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Multi-Function Gate Box PLe SIL3
Euchner-U.S.A., Inc.
  Multi-Function Gate Box PLe SIL3

When experience, an ability to innovate, and an open ear for the needs of customers come together, the result is completely new solutions. This is the case for the Multifunctional Gate Box (MGB) from EUCHNER.

The MGB is a locking safety switch, bolt with integrating evaluation (Cat4), and pushbutton control in one package, designed for use in areas where a high level of tamper resistance and safety is required. Unlike universally coded magnetic switches, the CES actuators are uniquely coded and cannot be bypassed by any means.

For additional technical details on the MGB, please visit our Web site.

Reliable Connector Systems
Multi-Contact USA
  Reliable Connector Systems

Multi-Contact provides a broad range of electrical contacts and connector systems, based on the unique tried-and-tested MC Multilam Technology. Our reliable and long-lasting connectors are available for many different applications in various industrial environments such as power generation and distribution, aerospace and railway systems, automatic systems, renewable energies, medical diagnosis equipment and monitors, laboratories, and testing stations.

We specialize in developing and manufacturing customized solutions according to our customers' specific application requirements. For more details or a personal inquiry, please visit www.multi-contact.com or directly contact Multi-Contact USA.

Ferraz Shawmut is Now Mersen
Mersen
  Ferraz Shawmut is Now Mersen

Expanding your expertise in the protection of power for electronics, controls, transmission, and distribution.

Changing our name changes the game, giving you more products, solutions, and support than ever to keep things running safely.

From electronics and controls to transmission, distribution, and low-voltage distribution, Mersen is now your one source for complete electrical protection solutions.

Wireless Multimeter Offer: Bonus Premium Probes
Extech Instruments Corp.
  Wireless Multimeter Offer: Bonus Premium Probes

Extech's EX540 wireless datalogging multimeter transmits real-time data to your laptop for trending and analysis. Plus, through June 30, 2011, Extech is offering a bonus 12-piece premium silicone test leads/probe kit (a $99 USD value).

Earning "Showstopper," "Best in Test," and "Product of the Year" awards, the industrial-duty EX540 (and related EX542) is a full-function DMM with True RMS 0.06% accuracy and CAT IV protection. The wireless signal ranges to 30 ft/10 m. The easy-to-read five-digit triple display, plus ruggedized, drop-/water-proof design, ensures long-lasting performance. Reads voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, frequency (dual-range: electrical and electronic), duty cycle, continuity, diode testing, and temperature (Type K probe). Learn more.

 
NEWS OF INTEREST
Register Today! GlobalSpec's Product Design Show — April 20, 2011
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  Register Today! GlobalSpec's Product Design Show — April 20, 2011

Join your peers and leading manufacturers for this complimentary, informative, and interactive online conference and trade show — right from the convenience of your desktop. Participate in any or all of the educational sessions, network with peers, and meet with manufacturers eager to showcase their latest products, services, and new technology offerings. Learn more about the educational sessions offered to meet your information needs, and register today!


Digi-Key Offers Susumu RL Series Current Sensing Resistors
Digi-Key Corporation
  Digi-Key Offers Susumu RL Series Current Sensing Resistors

The Susumu RL Series low-resistance current sensing resistors exhibit excellent performance in resistance, noise performance, surface heat distribution, and a lower surface temperature. They are available with short-side and long-side terminals. These devices are suitable for many current sensing applications, such as protection and control circuits. The long-side terminal type boasts low ESL and very small signal noise in high-frequency applications.

• View the RL Series PTM

 
SOFTWARE SPOTLIGHT
Personal Online LabVIEW Demo with an NI Engineer
National Instruments
  Personal Online LabVIEW Demo with an NI Engineer

National Instruments' applications engineers are offering customized, one-hour demonstrations on how to develop your application using NI LabVIEW software. Watch this video for a demo overview.

Real World CFD is More Difficult
Software Cradle
  Real World CFD is More Difficult

Simulating complex real world geometries/
physics quickly reveals what your CFD software can't do. Cradle SC/Tetra uses a robust octree mesh generator and ultra-low memory solver (5 M cells/GB RAM). More info...

 
R&D REPORT
Breathing Out Biomarkers
  Breathing Out Biomarkers

German researchers are advancing a diagnostics platform for early detection of lung cancer. Exhaled breath condensate is evaporated and protein biomarkers indicating the presence of tumor cells are detected by specific antibodies. The Engineer reports that a prototype should be fully-developed and ready for clinical trials within two years.

More from Medical Equipment Design

Robots Fly, Hover, and Work Together
  Robots Fly, Hover, and Work Together

Talk about flight control! Watch these positively futuristic quad-rotor robots as they fly through tight spaces, perch like insects, juggle, and work together to build a structure. Using open-source software, these miniature robotic helicopters hang out in a staging area, pick up parts from a bin, and maneuver those payloads into position on a structure, without running into each other.

More from Aerospace Technology

 
Circular Connectors (M16, M23, M27, and M40)
Sealcon LLC
  Circular Connectors (M16, M23, M27, and M40)

Sealcon offers Signal, Power, Motor Mount, Dual Connector, Fast Ethernet, and Power Over Ethernet (PoE) connectors.

Configurations: Signal (3-28 pole) and Power (6 and 8 pole)
Types: Push-Pull (Quick Disconnect), Straight, Elbow, Panel Mount, Single Hole and Rotatable Elbow, RJ45 Industrial Ethernet, PoE, Over-molded Cordsets, and Standard/EMI Ready
Materials: Nickel Plated Brass, Stainless Steel, and Aluminum
Approvals: RoHS, Deca BDE, UR, UL, CSA, TÜV, etc.

Request your sample or catalog today! No minimum orders!

Plastic Buckets in Many Sizes
U.S. Plastic Corporation
  Plastic Buckets in Many Sizes

U.S. Plastic Corp. is your source for plastic buckets. We carry a huge selection of colors and sizes for any application.

U.S. Plastic Corp. carries an extensive selection of plastic containers including buckets, barrels, tanks, bottles, and so much more.

Request a catalog today or check out our Web site.

Rely on Ameripack for Military and Industrial Cases
Ameripack Corporation
  Rely on Ameripack for Military and Industrial Cases

As one of the industry leaders in military cases, Ameripack's extensive line includes foot lockers, shipping, rack mounts, and weapons cases. We continuously support the Wounded Warrior Project and are a proud sponsor of the 2010 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference Golf Tournament. We also specialize in a wide variety of industrial cases.

Hydraulic Flanged Elbows/Tees Help in Tight Spots
Main Manufacturing, Inc.
  Hydraulic Flanged Elbows/Tees Help in Tight Spots

MAIN Manufacturing Products, Inc. produces Flanged Elbows and Flanged Tees that provide the "minimum bend radius" in hydraulic circuits while allowing either run to be disconnected separately, splitting flows, changing orientation/size of bolt pattern, and making convenient make/break points. Many stocked in carbon and stainless. Go to Flanged…visit our Web site.

 
PRODUCT-WATCH
TAB960 Series — High-speed Blower
TEI
  TAB960 Series — High-speed Blower

High-speed blower from TEI for applications where there is no intake area to an outside source of air. The TAB960 is useful if the air flow needs to be very concentrated. More info...

NB SGL Slide Guides
NB Corporation of America
  NB SGL Slide Guides

NB SGL slide guides are all high-precision, high-rigidity, high load capacity linear bearings with low friction, non-stick, or slip mechanisms that provide smooth linear motion even under high loads. More info...

Fast Cure, High Temperature Resistant Epoxy
Master Bond, Inc.
  Fast Cure, High Temperature Resistant Epoxy

Master Bond EP65HT-1, a two component, NASA, low outgassing epoxy adhesive, features a unique combination of ultra fast cures, high temperature resistance, excellent physical strength properties, and more. More info...

View Snap-Tite® Pipe Installation Video
ISCO/Snap-Tite
  View Snap-Tite® Pipe Installation Video

View a testimonial and installation video featuring the Snap-Tite® pipe culvert lining system, the no-dig solution to culvert rehabilitation. More info...

Leading Medical Products Manufacturer Partners
with Groschopp
Groschopp, Inc.
  Leading Medical Products Manufacturer Partners with Groschopp

Highly-specialized medical procedures require automated operating room tables that are positionally accurate. When one of the world's leading medical product manufacturers faced a challenge, they partnered with Groschopp. More info...

Dry Your Compressed Air with Membranes
 
Air Products PRISM Membranes
  Dry Your Compressed Air with Membranes

Think that refrigerants and desiccants are the only way to dry compressed air? Try a Cactus® Membrane Air Dryer, the simple way to reduce the moisture in your compressed air. More info...

Fluke 810 Vibration Tester
Fluke Vibration Solution Center
  Fluke 810 Vibration Tester

Fix it right the first time. The Fluke 810 Vibration Tester identifies the root cause of a mechanical problem, its location, and how severe it is. More info...

Digital Motion Controllers: CX-Series
CONTREX, Inc.
  Digital Motion Controllers: CX-Series

The CX-Series from CONTREX is a sophisticated line of motion controllers capable of handling the most challenging applications in an easy-to-use, pre-programmed package. More info...

 
TECHNOLOGY-TRENDS
Prius Trains?
  Prius Trains?

Train makers want to combine internal combustion engines with electric motors to save fuel, especially when the train is braking, as it does frequently, and can store energy in batteries. This article shows how one Japanese company and several European engine companies have teamed up to build working hybrid trains — ones that may drastically improve fuel economy and lower their emissions.

More from Motors

The Lingering Effects of Stuxnet
  The Lingering Effects of Stuxnet

If anyone believes Stuxnet was a one-off security episode, think again. In this video conversation, two security experts explain why Stuxnet "heralds a new age of targeted cyber attack," one that has industrial control systems squarely in its sights. These experts give their take on the next steps needed to strengthen company defenses.

Learn more about network security software

 
CHALLENGE-OF-THE-MONTH
This Month's Challenge Sponsored by Metal Powder Industries Federation
  Web-enabled Database for PM and MIM Material Systems

A Web-enabled database offering information on hundreds of PM and MIM material systems, listing property data, and offering graphical comparison of FEA-friendly exportable data.




A Balancing Act
 

When weighing an object in a single-pan balance, the balance arm oscillates until it settles down. Without a damping mechanism, the arm would oscillate for a very long time and determining the mass of the object would take too long. What type of mechanism (and how does it work) does this type of balance use to shorten the arm oscillations?

Answer / Discuss

 
TECH-ARTICLE
Spraywater Control Valves

"The proper choice of a spraywater control system can save a power plant millions of dollars annually in fuel costs. A utility survey covering fossil generation units determined that a mean heat rate improvement greater than 400 BTU/kWh could be achieved by controlling and properly maintaining proper steam temperature. furthermore, efficient spray control prevents thermal damage to the steam piping, the superheater and the reheater tubes as well as downstream equipment." Read this article in its entirety.

This article is provided by DFT Inc.

 
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