|July 25, 2012||Volume 08 Issue 28|
|Wire and harness protection gets colorful|
Micro Plastics has added color to their polyethylene and nylon lines of wire-routing split loom. All six of the standard sizes (1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, and 1 in.) are available in orange, which is especially great for safety. Red, yellow, and green are other options. Extruded from durable materials, these highly flexible, kink-resistant corrugated tubes have an easy opening seam for simple and quick insertion and removal of wires. Organizing cables and managing cords into color-coded bundles never looked so good.
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|Tiny but tough mini compression springs|
BANTAM Mini Compression Springs are Lee Spring's unique line of miniature springs. These stock products are offered in wire sizes .0040, .0045, .0050, and .0055 in standard outside diameters of .025, .040, and .057. BANTAM Springs are offered in a range of free lengths from .005 to 0.625 inches. Stock BANTAM Mini Springs are made of Elgiloy, a corrosion-resistant cobalt-nickel alloy known for its high strength (10% stronger than Type 316 Stainless Steel). Great for med devices, aerospace, firearms, automotive, precision instruments, and more.
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Seal rings can handle extreme designs
A Smalley Laminar Seal Ring is a metallic labyrinth seal consisting of multiple rings in a groove. These rings are often an alternative means of sealing components in assemblies from contamination. The arrangement and specific orientation of the rings are dictated by the application and the severity of the environment. Since they are produced from metal (not rubber, neoprene, or other non-metallic material), Smalley Laminar Rings can withstand higher temps (up to 450 degrees F), more corrosive environments, and other extreme conditions than common O-rings or conventional rubber seals. Standard parts from 5/8 in. to 50 in. and 15 mm to 1,300 mm. Special seals manufactured with No-Tooling-Charges.
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Sub-miniature sensors for high-density machines
Pepperl+Fuchs introduces F76 sub-miniature inductive sensors with 500-mm PVC cable. They feature a 5.5-mm x 8.0-mm low-profile, surface-mount housing to complement the company's robust family of rectangular-style sensors. Their tiny size and reinforced mounting make them well suited for use in a wide variety of compact industrial and commercial machinery where space is at a premium. These sensors provide a 2-mm nominal sensing with switching frequency to 1,500 Hz. They are available in 3-wire NPN and PNP models.
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|Videos+: Technologies and inspiration in action|
|Two-armed med-tech robot is redefining lab testing|
What does freedom feel like to an android? What about seven degrees of freedom - in each arm? Well the Mahoro robot isn't telling. It's too busy doing twice the tedious and precise lab work in the time it takes a human technician to sample, test, and repeat. Developed by automation specialist Yaskawa and Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), this white-coat worker is one to watch.
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