Photo interrupter intended for optical switches, digital cameras, and printers

May 7, 2013 4:28 pm | Everlight Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Everlight Electronics has introduced the latest member of its ITR series of photo interrupters for use in optical switches, digital cameras and printers, the ultra small outline slotted type ITR1205ST11A/TR. A slotted type opto interrupter detects an object when it enters the gap of the slotted switch....


Stamped spring pin achieves 31 gram actuation force per pin

May 7, 2013 4:12 pm | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new LGA socket, addressing high performance requirements for 0.5mm pitch devices - CBT-LGA-5000. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31 gram actuation force per pin and cycle life of 500,000 insertions.


DC motor features a rated torque of 53 mNm

May 7, 2013 10:09 am | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new – big and powerful – RE 30 EB precious metal brushed motor is a special and rare drive, and for certain applications, it's exactly what's needed. Precious metal brushes are known for ensuring low, constant contact resistance over the entire service life, a characteristic that makes control far easier.


3-phase, variable-speed inverter power module enables higher torque systems

May 6, 2013 11:20 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor has developed the FTC03V455A1, a 3-Phase, Variable Speed Drive Automotive Power Module. This device, intended for 3-Phase motor control applications under 2kW, allows designers to reduce the overall system cost of higher power applications.

LISTED UNDER: Motor & Generator

Power factor controllers include operating voltage of 110 V AC to 230 V AC

May 6, 2013 11:06 am | Tdk Corporation Of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation presents two new types of the BR7000 series of EPCOS power factor controllers. The BR7000-T power factor controller offers 15 transistor outputs instead of 15 relay outputs. It is designed for applications that require fast switching operations....


Brushless DC motor is ideal for double-sided applications

May 6, 2013 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The KinetiMax 32 EB DS is a very compact outer-rotor brushless DC motor with a dual output shaft. The 32 EB DS is designed with a heavy duty bearing system capable of handling high side loads on each output shaft.High quality components ensure a minimum operating life of 20,000 hours.


IP65-rated pushbuttons include new brushed chrome option

April 26, 2013 12:07 pm | NKK Switches | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced it has updated its YB2 Series of 24mm square and 25mm round tamperproof pushbuttons. New to the series is a brushed chrome cap and bezel option for non-illuminated models. This new option gives design engineers greater flexibility to match YB2 Series devices with the style of their designs.


PWM Power Controller

April 23, 2013 5:20 pm | PCA Electronics, Inc. | Products

Pulse Width Modulated power controller is useful as a lamp dimmer. Voltage range: 5 to 15 VDC. 7.0 Amps maximum load. Duty cycle from 1 - 99% in 3 wire configuration, 1 - 98% in 2 wire configuration. Works with both incandescent and led lamps. Will operate as a motor controller with addition of a diode. Smallest package available. Will fit in the same space as an on/off switch. Package size: .535 x .525 x .450".


Mini DC servo controller suits PMDC motors containing Hall effect sensors

April 20, 2013 12:59 pm | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

maxon precision announced a new DC servo motor controller, the ESCON 50/5 OEM module. This mini OEM plug in module is a four-quadrant pulse width modulated (PWM) servo motor controller that can efficiently control permanent magnet brushed DC motors (PMDC motors) and Brushless DC servo


Slide-in housing includes collapsible front panel to improve the horizontal mounting of circuit boards

April 19, 2013 4:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Intermas announces the development of a 1 HU slide-in housing with collapsible front panel to improve the horizontal mounting of circuit boards. Currently, the usage of a foldaway-hinge can be very challenging when designing a 19-inch slide-in housing with only one height unit (1 HU = 44,45 mm)....

LISTED UNDER: Large Panel Display

Off-line controllers designed for LED lighting

April 19, 2013 3:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The XC9401 series are off-line controllers for LED lighting. Operation within the range 85VAC - 270VAC and by DC input is possible by optimizing external components. Using selected components to match the circuit configuration, a wide variety of specifications can be realized.


Potentiometer switch offers dual-control options in single-unit space

April 12, 2013 4:03 pm | Electro-Mech Components | Product Releases | Comments

Electro-Mech’s new SW44884 potentiometer switch assembly offers both rotary and push-on functionality for maximum operation control, and features a clear light pipe shaft for front-panel illumination. The compact all-in-one unit saves valuable panel space in applications where there are tight design limitations.


Wireless non-contact switch increases flexibility, reduces maintenance costs

April 12, 2013 3:44 pm | Honeywell | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell announced it has expanded its Limitless Wireless Solutions portfolio with the introduction of its new Limitless Non-Contact Switch WLS Series. The new WLS Series switch uses non-contact technology, enabling the device to actuate based on the presence or absence of magnets installed on a customer’s device – making it suitable for harsh operating environments.

LISTED UNDER: Magnetic & Hall Effect

Tactile switch rated to 10 million life cycles

April 9, 2013 5:07 pm | E-Switch | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announces a new long life sealed tactile switch, the TL6200. The TL6200 series tact switch offers a long operating life of 10 million cycles and is rated to IP67 standards. This tact switch comes in both SMT (gullwing) and thru hole termination options, and offers multiple actuator lengths.

LISTED UNDER: High Voltage

Linear rail includes integrated IDEA drive

April 9, 2013 11:35 am | Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced the latest addition to its new BGS (Ball Guide Screw) linear rail product line. The BGS06 linear rail with the integrated IDEA Drive is a versatile system utilizing the popular size 17 single stack or double stack stepper motor linear actuator with an integrated and fully programmable stepper motor controller.



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