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Hylec-APL Offers the DE01 Series Pre-Installed IP67 Control Stations

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Hylec-APL now offers the DE01 range of pre-installed control stations which combine tough IP67 enclosures with hard wearing push button and selector switches reducing time spent on-site. Installation is further aided thanks to unique, snap-on brackets for easy wall, chassis and DIN mounting.

DE01 Series*  Variety of sizes and depths to accommodate different application requirements
*  Thick walls constructed from robust ABS material
*  Up to IP67 protection depending on switch options
*  Snap-on bracket mounting available for DIN rail or chassis / wall mounting
*  Selection of push button and selector switch types and combinations are available
*  Suitable for indoor and outdoor use in domestic, commercial and industrial applications
*  All products comply fully with ROHS and REACH standards

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Cynergy3 High Voltage Reed Relays Now Available With 200W Rating

Friday, July 11th, 2014

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Cynergy3 Components has introduced the D200 Series high voltage reed relays which combine a high power 200W switching capacity with isolation of 7kV across the contacts.

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The D200 relays come in the same package and pin-out as the popular D Series. The switching performance is achieved through the use of high vacuum reed switches with tungsten contacts. Typical D200 Series applications include test equipment, high voltage power supplies, medical equipment, or any application requiring increased safety margins on the switching power ratings.

D200 Series relays come with Normally-Open (NO) contacts. Models are available with 5V, 12V and 24V coil operation. The maximum switching voltage is 2.5kV. The contacts are capable of switching 3Adc, or carrying a maximum current of 5Adc.

Cynergy3 Components has been manufacturing high voltage reed switches and reed relays for over 40 years. All relays are assembled in the state-of-the-art facility located in Wimborne UK. Cynergy3 Components also manufactures a wide range of sensor products including Liquid Level, Liquid Flow and Pressure Sensors. All products are stocked and available through distributors worldwide.

Simon Dear, Sales & Marketing Manager at Cynergy3 Components comments: “The D Series relay has long been the favourite choice for engineers with demanding high voltage applications. The new D200 Series provides engineers with a solution for critical applications where increased power handling capability is a prime concern”.

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Schurter ESO 10.3×38 Fuse Inserter, Extractor & Cover In One

Monday, June 30th, 2014

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With the ESO 10.3×38, Schurter introduces a multi-functional fuse cover for use on printed circuit boards. The ESO 10.3×38 can be used simultaneously as an inserter, extractor and cover for fuses. Designed for use with Schurter’s CSO fuse clips, and the ASO 10.3×38 fuse, the combination provides touch-safe circuit protection up to 1500 VDC.

ESO 10.3x38The demand for compact components for use on circuit boards is constantly growing, including in solar applications. Schurter meets these requirements with its patented ESO 10.3×38. With the ESO 10.3×38, fuses with the 10.3×38 mm format can be simply and securely attached to clips. Upon inserting the ESO 10.3×38 with captive fuse into the fuse clips, the installation provides a touch-safe cover according to IP20 specifications. If the fuse is triggered, then the ESO 10.3×38 can also be used as a fuse removal aid. Additional tools are not required. If the ESO 10.3×38 is used together with Schurter’s CSO fuse clips, and the Schurter’s ASO 10.3×38 fuse, then these form a fully compatible, safe and cost-effective combination.

In addition to numerous applications in the energy and industrial sectors, the ESO 10.3×38 is particularly suitable for protecting solar applications with rated currents of up to 32 A or rated voltages of up to 1500 VAC/VDC. Specific applications include solar inverters, string fuse boxes and battery charge controllers based on printed circuit boards. Standard terminal markings can also be optionally attached for simple identification of the fuse. When combined with the CSO fuse clip from Schurter, the ESO 10.3×38 has cURus certification.

Features and benefits:
- Compatibility with Schurter’s CSO clip and ASO 10.3×38 fuse
- All-in-one solution: insert, extract and cover fuses on PCBs
- High electrical ratings of up to 32 A and 1500 VAC/DC
- Patented, compact and cost-effective design
- Touch-proof cover according to IP20
- No additional tools required

Applications:
- Energy and industrial applications
- PV applications
- Solar inverters
- String fuse boxes
- Battery charge controllers
- DC applications

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Honeywell High Pressure Premium HPS Series Pressure Switch

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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The Honeywell Pressure Switches, High Pressure Premium, HPS Series is a portfolio of durable, reliable electromechanical gauge pressure on/off switches that are available with either single pole single throw (SPST) normally open or normally closed circuitry, or single pole double throw (SPDT) circuitry.  The HPS Series’ IP67 environmental sealing and high proof pressure and burst pressure ratings allow for use in a variety of rugged applications that require the making or breaking of an electrical connection in response to a pressure change of the system media.

HPS Series

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
Transportation
• Heavy duty construction machinery
• Agricultural machinery
• Material handling machinery

Industrial
• CNC machines • Compressors/boilers
• Fracking equipment • Mud pumps
• Presses and punches • Pressure washers
• Trash compactors • Water jet cutting machines
• Any industrial machinery that uses high pressure hydraulic fluids

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Hylec-APL Door Enclosures Offer Rugged IP65 Protection

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

The Hylec-APL range of thick walled, ABS door enclosures offers end-users a rugged IP65 electrical/electronic equipment housing solution for outdoor applications, including marine environments. The enclosures are constructed from a flame retardant material and include a galvanised steel back plate. External brackets are included for quick mounting to walls and surfaces without compromising the enclosures ingress protection levels.

*  Ingress protection rating IP65 and impact resistance rating IK08
*  Manufactured from UL approved Flame retardant ABS-HB
*  Range of 8 different sizes
*  Opaque or transparent doors available
*  Door locks and keys as standard
*  Unique galvanised steel back mounting plate for easy equipment installation into enclosure

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eLink Power Distribution Systems From Burland Complies With BS6396 Without Fuses!

Monday, May 19th, 2014

For years, facility managers have had to deal with the frustration of having to use 20mm “equipment” fuses in their desk power bars rather than proper BS1362 fuses. Frustration because they are both inappropriate for electrical mains protection and also pretty superfluous when we have a BS1362 fuse in all our UK plug tops. It is the recommendation of best practice, BS6396 that proliferates the use of individually fused sockets. It would not be the first time we have suggested that the legacy designs used by most of our competitors has more to do with commercial self-interest than safety!

However, we are not likely to have the standard re-drafted, so we have another solution. eLink from Burland complies with BS6396 without fuses!  Instead, we have used CBE switch breakers which function as both switch and circuit breaker.  These are able to be reset by the user saving time and effort. From a safety perspective, it is not possible to insert over rated fuses or worse still, metallic objects which have in the past led to fires!

Another first is our high power dual USB charger that not only can charge two iPads consecutively, but also has been adapted to work with Blackberry smart phones, something many others do not!

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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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