E-T-A Circuit Breakers announced the PR60 and PR80 Power Relays as the
latest addition to its products specifically designed for the commercial
vehicle market. The PR60 is a monostable relay containing one coil and one
resting position. The PR80 is a bistable relay containing two coils and two
resting positions—it is switched ON through an impulse and remains in the ON
position until it is switched off by an additional impulse. The PR60 and PR 80
are designed for continuous loads up to 300A and current peaks up to 2400A—making the products suitable for single-pole switching of large loads in
construction and agricultural equipment. The relays can be operated from the
driver's cabin and protect the circuit by means of physical isolation.
PR60 and PR80 are environmentally sealed with protection standards of IP67
which offers a high level of protection against water or dust access. Additionally,
with a shock rating of 40 g and
vibration rating of 6 g, the PR 60
and PR 80 are optimal for use in the most physically demanding applications. Main
load connections are by means of M8 (100 A and 200A) or M10 (200A and 300A)
stud terminals with an insulating barrier between the terminals to protect
against accidental shorting when the cables are connected.
PR60 and PR80 power relays are available in voltage ratings 12, 24 and 48V and
are ideally suited for use as a battery disconnect relay or for switching other
high current circuits in trucks, buses, construction machinery and special
PR60 and PR80 power relays are available with a standard lead time of 6 - 8
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.