Two terminal blocks, with 3.5 mm and 5 mm centerlines
RIA Connect released the AST 233 and AST 235 terminal blocks. They have 3.5 mm and 5 mm centerlines, the company said.
Integrating Springcon technology in a reflow compatible housing, the RIA Connect AST23X series of terminal blocks feature a compact forty-five degree design in 3.5mm and 5.0mm centerlines, the company said.
Tool-less operation is achieved with the use of solid wire up to 16 AWG. UL and VDE approvals are pending.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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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