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Hylec Mini-TeeTube and Mini-Tee Plug Waterproof Connections

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Hylec-APL has added two IP68 electrical connectors to its waterproof range which have diameters that are less than that of a one pound coin. The inline connectors both use cable gland technology to form a completely weatherproof seal without the need for silicone gel. The connectors are designed so that the terminals form part of the outer casing making the overall diameter of the connectors just 23mm.

* Mini-TeeTube and mini-TeePlug have an innovative design which incorporates the wire terminals as part of the external housing.
* Housing ends features a dome topped cable gland and co-moulded sealing rings ensuring a high IP rating when assembly is complete.
* Both connectors can be ordered in 2, 3 or 4 pole options.
* Quick installation, wire piercing screw terminal blocks are also available which make it possible to secure the connection to IP68 standards in less than a minute.

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Schurter Low-Loss and Precise Chip Fuses

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

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Schurter offers a broad range of high-quality chip fuses, which were developed specially for low-loss and precise overcurrent protection in secondary circuitry. Six different types, available in chip dimensions from 0402 to 1206, offer compact and effective protection in the event of a fault.

The Schurter chip fuses are available in a number of different current ratings from 50 mA to 25 A at a rated voltage of up to 125 VAC/VDC. Depending on the version and voltage ratings, a breaking capacity of up to 600 A is reached. Thanks to these impressively high values and variety, these chip fuses can be used in a wide range of applications. Chip fuses are especially suitable for mobile and battery-operated devices in sensor technology and industrial electronics.

SCHURTER chip fuses set themselves apart from comparable products through their extremely precise opening times and minimal power dissipation. In addition, their solid construction makes them especially resistant to vibrations and pulse loads. Furthermore, the SMD contacts, some of which are gold-plated, have a positive influence on the wettability, storage life and electrical quality of the chip fuses.

All Schurter chip fuses come with cURus certification. The USI 1206 is additionally VDEapproved, the only chip fuse with this type of certification available in the market. As halogen-free and RoHS-conform fuses, Schurter chip fuses, moreover be used for lead-free soldering
processes.

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Crydom Announces the Expansionof it’s Classic CKR Series of AC Output Solid State Relays

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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27 CKRB models are now available offering optimized AC input control options for use in heating, lighting, motion and power control AC applications

Crydom, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), is pleased to announce the availability of 27 new models added to the popular CKR series of AC output DIN rail mount Solid State Relays.

The CKRB models with integral heat sink rated at 10, 20 or 30 amps rms output at 25°C from 24 to 660 VAC, offer an optimized input control range of 90 to 140 VAC @ 50/60 Hz. Furthermore, previously existing CKRA models are now rated at 110 to 280 VAC input, while CKRD models complement the series rated at 4 to 32 VDC input.

The CKR family of 22.5 mm DIN rail mounted Solid State Relays offers the latest in solid state switching including zero voltage for resistive loads and instantaneous turn on for phase control or motor switching. UL, CSA and VDE approved, the CKR series is RoHS compliant and CE certified.

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Finder’s New 77 Series ‘Hockey Puck@ Style Relay Controls High-Inrush Demands

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

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Finder has expanded its range of solid state relays to include high current ‘hockey puck’ style relays, offering rapid cycling and near infinite switching capability.
 
The new 77 Series relays are ideal for use where applications require the control of exceptionally high inrush current demands, such as in LED and other low-energy lighting, switch-mode power supplies, building control, and motor switching.
 
With a sealed construction and no wearing parts, they are less sensitive to environmental factors such as mechanical shock, vibration, humidity and external magnetic fields, providing an increased lifetime of the relay.
 
Finder’s ‘hockey puck’ relays are electronically clean with low emissions, no contact bounce, and no electrical arcing—making them suitable for sensitive environments. The silent operation makes them ideal for residential and commercial usage.

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Crydom Announces the Expansion of its DRA Series of AC Output Solid State Contactors

Friday, December 13th, 2013

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30 New AC Output models are added to the DRA Series including models with economical lower operating voltage range and models featuring 2 switched phases, all in compact DIN Rail Mountable packages

Crydom, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), is pleased to announce the availability of 30 new models in the popular DRA Series of AC output DIN Rail Mounted Solid State Contactors.

DRA Series 3 Phase Contactors now include new 2 switched phase versions particularly suitable for motor control circuits where the neutral connection is not needed or utilized.

DRA Series 3 Phase Motor Reversing Contactors now also include 400 VAC output voltage versions which maximize cost effectiveness when higher operating voltages are not required.

The 30 new DRA Series contactors have the same performance as previous models including 4 kV optical isolation, AC or logic compatible DC control inputs, both with input status indicators, UL approved AC motor and resistive load ratings of either 2.4 or 4.2 amps per phase. Motor reversing models also include a control interlock feature that allows only Off, Forward or Reverse operation.

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Crouzet Automation Novelty – MTP Remote Services for Millenium 3 Programming and Debugging

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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Crouzet Automation is taking another step forward into the realm of connectivity. It is now possible to program and debug Millenium 3 logic controllers remotely using MTP8/50 and MTP8/70 programmable touch panels.

MTP6/50, MTP8/50 and MTP8/70 programmable touch panels can also be connected directly to the Millenium 3 programming port, for displaying text, data, graphics, and animations pertaining to the application controlled via the Millenium 3. Trend charts allow users to analyze data relating to the machine connected to the panel in real time and in situ (log, tracking, fault detection, etc.).

With MTP Remote Services users can now access the Millenium 3 remotely using the new pass-through function on MTP8/50 and MTP8/70 programmable touch panels, via an Ethernet connection (LAN or internet via a simple router).

The Principle:

* A Millenium 3 logic controller is connected to an MTP8/50 or MTP8/70 touch panel through the programming port via the cable supplied with the panel

* The MTP panel is connected to the network via a standard Ethernet cable

* A PC connected to the Ethernet network can then take control of the panel and/or the Millenium 3

Result:

It is possible to program, debug, diagnose, and configure a Millenium 3 in remote mode which allows maintenance operations to be carried out remotely, and hence at a lower cost.

Customer Benefits:

* No need to travel which saves time, cuts costs, and facilitates updates and monitoring

* Creation of remote installation maintenance services

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Schurter 2576 / 2578 Cord Retaining Kit

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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Schurter expands its broad range of cord retaining systems to include a new clip retaining device for IEC C8 inlets and mating cord sets.    The new clip device is a further addition to the already successful broad range of Schurter cord retaining systems for IEC C14 and C20 inlets, comprised of V-Lock latching cord sets wire-bails and clamps.

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Crouzet’s M3 Energy Expert: Energy Counting Solutions

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

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Crouzet Automation presents a set of energy counting solutions for commercial or industrial buildings, machines and installations. Thanks to its highly visible display, Millenium 3 is the right solution to visualize and centralize multiple energy meters with pulse outputs.

Up to seven pulse inputs, coming from different kinds of metering equipment, (energy, water, calories, etc.) are treated to display monthly consumption. This consumption can be tracked with the memory of the previous month, the total by use and the sum of the total uses.

The M3 Energy Expert solution is a set of macros functions delivered with associated literature. These macro functions can be easily interconnected to build Energy Management applications using M3 Soft V3.0 AC8. They are compatible with all metering products with pulse outputs!

You can adapt the application: change the number/name of uses, adapt the parameters to the metering equipment (100 – 1000 – 50 – 500 Pulse/kWh), use relay outputs for alarms, and add some other automation functions.

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Finder’s 67 Series 50A, High Capacity PCB Relay Efficiently Minimises Coil Power Dissipation.

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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For applications where high current loads need to be switched but power is limited, Finder’s 67 Series 50A, high capacity PCB relay efficiently minimises coil power dissipation.

The relay has a high continuous current contact rating of 50A, and peak current of 150A (5msec), providing two and three pole NO double break contacts.

Developed for inverters with DC inputs up to 1500V and AC outputs up to 690V, and with a 3mm or 5.2mm contact gap according to VDE 0126-1-1, EN 62109-1 & 2 regulations, the 67 Series satisfies the arduous requirements of equipment designed to meet the increasing demand for solar energy, particularly in remote locations and at high altitudes (up to 4000m above sea level).

The relay is also suitable for use in photovoltaic inverters, battery-operated or portable systems, domestic appliances and for 3 phase motor loads up to 7kW.

The Energy Saving Mode feature allows for coil operation in ambient temperatures up to 85C with minimum holding power of just 0.17W

The added air circulation provided by the 1.5mm stand-off between the relay and PCB aids temperature regulation.

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Schurter KEA and KEA-Print Standard with Notch for V-Lock Cord Retaining

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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Schurter is pleased to announce, that its compact KEA series power entry module, with 1- or 2-pole fuseholder, now mates with V-Lock cord sets. The KEA’s new V-Lock compatible feature prevents unintended disconnection of the power from the equipment.

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