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Numatics 503 Series Directional Control Valves
 
Numatics, Inc.
  Numatics 503 Series Directional Control Valves

The Numatics 503 Valve Series provides higher flow and higher reliability in one versatile valve platform. The 503 Series is available in dual 3-way and 4-way solenoid air pilot actuated valves. The 503 Series valves are available with manifold or individual base mountings, proprietary or ISO 15407, and are compatible with the Numatics G3 Fieldbus Electronics Platform. Visit: www.numatics.com/503.

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New High-performance Multilam LA-CUDD
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  New High-performance Multilam LA-CUDD

The new, compact high-performance Multilam LA-CUDD from Multi-Contact has outstanding current load capacity and resistance to short-circuits. Optimum contact and sliding force design, the special contact geometry, and the spring mechanism ensure long-lasting, reliable contacts. The outstanding electrical and mechanical properties of the new LA-CUDD Multilam contacts are setting new standards for high-current contact elements.

• Very low contact resistance
• Very high conductance of the Multilam contacts
• Nearly loss-free power transmission
• Little heat at the point of contact

The LA-CUDD also meets requirements like the high contact frequency or high number of sliding cycles typical of switching systems and/or industrial contact solutions.

One Touch Condition Monitoring
UE Systems, Inc.
  One Touch Condition Monitoring

It's amazing what you can accomplish with UE Systems' Ultraprobe® 15,000 "Touch" Ultrasound Inspection System! Test and analyze bearings, valves, steam traps, electrical gear (all voltages), and identify and measure leaks. Perform field analysis with on-board spectral analysis. Compare stored baseline sounds, images, and temperatures with current findings. Take photos of test points; use the laser pointer to pinpoint your electrical or leak emission.

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Handheld Solutions from Intersil Available at Digi-Key
 
Digi-Key Corporation
  Handheld Solutions from Intersil Available at Digi-Key

The increased demand for portable electronics in industrial markets is being driven by the increased productivity that comes with a connected, mobile workforce. Real-world needs such as smaller form factors, improved performance, and longer battery life present ongoing challenges to portable electronics manufacturers.

Intersil's solutions deliver high accuracy, low noise, and low-power performance in products with amazingly small package sizes. Product groups include barcode scanners, mobile smart devices, E-power meters, and toxic gas metering components.

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Wireless Automation with Four Mile Range and HMI
Remote Control Technology
  Wireless Automation with Four Mile Range and HMI

Industrial operations often utilize devices that are spread out and need to be controlled or monitored. Saving the substantial expense of trenching and running wire is easily accomplished with the Wireless Automation System 80442 — now available with integrated HMI. This system will help you conveniently activate contacts and review data on-screen. For even greater range of operation, internet connectivity enables it to be controlled by a smartphone app from anywhere in the world.

R&D REPORT
Lighting Up Villages with Solar Microgrids
  Lighting Up Villages with Solar Microgrids

Over a billion people have no access to electric power, and many are too remote to ever receive centralized grid supplies. A delivery solution proving more cost-effective than extending the grid in some areas of Southeast Asia is the solar-powered microgrid. An Australian-designed hybrid system composed of solar panels, lead-acid battery storage, and diesel gensets is improving the livelihoods of villagers on an island off Malaysian Borneo, and other regions are beginning to explore the technology's potential. While lack of local technical expertise and high battery costs may pose operational challenges, Technology Review foresees a reciprocal partnership between the rural microgrid and the conventional grid.

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Solar Panel Dons a Self-cleaning Coat
  Solar Panel Dons a Self-cleaning Coat

Solar panel energy efficiency could climb significantly with the help of a new, super thin hydrophobic coating. Developed at the Institute for NanoEnergy, the coating is held in place on the panel by covalent bonds. It prevents buildup of dust and pollen and could prove superior to spray-on coatings, which degrade over time.

Learn more about photovoltaic cells

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Application Note: Dew Point Instruments for Compressed Air
Applications
Vaisala
  Application Note: Selecting Dew Point Instruments for Compressed Air Applications

This application note is a guide to understanding the most important criteria for selecting the proper dew point measurement instrument for your compressed air applications. Topics include fixed or portable instrumentation, the impact of pressure and temperature, in-line vs sample cell measurement, and more. Download the application note.

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Staubli's Web Site for Quick Mold
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Stäubli Corporation
  Staubli's Web Site for Quick Mold Change Systems

Visit Stäubli's Web site for quick mold change systems. Learn how to increase the efficiency of your molding operations through reducing unproductive set-up and logistic times. See the possibilities with applying Stäubli equipment for mold loading/clamping and energy connections, and Stäubli's robot technology for finished products handling and post processing.

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StarPoint® Swivel Eyebolt Assures a Safe Lift
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StarPoint® Swivel Eyebolt Assures a Safe LiftIf not performed correctly, the use of forged eyebolts can be a dangerous practice. The non-vertical torqued lift causes the load rating to seriously diminish. The solution is the use of proper lifting points that adjust to the direction of the pull, allowing full engagement of the bolt and assuring a safe lift.

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TwoView Micro™ / TwoView Micro Solar™
General Digital Corporation
  TwoView Micro™ / TwoView Micro Solar™

Dual display flip-out LCD monitor, 2U high, industrial and military-grade. Can be configured to flip down from ceiling, flip out from wall, or flip up from desk or rack. More info...

Your Source for Plastic and Brass Fittings
U.S. Plastic Corporation
  Your Source for Plastic and Brass Fittings

U.S. Plastic Corp. is your source for plastic and brass fittings. We also carry a huge selection of plastic products including tubing, tanks, pipe, bottles, labware, sheet, and more. More info...

One Touch Condition Monitoring
UE Systems, Inc.
  One Touch Condition Monitoring

The Ultraprobe® 15,000 "Touch" ultrasound inspection system — test and analyze bearings, valves, steam traps, electrical gear, and identify/measure leaks. Perform field analysis with onboard spectral analysis. Watch the video. More info...

IR thermoMETER catalog
Micro-Epsilon
  IR thermoMETER catalog

Each Micro-Epsilon IR temperature sensor model incorporates state-of-the-art technology to achieve one goal: measure accurate and non-contact temperature. More info...

New EVPD Proportional Valve Driver
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
  New EVPD Proportional Valve Driver

Clippard's EVPD Valve Driver is designed for use as a plugandplay interface between proportional valves and PLCs/other controls. It offers easy integration with existing machine controls, plus user adjustable parameters. More info...

230/460 VAC Inverter Duty Gearmotors
Bodine Electric Company
  230/460 VAC Inverter Duty Gearmotors

Bodine inverter duty gearmotors provide superior performance, adjustable speed, and zero-maintenance. Many dual voltage 230/460 VAC models available. More info...

Interchangeable Cylinder Line — Series 452 ISO 15552
Numatics, Inc.
  Interchangeable Cylinder Line — Series 452 ISO 155

The Series 452 is an ISO Standard air cylinder line that conforms to the following international standards: AFNOR NF ISO 15552. Robust construction and a multitude of value-added features. More info...

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TECHNOLOGY-TRENDS
Glow Bike Protects the Evening Commuter
  Glow Bike Protects the Evening Commuter

A glow-in-the-dark bike may seem like a simple idea, but apparently not. Prior to the "Kilo Glow," solutions to night riding included everything but — from reflectors and head lamps to wheel rims equipped with LEDs. It took Pure Fix Cycles to recognize the obvious. One hour of daylight is enough to "charge" the bicycle's paint for the evening ride home.

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U.S. Heads Towards Self-sufficiency
  U.S. Heads Towards Self-sufficiency

One trend is clearly dominating the headlines: a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) that the U.S. will lead world oil production by 2017. As Saudi and Russian production has stabilized, U.S. production from Bakken and offshore fields continues to rise, peaking at an estimated 11.1 million bbl/day in 2020. The IEA went on to predict the U.S. will be a net exporter and energy self-sufficient by 2035. The dramatic increase in production is mainly attributed to improved fracturing techniques for tight oil and gas formations.

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Roll of the Dice
 

Two players alternately roll an N-sided die. The only rule of the game is the player who does not improve from the previous roll loses. Player A starts rolling, followed by player B, and they continue rolling alternately. What is the probability that player A wins?

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TECH-ARTICLE
Chemical Resistance of Fluoropolymers

"Fluoropolymers are among the most chemically inert of all polymers and remain stable in almost all chemical environments. These high performance properties are a direct result of the unique chemical structure of fluoropolymers, which differs significantly from the structure of traditional polymers such as polyethylene." Read this article in its entirety.

This article is provided by Zeus, Inc.

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December 18, 2012 - Volume 12 Issue 51
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