Electrical Transmission & Switching

Electrical Equipment & Systems

First U.S. Company to License Disruptive Wind Power Technology

September 30, 2016

SheerWind INVELOX wind funnel power generation expands to include South Dakota MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 28, 2016 - SheerWind, a Minnesota USA based wind-power innovator, has signed a licensing agreement with Mark Luke Wind Energy, LLC, a division of a diverse construction and development company that will allow SheerWind's INVELOX™ wind-power generating systems to be marketed and deployed in... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Power Distribution Blocks have touch safe design.

September 27, 2016

Suitable for use with copper conductor, touch safe power distribution blocks have transparent cover that both aids visual inspection and provides IP20 touch safe protection. Cover design incorporates dovetail tabs for nesting connectors together to create multiple configurations, and step shape design of copper alloy block facilitates installation in confined spaces. Connectors can be DIN-rail or panel mounted and have short circuit current rating of 100 or 200 kA RMS SYM Amps. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment

Foot Switches are designed for medical imaging equipment.

September 23, 2016

X-Ray, MRI, and CT device foot switches are designed for facilitated navigation and user comfort and provide reliable control. Customizable for functionality and cosmetics, these ergonomic products are available with up to 14 digital and analog control functions along with choice of cable and connector; powder-coated, pressure die-cast, aluminum consoles; and ratings up to IPX8. Other options include integral carrying handles, console style, wireless operation, and actuator type. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

RF and Microwave Modules facilitate rapid prototyping.

September 22, 2016

Featuring fully integrated, hermetically sealed design, HMC Series Modules shorten proof-of-concept phase of design cycle and help minimize overall in-house technical support needed to assemble, test, and validate design. Series includes: HMC-C582 ultra-wideband power amplifier module ranging from .01–20 GHz; HMC-C583 single pole single throw switch module ranging from 0.1–40 GHz; HMC-C584 0.1–40 GHz, 31 dB, 5-bit digital attenuator module; and HMC7891 2–18 GHz limiting amplifier module. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

New Yorker Electronics Rolls Out Full New Line of Industrial Control Switches

September 20, 2016

New ECS Series with Detachable Contact Blocks Keep Installations Easy and Safe NORTHVALE, NEW JERSEY, USA - New Yorker Electronics is now featuring the complete new Excel Cell Electronic (ECE) line of Industrial Control Switches. The ECS Series is an IP65 waterproof type device. Because it is designed for liquid and oil resistance, the entire series can be used in a wide variety of... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission, Safety & Security Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Safety Gate System provides holding force of 7,500 N.

September 19, 2016

Suitable for small and light as well as large and heavy doors and gates, PSENmlock offers safety gate monitoring and safe guard locking for protection of personnel and processes to highest PL e in one device. Currentless guard locking system uses bistable magnet, minimizing energy consumption. With holding force of 7,500 N and integrated latching force of 30 N, safety gate system prevents guard from opening inadvertently, making PSENmlock particularly suitable for machines with hazardous overrun. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Remote Racking System features magnetic latching system.

September 19, 2016

Designed to operate GE's Type AKR air circuit breakers with 800–2,000 A ratings, Model RRS-3 AKD-6 allows technicians to remotely install and remove breaker from up to 300 ft away. Portable unit offers mechanical and/or electrical safety protection, adjusts to fit electrical equipment configurations, minimizes need for personal protection equipment, and helps with NFPA 70E arc-flash safety compliance. Optional features include 25 ft extension cables, 24 Vdc LED light, and wireless video camera. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

PXIe Switching Modules provide signal isolation.

September 19, 2016

Compatible with 18- and 9-slot 3U PXI Express mainframes and 4-slot portable PXI-hybrid mainframe, SentinelEX PXI Express Switching Modules help maximize performance of measurement instrumentation by reducing false pass/fail errors and intermittent faults associated with marginal signal levels. Products maximize test signal integrity through use of advanced circuit board layout techniques that minimize effects of unwanted transmission stubs and shield against radiated signals in adjacent slots. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Dortronics Push Button Switches Make Handicap Access Easier

September 16, 2016

Designed for Visibility and Easy Operation Orlando, FL (September 12, 2016) - Dortronics is showcasing their lineup of handicap accessible push button switches at ASIS 2016 this week. Available with a wide range of options, the switches are ideal for installation in hospitals, casinos, warehouses, banks, schools, offices and more. “The many design options available in our lineup makes... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Voltage Regulator/Power Distribution Module offer versatility.

September 15, 2016

Using common standoffs, VR6 Voltage Regulator snaps together with PDS8 Dual Input Power Distribution Module, saving enclosure space to provide 5 Vdc or 12 Vdc and 24 Vdc simultaneously – individually selectable over each of 8 outputs. Offering surge suppression, regulator features 24 Vdc input at 1.75 A with output of 5 Vdc at 6 A, and 24 Vdc input with 12 Vdc output at 6 A. Power distribution module, featuring 8 fuse-protected outputs, provides 5–24 Vdc up to 10 A or 16–28 Vac up to 14 A. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Altronix Showcases Outdoor NetWay(TM) Managed PoE+ Switches at ASIS 2016

September 14, 2016

NetWay4EWP Managed PoE+ Hardened Switch with 1GB Fiber Uplink for Long Distance Applications NetWay4EWP Orlando, FL – Altronix, the recognized leader in power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, is displaying new managed PoE+ indoor and outdoor hardened switches here at ASIS 2016. The new feature-packed NetWay4EWP features a 1GB SFP (fiber) port, 115/230VAC... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Heavy-Duty Safety Rope Pull Switches initiate emergency command.

September 13, 2016

Designed to mount on machines and sections of conveyors which cannot be protected by guards, stainless steel OMEGA® GLHD Series can initiate emergency command from any point along installed rope length to protect conveyor lengths up 820 ft. These switches, which conform to ISO13850 and EN60947-5-5, provide emergency stop rope pull protection for exposed conveyors or machines. NEMA 6 (IP67) construction accommodates indoor and outdoor use and withstands washdown. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Non-Contact Safety Switches feature European fittings.

September 12, 2016

Featuring coded magnetic actuation and IP69K rating, OMEGA® LPC/LMC, CPC/CMC, and SPC/SMC Series Switches are designed to interlock hinged, sliding, or removable machine guard doors in factory automation applications. Units can provide input to safety PLC to initiate machine shutdown in emergency situation. Switches are specifically advantageous in applications when poor guard alignment exists, anti-tamper sensing is required, and long life is required. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Nano-Power Digital Switches utilize TMR technology.

September 12, 2016

Based on Tunneling Magnetoresistive technology, Series CT51x offers alternative to Hall Effect and mechanical reed switches. Units enable high-accuracy position detection, control, and power switching functions for IoT, consumer, and industrial applications. Sensors are fully integrated with CMOS process to create completely monolithic solution. In terms of power efficiency, devices can perform switching, positioning, and rotation measurement while consuming less than 350 nA on average. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Ethernet Switch ensures reliable harsh environment communication.

September 9, 2016

Supplied in IP65-/67-rated metal enclosure, Scalance XP-200 Layer 2 switches are approved for hazardous locations in Zone 2 and used for setting up electrical line, star, and ring structures. Scalance XP208 has 8 ports, while Scalance XP216 has 16 ports. In addition to Fast Ethernet ports using M12 connection system (D-coded), Scalance XP216 also offers up to 4 Gigabit ports in M12 connection technology (X-coded). Switches operate over -40 to +70°C range and supply up to 20 W via PoE. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Micro-Grid Switch stores/couples energy to meet peak load needs.

September 8, 2016

Sub-cycle switching DTI Micro-Grid Power Controller can store power from renewable energy sources and be coupled to grid to meet peak load requirements in real-time. Providing bi-directional power flow, key system elements include grid-tied inverter at medium voltage and lower-voltage DC bus. Design uses redundant switches in series and features DC link that connects to grid at 4–7.5 kVac through inverter. Consolidating all necessary hardware, unit is scalable to multi-megawatt levels.
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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Latching Relay supports 12 V battery disconnect applications.

September 7, 2016

Designed for high-current safety and power efficiency solutions used in 12 V battery vehicles, 210 A Model FTR-V1 offers 160 A (25°C) and 110 A (120°C) of continuous current carrying capabilities, and maximum 1,200 A inrush for 0.2 sec. Relay features double-winding latching coil and 600 µΩ contact resistance. Housed in sealed, 85 x 52 mm package with 24.7 mm profile, relay has press fit terminals on control side that eliminate need for harnesses and allow direct connection to PCB. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Analog Switches/Multiplexers feature advanced silicon process.

September 2, 2016

Replacing aging silicon technology in diverse applications, DGxxxLE and DGxxxxE analog switches and multiplexers are designed on high-density, 18 V process that proffers upgrade path for those using Vishay 12 V series products. Both ruggedized series feature 16 V operating voltage, minimized reduced leakage and parasitic capacitance, as well as maximized switching speeds, latch-up current, and ESD protection ratings. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Paddle Flow Switch is constructed for durability, reliability.

August 31, 2016

Used to signal, start, or stop electronically operated equipment when flow or no-flow conditions occur, FSW-160 comes in NEMA 1 (IP10) enclosure and features stainless steel paddle and shaft. Elastomeric sealing system eliminates metal fatigue and corrosion associated with metal bellows. Design allows for reliable monitoring of such flow switching applications as automotive, manufacturing, chemical processing, HVAC, water, and wastewater. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Hybrid KVM Matrix Switch delivers uncompressed, 10G signal path.

August 31, 2016

Used in film, broadcast, and post-production applications, TLX24 non-blocking, 24-port matrix switch provides end-to-end routing of video and computer peripheral signals. This 1RU unit, offering fiber-optic, CATx, and hybrid connectivity options, may be configured as unidirectional 24x24 or bidirectional 12x12 switch and delivers 100% uncompressed, 10 Gbps signal path. With TLX extenders, protocol-agnostic switch offers precise transmission and switching of UHD, HDR, and 4K DCI video. Read More