Energy Chain Cable Carriers
igus (East Providence, RI) has unveiled the E4-1 Energy Chain cable carriers, which combine low
noise, ruggedness, and modularity. The E4-1 is ideal for a range of industrial applications such as
cranes, machine tools, construction machinery, and robotic handling systems. Features include:
■ A double-lock design.
■ A smooth interior combined with numerous cable separation options.
■ An integrated brake function on the cable carrier's radial stop-dogs.
■ Noise-dampening side plates and rubber profiles.
■ Absorption of high push-pull forces that can occur over long travel distances.
■ Large connections that distribute forces over a significant surface area.
■ Availability in both an open or closed design for hot chip areas.
Mechanical Seal Primary Rings
Metallized Carbon Corporation (Ossining, NY) has announced the availability of
mechanical seal primary rings for sealing refrigerants and other low viscosity liquids.
Low viscosity liquids, such as Freon refrigerants, liquid oxygen, liquid carbon dioxide,
propane, ethylene, and acetone, are now being successfully sealed using mechanical
seals with Metcar Grade M-444, antimony impregnated, carbon-graphite primary seal
rings. Features include:
Heavy Duty Couplers
Amphenol Industrial Global Operations (Sidney, NY)
has introduced a new line of heavy duty medium voltage
couplers (MVC) for use in hazardous environments.
■ Varying voltage from 600 V to 15 kV with amperages
up to 600 A.
■ RADSOK technology, which offers higher current
ratings with lower mating forces.
■ Low contact resistance.
■ High mating cycles.
■ A self-cleaning design.
■ A standard aluminum housing.
■ Elongated ground planes.
■ Fully shielded phase conductors.
■ Solder and compression terminated contacts.
Accuride (Santa Fe Springs,
CA) has announced 2 new security hardware
products featuring electronic locking technology: a ball bearing slide with an
integrated lock and a stand-alone lock.
■ Model 38EL is full extension slide with an integrated electronic locking
mechanism with a 100-lb load rating. The combined slide and integrated
locking device occupy a standard ½" side space. This product is available in
even lengths from 14" to 28".
■ Model 10EL is a stand-alone electronic lock that may be used to secure
doors and other openings. It has an attached installation jig devised to locate
the lock and catch positions.
Compact, Sealed Connector
Anderson Power Products (APP) (Sterling, MA)
has introduced the 3-Position Mini
PL connector. The compact, environmentally sealed (IP68) connector is capable of 22 A at 600 V (UL).
■ A manual release latch.
■ A touch-safe design on both sides
(per UL 1977 section 10. 2).
■ A fire (UL94 V0) and weather resistant
(UL746C F1) shell.
■ 30 µ gold plated contacts.
■ Wire sizes from 24 to 14 awg (0.50 to