Electronics and Electrical Components
Converting solar energy into electrical energy is easily done using Linear Technology’s LTC3105 boost converter with Maximum Power Point Control (MPPC). The MPPC feature allows the converter to extract the maximum power from a solar cell under varying sunlight conditions.
Linear Technology’s LT3581 and LT3579 break new ground in high-powered monolithic DC/DC converter technology. Besides including high-voltage, high-current power switches, the parts include built-in fault protection features.
Measurement, Quality Control and Test
The Micro-Epsilon boreCONTROL miniature confocal sensor with a diameter of 3.3mm can now be used for measuring bore holes with diameters of 4.0mm or higher. The sensor, which is rotated by an electric servomotor, can be used to measure a number of bore-hole characteristics, for example the diameter, roundness, concentricity, tapers and straightness.
This video from Micro-Epsilon presents ConfocalDT and the measuring principle and applications of confocal chromatic sensors. The ConfocalDT 2451/2471 controller achieves measurement rates of 10kHz using a white-light LED and 70kHz using a xenon light source thanks to a good signal-to-noise ratio.
Production and Automation
Aerodag Ceramishield from Henkel is a ceramic protective coating for use during welding. Using the product, welders can protect welding equipment from metal spatter. Application is said to be fast and easy.
This video feature presents Fronius’s Contec contact technology. The Contec contacting system exemplifies how progress in one small area can lead to a disproportionate change to the whole. Constant process conditions and an increase in service life by factors as high as 15 have a significant impact on quality and productivity.
This video presents JBJ Techniques’ comprehensive service for the mechanical power transmission and fluid power industries. The UK-based company offers large stocks for next-day delivery on many items.
Berg Propulsion manufacturers ship propellers for a variety of vessels. Safety and reliability are vital for marine propulsion. According to Anders Christofferson, managing director at Berg Propulsion, Loctite products increase the reliability of the company’s propellers.
The Purelab Flex from Elga Process Water delivers purified water that is constantly monitored at the point of dispense. This system’s efficient purification process makes it very cost effective to operate and is ideal for auto-volume dispensing.
This video presents the DRS3500 ultrasonic wire and cable cleaning system from Hielscher Ultrasonics. The DRS3500 provides high-power ultrasound for the inline cleaning of continuous materials. Thanks to its high intense cavitational forces, it can remove dirt and residues such as soaps, lubricants and dust.
Software and Communications
Endress and Hauser is a supplier of measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. This short video demonstrates how simple it is to request a quotation from Endress and Hauser’s online shop, including requesting a quotation from product catalogues and via the shopping basket.
This video demonstrates how Endress and Hauser’s online shop can be used to access technical data, identify spare parts, get an overview of recent business activity, track orders, see shipping and delivery information and view recent quotes.