Relays and Switches
Miniature power relay from Tyco Electronics
Addressing the latest market demand, especially in the appliance industry, for higher electrical switching performance on little PCB space, Tyco Electronics has extended its well known and well established PB range of power relays with a new version called PB6.
Photo switch simplifies door and entrance automation
Carlo Gavazzi has introduced new heavy-duty infrared photo switches designed specifically for door and entrance applications. The IRPHS60 and IRPHS20 switches offer ranges of up to 60m indoors and up to 15 or 40m for outdoor installations.
Rocker switches from Tyco Electronics provide optimum protection against dust and liquids
A new switch solution for applications in a humid, wet and dusty environment has recently been introduced by Tyco Electronics. New PRC series power rocker switches provide an optimum protection against dust and liquids and are quick to install. PRC series switches are sealed to IP66 and feature easy to install snap-in mounting to a 21.2x36.6mm panel cut-out. Available in SPST, SPDT, DPST and DPDT contact configurations, the new switch devices provide screw, solder or quick connect terminals as well as various rocker markings (as standard).
Rubber key from knitter-switch can be customised to meet thousands of applications
The YSK Series from knitter-switch is designed around a rubber key that is offered with more than a million variations to satisfy practically every application. knitter-switch expects these new switches to be popular among manufacturers of white and brown goods, toys, industrial products and automotive systems.
Ultra-compact RF MEMS switch from Omron
Omron has announced the availability of what it says is the world's smallest 10GHz RF MEMS switch, offering a typical insertion loss of 1dB at 8GHz in an LGA12 package of just 5.2 x 3.0 x 1.8mm.
Phototriac coupler with high noise immunity from Toshiba
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has extended its family of phototriac couplers with an ultra miniature device that is ideal for high component density applications.
Rotary Switch from Lorlin is Sealed and Fire Retardant
Lorlin Electronics continues to widen its highly successful range of rotary switches. A new IP65 sealed version of the popular CK series of switches is also now available manufactured from UL VO compliant fire retardant material and offers a design solution for switching in harsh and outdoor environments.
Compact & Low profile Coded Switches TP7 series
TOCOS has announced the volume production start of the compact & low profile coded switches TP7 series. To meet a growing trend toward multi-function and down-sizing for 2-way radios. TOCOS now releases 4 models of the coded switches.
Aerco partnership with Hi-g creates large ranges of CECC and MIL SPEC relays
Aerco partnership with Hi-g creates one of the world's largest ranges of CECC and MIL SPEC relays Recently appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for Italian relay manufacturer, Hi-g, Aerco now holds stock of one of the world's largest ranges of CECC qualified and MIL SPEC relays. Aerco also offers full technical support including a custom-design service.
Aerco wins ITW switch franchise
Aerco has been appointed as a European franchised stocking distributor for ITW switch products. Based in Portsmouth, ITW Switches UK designs and manufactures a broad range of switch and switch panel assembly products including push-button, rocker, slide, rotary, snap-action and sealed switches supplying the automotive, aerospace, military and control and instrumentation markets.
Sealed Tact Switches Are Ideal For Demanding Industrial and Medical Applications
knitter-switch has made available a new series of sealed tact switches that are ideal for a variety of industrial and medical systems applications where protection to IP67 is required.
electronica 2008 - knitter-switch - Switches
knitter-switch will use electronica 2008 to show a lot of new products. A regular exhibitor at the World's largest electronics exhibition, knitter-switch has also timed the launch of its latest product catalog to coincide with the show and visitors to the company's booth will be the first to get their copy.
Finder's catalogue provides complete relay and timer reference
Covering the company's entire product range, Finder's 2009/10 product catalogue provides electrical and electronic system designers and buyers with a one-stop reference for relays, timers, interface modules, sockets and accessories. For commercial lighting control duties, the catalogue presents Finder's new generation of light dependent relays, time switches, electronic step relays and dimmers, staircase timers and PIR movement detectors.
Solenoid design is based on sewing machine technology
The Series 151 is a compact, push-pull solenoid from Dialight BLP that has an unusual design. Now supplied in the UK from Aerco, the S151 is based on a tubular design but offers a relatively large force capability over a short stroke range.
C&K Develops Ultra-Low Current Tactile Switches
C&K Components has developed a series of low profile tactile switches that combine ultra-low current consumption and extended operational life. Designated the KMR Series, the switches feature an operating current of only 1µA at 1.8VDC, actuation forces to 4N and a life span to 300,000 cycles, making them ideally suited for mobile applications.
electronica 2008 - Lorlin - Switches
Lorlin Electronics, one of Europe's longest established switch manufacturers, will be previewing their new range of vandal proof keypads at Electronica 2008. The new KP range offers 1, 2, 3, 4, 12 and 16 button versions for applications requiring a simple push button control to complex alpha numeric security entry systems. The keypads are available in black or grey finishes to meet system design requirements and may be LED illuminated with a wide range of colour options. The weather and dust resistant IP65 rated keypads are also impact rated to IK07, may be front or rear mounted and the keys feature an anti-pull design for improved security. Lorlin's vandal proof metal keypads are ideal for security switching or access control in public and industrial environments, environmental controls and service access.
Cherry miniature switches and sensors provide automated operation for valve actuation
Cherry Electrical Products has released an application note giving details of its miniature switches and sensors for operating automated valves in inaccessible or remote locations or when the use of manual handwheels presents practical difficulties. Valves are often operated by a manual handwheel, but there are many circumstances when this is impossible – for example, when the size or differential of a valve means the handwheel pull is beyond manual limits, or when remote operation is specified. The solution is to mount a bezel gear onto the valve, driven by electric motor operators. Cherry's mechanical SPDT switches are suitable for use in these applications, as they are low-cost and extremely reliable. Their small size means they can be assimilated easily into any design.
Capacitive switching system from WASP
Developed initially for passenger aircraft seating controls, a new capacitive switching system from WASP is easily adapted for use in almost every situation where non-mechanical switching is required. A conventional printed graphic overlay, protected by clear acrylic or polycarbonate is used together with a circuit design which operates a switch using the user's natural body capacitance. The switch panel uses a proprietary capacitive sensor IC to detect the operation from the user.
knitter-switch product range profiled in shortform catalogue
knitter-switch has published a new 24 page product shortform catalogue detailing the company's extensive product ranges designed for the consumer, IT, industrial, medical, telecomms, broadcast and instrumentation markets.
Ultra MSI joysticks from Aerco
Aerco now stocks three models in the popular range of multi-axis, Ultra MSI joysticks that are fully RoHS compliant and can therefore be used in a far wider range of application areas. The 501C and the 5000C are RoHS compliant joysticks that use Hall Effect technology to provide many benefits over traditional potentiometer and inductive joystick designs.
Thermostats for UPS Battery Back-Up Systems from ATC Semitec
As an alternative to electronic sensors, the Matsuo MQT thermostat offers UPS system installers a simpler and more cost-effective solution. Matsuo thermostats have a unique twin-bimetal system that creates a control which is capable of switching over 1 million cycles.
Digital output magnetic sensors from Toshiba
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has launched a range of miniature digital output magnetic sensors that combine high levels of sensitivity with low power operation. The TCS10xxx- family of devices is ideally suited to non-contact switching applications including open/close sensing for home appliances, digital cameras and mobile phones.
Miniature slide switches from C&K
C&K Components has developed a family of miniature slide switches designed specifically for applications where height or surface area is restricted. Including the AYZ, JS, JSM and PCM Series devices, the ultra-low profile slide switches are suitable for momentary or momentary and latched operation.
Encoders from knitter-switch can be user defined to fit specific applications
knitter-switch produces a wide range of encoders designed specifically for applications in the consumer, industrial and automotive industries. Described by some as rotary pulse switches, encoders are compact electromechanical devices which convert rotary motion into a digital pulse or signal.
Large diameter vandal resistant switch from Bulgin
At 32mm diameter the MP0050 is the largest in Bulgin's extensive range of vandal resistant switches. Manufactured from Stainless Steel it is designed to complement the other switches in the range and is available with flush and protruding buttons.
Do you have Quality on your Conscience?
A campaign for quality – In times of economic strife and worry, it all too often falls on purchasing teams to cut costs by sourcing cheaper component parts. Is this just a short term saving that will come back to haunt you in the long term? Devlin Electronics believe many of us have more than a few component skeletons in the closet.
Live Electronics’ pushbutton switches
Specialist electronics distributor Live Electronics is introducing a broad range of pushbutton switches from Otto Engineering. Available in a massive choice of styles across 19 ranges with a wide choice of body, button and termination configurations to cover a huge range of applications, the switches are designed for use in the most rugged of situations and sealed to IP68.
Ultra Miniature slide switches from Devlin
Devlin Electronics has announced that the US series of ultra miniature slide switches are available in volume directly from stock. Manufactured in Japan the switches feature gold plated, bifurcated and sealed contacts with a typical operating life of over one hundred thousand operations. Robust design and long life cycles have seen the US series deployed in a wide range of environments including the audio broadcast industry, instrumentation and medical products. The US series of ultra miniature slide switches are ideal for demanding applications.
PCB Solid State Relays from Cherry
Developed for applications including office equipment, medical, audio and test and measurement, a new range of PCB mount solid state relay products is now available from Cherry Electrical Products UK. Manufactured by TVS Cherry – a 50/50 joint venture between Cherry Electrical Products and the TVS Group, one of India's largest industrial conglomerates – the SSRs delivering high quality performance at low prices.
Round rocker switches from C&K Components
The new CR series of panel mount rocker switches from C&K Components feature a unique round actuator and body, making them ideally suited for small and large appliances, office equipment, computers, peripherals and other applications.
Panel mount Solid State Relays from Cherry
Manufactured by TVS Cherry – a 50/50 joint venture between Cherry Electrical Products and the TVS Group, one of India's largest industrial conglomerates – is a new range of panel mount solid state relays, designed for use in applications such as motor controls, traffic lights and vending machines.
Finder relays for automatic lighting control feature unique light feedback compensation
Finder has announced the new 10 Series light dependent relays, which have the ability to control lighting according to ambient light levels. These relays will be of particular interest to designers, specifiers and installers both of lighting and of lighting control systems, and will find applications in the automatic control of exterior lighting around factories, loading bays, schools, offices and similar areas where lighting is required for security or safety reasons during the hours of darkness.
Cherry joint venture delivers bespoke switching and sensing solutions
TVS Cherry – a 50/50 joint venture between specialist electromechanical components and systems manufacturer Cherry Electrical Products and the TVS Group, one of India's largest industrial conglomerates – now offers a wide variety of bespoke switching and sensing solutions for diverse markets including automotive, white goods, vending machines, switch gear and industrial controls.
C&K’micro-mini pendulum detect switch allows side or top actuation
C&K's new SDT series micro-mini, surface mount detect switches have a pendulum-style construction sitting just 3.3 mm off the board. The pendulum-style actuation allows devices to be actuated from either side or the top.
Solenoids from Aerco the key to small locking applications
Aerco is now holding stocks of two new, miniature, open framed push or pull solenoids from Dialight BLP that are ideal for applications where high force is not required but compactness is essential. The overall frame size of the Series 133 and Series 134 allows them to be easily concealed in locking mechanisms where discretion is the keyword.
Finder launches call and reset relays for remote alarm call systems
Finder has announced the 13.12 Call and Reset Relay, which is designed to activate an alarm at a remote point and provide local indication of activation. The relay will be of particular interest to designers and installers of attendant call systems in hospitals and care homes, and to contractors involved in the provision of facilities into residential and commercial buildings where occupants may need to call for assistance.
Multi-Way Rotary Switch from Lorlin
Lorlin Electronics, continues to diversify into new design opportunities for rotary switches. The range of PT multi-deck, multi-pole rotary switches is now available with an O-ring seal and waterproof grease sealant between the shaft and brush providing a dust and splash proof seal between the switch and mounting panel.
Dual rocker and circuit breaker from Aerco
The E-T-A type 3130 is a range of double-pole combined rocker switches and re-settable thermal circuit breakers available in the UK from Aerco that, because it has several functions combined in a single component, saves space on control panels and similar equipment while reducing inventory and installation costs.
Compact RJ Series Relays from Live Electronics
Specialist electronics distributor Live Electronics has added Idec's RJ series relays. At only 12.5mm wide they are ideal for use in areas where space is limited.
USB Optically Isolated Input and Solid State Relay Output Module
ACCES I/O Products announces the latest addition to its impressive line of USB/104 I/O modules – Model USB-IDIO-16. The unit features 16 individually optically isolated inputs and 16 fully protected solid state FET outputs capable of switching up to 2A each. The USB-IDIO-16 is fully compatible with both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 ports and offers hotplug functionality for quick connect/disconnect whenever you need additional I/O on your USB port. The circuit isolation makes the module ideal for use in control and instrumentation applications where high-voltage protection is required. Individual channel-to-channel isolation allows every channel to be physically and electrically separated from the others.