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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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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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ZF’s RF Energy Harvesting Switches Integrate Windows and Doors into Smart Home Systems

Is the window open or closed? For smart homes this is a simple question but when it comes to energy efficiency and safety, it is a critical one. Thanks to the battery-free and wireless RF technology from ZF this question can be answered reliably.

With an integrated energy harvesting switch, there is the possibility to record each locking and unlocking actuation of a window. A leading company in the window system industry has revolutionized the connectivity between windows and smart home control systems with an innovative concept.

The window specialist Schüco International KG based in Germany has designed a solution for integrating the ZF RF switch in a locking latch, the so called “SensTrack wireless”. This RF locking latch is attached to the window frame. When opening or closing the window, the fitting will be moved. This leads to the extension and retraction of the locking roller which actuates the ZF radio switch in the locking latch. The mechanical activation is enough to generate a small voltage based on induction which leads to the transmission of several telegrams of the EnOcean3.0 protocol. The signal is processed in a smart home control unit which then triggers customised functions such as climate control. In large buildings this can be especially helpful to monitor the window state and therefore save on energy costs.

The concept benefits from the compact design with high energy output of the ZF energy harvesting switch. With its size of 20.1 x 7.3 x 14.3 mm, it is ideal for applications with limited space requirements. In addition, due to its durable use with a lifetime of one million switching cycles, there is no maintenance work required to frequently change the components within the window frame.

The RF Switch is battery-free and the wireless technology provides flexibility in use. It can be utilized with different RF protocols – BLE5.0, EnOcean3.0 or ZigBee. The system can also be implemented for diverse applications in the smart home, building and industrial automation sectors, for applications such as lighting, shutters, and doors. With the help of these ZF products, comfort, safety and energy efficiency can be increased and improved in a smart way.

 

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Hylec Launches the New Debox SM40

New Debox SM40 fits inside 40mm ceiling apertures – the smallest in-line junction box on the market. Ideal for LED lighting installations; supplied complete with 4-pole terminal block; flame-retardant housing

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, announces the launch of the new Debox SM40, the smallest 4-pole junction box available on the market, specifically designed to fit inside the smaller 40mm ceiling apertures of today’s ranges of ceiling downlights. Measuring only 80mm wide x 35mm deep and 25mm high – 50% smaller than the Debox S by cubic volume – Debox SM40 is the newest addition to Hylec’s very successful Debox family of in-line junction boxes for electrical contractors and electricians.

 

Debox SM40 saves electrical contractors time during installations, particularly on lighting projects. Despite its small size, the Debox SM40 offers generous cable management space internally and can be wired in seconds. Using Debox SM40 simply requires the installer to insert the cables into the 4-pole terminal block and tighten the terminal screws, lower the tool-less cable clamps and secure the lid with the supplied locking clip. The locking clip can only be opened with a tool, which complies with current regulations. Debox SM40 is supplied with a spare locking clip, so that should it need to be re-opened subsequent to initial fitting, it can be re-secured with the second locking clip. There are multiple fix-to-surface options, including using the detachable external fixing lugs found on either side of the Debox

Debox SM40 is supplied complete with all components, including a 4-pole terminal block suitable for round cables, maximum 24A. The housing is white thermoplastic, flame-retardant to UL94V-0, and Debox SM40 is also compliant with BS EN 60598-1 requirements (Glow Wire Test to 650degC.) and the EN 60670-22 Pull Test.

 

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