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Brand: AutomationDirect
Industry Focus: Industrial
Product Type: Enclosures

January 14, 2021

AutomationDirect adds new series and models of enclosures from Hammond. Hammond data communication racks provide a housing to mount data communication equipment and devices used in industrial environments. Wall-mount swing­out rack enclosures include 19-inch mounting rails for easy installation of network access equipment. Rack cabinets and open wall-mount racks are ideal for securing equipment to vertical surfaces in limited spaces. Open-frame floor-mount racks provide threaded rails on the front and back. Rack rails, angles, channels and other accessories are available.

Waterfall series enclosures are ideal for sanitary environments. Their unique hinge design allows for easy hose-down cleaning and the slope top prevents liquid accumulation. These enclosures carry IP69K and ANSI/NSF 169 ratings.

Miniature cases provide watertight protection for electronic equipment, circuit boards and DIN rail mounted components. This selection includes die-cast aluminum, polycarbonate and ABS plastic models.

Wire trough and wireways route and organize electrical cables and wires while protecting them from dust, dirt, oil and water. Hammond wireway styles include lay-in for ease of installation, and pull-through for optimum protection.

Additional models of Hammond enclosures in many categories have also been added.

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The Compax3 Servo drive is far from a new product. Developed by the Electromechanical and Drives Division Europe, Parker's global servo drive platform is widely used in industrial manufacturing to control motorized processes in automated assembly, including robotics and the machining of parts. Parker’s customers are well-acquainted with the benefits of the drives used in packaging, the production of sheet goods and the operation of printing presses, as well as automated testing equipment for both automotive and consumer goods.

Recently however, the Compax3 has found new purpose in healthcare and life sciences markets where precise and safe movement is paramount. The drive’s flexibility, accuracy and comprehensive list of safety features has led to its adoption in positioning tables, exercise equipment and therapy devices.

A Chinese medical equipment manufacturer has designed an effective, efficient rehabilitation device with intelligent feedback that relies on Parker parts for safe, stable and reliable motion control.

For some people with physical disabilities, appropriate exercise training with rehabilitation equipment can prevent muscle atrophy and improve muscular strength and dexterity in upper and lower limbs. Different patients require varying levels of intensity and training modes.

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In the past, enclosure accessories were limited to being Recognized Components which might have required the end user to initiate additional evaluation in order to allow the use of these products. The new certification for environmental-rated accessories for enclosures utilizes the UL Listing Mark, so enclosure accessories can be installed without further evaluation.

New Listing Certification for US and Canada (FTTA/FTTA7)

This new Listing certification for enclosure accessories assists manufacturers who utilize Type or IP rated enclosures (for example, Types 3R and 4X or IP55 and IP66) in being able to use Type or IP rated enclosure accessories such as window kits, hole plugs, filter fan kits, etc. The benefits of this new Listing certification are two-fold: it is more cost efficient for manufacturers and it can also accelerate market access for end users.

Types of Listed Products

  • • Bolts • Breather Vents • Drain Vents
  • • External Mounting Means • Filter Fan Kits • Gasketed Screws
  • • Gland Plates • Hole Seals • Overlays
  • • Rain Shrouds • Sealing Washers • Ventilation Kits
  • • Window Kits


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SCHURTER expands its range of current-compensated chokes for printed circuit board mounting, to include a vertical design for 1-phase high current applications. The new DKIV-1 sports a compact design and smaller footprint due to its vertical orientation. The series is available with a ferrite or nanocrystalline core for a wide range of rated currents from 10 A to 50 A.

Like all other aspects of today’s electronic design, the power circuit is oftentimes built using discrete components on printed circuit boards. With the trend toward integrating components, to achieve smaller and smaller form factors, thermal problems and high current on the PCB can become a challenge. Traditional block filters might well address these challenges, but their larger package size also presents challenges due to the mentioned space constraints; therefore, an effective asymmetrical common mode choke, together with capacitors mounted on the PCB, offer a better solution.

The DKIV-1 series is suitable for use in any application requiring EMC asymmetrical inductance. Application examples include frequency converters, charging stations, UPS systems and switching power supplies. The DKIV-1 is an ideal solution for multistage filter applications, where the combined use of a vertical choke (DKIV series) and a horizontal choke (DKIH series) reduces the mutual interference of the magnetic fields caused by the individual chokes.

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