Originally Published MPMN July/August 2002
HOTLINEBus Connector Accommodates Multiple Sensor Types
Technology eases connection and removal
Replacing traditional parallel wiring systems, a digital bus connector from Burkert USA Inc. (Irvine, CA) is suited for use with flow, level, pressure, and temperature sensors. Carrying both power and data to multiple process points, the AS-interface connector uses two-wire construction to provide a necessary link to pumps and process valves. Read more...
Illuminator Maximizes Lamp Life
offers cool illumination
A fiber-optic illuminator from StockerYale (Salem, NH) offers a 400% increase in lamp life compared with conventional halogen fiber-optic systems. The Mille Luce Model 1000 provides a minimum of 1000 hours of shadow-free, glare-free cool illumination without any significant loss in light output. Read more...
Thin-Wall Polyolefin Heat-Shrink Tubing Is Optimized for Device Applications
Medical-grade tubing is flexible and strong
Extremely thin-walled heat-shrink tubing from Cobalt Polymers (Cloverdale, CA) is available in diameters from 0.010 to 0.360 in. Wall thicknesses range from 0.001 to 0.005 in. The tubing is available in shrink ratios of 2:1 and 4:1 and will recover to its specified dimension when exposed to temperatures of 290°F by means of a heat gun, hot box, or oven. Read more...
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