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Shielded M8 Connectors with Screw Termination

March 6, 2008 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA announced the addition of shielded connectors with screw termination to its Series 768 M8 Euro-style connectors. These connectors allow for shielded connections that protect analog and sensitive signals from EMI interference in industrial Ethernet or Fieldbus networks. The shielding of the connectors is simplified with the use of an iris-shaped spring.

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Terminal Block Relay for High-Current Applications

March 6, 2008 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact announced its PLC-RELAY, a high-current terminal block relay with plug-in SPDT contacts for applications requiring a nominal current rating up to 10A or those that need to improve the electrical life of the contacts. Measuring 14 mm wide, the relay’s contacts are larger than a standard 6 mm terminal block relay. These contacts help to extend service intervals two to three times longer than the standard relay, while adding security for uncertain load conditions at the same time.They are a reliable alternative to ice cube relays, and they feature a plug-in bridging

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Threaded Metal Inserts for Plastics Allow for Subsequent Access to Assemblies

March 6, 2008 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Penn Engineering introduced SI threaded inserts that provide strong, reusable metal threads in plastics to allow for subsequent access to assemblies when required. These brass, stainless steel, or aluminum threaded inserts serve as practical alternatives to permanent joining methods, such as adhesives or rivets. Components can be removed and re-attached quickly and easily utilizing mating hardware. Applications include computer and terminal boards; automotive and aerospace components; electronics, medical, and communications equipment

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Socket for 0.5 mm Pitch SOIC IC Does Not Increase PC Board Footprint

March 4, 2008 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood introduced the SG-SOIC-3000 socket for SOIC. The compact ZIF sockets provide desirable signal integrity, and can be mounted on the small footprint. It needs about 2.5 mm extra space around the chip than the actual chip size. The device has a short signal path of 0.5 mm or 0.75 mm, and an operating temperature is from -35°C to 100°C. It uses elastomeric interconnect technology and the signal loss is less than 1 dB at 6.5 GHz or 10 GHz.

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Interlocking Fused Terminal Strips Feature Square Screw Turrets with Thicker Wall Sections

February 29, 2008 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW Electronics has launched Camden Electronics’ CFTBN series fused terminal strips for wiring lighting equipment, power supplies, fire and security systems, and domestic equipment. The terminal strips incorporate a spare fuse option in the fuse carrier allowing technicians to immediately locate a replacement in the event of a blown fuse, resetting the circuit with minimum delay. The fuse carrier is suitable for glass and ceramic fuses, has a comfortable finger grip

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Servo Drive is Hardened for Industrial and COTS Military Uses

February 27, 2008 4:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Copley Controls has developed a hardened version of the versatile panel-mounting Accelnet servo drive to meet both military and extreme industrial environments. The drive’s extended temperature, humidity, vibration and shock ranges provide added security in non-extreme applications. Designated Series R20, the hardened drives provide networking and stand-alone motion control for brush and brushless motors

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Terminal Blocks Allow for the Interfacing off Internal and External Wiring

February 26, 2008 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

BlockMaster Electronics announced the expansion of their high power line of thru-panel terminal blocks with the addition of the Series OTB-388 with a terminal pitch of 21 mm and Series OTB-488 at a 27 mm terminal pitch. Both of these carry a current capacity rating of 100A at 600V. The two series are designed for motor control, gen set, electric heating

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Open Access Test Chassis

February 19, 2008 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. announced an open frame chassis for test/debugging.  The unit does not have side or back walls around the card cage area, leaving it open for easy access. The E-frame was designed with the high (and flexible) power and cooling requirements for VPX (VITA 46/48) systems, any 3U or 6U backplanes can be used. This includes VME/64x, VXS, CompactPCI, and other backplane architectures. The Type 39E Portable Tower has a convenient carrying handle

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Wire Connector and Base Header Save Board Space

February 13, 2008 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact introduced the FKCN 2.5 spring-cage plug connectors and compatible CCDN 2.5 base headers. The innovative push-in spring-cage technology allows rigid and flexible wires with ferrule to be connected quickly without any tools. The connector has a large wire entry so that it can safely support flexible wire ferrules. Wires can be disconnected easily using the orange actuation levers

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High Speed, High Density Backplane Connector System Offers Two Compliant Pin Design Options

February 4, 2008 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated’s Impact backplane connector system is designed to meet the next generation requirements of telecommunications and data networking equipment. They provide up to 80 differential pairs per linear inch in less than 2 mm total width. The system offers two compliant pin design options so customers can balance their electrical and mechanical application needs. Additional features include; broad-edge coupled, hybrid shielding design, providing low cross-talk

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USB Interconnects Accommodate Accelerated Wideband Applications for Electronic Devices

February 4, 2008 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. announced a series of advanced, miniaturized, high speed USB plug and socket interconnects which accommodate accelerated wideband applications for computer and electronic devices. With data transfer speeds up to 480Mbps, these universal serial bus connectors interface with peripherals at 3 to 5 times the speed of parallel types plus 20 to 40 times faster than serial port connections for: Mouse/Keyboards, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, DVD Players, Cable Modems, LAN’s, and Audio Visual Equipment.

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“Mini” USB Interconnects with Data Transfer Speeds up to 480 Mbps

February 1, 2008 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. is offering a series of advanced, miniaturized, high speed USB plug and socket interconnects which accommodate accelerated wideband applications for computer and electronic devices. With data transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps, these universal serial bus connectors interface with peripherals at three- to five-times the speed of parallel types plus 20- to 40-times faster than serial port connections for

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Rail Guides Enable Precise Linear Positioning

January 28, 2008 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

SKF profile rail guides provide precise positioning, smooth operation, high load-carrying capacity, high stiffness, and unlimited stroke for linear motion system applications in including medical, factory automation, assembly, and electronics manufacturing and other markets. The expanded product line encompasses a variety of sizes featuring various slide configurations (normal, wide, long) and lengths to meet specific application requirements.

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Metal Finishes Protect Air Filter Performance

January 14, 2008 8:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Universal Air Filter's metal finish help increase air filter performance in harsh environments. These chrome-free, RoHS-compliant finishes are applied to the filter’s metallic components – frames, Uni-grid support, brackets, and honeycomb, to prevent corrosion as required by military and defense applications in MIL-C-5541 Class 1A and/or Class 3 compliance. Clear and yellow chemical conversion coatings are also important for EMI shielding

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Bus Couplers and Expansion Module Added to I/O Product Line

January 9, 2008 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact announced three additions to its Inline Modular family of products: two bus couplers and a backplane expansion module. The Modbus TCP/UDP bus coupler offers the same functionality as the company's Inline Modular Ethernet Bus Coupler in a compact form. The new product incorporates

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