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Follow these ten steps to getting the connector right

When it comes to reliable system operation, choosing the right connector is key. Follow these ten steps to research the ideal connector early in the design phase and you can positively impact the design, usability and cost. David Cianciolo reports

Analytical electronic valves available in 2/2 or 3/2

Ppneumatic valves utilise a patented valve system that has been used and proven throughout many industries

The silent peril of electromagnetic interference

Most automotive engineers are familiar with mechanical and electrical vehicle design and testing requirements, but fewer will also know about all the EMC design and testing requirements for conventional, hybrid and electric vehicles. Boris Sedacca reports

From thermocouples to thermal imaging

Instrumentation for temperature measurement covers everything from simple thermocouples to sophisticated thermal imaging systems suitable for installation in potentially hazardous areas

0rganic light emitting diodes capture the market

Voltage is applied to organic semiconductor materials, the electric energy (current) is converted and light of an engineerable wavelength is generated

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

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

3D laser scanners offer higher performance

A new Photon series of 3D laser scanners is claimed to offer greater clarity, better accuracy and higher sensitivity

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

Pressure transducers configured to order

FP2000 pressure transducers can be supplied in thousands of different configurations thanks to a modular design philosophy

Probes for moon investigations

Three probes have been fired into sand to simulate the conditions that instruments will have to survive a lunar landing

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