Maxon Motor (UK) launched their biggest product in the Maxon Motor RE Series, the 250W RE 75. Developed for industrial use, including machine tools and production machinery, the unit utilizes neodymium magnets. The RE 75 is splash-proof and suitable for use in damp, or even wet, working environments. This mechanically commutated motor features four-pole operation. […]
ABB Automation Inc. (Switzerland) has launched a bid to acquire Entrelec (France), a Lyon-based supplier of industrial automation and control products. The acquisition is aimed at expanding ABB's product range and reinforcing its position in key European and American markets. Under the terms of the bid, ABB will make a public tender offer in cash […]
ON Semiconductor Corp. (Phoenix, AZ) announced that total product revenues in the first quarter of 2001 were $357.0 million, a decrease of 13 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2000, and a decrease of 24 percent from the fourth quarter of 2000. Excluding amortization of intangibles, restructuring charges and the cumulative effect of an […]
American Superconductor Corp. (Westborough, MA) announced that it has received a third contract from the US Navy to continue the design and...
Advanced Power Technology (APT, Bend, OR) has expanded its recently introduced Power MOS 7 product line to include 200V and 1,000V MOSFETs....
Micromech Ltd. (UK) has introduced a new range of in-line torque limiter couplings for use with stepper motor, servo motor and gearbox transmission applications. The new Torque-Limiter (TL) range is designed to set the maximum torque capability of a coupling within the working limits of the weakest link in the transmission system. The new TL […]
Oriental Motor USA Corp. (Torrance, CA) announced new, higher-torque AlphaStep stepping motor systems, in round shaft and electromagnetic brake types. The AS911...
International Resistive Co. Inc. (IRC, Boone, NC) announced that it has applied its thick-film-on-steel technology to dynamic braking applications. The resultant dynamic...
Thomson Airpax Mechatronics (Cheshire, CT) announced a new 98mm series of brushless dc motors that they claim is 30 percent more efficient and 33 percent smaller than industry-standard devices. They feature a three-phase MOSFET PWM drive with surface-mounted components. Available in 26W and 35W outputs with motor lengths of 43.5mm and 48.0mm, these brushless motors […]
Honeywell (Morris Township, NJ) announced that its first-quarter ongoing earnings per share (EPS) were $0.51, excluding $595 million in repositioning and other charges. Reported first quarter EPS was $0.05. The first-quarter EPS was substantially affected by the current economic environment and continued high energy and raw material costs. Other factors included income declines in units […]
Motorola (Austin, TX) and Elmos Semiconductor AG (Germany) announced a long-term partnership to jointly drive innovative architectures for the automotive market. The two companies are joining forces to provide automotive customers more advanced microcontroller choices with an emphasis on broader peripheral sets, price-competitive solutions and fast time-to-market. The alliance is expected of offer car manufacturers […]
BI Technologies (Fullerton, CA) has unveiled the Model 7700 Series of low-profile power modules with power-handling capabilities of up to 4,000W. These hybrid modules contain all the power components needed to perform boost-type power factor protection in a switching power supply. They include a bridge rectifier with SCRs, an ultrafast boost diode, a power MOSFET […]
Parker Hannifin's (UK) electromechanical division has launched a new range of stepper drives called the XL Series. The new series drives are housed in a metal case with a width of 30mm. The cases stand 175mm tall and have front-to-back measurement of 130mm. They are designed for panel-mounting, using standard connectors and screw terminals, and […]
TDI Transistor Devices (Randolph, NJ) debuted the new RBL and RBL488 Series of single-channel electronic loads suitable for testing large batteries, power supplies, fuel cells and other related dc-power equipment. Features include ratings from 0 to 1,000V, 0 to 1,000A, and up to 4,000W in a single unit. Operation is below 0.5V at 1,000A. TDI's […]
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC, Irvine, CA) introduced a motor driver IC, the TB62209F, that uses a new BiCD process, integrating bi-polar, CMOS and double-diffused MOS devices on a single chip. Toshiba claims that the new process and built-in field effect transistor (FET) output enables its new IC to achieve a low power consumption […]