Industrial-grade panel control models

Bourns Inc.'s new panel control models, the Model 54 and 56, are extensions of the Model 51/53. They include a push-pull and rotary switch and are designed for medical, industrial and avionics applications.

09/15/2011


Bourns, Inc., announced two new industrial-grade panel control models that include a push-pull switch and rotary switch. Designated the Bourns’ Model 54, the new ½-inch panel control is an extension of Bourns Model 51/53 Series with an added double-pole, double-throw (DPDT) push-pull switch module. The Bourns Model 56 is a new ½” panel control and is also an extension of the Bourns’ Model 51/53 Series with an added single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) rotary switch module. Both new products are high-performance alternatives to readily available consumer-grade potentiometers with push-pull and rotary switches. Developed to match the requirements of a broad range of industrial, medical and aerospace/avionics applications, Bourns’ new panel control models are particularly well-suited for use in test and measurement and communications equipment. Bourns Model 54 is also an optimal solution for medical diagnostic and professional audio equipment, while the Bourns Model 56 is designed for use in avionics controls and medical laboratory equipment.

The new models measure 12.5 mm and feature metal bushings and shafts, splash seals and a wide range of linear and audio resistance tapers. Rotational life for both models is 50k cycles with contact resistance at 100 mΩ for Model 54 and 30 mΩ for Model 56. Both models are RoHS compliant.

"Bourns’ new industrial grade panel controls are significant because they provide the flexibility of a panel control plus push-pull switch or rotary switch in one compact component. In addition, the splash seal provides protection from moisture ingression in a wide variety of applications,” said Chuck Manzano, Product Specialist for Bourns, Inc. “The new panel controls provide designers with high-performance alternatives to consumer-grade potentiometers, providing end customers with enhanced reliability and improved performance as required by industrial, medical and avionics applications.”

www.bourns.com

Bourns, Inc.

- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com 



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Learn how to create value with re-use; gain productivity with lean automation and connectivity, and optimize panel design and construction.
Go deep: Automation tackles offshore oil challenges; Ethernet advice; Wireless robotics; Product exclusives; Digital edition exclusives
Lost in the gray scale? How to get effective HMIs; Best practices: Integrate old and new wireless systems; Smart software, networks; Service provider certifications
Fixing PID: Part 2: Tweaking controller strategy; Machine safety networks; Salary survey and career advice; Smart I/O architecture; Product exclusives
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Look at the basics of industrial wireless technologies, wireless concepts, wireless standards, and wireless best practices with Daniel E. Capano of Diversified Technical Services Inc.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.