Modular Measuring System

Kaman Instrumentation Operations, a unit of Kaman Aerospace Corp., introduced its Series 8000 modular measuring system for noncontact positioning sensing. The product performs at a resolution of at least 10 micro-inches. Kaman offers the system in a 19-inch (48.3-cm) rack that can hold up to 12 channels; a mid-rack Eurocard instrument case with nine-channel capacity; half-rack bench-top instrument case that can hold six channels; and a NEMA 12 enclosure that can hold two channels, one function card, integral display and power supply. Visit on the Web, or phone 800-552-6267.

Aerospace Trading Portal ( ), a joint venture partnership of BACK Associates Inc. ( ) and LLC ( ), announced it has become the first independent, non-affiliated, second-generation, B2B trading hub and vertical portal for the global aerospace industry. Using a high-tech transaction platform that facilitates supply chain processes in real-time, says it creates a virtual e-procurement environment for aerospace. The company plans this spring to launch its open architecture system to connect buyers and sellers worldwide in a secure trading environment.

Test and Simulation Boards

Excalibur Systems has introduced four new Mil-Std-1553 test and simulation boards, each compatible with all common variations of Mil-Std-1553 (A, B, F-16, McAir) and can operate simultaneously as a bus controller or as a triggerable monitor. The EXC-1553VME/Px is designed for VME and VXI host computers and supports up to six dual redundant 1553 channels; EXC-1553PCI/Px is for the PCI bus and supports up to four dual redundant 1553 channels; EXC-1553cPCI-Px for compact PCI systems supports one or two dual redundant 1553 channels; EXC-1553PC/Px suits PC compatible computers. Visit or call 800-MIL-1553.

System 55 Training CD

S-Tec Corp. has introduced its System 55 interactive CD-ROM for first-time users of the S-TEC System 55 and Altitude Selector/Alerter. Dealers may download the CD-ROM training through the S-TEC Website at Others may purchase the CD from S-TEC for $39.95.

Vibration Sensor

Vibra-Metrics Inc. offers the model 1030 ultra low-frequency sensor to measure vibrations on semiconductor process tools, electron microscopes, micro-machining instruments and similar low frequency applications. This high sensitivity, low bias sensor has very low noise and is used to monitor stationary or moving structures. Visit

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