Relays and Switches
Switches, Cables and Connectors come together in new knitter-switch custom electromechanical assembly service
knitter-switch, one of Europe's leading switch manufacturers, announces a custom assembly service that brings together knitter-switch products with customer specified cabling, connectors and other electromechanical parts.
Waterproof Detector Switches with Bent Press-Fit Terminals for Automotive Applications
Devices and components installed in automobiles are exposed to water, dust, and other adverse conditions, but in the interests of maximizing safety, such components must be highly reliable. With the SPVQA series, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers waterproof detector switches with left- or right-hand side bent press-fit terminals for easy mounting without soldering. Housed in a 15.2mm x 6.4mm x 7.95mm (W x D x H) case, they are an ideal solution for automotive applications such as the mechanical detection of the position of doors, engine bonnets etc.
Energy management efficiency enhanced with Omron relays
Omron has developed two new relays starting from the existing product families G7L and G8P, specifically to meet the needs and requirements of renewable energy systems. Many of these systems will require efficient DC-AC inverter circuits where robust and reliable relays must be capable of handling AC load switching and providing network grid isolation protection.
Three Phase Solid State Relays & Their Application in Three Phase Heating Circuits
Three Phase Solid State Relays (SSRs) have been available since shortly after the introduction of Single Phase SSRs in 1970. The first of these relays were nothing more than 3 individual SSRs with a common input connection packaged in a single housing.
Three Phase Solid State Relays & Their Application in Three Phase Motor Circuits
Three phase Solid State Relays (SSRs) have been available since shortly after the introduction of Single Phase SSRs in 1970. The first of these relays were nothing more than 3 individual SSRs with a common input connection packaged in a single housing.
C&K’s New Rocker Switches Offer Illuminated and Two-Tone Versions
C&K Components has developed two new series of rocker switches for household appliances, instrument panels, industrial controls and computers/peripherals. Designated the CG and the CL series, the UL- and CSA-approved single pole power rocker switches feature two-tone and multi-colored illuminated actuators. The durable rockers are easy to install and offer a casing that can retain markings.
ALPS Provides Tiny Push Switch with Detent and 1.7mm Travel for Automotive Applications
With the SPEJ110100, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers a tiny momentary-type push switch with detent, which is ideally suited for mirror control for power window units and switching of various electric devices in a motor vehicle. The vertically activated SMD switch is remarkable for its small enclosure of 7.0mm x 7.0mm x 6.0mm (W x D x H) and a long travel of 1.7mm. Designed as a 2-pole 2-position switch, the SPEJ110100 is rated for switching currents of 0.2A at 14VDC. The necessary operating force accounts for a maximum of 3.5±0.7N. It has an operating life of 10,000 switching cycles.
Low Profile Keypad Switches from Foremost Electronics
Foremost Electronics, the Essex based specialist distributor of electromechanical components has been appointed as the UK distributor for the Marquardt 6425 range of keypad switches. With worldwide sales of more than 3,000,000 pieces per year the 6425 switch range has proven to be highly reliable and very successful in a wide range of applications including telecoms, control and alarm panels, weighing scales and similar instrumentation and point of sale equipment. The 6425 switch range has low operating noise making them suitable for pro-audio, broadcast and medical applications.
Two-Way Operation-Type SMD Detector Switches for Consumer and Car A/V Applications
With the SPVT series, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers a series of particularly small and flat two-way operation-type detector switches with dimensions of only 5.6mm x 6.5mm x 1.8mm (W x D x H). The surface-mountable devices are remarkable for their high reliability and long operating life of 100,000 switching cycles. Conceived as 1-pole 1-position switches, the SPVT series is rated for switching currents of 100µA at 3VDC or maximal 1mA at 5VDC respectively. The necessary operating force accounts for a maximum of 0.4N.
Crydom Announces The “CL” Series of Panel Mounted General Purpose AC Solid State Relays
Crydom's new CL series of AC output Solid State Relays is intended for general purpose use in heating, lighting and motion control applications where panel mounting is desirable but traditional heavy duty SSRs are not required.
Relialign RDI2 Series Residential Door Interlock Switches
Honeywell's Relialign Series of residential door interlocks now includes the RDI2 Series, engineered with a rugged, plastic housing. Designed specifically for residential swing door applications, the RDI2 Series joins an established product line of metal-housed products released in 2009 (RDI Series).
New products and more in World Cup Edition of knitter-switch News
To celebrate one of the world's greatest sporting events knitter-switch has published its latest newsletter to coincide with the 2010 World Cup and it includes a competition for readers to enter a free draw to win one of a number of iPod nanos, entry to the competition closes on June 30th. To download your copy of the latest knitter-switch news simply visit www.knitter-switch.com
CIT Relay & Switch SH Series Key Switch
The versatile SH Series is a high quality switch offering a variety of non-illuminated and illuminated package styles to fit nearly any design requirement. This utility switch features non-illuminated, single and bi-color LED options with a wide variety of cap and actuator options. The SH Series offers design engineers hundreds of options to fulfill their design needs. Included in the over 25 different cap and actuator options are pre-engraved off-the-shelf process symbols such as lighted "on/off" and arrow directional symbols. The 12mm flat actuator combined with a short 0.5mm travel is ideal for use under a laminated panel.
Crydom Announces the LVD Series of Panel Mounted Low Voltage Disconnect DC Solid State Switches
Crydom's new LVD series of DC output Low Voltage Disconnect Solid State Switches is designed to disconnect 12 or 24 volt battery systems from their loads when the battery voltage falls below a pre-selected DC voltage. The LVD will also automatically reconnect the load circuit once the battery voltage returns to a normal value after charging. The LVD series is offered in a rugged industry standard encapsulated panel mount package with screw terminals.
C&K's Ultra-Miniature Tactile Switch
C&K Components has expanded its KMT Series of ultra-miniature tactile switches. The new KMT0 ultra-miniature tactile switch features a life span of more than 300,000 electrical and mechanical cycles, and is sealed to IP57 specifications.
Ultra-sensitive dual-channel quadrature Hall-effect bipolar switch
The new A1230 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is an ultra-sensitive dual-channel quadrature Hall-effect bipolar switch IC designed for use in rotating ring-magnet based speed and direction sensing applications in harsh automotive and industrial environments.
Switchtec's relay catalogue is comprehensive and easy to use for rapid product selection
Switchtec has released a relays and accessories catalogue containing details of all relays available from the company. The comprehensive 260 page catalogue is designed for ease of use and is a valuable tool for designers, specifiers and buyers who can rapidly 'grab' a wide range of information about relays and relay accessories.
SMR 70000 Surface-mount microminiature rotary coded switches from knitter-switch
knitter-switch has completed its 7x7mm rotary coded switch range with the launch of the SMR 70000 series. Like other microminiature switches from knitter-switch, the new rotary coded switches are surface-mount devices and will be suitable for many applications in Pro-Audio, Broadcast and Medical systems as well as address switching for all types of industrial bus controllers and modules.
Low-cost Miniature Incremental Encoders
The OPE1275 and OPE2275 single- and dual-channel encoders are easy to assemble, cost-effective miniature incremental encoders, rated to 256 pulses per revolution, at speeds of up to 5,000 RPM.
Crydom Introduces the CTR Series of Three-Phase AC Output Din Rail Mounted Solid State Contactor Relays
Crydom, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) and global expert in Solid State Relay Technology, announces the introduction of the CTR Series of 90 mm wide three-phase DIN Rail mounted AC output SSRs. The new Crydom CTR series offers UL approved AC output ratings of 25 amps per channel at 600 VAC, AC or DC input control, zero voltage or random turn on, and IP20 touch safe construction with integral heat sink.
Waterproof Low Profile Vandal-Proof Keypads from Foremost Electronics
"The demand for rugged waterproof keypads continues to grow as the need for security and access systems becomes more widespread." Claims Alan Cook, Managing Director of Foremost Electronics, the Essex based specialist distributor of electromechanical components. "These two new additions to our keypad range offer a cost effective, ergonomic, low profile secure access solution while in addition they are vandal resistant and waterproof." These products are exclusive to Foremost Electronics who can supply them to customers throughout Europe.
C&K’s Ultra-Miniature Halogen-Free Tactile Switch now available from TTI, Inc.
TTI, Inc., the global distributor of passive, interconnect, relay & switch and discrete components, has announced that C&K Components has enhanced its KMT Series tactile switches using halogen-free materials. Measuring just 2.6x3.0x0.65mm, with a 0.45mm body height, the ultra-miniature, ultra high-reliability tactile switch now conforms to all environmental requirements.
Crydom Introduces the CN Series of Single in-line Pluggable Solid State Relays, DIN Rail Mounted Sockets and Assemblies
The CN series features 5 mm wide pluggable/PCB mountable single-in-line AC and DC output SSRs, Single channel DRS series sockets for CN series SSRs, and DIN rail mounted CN series SSR/Socket Assemblies.
C&K's Ultra-Miniature Pushbutton Switches
C&K Components has developed an ultra miniature pushbutton switch. Designated the FP Series, the RoHS compliant and compatible sealed switches are available in both vertical and right angle mount configurations, and feature an extended operating life to 50,000 cycles.
MICRO SWITCH™ BX2 Hazardous Area Limit Switches
Honeywell's MICRO SWITCH BX Hazardous Area Limit Switch Series now contains the MICRO SWITCH BX2 Series, complete with stainless steel, corrosion-resistant housing. The MICRO SWITCH BX2 Series' stainless steel housing provides enhanced corrosion resistance in applications exposed to aggressive, caustic agents often found in chemical processing plants, off-shore/near-shore sites, and other hazardous areas.
Limitless WGLA Series Global Limit Switches and WPMM Monitor
Honeywell introduced a new series of wireless limit switches that combine great flexibility with proven harsh-duty packaging to increase efficiencies and improve safety for machines, equipment, OEMs, and operators. The new Limitless™ Series of switches and monitors offers a new way of working that delivers more flexibility, more up time, more reliability, and more freedom. Honeywell Sensing and Control develops this technology to be a truly cutting-edge, cost-saving solution.
TT electronics OPTEK Technology Offers One of The Industry’s Most Cost-Effective Miniature Incremental Encoders
Providing design engineers with a cost-effective, high pulse per revolution device for applications with small shaft motors, TT electronics OPTEK Technology offers a family of low-cost miniature incremental encoders. The OPE1275 and OPE2275 single- and dual-channel encoders are designed specifically for use in printer motors, machine automation and machine safety equipment.
RS Series Magnetic Detect Switches from C&K Components
C&K Components offers a magnetic detect switch designed specifically for use in telecom and enclosure applications. The miniature, surface mount RS Series switches feature a magnetic reed sensor with an omnipolar orientation, allowing it to be operated with either pole of the magnet.
Foremost Electronics Introduces IP Video Surveillance Joysticks
Foremost Electronics announced the availability of the CH Products IP Video Surveillance Joysticks. The IP Desktop is a USB controller specifically designed to provide the network video monitoring industry with a responsive and accurate pan, tilt and zoom camera positioning controls. Featuring a three-axis Hall Effect joystick, twelve programmable switches and USB interface, the IP Desktop integrates seamlessly with any video surveillance software platform recognizing joystick inputs via Microsoft's DirectX.
CIT Relay & Switch CL1200 Series Bi-Color LED Pushbutton Switch
The CL1200 Series offers thru-hole, right angle and surface mount terminal options with a choice of round and square cap styles, both of which are available with and without LED hole and complimentary optional frames. The extremely versatile CL 1200 provides design engineers with the choice of standard LED colors of red, green, yellow, blue, orange and white along with super bright colors of red, green and yellow. Bi-color choices make innumerable the combinations and applications for this popular switch. Non-lighted versions are also available with multiple cap and frame color combinations.
LP14 illuminated pushbutton switches from knitter-switch give users a good feeling
knitter-switch has added to its pushbutton switch product range a new series of momentary action illuminated pushbutton switches designed for use in a wide range of applications including audio/visual consoles, test and measuring instruments and industrial controls.
TT Electronics OPTEK Technology Develops Non-Contact Slotted Optical Switch In Right-Angle Package
Providing design engineers a flexible optical device with multiple output configurations, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a Photologic slotted optical switch in a right angle package. Designated the OPB920xZ Series, the non-contact switch consists of an infrared LED mounted on the tower and a Photologic sensor mounted on the base of a right angle shaped package. The OPB920 Series digital switches complement OPTEK's proven OPB420 Series analog slotted optical switches, which utilize a phototransistor output.
C1500 Rugged Single-Axis Joystick with contactless Hall-effect technology
Penny + Giles has launched its new robust, hand-operated 12-bit programmable Hall-effect technology-based JC1500 joystick for single-axis operator control of cranes, aerial work platforms and other off-highway vehicle applications. The compact joystick comes with a range of user-defined features, enabling OEMs to quickly and efficiently build safe and reliable control systems.
SKSG Series - ALPS Introduces New TACT Switch for Automotive Applications
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH announced its new SKSG Series TACT Switch for automobiles. The compact switch's high operation force protects against accidental operation, making it suitable for car AV equipment as well as keyless entry or car navigation systems. Sample shipments will commence this month.
CIT Relay & Switch BT Series Latching Illuminated Pushbutton Switch
The versatile BT series illuminated pushbutton switch offered by CIT Relay & Switch offers switching function of momentary and latching. Design engineers may choose from seven single LED colors or six dual LED color choices along with a round frame, square frame or no frame at all with nine cap style options. The numerous cap styles and colors offered are available in semi-transparent, transparent and opaque styles with ten laser etching choices.
MEDER's Instrumentation Grade Reed Relays Offer Unparalleled Switching Technology
The SIL HV, SIL RF, MSRF and CR Series meet the miniature size and low profile requirements of today's high tech designs, ranging in size from 8.6mm [0.339] to 24.13 [0.950] in length and 3.4mm [0.134] to 8.13mm [0.320] in height. Designed to eliminate any magnetic coupling effect when stacked in matrices, they are equipped with an internal magnetic shield. Additionally, each series offers unique switching power and RF signal capabilities ranging up to 7 GHz.
Lights and push-buttons for today's panel applications
Aerco now stocks the P9 range of panel-mounting push-buttons and indicating lights from GE that is designed to provide longer life, better illumination and more colour options in all types of control panels.
C&K Develops Low-Profile Rotary DIP Switches
C&K Components has developed a new series of low-profile rotary DIP switches. Available in surface mount and through-hole models, the RTE Series DIP switches feature SPDT, SP3T and SP4T rotary functions as well as rotary binary-decimal and hexa-decimal coding.
All knitter-switch products featured in new online catalogue
Such is the scale and speed of new product development at knitter-switch that the company is now publishing its catalogue online – visit www.knitter-switch.com to view or download the catalogue as a PDF.
C&K's Subminiature Detect Switches
C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a new series of through-hole subminiature detect switches. Available with pretravel and overtravel, the KM1202 features a highly reliable contact design with a minimum electrical life of 10,000 actuations at full load.