Wilbrecht Ledco Inc., Tech Bulletin


Websites Now Offer More Language Selections to Support International Demand

In response to the ever-growing international demand for Microprecision products, the company website now offers Italian, Spanish and Chinese language selections, along with the existing German, French and English options. Most of the website pages are translated in the corresponding language, with the exception of some documents and files. The Wilbrecht LEDCO site, with its U.S. target market, is adding Spanish to its English language offering to address the growing Spanish speaking population in the North American market.

Wilbrecht LEDCO Extends Its Foil Resistor Range with Surface Mount Resistors

Wilbrecht LEDCO signed a new agreement with Vishay Precision Group (VPG) to extend its Precision Center relationship and to expand its product offering. WLI has been a manufacturer of precision metal foil resistors based on VPG's Bulk Metal® Foil technology for over 15 years. Up to now, WLI concentrated on through-hole products with its own stress-resistant bonding technology. These RNC90 compliant products are widely used in military and aerospace applications.

In response to the growing demand for surface mount products, WLI is now extending the range of foil resistors with SMD (surface mount device) products. The surface mount model resistors come in five different sizes, depending on their power ratings. The chips are based on VPG's Bulk Metal® Foil technology, with trimming and testing done in Wilbrecht LEDCO's facility in Huron, SD. A detailed spec sheet is available on www.wilbrechtledco.com.

Wilbrecht LEDCO announces 240 VAC Panel Mount LEDs for Varied, Custom Applications

In response to international demand for AC voltage panel mount LEDs, Wilbrecht LEDCO is introducing 240 VAC panel mount LEDs in varied housing styles for front or rear panel mounting. Available in red, green and yellow, the indicators utilize a bipolar LED and resistor for AC operation. Front mount housing options include the 100/600 series domed, cylindrical and flush plastic lenses, or the rugged CR/BR/CC series screw on metal housings for .312" (7.92 mm) holes. Rear mount housings include the press fit L61 series for .250" (6.35 mm) holes or the rugged screw on CRM/BRM metal housing for .315" (8.00 mm) holes. Most are available with IP66 sealing and can be supplied with wire leads or LED pin terminations. All the indicators can be customized with a variety of resistors to meet specific AC voltage requirements, including 110 VAC. Popular custom options include custom lead lengths, part marking on the 100/600 series and connector options.

Microprecision Electronics SA's Precision Snap Action Switch Receives ATEX Certification

Microprecision Electronics SA announces an important new certification for its V3 line of switches. The successful snap-action MP300 series switches are now in compliance with ATEX and are newly approved for zone 22 in potentially explosive dust atmospheres. The codification is EX II 3D ex t IIIB T84° C Dc, protection IP5X, ambient temperature -15°C to 80° C. The certification covers a wide range of actuators.

The MP300 series switches are high precision, sealed snap-action switches for industrial applications. The switches are CSA, ENEC and UL approved and may be used up to temperatures of 170° C, depending on the wire or cable configuration.

Selection Guide Features Comprehensive Position and Limit Switch Specifications

The switch selection guide from Microprecision gives an overview of its switch range and helps to select the right product for your application. The most important technical specifications of the switches are listed together with a picture of the product. Additionally, you will find important information on the latest certifications for each switch. All the information is structured in an overview format on two pages for easy reading. You may receive a free copy from Wilbrecht LEDCO, Inc. or Microprecision Electronics SA.

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Visit Microprecision at the electronica 2012 Trade Show in Munich, Germany

Microprecision Electronics SA will be present this fall in Munich at electronica 2012 , one of the world's largest trade shows for electronic components, systems and applications. Please visit our booth 451 in hall B5 to see the newest products in the LED, switch and foil resistor product ranges.

Microprecision Will Join electronica China 2013 Show After This Year's Success

Microprecision was present in Shanghai at electronica China in March 2012, for the second time with its own booth. This show is rapidly becoming one of the most important electronic shows in China, with an exhibitor growth rate of nearly 40 percent over last year. The 41,847 visitors (10% more than in 2011) had a look at core technologies from renowned, original leaders worldwide.

In cooperation with its local representative, Shanghai EHUI, Microprecision showed its complete range of limit switches and LED indicators. "The show was a big success for us," said Markus Affolter, President of Microprecision Electronics SA. "We will be present again next year, but with a larger booth. Our sales in China are growing this year by more than 50 percent, and we intend to keep this momentum going."

Wilbrecht LEDCO Hosts U.S. Sales Meeting in Minneapolis, MN

Representatives and Distributors for Wilbrecht LEDCO participated at a well-attended sales meeting August 29-30th. From southern California to New York, many new individuals came to learn the full product line - time flew by with a jam-packed schedule. There was a lot of excitement generated by the end of the day and was re-enforced by the positive feedback received - more sample kits to make and more spec sheets are already underway.

Guests were particularly excited by the number of product application possibilities. For a little downtime and relaxation, everyone boarded a bus and headed for a few games at the local bowling center - who knew that the competitive spirit even prevailed on the lanes!


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St. Paul, MN 55108-5248
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