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December 14, 2010 
New ASCO Low-power Solenoid Valve
ASCO Valve, Inc.
  New ASCO Low-power Solenoid Valve

Low power/high reliability — the best of both worlds.

Introducing the ASCO low-power solenoid valve series that offers .55 W power consumption while providing highly-reliable operating performance. The new valve is ideal for process applications in the refining, upstream oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and power generation industries.

To learn more, visit www.ascovalve.com/lowpower.

Multi-Contact Test Leads with In-line Plugs
Multi-Contact USA
  Multi-Contact Test Leads with In-line Plugs

Multi-Contact offers highly-flexible test leads with insulation in PVC, TPE, or Silicone, with an in-line 4 mm Multilam plug with rigid insulating sleeves on both ends.

Test lead XMT-419 is excellently suited for measuring high resistances due to extra high insulation resistance of the TPE insulation.

For more information, please visit www.multi-contact-usa.com.

Working with Multi-CAD Models
Siemens PLM Software
  Working with Multi-CAD Models

NX, with Synchronous Technology, gives you the flexibility to work with data from any source.

You can easily modify a part — even if you don't know how it was originally created. NX is great for creating new models, too. In fact, you can create and modify new designs faster than you ever imagined.

Watch a demonstration here!

Precise Temperature and Humidity Control
Parameter Generation & Control, Inc.
  Precise Temperature and Humidity Control

When the world needs precise temperature and humidity control, the world needs Parameter.

Parameter is the leading global provider of environmental control rooms and chambers for a range of industries: pharmaceutical, semiconductor, electronics, textile, and many more. Companies around the world rely on Parameter's state-of-the-art equipment for:

• Research and testing
• Process applications
• Validation services
• cGMP stability storage facility

Precise. Reliable. Energy efficient. Parameter's high caliber of expertise and engineering is matched only by their exceptional level of customer care. To learn more about Parameter, please visit humiditycontrol.com.

 
NEWS OF INTEREST
World's Oldest Sci-fi Movie — Restored
  World's Oldest Sci-fi Movie — Restored

Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film Metropolis was the first big-budget science fiction movie — and Hollywood's most expensive film up to that time. This recently restored version shows what people thought life in the year 2000 would be like: it's full of female robots, automation systems, and other entertaining "retrofuturistic" charms. Watch the trailer.

Learn more about Industrial Robots


Stepper Motor Drivers from ROHM Semiconductor
Digi-Key Corporation
  Stepper Motor Drivers from ROHM Semiconductor

Stepper motor drivers from ROHM Semiconductor offer designers a selection of products with the performance features required for printers, security cameras, robotics, and other applications requiring precision motor control. Five product series are offered providing the ability to optimize the combination of function, performance, and package size. Reliable operation is the hallmark of these drivers. A built-in voltage regulator in most models eliminates the need for control sequencing during power ON/OFF to prevent circuit malfunctions.

• Product Selection Guide

 
R&D REPORT
Fingerprinting Phones
  Fingerprinting Phones

"Vishing" (or voice fishing) is undergoing a resurgence because cellular and VoIP (voice over IP) networks are susceptible to fake caller IDs and the ability to route fraudulent calls via multiple networks. Fortunately, Georgia Tech researchers have come up with a way to trace them. Utilizing a digital fingerprint — exclusive to each phone and every call — PinDr0p technology can now identify these intrusions.

More from Acoustics & Audio Technology

Thin Ceramic Stops High Caliber
  Thin Ceramic Stops High Caliber

You have to see it to believe it, but a South Carolina company has developed a thin ceramic material that has the projectile stopping power of heavy bullet-proof glass, but at half the thickness and half the weight. The spinel ceramic is as transparent as glass and offers a unique combination of high impact and penetration resistance. The proof of its stopping power is demonstrated in the video, which shows a side-by-side comparison of the product with conventional bullet-proof glass vs a .50 caliber round from a Barrett rifle.

Learn more about Industrial Ceramic Materials

 
Removable Insulation Blankets
Firwin Corp.
  Removable Insulation Blankets

Firwin offers an extensive range of insulation solutions for engines. Their insulation products are installed on manifolds, turbo-chargers, exhaust piping, silencers, and purifiers. Custom designed using the latest technology and quality materials, these insulation blankets provide exceptional heat and noise control at temperatures up to 2000° F (1100° C). Once they have understood your needs, they are able to manufacture practical, quality solutions for you — delivered according to your specific requirements.

Special Nuts, Screw Machines, and CNC Products
Wyandotte Industries, Inc.
  Special Nuts, Screw Machines, and CNC Products

Wyandotte Industries, Inc. offers a complete selection of special nuts and screw machine products. Wyandotte Industries, Inc.'s technology allows us to produce reliable, state-of-the-art products to fit your individual needs. We have built our reputation on commitment to quality products and customer service.

Find out more about our Quality Certifications.

Two Display Heads are Better Than One
General Digital Corporation
  Two Display Heads are Better Than One

The rack mount TwoView™ features dual flip-up LCDs and an integral keyboard/trackball. The TwoView Micro features dual flip-down or flip-out LCDs and is ceiling, wall, and rack mountable. Both models feature rugged, mil spec, 2U (3.50 in.) high enclosures, support a multitude of digital and live (composite) video signals, and are U.S. manufactured.

ElecNet 2D/3D Electric Field Simulation Software
Infolytica Corporation
  ElecNet 2D/3D Electric Field Simulation Software

ElecNet 2D/3D, the leading electric field simulation software tool from Infolytica Corporation, enables designers to easily model the most complicated devices and accurately predict their behavior. Based on finite element analysis methods, ElecNet solves static, AC and transient electric field, and current flow problems.

 
PRODUCT-WATCH
Release Materials for Photovoltaic Panels
 
Taconic
  Release Materials for Photovoltaic Panels

Taconic's TFE-GLASS™ fabrics and tapes offer optimum release during the manufacture of flexible photovoltaic panels and crystalline silicone wafers. More info...

No-dig Solution to Culvert Lining and Rehab
Challenges
ISCO/Snap-Tite
  No-dig Solution to Culvert Lining and Rehab Challenges

Snap-Tite® is a no-dig solution to culvert lining and rehab challenges. Its patented joint and installation system allows replacement of failing culverts without the removal of deteriorated pipe. More info...

Actuator Type GL-N
THK America, Inc.
  Actuator Type GL-N

Made in the U.S.A., THK's new Actuator Type GL-N offers newly-engineered enhancement to offer the best of all actuator features with the unique benefits of Caged Technology. More info...

Engineering Services for Custom Machinery
Innalytical Solutions, Inc.
  Engineering Services for Custom Machinery

Innalytical™ Solutions offers a broad range of engineering services related to custom automated machinery ranging from concept, design, and finite element analysis to troubleshooting and optimization. More info...

D38999 Circular Connector Series III
Air Electro, Inc.
  D38999 Circular Connector Series III

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III connectors are the high-performance choice D38999 Connector. Designed for cable to panel applications in demanding situations, Air Electro is your source for D38999 Series III Connectors. More info...

Urethane Timing Belts — Strong and Durable
F.N. Sheppard & Co.
  Urethane Timing Belts — Strong and Durable

Inch and metric tooth pitches. Molded endless, welded endless, and open-ended. Custom conveying applications; belts can be modified with holes, cleats, v-guides, and additional rubber covers (rubber, sponge, urethane, silicone). More info...

Federal Height Gage
 
Mahr Federal Inc.
  Federal Height Gage

New Mahr Federal Height Gage offers easy-to-use precision for shop floor measurements. Designed with production personnel in mind, the new Digimar® 816 CL Height Gage provides highly-accurate measurements. More info...

QuantumX by HBM — XXL Performance in Mini
Format
HBM
  QuantumX by HBM — XXL Performance in Mini Format

Reliable data acquisition opens up fascinating, new opportunities. QuantumX by HBM provides you with extra added value for your projects. More info...

 
CAREERS AND COMMENTARY
Earn a Drexel University Engineering Degree Online
Drexel University Online
  Earn a Drexel University Engineering Degree Online

Advance your career with a top-ranked education and credentials. Drexel is among "America's Best Colleges 2011." 24/7 online access and support with Drexel Online. A wide variety of career-focused programs.
More info...

 
TECHNOLOGY-TRENDS
Sustainability Underfoot
  Sustainability Underfoot

Whenever we think of sustainable materials and building systems, we often look up. That is, we think of solar roofing materials and even wind turbines. But now there's a new generation of sustainable flooring, including cork, rubber, wood, ceramic, and even bio-based materials. Offered by companies like Pure Contract, these green flooring solutions are featured in the digital edition of environmental design + construction.

More from Building & Design

Efficient All-wheel Drive Has Traction, Too
  Efficient All-wheel Drive Has Traction, Too

The DynaMax all-wheel drive system installed in the 2011 Kia Sportage features a multidisc clutch and electrically-driven gerotor hydraulic pump with active computer control via high-speed CAN bus. System programming boosts fuel economy via front wheel drive but quickly adjusts the front-rear torque split. Hydraulic pressure increases for improved rear grip and traction.

More from Automotive Technology

 
CHALLENGE-OF-THE-MONTH

The Remainder
 

When 9638, 2591, and 8739 are divided by a certain integer, the remainder is the same for each. What is the integer used as the divisor?

Answer / Discuss

 
TECH-ARTICLE
Controlling the Addition of Chlorine into a Process

"There are several methods for controlling the addition of chlorine into a process. These methods include flow proportional injection, ORP (oxidation reduction potential), or a residual chlorine analyzer. Each method measures a different process characteristic. Depending on the specific type of process being controlled, there generally is a best choice for controlling the injection of either chlorine gas or sodium hypochlorite (liquid bleach, NaOCl)." Read this article in its entirety.

The article is provided by Walchem, an Iwaki America Company.

 
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