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Constant Force Spring Increases Carbon Brush Life and More

Constant Force Spring Increases Carbon Brush Life and More

Ming Tai Industrial Co., a total solution of steel strip spring, has developed a wide range of Constant Force Springs, which can be widely used in rail vehicles and wind power turbine.
In rail vehicle, constant force springs designed for carbon brushes can be applied to alternators; auxiliary motor, blower motor, traction motor, slip ring and earth return current units. In wind power turbine, it can be applied to grounding system, motor commutator as well. 
Constant force springs ensure that the carbon brush works consistently by dependably exerting constant pressure to increase...

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Brushless DC-Servomotors with Ø 16 mm

Brushless DC-Servomotors with Ø 16 mm

The new 1660 ... BHx series sets new standards: with respect to dimensions and weight, it delivers high speed and power values with low vibration and heat development, something inconceivable until recently. This drive series is thereby predestined for handpieces with high power requirements in applications with limited installation space.

The BHx series made by FAULHABER are new high power slotless brushless motors in 16 mm diameter based on a 2-pole technology. Through their robust, compact design and outstanding performance data, the motors of this new product family are particularly...

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High Temperature Endoscope

High Temperature Endoscope

Resolve Optics has supplied several high temperature Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR) endoscopic viewing systems to enable inspection of the blades in a gas turbine while in operation. To enable inspection during gas turbine operation required that the SWIR endoscope had to operate up to 950° C at the tip with 150PSI pressure and be able to withstand severe vibration. To overcome the negative effects of high temperature and pressure – Resolve Optics created a novel design which allowed introduction of cool air at high pressure at the mid-section of the endoscope....

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New Measuring Module GEN2tb Enables Convenient and Flexible Entry into Data Acquisition with Ultra-High Sampling Rates

New Measuring Module GEN2tb Enables Convenient and Flexible Entry into Data Acquisition with Ultra-High Sampling Rates

New GEN2tB portable data recorder from the HBM Genesis HighSpeed series; An ideal entry-level product that can be used flexibly for various applications such as eGrid; and e-drive testing, high-speed mechanical testing, and electrical transient recording; Usable as a PC front-end or stand-alone device with the integrated hard disk; and Includes high-speed data acquisition software—Perception.

With the portable data acquisition system GEN2tB, HBM Test and Measurement (HBM) introduces a high-performance starter device for high-speed measurement technology with sampling rates of up...

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IDS NXT: Extended product range and updated firmware

IDS NXT: Extended product range and updated firmware

IDS adds a new model to its family of vision app-based industrial cameras. IDS NXT vegas with 1.3 MP CMOS colour sensor, liquid lens with autofocus, ToF sensor for distance measurement and integrated lighting will be available from the end of April. Plus: updates for firmware and cockpit.

What makes IDS NXT so special?

1. The freely programmable platform is not restricted to specific tasks. Users can change and set up their preferred vision tasks in a very short time. This eliminates the need to switch devices.

2. The image processing engine of devices like...

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Precision displacement, distance and position measurement under pressure

Precision displacement, distance and position measurement under pressure

The eddyNCDT 3005 from Micro-Epsilon is a new, powerful eddy current measurement system for fast, high precision displacement measurements. Due to its pressure-resistant, thermally stable and compact design, the eddyNCDT 3005 is ideal for machine integration.

Non-contact eddy current sensors from Micro-Epsilon are designed for extremely high precision measurement of displacement, distance, position, oscillation and vibration, etc. to micrometer accuracies. Pressure, dirt, oil or high temperatures have almost no influence on measurement precision. This eddy current measurement system...

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NEW! End-of-Arm Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool

NEW! End-of-Arm Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool

The NEW Collaborative Robot Vacuum Tool adds unparalleled flexibility when paired with your collaborative robot end effector. The CRVT is highly configurable and has the ability to pick up variety of work pieces without changing the tool.

With a quick, easy plug and play operation – simply supply compressed air and a signal to control the valve and your operation will be running in no time.

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Why Single Stage Vacuum Pumps Don't Clog

Why Single Stage Vacuum Pumps Don't Clog

In this video, Bimba explores the benefits of a single stage venturi vacuum pump when it comes to applications that tend to clog when using multi-stage technology.

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GO. A breath of fresh air in power electronics

GO. A breath of fresh air in power electronics

A fast measurement speed, achieved within tight cost and size constraints while integrating the primary conductor in SO packages without compromising the necessary insulation, is often as critical as the other high performances for current measurement in motor-drive applications.

A unique sensor with an integrated primary conductor achieves optimum temperature accuracy, measuring from -40 to +125 °C in a surface mounted SO8 or SO16 package. 
  
• 10-30 A nominal current
• Better than 1.3 % accuracy @ +25°C 
• Differential Hall...

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Ultra-Fast High Resolution Thermal Imaging

Ultra-Fast High Resolution Thermal Imaging

The FLIR X6900sc is an extraordinarily fast, highly sensitive MWIR camera designed for scientists, researchers, and engineers. Capturing 640 x 512 images at 1000 frames per second, makes the FLIR X6900sc the world’s fastest full-resolution, commercially-available thermal camera. On-camera streaming and digital recording enables saving up to 26,000 frames of full resolution data to on-camera RAM with a guarantee of zero dropped frames.

Whether measuring temperatures on fast moving objects or characterizing the thermal transient of objects as they heat up, the...

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