277 Vac or 80 Vdc. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

BWD Automotive Releases 197 New Part Numbers

March 16, 2016

NEW YORK - Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 197 new part numbers to its BWD® engine management line, covering domestic and import vehicles. The BWD line expansion features more than 60 million additional VIO with new key category coverage through the 2015 model year. BWD® added 110 new parts to its diesel category, including several new product categories and... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Multi-Channel Digital Piezo Controller offers broad connectivity.

March 3, 2016

Integrating with existing piezo-based nanpositioning systems and piezo actuators, E-727 features 20-bit DACs and ADCs, 4 PAs, PID control, and 2 programmable notch filters. Closed-loop nanopositioning systems are supported with capacitive feedback sensors, piezoresistive sensors, and strain gauges. Linearization fosters positioning accuracy, and DDL eliminates non-linearities at high frequencies. Data recorder, ID chip compatibility, and programmable drift compensation are also standard. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator works with Allen Bradley circuit breakers.

February 18, 2016

Portable CBS ArcSafe RSA-167 lets technicians remotely close or trip Allen Bradley 1494F-P1-NP Series A circuit breakers from safe distance while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Magnetic latching system negates need to modify existing electrical equipment for installation/operation. Optional features include radio remote with range up to 300 ft, 24 Vdc LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor, and rugged protective case assembly. 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, Mounting & Attaching Products

Miniature Piezo Hexapod provides dynamic error correction.

December 28, 2015

With 1,500 g load capacity, 6-axis Model P-915KWEF is designed for dynamic error correction for 6° of freedom. Capacitance direct metrology sensors and parallel-kinematic design with piezo actuator direct drives result in compact and stiff positioning solution. Product provides 1 nm linear resolution, 0.07 µrad angular resolution, and positioning range up to 70 µm. Mounted inside rotary stages, Model P-915KWEF virtually eliminates wobble and eccentricity errors. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator operates fusible panelboard switches.

November 6, 2015

Available for Cutler-Hammer FDPW fusible panelboard switches, Model RSA-184 allows technicians to remotely close or trip circuit breaker from safe distance up to 300 ft while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Portable actuator is compatible with 30, 60, and 100 A twin, horizontal fused switches with 5.375 in. height. Optional features include 24 Vdc LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor, and rugged protective case assembly. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Test & Measuring Instruments

VCA Developer's Kit jump-starts prototype builds.

November 4, 2015

With VCA Developer’s Kit, users can start building voice coil actuator prototypes. Each kit includes VCA with built-in feedback sensor and programmable controller with MotionLab Software that runs on user's local PC. Incorporating I/O board that allows physical inputs and outputs, controller can operate in open or closed loop modes, is internally compensated for high linearity, and supports coordinated multi-axis applications. Straightforward connections eliminate soldering. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Portable Remote Switch Actuator helps keep operators safe.

November 2, 2015

Available for General Electric 400–6,000 A EntelliGuard G circuit breakers, Model RSA-162 allows technicians to remotely charge, close, or trip circuit breaker from safe distance of up to 300 ft while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Installation and operation do not require modifications to existing electrical equipment thanks to magnetic latching system. Optional features include 24 Vdc LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor, and protective case assembly. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

Voice Coil Actuators vs. Solenoids: What is the Difference?

October 28, 2015

The question of whether to use voice coil actuators or solenoids for small displacement motion control applications comes up often.  This article explains the key differences between each product and why you might choose one over the other for your application. A non-commutated DC linear actuator, typically referred to as a voice coil, is capable of a displacement in excess of 5 inches.  In... Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Low-Flow Load-Sensing Valve integrates electrohydraulic actuator.

October 13, 2015

Helping system designers meet emissions and safety standards, PVG 16 low-flow load-sensing valve with CAN (PVE-CI)-enabled PVE Series 6 electrohydraulic actuator is available in on/off, proportional, and proportional with float actuator configurations. PVE Series 6 actuator incorporates MCU for closed loop spool position control and delivers total spool controllability and built-in fault monitoring. Ratings for PVG 16 include flow up to 17.2 gpm and work-port pressure up to 5,800 psi. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Tubular Piezo Stack Actuators utilize multilayer technology.

September 28, 2015

Based on solid-state motion effects and suited for precision motion tasks, PICMA® P-080 Tubular Piezo Stack Actuators come in displacement ranges of 5, 11, and 25 microns with up to 850 N blocking force. Units feature stiffness up to 145 N/µm, operating voltage range of -20 to 100 V, and operating temperature of -40 to 150°C. Ceramic encapsulated actuators are manufactured in cofiring process as monolithic blocks that can be combined to achieve longer displacement range. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Rodless Linear Actuators offer load capacity up to 26,600 N.

September 9, 2015

Available in 085, 110, 150, 180, and 240 mm profile sizes, HMR High Moment Rodless Linear Actuators utilize timing belt drive or precision ball screw. Electromechanical units offer max thrust to 5,560 N (screw) and 4,000 N (belt), standard strokes to 2,300 mm (screw) and 6,000 mm (belt), and max speed to 1.6 m/s (screw) and 5 m/s (belt). Available with IP54 cover option, actuators are suited for packaging equipment, material handling, robot transfer, and other general automation applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Rostra Vernatherm Product Catalog details 2015-2016 offerings.

August 17, 2015

Totaling 24 pages, Rostra Vernatherm 2015-2016 product catalog features educational illustrations and diagrams that demonstrate how products function and perform. Product information contained therein pertains to micro as well as standard- and -heavy duty thermal actuators; control valves with thermal relief/mixing/bypass, freeze protection, and pressure relief; and machined valve housing manifolds. Various types of electromechanical thermostats are also detailed. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator operates molded case circuit breakers.

August 13, 2015

With Model RSA-187C, technicians can remotely close or open General Electric J-Line molded case circuit breakers from safe distance while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Installation and operation does not require modifications to existing electrical equipment. Actuator is compatible with all type 600 A frame size THJK, TJ, TJC, TJD, TJJ, TJK, and TJL circuit breakers commonly used in switchboards, motor control centers, and lighting, power, and customized control panel boards. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

Siemens Laboratory Electronic Actuators Available Through HVAC Brain

July 9, 2015

HVAC Brain, Inc. (www.hvacbrain.com), retailer of HVAC/R equipment and replacement parts, has added Siemens laboratory electronic actuators to their online product offering. Siemens laboratory electronic actuators are compact and offer high speeds for modulating and floating control of air valves and dampers. They are ideal for critical environment... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Actuator operates fusible panel unit switches.

July 9, 2015

Installing without modifications to existing electrical equipment, Model RSA-154F is compatible with type VF357, VB357, VF358, and VB358 Siemens Vacu-Break panel switches with 25 in. height and ratings from 800-1,200 A. Remote switch actuator allows technicians to remotely close or open switches from safe distance while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Applications include manufacturing plants, mass-production industries, and commercial, institutional, and other large buildings. Read More