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Combining Molex Connector Solutions for Future-Proof End-to-End 25 Gbps Channel Interoperability

Supporting next-generation 100 Gbps Ethernet and 100 Gbps InfiniBand* Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) applications, Molex Incorporated offers a comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading end-to-end high-speed channel solutions for increased data rates with minimal crosstalk and maximum signal integrity in mobile telecom and data communications storage and networking applications. “Today’s customers need faster and denser systems that will meet the demands of tomorrow’s bandwidth hungry users. They benefit from cost-effective future-proof solutions that can deliver high performance interoperability,” states Joe Dambach, global new product development manager, Molex. “Molex cables and connectors ensure that they can optimize the high-speed channel from end-to-end to achieve next-generation data rates.” A typical channel for a high-speed network connection could start with zSFP+ (Small Form-factor Pluggable Plus) SMT I/O connectors receiving data (e.g., a signal) entering into the switch

MediSpec™ Hybrid Circular MT Connectors and Receptacles from Molex Provide a Streamlined Solution Ideal for Medical Systems

Molex Incorporated introduced today the MediSpec™ Hybrid Circular MT Cable and Receptacle System, an integrated optical and electrical solution that reduces the number of connectors required in medical equipment and devices. The multifunctional connector uses Molex’s circular MT optical connector and receptacle technology, providing three configurable MT ferrule compatible ports for a combination of copper or fiber media carrying electrical power, low speed copper signaling, optical data or video signals. This integrated technology may be incorporated into a custom solution to meet an end user’s specific requirements. The MediSpec Hybrid Circular MT system, which will be on display at MD&M West, February 14-6, Anaheim, CA, booth 2074, offers a more streamlined approach to medical system design and is ideal for a variety of applications including robotic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, diagnostic imaging, optical coherence tomography, guidance/illumination/navigation, i

Molex First to Market with Innovative One-Piece Automotive Bulb Socket

Molex Incorporated introduced today the first-to-market one-piece S8 Automotive Bulb Socket. This wedge-style bulb socket simplifies assembly and reduces inventory and component costs, while providing users with the same high-quality performance and robust design found in all Molex automotive sockets. The Molex S8 bulb socket also includes a unique individual wire seal design that provides easy attachment during the crimping process, along with superior sealing and usability. “The S8 style of socket has been in use for over 10 years, with the standard design being a two-piece system comprised of a lamp socket pin module that accepts the bulb contact on one side and female plug housing on the other,” said EuiHwa Jung, global product manager, Molex. “Molex saw an opportunity to simplify the assembly process by developing the industry’s first one-piece S8 bulb socket, which provides multiple benefits over the competitive two-piece housing design.” The bulb sockets, which are ideal for m

The EXTreme Guardian™ System by Molex Receives DesignVision Award; Delivers Compact, High-Power Header and Cable Solution for the Top-End Server Market

Molex Incorporated today introduced the EXTreme Guardian™ header and cable solution for high-end servers in the computing and telecommunication markets. Recognized with the 2012 DesignVision Award in the Interconnect Technologies and Components category, this next generation solution features a three circuit, wire-to-board configuration that delivers up to 80 Amps of current per circuit, a PCB header with centerline spacing of 11.00 mm (0.433”) for increased PCB real estate savings and an EMI-shielding option to reduce cable crosstalk and improve immunity to external noise. “Winning the prestigious DesignVision Award recognizes the innovation of the EXTreme Guardian solution. When developing the system, the Molex technical team focused on several critical requirements expressed by customers, including small package size, high amperage support and good shielding characteristics,” said Ken Stead, new product development manager, Molex. “By gaining a full understanding of these needs, w

Han® 70 A Hybrid Module

The Han® 70 A Hybrid Module is the latest model in the Han-Modular® series – the highly flexible open connector system from HARTING. Applications also requiring power supply and signal contacts are now possible with the Hybrid Module, with smaller and more economical connectors. The Han® 70 A Hybrid Module has a power contact for ampacity of 70 A at a rated voltage of 1000 V and four additional signal contacts designed for up to 400 V. Standard Han® E crimp contacts with ampacity of 16 A are used for this. The power contact has axial screw terminals. Cables measuring from 6 to 22 mm² (8-4 AWG) can be connected without using an expensive special tool. A secure and durable connection can be made with a regular 2.5 mm hexagon screwdriver. The Han-Modular® series enables users to create their own “personal” connector to the desired configuration. Various modules are available for electrical, optical and gaseous signals and the range is constantly updated.


The new Ha-VIS RF-R500 from HARTING offers customers an extremely powerful and versatile RFID Reader. It makes the use of RFID technology – the automatic recognition of objects – possible, even in demanding industrial environments without line of sight. Several hundred objects can be captured automatically over distances up to 16m and immediately stored on an existing IT system e.g. SAP. Automatic capture minimizes possible sources of error, enabling the optimization of logistics processes, for example. Tools and wagon maintenance management can also be simplified and accelerated, achieving considerable cost savings. The full benefits of the reader can be seen in the example of tracking wagons going into a maintenance shed. Protected by a robust aluminum housing with a protection category up to IP 64, the reader can also be used in harsh environments in sheds or by the tracks. 4 W transmission power and four antenna connections for each device deliver wide coverage at minimum cost, a

High Speed Cable Assemblies QSFP+ and SFP+

The new ready made-up high-speed transmission cables from HARTING are now available, extending the comprehensive ready-made cable product portfolio. These QSFP+ and SFP+ high-speed cables can achieve data transmission rates of up to 40 Gigabits/second. All pre-assembled cables meet specific product standards. Various AWG cables are incorporated in the ready-made QSFP+ and SFP+ standard cables. The portfolio ranges from AWG 24 to AWG 30.. In addition to this, tailored customer solutions - e.g. with different cable, paddle card and pull tab options – can be produced on discussion with individual customers, and this also applies to fitting circuit boards with data storage units. With ready made-up products from HARTING, no further work is required in the field. Thanks to their high-grade materials, the cables are suitable for a wide range of applications, and are ideal for scenarios requiring high data transmission rates. Circuit boards are encapsulated, giving a high level of protectio

HARTING RJ Industrial® 10G Angled: Ultra-Flexible, Space-Saving and Two Times Quick

The HARTING Technology Group presents the new space-saving angled RJ45 connector from the tried and tested HARTING RJ Industrial® series at SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2011 in Nuremberg. The 45° cable outlet can be mounted in four different directions. This gives users the option to achieve the right cable outlet direction with the same item number every time. The HARTING RJ Industrial® 10G angled offers maximum flexibility for a wide range of conductor and cable diameters when paired with existing tried and tested insulation displacement connection technology. The insulation displacement terminations are fitted for flexible and rigid wires with profiles ranging from AWG 27/7 to AWG 22/1. Cables with a diameter of between 4.5mm and 8mm can be connected. Easy assembly without tools, secure and rapid connection and data transfer rates up to 1/10 Gbit Ethernet make the RJ Industrial® 10G twice as fast as previous versions. This robust and industry-compliant IP 20 version also has a compact design,

One Component Silver Conductive Adhesive System Meets NASA Outgassing Test Requirements

Master Bond Polymer System Supreme10HT/S is a uniquely formulated silver filled one component epoxy compound with an unsurpassed wide service temperature range from cryogenic service temperatures up to as high as 400°F. This remarkably versatile electrically conductive epoxy composition features high physical strength properties, superior chemical resistance and excellent durability even when exposed to various severe environmental conditions. Additionally it fully meets NASA low outgassing requirements. Supreme 10HT/S has a shelf life of 3 months at ambient temperatures. The shelf life can be readily extended by storage at lower temperatures. No mixing is needed for use. Cure can be effected by heating at 250°F for approx. 1 hour or 300°F for 30 minutes, less at higher temperatures. A snap cure version called Supreme 10HTSF is available which will cure at 380-400°F in less than 2 minutes. Supreme 10HT/S has excellent bonding properties. Lap shear strengths with properly prepared sub

High Performance, UV Curable Epoxy with Enhanced Chemical Resistance

Combining superior physical strength and fast cure rates, Master Bond UV16 is formulated for demanding bonding, sealing, and coating applications. It is a one component, no mix system and cures in one minute or less at room temperature with commercial UV light sources. This 100% reactive epoxy is uninhibited by oxygen and does not release any solvents or volatiles during the curing process. UV16 will cure in thicknesses up to 0.125 inches and has a 2% to 3% shrinkage rate, which is substantially lower than most free radical UV adhesives. Once cured, it delivers a tensile strength exceeding 4,100 psi and a Shore D hardness over 75. Post-curing UV16 at 90° to 125°C for 30 minutes gives the adhesive a glass transition temperature of 135°C and enhances its chemical resistance. UV16 offers superior chemical resistance, especially against acids and solvents. After a three month immersion in 20% sulfuric acid, it exhibited less than a 3% weight gain. UV16 had a weight gain of less than 2% w

New Electrically Conductive, Silver Filled Adhesive/Sealant is USP Class VI Approved

Developed for rigorous bonding and sealing in demanding manufacturing applications, Master Bond EP3HTSMed epoxy system features a rapid cure schedule and a tensile shear strength exceeding 1,000 psi. It is 100% reactive and fully meets USP Class VI requirements for medical applications. This silver-filled epoxy adhesive/sealant has remarkable electrical conductivity with a volume resistivity less than 0.001 ohm cm. Serviceable over the wide temperature range of -60°F to 400°F, EP3HTSMed is resistant to severe thermal cycling and many chemicals including water, fuels, oil, and most organic solvents. EP3HTSMed is a thixotropic paste and has a specific gravity of 2.90 at 77°F. It requires no mixing and needs only contact pressure during a simple heat cure of 20 to 40 minutes at 300°F or 40 to 90 minutes at 250°F. With minimal shrinkage during cure and a Shore D hardness of 60 to 80, EP3HTSMed bonds well to a variety of substrates including metals, glass, vulcanized rubbers, ceramics, an

One Part Epoxy Offers Exceptionally High Tensile Strength

Primarily used for testing the adhesion or cohesive strength of flame sprayed coatings as per the ASTM C633 specification, Master Bond EP15 produces high strength bonds across a wide variety of applications. This one component epoxy bonds well to many similar and dissimilar substrates. Particularly noteworthy is its adhesion to metals and ceramics. Featuring a tensile strength exceeding 12,000 psi at room temperature, this 100% reactive system offers superior dimensional stability with minimal shrinkage upon cure. It is serviceable from -60°F to 250°F. EP15 has superior chemical resistance properties and withstands thermal cycling. As a one part system, EP15 features an unlimited working life and does not require any mixing prior to use. This system offers good flow properties with a viscosity of 40,000-65,000 cps and can be easily applied with a brush, paint roller or spatula. It cures quickly in 60-90 minutes at 300-350°F. The standard color for this epoxy is tan and it is availabl

Big and Small Vials Filled on Same Machine

Typically, precision load cells are trimmed to reveal highest accuracy in a very specific capacity range. A newly developed weigh module provides reproducibly 1mg readability over a full 0 - 1200g capacity range. That allows for gravimetrical controlled filling of a large variety of filling capacities on the very same filling device. The WMS weigh modules are specifically designed for the use in automated processes under industrial environmental conditions. Speed, ruggedness, precision and direct connectivity are the key features. The product range consists of 8 models from 120g with a readability of 0.1mg to 6kg with a readability of 0.01g. The WMS1203C covers a full capacity of 1200g with a reproducible readability of 1mg. It is the most often used weigh module for machines with the capability to fill very small and very big vials. Its large weighing range of 1200g allows for mounting of vial adapters onto the pan and still providing enough capacity to fill volumes from e.g. 5ml to

Increase Your Floor Scale’s Uptime

Floor scales are often exposed to shocks and impacts during loading. Weak design combined with insufficient measurement technology leads to unreliable measurement results and frequently to costly repair work. These issues can be eliminated, due to the innovative rocker pin technology -  the robust weighing platforms and the quality load cells. Rocker pins allow the weighing platform to be moved laterally to its safety stops. This securely prevents any damage to the load cell due to lateral forces which might occur when loads are processed at full speed. Commercially available floor scales are not protected against these forces. Floor scales, which can be driven over and have screwed-in feet and a level contact surface (standard in the case of simple scales), transfer the forces directly to the load cell. On the one hand, this generates fluctuating and unreliable measurement values. On the other hand, load cells are loaded above their safety limits. This results in premature failure o

MASK Increased Productivity with Efficient Formulation

MASK Polymers is a leading manufacturer of rubber and Teflon products in India. They installed a IND690 terminal and the FormXP formulation software to make their formulation control easy, error-free and efficient. The improved level of quality and the full traceability of each batch enabled MASK to introduce new product lines with complex recipes and higher requirements. MASK Polymers is one of the leading manufacturers of rubber and Teflon products for the chemical and automobile industries in India. These customer industries have continuously increasing expectations regarding the quality of the parts they purchase. The standard operating procedures MASK had in place were not appropriate to economically achieve these markets requests. The batch formulas for the different rubber qualities (150 recipes based on 500 components) were kept in a handwritten recipe book. Each day began with a handwritten daily production plan handed over to the mixing department. After a complete batch ha

Condition Monitoring Eliminates Process Downtime

Competing effectively in the pharmaceutical market requires more than just high quality products and meeting regulatory compliance demands. Today, producers must also look to optimize process efficiency and maximize uptime. Safeline Tablex-PRO metal detectors ensure the potential for downtime is eliminated providing maximum productivity. Advanced Software Technology Tablex-PRO metal detection systems utilize Safeline sophisticated PowerPhasePRO software platform which provides the basis for the highest levels of detection sensitivity to all metal contaminants – but this is just part of the story. Manufacturers are also able to benefit from reduced manufacturing costs and greater levels of production efficiency. During process risk management audits, metal detectors are frequently designated as Critical Control Points. As a result, their performance must be closely monitored and periodically checked to meet regulatory compliance needs. If a malfunction occurs, the production process s

Silent Tools Milling Adaptors - Quietly Boosting Your Productivity

Sandvik Coromant launches an extension to its range of Silent Tools milling adaptors. Available in lengths 4-5xD these new dampened adaptors can provide more than 50% productivity increases over undampened assemblies. The full benefits of the patented dampening mechanism can be seen when applied to a wide variety of milling operations. The adaptors will enhance surface finishing significantly, even with increased cutting data, allow longer engagement milling cycles through increased temperature limitation and the possibility to channel coolant through the arbor, increases tool life.

Economical Milling as Easy as 1, 2, 3 with New CoroMill 316 Cutting Heads

October 1st sees the launch of 3 new styles of inserts for the CoroMill 316 exchangeable head milling system. The 3 new designs of end mill, each with 2 cutting edges, are perfect problem solvers with maximum strength and security and extend the depth of cut for the CoroMill 316 range to 0.8 x Dc. The new range comprises of a ballnose for profile milling, aluminium machining, and finishing equipped with a strong cutting edge for profile roughing. A corner radius for slot milling, shoulder milling, plunge milling, face milling, ramping and pocketing; excellent for chip evacuation problems when slot milling and finally a chamfer for chamfer milling of different angles and optimised for spot drilling capability. The system of exchangeable end mills are connected to tool shank by a unique threaded coupling which combines high-strength with guaranteed accuracy. The tool is based on CoroMill Plura geometries and is available in the latest PVD grade technology.

Reduce Cutting Time by up to 50% in Gear Milling

On October 1st  Sandvik Coromant introduces a new full profile hob for gear milling, CoroMill 176. This indexable carbide insert hob can reduce your cutting time by 50% and more than double your tool life compared to traditional high speed steel cutters. For roughing, semi-finishing and finishing, the innovative hobbing tool solution covers gear profile sizes in the range module 4-6.  With standard carbide inserts for gear profiles according to DIN3972-2 it is custom-made for specific profiles with, for example, addendum modification and protuberance.  The hob is extremely easy-to-use with the iLock interface ensuring precision and stability. CoroMill 176 is registered as Quality class B in accordance with DIN3968.

Coromant Capto Makes Light Work of Heavy Machining

For all types of heavy machining operations in large components, Coromant Capto size C10, improves performance by allowing higher feeds and greater depths of cut. A flange diameter of 100 mm means a coupling suitable for heavy loads providing extreme stability in milling and turning applications. Designed to increase removal capacity at higher torques, the C10 gives the entire tool set up higher bending strength. The C10 includes a wide range of holders and adapters from shrink fit, SL adaptors and ER- chucks to tap adaptors. Coromant Capto is the true universal modular tool system. The most stable tool holding system on the market that makes it possible to use only one system for the entire workshop, regardless of machine type: turning centre, machining centre, multi-task machine; manual or fully automatic. The tool system permits standardization, reduces inventory costs, and simplifies physical and administrative handling of tools. The unique polygon shaped Coromant Capto coupling,

M12 Steel with LED: New Design for an Old Concept

The unbreakable M12 Steel connector is now available with an LED. The light is large, bright and clearly visible. Now it’s possible to check the switching state of sensors on-site, even in extremely demanding applications like the Food & Beverage industry. Integrated LEDs are often difficult to see because they are small and not very bright.  Murrelektronik's M12 Steel solves this problem. Our integrated LED wraps around the base and lights up the complete cable seal. The luminous area is ten times bigger than that of a conventionally integrated LED. This makes the light easy to see even from far away. The placement of the LED guarantees that the M12 Steel connector is sealed. This makes it especially suitable for applications in the food and beverage industry. Many stainless steel sensors are offered without LEDs because of sealing problems. With the M12 Steel with LED, now it’s possible to check the switching state in applications close to the operating area. M12 Steel is f

Tree Unmanaged Switches

The compact Tree switches series can combine up to eight Ethernet terminal devices and integrate them economically into a network. Murrelektronik has broadened this product range: Two new models are available in a robust metal housing with six or eight ports and one new model is available with plastic housing and six ports. All of the new additions are UL approved! This certification makes the switches suitable for applications in the USA and in Canada. This is a very important feature especially for export-oriented companies. The switches with metal housing offer an additional benefit: They are suitable for a very wide temperature range - from -10 up to +70° C. All Murrelektronik switches feature the same fast data transfer rates. RJ45 ports support transfer rates of 10 or 100 Mbit/s. The transfers are automatically detected via an auto-negotiation function. Murrelektronik’s switches are suitable for Fast Ethernet and of course for networks with lower transfer rates. Thanks to an au

Optimum Protection for Man and Machine

Safety technology is a major topic in the automation industry. Murrelektronik's active safety technology helps to reaches high standards: MVK Metal Safety, the safe fieldbus module, is part of this technology. Murrelektronik offers reliable products for passive safety technology solutions. MIRO Safe relays, combined with passively safe fieldbus modules (MVK Metal, Cube67, and MASI) create safe installations. If necessary, the outputs of the modules are switched off and the affected machine parts are safely cut off. This is a simple solution, because proven concepts and principles can be maintained. With MVK Metal Safety, Murrelektronik now has active safety technology. This rugged fieldbus module generates safe inputs and outputs in combination with a safe control (F-PLC). Using the fieldbus protocol PROFINET/PROFIsafe ensures that safety-related data is transferred reliably. MVK Metal Safety is part of the complete system that fulfills high safety categories. Murrelektronik'

Impact67 - Now Even Faster with EtherCat

The Impact67 fieldbus module can now transfer data even faster with EtherCat! This is made possible with 50 µs and configurable input filters. Impact67 features pluggable connections, diagnostic options and IP67 tested seals. Now you can create cost-effective, decentralized solutions. There is an ongoing trend: electrical engineers are relying more and more on fieldbus solutions. This is where Murrelektronik comes in: a continual pioneer in decentralization solutions. Some good examples are the modular and flexible Cube67 system or the robust MVK Metal distribution box. These are components that sell themselves with detailed diagnostic options and multifunctional ports. And they also reduce installation efforts and costs! Murrelektronik provides the right solution for applications that need to meet basic machine installation requirements without any special demands. Impact67 is the module for any decentralization that focuses on cost-effectiveness. These fieldbus modules offer plugga

Cooled PbSe Multicolor Sensors

CAL Sensors expanded the series of multiple channel detectors with filters. The thermoelectrically cooled version MBXT1S-18T-4 was added to the series. Compared to the uncooled version, the sensitivity and performance have been increased. Both versions are available from LASER COMPONENTS. The detectors are primarily used in gas measurement technology. In the standard version of the PbSe multicolor detector, gas filters are integrated to filter for hydrocarbons (3.34 µm), CO2 (4.26 µm), and CO (4.60 µm). The full width half maximum is 140 nm each. A reference filter at 3.85 µm with a full width half maximum of 200 nm is also integrated.

Expansion of Capacity at Omega Optical, Inc.

LASER COMPONENTS‘ partner for optical filters, Omega Optical, Inc., was the first filter manufacturer to use dual magnetron reactive sputtering technology (DMRS). With success. Product demand is so high that currently a further powerful DMRS unit is being installed. The advantages of this modern technology include high evaporation rates and, subsequently, short process times as well as high stability and reproducibility – both within a wafer and from batch to batch. The modern and inexpensive technology guarantees high quality. All of the filters manufactured by Omega using DMRS technology are sold under the description „QuantaMAX“. These products feature steep edges and low pass-band ripples for highest demands. They are used in Raman spectroscopy, image processing, or clinical chemistry. In particular for medium and large quantities this new unit is profitable, which is then reflected in competitive prices for our customers.

APD with Enhanced Sensitivity in the DUV/UV Wavelength Range

SUR series: New silicon reach-through avalanche photodiodes (APD) with high sensitivity in the DUV/UV wavelength range have been recently developed by LASER COMPONENTS. Many applications, particularly in the medical and bio-medical fields require highly sensitive detectors in the short wavelength range (blue and below), but so far there have been few commercially available avalanche photodetectors with adequate performance to satisfy the demands of such applications. New reach through APD. Through internal development efforts LASER COMPONENTS has succeeded in developing a reach-through avalanche photodiode with sensitivity and low noise performance operating in the blue wavelength range and superior to any similar detector available presently on the market. SUR series offers excellent DUV performance. Furthermore, the sensitivity of the new LASER COMPONENTS reach-through APD extends further into the DUV than any devices currently available on the market. Its operation as a packaged c

New Wall Mount Telaire Humidity and Temperature Transmitter from GE

The new, Telaire T8700 wall mount humidity and temperature transmitter from the Advanced Sensors business of GE. Measurement & Control Solutions can help to control building energy efficiency, maintain a comfortable environment and minimize condensation problems. It offers accurate and repeatable measurement and transmission and its easy installation fits it for application in a wide range of commercial buildings. “Precise data on humidity and temperature is vital for efficient and safe HVAC control,” says Chris Ranwell, Global Product manager for the Advanced Sensors business, “Condensation can lead to mold and associated building decay and health risks. Moreover, considerable energy savings can be made by closely controlling the relative humidity, as this can prevent unnecessary air cooling. The new Telaire T8700 complements our line of award winning Ventostat’s for CO2 demand control ventilation and give customers simple low cost options for humidity control.” The new transmit

GE’s New Pressure Sensor is First With New TERPS Technology

GE’s (NYSE: GE) Trench Etched Resonant Pressure (TERPS) technology is now available for the first time in a range of new pressure sensors from the sensing business of GE Energy, Measurement & Control Solutions. The RPS 8000 and the DPS 8000 resonant silicon pressure sensors offer accuracy and stability greater by a factor of ten over existing piezoresistive pressure sensors and significantly extend the pressure range capability conventionally associated with resonating pressure technology (RPT) sensors. The new sensors feature physical isolation from the pressure medium through a metallic isolation diaphragm and an oil-filled chamber, and this enables a very robust packaging, suitable for harsh environments. A wide selection of electrical and pressure connectors is available to suit specific requirements. Typical applications range from aerospace to sub-sea and from process engineering and metrology to industrial instrumentation. As Ian Abbott, product manager for pressure sensor

GE Introduces The Latest Addition to Its PACE Pressure Instrumentation Platform

The PACE 1000 pressure indicator is the latest in the new generation of PACE high precision, modular pressure instrumentation for rack-mounting, test bench or bench top applications from the Sensing business of GE Measurement & Control solutions. It is available in three grades of precision performance and a choice of pressure ranges, pneumatic and hydraulic, and features internal data logging as standard. It will find application throughout the industrial, process and metrology sectors and an aeronautical option provides all pressure indications in aeronautical units. As Mark Singleton, product manager for the new PACE 1000, explains, “This is an exciting addition to the PACE platform and establishes GE’s Sensing business as a leading player in the precision pressure indicator market. As well as being a versatile and flexible stand-alone solution, the PACE 1000 also integrates seamlessly with our recently launched 4Sight , web-based calibration and maintenance software to provid

New Portable Computed Radiography High Resolution Imaging Solution from GE

The CRx25P computed radiography (CR) imaging solution from the Inspection Technologies business of GE Measurement & Control Solutions combines high scanning resolution and throughput with compact design and light weight  to provide an innovative, portable inspection solution to a wide range of applications throughout the industrial and process spectrum, from oil and gas to power generation and aerospace. As Martin Sauerschnig, Product Manager at GE, explains, “Weighing just 21kg (46 lb) , the CRx25P represents the latest generation of portable scanners. It features an upgraded plate transport system, which optimizes plate handling and it accepts flexible phosphor imaging plates up to 35 cm (14 inch) wide and of virtually any length, with one plate being fed into the unit while the other plate is being scanned.” The scanner offers all the acknowledged benefits of computed radiography over film radiography in terms of faster exposures, wider latitude, fewer retakes and overall redu

Eaton Meets Evolving Communication Demands for Industrial, OEM Customers with New Connectivity Options for Motor Protection

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation is expanding communications options across its motor protection and soft starter solutions to better serve industrial and OEM customers. The new C441 Ethernet series of communications cards allow customers to select from Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, HTTP web services and Modbus RTU communication protocols in a single card. The added communications provide electrical original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and industrial customers, as well as machinery OEMs and panel builders, with flexible communication options to configure, control and monitor their systems. “The new connectivity options help electrical and machinery OEMs and industrial users address problems before they cause downtime or excessive energy waste,” said Adam Krug, product manager at Eaton. “Integral web services allow for configuration, control, monitoring and diagnostics. Also, the flexibility in communications allows OEM customers to add value to their equipment with

E-T-A Introduces PR60 and PR 80 Power Relays For Single-Pole Switching of Loads in Trucks, Buses, Construction Machinery and Military Vehicles

E-T-A Circuit Breakers is pleased to announce the PR60 and PR80 Power Relays as the latest addition to its products specifically designed for the commercial vehicle market.  The PR60 is a monostable relay containing one coil and one resting position. The PR80 is a bistable relay containing two coils and two resting positions – it is switched ON through an impulse and remains in the ON position until it is switched off by an additional impulse.  The PR60 and PR 80 are designed for continuous loads up to 300A and current peaks up to 2400A – making the products suitable for single-pole switching of large loads in military, construction and agricultural equipment.  The relays can be operated from the driver’s cabin and protect the circuit by means of physical isolation. The PR60 and PR80 are environmentally sealed with protection standards of IP67 which offers a high level of protection against water or dust access.  Additionally, with a shock rating of 40 g and vibration rating of 6 g,

E-T-A Introduces the SVS16 ProfiBus Power Distribution System

E-T-A Circuit Breakers is pleased to announce the new SVS16-PB-08 ProfiBus power distribution and remote output system.  The SVS16 provides selective over current protection, power distribution to load circuits as well as switching, protection and monitoring of digital outputs to field devices up to 10 A. The integration of OpenCan technology enables communication of operating and error conditions, as well as switching and resetting of individual circuits of 24 VDC loads.  Profibus-DP makes the SVS16 an intelligent sub-system for power distribution integrated directly to the Process & Control layer of any automation architecture. The Din Rail mounted SVS16-PB-08 accommodates eight electronic circuit protectors, either the ESX10-125 (with reset input) or ESX10-115 (with control input). Both devices provide selective over current protection of sensors/actuators, peripheral sub-assemblies, etc. and its supply lines. The SVS16 can also be populated with E-T-A solid state power relays

E-T-A Introduces the “Coolest” Type II MINI Circuit Breaker in the Market

E-T-A Circuit Breakers is pleased to announce the release of the Type II version of the 1620 MINI thermal automotive circuit breaker.  After rigorous research, development and testing the E-T-A Type II circuit breaker with modified reset has the lowest operating temperature in the MINI circuit protection market. The addition of the Type II version of the 1620 to the already existing Type I and III versions of the product, rounds out E-T-A’s MINI circuit breaker offering.  E-T-A is now the only manufacturer in the market to provide the four type classes (I, II, III, and III*) of circuit breakers meeting all requirements of SAE J553 in the miniature package. The Type II 1620 is available in current ratings from 5… 30 A with voltage ratings of 12 VDC.  The product housings are color-coded consistently with industry standard current ratings and are designed to the form, fit and function of other MINI blade products in the market making the 1620 interchangeable with blade type fuses.  The

E-T-A Introduces the 12 V DC ESX10-T Remotely Resettable Electronic Circuit Breaker For Integration into RTU/SCADA Applications

E-T-A is pleased to announce the latest addition to its line of electronic circuit protection products.  The ESX10-TC is a 12 V DC version of the ESX10-T, 24 V DC product offering and is designed for SCADA/RTU applications – providing optimal protection for both 12 V DC switch-mode power supplies and solar/battery based systems.The most unique feature of ESX10-TC is the ability to remotely reset the device from outside an enclosure. This can be accomplished via a simple momentary push button or from an output of an RTU or PLC controller.  In RTU/SCADA applications, equipment is primarily located in remote unpopulated locations.  The remote reset functionality reduces the need for field engineers to travel to sites to troubleshoot equipment – reducing the overall cost of equipment maintenance and downtime. The ESX10-TC is available in fixed current ratings from 1 A to 10 A and provides selective load protection - ensuring exclusive disconnection of the current path in the event of a

IP68 Bluetooth Buccaneer Connector Eliminates Serial Cables

Bulgin’s new self-pairing Bluetooth cable replacement products eliminate data cables and allow equipment with RS485 or RS232 data ports to communicate using wireless Bluetooth technology. The IP68 rated environmentally sealed enclosure protects against dust and moisture, so the units can be used in numerous harsh or hostile applications. The PX0885 can be mounted internally or externally for maximum flexibility, convenience and also for optimum range. Wireless point-to-point or multi-drop data connections can be made quickly and easily between serial interfaces or dumb devices and work transparently without any need for a PC, PLC or Bluetooth software. Master and Slave units automatically establish a data link between themselves; no intervention or special serial commands are required, enabling fast and cost-effective cable replacement or data network extension. The Master automatically connects with up to six Slave units to form a multi-drop network. The communication Baud rate, par

Bulgin Expands MPI Range of IP66 Rated Illuminated Vandal Resistant Switches

Bulgin announces new version of MPI range of illuminated vandal resistant switches. All MPI switches have bodies and buttons machined from high-grade stainless steel. A tough Polycarbonate lens in the stainless steel actuator gives a robust and aesthetically-pleasing switch. All switches are front-panel sealed to IP66. However, Bulgin’s new range is also rear-of-panel sealed. This makes them suitable for use outdoors or in other situations where condensation or leakage behind control panels can be problematic. Rear panel sealing is available in a variety of styles, including single and dual colour with dot or ring LED illumination. Independent switch and LED terminals allows customers the flexibility to choose between permanent or controlled illumination. Contacts are single-pole push-to-make. “The MPI series of switches boast IP66 sealed properties combined with a rugged design and a variety of style options,” comments John Wilson, MD of Elektron Technology. “With this latest additi

New PCB Mounting Bulgin Fuseholders

Elektron Technology, owner of the Arcolectric, Bulgin and Sifam electronics manufacturing brands, introduces the FX0442 and FX0443; two new vertical, PCB-mounting fuseholder designs in Bulgin’s already extensive fuseholder range. Accommodating 5 x 20mm fuses and rated at 10A, 250Vac with maximum power dissipation of 2.5W, the FX0442 and FX0443 are designed and manufactured for volume applications where PCB mounting offers a fast, economic method of integrating the fuse element into the circuit. Both the FX0442 and FX0443 have straight PC spills with either hand-release or screwdriver/tool release caps. The caps are bayonet-fitting for quick, reliable insertion and removal of the fuse. Contact resistance of both fuseholders is <10mΩ and insulation resistance is rated at >10MΩ at 500V d.c. Both fuseholders are qualified to shock-protection category PC2, meaning live parts are inaccessible with a standard test finger in accordance with IEC60529. Using nylon and polyester flame ret

Bulgin Connectors Now Offer Higher Voltage Ratings for 277V Applications

Bulgin Components, a brand of Elektron Technology, has uprated its popular Standard Buccaneer range of IP68-rated environmentally sealed circular connectors with higher voltage ratings. The two, three, four, six and seven pole versions have been uprated from the original 250V to 277V. This upgrade extends the ranges suitability into commercial and industrial applications, such as overhead lighting and high power equipment. The Standard Buccaneer model comes in seven different body styles, including flex, in-line flex, front and rear panel, PCB, bulkhead and flange mount and is available in two, three, four, six, seven, nine, 12 and 25 poles. The wide range of body styles lends the standard Buccaneer to being a versatile connector for many applications. Ratings range from 1A/50V to 12A/277Vac/dc. Cable acceptance ranges from 3.5mm to 9mm overall diameter, whilst the connectors simple construction ensures ease of assembly without the need for special tooling. Accessories include sealin

BEI Sensors Launches Online eCatalog for Position Sensor Products

BEI Sensors has launched an online eCatalog and product configurator for its rotary and linear potentiometers, rotary Hall effect sensors and panel control sensor lines. Aiming to improve the customer’s online experience and facilitate quoting and ordering processes, the eCatalog features intuitive filtering options by product attributes to help guide engineers and buyers to find the products they need quickly and conveniently. This eCatalog will not only enable easy searching for hundreds of available product variations but will also allow users to compare parts in a simple side-by-side format. Now web visitors can create and save RFQ carts, view product specification sheets and request part modifications all with a few simple keystrokes

BEI Releases UL & ATEX rated Explosion Proof Hollow Shaft Encoder

BEI Sensors has released the industry’s first UL and ATEX rated explosion proof hollow shaft encoder, Model HS52. BEI has developed this ultra rugged and space-saving industrial encoder to meet the high standards and certifications required for use in potentially explosive environments. The HS52 is capable of operating directly in Division 1 and Zone 1 environments where ignitable concentrations of flammab gases, vapors or liquids are likely to exist under normal operating conditions. This rugged and reliable encoder does not require an accompanying Intrinsic Safety barrier, which simplifies installation and provides a more streamlined feedback system in explosion proof environments. Using the explosion proof construction method, this hazardous duty rotary encoder is housed in an enclosure that can withstand and contain an internal explosion of the most volatile gas-to-air mixture. Fitted with a flexible shaft bore design, the HS52 housing can be rigidly mounted, preventing stress


Duncan Electronics, a division of BEI Technologies, Inc., has introduced the highly miniaturized 9600 Linear Motion Position Sensor Series. Designed with a short 0.15" (3.8mm) mounting terminal, the 9600 provides an extremely low profile. The overall height of the sensor is 0.50" (12.7mm), which allows installation in applications with abnormally tight packaging constraints such as joystick controls, HVAC, robotics, medical, aerospace, and industrial automation and controls. Offering superior precision feedback, the new low profile potentiometer features a spring return shaft that follows the surface of the measured assembly. This simplifies the mechanical interface needs of the installation. The 9600 Series is constructed of high-temperature (135°C) plastic materials to provide a highly ruggedized electromechanical device for reliable position feedback in most applications, from delicate laboratory to harsh environments. This new line of sensors complements Duncan's ex


Duncan Electronics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technology (CST), Inc., has introduced the 9360 Non-Contacting Rotary Dual Output Hall Effect Sensor.  Designed with Duncan ’s second generation Hall effect chip technology, the new device features 360 degrees rotation capabilities to meet a broad range of rotary position sensing needs in specialty vehicles. The 9360 combines the superior durability of Duncan ’s existing 9900 sensor technology with the new Hall effect technology that allows 360º of absolute position feedback and infinite rotation. These capabilities expand on Duncan ’s proven high performance dual Hall effect electronics that were previously limited to 120 degrees of rotation. With its infinite rotation capabilities, the new sensor is particularly well-suited for high-vibration applications in heavy equipment, off-highway, marine and industrial markets. Specific uses include throttle control and brake pedals, wheel positioning for tractors, farm implement position


BEI Duncan Electronics has added the 8360 hollow shaft, through-hole, non-contacting position sensor series to its comprehensive line of robust, highly accurate position sensors. Featuring 360 degree continuous rotational capabilities in a low-profile, through-hole package, the new device provides an ideal solution for applications where space and sensor mounting flexibility are critical. The 8360 Sensor’s hollow shaft package is less than 16mm thick, allowing easy interface to space restricted applications as well as applications where a blind shaft mount is not feasible. With its thin through-hole package, the 8360 offers OEMs and design engineers complete versatility. Designed in a durable package, the 8360 is especially suited for applications in harsh environments such as industrial vehicles/material handling, agricultural and construction equipment, process controls, marine, aero-defense, energy, robotics, medical systems and valve actuation. Specific uses include position sens