The Grieve Corp. announced its model 926 electrically heated, 250°F shelf oven and environmental test chamber that is used for age testing of electrical/electronic components. Heat to the load is provided by 12 kW installed in Nichrome wire elements. Workspace dimensions measure 68" × 30" × 66". A 1,000 cfm, 1 hp recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow. The oven features 4" insulated walls, aluminized steel interior and exterior, and a 20" × 56" double-pane
Strategic Test Corp. announced its UF2e-3027 digitizer/oscilloscope PCI Express card that has two 100 MS/s 12-bit ADCs for simultaneous sampling and up to 2 GigaSamples of on-board memory so that signal lengths of up to 10 seconds can be recorded when both channels are operating at maximum rates. Features include the options for dual-timebase sampling, synchronous digital inputs, asynchronous digital I/O and the possibility to synchronize up to 542 channels.
Boonton, a Wireless Telecom Group Company, introduced its model 9103 handheld spectrum analyzer that operates at frequencies up to 7.5 GHz. The instrument supports many microwave applications, featuring the typical measurements of standard desktop spectrum analyzers such as channel power, occupied bandwidth and adjacent channel power ratio. Additional measurements, such as tracking generator-based cable
Ashcroft, Inc. announced its pressure and temperature switches that offer a selection of features to meet the requirements of most industrial applications. Available in a variety of sizes and configurations, the switches can be provided with NEMA 4 watertight and NEMA 7 explosion-proof housings, adjustable deadband, dual set points, stainless steel housing and a digital display. Temperature switches are available in ranges spanning
Automation Products Group, Inc. introduced its PT-500 submersible liquid level/pressure transmitter that features vented, watertight cables, and it delivers a high precision 4 mA to 20 mA solid-state signal while submerged up to 450'. A removable stainless steel cage connects to the sensor with a snap ring, enabling users to save on sensor replacement costs. Rugged IP68 protected PT-500 transmitters are
MTS Systems Corp. Sensors Division announced its display meter that works with the Level Plus MG transmitter with Modbus interface. The meter has as a side tank indicator (STI) for storage tanks with the ability to interface via Modbus and display tank levels in feet, inches and 16ths of an inch.
Contrinex, Inc. introduced its small-packaged 620 range M8 inductive sensor. Complete with in-built amplifier, it is packaged in a housing that is 16 mm long, making it suitable for embedding into machines and assembly fixtures where sensor access is restricted and longer devices will not fit. The overall system design is more compact because there is no requirement for a large support amplifier. Built with an AISI 303 stainless steel housing
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the first two Baseline 8-bit Flash PIC microcontrollers with non-volatile Flash Data Memory (FDM) in 8- and 14-pin packages, the 8-pin PIC12F519 and 14-pin PIC16F526. These additions supplement the variety of integrated low pin count microcontrollers in the Baseline PIC microcontroller family. With the availability of 64 bytes of data memory—combined with an 8 MHz internal oscillator, a Device Reset Timer (DRT)
Mill-Max introduced its versatile socket interconnects for .025" pin diameter and .025" square pins in both single and double rows. These receptacles are precision-machined from brass alloy and assembled with proprietary six-finger contact clips that accept mated pin ranges from
Cinch Connectors introduced its RoHS-compliant high-density filtered D-Sub connector for the commercial market. The connector features a more dense contact arrangement, resulting in space and weight savings for design engineers. Compared to the equivalent standard density D-Sub connectors, the company claims a savings of 40 percent in space and over 100 percent in weight. Using high quality turned pin contacts
Kycon expanded its micro board-to-board series to include the K050D Series 0.50 mm (0.020") pitch version. The series features a low profile board stacking height for use in portable electronics applications such as digital cameras, mobile phones and MP3 players.
Amphenol Industrial introduced its over-molded Amphe-Armor Series that features durability and water tight construction to withstand harsh environments and demanding applications. The field-installable, field-repairable series comes in a variety of shell sizes and contacts with either a PT or a GT insert option. It is suitable for many applications including geophysical, machine tool, railway and motor control environments
Teko Enclosures extended the range of its TEKNET ABS enclosures with the B2 models that have larger battery compartments to accept four 1.5V AA cells or two 9V cells. Typical applications include in-field test and measurement instruments, medical devices and data loggers. These ergonomic hand-held enclosures feature soft-touch edge grips for secure and comfortable holding during use. The edge grips also provide protection for the case moldings. The standard case material is off-white or black ABS
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. added its 3 mm-high airflow vent to its line of GORE Protective Vents. As the smallest protective vent in the line of insert-molded vents, the D3 vent relieves pressure that builds inside the housing. This vent prevents premature failure of the housing seals by virtually eliminating the vacuum, or by managing pressure fluctuations caused by pressure build-up. It provides continuous airflow
C&K Components enhanced its CCM01 and CCM02 smart card connectors with increased protection against PIN number theft. While fully complying with VISA PCI PED requirements, the additional protection eliminates the capability for a hacker to insert a bug on the connector and extract the PIN details. Used in point-of-sale (PoS or transaction) applications, these connectors are housed in compact