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Small enclosures for USB dongles, Arduino and BeagleBone

Hammond 1551 USB case

To house small PCBs using USB as the external power and signal interconnect, Hammond Electronics has extended its 1551 miniature enclosure family with three new sizes, all 15.5mm high: 35 x 20mm 50 x 25mm 65 x 30mm “The sizes have been chosen after customer consultation to provide prototype builders and small volume OEMs generous room for their PCB,” said ...

C&K three-position switch shrinks to 3.7 x 3.0mm

CK KXT2 mini push button switch

C&K has introduced a three position push-button with a footprint of only 3.0 x 3.7mm (4.4 x 3.1mm including G-type terminations). Called KXT2, it is rated for 100,000 cycles. The manufacturer describes it as ‘double-action’ (see diagram): With no force, two of its four pins are shorted. Once 100g of force has been applied, three of its pins are shorted, and by ...

3D technique promises accurate coloured thermoforming mouldings

ETH Zurich 3d multi-colour car print 390

Need a multi-coloured prototype with complex curves? A new form of thermoforming is the answer, according to Swiss University ETH. In thermoforming, a plastic sheet is warmed to near melting point and sucked onto a mould – it is the technique used to make yoghurt pots. “The new method is a clever combination of established thermoforming and software which allows even ambitious amateurs ...

Microswitch works under water

Cyntech CH007 sealed microswitch

Cyntech Components is offering a microswitch range that is fully dust-tight and water-sealed. Designed to meet more demanding industrial applications, the Microprecision microswitch range is available in various configurations to meet IEC/EN 60529 ingress protection levels of IP67 and IP68, and work over -40 to +125°C and more. “Microprecision has it covered with a range of microswitches that provides all the usual options for voltage/current ratings ...

Front panels get digitally printed legends

20jan16metacase

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 ...