Thursday, November 15, 2018

Protecting Roof Entry - Protecting Drop-Down Stairs - Attic Entry

APPLICATION

Often the entry door from the garage to the house will be alarmed and the garage door will be left unsecured. An intruder can gain access to the garage door, enter the attic via the drop-down stairway, cut a hole through the ceiling between the joists, and drop into the house, all without triggering the alarm.

INSTALLATION

Position Sentrol switch on stairway frame, and magnet on drop-down portion of the stairway. There must be no interference to stairway mechanism from switch or magnet.

Permanently attach Interlogix switch to frame, and temporarily attach magnet to stairway with masking tape. Connect ohmmeter to switch lead, close stairway, and test for continuity.

Permanently attach magnet to stairway. Connect switch leads to alarm loop.

Note: A Sentrol surface mount switch may be used. For high-security and wide gap switches, labels on switch and magnet must read in the same direction. Also, observe minimum and maximum gap distances for high-security switches.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

1035W, 1045T, 1082, 1085W, 1085TW, 2500 or H series

Aluminum Housing Armored Cable Wide Gap - 2500 Series

Applications
• Mounting brackets available for gates, garage doors, freezers
• Rugged construction for long life
• Convenient surface mounting
• 2507AH is polarity-sensitive with reference to magnet direction

General Specifications
Enclosure - Brushed anodized aluminum with ABS plastic end caps (L)
Temperature Range - -40°F to 150°F (-40°C to 65°C)
Environmental - Hermetically Sealed Reed Switch Encapsulated in Polyurethane
NEMA Rating - 1, 2, 3, 4, 4x,  5, 6, 12
Protection Class - IP 67
Response Time - 1 msec max.
Life Cycles - 100,000 Under Full Load, 10,000,000 Under Dry Circuit
Lead Types/O.D. - Stainless Steel Armored Cable with #22 wire / (0.28")(0.71cm)
UL/ULC Listed - Most Models

Monday, August 01, 2016

Red Lion’s RAM 9000 Industrial Cellular RTUs Receive ATEX Zone 2, Category 3 Approval

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced its Sixnet® series RAM® 9000 industrial cellular RTUs have received ATEX zone 2, category 3 approval and are safe for use in potentially hazardous environments. This approval follows recent announcements that Red Lion’s rugged RAM industrial cellular RTUs support high-speed 4G LTE worldwide throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Ideal for deployment in industrial M2M networks such as oil and gas, water/wastewater, utility and transportation applications, RAM 9000 cellular RTUs provide a seamless network extension to remote locations. With more I/O than many competitive offerings, the RAM 9000 serves as a robust control platform that enables customers to simplify remote site equipment by combining separate functions into one feature-packed cellular RTU. The secure all-in-one RAM 9000 platform combines built-in I/O, a powerful event engine and data logging capabilities to securely monitor and control remote devices via 4G LTE cellular communications.

“Earning ATEX approval will allow the RAM 9000 to be deployed in even more hazardous and industrial environments,” said Denis Aull, vice president of products at Red Lion Controls. “As the Industrial Internet of Things continues to grow, approvals such as ATEX coupled with global 4G LTE communications will help connect critical data from rugged applications to next-generation IIoT platforms regardless of location.”

Features of the RAM 9000 include:
  •     High-density on-board I/O: lowers total system cost with two digital inputs, two digital outputs, three analog inputs and one relay output
  •     Powerful built-in event engine: triggers actions based on real-time operational data
  •     Detailed data logging capabilities: record I/O registers on SD Card or internal memory
  •     Remote connectivity: securely monitors serial devices via separate RS-232 and RS-485 ports
  •     Secure routing: enables reliable data exchange over 4G LTE cellular communication

Friday, July 08, 2016

PositionServo Successful Key Ingredient in Recipe

Lawrence Equipment headquartered outside of Los Angeles CA, designs and manufactures state-of-the-art flat bread and fried snack equipment used in single small scale and multi-national large scale operations throughout the United States and Europe. The company’s tagline - “The edge on automation” summarizes their commitment to advanced technology and superb customer service.

As part of their continuous improvement program, Lawrence Equipment searched for the most efficient automation solution for their Mega Series Press. With a capacity of up to 3,000 dozen, 6” diameter tortillas, chapati, roti or wraps per hour, the Mega Series press is designed for large wholesale and supermarket production.

In the demanding and competitive market of food processing equipment, machine yield, quality and uptime are non-negotiable. Customers from across the globe rely on the performance of Lawrence Equipment’s high-end presses. When designing the Mega Series, the Lawrence engineering team focused on specifying components that provide value, improve ease-of-use and ensure dependability. They especially appreciated the PositionServo’s outstanding programmability and flexibility as well as the expert support provided globally by Lenze Americas.

With the PositionServo, servo-actuated indexing is now a standard feature of the Mega Series press; it accurately arranges the array of dough balls on a Teflon mesh conveyor belt with the exact speed, acceleration and distance so they are fed continuously and evenly into the oven. The servo drive monitors feedback signals from the motor and continually adjusts for deviation from expected behavior. Also, PositionServo drive parameters are stored in the drive’s EPM (Electronic Programmable Module), allowing Lawrence Equipment engineers to create programs once and then simply copy them in seconds, saving time and avoiding errors.

According to Lawrence Equipment, since the inclusion of the PositionServo in the Mega Series Press it as contributed to a significant increase in throughput. Lawrence Equipment has also incorporated the 940 PositionServo across all its machine platforms.

Product Benefits

• Superior Performance
• Quick, Intuitive Programming
• Removable Memory (EPM)
• Seamless Integration Into System
• Global Support
• Multiple Communication Options
• Outstanding Value
• Product Availability

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Banner Engineering DF-G3 Discrete Fiber Amplifier Features World-Class Long Range Sensing Capability

Banner Engineering introduces its DF-G3 discrete long-range fiber amplifier with dual digital displays for use with plastic and glass fiber optic assemblies. Featuring increased sensing power, the DF-G3 can sense more than 3 meters (10 ft.) with opposed mode fibers or more than 1 meter (3 ft.) with diffuse mode fibers. The extra power provides increased detection reliability for dark targets at long range and enhanced detection sensitivity when using specialty fiber assemblies for large area and small part detection applications.

The DF-G3 is available with a single discrete output or two dual discrete outputs. The dual discrete outputs can be independently taught to trigger at different intensity values, which is ideal for correct part-in-place or error-proofing, bottle down, and edge guiding applications.

“We developed the DF-G3 fiber amplifier to meet our customers’ need to precisely detect smaller targets at longer ranges” said Dennis Smith, Senior Marketing Manager, Banner Engineering. “With increased sensing power, the DF-G3 will solve difficult detection challenges in printing, packaging, and electronic assembly markets around the world.”

Users can also setup the sensor remotely via a multi-function input wire which can be configured to control the LED, gate the amplifier’s output, remote teach the amplifier, or setup a robust cross-talk avoidance ring with up to seven amplifiers to solve dense sensing point applications. The DF-G3 offers a simple interface to ensure easy setup and programming via displays and switches. The easy-to-read dual digital displays show both signal level and threshold simultaneously.

With expert TEACH and SET functions, the DF-G3 ensures optimal gain and threshold for all applications, but especially for low-contrast applications at long detection range. Users also have full control over all operating parameters, including threshold, light or dark operate, output timing functions, gain level and response speed.

Featuring energy-efficient light resistance, the DF-G3 provides stable detection in industrial lighting environments. The sensor’s level action fiber clamp ensures stable, reliable and trouble-free fiber clamping.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Banner Engineering Q3X Laser Contrast Sensor with Background Suppression Now Available in More Sensing Ranges

Banner Engineering has expanded the maximum sensing range available for the Q3X laser contrast sensor with fixed background suppression. The Q3X now features four standard sensing ranges: 50 mm, 100 mm, 150 mm, 200 mm with fixed background suppression technology, and a 300 mm model which uses standard intensity detection. The key innovation of the Q3X sensor is the combination of low-contrast detection within a defined sensing range.

Featuring high-speed part detection as fast as 250 μs, Banner’s Q3X laser contrast sensor can capture up to 2,000 events per second. This, along with background suppression, makes the Q3X ideal for detecting targets with small contrast changes where a variable background needs to be ignored.

Banner’s Q3X is designed with a unique angled, three-digit display of signal intensity, which provides high visibility of operating conditions from multiple angles. For an intuitive user setup, the Q3X has two tactile buttons conveniently located below the display.

The Q3X’s rugged nickel-plated zinc die cast housing ensures reliable performance even in environments with exposure to cutting fluids and oils. Sensors are rated to IP67, IP68 and IP69K for enhanced protection to water submergence and high-pressure washdown environments.

The Q3X laser contrast sensor is ideal for a variety of applications, including registration mark detection, leading edge detection, high-speed part detection, small/thin features, part in place verification using small contrast changes, or robust fixed range part detection.

Banner Engineering Q4X Laser Distance Sensor with New Dual Mode Solves Clear Object Detection and Error-Proofing Applications

Banner Engineering has improved its industry-recognized Q4X Laser Distance Sensor with a New Dual Teach Mode. Featuring new firmware, the Q4X dual teach mode sensor combines window thresholds on both target distance and target reflected intensity, allowing the Q4X to reliably solve difficult applications with ease. The Q4X can now detect clear objects without requiring a retro-reflector. Dual mode can be used to error-proof applications by ensuring the correct color part is located at the correct position.

Banner’s Q4X reliably detects distance changes as small as 1 mm and covers a 25 to 300 mm range. The sensor was already ideal for difficult distance-based sensing applications as it easily detects objects regardless of target surface reflectivity, including black foam on black plastic, black rubber in front of metal, multicolor packaging and targets of all colors. Now with the dual teach mode, the sensor can detect small changes in reflected intensity for targets inside the distance threshold. This powerful combination allows the Q4X to solve many new applications.

Offering a simplified user experience, the Q4X includes a bright readout on a highly visible, angled four-digit display that is easily viewed from multiple vantage points. The Q4X also offers intuitive user setup utilizing three tactile push-buttons conveniently located below the display.

The Q4X is constructed with robust housing rated to IP67, IP68 or IP69K, allowing use in wet and high-pressure washdown environments, durable FDA-grade stainless steel resists mechanical impact, over tightening, extreme vibration and aggressive cleaning procedures.

Monday, April 04, 2016

OMRON E3S-DB Series Transparent Object Sensor

Omron’s E3S-DB retro-reflective sensor is the first in a new generation of high-performance sensors designed for packaging machines. Developed in close consultation with Omron’s leading customers in the Food & Beverage industry, it is designed for the stable detection of all transparent objects, independent of shape, colour, or thickness.

The E3S-DB follows the Omron 361˚ approach where you select what you really need: not more – not less. E3S-DB is part of the PRO-Plus line, providing tailored performance for specific applications in industry.

The E3S-DB detects all types of transparent objects such as glass bottles, PET bottles, transparent trays and
packaging films. The sensor provides stable operation under all ambient conditions resulting in fewer sensor
failures, thus less downtime of your machine.

The E3S-DB features models with multi-turn trimmer pots and models with “Smart Teach ”- an enhanced
teaching method combining a seamless threshold setting using a one-turn trimmer and One-push-teach.
The teach button automatically adjusts light emission power and sensitivity based on the sensing distance
and selected threshold. This provides clear information about the sensor’s settings and allows easy
and fast copying of sensor settings.

Using a of an PC-interface, the monitoring tool optimised control over all sensor parameters using
remote devices. Furthermore, in conjunction with SmartTeach, it enables analysis of the minimum attenuation
of an object.

To achieve the most reliable long-term operation, the threshold for transparent-object detection should be
exactly between the light intensity levels for object absence and object presence. This optimum or ‘middle’
position can be quickly determined and clearly indicated using the monitoring tool, as shown.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

IDEC Releases RV8H Compact Interface Relays

IDEC Corporation announces the addition of the 14mm-wide RV8H compact relay family to its existing interface relay line. These electromechanical relays are ideal for panels with limited room as they provide up to a 40% reduction in required DIN rail track space as compared to standard ice-cube relays, and feature the industry’s lowest height requirement as they are only 70mm high.

RV8H relays work particularly well in higher load switching applications, industrial automation panels with high I/O content, and commercial HVAC panels. In these and other applications, an RV8H relay is typically installed between an output from a PLC or other controller and the load to increase switching capacity and protect the output from damage. These relays are rapidly replacing traditional 5 to 10A general purpose plug-in relays due to their smaller size and lower cost

The 14mm-wide RV8H compact relay family includes SPDT and DPDT models, and the DPDT models are supplied with gold-plated contacts. SPDT models are rated up to 16A and DPDT models are rated up to 8A. All versions are available with AC or DC input, with input voltages from 5 VDC to 240 VAC.

The relays are available pre-assembled in a DIN-mount socket, and this universal AC/DC socket includes built-in surge suppression and a green LED Indicator. The entire socket and relay assembly is UL listed, and a release lever is included for easy locking and removal of the relay.

The 14mm-wide RV8H compact relay family features high dielectric strength and impulse withstand voltage, and all DC input relays are protected from reverse polarity. Either screw type or spring clamp terminations can be specified. The operating temperature range is -40ºC to 70°C, and all versions are RoHS compliant.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

IDEC Releases Enhanced 5.7” HMI HG2G-5T Series

IDEC Corporation announces the 5.7” Enhanced HMI, HG2G-5T series, a significant upgrade from their previous Basic 5.7 inch model. The Enhanced HG2G-5T Series color version TFT LCD HMI has a resolution of 65,536 colors and a brightness of 500 cd/m2. The monochrome TFT LCD model has a resolution of 16 shades and a brightness of 1100 cd/m2. This level of resolution produces a much improved viewing experience, and the increased brightness allows screens to be easily seen even in direct sunlight. Viewing can be configured for either portrait or landscape.

End users and OEMs often need an HMI that can communicate with a variety of different PLCs and controllers, and the Enhanced HMI HG2G-5T series delivers this functionality by supporting up to three different communication protocols simultaneously. The serial port can support both RS-232 and RS-422/485 simultaneously, and the Ethernet port can support up to four Hosts and three User communication protocols at the same time. The serial port and the Ethernet port combined can thus support up to nine communication protocols simultaneously, two serial and seven Ethernet.

The Enhanced 5.7” HMI has a wide range of operating temperatures from -20 to 60 degrees C, and it is rated IP66/IP66F and NEMA 4X to allow for installation outdoors, or indoors in washdown areas. The unit is suitable for installation in Class 1, Division 2 hazardous location.

A common problem with HMIs in this class is limited backlight life, particularly since the backlight is typically not field-replaceable. The Enhanced HG2G-5T HMI LED backlight addresses this issue with a best-in-class life of 100,000 hours, which will provide many years of operation as the backlight can be automatically switched off when the HMI is not in use.

The new 5.7” Enhanced HMI Series has a built-in web server, which allows full remote monitoring and control via any web browser running on a PC, smartphone or tablet. Remote users can monitor current values or processes—and also control operation, print information, switch screens, or even change program values—just as if they were in front of the touchscreen. Users can also remotely perform troubleshooting, run tests and perform maintenance. No additional software tools or modules are needed to use the Remote Monitor & Control function.

The new 5.7” HG2G-5T Series HMI is programmed using IDEC’s WindO/I NV4 software. This new programming software provides advanced programming features similar to those found in IDEC’s High Performance HMI including WebServer functionality, and a USB Auto Run function for easy data transfer. The Enhanced HG2G mounts in the same panel cutout as the current HG2G-5ST Basic model, allowing for easy field replacement while delivering a host of upgraded features and functionality. Available bezel colors include light gray, black and silver.

IDEC Releases New Line of High Efficiency Power Supplies

IDEC Corporation announces the PS5R-V line of DIN-rail power supplies, offering their customers high-efficiency in a compact form factor at competitive prices. These power supplies suit a wide range of needs in the industrial marketplace, and carry all of the required certifications necessary for use in these demanding applications. This next generation of the industry standard PS5R power supply family has updated features and specifications to meet current and future needs.

The PS5R-V line of power supplies includes 10W, 15W, 30W, 60W and 120W versions, with additional versions coming soon. These power supplies have a very compact form factor with overall dimensions reduced by up to 25% from previous generations. The reduced form factors combine with DIN-rail mounting to free up valuable control panel space and reduce installation costs.

Operating temperature ranges up to -25 to +75 degrees C offer more versatility. These extended operating temperature ranges often allow these power suppliers to be used in control panels without the need for air conditioning or other cooling devices. In addition, operating efficiencies have been significantly improved, up to 16% from previous generations. These efficiencies meet or exceed competing products, and reduce energy consumption.

Flexibility is designed into the PS5R-V line of power supplies with spring-up screw terminals that accept ring and fork terminals, as well as stripped wire. The power supply can also be mounted in any of six different orientations with minimal derating, providing a wealth of installation configuration options.

The PS5R-V line of power supplies is approved for installation in Class I Division 2 environments in standard control cabinets, making them ideal for use in hazardous location applications such as oil and gas processing and petrochemical facilities. These power supplies add to IDEC’s current line of products approved for installation in hazardous areas, allowing many automation applications to be designed using only approved products, which simplifies engineering and saves money.

Certifications and approvals include UL 508, UL 1310, SEMI F47 and RoHS. Meeting these stringent industry standards requires the use of very reliable components, leading to an MTBF of up to 900,000 hours for this line of power supplies. This high level of reliability allows IDEC to offer their customers an industry leading five-year warranty.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

TURCK’s BL Compact Family Collects Analog and Digital Signals at the Source

TURCK’s BL Compact system is a revolutionary modular I/O solution for collecting a variety of signals in a single, rugged node on a network. Rather than routing all signals through a control cabinet, this device makes it possible to obtain analog, digital, thermocouple, RTD, serial, RFID or a mixture of signal types in a compact, machine-mountable device over DeviceNet™, CANopen and PROFIBUS ®.

Up to two signals types can be combined in any combination in the BL Compact system, including RFID and analog, digital and serial—and more. The BL Compact system may be customized to suit a user’s specific needs, so that devices may be added to an existing network and signals may be gathered on the machine without an enclosure. This drop-in solution can be used to connect up to 16 devices—drastically reducing the time it takes to run wires for each device back to the control cabinet and the potential for wiring errors.

The BL Compact system is currently available with four, eight or 16 ports in an environmentally hardened package that is rated for IP 68 and 69k protection. M8 or M12 connectors for bus communication and auxiliary power facilitate easy installation into any application, existing or new.

New Linear Encoders with Rugged Die Cast Housing and Built-in LED for Set Up and Diagnostics

Kübler by TURCK announces a new line of linear encoders that supply A and B channels—plus a periodic index with the corresponding inverted channels. The T8.LI20 and T8.LI50 linear encoders are available with either with a push-pull output or an RS422 interface, and provide a voltage range from 4.8 to 30 VDC.

The linear encoders are used with magnetic bands that are attached to the mounting surface and protected by a stainless-steel cover. The encoder’s resolution is up to 5 μm with quadruple evaluation, and its repeat accuracy is +/- one increment with a measuring speed up to 82 feet per second, depending on the resolution.

Kübler by TURCK encoders use non-contact technology and can survive environments with high vibration (30g/10-2,000 Hz) and shock (500 g’s/1ms). The products can also be used outdoors, thanks to an IP 67 protection rating, wide temperature range and the weatherproof die-cast housing. The metal housing also offers improved shielding against electromagnetic interference.

A built-in LED provides a warning signal or an index pulse. Connections are made via a high-grade shielded PUR cable that is also suitable for cable track installations.

7/8 16UN Connectors that Provide 600 Volts and 15 Amps

TURCK announces new A-Size 3 and 4-pin 7/8 16UN powerfast™ connectors that provide up to 600 Volts and 15 Amps of power. These IP67 rated connectors provide a modular wiring system designed to handle high current applications for machine power distribution, while providing resistance to vibration commonly associated with conveyors, motors and material handling applications.

The cordsets are available with a tray rated, exposed run PVC flexlife ® cable, with or without STOOW rating, and 14 AWG wires that allow you to replace hard wiring with a robust, quick disconnect system that saves the time and money spent installing a conduit system.

The A-Size powerfast line offers male and female, straight connectors, standard and custom lengths, and pigtails or extensions. To make the system complete, fully encapsulated mating receptacles, with 1/2”-14 NPT mounting threads are available.

TURCK M8 CORDSETS WITH 100 PERCENT SHIELDING OPTION PROTECT AGAINST EMI/RFI

TURCK is now offering the option to completely shield M8 picofast ® cordsets by connecting a braided shield directly to the coupling nut. This provides a cost-effective and reliable connection with 100 percent cable and connector shielding, which protects against electromagnetic and radio frequency interference.

The 3 and 4-pin cordsets are available with flexlife ® PVC or PUR jacketed cable. All connectors deliver IEC IP 67 protection.

The M8 picofast line, like most TURCK cordsets, provides male or female, straight and right angle connectors, standard and custom lengths, and pigtails or extensions. Fully encapsulated mating receptacles are also offered, completing the system.

Simplify your RFID Solution with BL20 Modular I/O

TURCK has expanded its BL ident RFID product portfolio with the release of a Simple RFID (RFID-S) slice for its BL20 modular I/O system. Each RFID-S slice contains two channels of RFID. Additional RFID slices, as well as traditional discrete and analog I/O slices, may be added to the system, making it the only product on the market that allows this combination on the same node on the network.

This flexible design facilitates the integration of RFID into both new and existing systems. The RFID-S slice does not require special software for integration into a PLC system, further simplifying the entire process of adding RFID to a system. Nick Clute, product specialist with TURCK, adds, “If you can program a push button to turn on a pilot light, you can program TURCK’s RFID system.”

The RFID-S slice is compatible with TURCK’s IP 20 rated BL20 non-programmable and programmable gateways for use on PROFIBUS ®-DP, PROFINET, DeviceNet™, Modbus TCP/IP and EtherNet/IP™ networks. All RFID channels operate in parallel, so there is no time delay during communication between the tag and the read/write head. The TURCK RFID-S slice is designed with digitized communication allowing up to 50 meters between the transceiver and the slice without the induction of noise.

New PROFINET Cordset Line from TURCK

TURCK introduces its new 4-wire PROFINET cordset line, developed to provide plug-and-play connectivity for applications using PROFINET protocols. PROFINET, the fastest industrial Ethernet I/O network, is compatible with existing fieldbus systems and the only network that can accomplish a line topology - especially ideal for long conveyor systems. These cordsets connect to TURCK’s BL67 Ethernet gateways for PROFINET - which can be connected to up to 32 I/O modules per gateway – to allow smooth integration into current fieldbus structures.

The PROFINET cordset line offers both M12 Ethernet D-coded and RJ45 connector options, allowing users the option to mix-and-match any connector combination to meet unique application needs. Cordsets are also available with color-coded field wireables to convert hard wiring to quick disconnect.

TURCK’s PROFINET cordset includes cable that meets IEC 11801:2002 Cat 5 and TIA 568B: 2001 Cat 5e requirements. Like most TURCK cordsets, the PROFINET line offers standard and custom lengths, as well as pigtail or extension cordset options.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Samsung's constant current LED drivers have an operating range up to 2.1 A with 0 to 10 V dimming control

Samsung's 50 W to 75 W constant current LED drivers are suitable for installation in ambient light and downlight. They have a versatile scope of application due to the wide operating range, up to 2.1 A, dimmable. These LED drivers are long lasting and are highly reliable.

Features and Benefits          
  • Output current range: 1.0 ~ 2.1 A (adjustable via LEDset)
  • Output voltage range: 22 ~ 52 VDC
  • Output power range: 22 ~ 75 W
  • Dimming control: 0-10 V
  • Input voltage: 120 ~ 277 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Safety: UL / cUL (UL 60950 + UL 8750)
  • EMI: FCC part 15 class B
  • Protections: overload, no load, short circuit, over temperature, over voltage
  • ta range: -20°C ~ +50°C
  • Expected lifetime: 50,000 hours at ta= 50°C
  • Long lasting and high reliability
  • Slim metal housing
Applications
  • Ambient lighting (linear and area) and other indoor lighting applications
  • Office, industry, shop

Amphenol Industrial Products Group's Tru-Loc rugged environment connectors are designed to perform in demanding environments

Amphenol Industrial Products Group introduces a connection system family with 1.5 mm socket contacts featuring Amphenol’s exclusive RADSOK contact system. The new Tru-Loc connector series is designed to perform in demanding environments, such as under valve covers on diesel engines and in high-vibration sensor applications.

Tru-Loc features a molded thermoplastic main plug body with secondary latch and a fluoroelastomer main joint seal that is resistant to many fluids, including diesel fuel.

The Tru-Loc series includes 2-way, 4-way, and 6-way inline plugs and receptacles. These connection systems are RoHS-compliant and seal to IP67 when mated. They are rated for high vibrations at 32 Grms.

Features        
  • 2-, 4-, or 6-pin connector with 1.5 mm RADSOK featured contacts
  • Plug body with secondary latch
  • Fluoroelastomer main joint seal and silicone-rubber wire seals to support IP67 rating
  • Dielectric withstanding voltage is 1600 VAC RMS
  • 13 A current rating
  • Insulation resistance can meet 100 M Ohms
  • Mating force less than 70 N
  • Contact retention between 60 N ~ 80 N
  • Operating temperatures can meet -40°C to 125°C or 150°C (depending on PN); 100 cycles, 1 hour per cycle
  • Durability is 20 mating cycles

GaAs MMIC low-noise wideband amplifier housed in a leadless 4 x 4 mm plastic surface-mount package from Analog Devices

The Analog Devices HMC753LP4E is a GaAs MMIC low-noise wideband amplifier housed in a leadless 4 x 4 mm plastic surface-mount package. The amplifier operates between 1 and 11 GHz, providing up to 16.5 dB of small signal gain, 1.5 dB noise figure, and output IP3 of +30 dBm, while requiring only 55 mA from a +5V supply. The P1dB output power of up to +18 dBm enables the LNA to function as an LO driver for balanced I/Q or image reject mixers. The HMC753LP4E also features I/Os that are DC blocked and internally matched to 50 Ω, making it ideal for high capacity microwave radios or VSAT applications. This versatile LNA is also available in die form as the HMC-ALH444.

Features
  • Noise figure: 1.5 dB at 4 GHz
  • Gain: 16.5 dB
  • P1dB output power: +18 dBm
  • Supply voltage: +5 V at 55 mA
  • Output IP3: +30 dBm
  • 50 Ω matched input/output
  • 24-lead plastic 4 x 4 mm SMT Package: 16mm²

Low ESR polymer electrolytic, 2 to 25 VDC capacitors from KEMET

The KEMET Organic Capacitor (KO-CAP) is a solid electrolytic capacitor with a conductive polymer cathode capable of delivering very low ESR and improved capacitance retention at high frequencies. KO-CAP combines the low ESR of multilayer ceramic, the high capacitance of aluminum electrolytic, and the volumetric efficiency of tantalum into a single surface-mount package. Unlike liquid electrolyte-based capacitors, KO-CAP has a very long operational life and high ripple current capabilities.

The T520 low ESR polymer electrolytic provides the widest range of voltage, capacitance, and case size options in the KO-CAP family. Suitable for general-purpose DC applications up to 12.8 volts, the T520 is ideal for DC-to-DC converters, bulk decoupling, and hold-up.

Features
  • Extremely low ESR
  • Volumetrically efficient
  • High frequency capacitance retention
  • 100% accelerated steady state aging
  • 100% surge current tested
  • EIA standard case sizes
  • Halogen-free epoxy/RoHS-compliant

NorComp’s M-series circular connectors offer a robust, waterproof, cable-to-panel interface for demanding end-use applications

NorComp’s M-series metal shell circular connectors offer a robust waterproof cable-to-panel / PC board interface for demanding end-use applications. Engineers continue to design-in these industry standard connectors due to their rugged design and space savings associated with the more compact connector. Contact-for-contact, these connectors take up less room than rectangular style connectors enabling an efficient use of mounting connectivity space for multiple design-in applications.

Features and Benefits        
  • Three industry standard sizes (M5, M8, M12)
  • Pin counts ranging from 2 to 8 positions
  • Solder-cup, vertical, and right-angle board mount positions
  • Cable mounts available as loose piece or pre-made cables
  • Up to 5 A contact rating
  • Temperature range of -40°C to 85°C
  • Full metal shells for EMI/RFI shielding
  • IP67/68 performance in mated / unmated position

Fairchild's FAN7688 advanced secondary side LLC resonant converter controller with synchronous rectifier control

Fairchild's FAN7688 is an advanced pulse frequency modulated (PFM) controller for LLC resonant converters with synchronous rectification (SR) that offers best-in-class efficiency for isolated DC/DC converters. It employs a current mode control technique based on a charge control, where the triangular waveform from the oscillator is combined with the integrated switch current information to determine the switching frequency. This provides a better control-to-output transfer function of the power stage simplifying the feedback loop design while allowing true input power limit capability. Closed-loop soft-start prevents saturation of the error amplifier and allows monotonic rising of the output voltage regardless of load condition. A dual edge tracking adaptive dead time control minimizes the body diode conduction time, thus maximizing efficiency.

Features        
  • Secondary side PFM controller for LLC resonant converter with synchronous rectifier control
  • Charge current control for better transient response and easy feedback loop design
  • Adaptive synchronous rectification control with dual edge tracking
  • Closed-loop soft-start
  • Wide operating frequency (39 kHz to 690 kHz)
  • Green functions to improve light-load efficiency
    • Symmetric PWM control at light-load to limit the switching frequency while reducing switching losses
    • Disabling SR at light-load condition
  • Wide operating temperature range: -40°C to 125°C
  • Protection functions with auto-restart
    • Over-current protection (OCP)
    • Output-short protection (OSP)
    • Non-zero-voltage switching prevention (NZS) by compensation cutback (frequency shift)
    • Power limit by compensation cutback (frequency shift)
    • Over-load protection (OLP) with programmable shutdown delay time
    • Over-temperature protection (OTP)
  • Programmable dead times for primary side switches and secondary side synchronous rectifiers
  • VDD under-voltage lockout (UVLO)
  • SOP-16L package
Applications          
  • Desktop ATX, desktop-derived server, blade server, and telecom power supplies
  • Intelligent 100 W to 2 kW+ off-line power supplies
  • Industrial power
  • High-efficiency isolated DC-DC converters
  • Large screen display power

Bourns' model 2017 series, gas discharge tube surge arrestors with FLAT technology provide a volume and space-saving solution for high-density and space-restricted PCB applications

Bourns offers their model 2017 series, 2-electrode, gas-discharge tube (GDT) surge arrestor with FLAT technology in an innovative flat-package design. Their model 2017 series provides a volume and space-saving solution for high-density and space-restricted PCB applications. The 2017 series is offered in a lead-free version for cartridge or clamp-fit applications. Surface-mount versions are available in vertical and horizontal mounting configurations.

Features and Benefits        
  • Horizontal design provides a significant height and volume savings
  • Devices do not impact signal or system operation
  • Voltage limiting suitable for sensitive equipment
  • Long-term reliability and performance
  • Flexible mounting options including bottom-side PCB
  • Compact, space-saving design
  • Robust surge current ratings
  • Stable performance over life
  • Low leakage and insertion loss
  • Constant capacitance regardless of voltage
  • Low arc voltage
  • Wide range of voltages
  • RoHS-compliant     
Applications
  • Telecom equipment
  • Industrial communications
  • Surge-protective devices
  • High-density PCB assemblies

Bourns offers its 8 mm x 6 mm, heavy-duty, surface-mount gas discharge tubes (GDT)

The Bourns model 2029 series is a 2-electrode GDT designed for use in general industrial applications that may be exposed to lightning or other transients. The model 2029 is also recommended for telecommunication line equipment requiring ITU-T K.20, ITU-T K.21, or GR-1089 compliance.

The compact 8 mm x 6 mm GDT offers a maximum 25 kA, 8/20 μsec peak pulse current rating, fast response times and stable performance over its extended life. The heavy duty 2029 series has extremely low capacitance, making it an ideal over-voltage protector for high-speed telecom or industrial communications applications.

Features        
  • Surface-mount for economical assembly
  • High surge current rating
  • Designed to meet ITU-T K.12 class 5 surge current requirements
  • Low capacitance and insertion loss
  • Stable breakdown throughout life
  • UL recognized
  • RoHS-compliant
Applications        
  • Telecommunications
  • Industrial electronics
  • Commercial electronics
  • Automotive, aircraft, and military electronics

Panasonic’s low-temperature discharge type NiMH cell is useful for a variety of applications

Panasonic’s NiMH cell is ideal for a wide range of applications requiring a low temperature discharge type range and backup usage. Panasonic rechargeable NiMH batteries are designed to meet the requirement for increasingly higher levels of energy demanded by today’s electronic products. The nickel metal hydride batteries offer up to three times the capacity of same size standard nickel cadmium batteries. Due to their increased capacity and energy density features, users can expect a longer run time between charges.

VersaLogic introduces the Anaconda, a low-power, EBX format, single-board computer

VersaLogic introduces the Anaconda – an EBX-format single-board computer (SBC). It features extensive I/O capabilities, low power consumption, and fanless operation over the full industrial temperature range. The Anaconda board leverages DMP's Vortex86DX2 System on Chip (SoC). It offers operation to 1 GHz, full industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation, and low power requirements (5.5 Watts). Based on the industry-standard EBX form factor (5.75 x 8 inches), it is an excellent solution for industrial and medical applications that need a next-gen EBX-format solution, considerable on-board I/O, and moderate processing power.

The Anaconda features built-in data acquisition ports including eight analog inputs and thirty-two digital I/O lines. Basic on-board I/O includes dual Ethernet with network boot capability, up to 2 GB soldered-on DDR2 RAM, five USB ports, four serial ports, a SATA interface that supports high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives, removable flash storage, and three general purpose timers.

Systems can be enhanced by leveraging the Anaconda's on-board Mini PCIe expansion socket with plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, Analog, and other mini cards. The Mini PCIe socket includes mSATA capability providing flexible solid-state drive (SSD) options.

An industry-standard PC/104-Plus™ expansion site provides plug-in access to a wide variety of expansion modules from numerous vendors. The SPX expansion interface provides additional plug-in expansion for low-cost analog and digital I/O.

Anaconda features no moving parts, soldered-on RAM, and was designed and tested to withstand extreme temperatures, high-impact, and vibration. This single-board computer is an ideal choice for applications that require a rugged, high reliability product.

Designed for full industrial temperature (-40°C to +85°C) operation, the rugged Anaconda boards meet MIL-STD-202G specifications for mechanical shock and vibration. Latching connectors provide additional ruggedization for use in harsh environments. Transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices on critical I/O ports provide enhanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for the system.

The Anaconda features an American Megatrends (AMI) BIOS with OEM enhancements. The field-reprogrammable BIOS supports custom defaults, remote/network booting, and other application functions. Anaconda is compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX.

Anaconda's on-board I/O functions are supported by VersaAPI. VersaAPI is an application programming interface (API) that simplifies software access to the on-board I/O devices. Supported devices include analog input, digital I/O, and timer/counters. VersaAPI is provided for Windows and Linux operating systems.

As with all VersaLogic products, the Anaconda is covered by VersaLogic's 5-year product warranty and 5+ year availability guarantee. VersaLogic's Life Extension program typically keeps each technology generation available for 10+ years. The Anaconda provides a durable embedded computer solution with an excellent cost of ownership.

Features          
  • Industrial temperature (-40°C to +85°C) versions
  • Shock and vibration per MIL-STD-202G
  • EBX™ form factor
  • Low power draw
  • Fanless operation
  • DMP Vortex CPU
  • Up to 2 GB soldered-on RAM
  • PC/104-Plus expansion
  • Dual 10/100 Ethernet
  • Mini PCIe / mSATA socket
  • VGA and LVDS video
  • USB 2.0 ports (5 host ports)
  • Serial I/O (RS-232/422/485)
  • SATA port
  • Digital I/O (32 lines)
  • Analog input (8 channels)
  • VersaAPI software support

Crouzet's GN DC series panel-mount switching SSRs offer longer life and reliability over traditional electromechanical relays

Crouzet's GN FET and bipolar output design are DC-rated, switching SSRs that offer longer life and reliability over traditional DC electromechanical relays. The use of direct bond copper (DBC) technology for insulators reduces thermal impedance by up to 30%, lowering output semiconductor temperatures and increasing reliability. DC output SSRs feature new high-speed switching circuit for higher PWM frequency and lower power dissipation.

Features and Benefits          
  • Current rating 10, 15 and 30 Amps
  • Output voltage 3-60, 1-50, 1-100, and 1-200 VDC
  • Transistor and MOSFET output
  • 4000 VAC optical isolation
  • Available with or without IP20 touch-safe cover
  • LED input status indicator
  • UL approved, CE compliant to EN60950-1
  • Improved SEMS screw and washer
  • Screw or faston terminals
  • Redesigned housing with anti-rotation barriers
  • DC control
  • Epoxy-free design

Melexis offers the MLX92242/MLX92241 and MLX 92221 2-wire sensors with integrated capacitors

Melexis presents a package option, featuring an integrated decoupling capacitor, for its existing 2-wire Hall effect switch and latch sensor ICs. This new package option enables PCB-less modules and assemblies while retaining the EMI/ESD performance necessary in harsh-duty environments. The pin ordering for this option is optimized to allow wider clearance and direct connection via welding or soldering to a connector or an insert molded lead frame connector. This avoids any secondary operations typically consisting of bending of the leads to match the common 0.1”/2.54 mm spacing of automotive or industrial, standard, sealed wire harness connectors. Melexis was able to maintain the existing TO-92 “UA” industry standard SIP package outside dimensions. Assuring compatibility with existing designs and simplifying cost saving upgrades to current assemblies and modules.

Features and Benefits        
  • Integrated decoupling capacitor
  • Programmable magnetic switching threshold levels
  • Programmable temperature compensation
  • AEC-Q100 qualified (pending)
  • 2-wire current mode signaling
  • Thermal protection circuit
  • Industry standard SIP TO-92 “UA” package
Applications       
  • Seat position sensors
  • Seatbelt buckle switches
  • Window lifters
  • Trunk/Hood position detection
  • Open close detection
  • Magnetic reed switch replacements

Panasonic offers their A4US series narrow-pitch connectors with a low-mated height of 0.8 mm

Panasonic's tough contact construction of the A4US series ensures resistance to solder-rise, corrosive gases, foreign particles, and impact. Solder terminals at each corner enhance mounting strength for more robust mechanical stability. Gull-wing shaped terminals facilitate visual inspections and the simple lock structure provides excellent tactile feedback upon mounting.

Features        
  • Small size (2.0 mm / 2.2 mm width) with 0.4 mm pitch
  • 0.8 mm mated height
  • Tough contact structure
  • RoHS-/REACH-compliant
Benefits       
  • Low space requirements
  • Useful in compact electronic devices
  • Excellent mechanical stability
  • Enhanced visual inspection
Applications        
  • PCs, notebook PCs
  • Digital cameras
  • Wearable electronics
Industries       
  • Communications
  • Consumer electronics
  • Industrial electronics
  • Medical

Ethertronics’ 1001013 high performance 2.4 GHz PCB antenna with on-ground capability

Ethertronics is proud to introduce the 1001013 SMT antenna for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, ZigBee®, and all M2M applications. Using Ethertronics’ patented IMD™ technology, the 1001013 offers a solution for all applications requiring robust connectivity (more than 60% efficiency with only 4 mm ground clearance) and omnidirectional performance. When placed on-ground, Ethertronics’ 1001013 still provides more than 45% efficiency and 2dBi peak gain, making it a perfect solution for all designs, even when placed on a metal surface.

Features and Benefits        
  • Ethertronics’ patented IMD technology
  • High efficiency on-ground and off-ground
  • Small footprint
  • Strong resistance to detuning
  • Omnidirectional pattern
  • RoHS compliance

Diffused Litepipe series from VCC provides a soft glow appearance

Designed for operation in dark environments where a bright indicator is not required, and may even be an annoyance to spectators, the low-profile LFB and LFC series light pipe™ from Visual Communications Company features a frosted surface that provides uniform brightness, a soft glow, and a wide viewing angle at 120°. A retainer accessory provides a reliable solution for high-vibration environments.

Features        
  • Minimizes loss of light and maximum light transmission achieved with the low-profile design and optical grade polycarbonate material
  • Diffused, frosted surface provides uniform brightness, soft glow and wide 120° viewing angle
  • For use with surface-mount or through-hole LED provides flexibility with new or re-designs
  • Press fit (front panel mount) with crushable ribs that simplifies installation and enables faster assembly in a production environment
  • No physical contact between light pipe and LED provides versatility for assembly
Applications        
  • Audio and video equipment
  • IoT
  • Darkroom equipment
  • Electrical control panels
  • Entertainment systems
  • Home theater systems
  • Industrial equipment
  • Medical equipment
  • Security systems
  • Studio control panels
  • Transportation dashboards
Specifications        
  • Diffused, round, low-profile 3 mm or 5 mm light pipe
  • Available in standard lengths ranging from 0.125” (3.2 mm) to 1.000” (25.4 mm)
  • RoHS- and REACH-compliant
  • Made of optical grade polycarbonate 94V-0 clear material
  • Custom lengths are available
  • Optional retainer (RTN112, RTN125) for high-vibration environments (secure and uniform placement of the light pipe to the panel)

TE Connectivity Measurement Specialties’ MS5837-30BA gel-filled pressure sensor is designed for use in mobile water depth measurement systems and diving equipment

TE Connectivity Measurement Specialties’ MS5837-30BA is the next generation of high-resolution pressure sensors with I2C bus interface for depth measurement systems with a water depth resolution of 2.0 mm. The sensor module includes a high linearity pressure sensor and an ultra-low power 24-bit ΔΣ ADC with internal factory calibrated coefficients. It provides a precise digital 24-bit pressure, temperature value, and different operation modes that allow the user to optimize for conversion speed and current consumption. A high-resolution temperature output allows the implementation in depth measurement systems and thermometer function without any additional sensor. The MS5837-30BA can be interfaced to virtually any microcontroller. The communication protocol is simple, without the need of programming internal registers in the device. The gel protection and antimagnetic stainless steel cap make the module water resistant. This sensor module generation is based on leading MEMS technology and the latest benefits from Measurement Specialties proven experience and know-how in high volume manufacturing, which has been widely used for over a decade.

Every MS5837-30BA module is individually factory calibrated at two temperatures and two pressures. As a result, six coefficients necessary to compensate for process variations and temperature variations are calculated and stored in the 112-bit PROM of each module. These bits (partitioned into six coefficients W1 to W6) must be read by the microcontroller software and used in the program converting D1 and D2 into compensated pressure and temperature values. The coefficients W0 is for factory configuration and CRC.

The external microcontroller clocks in the data through the input serial clock (SCL) and serial data (SDA). The sensor responds on the same pin SDA, which is bidirectional for the I2C bus interface, so this interface type uses only two signal lines and does not require a chip select.

The MS5837-30BA consists of a piezo-resistive sensor and a sensor interface IC. The main function of the MS5837-30BA is to convert the uncompensated analog output voltage from the piezo-resistive pressure sensor to a 24-bit digital value, as well as providing a 24-bit digital value for the temperature of the sensor.

Features        
  • Ceramic and metal package (3.3 mm x 3.3 mm x 2.75 mm)
  • High-resolution module 0.2 mbar
  • Fast conversion down to 0.5 ms
  • Low power: 0.6 µA (standby < 0.1 µA at 25°C)
  • Integrated digital pressure sensor (24-bit ΔΣ ADC)
  • Supply voltage 1.5 V to 3.6 V
  • Operating range: 0 to 30 bar, -20°C to 85°C
  • I2C interface
  • No external components (internal oscillator)
  • Excellent long-term stability
  • Hermetically sealable for outdoor devices
  • Sealing designed for 1.8 mm x 0.8 mm O-ring
Applications        
  • Mobile water depth measurement systems
    • Data loggers
  • Diving computers
  • Dive watches

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Maxim's MAXREFDES70# accurate, cost-effective, ultrasonic flow meter keys a transformation in liquid and gas flow measurement

Critical for revenue collection, leak detection, and conservation of critical natural resources, flow meters lie at the heart of utility and industrial distribution systems of water, gas, and heat. Mechanical flow meters, currently the most prevalent meter style, use moving parts to measure the velocity of a fluid in a pipe. These moving parts are subject to wear and lose accuracy over time, often requiring replacement within 10 years. The MAXREFDES70# ultrasonic time-of-flight flow (TOF) meter by Maxim Integrated sends and receives ultrasound waves between piezoelectric transducers in both the upstream and downstream directions in the pipe. By measuring the TOF difference between the upstream and downstream wave travels, utilizing sophisticated digital signal processing techniques, a very accurate flow rate can be calculated.

The MAX35101 is the center of the heat/flow meter system. The MAX35101 integrates all the functions required for automatic TOF measurements, including the ultrasound pulse launching and detecting, TOF calculation, temperature measurement, and a real-time clock (RTC). The MAX35101 can work in various configurable automatic event-timing modes, requiring very minimal interactivity from a host microcontroller, thus reducing the total power consumption of the system.

The MAXREFDES70# is a complete meter, simply attach hose fittings to the system and begin measurement.

Features        
  • High precision
  • Large flow rate range
  • Ultra-low power consumption (20 years of battery life)
  • Compact and low cost
Applications
  • Ultrasonic heat meters
  • Ultrasonic cooling meters
  • Ultrasonic flow meters

B&B Electronics offers their ESWP and ESWGP series of industrial PoE+ Ethernet switches

B&B Electronics ESWP and ESWGP series of industrial PoE+ Ethernet switches comply with the IEEE802.3at standards. They provide four PoE+ 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, supplying up to 30 W of power to PD devices such as CCTV and Wi-Fi. Unmanaged and easy to install in a variety of Ethernet applications, they provide PoE+, dual power inputs, wide temperature, and SFP form factor. These switches are designed to work in hard-to-reach and harsh environments.

Features        
  • IEEE 802.3at/afPoE+ standard ports
  • Up to 30 W output per PoE+ port
  • Smart PoE+ over-current, over-temperature, and short-circuit protection
  • -40°C to 85°C operating temperature range
  • Industrial IP30 rated DIN rail enclosure
  • SFP slot for fast Ethernet or gigabit fiber
  • Dual power inputs: 24 to 52 VDC      
Applications
  • Security
  • Industrial automation
  • SCADA
  • Traffic control
  • Water management
  • Building control

Diodes' AH9246, AH9250, and AH9251 are integrated, yet small, simple, and flexible contactless switch solution options, for multiple applications

Diodes' AH9246, AH9250, and AH9251 are ultra-high- to medium-sensitivity, micropower, omnipolar, Hall-effect switch ICs, designed for portable and battery-powered consumer equipment, home appliances, and industrial applications.  Based on a single Hall plate and chopper-stabilized architecture, they provide reliable solutions over the whole operating range. This family of Hall-effect switches is optimized to operate over the supply range of 2.5 V to 5.5 V and incorporates a micropower sleep function to give an average supply current of only 8 μA. AH9246, AH9250, and AH9251 have push-pull output structures; therefore, an external pull-up resistor is not required. They are available in industry-standard SC59 and TO92S packages.

Features and Benefits
  • Omnipolar family with operating switch-point options and internal pull-up
    • Operates with either a north or south pole
    • Ultra-high-to medium-sensitivity with typical operating points: 18 G (AH9246), 40 G (AH9250) or 60 G (AH9251)
    • No external pull-up required;– minimal external components
  • Designed for portable and battery-powered equipment
    • Operates with either a north or south pole
    • Supply voltage designed for battery applications (2.5 V to 5.5 V)
    • Micropower operation with an average supply current of 8 µA at 3 V
  • High performance and reliability
    • Tight magnetic operating window (less magnetic threshold spread)
    • Chopper-stabilized design to provide minimal switch-point drift and superior temperature stability
    • Operating temperature range -40°C to +85°C
    • High ESD rating of 6 kV (AH9246) and 5 kV (AH9250 and AH9251)
  • Industry-standard packages
    • Industry-standard SC59 and TO92S
    Applications
  • Consumer
  • Home appliances
  • Industrial contactless switches

Phoenix Contact offers the PLW 16 series, push-lock, feed-through terminal blocks with spring termination on both sides of the panel

The PLW 16 series, panel feed-through terminal blocks are the first in Phoenix Contact's extensive panel feed-through product line to offer spring termination on both sides of the panel. The wire termination on the inside features a tool-free, push-in spring connection. On the outside of the panel, the PLW 16 features the innovative push-lever spring connection.

Solid, stranded, or ferruled wire can be terminated by placing it in the terminal block and closing the lever. Additionally, solid or ferruled wire can be terminated by simply pushing the wire into the terminal block when the lever is closed. The spring cage creates a gas-tight connection, which self-adjusts with temperature changes and vibration conditions, making the PLW 16 ideal for aggressive environments.

Features and Benefits                    
  • Tool-free operation with fast spring-connection technology saves time during wire termination
  • Levers can be color-coded to prevent wiring errors
  • Large range of wire sizes can be terminated
  • Spacer available for 3-mm thick panel
Technical Data          
  • Wire range 14 to 6 AWG (outside) and 16 to 8 AWG (inside)
  • Current rating of 600 V, 40 A, UL use group B and C
  • 3-, 4-, and 5-positions
  • UL Recognized Component        
Applications
  • Industrial cabinets
  • Surge protection devices
  • Power supplies
  • Power distribution modules
  • Telecom equipment

E-Switch's ULV7 series of push-button, anti-vandal switches offer UL listing, IP67 ratings, and 22 mm panel cutout

The E-Switch ULV7 series anti-vandal switch is the latest addition to its popular anti-vandal series. It is UL listed, offering a rating of 3 A 250 VAC. This switch has even more popular features: it is IP67 rated, has a long operating life up to 1,000,000 life cycles (momentary) and 500,000 (latching).

The ULV7 series switch has ring illumination, many LED color options, multiple voltage options, and your choice of gold or silver contacts. This switch comes with a 22 mm panel cutout size and SPDT or DPDT function.

Applications and markets include audio/visual, security devices, industrial controls, kiosks, electrical housewares, and medical equipment.

Specifications          
  • Electrical rating: 3 A, 250 VAC
  • Mechanical life: 1,000,000 cycles (momentary); 500,000 cycles (latching)
  • Electrical life: 50,000 cycles
  • Contact resistance: 50 mΩ
  • Insulation resistance: 1000 MΩ @ 500 VDC
  • Dielectric strength: 2,000 VAC
  • Operating/storage temperature: -20°C to 55°C
  • Travel: 3.2 mm
  • Moisture protection: IP67
  • Contact arrangement: SPDT or DPDT
  • Actuation force: Single Pole: 2.5N; Double Pole: 3.5N
  • Panel thickness: 1-10 mm
  • Hex nut torque: 5-14 Nm
  • Mechanical impact protection: IK10
  • Agency approvals: cURus       
Features and Benefits
  • 22 mm diameter panel cutout
  • Ring illumination
  • Multiple switch functions available
  • Multiple illumination voltage options
  • IP67 rated
  • SPDT or DPDT
  • UL listed
  • Custom graphics available

TDK-Lambda offers the CUS350M series, single-output, 350 W, medical and ITE power supplies

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of TDK-Lambda's CUS350M medical and ITE certified 350 W power supplies. Requiring no external airflow, the series is suitable for hospital, clinical, dental, and home-based medical applications, as well as professional broadcast, test, measurement, and audio equipment where low-audible noise is demanded.

Carrying a three-year warranty, the CUS350M series is currently available with 12 V, 18 V, 24 V, or 48 V outputs with a user adjustment of ±5% to accommodate non-standard voltages. The series can reliably provide up to 350 W output power (convection cooled) at 40°C ambient, and 175 W at 70°C. With efficiencies of up to 94%, an average rating of 87%, and a standby power consumption of less than 0.5 W, the units comply with the European ErP directive.

The units are enclosed in a compact 190 mm x 87 mm x 40 mm (7.5" x 3.4" x 1.6") package and will operate from a wide 85 V to 264 VAC input. The fully featured "/F" suffix models include a 5 V, 0.5 A standby output, a 12 V, 0.3 A auxiliary output, remote sense, an isolated DC good signal, and remote on/off function. Input-to-output isolation is 4,000 VAC (2 x MOPPs) and 1,500 VAC (1 x MOPPs) input-to-ground and output-to-ground.

The CUS350M power supplies are certified to IEC/EN 60601-1, ANSI/AAMI ES 60601-1, and IEC/EN/US 60950-1. These power supplies are CE marked for the Low Voltage and RoHS2 Directives. The units also comply with EN 55011-B, EN 55022-B, and FCC Class B for conducted emissions (Class A radiated), and meet the IEC 61000-4 immunity and IEC 61000-3-2 harmonic current standards.

Features         
  • High efficiency, up to 94%
  • 1.6" high
  • 350 W convection-cooled rating
  • BF rated
  • 5 V standby and 12 V fan output
Key Market Segments and Applications         
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Test
  • COMM
  • Broadcast

Phoenix Contact's TW series provides a high-current feed-through terminal block with toggle-lever connection technology

Phoenix Contact’s high-current panel feed-through terminal blocks from the TW series enable conductors up to 1/0 AWG to be connected easily and safely. The T-LOX connection technology, a spring clamp that generates a programmed contact force, makes the wire connection on the external side. On the internal side, the user can use either a ring-lug connection, or can connect directly to their bus bar. An innovative “wedge” allows quick attachment to the housing panel without the use of tools.

Features and Benefits        
  • Fast wire connections saves time and money
  • Programmed contact force ensures stable connection
  • Current bars can be connected directly to the terminal block
  • Easy insertion of wire in terminal block
  • Quick termination with only a standard screwdriver
  • No special tools needed to attach terminal block to panel      
Applications
  • Power supply units
  • Telecom panels
  • Frequency inverters
  • Automation and drives
  • Power engineering
  • Network devices