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Bulgin’s New X Code Additions for the M12 Range

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With a high degree of mechanical and electrical stability, Bulgin’s M12 X Code connectors provide a cost effective and flexible connectivity solution for onsite installations – helping to decrease downtime in process control, manufacturing automation and industrial instrumentation applications.

Key Features:
*  Maximum Data Signal Rate 10Gbit/s
*  – 25 °C to 85 °C Temperature Range
*  Water and dust proof (IP67)
*  8 Pin or Socket
*  Cat 6a cables

Choice of Terminations:

 

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Schurter Type DD12 Compact Power Entry Module with Filter

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* Very compact design
* Various mounting options
* Variants with ground choke
* V-Lock cord retention
* Fuseholder meets latest IEC standard#

Schurter extends its successful power entry module series DD12 with new variants for screw and snap mounting. New versions are also available with additional ground choke for suppressing high-frequency interference on the ground conductor. The DD12 with fuse holder, switch and filter offers remarkable functionality in a very compact housing.

The DD12 filter series combines an IEC C14 appliance plug with a 1- or 2-pole fuse holder, a 1- or 2-pole switch and a high-quality mains filter. The particularly wide metal flange (horizontal or vertical) make contact with the housing surface over a large area and thus enables an optimum filter and shielding effect.

Ground Choke
The DD12 series is now available with a ground choke. In addition to the current-compensated choke on the pole and neutral conductor, the line filters have a second choke on the earth conductor. The ground choke is located between the device plug and the filter output. Placing the filter directly at the mains input ensures that possible high-frequency interference currents on the earth conductor cannot bypass the filter via the housing. The versions with medical filters (no Y capacitors) especially benefit from improved asymmetrical attenuation in the higher frequency range due to the earth line choke.

Applications
The DD12 series is available with standard or medical filter. It is suitable for use in devices that require a particularly high immunity to interference. These include IT or telecom systems according to IEC 90650-1 and medical devices according to IEC 60601-1.

The series meets the new fuseholder requirements outlined in IEC 60127-6 for enhanced fire safety and is also suitable for use in home appliances according to IEC 60335-1. It is compatible with V-Lock retaining cordsets.  The DD12 series is certified for currents up to 10 A/250 VAC according to IEC standard and 8 A according to UL/CSA standard at 125/250 VAC. It is ENEC and cURus approved.

 

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Hylec Launches New TLM Series Screwless Push Wire PCB Terminal Blocks

Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, has announced the extended TLM Series of screwless PCB terminal blocks. Needing no special tools, the TLM Series offers fast connection for wire sizes between 0.05mm² and 8.37mm² and are shock-resistant. Devices within the TLM Series are available in multiple styles and pitches to offer designers optimum flexibility in design and the possibility of saving valuable PCB real estate.

Just a short description of a few of the terminal blocks within the TLM Series illustrates the breadth of this comprehensive series. The TLM250C is available from 2-pole, has a sprung screwless push wave design with long pin close to the side cover. On a 2.50mm pitch, rated voltage is 250V, rated current 2A and minimum wire size AWG20. The TLM250D models are the short pin close to side cover equivalent, again rated for 2A/250V. The TLM900R is also available from 2-pole, with a sprung screwless pushbutton wave horizontal 2.54mm pitch design which is end stackable. Rated voltage is 150V, rated current 2A, with wire sizes 26 – 20AWG (0.2/0.5mm²). An equivalent vertical model, the TLM900V is available too. On a 3.50mm pitch, the TLM002C and TLM002D are 2 pole spring screwless pushbutton Wave designs with either long pin close to side cover or short pin close to side cover. The single row, design is rated 250V, 2A, with a wiring orientation of 135 degrees wire to board. The TLM-302R screwless push button design on a 5.08mm pitch offers rated voltage of 300V and rated current of 10A in 20 – 14 AWG size. The design is 180 degrees wire to board.

Three new 300V 15A devices with 2 – 24 poles, designated TLM-203B, have now been added to the TLM Series which will continue to be expanded, with new models currently in development. The three new TLM-230B models are available in 5.00mm, 7.50mm and 10.mm pitches, with rated voltages of 300V, rated current of 15A for wire ranges between 28-12AWG(0.2-2.5mm²).

Suitable for through-hole mounting and in pushbutton Wave and tool-operated variants, Hylec’s screwless push wire PCB terminal blocks are available in green, with some styles also available in grey, black and orange. Hylec also supplies matching green and black fuse holders.

 

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Bulgin – What Makes a Harsh Environment Connector?

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Bulgin’s Popular Buccaneer Range is an Excellent Example of IP66, IP67, IP68 and IP69K Rated Environmentally Sealed Circular Connectors.

There is a growing demand for power, signal and data to be made available just about everywhere we look – even in the most extreme types of environments. This means that the cables providing connectivity to these technological components have to work reliably under tough conditions – on automated factory floors, inside heavy machinery, exposed to outdoor elements or even underwater. One of the most common points for potential damage in any electrical system is any place where these cables get plugged in – the connectors.

So what’s the difference between a normal connector and a harsh connector?

Harsh connectors are expertly designed for extreme environments where technology is being pushed to new frontiers.

Some of the main elements that rugged electrical connectors will protect against include:

Water – this includes rain, water vapour, and possible water submersion.
Dust – industrial and outdoor environments often contain a lot of dust or dirt, which can be harmful to electrical systems.
Extreme temperatures – very low or high temperatures can be detrimental to technology.
Explosive environments – ATEX zones are work areas that could be potentially explosive because of the presence of dangerous substances in the form of combustible dust, gas, vapour or mist.
Rough handling – some connectors need to be mated and unmated multiple times in a day, often hurriedly, which increases the risk of wear and tear on the connector. Connectors being dropped or dragged along hard surfaces can also cause damage to the components inside the connector and affect the integrity of power, signal or data connections being passed through the cable.
Pressure – power, data and fibre optics are needed in aircraft, in space and even at the bottom of the ocean, where pressures can reach up to 9,000 pounds per square inch.
Salinity – the high salt content of water and air in coastal and marine environments can cause corrosion and calcareous growth. The correct material selection is therefore vital to ensure the maximum lifecycle of technology components used in coastal and marine environments.

Key features of a harsh environment connector:
IP rating – depending on the application, harsh connectors should have Ingress Protection (IP) Ratings of IP67 (protection from dust and immersion between 15cm – 1m), IP68 (protection from dust and long-term immersion up to a specified depth) or IP69K (protection from dust, close-range high pressure and high temperature spray downs). IP69K is ideal for applications in the food processing and medical industries, where equipment must be regularly sanitised.
Locking/coupling mechanisms – a robust coupling mechanism is a must for harsh connectors. There are many different types of connector couplings, including ring, twist locking, threaded, bayonet, push-pull and quick disconnect couplings, all with different attributes for various types of applications.
Housing and insulation – the type of material the connector is made of is an equally important consideration. For applications where the connector is likely to be exposed to extremes of temperature and plenty of moisture and dust, a corrosion-resistant metal housing may be the most appropriate option. For other uses requiring lightweight and flexible connectors, high-temperature resistant plastic composites may be more attractive. Overmoulded cable versions are also sometimes available as an option where it is not a requirement for the unit to be re-terminated.
Seals & grommets – rubbery seals can be used inside the coupling for keeping the connection tightly in place and watertight.

The shape of the connector, thread pattern or mating mechanism and positioning of pins also play an important role in the creation of a truly rugged and reliable connector. Circular connectors allow for better ease of engagement and disengagement as well as capacity for a wider variety of contacts and voltages. Circular connectors are also easier to seal and less likely to wear or break, and an intelligent ‘scoop proof’ design can avoid damage to the pins if the connector is mis-mated.

Bulgin’s popular Buccaneer range is an excellent example of IP66, IP67, IP68 and IP69K rated environmentally sealed circular connectors. These secure, rugged and highly reliable connectors can be used in harsh or hostile environments and offer a wide choice of options from 2 to 32 poles with screw, solder or crimp terminations as well as USB, SMB & RJ45 options for data to solve any type of design requirement.

 

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Schurter Type DG11: IEC Appliance Inlet C14/C18 with Circuit Breaker TA35

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* Elevated IP protection from IP40 up to IP67
* Recessed rocker prevents accidental manipulation
* Wide range of mounting options
* V-Lock cord retention

With the DG11, Schurter launches a variably mountable IEC appliance inlet with integrated device protection switch TA35 for a variety of applications requiring, among other things, increased IP protection.

The DG11 represents a logical evolution of the proven and widely used Schurter 6135 power entry module. It combines the advantages of the already introduced DF11 with a particularly compact design.

Wide Range of Mounting Options
The new DG11 is available for almost every mounting variant with snap or screw mounting. The latter can be done in front mount or rear mount version. In addition, holes for the screws are available in either a vertical or horizontal arrangement.

TA35: Wide Assortment
The DG11 includes a 2 pole TA35 circuit breaker which provides the function of a device switch as well as thermal overcurrent protection. The thermal overprotection can be done with bimetal mechanism for only one or two poles and is available in finely graduated rated currents from 0.05 A to   16 A. The rocker switch is available illuminated or unilluminated in a variety of colors and markings.

IP Protection
In addition to the IP40 protection in all versions, the DG11 is available in a version with IP67 opposite the device. The use of the device in harsh dust or splash water environments is ensured by a protective cover for the circuit breaker as well as sealing beads and four sealing screws for tight fastening of the base.

Cord Retention
The V-Lock cord retention system can be plugged in to IEC 60320 at 10 A and 16 A. With the V-Lock system the power connector is equipped with a latch that interlocks with a special notch in the inlet and thus reliably prevents the cord from being pulled out.

Technical Data / Approvals
* Ratings IEC/CCC 10 A / 250 VAC; 50 Hz
* Ratings UL/CSA 15 A / 250 VAC; 60 Hz
* Dielectric Strength
> 2.5 kVAC between L-N (1 min/50 Hz)
> 3 kVAC between L/N-PE (1 min/50 Hz)
* Allowable Operating Temperature: -25 °C to 60 °C
* Suitable for appliances with the protection class I or II acc. IEC 61140
* Terminals: Quick Connect 6.3 x 0.8 mm
* IP Protection from front: IP40 or IP67 acc. IEC 60529
* Snap in mount for panel thickness from 1.0 up to 3.0 mm
* Screw on mounting for IP40 variants excludes screws and nuts (recommended torque 0.25 Nm)
* Screw on mounting for IP67 variants include sealing special screws. Screw nuts are not included (recommended torque 0.25 Nm)

Applications
Witch thempact form factor and the broad functionality, the DG11 is ideal various industrial appliances. Specially well suited are appliances for medical or laboratory use, such as shaking water baths ultrasonic cleaners, overhead stirrers and many more. Here the variant with IP67 is specially well suited, as it can cope with sterile environments.

 

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E-T-A’s REX System: All-In-One Solution

Supply, Overcurrent Protection and Power Distribution in a Single System

E-T-A’s compact and flexible REX system represents a comprehensive  ‘All In One’  DC 24 V protection and distribution solution for machine and panel builders

What are the benefits of our all-in-one solution?
The REX12 is a perfectly matched system with an optimised number of components and functionalities.  All-in-one solution means: Central input + protection + power distribution in one complete system. This creates considerable time and cost advantages.

Your Benefits:
* Increases machine uptime – through clear failure detection, high transparency and remote diagnosis
* Flexibility is ensured – through ease of assembly or disassembly, modular design and convenient adjustment
* Saves 50 % time – through innovative and flexible connection technology
* Saves costs – as no further accessories are required
* Saves space – because each module has a width of only 12.5 mm

Are you looking for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance?
Storage and evaluation of all data logged in machinery and plants is the precondition for industry 4.0 solutions on the score of “condition monitoring” and also “predictive maintenance”. Our power distribution and protection system REX12 will help to enhance transparency in your plant and consistency of your systems.

International Standards: UL 508, NEC Class2, EN 60204-1
Besides the UL508 approval and NEC Class2, the REX12 exclusively meets the requirements of cable protection to EN60204-1. This is possible because the internal fail-safe element in the shape of a blade fuse corresponds to the current rating of the circuit protector in question. Concretely, this means that the current rating of the protector and the rating of the fail-safe element are identical.

 

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Adaptaflex Flexible Conduit Systems – Protection for Critical Power and Data Cabling

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Adaptaflex is one of the market leading flexible conduit system brands that can be found all over the world. Combining innovation design with dedicate manufacture it offers customers one of the world’s broadest ranges of cable protection products and solutions. With a choice of over 6000 products the range covers metallic and non-metallic flexible conduit systems for the protection of critical power and data cable.

The system solutions from Adaptaflex need to perform in a wide variety of environments from high temperature to freezing subzero conditions. The products are designed and tested to withstand constant vibrations, water ingress, offer corrosion resistance and are available in halogen free, low smoke and low toxicity materials. An extensive range of engineered solutions are designed to withstand the rigours of some of the most technically demanding markets. So whatever your project involved our experience will provide the answer helping you to specify the correct flexible conduit system.

Markets and Industries

Adaptaflex flexible conduit systems are used to protect critical power and data cabling throughout a wide range of markets including:
– Commercial Contracting
– Machinery
– Rail / Infrastructure
– Marine
– Mechanical
– Security / CCTV
– Data Cabling
– Critical Power

Our products are designed and engineered to meet a variety of market application requirements, providing product innovation, saving installation and component costs, improving the quality and the integrity of the end product.

Quality Approvals

The company’s commitment to independent testing across a wide range of applications has led to an impressive range of certifications and quality approvals:
– BSI Kitemark
– BS EN ISO14001 Environmental standard
– IEC 61386 Conduit standard covering the performance characteristics of flexible conduits
– IP69, DIN 40050, standard with its Adaptalok range of non-metallic fittings
– Offer non-metallic conduit that is fully compliant to the new dual listed UL1696 standard. Required for any equipment destined for export to the USA and Canada
– The Hi-Spec PEEK range, designed for the most demanding electrical applications in rail infrastructure, underground and public buildings, is the only non-metallic flexible conduit system fully compliant with both BS 6853 Class 1A requirement and LUL engineering standard 1-085

 

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Schmersal Launches the New PS Product Range of Position Switches

PS product range offers varied applications thanks to modular design

The Schmersal Group launches a new generation of position switches. The benefits for the user: The new PS product range offers varied applications, as all the position switches can be used both as complete devices and as modular units.

Type 1 position switches in line with ISO 14119 are for the position detection and monitoring of moving parts on machinery and plants as well as for lateral or pivotable protection equipment. The new range is suitable for a wide range of applications across all individual disciplines of machine and plant engineering – both for automation and safety applications and for lift engineering. The protection types IP66 or IP67 create the prerequisites for using the position switch in unfavourable environmental conditions.

Fewer variants – more flexibility

The modular design of the PS range with consistent components across all models reduces the number of variants, reduces storage costs and increases availability. All the position switches in the PS116, PS2xx and PS3xx ranges available within the modular system can be chosen both as complete switches with actuating element or as basic switches. Depending on the application, the basic switches can be combined with the necessary actuating element, which can be selected from a range of possible versions. This achieves the greatest possible flexibility in application and at the same time reduces the number of different switches available.

All actuating elements can be rotated in 45° increments, allowing adjustment to the defined direction of motion at any time. The connection terminals are also rotated around 45°, which makes connection easier and significantly reduces installation times. Switching elements with up to three contacts guarantee a redundant shutdown with an additional signal contact.

 

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Schurter – Two Are Better Than One

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More and more devices on the power grid must function smoothly without interfering with each other. Not so easy, since switching power supplies and highly clocked integrated circuits are used in almost all electronic devices. EMC filters can help here. Where necessary in multi-stage design.

In practice, it is quite possible that the attenuation is not yet sufficient despite the use of a filter. In such cases, several filter stages optimized for the specific interference signals are then connected in series. Which in interaction significantly improve attenuation in both differential and common-mode interference. Usually you get very good results with a doublestage filter. However, triple-stage filters are also conceivable, feasible and available.

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Two Are Better Than One

 

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Schurter IEC Appliance Filter Series C20F

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C20F IEC appliance filter with V-Lock cord retention and enhanced glow wire resistance as standard features.

The IEC appliance filter series C20F in the mounting version screw front side are now equipped as standard with the V-Lock cord retention feature and are made of new material, whereby the components meet the increased glow wire tests according to IEC 60127-6 Edition 2 and IEC 60335-1 for appliances in unattended use.

 

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