Packaging and Panelware
New OKW Enclosures and Knobs Catalogue 2013
OKW has launched its new 2013 product catalogue which differs significantly from previous issues. The content-related appearance has been completely redesigned. Greater emphasis has been placed on design-in with a larger number of function and application-oriented product photos.
When Form Fits The Function, Why Change It?
While computer bus architectures come and go, there are good reasons why the Eurocard has remained the packaging form factor of choice for over 25 years. Martin Blake, Applications Manager with Verotec, takes a more in depth look in this article from ES Design magazine.
FZtech Mounts Apple iPhone 5 To the Wall With Smart Cover Case
FZtech is pleased to introduce the new collection for Apple iPhone 5 - iSCOM series: iPhone Smart Cover with Magnet, coded FZT-iS1. The hard shell case with smart cover is made of high quality ABS and rubber, protects the back and sides of iPhone 5. The magnetic cover can easily be fold into a stand for reading, typing and viewing. Moreover, it mounts iPhone 5 to the metal surface for ease of use.
Higher-capacity SMD Tower from MYDATA boosts uptime, reduces changeover costs.
At APEX 2013 in San Diego, MYDATA released new models of its popular SMD Tower for compact storage of electronics manufacturing components. The new models will allow manufacturers to increase uptime and reduce changeover costs by providing 22% more storage capacity within the same one-meter footprint.
ECT Compliant Connector Solutions Introduces Sliver Technology
Everett Charles Technologies' announces that its CCS has developed a low-profile technology for the interposer market. ECT's new Sliver technology offers the most efficient use of Z height available on the market. Sliver is the ideal solution for space and lifecycle performance.
FZtech can See Tablets in a Whole New Way With “Sky Tree Series” FZT-W1 wall stand
FZtech is pleased to announce today the new "Sky Tree Series" FZT-W1 wall stand. The aluminium frame mounts tablet computers to the wall without screws, nails or device damage. The FZT-W1 wall stand supports iPads and several tablets through powerful magnet inside of frame. Attaching the frame is as simple as placing it on a metal surface or sticking it to the wall with 3M adhesive tape.
35 mm DIN Rails and Clips from Bud Industries
Bud Industries has today announced the release of new 35 mm DIN rails and clips for its lines of industrial and commercial electrical enclosures. The rails are designed to accept most commonly-used DIN rail mounted components and enclosures.
DEK’s revolutionary new closed loop innovation, ProDEK, takes centre stage at SMT Hybrid Packaging
DEK gave centre stage to its revolutionary new closed loop innovation, ProDEK, at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2012 in Nuremberg earlier this month. Showcased for the first time in Europe at the show, ProDEK introduces a greater degree of dynamic print process control, enabling real-time continuous alignment adjustments and cleaning frequency adaptation that dramatically enhance throughput, improve yield and limit operator intervention.
Locks To Suit Arduous Service Conditions
FDB pulled all project strings together to successfully deal with a Middle East based enquiry from a client requiring locks for 18,000 galvanised steel boxes designed to house water meters. The specification called for a securing of the enclosure door with a plastic clip-in, quarter-turn latch – simple to fit and, bearing in mind the quantity, relatively low in cost.
Using Essemtec’s SMD Tower for IGBT storage in a clean room
ABB Semiconductors in Lenzburg, Switzerland, long searched in vain for a suitable production storage system for HiPak IGBT modules production. Project Manager Prabath Lewdeni found the SMD Tower by chance. Its supplier Essemtec re-engineered the SMD component storage system into clean room storage for ABB.
Bud Industries Announces Case for Raspberry Pi Microcomputer
Bud Industries announced an affordable case for the Raspberry Pi, a credit-card size microcomputer created to help kids learn programming. Made of two identical halves that fit together, the Bud "Pi Sandwich" case has windows on four sides, allowing easy access to ports for keyboard, TV/video, audio, USB, and LAN connections that need to be accessible when the case is closed.
Lian Li Announces Two New Brushed Aluminum Cases
Lian-Li Industrial Co., Ltd. today announces two new brushed aluminum chassis – PC-V355 and PC-A55. The micro-ATX supported PC-V355 and the slim PC-A55 ATX chassis both have the features that are to be expected from Lian Li, including: brushed aluminum frames, pop-off panels, and many tool-less features.
1, 2 and 3U cPCI and VME64x 19 inch rack mounting chassis
Verotec's H family of horizontal chassis provide a "plug 'n 'play" environment for hardware and software developers and system integrators using either cPCI or VME64x architectures. The chassis, which mount PCBs horizontally, are complete with a PSU, thermal management and have good EMC shielding.
AKG D miniature aluminium casings
Fischer Elektronik have extended their broad range of practical and functional miniature aluminium casings to include a new series of miniature aluminium casings with integral seals.
Extension of Frame design case
The wide variety of cases offered by Fischer Elektronik has now been extended to include four new versions of Frame design case. These multi-purpose tube cases made from aluminium have integral guide slots and serve to accommodate non-standard PCBs or components.
Miniature aluminium casings for 160mm European format cards
Fischer Elektronik, manufacturer of heatsinks and 19" casing systems, has extended its range of miniature aluminium casings with a new series.
Cliff Electronics Adds Conductive Control Knobs to Growing Product Range
CLIFF Electronics announce the introduction of a range of electrically conductive rotary and slider knobs for use with motorised faders and controls now widely featured on audio and lighting desks. These innovative conductive control knobs are, as yet, not widely available and Cliff is happy to respond to growing customer demands.
EMKA's keep it simple pin hinge
Is it a door? Is it a panel? No, it's EMKA's 1117 pin hinge program! EMKA have found that for infrequently used access panels, where quick lift-off facility is needed, then a simple spring loaded pin hinge is the optimal solution. This type of application covers racking side panels, machine covers, equipment shroudings etc, where lightweight panels are often used and high degrees of sealing are not required.
New brochure presents electronics packaging solutions for bus-based systems
Electronics packaging specialist Schroff has produced a new brochure summarising the company's comprehensive product offering and support services for bus architectures such as CompactPCI, VME, VME64x, VPX, MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA.
Tool-less D-Snap assembly from FDB
Whether using D-SNAP components for assembly of a complete cabinet or just for the door furniture, the specialists at FDB Panel Fittings are convinced that the SNAP-LINE range of hinges, locks, handles and panel joiners can provide big time savings for enclosure production, enabling hardware to be installed without the use of tools or mounting hardware such as screws or nuts.
Budget locks from EMKA
EMKA's budget locks from their FORT subsidiary include many with master key capability for zone locking formats. Others offer particularly low cost options for workboxes, storage lockers, transit cases, enclosures, cases, cabinets and access security.
New TopTherm fan-and-filter units
Rittal's new and innovative TopTherm fan-and-filter units are available now and bring numerous tangible benefits.
Swinghandles – Development Through Customer Manufacturer Design Interaction
Once upon a time there was – the L handle and the T handle which had been around forever and worked OK but had their limitations. So the people at EMKA who understood this considered an alternative approach. Their design criteria included how to deal with the problems inherent in protruding handles like the L and the T which:
New Products Phoenix Architectural Hinges From Fdb Panel Fittings
The Phoenix range of architectural hinges now available from FDB Panel Fittings offers a varied approach to hinging of pedestrian access doors with a range of safety and security features such as anti-ligature radiuses, hinge leaf cover plates, built-in dog bolts and flush welded hinge pins. Security pinned hinges and concealed wire conductor hinges (for use with electronic entry controls) are further variations on the security theme.
Heavy Duty Architectural Hinges From FDB Panel Fittings
Designed for strength and attractive physical appearance the Phoenix range of heavy duty architectural hinges now available from FDB Panel Fittings demonstrates a high degree of performance with EN1935 test performance from grades 1 to 14 and with CERTIFIRE approvals. They are suitable for applications such as department stores, schools, bank doors, offices and residential installations. These situations of course include external doors (circa 160kg), fire doors, internal doors and lightweight furniture/cupboards/wardrobes etc.
New Microsite Provides Detailed Information On Rugged Microtca
Electronics packaging specialist Schroff has launched a new microsite dedicated to Rugged MicroTCA technology. Packed with detailed technical information on this latest PICMG specification, the site provides a useful resource for anyone involved in designing or specifying MicroTCA systems for extreme environments.
BTX Products on Display at Content & Communications World (CCW)/HD World 2011:
At CCW/HD World 2011, BTX will demonstrate the latest version of its free software solution, which makes it easier than ever for system designers to order and configure the company's professional line of wall plates and panels. BTX is now offering new custom options in addition to standard anodized aluminum wall plates and panels
Armored Pushbutton Switch Sealing Boot Takes Aim At High Water Pressure Applications
APM HEXSEAL has announced the expansion of its line of high-pressure, high-temperature pushbutton switch sealing boots designed to handle external pressures to 1,500 psi (103bar), and temperatures from -80°F to +400°F (-62°C to +204°C). The external actuator mechanism is armor plated with 300 series stainless steel that protects an internal elastomeric sealing membrane conforming to A-A-59588. Manufactured to stringent specs of MIL-DTL-5423, it is IP66/68 ingress rated and UL Recognized.
Intelligent Rack Monitoring With Environmental Control - From Emka
EMKA has developed its Electronic Locking and Monitoring Program with the introduction of their new RMS490 Rack Management System in a standard 1U 19" format which is designed to fulfil all the needs of power and environmental management in high density cabinets such as server centres.
Dengrove offers a range of EMI shielding products from TEMAS
TEMAS manufacture and supply a wide range of EMI shielding products into an environment where operating frequencies are increasing and devices are becoming more complex making them more susceptible to EMI. Therefore EMI shielding products are becoming increasingly important
Conduction-cooled keying complies with VITA 1.6 for military and ruggedised systems
Electronics packaging specialist Schroff is now offering a conduction-cooled keying system aimed at applications that do not use conventional front-panel assemblies – for example, in military and ruggedised systems.
Specialist Hinges And Sealing For Glass Doors From FDB
FDB Panel Fittings take very seriously the specialist areas of door and panel hardware – one such area is that which serves the fitment and operation of glass doors. The need for glass doors in 19" racks, office furniture and domestic cabinets is met by their new range of 304 and 316 grade stainless steel glass door hinges in satin finish, as well as polished, brass and bronze finishes – each installed without metal to glass contact.
New Products IP65 Tunnel Safety Systems from FDB Panel Fittings
Panel fittings specialists at FDB have taken a particular focus on an IP65 range of products for the tunnel/traffic control environment, where safety and reliability are of course paramount and primarily involves the use of high quality stainless steel ¼ turn locks, swinghandles and hinges with matching grade gaskets.
New MicroTCA system offers rear I/O for physics applications
Electronics packaging specialist Schroff has introduced a compact new MicroTCA system to meet the requirements of the proposed MTCA.4 subspecification for high-energy physics and other advanced test-and-measurement applications.
FDB - IP67 Quarter-Turn Lock with SW13 Insert
FDB's recent introduction of the IP67 ref 7-081 quarter-turn lock is good news for cabinet suppliers to the food processing and clean room industry sectors. By virtue of its specialist SW13 insert and key arrangement the 7-081 minimises traps for dirt and biological material.
HITALTECH - IP65/IP68 CABLE GLANDS
Hitaltech announced the introduction of a range of Cable Glands and Accessories to complement its existing range of IP rated enclosures.
EPLAN Data Portal 2.0 - More data, more manufacturers, more functions
Developed over two years ago, the EPLAN Data Portal integrates around 120,000 pieces of component and device data from numerous component manufacturers. The number of manufacturers and components is permanently increasing and the portal itself is continually being updated. Following the launch of the EPLAN Platform 2.0, the new EPLAN Data Portal 2.0 has now gone live. Users are enjoying new time-saving functions in the web-based portal that make it easier to select and use device data and components.
Access Control From Emka with Wireless Locks
The EMKA Agent E range represents a new approach to the electronic lock solution for cabinet security comprising a unitary electronic release swing handle with battery power – so simplifying installation while enabling either individual radio key unlocking or central operation. This radio-controlled swing handle program does not need hard wiring and may be installed on individual cabinets or large applications with many suites of cabinets. The EMKA Agent-E Manager remote software offers the possibility of wireless data transfer via an integral radio module whereby data can be transferred to a control station and/or master office. This enables the release of handles to be actioned remotely as well as control event logging. In a retro-fit application for example it is a simple matter to replace the existing mechanical lock with an electronic swing handle with no wiring necessary. This is possible because of the low consumption technology which allows two AAA batteries to last approximately 3 to 4 years in normal use.
EMKA 1056 hinges make assembly easier
Program 1056 hinges, now available from "everything but the enclosure" company EMKA, provide 180° opening with screw-on and lift-off features. This makes cabinet production much easier where frames and door panels are produced in different facilities – in addition fixing with EMKA 2D nuts greatly aids rapid door alignment.
Wet area coin lock from FDB Panel Fittings
The new wet area coin lock recently introduced by the panel fitting experts at FDB is ideal for "pay for access – coin return" situations typical in swimming pool locker or group shower changing areas. It is ideally suited to personal lockers in these wet – or dry – "open access" environments where the coin lock can be specified to operate with a wide selection of coins or tokens and encourages the user to return their key and therefore release the locker for use by others.
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