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Flexible PROVERTHA Custom Specific M12 T- and Y-Distributors offer multiple options

Modular system ensures fast, compact and secure connections

PROVERTHA Custom Specific M12 T- and Y-Distributors are now available from Aerco. In addition to its comprehensive standard product portfolio of M12 T and Y distributors, PROVERTHA offers custom-specific variants for the Profibus and CANbus.  This offering, based on a modular concept of T and Y distributors, enables compact and secure solutions for fast connections to be realised quickly.

With the custom specific variants, PROVERTHA provides a lot of options.   The distributors can be delivered with or without grounding clips, and if a protection degree of IP 67 is required, options include moulded distributors in robust and solid metal housings.

The M12 terminal can be very flexible: A Code (5 poles), B- Code and D- Code. In addition, the position (location and orientation) of the coding can be selected. This is a great benefit when connecting angled M12 connectors. The M12 termination can be rigid or screwable. Depending on feasibility, the wiring is according to customer specifications.

With the custom specific variants PROVERTHA expands its standard program of T- and Y-distributors for Profibus and CANbus. The fully shielded Profibus M12 T- and Y-distributors with solid full metal housing and protection degree IP 67 are designed for applications with special EMC requirements and challenging environments. Versions with two fixing holes (mounting hole 4.3 mm) are available for wall mounting, while for direct connection to the Profibus/CANbus M12 interface, devices with a rotating M12 nut are the ideal solution.

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AlphaWire adds new industrial Ethernet products: CAT 5 PROFINET, CAT 5e, CAT 6, and CAT 7

The expanded Alpha Essentials Industrial Ethernet collection includes 10 new constructions in categories: CAT 5 PROFINET, CAT 5e, CAT 6, and CAT 7. The new constructions are now available from Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets.

The very wide range of industrial Ethernet categories From AlphaWire offers customers improved component integration and bandwidth (bandwidth capacity extends up to 10 Gbps (Gbit/s). All new constructions are fully compatible with RJ45 connectors of either T-568A or T-568B pin assignments.

Alpha Wire’s Alpha Essentials Ethernet cables are the perfect solution for discrete and process manufacturing, such as applications within the robotics, medical, and automation industries. The expanded offerings now include a CAT 7 construction (part number 74004) that enables customers to future-proof their industrial network. Part number 74010 is a CAT 6 PVC-jacketed Ethernet cable in a flat construction, ideal when space is at a premium.

There are seven (7) new CAT 5e cables in the Alpha Essentials Ethernet family, including two built to PROFINET industry standards (part numbers 74001 and 74005). PROFINET has proven to be one of the most reliable standards for industrial networking in automation, connecting devices and systems while promoting higher quality manufacturing. In addition to the PROFINET cables, there is a CAT 5e LSZH construction (part number 74007, ZH-PUR jacket) suitable for the medical and transportation industries.

All cables in the expanded Alpha Essentials Ethernet line feature jacketing material of ZH-PUR, PVC, and TPE. These specific jackets are ideal for meeting the harshest environmental conditions. The temperature ranges for this collection fall between -40°C to +90°C. Cables are available in conductor sizes from 26-22 AWG, with varying flexibility (continuous, torsional, and moderate flex), and approvals (VW-1, EN 50173, ISO/IEC 11801, & more). Whether customers need an Ethernet cable to meet harsh environments or flexibility for a moving application, there is a construction available to support their system.

Standard constructions are not subject to minimum order quantity requirements and are available in 500 ft put up lengths (7602F offered in 500 ft and 1000 ft lengths) from Aerco now. 

Message or phone Nicola on +44(0)1403 260206 and find out how she can help.

Barnbrook Blue Cube wireless sensor hub delivers real time data to mobile devices - now available at Aerco

Blue Cube wireless sensor hub delivers measurement and sensing data

including GPS position and tracking in real time to mobile devices

Maintain reliability and safety of systems remotely; sensing options include GPS, shock and vibration, temperature & pressure, voltage, current and switch operation 

Barnbrook’s Blue Cube wireless sensor hub enables real time data to be delivered remotely to mobile devices and PCs and is now available from Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets. Blue Cube is an award-winning wireless sensor system originally developed to monitor the condition of onboard systems in trains, tracking them in real time to make sure they are running efficiently, avoiding delays and cancellations due to system failures. Winner of two major rail industry awards, the innovative Blue Cube wireless sensor hub system with Blue Cube Cloud can now be applied across multiple sectors, including defence and aerospace. This ability to monitor critical systems remotely ensures they remain safe and reliable at all times.

The Blue Cube sensor hub is easy to install either as a standalone or wired in system, with up to 8 channels per device, to send data in real time as an SMS or e mail alert via PC, smartphone (iPhone and Android) or tablet. The Blue Cube wireless sensor hub offers six measurement options: voltage, current, temperature/pressure, shock & vibration, GPS for position and tracking, and switch operation. Supplied in a metal enclosure, Blue Cube is EMC tested and approved, so will not impact on nearby devices.  Its quick-fit design is inexpensive to install, plus the system is modular and fully expandable.

The Blue Cube wireless sensor hub transmits data status updates and GPS information to the Blue Cube Cloud and in turn to user devices including Smartphone, tablet and PCs via PC client, thin client, web browser or App. Blue Cube hardware systems are fully compatible with the iSense Software Suite, which is user and password protected and allows different user profiles to be configured (view only, monitor & reporting; sensor control; system & sensor health reporting and diagnostics).  All data is analysed against key data parameters, with alerts sent to the customer alone or monitored via 24/7 enterprise managed services.

The standard Blue Cube monitoring system comprises the Blue Cube data collection/transmission unit, an external GPS antenna and external GSM antenna, the Blue Cube I/O connectivity unit with 4 switch input ports, 3 analogue current ports and the Red Cube 9-32VDC trickle charging unit complete with connection cable to the Blue Cube.  There is an option to re-package standard off-the-shelf Blue Cube solutions into custom housings for specific applications and more information on this option can be obtained from Aerco's Design Support service.

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Honeywell IHM Series Aerospace Proximity Sensors reduce maintenance costs and increase flight hours

Enhanced vibration and EMI specification; hermetic sealing; design to meet requirements of today’s composite aircraft

September 2017: Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets, is now stocking Honeywell’s IHM Series Aerospace Proximity Sensors, which boast industry-leading indirect lightning and dielectric ruggedness, plus enhanced vibration and EMI specifications to meet challenging applications found in today’s composite aircraft.  Highly accurate and reliable, Honeywell IHM Series Aerospace Proximity Sensors are non-contact devices designed to sense the presence or absence of a target, providing on/off output, plus they can also be configured with an optional health monitoring output to the host system.

Honeywell IHM Series Proximity Sensors have a hermetically-sealed, all-welded stainless steel construction for exceptional robustness and durability in harsh environments, eliminating any potential for contamination. Due to their non-contact design technology, Honeywell IHM Series Proximity Sensors detect the presence or absence of a target regardless of the often very dirty conditions in which they operate, thereby eliminating mechanical failure mechanisms, increasing revenue and reducing maintenance costs by increasing Mean Time Between Failures (MTBFs) and so minimising downtime.  A further feature of the IHM Series Sensors is the optional third output state to indicate the health of the sensor (whether operating optimally or failed), which again reduces maintenance time and delayed flights, helping to lower overall maintenance costs across the lifetime of the aircraft. 

Honeywell has over 30 years’ experience designing proximity sensors for military and commercial aircraft, and designed the IHM Series with its patented FAVCO (Fixed Amplitude Variable Current Oscillator) technology circuit. The sensor is considered an improvement on traditional ECKO (Eddy Current Killed Oscillator) topology, which was the previous standard for aerospace applications. Honeywell IHM Series Aerospace Proximity Sensors detect and display a greater percentage of internal failure modes than competitive products. Examples of suitable aircraft applications include: status of doors (open/closed/locked); cargo loading latch detection (pallet locked); evacuation slide door-lock mechanism (correct actuation); flight controls (flap and slat skew/position and spoiler position); landing gear (uplock, downlock and Weight on Wheels) and Thrust Reverser Actuation System (TRAS) (stowed or deployed status). 

Contact Paul Bandy to find out more about this product.

Smiths Interconnect miniature Snaptac™ Connectors for wearable soldier systems now at Aerco

Smiths Interconnect miniature Snaptac™ Connectors deliver exceptional signal integrity and EMI shielding for wearable soldier systems in contaminated military environments

 First spring-loaded hi-rel range with hyperboloid contacts; sealed to IP67 - now available at Aerco

Smiths Interconnect Snaptac™ series of circular and rectangular miniature snap fit connectors is now available from Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets. The Snaptac series is an ultra-reliable, extremely robust hi-rel interconnect system for use in dirty and contaminated environments, such as land-based military scenarios, where fast and easy mating/unmating are needed.   Lightweight and compact, Snaptac connectors suit multiple military applications, including tactical communications equipment and lightweight, wearable soldier systems that are vital to modern warfare.

Snaptac connectors combine Smiths Interconnect’s proprietary high-reliability hyperboloid contact technology in a spring-loaded form factor for the first time, enabling extended operation within a sealed while unmated connector system. The unique Smiths Interconnect hyperboloid contact technology is resistant to shock and vibration while the compressible HyperSpring® spring loaded contacts inside cannot be damaged or bent from mishandling.  As Snaptac connector series contacts have a target and chisel blade contact mechanism with an inherent self-cleaning wiping action that removes surface contamination, potential mating and connectivity problems (such as those which occur when the bores of conventional socket contacts are contaminated with mud and other detritus) does not occur. In addition, both plug and receptacle have sealed when unmated characteristics. 

Snaptac connectors are available as circular interconnects with 7, 13 and 19 contacts, AWG 28 – 24 or rectangular connectors with 12, 21 and 30 contacts. Both are available with and without over-moulding, plus the circular connectors can also be supplied in a 90° overmoulded version. Receptacle styles are solder cup, or straight through.  Locking mechanisms are simple and fast: snap on for the circular connector range and push-pull for the rectangular range.  Snaptac connectors are sealed to IP67 when in mated or unmated condition and incorporate full line EMI shielding, with dust caps available to ensure full EMI shielding and protection when in the unmated condition. They can be mated and un-mated up to 10,000 cycles. Operating temperature range is -55degC to +85degC.

Electrical characteristics for both the circular and rectangular ranges are 360° EMI shielding, current rating 3A@25degC per contact, dielectric withstanding voltage between contacts of 500 Vrms at sea level and 150 Vrms at 21336m. Contact resistance (low level) is 15 mΩ for each contact; insulation resistance is 5000 MΩ at 500 VDC. 

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Composite 38999 Connectors From Aerco Save Weight Without Compromising Performance

TE Connectivity’s DEUTSCH ACT Series circular connectors are EMC and environmentally protected, fast and simple to use and very versatile

Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets, is now stocking TE Connectivity (TE)’s DEUTSCH MIL-DTL-38999 series next generation ACT composite connectors which deliver up to 40 percent weight savings over similar aluminum devices. TE’s DEUTSCH group created one of the original composites in 1990, and its ACT series shells are not only very lightweight, they are also highly resistant to corrosion, withstanding 2000 hours of salt spray, and very durable, surviving 1,500 mating cycles. 

ACT series circular connectors are among the most versatile and popular circular mil spec input/output connectors in the world. They are available in three shell styles, two plating options, six shell clockings, over 50 different insert arrangements supporting size 23, 22D, 20, 16, 12, 10, and 8 contacts for power and signal, as well as coax and twinax contacts. 

Originally designed as military and aerospace components, ACT series connectors are now also used in many other hi-rel applications where extreme reliability is paramount. They feature a scoop-proof design for fast, easy, secure mating, and a triple-lead, threaded self-locking coupling for excellent vibration resistance. Devices are environmentally-sealed and feature grounding fingers and a trapezoidal thread which provides excellent shell-to-shell continuity, to help support high EMC performance.

Comments Alec Sluce, Aerco’s Connector Product Manager: “These lightweight, rugged, environmentally-sealed connectors survive some of the harshest environments of commercial and military aerospace, ground defence, and marine applications. TE’s DEUTSCH composite connectors have led the field in composite connectors for many years, and this latest generation ACT series reinforces their reputation for high quality, extreme reliability and ease-of-use.”

DEUTSCH, TE and TE Connectivity are trademarks of the TE Connectivity family of companies.

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AlphaWire’s new ThermoThin Hook-Up Wire

AlphaWire’s new ThermoThin Hook-Up Wire delivers outstanding high temperature performance in an ultra-thin package

Now Available at Aerco

ECA Fluoropolymer insulation; exceptionally wide temperature range; suits oil and gas, chemical, medical, military and other applications

Exceptionally thin and lightweight, Alpha Wire’s new ThermoThin Hook-Up Wire offers outstanding performance for a wide range of demanding applications and environments. ThermoThin is now available from Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets. ThermoThin Hook-Up Wire delivers 600V performance across an exceptionally wide temperature range of -150degC to +300degC, and is well suited for applications where premium performance must be matched with space and weight savings. Strategic industries for ThermoThin include medical devices, semiconductor production, geothermal energy generation, energy production, military equipment and the oil and gas industry.  For military use, ThermoThin is suitable for applications where MIL-W-16878/4/5/6 type wires have been specified, but where a Mil Spec rating is not actually required.

ThermoThin Hook-Up Wire features ECA fluoropolymer insulation, a new material that combines the beneficial properties of perfluoroplastics while maintaining operational performance under extreme temperatures and harsh environmental conditions. ECA has excellent dielectric properties making ThermoThin resilient, as well as ultra-thin and light weight.  ThermoThin has similar characteristics to PTFE hookup wire but in a thinner and therefore far lighter form, saving space and weight. ThermoThin also boasts outstanding UV, chemical and water resistance, while its abrasion resistance is comparable to PTFE.  One stark difference between PTFE and the ECA material is ThermoThin’s ability to run longer continuous lengths. 1000 feet of PTFE typically consists of three separate pieces while ThermoThin can run for 5000 continuous feet.

ThermoThin Hook-Up Wire features nickel-plated copper conductor wire in sizes 36 to 16 AWG. In sizes 30 AWG to16 AWG it is approved to UL AWM 11540, UL 80degC Oil, UL Gas Res, horizontal flame and CE approved.  36 – 32 AWG sizes are CE approved.  It has Reach approval and is RoHS compliant. ThermoThin Hook-Up Wire is available in black, white, red, blue, green, orange, yellow, brown, violet, and slate with additional colours available on request and is in stock now at Aerco.    

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New Alpha Wire Micro Coaxial cable makes routing in medical and imaging devices easier

New space-saving Alpha Wire Micro Coaxial cable

Makes routing in medical and imaging devices easier – now at Aerco

Stable signal integrity and low capacitance; 50 AWG to 32AWG; rated to over 200degC    


Alpha Wire has introduced a new Micro Coaxial Cable so fine and light it can pass through the eye of a needle, making it ideal for a wide range of applications where space is at a premium. The micro coax cable is especially suitable for in-the-box medical devices such as medical probes, endoscopy systems and oximetry systems. Alpha Wire’s micro coax cable is now available from Aerco, the distributor of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets. 

Alpha Wire Micro Coax Cable is available in a full range of standard sizes from 50 AWG to 32 AWG and features stranded conductors made from high strength silver-plated or silver copper alloys for increased flexibility.  To cope with demanding environments, Micro Coaxial Cable is insulated with a white PFA dielectric jacket, which provides excellent signal integrity, low capacitance and consistent controlled impedance (50Ω characteristic impedance). Micro Coaxial Cable's shielding is silver-plated or tinned copper alloy spiral braid with a minimum of 90% shield coverage for excellent EMI protection. Micro Coaxial Cable has a voltage rating of 30Vrms. Alpha Wire Micro Coaxial Cable is available now in 100m spools, and samples are available.AlphaWire Micro Coax cable from Aerco

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Oxley STR502 NVIS compatible indicators now at Aerco

The Oxley STR502 range of NVIS compatible, 8mm, rear-mount LED indicators is now available from Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets.

Designed to meet the growing customer demand for high-specification, rear mounted panel lamps, the STR502 range is protected to IP68 and has been designed with a configuration option to meet the MIL-STD-3009 NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) standard. Rugged and highly reliable, the range is ideal for the most challenging of environments as found in the military, aerospace and telecommunications markets.

Variations include a bi-colour option (2STR502), a sunlight viewable solution and an NVG (Night Vision Goggles) version. The lamps have a small and compact aluminium case with a black nickel or chromate finish and are supplied in a range of eight high-intensity standard colours and eight NVG colours.  Viewing angles of 30°, 60° or 100° are offered.

System flexibility is provided by a wide variety of configurations to suit the required application and to aid servicing it is possible to remove the lamp from the chassis without removing the terminations.

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Aerco and MinebeaMitsumi sign UK distribution deal

Hi-Rel specialist distributor Aerco to supply entire NMB MinebeaMitsumi product portfolio, including high-quality NMB™ fans range and lighting.

Japanese component manufacturer, MinebeaMitsumi (NMB) and Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets, have announced a UK distribution agreement covering NMB’s whole product portfolio, including its entire range of fans and blowers, plus the company’s high quality brushless DC motors and stepper motors.   

Graham Anderson, Business Development Manager, Rotary Components, NMB-Minebea GmBH said: “Aerco is recognised in the industry for its excellence in customer service and technical support, backed by a long history of successfully supplying fans to the UK market. In setting up this new partnership, we have been impressed with the positive attitude, professional approach and market knowledge of the entire Aerco team.  It is clear that Aerco will soon become a key customer and an important part our European distribution family, increasing awareness of NMB and growing business into new market sectors.”

Comments Aerco’s Fans Business Development Manager, Jason Slaughter: “NMB enables us to offer an increased capability to our customers, who will benefit not only from our own product knowledge but through us, that of NMB’s European engineering support team.  We are delighted we are now able to offer our customers availability on all NMB Minebea’s product ranges. NMB MinebeaMitsumi is the biggest manufacturer in the world of ball bearings and enjoys an enviable reputation for high quality – most major fan manufacturers use MinebeaMitsumi ball bearings.  Of immediate interest to our customer base are the DC and AC axial fans and blowers, especially NMB’s new IP69K-rated models, which are the only series of cooling fans ever to have achieved IP69K rating.”  

With access to AC and DC fans and blowers, Jason Slaughter can recommend the best products for your application and budget from heavy-duty blowers to PCB-mounted chip and hot spot coolers.

His clear understanding of the technical issues, combined with a practical approach to samples and prototyping, enables him to provide a highly practical solution to your cooling problems.

Message or phone Jason on +44(0)1403 260206 and find out how he can help.

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