Relays and Switches
200 Page knitter-switch 2011 product catalogue available now in print or for download
knitter-switch, one of Europe's leading switch manufacturers, has just published its latest product catalogue. Produced to coincide with the recent electronica 2010 trade fair in Munich, the new catalogue totals some 200 pages and contains details of many recently introduced switch products as well as contact information for all knitter-switch offices and all worldwide distributors.
C&K Develops Compact 3- and 5-way Navigation Switch for Consumer Applications
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a new series of 3- and 5-way navigation switches. The switches feature push and rotary functions with 24 detents at 12 pulses in a compact and slim design, freeing up space on the PC board for miniature consumer electronics. Designated the TSW series, the navigation switches offer through-hole termination and are easily installed, making them ideal for remote controls, desk phones, keyboards, printers, entertainment systems and white goods.
C&K - IP68-Sealed, Rugged Pushbutton Switch for Harsh Environments
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of pushbutton switches, tact switches, toggle and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a series of rugged pushbutton switches. Designated the NP series, the switches feature 1,000,000 life cycles and are sealed to IP68 specifications. The NP series has wire or solder termination options and can be mounted by a threaded front or rear mount and slot mount. Capable of up to 5A resistive load, the switches are ideal for harsh environments, off-road, industrial, transportation and military applications where strong switch feedback and high-current switching is pivotal.
C&K’s Sub-Miniature Slide Switch Provides Momentary Action And Long Life
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has expanded its family of miniature slide switches with the low-profile JSM sub-miniature slide switch. Measuring just 2.6mm by 7.6mm in size, the surface-mount switch provides SPDT momentary action and is designed specifically for applications where height or surface area is restricted.
C&K - Top-Actuated, Double-Action Tact Switch
C&K Components has expanded its KMT Series of ultra-miniature tactile switches with the smallest available top-actuated, double-action tact switch. With its ultra-low profile, the KMT5 is ideal for applications that require an initial sensitive action followed by a tactile action, such as a shutter release on a digital camera or mobile phone. This new switch features a lifespan of more than 300,000 electrical and mechanical cycles, and has a height of just 0.70mm (including the actuator).
Vishay Siliconix Dual SPST Analog Switch Features 1.8 V to 5.5 V Single Power Supply and 2.5 Ω On-Resistance in Surface-Mount MSOP-8 Package
Vishay released the DG723, a monolithic dual single-pull, single-throw analog switch designed to switch both analog and digital signals. Delivering low-switching-noise performance for signal integrity and system accuracy, the new device combines a compact surface-mount package with low power consumption and the ability to work with the low voltages in new-generation portable designs.
Electromechanical Relays Selection Guide from Teledyne
Teledyne Relays has introduced its new Electromechanical Relays Selection Guide designed for engineers to aid quick product selection. The new guide details Teledyne's RF, Commercial, Military (JAN), Special Environment and Established Reliability relays. Included are comprehensive descriptions, schematic diagrams and mounting options (Surface Mount and Through Hole) for each relay series.
Hollow Shaft Rotary Encoder from knitter-switch can incorporate an LED or Tactile Switch
knitter-switch, one of Europe's leading switch manufacturers, just announced the introduction of its new MER 23-20 rotary encoder. MER 23-20 encoders feature a large hollow shaft which allows system designers to incorporate an LED or tactile switch within the device. This makes them ideal for applications such as home multimedia systems, car entertainment systems and measuring instruments.
Omron - Smallest 10GHz RF MEMS switch/relay
Omron Electronic Components Europe introduced the world's smallest 10GHz RFMEMS switch, code 2SMES-01, offering a typical insertion loss of 1dB of 10GHz in an LGA12 package of just 5.2x3.0x1.8mm Aimed at automatic test equipment (ATE), RF test instruments and similiar applications, the omron Type 2SMES-01 MEMS switch offers outstanding durability, excellent RF transmission performance and very low power consuption compared to standard electromechanical devices, within an ultra compact form. Many instrumentation applications use banks of switching devices, and the miniature size of the new device provides a significant opportunity to save space and reduce overall system dimensions. The switch is being released in SPDT form initially.
New 3-Terminal 2A Switching Regulators Feature High Efficiency
Mornsun introduces the new K78xx-2000 Series of three terminal switching regulators which are an ideal, efficient, drop-in replacement for linear regulators. Highly efficient operation (up to 92%) results in low heat dissipation, eliminating the need for a heatsink, saving board space and cost.
Fairchild Semiconductor Enables Detection of Different Audio Accessories with a Single Device
The traditional 3.5mm audio jack in mobile phones, smartphones, MP3 and personal media players is still the primary way for users to connect headsets for speaking as well as headphones for listening to music. To accommodate this efficiently, designers need a device that can detect and configure the audio jack for different accessories.
Axiomtek's 24-port Rack-mountable Hardened Managed Ethernet Switches with 4 Gigabit SFP Ports- iCON-87000 Series
Axiomtek today introduced iCON-87000 19" rack-mountable hardened managed Ethernet switches equipped with up to twenty-four 10/100Base-TX or 100Base-FX/BX ports plus four 10/100/1000Base-TX ports or four Gigabit SFP combo (1000BASE-SX/LX/BX) ports. With a wide operating temperature range from -40°C to +75°C, the IP30-rated iCON-87000 series complies with UL standards, and meets IEC61000-6-2 EMC Generic standard immunity for industrial environment, IEC61850-3 and IEEE1613 for electric utility automation applications, and EN50121-4 safety standard for railway applications. To provide non-stop Ethernet connection, the iCON-87000 series supports intelligent α-Ring technology which provides fast network recovery within 15ms. This brilliant and reliable unit is a special design for power station, building, control room and telecom applications where request high-ports density and performance.
IR Introduces Radiation Hardened Compact, Lightweight Solid State Relay with Low On-State Resistance for High Reliability Applications
International Rectifier has introduced a new RAD-Hard solid state relay (SSR) for power bus switching, heater control circuits and battery charging used in high reliability (hi-rel) space-qualified applications. The RDHA701CD10A2N radiation-hardened DC single pole, single throw-type SSR is designed to improve reliability by replacing traditional electro-mechanical relays that are vulnerable to vibration and shock. The new SSR features very low on-state resistance (RDS (on)) to improve thermal efficiency and is offered in a low profile, hermetically sealed 8-lead ceramic package. Weighing only 0.8 g this surface mountable device uses just 0.37 inches by 0.47 inches of board space.
C&K Components Expands Tactile Family with Side-Actuated Ultra-Miniature SMT Switch
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, is expanding its tactile product family with a new series of ultra-miniature, side-actuated tact switches for surface-mount termination. An integrated side actuator with over travel ensures excellent shock resistance and yields an excellent tactile ratio of 30% minimum, providing sharp feedback. Designated the NSS series, the low-profile switches with hard actuators are ideal for applications such as mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets and handheld electronics.
Safety Switches from Honeywell Receive SIL 3 Certification
Honeywell announced today that its line of MICRO SWITCH safety switches have received SIL 3 certification from SIRA, an independent, third party firm, making them suitable for a wide range of safety applications worldwide, including assembly, material handling, packaging, machine tools, conveying, metalworking, and robotics.
Modular contactor range provides reliable switching for quiet environments
Finder has announced a complete family of 25A contactors, purpose designed for switching lighting, pump and motor loads in noise sensitive installations. Incorporating an AC/DC silent coil with varistor protection, the 22 Series modular 2- and 4-pole contactors help meet the need for quieter operation, particularly in home, hotel and hospital environments.
Crydom Announces The SeriesOne DR Family Of Din Rail Mounted AC & DC Output Solid State Relays
Crydom's new SeriesOne DR family of AC and DC output DIN Rail mounted Solid State Relays are intended for use in heating, lighting and motion control applications where DIN Rail mounting is preferred and higher output power ratings are required. Featuring a unique proprietary thermal management design with no exposed hot metal surfaces for safety, the SeriesOne DR family includes AC output ratings at 40°C ambient for single channel models of either 6 or 12 amps, and dual AC output models with 6 amps per channel, each rated at either 12 to 280 vac or 24 to 600 vac. DC output model ratings at 40°C ambient include single channel versions rated at either 6 or 12 amps and 1 to 60 vdc or 1 to 100 vdc.
C&K Components Expands Tactile Family with Side-Actuated Ultra-Miniature SMT Switch
C&K Components is expanding its tactile product family with a new series of ultra-miniature, side-actuated tact switches for surface-mount termination. An integrated side actuator with over travel ensures excellent shock resistance and yields an excellent tactile ratio of 30% minimum, providing sharp feedback. Designated the NSS series, the low-profile switches with hard actuators are ideal for applications such as mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets and handheld electronics.
Honeywell Introduces The Limitless Wls Heavy-duty Wireless Limit Switch
Honeywell introduced today its new Limitless WLS heavy-duty wireless limit switch, the latest in its series of wireless limit switches that feature flexibility and proven harsh-duty packaging to increase efficiency, and reduce maintenance and warranty costs for machines, equipment, OEMs, and operators.
Rotary Encoders from knitter-switch now available with LED Illumination in Eight Colours
The MERP 12-24 225M from knitter-switch, one of Europe's leading switch manufacturers, is the latest addition to the company's very successful rotary encoder product range and is particularly suitable for a wide variety of control panel applications.
Robust, reliable solid state relays are industry’s smallest
Carlo Gavazzi is reasserting its lead in the solid-state relay market by introducing the first UL-certified solid-state relay and contactor combination in a compact 17.5mm width. The new RG series includes RGS panel mounted models rated up to 600V AC and 90A AC plus RGC versions with integrated heat sink attaining 20A AC in 17.5mm, 30A AC in 22.5mm widths.
Switchtec offers high power miniature relay with benefits for lighting applications
Designed specifically for using in the lighting industry, Hongfa's HF115FS miniature high power relay is available from specialist distributor Switchtec. The lighting industry is constantly looking for smaller, more compact products with greater switching capabilities to meet the needs of OEMs as they too chase smaller package sizes and more environmentally friendly products.
CIT Relay & Switch J107E1 Series Relay offers Fast Delivery and Low Cost
The CIT Relay & Switch J107E1 series is the industry standard 10amp featuring 12 and 24 volt coil. The rugged J107E1 is low in cost and offers a very appealing lead time of six to eight weeks. Small in size and robust, this high performance relay is cUL listed and RoHS compliant.
Off-The-Shelf Thermal Cut-Outs
PEPI's FCP series thermal cut-outs offer a neat solution to thermal and current overload problems. Despite the small size, the model FCP is capable of switching upto 8A/250VAC (12A/24VDC) thus enabling it to be used across a wide range of transformers or electric motors. It is also ideal for monitoring heat-sink or component temperatures in power electronic applications.
Introducing UEI’s 12-channel electromechanical relay output interfaces
New to the Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) DAQ product range are United Electronic Industries' (UEI) (Walpole, MA) DNA/DNR-DIO-452/462. The 12-channel, electromechanical relay boards are designed for use with UEI's 'Cube' and RACKtangle I/O series respectively.
Low-profile switches for industrial applications
Copal Electronics has added the CL-DA series (detect switches) to its portfolio. The side-activated switches have a very low profile (only 2 mm high) and are fully RoHS/WEEE compliant (lead-free soldering). The gold contacts guarantee maximum reliability at a maximum contact resistance of 100 mOhm and a minimum damping/insulation resistance of 100 mOhm at 100 VDC. The switches are rated at 12 VDC (100 mA) max. and 20 mVDC (1 µA) min. Switch travel is 2.35 mm. The mechanical and electrical life is listed as 50,000 cycles.
ALPS Develops SPVQ8 Series Compact Type Sliding Contact Detector Switch
ALPS ELECTRIC claims the world's smallest waterproof type detector switch, the SPVQ8 Series, for detecting mechanism operation in automotive and home appliances. Sample shipments will commence in September of this year.
ALPS Introduces the Wide Sweet Spot, Compact and Low-Profile SKSH Series TACT Switch
ALPS ELECTRIC has developed its new SKSH Series, a compact, low-profile TACT Switch suitable for portable devices such as mobile phones and audio players. As these types of devices become smaller and thinner, demand is increasing for smaller and thinner electronic components to be used inside. However, compact size is not the only request from device manufacturers. Switches for example, require aspects such as ease of integration into the final product, and secure operation feel.
C&K Offers Cost-Effective Miniature Slide Switches
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, offers a series of low-cost, miniature slide switches. Designated the OS Series, the RoHS-compliant miniature slide switches feature a new high-temperature option for lead-free soldering. Designed with a variety of actuators and terminations, the OS Series miniature slide switches are ideal for thermostat applications, as well as test and measurement equipment, computer peripherals and consumer products.
C&K's New Compact Reset Switches Target Pumps and Furnace Control Applications
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a compact reset switch with low operating force to ensure ease-of-use and precision in activation. Designated the LF series, the switches are ideal for use in pump and furnace controls.
C&K Expands Micro-Miniature, Snap-Acting Detect Switch Family with New Termination Options
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches and smart card interconnect devices, now offers its micro-miniature, snap-acting detect switch in four new surface-mount options. Designated the MDS Series, the detect switch is available in vertical and right-angle PCB mount and through-hole versions which now include surface-mount options of left with pins, left with no pins, right with pins and right with no pins. The MDS Series is ideal for use in telecom, medical, consumer, and other applications where detecting the presence of a mechanical device is required.
SBS 5000 J - Space Saving DIL Switches from knitter-switch
knitter-switch, one of Europe's leading switch manufacturers, has made a significant addition to its dual-in-line (DIL) switch product family with the launch of the SBS 5000 J series. Designed for surface mount applications across a wide range of market sectors, the SBS 5000 J DIL switch series features gold plated brass "j-hook" terminals which take up less room on host PCB's. The SBS 5000 J can be specified with either recessed actuators for protection against accidental operation, which also allow switches to be taped for automatic insertion during manufacture, or raised actuators for easier operation by users. The switches are end to end stackable and come with 4, 8 or 10 poles.
Miniature Lock Switch Family Expanded By Lorlin
Lorlin continues to expand its SRL series Key operated miniature lock switch range with the addition of the IRL impulsion type. The IRL provides two switch positions, a maintained centre "neutral" position and the "active" position at 60º clockwise with a spring return to the centre. The simple to mount Lorlin IRL key switch requires just a 16mm panel piercing hole, projects less than 30mm behind the mounting panel and is available with either single or double pole switching contacts.
Multimec Pushbutton Switches from Foremost are Illuminated with Orange & White LEDs
Foremost Electronics announced the availability of additional models and features in the MEC multimec switch range. MEC Switches was established in 1938 and is one of the leading European manufacturers of high quality switches with a reputation for leading-edge design and the use of top quality materials delivering maximum reliability under all conditions.
Reed Sensor Series Perform Beyond Their Size Class
Now offered in 2 Form B versions, the MK24 series Reed Sensors achieve a minimum life expectancy of 50 million operations at 5V, 5mA, 100Hz while measuring only 5mm x 1.8mm x 2.2mm. At 50 millions operations, the MK24's base reed switch, a 4mm KSK-1A04 unequivocally surpassed all other reed switches in its size class. Though ultra miniature, the MK24 is constructed of a rugged overmolded package containing the hermetically sealed reed switch.
Easy Relay For A Table With A Twist!
An Easy Relay from Eaton's Electrical Sector is providing convenient and versatile control for an unusual and innovative table developed by Rowland Art Engineering, a company that applies precision engineering and modern technology to produce novel yet practical objects that combine functionality with high artistic merit.
ALPS Introduces the SDDJF1A Series Slim Type One Pole Rocker Power Switch
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH has developed the "SDDJF1A Series, the industry's thinnest one pole rocker power switch. This AC switch combines slim size and durability with excellent insulation properties, making it suitable for power conservation in flat-screen TVs and PC monitors. Mass production will begin in August of this year.
Roulette tables provide tactile feedback experience
Diversified technology company 3M today announced that its next-generation surface capacitive touch technology has been incorporated in gaming machines built in central Europe for deployment worldwide. Gold Club d.o.o. of Slovenia selected the 3M MicroTouch MCT System for many of their gaming machines, including their 22-inch multi-user electronic roulette tables, to provide a more responsive and immersive user experience. Gold Club has adopted this 3M touch solution for its own-built machines and selected it for externally-manufactured machines throughout its casino operations.
CIT Relay & Switch JC Series Illuminated Pushbutton Switch
The versatile JC Series is a high quality switch offering a variety illuminated package styles to fit nearly any design requirement. With bi-colored LED combinations in blue, green, red, yellow and white, the JC series offers an internal snap-action mechanism providing long lasting, quick make and break momentary or latching contacts. Single color LEDs are three segment and bi-color include six segments offering uniform lighting. Offering laser etching with multiple style choices and numerous color choices – the combinations are endless!
ALPS Develops SPVQ9 Series Sliding Contact Micro Switch
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH announced its new "SPVQ9 Series" Sliding Contact Micro Switch. The switch features high reliability using the industry's first two-circuit sliding contact structure, making it suitable for emergency devices or for detecting mechanism movement in automotive and consumer electronic devices. Sample shipments will begin this month.