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Check out Mencom's redesigned MIN Size III Cordsets!

Improved Connectivity and Usability for rugged environments

Posted: August 7, 2018

Mencom's redesigned MIN size 3 cables

Mencom 1 1/8" MIN size III series circular connectors have been redesigned to deliver better connectivity and stability in harsh factory environments. Since MIN style connectors, sometimes referred to as Brad Mini-Change connectors, were introduced in 1968 as a way to quick-connect limit switches and pneumatic valves in the automotive industry, the Mini-Change connectors have been utilized in a wide range of industrial applications, including but not limited to, food & beverage, automated assembly, packaging and material handling equipment to name a few.

Although the original Mencom straight MIN size III cordsets satisfied the demanding requirements of the industrial control networks and applications, Mencom has continued to improve the quality and usability of these connectors. As a result, the original connector has been redesigned to better suit rugged environments. The coupling nut has been enlarged, which not only makes the installation process easier by giving a wider knurl area for better gripping, but also provides a more stable connection.

In addition, the coupling nut material has changed from anodized aluminum to nickel plated brass. The new brass coupling nuts are corrosion, salt and weld slag resistant, and are more durable to withstand harsh conditions than the old aluminum coupling nuts. Due to brass's high melting point (1600F-1700F), the new coupling nut is more resistant to high temperatures, making them more resistant against warping and deforming and providing a longer lifespan. For extreme chemical conditions, stainless steel coupling nuts with the oversized design are also available.

Mencom MIN Size III connectors are UL listed and rated IP67, which is suitable for harsh environments. These connectors are available in multiple pole configurations including 9, 10, 12 and 19 pole. The cables are made with PVC, PVC TC-ER or rugged PUR jacket material with many standard shelf lengths. An optional male threaded coupling nut for the male cordset is also available.

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Contrinex's Innovative Read/Write Module with USB!

Easy to use Read/Write Module for user access control stations and tag programming by PC

Posted: April 2, 2018

Contrinex's RFID USB for LAPTOP or TABLET

Robust and low-cost RWM (Read/Write Module) for mobile users makes it easy to identify and program RFID tags in Windows. Low and high-frequency RWM's with USB are a fast and easy way of connecting any RFID system to a PC and starting up your application, without the need for a specialized adapter or gateway. Heavy metal M18 or M30 thread makes them easy to hold or embed.

  • Self-powered through USB connection
  • Four housing sizes available (M18/M30 x 35mm and M18/M30 x 50mm.
  • High Frequency 13.56 MHz (ISO 15693) or Low Frequency 31.25 kHz (proprietary) read/write module
  • Long read/write distance: up to 60mm
  • Drivers available for Windows XP, 7, 10, CE4 & CE5 operating systems
  • Host communication using hexadecimal-based ContriNET protocol
  • Easy to mount; thanks to standard threaded housings
  • IP67 enclosure rating

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Mencom's NEW Industrial Wireless Access Point!

Reliable, robust, rugged, and cost-effective solution to protect sensitive data on the manufacturing floors

Posted: February 22, 2018

NEW Wireless Access Point from Mencom

The manufacturing industries and the utilities have been getting more automated, delocalized and more complex since the introduction of modern information technologies. The advanced smart grid system as an automated and distributed energy delivery network exemplifies how the complex network infrastructure works through connecting individual smart applications to operate traditional and modern renewable power plants together.

Since the cost of leased lines is lofty and some locations are not even accessible by traditional methods such as wired broadband or fiber backbone, dedicated and private communication lines to every device are no longer viable options to build such a large network. Therefore, these large network connections should be established either through the public Internet where broadband internet access is available or through the cellular wireless network so that end-users can easily access and control devices at a minimum cost.

These networks, however, are prone to encounter possible security issues during the data transfer. If sensitive data that was conventionally relayed over the private network is transferred over a public network without encryption, the system becomes vulnerable to various threats and can be compromised by malicious activities such as network penetration, unauthorized control, interception, and eavesdropping.

In order to secure the sensitive data, Mencom offers Industrial Wireless Access Points providing a reliable, robust, rugged, and cost-effective solutions to industrial applications that require a wireless connectivity. They are suitable for a wide array of applications and withstand harsh conditions typically found in the harsh manufacturing environment. In addition, a state of the art encryption and the ability to create a virtual network among wireless clients are integrated so that communications between clients can be easily and intuitively controlled while imposing restrictions on data and excluding malware can be done at the same time. Equipped with a powerful 2 x2 MIMO Radio interface supporting IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz selectable bands, built-in DIN-Rail mount, these Wireless Access Points run in multiple modes such as - access point(AP) mode, wireless distribution bridge (WDS) mode or access point client operation mode.

Mencom Wireless Access Point embodies a strong wireless network manager to ensure the delivery of optimum performance in the network. WPS and Wi-Fi Direct technology options are also available to connect Wi-Fi easier and deliver an industry-wide peer-to-peer solution based on broadly deployed Wi-Fi technologies. These devices are designed to be fully operational between -20 and +60 degree C.

  • Designed for 802.11 b/g/n networks
  • Web server/Utility configuration (Device View)
  • Upgrade via Device View or Web server
  • Client isolation
  • Different operating modes and topology options (WDS Bridge and AP Client)
  • FCC (United States), ETSI (Europe) certified wireless equipment
  • Support WPS(Wi-Fi protected setup)
  • Support Wi-Fi Direct (Peer-to-Peer)

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Check out NEW Electric Motor Cylinders from TPC Pneumatics!

Posted: January 26, 2018

NEW EMC Series Electric Cylinder from TPC Pneumatics NEW EMC Series Electric Cylinders

The NEW EMC Series Electric Cylinders are available with increased endurance and side load capacity with Teflon double wearing. Servo driver and servo motor along with customized version are also availble.

  • All models are equipped with non-rod rotating function in order to prevent changing origin point
  • Prevents loosening ball screw nut assembly in double nut type.
  • Prevents vibration in high speed with support unit and improved supporting axis.
  • Bumper is basic for all models
  • Customized motor is also available. (Step motor, Servo motor, BLDC, etc.)

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Check out Bircher Reglomat's Highly reliable pressure wave switches!

Posted: October 13, 2017

Bircher Reglomat Pressure wave switches and sensors

Bircher Reglomat's pressure wave system, due to its high sensitivity, is able to detect contact from people or vehicles approaching from almost any angle and a low activation force reliably switches the electrical contact.The pneumatic airwave profile (consists of switches, sensing edge assemblies, and additional components) are a proven solution for a variety of applications including automatic doors, gates, public transportation, and speciality applications.

Due to their robustness and durability, these switches are also really impressive when used as opening sensors for automatic gates and vehicle doors on buses and trains. Just a slight pressure of 3 to 4 mbar on the sensor is all that is needed to guarantee reliable switching. Airwave switch systems are practically fail-safe and maintenance-free, plus they offer a particularly favorable price-performance ratio.

  • Reliable, proven, and maintenance-free
  • Activation from all angles with low force requirement
  • Highly reliable, even in tough environments
  • Simple and robust design with long mechanical lifetime
  • Millions of switches successfully installed
  • Very fast switching behavior and high switching reliability

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Support your school in September!

Posted: September 14, 2017

September is support your school month. For the last 3 years, we have been running this campaign and it has really helped out several class rooms across Kentucky. Every order you place online at, we will make a donation, 5% of your total order, to your favorite teacher or your favorite school room. So, for example, if your order value is $3000, $150 will be sent to the teacher or school that you choose. Check out the details below:

Suport your school in September!


Check out Sensopart's NEW FT55-CM Full Spectrum Color Sensor!

Posted: July 18, 2017

Industry's best color sensor from Sensopart

Industry's best color sensor just got better. Not only it does color, it also detects glossy vs. non-glossy objects, metallic objects, and shiny objects.

Check out Sensopart's NEW Generation 4.0 Smart & high-end full-spectrum multi color sensor....built-in user-friendly LCD display, IO-Link interface, max. 12 colors teachable in 1 unit via binary output, outstanding performances on colored surfaces, wide operating range, high-precision for a diverse range of applications!

This compact color sensor is extremely versatile and easy to use and is therefore ideal for diverse color detection and sorting applications.



Tray Cables vs AWM Cables vs Service Cables

Posted: July 7, 2017

It is important to consider performance, strengths and limitations of cables when selecting the appropriate connection types for industrial applications in the harsh manufacturing plants. This infographic illustrates the differences between the three most common cable types (tray cables, AWM cables and service cables) in the industry while comparing the features, rating, benefits, flexibility, and reliability with each other.

Tray Cables vs AWM Cables vs Service Cables

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Check out TPC Pneumatics NEW APR Series Cylinder!

Posted: June 16, 2017

TPC Pneumatics NEW APR series rodless cylinder

TPC Pneumatics New rodless APR series cylinder is strong, reliable and light-weight. This world-class profile rodless cylinder is applied with high grade anti-abrasion seal technology. Available options include basic, with shock absorber and with LM guide attached.

  • Maximum stroke length: 5,000mm
  • Easy to assemble/disassemble
  • Product durability over 500km guaranteed
  • Special low friction packing
  • Reduced weight using lightweight parts
  • Long life cycle
  • Variety of options available
  • 16mm, 20mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, and 63mm dia. bore sizes available
  • Auto-switch option

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Check out Murr's NEW Modlight Illumix Light Bar!

Posted: June 8, 2017

Murr Electronics NEW Modlight Illumix LED Lights

These powerful LEDs achieve a light output of 105 lumens per watt, providing long-lasting, maintenance free and energy saving LED technology for ambient temperatures up to 50°C (122°F). Modlight Illumix lights offer standardized M8 or M12 connections, and deliver a significant cost reduction via 24VDC, with no additional power supply required. It also provides a simple and safe assembly, due to rotatable integrated mounting brackets.

The Illumix Classic Line has an M12 port and displays its strengths in harsh, industrial environments, such as plant engineering, packaging, textile, paper, machinery and woodworking industries. Providing perfect illumination in daylight quality, the durable, yet compact design - made with an aluminum housing with toughened safety glass - allows this product to be used in small spaces, with mounting ability in almost any machine or system. The Modlight Illumix Classic Line series features an IP67 protection class, and is suitable for use in environments with coolants and lubricants, chip or sparks.

Constructed of a robust aluminum and plastic housing, the Modlight Illumix Slim Line series is specifically designed for lighting machines and workstations in which a plastic light cover can be used, such as in manufacturing plants, packaging, textile or paper machines. Featuring an IP54 protection class, along with an M8 port and providing perfect daylight quality, the compact design of the Modlight Illumix Slim Line also allows this product to be mounted in small spaces.

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Check out NEW Bench mount design Wire Duct Cutter!

Posted: June 1, 2017

Portable bench mount design BA7 wire duct cuttter cuts mid to high volumes of wiring duct and cover and increases productivity over using hand tools.

Iboco wire duct cutter

Product Features:

  • Useful for all Slotted trunking Series.
  • Accurate cutting blade and measuring bar.
  • Precise and clean cuts, even for large cross-sections.
  • Adjustable stop piece for cutting down to a determined length.
  • Easy to read ruler.
  • Wiring ducts and covers need to be cut separately.
  • Shipping pkg dimensions: 27" x 21" X 6"
  • Weight: 33 Lbs



NEW T-Type Hygienic Series Rectangular Connectors for Harsh Food Manufacturing Environments from Mencom

Posted: January 6, 2017

Ilme New Hygienic series connectors

When it comes to food & beverage manufacturing and processing; a safe, reliable and high-quality connection is essential to comply with the rigid regulations in the food industry. Since the connectors can come into contact with food products, the material of connectors is an important factor to avoid possible food contamination.

Mencom's T-Type Hygienic rectangular connectors are designed for installation on the food industry machines and systems. By using a unique molding technology, these enclosures have achieved a structurally solid and robust construction needed in the food industry. The food safe and self-extinguishing thermoplastic material is easily cleanable and resistant to the cleaning and sanitizing agents commonly used in food processing factories. The enclosures are certified by Ecolab Technical Application Service and satisfy the stringent requirements in the industry.

There are two series available in the Hygienic enclosures, T-Type/H and T-Type/C. T-Type/H is designed for production lines applications and features the HNBR rubber sealing gasket that has excellent resistance to both chemicals and animal/vegetable fats. T-Type/C is designed for low-temperature applications, and the sealing gasket is made of silicone rubber that is not only resistant to chemical agents and fats, but also low-temperature resistant as low as -50°C.

The Hygienic enclosure series is IP66 and IP69 rated to withstand rigorous high-pressure, high-temperature washdown procedures. The hood cable entries for smaller sized housing (44.27 and 57.27) are available in M25 and M32, and those of larger sized housing (77.27 and 104.27) are available in M32 and M40.

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NEW Products from TPC Pneumatics!

Posted: December 6, 2016

NEW PER 1 & PER 2 series Precision Regulator

TPC NEW precision regulators

Check out the NEW modular design PER series precision regulators from TPC Pneumatics:

  • Highly accurate pressure regulation
  • High stability
  • Flow stability
  • Temperature stability
  • Several preset ranges available
  • Lightweight & modular design
  • Automatic high downstream relief capacity
  • 1/8" & 1/4" port sizes
  • Rc(PT), NPT, or G(PF) thread available

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NEW TRJ2000 ~ TRJ6000 series Rotary Joints

TPC NEW Rotarty Joints

Check out the NEW TRJ series compact rotary joints from TPC Pneumatics:

  • Suitable for air & water
  • Compact & lightweight
  • Very low rotation resistivity
  • Non-lubrication type
  • Right or left thread direction
  • 100°C max. operating temperature
  • 10bar (1MPa) max. operating pressure
  • 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1" port sizes available

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Please contact us via email or call us toll free 855-894-8853 for price, availability, and more information on these parts. It will be available for online ordering soon!


K-Sun's NEW LW-PX700 portable label & wire marker printer

Posted: November 9, 2016

Professionals prefer LABELWORKS PX and the LW-PX700 - a portable label and wire marker printer with exclusive time- and cost-saving features for creating custom and compliant labels up to 1" (24 mm) wide. Organize tool cribs, identify storage bins, make safety labels, mark cables and wires, tag assets and more. With application-specific hot keys, this easy-to-use label maker offers extraordinary flexibility. Import images and print on the go - the LW-PX700 features Mixed-Length printing for variable length labels on a single half-cut strip and Pick-and-Print for faster print-and-apply in the field. With LABELWORKS PX innovative rollback technology, there's less lead margin waste as compared to other brands.

Epson LW-PX700 Label Printer Highlights:

  • The professional choice - LW-PX700 prints industrial labels and wire markers from 1/8" (4 mm) to 1" (24 mm) wide
  • Less waste and cost - Innovative rollback technology reduces lead margins to 4 mm*, which translates to less cost and waste per print
  • Lifetime warranty - No questions asked
  • Auto full/half-cut - Create strips of uniform or mixed-length labels for ease of printing and application in the field
  • Amazing power - Import and print large batch files from Excel® with easy-to-use Label Editor Professional software
  • Large built-in memory - Create or import up to 100 label designs and custom images
  • Specialty print modes - Application-specific hot keys simplify wire marking and industrial applications
  • Easy to carry - The only portable printer with a built-in handle makes it easy to use anywhere
  • Specialty labels - Heat shrink tube, magnetic tape, self-laminated, glow-in-the-dark, strong adhesive and reflective tapes simplify and diversify supply selection for industrial applications in the facility or field (specialty labels sold separately)
  • * On standard industrial adhesive supplies. Specialty supply lead margins vary by material and cutter settings.
NEW LW-PX700 label & wire marker printer NEW LW-PX700 industrial label printer

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Cable Jacket Performance Guide from Mencom

Posted: September 14, 2016

The choice of cable jacket will depend on many factors such as extreme temperature, a variety of liquid and chemicals and physically abusive environment. The infographic shows a summary of the properties of the most commonly used materials, PVC, PUR and TPE, to help facilitate a better decision on the most appropriate cable jacket for your application.

Cable Jacket Performance Guide - Mencom


Rock-solid sensors for most any applications!

Posted: August 5, 2016

Looking for reliable sensors for your next project?

What's your problem? Have a tight space? Have a non-contact measuring application? Have small parts to detect? Have a position - presence sensing application? Yes, we have a solution.

We have sizes from extra small to extra large which can pretty much cover your sensing requirements. You can also send us your application video or picture to so that we can recommend you a sensor which works best for your project.

  • Extra Small - 3mm dia. (Smallest Self-contained Inductive Proximity Sensor in the market)  SHOP NOW >>>

  • Small - 22x15x8mm  (Smallest Self-contained Laser Sensor in the market)  SHOP NOW >>>

  • Medium - 32x20x12mm  (Versatile Self-contained Diffuse Laser Sensors with BGS)  SHOP NOW >>>

  • Large - 50x50x23mm  (Compact Self-contained Photoelectric / Laser Sensors)  SHOP NOW >>>

  • Extra Large - 73x46x48mm  (Large body Self-contained Diffuse Photoelectric Sensors)  SHOP NOW >>> Sensors


Introducing Icotek's KEL DP Pluggable Round Cable Entry Plate

Posted: March 24, 2016

Icotek KEL-DP cable entry plate

KEL-DP round entry plates are designed for routing standard cables (without connectors). Due to the plug-in function, mounting is absolutely tool-free. Special fixing ribs ensure a centered fit in the metric standard cut-outs M25, M32 and M50.

The KEL-DP products are a cost saving alternative to traditional cable glands. Simply put a small slit in the thin membrane, push standard cables through and it's immediately sealed with IP65. ST-B Plugs can be used for sealing pierced membranes if cables have been removed.

Up to 35 cables, hoses, fiber optics or cable strands with diameters from 4mm to 22.5mm (0.16in to 0.89 in) can be inserted & sealed up to IP65 / NEMA 12 by using the cable entry plate KEL-DP.

  • Just snap-in on metal sheets with thicknesses from 1.5mm ~ 4 mm (0.06" ~ 0.16") & install cables within a short time.
  • Simply pierce the membrane and push cables through
  • Standard cut-outs M25, M32 and M50 as well as M40 for standard cable glands match exactly the dimensions of the KEL-DP round

PP65 NEMA 12 Icotek KEL-DP cable entry plate


  • Quick and easy assembly, no tools required
  • Round design for metric standard cut-outs
  • Protection class IP65 / NEMA 12
  • High packing density
  • Gray (similar RAL 7035) Elastomer material
  • For wall thickness 1.5mm ~ 4 mm
  • Flame class: UL 94 V-0, self-extinguishing
  • Halogen-free, Silicone-free


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Introducing F10 Blue light sensor from Sensopart

Posted: June 2, 2015

Sensopart F10 Blue Light sensor

When detecting dark or transparent objects, the subminiature photoelectric switch with blue LED emitter, F10 Bluelight, offers much more reliable detection than standard red light sensors. The blue light sensor has proven to be an economic alternative to conventional red light retro-reflective light barriers, for example, in the:

  • solar industry (wafers)
  • packaging industry
  • in laboratory automation or
  • special-purpose machine construction.

F10 Bluelight can detect even more:

  • reliable detection of shiny object surfaces even at wide angles, e.g. varnished wooden surfaces, coated metal and painted plastic parts
  • detects transparent objects without a reflector, e.g. film, Petri dishes and cannulae
  • detection of very dark objects, e.g. solar wafers, foam material and plastics

Product Highlights: Sensopart F10 Blue Light sensor

  • Sub-miniature sensor with blue transmission LED and precise fixed background suppression
  • Reliable switching behaviour with strongly light-absorbing objects, e.g. solar wafers
  • Reliable operation without reflector - even with critical surfaces
  • Tamper-proof sensor design - no misalignment possible
  • Simple mounting and adjustment through innovative dovetail clamp mounting
  • Several connection variations: M5 plug, pigtail cable with M8 connector or cable
  • Robust, fibre-glass reinforced plastic housing (IP67) with Ecolab certification
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Blue Light Sensor in the packaging industry

Photoelectric proximity switches are required in a packaging line for plastic bottles to check that the grippers have actually picked up bottles. As there is only limited space for installation close to the gripper, the application demands extremely small sensors, able to provide reliable, reproducible results despite a difficult detection angle. A subminiature sensor from SensoPart's F10 range, with a blue LED emitter, has proven to be by far the most reliable solution.

Read more on how Transnova Ruf successfully used sub-miniature sensor with Blue LED

Watch Videos:

Reliable object detection using F10 Bluelight sensor:

Optical filling level detection in microtiter plates:

F10 bluelight sensor with background suppression:

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