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Laird Technologies

3481 Rider Trail South, Earth City, MO, 63045, USA

  • 636-898-6000

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Jannette Avila
Phone: 636-898-6215
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Laird Technologies

controls & controllers

Thermoelectric Modules optimize reliability of PCR cyclers.

March 4, 2016

Tested to 800,000 temperature cycles, RoHS-compliant PC Series can operate in temperatures up to 120°C, exceeding requirements for polymerase chain reaction machines. Modules are constructed with multiple layers between ceramic substrates, copper buss bars, and semiconductor couples. To minimize thermally induced stress and extend operational life of modules, flexible and thermally conductive soft layer is inserted between cold side ceramic substrate and copper buss bars. Read More

controls & controllers, hvac, materials & material processing, green & clean

Temperature Control System targets outdoor kiosks.

February 3, 2016

Using impingement flow to transfer heat, AA-230 Series cools objects via convection. Air-to-air thermoelectric assembly has 230 W of cooling power at ΔT=0°C. Heat is absorbed and dissipated through custom designed heat exchangers with high aspect ratio. Dual cold side air ducts can be oriented in any direction to accommodate obstructions and maximize circulation. Mounting horizontally to accommodate tight spaces, system provides solid state operation with non-CFC refrigerants. Read More

controls & controllers

PCR Cycler Evaluation Kit enhances DNA replication.

August 21, 2015

PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) Cycler Evaluation Kit, model PC-24-TS-58, enables accelerated, reliable results for DNA replication. Included programmable controller utilizes thermal feedback loop and 2 control loops – for control side and heat rejection side – that allow adjustment to precise temperatures required throughout process cycle without increasing test time or interfering with results. Thermoelectric assembly, cycling controller, and graphical interface are also included. Read More

controls & controllers

Thermoelectric Controller protects critical equipment.

April 29, 2015

Intended for Thermoelectric Assemblies, SR-54 Series Bi-Directional Programmable Controller features built-in monitoring and control intelligence. Microcontroller-based device drives TEAs to exact temperature set points in cooling and heating mode. Unit accommodates up to 3 NTC thermistors and can control temperature to within ±0.15°C under steady state conditions. With SR-54, alarm features can be programmed to identify problematic fan, thermoelectric module, thermostat, or temperature sensor. Read More

communication systems & equipment

M2M Antennas optimize industrial connectivity.

March 26, 2015

Rated for temporary water immersion, HCR Dual Band and HCR Tri-band Rotatable Shell Omnidirectional Antennas can withstand temperatures from -40 to 70°C and offer variety of vandal-resistant mounting options. Dual-band model operates in 824–894 MHz or 1,850–1,990 MHz frequency ranges, while tri-band models function in 824–894 MHz, 1,710–1,880 MHz, and 1,910–2,170 MHz frequency ranges as well as 880–960 MHz, 1,710–1,880 MHz, and 1,850–1,990 MHz frequency ranges. Read More

communication systems & equipment

M2M Antenna increases connectivity in harsh environments.

March 26, 2015

Supplied in weather-resistant, IP67-rated housing, LPS69223NT Omni Directional LTE Disk-Puck Antenna offers complete cellular 3G/4G LTE data coverage for such operational-critical environments as manufacturing, warehouses, and field services. Machine to Machine (M2M) antenna fosters discretion via low-profile design and offers single-port connectivity. Other applications include outdoor kiosks, remote ATMs, as well as unsupervised RF remote monitoring and control devices. Read More

communication systems & equipment

Intelligent Dongle brings IoT to legacy devices.

March 4, 2015

With BT900-US BT4.0 Intelligent Dongle, legacy devices that have operating system and USB port can be converted to wireless with BT/BLE functionality. Event-driven smartBASIC programming language simplifies module integration, minimizes OEM development risk, and accelerates time to market. Designed to support Windows, Windows Embedded, MAC OSx, Linux, and Android, dual-mode dongle is suited for IoT and Connected Hospital applications as well as barcode scanners, POS terminals, PCs, and laptops. Read More

communication systems & equipment

Bluetooth Modules suit industrial and medical applications.

November 19, 2014

Comprising intelligent dual-mode modules for classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy, BT900 Series features event-driven smartBASIC programming language, which enables hostless operation. Without need for external processor, smartBASIC captures end-to-end process of reading, writing, and processing of data which then uses Classic Bluetooth or BLE to transfer it to/from Bluetooth device. Applications include industrial cable replacement, medical devices, ePOS terminals, and barcode scanners. Read More

controls & controllers

Operator Control Units can be used in explosive environments.

July 30, 2014

Mid-sized LRC-M1-IS and full-sized LRC-L1-IS are intrinsically safe operator control units (OCUs) approved for use in highly explosive environments. By adding these units to CattronControl™ products, operators can safely position themselves to best advantage without being restricted to manual control station or wired pendant. Supplied in Ergonomic housing, both OCUs are approved for Zone 0 use and employ dual processor electronics and safety critical software. Read More

communication systems & equipment, computer hardware & peripherals

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Modules foster connectivity integration.

July 30, 2014

Both 45 Series Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi modules and BT830 Series Bluetooth v4.0 UART HCI (Host Controller Interface) modules service key application areas, including AIDC devices, medical devices, barcode scanners, and M2M connectivity. While standalone use is possible for each, modules can combine to enable seamless integration of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for enterprise and industrial applications. Bundle for Embedded Windows operations, WH-SSD45NBT, features WH-SSD45N and the BT830. Read More

communication systems & equipment

UHF Vertical Antenna offers 2.0-4.1 dBi maximum gain.

July 11, 2014

Built for mobile and fixed applications in rugged environments, Ultra Phantom Antenna operates from 380–512 MHz and achieves IP67 certification to protect against dust and water exposure. Low profile design minimizes height clearance issues on specialty and heavy-duty vehicles, while secure mounting hardware deters vandalism. Omnidirectional antenna is suitable for government, public safety, and industrial/commercial markets. Read More

fluid & gas flow equipment, hvac, materials & material processing, thermal & heating equipment

Miniature Thermoelectric Modules offer optimal heat dissipation.

February 5, 2014

Built using Tlam thermally conductive circuit boards, Tlam OptoTEC® series is designed for applications where temperature stabilization of sensitive optical components is critical. Circuit boards have thin layer of thermally conductive dielectric material between copper foil layer and metal backing plate. Comprising 7 modules, series can create temperature differential (ΔT) of up to 67°C and pump from 1.5–9.0 W of heat at 25°C. At 85°C, series can create ΔT of 77°C and pump 1.6–9.9 W of heat. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

Board-Level EMI Shield can be used in space-restricted areas.

December 9, 2013

Ultra-Low Height Two-Piece Board-Level Shield serves board-level EMI shielding applications in which access to shielded components is required and conserving space between densely populated PCB and compact enclosure is critical. Frame with drawn latch features accommodates assembly height as low as 1 mm, and cover may be attached to, detached from, and subsequently reattached to frame in confined areas without interfering with other electrical components mounted on PCB outside frame.<br /> Read More

electrical equipment & systems, mounting & attaching products, safety & security equipment

Clip-On Grounding/Shielding Strips come in custom lengths.

December 4, 2013

Fingerstock product, Edge Guide Clip-on Strip, offers optimal grounding/shielding contact from PCB to card guide on rack or housing inside electronics. Snap-in feature of contact fingers prevents any potential snagging, allowing for bidirectional sliding contact along edges. Strip, made from BeCu, is available with various plating options, including tin or nickel. While compression forces facilitate card installation, customizable length options afford flexibility in design phase. Read More

communication systems & equipment, computer hardware & peripherals

ISM Band RF Transceiver employs FHSS technology.

October 18, 2013

Supplied in 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.4 in. diecast enclosure, CL024 operates in license-free 2.4 GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band. Radio utilizes Server/Client architecture for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communications with unlimited number of Clients in network, API commands to control packet routing, and communication with serial UART speeds up to 460.8 Kbps. RS232 interface allows integration with legacy data systems, and conducted output power is rated up to 125 mW. Read More

communication systems & equipment, controls & controllers, electrical equipment & systems, optics & photonics

Radio Remote Control suits machine control panels.

October 10, 2013

Offering redundant hardware and software architecture, SCU32 Transmitter Control Unit provides radio link for industrial applications and wireless solutions. Unit transmits up to 32 + 4 digital commands and up to 8 analog signals. It can be combined with various remote control receivers such as CT24, which features stop circuits that monitor output contacts, and shut down systems in event of failure. Read More

communication systems & equipment, computer hardware & peripherals, test & measuring instruments

Dual-Mode Bluetooth v4.0 Modules suit industrial environments.

October 2, 2013

With Class 1 range and dual-mode, or Bluetooth Smart Ready&trade; support, BT800 Series enables connections to devices that support BLE and Classic Bluetooth. HCI modules support full speed USB interface plus GPIO as well as I2S and PCM audio interfaces. Measuring 8.5 x 13 mm with 8 dBm output power, modules are suitable for adding Bluetooth connectivity to any device with Bluetooth software stack. HID Proxy Mode enables out-of-the box HID connectivity for devices such as keyboard and mouse. Read More

communication systems & equipment, computer hardware & peripherals, controls & controllers, electrical equipment & systems, sensors, monitors & transducers

Bluetooth Modules can serve as long-range cable replacements.

September 24, 2013

Class 1 Bluetooth 700 Series modules are designed to add long-range Bluetooth® data connectivity to any device. Based on Cambridge Silicon (CSR) BC04 chipset, modules provide Class 1 range via 18 dBm of transmit power. Entire series supports either on-board antenna or u.FL for external antenna connection plus range of Bluetooth profiles and AT command interface. While BT730 variants are based on Bluetooth v2.0 specification, BT740 variants support Bluetooth v 2.1 specification. Read More

controls & controllers

Machine Control Unit suits rugged industrial environments.

August 30, 2013

Available for cranes, lifting equipment, and other industrial machines, CattronControl&trade; LRC-S1 is compatible with digital and analog drive systems and has fixed layout with customer-definable control elements. Features include system configuration via secure wireless TransKey&trade; (RFID), variety of frequencies for worldwide use, graphic LCD and LEDs for status and feedback, as well as tandem and multi-transmitter and/or receiver operation. Force/angle safety feature is optional. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, electronic components & devices, optics & photonics

Transmitter Coil Modules foster wireless charging development.

August 9, 2013

RWC5353 Series helps shorten design cycles for engineers developing wireless charging devices. Compliant with Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi standard, wireless charging coil modules improve efficiency and performance while minimizing EMI in wireless charging devices. Transmitter coil modules use ferrite material 28, and complete solution features -40 to +85°C operating range. Power transmitter is A1 compliant and supports up to 5 W of power transfer. Read More

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