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Patch Panels feature feed-through design.
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'); document.write('With RJ-45 ports on both sides, feed-through patch panels suit existing data centers that require additional patching. These 24-port, 1RMU panels, if used with Cablesys high performance patch cords, surpass Channel or Permanent Link performance standards per ANSI/TIA-568. All RJ-45 ports withstand 750 repeated insertions, and panels are constructed of heavy-duty, 16-gauge steel with powder coating. Configurations include Category 6A (10G), Category 6 (GB), and Category 5e (VoIP).'); document.write('
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Programmable MCU Resolver Kit replaces dedicated conversion ICs.
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'); document.write('Conserving system expense and space in diverse industrial applications, C2000™ MCU Resolver Kit shows designers how to implement digital conversion using software on programmable C2000 MCUs. Solution replaces dedicated resolver-to-digital chipsets with MCUs while extending functionality by letting MCU handle resolver-to-digital decoding as well as other software-programmable, real-time functions. Kit provides complete hardware and includes software and hardware development packages.'); document.write('
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VSD Motor Control Software helps cut energy use.
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'); document.write('Available as application programming interface, turn-key VSD Motor Control Software Library enables variable speed drives to dynamically adapt to any application, eliminating wasted energy and ensuring reliable motor performance. Software includes routines that automatically configure real-time algorithms for optimal dynamic control and energy efficiency with push of button, requiring no user hand tuning.'); document.write('
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SMS/Voice Alarm Controller affords centralized, remote monitoring.
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'); document.write('Supporting simple commands and SMS tunneling functions, SMS-534 enables remote monitoring and control of alarm systems from any location. This intelligent 3G SMS/Voice alarm controller, powered by external power or Lithium battery, allows critical alarm information to be sent to any number of mobile phones. Along with RS-485 and RS-232 communications, support covers UNICODE or 7 bit formatting, ASCII automatic identification and SMS settings and controls, and audio alarms.'); document.write('
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DC-DC Regulators offer 0.1% line regulation.
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'); document.write('Specified with input voltage range of 4.5–22 V, PowerBlox™ XR76108, XR76112, and XR76115 are synchronous step down regulators supporting point-of-load supplies of 8, 12, and 15 A, respectively. Units deliver adjustable output voltage from 0.6–18 V with 1% output accuracy over full temperature range. With emulated current mode Constant On-Time control scheme, regulators provide fast line and load transient response using ceramic output capacitors.'); document.write('
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HMI Design Services support Intel E3845 processor.
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'); document.write('Intended for OEMs and ODMs, Design for Manufacturability Services are available for product design, development, and production using 1.91 GHz Intel® Atom™ E3845 processor with 10 W max TDP and 2 M cache. Processor is suitable for intelligent HMI systems—context-aware, securely managed embedded devices that connect seamlessly to networks, clouds, and each other. Service capabilities include electrical, software, mechanical, systems, video and vision, environmental, and functional safety design.'); document.write('
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Temperature Controllers operate with thermoelectric modules.
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'); document.write('Field configurable for cooling mode or heating mode, Models 5R7-350/347 are designed with proportional/integral control algorithm. Units offer fixed or adjustable proportional bandwidth of 0.5–5°C and fixed or adjustable integral rate of 0–2.55 repeats/min. Available in open board construction or encapsulated on mounting plate, thermal controllers are rated for up to 7.5 A at 9–26 Vdc. Devices provide pulse width modulated output with base frequency of 1,000 Hz.'); document.write('
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Multi-Touch Interface Panel connects to cMT-SVR HMI Tablet.
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'); document.write('Capacitive touch panel cMT-iV5 connects to cMT-SVR via 1G Ethernet, creating distributed HMI architecture, and can do so concurrently with iPads to optimize efficiency. Unit features tempered glass surface, maximizing durability. It is also equipped with 1,024 x 768 display and Cortex A9 1 GHz dual-core processor.'); 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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Remote Management System configures PLCs and machines.
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'); document.write('Part of Netbiter Remote Management solution, Netbiter Remote Access provides instant, secure communication tunnel to remote equipment, such as PLCs and machines. Product enables users to employ their usual PLC configuration software such as Rockwell RSlogix® or Siemens TIA Portal®, just as if they were connected to machine on site, making it possible to instantly take action if problem occurs. Programmers and machine owners can also configure, reprogram, and debug machinery from any location.'); document.write('
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ULP Microcontrollers are available in compact packages.
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'); document.write('Helping developers conserve board space, MSP430™ ultra-low power (ULP) MCUs include FRAM-based MSP430FR5738 and Flash-based MSP430F51x2 in WLCSPs as small as 2.0 x 2.2 x 0.3 mm. I/O (1.8 V) on MSP430F5229 MCUs enables applications with sensor fusion capabilities, while libraries and support facilitate USB development on MSP430F5528 MCUs in CE applications. Range of 1.8 and 5 V tolerant I/O on MSP430F51x2 MCUs fosters diverse component interface capabilities.'); document.write('
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Humidity Sensor suits aircraft environmental control systems.
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'); document.write('Intended for air ducting where humidified air is carried to seating areas, Model 8TJ315AAA1 contains sensing element and electronics that convert water concentration in air to CAN Bus output. Digital humidity sensor uses capacitance technique with specialized signal processing to measure water content. Sensor’s time response is function of airflow and typically is under 6 seconds. CAN Bus output has labels for duct humidity and temperature as well as Built-In-Test status.'); document.write('
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Soft Controller offers network failure detection feature.
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'); document.write('Available with SPiiPlusSC soft controller, NetworkBoost™ feature indicates exact failure location within EtherCAT network, minimizing troubleshooting and repair time. In addition, NetworkBoost enables network to resume and continue its normal operation without replacing failed cable. Product is designed for all ACS EtherCAT network systems and production machines where downtime is expensive and must be minimized.'); 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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Crush Cut Positioning System eliminates human error.
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'); document.write('Capable of going as narrow as .500 in., QUICK SET 0.5 can automatically position hundreds of knife holders simultaneously, within seconds rather than hours, with extreme accuracy. System eliminates potential human errors and optimizes setup time, allowing customers to reduce scrap.'); document.write('
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Multifunctional I/O Controller meets diverse task requirements.
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'); document.write('Suited for level, temperature, humidity, pressure control tasks, IA-3340-U has two 16-bit analog input channels, 2 digital input channels, and 2 relays. Stable and noise-free current and voltage input device, based on Delta Sigma Technology, offer reading accuracy of 0.1% and reading rate of ~6 readings/sec. Powered and controlled via USB port, controller can be used both as 2 elementary level comparators with preset level for each channel or slave device controlled by host PC or PLC.'); document.write('
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General-Purpose 8-Bit MCUs features Core Independent Peripherals.
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'); document.write('Available in 14-, 20-, 28-, and 40-/44-pin packages, PIC®16(L)F170X and PIC®16(L)F171X combine intelligent analog and core independent peripherals with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology. MCUs integrate 2 Op Amps to drive analog control loops, sensor amplification, and basic signal conditioning. Built-in Zero Cross Detect (ZCD) simplifies TRIAC control and minimizes EMI caused by switching transients, while pin-mapping lets designers designate pinout of peripheral functions.'); document.write('
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Touch Controller manages coil line automation functions.
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'); document.write('Equipped with 5.7 in. VGA color touchscreen interface, ServoMaster Touch™ Controller automates setup of coil feeding lines by running all machine devices through controller. Mechanical devices on coil line that are typically hand-adjusted can now be motorized and encoded. Capable of managing up to 10 machine axes through job memory, controller offers production data reporting of feed cycles and material usage, as well as downloading of set-up data or job number selection.'); document.write('
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Temperature Controller suits limited space applications.
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'); document.write('To accommodate demands of desktop or portable machines with limited space for internal devices, E5GC features 24 x 48 mm body and supports vertical and horizontal group mounting. White PV display and character size promote visibility, and software facilitates program setup and data management. Along with 50 m sec input sampling period, features include ±0.3% PV indication accuracy as well as auxiliary output and event input with two points max each.'); document.write('
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Design Manufacture Services support open, PC-based HMIs.
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'); document.write('Providing engineering management, product life cycle management, and quality control, Design for Manufacturability Services will help ODMs, OEMs, and end-users accelerate product development and production of new machinery using open, PC-based HMIs. Solutions incorporate 3.30 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-4650U processor rated at 15 W Max TDP with 4M Cache. Services will provide intelligent and timely discovery, aggregation, and prioritization of product success factors.'); document.write('
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