New valve-gate controllers for small precision parts use solid-state timers and relays for cost savings and increased operating durability. VCTH 4000 and 8000 controllers from D-M-E Co., Madison Heights, Mich., are for hydraulic valve gates and the VCTB-4000 is a four-zone pneumatic controller that works with plant compressed-air systems. Both designs use solid-state timers and relays that provide resolution to 0.01 sec (which D-M-E says exceeds the industry standard of 0.10 sec) and have a rated lifetime of 10 million cycles. Tel: (248) 398-6000 . www.dme.net
29111 Stephenson Highway Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone (248) 398-6000 Fax (248) 544-5705
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