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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.

View ATP19 series technical information

View ATP22 series technical information

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.

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.

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