Relays and Switches
knitter-switch - TS 4533-RA Tiny tactile Pushbutton Switch
Knitter-switch, one of Europe's leading switch manufacturers, just announced a very small, tactile, pushbutton switch that now completes its popular TS/TSS 4500 series. Unlike other models in the 4500 series, the TS 4533 – RA pushbutton switch has a horizontal stem making it ideal for a variety of applications that demand a very small and very robust momentary action pushbutton.
knitter-switch open new Sales, Quality and Logistics Facility in Hong Kong
knitter-switch, one of Europe's leading switch manufacturers, has moved its Hong Kong office to a larger facility which, in addition to offering increased sales services, also provides extended quality management services for all products manufactured in Asia.
Belden introduces three new SPIDER PD switches from its Hirschmann™ product range
Belden has added three new unmanaged low-cost switches from the SPIDER series to its Hirschmann product range. These switches support Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) and have either five twisted-pair ports (SPIDER 5TX PD EEC) or one twisted-pair port and one fiberoptic port for multimode (SPIDER 1TX/1FX-MM PD EEC) or singlemode optical fiber (SPIDER 1TX/1FX-SM PD EEC).
CIT RELAY & SWITCH Offers AH Series Panel Mount, Splash & Vandal Proof, Illuminated Pushbutton Switch
CIT RELAY & SWITCH offers the AH Series 19mm Pushbutton Switch. This panel mount switch is momentary with SPST NO plus SPST NC. The AH Series is both splash and vandal proof, with flush actuator styles offering non-illuminated, bi-color ring illumination or dot illumination. Bi-colored illumination choices are Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, White and Orange
CIT Relay & Switch offers NEW DH Series Splash & Vandal Proof Illuminated Pushbutton Switch
CIT Relay & Switch introduces the DH Series in 22mm and 25mm size. This newest addition to the CIT panel mount switch line is heavy-duty and rugged in construction - both splash and vandal proof. The DH series is available as momentary or latching in both SPST and DPST, normally open and normally closed. Flush actuator styles offer non-illuminated, bi-color ring illumination or dot illumination. Illumination color choices are Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and White.
IP67 Rated Tact Switches From knitter-switch Are Good For A Million Cycles
One of Europe's leading switch manufacturers, knitter-switch, just announced a new tactile switch that will find many applications in industrial automation systems and as an input device for products where a waterproof PCB switch is required.
Teledyne Relays Announces New LB363/GLB363 LoopBack Relay Series
Teledyne Relays introduces the first ever hermetically sealed LoopBack relay. The LoopBack relay combines the technology of two Teledyne RF300 Series relays and eliminates the need for external PCB traces in loop-back test applications. This innovation results in superior signal integrity and RF performance, while taking minimal board space. The relay is designed for digital signaling applications with excellent signal integrity up to 12 Gbps data rates. Additionally the relay has the low loss high frequency performance associated with the RF300 Series. The relay construction provides two internal paths: Through and AC Bypass.
Innovative design gives Omron slide DIP switch enhanced reliability
Omron Electronic Components B.V. newly released slide DIP switch uses innovative mechanical design to give more reliable switch operation. The new Omron A6SN features high pressure, knife-edge internal mechanics, ensuring more reliable and consistent contact operation. This design enables any solder flux residues to be broken during the operation of the switch actuator. The switch also uses a temperature resistant resin that enables reflow soldering at peak temperatures of up to 260°C, which is higher than most comparable alternatives.
PLX Technology Expands PCI Express Gen3 Switch Family
PLX Technology, Inc. has expanded its PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 switch family with three new high-performance, feature-packed devices compliant with the PCI Express Gen3 r1.0 Specification. The new PLX ExpressLane PEX8749 (48-lanes, 18 ports), PEX8733 (32 lanes, 18-ports) and PEX8725 (24 lanes, 10 ports) PCIe Gen3 switches blend valuable innovation and high port counts to enable new, more powerful designs in servers, storage and communications platforms. The three switches are available today with production scheduled for Q4'11.
Camdenboss adds heavy duty guarded footswitch to range of control products
CamdenBoss has extended its family of control products with the addition of a new heavy duty guarded footswitch. Competitively priced, the new industrial die-cast footswitch is ideal for use in all heavy duty applications and provides a choice of single- or double-pole snap action or slow action contact blocks with normally open or normally closed contacts. A combined snap/slow action double pole version is also available. Contact blocks feature a 500V 10A fuse to protect against short circuits and are rated at 250V/6A, 400V/4A and 500V/1A AC or 24V/6A, 125V/1.1A and 250V/0.4A DC. Insulation voltage is 500V AC, 600V DC.
Crydom Announces the PowerPlusDC Series of Panel Mounted High Current DC Output Solid State Relays
Crydom introduces the PowerPlusDC Series of DC output SSRs. Complementing its extensive line of both AC and DC output SSRs, the PowerPlusDC Series features traditional Crydom Series 1 panel mounted style SSRs with ratings from 1 to 100 amps, at 1 to 400 VDC in a 40°C ambient temperature. The PowerPlusDC Series feature available Logic Compatible Control Inputs of either 4 to 32 VDC or 90 to 140VAC, with standard LED input status indicator.
Kontron CP6930-RM – powerful, ruggedized 20/32 Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Rackmount Switch
Kontron announced the introduction of its powerful 10 Gigabit Ethernet Rackmount Switch CP6930-RM with up to 32 ports. It is hardened to meet high shock and vibration, EMI and extended temperature ranges. Multiple configuration options provide SFP+, SFP, RJ45 and M12 connectors, enabling the Kontron 10 Gigabit Ethernet Rackmount Switch CP6930-RM for use in different markets, from industrial environments up to military and aerospace applications.
Omron's sub-miniature micro switch offers enhanced reliability
A new ultra-miniature micro-switch from Omron Electronic Components B.V. features a unique mechanism to enhance switching reliability as well as a two-stage bottom housing with different levels designed to prevent flux penetration during manufacturing.
Vishay Siliconix Introduces Six New Low-Voltage Dual SPST Analog Switches in Ultra-Small 2 mm by 2 mm TDFN and 5 mm by 3 mm MSOP Packages
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today released six new low-voltage, high-precision dual single-pole single-throw (SPST) analog switches in space-saving TDFN and MSOP surface-mount packages. The DG721/2/3 and DG2537/8/9 deliver low power dissipation and low-switching-noise performance for signal integrity and system accuracy.
Micro-Miniature Pushbutton Switches From knitter-switch Are Just 1.48mm High
One of Europe's leading switch manufacturers, knitter-switch, just introduced a very small, tactile, pushbutton switch that will find many applications in all types of handheld devices including PDA's and those designed for medical and industrial use.
Honeywell launches watertight miniture switches
Honeywell MICRO SWITCH Basic Switch line has been expanded with the addition of the V15W Series of Watertight Miniature Switches. With an IP67 waterproof seal rating and as the only V-switch in the industry rated up to 10 amps, Honeywell's new V15W can be used in a wide range of high-current consumer and industrial applications where spillage or water could be a factor. Potential applications include off-road vehicles such as ATVs, golf carts, lawn mowers, and snowmobiles; construction and agricultural machinery; industrial equipment such as factory floor wash-down machinery; and medical equipment such as hospital beds, dental chairs and foot pedals.
Power Switch with Encoder for White Goods
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH introduces the SDDE series of power switches with built-in encoder for comfortable one-switch program control of washing machines, dryers, micro wave ovens, and IH cooking heaters. The horizontally actuated switches can be mounted directly on a circuit board. They combine an AC power switch and a DC detector switch with a mode selection function in a single package with dimensions of only 24mm x 24mm x 40mm (W x D x H).
RF1602 Broadband SPDT Switch
The RF1602 is a single-pole dual-throw (SPDT) switch designed for switching applications requiring very low insertion loss, high isolation, and high power handling capability coupled with minimal DC power consumption. The performance of RF1602 has been optimized for cellular applications demanding stringent linearity requirements.
New Miniature Snap-Action Pushbutton Switch Offers Longer Electrical Life
TE Connectivity (TE), formerly Tyco Electronics, has introduced a new miniature ALCOSWITCH Blue Series pushbutton switch. Its new internal snap-action mechanism combines compact dimensions with very fast switching and clear tactile and audible feedback indicating that the switch has been properly pressed. Applications cover power and signal.
C&K Components Extends Operating Life of Miniature IP68-Rated Tactile Switch For Mobile Devices
C&K Components, has enhanced its KMT 0X2 Series miniature tactile switch to provide an operating life of one million cycles. The industry's only ultra-miniature tactile switch with an IP68-rated sealing, the KMT 0X2 Series' extended operating life is appropriate for mobile electronic device applications that require a longer lifetime for more frequently-used buttons such as home and gaming keys.
Atlona Announces Official Release of New 8x8 and 16x16 High-Speed HDMI Matrix Switchers Featuring HDBaseT Technology
Atlona Technologies today released the latest additions to its family of high-speed HDMI matrix switchers: the AT-PRO2HD88M and AT-PRO2HD1616M. Featuring HDBaseT™ technology — consumer electronics (CE) connectivity technology optimized for whole-home and commercial multimedia distribution — the switchers extend HDMI sources, including full uncompressed HD video and audio, up to 330 feet at 1080p resolution over a single, cost-effective Cat 5/6/7 cable. By supporting HDBaseT technology, the switchers also provide bidirectional RS-232 and zone-specific bidirectional IR pass-through up to 60 KHz and extensive Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) management, which allows installers to make any source or display function properly.
C&K Components Develops Economical Subminiature Snap-acting Switches
C&K Components, has developed a reliable, high-performance miniature snap-acting switch for price-sensitive applications. Available in two versions, the TFS Series miniature snap-acting switches is rated to IP40 or IP67 and provides an operating life of up to 100,000 cycles. The TFS Series snap-acting switch's comes in two models, one has .020 by .187 quick connect terminals and the other model has molded in wire terminals. Both are sealed to IP ratings. The quick connect series is IP40 and the lead wire series is IP67. Sealing makes it a viable solution for protection against dust particles or fluids, including perspiration and water, said Vinny Acampora, product manager for C&K Components. The highly reliable miniature snap-acting switch provides an economical option for price-competitive applications that require high performance and quality.
Magenta Research Expands Voyager Series with Small Form-Factor 48-port Fibre Switch
Magenta Research, announced the latest addition to its award-winning Voyager Fibre Optic Signal Distribution Platform. The Voyager VG-Matrix 48 is a 48-port full matrix switching solution, offering a smaller, more compact solution than the existing 160-port Voyager VG-Matrix 160. See a first time demonstration of the Voyager VG-Matrix 48 on Stand B30 at xSolutions 2011 taking place 19-29 October at ExCeL, London.
Pickering Interfaces Introduces New Range of 6GHz PXI Solutions
Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of 3U PXI RF/Microwave solutions with the introduction of 4 new solutions with frequency coverage to 6GHz. The 40-880 is a 10MHz to 6GHz solid state SPDT switch available as dual, quad, hex and octal configurations. The 40-881 is a 10MHz to 6GHz solid state SP6T available as a single or dual version. The 40-882 is a 10MHz to 6GHz solid state SP4T switch available in single, dual, triple or quad configurations. The 6GHz switch solutions occupy one, two or three 3U PXI slots depending on the configuration. The 41-182 is a 10MHz to 6GHz solid state programmable attenuator available in single, dual or triple configurations, each attenuator having an attenuation range of 0 to 31.75dB in 0.25dB steps.
Re-engineered rotary solenoid provides price reduction
Unlike many miniaturised components where a smaller size invariably means a higher price, a new 12mm bistable rotary solenoid from Geeplus, the BRS1212, has benefitted from re-engineering which has resulted in reduced costs of up to 50% for volumes of 5k upwards. The device also incorporates the added facility of an end stop.
knitter-switch - Micro-Miniature Slide Switch With Auto-Return Slider is just 2mm high
knitter-switch just announced a micro-miniature slide switch designed to operate as an on-off switch for personal multi-media products, musical instruments and other applications where a very small, space saving switch is required.
Relay interface modules from Finder delivers unique output circuit protection feature
New range of relay interface modules from Finder delivers unique output circuit protection feature Finder has introduced a new family of ultra-slim relay interface modules that provides a low-cost, space-saving solution for a host of industrial applications. The 39 Series MasterINTERFACE range incorporates an innovative, replaceable fuse for output circuit protection, plus busbars and terminals that substantially simplify input and output wiring.
CIT Relay & Switch offers Customizable RC Series Illuminated Rocker Switch
The CIT Relay & Switch RC Series DPST rocker switch offers standard eight different actuator markings with housing color choices of black, white, red and grey. Teamed with eight different actuator colors, including four transparent colors for illumination options, this highly versatile switch can be customized to fit nearly any application. Illumination options include three tungsten lamps and two neon bulb choices. This UL/CUL recognized switch offers quick connect, solder lug, PC pin, right angle PC pin and left angle PC pin termination options.
ALPS Develops and Commences Mass Production of Waterproof Switch Compatible With 4.5A Currents
ALPS ELECTRIC has developed the SDDH Series waterproof switch, which is compatible with weak to medium currents. Mass production commences in August 2011. Switches used in control elements, such as starters or stop lamp on/off switching, of motorbikes, buggies, other sports mobiles, and agricultural equipment require high water resistance so they can be used in the rain or immersed in water. Demand for switches compatible with weak through to medium currents is also on the rise due to increasing use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for items like stop lamps on motorbikes.
New knitter-switch micro-site hosted by RS Components
With the introduction of an additional 200 knitter-switch products to its portfolio RS Components is hosting a dedicated knitter-switch micro-site within its main web site. The new micro-site will be available in local languages on international sites and will include technical and ordering information on the latest rotary and rotary coded switches, pushbutton and dual-in-line, slide and toggle switches available from knitter-switch.
Miniature size, versatility make FP Series switch ideal for use in telecom, datacom applications…
C&K Components has developed an ultra-miniature pushbutton switch that saves assembly time and money. Designated the FP Series, the totally sealed construction utilizes an o-ring between the actuator and bushing, which prevents contamination. This sealing feature allows for automated soldering and cleaning, which saves time and money during the assembly process. The RoHS-compliant switches are available in both vertical and right angle mount configurations, and offer an extended operating life to 50,000 cycles.
Latest DIL Switch from knitter-switch is sealed for applications that require “potted” or conformally-coated PCBs
One of Europe's leading switch manufacturers, knitter-switch, announces a new DIL switch designed specifically for mounting on PCBs that are to be "potted" or conformally-coated using cold curing compounds.
Crydom - DP Series of Panel Mounted High Current DC Load Solid State Contactors
Crydom introduced the DP Series of High Power H Bridge configuration DC output Solid State Contactors, including control features for Soft Start, Soft Stop, and Brake functions. Rated for General Use at 20, 40 or 60 amps and Motor Controller rated for 15 FLA from 1 to 48 VDC in a 40 °C ambient temperature, the DP Series accepts logic supply and Input Controls of either 4.5 to 15 VDC or 18 to 32 VDC. Optional Soft Start/Soft Stop functions utilizing internal PWM are available with 0.2, 0.5 or 1.0 second ramps. An optional Brake function (not available with Soft Stop) is available with 0.2, 0.5, 0.8 seconds or continuous hold.
New 117 Series SIL Reed Relays from Pickering Electronics
Pickering Electronics is expanding its range of reed relay products with the introduction of a new two pole Single-in-Line (SIL) 117 series relay.
C&K - IP68-Sealed, Forward/Neutral/Reverse Rocker Switch for Grip or Panel Mount Applications
C&K Components has developed a new series of rugged rocker switches. Designated the FNR series, the 3-position forward/neutral/reverse switch provides 1,000,000 life cycles for each active position and is sealed to IP68 specifications. The FNR series has wire or solder termination options and is mounted with a snap-in mount. Capable of up to 5A resistive load, the switch is ideal for harsh environments, off-road, industrial, transportation, marine and military applications where strong switch feedback and high-current switching is pivotal.
Penny + Giles Expands JC6000 Joystick Controller Range With Heavy Duty Option
Penny + Giles has introduced a new heavy-duty, single-axis joystick controller to its JC6000 product range. The company says this is in response to customer feedback and requests for a higher-strength, return-to-centre joystick for use in arduous conditions or applications such as wheeled loaders and heavy plant machinery where high 'Across Axis' loads can be an issue.
Colourful pushbutton switches from knitter-switch add style to front panel applications
knitter-switch, one of Europe's leading switch manufacturers, announces a new series of pushbutton switches available in a choice of metal finishes and knob colours designed to add style to a wide variety of front panel applications.
Crydom - LifePlus Series of Pluggable AC & DC Output All Solid State Relays
Crydom's Solid State Relay Technology is now available to Electromechanical Relay users in the industry standard 12 x 29 mm plug-in package with ratings of either 3 or 5 amps up to 280 VAC or 80 VDC.
CIT Relay & Switch offers Custom Designed MH Series
The CIT Relay & Switch custom version of the MH Series is now available to all design engineers looking for even more variety in this highly reliable switch. The MH series has always offered multiple LED color choices including bi-color illumination with and without actuator. Now offered is a black actuator with laser etched ON/OFF symbol.
Omron - Compact, long stroke tactile switch
A new tactile switch suitable for demanding OEM applications such as automotive instrumentation, medical equipment and process control applications has been unveiled by Omron Electronic Components B.V. The long stroke B3AL switch is a two terminal device featuring a high operating force and long life durability.