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Fuse Holders from Keystone Electronics

Keystone Electronics offers a complete line of fuse holders for cylindrical glass fuses as well as auto blade fuses. Keystone fuse holders are utilized on all types of applications including telecommunication, aerospace, automotive, and solar applications.

Fuse Protection for Solar Applications

Keystone’s latest line of fuse holders is specifically designed to protect fuses used on solar applications and photovoltaic systems. These 5AG SPF fuse holders feature both surface mount and thru-hole mount options and are rated for up to 30 Amps. The 5AG Midget SPF fuse holders utilize tin plated brass springs and a UL rated nylon bases to protect fuses from damage. To find detailed specification info view the Keystone solar protection fuse (SPF) holder catalog page.

bisco industries is proud to be an authorized Keystone distributor and offers extensive inventory on Keystone products. Visit biscoind.com for pricing on 5AG SPF fuse holders and covers 3574, 3576, and 3576C.

Keystone Electronics – Helping Keep Your Lawn Green

Optimizing Water Usage

What keeps your front lawn that beautiful green during long, hot summer months? Water! Water, that more often than not travels through sprinkler systems to reach its final destination.  Sprinkler systems not only help keep lawns green but also provide much needed water to flower gardens and food crops. Typical sprinkler designs include a hosepipe that supplies water to a metal arm; this metal arm is placed on a rotating base enabling water to be thinly spread over a large area. Today’s sprinklers are often used in conjunction with electronic systems, such as digital timers and controllers, weather sensors, and even remote controls.  These electronic systems help to conserve water by optimizing the timing of irrigation and shutting off water flow when irrigation is complete.

Electronic sprinkler systems depend on a variety of components from Keystone Electronics including mounting brackets, fuse clips, fuse holders, and screws and panel hardware. With the support of Keystone agriculturalists, homeowners, and gardening enthusiasts can keep their plants and lawns healthy and green while still conserving water.

Your Local Keystone Distributor

bisco industries is a proud to be an authorized Keystone distributor. Whether you’re an engineer looking to design in components or a buyer looking to get parts on order, bisco is here to make your life easier. We offer a complete catalog of Keystone products on our website as well as online pricing and ordering. bisco also has 46 facilities throughout North America staffed with knowledgeable sales people ready to serve you. Visit biscoind.com or contact our customer service team today!

New Vertical PCB Card Guides from Keystone Electronics

A new assortment of durable nylon card guides for vertical mount circuit boards are among the latest PCB hardware available from Keystone Electronics Corp.

Engineered to stack and secure printed circuit boards (PCB’s), these new vertical guides install directly into an adjacent board with no need for chassis mounting. All Keystone vertical card guides employ the same footprint to enable bracket height change without need for redesign. In addition, no-tool installation and removal of the card guides and boards streamline the produc­tion process. In addition, these new vertical card guides are supplied with locking pins for secure PCB hold.

A major manufacturer of interconnect components and electronic hardware, Keystone also maintains an application engineering group supported by expert stamping, machining and as­sembly functions.

bisco industries is your local authorized Keystone distributor. Our website, biscoind.com, offers a complete searchable selection of Keystone products. biscoind.com not only offers Keystone product specifications but online pricing and ordering as well. Visit biscoind.com today to find right PCB card guide for your application.

Keystone Electronics: It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts

Keystone Electronics is a premier manufacturer of electronic connectors and hardware. Keystone offers components such as battery clips, fuse holders, panel screws, terminals, spacers, standoffs, plugs, and test points. Not only does Keystone offer a wide selection of standard products but they also provide customer manufacturing capabilities. That means Keystone components are found in all types of applications from TVs to barometers. In addition, Keystone has invested heavily in top of the line precision machining and precision stamping equipment to keep quality high and costs low.

Your Local Keystone Distributor

bisco industries is a proud to be an authorized Keystone distributor. Whether you’re an engineer looking to design in components or a buyer looking to get parts on order bisco is here to make your life easier. We offer a complete catalog of Keystone products on our website as well as online pricing and ordering. bisco also has 46 facilities throughout North America staffed with knowledgeable sales people ready to serve you. Visit biscoind.com or contact our customer service team today!

The Technology Behind Your Daily Weather Forecast

The weather affects people significantly and in many instances, different weather conditions have a bearing on our day-to-day plans. Weather can impact people’s moods and even their overall health. Millions of people depend on daily weather reports and adjust their daily routines accordingly.

One of the main instruments used by meteorologists to forecast the weather is the barometer. Barometers’ measure the continually changing pressure in our atmosphere and helps us predict upcoming weather conditions.

History of the Barometer

The aneroid barometer patented in 1843 by French scientist, Lucien Vidie, utilizes a sealed flexible container to measure pressure. This tool, which was similar to an accordion, expanded or contracted depending on ambient pressures.

The barometer grew in popularity among meteorologists as they noted the correlation between atmospheric pressure and the weather. When used with a thermometer, barometers assist in creating weather predictions based on following patterns of high and low pressure systems. Barometric readings can indicate clear skies, high winds, snow, rainstorms, or sunny weather. Meteorologists compare the relative pressure changes in different areas, and make predictions using that information.

Modern Barometers

Today meteorologists rely on digital barometers. The concept is similar to that of earlier models, but digital barometers have electronic sensors to measure both pressure and altitude. These devices contain analog-to-digital converters, and their findings are shown on a digital display. Digital barometers can also be set to automatically record wind chill, the rate of barometric changes, and even temperatures. In order to collect and display such detailed weather information, modern barometers depend on components from Keystone Electronics. Keystone’s diverse product catalog includes fuse clips, fuse holders, battery clips, contacts, screws, panel hardware, mounting brackets, spacers, standoffs, plugs, pins and more.

Your Source for Electronic Components

bisco industries is your local authorized distributor for Keystone Electronics. Whether you’re working on a digital barometer or another electronic application, bisco offers the complete selection of electronic components you need. We have hundreds of Keystone products available for same day shipments from our six warehouses. In addition, we offer a variety of supply chain services so you can manage production schedules more efficiently. Simply visit biscoind.com to get instant online quotes and to learn more about optimizing your procurement process with bisco industries.

How Keystone Electronics Brings you March Madness

March Madness is about to begin…

Each year, from mid-March through the beginning of April a very special US Sports phenomenon takes place. It is a magical time in which an estimated 60 million Americans (many in their workplaces) take time out of their day to fill out brackets and watch games. This very special time is known as March Madness.

March Madness is the beloved moniker given to the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments which determine the national champions of college basketball. This year, March Madness officially starts on Monday, March 16. It’s a tradition that has become a much-loved part of the American workplace but at a high cost. In fact, global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. has estimated that this year’s cost in terms of lost wages paid to distracted and unproductive workers could reach as high as $1.9 billion.

Enjoy The Tournament From any device

Despite this high cost in lost productivity, what is certain is that millions of people will be glued to their screens during the NCAA Tournament. Those screens may be televisions at home, computer monitors at work, or displays on mobile devices. So by now you may be wondering: how does Keystone Electronics fit into this equation?

The keystone of display technology

Televisions and other displays rely on many Keystone Electronics components, including battery clips, contacts and holders, fuse clips, mounting brackets, standoffs and spacers, LED spacer mounts, lens caps, pins, plugs, jacks, sockets, PCB test points, and others.

In a way, you can thank Keystone for bringing you your favorite games and keeping you in the loop this March Madness season. Interested in learning more about the parts listed above and Keystone’s entire product offering?

bisco is your local authorized stocking distributor for Keystone Electronics. Visit bisco’s optimized website to make online shopping easier than ever.

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