November 1, 1999

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LED Light Pipes

LPX series lightpipes transmit the light from a surface-mounted circuit board LED to a display panel. The light pipes can also blend the hues of new multi-color LEDs. The devices are available with three display lens shapes and produce up to a 160° viewing angle. Visual Communications Company, Inc., 7920-G Arjons Dr., San Diego, CA 92126.


Clad Molybdenum Wire

Metallurgically bonded platinum-clad or nickel-clad molybdenum wire is suitable for high-temperature applications in which oxidation or corrosion resistance is required. Featuring smooth, consistent surface finishes, the wire is available in sizes from 0.005 to 0.06 in. diam with typical claddings ranging from 10 to 30% by weight. Anomet Products Inc., 830 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury, MA 01545.


Switching Power Supply

Designed to provide power to dc servomotors and other inductive loads, the ISP300-4 is a 75-V-dc switching power supply that delivers 6 A of continuous current and can drive up to three IM483 microstepping drivers. With built-in short-circuit, overtemperature, and overvoltage protection, the device minimizes the impact of inductive current surges and rapid changes in power. Intelligent Motion Systems Inc., P.O. Box 457, 370 N. Main St., Marlborough, CT 06447.


Quick-Disconnect Couplings

Sanitary Couplings are quick-disconnect couplings terminated with sanitary-style fittings. The couplings attach directly to popular 3/4-in. mini- and 1-in. maxi-size sanitary fittings, eliminating the need for cumbersome adapters or tubing assemblies. The couplings come with flow diameters of 0.29 and 0.5 in. Colder Products Co., 1001 Westgate Dr., St. Paul, MN 55114.


Connector Line

These electronic connectors are designed for mounting on PC boards, flow sensors, instrumentation, and other demanding applications. The 102, 103, and 1031 series are available with up to 7, 12, and 19 gold-plated contacts, respectively. The connectors are manufactured with chrome-plated, machined brass bodies that withstand heavy-duty use. Fischer Connectors, 115 Perimeter Center Pl., Atlanta, GA 30346.


Argon Ion Lasers

The 177 series of high-power, air-cooled argon ion lasers offers output power of up to 500 mW, tube lifetimes exceeding 5000 hours, a true TEM00 output beam, and field-replaceable plasma tubes. The company's wavelength-selective mirror technology supports single-line operation at 458, 488, and 514 nm or multiline output for maximum power. Spectra-Physics, 1350 W. Middlefield Rd., Mountain View, CA 94043.


Design Software

Cadkey 99 design software offers solid-body healing and tolerant edge functionality that convert imprecise imported model geometries to precise, manufacturable Cadkey solid models. In addition, Cadkey 99 includes a new one-pass IGES translator for rapid import of IGES files and a Parasolid file translator for XT files. Cadkey Corp., 33 Boston Post Rd. W., Marlborough, MA 01752.


Magnetic Field Sensors

Miniature, low-cost analog magnetic field sensors offer multiple sensing axes in a single-chip device. Fabrication by photolithography ensures that the mutual orthogonality of the chip's sensitive axes is held to better than 0.1°. The sensors are available in SOIC-8 packaging or chip form. GMW Associates, P.O. Box 2578, Redwood City, CA 94064.


Nylon Compound

This elastomeric nylon compound offers excellent stiffness, resists collapsing, and doesn't soften at body temperature. These qualities are the result of cross-linking polymers rather than simply blending them. Formulations come in either clear form or a variety of transparent or opaque colors. Applications include catheters and valving. Foster Corp.,
P.O. Box 997, Dayville, CT 06241.

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