Circuit & System Protection


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ESD control plan evaluation
26 April 2023, MyKay Tronics
Desco has provided an online survey to help companies evaluate its ESD control plan to the requirements of ANSI/ESD S20.20, where a confidential written report will be provided.

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Clearing the Static: Conductive foot, heel, and shoe grounders
26 April 2023, Actum Group
Conductive foot, heel and shoe grounders are used in electrostatic discharge protected areas to provide a path to ground for static electricity, which prevents damage to sensitive electronic components.

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Clearing the Static: ESD training in the workplace
29 March 2023, Actum Group
An electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the sudden transfer of static charge between bodies at different charge potentials caused by near contact, which can potentially damage or destroy electronic systems.

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320 series motor protection relay
28 February 2023, NewElec Pretoria
With its easy-to-use operation, the 320 series motor protection relay from NewElec is particularly suited for operation in remote or rural sites.

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Motor protection and control with dual port Ethernet
28 February 2023, NewElec Pretoria
The NewCode dual Ethernet relay from NewElec is a three-phase induction motor protection relay with advanced control logic features and multiple motor starter control circuit configurations.

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The OMRON network safety advantage
28 February 2023, Omron Electronics, Editor's Choice
When designing a safety solution for a machine or application, a fundamental consideration is whether to implement it as a standalone or network safety solution.

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Clearing the Static: Ionisation equipment
28 February 2023, Actum Group
Ionisers ensure that static charges are eliminated by neutralising static charge generated during the manufacturing process or during transport to final test and assembly.

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Automotive functional safety
23 November 2022, EBV Electrolink
Safety is a prime consideration in all vehicles, and a primary driver for greater automation, thereby removing reliance on the leading cause of accidents – the driver.

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New KD50 motor protection relay
23 November 2022, NewElec Pretoria
NewElec has released the KD50 motor protection relay, a locally designed and manufactured low-voltage relay for the protection of conveyors, compressors, crushers, fans and pump motors.

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Clearing the Static: ESD dissipative floor mats
23 November 2022, Actum Group
Static dissipative floor mats are designed to protect sensitive equipment, such as computers and explosive chemicals, by quickly drawing the static electricity off workers before they touch such items.  ...

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Clearing the Static: The importance of ESD audits
26 October 2022, Actum Group
An ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) audit is the first step in establishing an effective static control programme in the workplace. Before investing capital into new equipment, an ESD audit will help identify ...

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Tiny eFuse with multiple protection modes
26 October 2022, Altron Arrow
Texas Instruments’ TPS25981xx family of eFuses is a highly integrated circuit protection and power management solution that provides protection from 2,7 to 16 V with a low on-resistance of only 6 mO.

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USB 2.0 port isolators
26 October 2022, RS South Africa
The ADuM4165/ADuM41661 are USB 2.0 port isolators, utilising Analog Devices iCoupler technology to dynamically support all USB 2.0 data rates up to 480 Mbps (high speed).

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7,5 kV dual-channel LVDS Gigabit isolator
26 October 2022, Altron Arrow
The ADN4620/ADN4621 are dual-channel, signal isolated, low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) buffers that operate up to 2,5 Gbps.

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The importance of surge protection
28 September 2022, RS South Africa
Transient overvoltage protection should be provided wherever there is a risk that overvoltage could lead to injury or the interruption of commercial business, industrial activity, or public services.

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Clearing the Static: ESD safe containers: protection against electrical discharge
28 September 2022, Actum Group
Many industries require precise specifications on containers, component holders and pallet conductivity, to prevent the destruction of electronic components by electrostatic discharge (ESD). ESD containers, ...

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ESD protection diodes with EMI filtering
31 August 2022, EBV Electrolink
Vishay has released a new series of ESD protection diodes with EMI filtering in an ultra-compact chip-level package.

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Compact varistors offer surge capability of 6000 A
27 July 2022, Electrocomp
TDK has released the new EPCOS B72314S2* series of leaded disk varistors which cover a wide operating voltage range of 175 VRMS to 625 VRMS.

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Clearing the Static: ESD wrist straps
27 July 2022, Actum Electronics
The human body is the primary source of electrostatic charge generation. In order to control and reduce static charge build-up and prevent electrostatic discharges (ESD) at an electronic equipment facility, we use grounding systems to ensure that all components are at the same electrical potential.

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Clearing the Static: ESD Flooring
29 June 2022, Actum Group
Altico’s ESD flooring has been specially engineered to facilitate a uniform flow of static electricity directly to a ground point.

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