Building Controls

Schmersal: IP69K Series Pushbuttons Combine Advanced Sealing with Hygienic Design
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Schmersal: IP69K Series Pushbuttons Combine Advanced Sealing with Hygienic Design

The N Series from Schmersal features an IP69K-rated hygienic design that includes special seals to prevent the ingress of water, dirt and bacteria in the gaps between the fixed and moving device parts. The IP69K rating originates from the German standard DIN 40050-9 which evaluated road vehicles that are exposed to regular and intensive cleaning….

AutomationDirect: WAGO ECO2 Series Power Supplies
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AutomationDirect: WAGO ECO2 Series Power Supplies

AutomationDirect has recently added WAGO Eco2 series power supplies that offer performance and value, featuring high efficiency and a compact, space-saving design, making them ideal for space-limited applications. These economical power supplies provide reliable performance and long service life for a variety of applications such as industrial automation, building management systems, machine control, and robotics.

Schneider Electric: Altivar 212 480V 3-Phase Variable Speed Drive
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Schneider Electric: Altivar 212 480V 3-Phase Variable Speed Drive

This Altivar 212 variable speed drive can feed 3-phase asynchronous motors. Its protection index is IP21 and it has a built-in EMC filter. It works at a rated power up to 5.5kW / 7.5hp and a rated voltage from 380V to 480V AC. Its design is based on eco-energy with a reduction in energy consumption of up to 70% compared to a conventional control system.

Stahlin: PolySlim Low-Profile Electrical Enclosures – Cutting-Edge Sizes in Polycarbonate for OEMs and Installers
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Stahlin: PolySlim Low-Profile Electrical Enclosures – Cutting-Edge Sizes in Polycarbonate for OEMs and Installers

Explore the latest PolySlim low-profile electrical enclosures, offering groundbreaking sizes in polycarbonate material. Tailored for OEMs and Installers in the electrical control and wireless communications sectors, these enclosures redefine space efficiency. Perfect for confined areas, exterior building placements, and safeguarding valuable equipment in public spaces, PolySlim enclosures excel with their durability, lightweight design, and visual appeal. Accommodate your equipment mounting needs while maintaining a sleek, shallow profile.

OKW Enclosures: New Extensions to SMART-PANEL Wall-Mount Enclosures Range
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OKW Enclosures: New Extensions to SMART-PANEL Wall-Mount Enclosures Range

OKW has extended its range of SMART-PANEL wall-mount and desktop enclosures for building monitoring and control. New size S114 fits flush-mount cavity wall boxes up to 3.94” x 3.94”. Elegant SMART-PANEL is ideal for applications including building services systems, electrical installations, smart homes, offices, security, IoT/IIoT, wireless communications, measuring and control, medical and laboratory technology. The enclosures have a highly polished bottom section with a flat, recessed area for interfaces such as USB or mini-USB. The top has a fine surface structure and is recessed to accommodate a touch screen or membrane keypad.

Littelfuse: 54100 and 54140 Miniature TMR Sensors with Enhanced Sensitivity and Power Efficiency
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Littelfuse: 54100 and 54140 Miniature TMR Sensors with Enhanced Sensitivity and Power Efficiency

Littelfuse, Inc. has recently announced the release of its highly anticipated 54100 and 54140 miniature Tunnel Magneto-Resistance (TMR) effect sensors. These sensors offer unmatched sensitivity and power efficiency, revolutionizing the magnetic sensing industry. The key differentiator of the 54100/54140 sensors is their remarkable sensitivity and 100x improvement in power efficiency compared to Hall Effect sensors. These sensors offer activation in the x-y plane instead of the traditional z-axis, providing enhanced functionality.

Phoenix Contact: ESSENTIAL POWER – Power Supplies with Basic Functionality
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Phoenix Contact: ESSENTIAL POWER – Power Supplies with Basic Functionality

The ESSENTIAL POWER line from Phoenix Contact offers basic 24 V power functionality for controlled commercial environments. The ESSENTIAL power supplies are designed for basic, cost-sensitive applications, such as building automation, vending machines, test and simulation, and solar cell production. The ESSENTIAL power supplies are listed to UL 61010, are CE approved, and meet the IEC 61588-2-16 safety transformer standard. The power supplies have a wide temperature range and a flexible wide-range input.

WAGO: 751-9401 Compact Controller 100
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WAGO: 751-9401 Compact Controller 100

The controller 751-9401 (Compact Controller 100) is an automation device that can perform the control tasks of a PLC. It is suitable for mounting on a DIN rail and stands out on account of its various interfaces. Among other things, the controller has integrated digital and analog inputs and outputs and a serial onboard interface in accordance with EIA-485/RS-485. This controller can be used for applications in mechanical and systems engineering, in the processing industry, in building and energy technology.

ROLEC: conFORM Diecast Enclosure Features Cost-Saving Built-In RFI/EMI Shielding
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ROLEC: conFORM Diecast Enclosure Features Cost-Saving Built-In RFI/EMI Shielding

October 9, 2023 ROLEC conFORM electronic enclosures with built-in RFI/EMI shielding are now available in 14 sizes. Robust conFORM (IP 66, IP 67 optional) is ideal for a wide range of industrial electronics that involve regular inspections and maintenance. It has no delicate (and expensive) RFI/EMI gasket that could be damaged by frequent opening and…

Stahlin: PolySlim Low-Profile Polycarbonate Enclosures Provide Maximum Mounting Space with Optimized Depth
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Stahlin: PolySlim Low-Profile Polycarbonate Enclosures Provide Maximum Mounting Space with Optimized Depth

Stahlin Enclosures has recently announced the availability of PolySlim low-profile polycarbonate enclosures. These extremely durable enclosures are designed for OEMs and installers for the purpose of solving application challenges. PolySlim enclosures accommodate existing panel designs, eliminate unneeded depth and material, optimize installations, and save space and cost.

Littelfuse: Negative Temperature Coefficient (NTC) Thermistors 
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Littelfuse: Negative Temperature Coefficient (NTC) Thermistors 

September 7, 2023 Littelfuse has developed a negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor series to detect and measure heat or thermal energy and convert it into an electrical signal to monitor applications. The new, in-stock supply, with an easy-to-use temperature sensor part selector, offers fast delivery to meet customer needs. These thermistors are used in a variety of applications…

Littelfuse: 656 and 658 Series Fuse Blocks
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Littelfuse: 656 and 658 Series Fuse Blocks

Littelfuse, Inc. has recently announced the latest release of the 656 and 658 Series Fuse Blocks product line. These fuse blocks offer a higher amperage rating, giving electronics engineers and designers more options depending on their specific application requirements. The key differentiator of these high-resistance fuse blocks is their ability to support a higher amperage rating available in PCB-mounted (656) and surface-mounted (658) options. While the current versions are rated up to 16 A, Littelfuse is now offering versions rated at 20 A and 30 A.

SCHURTER: MSM II – High-Grade Stainless Steel Submicrominiature Pushbutton Switch
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SCHURTER: MSM II – High-Grade Stainless Steel Submicrominiature Pushbutton Switch

September 4, 2023 SCHURTER has extended its popular MSM momentary pushbutton switch series to include a high-grade stainless steel version. The MSM II Metal Line switch builds upon previous generations of MSM products to offer a subminiature microswitch with unrivaled haptic and optical feedback quality. Available in 16, 19, 22 & 30 mm mounting diameters,…

OKW: New Transparent Soft-Touch Lacquer Offers Huge Range Of Color Options
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OKW: New Transparent Soft-Touch Lacquer Offers Huge Range Of Color Options

OKW has launched a new transparent soft-touch lacquer – enabling designers to specify a ‘velvet’ finish for its plastic enclosures and tuning knobs in any color. The new lacquer is ideal for a wide range of OKW enclosures and potentiometer knobs, notably those used for handheld and wearable electronics. OKW’s soft-touch lacquer was originally available only in a black finish that can be applied directly to the primer. But the new transparent lacquer allows any color beneath it to shine through – offering electronics designers a huge choice of options.

8 Factors for Panel Builders to Consider When Choosing a Thermal Management Supplier
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8 Factors for Panel Builders to Consider When Choosing a Thermal Management Supplier

By: Kooltronic August 18, 2023 Building electrical enclosures presents many challenges. Considerations such as ingress protection, mechanical strength, component costs, National Electrical Code (NEC) compliance, and thermal management are equally important when building safe, reliable, cost-effective control cabinets. Panel builders may also face challenges related to the availability of materials, the complexity of the design,…