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Sensors, Vision March 1, 1998

Universal Level Switch Mount

Ann Arbor, Mich. —QuickPlace is a universal level switch mount for simplifying installation of commonly used liquid level sensors. The device consists of a weighted, fluid tight module for housing the level sensor, with integral terminal block and cabling for connecting the sensor to external controls.

By Staff
Sensors, Vision March 1, 1998

Electric Motors/Controls

Fort Smith, Ark.— New products from Baldor include spindle drive motors, square flange pump motors, encoderless vector controls, hollow-shaft gear reducers, large 5800 frame motors, and a new line of advanced motion control products. In addition, the company recently introduced its new Standard-E motors that comply with the now-in-effect Energy Policy Act.

By Staff
Sensors, Vision March 1, 1998

Rate/RPM/Frequency Input DPM

Tucson, Ariz. —Model 210 digital panel meter accepts input signals from magnetic pick-ups, photocells, encoders, proximity detectors, transmitters, and power lines. Its Frequency-Voltage technique converts these inputs to a 0-2 V dc for the 4.5 digit A/D. The F-V system allows frequency measurement and control without the need for specific gear ratios.

By Staff
Sensors, Vision February 1, 1998

It’s Showtime!

Well, you asked for it. The 1998 edition of one of the world's largest manufacturing and technology shows is tanned, rested, and ready to go seamless.Evolving as a result of recent feedback from visitors and exhibitors requesting an even more streamlined and workable event, this year's National Industrial Automation Show (NIAS), and the three other shows that make up National Manufacturin...

By Jim Montague, CONTROL ENGINEERING
Sensors, Vision February 1, 1998

The ‘Other’ Web, It’s Not Just a Spider’s Playground

Web processing encompasses a myriad of products and materials that are manufactured in flat sheets or rolls. Web process industries produce many products including textiles, paper, and plastic film. They can also perform any number of secondary operations on these base materials. Countertops, flooring, sandpaper, and food packaging materials such as potato chip bags, candy bar wrappers, a...

By Brian Baldwin, Steve Harr, Rob Lowery, and Tod Madderra, ABB Industrial Systems
Sensors, Vision February 1, 1998

Limit Switch Embeds Intelligence

Westerville, O. —E50DNA Series limit switches don't require a separate I/O device to communicate over DeviceNet. Sealed NEMA 6P, the products use the same head and operator inventory as other Cutler-Hammer limit switches. Features include: software selectable functions, diagnostics, fault lists with time stamp, and a solid-state actuator that eliminates contact bounce, RFI, and contacts ...

By Staff
Sensors, Vision February 1, 1998

LVDT/RVDT Signal Conditioner

San Diego, Calif. —Model 451 is a microprocessor-based LVDT/RVDT signal conditioner offering transducer calibration without the need to use laboratory procedures. Using the two front-panel controls, a pushbutton display and a pushbutton rotary encoder allow the Model 451 to be calibrated to the transducer while installed and operating.

By Staff
Sensors, Vision February 1, 1998

Corrections – 1998-02-01

In the November 1997 Control Engineering cover article, "Flow Sensing: The Next Generation," Fluid Components International was incorrectly named on page 62.On page 64, in the sidebar "Flow Conditioners Save Piping," Vortab Co. should have been shown as based in San Marcos, Calif. Sam Kresch, Vortab marketing manager, cited a Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, Tex.

By Staff
Sensors, Vision January 1, 1998

Modular Encoder Provides Position Feedback

Wilmington, Mass.—TK91 modular encoder provides position feedback for motion control applications. Disc line counts are available up to 1,250 lines per rev with optional zero reference. Several English and metric hub sizes up to 3/8-in. are offered. Line driver and amplified analog signals are available .

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Sensors, Vision January 1, 1998

Programmable Limit Switches

Roscoe, Ill.— PLµS PS-6344 Programmable Limit Switch accepts input from two resolvers to allow independent monitoring and control of different axes of rotary motion, thereby coordinating events between two separate processes. Automatic speed compensation, combined with fast scan times, enable the PS-6344 to quickly respond to changes in line speed and product movement, minimizing ma...

By Staff