Mike Edwards

Mike Edwards

Editorial Director: Ryerson Polytechnical Institute electronic engineering technologist with over a decade of manufacturing experience and 20-plus years in technical publishing, is also trained in hydraulics, electro-pneumatics, bearings, mechanical CAD software, sensors, motor drives and electric motors.

Tuesday, 28 February 2006
Pittman brush-commutated dc gearmotors achieve output torque up to 175 oz in. with sintered steel spur gearing and output torque up to 500 oz in. by incorporating select gear ratios and high-strength gears.
Tuesday, 28 February 2006
The Duff-Norton 1900 series rotary union was developed for high pressure applications up to 700 bar and with maximum temperature ratings up to 120°C. Standard models feature nickel treated carbon steel construction, but are also available in stainless steel.
Tuesday, 28 February 2006
Absopulse Electronics' HBLF 2000 is an ac/dc power supply employs field-proven full-bridge topology to deliver 2000 W from a 9.28 x 2.25 x 13.37 in. chassis. The standard version provides 24 Vdc/83 A, 48 V/42 A or 56 V/36 A and accepts a 230 Vac (±15%) input.
Wednesday, 01 February 2006
Rockford Ball Screw has introduced a line of "fixed rigid" bearing mounts designed to support both radial and axial load components of force, suitable for ball or Acme screw applications requiring higher speeds and thrust loads.
Wednesday, 01 February 2006
Helical Products Company has announced a "generate only" product enhancement program that enables designers to use their own machine processing expertise with Helical's "Flexure" generating capabilities. When a HELI-CAL Flexure (coil) is integrated into an existing component; this is said to help to relieve any excessive loads from misalignment and have marked impact on system performance.
Wednesday, 01 February 2006
A series of 2 mm pitch GT 2 aluminum timing belt pulleys for 6 mm belts manufactured by Stock Drive Products feature the patented Fairloc integral hub fastening system designed to eliminate the need for conventional separate hub clamp devices. The hubs are said to offer the benefits of frequent position adjustment, while adding positive metal-to-metal fastening strength along the entire hub surface.
Wednesday, 01 February 2006
Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. has announced 12 Vdc parallel shaft products available from 1/20 to 1/6 hp. The motors are mounted on the Bison 100 and 300 series gear cases, respectively offered in torque ratings up to 100 and 300 in. lb continuous.
Wednesday, 01 February 2006
The A 6H 3 series of 1/5 in. pitch timing belt pulleys for 3/8 in. wide belts manufactured by Stock Drive Products feature the patented Fairloc integral hub fastening system. The rotating component fastening system is said to help phase adjustment, timing, position adjustment and frequent removal problems. The series is available in double, single or no flange styles.
Thursday, 12 January 2006
Thordon Bearings Inc. has announced ThorPlas, a proprietary engineered (non-elastomer) thermoplastic bearing for industrial journal bearing applications. ThorPlas has been formulated to complement the existing range of Thordon elastomer bearing grades and is said to significantly expand the range of applications where Thordon bearings can be specified, while still maintaining many of the recognized Thordon performance benefits.
Thursday, 12 January 2006
TransERA encapsulated power transformers provide resistance to heat, humidity/moisture and shock/vibration. The 23 x 22 mm 'mini-line' series range from 0.08 to 0.5 VA applies to a variety of primary and secondary voltages. The series includes what is said to be the world's smallest encapsulated transformer (12 mm high and 18 g).

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