Mouser – New harsh-environment technology site is a mine of technical-design resourcesAug 17 2012 - Design Applications [More Design Applications Articles]
Mouser has announced the launch of its new harsh-environment technology site which contains technical information to aid design engineers’ through developing and designing new solutions to meet the most stringent and rigorous operating conditions.
While electronic components are primarily designed for stable, controlled environments, the real world often dictates extreme conditions. For example, dust, water, and even corrosive atmospheres occasionally factor into the design and present other challenges that push components to new performance levels.
For example, the high temperature of down-hole applications, an area that exemplifies continual technological advancement, is a huge challenge to electronic components. Temperatures upwards of 200C are not uncommon and can even exceed the melting points of some solders.
Other areas covered are the IP Code (IEC 60529) and NEMA Type Number (NEMA 250). These ratings designate the various types and degrees of protection afforded to electrical equipment by a housing or enclosure against water, dust, corrosive agents, and more. In addition, the site provides extra resources to help spearhead design development such as in-depth industry articles, white papers and a comprehensive library of technical resources that can be reviewed by topic or supplier. A Featured Products guide and user-friendly graphical interface are designed to speed navigation. Engineers can quickly navigate to products and information based on defined parameters and design requirements.
Kevin Hess, vice president of technical marketing, Mouser, said: “The rationale behind our Technology sites is to educate, help narrow the list of products, and find the right products for their design projects. Applications that fall in the Harsh Environments category, especially down-hole, require robust, reliable components capable of withstanding extreme temperatures, intense vibration, water, and more. Our goal is to help transform knowledge into design know-how – all with the simple click of a mouse.”More news from Mouser