Light the Way
Schurter’s 6600-5 series IEC outlets are available with integrated light pipes, providing a solution for power distribution units used in data centers and other multi-distributed power applications.
The high density of
servers in data centers requires a compact design from a power distribution
unit. With the IEC outlets, the integrated light pipes provide space and
assembly cost savings, where LEDs are mounted in between outlets. Service
technicians are able to see which systems are working properly, or respond to
required maintenance adjustments. The triggering of the LEDs is freely
configurable, wherein each state can be clearly and independently represented.
The 6600-5 series offers a pull-out safety device to prevent against unintentional removal of the power cord. Depending on the arrangement of the outlets in the strip— horizontally or vertically—the Schurter V-Lock or cord retention systems with side latches can be used.
Reduce the Risk
Every vascular catheter used on a patient poses potential for a central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). 3M has introduced the Curos stopper disinfecting cap for open female luers to help clinicians ensure all intraluminal vascular (I.V.) access points can be protected through passive disinfection.
The Curos stopper has a cap that covers each I.V. access point, providing a full circle of disinfection and protection. Curos stopper caps can disinfect in one minute and provide protection for up to seven days (if not removed). They contain a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol reservoir to disinfect against many microorganisms commonly associated with CLABSI. The design fits a variety of stopcocks and hemodialysis catheter hubs, and offers a way to hold pressure while providing passive disinfection to critical areas.
The bright red color of Curos stopper caps help clinicians verify that a port is clean, making disinfection compliance easy to measure. The Curos stopper caps come in two formats—singles and strips—making them available at the bedside.
www.3m.com/curos | 651-733-5747
Dial Test Indicators
Mitutoyo America Corp. has released lever-type dial test indicators. A variety of styli and ruby tips allows for the probing of many applications. For readability, a glare-free, flat crystal face has been incorporated to allow for viewing of graduations. In addition, the font and dial face color were changed. Multiple layers of hard, smudge-resistant coatings on the crystal prevent scratches and contamination.
An O-ring seal on the bezel provides smooth rotation and prevents oil and dust from contaminating the dial face. A flange was added to prevent the bezel from becoming detached during use. Optional limit hands can be attached to the bezel, allowing for identification of tolerance limits. Improved impact-resistance and a one-piece internal assembly protect your indicator. A unique sub-plate structure has been incorporated into all models to prevent the stylus from becoming loose. Redesigned mounting of the gears allows the indicators to maintain good trackability even with prolonged use.
www.mitutoyo.com | 888-648-8869
The Olympus DP74 color fluorescence microscope camera combines advanced image processing technology, a low-noise design and software to deliver true-to-life images in demanding life science and industrial applications.
The DP74 microscope camera enables users to capture publication-quality images of even fast-moving specimens. It features a high-frame rate and high-definition resolution. When imaging under high magnification, the position navigator enables users to see where they are on the overall sample slide. For reporting and record keeping, the position navigator keeps track of a user’s location on the slide and can generate a low-magnification map of the sample containing location information. This information can be stored in addition to the high-magnification observation images. The DP74 provides accurate color reproduction.
www.olympus-ims.com | 781-419-3562
Efficiency Under Stress
The Micro-Measurements brand of Vishay Precision Group has announced an optional pre-attached Teflon leadwire for its CEA- and WK-series strain gages. The Option SP35 offers specification of pre-cabled gages for stress analysis leading to efficiency during installation.
Option SP35 includes 10 ft. of 30-AWG, twisted, etched Teflon leadwires. The etching ensures that protective coatings applied over the installation will bond and seal to the cable. The three-wire quarter bridge configuration cancels any potential cable thermal output that may occur in response to temperature changes.
Option SP35 is ideal for the support of higher temperature stress analyses of automotive and aerospace components, or of other structural material. It is useful for higher-temperature composite materials testing, eliminating the need for soldering on the test article, and the possibility of heat damage to sensitive surfaces. In addition, Option SP35 has no impact on strain gage resistance tolerance or strain range specifications, allowing for continued seamless integration into the application environment.
Magnets for Hazardous Locations
Eriez offers dry-type suspended electromagnets backed by third-party certifications for installation in hazardous locations with combustible dust and flammable gas or vapor environments.
Eriez developed series 700U explosion-proof and series 800 air-cooled separators with magnetic strength equal to Eriez oil-cooled units. They automatically remove large amounts of tramp iron from heavy burdens on belt conveyors or chutes while providing protection against fires or explosions.
Eriez dry-typesuspended electromagnetsare designed with a special static conducting self-cleaning belt to eliminate sparking from static electricity. A zero-speed switch stops the unit in the event of belt failure or jamming.
www.eriez.com/products | 888-300-3743