More productivity2000 PLC discrete I/O modules added by AutomationDirect

The AutomationDirect Productivity2000 PLC system now has 50 discrete and analog I/O modules providing over 400 local I/O points. With remote expansion, over 4,000 total I/O points are available. New DC discrete I/O modules (starting at $50.00) include 8-, 16- and 32-point, 12-24 VDC, sink/source modules with additional isolated commons. Two for the 8- and

Low-profile FH53M Series FPC connector delivers high-speed transmission for consumer electronic devices

Hirose has developed a miniature, lightweight flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector for portable electronic devices that require high-speed transmission. The FH53M Series FPC connector saves valuable PCB real estate via a back flip style actuator that minimizes the required mounting area. The compact FH53M Series FPC connector has a 0.25mm pitch, mounted depth of 3.2mm

5-65W High-efficiency DOE Level VI AC Adapters

MORNSUN newest 5-65W AC adapters are designed for a universal input (85Vac to 265Vac) exceeding DOE Level VI requirements for external power supplies which are cost-effective in compact size. 1. Multiple AC input plugs meet various socket interfaces. The adapters feature universal input voltage of 90-264VAC, and have multiple AC input plugs to select except optional

Cinch Connectivity Solutions Develops an Affordable Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Connector for the Broadcast Market

Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel group company, introduces the Fibreco J-Lite™ expanded beam connector, designed around the MIL-DTL-83526 mechanical features, the J-Lite™ is an economical version of the current Fibreco Junior expanded beam connector. Cinch Connectivity Solutions, Fibreco J-Lite™ expanded beam connector is available in 2 or 4 channel plug or bulkhead, and fully hermaphroditic.

CDM Electronics Now Stocks Binder USA’s Interconnects Targeting Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries

CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, is now a stocking distributor of Binder USA’s circular connectors, cordsets and adapters optimized for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries.  Engineered to provide power and Ethernet connectivity to processing automation equipment while significantly reducing production downtime, the cordsets are optimized to withstand vibrations,

Watlow Introduces ASPYRE, its New Family of Power Controllers

Watlow® recently launched ASPYRE®, a new power controller family. Available in sizes ranging from 35 to 700 amps, the ASPYRE family is flexible, scalable and offered with a variety of options allowing one platform to be reused across a wide range of applications. ASPYRE features multiple advanced microprocessor-based firing and control mode algorithms. Firing modes

Stewart Connector Introduces the New Single & Multiport SFP+ Cages and Connectors

Stewart Connector, a Bel group company, and world class manufacturer of RJ45 connectors used in Ethernet communications announces the release of the Single and Multiport SFP+ Cages, for high speed I/O solutions requiring reliable performance to support increasing data rates. Stewart’s SFP+ Cages and Connectors are designed to support data speeds up 10Gbps for Ethernet

Bel Announces Low Profile, Mid-plane Mounted, Single Port MagJack Integrated Connector Modules (ICM)

Bel Magnetic Solutions, a Bel group company and manufacturer of MagJack® Integrated Connector Modules (ICM) for Networking and Telecommunications applications, announces an entire suite of low profile, mid-plane mounted, single port ICM’s that can support 10/100Base-T through 10GBase-T Ethernet applications. With system requirements migrating to smaller and faster speeds, Bel Magnetics MagJack® low profile ICM’s

Cinch Connectivity Solutions Announces 2.92mm RF End Launch Connectors

Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel group company, announces the expansion of its 2.92mm precision connector product line, offering new End Launch versions with the quality and performance needed to move into the millimeter wave spectrum through 40 GHz. Precision 2.92mm connectors, also known as SMK connectors, are designed to meet the high performance needed for

Hirose develops space saving FPC/FFC conector for automotive applications

Hirose, a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative connector solutions, has designed a compact flexible printed circuit (FPC) / flat flexible connector (FFC) with a space-saving, low-profile design. Featuring a pitch of only 0.50mm, a height of 1.20mm and depth of only 3.57mm, the FH65 Series reduces the occupied mounting area by 47%

New EPIC Covers and Products Provide Superior Corrosion Resistance

Lapp Group USA has introduced enhancements to its EPIC® ULTRA rectangular connector housings with new covers and models aimed at the food and beverage industry or any other application that requires electrical connectors with high levels of corrosion resistance. EPIC ULTRA H-A ¾ This corrosion-resistant HA ¾ family of housing is UL-50 Type 4, 4x

New angular housing makes HARTING Han-Modular® Twin ideal for motor connection

With its new angular housing, HARTING’s Han-Modular® Twin provides users with a particularly compact and customizable connector solution that’s ideal for applications like motor connection, especially for larger motors up to 70 A. The Han-Modular® Twin has the appearance of a small format IP65 connector. Fitted at a right angle to the motor, the 39x44mm

High speed data transmission in harsh environments

The Max M12 product line includes board level connectors that mate to a PCB board with straight or right angle solder pins. The connectors transmit data in environments where there is high vibration, moisture, salt, dirt and debris. Applications include camera and communication systems on construction, mining and agricultural equipment. It can also be used

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Introduces MTConnect Adapter

In its continuing effort to help manufacturers leverage Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) opportunities to improve productivity and reduce manufacturing costs, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. introduces an MTConnect® adapter to facilitate shop floor monitoring. MTConnect is an open standard that allows the sharing of a common language between machines and other electrical equipment from various

Safe, Reliable, and Worry-free Solution for Fiber Optic Communications

Outdoor applications – such as cell towers, surveillance cameras, and train signaling require reliable communication connectivity specifically designed for harsh environments. Unlike indoor applications, LC Fiber Optic and RJ45 connections in these environments face problems, such as contamination from dirt that can result in poor performance or even complete loss of communication. The HARTING PushPull

Eplan Harness proD 2.6: New tools and conveniences

The EPLAN Harness proD version 2.6is intuitive 3D/2D software that covers all of today´s requirements for convenient, high quality wiring and wire harness engineering. New features include enhanced automatic wire dimensioning and intuitive routing of wires with predefined lengths. Open interfaces allow for true collaboration between mechanical and electrical engineering. In addition, version 2.6 delivers

New M8 and M12 IP67 Cordsets

Carlo Gavazzi is pleased to announce the launch of the CONB Series IP67 Cordsets. CONB Cordsets provide a broader range of options than the previous CONM Series cordsets, and offer improved overall performance at a much more competitive price. In addition to their standard PVC jackets, the new CONB Cordsets are also available with 100%

Better connections for Industrial Ethernet applications

Industrial Ethernet applications are growing, so your connector choices and options should as well. The M8/M12 connectors continue to evolve to meet pin density and data rates needed now. ERNI Electronics, Inc. Industrial Ethernet offers cost, data volume, and transmission speed improvements over other technologies, including fieldbus. Industrial Ethernet can also handle harsh environments, data

IoT cabling selection tips for harsh environments

By Jay Bartsias, senior product manager, Turck Connectivity, Laura Schweitz, product manager, Turck Connectivity Working on the northern Canadian plains in winter often means wrestling with negative double-digit temperatures every day. These harsh conditions created big cabling problems for an oil and gas company. Where they operate, cable jackets were cracking as they unspooled, and

Secure, waterproof connectors for subsea robots

In environments where connectors and cables are exposed to high pressures and submerged in water for extended periods, secure and waterproof electrical connections are vital for ensuring that installations can be easily assembled, modified and maintained. This is especially true for remotely operated vehicles or ROVs. These subsea robots connect to ships with data and

Handheld enclosures accommodate USB and micro USB connectors

OKW has extended its MINITEC handheld enclosures range with new higher intermediate rings that can accommodate USB and micro USB connectors. The enclosures are well suited for remote control systems, data recording, medical electronics, emergency systems, monitoring, and alarms. MINITEC offers a huge range of standard permutations thanks to its construction format. Each case features

CANOpen gateway simplifies motion systems

The CANOpen gateway allows rotary or linear absolute position data to be accessed by CANOpen motion control resources. A new generation of CRG CANopen gateways incorporates CANopen encoder profile CIA 406 v.3.2. This profile has also been implemented in Leine & Linde’s 600 Series CANopen encoders. For reliable and efficient transfer of data, the gateway

Introducing Locking Rewireable C13 IEC Connector

MEGA Electronics Inc introduces the new IEC C13 Lock Rewireable – the world’s first locking rewireable C13 IEC connector. Designed to guard against accidental disconnection of computers, PDU’s servers and most network devices, the new IEC Lock adds additional flexibility and ease of use, as well as LSZH (low smoke zero halogen) compatibility, to its

Hirose’s Mid-Mount USB Type-C Connector Saves PCB Space

Hirose has developed a mid-mount USB 3.1 Type-C connector with an efficient design that offers a compact footprint to save valuable PCB space. Featuring a depth of only 8.35mm, the shorter design creates additional PCB space for optimizing antenna design and allows for larger batteries capacity. By comparison, conventional Type-C connectors are significantly longer, up

Hirose’s Hybrid Connector Combines Floating Contact Alignment With High Speed Transmission

Hirose has developed a hybrid power and signal board-to-board connector that features high-speed transmission capability up to 8 Gbps and a highly reliable floating contact mechanism that simplifies assembly. The FX23 Series is designed for a wide range of high-speed applications including medical devices, office imaging equipment, measurement equipment, industrial computer systems, automotive navigation and