Relays and Switches
Relay & Control Gear Products described in new booklet
Hawco continues to make product selection easier with the introduction of its new Quick Pick booklet for Relay & Control Gear products. Included are details of industrial and general purpose relays, PCB miniature power relays, safety and low signal relays, PCB and plug-in automotive relays and sockets from ISO-14001, QS-9000 and TS-16949 certified producer, Song Chuan - the world's fourth largest relay manufacturer.
Top actuated tactile switch has really low profile
C+K Components' KMT series tact switches are claimed to be industry's smallest and lowest profile top actuated devices with an integrated actuator (push plate). KMT series switches are also said to feature a 50% longer operational life over comparable products.
Switch disconnectors are smaller and higher rated for space saving applications
Available from specialist distributor Switchtec, redesigned and upgraded switch disconnectors from Telergon offer higher current ratings in smaller housings. The move enables users to save space and/or use more conservatively rated switches in the same space as used previously.
Rocker switch from Quadrant is sealed to IP67
New from Quadrant is a single-pole Marquardt rocker switch that is protected to IP67 making it ideal for use in harsh conditions. The Marquardt 1838 is an attractive, oval switch that is available in a wide range of colours, markings and rocker designs. It has a silk matt surface that is excellent for wear resistant marking and it is fitted with a high quality, convoluted, rubber gaiter seal that provides excellent dust and water protection to IP67.
Solid-State Relay from STMicroelectronics Saves Energy by Cutting On Resistance by 50%
STMicroelectronics has announced a quad high-side intelligent power switch (IPS) – the VNI4140K – which is produced using the latest generation of ST's VIPower technology to achieve a 50 percent saving in Rds(on) compared to earlier devices with the same die size.
C&K's miniature tactile switches live longer
C&K Components, a division of CoActive Technologies, the new company formed following the acquisition of ITT's switch division by Littlejohn, has announced that two of its ranges of tact switches now feature an extended operating life, making them the most reliable choice for designers of industrial, automotive and consumer products.
Miniature Toggle Switches from Live Electronics
Generally available on a 4-6 week lead-time, Dailywell's high quality 1M miniature toggle switches provide a cost-effective alternative to a wide variety of well-known brands, and are suitable for use in a diverse range of applications from professional audio and broadcast equipment, to instrumentation and test and measurement equipment.
Snap action switches from C&K has wide range of actuator and termination styles
C&K Components has developed a series of miniature sealed snap action switches. Offered in a range of operating forces and ratings, the new single-pole double-throw LCS Series miniature snap action switches are housed in a compact package and feature a wide variety of actuator and termination styles, including quick connect, solder style, PCB through hole and potted wire leads (standard 12in length).
Cost-effective miniature slide switches fit in tiny spaces
New miniature slide switches from C&K Components feature a very low profile and are highly cost-effective. An ideal solutions where space is at a premium, for example in mobile telecommunications, computers and remote control equipment, one pole JSM series miniature slide switches benefit from only 2.5 mm (.098") high actuators, making them very easy to operate. Available in single, double or triple throw styles, the new devices come in surface mount format and momentary either both sides or one side maintained and the other momentary.
Switches available from C&K with Custom Snap-On Cap
The C&K ELUM series of right-angle illuminated pushbutton switches from C&K Components is available with custom snap-on caps. Customers ordering C22 actuator style ELUM switches with or without LEDs can now specify snap-on caps with a standard universal power symbol or a custom design. The ELUM Series eliminates the need for a separate LED and light pipe on a circuit board, and is the only pushbutton designed so the LED travels with the actuator, ensuring even distribution of light.
Lock Switch from Lorlin is Colour Keyed
UK switch manufacturer, Lorlin Electronics, announces the introduction of a new model in its WRL series of waterproof miniature key operated lock switches. Featuring a black panel bezel this new switch offers designers more flexibility with panel design and aesthetics. Manufactured at Lorlin's own factory in the UK the WRL waterproof lock switch is a compact, rugged design, simple to mount, occupies a small panel area and projects less than 30mm from the rear of the mounting panel. Sealed to IP66 and IP67 these single or double pole switches may be operated by a single common key or one of up to 200 different combinations. All WRL switches are RoHS compliant and an optional M16 earthing tag may be specified where panels might be insulated.
40 million standard switch options available in catalogue from C&K
C&K Components has launched a new full line catalog that contains over 40,000,000 possible part numbers of standard switch products; Pushbutton, Tactile, Detect, Toggle, Rocker, DIP, Slide, Snap, Rotary, Switchlocks, Thumbwheels. Included in the catalog are new low-profile surface mount Tacts, ultra-miniature Detect switches, Navigation switches and more.
Snap switch adds glow wire IEC 60335-1 to versatility in actuation and mounting options for appliance market
Cherry Electrical Products has announced the release of the D4 miniature micro-gap snap switch fulfilling the requirements of IEC 60335-1: GWFI@850C, GWIT@775C & GWT@750C, making this versatile model, with 15 termination configurations, suitable for the appliance market.
IP67 pushbutton switch from Live Electronics
Live Electronics is releasing Dailywell's PA pushbutton switch series, for cost sensitive applications in harsh environments. A robust, IP67 rated unit with standard circular bezel new PA pushbutton switches come with encapsulated flying lead or rear gold plated silver solder lug terminations as standard, and a choice of snap-in or 12mm diameter threaded mounting with anti-rotation bushing.
Combined switch and circuit breaker
Now available from Aerco is a miniature, single-pole, thermal circuit breaker that can be supplied with an optional push-push switching function and is ideal for the protection of loads in power distribution systems, control cabinets and process control systems.
Slide switches from C&K feature very low profile
New miniature slide switches from C&K Components feature a very low profile and are ideal solutions where space is at a premium and especially where height is restricted, for example in mobile telecommunications, computers and remote control equipment. One or two pole JS series miniature slide switches benefit from only 2mm (.079in) high actuators, making them very easy to operate. Some slide switch models in total are only 1mm high. Available in single, double or triple throw styles, the new devices come in either surface or thru hole mounting format.
Microminiature Slide Switches from knitter-switch feature toggle switch principle
The MMP 1010-1 Series will interest designers looking for a high quality, high reliability replacement for other manufacturers' products including EAO/Secme's 1K2 switches. Produced knitter-switch, this new series of microminiature slide switches will find wide applications in market areas such as industrial control and automation, telecommunication products and medical systems.
Ultra slim, multifunction timer for electromechanical or solid-state relay outputs
Finder has announced the launch of the 93.21 series multifunction timer socket, for use with the 34 series electromechanical and solid-state relays. The sockets are aimed at panel builders, systems integrators, OEMs and installers of control systems for machines and processes, and also for applications in building management systems (BMS). They are particularly suitable for use where space constraints are a major consideration, or where rapid output switching and long operational life are required.
Solid state relays offer speed switching of AC or DC loads
Finder has announced the introduction of the 41.81 series of solid-state relays, which offer silent, high-speed switching of AC or DC loads, to meet the need for relays that operate reliably at rapid machine cycle rates, with minimum maintenance and without incurring mechanical wear. The 41.81 series is aimed at designers and system integrators of automation and processing equipment, including mechanical handling, assembly and filling machines, and will be particularly suited to applications requiring high operating speed and long electrical life, especially those where silent operation is also desirable.
Zytronic’s Projected Capacitive Technology chosen by Abuzz for award-winning Edge kiosk
Zytronic's ZYTOUCH touch sensors have been selected by Abuzz Technologies for use in its globally deployed, award-winning interactive wayfinding kiosk product, the Edge. Using Zytronic's unique projected capacitive technology (PCT), the Edge provides stylish looks whilst satisfying the high ergonomic and safety requirements of installations which are typically situated in busy public areas.
16 mm miniature control units
Idec A6-series miniature control units from Live Electronics, the new specialist electromechanical distributor, comprise illuminated and non-illuminated pushbutton switches, pilot lights, selectors, key switches and a push-lock/turn-reset switch. The devices offer a long life, 16mm circular mounting-hole format and a wide range of switching functions and actuator styles.
IP65 rocker switches from Quadrant
A new range of rocker switches from Marquardt, protected to IP65, is now available from Quadrant, the Hertfordshire-based connector and cable component distributor.
High Security Lock Switch
Lorlin Electronics has announced a new model in its highly successful DSL high security mains lock switch range. The new model offers a non-latching spring-return action intended for safety and security applications or where control by authorised users only is essential. The spring-return action is particularly useful for control or reset functions of electronic or electrical equipment or machinery that must not be left unattended during operation.
Mini displacement joystick available from Aerco
Available in the UK from Aerco is what the company says is the world's first precision, two-axis, non-contacting mini displacement joystick. The Ultra MSI Model 5000C offers more tactility than a mini-force joystick, converting operator input to analogue output voltages proportional to angle of the joystick. A highly ergonomic knob provides tactile feedback to the operator even when used with gloves.
Capacitive touch chip includes power management functions
Quantum Research Group has announced the newest member of its family of capacitive touch sensor products. The QT102, available in a SOT-23-6 package, is a unique one-channel touch on/touch off sensor chip with integral power management and safety functionality. These functions make it perfect for battery-driven applications and mains-driven products with stringent power management requirements, such as kitchen and home appliances.
Vandal Proof Push Button Switches for Secure Applications
knitter-switch, Europe's largest switch manufacturer, announces the introduction of its new range of vandal-proof push button switches. The PV series switches have been designed for applications in harsh environments, where security and reliability are paramount. Four of the switch families in the PV range feature metal bodies and one is plastic, all have metal actuators. Four out of the five models meet IP65 levels of protection against water and dust and all are RoHS compliant.
McGeoch and Polham Controls select Finder relays for use in Type 45 Destroyer heating and lighting systems
Finder has announced that its relays have been specified by two suppliers of equipment that will be installed in the new Type 45 anti-air warfare destroyers being commissioned for use by the Royal Navy. All the components and systems used on the ship are required to conform to the most stringent quality and reliability specifications, although the use of commercial (COTS) products has been permitted for non-critical applications in the Type 45 provided they meet the necessary specifications, including shock testing.
New Switches feature in Short-form Catalogue
An overview of the most recent product introductions from knitter-switch, Europe's largest switch manufacturer, is available now in a new short-form catalogue. 15 pages of new products for consumer, industrial, medical, telecomms, broadcast and instrumentation applications and full contact details for knitter-switches offices throughout Europe and Asia are contained in the catalogue which is available free by contacting your local sales office, distributor or visiting www.knitter-switch.com
Rotary Mains Switch Handles 10A
Lorlin Electronics has announced the introduction of the RMS Rotary Mains Switch. This RoHS compliant miniature switch has many applications in industrial, domestic and portable equipment such as control panels, lighting and test equipment. The RMS switch provides an on/off function and is approved to EN61058 with double pole isolation and a 3mm contact gap.
Space-saving PIN switches feature integral TTL drivers
New from RF and microwave component specialist Link Microtek is a range of high-performance miniature PIN switches whose small package size and integral TTL drivers make them ideal for use in applications where space is restricted.
Device is designed to increase relay operating lifetime up to to 10 times longer
IES5541A from Hendon Semiconductors is said to be capable of extending relay electrical operating life up to 10 times longer while allowing the relay to be switched at a higher rate for an easier and more effective way of providing relay contact protection circuit. The IES5541A is an integrated circuit that provides effective relay contact arc suppression. The IES5541A has been designed (patent pending) to provide relay contact protection enabling relays to achieve extended operating lifetime up to ten times longer (over 1 million switches) than non-protected relays.
Low profile relay for industrial HVAC applications
Omron is addressing the industrial automation and HVAC markets with a new power relay offering an exceptionally low profile solution whilst conforming to an industry standard footprint. The new Omron G6RL has an overall height of just 12.3mm, nearly 20% lower than existing solutions and is capable of switching 8A at 250VAC. Aimed at boiler control applications in the HVAC market, or PLC, timer and temperature controller applications in industrial automation, the relay can withstand at least 100 thousand operations at the rated load, and has a mechanical life of 10 million operations.
Miniaturized Solid State Relays
Avago Technologies has announced an expansion of its solid state relay (MOSFET) family of opto-isolation products. The company is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. With input drive as low as 2mA and fast switching speeds of less than 0.5ms, Avago's new ASSR-301C/302C and ASSR-401C/402C are specifically designed for sensing and multiplexing applications, such as test and measurement and data acquisition systems, where low power consumption and high system throughput are essential.
Rocker switches are IP65 rated
Now available in the UK from Quadrant is a range of high-performance, IP65 rated rocker switches from Marquardt, an independently owned German company that was formed in 1925 and is based in Reitheim-Weilheim.
New full and half pitch Piano switches and DIP slide switches with excellent contact stability
International distributor ECOMAL based in Berkshire, UK announced the new full (2,54 mm) and half pitch (1,27 mm) Piano switches series of Nidec Copal Electronics. The new switches are compatible with lead-free soldering and the gold-plated contacts guarantee excellent contact stability.
Miniature Lock Switch can Handle 10A
Available from Lorlin Electronics, the UK's longest established switch manufacturer, is the SRL-10 miniature lock-switch. Capable of switching 10A loads at 250VAC this very compact switch may be used in security applications such as limiting access to air-conditioning systems at rented properties and hotels, switching of solenoid valves in industrial process control applications, security door entry systems, burglar and fire alarm systems and mains isolation during maintenance of electrical equipment.
Low-Cost Miniature Slide Switches for Industrial and Medical Systems
knitter-switch has announced the MSS 3000 Series of miniature slide switches. These are high quality, low cost switches designed for industrial and medical systems applications and will prove an ideal replacement for models recently discontinued by Tyco. Featuring a very stable construction, the new slide switch in a variety of formats for maximum applications flexibility. The MSS 3000 is available with one or two poles, top or side and raised or recessed actuators and terminal spacings of either 2.54 or 5.08mm.
Finder publishes 2007/08 catalogue
Finder's 2007/08 catalogue showcases the company's complete range of products, along with valuable reference information for designers and buyers who specify and purchase these products. The 272-page catalogue features comprehensive data on Finder's range of relays, timers, interface modules, sockets and accessories. The product section includes colour photographs of each product, details of international approvals, dimensioned outlines, pin-outs and wiring connections and relevant operational charts and diagrams.
16mm Stainless Steel Pushbutton Switches
The first of Bulgin's new range is a compact switch extending less than 21mm behind the panel. These single pole, momentary, push to make switches are rated at 2A, 48Vdc and are capable of 100,000 operations at full load and 1,000,000 mechanical operations. There are three button styles; flush, domed and prominent, and all switch variants have screw terminals. The MP0042 is manufactured in stainless steel with a polished finish. The MP0044 is manufactured in gold plated brass to give an extra touch of quality. These tough, attractive switches will find themselves at home on panels and equipment where a robust and but aesthetically pleasing switch is needed.
Catalogue details new switch products
An overview of the most recent product introductions from knitter-switch, Europe's largest switch manufacturer, is available now in a new short-form catalogue. 15 pages of new products for consumer, industrial, medical, telecomms, broadcast and instrumentation applications and full contact details for knitter-switches offices throughout Europe and Asia are contained in the catalogue which is available free by visiting www.knitter-switch.com