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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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Stackable Plug-Connector System Increases Installation Flexibility

October 31, 2007 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact introduced its T-Box and M12 adapter cover as part of its DUPLICON product range that offer installation flexibility. The T-Box is a compact alternative to stackable power distributor sets, and its contact insert has two screw connections per terminal for looping the power cable. The cable outlet on the additional stacked housing on the T-Box set can be plugged in any of the four directions.

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High Flex Round Cable

October 31, 2007 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates added high flex round cable to its online design tool, giving equipment designers more standard cable selections. The tool provides step-by-step instructions for configuring proprietary high flex cables (flat or round) or trackless cable from standard components. The round cable is available in two forms: single core with jacket for diameters less than 10 mm, and hybrid round cable configurations for combining multiple core components into one cable design

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Connector Withstands 1,000 Cycles of Thermal Shock and Vibration Testing

October 23, 2007 4:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Electronic Components tested their Chip on Flex (CoF) filter connector technology to 1,000 cycles of thermal shock from -55°C to +125°C per MIL-STD-1344. The connector design provides desirable reliability and protection in harsh environments. In MIL-DTL-38999 configurations, the Chip on Flex connector has passed MIL-STD-1344 and MIL-DTL-38999 Series III testing for mechanical shock, random vibration, humidity and high altitude. The connector features

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