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Honeywell PX3 Series Heavy Duty Pressure Transducers, 1 bar to 46 bar | 15 psi to 667 psi

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Honeywell’s PX3 Series Pressure Transducers use piezoresistive sensing technology with ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) signal conditioning in a brass housing and Metri-Pack 150 electrical connector. The PX3 Series are fully calibrated and temperature compensated from -40 °C to 125 °C [-40 °F to 257 °F].

PX3

VALUE TO CUSTOMERS
* Total Error Band (TEB) (±1.0 %FSS typ.): Provides the most comprehensive, clear and meaningful indication of the sensor’s true measurement performance over a specified temperature range; small error promotes system uptime and efficiency.
* High insulation resistance and dielectric strength: Protect the user and sensor in high over-voltage situations, and ensures that the device is compliant with industry standards.
* High EMC performance: Operates reliably in the presence of electromagnetic fields, such as near wireless signals, RF communication, and electrical devices.
* High external freeze/thaw resistance: Survives exposure to frost, commonly found in refrigeration systems.
* Low current consumption: Helps to reduce energy costs, and enhances product life if used in battery driven systems.

FEATURES
* Pressure range: 1 bar to 46 bar | 15 psi to 667 psi (absolute and sealed gage)
* Ratiometric output: 0.5 Vdc to 4.5 Vdc
* Fully calibrated and temperature compensated
* Total Error Band: ±1.0 %FSS from -20 °C to 85 °C [-4 °F to 185 °F]
* External freeze/thaw resistance: 6 cycles from -30 °C to 50 °C [-22 °F to 122 °F]
* Insulation resistance: >100 MOhm, 1500 Vdc
* Dielectric strength: AC1500V, 1 min. or AC1800V, 1 s
* Low current consumption: 3.5 mA max.
* EMC Radiated Immunity: 200 V/m per ISO 11452-2
* Ingress protection up to IP67
* Response time: <2 ms
* RoHS, REACH, and CE compliant

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
Industrial:
* Refrigerant pressure monitoring in HVAC/R systems
* Air compressor system pressure

Transportation:
* Air system monitoring
* Hydraulic oil pressure monitoring

 

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Schurter MSM Cover

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Protects From Dirt and Liquids and Ensures a Hygienic Surface Due to the Antibacterial Material

MSM CoverSchurter is expanding its accessory range with an antibacterial cover for the MSM 19 and MSM 22 series. The new cover is made of antibacterial material and is tested according to ISO 22196. The cover prevents the ingress of liquids and dirt between the housing and the actuator.

The MSM series is already sealed according to IP67 to the electrical contacts. With the MSM cover, Schurter ensures that no liquids or dirt can enter the space between the housing and the actuator.

 

Technical Data
- Tightness according to IP 68
- Avoids the Ingress of Dirt
- Improves Hygiene
- Available for the MSM Sizes 19mm and 22mm

Application
- Medical Equipment
- Industrial Applications
- Commercial Kitchen Appliances
- Food Processing

 

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Schurter Series 2577 and 2579 Polarized Appliance Inlet

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Series 2577_2579

With the two appliance inlets series 2577 and 2579 SCHURTER expands the product range of the 2.5 A products in protection class II with polarized versions for snap-in and screw-on mounting.

The polarized appliance inlets ensure the position of the LIVE contact from the main socket into the appliance when cordsets with polarized main plugs are used, e.g. NEMA or UK plugs. However, these cordsets must be equipped with polarized connectors C7p. The polarized inlets can also be used with
the common C7 connectors, however, the polarization is not ensured.

Type 2577 is designed for screw-on mounting, type 2579 for snap-in mounting. Both types are
configurable with solder, quick connect or PCB terminals in various shapes and orientations. Besides the
preferred color black, the appliance inlets are also available in white or gray.

Technical Data / Approvals
- IEC Appliance Inlet C8p (polarized)
- Rating: IEC/UL/CSA: 2.5 A @ 250 VAC, UL/CSA: 7 A @ 125 VAC
- Solder-, quick connect and PCB terminals
- Snap-in and screw-on mounting

 

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Honeywell TBF Series Force Sensors, Compensated / Unamplified Sensing

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TBF Series

 

Honeywell is pleased to announce its new Basic Force Sensors, TBF Series—Honeywell’s smallest force sensor. The TBF Series Basic Force Sensor extends Honeywell’s Basic Pressure Sensor platform (TBP Series) into the flush diaphragm space previously occupied by Honeywell’s 1865 Series Force Sensors. The TBF Series are flush diaphragm pressure sensors designed for customers who require a simple device for applications where media compatibility and low trapped volume are important. Precisely controlled diaphragm height makes the sensor useful in applications where force is applied by a flexible membrane to the sensor, such as infusion pumps.

Value To Customers
*  Smallest package size in its class (7 mm x 7 mm x 3,89 mm) simplifies placement on crowded PCBs
*  Widest pressure (1 bar to 10 bar |100 kPa to 1 MPa | 15 psi to 150 psi) enables choice of optimum pressure range to maximize sensitivity
*  Many different pressure ranges improve resolution and system accuracy
*  Tight accuracy specification of ±0.15 %FSS provides user with enhanced accuracy in the application
*  Reliable supply chain
*  Fast response for quotes and samples
*  Designed to Six Sigma standards
*  Manufacturing excellence
*  Supports Lean manufacturing

Features
*  Cost-effective sensor with many options
*  Compensated/unamplified
*  Wide operating temperature range (0 °C to 50 °C [32 °F to 122 °F])
*  Low power consumption allows for potential use in battery operated applications
*  Stable offset voltage
*  Not sensitive to mounting orientation
*  Small package size [7 mm x 7 mm x 3,89 mm]
*  RoHS2 compliance

Potential Medical Applications
*  Drug delivery systems
*  Infusion pumps
*  Kidney dialysis machines
*  Robotics
*  Syringe pumps

The TBF Series join the 1865 Series, FSG Series, FSS Series, FSS-SMT Series, and FSA Series.

 

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Crydom Introduces the DRH Series, a Compact Size Solution for Heating Applications with Loads up to 20 Amps

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Excellence In Solid State Technology Available In Crydom’s DRH Series Of Power Enhanced AC 3-Phase Contactors

Crydom is pleased to announce the new DRH Series of AC Output Solid State Contactors. Based on the same technology and compact 45mm size of the SOLICON DRC, the most innovative compact DIN Rail Mount, IEC standard based contactors in the market, combines all the advantages of a solid state design with the functionality and simplicity of use of an electromechanical contactor.

DRH Series

While the DRC series was intended for motor applications, the DRH Series, thanks to the enhanced power of 20 Amps on each channel, is intended to switch any resistive as well as inductive loads; it is the perfect solution in any heating application in market segments such as Plastic, Packaging, HVAC, Food & Beverage, Printing and Medical. This product is an ideal replacement of electromechanical contactors when higher reliability is needed or when fast cycling is frequent. Their compact size and easy installation make these devices an optimum solution in commercial and industrial applications, especially when retrofitting. Reliable operation is ensured by means of the integrated over-voltage protection, over-temperature protection, high I2t and surge current ratings and immunity conformance to industrial standards.

Main features include:
- Rating up to 600 VAC, 18 A (3 controlled legs), 20 A (2 controlled legs)
- Integrated over-voltage protection
- Integrated over-temperature protection
- Alarm output in case of over-temperature
- Enclosed heat sink eliminates the need for protective earth connection
- 4-32 VDC or 90-280 VAC control input
- Multicolor LED with input status and alarm indication
- UL 100 kA Short Circuit Current Rating
- C-UL-US listed, CE compliant

These features make the DRH Series unique in the market with a broader working temperature range (-10ºC to +70ºC), better resistance to surge current (716 Amps), higher resistance to short circuit (2560 A2sec), smaller size and a greater life span (50 million cycles).

All these premium features are included in both available DRH models:
- DRH3P60x18x, Solid State Contactor 3 controlled legs, 18 Amps @40°C
- DRH3P60x20x, Solid State Contactor 2 controlled legs, 20 Amps @40°C

The DRH Series is available in either instantaneous turn-on (typically used for inductive loads or motor loads) or zero voltage turn-on (more often used with resistive loads). Both are available with either 2 or 3 controlled legs.

The high current rating is the result of an innovative design that increases the air flow thus improving the thermal performance. DRH contactors also feature over-temperature protection to avoid overheating in case of a fan malfunction. The internal temperature is constantly monitored and the fan is switched only when necessary in order to extend its lifetime. The LED makes the operator aware of internal temperature rising before it reaches its limit; once reached, the contactor will safely switch off and the alarm output contact will switch on.

Crydom’s DRH Series contactors are C-UL-US Listed and compliant to IEC 60947-4-2 requirements. They are also CE compliant to the Low Voltage Directive as well as the EMC and RoHS Directive.

 

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Schurter CSO Heavy Duty Fuse Clip, Designed for Voltages up to 1500VAC/VDC and Currents to 32A

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Schurter, a leading provider of fuseholders, expands its CSO heavy duty fuse clip family with a cost-effective tin-plated version. The CSO clip, designed for 10.3 mm diameter fuses, is suitable for applications with voltages up to 1500 VAC/VDC and currents to 32A. These unique characteristics are SCHURTER’s response to the increasing photovoltaic system voltage requirements.

CSO Fuse Clip

The CSO clip is available in solder and screw/rivet versions. The solder version allows direct mounting on a printed circuit board by means of through-hole technology. The screw/rivet version provides additional flexibility for basic designs. Due to the special copper alloy all versions are characterized by a strong clamping force resulting in minimal power loss.

The CSO fuse clip is ideal for a wide range of PV and other DC applications including inverters, battery charge controllers, and string fuse holders. Furthermore, the CSO is well suited for applications in the e-mobility and industrial electronics sectors. The fuse clip conforms to RoHS specifications and is currently the only photovoltaic clip on the market with cURus approval.

Schurter also offers the ASO 10.3×38 PV fuse to fit the new CSO fuse clip. The fuse clip also supports other fuses with a 10.3 mm diameter of any length. This includes, for instance, 10.3×85 mm fuses for higher voltages.

Technical Features and Benefits:
- High rated voltage of 1500 VAC/VDC
- High rated current of 32 A
- Minimal power dissipation due to strong clamping force (special copper alloy)
- Solder, screw or rivet mounting
- cURus approval

Applications:
- Photovoltaic inverters
- String fuse holder
- Battery charge controllers
- DC applications
- Industrial electronics
- Drives

 

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Honeywell FSA Series Force Sensors, Compensated / Amplified

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FSA Series

The FSA Series are piezoresistive-based force sensors offering a ratiometric analog or digital output for reading force over the specified full scale force span and temperature range. They are fully calibrated and temperature compensated for sensor offset, sensitivity, temperature effects, and nonlinearity using an on-board Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC).  Direct mechanical coupling allows for easy interface with the sensor, coupling with tubing, membrane or a plunger, providing repeatable performance and a reliable mechanical interface to the application. The package also provides excellent corrosion resistance and isolation to external package stress. All products are designed and manufactured according to ISO 9001 standards.

VALUE TO CUSTOMERS
The FSA Series are designed to meet the customers’ need for a compensated, amplified force sensor that provides analog and digital outputs, a variety of force sensing ranges, and enhanced durability and accuracy. Their flexible design provides multiple standard configurations over a wide operating temperature range.  Potential applications include:

Medical
Ambulatory non-invasive pump pressure
Infusion pumps
Kidney dialysis machines
Occlusion detection

Industrial
Load and compression sensing
Variable tension control

CUSTOMER BENEFITS
Multiple force ranges allow the customer to choose the force range to maximize sensitivity and improve system resolution / performance
Overforce provides enhanced durability in applications where overforce may exist
Enhanced accuracy includes all errors due to force nonlinearity, force hysteresis, and non-repeatability
Total Error Band enhances system performance
Digital output enhances performance through reduced conversion requirements and the convenience of direct interface to microprocessors
Diagnostics functions allow the user to determine if the sensor is working correctly by detecting if the electrical paths are broken or shorted inside the sensor
Supply voltage provides customers flexibility of design within the application

FEATURES
Wide variety of force ranges
>  Newton (N): 2, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 25
>  pound (lb): 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 5
>  gram (g): 200, 500, 750
>  kilogram (kg): 1, 2
Total Error Band: ±5 %FSS
Accuracy: ±3 %FSS
Ratiometric analog or SPI- or I2C-compatible digital output
Fully calibrated and temperature compensated over a temp range of 5 °C to 50 °C [41 °F to 122 °F]
Overforce: 6804 g [15 lb]
Supply voltage: 3.3 Vdc typ. or 5.0 Vdc typ.
Low power consumption: 13 mW (analog) or 20 mW (digital)
Excellent part-to-part repeatability
Enhanced reliability
Stable interface plunger
Internal diagnostic functions available
REACH and RoHS compliant

 

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Schurter KMF Protection Class II: Compact Power Entry Module for Protection Class II Equipment

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Schurter expands its wide range of power entry modules to include versions, without ground pin, for use in Protection Class II double-insulated applications. The KMF power entry module is already very popular for use in Protection Class I equipment, due to its high functionality in a compact package. The new Protection Class II version is perfectly suited for medical equipment used at home where the medical standard prescribes the use of Protection Class II design.

KMFThe new KMF Class II version is according to IEC 60320-1, style C18. It is particularly well suited for use in medical equipment according to the IEC standard 60601-1-11, which outlines additional safety measures specific to medical equipment intended for use in the home. There is increasing demand for such equipment as populations around the world age and healthcare costs continue to rise.

Protection Class II equipment, in contrast to Protection Class I equipment, generally has no metal case. This category of equipment is called double insulated, and requires higher safety levels for energized components relative to exposed surfaces. The KMF Class II power entry module provides double insulation between energized components and exposed parts. This reinforced insulation is tested with a voltage of 4000 VDC between the energized conductor (L) and the neutral conductor (N) relative to the mounting panel.

The KMF line switch is available with a 2-pole line switch and a 1- or 2-pole fuse holder. For medical applications an “extra-safe” fuse holder is available that can only be opened with the aid of a tool. The EMC filter is available in medical and low leakage, M5, versions. This integrated filter at the power input provides highly effective interference suppression, which results in optimized electromagnetic compatibility. Current ratings range from 1-10 A at 250 VAC. Connections is taking place with quickconnect terminals 4.8 x 0.8mm.

The KMF Class I and Class II are ENEC, cURus and CCC approved. They are suited for use in equipment according to IEC 60950, IEC 60601-1, in addition to IEC 60601-1-11.

Technical Data / Approvals / Prices
- IEC C18 power-inlet connector with 2-pole switch, 2-pole fuse holder and a filter
- M5 medical filter
- Rated currents: 1, 2, 4, 6, 10A (ENEC / UL / CSA, CCC) at 40°C
- Snap-in mounting 1.0 – 2.5mm
- Faston connectors 4.8 x 0.8mm

Application
- For totally insulated equipment according to IEC 61140
- Suited for medical equipment according to IEC 60601-1
- Especially well-suited for medical equipment intended for use in the home according to IEC 60601-1-11

 

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Honeywell SNG-Q Series, Quadrature Speed and Direction Sensors

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Honeywell is pleased to announce two additions to the SNG-Q Series Quadrature Speed and Direction Sensor portfolio.

SNGQ  Series

 

The SNG-QPCA-001 and SNG-QPRA-000 join the SNG-QPLA-000 [4-wire, plastic housing, 500 mm/19.7 in cable with flying leads, right angle exit, 35 mm/1.38 in housing] that launched in July 2015.

The SNG-QPCA-001 offers a Deutsch connector and a 1.25 m [49.2 in] extended length cable, which simplifies reaching the electrical system mating connection. The SNG-QPRA-000 offers an integral Amp Superseal, which provides quick and easy connection to the electrical system mating harness. The SNG-Q Series are designed to improve equipment uptime, minimize service costs, and provide resistance to high electrical noise and moisture intrusion. They may potentially be used in many industrial and transportation applications.

The SNG-Q Series sensor design and manufacturing use a platform-based approach that enables cost-competitiveness and mechanical and electrical configurability. Speed information is provided from digital square wave outputs; direction is provided using a quadrature output with signals 90° phase shifted from each other. With the quadrature output, target direction is determined by output lead/lag phase shifting. This product is designed for use where enhanced accuracy is required to detect small target features. This enhanced accuracy is enabled by dual differential Hall-effect sensor IC technology.

 

FEATURES
* Wide operating temp range: -40 ºC to 150 ºC [-40 °F to 302 °F]
* Environmental sealing: Moisture ingress protection rated to IP69K
* Robust electrical noise immunity: Electrical noise radiated immunity (EMC) rated to 100 V/m
* High frequency switching capability: 3 Hz to 20 kHz
* O-ring seal: For pressure applications; enables environmental sealing to mounting surface
* Fixed mounting flange allows for simple installation using one fastener
* Supply voltage range: 4.5 V to 26 V

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS

INDUSTRIAL
* AC induction motors in material handling, ag and construction machines: May be used to help control power delivered by the ac induction motor
* Hydraulic pump motors in material handling, ag and construction machines: May be used to help control power delivered by the hydraulic pump motor
* Escalators/elevators: May be used to help control speed and position

TRANSPORTATION
* Hybrid electric transmissions in heavy duty trucks, buses, ag/construction machines: May be used to help control power regulation of the hybrid system
* Wheel speed detection in material handling, ag/ construction machines: May be used to detect speed and direction of wheels, which translates to speed and direction of the machine
* Hybrid engines in heavy duty trucks, buses, agriculture and construction machines: May be used to help control power regulation of the hybrid system

 

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Shurter Type 4710 – IEC Outlet with IDC Terminals Speed Assembly for Power Distribution Units

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Schurter announces its latest IEC appliance outlet with insulation displacement contact (IDC) terminals, the 4710. The new outlet provides increased power ratings over the popular 6610 series for heavier duty PDU applications.

4710The 4710 is a J style outlet according to IEC 60320, rated 20 A @ 250 VAC by UL/CSA and 16 A @ 250 VAC by ENEC. The lower current version, 6610 series, is a style F outlet, rated 15 A @ 250 VAC and 10 A @ 250 VAC respectively. The 4710 provides IDC terminals for 10 AWG / 6.0 mm2 in addition to 12 AWG / 4.0 mm2, which is the standard wire size for the 6610. The new wire option allows for larger diameter wire for the 4710′s increased power capabilities. The Snap-in outlets fit panels with a thickness between 0.8 mm and 3 mm.

The 4710 and 6610 outlets are qualified for use in applications designed to IEC/EN 60950. Ideal for use in power distribution units, and other equipment where multiple outlets are banked in series, these IDC outlets allow wires to be bussed across the terminals, thereby connecting common terminals all at once and significantly reducing labor costs. The IDC terminals are arranged either along or across the connector pin axis for a horizontal or vertical mounting orientation. Wires are pressed into place with the protective back cover or with a tool. Versions with combination IDC and a quick-connect or solder terminal, for separate wiring of the line connection, are also available.

The outlets are offered with light pipe options for status indication. They also mate with V-Lock latching cordsets designed to prevent unintentional disconnection from the power. Approvals include cURus, ENEC and CCC.

Technical Data:

*  Standards: IEC 60320-1, UL 60320-1, CSA C22.2 no. 60320-1-11
*  Approvals: ENEC, UL, CSA
*  Nominal ratings IEC/CCC: 16 A / 250 VAC, 50 Hz
*  Nominal ratings UL/CSA: 20 A / 250 VAC, 60 Hz
*  Permissible operating temperature: –25 °C to 70 °C
*  For solid wires with cross-sections 10 AWG / 6.0 mm2, 12 AWG / 4.0 mm2 and 2.5 mm2

 

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