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Medical Lamps from CML Innovation Technologies

Friday, August 8th, 2014

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Utilising our years of technical knowledge and our background in lamp manufacturing, we at CML proudly introduce our new range of medical equipment replacement lamps.  Our extensive product line offers lamps for Endoscopy, operating theatre, microscope, and projector lamps to name just a few of the medical areas that we are able to supply replacements for.

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In addition to our own CML brand of replacement medical lamps we are now in a position to be able to offer you many original OEM medical lamps from major equipment manufacturers including Ushio, Osram, Excelitas, Heine and Welch Allyn at very competitive pricing, thus saving you the end user money.

With over 180 lamp items currently available in this new range of lamps, many of which are held in stock at our centrally located modern UK warehouse facility, we are able to offer a same day dispatch for both domestic and European export orders if required.

 

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Schurter’s MSM LA CS Robust Metal Pushbutton Switch with Ceramic Actuator Surface

Friday, August 8th, 2014

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The new MSM LA CS ON/OFF stainless steel pushbutton switch from SCHURTER is equipped with an actuator made of durable ceramic. The same ceramic is already being used to manufacture the previ-ously introduced MSM CS momentary action switches. The material resists scratches and abrasive chemicals as well as impact; it can also be labeled with highly durable legends.

MSM LA CSThe non-illuminated versions of the MSM LA CS and MSM CS switches are offered with a white actuator surface. Standard or customer-specific black legends are applied directly into the ceramic material. Due to the base material and the labeling process, the inscription is scratch-proof and stands up to common cleaning agents. The illuminated design provides a uniform glow across the entire surface in the desired illumination color (red, green, blue, white, orange).

The MSM LA CS pushbutton switch is available with mounting diameters of 19 and 22 mm. It is suited for use in a temperature range of -20 °C to +85 °C. Equipped with blade terminals, the MSM LA CS can be wired up very quickly: the pre-assembled cable set is plugged into the quick-connect terminals of the microswitch, which is then snapped into the switch housing.

The sturdy stainless steel housing and the actuator made of scratch-proof ceramic make the MSM LA CS latching action and MSM CS momentary action switches especially well suited for use in equipment operating in harsh environments, or applications that require protection against vandalism. These in-clude, for instance, vending machines, ticket machines, equipment in restaurant operations, public facili-ties, sanitary facilities as well as applications in hypoallergenic environments such as the medical sector.

Technical Information / Approvals
- MSM LA CS pushbutton switch: switching voltage 250 VAC, switching current 12 A, 1 or 2 pole
- Actuator face made of scratch-proof ceramic, backlit along the entire face
- Standard LED illumination colors: red, green, blue, white, orange
- Operating temperature: -20 °C to +85 °C
- Protection rating IP64, protection class IK07
- Microswitch with UL, CSA and ENEC approval
- Packaging unit: 10 pieces

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Finder’s New 88.92 Timer with Asymmetric Flasher

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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8892For simple ON/OFF cycling with extreme time parameters, a wide universal supply voltage capability and clear and easy settings, Finder’s new 88.92 timer with Asymmetric Flasher (Recycling) provides an attractive solution that’s particularly suitable for operator adjustment from an equipment’s front panel.

The 88.92 offers a wide option of time ranges from times as short as 50 milliseconds and as long as 300 hours—a ratio of up to 800,000:1 should you need it—ideal for driving warning devices such as sirens or flashing lamps, or for mixing or dosing liquids or other materials.

It’s attractive for front of panel mounting and adjustment, but equally appealing for internal mounting where visibility is restricted or otherwise difficult.

The product is available in a version starting with the OFF state, and a version starting with the ON state. The main features include:
•  12 …. 240 VAC/DC power supply
•  2 changeover contacts rated 8A 250V AC1
•  Adjustable time delay: 0.05 s …. 300 h
•  UL approval

 

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FPG7: Schurter SMD Fuseholder Now with Stabilizing Posts

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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Schurter now equips its FPG7 shock-safe SMD fuseholder with two stabilizing posts. The added posts extend from the existing front standoffs, providing increased stability during board assembly, and when replacing the fuse. The FPG7 is also the only shock-safe SMD fuseholder on the market for 5×20 mm cartridge fuses.

The trend towards SMD applications continues unabated. In response, Schurter already offers a large selection of SMD components such as fuses and fuseholders in its product range. As part of the Schurter range, the FPG7offers the only shock-safe SMD fuseholder on the market. The newly added stabilizing posts improve the design, by optimizing the stability of the fuseholder during the mounting and soldering process of the PCB. Further, the stabilizing posts help absorb the axial forces that arise when the fuse is being replaced.

FPG7 SMD FuseholderWith rated power acceptance of up to 2.5 W at 10 A / 250 VAC according to IEC, combined with rated current of up to 16 A at 400 VAC according to UL/CSA, the FPG7 is the ideal solution for applications requiring primary protection. Overall, the FPG7 is well suited for applications where the following requirements must be met: SMD assembly, compact design, primary protection, and external access to fuses. Specific applications in this regard include industrial and medical equipment as well as household appliances. Depending on the application, the customer can select between two fuse cap options, either a slotted version for screw driver access or fingergrip version.

The FPG7 is manufactured with RoHS-conforming materials that are temperature resistant and designed for reflow soldering processes. These materials today meet the requirements for equipment in unattended operation according to IEC 60335-1 and the intensified glow-wire test requirements according to IEC 60695-2. Furthermore, the FPG7 achieves a protection class of IP40 and a shock-safe category of PC2. The blister tape packaging option enables efficient manufacturing using automatic placement machines. All versions of the FPG7 have VDE and cURus approvals.

Technical data:
- Rated voltages up to 400 VAC
- Rated currents up to 16 A
- Rated power consumption according to IEC up to 2.5 W at 10 A
- Protection class IP40
- Shock-safe category PC2
- VDE and cURus approvals

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Hylec-APL Offers the DE01 Series Pre-Installed IP67 Control Stations

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Hylec-APL now offers the DE01 range of pre-installed control stations which combine tough IP67 enclosures with hard wearing push button and selector switches reducing time spent on-site. Installation is further aided thanks to unique, snap-on brackets for easy wall, chassis and DIN mounting.

DE01 Series*  Variety of sizes and depths to accommodate different application requirements
*  Thick walls constructed from robust ABS material
*  Up to IP67 protection depending on switch options
*  Snap-on bracket mounting available for DIN rail or chassis / wall mounting
*  Selection of push button and selector switch types and combinations are available
*  Suitable for indoor and outdoor use in domestic, commercial and industrial applications
*  All products comply fully with ROHS and REACH standards

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Cynergy3 High Voltage Reed Relays Now Available With 200W Rating

Friday, July 11th, 2014

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Cynergy3 Components has introduced the D200 Series high voltage reed relays which combine a high power 200W switching capacity with isolation of 7kV across the contacts.

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The D200 relays come in the same package and pin-out as the popular D Series. The switching performance is achieved through the use of high vacuum reed switches with tungsten contacts. Typical D200 Series applications include test equipment, high voltage power supplies, medical equipment, or any application requiring increased safety margins on the switching power ratings.

D200 Series relays come with Normally-Open (NO) contacts. Models are available with 5V, 12V and 24V coil operation. The maximum switching voltage is 2.5kV. The contacts are capable of switching 3Adc, or carrying a maximum current of 5Adc.

Cynergy3 Components has been manufacturing high voltage reed switches and reed relays for over 40 years. All relays are assembled in the state-of-the-art facility located in Wimborne UK. Cynergy3 Components also manufactures a wide range of sensor products including Liquid Level, Liquid Flow and Pressure Sensors. All products are stocked and available through distributors worldwide.

Simon Dear, Sales & Marketing Manager at Cynergy3 Components comments: “The D Series relay has long been the favourite choice for engineers with demanding high voltage applications. The new D200 Series provides engineers with a solution for critical applications where increased power handling capability is a prime concern”.

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Schurter ESO 10.3×38 Fuse Inserter, Extractor & Cover In One

Monday, June 30th, 2014

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With the ESO 10.3×38, Schurter introduces a multi-functional fuse cover for use on printed circuit boards. The ESO 10.3×38 can be used simultaneously as an inserter, extractor and cover for fuses. Designed for use with Schurter’s CSO fuse clips, and the ASO 10.3×38 fuse, the combination provides touch-safe circuit protection up to 1500 VDC.

ESO 10.3x38The demand for compact components for use on circuit boards is constantly growing, including in solar applications. Schurter meets these requirements with its patented ESO 10.3×38. With the ESO 10.3×38, fuses with the 10.3×38 mm format can be simply and securely attached to clips. Upon inserting the ESO 10.3×38 with captive fuse into the fuse clips, the installation provides a touch-safe cover according to IP20 specifications. If the fuse is triggered, then the ESO 10.3×38 can also be used as a fuse removal aid. Additional tools are not required. If the ESO 10.3×38 is used together with Schurter’s CSO fuse clips, and the Schurter’s ASO 10.3×38 fuse, then these form a fully compatible, safe and cost-effective combination.

In addition to numerous applications in the energy and industrial sectors, the ESO 10.3×38 is particularly suitable for protecting solar applications with rated currents of up to 32 A or rated voltages of up to 1500 VAC/VDC. Specific applications include solar inverters, string fuse boxes and battery charge controllers based on printed circuit boards. Standard terminal markings can also be optionally attached for simple identification of the fuse. When combined with the CSO fuse clip from Schurter, the ESO 10.3×38 has cURus certification.

Features and benefits:
- Compatibility with Schurter’s CSO clip and ASO 10.3×38 fuse
- All-in-one solution: insert, extract and cover fuses on PCBs
- High electrical ratings of up to 32 A and 1500 VAC/DC
- Patented, compact and cost-effective design
- Touch-proof cover according to IP20
- No additional tools required

Applications:
- Energy and industrial applications
- PV applications
- Solar inverters
- String fuse boxes
- Battery charge controllers
- DC applications

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Honeywell High Pressure Premium HPS Series Pressure Switch

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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The Honeywell Pressure Switches, High Pressure Premium, HPS Series is a portfolio of durable, reliable electromechanical gauge pressure on/off switches that are available with either single pole single throw (SPST) normally open or normally closed circuitry, or single pole double throw (SPDT) circuitry.  The HPS Series’ IP67 environmental sealing and high proof pressure and burst pressure ratings allow for use in a variety of rugged applications that require the making or breaking of an electrical connection in response to a pressure change of the system media.

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POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
Transportation
• Heavy duty construction machinery
• Agricultural machinery
• Material handling machinery

Industrial
• CNC machines • Compressors/boilers
• Fracking equipment • Mud pumps
• Presses and punches • Pressure washers
• Trash compactors • Water jet cutting machines
• Any industrial machinery that uses high pressure hydraulic fluids

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Hylec-APL Door Enclosures Offer Rugged IP65 Protection

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

The Hylec-APL range of thick walled, ABS door enclosures offers end-users a rugged IP65 electrical/electronic equipment housing solution for outdoor applications, including marine environments. The enclosures are constructed from a flame retardant material and include a galvanised steel back plate. External brackets are included for quick mounting to walls and surfaces without compromising the enclosures ingress protection levels.

*  Ingress protection rating IP65 and impact resistance rating IK08
*  Manufactured from UL approved Flame retardant ABS-HB
*  Range of 8 different sizes
*  Opaque or transparent doors available
*  Door locks and keys as standard
*  Unique galvanised steel back mounting plate for easy equipment installation into enclosure

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eLink Power Distribution Systems From Burland Complies With BS6396 Without Fuses!

Monday, May 19th, 2014

For years, facility managers have had to deal with the frustration of having to use 20mm “equipment” fuses in their desk power bars rather than proper BS1362 fuses. Frustration because they are both inappropriate for electrical mains protection and also pretty superfluous when we have a BS1362 fuse in all our UK plug tops. It is the recommendation of best practice, BS6396 that proliferates the use of individually fused sockets. It would not be the first time we have suggested that the legacy designs used by most of our competitors has more to do with commercial self-interest than safety!

However, we are not likely to have the standard re-drafted, so we have another solution. eLink from Burland complies with BS6396 without fuses!  Instead, we have used CBE switch breakers which function as both switch and circuit breaker.  These are able to be reset by the user saving time and effort. From a safety perspective, it is not possible to insert over rated fuses or worse still, metallic objects which have in the past led to fires!

Another first is our high power dual USB charger that not only can charge two iPads consecutively, but also has been adapted to work with Blackberry smart phones, something many others do not!

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