Emech & Enclosures

All-dielectric fibre cable for last mile

m2fx has introduced all-dielectric self-supporting (ADSS) fibre optic cable for the last mile of fibre-to-the-home and fibre-to-the-cabinet.

“ADSS’s lightweight yet durable construction means it can use existing poles and fittings, without survey, planning and remedial civil works or the need for…

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Cliff expands motor range

Surrey-based Cliff Electronics has expanded its range of small industrial motors.

It’s AC synchronous gear motors now span 1-100rpm and 0.5-16 kgf/cm torque, at typical 2-4W consumption. It has also added reversible models.

Applications are expected in office automation, healthcare, camera mounts, vending…

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Next USB plug work both ways around, and be thin and small

The next generation of USB connector will work either way around, and be similar in size to the existing USB 2.0 Micro-B – the one that most phones are charged through – and will deliver video.

Called USB Type-C, “users will no longer need to be concerned with plug…

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RS sells £500 3D printer

RS Components is offering a low cost 3D printer from Bristol-based supplier RepRapPro which can be used in conjunction with the free DesignSpark Mechanical 3D modelling software co-developed by RS and SpaceClaim.

The Ormerod 3D printing kit, which costs £500, uses the FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) process to…

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Double-sided contact simplifes switch design in electric vehicles

ALPS Electric has developed a surface mount two-pole sliding contact micro switch specifically for use in electric vehicle parking brakes (EPB).

Typically the design of EPBs has used two micro switches, but this has led to problems such as the on/off timing of the switches going out of…

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Gore shrinks vents for automotive enclosures

PolyVent Compact is a series of vents for automotive electronic housings from Gore, 30% smaller than the firm’s PolyVent Snap-Fit family.

“It provides a higher level of protection for sensitive components like sensors, motors and control units, while providing reliable and rapid pressure equalisation,” said the manufacturer. “Protection…

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Custom enclosures for Arduinos, Beagles, and ...

Hammond Electronics has launched a range of moulded enclosures for specific credit card-sized computers.

Initially the supported computers are: Arduino Uno, Due and Mega; Beaglebone (pictured) and Beaglebone Black; and the Freescale Freedom.

Enclosures for the Arduino Tre and Intel Galileo are in the pipeline.

“Although broadly similar in…

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Board firm embeds Murata RFID module in the PCB

Beta Layout is offering a technique to trial and consider the advantages of RFID in specific applications. It allows an RFiD module to be embedded inside the PCB.

Beta Layout’s patented process to mill a PCB and to insert the module and backfill with epoxy is used to embed…

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