Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Hybrid Contactor supports high-frequency testing.

March 15, 2016

Used for testing high frequency semiconductors in high-volume production, mmWave Contactor combines traditional spring probe architecture for low frequency and power I/O’s with cantilever solution for peripheral high frequency transceiver I/O’s. Keeping interface from test equipment to device as short as possible while minimizing number of transitions enables broadband performance from DC to 81 GHz to be maintained. Typical applications include automotive radar, WiGig, and 5G backhaul devices. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Proportional Output Controller has analog input, solid-state design.

January 12, 2016

Upon input from analog signal, single-phase RGx1P calculates and delivers necessary output power without requiring additional interface device. User-selectable switching modes – full cycle, phase angle, and soft start – let operators address different application requirements. While RGC1P contactors (15–63 A switching) have integrated heat sink, RGS1P solid-state relays (50–90 A switching) require external heat sink. Products offer output rating to 660 Vac and several input options. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

High Current Contactor is intended for strip test.

September 11, 2015

Tested to provide >99% first pass yield and contact pin life span of >1 million insertions, Multitest High Current Strip Contactor addresses high power carrying capability and limited space in high parallel test set up. This high power Kelvin contactor for strip test is based on ecoAmp Cantilever design and optimized for electrical performance and temperature accuracy. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

M2M Module Test Sockets and Contactors

February 12, 2015

Munich — Yamaichi Electronics presents test contactors for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) modules. M2M modules allow the interconnection of electronics apparatus and enable automated communication to provide wireless control and real-time monitoring. The M2M modules can manage global positioning and data transmission in industrial, consumer and automotive products. For testing such modules,... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

UL 508 General Use Approval for Solid-State Contactors

November 26, 2014

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Phoenix Contact's CONTACTRON ELR 2+1 and ELR-3 series of solid-state contactors have received UL 508 General Use approval. The new approval complements the Solid-State Motor Controller approval these products already possess and permits them to be used in resistive and heating-load applications, in addition to across-the-line motor-starting applications.  The... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Solar PV Components target 1,500 Vdc applications.

October 30, 2014

Intended for use in solar PV applications, 1,500 Vdc-rated components include such products as disconnect switches, molded case switches, contactors, surge protective devices, and voltage/current sensors. Some components are rated up to 3,000 A at 1,500 Vdc and carry various UL and/or IEC certifications. All are designed to meet development trends towards large-scale, 1,500 Vdc utility power plants. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Future Electronics Offers the DRC3 Series of Solid State Contactors from Crydom

October 21, 2014

Pointe Claire, Quebec – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, offers Crydom's DRC3 Series of solid state contactors. The Solicon DRC3 Series are solid state contactors intended for frequently switching on and off three phase loads up to 5 HP, 480 VAC 7.6 Amps. They are available in both contactor versions and reversing contactor versions. The... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Definite Purpose Contactors are offered with ratings up 90 A.

October 8, 2014

Featuring screw terminals, GDP Series includes 1-pole, 1-pole with shunt, and 2-pole configurations with max ratings of 25, 32, or 40 A. There are also 3-pole configurations, which offer lug terminals and max amperage ratings of 25, 32, 40, 50, 60, 75, or 90 A. Operating up to 104°F, with de-rated specifications up to 158°F, products feature 24, 120, 220, 277, and 480 Vac, 50/60Hz coils; voltage rating of up to 600 Vac, and multiple 0.25 in. fast-on terminals on control and load terminals. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Material Handling & Storage

DIN Rail Enclosure Linking System hastens installation of boxes.

September 16, 2014

Designed for 7.5 mm high top hat TH35 DIN rail assemblies, RAILTEC-BUS system accelerates and facilitates linking of DIN rail enclosures that share same power and signal connections. Modular system includes PA-molded bus support rail; bus PCB with 5 copper conductors (63 V, 5 A max); PA rail cover; PA PCB/bus connection block with PCB pins and 5 gold-plated connection springs; as well as left- and right-hand end caps. Available bus lengths are 9.84 and 19.68 in. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Single Case Contactors cover all global network voltages.

June 2, 2014

With rating of 9–2,700 A, AF Range Contactors feature 4 coils that cover 24 Vac, 20 Vdc to 500 Vac/Vdc. Electronic system rectifies AC or DC control voltage to DC control voltage that is applied on coil; contactor operates safely and is always in optimized condition, making it free of noise. Suited for limited space applications, AF Range contactors are equipped with built-in surge suppression, eliminating need to use external surge-suppression devices. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Compact Contactors suit solar applications to 1,500 Vdc.

March 20, 2014

UL rated for switching 175 A @ 1,000 Vdc and continuous duty up to 300 A, HX series suits solar combiner boxes and inverters as well as other applications requiring arc-free switching. EPIC® sealed switching technology enables use of product in harsh environments, including underwater and at temperatures from -55 to +85°C. With models HX21 and HX200, series offers footprint options that allow mechanical arrangement in any circuit. Coils are offered in 12, 24, and 48 Vdc versions. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Safety Contact Strips enhance moving parts safety.

March 11, 2014

Offered in EPDM for resistance to ozone and weathering, SGE-88 and SGE-1510 suit applications subject to aggressive chemicals exposure. IP65-rated products feature molded end caps and cables that plug directly into safety contact, which is co-extruded as integral part of profile. Outer covering of non-conductive rubber which houses and protects safety contact, allows actuation angles up to 90°. Safety edges can be fixed to edge of moving part where risk of crushing or shearing hazard exists. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

NOARK Electric Exhibited UL 489 Molded Case Circuit Breaker's at 2014 AHR Expo

February 12, 2014

City of Industry, California – NOARK Electric, a premier low voltage electrical product manufacturer, introduced the UL 489 MCCB product line at the 2014 AHR Expo in New York—tailor-made for the AHR industry. Available from 15A to 600A, these fully accessorized compact breakers are compliant with UL/CSA/IEC standards. NOARK Electric provides reliable products, improves profitability,... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Machine Start Bar helps increase productivity, reduce fatigue.

February 11, 2014

As complete, OSHA-compliant, ergonomic, 2-hand starting system, TB-3 comes in 24 or 120 V versions with M12 quick disconnect out of bottom for input and output. Design offers guarded hand sensors and anti-defeat (anti-tie-down) control with top panel indicator lights in steel enclosure. Other features include Easton Lean Tools; Op Guard; steel and cast aluminum, height-adjustable arm; mechanical push buttons; optical hand switches; and zero force hand switches. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Elastomer Contactor features fully customizable design.

January 30, 2014

Compatible with both pick-and-place and solder reflow processes, Elastech® INVISIPIN™ features DC contact resistance of less than 25 mΩ and bandwidth of 1 dB at greater than 50 GHz. Low Contact Force version, rated 8 gmf per pin at less than 30 mΩ, uses extremely low force, making it suited for board-to-board interconnect applications where mating cycles will not exceed 2,500. High insertion version requires more force, but exceeds 100,000 mating cycles. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Sealed Contactor supports high current DC switching.

January 15, 2014

Rated for continuous duty up to 1,000 A, GX110 SPST-NO Contactor is capable of switching high current loads at voltages to 800 Vdc. Unit operates from -55 to 90°C and can carry up to 5,000 A for short durations. Cut throat coil technology means low coil hold power without noise issues associated with PWM coils. Using EPIC® hermetic seal, GX110 meets UL1604 for Class I & II, Div 2 and Class III for use in hazardous locations along with IP67 for water immersion up to 30 min. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

AC Output Solid State Contactors come in DIN rail-mount package.

December 17, 2013

DRA Series includes 30 AC output models. DRA Series 3 Phase Contactors include 2 switched phase versions suitable for motor control circuits where neutral connection is not needed or utilized. DRA Series 3 Phase Motor Reversing Contactors include 400 Vac output voltage versions for applications when higher operating voltages are not required. All models include 4 kV optical isolation, AC or logic compatible DC control inputs, and resistive load ratings of 2.4 or 4.2 A per phase. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

25 Percent Cost of Test Improvement - Mercury Contactor Outperforms Competition

November 25, 2013

Rosenheim, Germany – Multitest, a designer and manufacturer of final test handlers, contactors and load boards used by integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and final test subcontractors worldwide, announces that its Mercury 040 Spring Probe Contactor has successfully passed more than five months of evaluation for a strip test application at a SEA high-volume production site. The substantial... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

High Voltage Contactor suits solar applications to 1,000 Vdc.

November 18, 2013

Developed for use in solar combiner boxes and inverters, Model HX22 is UL rated for switching 175 A at 1,000 Vdc and continuous duty up to 300 A. RoHS-compliant unit utilizes EPIC® sealed switching technology, exceeding IP67 and IP69 sealing requirements, and making it safe for use in nearly any harsh environment including under water and at temperatures from -55 to +85°C. Measuring 3.6 x 3.2 in., contactor features dual coil design, available in 12, 24, or 48 Vdc versions. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Additional IEC Motor Controls Available from AutomationDirect

October 14, 2013

AutomationDirect's GH15 series of electric contactors now includes larger frame sizes. The new components are available in frames sizes of 79 mm to 145 mm and models are available up to 315 Amps. GH15 series IEC motor controls feature self-lifting pressure plate terminals for quick wiring terminations; actuator coils, in 110/220 V and 220/240 V, 60Hz models, accommodate most applications. Now... Read More