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Schurter UMK 250 Ultra Small Space-Saving Fuse and Fuseholder Combination

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UMK 250Schurter is expanding its range of surface mount fuses with the introduction of the UMK 250 series. The quick-acting characteristic of this fuse is in accordance with IEC 60127-4, providing the logical addition to the existing UMZ 250 time-lag series. The UMK 250 provides primary and secondary overcurrent and short-circuit protection.

Schurter offers the UMK 250 in ten rated currents from 500 mA to 4 A. The fuse and clip combination is designed for easy fuse replacement. Rated for the protection of primary and secondary PCB circuits, the UMK 250 is designed for applications including power supplies, medical equipment, lighting and devices for home and industrial use.

This series is RoHS compliant and compatible with lead-free soldering processes. The UMK 250 fuseholder is an ideal substitute for similar SMD fuses, where the fuse clips are not offered. The compatability of the solder pads allows the SCHURTER product to be used in cases where the ability to replace the fuse is desired. The installed fuse-link UMF 250 is considered an Universal Modular Fuse (UMF) and carries VDE and cURus approvals. This ultra-small fuse
including clip is 11.3 x 4.2 x 4.0 mm with a breaking capacity between 100 – 200 A at 250 VAC /
125 VDC.

Technical features:
- Rated Current range: 500 mA to 4 A
- Rated voltage: 250 VAC and 125 VDC, according to IEC
- Breaking capacity: 100 – 200 A @ 250 VAC / 125 VDC
- Characterisitc: Quick-Acting F, according to IEC 60127-4
- Component size including Clip: 11.3 x 4.2 x 4.0 mm

Applications:
- Primary and secondary overcurrent protection
- Lighting
- Medical appliances
- Industrial electronics

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Schurter KFA and DA22 Standard with Notch for V-Lock Cord Retaining

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Schurter is pleased to announce, that its compact KFA and DA22 Series power entry modules, with 1- or 2-pole fuseholder and filters, now mates with V-Lock cord sets. The KFA’s and DA22’s new V-Lock compatible feature prevents unintended disconnection of the power from the equipment.

Unlike wire bail or clamp accessories, no additional costly hardware is necessary to install the cord retaining system. The cordset safely latches into a notch in the plastic housing of the KFA and DA22. Removing the cordset is easily achieved by depressing the latch. V-Lock power cords are offered in a wide range of cord lengths and country-specific plugs, including NEMA 5-15 standard hospital grade versions.

The KFA and DA22 are ideal for use in medical devices, IT and audio equipment used on stage, where the power to the equipment must withstand mechanical stress on the cord. It features C14 inlet, 1- or 2-pole fuseholder for 5x20mm fuses, mains filter, 4.8 x 0.8mm quick-connect or PCB terminals, and screw-on or snap-in mounting. Optional voltage selector allows for use in international markets. Current rating 1 to 10 A at 250 VAC.

Approvals include UL, CSA, VDE and CCC.

Features and benefits:
- Power entry module with 3 functions: Appliance Inlet, Fuseholder and Line filter
- Suitable for use in medical equipment according to IEC/UL 60601-1
- Optional fuse drawer “extra-safe” according to IEC/UL 60601-1
- V-Lock retaining system for mating cordsets
- No additional components required for cord retentionFeatures and benefits:
- Power entry module with 3 functions: Appliance Inlet, Fuseholder and Line filter
- Suitable for use in medical equipment according to IEC/UL 60601-1
- Optional fuse drawer “extra-safe” according to IEC/UL 60601-1
- V-Lock retaining system for mating cordsets
- No additional components required for cord retention

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Hylec DEBOX – The Only In-Line Junction Box You May Ever Need

Hylec-APL launches its new DEBOX junction box. The virtually tool-less design facilitates installation faster than the leading competitor and offers greater flexibility. For use in internal applications in a variety of different industries, but especially in the lighting sector, it will reduce time on-site and in turn reduce the overall costs of installation.

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The DEBOX features:
•   4 Pole, 24 amp, 4mm terminal block supplied as standard.
•   Can be used with screwless terminals, Kwik-Wire commoning terminals or IDC connectors
•   Can accommodate flat or round profile cables
•   Polypropylene UL 94 V2 material
•   Fixing pin clips the lid in place quickly and effectively
•   Two mounting ears for secure external fastening
•   Virtually tool-less assembly

 

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Crouzet DCmind Brush Motors – Product of the Year 2013

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Crouzet DCmind Brush Motors – Product of the Year 2013

March 2014, the 40,000 technical and scientific readers of the American magazine Medical Design Briefs voted the DCmind Brush range of DC motors Product of the Year 2013. DCMind  Brush motors were selected for their outstanding technical merit and practical value.

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DCmind Brush motors are incredibly quiet, even at full load, offer excellent efficiency and an exceptional service life, and have an extensive range of gearboxes and accessories. The low noise level (35 dB) of DCmind Brush motors makes them particularly suitable for the medical and biopharmaceutical sectors, as well as laboratories, industry and office equipment and systems. They can also be used in many other high performance applications such as pumps and valves, and also in the railway, military and aeronautical fields.

“The new DCmind Brush motor generation adds a uniquely differentiated premium product to our current offering”, says John Morehead, Crouzet Motors US National Sales Manager. “With its remarkably quiet operation, quality design and manufacturing, it greatly expands our application reach. Additionally, Crouzet’s eco-design strategy has cut the environmental impact of the product’s overall life cycle in half while at the same time improving the product’s
energy efficiencies.”

It is this extraordinary performance that won over the readers of Medical Design Briefs and made DCmind Brush the Product of the Year 2013.

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Schurter PSE HI: Piezo Switch with Raised Symbols

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The PSE HI (high impact) switches can now be delivered with raised symbols, letters and numbers in addition to various colors, or legend inscriptions. The switch surface is made of anodized aluminium, which can be pre-formed with raised symbols to provide long-term wear and excellent user haptics.

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The aluminium surface of the PSE HI switches can be produced in various anodized colors. A variety of standard legends and/or raised symbols are offered to indicate function. The laser etched legends or pre-formed raised symbols provide long-term protection against wear. Raised symbols can be numbers, as well as characters from the Braille alphabet. These flexible design options make it possible to offer a wide variety of standard or custom options to meet individual design requirements.

The PSE HI piezo switches have an ingress protection class rating of IP67. The hermetic seal makes the switches ideal for use in areas that must be regularly cleaned or disinfected. Additionally, the switches offer a robust metal housing, well suited for use in harsh environments where there exists the potential for vandalism. The impact resistance according to DIN EN 50102 is IK06.

The PSE HI piezo switch is rated 0.1A @ 42 VAC/60 VDC. The piezo switching element offers an exceptionally long service life of more than 20 million switching cycles. Typical applications requiring such robust switch performance include pedestrian crossing walks, elevators, truck lifts, material-handling equipment, safety equipment, ticketing terminals, gas stations, food service equipment and processing plants.

Technical Data:
- PSE HI piezo switch 0.1A 42VAC/60VDC
- Standard symbols, custom symbols, laser-etched, raised shapes, various colors
- Service life at rated switching capacity > 20 million switching cycles
- Protection class IK06 (DIN EN 50102), IP67 (DIN 60529)

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Hylec DED Range Quality Door Enclosures

Hylec-APL’s IP65 door enclosures are designed to simplify installation and guarantee years of trouble free operation. Unlike many competitor products on the market which charge extra for accessories, the Hylec-APL range is supplied with a galvanised steel back plate, external mounting brackets and a lock and key as standard.

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• IP65 protection on all models
• Hinged doors in blank or transparent design
• Quarter turn lock and key supplied as standard
• Flame retardant ABS provides impact resistance of IK08
• Galvanised steel backplate provides easy mounting
• Supplied complete with external mounting brackets and assembly screws

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Schurter T12 & TM12 – Robust Circuit Breaker with Design Appeal

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Schurter is merging its expertise in the area of robust metal switches with reliable circuit breakers into a unique product: the T12-MSM is the first circuit breaker on the market that is extremely attractive from a visual standpoint. With its extraordinary actuating appeal, the T12-MSM need not be used as just another switch to be hidden on the rear of the equipment; rather it can be stylishly displayed on the front.

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Schurter combines its circuit breakers with thermal operation (T12) and thermal-magnetic operation (TM12) with its MSM series metal switches. The T12-MSM, creates a market innovation that marries overcurrent protection with an attractive pushbutton design. The MSM switches are characterized by their visual appeal and operating characteristics. Both the housing and the actuator are fabricated from high-quality stainless steel, and there are a variety of design options including size, color, lighting and inscription.

The T12 and TM12 are reliable circuit breakers with positive trip-free operation. The contacts open even if the reset button is manually held in the closed position. They reliably protect equipment with rated currents from 50 mA to 16 A. The optional magnetic release, protects against increased risk of short circuits.

The combination of the T12 circuit breaker and the MSM switch now unites all these features in product that is also extremely robust. With a vandal-proof design, IP 64 tightness protection and IK 07 impact resistance, the T12-MSM is also suited for outdoor applications and use in harsh environments. Additionally, the look and feel is novel for a circuit breaker and stands out among other circuit breakers as a true designer piece, suitable for mounting on the front side of the equipment, where an appealing design is paramount. The T12-MSM offers unprecedented product-design opportunities for applications where moderate overcurrents can occur. Among its wide range of possible uses are applications requiring electromechanical shielding, outdoor applications, and especially applications with electric motors.

Technical Information / Approvals
- T12-MSM or TM12-MSM circuit breaker with stainless steel actuator
- Rated voltage: 240 VAC / 28 VDC
- Rated current: 50 mA – 16 A (15 A UL)
- Thermal – magnetic or thermal tripping
- Manual On/Off actuation
- Available with auxiliary contact or shunt terminal
- Quick-connect or screw-clamp terminals
- Threaded neck type
- Actuator available in 19 mm and 22 mm diameters
- Optional point or ring illumination
- A variety of labeling options
- Tightness according to IP64
- Vandal-proofed according to IK07

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Cynergy3 Components Have Launched A New Series of Liquid Level Sensors Which Are Fitted With 4-Pin, M12 Electrical Connectors.

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The RSF150 series of vertical float switches are manufactured from a choice of 4 different materials to ensure compatibility with the widest range of liquids.  Nitrile gaskets are supplied as standard, but can be specified from alternative materials to suit the application.    And they are now available with the popular 4-pin M12 round connector – to provide a convenient and foolproof electrical connection.

As with many other Cynergy3 float switches, the float can be readily inverted in order to offer either normally open or normally closed operation, and the switch itself can be specified to have either 25VA or 100VA capacity.

All float switches in the series have either WRAS or UL (or both) approvals.

Cynergy3 can also supply the mating plus and cables and these are available in various lengths and with either straight or elbowed plugs.

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Schurter Product FMBC LL: Low Leakage Current 3-Phase Filter

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Schurter expands its successful range of FMBC NEO 3-phase filters with a low leakage current series for applications where no high leakage currents are allowed. The new FMBC LL series of filters is designed for rated currents between 7 and 180 A. It is ideal for leakage current-critical industrial applications such as drive technology.

FMBC LLToday’s electrical industrial installations are increasingly being fitted with residual current devices (RCD) to ensure efficient personal protection. This is also a requirement in certain countries for 3-phase systems, for example plug-in systems up to 32 A. The RCD limits the current to earth to a maximum of 30 mA. This poses a particular problem in drive technology since the frequency inverters that control the engine generate considerable leakage current.
Long motor cables further aggravate the problem since they increase the capacity to earth and hence the currents to earth too. The new series of FMBC LL filters helps reduce the leakage currents and permits compliance with common EMC standards as an efficient input filter.

The compact FMBC LL 3-phase filters have been designed for currents from 7 A to 180 A at an ambient temperature of 50 °C. They have UL approvals for ambient temperatures of +50 °C as well as +40 °C at a higher rated current. The FMBC LL is approved for rated voltages of 520 VAC. This means that they can be used in high-power systems, such as machines used in an industrial environment. Despite their high output performance, they are still compact and
lightweight in design.

The standard FMBC LL is fitted with a screw connection. Other types of connections including wires or copper bars are possible on request as well as customised modifications to the circuit or housing. SCHURTER also offers its own EMC measuring service for an optimum adjustment to the inverter. Therefore the most efficient filter solution for the system can be developed.

Technical Features:
- Rated voltage: 520 VAC
- Rated current: 7 A to 180 A
- Leakage current 7 – 55 A: < 5 mA, leakage current 75 – 180 A: < 20 mA
- Screw connections
- cURus approval: E72928

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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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