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Schurter Piezo Switch ‘PSE EX’ Family Now With ATEX / IECEx Certification For Use in Hazardous Environments

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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The PSE EX 16 family has been extended to include the PSE EX 19 and PSE EX 22 mounting diameter. Furthermore, the certification of the PSE EX was enhanced and expanded. The PSE EX family is approved for use in potentially explosive atmospheres containing air and gases. Further application areas also include industrial sectors such as mills, where solids are found in smallest form as dust, which may be prone to self-ignition.

Flammable substances such as gases, vapors or mist which are released into the environment, e.g. while in production, during transportation or storage, may ignite and pose serious consequences for persons and property. The same is true for dust which may develop in conjunction with air to an explosive atmosphere. To ensure security in these areas, the Device Directives 94/9/EC was developed for products and protection systems. The purpose of the guidelines is the protection of personnel and devices which are working in such hazardous areas. This is done by eliminating all possible sources of fire and ignitions in the products and systems used in these areas.

The PSE EX family is certified according to ATEX and IECEx regulations. The area of application is consistent with that of the device group II (other areas than mining). It comprises systems with a potentially explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture of air and gases, vapors or mists or in industrial areas where dust-air blends infuse the atmosphere and the danger of a dust explosion can arise.

The approval marking is Ex II 2 GD (according ATEX regulations), Ex ib IIC T6 … T5 Gb and Ex ib IIIC T85 ° C … T100 ° C Db (according IEC regulations) for gases and dust. The temperature class was extended from T4 to T5 and T6. Therefore the permissible power dissipation of the PSE EX was limited accordingly so that the piezo switch is intrinsically safe according to EN60079-11. In addition, the flammability group was increased from IIB to IC, respectively IIIC (gas, dust). This extension will allow the use of the PSE EX in atmosphere with further type of gases, combustible dust, ignitable fibers and flyings.

Typical applications include oil and gas exploration rigs, petrochemical facilities, environments of transportation and storage of combustible materials, paint mixing devices, painting devices, grain mills, wood processing industry, chemical plants etc.

The PSE EX standard models are available with mounting diameters of 16, 19 and 22 mm with pin connectors and housing colors in red, green or natural aluminum. On request other colors, housing diameters and connection versions are obtainable. The switches for hazardous use have a label with the particulars of the certification and an identification number. Installation instructions are included in the packaging according to the ATEX directives.

Technical data / Approvals:
- PSE EX 24V, 40 mA, PT6 = 0.7 W, PT5 = 0.96 W
- ATEX II 2 G D
- IEC Ex ib IIC T6…T5 Gb
- IEC Ex ib IIIC T85°C…T100°C Db

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Crouzet em4 lab

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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The em4 lab is where you can find everything you need to automate your application:
•  em4 soft, the most intuitive PLC software on the market
•  em4 remote access platform: “em4 web” and “em4 app” to remotely control your em4 from a PC or a mobile device
•  Our partners community, with products, tools, and also specific application examples to support your business development and reduce your time to market.

Crouzet Automation has partnered with the best products and service providers, to help you unleash your creativity and reinvent your business.

em4 lab, your turn to create!

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Crydom Announces The Expansion Of Its HS Series Of Heat Sinks

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Four new high capacity heat sinks, optimized to take full advantage of Crydom panel mount solid state relays maximum ratings, are now available for use in heating, lighting, motion and power control applications

Crydom, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), announces the availability of 4 new Heat Sinks designed specifically for use with single, dual and 3 phase Solid State Relays. The new models, rated at 0.25, 0.36. 0.7 and 1.0 degrees C per watt, expand the existing Crydom HS series of heat sinks with ratings from 0.5 to 5.0 degrees C per watt.

Each new black anodized heat sink is designed to accept one, two or three single phase or dual output standard panel mount Solid State Relays, or one 3 phase Solid State Relay or high power output single phase Solid State Relay. Thermal ratings are based upon convection cooling in a typical ambient temperature range of 20 to 60 degrees Celsius.

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Find A Kwik Fix For Awkward Cable Entries with Hylec-APL

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

The Kwik Fix cable gland from Hylec-APL has been designed to offer installers speedy installation for applications where access to the interior of a bulkhead or enclosure is restricted. The gland, which is especially suited to switch cabinets and cooling and heating systems, can be used to form a quick, easy IP68 cable transit.

Easy Installation Process
*  No separate locknut required
*  Assembly from one side only
*  Available in M16/20/25
*  Polyamide PA6 V2 Black and Grey
*  IP68 protection
*  Applies to Hylec cable gland series K341

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Finder 39 Series MasterINTERFACE: Now with “Push-In” Terminations

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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The 39 Series MasterINTERFACE, next-generation interface has extended its range with the addition of models featuring “push-in” terminals – the innovative connector system which allows the direct entry of solid wires without the need to open the clamp.

As with the screw terminal models, the extended range consists of 5 types, all available with electromechanical relays (1 changeover contact 6 A) or with solid state relays (1 NO 2A at 24 V DC or 230 V AC):

•    Master BASIC (code 39.01 relay, 39.00 SSR)
•    Master PLUS (code 39.61 relay, 39.60 SSR)
•    Master INPUT (code 39.71 relay, 39.70 SSR)
•    Master OUTPUT (code 39.51 relay, 39.50 SSR)
•    Master TIMER (code 39.91 relay, 39.90 SSR)

Each type will be available with the same input voltage versions as the current models with screw terminals, although both 
screw and push-in types will now offer the following additional versions:

MasterBASIC – with AC 110 … 125V AC/DC (using new sockets: 93.61.0.125 and 93.60.0.125)
MasterINPUT – compatible with the sensors with current less than 100 mA (using new sockets 93.64.7.024 and 93.67.7.024).

All 39 Series accessories (ie. the output fuse module 093.63, the 093.16 jumper links in Blue, Red and Black, the 093.60 separator and the 093.68.14.1 “MasterADAPTER”) can be used with the new sockets.

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Schurter SHF 6.3×32 – Compact Protection for 3-phase Systems

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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With the SHF 6.3×32, SCHURTER is expanding its range of high-voltage equipment fuses. The high breaking capacity of 1500 A at a rated voltage of 500 VAC opens up many interesting fields of application. The SHF 6.3×32 is available as cartridge or pigtail version.

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Crouzet Control Presents Redesigned Chronos 2 Timers, Level & Phase Control Relays

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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7 new Chronos 2 Timers, 2 new Level Control Relays and 2 new Phase Control Relays are now available in a more compact DIN Rail package ideal for modular use

Crouzet Control, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), is pleased to announce the availability of 11 redesigned Chronos 2 Timers and Control Relays now available in an improved DIN rail modular housing with the same profile as the Crouzet C-lynx product family.

The 7 new 22.5 mm DIN Rail mounted Chronos 2 Timers (RA2R1, RQR1, RQR6, RU2R1 RU2R3, RU2R4 & RX2R1) replace timers previously offered in a 22.5 mm wide industrial housing. The new 22.5mm DIN rail mounted housing is also similar to the new 17.5 mm Chronos 2 Timers featuring the same terminal block position for perfect panel alignment. The new 22.5 mm timers also feature 2 SPDT relays rated at 8 A / 250 VAC and are just 8 mm higher than the 17.5 mm version with one output relay. New Chronos 2 timers have the same rated supply voltage and electrical specifications as previous industrial housing versions.

ENR and ENRM Level Control Relays have also been redesigned in a new 22.5 mm DIN Rail housing replacing 22.5 mm wide industrial models. A new universal supply voltage of 24 to 240 VAC VDC allows them to replace 8 existing part numbers with similar or improved features per model.

The new 17.5 mm MWS Phase Control Relay featuring an 8 A output rating replaces both the 17.5 mm MWS and 22.5 mm EWS series. The redesigned 22.5 mm EWS2 replaces the existing EWS2 featuring a more compact housing allowing modular installation.

All new Chronos 2 Timers and Control Relays are C-UL-US Listed, CE certified to the IEC Low Voltage Directive and compliant with the RoHS Directive.

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Schurter T9 Now Available for PCB Mounting

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Schurter’s T9 fuseholder style circuit breaker series is now expanded to include model T9-818 for PCB mounting. The new model complements the existing T9 series assortment for panel mounting, providing a complete range of mounting styles equivalent to closed fuseholders

The T9 series circuit breaker with the Model T9-818 for PCB mounting fills a gap in the market. The T9 series feature dimensions comparable to those of traditional fuseholders, and is likewise similarly designed for direct placement on circuit boards. SCHURTER’s existing T9 series features quick-connect
terminal types for front and rear snap in panel mounting, as well as thread neck mounting.

As with all PCB mounted components, assembly costs are considerably lower because fewer materials are used and wires are eliminated to fully automate assembly. In addition, the T9-818 is more compact than quick-connect terminal types and thus requires less space. Furthermore, its slim design means the
reset button protrudes only minimally from the front panel. Two mounting pins provide additional mechanical support on the circuit board and protect the solder connections from additional pressure when the reset button is activated.

The shape of the T9 circuit breaker is very similar to that of a fuseholder and thus offers an excellent alternative to 5×20 fuses and their respective fuseholders, where current surges can lead to premature tripping and aging over time. In contrast, circuit breakers prevent unnecessary down time by eliminating the need for changing fuses, as well as the associated risk of inadvertently inserting a fuse with the incorrect current rating, which may lead to equipment damage.

A further advantage of circuit breakers is the reset button, which springs out to indicate when the device trips. Reset is achieved by a simple push
of the button. Typical application areas for circuit breakers include use in power supplies, UPS systems, PDUs, electric tools, industrial applications, medical diagnostic equipment, analysis systems, lighting fixtures, HVAC products as well as equipment for sports and leisure activities. The T9 product line conforms to these standards: UL 1077, CSA C22.2 235 and IEC 60934.

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Quick Mounting Control Stations from Hylec-APL

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Hylec-APL offers a range of pre-installed control stations which combine tough IP67 enclosures with hard wearing push button and selector switches; helping installers to reduce time spent on-site. Installation is further aided thanks to unique, snap-on brackets for easy wall, chassis and DIN mounting.

*  Features a unique snap-on bracket for wall or DIN mounting.
*  Patented range of control stations available exclusively from Hylec-APL.
*  Up to IP67 protection depending on product.
*  5mm wall thickness provides enough strength to replace many metal enclosures.
*  Available with a huge range of buttons and switches; many variations available pre-assembled.
*  Delivered with two M20 threaded cable gland entries.

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Finder Solid State Relay Type 77.31: New Models of the Modular SSR 30A

Friday, March 14th, 2014

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A new range of Solid State Relay modules with 30 A AC switching capability is now available. Housed in a plastic casing with integral aluminum heat sink and of 22.5 mm width, these SSRs feature high thermal efficiency (guaranteeing full load operation without de-rating over an ambient temperature range of -20 to 40 ° C)

Available In Two Different Terminal Versions:
• “Relay” version, i.e. where input and output terminals are on opposite sides – more suited for new installations, where it is easier to achieve greater separation between input and output wiring.
• “Contactor” version i.e. where input and output terminals are adjacent to one another – useful as a replacemenfor other SSR or electromechanical contactors in existing applications.

There Are Also Two Options of Input Voltage:
• Rated input voltage 24 V DC input (range 4 … 32 V DC)
• Rated input 230 V AC (range 40 … 280 V AC)

There Are Two Options of Type of Output Switching – Both Rated at 30 A , 400 V AC (range 40 … 480 V AC):
• “Zero crossing”, suitable for lamp loads
• “Random”, particularly suitable for motor loads

The New Codes Are As Follows:
• 77.31.9.024.8050 “relay” version – input voltage 24 V DC, output Zero crossing
• 77.31.9.024.8070 “contactor” version – input voltage 24 V DC, output Zero crossing
• 77.31.9.024.8051 “relay” version – input voltage 24 V DC, output Random
• 77.31.9.024.8071 “contactor” version – input voltage 24 V DC, output Random
• 77.31.8.230.8050 “relay” version – input voltage 230 V AC, output Zero crossing
• 77.31.8.230.8070 “contactor” version – input voltage 230 V AC, output Zero crossing
• 77.31.8.230.8051 “relay” version – input voltage 230 V AC, output Random
• 77.31.8.230.8071 “contactor” version – input voltage 230 V AC, output Random

The 77 series will be expanded over the next 2-3 months, with additional modular 15 A types and a range of “Hockey Puck” style relays from 25 to 50 A

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