Fujitsu Flush Surface Touch Panels in the Food & Drink Process & Packaging Magazine

cover-fdppInelco Hunter feature the Fujitsu Flush Surface Touch Panels in the latest edition of Food & Drink Process & Packaging  magazine http://ow.ly/yJLZ300BoBg

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Creating an ESD Floor is as easy as 1, 2, 3

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Statguard® Floor Care System

1. Statguard® Stripper

Unlocks our ESD polymers with the least amount of labour while minimising the pH level needed to rinse and neutralise. The Statguard® Stripper can save one or two labour rinse steps which cuts down labour time and can save you money. Typically 80% of the cost of maintaining a tile floor is labour. Cutting down the labour time is a savings to both the Building Service Contractor and the Customer.

2. Statguard® Neutraliser

Saves rinse steps to bring your stripped floor to the correct pH level before you apply our Statguard® Dissipative Floor Finish. Again, saving steps is saving time and cost. Reaching the correct pH level ensures the proper hardening of our finish and will help extend the life of the floor.

3. Statguard® Dissipative Floor Finish

Exceeds the required limits of EN 61340-5-1 for Resistance (operator grounding) of <1.0 x 109 ohms when tested per IEC 61340-4-1 and Operator Charge Generation of < 100 volts when tested per IEC 61340-4-1 when proper ESD footwear is used.

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When Size & Power Matters – Smart modules of the future from FUJITSU

Young girl checking workout on smart watch at sunset.

Wearable’s are an upcoming development in today’s Smart World. Connected devices will assist us in our day to day lives offering up to date information, keeping score of sport achievements or an eye on vital signs, this development requires increasingly smarter wireless solutions at minimal size and very low power consumption.

FUJITSU Components has developed a super small and powerful wireless module based on the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52 SoC which has resulted in top class modules for battery powered devices.

As partner of Nordic Semiconductor, FUJITSU Components very successfully released a complete line-up of Bluetooth® Smart Modules based upon the nRF51822 SoC. The Bluetooth® Smart modules have been released in two versions. The Bluetooth® Smart module with unique FUJITSU firmware to offer an SPP-like profile on Bluetooth® low energy, which is easy to control with simple text based commands for a quick time development and time to market. Secondly the Bluetooth® Smart module without firmware offers developers the ability to add specific applications and profiles onto the module. With ARM Cortex M0 processor and up to 31 GPIO’s, these modules are very popular due to their small size and high performance. FUJITSU’s antenna equipped wireless modules are FCC/IC/CE/Radio Act (Japan) certified.

This new small module from Fujtisu, (15.7×9.8×2.0mm) with integrated antenna based upon Nordic Semiconductor World’s most powerful Bluetooth® Smart SoC , nRF52 Series is a real “game changer”.

This new module has been designed to deal with a complexity of processes using very little power, whilst offering a wealth of possibilities for wearable IoT solutions. The ultrasmall size, low power consumption with the ability to handle complex tasks and return to sleep mode are perfect features for small Smart wearables. The wireless module features a Cortex-M4F processor and 512kB flash + 64kB RAM.

Features such as the on board NFC-tag enabling easy to pair functionality and the on air compatibility with nRF51, nRF24L and nRF24AP series make the module a perfect solution for a variety of applications.

Have all features and advantages of a complete and certified module and get your application on the market

Interested in the FUJITSU wireless modules, please contact us, your UK distributor :

Inelco Hunter Ltd.
0844 875 1585
sales@inelcohunter.co.uk
www.inelcohunter.co.uk

SCS Iron Man Plus Workstation Monitor

CTC331-WW-2Iron Man Plus Workstation Monitors CTC331 measure voltage directly on the circuit board during assembly. If there is electrical overstress (EOS) detected on the board, Iron Man Plus Workstation Monitors CTC331 will provide both an audio and a visual alarm.

Features :

  • Provides full coverage to an ESD protective workstation
  • Meets ANSI/ESD S20.20 in accordance with
    ESD TR1.0-01-01
  • Detects electrical overstress (EOS)
  • Monitors operator body voltage
  • Applies a low test voltage to the operator (0.40V)
  • Compatible with dual-wire wrist straps (not included)
  • Made in the United States of America

See it in action, take a look at the video below

Want to see more? Click Here to request a demonstration today.

When Do You Need ionisation?

ionisationOccasionally we are asked “how do you ground an insulator?” Since an insulator is a non…conductor, by definition, it cannot be grounded. What ESD control process is used to deal with insulators? The answer is ionisers or neutralisation. 

 

The primary function of an ioniser is to neutralise electrostatic charges on insulators and isolated (nongrounded) conductors to reduce the magnitude of electrostatic discharges in the ESD protected area. Point-of-use compressed gas ionisers combat electrostatic attraction (ESA) neutralising charges on particles that otherwise cause contamination or visual defects on products.

A common example of insulators and isolated conductors is a populated circuit board where the board is a process essential insulator and often components on the board are isolated (non-grounded) conductors. Most companies handling electronics have such sub-assemblies in their products.

The primary function of ionizers with regard to ESDS items are:

  • To remove / neutralize charges from process necessary insulators, which can charge ESDS items, thus creating the potential for a damaging CDM [Charged Device Model] event
  • Remember that the PCB substrate is a process necessary insulator and can become charged during automated handling processes
  • To remove / neutralize charges from a charged, isolated/floating conductor, which, when grounded can result in a potentially damaging CDM event
  • Remember that during automated handling processes, the ESDS devices on the PCB are isolated or floating conductors

Take a look at Inelco Hunter Ltd’s wide product range of SCS ionisers : bench top, overhead and compressed gas point-of-use. 

www.inelcohunter.co.uk
sales@inelcohunter.co.uk
0844 875 1585

 

 

 

 

Fujitsu Flush Surface Touch Panel

Design is an important factor in the product development process. Not only for consumer products such as tablets, phones or car radio’s but for medical, security and industrial applications as well.

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Fujitsu Components has developed the “Flush Surface Touch Panel” technology as an answer to that need for a new generation of touch panel.

The Flush Surface Technology

Traditionally, the touch panel would cover only the active area of the central screen and would often be surrounded by several mechanical plastic buttons and knobs. With the new Flush Surface Technology the touch panel becomes the entire face of the device.

flushTouch Sensor Area – includes the usual area in front of the LCD as well as button functions on the frame area.

Cutouts within the Flush Surface Panel – for applications that require USB/ memory sticks & card readers

Custom Made –  the design and layout of the front face, the placement of button functions, logo’s etc. are customer specific.

Cost Effective – the combination of the touch panel functionality and the front face design will save the cost of a front face casing mold.

Zoom, Rotate, Flick and Swipe

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Available in sizes up to 17 inches and using “light touch” technology, zooming, rotating, flick and swipe actions improve user functionality.

The flush surface touch panels can be operated with glove, pen or finger and can be made water tight.

The Fujitsu dual touch controller can also be used for the side buttons.

Essential in medical or food processing environments, the fully flat front design is not only an aesthetic and cost saving solution but it also allows easy cleaning.

Fujitsu can customize not only the layout but can also include logos and icons printed on the top film.

For more details, visit our website www.inelcohunter.co.uk , email us on
sales@inelcohunter.co.uk or call us on 0844 875 1585

See how Fujitsu Components can enhance your application
CLICK HERE to request your FREE Demonstration

5 Tips for Using Static Shielding Bags

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Shielding bags should be large enough to enclose the entire product and closed with a label, tape or zipper-style bag. Determine the correct size bag for your application.

Picture52. Remove charges

Place closed bag on an ESD working surface before removing the product. This will remove any charge that might have accumulated on the surface of the bag.

 

Picture63. Don’t overuse

Re-using shielding bags is acceptable as long as there is no damage to the shielding layer. Bags with holes, tears or excessive wrinkles should be discarded.

 

Picture14. Not a working surface

Do not use a shielding bag as an ESD working surface. Although a shielding bag is safe to use around ESD susceptible products, it is not intended to be a working surface for product.

 

Picture25. No “potholders” or “glove”

Do not use a shielding bag as an “ESD potholder” or “ESD glove”.
This type of use offers no ESD protection to the product.

See our complete offering of Static Shielding Bags

High Level Circuit Protection for Military Applications

AdobeStock_lightningAccording to National Geographic*, there are about 100 lightning bolt strikes on the Earth’s surface every single second. Each bolt can contain up to one billion volts of electricity. The National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)* estimates at least 30 million points on the ground are struck on average each year, just in the USA. In the air, perhaps where the military and commercial air fleets are concerned, it is estimated that each airliner in the USA will be hit by lightning once per year.

Furthermore, static electricity, which humans very commonly generate, can have some 35,000 volts of electricity. Either a billion volts or 35,000 volts are far more than enough to destroy important electronics within mission-critical systems. In military and aerospace markets, protecting costly equipment – from vehicles to aircraft and beyond – from such electrical events is a requirement.

Any computer chip exposed to such electrical transients, without proper electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, will experience catastrophic destruction. An ESD transient can bore through the layers of a device, severing any trace of an integrated circuit in part or in whole. This can cause intermittent or no operation capabilities for the related system.

Because of these concerns, there are extensive military and aerospace standards defined to protect electronic circuits. MIL-STD-704 defines protection for aircraft, MIL-STD-1275 for vehicles, and MIL-STD-1399 for shipboards. In addition, RTCA/DO-160 defines added circuit protection for aircrafts and MIL-STD-331 adds helicopters. These standards define how to ensure proper circuit protection against lightning, inductive switching, ESD, electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI), and against nuclear electro-magnetic pulses.

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Typical Applications
Within military and aerospace electronics systems, there are a wide variety of applications that these standards were designed for:

  •  Fire Control Systems
  • Soldier Command Systems
  • Modular Laser Fire Control Systems
  • Multi-Sensor Platforms
  • Connectors
  • Power Supplies and Control Systems (28V power supply and battery)
  • High-Current MOSFETs
  • Avionics Communications Systems
  • Navigation Systems
  • Static Inverters
  • Other Control Systems
  • IGBTs
  • Avionics Instrumentation

ProTek Devices has an extensive family of circuit protection components widely used in any of these military and aerospace applications. The components deliver primary and/or secondary side protection against ESD, electrical fast transients (EFT), surge, and lightning. They can also provide common-mode, differential-mode, and low capacitance
protection. ProTek Devices’ components are well-known for meeting the strictest of standards requirements, from military standards and IEC, to RoHS and REACH, and more. The components are also designed to be provided in small packages suitable for even the smallest footprint military and aerospace applications.

Discover the optimal circuit protection solution for your application with a Mini Seminar at your premises with a ProTek Devices representative.

Request a Free ProTek Devices Mini Seminar
*Sources:
http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/lightning-profile/
https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/faq/
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/weather/resources/askjack/2003-05-06-lightning-airplanes_x.htm

 

Are you buying the Best Connectors for your Application?

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Determining the connector to incorporate into your design is a matter of evaluating the application needs and the environment in which it will be used.

Start by asking yourself

  • What type of transmission do I need? Are your connection points needed for power, communication, signaling, or a combination?
  • How many contact points are needed?
  • What are the current requirements of the application?
  • Are there space constraints?
  • What is the wire termination method for the contact pins (spring, clamp, or screw)?
  • What are my environmental conditions?

Advances in technology are continually evolving and through our partnership with leading manufacturers like Amphenol we are delighted to pass these new innovations on to you.

Below are some recommended connector ranges to consider for your applications.

Circular Connectors

C16 Connectors

Typical Application
Industrial applications under harsh conditions.

The C16 range includes versions with two different housing sizes, 5+PE and 19+PE contacts and are available with screw and crimp terminations. Waterproof protection degree of IP65 in mated position

C091 Connectors

Typical Application
Automation, measurement & control, medical, sensors and telecommunication.

Their proven design and performance make these connectors a recognized industry standard.

eco|mate Connectors

Typical Application
Plant construction and machine building, measuring and controlling applications.

Easy operation, reduced dimensions and a more robust design are only a few features of the series.

Rectangular Connectors

A Series Connectors

Typical Application
Heavy Duty Equipment, Agriculture, Marine, Automotive, Military, Alternative Energy and other demanding interconnect applications.

Based on superior quality, high-performance capabilities and having been developed to be compatible with all other existing standard products industry-wide, A Series™ products are perfect alternatives for you.

heavy|mate Connectors

Typical Application
Indoor and outdoor heavy duty industrial applications

The vibration proof, corrosion resistant heavy|mate® Connectors feature a robust design for harsh environments. They offer a wide range of inserts for signal and power transmission and a wide variety of pole sizes ranging from 3 to 280 poles per connector.

Feel free to contact us to discuss how we can integrate the right connector into your application.

www.inelcohunter.co.uk
sales@inelcohunter.co.uk
0844 875 1585

How do I protect my electronic devices from moisture?

Certain kinds of electronic devices called “Surface Mount Devices” or SMD’s are mounted on a circuit card by high temperature soldering. The body of the SMD is made from plastic that absorbs moisture from the air. When the case is heated during soldering, the moisture inside turns to steam and may break the device as the steam escapes. Keeping SMD’s dry before soldering means that the devices will not be damaged.

To protect your electronic devices protected from moisture, use moisture barrier bags with desiccant.

HOW TO USE DESICCANTS WITH MOISTURE BARRIER BAGS?

Desiccant is a drying agent that is used to absorb moisture from the air inside moisture barrier bags. Desiccant absorbs moisture vapor (humidity) from the air left inside that barrier bag after it has been sealed. Any moisture that penetrates the bag will also be absorbed. Desiccant remains dry to the touch even when it is fully saturated with moisture vapor.

HOW IS DESICCANT PURCHASED?

Desiccant is sold by the “Unit” or fractional Unit. One unit of desiccant will absorb a specific amount of moisture. A unit weighs about 28 grams or 1 ounce. The pouches of desiccant are placed into metal pails to keep the desiccant dry during shipping and storage.

HOW IS DESICCANT PACKAGED?

Desiccant is packaged in small sealed pouches made from a white plastic called “Tyvek”, or brown “Kraft” paper. Tyvek pouches are very clean and sulfur free. Kraft pouches are economical.

Inelco Hunter Ltd offer a range of moisture barrier bags, desiccant and humidity indicator cards to protect your devices

For further details on static control products, visit www.inelcohunter.co.uk or chat to one of our sales engineers on 0844 875 1585