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NK Technologies - High Performance Current Sensing for Automation Applications

May 23, 2018 - AGT-FD's Large Sensing Window Makes Monitoring 100 A Circuits Easy
AGT-FD Series ground fault sensors detect faults to earth from 0 mA to 100 mA and produce an output signal of 0–10 VDC in proportion to the amount of current passing to ground. The output is equal to the RMS value of the earth leakage. The AGT's sensing window is large enough to monitor 100 amp circuits. It can also be used to measure and monitor any low value AC circuit current by passing just one of the conductors through the sensing window.
Features:
• Analog output signal, 0–5 or 0–10 VDC proportional to 0–100 mA
• Externally powered, 24 Volt AC or DC (20–30V)
• Factory calibrated,warranted to stay accurate for five years minimum
• DIN rail or panel mount, simple snap onto DIN rail

Applications:
Monitor earth leakage current for applications including: electric heating processes, AC motor loads, semiconductor wafer fabrication, plastic molding processes, heat trace cable systems and snow melt protection.

Allied Moulded - Prop Arm Offering for HMI Cover Kits

May 03, 2018 - Allied Moulded is pleased to announce the availability of prop arms for its HMI Cover Kits for electrical enclosures. This new accessory is now in stock and ready for immediate shipment.
The HMI cover kits and prop arms are designed to enhance an electrical enclosure. The HMI cover kits provide protection for instruments or electronics requiring routine attention or detail. The newly released prop arm is made of stainless steel and has a silicone rubber cap, allowing a user to hold the cover in an open position when the cover is installed with the hinge at the top. This allows the operator to use both hands to perform maintenance or other work necessary inside the enclosure without having the HMI cover kit to close. The HMI cover kits are available in six sizes, and each has a corresponding prop arm available.
Please visit our website at www.alliedmoulded.com to download product detail pages for information on these new Prop Arms.

ERICO - Pentair Electrical has officially become nVent

May 01, 2018 - As nVent, we believe that safer systems ensure a more secure world. We connect and protect with inventive electrical solutions.
While our name may have changed, our commitment to providing innovative solutions has not. You can continue to expect the same high-quality products from the brands you trust and the same reliable teams to support your business.
nVent’s Electrical and Fastening Solutions group—frequently referred to as our legacy company name of ERICO, which includes nVent CADDY, ERICO, ERIFLEX and LENTON—is now stronger and better equipped to serve the needs of valued customers like you.

Safely Monitor Circuits with Voltages up to 1500 VDC

March 16, 2018 - The new DT-FD series DC Current Transducers provide a large sensing window and the ability to monitor circuits with voltages up to 1500 VDC. The sensor can be mounted on a DIN rail or be attached to a back panel with screws. Easily accessible power supply and output-signal, finger-safe terminals are located on the top of the sensor to allow for a clean and trouble-free installation. The one-piece design combines the current sensing elements and the signal conditioning to provide an output compatible with most control systems, increasing the safety and accuracy of the installation.
Features:
• Industry standard analog output
• Externally powered 24VAC or DC
• Factory-set calibration reduces set-up time
• Sensing window provides ample space for single or multiple conductors
• DIN rail or panel mount

Applications:
• Monitor large solar panel installations
• Monitor DC motors in traction and drilling equipment

MTE Announces New Distribution Center in San Diego, CA

February 07, 2018 - MTE Corporation Announces New Distribution Center.
The industry’s Power Quality Experts move into a new distribution center in San Diego to enhance delivery and service to customers globally.

Menomonee Falls, WI | January 31, 2018 – MTE Corporation, a world leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of high-efficiency electrical power quality solutions for commercial and industrial applications, announces the opening of a new distribution center in San Diego.
“At MTE, we don’t just build products that improve power quality” says Don Klein, President of MTE Corporation. “We build products that are available when our customers need them. Our new distribution center significantly improves our delivery and service levels.”
The facility in Chula Vista, CA, has over 7,000 products across 200+ unique part numbers in stock and ready to ship on the same or next day. The location was strategically chosen to service customers globally due to its proximity to major ground, sea, and air transportation hubs. MTE Corporation began shipping its MTE and TEAL branded products out of this facility on December 4, 2017.
“Our new 23,400 square feet distribution center features two key benefits for our customers” says Z Zakaria, VP of Business Development and Product Management. “In addition to access to major transportation lines, the size of the facility enables us to stock the wide range of products that our customers need on any given day.” MTE, already known for its superior products and technical expertise, has elevated its delivery and service capabilities with the new distribution center, solidifying its position as the market leader for power quality. For more information on MTE and its solutions, visit www.mtecorp.com.

NEW DG Series DC Ground Fault Detector

February 07, 2018 - Easily Detect Ground Fault in DC Powered Systems
Detecting fault condition in a DC circuit with a floating ground is not easy. With the increase in the use of photovoltaic panels and other alternative methods to generate power, the need for ground fault detection in DC powered systems is becoming more apparent. Most methods currently in use require the measurement of the voltage in some manner. NK Technologies’ new DC ground fault relay makes detection easy and can be installed at a fraction of the cost of products currently available. The one-piece, solid-core design allows for installation over wires feeding loads to about fifty amps. The output relay will change state at factory setpoint between 5 and 50 mA of DC current to earth.
Features:
• Electromechanical relay outputs
• Externally powered for higher accuracy
• Ample sensing window for multiple conductors

Applications:
• Detect fault currents in photovoltaic panels before damage can occur
• Detect moisture ingress in submersible pumps
• De-energize a circuit quickly if an element in a heating process shorts to ground
• Monitor if a battery powered supply in a communication tower is allowing current to earth

Allied Moulded Products, Inc. expands HMI Cover Kit offering

January 16, 2018 - BRYAN, OH, January 16, 2018 – Allied Moulded Products, Inc., an industry leader in nonmetallic electrical boxes and enclosures, is expanding its line of premium enclosure accessories with an additional size HMI cover kit (8" x 8").
HMI cover kits are designed to provide protection for instruments or electronics requiring routine attention or detail. The cover kit features a strong and rigid design, mounting securely to the outside (flat surface) of any enclosure, and makes accessibility to electronic components easy. Now available in five sizes – with the addition of an 8" x 8" – HMI cover kits are UL® listed and maintain a NEMA 4X seal with the use of a Formed-In-Place (FIP) polyurethane gasket system, and is well-suited for outdoor applications. Multiple cover latching options are also available, including a hinge screw, tamper proof screw, and lockable metal snap latch model. All are available in solid opaque or clear polycarbonate covers.
Allied Moulded continues to be a leading manufacturer of nonmetallic electrical enclosures and a “one-stop resource” where fiberglass and polycarbonate products can co-exist depending on the specific application characteristics and chemical compatibility requirements. For more information about Allied Moulded, visit www.alliedmoulded.com.

NK Technologies - Monitor Overcurrent and Undercurrent Conditions in Electric Motors

January 03, 2018 - The new ASP Series provides two independently adjustable set-points. The outputs are two single-pole, double-throw relays. Each relay can switch up to one amp, up to 120 VAC or 30 VDC. One set-point opens a contact on high current, while the other opens it on low current. If the application requires the reverse contact action, the ASP can handle that too. With the ASP, the operator can set an alarm point to trigger a stack light when current reaches a certain point as a caution, and set a second alarm point to shut down the process if the current reaches a more dangerous level. Set up is easy. One sensor, one installation. Snap onto a DIN rail or use screws through mounting holes to a back panel, apply 24 volts for power, and dial in the set points for each relay change.
Features:
• Two electromechanical relay outputs
• Externally powered for higher accuracy
• Easily adjustable and precise set-point
• DIN rail or panel mount options

Applications:
• Detect jams and over loads when operating conveyors.
• Monitor pump operation for dry conditions or loss of head pressure.
• Monitor cooling towers for overcurrent or undercurrent conditions.

Altech - Ultra-Capacitor DC UPS

September 27, 2017 - Backup power systems are an integral part of installations as varied as data centers, wind turbine farms, telecommunications networks and industrial plant operations—all of which rely on the continuous availability of power.
Ultra-capacitors are best suited to these and other mission-critical applications that require seamless transition to backup power (UPS) over relatively short periods of time. In the event of a main power supply interruption, the energy stored in the ultra-capacitors is released. High energy batteries also have been developed for single use or rechargeable UPS applications, but they typically require minutes to discharge, not seconds. Unlike a battery, an ultra-capacitor doesn’t depend on a chemical reaction to charge or discharge so it's capable of fast response and the charge-discharge cycle life of a supercapacitor can be, typically, 15 years or more (depending on how many charges or discharges are involved).
For more information go to http://www.altechcorp.com/power/DC-UPS.html.

NK Technologies - AGLD Ground Fault Sensors with Large LED Display Now UL Listed

September 27, 2017 - Protecting an electrical system from faults to earth can prevent accidental shocks to personnel and damage to equipment. The AGLD sensor provides a lower cost solution with a simple installation. Rather than combining a detector with a circuit interrupter, the sensor provides contacts to open or close when a fault is detected.
The large, one piece solid-core design allows for installation over wires feeding heavy loads. The output relay will change state at any point between 5 and 100 mA, or 80 and 950 mA. A delay can be set to allow down stream protection to activate before the sensor, keeping the main circuit protection hot and the equipment energized while the smaller faults are cleared. The large LED display shows the precise trip point and the extra delay clearly in any light condition.
Features:
• Electromechanical relay output provides both normally open and normally closed contacts and is compatible with most automation and control systems.
• Externally powered with a choice of fail safe or standard operation.
• A single turn potentiometer with the setpoint shown on the display makes adjusting the setpoint in the field easy.
• Large solid-core case with a large sensing window provides ample space for multiple conductors.
• Simple DIN rail mount for quick installation.

Monitoring Inductive Load

August 24, 2017 - The APT-TH Series Power Transducers monitor watt consumption of three phase loads. They provide an analog signal proportional to the active power consumed by the monitored load. The three current carrying conductors pass through the three windows of the top section and the matching voltage input at the terminals. The APT-TH is a one-piece solution for measuring power; no external current transformers are needed and installation is easy. The design of the APT-TH ensures that the transducer is always correctly orientated. If connected improperly by mismatching the current and voltage inputs, or placing a conductor through the sensing window back to front rather than front to back, the LED will change color from green to amber. The LED will also turn amber if the phase A conductor is placed through the phase B sensing window, or if power factor is lower than 0.50.
Features:
- One-piece solution for measuring power - no external current transformers needed.
- Three ample sensing windows - wire carrying 200 A fits easily.
- LED Indicator - shows correct phase relationship match.
- Easy installation - DIN rail or panel mount.