Excitron

excitron

[′ek·sə‚trän]
(electronics)
A single-anode mercury-pool tube provided with means for maintaining a continuous cathode spot.

Excitron

 

a controlled mercury-arc rectifier (in the Soviet Union, usually multianode) with a cathode spot that, once initiated, is maintained continuously by an excitation anode. Excitrons are used in equipment such as high-power rectifiers.

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For example, Excitron Corporation of Boulder, Colorado, specified lightweight yet rigid Aluminum Extrusions for its recently launched Motorized Rotary Table with Z-Lift , a versatile and cost-effective work table used to automate activities such as laser marking, hot stamping, drilling and machining.
Vern Bunch, Excitron's CEO and chief engineer, notes that selection of Misumi's Aluminum Extrusions and other components "Osaved time and money for Excitron at the engineering end.