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Actobotics newest X-Rail extrusion complements the
already extensive building system.
The ‘X’ profile provides a slot in the
center of each of the sides to capture
the mounts to solidly fasten various
components. While that might
exhaust the ingenuity of other brands
of extrusion, the Actobotics X-Rail has
other key features that increase the
The 1/4” bore is convenient for
locating an axle in a rotating
assembly; routing wires, cables, or
hoses through; or could even be
tapped (5/16-18 tap size). Around
the 1/4” bore is a .770”
Actobotics pattern with the proper
hole-diameter (.1065”) to accept a
6-32 tap to fasten channel, plates,
and brackets to the ends easily.
Even if it becomes necessary to
cut down the X-Rail extrusion, all
of those features remain.
Also, drill guides are formed
into each of the sides on center
and on the ‘flats’ containing the
.770” hub pattern so if you need to
drill, your bit won’t wander.
Dimensionally, the X-Rail is
exactly half the size of the channel so
that the geometry remains correct for
expanding an assembly with
additional Actobotics parts. The X-Rail is constructed of 6061 T6
aluminum. Prices are $5.99 for 24”;
$8.99 for 36”; and $11.99 for 48”.
Actobotics’ X-Rail mounts allow
you to integrate the X-Rail extrusion
with the Actobotics building system.
The mounts will self-align when an
Actobotics component is attached
using 6-32 screws. Parts will be
securely held in place as the mounts
sit just below the top surface of the
X-Rail, causing the mount and the
attaching part to sandwich the
Dual mounts have the .770”
pattern as well as the side of the 1.5”
The Actobotics X-Rail roller
bracket further complements this
building system. You can create an
extremely smooth slide system when
combined with the roller brackets.
Pricing is $9.99/pair.
Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE), introduces its Slimpack,
type MLSH: the first in a series of
hermetically sealed aluminum
electrolytic capacitors that the
company plans to introduce over the
next several months. With its glass-to-metal seal that prevents dry-out, this
capacitor technology has
extraordinarily long life to meet the
most demanding applications.
The hermetic Slimpack is a spin-off of the non-hermetic Flatpack
series that the company has been
supplying to military and aerospace
customers for more than 20 years.
The company expects this
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20 August 2016