Electronic components, materials and power supplies to factory automation systems, anechoic chambers, test systems and more.

TDK – Electronic components and Materials

TDK was founded in Japan on 7 December 1935 to manufacture iron-based magnetic material ferrite, which had been recently invented by Yogoro Kato and Takeshi Takei. In 1952 they began production of magnetic tapes, with compact cassette tapes following in 1966; it is for these that the company is most widely noted

TDK - Electronic components and Materials

TDK Museum

Through videos and practical demonstrations, the museum introduces how TDK’s products and technologies, centered on our strength in ferrite and “magnetism”, have played a role in the evolution of society and how TDK will be involved in the coming future society in an easy-to-understand, enjoyable, and experiential manner.

They have unique variety of tools for professionals, hobbyists, and do-it-yourself enthusiasts.The Business started 50 years ago by buying and selling of surplus merchandise from the US Military

PJ Tool & Supply – Papa John’s Toolbox

Invented as surgical tools, hemostat clamps lock in place by clamping the interlocking teeth on each handle together. Constructed of stainless steel and provide a vise type grip when locked.

Hobby grade Hemostat Clamps

Hobby grade Hemostat Clamps

The Helping Hands magnifier is a great hands free device for holding small items in a fixed position for soldering and other intricate work.

Helping Hands Magnifier

Helping Hands Magnifier

PJ Tool & Supply
40-H Corbin Ave. Bay Shore, NY 11706, USA

A leading designer and manufacturer of DIP, tact, pushbutton, toggle, rocker, slide, rotary and encoder switches, keypads and front panels, I/O modules, control systems, wireless products, ruggedized mobile computers, panel computers and computer based devices.

Grayhill – Switches and Encoder

Standard products include optical encoders, rotary switches, keypads, joysticks and pushbuttons; all with finely tuned haptics. Grayhill specializes in creating ergonomic panels and product shells that integrate various interface technologies, including displays, touch technology and motion sensing.

Multi-Touch Ring Encoder T1

Grayhill’s Multi-Touch Ring Encoder with Instinct will aid in the design of uncluttered, easy-to-clean instrumentation…..

Grayhill Multi-Touch Ring Encoder

The Multi-Touch Ring Encoder can replace touchscreens, keypads, trackballs, switches, and joysticks. It integrates three device functions in one:- Multi-Touch Touchpad, Optical Encoder, Pushbutton.Other Usability Features

Impervious to cleaning solutions, Rugged, scratch-resistant surfaces, Backlit illumination, Colored highlight ring.

Grayhill, Inc
561, Hillgrove Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525-5997, USA.

KEMET’s product line includes surface-mount capacitors in aluminum, ceramic and tantalum and leaded capacitors in ceramic and tantalum.

Kemet Corporation – Capacitor Technologies

Broad selection of capacitor technologies in the industry across all dielectrics, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and super capacitors.

The name “KEMET” is a blend of the words “chemical” and “metallurgy.”

“…..Fortunately for KEMET, Bell Laboratories had also invented the solid tantalum capacitor, which complemented the use of low-voltage transistors (semi-conductors) in electrical circuits. Since Union Carbide had experience in the fields of high-temperature metals and alloys, the solid tantalum capacitor was chosen as KEMET’s “new product”.

High Voltage C0G FT-CAP

High Voltage C0G FT-CAP

The HV C0G FT-CAP is ideal for a broad range of high voltage applications in which high volumetric efficiency and resistance to thermal and board stress are critical.

It offers low leakage current, exhibits low ESR at high frequencies and finds conventional use as snubbers or filters in applications such as switching power supplies and lighting ballasts. Their exceptional performance at high frequencies has made them a preferred choice of design engineers worldwide.

KEMET Corporation
2835, KEMET Way, Simpsonville, SC 29681, USA.

They develop and manufacture electrical and electronic connectors, device terminations, network components as well as cable harnesses for equipment, network or in machines.

HARTING Connectors – Electrical and Electronic Connectors

HARTING USA was founded in 1986 in Hoffmann Estates, Illinois, and has been based in Elgin, Illinois since 1998.

HARTING PushPull Power

HARTING PushPull Power

HARTING offers with the HARTING PushPull Power connector an universal solution for the power supply in compact and robust applications. It is in its element whereever small dimensions are combined with a high protection class.

Additionally the HARTING PushPull Power connector offers the protection class of IP 67 and 65. Beside numerous industrial use cases it is thereby suited for diverse applications in the fields of transportation and telecommunication.

HARTING catalogue information system

Catalog is designed to help you to find the products that matches your needs and to combine several parts and accessories properly, where it also can take care whether products are available from stock or not.

Manufacturer of industrial connectors, solenoids, fibre optical data communication and cigarette vending machines.

HARTING North America
1370 Bowes Road Elgin, IL 60123 USA

Riedon has been providing original equipment manufacturers with high-precision, wirewound resistors and committed customer service since 1960.

Wirewound, Thick & Thin Film, and also Foil resistive products used in industries such as Industrial Automation, Aerospace, Military and Instrumentation.

Riedon – High Precision Resistors

Custom RTD elements, Power resistors as heating elements. Compensation Resistors, Metal and Thick Film networks and arrays.

Riedon - High Precision Resistors

These Precision Shunt Resistors are designed for systems which have a fast changing electrical load. It has a Heatsink and is encapsulated in epoxy. The substrate is Alumina for Good Heat Transfer but with Electrical Insulation. It is a Resistor formed by a NiCr Foil. (Like Nichrome).

Precision Resistors – UNS 4-T220 – Riedon

Specifications

  • Resistance from 0.2 Ohm to 80 Ohms
  • Power Rating to 15 Watts
  • Resistance Tolerances to ±0.01%
  • TCR to ±1ppm/K
  • Load Stability to 0.01%

Resistors are probably the most common and well known of all electrical components. Applying a resistor to a circuit normally requires (1) calculating the nominal values needed in the circuit application (resistance, power rating, etc.) then (2) developing acceptable tolerances for the resistor that ensure it will function properly in all extremes of the application.

Read up the “Temperature dependence and TC” – The absolute ohmic value of a resistor is temperature-dependent. Also the “Definition of terms in the specifications of Resistors.”

Riedon Inc
300 Cypress Avenue Alhambra, CA 91801, USA

Rework/repair tools, soldering guns and irons and accessories. Desoldering Stations, Hot Air Stations, Portasol Irons/Hot Air Tools (Cordless Butane). They also have Soldering Gun Kits and Cleaning Tools.

Weller Soldering tools

Cooper Industries origins extend back more than 170 years to a small iron foundry in Mount Vernon, Ohio, started by brothers Charles and Elias Cooper in 1833. Today, Cooper Industries has become a leading worldwide manufacturer of electrical products and tools and hardware.

60 Watts, 240v Temperature Controlled Soldering Station, This is close to what i have, which is WTCP-S

Some Features

  • PU240T power unit,
  • TC201T soldering pencil,
  • PH1201ESD stand and sponge
  • A lighted rocker switch indicates on/off status
  • Comes with PTA7 tip
  • ESD safe to protect sensitive component