Electrical

10/10/2004


Switch relay

Latching Switch Relay (LSR) can be used for latching, reclosing, or a programming relay for local or remote SCADA-compatible switch. Relay can open, close, and maintain up to 20 normally open (NO) and normally closed (NC) contacts.

Electroswitch , electroswitch.com , Write 309 on PE card

Adjustable speed drive

SECO SV3000 ac adjustable speed flux vector drive performs like a dc drive but can be used with equipment driven by conventional ac drives. Drive features NEMA 4/12 enclosures through 40 hp, and line fuses standard through 100 hp.

Danaher Motion, Linear Motion Systems , DanaherLinear.com , Write 310 on PE card

Turbine generators

GPB family of turbine generators produces power outputs from 1072 to 17,000 kW and heat recovery from 11.1 to 79.4 MBtu/hr for onsite power generating applications. Units feature high efficiency, low emissions, compact design, and multifuel capabilities.

Cummins Power Generation , cumminspower.com , Write 311 on PE card

Cordset components

Cordset Components and Precision Metal Stampings products catalog provides product schematic illustrations and specifications. The table of contents offers easy reference to blade, ground pin, and terminal land connector groupings.

Heyco Products, Inc. , heyco.com , Write 312 on PE card

Electromechanical products

Bulletin AU01-5000/US contains a CD with more than 2000 pp of technical information covering products required to design, specify, and order systems for machine automation. Products include HMI, motion controllers, drives, unique motor technologies, planetary gearheads, positioning tables, linear actuators, effectors, and structural framing systems.

Parker Hannifin Corp. , parker.com , Write 313 on PE card

Motor products catalog

Stock Catalog 1050, 2004 edition, provides 220-pp of details on motors, gearmotors, gearboxes, and accessories. New items include stainless steel motors, pump motors, ac drives, expanded line of NEMA premium motors, and expanded product lines.

Leeson Electric , leeson.com , Write 314 on PE card





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