Delcam’s joint venture partner in Korea, Hankook Delcam, will demonstrate a range of software products at the Intermold Korea exhibition to be held in Ilsan from 12–16 March. The company’s booth will also include clinics offering advice on the latest developments in CAD/CAM technology and applications. Programs on show will include PowerMILL, FeatureCAM and PartMaker.
Linear bearing specialist igus has introduced the drylin W hybrid linear system, which is claimed to combine the advantages of tribopolymer plain and roller bearings to deliver a self-lubricating, maintenance-free system featuring low driving forces with almost silent operation. Typical sliding applications include those found on machine guard doors, camera systems, control panels, theatre lifts, stages and lighting rigs.
Linear Technology has introduced the LT8613, a 6A, 42V-input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator with integrated current sensing. Synchronous rectification delivers efficiency as high as 95 per cent while Burst Mode operation keeps quiescent current under 3µA in no-load standby conditions. Its 3.4V to 42V input voltage range makes it suitable for automotive and industrial applications.
Kistler Instruments’ Type 4520A sensor for measuring torque on shafts rotating at up to 10,000rev/min uses frequency modulation to transmit the torque signal from the rotating shaft without contact and convert it into an analogue signal. The sensor is suitable for the static and dynamic measurement of torque in assembly, for quality control in production and for laboratory applications.
Mouser Electronics is now offering the SP1012 TVS diode array from Littelfuse. The SP1012 series is one of the first general-purpose electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection devices of its kind to pack five ESD diodes inside a flip-chip (FCiP) package. This device is suitable for SIM card interfaces, wearable technologies and data lines used for capacitive touchscreen displays on smartphones and tablets.
Allowing for lateral offset at the moving end, the floating tow arm (FTA) from moving energy specialist igus ensures the smooth running of energy chains in a guide trough by floating from side to side to compensate for misalignment in the system.
Demonstrating its commitment to meeting the changing test requirements of utilities and other organisations that operate high-voltage (HV) and extra-high-voltage (EHV) power cables, Megger has opened a new test, development and manufacturing facility in Radeburg, near Dresden in Germany. This adds a further 400m² to the already large site.
Mouser Electronics and NXP Semiconductor are calling on engineers to enter the new Dual PCB Configurable Logic Design Contest. Marketed through Convergence Promotions, the contest, already under way, is part of this year’s entry for the 2015 Big IDEA (International Design Engineering Award). The contest concludes on 30 June 2015.
FLIR Systems will present a selection of products at Ecobuild, the sustainable design, construction and energy event for new-build, refurbished, commercial and domestic buildings. The company will be situated on stand N3122.
WDS Component Parts has launched a range of clamping handles made entirely from 316 stainless steel. The handles are suitable for marine applications, as well as applications requiring frequent wash-downs such as food and pharmaceutical.
Renishaw has renewed its sponsorship of The Big Bang Fair as part of its ongoing commitment to develop the UK’s next generation of engineers and scientists. The Big Bang (UK Young Scientists & Engineers) Fair will take place at the NEC in Birmingham on 11–14 March.
Fluke has introduced the handheld 805 FC vibration meter, a portable multifunction vibration screening tool that provides quantifiable information on the bearings and overall health of motors and other rotating equipment and shares that data in real time via Fluke Connect.
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC5564H: a high-temperature-grade RF Schottky peak power detector that operates from 600MHz to 15GHz and offers an ultra-fast detection response time of 7nsec from a pulsed RF signal. In addition, the device has an on-chip fast latchable comparator with a total detection and propagation delay of 9nsec.
TRUMPF’s factory in Hettingen recently produced its 1,000th TruPunch 1000 punching machine. Many of these models are now proving to be successful acquisitions for UK OEMs. Two of the most recent installations are at Sunflow, a manufacturer of specialist heating products, and NCE Switchgear in Clydebank.
EnSolv precision vapour degreasing solvent from Envirotech is said to be an increasingly popular ‘drop-in’ replacement for the carcinogen trichloroethylene.