Product Spotlight: Standard Snap-on LD-50 Load Detectors for Industrial Applications

by Jaymie Murray 8. May 2015 12:36

Innovative Snap-On load detectors mount on pre-wired systems without disrupting existing connections Broad frequency response of 30Hz to 15 kHz Measure currents up to 40 Amps RMS continuous and 120 Amps intermittent Excellent for economical energy management and automation control

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Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS)

Product Spotlight: Standard Current Transformers for Industrial Applications

by Jaymie Murray 8. May 2015 09:11

Measures electrical current by transforming current from high to low measurable values Wide primary current range of 3.5 to 800 amps Applications include advanced fault-tolerant computers and workstations, control panels reading current flowing to transformers, telecom and communications systems 50 Hz to 100 kHz operating frequency Available totally encapsulated, with or without wound primary turns and loading resistor Built to meet UL, MIL, VDE, CE specs. EMRL current transformers meet UL1244 Ideal for ampmeters, wattmeters, relays and cross current compensation current transformers

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About API's Standard Industrial Capacitors

by Jaymie Murray 5. May 2015 16:04


Switch Mode Power Supply Ceramic Capacitors

API's Switch Mode Power Supply Ceramic Capacitors have lower Equivalent Series Resistance (Low ESR), lower Equivalent Series Inductance (Low ESL), lower ripple voltage, and less self healing when compared to other captive elements. These standard stacked Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC) are ideal for high energy density products.


DC Link Film Capacitors

DC Link Film Capacitors are the ideal replacement for electrolytic capacitors. DC link capacitors feature a compact, cost effective design with high capacitance density and ripple current capabilities.


Metallized Polyester Film Capacitors

API's Metallized Polyester Film Capacitors are designed for general purpose applications such as bypassing, coupling or decoupling. These standard Metallized Polyester Film Capacitors can be used in both low and high impedance circuits, and are usually the smallest and most economical of the metallized capacitors.


Metallized Polypropylene Film Capacitors

API's Metallized Polypropylene Film Capacitors for sound and audio (F series), and DC applications (G Series).


Metallized Polyphenylene Sulfide Film Capacitors

API's Metallized Polyphenylene Sulfide Film Capacitors are ideal for applications requiring the high stability and low retrace of polyphenylene sulfide, and can be integrated into applications where Polycarbonate film capacitors are needed.


Polypropylene & Foil Film Capacitors

API's Polypropylene & Foil Film Capacitors are designed primarily for DC applications where RF and audio components are small in comparison to the DC rating. However, they have been used successfully in AC power applications as well. 


Polyester & Foil Film Capacitors

API's Polyester & Foil Film Capacitors feature high insulation resistance, low frequency pulse discharge, and can handle high peak currents that are imperative for audio and power supply applications.

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API Technologies' Standard Power Filters

by Jaymie Murray 5. May 2015 09:48

API's standard power filters can be used in a variety of industrial applications including power generation, industrial fluid management, and AC/DC drives. The standard power filters product line includes Mini PCB Power Filters, Power Entry Modules, Power Line Filters, Single Line Filters, and Three-Phase Power Line Filters. With many items in stock and ready to ship, API can provide customers with quick turn-around times and reduced costs. View our new online standard products catalog or request a quote

AP I Te c hnologies' Stand ard P ower Filter s Standard Product Benefits Quick turn-around time High quality design & manufacturing Reduced costs Many items in stock & ready to ship API's standard electromagnetic products for industrial applications combine high quality design and manufacturing with quick turn-around times and lowered costs. Learn more about API's Standard Power Filters and view the online standard electromagnetic products catalog at Example Applications Power Generation Industrial Fluid Management AC/DC Drives Induction Heating API's Standard Power Filter Products 61-MPC Series: Rugged construction ideally suited for products that must conform to FCC part 15 regulations 11-MPC Series: Available in PCB mount, bolt-in, fast-on Miniature PCB Power Filters Designed to perform in industrial environments Available with fast-on, bolt-in terminals or wire leads Single stage and dual stage High performance in both metal and plastic cases Ideally suited for products that must conform to FCC part 15 regulations Excellent attenuation for high voltage impulse Delta and Wye configurations Both metal and plastic cases provide high performance Power Line & Three Phase Power Line Filters High frequency available Designed to perform in industrial environments Ideally suited for products that must conform to FCC part 15 regulations Meets over-voltage of IEC 644 category II and complies with IEC 950 Metal case provides maximum isolation that optimizes performance UL recognized, CSA certified, TÜV approved (tested and found to be in accordance with VDE 0565 Part 3) Power Entry Modules 11-MPC Series: Available in PCB mount, bolt-in, fast-on tab or solder lug and is ideally suited for products that have limited board space & require a low cost alternative MPC-010/-015 Series: Compact design ideally suited for dense PCBs & where both positive & negative lines reduce EMI in one housing MSP Series: Compact EMI package with plus and minus lines and ideal design for 10A DC power lines /apitechnologies /apitechnologies /company/api-technologies-corp. /+Apitech1 Excellent EMI filtering in compact package Bolt-in style with D-shaped bushing for easy installation Design flexibility Ideally suited to help meet NEBS, GR1089, and EN55022 Can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications Available with single, dual, and triple feed-thrus Various mounting brackets available Single Line Filters

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VIDEO: Introducing API Technologies' Standard Industrial Electromagnetics Products Catalog

by Jaymie Murray 4. May 2015 09:50

API Technologies has introduced an online catalog of standard electromagnetic products for industrial applications. The catalog includes power filters and power entry modules, capacitors, and magnetics designed and manufactured with the same API quality as our custom products, with quicker turn-around times. View the catalog or request a quote.

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8 Advantages of API Technologies' Filtered Connectors

by Jaymie Murray 20. April 2015 11:04

API Technologies' line of custom and specialty filtered connectors offer customers many advantages over those of our competitors. By focusing on increased reliability coupled with a decrease in component count, API's filtered connectors provide superior performance and quality while reducing costs. With manufacturing facilities in the US and the UK, API is able to shorten lead times and deliver filtered connectors to customers quicker and more cost effectively. 

o	Low ground impedance Full ground plate and metallic shell provide minimal impedance and superior performance compared to on-board filter with high impedance Eliminate re-radiation EMI filtered connector at the interface leaving no path for bypassing the filter Ground plane shielding EMI filtered connector grounds planes shield the box including at the connector port Efficient space utilization EMI filters located in connector provide additional space on PCB board Consistent performance EMI filtered connectors provide more consistent pin to pin performance Fewer components EMI filtered connectors reduce component count that create cost savings Reliability API Technologies test 100% of their EMI filters and on-board filters are spot tested

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API Technologies' Ceramic Capabilities

by Jaymie Murray 9. April 2015 13:22

API Technologies has been making ceramic capacitors in the USA for nearly 50 years. During those five decades, API has established itself as a leading designer and manufacturer of high quality, high reliability advanced ceramics, producing over 20 million pieces per year. Explore our ceramic capabilities, then contact us to learn more. 

Located in State College, PA 275,000 sq. ft. Facility Body Profiles Planar Tube (Solid Wall and Embedded Electrodes) SMPS Capacitors Materials NPO, X7R, Z5U, Y5V (BX, BR, and BQ Ratings) Capacitance Range 0pF – 30uF Produce 20M pcs a year SMPS Capacitor Tubular Capacitor Custom Solutions Planar Capacitor Discoidal Capacitor

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INFOGRAPHIC: Custom VoIP Phone Modification Capabilities

by Jaymie Murray 8. April 2015 09:10

The SST line of security products includes customisable VoIP telephones that are made to meet the security needs of today's commercial or government workplace. Standard VoIP phones can be easily customised to meet the level of security necessary, including disabling webcams and requiring smart cards or CAC cards for phone access. TEMPEST phones that meet SDIP-27 and NSTISSAM/1-92 standards are also available and can be customised. 

Customisable VoIP Telephones SST offers a standard, COTS VoIP telephone that can be modified to suit the security needs of individual users and their environments. Customisations include enhanced TEMPEST security, access control via a smart or CAC card, visible positive disconnect, and more. Custom VoIP Telephone Capabilities Push to Talk / Push to Mute Handsets Enhance the security of telephones when used in sensitive areas, physical disconnection of handset microphone, plug and use functionality directly replaces OEM handset. Positive Disconnect Positive assured physical disconnection of all microphones and speakers within the telephone, also available with optional visible confirmation LED. TEMPEST TEMPEST VoIP telephones f or deployment into sensitive areas to ensure security (SDIP-27 and NSTISSAM/1-92) Bezel Modification Access Control Identif y separate security classification LANs or areas with easily distinguished bezel colours, logos or Biometric, smartcard, CAC card or token access to VoIP services, combined with centralised identity/profile with easily distinguished bezel colours, logos or department-specific information. services, combined with centralised identity/profile lookup. Custom Developments SST has demonstrated expertise in telephone modification with in-house 3D CAD modelling and rapid prototyping in a Government secure site with security cleared personnel, crypto integration and test facilities. Fibre Ethernet Connectivity Easily deploy VoIP telephones into areas which only have a fibre network. Dual fibre enables deployment without re-cabling , simply connect the telephone to the fibre network and the PC to the telephone. Easy Disable Microphone Webcam Speakerphone Applications Ministry of Defence Commercial Government

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5 Advantages of GaN Solid State Pulsed Power Amplifiers Over TWT Amplifiers

by Jaymie Murray 16. March 2015 10:25

Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) amplifier technology has several inherent limitations that are easily overcome by using the kind of state-of-the-art GaN Solid State Pulsed Power Amplifiers designed and manufactured by API Technologies. The benefits of utilizing GaN transistor technology over TWT include longer lifespan, decreased risk associated with infant mortality after long storage periods, and the elimination of multiple single point failure sources. 


5 Advantages of GaN Solid State Pulsed Power Amplifiers Over TWT Amplifiers Your website Remove concern about TWT damage at turn-on after extended storage periods Eliminate a system’s finite life due to cathode exhaustion in the TWT To minimize risk of damage after prolonged storage, an 8-24 hour heater burn-in is recommended before cathode voltage is applied to TWT amplifiers. SSPA amps do not have this risk and can be immediately turned on after extended storage periods. Although there are steps that can be taken to extend cathode life, TWTs still have a finite operating lifetime. By using a GaN SSPA instead, cathode exhaustion can be eliminated altogether, significantly extending the system’s operating life.Get distributed final stage health monitoring & early failure warning while maintaining system operational integrity Eliminate multiple single point failure sources in the TWT SSPA uses parallel combined transistors that provide a soft fail configuration. Parallel power sources in the SSPA provide the opportunity to monitor amplifier health at multiple power stages. TWT relies on energy transfer from the electron beam into the RF signal traveling along a helix wire. All components in the tube are potential single point hard failure sources. Your website Improved reliability meets modern Electronic Warfare (EW) system requirements Because GaN SSPAs are more reliable than TWT amps, they can be used in highly complex modern EW systems.


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Delay Lines Week: Why API's Analog Delay Lines Are the Best Choice over Digital

by Allison Goss 13. March 2015 08:58

While many of API's competitors offer digital delay line options, they have several distinct disadvantages compared to API's analog delay lines. Cost, size, and weight can all be significantly lower with analog delay lines, while still offering higher MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) rates and reliability. 

Analog vs Digital Delay Lines Why API Technologies' Analog Delay Lines are the Best Choice Analog VS Digital Analog delay lines offer higher reliability and a higher MTBF (mean time before failure) Digital delay lines are less reliable and have a lower MTBF than analog delay lines MTBF MTBF Analog delay lines are more affordable than digital, and they cost less to run and maintain over their lifetime Digital delay lines are more expensive to purchase, and they are more costly to replace and maintain API’s dispersive steel delay lines are smaller and lighter than their digital counterparts Digital delay lines are larger and have a bigger footprint, making them more cumbersome For analog delay lines, less software Digital delay lines require an array of For analog delay lines, less software and systems engineering are needed, and fewer engineering disciplines are required Digital delay lines require an array of software as well as several systems engineering disciplines

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