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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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Schurter Expands the Successful UMT-H Series of SMD Fuses

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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Schurter is expanding the successful UMT-H series of SMD fuses with 13 additional rated currents. The expanded series – which covers rated currents between 160 mA and 10 A – will now protect an even broader range of applications. With a rated breaking capacity of 1500 A, this compact SMD fuse is capable of protecting against short circuits, while providing reliable overcurrent protection.

Schurter now offers the UMT-H in a total of 19 rated currents between 160 mA and 10 A at voltages up to 277 VAC and 250 VDC. The compact SMD fuse stands out with its high breaking capacity of 1500 A at rated voltage. This key feature, among others, makes the square UMT-H a space saving alternative to classic cylindrically shaped cartridge fuses (e.g. 5×20 mm).

Besides a wide range of applications in power circuits and sensors, the UMT-H is particularly well suited for the primary protection of power supply units rated up to 277 VAC. It is also suitable for use in the protection of single phase industrial appliances. The high breaking capacity of 1500 A, the spacing between the end caps of >10 mm and the ability to be potted also make these devices useful in applications according to IEC 60079-11 that involve explosion protection. Examples include first responder equipment, industrial controls exposed to oil and gas environments, and lighting ballasts.

Features and benefits:
- High rated voltages up to 277 VAC / 250 VDC
- High breaking capacity (H) of 1500 A at rated voltage
- Initially six rated currents from 160 mA to 2 A (others will follow)
- Time-lag (T) characteristics according to UL 248-14
- Compact, square design
- No rolling away during PCB assembly and soldering
- Safe interruption at line voltage
- Halogen-free and RoHS-compliant

Applications:
- Primary protection on SMD PCBs
- Industrial electronics
- Sensors
- Power supplies
- Explosion protection (IEC 60079-11)
- Lighting

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Finder Presents Its New Thermostat, Type 1C.61

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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Finder’s new thermostat, the type 1C.61, with adjustment sliders designed to respond to the need for practicality, simplicity and comfort in the control of room temperature.

Uniquely innovative, the 1C.61 is the first “touch slide” capable of combining the simplicity of a touch screen display with exclusive “guided programming”, with the ease of adjustment of the 24 linear sliders for temperature setting.

The size and design make it unique at only 17mm thick and it is finished in an attractive white cream and grey. The cover, with spring assisted opening and closing, offers protection to the sliders from dust and gives continuity to the aesthetic curves.

The backlit display features large font size and “Dynamic” icons, offering excellent legibility. However, despite the large display and backlight, the advanced electronics of the new 1C.61 cleverly limits the power consumption, extending battery life up to 2 years.

Simple but fully featured: The 1C.61 fully justifies this slogan, since by entering the “setup” an extensive range of advanced features and functionality can be programmed.
For example, you can set the time of day to the nearest 15 minutes; the “day” function allows you to program any 1 of 3 modes (Off, Manual, Sliders) for each day of the week.
It is possible to make the display show the temperature of an (optional) external sensor, or even make it the main controlling sensor.


Innovative functions can be “set” to fully block changes to the thermostat (under PIN control), protecting all parameters entered including the settings of the sliders. Alternatively, a simple lock against the effect of accidental or malicious touching of the display buttons can be selected. The possibility of calibration to align the display to the perceived temperature is also an option.
A remote contact can be employed to alter the operation of the thermostat by forcing the output switch off manually or allowing it to follow the normal program. In case of difficulty the Reset function will restore all the factory settings, returning the product to “as purchased” state.
Finally, the manual timer (or vacation) setting has been simplified by adopting the concept of a “calendar”, whereby setting the time and date of the return from holiday ensures the thermostat will automatically return to the conditions of automatic programmed temperature control.

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Crydom Introduces the SOLICON DRC Series, the Only Contactor in the Market with 9000 Cycles/Hour, Embedded Auxiliary Contacts and 100 KA Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR)

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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CRYDOM’S WORLD CLASS SOLID STATE SWITCHING TECHNOLOGY IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE SOLICON DRC SERIES OF SOLID STATE CONTACTORS WHICH OFFERS PERFORMANCE LEVELS NEVER REACHED BEFORE BY ANY CONTACTOR

Crydom is pleased to announce the new SOLICON DRC Series of AC Output Solid State Contactors. SOLICON solid state contactors are the most innovative compact DIN Rail Mounted, IEC standard based contactors in the market and combine all advantages of a solid state design with the functionality and simplicity of use of an electromechanical contactor.

SOLICON DRC Series solid state contactors are the only contactors for Motor Control in the market with:
- Maximum switching frequency of 9000 cycles/hour
- Embedded auxiliary contacts (Normally open and Normally closed)
- 100KA Short Circuit Current Rating
- The most frequently used AC and DC input control voltage configurations available (24VAC/DC, 120VAC, 230VAC)

These features make the SOLICON DRC Series unique in the market, beating similarly rated competitive products on each front with a broader working temperature range (-30ºC to +80ºC), better resistance to surge current (750 Amps), higher resistance to short circuit (2560 A2S), smaller size (height and depth) and greater life span (50 Million cycles).

All these premium features are included in both available SOLICON models:
- DRC3P, Solid State Contactor
- DRC3R, Reversing Solid State Contactor
Both models are rated up to 5HP @ 480VAC

The DRC3P is available in either instantaneous turn-on (typically used for Motor Control) or zero-crossing turn-on (more often used with resistive loads). Both are available with either 2 or 3 controlled legs.

The DRC3R reversing contactor also includes a control interlock feature that allows only Off, Forward and Reverse operation in a safe mode, while providing relevant cost reduction and high space saving.

Available with 2 operating voltage options (400 VAC and 480 VAC), 5 HP motor rated (except the DRC3P contactor with 3 controlled legs which is rated @ 3 HP) and including an LED input status indicator, the DRC3 can be used in combination with the most frequently used overload relays and thermal magnetic circuit breakers (Schneider Electric’s LRD and GV2) thanks to their full mechanical and electric compatibility.

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

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