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Temperature Controller suits microfluidic applications.
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'); document.write('Chemically resistant, 4 ¼ in. wide Meros TCU-100 enables temperature control from 1° to 100°C for microfluidic chips, microscope slides, and other third party devices in biological and chemical applications. Temperature control options include cooling, heating, and thermocycling with 0.5°C accuracy, stability and target temperature resolution of 0.1°C, and ramp rates up to 1°C/sec. Operation, datalogging, and graphical data display are achieved via Flow Control Centre or third-party software.'); document.write('
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DC/DC Regulators help engineers create EMI-compliant products.
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'); document.write('Simplifying wide V(IN) synchronous power supply design, SIMPLE SWITCHER LM43600, LM43601, LM43602, and LM43603 support input voltage from 3.5–36 V and generate output currents up to 0.5, 1, 2, and 3 A, respectively, while LM46000, LM46001, and LM46002 support input of 3.5–60 V and output currents up to 0.5, 1, and 2 A. Housed in 5 x 6.4 mm package, synchronous regulators offer programmable switching frequency up to 2.2 MHz and standby current of 27 µA, minimizing power consumption at light load.'); document.write('
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Purge System operates in hazardous environments.
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'); document.write('Delivering fully automatic solution in 316L stainless steel design for Div 2/Zone 2 applications, Series 5500 Type Z / Ex pz Purge and Pressurization System facilitates installation and operation of electrical components within hazardous locations. System combines control unit, EPV vent, and pneumatic solenoid or manual valve with menu-driven programming and automatic leakage/temperature compensation. Vent enables purge gas to exit enclosure while providing seal when enclosure is pressurized.'); document.write('
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Operator Interface brings touch functionality to factory floor.
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'); document.write('Available in 7, 10, 12, or 15 in. screen sizes, QuickPanel+™ plug-and-play, general-purpose operator interface (OI) can connect to industrial PLCs and PACs. Multi-touch technology provides pinch-to-zoom, double-tapping, swipe viewing, and zoom (up to 400%) capabilities. Integrating process control, view, and option to run embedded data historian in single device, OI is responsive even when user is wearing gloves and offers fully functional browser and multimedia support with Windows EC7 OS.'); document.write('
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Drop-In Replacement Controllers offer expandable I/O capacity.
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'); document.write('With footprint identical to original Bear Bones for mechanical drop-in replacement capability, P- Series Bear Bones Controllers include open-board controllers, specialty function expanders, and I/O expanders. Features include digital and analog I/O; CAN network communication via OptiCAN, J1939, and NMEA 2000; Modbus TCP over Ethernet; LCD; keypad; and RTC. DIO capabilities may be expanded by up to 31 plug-in I/O expanders, each providing another 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs.'); document.write('
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Trapped Key Interlock Systems withstand harsh environments.
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'); document.write('Offered in Medium Duty and Heavy Duty Series options, Trapped Key Interlock Systems ensure pre-determined safety sequence is followed each time hazardous equipment is accessed or operated. Units are constructed using 316 SS cylinders, keys, bolts, and inner-workings that withstand exposure to extremes in temperature, weather, dirt, and corrosive elements. Cylinder mechanism has no openings and few moving parts. HD Series has 316 SS lock body, while MD Series features brass lock body.'); document.write('
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Motor Protection Platform incorporates control and management.
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'); document.write('Multilin™ 869 is used for protection, control, and management of medium and large induction and synchronous motors. Along with high-speed protection and control features and tools for accelerated motor configuration and startup, solution also generates motor functioning reports that facilitate identification of potential motor issues and necessary corrective action. Motor failure-mode analysis is also provided via broken rotor bar detection and stator turn-turn fault.'); document.write('
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Vane Pumps and Motors serve high-pressure applications.
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'); document.write('Veljan T6/T7 single, double, and triple vane pumps provide efficiency and low noise suited for service in high-pressure applications. Flange mounted valves, including relief, unloading, and sequence valves, mount directly to pumps or manifolds to reduce number of required plumbing connections. Also available, M4 series vane motors come in C, D, and E frame sizes with range of torque sizes.'); document.write('
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Process Control System benefits configuration engineers.
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'); document.write('Designed for usability, performance, and efficiency, Simatic PCS 7 v8.1 provides users with capabilities for selective loading of program codes as well as Type Change in Run functionality. Advanced Process Graphics, also included, facilitates operation and reduces daily workload of operating teams. System expansion card (SEC) for Simatic PCS 7 CPU 410, MPC 10x10 block, and condition monitoring blocks promote availability and performance while minimizing operating expense.'); document.write('
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Wireless Data Logger monitors CO2, temperature, and humidity.
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'); document.write('Equipped with tethered sensor, RFCO2RHTemp2000A Data Logger can monitor CO2 levels within building, room, or enclosed space, while simultaneously measuring and recording ambient temperature and relative humidity. Unit displays current real-time readings as well as minimum, maximum, and average statistics on built-in LCD screen. Device also provides configurable alarms, battery life indicator, and ability to reset statistics directly from device without impacting data collection.'); document.write('
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Blowdown Control Valves maintain TDS at optimum level.
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'); document.write('Available in ¾ and 1½ in. line sizes, BCV43 Series is suitable for all steam boiler TDS applications up to ASME class 600. Units keep blowdown to minimum, maintaining healthy steam and condensate system while conserving water and energy. Valves are engineered to minimize seat erosion ensuring consistent tight shut-off. Offered with electronic or pneumatic actuation, BCV43 Series features clamp-in-place seat design and choice of pipe and flange connections.'); document.write('
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Video Board supports applications up to 4K and UHD.
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'); document.write('Able to play out 4K (4,096 x 2,160) material at frame rate up to 120 fps while retaining full RGB 10-bit color depth, R&S PRIOS is suited for high-end presentations, quality checking, dome projections, and motion rides. For 4K at 60 fps, board can also output RGB 4:4:4 with 12 bits per color component, so even finer color graduations can be displayed. Supported formats require data rates of over 4 GBps. To transfer these to video card, R&S PRIOS has 2nd generation PCIe x16 interface.'); document.write('
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Fanless Fieldbus Computer helps implement Automation-of-Things.
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'); document.write('Consolidating computing, communication, and control capabilities onto one platform, NIFE 100 supports Intel® Atom™ E3800 series and integrates fieldbus technologies. PC-based controller, linking enterprise and operation domains to enable smart and digital manufacturing, performs tasks from aggregating field data and performing endpoint data analytics to controlling field devices. For cross-protocol communication, product supports 7 fieldbus protocols; Internet connection is also available.'); document.write('
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Mobile VoIP Solution optimizes Wi-Fi to cellular handover.
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'); document.write('MobilityPLUS offers Multi-Service Operators (MSOs) ability to service heterogeneous (Wi-Fi® and 3G) networks while achieving seamless handover. Leveraging of Mediant Session Border Controller (SBC) capabilities and mobile VoIP technology allows for quality-optimized, uninterrupted calls when moving between different networks. Centrally managed SBCs scale to 25,000 concurrent sessions, address multiple segments, and feature integrated QoE monitoring and dynamic voice optimization.'); document.write('
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Weighing Terminal supports optional PROFINET IO interface.
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'); document.write('Capable of supporting simple to complex, stand-alone to integrated, weighing and control applications, IND780 offers interfaces for up to 4 independent measuring channels for scales or flow meters and also supports optional PROFINET® IO interface for data exchange. Other communications interfaces include 4–20 mA output, serial, Ethernet TCP/IP, and USB. OS with graphical display and SmartTrac™ improves speed and accuracy of manual or semi-automatic operations via 3 display modes.'); document.write('
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Decentralized AC Drive targets outdoor installations.
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'); document.write('Supporting both induction and permanent magnet motors up to 50 hp, VACON® 100 X features UL Type 4X die cast metal enclosure, breathable pressure equalizer vent to protect gasket seals, and heat sink cooling system that is not dependent on motor airflow. Drive is rated for 0–100% relative humidity, 3 g vibration, 25 g shock for 6 ms, and operating temperatures from 10–40°C. For safety, drive features integrated Safe Torque Off mode, which provides immediate removal of power to motor.'); document.write('
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Material Handling Robots offer 700 or 900 mm reach.
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'); document.write('Designed with no offset in axis two, IRB 1200 Series delivers long stroke that allows robot to be placed close to work piece and still be functional. Standard variants include 700 mm reach model with payload up to 7 kg, and 900 mm model with payload up to 5 kg. Both can be mounted at any angle and come with IP 40 protection as standard, with IP 67 protection optional. With Ethernet port, 4 air ducts, and 10 customer signals, robots can be integrated with other equipment.'); document.write('
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Digital Servo Drives deliver up to 1,000 W of motor power.
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'); document.write('Panel- or DIN-rail mounted, Series SXD 15 can drive DC brush, DC brushless, or AC brushless motor requiring 1 kW of power. Standard ratings are 12–80 Vdc bus, 15 A continuous, and 30 A peak current. In addition to torque, velocity, and position control modes, drives provide 4 digital inputs, 1 digital output, 2 analog inputs, and 1 analog output. Series SXD 15 communicates via RS232, RS485, or CAN and offers full protection against short circuits, voltage excursions, and temperature extremes.'); document.write('
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ULP FRAM MCUs enhance metering, health/fitness, wearable designs.
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'); document.write('Enabling developers to reduce power consumption, materials, and product size, MSP430FR69x products are scalable up to 128 KB non-volatile FRAM memory. Products include smart analog integration, such as extended scan interface (ESI) and differential input ADC that consumes as little as 140 µA at 200 KSPS. Developers can also leverage integrated 320-segment LCD controller to add display to their products and 256-bit AES hardware accelerator to increase security of data transmissions.'); document.write('
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Volume Boosters provide flow capacity of up to 400 scfm.
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'); document.write('Equipped with integral adjustable bypass valve, soft valve seat design, and 2 gauge ports, aluminum Type-6500 and 316 stainless steel Type-6600 increase stroking speed in valve actuation system applications requiring high flow capacity or remote pressure control. Products handle up to 250 psig supply pressure and deliver output pressure up to 150 psig. Exhaust port (¾ in. NPT) relieves 100 scfm at 5 psig above setpoint, and supply pressure effect is 0.3 psig for 100 psig change.'); document.write('
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