Are you experiencing interconnection problems on your assembly line? U.S. manufacturers continue to embrace technology moving to fully or partially automated assembly production. If your company relies on circuitry and membrane switch systems, consider the benefits of flexible printed circuits (FPC) and membrane switches. Suppliers can create unique designs to solve all types of interconnection issues using flexible circuitry.
At Gopher Electronics, we specialize in supplying products with the brand label 3M. All of the products we have in stock have been designed to deliver effective distribution solutions.
A central proponent of FPC and membrane switching is flexible flat conductor cable (FFC), which delivers a consistent interconnectivity solution. FFC is lightweight, low profile, small outline cable designed to deliver high-density cable applications. As the name implies, the flat flexible cable can be folded and twisted repeatedly. A supplier will assemble and customize with a variety of components to simplify your production.
Final assemblies are integrated to combine single or multiple components to generate all types of cable and connector combinations. Downstream suppliers are competitive for market share, so consider one that produces just-in-time solutions.
In assembly applications that call for cabling to be repeatedly flexed , FFC is designed for high lifecycle applications and board-to-board jumpers. Flat flexible cable is available in a variety of pitches and jackets to fit a broad range of applications. Copper is the key material with flexible properties, the long-lasting range of motion and excellent heat dissipation. Other benefits of using flat flexible cable include:
- Customization to Specifications
- Multiple Termination Options
- Low Weight
- Superb Thinness
Not the professional at assembly? Gopher Electronics supplies a full-range of flexible printed circuitry and membrane switch termination. We take the process one-step further and will assemble and customize a large variety of components to simplify a company’s ordering and logistics. We will integrate assembly into single or multiple components with many cable and connector combinations.
Gopher Electronics will build your custom sub assembly at our shop facilities in MN and deliver finished assembly right to your factory floor. This just-in-time supply keeps your factory running with minimal downtime.
Gopher Electronics is a Stocking distributor specifically of 3M. All of the products we have in stock enable us to produce customized solutions with a 72-hour turnaround on sub-assemblies. This also decreases our materials costs, which benefits our clients. Customization is key, and at Gopher Electronics we deliver your FFC and FPC components to your required specifications.
The 24PC Series Miniature Low Pressure Flow-Through Sensors feature proven sensing technology that uses a specialized piezoresistive micromachined sensing element to offer high performance, reliability, and accuracy. Each sensor contains four active piezoresistive elements in a Wheatstone bridge configuration. When pressure is applied, the resistance changes and provides an output signal in mV proportional to the input pressure. The pressure sensor is typically excited by constant current. When driven by a constant current source, a silicon pressure sensor’s terminal voltage will rise with increased temperature. The rise in voltage not only compensates for the span but also provides an indication of sensor temperature. The low power, uncompensated, unamplified Wheatstone bridge circuit design offers 0.5 psi through 250 psi sensing ranges in a variety of pressure port types and termination configurations. The mV output is available in both negative and positive voltage.
- Air compressors
- Filter Monitoring
- Irrigation Equipment
- Pressure Valves
- Water control valves
Mallory Sonalert offers a variety of panel-mount alarm options to meet your application needs. One such option is the 22mm panel-mount alarm. These alarms feature micro-controller based circuitry that can generate almost unlimited sound options (listen now on our website link below). The 22 mm alarms combine high quality sound with dB levels that are 10-15 decibels louder than most other alarms of the same size.
In addition to the 22mm alarms, Mallory manufactures a complete line of panel-mount audible alarms, including the SC Series, which is a classic panel-mount design and is available in a wide range of voltages and sounds, including specialty sounds such as warbles, chimes and sirens. Factory automation system integrators frequently specify Mallory high decibel alarms for applications where ambient factory noise is a consideration.
Applications that incorporate audible alarms include:
- Chemical & Petrochemical Processing
- Food Processing Plants
- Heat Treating & Sintering Furnaces
- Industrial Process Automation
- Packaging Plants
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
- Power Plants
- Pump Controls (& Other Fluid Power)
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Carling Technologies offers a wide variety of switches including rocker, toggle, push-button and rotary style. Aesthetic and functional options include circuit configurations, AC & DC ratings, insulated and water-resistant constructions, termination, mounting, custom colors and imprinting. Carling switches are well known for their performance and reliability.Types of Switches Include:
- Ranging from 1 to 4 poles, .4 VA to 20 amp
- Many styles of solid colored, translucent & two-color Visi-Rockers
- Certifications include UL, CSA, TUV, VDE, and more
- V-Series Contura & L-Series certified for IP66, IP68 & UL 1500
- Range from 1 to 4 poles, 1 to 20 amps
- Offer a variety of nylon and metal toggle styles, also illuminated toggles
- Several families of heavy-duty toggle switches are available, as well as a high-temperature snap-in toggle switch series
Push Button Switches
- Range from 1 to 20 amps
- Offer a variety of nylon and metal push button styles with actuation force ranging from light action 0.4 oz to heavy duty 8 lbs
- UL & CSA certified
- Carling offers four-position, eight-position, and repeating action single pole rotary switches ranging from 1 to 8 amps
- UL & CSA certified
Mini & Submini Switches
- Come in 1-4 pole configurations from 0.10A to 6 amps
- The miniature and subminiature switch lines include rocker, paddle, toggle, push button, and slide switches with PC, PCB, snap-in, & surface mount options
Carling Technologies’ Dual Port USB V-Charger is designed to charge tablets, e-readers, mobile and gaming devices, digital cameras, as well as other compatible electronic devices. It provides a total current of 3.15 amps, which allows for fast charging times even in extreme temperatures from -40 ̊C to +80 ̊C. The V-Charger also safeguards its electronics with integrated over-current and thermal overload protection, as well as optional load dump circuitry, assuring prolonged safe and reliable operation. The center LED indicates charging is in progress. Snap-in mounting for an industry standard 1.450″ x .830″ panel cutout makes installation easy.
- 3.15 Amps for Faster Charging
- 12-24 V Operating Voltage
- 10,000 Operating Cycles per Port
- Dual USB Charging Ports
- IP64 Sealing Protection
- Protection for Internal Components
- Golf Carts
- Lawn & Garden Equipment
- On/Off-Highway Equipment
Honeywell’s TBP Series pressure sensors are piezoresistive silicon pressure sensors designed for customers who require a simple, high quality, cost-effective, mV output, unamplified, temperature compensated sensor for use in medical and industrial applications. These unamplified and temperature-compensated sensors offer infinite resolution of the pressure signal. They are available with several package styles and mounting options, making it easier for device manufacturers to integrate the product into their applications. These sensors are intended for use with non-corrosive, non-ionic gases, such as air and other dry gases, and for non-corrosive, nonionic liquids when the silicone gel coating option is selected.
- Air movement control
- Environmental control
- HVAC transmitters
- Industrial controls
- Leak detection
- Medical applications
- Pneumatic controls
- Other commercial applications
Honeywell’s TruStability® Board Mount Ultra-Low Pressure (ULP) Sensors make use of new Honeywell proprietary technology that combines high sensitivity with high overpressure and burst pressure. This technology protects the sensor and reduces design requirements without sacrificing the sensor’s ability to sense very small changes in pressure. They are able to sense ultra-low pressures from ±2.5 mbar to ±40 mbar [±0.5 inH20 to ±30 inH20] and offer the customer flexibility in sensor implementation. These sensors are available with diagnostics, digital output (can save on interface costs), and can also be scaled to exact customer pressure range in larger volumes. They also have a sleep mode to save on battery power for many portable medical device applications. These sensors provide high durability amid environmental factors such as temperature and humidity and are ultra stable. This makes them useful for a variety of airflow measurement applications as well as liquid flow measurement applications as long as the liquid is kept off the sensing die. It really is a wow sensor.
The ULP Shines for these Potential Applications:
- Anesthesia machines
- Hospital room air pressure
- Clogged HVAC filter detection
- Companies making variable air volume controllers
- HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) VAV (Variable Air Volume) control
- HVAC transmitters
- Indoor air quality
- Static duct pressure
Eaton’s Bussmann® series Low Profile Compact Circuit Protector (CCPLP) is the smallest fused UL 98 switch in the electrical industry and can be panel mounted in a variety of applications. Additionally, the CCPLP can help to easily achieve selective coordination of the electrical distribution system, ensuring reliable power and maximizing uptime. It has a fused switch with an IP20 finger-safe design that delivers up to 200kA SCCR in the most compact footprint. It is available in 20A for Class G, 30A Class CC, IEC 10x38mm up to 32A and UL midget versions, all in 1-, 2- and 3-pole, this versatile fused disconnect switch is able to reject other class fuses while providing the flexibility to change ampacity within the fuse class, if needed.
Features and Benefits:
- Front, panel-mount design easily integrates into small enclosures and rack PDUs
- 100kA Short-Circuit Current Rating (SCCR) with Bussmann series SC-20 fuses and 200kA with Bussmann series Class CC fuses helps provide a high assembly SCCR
- 600Vac rated fusible disconnect eases achieving selective coordination
- Open fuse indication light speeds troubleshooting
- Switch/fuse access door interlock helps prevent fuse removal while energized
- The CCPLP is a drop-in replacement for low profile, panel-mount circuit breakers, while providing more than 10X the interrupting rating