CIT Relay & Switch offers VM3 series latching snap-action switch

January 20, 2017

CIT Relay & Switch is now offering a long life VM3 series snap-action switch with a latching option. These UL/CUL recognized switches are available the 0.187” or 0.250” termination. Available with operating force of 400gF, common applications for the VM3L latching switch include industrial controls, lighting, security, gaming, automation and more. Specifications and materials are dependent upon your choice of switch. Lead-time averages 6 to 8 weeks. Volume pricing is dependent…


Combining art and technology through mechanical engineering

January 13, 2017

Influenced by his older siblings, one of whom is an actor and the other a stage manager, Garrett Parrish grew up singing and dancing as a theater kid. But by the time he reached high school, Parrish had branched out significantly, drumming in his school’s jazz ensemble and helping to build a state-championship-winning robot. MIT was the first place Parrish felt he was able to work meaningfully at the nexus…


Switch family from MEC offers low-profile pushbutton option

December 22, 2016

The Ultramec 6C is an excellent low-profile pushbutton option for handheld devices or in applications that are limited in both space and height. With significantly smaller dimensions than the previous range of Multimec switches, the new Ultramec 6C tactile switch features an 8x8mm footprint, maximum height of 2.5mm and standard J-bend terminals. Environmentally sealed up to IP67 and offering a long lifecycle of 3 million actuations, the Ultramec 6C offers…


Switching and simulation modules showcasing at ITC

November 2, 2016

Showcasing its latest PXI and LXI switching and simulation solutions and software at the International Test Expo (ITC 2016), is Pickering Interfaces. The event which will take place November 15th-17th will see Pickering Interfaces in booth 216 with its products including: New modular LXI reed relay high-density matrix Originally designed to test Semiconductors at wafer and package levels, this soon to be released Reed Relay matrix solution combines our Model…


Multilayer organic low pass filters support wide frequency range

October 31, 2016

A series of low profile, low pass filters with best-in-class performance has been introduced by AVX Corporation. Based on its patented and proven Multilayer Organic (MLO) high density interconnect technology, the new LP Series MLO low pass filters utilize a combination of high dielectric constant and low-loss materials to enable the fabrication of multilayer, stacked passive devices, such as inductors and capacitors, with high volumetric efficiency, high Q, and exceptional…


Paddle features non-contact Hall effect technology

October 24, 2016

APEM introduces the newest series to its expanding joystick range of products with the BH series paddle controller. This newly designed paddle control offers non-contact Hall effect technology in a compact size. Developed for use in mild to extreme environments, the BH series provides a smooth and responsive movement at your fingertips. The BH series is ideal in applications such as remote control boxes, agricultural vehicles and in material handling…


MB Allen to present research at the SMTA Space Coast Expo

October 17, 2016

Plans to exhibit at the SMTA Space Coast Expo and Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at the Melbourne Auditorium in FL have been announced by KIC. MB (Marybeth) Allen will present “Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding” at 11am. Void reduction is a significant concern and controversial topic in electronic assembly. Voiding impacts electrical, thermal and mechanical performance. There are many variables such…


Compact wireless transceiver module achieves 2km+ range

Compact wireless transceiver module, ZETA is the latest addition to RF Solutions’ already impressive radio module offering. It will be available on 433, 868 and 915MHz frequencies with CE and FCC approvals in mind. This module has been created for the mass market with a powerful but miniature RFIC, which is combined with RF Solutions’ knowledge and experience in RF impedance matching. This gives the ZETA module industry leading specifications,…

August 4, 2016

Voice coil actuator prevents friction to ensure accurate results

August 1, 2016

Inconsistent motion caused by excessive friction is simply not an option for some applications. BEI Kimco has developed a Linear Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) that provides extremely low hysteresis/low friction with precise and consistent bi-directional position control. Initially designed to meet the exacting requirements of an anesthesia machine, the LAH15-19-000A VCA will serve well for many other applications where low friction and high force accuracy are needed. Key to the…


Multiplier range simplifies assembly of connectors

Common contact’ technology simplifies multipole connector assembly
July 26, 2016

HARTING has announced the expansion of its Han Multiplier range. Han Multipliers help simplify the assembly of connectors where multiple contacts are carrying the same potential (voltage). Interlinked cabling of decentralized control cabinets in a modern factory/production line environment often creates situations where multiple contacts need the same potential (e.g. Ground or 24V), for example when providing connections for sensors, switches and Powerbus daisy chaining. In such cases, Han Multipliers…