Measuring power consumption in a wide variety of locations is now easier and quicker thanks to the launch of k-Wattch, a portable hand-held energy monitor developed as part of the Sinergy range by Marshall-Tufflex Energy Management.

A new 40-channel remote control has been launched by Click Scolmore for its iNELS radio frequency wireless control system, which will give users the ability to control the whole home automation system room by room.

ePower connectors from Amphenol Industrial, a global leader in interconnect systems, are ideal for energy storage systems including mechanical, electrical, chemical and thermal. The IP67-rated ePower 400A connectors are rated 1,000-volts DC and feature integrated EMI shielding.

These versatile connectors are perfect for applications that require high voltage and high amperage. The competitively priced connectors are ideal for the growing energy storage market, where space is at a premium and budgets are often limited as they can replace up to three conventional connectors, saving on space and cost.
The lightweight, compact connectors feature Amphenol’s patented RADSOK technology that attains higher current ratings and lower contact resistance in comparison to other contact methods on the market.

Foremost Electronics, the Essex based specialist distributor of electromechanical components, is now stocking the E-Mobility range of electric vehicle charging connectors manufactured by FCT Electronic GmbH.

FCT has developed this new range of charging connectors for the worldwide net integration of electric vehicles. These 16 or 33 Amp connectors meet the needs of increasingly powerful electric vehicles which are being developed by car manufacturers worldwide and the requirements of IEC 62196-2, the proposed European standard for electric vehicle charging connectors.

Design data from AutoCAD Inventor or Mechanical can now managed together with electrical and fluid engineering projects, using the bidirectional Eplan interface to the PDM System Vault. Direct connection between the PDM System and Eplan Platform 2.0 makes the highest degree of transparency possible.

The 2011 edition of ABB’s drives and motors catalogue is now available for end-users, system integrators, machine builders and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

The drives and motors catalogue includes the Product Quickfinder, an easy-to-read table that helps you produce a shortlist of drives and motors for your application from among the large number of products in the ABB range. To make it easier to find the correct equipment, the catalogue also includes The Featurefinder, helping users home-in on exactly the right product features to fit specific applications.

For those that need further advice, there is a page of contact details of all ABB Drives Alliance and ABB Motor Service Partners.

Outram Research, a manufacturer of power quality analysers, announces the launch of an enhanced template function in Pronto, its analysis and reporting software. The new comprehensive capability provides ‘two-click graphing’, allowing non-technical users to produce complex graphical analysis of power quality data quickly and easily.

Now available from Martindale Electric is the new SB13 Safebreak Socket Test Adapter, an accessory for electricians who carry out electrical installation testing.

Eliminating the need to remove the wall socket faceplate, the compact and robust SB13 enables electricians to safely and quickly make tests at wall socket outlets. Providing good connection to the wiring installation using standard 4mm test probes, R2 and R1 and R2 measurements are quickly identified, saving electricians valuable time and money.

Suitable for use with any meter having industry standard 4mm plugs, the SB13 from Martindale Electric speeds up periodic 17th edition testing and Part P testing of electrical installations.

Toray Textiles Europe, a world leader in textile manufacturing has launched an innovative high visibility heat and flame resistant fabric. ThermGuard High Visibility has been designed to ensure workers are highly conspicuous as well as protected against thermal hazards. This revolutionary fabric, with international patent pending, has been developed in collaboration with customers and end users, fibre and chemical manufacturers and independent laboratories to ensure outstanding quality and comfort is coupled with enhanced performance.

The all-new ATEX approved Wolflite XT Handlamp range,  said to represent the most significant Safety Handlamp development for over 25 years, and signifies a quantum leap in battery, light and control technology.  The recent upgrade to the next generation of high power LEDs means that light output is increased from 200 lumens to 350 lumens, a 75% increase in light output.

Schneider Electric has launched the latest addition to its successful Qwikline range of consumer units, the SQOSR4R4.

The new consumer unit’s dual RCD 4+4 configuration is particularly suited to smaller properties such as flats, where space is limited.  This ensures smaller residential and light commercial properties can still benefit from the features of the Qwikline range without losing too much space to their consumer unit.

Anyone responsible for the functional safety of machinery – mechanical and electrical engineers, machine builders and systems integrators – can find help in the form of a 200-page compendium published by Pilz Automation Technology.

The Safety Compendium, which was compiled by a committee of machinery safety experts at Pilz that includes engineers, lawyers and academics, is intended as an overview or technical guide for those keen to learn more about the application of functional safety standards to machinery and all its other associated aspects.

Available to download or as a hard copy, the 200-page compendium is the successor to Pilz’s ‘Machinery Safety’ book. The Safety Compendium addresses a number of topics, including laws, directives and standards (including the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC); safeguards and other protective equipment; safety control technology; safety-related communications; and safe motion control. Section 2.3 of the guide includes a comparison of the old and new Machinery Directives, highlighting the differences between the two.

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