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GlobalSpec: Techs & Specs e-Newsletter
October 24, 2006 - Volume 6 Issue 43B
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Low Prices on 6,000 Industrial Control Products from AutomationDirect
AutomationDirect
Low Prices on 6,000 Industrial Control Products from AutomationDirect

The newest catalog from AutomationDirect offers thousands of industrial automation products for a wide range of process control applications. New products include C-more Micro-Graphic operator interface panels, new PLC modules, 575 V motors from Marathon Electric, glass and ceramic fuses, cube and latching relays, and more. Our catalog includes product descriptions, technical data, photos, and a complete price list. PLCs, operator touch panels, AC drives/motors, proximity sensors, motor controls, pushbuttons, switches, and more are backed with award-winning support and a money-back guarantee. Request a complimentary catalog, visit www.AutomationDirect.com, or call 1-800-633-0405.

Win a 512 MB Drive
MISUMI USA, Inc.
Win a 512 MB Drive

MISUMI USA supplies more than 200,000 custom components for assembly automation. They have recently enhanced their Web site with a robust CAD configurator that delivers native CAD files in more than 78 file formats with instant price and shipping information for the unique custom component specified.

The design engineer is able to cost out assemblies without providing drawings to the local machine shop and waiting for quotations. MISUMI ships most parts in six days with no minimum order quantities or set up charges.

Register for this new service and a chance to win a 512 MB USB Drive.

High-Voltage Power Supplies
UltraVolt, Inc.
High-Voltage Power Supplies

UltraVolt offers over 450 models of standard product high-efficiency, high-voltage power supplies that can eliminate many custom power supply needs. Outputs for our DC/DC modules range from 0-62 V through 0-40 kV with output power from 4 W to 250 W. Units feature output-over-current protection with self-recovery, TTL enable or disable feature, and are analog programmable and DAC ready. Ultra-low ripple is available down to <3 mV.

Featured is our HV Rack®, which is configurable with up to four independent channels. It offers remote operation capability, independent control, and monitoring of each channel and universal AC input.

Clean, Oil-Free Vacuum Pump
Alcatel Vacuum Products, Inc.
Clean, Oil-Free Vacuum Pump from Adixen by Alcatel Vacuum Products

Adixen by Alcatel Vacuum Productsclean, dry roughing pump for replacing scroll and rotary vane vacuum pumps. If you require a clean, dry, reliable roughing pump, then the ACP 15 Series is your solution. Based on proven multi-stage Roots technology, these dry vacuum pumps feature a frictionless design, giving benefits of no particulate contamination and constant performances. Dedicated mainly to analytical instrumentation and research and development, our oil-free roughing pumps incorporate an integrated, single-phase frequency converter that can be powered in the range of 90 to 254 V 50/60 Hz. Compact, air-cooled, reliable, and flexible. See more...

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Bridging the Career Gap from Engineering to Management
Engineering Management Certification International
Bridging the Career Gap from Engineering to Management

Get certified in Engineering Management with Engineering Management Certification International (EMCI™). Take the exam and earn a globally recognized credential for current and future employment. Self-study, online, or live classroom instruction available. Learn more about Engineering Management Certification International.

Accent On . . .
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3D Design Tools Give Manufacturers a Competitive Edge
SolidWorks Corporation
3D Design Tools Give Manufacturers a Competitive Edge

Learn why 3D should be part of your future with a new whitepaper titled: 3D Design Tools Give Manufacturers a Competitive Edge. Published by Machine Design, this whitepaper details an objective, compelling case for adopting 3D CAD.

Learn more at www.solidworks.com/seewhathappens.

Virtual Testing, Simulation, and Analysis
Noran Engineering, Inc.
Virtual Testing, Simulation, and Analysis

Before you build or test your next prototype, see how it will perform on your computer. Apply forces, loads, heat, vibration, impact, and fluid pressure to see deformation, stress, strain, modal shapes, and more. NEi Nastran finite element analysis (FEA) software provides the engineering insight to get it right the first time, innovate, build in quality, and solve your toughest design problems. Why not find out how NEi Nastran FEA can save you time, resources, and expenses.

Tech Article . . .
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Losing Pressure in Your Positive Displacement Pump

"In a positive displacement pump, flow is directly related to RPM and pressure by the restriction of the flow in the discharge line. Once the system pressure is set, any change in flow will result in a change in pressure. These changes in flow can occur from certain conditions in the pump inlet line, at the pump, the pump drive, or in the pump discharge line.

Pump Inlet
The inlet conditions are often one of the first places to investigate when a system loses pressure. Many things can cause cavitation or starvation and result in a gradual loss or fluctuation of system pressure."

This article was provided by CAT PUMPS - High Pressure Pumps & Systems, offering an extensive line of high pressure reciprocating triplex pumps.

Links:
•  Read Losing Pressure in Your Positive Displacement Pump in its entirety.
•  Learn more about CAT PUMPS - High Pressure Pumps & Systems.

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Go Thin. Go Strong. Go VARTA PoLiFlex®
VARTA Microbattery Inc.
Go Thin. Go Strong.
Go VARTA PoLiFlex®

New, rechargeable VARTA PoLiFlex® Polymer Lithium batteries from VARTA are the thinnest and most powerful we've ever offered! Our thinnest VARTA PoLiFlex battery now measures less than 1 mm. With higher energy density, extended cycle life, and superb reliability, VARTA PoLiFlex rechargeable batteries open a new world of mobile design technology.

AK-40G Antenna Kit
A.H. Systems
AK-40G Antenna Kit

 

Each AK-40G antenna kit provides all the reliable antennas, current probes, and accessories needed to satisfy a wide array of customer requirements.

Visit A.H. Systems' Web site for more information.

Product Watch . . .
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Moduflex Miniature Pneumatic Valve System
Moduflex Miniature Pneumatic Valve System
(Parker Hannifin / Automation / Pneumatic Division)


The new additions announced for our Moduflex Valve Series include: Size 1 Dual 4-Way, air pilot operated valves, vacuum module, plus many design changes. View these changes and our other pneumatic products. More info...

Heavy-Duty Riveter
Heavy-Duty Riveter
(AGME, Ltd.)




The Radial Riveter Model RR-30 is the "Work-Horse" of our riveter line. This unit is available as a pedestal-mount unit, or a head for integration. The maximum rivet diameter is 1 3/16 in. More info...

Fast-Forward Your Project with Windows Embedded
Fast-Forward Your Project with Windows Embedded
(Microsoft Windows Embedded)

Speed your device to market with end-to-end toolkits, ready-to-use components, and expert global support. More info...

Maxi-Zone High Temperature Insertion Heater
Maxi-Zone High-Temperature Insertion Heater
(Chromalox)

The MaxiZone High-Temperature Insertion Heater provides two or three independently controlled temperature zones along the heater sheath. It delivers precise, uniform heating of large platens requiring continuous sheath temperatures to 2000° F. More info...

More Stainless Steel Access Hardware Solutions!
More Stainless Steel Hardware Solutions!
(Southco)


Get more choices including latches, hinges, quick-access fasteners, and captive screws. A wide range of head styles, grips, and sizes. Request selection guide. More info...

Andritz Sprout Wood/Fiber Plastic Composites Equipment
Andritz Sprout Wood/Fiber Plastic Composites Equipment
(Andritz Sprout-Bauer, Inc.)


Andritz Sprout offers a complete line of WPC process equipment, plus expert advice and service from process engineers, to help increase production and fine tune your process. More info...

HotShot 512SC
HotShot 512SC
(NAC Image Technology)


NAC's new, affordable, self-contained, laptop-friendly, high-speed camera with resolutions of 512 X 512 at 5,000 fps and frame rates in excess of 200,000 fps, proves to be our most versatile camera yet. More info...

Infrared Light Sources, IR Light Sources
Infrared Light Sources, IR Light Sources
(Helioworks, Inc.)

Helioworks manufacturers a wide range of infrared lamps, primarily for the OEM market. Pulsable IR sources utilizing tungsten filaments, steady-state sources, and in standard TO-8 packages. More info...

The Challenge . . .
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Tiny Bubbles...

Question:

While heating up some water in a pot for pasta, your son asks, "Dad, I know that the bubbles forming at the bottom of the pot are trapped steam, but why do all the bubbles disappear just before it starts boiling?" What do you tell him?

Answer:
Discuss This

You tell him the bubbles are caused by steam from the bottom being trapped by the colder water on top. But just before the water boils, it is a uniform temperature and the steam is no longer trapped.


New Question:
To Answer or Discuss

Two chemical engineers working for a large pharmaceutical company were separately tasked with designing and building two different plants to produce drug products. The first engineer designed and built a plant within budget and met the performance specifications given. The second engineer built a plant that more than met the performance specifications required, but went way over budget (by 2x to 3x). What happened to the two engineers and plants?

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Accordion Bellows
Learn more The Engineering Web® Search by Spec

Accordion bellows are convoluted, expandable, fabric or elastomer components used to protect screws, shafts, slide ways, and other components from liquid, chips, dirt, and other debris. GlobalSpec provides you with contact information for 66 manufacturers in this category.

For more information on products and services related to accordion bellows, subscribe to these GlobalSpec e-Newsletters: Material Handling News; Machine Tools & Metal Working; Mechanical Components; and Robotics Systems.

Compressed Air Filters
Learn more The Engineering Web® Search by Spec

Compressed air filters are used to remove water, oil, oil vapor, dirt, and other contaminants from a compressed air supply. GlobalSpec provides you with contact information for 353 manufacturers in this category.

For more information on products and services related to compressed air filters, subscribe to these GlobalSpec e-Newsletters: Hydraulics; Industrial MRO; Industrial Processing Equipment; and Plant Engineering.

Photoconductive Cells
Learn more The Engineering Web® Search by Spec

Photoconductive cells are light-sensitive resistors, in which resistance decreases with an increase in light intensity when illuminated. GlobalSpec provides you with contact information for 23 manufacturers in this category.

For more information on products and services related to photoconductive cells, subscribe to these GlobalSpec e-Newsletters: Light & Laser Review; Packaging & Labeling; Semiconductor Manufacturing; and Sensors & Switches.

Pulser / Receivers
Learn more The Engineering Web® Search by Spec

Pulser / receivers generate ultrasonic pulses, which are propagated into materials for NDT testing. GlobalSpec provides you with contact information for 18 manufacturers in this category.

For more information on products and services related to pulser / receivers, subscribe to these GlobalSpec e-Newsletters: Glass & Ceramics; Industrial MRO; Metals & Alloys; Plastic Fabrication; and Test & Measurement.

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