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Aug. 9, 2021

Four Outlet Gen4 Power Supply

EXAIR’s Gen4 Four Outlet Selectable Voltage Power Supply allows the choice of input voltages of 115 V AC or 230  VAC. Four 5kV stainless steel output connectors can energize four static eliminators at once. They are UL component recognized, as well as CE and RoHS compliant. They feature an electromagnetically-shielded modular power supply cable which eases routing and connections. An integrated fuse on the primary protects against voltage spikes. The lighted power switch indicates operation and is field replaceable. The Gen4 Power Supply is housed in a durable metal enclosure (6 in. L × 4.0 in. W × 4.4 in. H) that is ideal for rugged, industrial environments.

EXAIR Corporation


HARTING's har-modular series offers a unique and flexible solution for the connection of PCBs. A modular concept, based on the time-tested and reliable DIN 41 612 connector family, this product allows engineers to develop custom connectors using off-the-shelf components. In this way, customization can be achieved without the normal barriers of long lead times and development costs. This revolutionary PCB connector system offers over a billion combination possibilities for data, signal and power. It is configurable online and can be ordered in quantities of 1.


Antimicrobial Food Grade Type LAFG

Type LAFG is a UL listed, CSA certified “Heavy-Duty” flexible liquid-tight steel conduit that is now antimicrobial. It is designed to safety route electrical wiring through modern food processing plants, while safeguarding foreign material contamination and inhibiting bacteria growth. The flexible PVC jacketing contains an antimicrobial biocide additive, inhibiting bacteria growth and reducing commonly known food processing microbes in a 24-hour period. The blue jacketing color does not occur naturally in the food chain, making plastic contamination in the product stream easy to spot. The increased high/low working temperature is critical for installations near heat-producing equipment and hot washdowns.

Electri-Flex Company

GMX-20DP Ultrasonic Metal Welder

The Branson GMX-20DP ultrasonic metal welder joins thin, fragile nonferrous foils and films (approx. 5-10 µm) in assemblies of 100-plus layers using higher downforce and lower weld energy (weld amplitude). Its unique “direct press” actuator delivers direct vertical downforce on parts (unlike typical cantilever-type actuators) for more consistent, yet gentle joining of more “energy dense” many-layered battery structures, while virtually eliminating the film/foil tearing and cracking that compromises battery assembly quality. The Branson GMX-20DP welder directly enables the development of lighter, more “energy-dense” battery cells and packs, capable of delivering more watt-hours of energy per unit of battery weight.


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