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Latest interface module from HBM


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BM has developed the TIM-EC interface module with EtherCAT for the digital transfer of torque and speed signals by enabling precise real time communication with high performance and bandwidth. The module is highly suitable for dynamic measurements as it gives fast jitter-free data transmission with low delay times. Torque, speed, angle and output can be precisely acquired and digitally integrated into control and automation systems without any losses in real time. The latest TIM-EC features integrated


coupler


functionality or TIM-to-TIM communication that facilitates the integration of the torque transducer into independent Industrial Ethernet networks so that measured values can be independently adapted to the respective measurement task. Torque transducers can be operated simultaneously on different networks while real time communication within the networks is guaranteed.


HBM United Kingdom Ltd Tel: 020 8515 6100 Web: www.hbm.com


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CHURTER is continually expanding its standard line of power-inlet connectors and cord sets for the V-Lock system. More than 50 appliance power-inlet connectors and power entry modules as well as more than 40 power cables with various plugs, lengths and current ratings are available from stock. For applications in medical technology, power cables in white and in "American Hospital Grade" are also available.


V-Lock: plug-retention safeguard for IEC appliance inlets and cord sets S


V-Lock guarantees that a power cable cannot be inadvertently pulled out of an equipment. With this system, the cord connector is equipped with a pin that interlocks with a special notch in the appliance inlet. The press of a finger on the release lever then frees the interlock. V-Lock is easily recognized due to its bright yellow color, a feature that makes it easy to identify this scheme and clearly distinguishes it from conventional power inlet-plug/socket systems.


The V-Lock locking system can be integrated into appliance couplers in compliance with IEC 60320 for rated currents of 10 A and 16 A. A key advantage is that there is no need to attach and adapt a clamping system or retaining specific to a unit's power socket.


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Plug retention is extremely useful everywhere there is the possibility that power could be unintentionally interrupted, whether caused by a unit's mobile design, vibrations, the unit being moved or improper use by operating personnel. Typical applications include: medical equipment, laboratory and analysis instruments, telecom and


Variohm EuroSensor launches new VLPSC linear position sensors


IT equipment, industrial robots, power outlet strips and equipment in TV or radio studios. V-Lock is available with black or white power cables.


SCHURTER also offers power entry modules with medical


and fuse holders as well as that meet the requirements of "American Hospital Grade".


To address applications in the medical area, filters


improved protection against accidental contact. For these applications are V-Lock power cords available


Schurter Ltd Tel: 01243 810 810 Web: www.schurter.co.uk


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position sensor adds integrated signal conditioning electronics with an autosensing 0 - 10 VDC or 4..20 mA proportional digital output in a tried and tested design based on its flagship VLP series potentiometric output sensors. The digital signal conditioner offers a 12-bit resolution with linearity to 0.1% and excellent repeatability in a choice of nine standard measurement ranges from 25 to 290 mm.


V Combining the durability of Variohm’s VLP


series linear potentiometer position sensor and the convenience of a digital output device, the new VLPSC has self-aligning spherical bearing mounts in a 15 mm square housing design.


The new sensor includes the improved O-ring and felt shaft sealing arrangement recently introduced on the VLP series and provides IP65 ingress protection in a compact design that keeps the overall sensor length shorter than competitive devices from other manufacturers.


The signal conditioner adaptation also provides a teach function for the start and end


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ariohm EuroSensor’s


new VLPSC


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datum position references of the sensor which is easily carried out via a simple stand-alone procedure using a separate input rather than more complex computer programming.


The VLP measurement technology used in the new sensor features a conductive plastic resistance element that is built up by the application of several layers of specialised printed inks. This combines with a patented elastomer damped multi-fingered precious metal wiper arrangement that ensures smooth and uninterrupted contact with low electrical noise, even under the most demanding physical and environmental


widely used in arduous application areas such as motorsports as


conditions. well


as agricultural machinery


and construction equipment where it enjoys an excellent quality and reliability profile. The typical life of the VLP wiper mechanism is over 25 million operations.


Variohm Eurosensor Ltd Tel: 01327 351004 Web: www.variohm.com


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Blown fibre fittings


market, for use in local loop, network and customer box applications. The extensive range of push-fit connectors covers both blown fibre and cable pressurisation systems and includes gas and water block fittings. The simple to use connectors help ensure that installations can be completed quickly and reliably.


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Fibres/Cables can be blown through most connectors in either direction. To make a connection the tube should be simply pushed into the fitting, while the unique John Guest locking system then seals and connects the microduct tube providing a seamless path for unhindered fibre bundle or cable passage. For additional security,


i.e. applications,


John Guest Ltd Tel: 01895 449233 Web: www.johnguest.co.uk


direct buried the 'Speedfit Secure' range incorporates an integral collet-locking feature. enter 810 / DESIGNSOLUTIONS


ohn Guest’s blown fibre fittings have been specially designed for the telecommunications


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