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GlobalSpec: DirectU2 Specs & Techs e-Newsletter
September 16, 2008 - Volume 8 Issue 38A
FLIR Systems Incorporated
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Today's Highlights . . .
Two Heads are Better Than One
Two Heads are Better Than One
Euchner-U.S.A., Inc.

The new twin-switch versions SGP and STP from Euchner mean that real savings are now possible in applications which previously required two safety switches.

The dual head permits two safety guards to be protected with just one switch. It is, of course, also possible to dispense with one evaluation unit and the corresponding wiring. These are clear advantages for the twin-switch versions with or without guard locking.

New Brush-Life Sensor for DC Gearmotors and Motors
New Brush-Life Sensor for DC Gearmotors and Motors
Bodine Electric Company

Bodine Electric Company now offers a new brush-wear monitoring system for its popular line of 42-frame permanent magnet DC (PMDC) gearmotors and motors.

Available exclusively from Bodine, this proprietary sensor system is fully integrated into the motor housing. Electronic brush-wear sensors indicate when either of the brushes is nearing the end of its useful life, allowing for uninterrupted operation and eliminating guesswork in brush maintenance and inspection. Designed for OEM applications, gearmotors and motors that are equipped with this new feature can also accommodate a built-in magnetic encoder and built-in EMI filtering.

Gas Cylinder Connectors
Gas Cylinder Connectors
Stäubli

Stäubli Connectors offers a variety of quick connect products for the filling, flushing, and manifolding of compressed gases. The RBE, HCB, and SCB Series couplings, to name a few, are easily adapted over to various CGA port connections for pressure and vacuum applications. With Stäubli, you get the most trusted name for leak-tight, long-lasting couplings which meet the highest standards on the market today. Currently, we have solutions for:

  • Inert gases: N2, He, H, Ar, Ne
  • Corrosive specialty mixtures
  • Breathing air
  • Medical grade oxygen
  • And many others...

Call one of our representatives today to discuss your requirements.

Perform Accurate 3D Measurements
Perform Accurate 3D Measurements
FARO Technologies, Inc.

The FARO Laser Tracker is an extremely accurate, portable measurement system that is used to align, inspect, digitize, and set up parts and machinery across a wide range of industrial applications, while also making entirely new manufacturing methods possible.

Success story: A customer recently experienced a time-savings of 3.5 hours per day and over a quarter of a million dollars per year using the FARO Laser Tracker! Watch the video.

Want to learn even more? Download a complimentary white paper describing how laser tracker technology was used in a hydro turbine and generator refurbishment project!

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Resolve Issues Before they Become Costly Problems — View the Demo
Resolve Issues Before they Become Costly Problems — View the Demo

Have you ever said "Why wasn't I alerted about this problem sooner?" or "How come this issue wasn't resolved yesterday?"

If so, then your company could benefit from a software solution that offers immediate visibility and control. What's even better is it can be installed quickly and easily on any system. It monitors the triggers you decide are critical… and can send alerts to your blackberry or cell phone. It also doesn't take vacation or lunch breaks. Find out how Infor Event Management can help you stay on top of your most critical business initiatives.

View the five minute demo to see more.

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Global Product Performance Evaluation Services
Global Product Performance Evaluation Services
CSA - OnSpeX

CSA-OnSpeX offers a variety of testing capabilities to evaluate products against standards, regulations, and proprietary test protocols. We evaluate products for resistance to environmental conditions, life cycle, physical testing, and other attributes. Our testing capabilities cover a wide range of products from lighting products to power tools, and much more. Our global network of qualified engineers deliver services from offices across North America, Europe, and Asia. Our offices in Asia are ideally-located to qualify your suppliers — quickly and easily.

Software Spotlight . . .
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Boundary-Free Product Design
Boundary-Free Product Design
Siemens PLM Software


A newcomer to the ski boot business used NX to create a freeride boot that outperforms products from companies with 50+ years of experience. Watch the video here.

SpaceClaim Professional™ — Design the Way You Think!
SpaceClaim Professional™ —
Design the Way You Think!
SpaceClaim Corp.

SpaceClaim's 3D "Click-and-Do" Design System revolutionizes how you design — faster, easier, with no constraints or rebuild errors.
30-Day Trial.

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Wireless Well System — Connecting Legacy Equipment
Wireless Well System — Connecting Legacy Equipment
B&B Electronics

In the desert, water is valuable. Reliable delivery is a must. Since most well sites are located far from the homes they service, a problem might not be noticed until days after it occurs. A wireless well system will warn you of any trouble before it becomes a catastrophe. Learn how to implement such a system by reading B&B Electronics' new white paper, "Wireless Well System — A Simple Solution for a Tough Problem."

Easy Arm™ — the Smarter, Stronger, Safer Way to Lift
Easy Arm™ — the Smarter, Stronger, Safer Way to Lift
Gorbel Inc.

The Easy Arm™ Intelligent Lifting Device from Gorbel Inc. is a cost-effective solution for moving loads in a work cell. Its all-in-one design requires no special foundation for installation, and puts no stress on your building's overhead structure. The Easy Arm™ offers unparalleled precision at speeds to 150 fpm. Its lightweight arm is easy to move and, because it pivots in two places, is perfect for reaching into machines, through doorways, or around corners.

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Participating in Our Survey Might Ease Your Pain at the Pump

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Get Control!
Get Control!
MTI Instruments Inc.


Want to get control of your life? Call Dr. Phil! Want to get control of your lithography tools, atomic force microscopes, metrology equipment, etc.? Call MTI for no charge, no risk custom OEM micro-positioning and feedback control sensors featuring nanometer accuracy, resolution, and temperature stability.

Introducing the Dimension 1200es 3D Printer
Introducing the Dimension
1200es 3D Printer
Dimension 3D Printing

Dimension 1200es 3D printer — create larger, stronger, working models starting at $18,900. (Mfgs. worldwide list price.) Register to receive a complimentary sample part at www.dimensionprinting.com/gs.

Trade-In Program: Get a $10,000 credit for your used and old equipment. Limited time offer! Details available here.

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STC (Snap-to-Connect) System
STC (Snap-to-Connect) System
Eaton Corp., Hydraulics Div.

The STC (Snap-to-Connect) system is a threadless connector system that incorporates a latch ring to provide positive engagement of the mating connectors, and an elastomeric seal to prevent leakage. More info...

Portable Antenna Kits from 2-40 GHz
Portable Antenna Kits from
2-40 GHz
A.H. Systems Inc.

A.H. Systems offers nine models of portable antenna kits from 2-40 GHz. Each provides antennas, current probes, and accessories to satisfy a wide array of customer requirements with next-day, on-time delivery. More info...

Calbrite™ Stainless Steel Conduit Products
Calbrite™ Stainless Steel Conduit Products
Cal Pipe

The Calbrite™ range of stainless steel electrical conduit products includes conduit, conduit bodies, and FS and FDC boxes. Calbrite™ is UL-listed and available through electrical distributors nationwide. More info...

Caged Ball LM Guide
Caged Ball LM Guide
THK America, Inc.

Use of a ball cage eliminates friction between balls, and achieves low noise, acceptable running sound, long-term maintenance-free operation, and a superbly high-speed response. More info...

High-Speed and Power Flexible 1-Megabit Serial F-RAM
High-Speed and Power Flexible
1-Megabit Serial F-RAM
Ramtron International Corporation

The FM25V10 — the first device in Ramtron's V-Family of F-RAM products — is a 1-megabit, 2.0-3.6 V, SPI interface, nonvolatile F-RAM in an eight-pin SOIC package that features fast access. More info...

Spyraflo Bearings Carry Out Mission in Iraq
Spyraflo Bearings Carry Out Mission in Iraq
Spyraflo, Inc.

Self-aligning, bronze bearings in an aluminum housing-flange are being used by the Army and Marines in the new mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles in Iraq. More info...

Integrated Spray Nozzle/Injector Solutions Optimize Performance
Integrated Spray Nozzle/Injector Solutions Optimize Performance
Spraying Systems Co.

Spray injectors, designed for challenging environments, are now available in addition to spray nozzles from Spraying Systems Co. Single-source supply of both components eliminates common integration and performance issues. More info...

Simrit's New Materials Take the Heat!
Simrit's New Materials Take the Heat!
Simrit-Division of Freudenberg-NOK

Simrit's new materials — NOK U641 and NOK UH05 urethane, G928 HNBR — were developed specifically for wide range temperature, pressure, and fluid-resistant hydraulic cylinder sealing systems. More info...

Challenge of the Month. . .
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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.

You want to cook some onions. You start by bringing a pot of water to the boiling point (assume you are at sea level), and then put the onions in the water. At this point, you want to conserve as much energy as possible. What should you do? Should you increase the heat so the onions will cook in less time? Explain.

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Bonded Seals...
Learn More | The Engineering Web® | Suppliers/Specs

...are metal washers with a rubber insert bonded to the inside diameter for use in high-pressure applications.

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Illuminators...
Learn More | The Engineering Web® | Suppliers/Specs

...are used to provide adequate contrast for imaging and include backlights, LED illuminators, and fiber optic illuminators.

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Level Transmitters...
Learn More | The Engineering Web® | Suppliers/Specs

...are used to measure the level of a liquid or bulk solid material (as well as slurries) within a specified space.

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Round Belts and O-Ring Belts...
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...are light-to-medium duty power transmission belts. They can be solid or hollow, and can easily be used in 3D applications.

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