Illuminated Switch Offers Cap Options

July 7, 2009 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a mechanical life of over 500,000 cycles, the TL1220 illuminated tactile switch from E-Switch has multiple illuminated cap options that include graphics.

LISTED UNDER: Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

Rocker Switch is Addressable

July 6, 2009 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering the look and feel of a traditional Electro-mechanical control, the N-Series Addressable Switch from Carling Technologies provides an alternative to a CAN/LIN based switch with up to 144 individual switch IDs using a resistive ladder circuit. Different switch IDs are achieved by changing the resistor values tied to individual loads.

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Pushbuttons Include Illuminated Outer Ring Option

July 1, 2009 2:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches expanded its YB2 Series of illuminated 22 mm pushbuttons to include an outer ring illumination option. This option is achieved by adding a cap that features a luminous bright outer ring surrounding a metallic silver center. It is available in all the bright and super bright LED colors offered in the series, including blue, green, red, white and amber. These LED colors are

LISTED UNDER: Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices | Optoelectronics & Displays

Piezo Keypads Withstand Extreme Conditions

July 1, 2009 1:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter introduced metal Piezo Keypads that stand up to extreme indoor or outdoor environmental conditions. They are particularly suited for outdoor applications due to their ability to withstand considerable temperature fluctuation ranging from -25°C to +85°C, as well as meeting the highest seal protection requirements of IP69K. They are

LISTED UNDER: Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices | Sensors & Actuators

Current Switches Use Magnetic Sensing

June 29, 2009 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Provided in versions rated at 135 A or 200 A, the CSS and CSC Series of digital current switches from Setra Systems uses magnetic current sensing with low, fixed, or adjustable setpoints. The split-core CSC features five models with set points as low as 0.15 A, while the solid-core CSS features three models available in set points as low as 0.25 A.

LISTED UNDER: Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

ETX Form-Factor SoM Supports Intel Core 2 Duo and Celeron M

June 26, 2009 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing power and price options to designers, the the MB-80050 ETX form factor system on module features a Socket P that provides support for Intel Core 2 Duo and Celeron M processors. The system supports SO-DIMM memory slot for DDR2 SDRAM up to 2GB with 2 x SATA connectors on-module and a X3100 graphic media accelerator.

LISTED UNDER: Boards & Modules | Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

Lenovo Tweaks ThinkPad Keyboard

June 26, 2009 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lenovo put nearly a year of research into two design changes that debuted on an updated ThinkPad laptop this week. No, not the thinner, lighter form or the textured touchpad — rather, the extra-large "Delete" and "Escape" keys.

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Motor Provides High Torque in a Small Package

June 24, 2009 8:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Measuring Ø10 x 12.5 mm, a flat motor from Maxon provides a nominal torque of up to 0.83 mNm and a stall torque of up to 1.29 mNm.

LISTED UNDER: Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

SMD Relays Address DC to 6-GHz Broadband Applications

June 17, 2009 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating microwave cavities in the design, SRF300/SRF303 series broadband TO-5 relays from Teledyne operate in the frequency band from DC to 6 GHz. The cavities allow operation at higher frequencies with low insertion and return loss and high isolation.

LISTED UNDER: Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

Small Motors Suit Multiple Applications

June 16, 2009 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offered in 61,800 rpm and 201,600 rpm windings of 1.9-in., high-speed motors from Koford Engineering include a vacuum compatible version, a 500-line optical encoder,

LISTED UNDER: Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

Miniature Rocker Switch Gets Leaner

June 12, 2009 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda’s RL3-4S rocker switch is half size of the company’s miniature rocker switch, yet it carries loading at 10A 125 VAC, approved by UL and VDE. The small size fits very well for many applications, including office equipment, security and medical devices, lighting and portable machines.

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Compact Motor Driver Serves Applications up to 100 W

June 1, 2009 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Containing a level shift high-side driver, low-side driver, bootstrap diodes, IGBTs, and free-wheel diodes, the M81500FP 500-V three-phase motor driverfrom Powerex occupies a footprint of 11.93 x 17.5 mm.

LISTED UNDER: Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices | ICs

Snap Action Switch Features Surface Mount Termination

May 28, 2009 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch introduced the TS2 Series, subminiature switch featuring surface mount termination. Its small package size is designed for higher reliability applications and its SMT design suits it for many board-level applications. Specifications include

LISTED UNDER: Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

Dexterous Robotic Hand is Operated by Compressed Air

May 27, 2009 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech has developed a unique robotic hand that can firmly hold objects as heavy as a can of food or as delicate as a raw egg, while dexterous enough to gesture for sign language.

LISTED UNDER: Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

Digital PWM Motor Controls Provide Bi-Directional Operation

May 27, 2009 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in battery-powered and AC-line powered versions, the high-voltage EC104 and low-voltage EC106 digital PWM motor controls from LCR Electronics provide speed and torque control as well as bi-directional operation and overload protection.

LISTED UNDER: Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices


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