Friday, May 29, 2020

Phoenix Contact SPTAF 1 Ex rated PCB Terminal Blocks

Phoenix Contact's new series of the SPTAF 1 Ex rated PCB terminal blocks was designed to meet the stringent safety requirements of “Ex eb” protection, according to IEC 60079-7 for potentially explosive areas.

These terminal blocks include all the advantages of the SPTAF 1 connector family – a low overall height, high current-carrying capacity, and intuitive Push-in wire termination. Versions that are color-coded by wire position are also available upon request.


  • Time-saving push-in connection requires no special tools.
  • Small component size makes it efficient where space is at a premium.
  • The color-coded actuation lever makes for intuitive use.
  • Integrated test points makes for quick and convenient circuit testing.
  • Ex rating for use in potentially explosive areas.
  • Rated up to 16A and 137V.
  • 3.5 and 5.0mm pitch.
  • 2 to 12 positions per connector.
  • Accommodates 24 to 16 AWG wire sizes.
  • Oil and gas industry.
  • Petroleum refineries.
  • Utility gas plants.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Banner Engineering Wireless Pressure Solutions Kit

Banner Engineering's new Wireless Pressure Solutions Kit makes it easy to deploy predictive maintenance solutions that measure air, gas, and fluid pressure.

Monitor system performance and health from any network-enabled location and have access to timely, accurate data that can be used to make better, more informed decisions about your systems and strategically plan maintenance and service schedules based on actual need, as well as staff and resource availability.


  • Provides visual status for up to 40 Banner pressure sensors attached to Performance Series Nodes that are bound to the included DXM Wireless Controller.
  • Takes a sample every five minutes and compares sensor data to user-defined low or high warnings and/or alarms for a visual indication of potential problems.
  •  At-a-glance status indication shows the communication status for each Sensor Node.
  • Reduce downtime and increase efficiency.
  • Simple setup saves time and cost.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Phoenix Contact FINEPITCH 0.8 Connectors

As electronic devices shrink in size, the complexity contained inside the housing only increases. Compact device designs require components that aid with design flexibility by allowing designers to position PCBs at the appropriate angles and distances from each other.

The FINEPITCH series of connectors from Phoenix Contact helps by coming in multiple orientations, stack heights, and number of positions. New from Phoenix Contact is an unshielded connector in the FP 0,8 series. This connector is ideal for those applications that do not require electromagnetic compatibility due to EMI concerns.

  • Ruggedized design is suitable for demanding applications.
  • Gold-plated contact ensures reliable data transfer.
  • Double contact system allows for a wipe length of 1.5 mm.
  • Multiple stack heights facilitate wide array of design options.

  • Data rates up to 16 Gbps.
  • Up to 80 positions.
  • 0.8 mm pitch.
  • Operating temperature: -55°C to +125°C.

  • I/Os
  • PLCs
  • Frequency converters
  • Controls
  • HMIs

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

SMC Corporation of America MGPM-X3159 Compact Guide Cylinders

SMC Corporation of America’s MGPM-X3159 compact guide cylinders are now more lightweight and compact due to the adoption of a rectangular piston.

  • Width: Up to 21% reduction.
  • Weight: Up to 37% reduction.
  • Overall Length: Up to 7% reduction.
  • The allowable lateral load and the allowable kinetic energy are the same as those of the existing MGP series model.
  • The allowable rotational torque of the plate and the non-rotating accuracy are the same as those of the existing MGP series model.
  • Mounting is possible from three directions.

SMC Corporation of America CDQ2B-X3166 Compact Cylinders

The SMC Corporation of America CDQ2B-X3166 compact cylinder is capable of providing double the force of the CQ2 series without changing the width.

  • No change in cylinder width, due to adoption of a rectangular piston.
  • Weight reduced by 51% and overall length reduced by 50% compared to the standard CQ2 series.
  • 3 sizes: 45, 57, and 71.
  • Capable of mounting D-M9 switches on 4 surfaces.

Honeywell Sensing and Control FMA MicroForce Sensors

Honeywell’s MicroForce FMA Series are compensated and amplified sensors, providing high accuracy and reliability in a cost-effective format. They read force over the specified full scale force span and temperature range. Besides the enhanced performance, the FMA Series allow multiple standard configurations over a wide operating temperature range.

The products have been designed to meet your needs for medical and industrial (robotic and automation) applications. The small form-factor supports new designs and the digital output reduces the time and cost of new product development projects within medical and industrial applications.

  • Small form factor: 5mm x 5mm [0.20 in x 0.20 in]
  • Accuracy: ±2 %FSS typical
  • SPI- or I2C-compatible digital output
  • Fully calibrated and temperature compensated over a temperature range of 5°C to 50°C [41°F to 122°F]
  • Available in a wide variety of standard and configurable force ranges
  • Overforce: 3X force range
  • Supply voltage: 3.3VDC typ. or 5.0VDC typ.
  • Low power consumption: 14mW
  • Enhanced part-to-part repeatability
  • Enhanced reliability
  • Stable, stainless steel sphere interface
  • Internal diagnostic functions available
  • REACH and RoHS compliant

Friday, May 1, 2020

Phoenix Contact CRIMPFOX VARIO Crimpers

Phoenix Contact continues the expansion of the TOOL fox product line with the release of the Crimpfox Vario 4S and 16S, for uninsulated, insulated, and twin ferrules, with a high-quality square crimp profile.

Crimpfox Vario 4S 
  • 22-12 AWG uninsulated and insulated single ferrules  
  • 20-16 AWG twin ferrules 

Crimpfox Vario 16S 
  • 10-6 AWG uninsulated and insulated single ferrules  
  • 12-10 AWG twin ferrules

Phoenix Contact CRIMPFOX VARIO Crimpers

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