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Mechatronic Component Information

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Here are links to manufacturers and vendors that may be helpful to you in finding components, getting data sheets, and building mechatronic systems. The links below are by no means exhaustive. Some of the information has been adapted from the Stanford SPDL web page and Appendix C from Mobile Robots by Joseph Jones and Anita Flynn (both of which are excellent resources).

Have a look! If you come across others that you think should be listed here or find any broken links, please let me know.

Index to the links:

 

 

Actuators, Drive Components, and Electromechanical Parts (new) 

Applied Industrial Technologies

distributor of bearings, mechanical components, actuators, pneumatics, etc.

Ball Screws & Actuators Co.

ball screws, leadscrews, linear actuators, rails, and bearings

Berg (W. M. Berg, Inc.)

chains, belts, gears, couplings, bearings, shafts, etc. (relatively small parts)

Electric Motor Manufacturers
(http://www.electric-motors.net/)

electric motor manufacturers including DC motors, stepper motor, servo motors, AC motor, gear motors, and DC electric motors.

Fractional Horsepower Motors

manufacturer's directory for fractional hp motors, dc, ac, gearmotors, etc.

Linear Actuators Manufactures Blog
(http://www.linear-actuators.net/)

linear actuator manufacturers including electric actuators, electric linear actuators, positioning tables, positioning stages, linear motion components, and linear positioners

Mannesmann Rexroth

linear motion products: bearings, linear actuators, linear bushings, etc.

Maxon Precision Motors

high quality dc brush and brushless motors

McMaster-Carr
(http://www.mcmaster.com/)

large supplier of mechanical, maintenance, and industrial supplies

Micro Mo

fractional horsepower DC motors, precision gearheads, tachometers,encoders, brakes, and complete servo systems.

Miniature Precision Components, Inc.

gears, pulleys, bearings, shafts, dowel pins, etc. ((mention that your were referred via this website and get a small discount!)

Motion Online

industrial machine control supplier

NSK

linear and rotary bearings, leadscrews and nuts

Oriental Motors

stepper, ac and dc motors and controls

Portescap

fractional horsepower DC motors, precision gearheads, etc.

PIC Design

standardized precision mechanical components such as gears, belts, couplings, fasteners, etc.

Pittman

large range of dc brush and brushless motors

Small Parts, Inc.

standardized precision mechanical components such as gears, belts, couplings, fasteners, etc.

Stock Drive Products, Inc.

standardized precision mechanical components such as gears, belts, couplings, fasteners, etc.

THK

linear and rotary bearings, leadscrews and nuts, linear actuators

Thomson Industries, Inc.

linear and rotary bearings, leadscrews and nuts, precision shafting, bushings, etc.

UltraMotion

manufacturer of small electromechanical linear actuators for precision motion control

Valtorc International, Inc.

industrial valves and actuators made in the USA

 

Actuators, Drive Components, and Electromechanical Parts (used) 

American Science and Surplus
847-982-0874  (Illinois)

wide assortment of electronic surplus.$12.50 minimum order (includes the $4 shipping charge)

B.G. Micro, Inc. 
800-276-2206 

a variety of surplus electronic components, mostly computer oriented, but with a regular streak of motors and LCD displays.

Electronic Goldmine 
800-445-0697 

a wide variety of mostly surplus components and project kits. Lots of neat stuff.

Marlin P. Jones & Associates 
800-652-6733 

surplus electronic and electro-mechanical parts. Also sells project kits.

C and H Sales Company
800-325-9465

a good source for surplus motors, power supplies, electronic components, fans, optics and more

Electronics Flea Market
Foothill Community College, 2nd Saturday of the month from March - October, dawn till noon

nice source for used electronic components, computer stuff, tools, consumer electronics, ham radio equipment

Excess Solutions
1555 S 7th St, San Jose (408) 262-3900

surplus electronics, motors, pneumatics, and other goodies.

H & R Company (Herbach and Rademan)
800-848-8001

most items are new overstocks, and surplus; much regularly stocked stuff as well. Tools, electrical components, DC, stepper & AC motors, mechanical components. $5 processing charge on orders under $25.

Haltek Electronics
http://www.haltek.com/

their retail store closed recently. they are planning an online store soon.

HdB Electronics
2860 Spring St., Redwood City, 94063, 650-368-1388

some surplus electronics and motors; M-F 8-5

Hosfelt Electronics 
800-524-6464 

good source for surplus electronic parts, a few DC and stepper motors.

HSC Electronic Supply (Halted Specialties Co.)
3051 Corvin Dr., Santa Clara, 95051, 408-732-1573, or
800-442-5833 

a great local surplus supplier of electronic parts, but also does mail order

Resources Un-Ltd. 
603-668-2499 
(New Hampshire)

surplus electronics; used and refurbished test equipment; motors.

Weird Stuff Warehouse 
384 W. Caribbean Dr., Sunnyvale, 94089, 408-743-5650

local dealer of surplus and used electronics, electro-mechanical stuff and computers

 

EE and Chip Selection Resources     (helpful for finding the device you need, part no., manufacturer, vendors, etc.)

Data Sheet Archive
http://www.datasheetarchive.com/

an extensive source for data sheets

Data Sheet Pro
http://www.datasheetpro.com/

a relatively new search engine and data base for electronic components and circuits

DigChip.com
http://www.digchip.com/

a comprehensive resource database on electronic components and circuits

EE Design Center

a comprehensive technical resource for the electronic design engineering community

EEM.com

electronic engineers master online is billed as the electronic engineer's search engine for electronic parts

EE Projects Info site
(http://projects.cappels.org/)

a good listing (with comments) of helpful sites for everything EE!

IC Chip Directory

an excellent resource for finding numerically and functionally ordered chip lists, chip pinouts and lists of chip manufacturers, manufacturers of controller embedding tools, electronics
books, CDROM's, magazines, WWW sites and much more.

IC Master

this site boasts of ability to access over 150 million parts

Part Miner

a leading-edge online resource for online information and purchasing of electronic parts

DataSheets.com

a new website to easily find electronics parts and inventory. Over 185 million parts in their database.

www.siliconexpert.com

extensive tools for part search, BOM management, and managing electronic parts

 

Electronic Parts Suppliers (new)

Acroname
303-258-3161 (CO)

books, sensors, and parts for robot enthusiasts

Allied Electronics
800-433-5700

a major distributor of electronics parts

Arrow Electronics
408-441-4050

a major distributor of electronics parts. $25 minimum order

AT Battery
877-528-2288

Supplies rechargeable batteries: Li-ion, lithium, NiMH, lead acid. Student discounts available.

Circuit Specialists, Inc.
800-528-1417

offers a wide range of electronic parts; can supply pre-packaged kits of parts per your spec.

C & S Sales
800-292-7711

test equipment, science, toys, and parts

Digikey
800-344-4539

wide selection of parts and excellent service

Electronix Express
800-972-2225

competitive prices; can supply pre-packaged kits of parts per your spec.

Jameco
800-831-4242

good selection of parts; excellent service; can supply pre-packaged kits of parts per your spec.

JDR Microdevices
800-538-5000

local vendor for electronic components and PC products

MCM Electronics
800-543-4330

test equipment, tools, connectors, replacement parts for electronic appliances

Mouser Electronics
800-346-6873

a wide selection of parts; regional distribution centers; will fax detailed specs to you.

Newark Electronics
800-463-9275

a major distributor with a huge selection of parts; local offices around the country. $25 minimum order.

Radio Shack
(check phone book or web site for nearby stores)

basic components, connectors, tools, batteries

 

Electronic Parts Suppliers (used)

Advanced Component Electronics (ACE)
 408-416-0513

local surplus supplier with a good selection of components, connectors, etc.

All Electronics Corp.
800-826-5432

surplus boards, components, assemblies; good source for LCD display modules

Alltronics
408-943-9773

a local surplus electronics supplier

Altex Electronics
800-531-5369

American Science and Surplus
847-982-0874  (Illinois)

wide assortment of electronic surplus.$12.50 minimum order (includes the $4 shipping charge)

B.G. Micro, Inc. 
800-276-2206 

a variety of surplus electronic components, mostly computer oriented, but with a regular streak of motors and LCD displays.

C and H Sales Company
800-325-9465

a good source for surplus motors, power supplies, electronic components, fans, optics and more

Electronics Flea Market
Foothill Community College, 2nd Saturday of the month from March - October, dawn till noon

nice source for used electronic components, computer stuff, tools, consumer electronics, ham radio equipment

Electronic Goldmine 
800-445-0697 

a wide variety of mostly surplus components and project kits. Lots of neat stuff.

H & R Company (Herbach and Rademan)
800-848-8001

most items are new overstocks, and surplus; much regularly stocked stuff as well. Tools, electrical components, DC, stepper & AC motors, mechanical components. $5 processing charge on orders under $25.

Hosfelt Electronics 
800-524-6464 

good source for surplus electronic parts, a few DC and stepper motors.

HSC Electronic Supply (Halted Specialties Co.)
800-442-5833  

a great local surplus supplier, but also does mail order

Marlin P. Jones & Associates 
800-652-6733 

surplus electronic and electro-mechanical parts. Also sells project kits.

Just In Time 
510-490-1377

a local surplus dealer specializing component level computer electronics. 

R & D Electronic Parts
408-262-7144 or  800-675-1177

a local supplier of electronic parts

Resources Un-Ltd. 
603-668-2499 
(New Hampshire)

surplus electronics; used and refurbished test equipment; motors.

SMC ELECTRONICS
(508) 884-3061 (Massachussetts)

surplus electronics; emphasis on personal computer hardware.

Surplus Traders.net
(514) 739-9328 (Vermont)

surplus electronic, computer, and high-tech parts and equip.

Tucker Electronics 
800-527-4642 

surplus electronic gear; used and refurbished 'scopes and signal generators.

Weird Stuff Warehouse 
408-743-5650 

local dealer of surplus and used electronics, electro-mechanical stuff and computers

 

Local Parts Suppliers    (local vendors of new and used parts, etc.)

Advanced Component Electronics (ACE)
1810 Oakland Rd # C , San Jose, 408-416-0513

surplus supplier with a good selection of components, connectors, etc.

Alltronics
PO BOX 730 Morgan Hill, CA 95038-0730
408.778.3868

surplus electronics and motors

Anchor Electronics
2040 Walsh Ave., Santa Clara, 408-727-3693

a local electronics supplier (new parts) M-F 7:30 am-4:30 pm, Sat. 10 am-3 pm

Applied Industrial Technologies
255 E. Brokaw Rd., San Jose, CA, 95112, 408-436-5464

new parts supplier for W. M. Berg and other mechanical and electromechanical parts.

Excess Solutions
1555 S 7th St, San Jose (408) 262-3900

surplus electronics, motors, pneumatics, and other goodies.

Hdb Electronics
2860 Spring St., Redwood City, 94063, 650-368-1388

some surplus electronics and motors; M-F 8-5

HSC Electronic Supply (Halted Specialties Co.)
3051 Corvin Dr., Santa Clara, 95051, 408-732-1573, or
800-442-5833 

a great local surplus supplier of electronic parts, but also does mail order

Just In Time 
4450 Enterprise, Suite 113, Fremont, 510-490-1377

surplus dealer specializing component level computer electronics. 

Miniature Precision Components, Inc.
3501 Thomas Road # 11, Santa Clara, 95054,
408 986-8464

gears, pulleys, bearings, shafts, dowel pins, etc. (mention that your were referred via this website and get a small discount!)

Weird Stuff Warehouse 
384 W. Caribbean Dr., Sunnyvale, 94089, 408-743-5650

local dealer of surplus and used electronics, electro-mechanical stuff and computers

 

Microcontrollers

Atmel

microcontrollers, ASIC's, memory IC's, imaging, and wireless chips

Douglas Electronics

sells PC boards and kits for the Handy Board, a 68HC11-based controller developed at MIT

Gleason Research

sells the Handy Board, a 68HC11-based controller developed at MIT

Microchip

manufacturer of the PIC microcontroller family

Micromint

a leading supplier of single-board computers and industrial embedded controllers

Motorola

manufactures a broad range of microcontrollers (including the 68HC11 chip we use in the lab)

Oricom Technologies

sells a very nice board using the OOPic microcontroller

New Micros

sells some nice, modular development boards (what we use in the lab)

Parallax

sells the Basic Stamp, a PIC-based microcontroller

Rabbit Semiconductor

sells the Rabbit, a nicely integrated, feature-rich, 8-bit microcontroller

 

Semiconductor Manufacturers    (good sources for device data sheets, application notes, etc.)

Allegro Micro Systems

power IC's (motor drivers, etc.), signal processing IC's, and Hall-effect sensor IC's

Analog Devices, Inc.

analog, mixed signal, and digital IC's used in signal-processing applications.

Atmel

microcontrollers, ASIC's, memory IC's, imaging, and wireless chips

Dallas Semiconductor

chips and chip-based subsystems for a  variety of applications, from timing to thermal management

Fairchild Semiconductor

analog, mixed signal, logic, non-volatile memory and discrete power and signal devices

Gray's List

the most complete and up-to-date listing of IC manufacturers available on the internet

Harris Semiconductor

logic, power, signal processing, telecommunication, digital, and radiation hardened devices

International Rectifier

power semiconductor devices

Linear Technologies

high performance linear IC's including op-amps, data acquisition, power management, etc.

Maxim Integrated Products

linear, mixed signal IC's (data converters, interface circuits, power supplies, voltage references, etc.)

Microchip

embedded controllers (maker of the PIC microcontroller)

Motorola

analog, mixed signal, logic, microcontrollers, discrete and small signal, telecommunication, etc.

ON Semiconductor

IC's for power management and low-voltage power transistors

National Semiconductor

analog, mixed signal,  microcontrollers, audio, wireless communication

Philips Semiconductor

logic, linear, power, small signal, sensors, microcontrollers, RF, communications, multimedia

ST Microelectronics

formerly SGS-Thomson, analog, mixed-signal, telecommunication, automotive, and industrial control IC's

Texas Instruments

analog, mixed signal, logic, ASIC, microcontrollers, programmable logic

Vishay Siliconix

MOSFET's, power IC's, optoelectronics, diodes, transistors

 

Sensors    

Acroname Robotics

expertise and products for applications in embedded robotic, automation and control systems.

Banner Engineering

a leading manufacturer of industrial sensors especially photoelectric and fiberoptic

Futek Advanced Sensor Technology

a leading manufacturer of load cells, torque sensors, and pressure sensors

Hamamatsu

a leading manufacturer of photosensors

Heidenhein

maker of high precision position feedback devices (encoders)

Honeywell

a major manufacturer of a broad range of sensors: optoelectronic, Hall effect, pressure, etc.

Interface Load Cells

full line of load and torque transducers

Junun Robotics

another good source for sensors used by mobile robots

Keyence

a leading manufacturer of industrial sensors especially photoelectric and fiberoptic

Load Cell Central

provides a wide range of custom and stock load cells (educational discounts are available)

Vishay Measurements Group

a leading manufacturer of strain gages

Optek

optoelectronic sensors, Hall effect sensors

Omron

a leading manufacturer of industrial sensors, switches, relays, and automotive electronics

Parallax, inc

another good source for sensors used by mobile robots

Renishaw

leading supplier of encoders

Schaevitz

LVDT's, pressure sensors, tilt sensors, inertial sensors

Sensor Portal

an extensive 'broker' for lots of information about sensors

Sharp

lots of neat optoelectronic devices

Sunx

a leading manufacturer of industrial photoelectric, proximity, vacuum/pressure, and optical measurement sensors

US Digital

motion control components, especially encoders

 

 

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