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Bulgin & Arcolectric Fuse Holders

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Bulgin’s extensive range of fuse holders are designed to give the high degree of protection demanded in today’s sophisticated electronic equipment. Carrying world-wide safety approvals from UL, VDE, CSA and IMQ, all types are manufactured from high grade flame retardant nylon and polyester materials.

Available in a variety of mounting options including panel mount, PCB & base mount, these compact and shock safe fuse holders are ideal solutions for 5 x 20mm, 6.3 x 25mm and 6.3 x 32mm fuses.

 

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Bulgin & Arcolectric Indicators

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The Bulgin & Arcolectric range of panel mount LED indicators consists of many different bezel styles, types of LEDs and colours. With the incorporation of Arcolectric’s indicator lights and lampholders to our product offering, Bulgin’s indicator range has developed to meet the many different needs of panel design including IP67 environmentally sealed versions for use where a front panel seal is needed.

 

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Bulgin & Arcolectric Switch Range

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With an extensive range of Push Button, Vandal Resistant, Piezo, Slide, Toggle and Rocker switches available, Bulgin & Arcolectric’s switch range is designed to meet the design requirements of a wide variety of industry applications ranging from medical and industrial to marine and commercial electronics. Bulgin’s push button switches are available in front and rear panel mounted versions with three profile types including prominent, domed and low profile as well as rugged stainless steel anti vandal options.

Multiple switching options are available along with IP66, IP67 & IP68 sealed variants in addition to momentary and latching actuation. Illumination versions are available in dot and ring LED indication and a selection of illuminating colours, including bi-colour and tri-colour. Newer versions also feature LED illumination driven by 6V, 12V and 24V together with rear of panel sealing.

 

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Bulgin Buccaneer Power Range

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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Bulgin 6000 Series Fiber Connector

 

Super Fast, Reliable Connections.

The 6000 series harsh environment optical connector, is designed for years of service in areas where unprotected physical contact fiber, simply isn’t an option. Featuring a secure, yet easy to operate 30 degree locking mechanism, with field proven IP68 and IP69K performance from our 6000 Power range.

 

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Bulgin Switch Range

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With an extensive range of Push Button, Vandal Resistant, Piezo, Slide, Toggle and Rocker switches available, Bulgin & Arcolectric’s switch range is designed to meet the design requirements of a wide
variety of industry applications ranging from medical and industrial to marine and commercial electronics. Bulgin’s push button switches are available in front and rear panel mounted versions with three profile types including prominent, domed and low profile as well as rugged stainless steel anti vandal options.

Multiple switching options are available along with IP66, IP67 & IP68 sealed variants in addition to momentary and latching actuation. Illumination versions are available in dot and ring LED indication and a selection of illuminating colours, including bi-colour and tri-colour. Newer versions also feature LED illumination driven by 6V, 12V and 24V together with rear of panel sealing.

 

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Bulgin New Slim Line Photoelectric Sensor Range

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What Is It?
The Photoelectric Sensor is an interface which converts a photonic input to an analogue or digital output. It can be used to detect distance, presence or absence of an object using a light transmitter and a photoelectric receiver. The new Photoelectric Automation Sensor Series is a diffuse reflective sensor which can be used to detect objects up to 40mm away.

Why Buy It?
• Simple, secure and efficient design.
• Only require one sensor for your system as opposed to using other technology, such as retro-reflective or through beam.
• Achieve a watertight and dustproof seal to any standard M5 interface.
• Highly robust casing material Stainless Steel 316.
• Withstands a high degree of physical impact.
• Vibration tested to 10-50Hz double amplitudes. X.Y. Z. each direction 2 hours.
• Shock and Bump tested to 1000m/s², X.Y.Z. each direction 6 times.

Key Features:
• Sealed to IP67
• Stainless Steel 316 shell
• Cabled versions with or without connector
• 2M cable length
• <0.5ms response time
• NPN & PNP output
• Detection ddistance 1 – 40mm
• Light point diameter 5.0mm at 30mm
• Power supply voltage 12 – 24 VDC
• Ambient humidity 35 – 85%
• Operating temperature -10 to 50°C
• Small body, just 4.5mm thick

 

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Bulgin Introduces the New Capacitive Switch Range

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Bulgin is pleased to announce the launch of a new range of rugged capacitive touch switches ideal for repetitive operation. The sealed IP68 rated switches are activated by the touch of a finger and can be used across a wide range of applications from heavy industrial to consumer appliances.

 

Key Features:

• The switches require no operating force to activate, offering both ease of use and a long life expectancy of up to 50 million operation cycles.

• Dust, water and vandal resistant, making them highly robust and durable.

 

 

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Bulgin’s New X Code Additions for the M12 Range

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With a high degree of mechanical and electrical stability, Bulgin’s M12 X Code connectors provide a cost effective and flexible connectivity solution for onsite installations – helping to decrease downtime in process control, manufacturing automation and industrial instrumentation applications.

Key Features:
*  Maximum Data Signal Rate 10Gbit/s
*  – 25 °C to 85 °C Temperature Range
*  Water and dust proof (IP67)
*  8 Pin or Socket
*  Cat 6a cables

Choice of Terminations:

 

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Bulgin – What Makes a Harsh Environment Connector?

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Bulgin’s Popular Buccaneer Range is an Excellent Example of IP66, IP67, IP68 and IP69K Rated Environmentally Sealed Circular Connectors.

There is a growing demand for power, signal and data to be made available just about everywhere we look – even in the most extreme types of environments. This means that the cables providing connectivity to these technological components have to work reliably under tough conditions – on automated factory floors, inside heavy machinery, exposed to outdoor elements or even underwater. One of the most common points for potential damage in any electrical system is any place where these cables get plugged in – the connectors.

So what’s the difference between a normal connector and a harsh connector?

Harsh connectors are expertly designed for extreme environments where technology is being pushed to new frontiers.

Some of the main elements that rugged electrical connectors will protect against include:

Water – this includes rain, water vapour, and possible water submersion.
Dust – industrial and outdoor environments often contain a lot of dust or dirt, which can be harmful to electrical systems.
Extreme temperatures – very low or high temperatures can be detrimental to technology.
Explosive environments – ATEX zones are work areas that could be potentially explosive because of the presence of dangerous substances in the form of combustible dust, gas, vapour or mist.
Rough handling – some connectors need to be mated and unmated multiple times in a day, often hurriedly, which increases the risk of wear and tear on the connector. Connectors being dropped or dragged along hard surfaces can also cause damage to the components inside the connector and affect the integrity of power, signal or data connections being passed through the cable.
Pressure – power, data and fibre optics are needed in aircraft, in space and even at the bottom of the ocean, where pressures can reach up to 9,000 pounds per square inch.
Salinity – the high salt content of water and air in coastal and marine environments can cause corrosion and calcareous growth. The correct material selection is therefore vital to ensure the maximum lifecycle of technology components used in coastal and marine environments.

Key features of a harsh environment connector:
IP rating – depending on the application, harsh connectors should have Ingress Protection (IP) Ratings of IP67 (protection from dust and immersion between 15cm – 1m), IP68 (protection from dust and long-term immersion up to a specified depth) or IP69K (protection from dust, close-range high pressure and high temperature spray downs). IP69K is ideal for applications in the food processing and medical industries, where equipment must be regularly sanitised.
Locking/coupling mechanisms – a robust coupling mechanism is a must for harsh connectors. There are many different types of connector couplings, including ring, twist locking, threaded, bayonet, push-pull and quick disconnect couplings, all with different attributes for various types of applications.
Housing and insulation – the type of material the connector is made of is an equally important consideration. For applications where the connector is likely to be exposed to extremes of temperature and plenty of moisture and dust, a corrosion-resistant metal housing may be the most appropriate option. For other uses requiring lightweight and flexible connectors, high-temperature resistant plastic composites may be more attractive. Overmoulded cable versions are also sometimes available as an option where it is not a requirement for the unit to be re-terminated.
Seals & grommets – rubbery seals can be used inside the coupling for keeping the connection tightly in place and watertight.

The shape of the connector, thread pattern or mating mechanism and positioning of pins also play an important role in the creation of a truly rugged and reliable connector. Circular connectors allow for better ease of engagement and disengagement as well as capacity for a wider variety of contacts and voltages. Circular connectors are also easier to seal and less likely to wear or break, and an intelligent ‘scoop proof’ design can avoid damage to the pins if the connector is mis-mated.

Bulgin’s popular Buccaneer range is an excellent example of IP66, IP67, IP68 and IP69K rated environmentally sealed circular connectors. These secure, rugged and highly reliable connectors can be used in harsh or hostile environments and offer a wide choice of options from 2 to 32 poles with screw, solder or crimp terminations as well as USB, SMB & RJ45 options for data to solve any type of design requirement.

 

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