RS recently announced a further expansion in the capability of DesignSpark — its fast-growing online community for engineers — with its new Product Design Center, shortly after the reveal of its new circuit simulator tool. The design center includes a rich pool of technical information about more than one billion electronic component part numbers, enabling DesignSpark members to make more informed decisions about the products they use in their designs.
RS recently announced the launch of a new circuit simulator tool for use by the 1.3 million members of the DesignSpark engineering community. The announcement coincides with the 13th anniversary of DesignSpark, which was on July 5th, 2010. In partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software’s PartQuest Explore team, all DesignSpark members, regardless of their subscription option, will have access to the new DesignSpark Circuit Simulator tool. This browser-based tool provides a comprehensive environment for designing, modeling, simulating, and analyzing electronic and mechatronic circuits and systems.
Control panel builders can improve wire processing efficiency with the new clipx WIRE assist system from Phoenix Contact. The customizable system includes a software program and an optional, adjustable workbench with a variety of accessories. The clipx WIRE assist software increases wire processing productivity and improves consistency. The software controls the wire cutting and labeling devices, guiding the user through clear onscreen instructions on a laptop or touchscreen.
AutomationDirect has added Epson LabelWorks portable label printers for your wire marking needs. The Epson PX series label printers are available in four different models and support 3 to 36mm [1/8 to 1-1/2 in] labels. The LW-PX300 is a low-cost, compact wire-marking, bar code, and general-identification label printer. The LW-PX400 printer is a portable, wireless industrial labeling and wire-marking printer that is Bluetooth compatible and works with iOS or Android mobile devices.
Whether in hazardous areas or in diffuse lighting conditions, sometimes attracting attention is not only desirable but also necessary. OKW has expanded its range of custom printing colors to meet these requirements. Customers can now specify OKW’s products with labels and graphics produced (by screen or tampo printing) using new fluorescent inks. These are ideal for warning messages or for attracting attention to equipment such as emergency electronics.
IBOCO’s full line of CL Wire Retainers provide many different sizes to match the myriad of products that compound the IBOCO wire duct series. The full line of CL Wire Retainers are available in Dark Grey RAL 7021. These wire management retainers enable you to retain wires during installation, tremendously facilitating what can be a daunting task. They also provide additional strain relief of wire duct fingers, while eliminating bulging against the sidewall. IBOCO CL wire retainers offer a great time-saving solution to customers.
AutomationDirect has added more FATH hardware components to their selection of T-slotted rail products. These components easily install in SureFrame rails, as well as many other brands, and include roll-in T-slot nuts with spring loaded ball, slide-in T-slot nuts, screw and miter connectors, 1- and 2-slot pivot joints, extended swivel bases, foot consoles, leveling casters, magnetic catches, sensor mounting blocks, protection profiles, profile sliders, roller elements, and much more.
The MLT2.7S-CP self-locking cable tie speeds up installation with a unique self-locking head design that locks into place at any part of the tie body. The smooth surfaces and rounded edges assure cable protection and worker safety while providing a strong, durable method of cabling bundle. The MLT2.7S-CP cable tie can be used in a wide range of indoor, outdoor, and underground applications.
The CCSSTR2025-X Stainless Steel Trefoil Cable Cleat offers protection against extreme environments and high short circuit current faults. The cable cleat is certified to IEC 61914:2015, tested up to 172kA peak fault current and retains cables in the event of a short circuit fault. Compatible with cable diameter of 20-25mm and installs using a separately sold mounting bracket or direct to the cable tray rung via fixing hole and user-supplied M8 bolt. Features 316L SS and removable spacer.
Crimping is now even more efficient and offers a better ergonomic design with our new PZ 6 Roto ADJ. It allows for the crimping of wire-end ferrules across a wide range of wire, 26 AWG to 10 AWG and can be optimally adapted to your individual preferences due to the rotatable crimping die and the…
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Rittal North America recently introduced the new Power Isolation Enclosure Selector Tool – designed to help prevent arc flash related hazards. The new tool allows users to design a solution in three easy steps that is unique to their application. Human error is the most common cause of arc flash injuries; while there are many safety protocols that can be followed to help keep people safe from the risk of arc flash, mistakes do happen.
Jonard Tools’ new Advanced Optical Fiber Identifier w/ Power Meter & VFL (OFI-100) is a complete 3-in-1 tool for fiber technicians. The Optical Fiber Identifier is designed to quickly detect the direction of light being transmitted inside fiber optic cables and displays the relative core power without damaging the fiber. This fiber identifier is perfect for working on fiber optic cables in network systems without having to disrupt the network.
Jonard Tools’ new Compact Cable Cutter (JIC-500) easily cuts completely through network cables, including their nylon ripcords. The compact cable cutter is specifically to be smaller in size, making it easy enough to bring anywhere. The cable cutter also features an ultra-sharp, curved blade designed to minimize cable deformation while cutting. Its large jaw opening allows a user to cut network or copper cables up to 0.50″ (12.7 mm) in diameter.
The cost of contamination can add up, averaging between $10-30 million in direct costs of a recall, plus lost sales, customer confidence and more. In facilities where bacteria reduction and detectability are critical, a standard cable tie may go unidentified in product and its notched design can be a home for microorganisms. ABB has expanded its line of Ty-Rap cable ties with Ty-Rap TyGenic cable ties, the industry’s first two-piece antimicrobial and detectable cable tie.
Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, today announced the expansion of its Si124 industrial acoustic imaging family of cameras by introducing a new set of sound imaging cameras that feature a wider acoustic detection range, up to 65Khz, and an integrated battery with a quick start power button to make condition monitoring and inspection more efficient and effective.