Rotary knobs feature built-in pointer Product News 10/31/2003 Post a comment Selco Products has introduced a new Soft Touch Bullet Knob series that feature a built-in pointer in two- and three-color designs. Offering a range of color combinations for a variety of control panel aesthetics and functions, these knobs are suited for audio and broadcast equipment, lighting, communications, industrial and test equipment, or other panel applications requiring color-coded knob control.
Collet knobs feature "soft touch" Product News 10/20/2003 Post a comment Elma Electronic Inc. has expanded its electronic knob line with a new line of soft touch collet knobs for medical, audio, defense and industrial products. The new line uses a rubberized material for a soft touch feel.
Enclosure tray meets ARINC 404A Product News 10/20/2003 Post a comment A new line of Air Transport Rack (ATR) enclosure trays from Elma Electronic Inc. meets the ARINC 404A specification. The tray is available in ¾ short as well as ½, ¾, 1 and 1-½ ATR tall long formats.
Switch line expands contact ratings News & Analysis 10/16/2003 Post a comment Omron Electronics LLC has expanded the contact rating range of its D3V miniature snap-action switches to include 0.1 amp (A), 6 A, 11 A, 16 A, and 21 A. The company plans to offer a 25-A version by year's end. All ratings are available in the same physical package.
Electromechanical devices target industrial apps Product News 10/2/2003 Post a comment Relay and switch manufacturers Fujitsu, ITT Industries, Cannon and Tyco Electronics have shifted their attention to the overlooked industrial marketplace. With sluggish demand in key sectors and continued price pressure on commodity components, these companies are focusing more of their development efforts on less-price-sensitive applications like industrial products.
Focus on switches and relays Product News 10/1/2003 Post a comment As prices continue to sink, struggling electromechanical switch and relay vendors seek ways to stay afloat. To deal with shrinking business and low average selling prices (ASPs), many electromechanical (EM) device suppliers have resorted to various strategems. These include moving manufacturing offshore, focusing on niche markets where there are fewer competitors, and developing products for higher-performance applications where meeting technical requirements, not pricing, is the No. 1 considera
Focus on components in Asia Product News 10/1/2003 Post a comment As manufacturing continues to migrate from the United States and Europe to China, North American components distributors are taking a hard look at what it means to support their customers and what it will take to have a major presence in China.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times