Control components: names change, new products, removing lead

New names for Aromat and Advanced Power Conversion, new surge protection devices, and tips for removing lead from manufacturing processes are among recent items in the news.


New names for Aromat and Advanced Power Conversion, new surge protection devices, and tips for removing lead from manufacturing processes are among recent items in the news.

Aromat recently changed its name to Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America . It’s part of a company-wide effort to attach a common company name and globally known brand, Panasonic, to all Matsushita companies.

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D-LAN is the latest addition to Phoenix Contact’s Trabtech (Transient Absorption Technology) product line.

Fluke Corp . acquired LEM Instruments, a division of LEM Group, a manufacturer of test and measurement equipment, including analyzers and systems for power quality applications, earth/ground testers, insulation testers, low-resistance ohmmeters, clamp meters, clamp-on power meters, and current probes.

Phoenix Contact introduces a new family of surge protection devices for sensitive data and Ethernet networks certified to Cat 5e interface requirements. The D-LAN surge protection products keep damaging transient voltage and current away from sensitive data equipment, thereby improving overall network performance and uptime. Designed with RJ 45 in and out connections, the D-LAN products are easy to install and universal in application. The D-LAN packaging options include stand-alone, industrial DIN rail mount, and 19-in. multiport rack mount.

Powerstax plc is the new name announced for the power solutions provider Advanced Power Conversion PLC of Farnborough, U.K. The change aims to give the company an international identity, more “distinctive, memorable, and relevant to a high-tech power conversion company,” a statement said.


Resources from other publications within Reed Business Information include the following.

  • Four Steps to RoHS Compliance ,” from Electronic News .

  • A Design News and EDN Webcast event covers data acquisition, and measurement tools related to electronics, test & measurement, and lead-free product design. Click here to learn more .

  • A Test & Measurement World Webcast looks at how to “Overcome Noise in Data Acquisition.” Yusuf H. Chitalwala, product application manager, and Joseph Ting, product manager, Yokogawa Corporation of America, will present a one-hour seminar outlining the basic sources of electrical noise in data-acquisition systems and explaining methods for eliminating them. Click here for more .

—Mark T. Hoske, editor-in-chief, Control Engineering,

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