Smith’s Interconnect acquires Reflex Photonics to expand into high speed data transmission market

and radio frequency products, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Reflex Photonics, Inc. (“Reflex”). Founded in 2002 in Montreal, Canada, Reflex is a recognized


Upgrade brings higher lifetimes and IP ratings

increased ingress protection to IP65 and IP67. In addition, lifetimes have been extended to 10,000 mating cycles. Designed and manufactured by Stäubli Electrical

for CombiTac DIN housings A

luminium DIN housings for the CombiTac modular connector range have been redesigned and now offer

Connectors, the new range includes coupler hoods in sizes 2, 3 and 4 with or without protective walls, and surface and pedestal housings with or without protective walls and covers. Accessories include parking stations, interchangeable seals and protective caps for manual applications. The ergonomic DIN housings are available with six

marking options, and offer high shock and vibration resistance, IP2X protection during connection/disconnection and an operating temperature range of -40°C to +125°C. With a robust locking mechanism, they are easy to maintain with quick replacement of sealing.

Stäubli Electrical Connectors  01908 265544

global leader in rugged high reliability optical transceiver modules for space, defence, aerospace, and industrial applications. Reflex optical transceivers deliver high signal density and ultra-fast speeds for low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) solutions. Reflex products are mainly used in harsh environment

advanced systems such as AESA radars, high-performance computers, satellites, automotive applications, in-flight entertainment, and high-resolution cameras.

Smith’s Interconnect  +39 010 60361 

PCB Awarded Patent For Universal Phantom Powered Preamplifier

of the patent for Model 426A14. PCB’s patented phantom powered preamplifier (426A14) has a unique modular design that mates with any pre-


polarized ½” or ¼” IEC 61094-4 compliant microphone cartridge. This flexibility allows users to select the cartridge with performance required for a specific test while leveraging the investment in a single universal 48V preamplifier.

Highlights include: • Quickly and easily change between ½” and ¼” IEC 61094-4 compliant microphone cartridges • 15.5 dBA noise floor, 100 kHz capability based on microphone cartridge selected • Fast rise times and transients for superior impulse responses

PCB Piezotronics  (800) 828-8840 x2134

Gestamp delighted by unexpected benefits from new RO System

Osmosis technology for its low conductivity process water generation requirements. As part of its Vision to promote sustainable economic and social development, Gestamp was primarily looking for a


cleaner and cost-effective water treatment process to replace an ageing chemically activated ion exchange system. Gestamp contacted filtration specialists Axium Process to discuss the suitability of Reverse Osmosis for the

application and after comparing the benefits of the technology against the ion exchange process, made the decision to proceed with an Axium standard reverse osmosis system. Equipment reliability, short delivery time, technical support and service backup were considered important elements in the scope of supply.

“We chose an Axium RO system because the technology is safer to operate, eliminates bulk chemical and disposal

costs and does not present a toxic pollution hazard to the environment. After using the Plant for a number of months we are happy to report unexpected benefits such as enhanced paint finish resulting from improved water quality, as well as less downtime because the system requires minimal maintenance and has been programmed to self-clean” reports Simon White, Gestamp’s plant technician.

Designed for ease of operation and low

maintenance, Axium’s standard RO systems primarily remove salts and particulates from a variety of water sources providing a reliable, stable source of high-quality water that can be used for many industrial and process applications.

The systems are supplied as standard with high

rejection low energy membranes, multiple sample points, conductivity monitor, level sensors, feed pressure switch and an inverter controlled pump.

Axium Process Ltd.  01792 883 882 


lanelli based Gestamp, a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of metal automotive components, is benefitting from significant environmental and process improvements following a decision to invest in Reverse  Wieland Electric has

added three new input modules to its samos® PRO COMPACT safety controller for reliable

analogue value processing I

n many applications it is essential that analogue variables such as pressure, flow, and temperature are

monitored so Wieland Electric has added three new input modules for analogue signals to it’s samos® PRO COMPACT safety controller - SP-SAC, SP-SAR4, and SP-SACR22 and with these Wieland has made it possible to also reliably detect and further process analogue signals. The modules support sensors with a 0/4-20mA interface

and temperature-dependent resistors like Pt/Ni sensors and deliver their analog data to the samos® PRO COMPACT safety controller. This can be monitored with the “Limit”, “Range”, “Relation”, and “Difference” function blocks in user programs created using samos® PLAN 6 software. They enable comparative or arithmetic operations involving analogue data and scaling of the measured current values, plus the presentation and visualisation of analogue values. The modules meet all safety

standards, including SIL CL 3 according to EN 62061 and PL e / category 4 according to EN ISO 13849-1.

Wieland Electric Ltd.  01483 531213 


CB Piezotronics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), was awarded a patent for a universal phantom powered preamplifier. PCB engineers Mark Nowak and Drew Karkau are inventors

mith’s Interconnect, a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave

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