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Pneumatic and Electric Actuators automate valves and dampers.
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'); document.write('Offering standard ISO 5211 mounting configuration, W.E. Anderson Series ACT Actuators install with any valve or damper. Rack-and-pinion pneumatic models, constructed of corrosion-resistant anodized aluminum, feature symmetrical structure for fast and steady action. Units come in double acting and spring return models. Housed in powder coated aluminum enclosure with visual indicators, electric models are available in 2-position or modulating configurations, and are rated NEMA 4X or NEMA 7.'); document.write('
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Solid State Drives feature power interrupt data protection.
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'); document.write('Measuring 29.85 x 50.80 x 4.85 mm, mSATA ArmourDrive™ GLS86 Series is available with 2-bits-per-cell (MLC) NAND flash memory in 8, 16, 32, and 64 GB capacities. Units are also offered with 1-bit-per-cell (SLC) NAND in 8, 16, and 32 GB capacities for high-endurance  applications. Based on ball grid array form factor, drives operate from -40 to +85°C. Built-in dedicated power failure detection and backup power circuitry prevent data integrity issues due to sudden power interruptions.'); document.write('
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VFD-Rated Electric AC Motors power fracking pumps.
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'); document.write('Rated from 2,000–6,000 hp, AC Induction Electric Motors offer continuous duty operation and are designed for use with medium-voltage, variable frequency drives. Whereas diesel engines require use of transmission, electric motors are direct coupled to fracking pump. Rated torque is delivered from 0 rpm through rated rpm, and can be shut down immediately. Virtually maintenance free, electric motors are externally cooled so no shutdown is required between duty cycles.'); document.write('
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In-Line Slip Clutches feature low-backlash operation.
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'); document.write('Featuring all-mechanical design, Slip-Ease® S98CA7 Multi-Plate Clutches are commonly used for overload protection to prevent injury and machine failure. Slip plates are layered with friction pads, and adjusting nut sets slip torque by squeezing plates together. Outer plates are tabbed to fit into output housing and inner plates are connected to input hub, so that ends disengage from one another upon slipping. Compared to standard clutches, Slip-Ease models offer reduced backlash of about 2°.'); document.write('
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Linear Drives are available with fourth rolling ring bearing.
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'); document.write('Amacoil-Uhing Model RG3 linear drives with 3 rolling ring bearings can be fitted with 4th, adding 2 more bearing-to-shaft contact points and doubling thrust of units. Products come in range of sizes with side thrust ranging from 7-800 lb. Travel speed and direction are mechanically controlled, suiting drives for use in equipment needing reciprocating linear motion component. They also suit material handling systems, spraying assemblies, converting equipment, and metrology/inspection machines.'); document.write('
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Remote Switch Actuator fosters safe circuit breaker operation.
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'); document.write('Without requiring any modification to breaker, RSA-69A lets technicians safely close or trip ABB/Sace Megamax F-Series (F1 to F6) low-voltage power circuit breakers (1,200–6,000 A) outside of arc-flash hazard boundary. Applicable CBS ArcSafe® Remote Switch Operator (RSO) control unit enables open and close operation from up to 300 ft away. Utilizing strong magnets, actuator requires no modifications for switchgear mounting, and operators can move actuator from one breaker to another.'); document.write('
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Linear Actuator is suited for hand-held spectrometers designs.
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'); document.write('Supplied in 0.8 in. dia package, LA08-10-000A Voice Coil Actuator offers low coil mass and high-performance rare earth magnets. Latter minimizes energy consumption while meeting shock and vibration requirements. Actuator accurately controls mirror movement, which in turn adjusts optical path for improved IR spectra and enhanced spectrometry analysis. Voice coil technology lends to direct-drive, hysteresis-free operation; absence of commutation; and optimized acceleration and resolution.'); document.write('
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USB 3.0 SSD/HDD offer portable storage and fast transfer.
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'); document.write('Supplied in aluminum enclosure, Evolution Series™ G-DRIVE® ev SSD and G-DRIVE ev external drive modules are bus-powered and help streamline 2K/4K video, photography and other digital content workflows. Portable G-DRIVE ev SSD module, offering 512 GB capacity, supports transfer data up to 400 MBps via USB 3.0 or 480 MBps via Evolution Series G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt™. As 7,200 rpm HDD, portable G-DRIVE ev 500GB module offers 500 GB capacity and up to 125 MBps transfer rates via USB 3.0.'); document.write('
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Brushless Blowers include full-wave electronic controller.
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'); document.write('Powered by 1.7 in. brushless 12 or 24 Vdc motor, MICROjammer® Series is available in sizes from 3.0–5.1 in., each providing unique aerodynamic operating characteristics for custom fit. Variable-speed blowers deliver up to 50 in. w.c. of static pressure and achieve airflow levels of 26 cfm. Allowing virtually 0-100% total speed variation, full-wave commutating electronics optimize blowers by providing protection features, functional options such as tachometer input, and customization potential.'); document.write('
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Gimbal System suits small to medium UAS.
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'); document.write('Featuring 4-axis, gyro-stabilized design, Alticam 05-EO5 Turret is suited for small UAS that require optimized electro-optical video that uses less than 20 W, leaving extra space and power for multiple intelligence sensor configurations on same platform. Vibration-isolated, pan-over-tilt system with coordinate hold mode includes embedded video stabilization and tracking with embedded video server and optional network interface. Dual-mode operation provides network/serial and/or analog video.'); document.write('
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Brush DC Motors excel in uneven loading environments.
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'); document.write('Providing up to 12.7 W of power, 22NT Athlonix™ Brush DC Miniature Motors deliver maximum continuous torque up to 16.6 mNm. Units feature coreless design with optimized self-supporting coil, magnetic circuit, and Graphite commutation system. Compatible with incremental encoders and gearheads of various sizes and ratios, RoHS-compliant motors are suited for humanoid robots, medical and industrial hand tools, miniature pumps, lab automation, and material handling.'); document.write('
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Flashing Dome LED Beacon Lights suit AC or DC applications.
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'); document.write('Offering IP23 protection and vibration resistance, Models XPE and XME provide brightly colored triple-flash sequence that illuminates at 110 flashes/min, making them suited for indoor mobile equipment. XPE model measures 162 mm dia x 203 mm tall and has high-impact, heat-resistant ABS resin body, while XME version, made of stainless steel with melamine baked finish, is 187 mm in dia x 239 mm tall. Typical current consumption ranges from 0.07 A for 230 Vac models to 0.42 A for 12 Vdc models.'); document.write('
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Brushless DC Motor and Driver offers 80-4,000 rpm speed range.
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'); document.write('Housed in maintenance-free package, BMU Series includes 30 W (1/25 hp), 60 W (1/12 hp), and 120 W (1/6 hp) models. When used with parallel gearhead, up to 260 lb-in. of permissible torque can be attained. Expanded functions and specifications such as optimized speed regulation, torque limitation, programming, and various display functions can be set on driver. Motor/driver packages target designers using servos, 3-phase AC motors with inverters, or those seeking optimized speed control options.'); document.write('
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Spring Applied Brake serves as safety brake for robotic arms.
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'); document.write('Featuring low profile design to save space, BXR Spring Applied Brake may serve as emergency brake as well as holding brake. Unit is available with outer diameters from 3.287–7.280 in. and torque from 3.688–40.566 lb-ft. In event of power failure while using brake for robotic arms, compression springs engage and capture brake\'s rotor hub, immediately stopping arm movement. Additional features include single friction plate and smooth armature engagement that operates with no chatter.'); document.write('
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Single-Axis Drive/Controller works with electric actuators.
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'); document.write('Combining servo or stepper drive and controller, ACS (Actuator Control Solution) works with electric actuators to create single-axis linear motion solution for replacing pneumatic cylinders and automating processes. Drives are controlled from PLC or master controller via 24 Vdc digital I/O, 0–10 Vdc or 4–20 mA analog I/O, and Ethernet or Modbus RTU over RS-485. Capable of infinite position capability, servo/controller operates on 10-60 Vdc bus, while stepper drive/controller operates on 24 Vdc.'); document.write('
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Solid State Storage Products come in 4 to 128 GB capacities.
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'); document.write('Industrial solid state storage products, mSATA and SlimSATA, employ PowerProtectorPlus technologies and feature firmware and hardware designs that provide flexibility as well as extended time duration. This ensures safe storage of critical data into NAND Flash during multiple power outage scenarios. Real-time Full Disk Encryption (FDE) with Advanced Encryption Standard AES 128/256 bit is also standard. Markets include networking, industrial automation/equipment, transportation, and security.'); document.write('
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EtherCAT Modules feature 2- and 4-axis universal drives.
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'); document.write('With ratings of 12–80 Vdc and 2.5–20 A, UDMMC EtherCAT Motor Drives are programmable to control 2- or 3-phase servo motors, DC brush motors, voice coil motors, and 2- or 3-phase step motors. Four-axis unit can be ordered with mixed current specification. With optional ServoBoost™ algorithm, positioning systems can achieve speeds of m/s and nanometers of jitter. Safe torque off cuts power to motor without removing power source for applications that need to comply with SIL-3 and PLe safety levels.'); document.write('
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GaAs Distributed Driver Amp offers positive gain slope, low noise.
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'); document.write('Supplied in Pb-free, RoHs-compliant, 5 x 5 mm, SMT package, CMD192C5 wideband GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier operates from DC to 20 GHz and has positive gain slope versus frequency. This allows for cascading of multiple amplifiers without requiring extra gain compensation circuitry. Driver amplifier, which delivers >19 dB of gain with corresponding output of 1 dB compression point of +25 dBm, has 50 Ω matched design and low noise figure of 1.9 dB at 10 GHz.'); document.write('
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Linear Positioning Stage incorporates air bearings.
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'); document.write('Incorporating 5 magnetically preloaded air bearings for both load carrying and lateral guidance, Model ABS-012-12-030-X provides 12 in. stroke and generates continuous and peak force of 20 lb and 60 lb, respectively. Base of stage is constructed using lapped granite surface plate and lateral guidance is controlled by granite straight edge that is mounted to base. Non-contact 3-phase brushless linear motor operates in conjunction with linear encoder which provides 1 micron resolution.'); document.write('
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Extended Life Bearings minimize maintenance and downtime.
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'); document.write('Designed for stability and reliability, Multi-Lobe Semi-Floating (MLSF®) bearings operate at temperatures up to 300°F with minimal vibrations. Products are available for use with shafts as small as 0.5 in. in single bearing or cartridge. In addition to multi-viscosity oils, bearings handle static unit load as light as 10 psi to dynamic unit load exceeding 700 psi. Applications include smaller, high-speed turbomachinery as well as turbochargers in large diesel or natural gas engines.'); document.write('
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