Linear Technology has announced the LT3790: a synchronous buck-boost DC/DC controller that delivers up to 250W of power with a single IC. Its 4.7V to 60V input voltage range makes it ideal for a variety of automotive and industrial applications. Its output voltage can be set from 0V to 60V, making it well suited as a voltage regulator or battery/supercapacitor charger.
Mouser Electronics has announced that its solar power technology site has been updated. Mouser’s updated technology site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in solar power generation systems and the newest components available from Mouser for building solar power systems.
Most mechanical finishing operations require several stages to achieve the final result. According to Surtech, where large amounts of flat parts, such as sheet, strip, extrusions, hollow sections and so on, have to be finished, only a multi-head machine can cope.
Seaward is offering special introductory prices on its specialist courses for the Seaward PrimeTest50 and PrimeTest100 testers, as well as the more general PAT testing to the fourth edition of the IET Code of Practice programme.
igus has developed robolink, a multi-axis joint for humanoid robots and lightweight automation applications. A complete modular system, robolink is suitable for use where masses are to be kept as low as possible.
WDS has released a range of CAM levers that allow for quick fastening and unfastening without the need for additional tools. CAM levers are particularly suitable for applications that require a high clamping force, which can be quickly applied and released.
maxon motor has made new additions to its series of X drive products. Several long versions of brushed DC motors, with higher torques and more power, are being added to the product range, together with matching planetary gearheads. Each of the three-stage versions can now be combined with the next smaller motor. This saves space, weight and costs.
The Cleanfit CPA875 retractable assembly from Endress+Hauser is designed for sterile, inline measurements in the food and beverage and life sciences industries. Used with sensors to measure pH, ORP, dissolved oxygen and NIR directly in the medium, it ensures complete sterility thanks to an innovative sealing concept.
Sandvik Coromant has introduced CoroMill 5B90, a high-performance tool for finishing aluminium components. The tool is suitable for typical automotive industry applications such as machining cylinder heads, gearboxes, valve blocks and motor block crankshaft and deck faces.
An efficient IT infrastructure is now at the core of every modern business, but underneath the tiers of applications and operating systems a robust and reliable platform is essential. Rittal claims that its TS IT system provides optimum stability and maximum space utilisation thanks to its welded frame construction.
At Southern Manufacturing 2015 in Farnborough on 10–12 February, TRUMPF will highlight its TruPunch 1000 entry-level punching machine, TRUMPF MultiTools, the TruMark laser marking series, the TruBend Series 3000 press brakes (including the latest model — the TruBend 3066), TruTops software and tooling packages and TruTools portable fabrication tools. The company will be found on stands P86/Q86.
Energy chain specialist igus has launched ‘readychain speed’ — a pre-harnessed energy chain system that is ready to fit directly onto a machine without the need for specialist tools.
Renishaw has unveiled the machine that it is developing specifically for production manufacturing. The EVO Project additive manufacturing machine, which has a strong emphasis on automation, monitoring technologies and reduced operator interaction, is designed for single material industrial production.
FLIR Systems has introduced the A6700sc, which is designed for electronics inspections, medical thermography, manufacturing monitoring and non-destructive testing.
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC2983 high-performance digital temperature measurement IC, which directly digitises RTDs, thermocouples, thermistors and external diodes with 0.1°C accuracy and 0.001°C resolution. An analogue front end combines low-noise and low-offset buffered ADCs with all the necessary excitation and control circuits for each sensor. Measurements are performed under the control of a digital engine, combining all the algorithms and linearisation required for each.