PT Relays have a strong retention force

We wanted to share a great video from Phoenix Contact. They had the help of a furry friend named Aspen, a Pyrenees Mountain dog. Weighing in at 95 pounds, he was a good choice to help us demonstrate that our PT Relays have a strong retention force and offer a reliable long lasting wire connection…

http://youtu.be/IA8JGxkBo5A

Clean Concept: cabling for environments with demanding hygiene requirements

clean conceptOur partners at Phoenix Contact introduce a clean concept, reliable cabling designed for environments with demanding hygiene requirements…

Hygienic Design – a clean concept

The food processing industry makes the highest requirements on components and materials with respect to degree of protection, resistance to corrosion and hygiene. Phoenix Contact offers a complete solution for application in this area.

The special hygienic designs makes the plug-in connectors particularly easy to clean. Stainless steel guarantees comprehensive protection against corrosion and thanks to the bright coating, dirt is easy to detect.

The requirements on plug-in connectors vary according to the application area – Phoenix Contact offers the right solution for every application:

Product contact zone

Covers all areas where food is processed, conveyed, stored or where it comes directly into contact with surfaces. In such cases, the components used must satisfy the highest hygienic requirements. M12 plug-in connectors in hygienic design are ideally suited for this area.

Spray zone

Product parts or other deposits that cannot be utilized as food or other deposits could accumulate in this area. For example, this can be the case during filling and packaging of foods. M12 plug-in connectors in washdown design are particularly suitable for use in these areas.

Product-free zone

In all areas that do not come into contact with the product or product parts, hygienic contamination is either low or non-existent. Our standard SAC range is particularly suitable in such cases.

PT Relay Proves Itself

We just love the Push-In Relay Test by Phoenix Contact. It gives us some ideas for office Olympics…

EN2 Series Weathertight Connectors

switchcraft connectorsWe’re pleased to share info on a new product series from Switchcraft – EN2 Series Weathertight Connectors

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Sealed to IP68 NEMA 250 (6P)
  • Available in standard or winged coupling ring
  • Copper Alloy, plated contacts
  • Patented grommet and o-ring free design
  • Solder, crimp and PC contact options

APPLICATIONS

  • Any sealed data transmission
  • Military or industrial GPS location devices
  • Instrumentation
  • Medical data carts
  • Marine Applications
  • Transportation
  • General industrial electronic applications

Learn more!

New Product from Bud Industries: PCB for Din Rail Mount Multi-Board Box

We’re excited to share info on a new product from one of our manufacturers – Bud Industries. They are introducing the  PCB for Din Rail Mount Multi-Board Box

The PCB is designed to fit circuit board location ‘A’ of the Din Rail Mount Multi-Board boxes. Its 0.1” hole spacing is designed to accommodate a variety of components for prototyping. We do have 5 sizes available.

New Product from Bud Industries: Bud Freedom Board Enclosure

We’re excited to share info on a new product from one of our manufacturers – Bud Industries. They are introducing the Bud Freedom Board Enclosure

The Freedom Board enclosure is a modified HP-series enclosure designed to work with the Freescale™ Freedom Board  Model FRDM-KL25Z.  The freedom board is a development platform designed to work with other minicomputers such as the raspberry PI and other development boards such as the Arduino Uno.

New Product from Bud Industries: Sealed Dual-Compartment Enclosure

We’re excited to share info on a new product from one of our manufacturers – Bud Industries. They are introducing the Sealed Dual-Compartment Enclosure (DCH and DCS,)…

The Sealed Dual-Compartment Enclosure has a Separate compartment for housing terminals, power supplies, batteries or other equipment not requiring frequent access. Body made of high impact ABS. Cover made of blue tinted Polycarbonate (UL 94-HB). Box available in two styles: With screw-on cover (DCS prefix) designed to meet IP66 Rating or hinged cover (DCH prefix) designed for frequent access. Both compartment sealed with durable and oil resistant Silicone sponge gasket.   Key Markets for the DCH and DCS are projected to be Heating, air conditioning & ventilation technology, Measurement & control technology, machine and industrial controllers.

PT Relays with Strong Retention Force

We are pleased to share the following video from one of our manufacturers, Phoenix Contact. Using free weights, they demonstrate that their PT Relays have a strong retention force and offer a reliable long lasting wire connection…

Push-In Terminal blocks with an innovative design for CT shorting

News from one of our manufacturers Phoenix Contact on PTME Series of disconnect terminal blocks…

Phoenix Contact introduces PTME 4 and PTME 6 test disconnect terminal blocks; the latest addition to the line of PT DIN Rail products. The 6 series is also designed with innovative plugs for current transformer (CT) shorting that allow “make first, break last” operation. The PTME series combines test and measurement disconnects with pluggable COMBI connectors for increased safety and assembly time savings.

A screw-free knife disconnect lever provides visual indication of the position of the switch. Each block also has bridging channels on either side of the disconnect lever. The pluggable shorting component locks into a bridging channel which accommodates push-in FBS bridges to allow easy access for installing test sockets.

PT terminal blocks allow easy and fast termination of ferruled wire by simply pushing the wire for a complete termination. Pushing the orange actuator terminates stranded wire, while opening the spring for the insertion of the wire. Phoenix Contact has made all new models compatible with the Clipline Complete system of bridging, marking, test accessories, and plug in components.

Applications

Operators use test disconnect terminal blocks to reduce high voltages from transformers and transducers. PTME series terminal blocks provide disconnect capability between the measuring transducers and the safety equipment (protective relays). Measuring high currents using metering equipment in low- and medium-voltage monitoring networks helps protect against high voltage running through the equipment. To accomplish this important function, technicians place PTME test disconnect blocks before the meter for test, measurement and maintenance.

Key applications include switchgear within the following market segments:

  • Power generation – Generator protection in power stations, regenerative energy generation.
  • Energy distribution – Transformer, conductor, busbar protection, such as in distribution networks and transformation substations in medium- and high-voltage switching systems.
  • Electrical machines, motors, drives and back-up power generators.

Product Features:

  • PTME 4 series – UL 24-10 AWG; 26 Amps at 300 volts
  • PTME 6 series – UL 20-8 AWG; Rating varies by specific blocks
  • Up to 50 percent reduction push-in force compared to other push-in type terminal blocks.
  • Five times the IEC requirement for pull-out (retention) force.
  • Up to 35% faster termination than standard spring cage due to the short push button activation stroke.
  • Completely touch-proof design.
  • Uses same accessories as the UTME series.

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A new range of value-priced PVC sensor/actuator cordsets from Phoenix

We are pleased to share news from one of our manufacturers, Phoenix Contact…

A new range of value-priced PVC sensor/actuator cordsets, originally introduced for the M12 product family, is now available in Valve Plug Cordsets.

A new range of value-priced PVC sensor/actuator valve plugs, originally introduced for the M12 product family, is now available in M8 and valve plugs. The valve head cordsets can be used to connect field devices, such as solenoid valves and limit switches, to a control system. The PVC cable is rated for 85 degrees Celsius and is suitable for applications in material handling, packing, conveyors, palletizers, assembly equipment and general factory use.

General features:

  • Valve plugs with industry standard pin spacing
  • Type A, B, BI, C, CI and AD
  • Available with LED and Z-diode, or without circuit  protection or LED
  • Translucent molding with embedded LEDs
  • Integrated gasket
  • Pigtail only
  • Waterproof to IP65 and IP67
  • PVC cordset
  • Smooth PVC cable is easy to strip
  • Temperature range -20°C to 85°C