Panel Builder US

Find articles by Brand and Industry:

March 23, 2020

KSC TE
C&K KSC Tireless Endurance Switch

C&K has launched a new tact switch with a rating of 10 million cycles. The KSC Tireless Endurance (KSC TE) is a revolutionary addition to C&K’s tactile product portfolio that helps ease the design cycle by offering a long-standing lifetime for its size and force range. The superior tact switch is ideal for demanding applications in the industrial, elevator, and gaming industries.

“The Tireless Endurance name says it all,” said Regis Clement, Global Product Manager at C&K. “We are the first to offer this solution in the market. This will have a major global impact within the industry.”

Combining a soft actuator and a revised internal structure enables the KSC TE to provide 10 million cycles. Most existing solutions only offer maximum actuations of 5 million cycles at 1.6N. KSC TE has doubled that.

With ultra-long reliability, there is less need for costly maintenance or replacement. Its compact size of 6.2 x 6.2 x 3.5 mm gives designers more room to add additional functionality to their units or to reduce their PCB size. The soft actuator allows for easier tolerance management with possible pre-load, and at an IP67 rating it offers strong protection against dust and water ingress.

  • New combination of dome/support
  • Silicone actuator
  • J terminations
  • IP67-rated
  • 6.2 x 6.3 mm form factor
  • 3.5 mm height
  • Soft actuator
  • 1.6 N actuation force
  • Tape & reel

More information on C&K’s KSC TE Switch

KSC TE Switch Datasheet

Short Form Catalog

Buy Now

 

Editor's Pick: Featured Product News


PBUS-27-Beckhoff-C6032-400.jpg

Extremely space-saving and flexible

The C60xx series of scalable ultra-compact Industrial PCs combines maximum computing power in what is currently the most compact format with a wide range of options for installation in the control cabinet. It is ideally suited for control, visualization and communication, for example into the cloud.

The latest Intel processors − in three different performance classes, from the Intel Atom with one core to the Intel Core i7 with eight cores – offer maximum scalability and power density with an optimal price-performance ratio.

Performance classes and application areas

The C601x series offers Intel Atom computing power for a wide range of automation and visualization tasks. Due to their impressive computing power in relation to their size, the PCs are mainly suited for use in Industrie 4.0 applications, for example as an IoT gateway.

The C603x series unites high-performance Intel Core-i processors with extremely compact housing dimensions. The processors from the 65 W class have only been used in the much larger ATX-based Industrial PCs up to now. The devices thus represent a new dimension in terms of power density. They are suitable above all for particularly complex automation and visualization tasks, but also for a wide range of other applications in the field of image processing, the handling of large volumes of data and in the IoT environment.

The C602x series is the link between the C601x and the C603x, and the fanless integration of Intel Core-i-U processors of the 15 W class opens up new application areas and options.

Read More


 

PBUS-27-TE-MezalokMezzanineConnectors-400.jpg

TE Connectivity has recently upgraded its rugged, high-speed Mezalok mezzanine connector family to support the growing demand for higher data rates and improved processing power in military electronics. The upgraded connectors have increased data rate support up to 32+ Gb/s. The Mezalok connector family has been designed specifically for mezzanine cards in rugged applications and is standardized as the interconnect for XMC 2.0 (VITA 61). Rapidly evolving technologies in signal intelligence, radar, communications and surveillance are driving the need for more powerful embedded computing solutions. 

Mezzanine cards are often used to provide additional functionality and processing capability within a small form factor. TE designed the Mezalok connector family to support these applications. Typical applications include application-specific high-speed input/output (I/O) protocols, graphics, memory and digital-signal processing.

“New designs in rugged embedded computing require higher speeds and high pin counts in order to pack more functionality into smaller plug-in modules,” said Jason Dorwart, product manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division. “TE recognizes this trend and is continuing to build on this platform to help solve customer needs, offering new options in stack height, pin density and higher speeds, giving the system designer a broader solution set to work with when needing a fast, rugged and reliable mezzanine connector for extreme environments.” 

TE’s highly reliable Mezalok mezzanine connectors more than double the speed and durability of competing technology, making it one of the most viable options for today’s military and commercial aerospace applications.

Read More


 

Featured Articles

  • Prev
Electrical control panels are an integral part of any automated manufacturing process. While ...
Ethernet-APL (Ethernet-Advanced Physical Layer) enables the future of process automation through ...
There have been 3 important benchmarks or game-changing moments in industrial manufacturing in the ...
Anyone who has been following the latest expert discussions on energy efficiency in machines and ...
SCHURTER has a long tradition in the development and manufacturing of customized membrane switches ...
Having an edge-connected factory allows you to access your data at anytime, on or off the factory ...
System integrators create throughlines that allow automated systems to more efficiently communicate ...
Electrical enclosures serve to protect electrical devices from adverse environmental influences, ...

Article Feature - Monthly Industry Focus


PBUS-27-Rittal-eVIEWFreeAR-400.jpg

For their next meeting with an OEM or system integrator, can panel builders simply grab their smartphone and project the digital prototype of a control cabinet onto the desk of the managing director? Or right into the customer’s production facility? This admittedly sounds fantastical – but is already a reality. The new augmented reality (AR) add-on for the EPLAN eVIEW Free cloud software, in combination with the free Vuforia app from PTC, enables the free projection of completely assembled control cabinet into virtual space.

With EPLAN eVIEW Free AR, a new augmented reality (AR) application, EPLAN now brings the digital twin wherever users happen to find themselves. Designers can share their 3D designs of the control cabinet layout from EPLAN Pro Panel with co-workers and business partners via the cloud. EPLAN Program Manager Digitalisation Tim Oerter oversees the development of AR solutions and explains how to get started with EPLAN eVIEW Free AR: “A control cabinet is constructed in EPLAN Pro Panel and subsequently uploaded to the EPLAN ePULSE cloud environment. This makes it possible to share 3D designs with other users within an ePULSE organisation.” This also automatically generates both a link and a QR code that can be forwarded to the desired recipients. They can then use their smartphone or tablet computer to scan the code using the gratis app Vuforia View from PTC. Now the 3D design can be displayed anywhere using the camera of the end device – and can thus be projected onto a desktop or in the production environment as examples. Changes can also be made by touching any control cabinet components: simply tap the component and the system opens the 2D view of the schematics, for instance for further finetuning using the redlining and greenlining functions.

Read More


News for Panel Builders

News for Panel Builders
  • Prev
Genieall Corporation from Etobicoke, ON has recently become a new member of Phoenix Contact's ...
Allied Electronics & Automation continues to expand its roster of more than 500 world-class ...
Hammond Power Solutions Inc. (“HPS”) recently acquired a 100% equity ownership of Mesta Electronics ...
FANUC America, the leading supplier of CNCs, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs will demonstrate a variety ...
Rockwell Automation, Inc., a global company dedicated to industrial automation and digital ...
Weidmüller continues its growth strategy for Process Automation Connectivity, Communication and ...
ABB has recently announced it will acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group (ASTI), a leading global ...
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces registration is now open for Y NOW 2021: Realizing ...
Beckhoff Automation recently opened a Process Industry Technical Center in Houston, Texas, to ...
Emerson has recently announced an agreement to sell its Daniel Measurement and Control Business to ...