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Front panels get digitally printed legends

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Metal enclosures manufacturer Metcase is offering lower cost digital printing as part of its custom front panel service. Using CMYK digital printing, logos and photo quality graphics can be printed on front panels without the set-up costs associated with traditional methods. Digital printing is also available on complete enclosures but has so far proved most popular with customers requiring custom ...

Small IP66 DIN rail junction boxes

Hylec NDN range

Hylec-APL has introduced a range of small enclosures that include a 35mm DIN rail and IP66 sealing, and are designed for frequent opening and closing. Called the DN Range, “the DIN Rail assists the installer to mount terminal blocks, relays or connectors. For maximum flexibility, the design also allows PCBs to be positioned vertically in a number of slots within the ...

Surface mount switch copes with 5 million operations

Omron D2LS miniature switch

Omron has launched two surface mount switches aimed specifically at high use switching applications such as lift push buttons, circuit breakers, digital pens and laser pointers. D2LS switches have a rated life of at least five million operations and can switch at 300 operations per minute. There is a standard version, operating at 0.6N, and a high force type with ...

Relays handle increasing solar loads

Zettler AZSR1200 solar relay

Zettler has introduced series of 80, 120 and 200A solar relays for switching ac current in inverters. Contact gaps are wider than the firm’s previous offerings, at 4.6mm for use at up to 5,000m above sea level in the 200A version (pictured). “Zettler is responding to increasing demands for wider contact gaps in solar relays to fulfil ever higher isolation requirements ...

Pop rivet tool gets higher power to weight ratio

Stanley ProSert

Pop Avdel has introduced a blind rivet nut installation tool for production lines. Fast cycling (<1.5s per setting) and high force-to-weight ratio (11.1kN/kg) are claimed for the air-powered tool, called ProSert XTN20. Blind rivet nuts from M3 to M10 (see XTN20 manual for restrictions) can be placed with the 1.59kg (M6 nose piece) XTN20 using air between 5 and 7bar. Pull force ...

Waterproof vent flows more air

Gore vent

Gore‘s next-generation PolyVent High Airflow flows twice the air of its predecessor, and it has an improved O-ring that is UL-rated for flammability resistance. “Engineered to handle the large pressure differentials caused by extreme weather conditions, the PolyVent High Airflow provides the same ingress protection as Gore’s prior generation of high airflow vents. For enclosures up to 50 litres, it ...

Antex soldering iron has controls and display in the handle

Antex TCS50W soldering iron

Following market research, Antex has introduced what it claims is the first soldering iron with temperature control buttons and a temperature display built in to the handle. Called TCS 50W, the 240V 50W iron needs no base and can be set between 200 and 450°C, which is displayed on the back-lit LCD. It comes with the firm’s Surefit tip system ...

Fanless enclosure embeds Intel NUC motherboard

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Pentair fanless enclosure provides IP30 protection and EMC shielding for 10x10cm NUC (Intel’s Next Unit of Computing) motherboards. A flexible heat path connects the processor inside with heatsinking integrated with the top cover. “Pentair has developed thermally-conductive elements in metal to transfer the heat from the processors to the case surface,” said stockist enclosures4U. “These elements are variable in height ...

Taller tough die cast boxes from Hammond

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Hammond has added taller versions of its 1590 ‘Stomp Box’ range of tough die cast metal equipment boxes with coloured finishes. The range is designed for guitar effect foot pedals, and the latest one is 119 x 94 x 42mm, 12mm taller, than the traditional version with the same footprint to accommodate break-before-make switches that stop conducted interference when operated. “All are ...

Membrane passes sound and blocks water for portables

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Gore has introduced a microphone and speaker protection membrane that is waterproof to 30m depth for portables and wearables, and acts as an air vent. “GAW331 protects devices against liquid ingress and maintains high-performance acoustics at levels not previously achieved,” said Gore product specialist Shigeharu Murayama. “It does so by holding transmission loss below 2 dB at 1kHz with a ...