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Finder Type 072.11 New Relay and Sensor Combination Detects Liquid Leakage

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Finder Type 072

With the recent reminders of the need to protect against flood water and other detrimental water leakage, Finder has expanded its range of liquid level control relays with the introduction of the 072.11 surface water sensor.

Working in conjunction with a liquid level control relay from the 72 series range, the surface water sensor has been designed to sense water levels as low a 1 mm, making it ideal for a range of applications, from detecting spillage around vending machines in sensitive areas such as computer suites, to the early detection of flood water in the basement or ground floor of a home.

Reinforced electrical isolation between the three circuit elements within the level control relay helps the system designer meet the personal safety required in virtually all equipment standards, and low voltage makes the sensor safe to touch.

 

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Finder Monitoring Module, Type 40.42, Aids Health and Safety Compliance

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With increasing health and safety demands and the need to protect valuable equipment, Finder’s new top of the range 70.42 3-phase, multifunctional monitoring relays offer maximum flexibility in monitoring a range of electrical supply parameters in compact, easy to adjust units at a competitive price.

This relay is ideal for monitoring supplies to machinery, equipment, and installations where failure or variation outside acceptable limits may result in damage to equipment, danger to personnel, or disruption to critical processes or procedures.

The Finder monitoring relay contributes to meeting the specific requirements of machine safety legislation (EN/60204-1), which requires that portable or semi- portable motor-driven equipment be prevented from starting up in the wrong direction should the local phases be reversed.

Able to monitor supply voltage within adjustable limits in six selectable modes (Under-voltage, Over-voltage, Window — all with or without Memory option), the unit also responds to out-of-limit Phase Asymmetry, incorrect Phase Sequence, and both Phase and Neutral loss.

 

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Finder Programming Timer now with Near Field Communication (NFC)

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The ever popular 12.51 digital time switch and 12.81 Astro can now be programmed using NFC right from your android phone using the latest App from the Google Play store.

Perfect for lighting or controlling outdoor spaces such as lighting, CCTV, and fountains, these new versions can be programmed in classic mode via the joystick, or smart mode via smartphones with NFC communication. Once the FINDER Toolbox App is downloaded and installed, you can read an existing program, or program your device with maximum flexibility, changing the smallest details and saving your program directly to your smartphone.

At this point you simply touch the smartphone to the product to transfer the data. FINDER Toolbox provides all technical data sheets and News from Finder.

Featuring 1CO 16A contact, back-lit display, automatic summer time adjustment and internal battery, these automation essentials will save you time and energy.

 

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Finder’s Astro Time Switch Saves Energy Wherever You Are

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Astro

Where the need exists to control lighting, temperature or other functions according to daylight hours, Finder’s Astro 12.81 time switch is an innovative, easily programmable time switch, which employs a unique digital program to calculate sunrise and sunset times by simply entering the location’s postcode with a single joystick. Its newest version now offers added flexibility, with the capability to override the Astro ON time with time-switch settings, thus further avoiding energy wastage.

With ever increasing pressures to reduce energy consumption, the Astro will control lighting, heating/cooling and humidity equipment in commercial, residential and industrial applications wherever sunrise and sunset times are critical in determining operational times, or where stipulated by local or national regulatory requirements.

The Astro’s micro-controller stores postcode data from 16 European countries, including the UK, which together with date information allows for the precise calculation of seasonal sunrise and sunset times. The Astro is also programmable using geographical coordinates, settable between 30°S and 64°N; 16°W and 50°E. The Astro will also automatically compensate, should European Summer Time be enabled.

For further versatility, the output switching can be advanced or retarded about the calculated sunrise (or sunset) time in 10-minute increments — up to a maximum of 90 minutes. A manual override of the output status allows for maintenance or one-off events.

With a 16 A 250 V AC rated output contact and a 120 A 5 ms peak current rating, the Astro time switch is capable of directly switching 2000W halogen, 750W compensated fluorescent, 200W CFL or LED lamp loads and AC15 loads up to 750VA.

The integral back-up battery, which is easily replaceable from the front, features an automatic power save mode which helps extend battery life.

 

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Finder New Multi-Voltage MasterPLUS Interface Relay

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The new multi-voltage MasterPLUS interface relay from Finder is the latest addition to the popular 39 Series of fully featured interface relays that continue to push the boundaries of flexibility and space saving well beyond that of conventional relays.

Specifically, it has a multi-voltage capability to accept an input/coil voltage anywhere between 24V and 240V, be it AC or DC, all in the same unit. Additionally it boasts the option of Push-in terminal technology as well as an optional output fuse module, with or without LED status indicator.

This product will offer benefits in applications such as emergency or standby systems with the need to function from either mains electricity, or a DC battery backup supply.

 

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New Finder Group Sales Manager

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Finder plc is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Harris as its new Group Sales Manager. Andrew brings 27 years of experience in engineering, sales and management experience from the automation and control industry.

On his appointment, the father of four daughters stated, ‘Throughout my career, I have always competed against Finder products and admired its innovation, brand and quality. Now to be part of this dynamic organisation is really exciting.’

Finder’s Managing Director, Jonathan Stanford, said, ‘The experience Andrew brings to the role will be invaluable as Finder continues to expand its presence in the market. Finder is already a well-respected brand, known for being a European manufacturer of quality industrial relays and timers. With a growing range of energy-saving products designed for home and commercial use, Finder is set to extend its quality reputation into these markets.’

 

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Finder Extends the 62 Series Range to include a Magnetic Blow-Out Relay for High DC Switching

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62 SeriesWhen the need to switch high DC currents exists, Finder’s extended range of 62 Series relays now includes a Magnetic Blow-Out version, capable of switching loads as high as 12 A at 220 V DC.

Targeting the heavy-duty switching of contactors and large circuit breaker trip coils this version has been specially developed to offer a high performance product that is both smaller and more competitively priced than many other current offerings.

The new relays incorporate a powerful, rare-earth magnet, neodymium, which blows-out the electrical arc and breaks DC circuits more quickly and efficiently, allowing contacts to be rated at a higher DC current, whether resistive or inductive loads.

The 62 series range is now extended by these two high performance and cost effective versions—a single pole, double break version (62.31) and a two-pole, single break (62.32) version. Available in DC coil voltages from 6 to 24 V DC, these relays are rated for -40C – +70C environments.

 

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Finder 15 Series Master & Slave Dimmers

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Finder’s latest dimmer solution is simple, flexible and powerful, thanks to the principle of Master and Slave Dimmers.

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The Master Dimmer produces a 0 -10 V signal proportional to the required dimming level which, when connected to the terminals of the Slave Dimmers, will control the voltage applied to the lamps and therefore their brightness.

Suitable for halogen, dimmable LED and CFL lamps, electronic and electromagnetic transformers, the 15 Series offers a dimming ramp speed adjustable between 1 and 10 seconds. One Master Dimmer can control up to 32 Slave Dimmers, driving, for instance, one Slave Dimmer for LED lamps, another to drive halogen lights, and a third to drive electronic transformers.

Finder’s Master Dimmer features four selectable functions: Dimming with or without memory, Dimming with memory specifically for CFL, and the new function ‘Staircase with Switch-off early warning’ where the lights are full-on for the time period set by the user but then dim prior to the end to give an early warning. Up to 15 illuminated push buttons can be connected.

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Finder Introduces Its New 83.52 Multi-Function and Multi-Voltage Timer

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Finder new 83.52 Multi-Function and Multi-Voltage Timer incorporates eight of the more specialised timing functions.

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Utilising microprocessor electronics, the 83.52 is suitable for applications where it is necessary or desirable to have the timing period remotely adjustable – through the remote potentiometer facility. For example, for control of public showers, using the SHp, so called ‘shower’ function, or for other coin-triggered applications in general.

The timer may also be used, for example, where pool table lighting is controlled by a 83.52 mounted within the customer accessible coin acceptance box, but the time itself is controlled from behind the bar.

The output contacts are configurable as two timed, or one timed and one instantaneous, eliminating the need for an additional relay in self-hold applications.

Finder’s new 83.52 provides panel builders, systems integrators, OEMs and individual electricians with a more flexible and economical off-the-shelf solution to virtually any timing application.

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Finder’s New 88.92 Timer with Asymmetric Flasher

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8892For simple ON/OFF cycling with extreme time parameters, a wide universal supply voltage capability and clear and easy settings, Finder’s new 88.92 timer with Asymmetric Flasher (Recycling) provides an attractive solution that’s particularly suitable for operator adjustment from an equipment’s front panel.

The 88.92 offers a wide option of time ranges from times as short as 50 milliseconds and as long as 300 hours—a ratio of up to 800,000:1 should you need it—ideal for driving warning devices such as sirens or flashing lamps, or for mixing or dosing liquids or other materials.

It’s attractive for front of panel mounting and adjustment, but equally appealing for internal mounting where visibility is restricted or otherwise difficult.

The product is available in a version starting with the OFF state, and a version starting with the ON state. The main features include:
•  12 …. 240 VAC/DC power supply
•  2 changeover contacts rated 8A 250V AC1
•  Adjustable time delay: 0.05 s …. 300 h
•  UL approval

 

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