Schurter AG Articles
Schurter prioritises medical component production
SCHURTER has taken the facts of the COVID-19 pandemic into account and has prioritised and ramped up the production of its components and input systems, which are used in medical devices.
Changes to the Board of Directors at Schurter
After almost 35 years success in leading positions including CEO of the family business, Hans-Rudolf Schurter is retiring. The reason for this is not due to a lack of enthusiasm for his duties, but to the company's Articles of Association.
Volex and SCHURTER License and Distribution Contract
The British power cord and cable assembly solutions specialist Volex and SCHURTER Group have a long standing and successful partnership. This partnership has now been taken to a new level in a ‘License and Distribution Contract’.
Global harmonisation of the appliance coupler standard
In the process of global harmonisation, the US and Canada will adopt the IEC 60320 standard for device plugs with minor deviations.
Optimised resistive touch screen solutions
Resistive touchscreens have been frequently used in industrial and medical environments for nearly 30 years. The resistive technology is a proven, reliable and mature technique with features such as robustness, EMC conformity, closed front without dirty edges, IP67, available in diagonals up to 24".
Whitepaper expertise on zero energy indicators
Indicators for the operating status of electrical equipment generate heat during operation. Wasted energy, which also promotes the ageing of surrounding components. But that does not have to be the case. A new technology reduces the power loss by up to 2,000%.
Three-phase mains filter with small footprint
FMAD NEO is the name of the latest single-stage filter family for three-phase systems with a neutral line. Especially compact with high performance, the new filter series is suited for use in today's more portable industrial machines, designed to occupy less floor space in manufacturing plants. A wide temperature range extends its capabilities for use in many critical applications.
One-phase filter designed for AC and DC applications
SCHURTER extends its successful family of chassis mounted filters for 1-phase systems, FMAB NEO with the new series FMAB HV. It is suitable for applications up to 277VAC as well as 400VDC. In North America, there are various 1-phase applications in the 3-phase 480/277VAC network. 400VDC is often used in modern data centres with DC power supply. The single-stage filter series combines a compact design with a high level of performance.
Medical and health and safety standard successfully passed
SCHURTER has successfully passed the initial certification for the medical standard according to DIN EN ISO 13485 as well as the occupational health and safety standard according to DIN ISO 45001. The certification audits for the two standards took place in April 2019 and were successfully passed following a well-prepared and organised process.
Evaluation boards for current-compensated high-current chokes
Proven test circuit boards are being offered by SCHURTER for the DKIH-1 and DKIH-3 high-current chokes. With these, an EMI filter circuit for one or three phase systems can be set up and tested easily and quickly in an iterative process without having to make any adjustments to the layout of your own PCB.
Coupler system enables efficient DC power distribution in data centres
With the GP21 plug connector and the GS21 socket-outlet, SCHURTER has launched the UL approved IEC TS 62735-1 standardised DC coupler system designed to enable efficient DC power distribution in data centre power distribution strips and UPS. With a complete DC power supply architecture, from source to load, the cost intensive and failure-prone transformations and conversions, including their components, are completely eliminated. Operat...
The voltage rises in vehicles
The idea of a higher vehicle electrical system voltage in automobiles is not new. As early as the 1990s, a 42V consortium was set up. However, due to a lack of standards, this approach was not successful. But now everything is to change.
The industrialisation of satellites
The use of space by satellites has so far focused on scientific, communicative and military aspects. This will change massively in the future. Whole swarms of small satellites are to orbit the globe and supply mankind with internet from orbit.
Power fuses successfully recertified for space applications
SCHURTER and the European Space Agency (ESA) have a long and intensive cooperation in research and development. SCHURTER has been the exclusive supplier of fuses for a decade. The biennial recertification also took place in 2018 without any complaints.
Metal line switches with ring illumination
The MSM Metal Line series with ring lighting has been revised and fine-tuned by SCHURTER. The optimised switches of the MSM family still have the same diameter of 19, 22 and 30mm. The high-quality housing made of either robust stainless steel or aluminium also remained untouched.
An insatiable hunger for power
Every motorist wants maximum comfort and maximum safety. So more and more electronics are being packed into the vehicle for this purpose. This leads to a constantly increasing power density with not insignificant thermal hazard potential.
Compact power entry module features additional ground choke
SCHURTER has extended its power entry module series DD12 with new flange variants for screw and snap mounting. New versions are also available with additional ground choke for suppressing high frequency interference on the ground conductor. The DD12 with fuse holder, switch and filter offers remarkable functionality in a very compact housing.
Switching power supply suited for indoor lighting applications
SCHURTER accessorises its illuminated Metal Line switches with the PSUP 24VDC universal switching power supply. The Class II power supply supports SCHURTER’s full range of point and ring illuminated Metal Line switches rated for 24VDC supply voltage. The PSUP is also suited for a wide variety of indoor lighting applications such as LED.
Power entry module equipped with double-stage filter
Modern electronic equipment is designed to deliver high performance in a compact size. Often this causes problems affecting the equipment itself or other nearby devices due to the inherent electro-magnetic interferences being generated in and between the different systems. To meet these EMC challenges, high performance power entry modules must also keep pace, and such is the case with the new DD14 series from SCHURTER.
Can these IEC connectors take the heat?
Connectors that are approved in accordance with IEC 60320 are suitable for use at ambient temperatures of up to 40°C. The average temperature over a period of 24 hours should not exceed 35°C with a lower limit of -5°C for the ambient air temperature. But can it go higher?