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Product Spotlight: Southco N6 Hinges

Southco’s Surface Mount Hinges can withstand physically demanding environments and are also available in 6 sizes with many possible configurations. With its stainless steel look, the N6 hinge not only functions amazingly but looks good as well. The stamped hinge construction and top-mounting styles make it an easy product to install in industrial machinery, electrical equipment, HVAC, and much more. bisco is an authorized distributor of Southco.

304 Stainless Steel Surface Mount Hinge with Small Leaf configuration

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 Your top provider for Southco products

bisco is an authorized distributor for Southco offering help and information on inventory. Our sales reps can assist you in finding the right material, finish, length, and more for these high quality products.

bisco to Exhibit at Solar Power International 2018

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bisco is excited to join one of the largest and fastest growing solar shows in North America. Solar Power International (SPI) is taking place this September 24-27, 2018 in the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

SPI is a trade show put on by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) that’s designed to advance the solar energy industry by connecting professional all from all over North America and beyond. Since the first show in 2004, SPI has greatly influenced the growth of solar, smart energy, energy storage, and hydrogen fuel cells by matching up leaders in the renewable energy movement.

Additional segmented pavillions will be added to the show floor including Energy Storage International, Electronic Vehicles, Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace, Software, Asset Management & Performance, and Commercial & Industrial Solutions. This will allow exhibitors and attendees to be even more efficient with their time at the show by targeting specific areas to visit or exhibit in.

This year will be bisco’s first year exhibiting at the show. Partnering with the bisco team are premier supply partners Southco and Century Spring Corp. The show promises to attract attendees representing all segments of the solar industry. bisco will be interacting and meeting with current and potential customers to discuss solutions for their solar power applications.

Visit bisco at booth 1893 to learn more about the solutions we can provide and grab a couple cool handouts while you’re at it!

 

Product Spotlight: Southco AV Series Dynamic Mounts

Southco offers a variety of display mounts. Experience flexible position control, add refined movement and positioning to your application with ergonomic hinges, arms and display mounting solutions. With integrated positioning technology that allows for controlled operating efforts and precision control, the AV Series has a clean appearance and there’s no need for adjustment or maintenance. bisco industries is an authorized distributor of Southco.

 

AV – Tilt, Swivel and Swing Arm (A Series)

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Southco’s Tilt, Swivel and Swing Arm (A Series) provides integrated positioning technology that enables the arm to function efficiently in applications needing a robust, stable solution. The constant-torque, user-friendly positioning features full tilt, swivel and swing out adjustments. Additionally, the arm can withstand touch forces, vibration and heavy loading. The A Series provides a clean, professional appearance with integrated wire management covers that eliminate a messy, time-consuming threading process.

AV – Tilt, Swivel Display Mount (K Series)

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Southco’s Tilt and Swivel Display Mount (K Series) offers tilt and swivel functionality, allowing it to be tilted at various angles with minimal operating effort. The K Series facilitates reliable, precise display positioning that prevents drift, with precision joints holding the mount in place. Once positioned, the display remains secure, without additional tightening, loosening or service. A tested, repeatable cycle life ensures reliable long-term use. The K Series allows the integration of easy and reliable display positioning in standard, as well as, more challenging applications.

AV – Tilt Mount (T Series)

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Southco’s Tilt Display Mount (T Series) provides integrated positioning technology with a tilt-only feature to suit different users and lighting conditions. The mount can be tilted at various angles with minimal operating effort for precise positioning. Designed with or without a fully enclosed counterbalance spring, the T Series delivers effortless positioning and ease of cleaning. The T Series features proven integrated technology that eliminates the need for constant maintenance and readjustment. The T Series enables effortless tilt positioning for customers requiring tilt-only functionality in their applications.

Your Top Source for Southco

bisco is a premier, authorized distributor for Southco offering you the expertise and inventory you need when you need it most. Our sales reps are local and capable of helping you find the right style, material, and finish for your application.

NAS & MS Inserts from KATO

Need Wire Thread Inserts That Meet Military & Aerospace Standards?

Look no further than KATO!

KATO offers a large variety of wire thread inserts that meet Military Standard (MS) and National Aerospace Standard (NAS) specifications. Often referred to as heli-coil (helicoil) or helical inserts, wire thread inserts are formed from coiled wire and provide a cost effective solution for increasing thread strength or repairing damaged threads. KATO manufacturers both tanged and tangless inserts available in free-running (non-locking) and locking configurations.

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Manufacturer Profile: Schroff

About Schroff

Schroff, a division of Pentair Technical Solutions, is a leading name in the electronics protection world. Schroff rose to prominence by helping to standardize the 19” subrack system which is now widely used for electronic infrastructure. Schroff continues to offer thousands of products for 19” subracks as well as larger rack systems and other PCB hardware and accessories. Schroff products can be found in applications ranging from data centers to medical equipment to military systems.

 

Schroff Products

  • PCB Card Guides & Retainers
  • Connectors
  • Electronic Cabinets
  • Electronic Cases
  • Subracks
  • Front Panels

To configure Schroff products search or browse bisco’s Schroff microsite or utilize one of Schroff’s product configurators.

#1 Schroff Distributor – bisco industries

bisco industries is an authorized Schroff distributor and the top Schroff distributor in North America. bisco’s ecommerce site provides easy online shopping for Schroff products by category and attributes. Not only that but bisco stocks hundreds of Schroff products all ready for same day shipment. Visit biscoind.com today!

Product Spotlight: HellermannTyton Ratchet P Clamp

Introducing The Ratchet P Clamp

HellermannTyton’s Ratchet P Clamp is an innovative wire bundling solution that offers convenience without sacrificing reliability or functionality, compared to traditional ratchet clamps. Users can clamp wires by hand and listen for the audible clicks to ensure the clamp has locked in place. To release the clamp users simply apply pressure with a small flat-head screwdriver between the ratchet rails. The Ratchet P Clamp also aligns wires as they are secured which centers the cable and reduces pinching. All these features and more make the Ratchet P Clamp easy for users to quickly install and adjust.

Ratchet P Clamp Key Features

  • Offers three lengths of mounting plates and 180°, 15°, 30°, and 90° angle orientations
  • Adjustable settings for cable bundles ranging from 0.24″ (6.2 mm) to 2.00″ (51 mm)
  • Capable of withstanding extreme temperatures, chemicals, salt spray and heavy UV light exposure.
  • Can be closed manually or with an EVO Series hand tool and tension tabs
  • Offered in four sizes and multiple mounting configurations

Ratchet P Clamp Applications

  • Heavy duty equipment manufacturing
  • Automotive  
  • Solar installations (e.g. solar photovoltaic system)

Your Authorized Source for Ratchet P Clamps

bisco industries is your authorized HellermannTyton distributor and now offers the entire line of Ratchet P Clamps.  bisco’s long standing partnership with HellermannTyton means you’ll receive expert service, competitive pricing, and expedited lead times. To learn more about Ratchet P Clamps download the product brochure.

What is a Patch Panel?

Patch Panel Description

Patch panels are metal plates with an array of cut-outs designed to accept connection jacks. In most cases patch panels are fabricated to accept a single type of connection jack such as Cat6 ethernet jacks. In addition to being sold individually, patch panels are also available in kits that include jack modules, labels, and other related components. Patch panels are also commonly referred to as patch bays, patch fields, and jack fields.

Patch Panel Applications

Patch Panel Applications

Patch panels are installed on enclosures or racks to provide an easy way to organize connections. Patch panels are widely used in data center applications such as server enclosures as well as in music and television equipment. These applications require multiple connections from different sources into a single device making patch panels an ideal solution.

Patch Panel Configurations

Patch panels are available in many different variations. Key design variations include:

  • Jack module type
  • Patch panel material type
  • Unshielded patch panels vs. shielded patch panels
  • Flat patch panels vs. angled patch panels
  • Standard patch panels vs. high-density patch panels
  • Port labeling

Patch Panel Manufacturers

  • Assmann WSW Components
  • Belden
  • Leviton
  • Molex
  • Panduit

Learn More About Patch Panels

One of the leading patch panel manufacturers, Panduit, has compiled a comprehensive patch panel selection guide to help users learn about different patch panel configurations and select the ideal patch panel for their application. To view Panduit’s patch panel selection guide click here.

Product Spotlight: Aavid Thermalloy E-Series Heat Sinks

E-Series BGA Clip Mount Heat Sinks

Aavid Thermalloy prides itself on offering the broadest line of innovative heat sinks to support even the most challenging applications. Aavid’s line of E-Series heat sinks is no exception. Like other heat sinks Aavid’s E-Series heat sinks spread heat over a wide surface area to dissipate it and keep temperatures steady within the application.

The E-Series heat sinks are specifically designed for use with ball grid arrays (BGAs) and feature easy clip-in mounting.  The E-Series’ clip mounting hardware utilizes a plastic frame along with flexible wire springs resulting in easy installation. Aside from ease of installation, Aavid’s E-Series BGA heat sinks offer many other benefits.

E-Series Features and Benefits:

  • 5mm keep out zone for high density PCB layout
  • No short-circuit concern from UL94V-0 rated PA66
  • Re-workable shock and vibration tested
  • Cost effective

Configuring E-Series BGA Heat Sinks

Aavid offers a variety of standard E-Series heat sinks as well as the ability to customize heat sinks to meet application requirements. Customization options include interface materials, finishes, and heat sink size. CLICK HERE to configure E-Series BGA heat sink part numbers.

Part Number Specification

EA – XXX – HXXX – XXXX

Example Part:  EA-450-H175-T710

Clip attach mounting tool part number: EA-MT001

Where to buy Aavid E-Series BGA Heat Sinks?

bisco industries is an authorized Aavid Thermalloy distributor and now offers the full line of E-Series heat sinks. To find pricing and availability and request customized quotes visit biscoind.com.

What is Heat Shrink Tubing?

Heat Shrink Tubing Description

Heat shrink tubing (heatshrink) is plastic tubing used to protect cables and wires from harsh environments. When heat is applied to the tubing, it shrinks in diameter and length causing the tubing to tightly wrap around the inserted wire(s).

Heat Shrink Tubing Animation

Heat Shrink Uses

While the primary function of heat shrink tubing is to protect wires from harmful elements like oil and dust there are several other functions and benefits. Heat shrink tubing is also utilizied to insulate wires, bundle wires together, color-code wires for organization, relieve strain and stress on cables and neatly terminate the ends of braided sleeving.

Heat Shrink Sizing

Heat shrink tubing is available in many sizing options. Depending on the manufacturer, the shrink rate may be stated as a ratio or percentage. For example heat shrink tubing with a shrink ratio of 3 to 1 will shrink to one third of the original diameter. The expanded (original) diameter of the heat shrink should be 20-30% larger than thickest portion of of the application.

Heat Shrink Tubing Manufacturers

Heat shrink tubing was first invented in the late 1950’s by Raychem Corporation founder, Paul Cook. Today there are countless options available from many different manufacturers. Leading manufacturers include:

  • 3M
  • HellermannTyton
  • Alpha Wire
  • Panduit
  • Dunbar
  • Essentra (formerly Richco)
  • Thomas & Betts
  • Molex
  • TE Connectivity (Raychem)
  • Qualtek

Learn More About Heat Shrink

Selecting heat shrink tubing can be an overwhelming process but there are many resources available help guide users to the right solution. These resourses include Alpha Wire’s heat shrink tubing brochure and Panduit’s heat shrink selection guide . bisco industries’ team of product specialist are also standing by to assist you with any quesitons you may have. Email us here or call 1-800-323-1232.

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