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Industry Focus: Industrial, Oil & Gas
Product Type: Enclosures

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Polycase has recently added four new sizes of HD Series NEMA polycarbonate enclosures. The enclosures have been UL certified to meet NEMA 1, 2, 3, 3R, 3RX, 3S, 3SX, 3X, 4, 4X, 5, 6, 6P, 12 & 13 and IP65, IP66, IP67 & IP68 requirements.

 

 

 

Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Switches/Indicators/Relays/Solenoids

E. Dold & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG is an internationally operating medium-sized family enterprise. It develops, manufactures and sells high-quality components along with complete solutions in the area of safe automation for facility and machine building worldwide. DOLD has successfully managed to undergo continuous development: from paving the way as a pioneer in relay technology to being the leading industry representative for functional safety, electrical safety and drive technology in Europe.

 

 

 

Industry Focus: Oil & Gas, Power Distribution & Energy
Product Type: Test and Measurement

In early November of 2020, Honeywell announced the release of Measurement IQ (MIQ) Optimize – an enterprise-wide solution for monitoring meters, gas chromatographs and other measurement assets. The new software solution collects and analyses diagnostic information from devices across different sites for a real-time overview of metering health.

 

 

 

Product Type: Tools for Panel Builders

Makita U.S.A., Inc., manufacturer of high-quality professional tools and accessories, has launched the premium 18V LXT Brushless ½” Hammer Driver-Drill (XPH14). The new hammer driver-drill delivers a full 1,250 in.lbs. of Max Torque, the most in the category. Despite its powerful punch, the XPH14 is 14% smaller than its predecessor, XPH07.

 

 

 

Brand: Allied Electronics & Automation
Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Switches/Indicators/Relays/Solenoids

RS Pro On delay time delay relay is a dual voltage, single function timer that is compact in size and suitable for DIN Rail mounting.

 

 

 

Brand: Klein Tools
Product Type: Tools for Panel Builders

Klein Tools, for professionals since 1857, recently introduced the 3-in-1 Slotted Impact Socket, with an alignment slot to tighten and loosen most hot-line clamps.

 

 

 

Brand: Littelfuse
Industry Focus: Automotive, Building Controls
Product Type: Switches/Indicators/Relays/Solenoids

Littelfuse, Inc. recently announced the CPC1561B Solid State Relay (SSR). The CPC1561B is the highest current (1 A, 60 V) normally-open SSR currently available on the market to integrate both current limiting and thermal shutdown circuits. The small, surface-mount CPC1561B SSR’s dual fault protection benefit provides a rugged solution for demanding applications that is not possible when using electro-mechanical relays and standard SSRs.

 

 

 

Industry Focus: Healthcare, Industrial
Product Type: Power Supplies

TT Electronics recently announced the launch of its PAA and PAAM series of AC-DC encapsulated power modules with enhanced power density, ideal for space constrained industrial and medical electronic equipment applications. Available in power ratings ranging from 5 to 150 watts, the PAA encapsulated modules are PCB mountable in a compact footprint starting at 1.1” x 1.5” (8.05W/in³).

 

 

 

Brand: Lutze
Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Industrial
Product Type: Switches/Indicators/Relays/Solenoids

AirSTREAM Compact is used in smaller, compact cabinets in which there is little space in the depth. The rail profiles on the AirSTREAM Compact are not carried with brackets but with supports. These are available in various lengths so that different depths can be achieved. As usual, wiring is installed at the front. Here, the cores are installed to the rear across the combs and then at the side from top to bottom across the supports.

 

 

 

Industry Focus: Automotive, Transportation
Product Type: Displays/HMI

EAO enhances its robust, modular and reliable Series 09 CAN Modules with innovative product variants that offer IP67 front protection and white symbol illumination. The Series 09 Keypads and Rotary Cursor Controllers are available in a range of different variants. They all have the flexibility of interchangeable legends, but come with a choice of different halo illumination features, communication protocols and connector types for example.

 

 

 

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Rittal is replacing its previous KS series with the new fibreglass enclosures AX and so completely redefining fibreglass enclosure technology. The development is based on Rittal’s technology for sheet steel and stainless-steel enclosures, which can be used to greatly simplify and speed up manufacturing processes in panel building and switchgear manufacturing. Now, for the first time, fibreglass enclosures also feature this system technology. This is a win-win situation for plant constructors:

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Whether manufacturing packaging machines or components for airliners, companies must be able to guarantee all metal parts will remain durable and dependable throughout the product’s lifecycle. Recognizing this challenge, LSP Technologies pioneered an effective method to increase the strength of metal parts: surface treatment with pulsed laser beams. One of their most recent laser peening systems relies on the flexibility of EtherCAT and PC-based control technology from Beckhoff to meet the most diverse customer requirements.

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Selecting a panel meter for a particular application can be a daunting task, given the wide variety of products that are available today. There are many factors to consider when making a decision. Let’s look at a few of the major items.

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Panel meters can be categorized by type, size, style or other criteria. One way to begin the selection process is to look at the meter’s function – what measurement is this meter making? Some common functions are ammeter, voltmeter, frequency meter, power meter, energy meter, counter, timer, temperature meter, process meter, and controller.

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