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Emergency stop switch with lighted options

Emergency stop switch with lighted options
Designed to meet the needs of handheld device manufacturers, RAFI has increased its offering of Emergency Stop switches (E-Stop) with its new Active/Inactive lighted options, the E-Stop switches visually show operators when an E-Stop is in the active state. The expanded E-stop offering now includes versions from the Lumotast 16, Lumotast 22, and RAFIX 22 FS+ switch families. 
15th June 2018

3-point PCB socket series covers pin sizes from 0.80 to 1.90mm

3-point PCB socket series covers pin sizes from 0.80 to 1.90mm
Harwin has announced further additions to its Sycamore Contact product offering. While this series was initially capable of accommodating 1mm and 1.5mm diameter contact pins, it now covers pin sizes from 0.80 to 1.90mm. There are a wide variety of scenarios where electronic devices/modules will require replacement over time (such as depleted gas sensors or worn-out energy harvesting transducers).
13th June 2018

Silicon switches offer industry’s lowest insertion-loss

Silicon switches offer industry’s lowest insertion-loss
Analog Devices has announced production release of its 44GHz single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switches, the ADRF5024 and ADRF5025 in advanced Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) technology. The two switches are broadband, with the ADRF5024 yielding flat frequency response from 100MHz to 44GHz, while the ADRF5025 from 9kHz to 44GHz, with repeatable characteristics better than 1.7dB insertion loss and 35dB channel to channel isolation.
13th June 2018


Distributor and supplier team up to aid pushbutton migration

Distributor and supplier team up to aid pushbutton migration
A collaboration between RS Components and Siemens will help customers with the phase out of the manufacturer’s SIRIUS 3SB3 22mm pushbutton range and the migration to Siemens’ SIRIUS ACT range of devices. In October 2017, Siemens announced the beginning of a gradual phase-out period – lasting two years – of its 22mm SIRIUS 3SB3 command and signalling devices, providing customers with enough time to migrate to the newer range of ACT pushbutton devices.
12th June 2018

Fan controllers deliver temperature-sensitive speed control

Fan controllers deliver temperature-sensitive speed control
Energy-efficient fan controllers together with the 4300N series of fans from ebm-papst, are in stock at RS Components. The latest fan controller solutions are low-cost, credit-card-sized devices. The DCP controllers offer optimised power consumption by providing temperature-sensitive speed control for four-wire PWM controlled compact fans at 12, 24 and 48V DC.
17th May 2018

Tactile switch series offers advanced haptic features

Tactile switch series offers advanced haptic features
RAFI USA has developed a compact switch that combines a tactile and acoustic response with a long operating life and secure contact connections. Designed for a wide range of applications including automotive, instrumentation, medical, test & measurement and more, the miniature MICON 5 tactile switch is available with a wide range of operating forces to deliver the required haptic characteristics for most any application.
16th May 2018

Rugged relay designed for harsh inductive loads

Rugged relay designed for harsh inductive loads
TE Connectivity (TE) is pleased to announce the release of its new CII FC-335 series relay. Designed to manage harsh inductive, motor and lamp loads, this high-performance relay offers a rugged means of power switching in a range of aerospace, defence and marine applications. TE’s new relays are built to handle higher capacity loads than most comparable mid-range relays on the market, offering a 35A/28VDC resistive load rating.
2nd May 2018

Inductor delivers up to 250A continuous current rating

Inductor delivers up to 250A continuous current rating
A Very High-Current Through-Hole Inductor - the Vishay Dale IHXL-2000VZ-5A – is available from New Yorker Electronics. The Vishay IHXL technology combines the metal composite construction of a pressed metal powder with an insulating binder which allows for high saturation magnetisation and high field strength – so it handles high transient current spikes without saturation.
1st May 2018

Latest patent on zero-leakage high-voltage analog switches

Latest patent on zero-leakage high-voltage analog switches
ICsense, a TDK group company, is a supplier of analogue, mixed-signal and high-voltage ASICs (Application Specific ICs). The company has filed another patent to strengthen its portfolio in analogue circuits. The invention allows users to implement analogue, floating high-voltage switches that don’t load its connected lines. Contrary to existing solutions using large resistances and thereby large time constants, this invention provides a solution with no leakage current and with a small time constant.
26th April 2018

Cisco switches increase industrial network resilience

Cisco switches increase industrial network resilience
Amplicon has introduced the IE 4010, an industrial rackmount Ethernet switch designed to withstand industrial environments whilst offering security, easy deployment and ease-to-use. The Cisco IE 4010 offers security, functionality, approvals and robustness. Designed to withstand extreme industrial environments, the IE 4010 offers 24Gb PoE/PoE+ capable ports, making them suitable for use as access switches in industrial environments to connect high definition IP cameras, Access Points and IP phones.
25th April 2018


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