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Brand: Schurter
Industry Focus: Healthcare, Industrial
Product Type: Circuit Protection, Switches/Indicators/Relays/Solenoids

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February 26, 2021

SCHURTER announces its new TA36 thermal circuit breaker, improving on an already successful series TA35. The new series boasts a modern sculpted rocker switch and bezel, while sporting a host of contemporary colors to choose from.

Equipment designers have become increasingly aware of the need to create products that are not only superior in functionality, but also present compelling aesthetics. Function and quality matter, but designers must also factor in the attractiveness of the equipment to the end user. A circuit breaker is a component that falls under such scrutiny. SCHURTER’s new TA36 combines gently curved surfaces made of the best materials, to provide pleasing visual indication and a great switch feel. The series offers seven trendy actuator colors and three bezel colors, which can be mixed or matched. A selection of five different markings in black, white or embossed complement the offering.

The new TA36 family functions as an appliance switch and thermal overcurrent protection device. Impressively compact, the series offers 1-pole switch with overcurrent protection, and 2-pole switch with 1- or 2-pole overcurrent protection. There are 31 different rated currents, 0.05 A to 20 A. Operating temperature range is -30 °C to +60 °C. Units are calibrated at +23°C with correction factor data provided to guide selection in lower and higher ambient conditions. The series is built to UL 1077 & CSA C22.2.235 and is cURus approved up to 277 VAC, 32 VDC (1-pole) / 60 VDC (2-pole). It is also VDE approved at 240 VAC and same VDC ratings according to IEC 60934. CCC approval is pending. The TA36 provides snap-in mounting by way of serrated snappers for a range of panel thicknesses. Terminals are quick-connect size 6.3 x 0.8 mm. 

Especially suited for 277 VAC LED lighting applications in the U.S., other applications for the TA36 include industrial appliances, HVAC, tools and construction equipment, cleaning equipment, commercial and household appliances, and medical equipment. Pricing starts around $7.00 for 1-pole version in 100-piece quantities.

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Data Centre and Plant Managers working in small and mid-sized businesses often find themselves searching their buildings for unused space to house the company’s IT and other enclosures.

Mailrooms, empty offices, janitors’ closets…all have been repurposed into data closets holding one to a few racks. This approach may be the right choice in terms of square footage needed, but when it comes to proper climate conditions for sensitive IT equipment, it could not be more wrong. At best, these spaces are cooled using only the building’s AC system. At worst? An open window.

A building’s existing air conditioning system (or combined heat and air conditioning system) is designed to create comfortable environments for employees – the reason they are sometimes referred to as “comfort systems.” When IT racks need to be placed somewhere on site, it’s thought that “any old room” will do because AC ductwork usually terminates in these spaces. However, the reality is that even if you were to add ducts to supplement the building’s AC, relying on a system designed for humans is not a good solution for IT equipment.

Server rooms need more targeted cooling to keep the temperature within a specific range and prevent the servers from overheating. According to ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), the appropriate temperature range for server rooms is between 64.4 and 80.6 Fahrenheit. This requires a discrete cooling solution capable of monitoring and managing the temperature of both the equipment and the room. The same cooling system must also be capable of regulating humidity within the precise margins required by sensitive equipment. Finally, building HVAC will not provide sufficient airflow volume for heat removal from installed appliances; the CFM requirements for comfort cooling are significantly lower than airflow required to remove heat from the IT devices.

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binder has recently made key additions to its M16 connector series. They are versions that meet the very high data speeds required by the latest sensor-based automation systems and an ASIG-compliant model used in wireless networks including 5G.

binder has been at the forefront of M16 connector development since the 1970s working to widen the range of applications for these versatile circular connectors. Today’s models can accommodate up to 24 contacts – with or without EMI shielding. With mainly metal housings and a robust screw locking system, M16 connectors provide environmental protection up to IP68.

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Convergint Technologies recenrlt announced the acquisition of Advantage Medical Inc. (AMI), a leader in the deployment and support of wireless patient security systems in acute care hospitals. The acquisition further strengthens Convergint’s position within the healthcare safety and security market across the United States. 

Advantage Medical Inc. brings Convergint over thirty years of healthcare industry expertise, with a specialization in patient security and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS). AMI’s commitment to delivering innovative healthcare solutions is supported by its comprehensive approach to providing security solutions to mitigate risk and enhance protection in healthcare facilities. The company’s dedication to meeting each customer’s unique need aligns with Convergint’s culture.

“Advantage Medical embodies similar values to Convergint; they embrace a culture-first community centered on colleagues and are committed to being their customers’ best service provider,” said Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint Technologies. “We look forward to joining our teams, learning from one another, and further deepening our expertise to continue to deliver best-in-class safety and security solutions across the healthcare industry.”

“There is an amazing alignment between the organizational cultures of AMI and Convergint Technologies,” said Dan Rea, President & CEO of AMI. “We have both centered our businesses around a similar philosophical approach: the customer comes first, and failure is not an option. AMI is looking forward to the opportunities this new relationship will bring to existing and new customers alike.”

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