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Mill-Max Announces New Press-Fit PCB Pins for Plated-Through Holes

November 7th, 2018

Mill-Max Manufacturing Corp., Inc. today announces four new pins specifically designed for press-fit into PCB plated-through holes, providing a secure connection while maintaining plated-through hole integrity and continuity. These new PCB pins incorporate square press-fit geometry and angled vent features making them suitable for solderless press-fit or press-fit and solder PCB termination. Learn more at www.mill-max.com

About Mill-Max
Mill-Max is the leading US manufacturer of machined interconnect components with a vertically integrated manufacturing facility headquartered at 190 Pine Hollow Rd., Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Its full product line includes spring-loaded connectors, SIP, DIP, PGA and BGA sockets, board-to-board interconnects and pin headers, surface mount and custom products, PCB pins and receptacles, solder terminals, wrapost receptacles and terminals. The company’s complete manufacturing facility includes engineering, tooling, primary and secondary machining, stamping, plating, injection molding, and assembly.

About Control Sales, Inc.
Control Sales, Inc. is the premier electromechanical manufacturers’ representative serving Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Since 1976, our expertise has been providing engineers with design-in solutions through product knowledge, collaboration, customization, and service.  Control Sales offers a comprehensive product line, including world-class brands such as ITT Cannon, Crydom, BEI Sensors, C&K, Mill-Max, Sharp, and TDK Lambda. Our mid to large sized OEM customers in industrial, aerospace, medical, and transportation markets rely on us to help solve design challenges. Control Sales is proud to work closely with leading distributor partners in our territory.

Arrow Chicago Tech Expo 2018

October 31st, 2018

Last week Control Sales, Mill-Max, Sharp Displays and TDK Lambda were proud exhibitors and sponsors at the Arrow Chicago Tech Expo 2018 held in Hoffman Estates, IL.  The Arrow Tech Expo hosted over 25 technical supplier seminars and multiple supplier booths showcasing select product offerings. Event organizers were pleased with customer attendance and valuable supplier seminars and exhibitions.

According to Susan Leager, Director of Distribution at Control Sales, “the 2018 Arrow Technology Expo was an opportunity for us to meet with customers and discuss design challenges.  Product offerings from TDK Lambda, Sharp Displays and Mill-Max were met with great enthusiasm by our booth visitors.  A big thank you to the Arrow Electronics staff for all their hard work to make this year’s Expo a great success.”

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Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) is a premier manufacturer of industrial and memory LCDs with a legacy of leading-edge, performance-based products.

Mill-Max manufactures high reliability precision-machined interconnect components.

TDK Lambda is a leader in the design and manufacture of a wide range of AC-DC power supplies and DC-DC converters.

New! Rugged, Solder Cup Spring-Loaded Connectors From Mill-Max

October 12th, 2018

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The new 868 series spring loaded and target connectors feature solder-cups to accommodate wire and cable attachment. With flanged insulators and fastening options, these connectors are ideal for mounting into product housings in docking stations, cable terminations, heavy duty quick connects and panel mount equipment.

Learn more at www.mill-max.com

TDK’s New Single Output 600 to 1200W Power Supplies Have Full MoPPs Isolation, Low Acoustic Noise and PMBus™ Communication

August 31st, 2018

 

 

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the QS series of single output medical and industrial power supplies, rated at 600 to 1200W.  These configurable models have full MoPPs (Means of Patient Protection) isolation, low acoustic noise and a range of options including a PMBus communication with a high current standby voltage.  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 www.us.tdk-lambda.com

Mill-Max Now Offers Right Angle Solder Cup Headers

August 31st, 2018

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New 380-10-1XX-10-003000 series right-angle headers are ideal for situations where space is limited and wires cannot be easily manipulated.  These solder cup headers expedite the soldering process and reduce overall assembly height by eliminating the need to bend wires or cables for in-line connections.

Learn more at www.mill-max.com

Chicagoland-Wisconsin ERA Hosts Educational Program

August 24th, 2018

 

The Chicagoland-Wisconsin Chapter of the Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) held an educational presentation and lunch on June 1, 2018, at Avnet Inc., in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

The event featured guest speaker Richard Greaves, senior partner at Empowering Systems. Greaves’ presentation, “Leverage the Latest Collaboration Tools,” discussed the latest collaboration tools and why Office 365 is a great platform for rep firms and all salespeople.

Chapter President Rick LaPiana of Cain-Forlaw Company said, “I am a strong believer that collaboration is key to efficiency and success in component sales, but I was not aware of all the tools, tips and tricks that Office 365 provides. Rich Greaves did a nice job illustrating the benefits at our June 1 chapter event. In fact, this meeting convinced me to move the entire company over to Microsoft 365. Everyone who attended, was pleased with the interaction and discussion at the event.”

Chapter Vice President, Fiscal & Legal, Kingsland Coombs, CPMR, CSP, of Control Sales Inc., who helped organize the event, added: “Rich was tasked with explaining and demonstrating for us the latest in collaboration software tools. He did a very fine job showing us the benefits of the Office 365 suite of products including the Microsoft Teams application. Since the presentation, our company has started to use Teams for file sharing, chatting and screen sharing. We are pleased with the results so far and thank Rich for the nudge we needed to get started!”

The chapter is planning more networking and educational events for the remainder of 2018. For more information, visit www.chiwisera.com.

About Chicagoland-Wisconsin ERA
Chicagoland – Wisconsin ERA is a local resource for continuing education programs, networking opportunities, peer discussion groups and an array of services designed to help improve professionalism and profitability. For more information, visit www.chiwisera.com.

About ERA
The 83-year-old Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is the international trade organization for professional field sales companies in the global electronics industries, manufacturers who go to market through representative firms and global distributors. It is the mission of ERA to support the professional field sales function through programs and activities that educate, inform and advocate for manufacturers’ representatives, the principals they represent and the distributors who are reps’ partners in local territories. For more information about ERA, visit era.org.

Are Your Electronics Prepared to Weather the Storm?

August 8th, 2018

 

As we delve into the warm summer months, 2018’s hurricane season is just around the corner and shaping up to be a year with above-average hurricane strength and activity. The environmental effects brought upon by serious weather events can be especially threatening to mechanical and electronic instruments, making it critical to find protective solutions.

For 70 years, APM Hexseal has been providing our customers with reliable, secure sealing solutions for a wide array of fields and industries. Learn more at apmhexseal.com

C&K’s New KSC PF Switch is Compact, Water Resiliant and Potting Friendly

August 8th, 2018

The new KSC PF switch provides designers with a next-generation switch solution that is compact yet resilient to water ingression – and made to be potting friendly.

Features include:

  • Unique combination of a compact form factor (6.2 x 6.2 x 5.2mm)
  • IP67 sealed with life cycles up to 1,000,000
  • SMT soft actuator tactile switch with a potting friendly extended cage, which decreases potting level tolerance, enables faster production and increases quality. Potting is often necessary to ensure complete protection while a sealed switch is in use – but potting levels are typically difficult to control in production. In addition, the traditional method of using a flat switch top risks the possibility of potting moving inward and blocking the actuator. By incorporating an extended cage, this issue is avoided.

Learn more at www.ckswitches.com

C&K Introduces New Low Profile DIP Switches

August 8th, 2018

The new DIP switch provides  a cost-effective solution for applications that require a low-profile switch for space savings on PCB. The SDB DIP switch has a high operating life cycle under load and comes in thru-hole or surface mount models.

Learn more at www.ckswitches.com

Mill-Max Introduces Parallel Board-to-Board Connectors

August 6th, 2018

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Mill-Max is proud to present new Horizontal SMT (HSMT) headers and sockets ideally suited for low
profile parallel board-to-board or board-to-component mating.  These new sockets and headers are an excellent choice for applications where vertical board stacking is not an option, such as in LED lighting systems.

Learn more at www.mill-max.com

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