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  • March 23, 2012
    Relay Construction The broad range of applications and environments in which Relays are used calls for different types of construction to protect their internal components. Panasonic's electromechanical Relays have a few different types of protective construction so that they can be used in a wide variety of applications.
  • March 13, 2012
    Thermal Electromotive Force Over the years, test and measurement companies have sought for a feature in relays that provides an accurate reading at low current. This is important because at very low current, there is a tendency for inaccurate measurements to occur, thus causing false readings. This feature is referred to as Thermal Electromotive Force (EMF), and is found in a few relays.
  • March 06, 2012
    Servo Sizing  Shifting from manual calculation to software simulation for servo selection may seem like overkill for those that have experience. However, selecting the correct servo is often approximated according to the current motor that's on the system, or with the aid of the manufacturers. Panasonic motor selection tool software makes it easy to select the correct servo with confidence. Download Panasonic's servo sizing tool here. 
  • February 27, 2012
    Grid-EYE Evaluation KitThis is an introduction to Panasonic's Grid-EYE Thermal Array Sensor Evaluation Kit. The video talks about the sensor and how data is transmitted through an I2C cable to an Arduino controller and an 8x8 LED board. Please visit the Grid-EYE product page to learn more.
  • February 21, 2012
    Relay Contact Resistance Contact resistance is a crucial electrical characteristic. The resistance between the contact terminals determines the Relay's ability to carry current. The contact resistance is subject to change during the life of the Relay. Based on lab investigations and testing, abnormal contact resistance has often been found with the following conditions:
  • February 17, 2012
    GF1 Accelerometer - Tilt Sensor Features This video explains the features and benefits of Panasonic's GF1 Accelerometer. The GF1 is perfect for solar tracking applications and 4x4 anti-lock braking systems, as well as forklifts and scissor lifts. For more videos, check out Panasonic's YouTube Channel.
  • February 15, 2012
    Connecting a Panasonic FPX PLC to a PC This application shows how to connect a Panasonic FPX PLC with a personal computer, using Ethernet and TCP/IP internet protocol. The PLC will be sending a string (set of characters) to the PC. Here, we find the PLC communication configuration and program, and basic set up of Windows HyperTerminal.
  • February 07, 2012
    REACH REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of CHemicals. A global increase of rare illnesses has caused the world to be more cautious of products used in the home and work place. With this awareness, agencies have been set up to monitor and control the substances that are used in manufacturing, as well as impose fines on companies that violate the laws.

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