Cicoil (Valencia, CA) has announced its ultra-flexible
Fire Wire Cable. Features include:
A design suited for high flexibility, mechanical stress,
temperature extremes (-65° to +165°C), and harsh
Clear, high-speed data transmission, even in the
toughest of environments.
Weight and space savings.
Consistent electrical characteristics.
A tear resistant Flexx-Sil jacket that is self-healing from small punctures and
will not wear, crack, or deform.
A halogen-free and flame retardant flat design.
Drive Latch & Unlatch Functions
Autosplice (San Diego) has introduced an innovative new latching
assembly based around an actuator that uses Nitinol (Nickel Titanium)
shape memory wire to drive the latching and unlatching functions. The
compact, energy saving latch assembly is designed for use in space con-
strained applications that require small size and low power along with
repetitive and reliable latching/unlatching operations. Features include:
An input power requirement of 2.55 to 3 VDC 200 msec pulse.
A consumption of approximately 0.28 w/sec.
A drive force of 50 g.
A package size of 1.42" x 0.76" x 0.43".
Schurter (Santa Rosa, CA)
has introduced Transipillars,
also known as spacers or
standoffs, made of studs
and inserts molded in a
nylon body. The transipillars, short for transitional
pillars, provide a durable
insulated spacer system for
board-to-board stacking or
A galvanized steel and
Availability in stud/stud,
stud/insert, or insert/insert
Lengths that range from
13 to 64 mm, and that
can also be customized.
A nylon material 66
that provides insulating
An insulation resistance
that is > 10,000 M at
A voltage withstand
rating of > 11 KVDC.
Reell’s (St. Paul, MN) newly patented Poly Torq torque-generating technology
introduces performance and design capabilities to advance a range of hinge and
torque insert applications. Features include:
An engineered thermoplastic interfaced with either a shaft or a tube.
A design that enables complete hinges or torque inserts to consist of
only 2 components.
A chemically inert structure to enable torque to withstand harsh
environments and external contaminants.
Oval Tubular Handles
J. W. Winco (New Berlin, WI) now offers series
GN 334 Aluminum Oval Tubular Handles, in inch
and metric sizes. The RoHS-compliant handles are
stable and feature:
An aluminum handle tube with either a black
powder-coated textured finish or matte natural anodized finish.
Handle legs that are zinc die-cast, with a black powder-coated finish,
or silver powder-coated finish.
Legs that are secured together with self-tapping screws.
A clean and finished design, with screw heads that are covered with light gray plastic cover caps.