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New 2018 Product Catalog Available from NK Technologies

NK Technologies Current Sensing Products CatalogCurrent, voltage and power solution products for industrial & factory automation markets

SAN JOSE, CA – January 2018 – NK Technologies announces the publication of its 2018 catalog, which includes performance data, sizes, specifications and technical references for the company’s extensive line of current sensing switches, transducers, transformers, ground fault protection and other products.

Innovative new products featured in the catalog include the ASP-FD Current Operated Switch, which allows two separate trip points detect overcurrent and undercurrent. Sensor outputs are dual, single-pole, double-throw relays that can control either AC or DC circuits. The new APT-TH Power Transducer is a one-piece solution for measuring power – no external current transformers needed. It monitors watt consumption of three-phase loads and provides an analog signal proportional to the active power consumed by the monitored load. The three current-carrying conductors pass through the three windows of the top section and the matching voltage input at the terminals.

The 2018 catalog showcases our newest products, as well as enhancements and increased functionality of existing products,” said Philip Gregory, President of NK Technologies. “With more than 1,300 cost-effective, high-performing models available, we offer one of the broadest selections in the industry.”

ABOUT NK TECHNOLOGIES

Founded in 1982, NK Technologies designed the first low-cost solid-state current sensing technology that underlies the industry today.

Today, NK Technologies is a leading provider of current sensing, ground fault detection and power monitoring products to the industrial and factory automation markets, with a product portfolio that includes more than 1300 models to satisfy a wide range of specific application needs.  As the needs of these markets change, NK Technologies is well-positioned to respond with sophisticated new product designs and improved product functionality necessary to meet

New DG Series DC Ground Fault Relay Protects Machinery and Operators from Accidental Shocks

DG Series DC Ground Fault RelaySAN JOSE, CA – March 2018 – NK Technologies (www.nktechnologies.com) introduces the DG Series DC Ground Fault Detector. The DG series was designed to keep operators and machinery safe from accidental shocks by detecting fault currents quickly and easily, and can be installed at a fraction of the cost of products currently available. The one-piece, solid-core design allows for installation over wires feeding loads to about fifty amps. The output relay will change state at factory setpoint between 5 and 50 mA of DC current to earth.

Features include:

  • Electromechanical relay outputs
  • Externally powered with choice of fail safe or standard auto reset, or latching contact
  • Solid core case - ample sensing window for multiple conductors
  • Designed for UL, CUL and CE approval for use worldwide

Applications include:

  • Monitoring Photovoltaic Panels: Detect fault currents before damage can occur
  • Water Treatment and Delivery: Detect moisture ingress in submersible pumps
  • Heating Processes: De-energize circuits quickly if an element shorts to ground
  • Communications Towers: Monitor and notify if a battery-powered supply is allowing current to earth

ABOUT NK TECHNOLOGIES

Founded in 1982, NK Technologies designed the first low-cost solid-state current sensing technology that underlies the industry today.

Today, NK Technologies is a leading provider of current sensing, ground fault detection and power monitoring products to the industrial and factory automation markets, with a product portfolio that includes more than 1300 models to satisfy a wide range of specific application needs.  As the needs of these markets change, NK Technologies is well-positioned to respond with sophisticated new product designs and improved product functionality necessary to meet

NK Technologies Introduces New VTU-DIN Series: True RMS AC or DC Voltage Transducer in Space-saving Design

VTU-DIN AC or DC Voltage TransducerSAN JOSE, CA – NK Technologies introduces the VTU-DIN Series, a high-performance True RMS transducer for sensing voltage in single, three-phase or DC installations. The VTU-DIN measures 0-15 to 0-600 V with an industry standard output proportional to connected voltage in AC circuits with sinusoidal or non-sinusoidal (variable frequency) applications or DC circuits. Standard outputs make the VTU-DIN reliable and easy to use with existing controllers, data loggers and SCADA equipment. It is housed in a space-saving 35-mm wide, easy-to-install DIN rail mounting enclosure.

The VTU-DIN Series features zero to 5-KHz measurement for situations where the power supplied is non-sinusoidal (such as VFD applications), poor quality installations or other electrically harsh or challenging environments. It effectively detects a wide range of conditions that may cause damage to the motor and/or soft starter components (SCRs), including: below normal/brown-out, phase loss and over voltage conditions.

ABOUT NK TECHNOLOGIES

Founded in 1982, NK Technologies designed the first low-cost solid-state current sensing technology that underlies the industry today.

Today, NK Technologies  is a leading provider of current sensing, ground fault detection and power monitoring products to the industrial and factory automation markets, with a product portfolio that includes more than 1300 models to satisfy a wide range of specific application needs.  As the needs of these markets change, NK Technologies is well-positioned to respond with sophisticated new product designs and improved product functionality necessary to meet those applications.

NK Technologies, 3511 Charter Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95136; 800.959.4014; fax: 408.871.7515 sales@nktechnologies.com; www.nktechnologies.com.

New 2017 Product Catalog Available From NK Technologies

Current, voltage and power solution guide for industrial & factory automation markets2017 Current Sening Product Catalog

SAN JOSE, CA – November 14, 2016 – NK Technologies announces the publication of a new catalog featuring its extensive portfolio of current, voltage and power measurement products. The 2017 catalog includes performance data, sizes, specifications and technical references for the company’s line of current sensing switches, transducers, transformers, ground fault protection and other products.

Featured in the new catalog is the recently introduced AT/ATR-FD Series current transducer with a larger aperture (1.31” inside diameter) to accommodate wire sizes for loads up to 400 Amps. Other additions include the VTU voltage transducer, which can measure AC or DC circuit voltages up to 1200 Volts with a single sensor, and the VTU-DIN Series, a voltage transducer in a slim, space-saving design able to measure AC (True RMS) or DC to 600 volts.

“The 2017 catalog showcases our newest products as well as enhancements and increased functionality of existing products,” said Philip Gregory, President of NK Technologies. “With more than 1300 cost-effective, high-performing models available, we offer one of the broadest selections in the industry.”

You can find NK Technologies’ full line of products at www.nktechnolgoies.com or download a PDF of the new catalog here.

ABOUT NK TECHNOLOGIES

Founded in 1982, NK Technologies designed the first low-cost solid-state current sensing technology that underlies the industry today.

Today, NK Technologies is a leading provider of current sensing, ground fault detection and power monitoring products to the industrial and factory automation markets, with a product portfolio that includes more than 1300 models to satisfy a wide range of specific application needs.  As the needs of these markets change, NK Technologies is well positioned to respond with sophisticated new product designs and improved product functionality necessary to meet those applications.

NK Technologies, 3511 Charter Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95136; 800.959.4014; fax: 408.871.7515 sales@nktechnologies.com; www.nktechnologies.com.

New VTU Voltage Transducer from NK Technologies Measures Circuit Voltages to 1200 Volts with Single Sensor

SAN JOSE, CA – NK Technologies introduces the VTU Voltage Transducer, which can measure AC or DC circuit voltages to 1200 volts with a single sensor. The sensor produces an analog signal directly proportional to the RMS voltage, making it an ideal tool for detecting power generation issues – such brown outs and phase loss – from both conventional and alternative sources. With industry standard output options (4-20mA, 0-5 and 0-10 VDC), the VTU Voltage Transducer is compatible with most automation and control systems.

NK Technologies’ VTU Series of voltage transducers provide high accuracy and safety in a panel or DIN rail mounted housing. The VTU Voltage Transducer is used to measure voltage in a variety of applications, including pumps and aerators for water delivery and treatment systems, allowing them to be shut down quickly if the supplied voltage falls to a dangerous level. The unit can also monitor voltage of field windings in the DC motors of cranes and heavy-lifting equipment, among many other applications.

ABOUT NK TECHNOLOGIES

Founded in 1982, NK Technologies designed the first low-cost solid-state current sensing technology that underlies the industry today.

Today, NK Technologies is a leading provider of current sensing, ground fault detection and power monitoring products to the industrial and factory automation markets, with a product portfolio that includes more than 1300 models to satisfy a wide range of specific application needs.  As the needs of these markets change, NK Technologies is well-positioned to respond with sophisticated new product designs and improved product functionality necessary to meet those applications.

NK Technologies, 3511 Charter Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95136; 800.959.4014; fax: 408.871.7515 sales@nktechnologies.com; www.nktechnologies.com.

NK Technologies Introduces AGLD Fault Sensors: Large LED Display Allows Clear Viewing of Trip Point in Any Light Condition

AGLD Ground Fault Sensor

SAN JOSE, CA – NK Technologies now offers the AGLD Series Ground Fault Sensors to keep machinery and operators safe from accidental shocks. The AGLD’s one-piece, solid-core design allows for installation over wires feeding heavy loads. The output relay will change state at any point between 5 and 100mA or 80 and 950mA. A delay can be set to allow downstream protection to activate before the sensor, keeping the main circuit protection hot and equipment energized while smaller faults are cleared. The large LED display shows the precise trip point and extra delay clearly in any light condition. Applications for the AGLD Series include monitoring of large machines, moisture ingress detection in water delivery and treatment systems, and safety in heating processes.

Key features and benefits of the AGLD Series include:

  • Electromechanical relay output provides both normally open and normally closed contacts
  • Compatible with most automation and control systems
  • Externally powered with a choice of fail safe or standard operation
  • Single-turn potentiometer with the setpoint shown on the display for easy adjustment in the field
  • Solid-core case with large sensing window provides ample space for multiple conductors
  • Simple DIN rail mount for quick installation

ABOUT NK TECHNOLOGIES

Founded in 1982, NK Technologies designed the first low-cost solid-state current sensing technology that underlies the industry today.

Today, NK Technologies is a leading provider of current sensing, ground fault detection and power monitoring products to the industrial and factory automation markets, with a product portfolio that includes more than 1300 models to satisfy a wide range of specific application needs.  As the needs of these markets change, NK Technologies is well-positioned to respond with sophisticated new product designs and improved product functionality necessary to meet those applications.

NK Technologies, 3511 Charter Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95136; 800.959.4014; fax: 408.871.7515 sales@nktechnologies.com; www.nktechnologies.com.

NK Technologies Introduces CT-MS 5A Secondary Current Transformer with Split-Core Design and Larger Aperture for Easy Installation

SAN JOSE, CA – NK Technologies has a new addition to its line of 5A Secondary Current Transformers. The CT-MS has CT-MS 5A Secondary Current Transformera split-core design and larger than average sensing window, making it ideal for installing over large wires or bus bars. The CT-MS measures AC current and produces a 0 – 5 amp output proportional to the current flowing through the sensing window.

The CT-MS 5A Secondary CT offers a compact and cost-effective way of measuring primary current. Key features include:

  • Compatibility with standard power monitors and panel meters designed for 5-amp input
  • Large 2.22” x 1.19” sensing window
  • Measures current from 0-150 to 0-800 amps
  • Plated terminals for reliability
  • UR-recognized file E475131
  • Meets ANSI/IEEE C57.13 and IEEE C57.13.2

ABOUT NK TECHNOLOGIES

Founded in 1982, NK Technologies designed the first low-cost solid-state current sensing technology that underlies the industry today.

Today, NK Technologies is a leading provider of current sensing, ground fault detection and power monitoring products to the industrial and factory automation markets, with a product portfolio that includes more than 1300 models to satisfy a wide range of specific application needs.  As the needs of these markets change, NK Technologies is well-positioned to respond with sophisticated new product designs and improved product functionality necessary to meet those applications.

NK Technologies, 3511 Charter Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95136; 800.959.4014; fax: 408.871.7515 sales@nktechnologies.com; www.nktechnologies.com.

NK Technologies Releases 2016 Product Catalog

Current, voltage and power solution guide for industrial and factory NK Technologies Current Sensing Products Catalogautomation markets

SAN JOSE, CA – December 28, 2015 – NK Technologies released its 2016 Product Catalog featuring several new products developed over the past year, including innovative new sensors with a unique patent-pending design. The catalog contains complete specifications, features and ordering information for all of the company’s offerings: current sensing switches, current and voltage transducers, current transformers, signal converters and power sensing products.

The catalog is available in both a printed and electronic PDF version. The interactive PDF version makes it easy to navigate product sections – simply click on a headline and the browser will link to the specific product page on the NK Technologies’ website. Printed copies can be requested at: info@nktechnologies.com or by filling out the Request a Product Catalog form.

ABOUT NK TECHNOLOGIES

Founded in 1982, NK Technologies designed the first low-cost solid-state current sensing technology that underlies the industry today.

Today, NK Technologies is a leading provider of current sensing, ground fault detection and power monitoring products to the industrial and factory automation markets, with a product portfolio that includes more than 1300 models to satisfy a wide range of specific application needs.  As the needs of these markets change, NK Technologies is well positioned to respond with sophisticated new product designs and improved product functionality necessary to meet those applications.

NK Technologies, 3511 Charter Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95136; 800.959.4014; fax: 408.871.7515 sales@nktechnologies.com; www.nktechnologies.com.

New Easy-to-Install AT/ATR-MS Series Current Transducer From NK Technologies Accurately Monitors Loads Up to 800 Amps

SAN JOSE, CA – NK Technologies introduces the AT/ATR-MS Series AC Current Transducer, combining AT/ATR-MS Series AC Current Transducera current sensing element and signal conditioner into a single package. The large, easy-to-install, split-core design allows for installation over existing conductors without the need to disconnect the load, even in applications with multiple conductors per phase. Whether installing over existing conductors or in a new control system, installation is very simple and quick.

AT/ATR-MS Series AC Current Transducer features include:

  • Industry Standard Output: 4-20 mA signal proportional to the AC current, compatible with most automation systems
  • Loop Powered: Use the “live zero” output to verify proper connections where the sensor output is 4 mA with no current through the sensing ring
  • Split-core Case: Sensing window provides ample space for bus bar, single or multiple conductors
  • Factory Calibrated: Eliminates zero and span potentiometer adjustment
  • Meets UL, CUL and CE Approval

The MS Series is ideal for applications such as: monitoring large machines (measures current use to detect over/under current conditions before breakdowns occur); water delivery and treatment (detects open discharge lines and locates clogged filters and blocked intake to pumps); and grinding/shredding (allow for brief periods of drive overload when the processed product varies in density – if the blades hit something foreign the control will alarm or shut down the process.)

ABOUT NK TECHNOLOGIES

Founded in 1982, NK Technologies designed the first low-cost solid-state current sensing technology that underlies the industry today.

Today, NK Technologies  is a leading provider of current sensing, ground fault detection and power monitoring products to the industrial and factory automation markets, with a product portfolio that includes more than 1300 models to satisfy a wide range of specific application needs.  As the needs of these markets change, NK Technologies is well-positioned to respond with sophisticated new product designs and improved product functionality necessary to meet those applications.

NK Technologies, 3511 Charter Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95136; 800.959.4014; fax: 408.871.7515 sales@nktechnologies.com; www.nktechnologies.com.

New DC Current Transducer Remains Accurate Across Wider Range of Changing Temperatures

Greater simplicity and usability across PLC’s, DAQ’s and power management systems

SAN JOSE, CA – NK Technologies introduces the DT Series DC Current Transducer with ambient DC Current Transducerstemperature compensation for increased usability and accuracy. The DT Series improved accuracy is due to a new patent-pending, microprocessor-based method of signal conditioning –  sensor output is automatically adjusted as temperature changes (e.g. installers do not need to add algorithms to adjust output as ambient temperature varies), eliminating one of the primary issues with Hall Elements-based products. The added signal conditioning can also eliminate the need to heat/cool the control equipment encloser, reducing considerable expense.

The DT Series DC Current Transducer is ideal for applications such as measuring photovoltaic output in panels producing less than 50 amps or less than 100 amps, as well as monitoring smaller DC motors (used in conveyors and other material positioning equipment) and electrical heaters. Key features include:

  • Temperature range: -20°C to +50°C
  • 333mVDC, 5 or 10 VDC output proportional to DC current
  • 5 VDC or 12 VDC powered
  • Monitors circuits of 600 V or lower
  • Housed in split-core package so existing wiring remains undisturbed
  • “Finger-safe” power supply and output terminals
  • Simple two-screw panel mount or DIN-rail brackets
  • Safety standards: Designed to UL508,CE standards

NK Technolgies has filed for a patent on the DT Series circuit design, and plans to offer the temperature compensation feature in its other DC current transducers in the future.

ABOUT NK TECHNOLOGIES

Founded in 1982, NK Technologies designed the first low-cost solid-state current sensing technology that underlies the industry today.

Today, NK Technologies  is a leading provider of current sensing, ground fault detection and power monitoring products to the industrial and factory automation markets, with a product portfolio that includes more than 1300 models to satisfy a wide range of specific application needs.  As the needs of these markets change, NK Technologies is well-positioned to respond with sophisticated new product designs and improved product functionality necessary to meet those applications.

NK Technologies, 3511 Charter Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95136; 800.959.4014; fax: 408.871.7515 sales@nktechnologies.com; www.nktechnologies.com.

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