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ABB/Russellstoll IEC 60309 Connectors IP69K Rated for Highest Dirt and Liquid Protection
ABB IEC 60309 plugs and connectors are now IP69K rated, which is the
highest dust and liquid ingress rating attainable, making the connectors well
suited for applications requiring liquid ingress protection.
The IP69K tests entailed placing the ABB IEC 60309 devices on a turntable at
a speed of approximately 5 revolutions per minute (rpm). They were then
sprayed at close range at a rate of 4 gallons (16 liters) per minute with water
pressure between 1,160 and 1,450 pounds per square inch (psi), at a temperature of 176°F (80°C). The water nozzle was held at a variety of angles,
between 4 and 6 inches from the product. To attain the IP69K rating, the
product being tested must completely resist liquid ingress.
ABB IEC devices are also durable and offer superior cable strain relief and
pullout prevention. Safety measures incorporated into the ABB IEC 60309 connectors include a double cable clamp
system to prevent cable detachment and two screws at each terminal to maintain electrical connection.
The housing is designed for maximum durability in harsh operating conditions, and is made from a self-extinguishing
(UL 94V0), ultraviolet (UV)-resistant (UL 746 F1) Valox 357 material. The material is also highly resistant to chemicals
like mineral and organic acids, organic solvents and petroleum. Fiberglass-reinforced nylon is used for the contact
carrier on devices rated between 60 and 125 amps. A self-cleaning design keeps debris or dirt out of the electrical
contacts to reduce down time.
ABB IEC pin and sleeve devices are durable and offer safe and reliable electrical connections in industrial settings.
The IP69K-rated ingress protections ensure that they are ideal for high-pressure wash-down applications.
Type MPP microPEM Self-Clinching Pins for Compact Electronics
Type MPP microPEM self-clinching pins from PennEngineering provide reliable
solutions for demanding micro positioning and alignment applications in compact electronic assemblies. These pins clinch permanently where designed into
stainless or other metal sheets as thin as 0.5 mm / 0.020 inches.
The chamfered end of the pin enables easy mating-hole alignment and the
head of the installed pin will be flush in the host sheet to present a smooth and
clean appearance. They can be installed automatically to streamline production
and eliminate issues associated with handling of small parts.
Applications for Type MPP positioning and alignment micro pins include wearables from smart watches and cameras
to fitness bands and headphones, laptops, tablets and readers, and gaming and handheld devices, among many others. The pins are designed with diameters as small as 1 mm / 0.040 inches and in lengths as short as 2 mm / 0.080
inches. They are manufactured from precipitation-hardened stainless steel and will exhibit excellent corrosion resistance in service.
Double Rail Extrusions For Rugged Subracks Now Offered By Pixus Technologies
Pixus Technologies now offers double rail extrusions with dual mounting. The
rails provide the modular framework for electronics enclosures.
The Pixus double rails feature mounting holes for a second screw, providing more stability and strength for a modular enclosure. The rails have been
tested and used in German railway applications for high resistance to shock/
vibration and the ability to handle extreme loads. The extruded aluminum
rails come in front and rear versions and with various interfaces. There are
sets of 1HP pitch patterns of 2.5M tapped holes for snapping in card guides
and mounting backplanes. Pixus' rails can be cut in any length to provide virtually unlimited subrack configurations.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Electronics Protection - Spring 2016
Security Considerations for Data Center Intelligent Rack Power Distribution
Five Misconceptions about DRUPS Systems
Designing and Managing Custom Battery Pack Enclosures
Reducing TCO with the Right UPS Architecture and Operating Mode
Calendar of Events
Electronics Protection - Spring 2016