Trident Engineering (UK) introduced a new Portescap 8mm-diameter ironless motor, the 08G. This new motor, which is claimed to produce up to 50 percent more torque than comparable competing motors, can replace conventional 10mm motors. It delivers an output power of 700mW at speeds of up to 11,600rpm. The 08G is suitable for use in […]
Baldor UK Ltd. (UK) has launched the WBSM Series, a new range of brushless servomotors suitable for use in clean environments such as bio-pharm and food packaging and processing, or hostile operating situations such as inside machine tools. The series is designed to withstand high-pressure wash-down environments. Among the protection features incorporated are a white […]
Allegro MicroSystems Europe (UK) recently debuted the A3932, a three-phase brushless dc motor controller IC. The device features a high-current, gate-drive capability...
Empire Magnetics Inc. (Rohnert Park, CA) announced its new stainless motors for deep-sea and marine applications. These motors are built to customer specifications based on specific application requirements. They are available in three frame sizes with minor dimensional increases. Size 23, 34 and 42 motors feature industry-standard shaft, pilot and bolt circle dimensions with a […]
GE Fanuc (Charlottesville, VA) recently debuted the new Series 0i-MA CNC, a compact controller designed for entry-level machine tools. The Series 0i-MA...
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) announced the introduction of a new p-channel enhancement mode power MOSFET, the IXTH24P20. The new MOSFET has a continuous drain current rating of 24A, a VDS rating of 200V and an Rds(on) equal to 0.15 ohms. It is packaged in a TO-247 housing. The IXTH24P20 features a very low turn-on […]
GE Fanuc (Charlottesville, VA) reports that it has enhanced its Series 15i CNC to provide new multiple five-axis machining features, permitting high-speed...
GE Fanuc Automation (Charlottesville, VA) has released the new Series 90-30 solenoid valve output module, which integrates dc switching circuitry, solenoid-controlled valves and the valve manifold in a single package. It is suitable for OEMs and end users in the semiconductor, gas and chemical industries. The new Series 90-30 solenoid module provides 11 pneumatic outputs […]
STMicroelectronics (Switzerland) announced that it is limiting its 2001 capital investments to $1.5 billion and is transferring its Ottawa front-end wafer-fabrication production to its other manufacturing facilities around the world. Capital expenditures, which were earlier forecast to be approximately $1.9 billion, have been reduced. In addition to these measures, ST announced that it is taking […]
Lambda (San Diego, CA) has expanded the offerings of its modular power supplies with the new 1,500W UltraFlex unit. The new unit is capable of up to 20 configurable outputs and has a full array of input and output signals. It is suitable for semiconductor fabrication systems, automated test equipment and factory automation equipment. In […]
Micromech (UK) recently debuted the new H and L Series of DIN rail stepper drive indexers, featuring integral CANbus interface with over 50 protocols. The drives are configurable in simple multi-axis docking stations that mechanically and electrically interlock. The drives come in 75V and 170V versions, with up to 1HP of shaft power available. There […]
Animatics Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) introduced a new controller, amplifier and encoder built into a brushless dc motor, the new Animatics SM2315. At the heart of the SM2315 is the Animatics motion control chip, a single microcontroller that handles all processing functions of the SmartMotor, including the PID loop, the trajectory generator, the user program […]
SL Industries Inc. (Mt. Laurel, NJ) announced that its board of directors has voted to suspend the company's regular semi-annual cash dividend, which would have been payable in June 2001. As previously announced, the company is presently not in compliance with certain financial covenants in its credit facility. As a result, the company is precluded […]
Parker Hannifin's (UK) electromechanical division is offering its new XL25i stepper drive and indexer, together with a compatible 23" frame motor and PC-based motion control software. XL Series drives are housed in a metal case that has a width of 30mm, a height of 175mm and a front-to-back measurement of 130mm. Designed for panel mounting, […]
Caddock Electronics Inc. (Riverside, CA) launched the new Model MP2060, a clip-mount TO-220-style power film resistor. The resistor has a power rating...