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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


Type 18.5D

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


DRC Series

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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Crydom DRML1 Load Monitoring Module Now Available for NOVA22 Solid State Relays


DRML1, Crydom’s Load Monitoring Module designed to detect partial or total load failure
 of up to 8 loads and 50 Amps

Crydom introduces the DRML1 Load Monitoring Module, specially designed for NOVA22 solid-state relays which allows to monitor up to 8 heating elements, with similar current value, for a total current ranging from 1.2 Amps up to 50 Amps.


The DRML1 module measures the current value and compares it against a pre-set value (Teach value), which is stored during installation. Normal operation is monitored and failures are detected. An alarm is activated when the module detects undercurrents in the heating circuit below -12.5% of the nominal current. The module allows also for other alarm conditions to be detected such as: overcurrent condition (when the current exceeds the maximum of +12.5% of the nominal current), blown fuses (open load), damaged (short circuited SCR) and interrupted SSR, as well as those in half-wave operation. The nominal current value (Teach value) is set by the operator either with the “Teach-In” push button, placed on the front, or with the external “Teach-In” input.

The new DRML1 Load Monitoring Module offers three unique features in the market. It allows the user to select the maximum current value of 20 Amps or 50 Amps, operates with a minimum partial load detectable value of 150 mA and includes an adjustable alarm response delay (0.1 sec, 1 sec or 5 sec), selectable via a parameter selector switch. This avoids fault messages generated by voltage drops.

Malfunctions are indicated by a multicolor LED and can be localized systematically thanks to the alarm output which allows up to 128 DRML1 modules to be connected to a collective alarm. The LED indicates when power is ON and also when the Teach-In function is activated (Blue), when the input signal is ON (Green) and when an alarm condition is activated (Red).

The DRML1 is designed for direct installation on NOVA22 Solid State Relays contactor configuration versions (both Panel Mount PM22 Series and DIN Rail Mount DR22 Series models). The plastic enclosure provides IP20 level protection.

DRML1 can be used in different applications but its key advantages make it ideal for quality supervision of plastic parts production in injection molding machines, thermoforming machines and rubber parts production.

Main features include:
-  Up to 8 loads can be monitored
-  Selectable max current rating: 20 Amps or 50 Amps
-  Selectable alarm delay (0.1 sec, 1 sec, 5 sec)
-  Minimum current for single load: 150 mA
-  Alarms detected: undercurrent, overcurrent, open mains voltage, SSR fault
-  Alarm output: PNP open collector, 6-28 VDC, 100 mA
-  Up to 128 modules can be connected in parallel
-  Operating temperature: -25°C to +70°C
-  Pluggable module for both DIN Rail and Panel Mount NOVA22 SSRs
-  Multicolor LED with input status and alarm indication

Crydom’s DRML1 Module is C-UL-US Recognized and compliant to IEC 61000-4 (EMC) and IEC 60068-2 (Shock and Vibration) requirements. It’s also CE compliant to the Low Voltage Directive as well as the RoHS Directive.


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Crouzet Is Pleased To Announce The Availability of em4 Ethernet!





The most intuitive and easy to use Nano-PLC on your Ethernet Network with embedded Ethernet Modbus TCP/IP server.



Key Features
-  Save time in designing your application and remote functions using the most intuitive graphical function block language of the market
-  Measure accurately your high-end industrial sensors with the embedded configurable analog inputs (including 4-20 mA)
-  Integrate easily one of our three high tech designs in your machine
-  Adapt your application along the way of its lifecycle thanks to the enhanced controlling performances

Product Details
-  26 I/Os nano-PLC in a compact modular shape
-  24 VDC (-15% +20%) power supply
-  Highly visible HMI with 4 lines of 18 characters white on a black backlight, 6 x programmable keys
-  4 configurable digital inputs for encoder (20 kHz), or high speed count (60 kHz)
-  12 digital/analog inputs including 4 configurable (0-10 V, 0-20, 4-20 mA) with high accuracy for sensors
-  2 static PWM outputs allowing controlling analog actuators (controlled valve, controlled pump…) or for external PWM/0-10 V or 4-20 mA converter
-  8 relay outputs (2 x 6 A, 6 x 8 A)
-  A large memory for application and remote functions program (~1000 FB)
-  Programmable locally with an USB interface
-  Optional Interface for Modbus RS485 slave

-  I/O & specific expansions
-  Interfaces & wireless antennas
-  HMI & visulalization
-  Sensors & Signal converters
-  Power-Supply & other accessories


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Schurter Type 5145 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 5145 power entry module is already popular for use in Protection Class I equipment, due to its circuit breaker and EMC filter functions integrated into one 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.

The new 5145 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 5145 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 filter case.

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. Versions with quick-connect or solder terminals are available.

The 5145 Class I and Class II are ENEC and cURus 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
- IEC C18 power-inlet connector with TA45 circuit breaker and a filter
- M5 medical filter
- Rated currents: 1, 2, 4, 6, 10A (ENEC), 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, 15A (UL/CSA) at 40°C
- Screw mounting

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


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