EC: UHR304 Industrial Grade 4-Port USB Hub
Network integration – Network hardware: The UHR304 four-port industrial grade USB hub from B+B Electronics supports full-speed data rates of 12 Mbps while isolating upstream ports from downstream ports; it includes many ruggedized features that differentiate it from standard office-grade USB hubs. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice award winner.
The UHR304 is a four-port industrial grade USB hub from B+B Electronics that supports full-speed data rates of 12 Mbps while isolating the upstream ports from the downstream ports. The hub’s many ruggedized features make it a better choice for harsh industrial, instrumentation, and even in-vehicle applications than standard office-grade USB hubs. Its 4,000 V isolation meets EN60601 for medical applications. It operates over a wide temperature range (-40 C to 80 C), is highly resistant to shock and vibration, and includes ESD surge protection and high-retention USB connectors that won’t shake loose. The all-metal case offers seven flexible mounting options: on a DIN rail, panel, or other flat surfaces with the included brackets. It offers redundant power; wire it through the terminal block or connect it with the locking barrel jack (isolated medical-grade power supply sold separately). It’s also USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible.
B+B Electronics Manuf. Co., Inc.
Return to the list of the 2012 Engineers' Choice award winners.
View the list of the 2012 Engineers' Choice honorable mentions.
View the complete list of the 2012 Engineers' Choice finalists.
- Events & Awards
- Magazine Archives
- Oil & Gas Engineering
- Salary Survey
- Digital Reports
- Survey Prize Winners
Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey