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Illuminated Pushbutton Switches APEM.jpgProduct Release: APEM Illuminated Push Button Switches 

April 28, 2016 - New from APEM, the FD series is the company's latest development in its broad product offering of illuminated push button switches. Designed after a traditional push button, the FD series incorporates superposed filters which react to green and red light, allowing for the display of different legends depending on the illumination color. The new series includes two different legends on a single switch, which can simplify designs that would ordinarily require additional switches or indicators.

The company's pushbuttons offer a combination of high-quality luminosity and durability. The switches are sealed, shock-resistant and built to save space in a design.


Wago 221-500.jpgProduct Release: WAGO 221 Mounting Carriers 

April 26, 2016 - New mounting carriers provide a secure fit for 221 LEVER-NUTS® compact splicing connectors on DIN-rail. 221-500 mounting carriers simplify access to and assignment of connected conductors.

Unique design features offer installers the ability to access 221’s operating levers, even after installation. Carriers are open on one-side allowing conductors to be conveniently connected and removed before or after insertion. Benefits also include:

  • Horizontal or vertical mounting on DIN-rail or screw on to flat surfaces
  • Front-facing side remains open for all four mounting options
  • Miniature mounting clamps ensure that connectors never slip out of the carrier
 221-500 carriers offer effortless installation and are compliant with international VDE standards. Installation is always tool-free and a spot for self-adhesive marking provides a clear overview of wire assignment in the cabinet – even if the original installation has been modified or expanded.

CP 6.5 Wire to Board products.jpgProduct Release: Molex CP-6.5 Wire-to-Board 2, 4 & 6 Circuit Receptacle Housing Connectors

March 24, 2016 - IN STOCK! Leveraging full keying and color-pairing features, foolproof CP-6.5 wire-to-board connectors enhance user-safety while speeding up consumer and industrial interconnect assembly applications.

CP-6.5 Housing Product Series Include: 151049

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Pico Lock Receptacle Housing.jpgProduct Release: Pico-Lock™ Receptacle Housing Connector Products by Molex

March 22, 2016 - Available in both 1.00 and 1.50mm pitch versions, the Pico-Lock™ wire-to-board system offers an ideal combination of low profile, high current and durable locking for any application requiring space savings and secure mating retention.

Crimp Housing Product Series Include: 503764 and 504051

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TOPJOBS_Jumpers_for_Commoning_200x200.jpgProduct Release: TOPJOB®S Endless Jumpers for Continuous Commoning

 February 9, 2016 - TOPJOB®S terminal blocks offer an exclusive jumper retention spring, providing a reliable and vibration-proof connection for jumpering; as well as the industry’s only ‘endless’ jumpering solution. Featuring:

No limits - continuous commoning in a single jumper row

Open jumper row for component plug, test plug or other accessory

New 1-to-3 alternate jumpers for continuous commoning of +/- signals

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OTTO LP9 Illuminated Sealed Momentary Action Pushbutton Switch.jpgProduct Release: OTTO's New Full Illumination Button Style

January 19, 2016 - OTTO's LP9 sealed, momentary snap-action pushbutton switches have a new full illuminated button option. Available in both flush dome and raised dome button styles, choose from six different LED colors in either 2V or 12V DC.

Customize with lettering, a legend or your logo.

Sealed to IP68S, the LP9 series is a quality precision switch designed for use in panels, control grips, joysticks, instruments, heavy equipment, and other demanding applications where attractive, rugged, lighted pushbutton switches are required.

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W3G300-RQ and W3G300-BV ebm papst.jpgProduct Release: ebm-papst W3G300-RQ series phase out - replaced with W3G300-BV

December 1, 2015 - Ebm-papst is phasing out their W3G300-RQ series and moving toward the W3G300-BV series.  These series are primarily used in transportation applications. 

The W3G300-BV series features the same mounting, footprint, and controls as the W3G300-RQ series with the following differences: Slightly shorter (78.5 mm tall vs 94 mm); Lighter (2 kg vs 2.5 kg); 7 blades vs 5; Better performance over operating range; Higher max ambient temperature (95° C vs 85° C) – applies to W3G300-BV24-01 only.  Both series are currently available, however we recommend the W3G300-BV series as the W3G300-RQ will be obsoleted in the future.

Please consider the suggested replacements for the 5 Blade Legacy Motor to the 7 Blade New Generation Motor:  W3G300-RQ30-43 to W3G300-BV24-01; W3G300-RQ-56 to W3G300-BV25-21; W3G300-RQ28-58 to W3G300-BV25-21; W3G300-RQ28-58 to W3G300-BV25-21

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221_200x200 Lever Nuts WAGO.jpgProduct Release: WAGO Introduces 221 Series Lever-Nuts

November 4, 2015 - WAGO's next-generation of all-around connectors the 221 Series saves 40% more space in the junction box; providing simple, safer installation of solid, stranded and fine-stranded wires. The 221 simplifies electrical installation even in the most space-restricted applications.

Featuring: Transparent housing that makes it possible to verify proper insertion and strip length; Operating levers that can be manipulated using noticeably less force; Permissible nominal current of 20 A with a nominal voltage of 600 V; Conveniently accessible test slots, in the wire-entry face and one opposite for easy testing

The 221 Series is available in 2-, 3- and 5-wire connectors and can safely connect wires ranging from AWG 12 to 24 (0.14 to 4 mm2). These options provide reliable connectivity for applications ranging from building technology, lighting connections, blind motors, wiring of intercom systems, door and gate control systems as well as motors and pumps for industrial applications.

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790_shield_clamps.jpgProduct Release: WAGO Introduces 790 Series Shield Clamps with Latching Spring

October 29, 2015 - WAGO's new 790 Series Shield Clamps now come with a patented latching mechanism making them very convenient to use. Featuring: Large recessed grips to lock the spring open for easy installation; Excellent shield contact and performance - the spring automatically compensates for settling of strands or vibration; Multiple marking locations for either WAGO's WMB markers or the multi-line continuous strip.

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APEM FD Group.jpgProduct Release: Apem, Inc. Introduces the FD Series: Double-Icon Illuminated Pushbutton Switches

October 26, 2015 - The FD series is APEM’s latest innovation in the wide range of illuminated pushbutton switches. Designed after a traditional pushbutton, the FD series integrates an innovative technology of superposed filters which reacts to green and red light only, allowing the display of different legends depending on the illumination color.   The new FD series includes two different legends on a single switch, making it ideal for integrated designs where additional switches or indicators are not necessary.  Three standard high-quality, screen printed legends are available: I /O, ON/OFF & START/STOP, with additional legends upon request.

The FD series pushbutton offers an attractive combination of high quality luminosity, with the sealed and shock-resistant durability that you’ve come to expect from APEM.  The large but lightweight FD series is available with Ø24mm threaded bushing or Ø26mm snap-in mounting, and in single or double pole.

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Progressive Image Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 13, 2015) — Progressive Image Inc. of New Berlin has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for component distribution and value-added assembly.

The designation is a reward for three years of planning and refinement by Brad Vogl and his team at Progressive Image. Vogl said earning the certification was an important step in the development of the company.

“A lot of people say, you get ISO certification to get business from a certain customer,” he said. “If that would be your only objective, you’re not buying into the whole program. You have to identify that as an important need for your company.”

Progressive worked with the certified ISO trainers at Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership to document its entire distribution and assembly processes. The work eliminates the “tribal culture” of individuals knowing only their job and missing the bigger team of which they’re a part.

“It requires you to be much more organized and efficient, decrease wasted time, increase quality by the staff understanding more of what’s going on, everything from the assemblers to the shipping clerks,” Vogl said.

ISO provides a framework for almost 20,000 voluntary standards of quality, safety and efficiency in nearly every industry. These standards are recognized in 163 countries and help facilitate global trade.

SAI Global certified Progressive’s quality management system for component distribution and value-added assembly on Jan. 7, 2015. The ISO 9001:2008 certification is good for three years.

Based in New Berlin, WI, Progressive Image Inc. provides value-added electro-mechanical assembly and distributes electronic and electrical components for more than 35 manufacturers. Brad Vogl and Sue Ayers founded the company in 1987. Visit them at or call 1-800-686.7764.