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ONTARIO - Wieland Electric has expanded its product line of machine safety devices with a sensorless standstill monitor compatible with all types of motors.
Chances are you own some sort of consumer electronic device, whether it be a camera, smart phone, tablet or some other personal device.
Hamilton, New Jersey – POSITAL has added support for the Modbus RTU communications protocols to its popular TILTIX family of inclinometers (tilt sensors).
Hammond Manufacturing describes its model 1599 tablet enclosures.
NI VirtualBench is a radically practical approach to instrumentation. By combining 5 instruments into 1 device and integrating with PCs and tablets, VirtualBench is simpler, more convenient, and opens up new possibilities for how you can use benchtop test equipment.
QUEBEC CITY, QC - EXFO has unveiled Xtract, a comprehensive monitoring platform using a combination of patented software engines to collect, analyze, correlate and report on real-time, historical, and predicted events in the network.
AutomationDirect has added over 160 accessories designed for Hubbell-Wiegmann enclosures.
TORONTO, ON – TP-LINK Canada has launched the 802.11a/n Wi-Fi compatible TP-LINK® Pharos CPE510 outdoor wireless access point.
IRVINE, Calif. - American Industrial Systems (AIS) announces the use of Intel’s Atom™ System on a Chip (SoC) E3845 processors in their new value line touch panel HMI scheduled to be released later this year.
Montreal, QC– HARTING has introduced complementary M12 X-Code components –straight and angled PCB receptacles and M12-to-RJ45 panel adaptors as well as an M12 gender changer.
Linden, NJ – America Semiconductor has released their SD51 silicon power Schottky diodes.
ABSOPULSE Electronics has recently released the RSI 300-IP66 series of railway grade dc-ac sine wave inverters.
AutomationDirect has released a new White Paper, “Processor Power and Energy Efficiency” that explains how consumer electronic microprocessor improvements also provide a catalyst for industrial automation advancements.
TDK Corporation announces the introduction of 50W models to the five year warranty TDK-Lambda RWS-B series of AC-DC power supplies, designed to provide solid performance at an economical price. 
Rye, NY - VARTA Microbattery, a global leader in high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, announces the CellPac BLOX system.
TDK Corporation introduces the addition of 12V and 15V models to its TDK-Lambda ZWS300BAF series of high reliability power supplies.
ABSOPULSE Electronics has released the RWY 200-IP67 Series of railway grade DC-DC converters.
TDK Corporation introduces the TDK-Lambda PFE-SA series of AC-DC full brick power modules, representing a significant upgrade to the popular PFE-S series launched five years ago. 
TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda PH-A280 series of DC-DC power modules with high voltage DC input.
Richmond Hill, ON – E-T-A Circuit Breakers introduces the new ESR10 which is a 12V electronic relay that complies with four pole standard relay sockets according to ISO 7588.
San Diego, CA –TDK Corporation has expanded the TDK-Lambda HFE1600 series of racks with the addition of a new dual-output model.
Continuing to pursue its commitment to quality products and service, GlobTek has updated Korean KC Certificates and reports for 24V members of the GT-41080 Series to the latest published standard K 60950-1(2.0)(2011-12).

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SPARKS, MD - Weller, a global brand of Apex Tool Group known for innovative soldering solutions, has launched the WXA2, a two-channel, 255 watt hot air and soldering station.
Rocky Hill, Conn. – Henkel Corporation has updated the Loctite® Adhesive Sourcebook for 2014 to include the latest adhesive, sealant, lubricant, coating and dispensing/curing equipment technologies.
Waterloo, Canada – Maplesoft has released an all-new Calculus Study Guide based on Maple™, the mathematical computing software for education and research in mathematics, engineering, and the sciences.
Sydney, Australia – Altium has released Altium Designer 14.2, the latest update of the DesignVision Award-winning Altium Designer 14.
WATERLOO, Ontario – Teledyne DALSA has expanded its Genie TS series with the addition of a new 5M camera that can reach speeds up to 51 frames per second (fps) in fast mode.
From the idea to the LDS prototype: Surface activation with LPKF ProtoPaint LDS spray paint, structuring with the LPKF ProtoLaser 3D, and currentlessmetallization with the LPKF ProtoPlate LDS system.
Sydney, Australia - Altium, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, announces the new version of its flagship product, Altium Designer 14.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Fairchild Semiconductor, has enhanced Power Supply WebDesigner (PSW) – an online design and simulation tool that provides complete designs in under a minute – to include power train discrete device power loss and efficiency analysis tools.
NEEDHAM, MA – PTC has launched PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0, the latest version of its engineering calculation software designed for solving, analyzing and sharing engineering design knowledge.
Masterbond has released a new White Paper entitled ‘Clearly Superior Epoxies for Optical Applications.’
East Providence, RI- Nordson EFD has published a white paper that helps the reader determine the best dispense valve system for specific medical device applications.
SAN JOSE, CA – Providing designers with an important tool to validate and verify their PCI Express (PCIe) designs, Cadence Design Systems has released a new SpeedBridge® Adapter for PCIe 3.0.
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Green Hills Software has added support for the latest 32-bit microcontroller family from Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions.
TAIPEI, TAIWAN -  AMD’s new x86 AMD Embedded G-Series system-on-chip (SoC) and central processing unit (CPU) solutions are now expanded for embedded applications.
Oslo, Norway - Ultra low power RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor and ARM have launched the nRF51822-mKIT, a platform for fast, easy, and flexible development of Bluetooth Smart applications.
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla - Tech Source has announced its new Condor 4000x graphics/video card.
February 13, 2014 – Mouser Electronics, Inc. now has stock available to ship of Intel's popular Galileo Arduino® Certified Development Board, powered by the newest Intel® Quark X1000 SoC.
PHOENIX, AZ – Avnet Electronics Marketing has launched new reference designs, tutorials and training videos for the 7-inch Zed Touch Display Kit.
SUNNYVALE, CA – AMD has launched a new low-power Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) in the award-winning AMD G-Series SOC family with the GX-210JA.
IRVINE, CA – WD is now shipping the world's thinnest 1 TB hard drive, its new 2.5-inch WD Blue 7 mm hard drive.
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has announced the iCE40 LP384 FPGA, the smallest member of its expanding iCE40 family of ultra-low-density FPGAs.
FTDI Chip, as part of its effort to help engineers create economical graphical user interfaces, offers advanced software support for its new Embedded Video Engine (EVE) family through third party partnership.
Nallatech announces that the PCIe-385N FPGA accelerator card now supports the Altera Software Development Kit (SDK) for OpenCL – an open computing language that combines the massively parallel architecture of an FPGA with the OpenCL parallel programming model.
Hamilton, New Jersey – POSITAL’s high-performance IXARC optical rotary encoders are now available with EtherCAT communications interfaces.
Torrance, CA – Oriental Motor introduces its new RKII Series Stepper Motor and Driver Packages with built-in controller (stored data) type and pulse input type.
Torrance, CA – Oriental Motor is pleased to announce the addition of our Built-in Controller (Stored Data) Type BLE Series Brushless motor and driver package as part of our FLEX network products offering.
MICROMO has released its new FAULHABER high power 0816…SR Series DC‐Micro Motors.
DELO Industrial Adhesives has expanded its lineup for bonding magnets and other components in electric motors with two new anaerobic/light-curing adhesives.
Baldor Electric Company now offers customers a wide variety of permanent magnet and wound field industrial DC motors.
The Stellar SR33 Series basic soft starters from AutomationDirect are designed for general purpose applications where traditional across-the-line starting or wye-delta starting would typically be appropriate.
Galil's Pocket PLC is smart, compact, low-cost, and packed with I/O, 32 digital and 16 analog I/O in a 3.9 x 4.3 x 1.3 in. package. The RIO-471xx features a powerful RISC processor for fast I/O handling.
TDK-Lambda has unveiled its latest addition to its ZWS line of compact AC-DC PCB-mountable power supplies. 
Baldor Electric Company has recently added additional designs to its Baldor Reliance Super-E line of premium efficient motors.
A variety of custom options can be specified to equip Pittman brush-commutated and brushless DC motors with tailored solutions to satisfy particular application demands. Every Pittman motor can be customized to create the optimal motor for the specifications.
A speaker at the BATTERIES 2013 conference in Nice, France, flashed charts on the screen that showed continuously rising energy densities.
We live in a world increasingly controlled by interconnected technologies. The “Internet of things” (IoT) is upon us.
There is money, believe it or not, for those individuals and companies with well thought-out business plans. 
With Dell’s announcement in late July that it intended to start accepting Bitcoin for online purchases, speculation about the viability in the industrial supply chain of this digital form of money controlled by cryptography once again heated up.
Intact batteries are safe, but caution arises when you are in contact with damaged packs that have spilled. Concern also exists when handling lead acid batteries; many are open and allow contact with lead and the sulfuric acid, which is extremely corrosive. Several countries label lead acid as hazardous material, and rightly so. Let’s look at the hazards if not properly handled.
Gold always remains a topical subject. At one time many industrial manufacturers used substantial amounts of gold in their products.
While Intel’s manufacturing technology leadership is substantial, investment research by Matthew Ramsey of Canaccord Genuity finds many compelling fundamental drivers for non-PC growth and improved product costs going forward.
Come this July, your ability to use email as a marketing or fundraising tool will be significantly restricted. Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes into effect July 1, 2014, and with it some of the world’s strictest anti-spam rules.
Fear of failure is one of the biggest reasons people put their dreams of starting a business on hold. That’s understandable. It is a big decision to leave full-time employment behind and invest your savings in a new venture. You need to have a lot of confidence that it will succeed if you’re going to take the plunge. That said, you don’t want to talk yourself out of pursuing your great idea just because there’s a chance of failure. There are many ways to improve your odds of success. The first step is understanding the common reasons startups fail. Going into business with your eyes wide open can help you prevent common obstacles from derailing you. No matter where in the world you are starting up, there are two main reasons entrepreneurs end up shutting their doors, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2013 report, a study done by Babson College and several other universities. One is that the business is not profitable. The other is that it has problems getting financing.So how do you avoid these hazards? There are plenty of ways to make sure a business will be profitable before you start it. The most tried-and-true is to run it on a limited basis, ideally while you are still employed. Suppose you want to run a restaurant. Before you buy or rent a space for it and hire a team of servers, make sure there’s a demand in your target market for the food you’re offering. Try selling your signature dishes through a catering service you run on weekends or at a local farmer’s market to see what the response is. That can give you a chance to fine-tune your offerings before you make costly mistakes. During your trial run, you may discover that some of your initial assumptions about your market were not correct and, for instance, you’d be better off setting up shop in a different community or opening a lunch restaurant instead of one that serves dinner. Finding this out early can help you adjust your business plan, so you don’t lose money. You can prevent the other major hazard–financing shortages–by taking a couple of important steps. First, do your due diligence on what your startup costs will actually be. Talk with the owners of businesses similar to your own to get a sense of what your outlays will be the first and second year. Ask how soon you can expect to bring in revenue, and how much you might realistically expect to earn. You will probably need to find a way to cover your business and personal overhead with cash from outside of the business. Also ask established owners what might go wrong that might cost you money. Many new owners neglect to prepare for situations that can derail a business—like a major repair that lands a food truck in the shop for a week. If you’re planning to buy an established business, the franchisor or owner will generally provide you with extensive financial information during the due diligence process. Have an experienced small-business attorney or accountant review it with you if you’re not clear on the fine points. Once you know how much money you need to have on hand, you can come up with a plan to raise the money. For many startups these days, the majority of their initial financing comes from the owner’s personal savings. Owners sometimes tap other resources, too, such as the equity in their homes or their retirement accounts. Sometimes, business owners will arrange their lives so the family can live on a spouse’s income during the startup period. Banks usually don’t like to loan money to startups, so if, after tapping your personal resources, you still need to borrow, you will probably need to try other avenues. At FinancingFactory.com, we specialize in matching small businesses with lenders who are comfortable working with both new and established businesses. Starting out with adequate funding is essential to your success. You don’t want to have to pull the plug on a great business because you’ve run out of cash.
The recommended storage temperature for most batteries is 15°C (59°F); the extreme allowable temperature is –40°C to 50°C (–40°C to 122°F) for most chemistries.
When Judge Richard Posner, the prolific conservative intellectual, released his book “A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of ‘08 and the Descent Into Depression” last year, you might have thought the final verdict was in: Capitalism caused the economic downturn and high unemployment.

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