SMP Blind-Mate Connectors Correct Axial and Radial Misalignment

December 4, 2007 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMP blind-mate connectors that can handle frequencies up to 40 GHz are now available from Emerson Network Power's Johnson subsidiary. These precision connection interfaces use a miniature, slide-on/snap-on system ideal for high-density packaging. They correct axial and radial misalignment and are compatible with all SMP and GPO. Several configurations are

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Seismic Cabinet Enclosure for Tight Spaces

December 4, 2007 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optima EPS, an Elma Company, announced M-series seismic cabinet enclosures designed for tight spaces. The cabinets have French-style doors with hinges facing inward, to provide full access even where racks are side-by-side or where an open traditional door would hit other equipment. The cabinets also have cross bracing, back stiffeners, and double-walled extrusions, providing a high strength-to-weight ratio to support and protect equipment during the full force of a seismic event. The design uses welded sockets and members

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Nanosilica-Filled Reinforced Epoxy for Speedy, Quiet Applications

December 3, 2007 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nanosilica curable epoxy, dubbed UV22, is now available from Master Bond Inc. This compound is developed for coating, sealing, and encapsulation applications. It features abrasion resistance, optical clarity, low shrinkage, and high physical strength. UV22 cures rapidly at room temperature upon exposure to an ultraviolet light source. It has an operating temperature

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PCB Terminal Blocks for High Power Applications

November 29, 2007 3:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW Electronics has launched the CTB77 series high power PCB terminal blocks from Camden Electronics. These have been designed for heavy duty applications such as energy management, industrial heating and ventilation, and machine controllers. The terminal blocks can handle high currents of up to 57A. They are molded in gray UL94 V-0 flame retardant PA66, and are available in 2 and 3 pole interlocking types

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Micro-D Pi Filter Connector for Military, Avionics Applications

November 20, 2007 4:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Electronic Components developed a Micro-D connector with desirable attenuation. Designated the TMDMP filter, the connector utilizes an internal filter design, providing the density needed to accommodate the ferrite tubes necessary for Pi filtering in military and aerospace applications. The TMDMP filter connector is suitable for integrated avionics and electronic warfare

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High-Performance Terminal Blocks

November 8, 2007 4:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s SPT 5 PCB terminal blocks provide fast wiring of conductors for power applications.  A zigzag pin design allows for an unrestricted 600V and 35A UL capability with a pitch of just 7.5 mm. It is a fixed, one-piece printed circuit terminal block with a spring-cage wire termination design. Solid conductors and stranded conductors with ferrules can be applied without the use of tools; simply push the conductor into the spring-cage connection.

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J-Lead SMT Connectors

November 1, 2007 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex, Inc. expanded its SlimStack product line to include J-Lead SMT connectors. These board-to-board connectors feature a J-shaped SMT tail that provides 35 percent PCB width space savings versus standard gull-wing style tails. The connectors are manufactured in stack heights of 0.90 mm, 1.30 mm, 1.50 mm and 1.70 mm.

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Mezzanine Connectors

November 1, 2007 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI announced an extension of its GIG-ARRAY high-speed, high-density product line with the introduction of 25 mm plug connectors. These mezzanine connectors provide either 200 or 296 signal contacts, and they add the capability for 40 mm stack height when used with proprietary 15 mm receptacles.

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Symmetrical Variable Frequency Drive Cables

November 1, 2007 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Belden expanded its line of variable frequency drive (VFD) cables that carry power from industrial AC drive systems to AC motors. The product additions include eight symmetrical ground design, three-conductor 16 AWG to 2 AWG VFD cables that support a broad range of installation options and customer requirements including MSHA and UL direct burial approvals.

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Aluminum Instrument Cases

November 1, 2007 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bud Industries, Inc. introduced its IA series of portable aluminum instrument cases for applications that include medical and environmental monitoring equipment used in hospitals and chemical labs. The cases’ extruded aluminum bodies protect high-tech contents while keeping units lightweight for easy transporting. Their adjustable locking aluminum and plastic handles have two connection points for maximum stability, and they can be used for multi-positional carrying or bench-top use.

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PTFE-Based Sealing Material

October 31, 2007 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions announced its Turcon Variseal PTFE-based system that is compatible with virtually all chemical media. Combined with optimal wear resistance and friction characteristics, it has the ability to withstand extreme operating temperatures. The system is energized with a spring fitted into the seal profile that is fully enclosed within a case so there is no possibility of metal extractables entering the system.

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Silicone Cables

October 31, 2007 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil Corp. announced its high performance silicone cable assemblies that are found on military jet aircraft in applications such as targeting pods, fuel control systems and missile gimbal and guidance systems. Features include high flexibility, the ability to be shaped to fit tight spaces, low weight and a broad temperature range extending from -65°F to +260°F.

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Surface Mount Insulation Piercing Crimp Terminal

October 31, 2007 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zierick Manufacturing Corp. introduced its surface mount insulation piercing crimp terminal and the tools that terminate a wire to surface mount printed circuit boards. This method of termination combines the advantages of crimping, insulation piercing and surface mount technology. The system consists of a surface mount terminal and a terminating machine that feeds the wire into the connector and makes the termination.

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Compact Stopper Blocks and Brackets

October 31, 2007 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Misumi USA, Inc. announced its compact stopper blocks and stopper brackets for machine and assembly builds. The stopper blocks are available in low-carbon steel with black oxide or nickel plating, as well as 304 stainless steel. Configurable heights in 1 mm increments from 3 mm to 20 mm are offered with compact counterbore design for flush fitting in tight spaces.

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PTFE Terminals for High Temperature Applications

October 31, 2007 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. announced a selection of rugged, press-in type PTFE (Teflon) insulated terminals for high temperature and high quality terminal and connector applications. Engineered for high density packaging on .062 and .093(TH) PC boards, these terminals provide optimal electrical, mechanical, thermal and chemical characteristics. Rugged and resistant to mechanical shock and vibration, they operate within the temperature range of -85°F (-65°C) to +400°F (204°C).

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