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E. Preston (Electrical) Ltd Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

E. Preston (Electrical) Ltd announces its 40th anniversary as a specialist distributor of switches and electrical components.

E Preston was established by its original founder Ernest Preston, from which the company gained its name. It began with three people and only three franchises. The company quickly grew and has maintained healthy growth over the last 40 years. Now into the third generation of family ownership, the company employs 20 people and has over 50 franchises, consisting of 100,000s of parts.

Since its inception in 1980, the company has not only grown its offering but also its customer base too. Customers range from sole traders to major PLCs in every sector from transport, defence, and medical to refrigeration, vending and renewable energy. The reason for its continued growth and success is because of its emphasis on the customer.

“E Preston has experienced exceptional growth and development over the past 40 years,” said Mark Preston (Managing Director). “At E Preston our greatest strength is our relationship with our customers. Our focus has always been, and will continue to be, on offering our customers the products they need at the best possible prices. We go the extra mile to make sure that we provide exceptional service and make the whole process as simple as possible.”

Over the past 40 years, E Preston has been successful at evolving and changing to stay ahead of other electrical distributors.

The company works collaboratively with its customers to be a partner in the supply chain process, providing a number of general and bespoke supply solutions such as buffer stock, kit supply and forward ordering. The company’s most recent service is an online ordering platform called eprestononline, which allows customers to browse products, view statements and invoices, and order online.

The E Preston team consists of experienced internal and external sales professionals who can offer technical advice, advise on alternative or new products, provide samples and visit on-site to discuss potential applications and solutions.

For more information on E Preston, to make an enquiry or to place an order online please visit http://www.eprestononline.co.uk.

 

Enquiry Form: http://www.epreston.co.uk/contact/

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Bulgin Circular Data Connectors

The dust and waterproof Data Buccaneer range includes a wide variety of sealed circular connectors designed specifically for Ethernet, USB (including mini-usb and micro-usb) and SMB applications.

Our sealed RJ45 Ethernet connector solutions meet Cat 5e requirements for data rates up to 100Mhz and are suited to a wide variety of industrial & harsh environment applications.

 

 

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Bulgin Circular Power Connectors

A full range of IP66, IP67, IP68 and IP69K rated environmentally sealed circular power connectors designed to provide secure, robust and watertight connections in heavy duty, industrial & harsh environment applications.  Each series has a flex cable connector, in-line flex cable connector and bulkhead panel mounting options – overmolded cable versions are also available for certain series.

With a wide choice of ruggedized plugs and receptacles offering 2 to 32 poles, popular power ratings including 250V, 277V up to 600V 32A and screw, solder or crimp terminations and metal or plastic connector housings, the Buccaneer power connector range provides the ideal interconnect solution to many design problems.

 

 

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ZF’s DG Sub-Miniature Switch

 

 Extremely small dimensions – only 12.8 x 5.8 x 6.5 mm
 Breaking capacity ranges from small switching currents and voltages to low-voltage applications up to 3 A 125 VAC
 Available with or without auxiliary actuator
 Use on circuit boards with connections to the left or right and standing
 Operating temperature -25 to +85 °C
 High mechanical operating life > 1,000.000 operations (model dependant)
 Degree of protection IP40

 

 

 

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E Preston Electrical Expands Franchises and Goes Online

E. Preston (Electrical) Ltd was established in 1980 as a specialist distributor of switches and electrical components.  Beginning with only 3 franchises the company currently has over 40 different franchises and holds approximately half a million pounds worth of stock.

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Now in the third generation of family ownership E Preston Electrical continues to grow and build on traditional values.

“We work hard for our customers to get the best products at the best prices while providing exceptional customer service.  We always do what we say we will, even if that is just a call back,” says Mark Preston, MD.

This is a principle that was rooted in the business from its inception over 30 years ago by founder, and grandfather to the current directors, Ernest Preston.

Although there is still a great emphasis on these traditional values the company has embraced new technology in all of its business operations and now launches a new digital venture.  The new interactive e-shop eprestononline.co.uk is aimed at increasing accessibility to existing and new customers.

“We have access to the latest technology from our suppliers,” says Matthew Preston, sales director. “We want to make dealing with E Preston as easy as possible.  We will continue to visit new and existing customers, and speak to them on the telephone, but with eprestononline we can offer them access to our company whenever they want.”

Click AwayThe new eShop will allow customers to log in to their own portal to view orders, print off documents such as acknowledgements and invoices, and allows them to place repeat orders.  Data sheets and supplier catalogues will also be readily available.

The company believes it maintains its position as a traditional company – or more appropriately, a modern company with traditional values.

 

Enquiry Form: http://www.epreston.co.uk/contact/

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Schurter FMBC EP 3-Phase Mains Filter

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FMBC EP 3-Phase Mains Filter
• Compact design with minimal footprint
• Double-stage filter with high attenuation
• Variants for high voltage applications
• Wide temperature range

Schurter introduces the FMBC EP double-stage filter family for 3 phase systems. Thanks to its particularly compact dimensions and high performance, the new filter series is ideally suited for the tight space conditions in today’s machine and industrial plant construction. Due to versions with high nominal voltages, a particularly wide field of applications is possible.

Space is scarce in control cabinets for industrial applications in the 3-phase range. Schhurter has addressed this problem with another complete filter redesign, which is much more compact than previous generations. The new, almost cuboidal design makes optimum use of the space in the housing. Thanks to a double-stage filter and the use of the highest quality components (generously dimensioned film capacitors, chokes with highly permeable cores), the new development shines with exceptional broadband filter attenuation.

Suitable for High EMC Emissions
The double-stage filter family is therefore also appropriate for applications with particularly high EMC emissions, as is frequently encountered in industry. Typical applications include machines and systems for automatic production, motor drives and industrial plant machinery. These powerful filters are also the first choice for modern frequency inverters for motor control.

Mounting
The FMBC EP series features screw terminals for absolutely safe wiring. Thanks to the metal flange, an excellent earth connection is ensured when screwed to the chassis.

Wide Temperature and Voltage Range
The standard types can be used over a wide temperature range from -40 °C to 100 °C. The filters are designed for currents from 16 A to 230 A at an ambient temperature of 50 °C. They have both ENEC and cURus approval and are recommended for applications up to 520 VAC or even 760 VAC.

Leakage Current
The standard versions are designed for industrial applications with leakage currents <4 mA. Special variants with leakage currents <1 mA are available for leakage current critical applications.

Applications
• Industrial equipment, machines
• Robotics
•Motor drive applications
•Machine tools
• Energy inverters

The completely redesigned FMBC EP models are the ideal replacement for all types of Schurter FMBC and FMBC NEO filters. They offer identical performance with significantly reduced dimensions and weight.

 

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Sensata (Cynergy3) FSU Series Flow Detection Switch

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Sensata is pleased to announce the Cynergy3 FSU Series Flow Detection Switch.

FSU Series switches have industry standard process connection sizes (push fit or NPT thread) that give a quick and reliable method of installation. The FSU Series of pre-set switches uses a reliable and robust reed switch design for operation. This family is NSF-61 certified and therefore meets the stringent requirements for the control of equipment that comes in contact with potable water.

These flow switches are designed for use in liquid flow systems at pressures up to 10 bar and temperatures up to 85ºC. The switches are supplied with a standard wire length and flow rate set points, but can be customized to suit customer needs.

Why the FSU?
Wherever there is a need to detect the flow of fluid there may be a requirement for a flow switch. To list all areas where this is applicable to the FSU is prohibitive. However the FSU will be used as either a process
control device or system protection device. The FSU is compact, reliable and has very little pressure drop across the switch due to its design, and more cost effective compared to its competitors.

Typical examples of usage are, heater element protection, pump run dry protection, server room cooling flow failure detection or industrial or domestic water supply leak detection.

Applications:
– Circulation pump protection
– Leak detection
– Flow sensing
– Mains water control
– Dispensing Equipment
– Cooling system for electronic equipment (Laser Heads, Welding machine, X-Ray Tubes, Semiconductor Equipment)
– Processing Equipment, Water Purifications and Filtering, Distilling
– Presses, Rotating Equipment, Conveyors, Machine Tools, Robotics

Features:
• NSF-61 approved
• Power ratings 25 VA
• Wide connection range
• Fast switching, allowing precise control
• Compact in-line design
• High life expectancy

 

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Schurter Expands Its Portfolio of Fuseholders with the CFO Fuse Clip Series

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CFO Fuse Clip Series:  As THT Version or with M3 Bore for Screw and Rivet Mounting
• Designed for high rated voltages
• Excellent price-performance ratio
• Low mounting height

The CFO fuse clip series is designed for fuses with 10.3 mm diameter and is available as M3 version for screw and rivet mounting or alternatively for THT.

High performance
The new CFO fuse clip series is suitable for applications with voltages up to 1000 VDC / 600 VAC and currents up to 16 A (UL). The operating range extends from -40 ºC to 125 ºC.

Economical
All variants of the CFO fuse clip series offer an excellent price-performance ratio. The clips are made of brass and are available with nickel or tin plating.

Flexible
Suitable for (almost) every application: Whether a classic THT or screw/rivet mounting is required, with the CFO series you will find your matching fuse clip. Also, thanks to their low mounting height, they can
be installed anywhere.

Applications
Due to its high voltage rating, the CFO fuse clips are suitable for a particularly wide range of applications: These include for example photovoltaic and DC high voltage applications in general. Furthermore, the CFO series is of course also suitable for classical industrial and consumer electronics, battery chargers and power distribution applications.

 

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Bulgin Sensor Range

Bulgin’s slim line photoelectric sensor range offers a high degree of mechanical and electrical stability. A cost effective and flexible sensing solution. Designed specifically for manufacturing automation and industrial automation sensing operations.

With a simple, secure and efficient design you can achieve a watertight and dustproof seal to any standard M5 interface. The sensors are made with highly robust casing material Stainless Steel 316 and withstand a high degree of physical impact.

 

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