Absolute encoders

Compact absolute encoder is designed for limited space applications, measuring only 52 mm in diameter and 30 mm in height.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Shaft (6 mm diameter) and hollow shaft (10 mm bore) versions
  • Delivers 8 to 12 bits of absolute position information with a gray code, natural binary, or BDC output
  • Accurate up to 6,000 rpm
  • Operates from -10° to 70° F
  • MAS42 and MAH42 accept 5 and 12-24 Vdc input with 100 mA max

CUI INC.
Beaverton, Oreg.
(503) 372-1260
www.cui.com
Circle 126

Safety light curtains

MiniSafe flexible MSF4700 family of safety light curtains withstands high shock and vibration environments typical of punch presses and heavy industrial machinery.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Multi-segment design protects up to four openings by connecting four 35 × 50 mm housings
  • Protected heights of 150 to 1,800 mm and resolutions of 14, 20, and 30 mm
  • Remote fixed-blanking for quick set-up and change-over
  • 35 mm DIN IP20 controller with 24 Vdc solid-state safety outputs (14 gauge steel IP65 lockable enclosure optional)

SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Fremont, Calif.
(800) 479-3658
www.sti.com
Circle 128

Linear brakes

Ortlinghaus brake is pneumatically released for linear drives and holds the present position securely and without backlash.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 1,100 N maximum braking force (dry running)
  • 5.5 bar minimum air pressure required
  • Reduced holding torque with lower release pressure possible
  • Dynamic braking for emergency stops in a modular design

ORTTECH
Solon, Ohio
(440) 498-7458
www.orttech.com
Circle 127

Plastic shaft collar

Clamp-style collars avoid marring and wrap around the shaft, increasing holding power.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Available in one- and two-piece versions, as well as set screw, in bore sizes from ⅛ to 3 in.
  • Uses acetal and stainless steel hardware in addition to aluminum and black oxide carbon steel
  • Forged socket hardware provides high-screw torque
  • Single point faces ensure perpendicularity and proper alignment

RULAND MFG. CO. INC.
Marlborough, Mass.
(508) 485-1000
www.ruland.com
Circle 129

Light-duty offset gearmotors

Light-duty gearmotors come in standard sizes and use a one-piece gear cluster made with high-strength steel and precision-hobbed gears.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Operating temperature from -60° to 250°F, motor rated to 265°F
  • Composite bushings throughout
  • 17 or 23 frame stepmotor
  • Ratios of 5, 10, 18:1
  • 1,000 rpm (input), 80% efficiency, 160 and 320 oz-in. maximum continuous torque

CGI INC.
Carson City, Nev.
(775) 882-3422
www.cgimotion.com
Circle 130

Servo worm reducers

Precision servo worm reducers include high torque, economy, and basic versions for rotary axis drives, traveling gantries and columns, and material handling applications.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • High torque offers 150% the torque capacity and less than 1 arc-min backlash compared to standard version
  • Economy offers same torque as standard version with less than 6 arc-min backlash in a simple housing and assembly
  • Basic version offers 90% the torque capacity of standard version and less than 12 arc-min backlash

ATLANTA DRIVE SYSTEMS INC.
Wall Township, N.J.
(800) 505-1715
www.atlantadrives.com
Circle 131

Linear guides

AMSD monorail guides incorporate position feedback and digital interface circuits, and are available in roller and ball versions.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Integrated scale and guide provide simultaneous installation; electronic scan head attaches to carriage
  • Three-axis feedback
  • Hard-cover band protects magnetic scale from damage and decay, allowing for operation in vibration, shock, oil, dirt, and coolant environments
  • Compact unit includes lubrication cartridge and wipers
  • 0.2- to 5-µm resolution, 70°C operation, scanhead lengths between 66 and 90 mm, rail lengths up to 6,000 mm

SCHNEEBERGER INC.
Bedford, Mass.
(800) 854-6333
www.schneeberger.com
Circle 132

Ultrasonic position sensors

Low-cost sensors produce analog current or voltage output corresponding to target distance.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Sensing ranges from 0 to 2 in. and 0 to 20 in.
  • Programmable min and max position (removable pushbutton included for set up)
  • Available in dual-mount and barrel styles, UL-rated to NEMA 4X/IP67
  • Resists dust, humidity, acids, bases, high-pressure washdown, and caustic cleaning solutions
  • CE compliant, shielded and filtered against radiated and conducted energy

HYDE PARK ELECTRONICS LLC
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Dayton, Ohio
(937) 252-2121
www.hpsensors.com
Circle 133

Dynamometer tables

Dynomometer Table Series accommodates hysteresis/engine or Eddy-current/powder brake meters.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Can be customized for blowers or multiple meters
  • 19-in. rack mounts for controllers, readouts, power analyzers, supporting electronics; two different working heights
  • Locking drawer suitable for laptop computer storage; built-in cabinet for tool and accessory storage

MAGTROL INC.
Buffalo, N.Y.
(716) 668-5555
www.magtrol.com
Circle 134

Vacuum stepmotors

211 Series Nema 11 stepmotors are ideal for small, commercial-grade vacuums of 10-4 to 10-7 Torr.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Holding torque ranges from 9.2 to 16.6 oz-in., 1.8° step size
  • Measures 1.1 sq in. and is available in three lengths: 1.24, 1.75, and 1.99 in.
  • Designed to limit outgassing and contamination

LIN ENGINEERING
Santa Clara, Calif.
(408) 919-0200
www.linengineering.com
Circle 135

Rigid shaft couplings

Line of clamp-type shaft couplings comes in a variety of materials, sizes, and configurations to match all application requirements.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Precision-machined from steel, stainless steel, and aluminum in bore sizes ¼ to 2½ I.D. and metric sizes in 1, 2, 3-pc and PowerRing styles
  • Non-marring bores, easy-to-install and adjust, with high holding power
  • 8,000 lb-ft axial load torque capacity on 2½ coupling; 32,000 lb-ft PowerRing
  • Incorporates keyways, straight-through, and stepped bores mixing inch-metric dimensions, re-machineable bores, and low-profile or heavy-wall designs.

STAFFORD MFG. CORP.
North Reading, Mass.
(800) 695-5551
www.staffordmfg.com
Circle 136

UV proximity sensors

CZ-H52 UV Sensor detects targets invisible to conventional proximity sensors.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Detect fluorescent materials from a distance of 25 to 55 mm on plastic, metal, glass, and other substrates
  • Measurement unaffected by background patterns and colors
  • Beam spot size 10 mm (minimum) at 25 mm
  • Device size — 15 × 22 × 24 mm
  • “UV On” and “Detection” LED indicators

KEYENCE CORP. OF AMERICA
Woodcliff Lake, N.J.
(888) 539-3623
www.keyence.com
Circle 137

Integrated stepmotor and drive

DSM Series micro-stepping motors with onboard drive electronics save space and simplify installation.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • NEMA frame sizes 17, 23, and 34
  • Holding torque ratings of 32, 60, 74.9, 90, 144, 239, 381, 575, and 1,061 oz-in.
  • 1.8° stepmotor configures to any of 14 step sizes from ½ to 256 microsteps/step
  • Options — single or dual-shaft output, optical encoder or control knob input, flying lead or connector interface

BALDOR ELECTRIC CO.
Fort Smith, Ark.
(479) 646-4711
www.baldor.com
Circle 139

Wire rope displacement transducers

HX Series linear position sensors withstand adverse environments and offer a wide range of measuring distances.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Thirty ranges from 2 to 2,000 in.
  • Digital and analog outputs, ±0.03% linearity
  • Easy installation, non-critical alignment
  • NEMA 4/IP-65 standard, NEMA 6/IP-68 optional

UNIMEASURE INC.
Corvallis, Ore.
(541) 757-3158
www.unimeasure.com
Circle 138