The ALS and AWSP Series Power Supplies from Triad

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The ALS and AWSP Series Power Supplies from Triad
The ALS Series

    • Single Output, AC/DC, Switch Mode Power Supply.
    • Provides DC output power in a cost-effective open frame package.
    • 3″x 5″ open frame.
    •  Best suited for applications requiring 30 to 75 watts.
    • Power Supply for general purpose applications.
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The AWSP Series

  • Range from 40 watt to 150 watts.
  • Single output enclosed chassis mount power supply.
  • Switch Mode, single output, AC/DC Power Supply.
  • Applications include the industrial and telecommunications industries.
  • Compliant to the Low Voltage directive (TUV EN60950).

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SMART Position Sensors, 100° Arc Configuration Outer Diameter, SPS Series

Gopher is pleased to announce a 4th variant of the SMART Position Sensor 100° Arc Configuration from Honeywell that was originally launched in March 2011.  The new 100° Arc Configuration Outer Diameter offers the following features:

  • Measures on the outer edge of the sensor: Provides flexibility in mounting the device in the application
  • Integral amp Superseal connector with 12-inch flying lead: Provides a sealed connector with the flexibility of having flying leads
  • Regulated 5V input: Accommodates customers that have a 5V in their system.  The design can also easily be modified to accommodate a larger input voltage range

Honeywell’s SMART Position Sensor portfolio is one of the most durable, adaptable, lightweight, non-contact position sensors available in the industry.  These sensors utilize non-contact magnetoresistive technology to detect absolute position, enabling highly accurate motion control and improving operation efficiency and safety. The device’s IP69K sealed package eliminates mechanical failure mechanisms, reducing wear and tear, improving reliability and durability, and minimizing downtime.
SMART Position Sensors, 100° Arc Configuration Outer Diameter, SPS Series

(+ = competitive differentiator)

+  Reliable, durable: Non-contact design reduces wear and tear, improving reliability and durability, minimizing downtime
+  Easy to install: Installation takes four steps (1: position device; 2: drill holes; 3: mount sensor; 4: locate magnet/connect sensor) vs. up to 14 steps some competitive products require, simplifying installation and reducing set-up costs
·   Rugged: Honeywell utilizes unique package materials with no moving parts within the sensor, making it resistant to vibration, shock, and extreme temperatures
+  Flexible: Air gap tolerance of 7,8 ±2,5 mm [0.307 ±0.098 in] or 9,2 ±2,5 mm [0.36 ±0.09 in] (100°) and 8,5 ±2,5 mm [0.338 ±0.098 in] (180°) between sensor and magnet expands application use

+  Cost effective: Adaptable, non-contacting design allows customers to eliminate unnecessary connections for installation, reducing installation steps/time and components
·   Accurate: 100° configuration accurately measures values down to 0.06°
+  Adaptable: Electronics on board allow for flexible packaging and component compatibility with existing systems

+  Lightweight: Lighter in weight than optical encoders
+  Self-diagnostics feature can reduce equipment downtime by providing predictive maintenance input
·   Combined patented MR sensor and ASIC technology provide enhanced differentiation and performance
·   IP67, IP69K sealing allow use in many harsh applications
·   RoHS-compliant materials meet Directive 2002/95/EC


Competitive environment includes products from BEI 360 Encoder, Tyco Hall-effect Arc Sensor, Elobau 360, Turck Inclinometer. Honeywell’s advantages include:

  • High accuracy
    • Measures values down to 0.06° versus BEI Encoder (±0.6% FS), Tyco Hall-effect Arc Sensor (<1%), and Elobau 360 (± 1.0%)
  • High durability
    • Shock (50 G) and vibration (20 G from 10 to 2000 Hz) resistant versus Turck Inclinometers’ vibration resistant (55 Hz [1 mm]) and shock resistant (30 G [11 ms])
    • IP67 and 69k environmental sealing versus BEI Encoder’s IP65v
    • Wider operating temperature range of -40 °C to 85 °C (-40 °F to 257 °F) versus BEI Encoder, Tyco Hall-effect Arc Sensor, Turck Inclinometer
  • Cost-effective
    • High X,Y, Z tolerances provide better design, air gap, and off-set flexibility versus Turck Inclinometer, BEI Encoder, Tyco Hall-effect Arc Sensor, and Elobau 360’s low X,Y, Z tolerances and may require special calibration adjustments and alignments




  • Aerial work lift platform, front end loader and digger/ excavator boom position
  • Scissor lift position
  • Refuse truck lift and automatic reach arm position
  • Mobile crane steering
  • Timber harvester/processor equipment cutter arm angle
  • On-board loader weighing system position


  • Telescoping conveyor elevation
  • Power generation contact angle
  • Rail-road crossing arms position


  • Remote weapon systems elevation
  • Chassis suspension systems position height
  • Vehicle door position


  • Ground-based solar panels elevation and azimuth
  • Ground-based satellite dish elevation and azimuth


  • Robotically-assisted surgery equipment position
  • Patient bed elevation

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Gems Fs-600 No Moving Parts Flow Switch

Gems Fs-600 No Moving Parts Flow SwitchThe FS-600 series flow switch uses proven thermal dispersion technology to provide a robust no moving parts flow switch even without filtration. The solid state sensor is compatible with both conductive and non-conductive fluids. Suitable for fluids with particulates or slurries, and is immune to changes in media viscosity. The straight through switch is designed for a long life and can be mounted in any orientation and can handle a wide range of flow rates. No moving parts means years of reliable service.


•Good for Slurries
•Filtration not needed
•Long life due to no moving parts
•Dependability, nothing to hang up
•Low pressure drop
•All SS wetted Parts
•Low set points
•Avoids nuisance trips

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SolaHD’s Next Generation of SHP Power Supplies

SolaHD’s Next Generation of SHP Power SuppliesSolaHD is proud to introduce the next generation of SHP Power Supplies. Redesigned with the end-user in mind, the new generation of power supplies provides increased output power, functionality and flexibility.

The new generation of SHP power supplies features a modular design, allowing customers to configure up to 24 output voltage combinations ranging from 2Vdc to 60Vdc, and up to 4,920W of increased power capability per case. Intelligent modules allow customers to use I2C or CANBUS/RS485 communications to monitor and control many attributes of the power supply.


Gopher Electronics Custom Solutions

Gopher Electronics Custom Solutions
Gopher Custom Solutions has a broad range of manufacturing and assembly capabilities focused on customer needs and designs.  Gopher can bring frequently assembled electronic modules and assemblies that are currently performed on the manufacturing floor in-house and do all assembly builds and kitting on-site.  This allows for the customer to buy one part number and save floor space and labor costs.  Gopher can perform these assemblies with both franchised and non-franchised parts.

Custom Services and Solutions including panel assemblies, cable assemblies, DIN-Rail assemblies, custom connectorized components, PC board assemblies, flexible printed circuits and Battery Cables.  Our Electromechanical Components projects run from modifying existing assemblies to complete turnkey solutions for new designs.

The components used in these assemblies include circuit protection, fans, filters, LEDs, power supplies, relays, resistor networks, power supplies, sensors, switches, terminal blocks and timers using a variety of connector manufacturer options.

In addition to the production process, we offer Engineering, Purchasing, and Logistics support in the selection and acquisition of components appropriate to your design objectives.  Our processes include development and production of prototypes, First Articles, and production level assemblies.

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Honeywell Product Line Extension: Force Sensors, FSS, FSS-SMT, FSG Series

Wonderful news everyone, Honeywell is extending its line of FSS, FSS-SMT, and FSG force sensors with new force ranges! The new ranges include 0 to 5 N, 0 to 10 N, 0 to 15 N, and 0 to 20 N.  The sensors concentrate force from the application, through the stainless steel plunger, directly to the silicon-sensing element. The amount of resistance changes in proportion to the amount of force being applied. This change in circuit resistance results in a corresponding mV output level change.  These compact, commercial grade sensors provide reliable force sensing information, while innovative elastomeric technology and engineered molded plastics results in overforce capacities of up to three times the rated force.

Honeywell Product Line Extension: Force Sensors, FSS, FSS-SMT, FSG Series

There are few manufacturers that produce force sensors that compete with Honeywell’s devices.  Honeywell’s devices are unique piezoresistive offerings in the force sensor industry because they fill a niche between relatively simple strain gauges and more complex load cells. The strain gauge technology tends to be lower performing, and therefore lower cost, than Honeywell’s Force Sensor offering. This is mainly because the strain gauge is a single element, so any drift over time or temperature is more apparent than Honeywell’s technology. By placing 4 peizoresistive elements in a bridge on Honeywell’s Force Sensor, any drift tends to happen to all 4 elements equally and this tends to cancel some of the drift normally found in a single element.  While a load cell tends to be very accurate, it is also more costly than Honeywell’s Force Sensor.


FSG Series:

  • Extremely low deflection (approx. 30 μm typical at Full Scale) helps reduce measurement error
  • Low repeatability error (0.2% span) improves overall system accuracy
  • Low linearity error (0.5% span) improves system accuracy over the entire force rage
  • Low off-center loading errors improves system accuracy due to mechanical misalignment
  • Resolution to 0.0098 N improves customer’s system accuracy
  • Fast response time allows system to make faster decisions which may improve system accuracy
  • Low power consumption allows use in battery applications
  • High ESD resistance of 8 kV reduces special handling during assembly

FSS Series and FSS-SMT Series:

  • RoHS-compliant materials meet Directive 2002/95/EC allows use in industries requiring regulation compliance
  • Low deflection (approx. 30 μm typical at full scale) helps reduce measurement error
  • Direct mechanical coupling of the actuation ball to the sense element reduces coupling errors and keeps mechanical hysteresis to a minimum
  • Product rating of 20 million MCTF at 25 °C [77 °F], subject to application variation, provides for consistent output over time and reduces repairs or replacements
  • Small size minimizes space on the printed circuit board (PCB) Provides enhanced sensitivity without compromising signal integrity, resulting in low system noise and reducing measurement errors
  • Electrically ratiometric output accommodates supply voltage variations, leading to low ratiometricity error
  • Low voltage supply allows for use in many battery powered applications
  • High resistance to electrostatic discharge (ESD) meets ESD Sensitivity Classification Level 3B (8 KV), reducing special handling during assembly
  • Sensor output has low sensitivity to many mounting stresses
  • Surface Mount Technology (FSS-SMT) allows for automated assembly and may eliminate hand soldering



  • Infusion Pumps
  • Ambulatory non-invasive pumps
  • Occlusion detection
  • Kidney dialysis machines
  • Enteral pumps


  • Load and compression sensing
  • Variable tension control
  • Robotic end-effectors
  • Wire bonding equipment

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