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Honeywell PX3 Series Heavy Duty Pressure Transducers, New Brazable Copper Tube Port, Cable Harness Termination and Extended Pressure Range Configurations


Honeywell is pleased to announce an extension to its efficient, affordable and durable PX3 Series Heavy Duty Pressure Transducers designed primarily for system pressure monitoring in HVAC, refrigeration, air compressor, pump and valve systems. These new configurations offer the flexibility to serve global customers with a new brazable copper tube port, a cable harness termination and an operating pressure range extension to 50 bar / 700 psi (was previously to 46 bar / 667 psi). In addition, the PX3 Series’ ratiometric output option has been extended to offer 3.3 V, in addition to 5 V, with the option to enable the diagnostics function.

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Overview of the PX3 Series
* Provides high efficiency: Proven, ±1.0 %FSS tight Total Error Band accuracy promotes system efficiency and lower energy costs
* Great customer value: Economical choice for design/implementation; extremely flexible with multiple configuration possibilities with the right combination of features and broad media compatibility
* Durability promotes system uptime: For enhanced performance in tough environments to support overall system quality, reliability and warranty
* Fast availability: Short lead times on samples and production parts

Value To Customers
* Total Error Band: Provides the most comprehensive, clear and meaningful measurement of the sensor’s true accuracy; small error promotes system uptime and efficiency
* Enhanced freeze/thaw resistance: Allows the device to survive exposure to frost, commonly found in refrigeration systems
* Enhanced insulation resistance and dielectric strength: Protects the user and sensor in high over-voltage situations, and ensures that the device is compliant with industry standards
* Enhanced EMC (radiated immunity) performance (200 V/m): Allows for use in the presence of electro-magnetic fields, such as near wireless signals, RF communication and electrical devices
* Low current consumption (3.5 mA max.): Helps reduce energy costs and enhances product life if used in battery driven systems
* Optional diagnostics: May be beneficial in applications where the sensor functionality and the need to know internal or external failure modes are critical

* Pressure range: 1 bar to 50 bar | 15 psi to 700 psi (absolute and sealed gage)
* Ratiometric output: 0.5 Vdc to 4.5 Vdc or 0.33 Vdc to 2.97 Vdc
* Six industry-standard ports are now offered; new brazable copper tube port per ASTM B 280 configuration allows for durable and hermetically-sealed sensor process connections
* 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 AC1800, 1 s
* Current consumption: 3.5 mA max.
* EMC Radiated Immunity: 200 V/m per ISO 11452-2
* Ingress protection: Up to IP67 and IP69K for cable harness configurations
* Response time: <2 ms
* RoHS, REACH and CE compliant
* Optional diagnostics: May be beneficial in applications where the sensor functionality and the need to know internal or external failure modes are critical
* Termination styles include Metri-Pack 150 integral connector or flame retardant cable harness termination styles in 1 meter or 3 meter lengths
* Custom configurations such as varied cable length, end mating connectors, alternate O-rings or pressure ranges are available

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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Schaffner Introduces Ecosine Evo, The New Generation of Passive Harmonic Filters

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The Schaffner Group introduces ecosine evo, the new generation of passive harmonic filters with an evolutionary modular concept and unparalleled technology.


Schaffner, the international leader in the fields of electromagnetic compatibility and power quality, is again setting a benchmark with its product offering of harmonics mitigation solutions. Ecosine evo combine superior technology to reliably mitigate excessive harmonics with an evolutionary modular product concept.

The new ecosine filters FN 3440, FN 3450 and FN 3452 which are designed for three-phase diode and thyristor rectifier, are achieving a THID ≤ 5% even without DC-link choke included in the drive. They guarantee compliance with the toughest requirement of IEEE-519 and other stringent international power quality standards while being the most compact passive harmonic filters available in the market. The filters offer excellent performance at rated power with minimal reactive power, even at partial or no-load conditions. With the installation of the new ecosine filters, the electrical infrastructure is unburdened and its utilization is much more efficient and reliable. Furthermore, the service life cycle of electrical equipment is extended and energy costs are reduced.

Thanks to the modular concept, the filter design also offers great flexibility. It allows Schaffner to provide the optimal solution by merely “plugging in add-on modules”, according to different installation requirements and motor drive setups. Thus utilizing the new Schaffner modular filters allows for the best tailored solutions for applications, aligning product offerings with the international market requirements and customer expectations.

Ecosine evo filters FN 3440, FN 3450 and FN 3452 are rated for 50 Hz/400 VAC, 50 Hz/500 VAC and 60 Hz/480 VAC grids, respectively, with standard power ratings available from 1.1 to 250 kW (1.5 to 300 HP for 60 Hz filters). They are available as open frame IP 00 and protection category IP 20 (IP 21 and NEMA 1/NEMA 3R (only in the US) as a future option). All filters are CE-marked, UL listed (pending) and RoHS compliant. The ecosine evo filters are easy to install and maintain and are be fully supported in Schaffner’s well known power quality simulator SchaffnerPQS3.


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Bulgin Introduces the M-Series – A Diverse Range of Industrial Automation Connectors


M-SeriesDesigned to decrease downtime and increase production efficiency, the M-Series provides reliable and uncompromised data, signal and power transmissions for industrial automation systems in harsh environments.

Featuring an M-style threaded locking nut, Bulgin’s M-Series offers an extensive choice of robust industry standard interconnect solutions for automation and control applications including: M5, M8, M12, M16 and M23 variants.

With A, B & D Coded connector variants available throughout the range, Bulgin’s automation connectors are ideal for ensuring consistent and reliable actuator/sensor, fieldbus and Ethernet connections.

This IP67 rated connector range includes field installable connectors, receptacles and overmolded cable variants with PVC/PUR jackets. EMI shielded options are also available in addition to plastic or metal housing materials that come in straight and right angle forms.

Passive distributor boxes with M12/M8 actuator and sensor sockets are also available to reduce installation time in the field whilst maintaining a high degree of protection with an IP67 sealed housing.

- Reliable, robust and versatile connectivity solutions
- Shielded variants maintain signal integrity
- Environmental protection up to the IP67 standard
- Quick and secure screw coupling mechanism
- Wide variety of body styles and coding options

 Key Applications:
- Robotics
- Process Measurement & Instrumentation
- Automotive Manufacturing
- Food & Beverage
- Machinery & Tooling
- Process Control Systems
- Packaging Equipment
- Material Handling Equipment


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Schaffner New High Current EMC/EMI Filters for 690 VAC- or 1’500 VDC Applications

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EMI_Bild1_2EMC/EMI filters on the AC- and DC side of inverters and converters contribute significantly to the compliance with the EMC directive and do improve the system reliability. Schaffner presents the most compact and most modern products in the market, with the introduction of the new FN221x HV and FN331x HV series. It is based upon the combination of innovative component technology and design knowhow to enable economic EMC solutions between 250 A and 2’300 A.

Schaffner, the international leader in the fields of electromagnetic compatibility and power quality, introduces the new FN 22xx HV and FN 33xx HV standard filters for high current applications for 690 VAC and 1’500 VDC PV inverters, converters and motor drives. These innovative filters are optimized for the requirements of photovoltaic-, power conversion-, energy storage- and motor control systems and take into consideration Schaffner’s extensive global application experience with AC- and DC power systems.

Along with appropriately sized 690 VAC EMC/EMI filters FN 331x HV on the line side, the new FN 221x HV DC filters help to meet the limits of binding EMC standards for PV installations in Europe and other regions. Further, the 1’500 VDC filter FN 221x HV will help to increase the service life of the solar panel, improve its reliability, and reduce potential interference radiations of the panel, by keeping away the inverter-born high-frequency and leakage currents.

FDIS recently approved the new international CISPR11, Ed.6.0 standard, which defines now the conducted emission limits at the DC power ports of “Grid Connected Power Conditioners”.

The extremely compact AC filters FN 331x help to meet the already well known EMC standards and are optimized to suit the most modern inverter design requirements of various power converter types.

The new filters will require much less installation space compared to traditional solutions, due to the optimized attenuation performance levels. They also offer minimum power loss related to the rating of the inverter and thus help to maximize the system efficiency.

Both bus-bar filter series are available with ratings from 250 A to 2’300 A. Versions without capacitors to ground are also available as standard product for specific AC- and DC power system requirements.

All models are CE, UL, CSA and ENEC (FN 331x HV) approved and RoHS compliant.


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Finder Introduces Type 18.5D Movement and Presence Detector


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Finder presents its new movement and presence detector Type 18.5D with Bluetooth programming technology, and DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface), making programming through a smart phone easier than ever.

The detection of small movements make this detector particularly well suited for applications in schools, offices and other environments where there is not necessarily high levels of movement.

A special lens has been developed to sense both normal movements and micro movements. Normal ‘movement’ is detected over the wider area of 8 x 8 meters, while the ‘presence zone’ has increased sensitivity for the detection of small movements within a central area of 4 x 4 meters.

Through the use of Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) technology programming the detector’s operating characteristics can be easily and conveniently done using an Android or iOS smartphone.

After installing the 18.5D, simply download the Free App Finder Toolbox from Google and Apple’s official stores and set all the required parameters.


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Crydom Announces Expansion of the Solicon DRC Series


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Crydom is pleased to announce the expansion of their SOLICON DRC Series, now featuring new DRC3P 3-phase contactors with higher operating voltage rated at 600 VAC and an enhanced 18-30 VDC control input option for DRC3R Reversing models.

DRC Series
•  7.6 Amp AC Semiconductor Motor Controller
•  Load voltage range up to 600VAC
•  Fits standard 35mm DIN Rail
•  LED input status indicator
•  AC or DC control
•  Zero Voltage (resistive loads) or instantaneous (inductive loads) turn-on output
•  C-UL-US Listed, CCC Certified, IEC Rated, CE & RoHS Compliant, Horsepower Rated
•  Built-in Overvoltage Protection
•  Ultra-efficient thermal management design (Patented)

Solicon DRC3 Series are Solid State Contactors intended for frequently switching on and off three phase loads up to 5 HP, 600 VAC 7.6 Amps. They are available in both contactor versions
DRC3P and reversing contactor versions DRC3R.

The Solicon Contactor DRC3P is available in either instantaneous turn-on (for Motor Control) or zero voltage turn-on (for Resistive Loads). It is available in either 2 or 3 controlled leg versions. The 2 legs control version is particularly suitable for motor control circuits where the neutral conductor is not utilized.

The Solicon Reversing Contactor DRC3R includes an interlock control that allows only off, forward and reverse operation in a safe mode while providing high space saving; it switches
instantaneously upon application of the control voltage unless an instantaneous change of direction is commanded, then it will delay the direction change by 100msec in order to prevent
simultaneous forward and reverse operations.

All the models of Solicon DRC3 Series combine the benefits and advantages of a solid state contactor with the functionality and simplicity of use of an electromechanical contactor thanks to the proprietary thermal management technology (Patented) and complete electrical insulation (no grounding required); the embedded auxiliary contacts, normally open and/or normally
closed, are intended to be used at 18-280VAC. Five different control voltages are available in order to cover most applications. All models include overvoltage protection.


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Schurter CPS Series, Metal Push Button Switch with Capacitive Sensor Technology

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Schurter is launching its new series of momentary and latching push button switches with capacitive touch sensor technology inside. With this new product family, SCHURTER enters the
latest technology trend in push button products on the market, while incorporating new and innovative features. With their elegant and modern look, these products are the perfect choice
where ever a high quality-aesthetic appearance plays a role. Besides a predefined standard offering, there are many visual and functional options available to choose from. These features
allow the customer to adapt the push button, or the switch in general, to their individual electrical and mechanical requirements.

CPS Series

The new CPS family of switches from SCHURTER is available with 16 mm, 19 mm and 22 mm diameter housings. The series is made of high-grade stainless steel. The CPS uses capacitive sensor technology, whereby a touch of the finger on the sensor area causes a change in the electrical field which in turn causes the switch to change its state; this occurs without any pressure on the actuator. The capacitive touch technology eliminates the need for any moving parts, hence making the CPS a long-life product capable of an unlimited number of actuations. The design of the CPS has a high-end look and elegant appearance as it is well-known to SCHURTER’s Metal Line. The CPS actuator expands further on actuation options with a so-called finger guide, which is designed to enhance the user experience.


The customer can choose from a wide range of illumination options, starting with the selection of a ring illuminated or area illuminated version. The area illuminated version is made of scratch-resistant biocompatible ceramics. The customer then selects a single color, bi-color, or multicolor configuration. Besides the basic colors red, green, and blue, the CPS also offers additive colors like cyan, magenta, yellow, and white for custom color variations.

Besides a set of predefined standard variations, the CPS can easily be customized to specific customer requirements by simply choosing from a list of options in the configurator list provided
in the data sheet. Further customer specific adaptions, which are not listed in the data sheet, can be requested as well. With standard and customized options, the CPS is suitable for many
different applications in various industry sectors, like industrial automation, food processing, lab equipment, door and access control panels, white goods, various electronic equipment, just to name a few.

Technical Data
- Switching function: momentary or latching
- Supply voltage: 5 V – 28 VDC (variable input voltage)
- Switching voltage: max. 42 VAC / 60 VDC
- Switching current: max. 100 mA
- Switching power: 1 W
- Resistance when open: > 10 MΩ
- Resistance when closed: < 20 Ω
- Actuation force: none
- IK protection: IK09
- IP protection: IP67
- Operating temperature: -20 °C to +60 °C

- For indoor applications
- Industrial applications
- White goods
- Commercial kitchen equipment
- Food industry
- Lab equipment
- Vendor and ticket machines
- Elevator control panels
- Medical equipment

Common For All Variants:
- housing material: stainless steel
- switching current: 100 mA
- supply voltage (DC): 5 V – 28 V
- IP protection: IP 67
- IK protection: IK 09
- connection terminals: wires (8 wires for multicolor, 4 wires for all others)


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