20 May 2008

May Products 4 U, 3rd edition

Heating tapes

The HTWAT series of silicone rubber heating tapes feature an adjustable thermostat control up to 218˚C (425˚F) and are designed for process temperature control, freeze protection, and supplemental heat. The HTWAT heating tapes are moisture and chemical resistant, suitable for electrically conductive surfaces, and heat up at a very quick rate. Recommended applications include valves, pipelines, bearings, filter housings, actuators, and more. The HTWAT is ideally suited for manufacturing, construction, petroleum, and public works industries. This product is CE compliant.

OMEGA Engineering Inc. 



Fiber Ethernet switch

The GEN-5509 Fiber Ethernet Switch is an 8 port 10/100TX + 1 port 100FX managed Ethernet switch. Features include: supports IEEE 802.3/802.3u, store-and-foreword switching architecture, IP Security, 10/100, full/half duplex, MDI/MDI-X auto-sensing, rate limiting, SNMP/telnet/console/web management, and port based VLAN / 802.1 Q Tag VLAN. Optional -48VDC is available. The GEN-5509 is simple to deploy within a network and its slim design makes it ideal for installations where there are space limitations. 

Aaxeon Technologies, Inc.


Thermal imaging camera

The i5 compact IR camera is a trouble-shooting tool for high quality thermal imaging, high accuracy, and focus free viewing, with a 5000 image miniSD card storage. The lightweight i5 is able to monitor and detect the thermal condition of electrical system components to address problem areas before failures occur, and can inspect areas that can't be reached with thermocouples or other contact-based instruments. The i5 delivers high accuracy of 2% and thermal sensitivity of 0.18°F/0.1°C, which provides compliance to NETA testing requirements. The i5's QuickReport PC software makes it easy to download standard jpeg thermal images with radiometric data, and to generate reports, analyze, and document findings.

Extech Instruments


Pressure sensors

The Model AST4200 panel-mount pressure sensors were designed to provide a hermetic seal against the media without the use of adapters.  The unique one-piece bulkhead design of the AST4200 mounts through the panel to keep hazardous media out of the control box.  The solid one-piece 17-4PH or 316L high strength stainless steel design is free of welds, internal O-rings, or fluid-filled cavities, making it ideal for applications that require high proof and burst pressures. The sensor requires a minimal mounting configuration that utilizes a standard panel punch.  Units offer outputs of 10mV/V, 4-20 mA or 1-5V.

American Sensor Technologies


Embedded module

The LabVIEW Embedded Module for ARM Microcontrollers is an extension of the LabVIEW graphical system design platform that directly targets the ARM 7, ARM 9, and Cortex-M3 microcontroller families. Engineers and scientists can create embedded applications in LabVIEW and deploy them to more than 260 microcontrollers created from microprocessor IP licensed by ARM. The module makes it possible for domain experts to graphically program all components of the ARM microcontroller including the analog and digital I/O. The module features desktop simulation capabilities so users can run the programs they develop for an ARM microcontroller on a desktop PC without any additional hardware.

National Instruments


Position sensors

Operating over a wide range of loop supply voltages and with loop resistances up to 800 ohms, GHSI 750 Series position sensors are ideal for use in machine tool inspection, go/no/go inspection, and statistical quality control info or as part of a closed-loop control system. Built-in loop powered electronics result in a position sensor that operates from a DC input and generates a 4-20 mA output that interfaces with many PLCs, computer-based data processors, and QC data collection systems.  GHSI 750 Series position sensors are also ideal for remote sensing applications in which AC power is not readily available to operate external signal conditioning.  

Macro Sensors