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Stepper-controlled proportional valve

Clippard's high-flow 2/2 stepper-controlled proportional valve is suitable in critical applications such as gas delivery, medical, analytical

Factory automation: closing the 'last metre'

Daniel Heining explains how a smart interface can close the 'last metre' gap in factory automation

Co-ordinate measurement: quick product to market response

Design engineers are increasingly turning to co-ordinate measurement and additive layer manufacturing techniques to bring products quickly to market. Boris Sedacca reports on the latest techniques to speed up data capture and 3D desktop CAD design

Ruggedised 300W 3U compactPCI power supplies

Conformal coating make them suitable for extreme industrial, MIL/COTS and marine applications

Wireless wind speed sensor

Anemometer design is based on Mantracourt’s T24 2.4Ghz wireless technology

Laser diode modules suit power-hungry work

New models of blue-violet laser diode modules from Photonic Products deliver higher power outputs of 35mW and 60mW

Infrared linear wireless foot switch system

Transmitter is completely waterproof (IP68 standard), which allows the user to submerge the foot switch for cleaning

Intuitive CAD makes it easy to modify models

Spaceclaim Professional 2008 enables models from most CAD systems to be modified at will, regardless of the original design intent

Detect smaller objects at greater distances

A diffuse laser sensor is capable of detecting 0.1mm targets at a distance of 150mm - or 0.6mm objects at 600mm

Photoelectric sensors 'set new standard'

Diffuse background suppression photoelectric sensors are said to offer exceptional performance in compact package

Sun-readable operator panel systems

Interface can be rotated and tilted

Guiding engineers to help disabled and older people

Aimed at engineers and technicians to make the accessible ICT systems they design and manufacture more useable by disabled and older people

Improved security for RJ45 ports

Each device uses an auto-lock mechanism that locks automatically when it is inserted into the jack; a key is only needed to remove it

Spring set brake for general applications

Releasing by springs provides rapid torque build-up

Ensuring accurate feel to power steering

Intelligent unit with all the necessary signal processing electronics built into its main body, giving it a plug-and-go capability

Encoder and incremental encoder in one device

Possible to implement simultaneously both positioning via the CAN network and direct feedback of the speed – all in just one encoder

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