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Aerco announces stringent counterfeit component avoidance procedures; adheres to international standard AS6081

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Supplier approval, quotation, testing, inspection and reports to Quality Management System AS9120A protocols assures customers only genuine parts supplied

Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-reliability markets, announces that it has adopted SAE International Standard AS6081, the recognized protocol for counterfeit avoidance. With the ever-present and increasing risk of counterfeit components entering the supply chain, particularly in hi-reliability markets, Aerco has instigated the full gamut of practices demanded by AS6801 for the avoidance, detection, mitigation and disposal of fraudulent/counterfeit parts.

Aerco, which is a member of the Electronic Resellers Association (ERAI), is certified to AS9120A (EN9120:2010), a company-wide quality management system, and its policy deals directly with the four tenets of AS6801 to guard against the possibility of counterfeit components entering the supply chain. With many decades of experience working within the military and aerospace sector, Aerco’s strict supplier approval process ensures only genuine and fully-traceable parts are supplied. Even when supplying difficult-to-source components, Aerco’s quotation process is visible to the customer and all parts are subjected to an approved testing process, with inspection and test reports supplied.

Aerco Wins First-ever Smiths Interconnect EMEA Distributor Award for Design-in Service

Aerco Accepting EMEA Award

Aerco has been awarded the accolade of EMEA Distributor of the Year 2017 for Design-In Activities by Smiths Interconnect. This is the first year that Smiths Interconnect, a leading provider of technically-differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products, has run a distributor recognition programme, which recognises outstanding achievement by its distributors in Asia, the Americas and EMEA. Just three awards were given in EMEA, each recognizing a different aspect of expertise in distribution.

Presenting the award to the Aerco team, Giuseppe Lancella, Vice President Global Distribution, Smiths Interconnect commented: “The awards follow the distributors’ performance evaluation program that was implemented to strengthen and increase the value of the sales channel globally, and through them we encourage our partners to continue to work with us as an integral part of our internal sales force. We're delighted to publicly recognize all our nine global winners for the hard work they have done throughout the year.  In EMEA, Aerco’s Design-In service is recognized for achieving extremely high levels of customer satisfaction and an outstanding number of design-ins.”

Accepting the award, Rob Laughton, Managing Director, Aerco replied:”It is a genuine honour and pleasure to be the first winner of the Smiths Interconnect EMEA Distributor Award for Design-In. The members of our Design Support team are all product specialists, recruited for their expertise in components and trained to increase their skill and knowledge even further. They work closely with all our suppliers, including Smiths Interconnect, with whom we enjoy a particularly strong partnership which benefits our mutual customers.”

(in picture left to right): Paul Bandy, Director of Products, Aerco; Mark Ogden, Product Manager, Aerco; Rob Laughton, Managing Director, Aerco; Guiseppe Lancella, Vice President, Global Distribution Smiths Interconnect; Mario Patane, EMEA Distribution Manager, Smiths Interconnect

Honeywell’s new Aerospace Linear Variable Differential Transformers available at Aerco

New Honeywell Aerospace Linear Variable Differential Transformers provide infinite resolution linear position for next gen aircraft – now available at Aerco.

Honeywell’s new Aerospace Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDT) in Single Channel, Dual Parallel and Dual Tandem Series are now available at Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets.  Designed for next-gen harsh-environment aircraft applications, Honeywell’s new aerospace LVDT provides infinite resolution linear position solutions for design engineers needing to reduce design cycle time and expedite speed to market. Honeywell’s expertise in designing aerospace products and its extensive installed product base, coupled with Aerco’s experience in supplying this demanding market is a powerful and assuring combination for customers.

Honeywell’s LVDT is a pre-validated, configurable platform approach that provides continuous position monitoring: single channel, dual channel and dual tandem products in this range accommodate a wide variety of configurations and applications, including: flight controls, engines, nose wheel steering and pilot controls, plus many others. Honeywell LVDTs reduce installation time thanks to rig point position, which eliminates the need to shim during installation.   Enhanced reliability is assured through industry-leading design and winding techniques and high strength materials, which reduce MTBF: Honeywell LVDTs have a minimum life cycle of 1 million hours MTBF.    

Technical specifications include:  accuracy of ±0.5% of the full stroke gain from 0% to 100% of the LVDT stroke @ 21degC; normal operating pressure 2,000 psi; vibration 60G @5Hz to 2000 Hz. Current consumption is 11mA maximum.    

Contact Paul Bandy to find out more about this product.

PROVERTHA M12 Gender Changer Connector enables simple, reliable connection of homogenous M12 cables

Gender changers make it possible to connect cables with the same type of connectors (female/female or male/male). The new PROVERTHA M12 Gender Changer is available in versions for Industrial Ethernet, Profinet, DeviceNet/CAN bus and Profibus. It is available as B, D and A-coded versions (5 and 8 poles).

Interference-free data transfer and excellent EMC are assured, thanks to 360° shielding and fully-shielded housing in addition to twisted crimp contacts. The ability to freely combine male and female connectors in addition to the coding on each connection side permits a high degree of flexibility. Eight different coding positions are possible. 

For deployment in harsh, demanding railway applications, the use of plastic materials with HL3 as per EN 45545-2 ensures maximum fire protection.

Offering two fastening options, the new PROVERTHA Gender Changer connector addresses a wide range of applications. By way of example, it can be fastened in wall ducts using a hexagon M16 nut. Wall mounting is also possible by means of a flange and two anchor points. 

To learn more about products at Aerco, please message us  or call us on 01403 260206.

Aerco five-day turnaround assembly meets rail industry demand

Aerco five-day turnaround assembly meets rail industry demand for fast design and quick delivery of TT Electronics ABCIRP and ABMP circular connectors.

Aerco now offers very fast turnaround assembly capability of typically just five days on both the ABCIRP and ABMP ranges of high-performance, circular connectors from TT Electronics. Aerco stocks a huge quantity of piece parts, including backshells, caps, contacts and multipole contacts, and supports both entire ranges in all orientations. Moreover, there is no MOQ. ABCIRP and ABMP signal/high speed data connectors suit rail, defence and industrial applications.  Aerco’s capability supports sudden shortage or design requirements, and is an invaluable tool for engineers/buyers, particularly for the rail market, which often requires fast turnaround and quick design decisions.

ABMP and ABCIRP connectors share a high-performance, positive lock, quick disconnect, reverse-bayonet coupling mechanism that ensures fast and reliable mating. ABCIRP contacts are retained by a unique beryllium copper spring clip that, together with secure three-pin bayonet locking, ensures a high degree of vibration and shock resistance without costly and time consuming wire-locking. ABMP interconnect contacts are held in securely by a unique two-piece insert.

Low fire hazard thermoplastic insulators are used to meet critical safety requirements and the insulators are removable, allowing flexibility for re-orientation or providing additional capacity at a later date. ABMP and ABCIRP interconnects are also protected to IP67 and are resistant to fuel oils and solvents, ideal for polluted environments. They operate at temperatures between -55ºC and +125ºC. Shock and vibration tested to BSEN6137 Cat 1, these ranges from TT Electronics are highly durable, and capable of being mated in excess of 2,000 times. Removable contacts allow simple assembly and maintenance.

ABCIRP connectors are derived from Mil-C-5015 and VG95234 specifications and designed primarily for the demanding rail and mass transportation industries. They are approved to the French rail specification N.F.F. 61030. The range includes eight shell sizes (18 to 40), nine contact arrangements (7 to 60 ways) with contact sizes 16, 12 and 8 AWG.

The ABMP Series is based on ABCIRP, but adds twin-ax and quadrax capability and is designed for interconnection of signal and high-speed data interconnection in rail, traction, industrial and defence applications. Four styles of multi-pole contacts are available in any combination of co-ax, twin-ax, tri-ax or quadrax providing versatile, high-speed data connectors capable of handling seven high-speed Ethernet connections or numerous combinations of signal and data links.

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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.

To learn more about products at Aerco, please message us  or call us on 01403 260206.

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). 

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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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