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Finder Expands its 22 Series Modular Contactor Range


Finder 22 Series

To facilitate greater integration of controls and automation in building services, Finder has expanded its 22 Series modular contactor range to include 4 pole versions rated at 40A and 63A.
Finder’s modular contactor range is an ideal choice for higher current switching in quiet areas. With its virtually silent operation, it’s suitable for residential, hospital, hotel and other commercial installations.

For demanding industrial applications, it features a robust contact design, allowing high inrush capability, making it great for controlling lighting as well as motor loads.

Giving greater integration of controls and automation in building services, it provides a compact, quiet, high-power multi-pole switching solution.

Protective separation between coil and contacts provides reinforced insulation for safety, as required by many domestic and commercial standards/codes of practice.


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Finder Type 78.2E, Small and Mighty Industrial Switch Mode Power Supply



Finder’s new dual stage, high efficiency, switch mode power supplies answer the call for low voltage power in industrial, commercial and domestic applications where reliability and safety are paramount.

With the widest supply voltage range available on the market in both AC and DC, the compact yet powerful rail-mounted 78.2E features a 10A, 240W, 24V DC output, with overload and short circuit protection, and the highest efficiency and lowest ripple voltage at full load.

Finder’s characteristic quality is evident in its double sided soldering, front panel replaceable fuse plus a spare and thermal protection with LED status indication, all in a tidy, narrow (60mm) package.

State-of-the-art circuitry provides improved efficiency and reliability, and Power Factor Correction is included as standard, ideal for a wide range of applications, including industrial automation systems, control and measurement systems, and LED lighting.


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Finder Type 072.11 New Relay and Sensor Combination Detects Liquid Leakage


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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Schurter SHT 6.3×32 and SHT 6.3×32 Pigtail Compact high performance fuse now with VAC and VDC ratings

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Schurter’s SHT 6.3×32 fuse provides higher voltage overcurrent and short circuit protection up to 1500 A @ 500 VAC and 400 VDC in a universally accepted compact package size 6.3×32 mm, ¼” x 1 ¼”. The compact high performance fuse is ideally suited for primary AC circuit protection in 3-phase systems, HVAC systems, lighting and other industrial building and automation systems. The new 400 VDC rating provides primary protection in DC power systems for intelligent buildings, telecom centers, server farms and related peripheral systems. The combined AC and DC voltage ratings along with a detailed listing of breaking capacity ratings, and other precisely defined performance specifications, offer a highly reliable fuse approved for use in both alternating or direct current power applications.

The SHT 6.3×32 is available as a standard fuse link in 16 rated currents from 1 to 32 A. Versions up to 10 A are offered with pigtail leads for direct mounting on printed circuit boards. The standard fuse links can be used in a variety of panel or board mount fuse holders or clips for easy fuse replacement. SCHURTER also offers a full range of high current fuse holders and clips, compatible with the SHT, as well as its fast-acting counterpart series SHF.

Direct compatibility with the most important competitive products, together with exceeding performance, makes the SHT 6.3×32 a form, fit, and function substitute product, as well as a fuse that fulfills newly defined application requirements, particularly those applications found in the area of DC power. The SHT 6.3×32 fuse is cURus approved and conforms to RoHS.

Technical Data / Approvals
- Certification according to UL 248-14, CSA C22.2 no. 248.14
- High breaking capacity (H) up to 1500 A at rated voltage
- High rated voltages up to 500 VAC / 400 VDC
- 16 rated currents from 1 A to 32 A
- Time-lag (T) characteristics

- High-power 3-phase systems
- Building automation: heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
- Photovoltaic: protection between inverter and grid
- Frequency converters and ballasts
- Power distribution for servers in datacenters
- Higher voltage DC telecom and intelligent commercial building applications


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Schurter UMT-H High Performance Compact Fuse – New Rated Current Values

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UMT-H Fuse

Schurter expands the UMT-H range with the rated currents 20A, 25A and 30A. They are now available from stock.

The compact SMD fuse UMT-H stands out with its high breaking capacity. With its square, compact design, it is the space saving alternative to classic cylindrically shaped cartridge fuses (e.g. 5×20 mm) and also suited for more cost-effective, automated assembly. Furthermore, SCHURTER is going to extend the UMT-H range this year by the rated currents 63 mA, 80 mA, 100 mA and 125 mA.

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Honeywell Industrial Pressure Sensors, Model IP IS Intrinsically Safe




Honeywell’s Industrial Pressure Sensors, Intrinsically Safe1, Model IP IS, are a new platform of sensors designed to offer repeatable, reliable and accurate pressure measurements over time. These rugged, stainless steel, all-welded pressure sensors are fully configurable with today’s most commonly requested industry options. They may be used in many demanding, harsh environments and with a variety of media. Each sensor is fully temperature compensated and calibrated.

Value to Customers
• Configurable: Simplifies flexibility of sensor use in the application
• Durable and accurate: Wide standard compensated temperature range; standard accuracy and enhanced accuracy option; shock and vibration tested

• All-welded, 300 series stainless steel and Hastelloy®
• 7 bar to 350 bar [100 psi to 5000 psi] pressure range
• Accuracy options:
- Standard accuracy: IPG2 provides ±0.25 % BFSL2
- Optional enhanced accuracy: IPG1 provides ±0.15 % BFSL2
• 4 mA to 20 mA current output
• ±2 %FS Total Error Band3 (see Figure 1 in datasheet)
• IP65 rated protection
• <2 ms response time provides accurate, high-speed measurement
• CE and RoHS compliant1
• Intrinsically Safe: cFMus/ATEX, IEC Ex certification

Potential Applications
• Oil and gas industrial process control (gas head control panels)
• Factory automation/industrial equipment
• Pump/compressor control
• Power generation (wind, propulsion)
• Flammable inventory control
• Paint booth spraying

• Construction equipment


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Bulgin Announces New 12mm Switch Series

12mm Range

Bulgin has extended its popular range of anti-vandal products to include a 12mm miniature push button variant. The latest addition to the company’s anti-vandal portfolio is the smallest of its kind and one of the most versatile, offering multiple actuator options and a long life expectancy, guaranteed to 200,000 cycles. Compact and durable, it is ideal for applications where space is at a premium.

The IP65- and IK08-rated miniature anti-vandal range (IP67-rated switches available to order) is perfect for demanding environments where reliability is vital, with an operating temperature ranging from -25 to + 55 °C and shock resistance greater than 10g. Screw and pin terminal options with ratings up to 2A, 36 V DC, are available in a wide variety of actuator and body types, including:

- nickel-plated brass, stainless steel, zinc-aluminium and chrome-plated bodies

- domed, flush and raised actuator options in stainless steel or polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)

- dot and ring LED illuminated variants

Robust and sealed, the miniature anti-vandal switches are suitable for a wide range of demanding applications

* Ratings up to 36VDC, 2A
* Momentary functionality
* Nickel-plated Brass, Stainless Steel, Zinc Aluminium and Chrome-plated body types available
* Dot and Ring LED Illumination variants available
* IP65, IP67 and IK08 rated options available
* Screw & Pin terminal types
* Operating Temperature:
* 25℃ + 55℃ (no freezing)
* Shock resistance: >10g

Defence and Security
* Door Entry Keypads
* Security Alarm Systems
* Military Display Systems

Commercial, Recreation & Leisure
* Vending Machines
* Interactive Kiosks
* Ticket Dispensers
* Drink Dispensing Machines
* Digital Diving Cameras

Transport & Infrastructure
* Elevators
* Climate Control Systems

Scientific & Medical
* Cryogen-free Refrigerators
* Handheld Radiation Detection Equipment

* Air Cleaning Systems
* Vacuum Packing Machines
* Power Tools
* Pressure Washers
* Pipe Inspection Systems

* On-board control systems
* Lighting devices and equipment


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Schurter Types FMAB CEE, FMAD CEE Connector with Filter for 1- and 3-Phase Applications

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With a long history of innovation in the connector and EMC marketplace, Schurter expands its range of power entry modules with the introduction of the FMAD and FMAB CEE Connectors, featuring a first of its kind integrated line filter for 1- and 3-Phase industrial and power distribution applications. The integrated filter optimizes suppression of conducted emissions by eliminating cables between the inlet and filter.

FMABThe CEE connectors according IEC 60309 are used all over the world for industrial applications and power distribution. The single and three phase connectors can be used for any application with a detachable power cord. Today, noise generating electronics used in machines drive demand for EMI
suppression filters in order to meet international EMC standards. This filter is typically mounted on the metal chassis for optimal performance.

Traditionally, wires are used to connect the power inlet to the EMI filter mounted separately on the chassis. These wires can vary in length and can cause EMC problems with electromagnetic fields generated by a noise source inside the equipment bypassing the filter! The new CEE connector with integrated filter solves this problem by eliminating these wires and making a direct connection between the filtered connector and its metal shield, which is grounded to the panel cut-out. The fully integrated unit can be front or rear panel mounted directly where the power comes into the equipment.

The new FMAB CEE series is suitable for single phase AC applications. It extends the power entry module concept outlined in IEC 60320, where power input is limited to 16 A. Both the FMAB CEE and the FMAD CEE, which is designed for three phase applications, are rated from 16 up to 32 amperes. They are designed and approved according IEC 60309, UL 1283 and CSA 22.2 no. 8. The voltage rating is 250 VAC (IEC, UL, CSA) and 110 / 125 VAC (UL, CSA). The new filter series are suitable for use in industrial appliances exposed to temperatures ranging from -40 to +85C. Screw terminals provide for ease of installation.

Technical Data / Approvals
FMAB CEE (1-Phase)
- Rated voltage: 110 / 125 VAC (UL, CSA), 250 VAC (ENEC, UL, CSA)
- Rated currents: 16, 30 A (UL, CSA) / 16, 32 A (ENEC, UL, CSA) at 40°C
- Leakage current: max. 0.5 / 1.0 mA
- Operating temperatures: -40 – 85 °C

FMAD CEE (3-Phase)
- Rated voltage: 277 / 480 VAC (UL, CSA), 240 / 415 VAC (ENEC, UL, CSA)
- Rated currents: 16, 30 A (UL, CSA) / 16, 32 A (ENEC, UL, CSA) at 40°C
- Leakage current: max. 10.0 mA
- Operating temperatures: -40 – 85 °C

- Equipment with detachable power cord
- Industrial machines
- Electrical tools
- Power distribution


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Honeywell VF460S High Sensitivity Latching Digital Hall-effect Sensor ICs


Honeywell is pleased to announce its new VF460S High Sensitivity Latching Digital Hall-effect Sensor ICs, now available in a flat TO-92 three-pin package. This is an extension of our VF360NT and VF360ST subminiature SOT-23 surface mount sensors, and allows for through-hole soldering or direct wire attachment.

VF460SValue to Customers
* AEC-Q100 qualification provides enhanced reliability and quality of electronic components. Components meeting these specifications are often suitable for use in harsh automotive environments without the customer’s need for additional component-level qualification testing.
* Designed to provide reliable, consistent performance and a fast response time, enhancing efficiency in brushless dc motor (BLDC) applications
* Designed to provide a wide supply voltage range and no chopper delay, allowing for potential use in a variety of applications
* Designed to provide a clean output signal without the customer having to include additional circuitry to achieve noise suppression due to chopper stabilization

* Qualified to the AEC-Q100 standard for potential use in automotive applications
* Fastest response time in its class [1.5 μs]
* Operate from 30 Gauss typ. at 25°C [77 °F] & 55 Gauss max. over full -40 °C to 150 °C [-40 °F to 302 °F]
* Latching, repeatable magnetics (no jitter)
* No additional electronic noise generated by sensor
* Non-chopper-stabilized design
* VF460S flat TO-92-style package (1000 units per bag), while VF360NT and VF360ST offer a subminiature SOT-23 surface mount package supplied on tape and reel (3000 units per reel) 3 Vdc to 24 Vdc
* Built-in reverse polarity protection
* RoHS-compliant material

Potential Transportation Applications
* BLDC motor commutation for automotive applications: Air input flap to engine, convertible roof position, electronic parking brakes, electronic window lifts and anti-pinch power window systems, HVAC blowers, headlights, power doors, mirrors and tail gates, seat motors, steering, windshield washers and wipers
* Speed and RPM sensing: Motors and fans; tachometer and counter pickup
* Flow rate sensing


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Schurter Explains Increased Fire Safety Requirements for Fuseholders

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The fuseholder standard IEC/EN 60127-6 has been revised to improve fire safety. Effective in October 2017, manufacturers of fuseholders will only be permitted to market products that have been tested and authorized in accordance with the updated standard. Schurter will offer its customers upgraded solutions by the deadline.

Requirements defined for the household appliance standard IEC 60335-1 are also being applied to the fuseholder standard IEC 60127-6. So the requirement with regard to the glow-wire resistance of the material is being increased. Schurter has planed the adaption of the products and its requalifying
and is currently deploying it. That means used materials has to be tested and if necessary replaced with new glow-wire resistant material. Thus these components can be used in unattended electrical household appliances after the change-over.

Besides the fuseholders, IEC appliance inlets and power entry modules with and without EMC filters are also affected if they have a fuse drawer. The order number of the products are not touched. Therefore manufactures using Schurter products do not have to change the approvals.

Detailed information about the revised fuseholder standard and Schurters plan for implementation are available upon request.


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