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Flush Design Stainless Steel Swinghandle

August 27, 2007 7:13 am | Comments

DIRAK introduced a flush design stainless steel swinghandle for applications where corrosion resistance is important. From the inside, the internal components of the swinghandle are protected by a stainless steel, screw-on cap. From the outside, the locking cylinder is protected by a stainless steel dust cover to prevent dirt, moisture and other elements from damaging the locking mechanism. This stainless steel swinghandle can be used with 3-point latching systems for larger enclosure doors and meets IP65 standards for water and dust resistance. The flush design of this stainless steel swinghandle and the tight gap between the handle and its housing offers protection from the threat of vandalism. Pry points have been minimized and the flushness of the swinghandle makes it difficult to use as a climbing aid.


Inductive Proximity Sensors in AC/DC Version

August 27, 2007 4:49 am | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces Rhino AC/DC cube-style inductive proximity sensors. These two-wire AC/DC sensors are available with a 20 mm sensing range and are rated for 20-250V AC/V DC operation and are suitable for automotive manufacturing. The sensors are flush mountable and feature a coated die-cast housing and durable thermoset plastic sensing face for long life and reliable operation. These sensors also feature a five-way quick pivot sensing face for operational and mounting flexibility, as well as two corner LEDs for

M-Module Offers Advanced Analog Output Functionality

August 24, 2007 6:39 am | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. released an M-Module featuring four grounded voltage or current channels that provide exceptional analog output functionality.  The four channels of the M37N, feature an acquisition time of <8.5 µs, can be individually adjusted as well as updated automatically and simultaneously. This makes it suitable for applications requiring high-speed data acquisition, desirable timing resolution and precise measurement found in automated test environments, process control systems


High-Intensity Power SMD LEDs in CLCC6 Ceramic Package With Low Heat Dissipation and Optical Efficiency up to 35 lm/W

August 24, 2007 5:33 am | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released a series of high-intensity yellow, amber, and white power SMD LEDs in the CLCC6 ceramic package. The VLMx61 series offers a very low thermal resistance and high optical power for thermal-sensitive applications. The CLCC6 ceramic package of the VLMK61, VLMY61, and VLMW61 devices allows the additional current drive for a maximum light output while maintaining a high service life of up to 50,000 hours.

DC Power Connector Series

August 24, 2007 4:45 am | Comments

Kycon introduces the KPJX-PM series DC power connectors, allowing for greater design flexibility. The series is available as a 3-pin or 4-pin option and as a shielded or unshielded shell. The panel mount is offered as a mounting ears feature that provides secure panel attachment. It has a snap and lock feature that helps to prevent accidental disconnects.

Injection Molded NEMA 4x Rated Electrical Enclosures

August 23, 2007 6:09 am | Comments

State-of-the-art ARCA enclosures are manufactured using injection molded polycarbonate, a high performance plastic, and offer ease of customization, robustness, chemical resistance, and wide temperature range. Available NEMA 4X rated with screw or hinged covers plus latch options. Standard interior enclosure sizes range from 6.00" × 6.00" × 4.00" up to 14.00" × 12.00" × 7.00". The stylized cover features an overlapping design providing desirable protection of the formed-in-place polyurethane (PUR) gasket.

MicroTCA Backplane Focuses on Modules and Cooling

August 23, 2007 6:03 am | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. introduced the MicroBox 1U MicroTCA backplane device. The MicroBox has up to 10 modules and is 45 mm × 465 mm × 210 mm. Its module bays accept single or double modules and full, mid-, and compact sizes. Cooling is also a critical element in MicroTCA solutions. The side-to-side cooling configuration of the MicroBox does not have any bends in the airflow path.

Versatile Enclosures for Modern Indoor Electronics

August 23, 2007 5:58 am | Comments

OKW have extended their ergonomically shaped ‘ART-CASE’ series with twelve additional models designed for modern indoor electronics. Typical applications will include transmission and reception units in building services, medical equipment, peripherals and security devices. The models include screw-on access plates on the base section, providing easier access to the battery compartment to replace the cells, or access to the electronics for servicing and calibration


Stackable Plastic Electronics Enclosure

August 23, 2007 5:44 am | Comments

Bud Industries Inc. announced its first stackable plastic electronics enclosure. The Plasticase Style H enclosures has an interlocking design that allows them to be stacked several high without slipping. Applications include metering and monitoring, test equipment, controllers, lab equipment, medical equipment, and as an alternative to 19" racks.


NEMA 42 Brushless DC Motor

August 23, 2007 5:07 am | Comments

Magmotor’s compact high performance 8 pole brushless DC motor is suited for unmanned vehicle and HEV systems for hydraulic pumps and power steering systems, packaging equipment, and other automation applications where high torque to weight ratio and efficiency are important. The motor is capable of 40 percent more torque than typical 4-pole servo motor configurations enabling it the ability to solve more demanding applications in less space. The design produces a continuous torque of

HDMI Switches Allow Connection of Multiple Devices to a Digital TV

August 22, 2007 9:38 am | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced two video switches for digital video interface (DVI) or high definition multimedia interface (HDMI). The devices connect two or three digital video signals coming from devices such as game consoles, digital video switch boxes, set-top boxes or DVD players to a single HDTV display. Both the TMDS351 three-port switch, and the TMDS251, two-port switch integrate four transition minimized differential signaling (TMDS) channels

2A Switch Matrix

August 22, 2007 5:08 am | Comments

Pickering Interfaces introduced the 40-566, a 2A 2 pole switch matrix based on the BRIC architecture. The module is available in a variety of 2 pole matrix configurations ranging from 55 × 4 to 385 × 4. Each version supports 2A hot switching and voltages up to 250V AC. The integrated backplane arrangement maximizes the matrix BW and ensures users have a fully configured product with no need for terminal blocks that need time consuming wiring. The 40-566 is supplied with VISA and IVI drivers and

Male Type N Connectors Boast Performance Characteristics Through 18 GHz

August 21, 2007 11:18 am | Comments

Bomar Interconnect Products, Inc. expanded their line of V-Bite RF edgecard connectors to include a male Type N connector optimized for high-power applications. The connector features desirable manufacturing tolerances to ensure excellent performance characteristics throughout 0 GHz to 18 GHz. The RoHS-compliant connector accommodates an array of medium to miniature-sized RG coaxial cables including RG-8, RG-58, RG-141, and RG-225. They are most commonly used in such high-power applications as


2-in-1 Auto Blade Fuse Holders

August 21, 2007 7:22 am | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. announced a high reliability and compact PC auto blade fuse holder, designed to accept standard and low profile ”mini-size fuses” and hold them in place after multiple insertions. They are thru-hole mountable to assure secure positioning during wave soldering, it features fully insulated clips to protect fuses and reduce assembly time. Insulators are made of UL 94 V-O Nylon while 0.016 tin-nickel-plated Brass is used for contacts to withstand shock and vibration.  Voltage rating is 500V AC and 20A current. The universal thru-hole clip

Enclosure Helps Manage and Protect Deeper Servers and Larger Volumes of Cable

August 21, 2007 5:17 am | Comments

APC announced the NetShelter SX 1200 mm Deep Enclosure, a complement to its existing NetShelter SX enclosures. The enclosure offers an innovative cable management design, including an additional pair of cable channels at the rear of the enclosure to enable organization of more power and data cables. These rear cable channels also offer additional room at the back of the enclosure to mount power distribution and enable the mounting of as many as four vertical rack power distribution units (PDUs) on one side of the enclosure


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