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Crydom “HAC” Series High Current AC Output Solid State Contactors


The HAC Series is rated up to 150 Amps at 660 VAC making it ideal for demanding high power applications


Crydom, global expert in Solid State Switching Technology, introduces the HAC Series of high current AC Output Contactors. The HAC Series rated up to 150 amps rms at 660 VAC in a 40°C ambient complements Crydom’s high current DC output HDC series of Solid State Contactors. The HAC Series offers exceptional performance and ratings in a heavy duty 74 x 104 mm panel mounted industrial package with efficient thermal design featuring large .375 in/9.5 mm power terminals with high torque strength ideal for large wire sizes.

The HAC Series incorporates Crydom’s proven SCR power technology and control circuitry to provide superior solid state performance for demanding high power applications. The HAC Series is available with either AC or DC control, zero voltage or instantaneous output turn-on and optional installed thermal pad for use in a wide variety of heating, lighting and motion control applications. The HAC Series is CE compliant with both the Low Voltage and EMC Directives, RoHS and China RoHS and is UL recognized.


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Schurter FMAB NEO Series Compact Single-Phase Filter with High Symmetrical Attenuation

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Schurter is expanding its range of block filters for single-phase systems with its new FMAB NEO series. This range of single-phase filters combines a compact design with a high level of performance. The use of large X capacitors permits high symmetrical attenuation.

FMAB_NEOThe new FMAB NEO filter series boasts a compact design combined with high performance. All versions come with large X capacitors, which ensure high symmetrical attenuation in the lower frequency range. Symmetrical interferences can occur because of phase-angle controllers or semi-conductor relays, for example. When the power semiconductors switch, they generate interference currents between the phase conductor and the neutral conductor. These are known as symmetrical interferences, which the X capacitors positioned between these conductors can help reduce effectively.

The filters in the new series have a shiny steel housing with a closed filter base. The filter is thus effectively and completely shielded, no matter how it is mounted. The filter series is particularly suitable for equipment with high symmetrical interferences, such as devices with semiconductors that control high-power equipment such as professional coffee machines, devices with water heaters, and all types of industry electronics. The compact filters are also suitable for medical equipment and household appliances.

The filter series is available with plug-in connections or thread bolts (30 A version). A version with wire connection is also available. They have a metal flange for easy screw-on mounting on the housing.

The series of devices is designed for current levels from 1 A to 30 A at 250 VAC according to IEC and UL standards. It has ENEC and cURus approvals and is suited for applications according to IEC 60950. Versions are available with small leakage currents <80 μA (M80) or without leakage current <5 μA (M5) for medical equipment according to IEC/UL 60601-1.

Technical Data:
- 250 VAC single-phase block filter
- Single-stage filter with large X-capacitors
- Excellent symmetrical attenuation
- Filter available ins standard or medical M5 / M80 version
- Rated currents: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 30A (ENEC / UL / CSA) at 40°C
- Chassis: Screw-on mounting, from top
- Quick connect terminals 1 – 20A, nut and bolt 30A, optional wire leads

- For applications with high symmetrical interferences
- Industrial applications
- Household appliances
- Datacom equipment
- Medical equipment


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Honeywell Heavy Duty Pressure Transducers: PX2 Series


Honeywell’s PX2 Series Heavy Duty Pressure Transducers are a portfolio of highly configurable pressure sensors that use piezoresistive sensing technology with ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) signal conditioning in a stainless steel housing.  The PX2 Series is fully calibrated and compensated for offset, sensitivity, temperature effects and non-linearity using the on-board ASIC. This provides a Total Error Band of ±2% over the operating temperature range of -40 ºC to 125 ºC [-40 °F to 257 °F].



With thousands of possible configurations, the PX2 Series allows Honeywell to meet customer requirements and quickly provide samples. New standard configurations are regularly being added.

The PX2 Series is compatible with a variety of harsh media including brake fluid, common hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants, engine oil, tap water, hydraulic fluids, and compressed air. The wide operating temperature range, ingress protection up to IP69K, and 100 V/m radiated immunity allow for reliable performance in tough environments.

These transducers measure absolute, sealed gage, or vented gage pressure. The absolute versions have an internal vacuum reference and an output value proportional to absolute pressure, the sealed gage versions have an internal pressure reference of one atmosphere at sea level, and the vented gage versions measure pressure with respect to ambient pressure.

The PX2 Series is available in three pressure ranges:
• 1 bar to 70 bar
• 100 kPa to 7 MPa
• 15 psi to 1000 psi

All products are RoHS compliant and are designed and manufactured according to ISO 9001 standards.


HVAC/R: May be used to monitor system performance for proper environmental control of:
- Compressor inlet and outlet pressure
- Rooftop chillers
- Compressor rack rooms
- Refrigerant recovery systems
- Compressor oil pressure

Air Compressors: May be used to monitor compressor performance and efficiency, specifically:
- Compressor inlet and outlet pressure
- Filter pressure drop
- Cooling water inlet and outlet pressure
- Compressor oil pressure
- Filter pressure drop

May be used to monitor air and fluid pressure in the following applications:
- Emissions monitoring
- Factory automation
- Flow and level
- Fluid power
- Foam dispensing
- Injection molding knock-out valves
- Lasers
- Laminating equipment
- Packaging equipment
- Pneumatics
- Pumps
- Solar energy
- Sprayers
- System pressure
- Valves


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Crydom’s Innovative SeriesOne DR Product Line Attains New UL Approvals


Seriesone DR Solid State Relays are Approved for Use in Hazardous Environment Installations TYpical in the Oil & Gas Industry

Crydom, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies, announces its Solid State Relay SeriesOne DR attains UL approval for both the ANSI/ISA & CSA Class I Division 2 requirements and ATEX 95 Equipment Directive 94/9/EC ratings for its 11 and 18 mm DIN Rail mounted AC and DC output Solid State Relays covering the range of 24 to 600 VAC or 1 to 100 VDC, at 3, 6 and 12 Amps.

Series One DR

These ratings complement the SeriesOne DR Solid State Relays existing UL 508 ratings and European Union EMC and Low Voltage Directives and permit the SeriesOne DR relays to be utilized in hazardous environment installations or locations such as Oil & Gas exploration, refining and distribution, for the control of heating, lighting, motion, power and other electrical loads and functions in these challenging applications.

In addition to approval as Motor Controllers, Mechanically Operated and Solid-State under the Applicant’s File E116949, the UL approval of the SeriesOne DR Solid State Relays now includes performance verification to the following specifications:

*  ANSI/ISA 12.12.01-2013, Nonincendive Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I and II, Division 2, and Class III, Division 1 and 2 Hazardous (Classified) Locations.

*  CSA C22.2 No. 213-M1987, Nonincendive Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I, Division 2 Hazardous Locations.

Furthermore, the SeriesOne DR has attained approval of the European Union ATEX 95 Directive 94/9/EC rev.23 March 1994, Annex II, Essential Health and Safety Requirements for Equipment Group (zone) 2, Category 3 intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. SeriesOne DR Relays also comply with EN 60079-0:2012+A11:2013 & EN 60079-15:2010 standards.

For complete details, specifications and technical assistance on SeriesOne DR relays or any of Crydom’s extensive line of Solid State Relays, please contact your local Authorized Crydom Distributor.


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Finder Extends the 62 Series Range to include a Magnetic Blow-Out Relay for High DC Switching


62 SeriesWhen the need to switch high DC currents exists, Finder’s extended range of 62 Series relays now includes a Magnetic Blow-Out version, capable of switching loads as high as 12 A at 220 V DC.

Targeting the heavy-duty switching of contactors and large circuit breaker trip coils this version has been specially developed to offer a high performance product that is both smaller and more competitively priced than many other current offerings.

The new relays incorporate a powerful, rare-earth magnet, neodymium, which blows-out the electrical arc and breaks DC circuits more quickly and efficiently, allowing contacts to be rated at a higher DC current, whether resistive or inductive loads.

The 62 series range is now extended by these two high performance and cost effective versions—a single pole, double break version (62.31) and a two-pole, single break (62.32) version. Available in DC coil voltages from 6 to 24 V DC, these relays are rated for -40C – +70C environments.


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Eaton RS Family of Switches for use in Machine Guarding Applications

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RS FamilyEaton’s RS safety interlock switches have been specifically designed to monitor protective guards, such as doors, flaps and hoods. All switches in this
family are safety-rated and use magnetically coded actuators to minimize defeat by simple magnets. With correct installation, the RS family complies with EN ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061 guidelines.

The RS safety interlock family includes three series: RS2, RS2R and RS4. The assembly comprises a sensor component and a separate magnet actuator component. The sensor is typically mounted to a stationary portion of a structure and the magnet to a movable portion. When the sensor and the actuator are within operating range, the NC contacts with be closed and the NO contacts will be open.

• Non-contact actuation
• Reversible mounting
• High misalignment tolerance
• SIL 3 and PLe ratings
• –10 °C to +55 °C temperature range
• IP67, IP69K

• Reduce SKUs
• Reduce installation time
• Tested to latest IEC and ISO standards
• Long life with non-contact actuation
• Wide variety of output contact configuration
• Industry standard mounting

Standards and Certifications:
• UL®, CE, cUL®, RoHS, TUV


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TDK High Density Medium-Power DIN Rail Supplies – DRF Series


TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda DRF series of DIN rail power supplies for medium power applications that require advanced control features while being compact in size and energy efficient. Operating from a universal input of 85 to 265Vac (47-63Hz) with active power factor correction to ensure EN61000-3-2 compliance, these convection-cooled power supplies meet demands for a wide range of applications, including those found in industrial equipment, building automation and process control.

DRF Series

“A premium medium power family, the DRF series combines careful thermal design and excellent efficiency,” says Martin Southam, Director of Marketing, TDK-Lambda EMEA. “With an average active efficiency of over 87% and low standby power consumption (below 0.5W to 0.75W depending on the model), this series is perfect for customers working to Eco-Design guidelines and seeking compact high efficiency products.”

There are three 24Vdc models in the TDK-Lambda DRF family; the DRF120-24-1 (5A), DRF240-24-1 (10A) and DRF480-24-1 (20A). With a 150% peak power capability for 4 seconds and steady constant current characteristic, the DRF is ideal for range of challenging loads found in automation applications.

Achieving up to 94% efficiency, the DRF features an operating temperature range of -25 to +70°C, with full load operation between -25 and +60°C, derating to 75% load at up to +70°C. Control features include over voltage, over current and over temperature protection and remote on/off. The models also have series and parallel operation capability.
The slim design of the DRF series – with the DRF120-24-1 measuring only 36.5 x 123.4 x 115.4 mm – saves space on the DIN rail. The DRF240 and DRF480 are 49mm and 82mm wide respectively. All DRF models will mount on either a TS35/7.5 or TS35/15 DIN rail offering engineers a flexible option for the various applications. In addition, they have been rigorously tested for shock and vibration while mounted.

The TDK-Lambda DRF series is approved to UL508 safety standard for industrial control equipment and hold up meets SEMI F47 requirements at high line input (200V only). Further safety approvals include IEC/EN 60950-1 (2nd Ed.) and UL/CSA 60950-1. CE marked in accordance with the LV Directive, EMC Directive and RoHS Directive, the DIN rail power supplies meet EN55022 and CISPR22 Class B for conducted and radiated EMI, and include a five-year warranty.


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Wieland Electric Introduces the samos® PRO COMPACT Safety Controller


samos® PRO COMPACT, the Next Generation Safety Controller

Samos Pro CompactWieland Electric expanded its samos® and samos® PRO system with the release of the brand new samos® PRO COMPACT series. The new samos® PRO COMPACT modules offering up to 20 safe inputs and 8 safe outputs at a width of only 45 mm already in the base module. With integrated USB, Ethernet and Industrial Ethernet communication. Flexible programmable by the free programming tool samos® PLAN 5+ with integrated simulation and logic analysis.

Through its extensive functionality, the compact design and the user-friendly software, these modules can already cover many different safety applications optimally and cost-effectively. With no extra effort the new modules can be quickly integrated in Ethernet-based networks, so that solutions can be implemented for remote maintenance. If necessary, the new modules from the COMPACT-family can be extended up to 168 safe inputs / outputs. Therefore samos® PRO COMPACT is also perfectly suited for medium to large applications.


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Eaton E57 Three-Wire DC Inductive Proximity Sensors

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E57 SensorFeaturing rugged stainless steel bodies, 360° LED indicator, permanently laser-etched label and –40 °C operation – Eaton has relaunched its E57 three-wire DC inductive proximity sensors, raising the bar for value in the sensor marketplace.  Among the relaunched series, the E57P and E57PS offer customers a wider operating voltage, temperature range, higher output current and more robust environmental rating than the E57G series.

However, the E57G series is the more cost-effective offering and is suitable for most customer applications, providing shorter lead time than Eaton’s previous three-wire models.

• Stainless steel tube
• Short-circuit protection
• Unmatched noise immunity
• Manufactured to withstand harsh physical and environmental conditions
• Available in most popular connection types
• Shielded and unshielded versions available
• Permanently marked with laser etching

Eaton quality, industry standard mounting, high performance, increased reliability, costeffective, increased longevity, short lead times, and a variety
ofconfigurations to meet customer needs.

The E57P, E57PS and E57G use the reliable eddy current inductive method of sensing to detect metallic objects that come within range. The proven design makes the product adaptable and easy to set up with most PLCs.

Standards and Certifications:
CE, cUL®, RoHS


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Schurter Type KFA Compact Power Entry Module now with Ground Line Choke

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Schurter’s popular power entry module, KFA series, is now equipped with an additional ground line choke to suppress high frequency interference arising from ground loops on the ground line. In addition, the newly added ground line choke improves asymmetric attenuation in higher frequencies in medical filter versions. The KFA series with existing common-mode choke on the phase and neutral conductors, together with an additional ground line choke, is well enhanced to address the growing EMC challenges facing compliance engineers today.


Ground loops arise through different impedances of different ground line connections in one or multiple pieces of equipment. While all ground connections have the same potential level for the 50 Hz load current, these can have different potential levels for high-frequency interference. The ground line choke,  which is wired between the power-inlet connector and the filter output, smartly addresses this phenomenon. Because of its placement directly at the power line input, high-frequency interference currents on the ground line are prevented from bypassing the filter through the equipment housing. The ground line choke isolates the equipment chassis against high frequencies and the equipment ground from the ground on the line power connection. This approach effectively breaks any possible ground loops.

Audio equipment for instance is known for being prone to ground loop problems. Often referred to as hum or buzz, the KFA, with ground line choke, is well suited for suppressing interferences that lead to diminished sound quality. The KFA is also well suited for medical equipment required to use low leakage
filters for increased patient safety. The reduced Y capacitance to ground, or absence thereof, leads to reduced asymmetric attenuation in higher frequencies. The KFA with ground line choke helps to compensate for this reduced performance.

The KFA power entry module includes an IEC C14 power inlet connector with a 1- or 2-pole fuseholder and EMC filter and is available in a wide range of models and designs. The series offers current levels from 1A to 10A at 250 VAC according to IEC and UL standards. The series has ENEC and cURus approvals and is suited for applications according to IEC 60950. Special filter versions, M5 and M80, are available for medical devices according to IEC 60601-1. Wiring is done using quick-connect terminals or wire leads. The KFA is compatible with V-Lock cord sets, designed to safeguard against unintentional disconnection of the power.

Technical Data / Approvals / Prices
- IEC C14 power-inlet connector with 1/2-pole fuseholder and a filter
- Filter standard, medical M5 / M80 versions
- Rated currents: 1, 2, 4, 6, 10A (ENEC / UL / CSA) at 40°C
- Screw or snap-in assembly
- V-Lock plug-retention safeguard

- For applications with noise on the ground wire
- For applications with ground loops
- Applications with high asymmetrical attenuation requirements
- Suited for medical equipment according to IEC 60601-1


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