Mill-Max Introduces Solderless, Compression Mount Spring-Loaded Connectors

August 12th, 2019
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Mill-Max announces the release of new solderless, compression style spring-loaded connectors. These connectors have two active plungers and are designed to utilize hardware to secure them in position. Since no soldering is required, they facilitate easy adjustment and flexibility during assembly and removal and replacement are simplified.

Learn more at https://www.mill-max.com/products/new/compression-mount-spring-loaded-connectors

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of QM4 modular power supplies rated at 550 to 650W

July 9th, 2019

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand QM4 modular power supplies rated at 550 to 650W.  This further extends the QM series which can provide up to 1500W output power.  The QM4 models are available with up to 10 outputs, have full MoPPs (Means of Patient Protection) isolation and low acoustic noise.  With medical and industrial safety certifications, the power supplies are suitable for use in medical, test and measurement, communications and broadcast equipment.

Learn more at us.tdk-lambda.com

Orion EC Fans Offer Spark Proof IP68-ATEX Protection for Harsh AC Applications

June 25th, 2019

Orion Fans has expanded its family of Electronically Commutated (EC) fans to include spark proof IP68-ATEX rated versions for applications involving explosive atmospheres or flammable gases. Developed for Zone 2 equipment, the implementation of IP68-ATEX fans into a design eliminates the possibility of an explosion or fire.

More information available at https://orionfans

Orion Fans Delivers IP68-rated DC Fans For Harsh Environments

June 25th, 2019

Orion Fans has expanded its DC axial fan product family with the addition of IP68-rated versions. Offering protection from dust and water, the IP68-rated DC fans are designed for harsh outdoor and demanding washdown applications including alternative energy, commercial refrigeration, food & beverage processing, marine, outdoor machinery, outdoor telecom systems, transportation, and more.

More information available at https://orionfans.com/

Mill-Max Introduces Unique Low Profile SMT Target Discs

May 1st, 2019

Mill-Max is excited to announce new additions to its family of spring pin mating products. These low profile SMT disc shaped terminals are perfect for applications where vertical space is at a premium.

Learn more at /https://www.mill-max.com/new_products/detail/155

TDK Announces 24V DIN Rail Power Supply Certified to Class II and Class 2 standards

February 25th, 2019

TDK Corporation (TSE 6762) announces the introduction of an 88W rated 24V model to the DRL series of low profile AC-DC DIN rail mount power supplies.  The DRL100-24-1/C2 is certified as a Class 2 power supply, in accordance with NEC (per UL1310), and as a Limited Power Source (per UL 60950 clause 2.5 requirements).  The unit is also has a Class II construction with double insulation for operation without an earth ground connection.  Applications include building automation, security systems, industrial process control, factory automation, and test and measurement equipment.

Learn more at www.us.tdk-lambda.com

TDK Announces 95% Efficient 960W DIN Rail Power Supply has a 1440W Peak Power Capability

February 25th, 2019

 

TDK Corporation (TSE 6762) announces the introduction of a 960W rated model to the DRF series of AC-DC DIN rail mount power supplies.  The high 95% efficiency produces less internal waste heat enabling electrolytic capacitors to run cooler, providing a calculated life of in excess of eleven years with a 75% load at 230Vac input.  The unit can supply a peak load of 1440W (24V 60A) for up to 4 seconds to power capacitive and inductive loads.  Applications include industrial process control, factory automation, and test and measurement equipment.

Learn more at www.us.tdk-lambda.com

TDK Corporation announces Convection Cooled 600W Programmable Power Supplies Are Certified to Medical and Industrial Standards

February 6th, 2019

 

TDK Corporation (TSE 6762) announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda GXE600 programmable AC-DC power supplies.  The convection cooled 600W rated series is certified to the medical IEC 60601-1 and industrial IEC 60950-1 and IEC 62368-1 standards. The GXE600 is suitable for medical, industrial, test and measurement applications requiring wide-range output voltage and current programming, with sensitivity to noise from cooling fans.

The GXE600 is available with a nominal 24V or 48V output and can be programmed, using the RS-485 interface (Modbus RTU protocol) or an external 0 – 6V analog signal, for constant voltage and constant current (CVCC) operation.  The programming range is 20% to 120% for the voltage and 20% to 100% for the current.  In addition, the parameters for fault programming (protection level and recovery characteristics) and the slew rate timing can be changed.  Remaining electrolytic capacitor life, operating hours and alarm history can be read through the RS-485 interface, aiding remote preventative maintenance.

More information available at us.tdk-lambda.com

C&K Announces ATP19 & ATP22 Series Anti-Vandal Sealed Pushbutton Switches

February 6th, 2019

 

C&K’s ATP19/22 series are high-strength, lightweight metal switches that meet the IP67/IK10 requirements, ensuring their suitability for operation in harsh conditions and the ability to withstand potential malicious damage.

Both the ATP19 and ATP22 series are available in momentary or self-lock actuation versions suitable for application versatility. Able to withstand heavy physical abuse, including attempted damage using metal tools, the switches target applications such as control panels in car parks and traffic lights, industrial instruments, elevators, escalators, communication equipment and alarms, safety and security systems.

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PDT Gives Design Center Tour to Barrington High School Robotics Team

December 14th, 2018

Barrington High School students were provided with a unique opportunity to see consumer and industrial product design and development processes thanks to the generosity of PDT, an Astronics Company, located in Lake Zurich, IL.  David Fay and John Morici personally guided the tour of PDT’s state of the art design center, highlighting on-going projects in stages ranging from white board design flows to functional prototyping. In addition, the students were able to ask questions, tour the tooling shop and handle 3D printed prototypes.

PDT and Control Sales are proud to sponsor the students’ robotics team “BHS Bronco Bots”.

Kingsland Coombs, President of Control Sales, Inc., commented, “David Fay, John Morici and the people at PDT provided the students with an example of the highly creative, collaborative processes used by PDT in the design of new technology. The design center’s atmosphere was particularly inspiring to the students who are looking for work environments that support and enhance innovation. On behalf of the students, thank you to David, John and PDT for taking time to mentor the next generation of engineers. The tour was an example of PDT’s commitment to learning and Control Sales is extremely proud to work with PDT.”

The BHS Bronco Bots Robotics Team participates in the FIRST Tech Challenge where more than 5,000 teams from around the world compete head to head on a special playing field with robots they have designed, built, and programmed. They must also raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and perform community outreach. In addition to learning valuable STEM and life skills, participants are eligible to apply for $80 million in college scholarships.

PDT’s unique development approach has propelled it into a firm spanning the globe with over 120 dedicated experts. Twice named to Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing American Companies, their design and engineering teams are frequently recognized by distinguished industry awards including IDEA, ADEX, and the ID Forty.