Today’s boating consists not only of pretty bays and idyllic archipelagos, modern boats are full of sophisticated marine technology that has to cope with very harsh conditions. We work on niche systems and components, that can withstand harsh environments and have a high IP classification. For example, marine computers that you can connect to our sensors and the boat’s communications system.
LCD screens are made up of liquid crystal molecules, hence the name “Liquid Crystal Display”. LCD technology is divided into the passive and active (TFT) subcategories. Passive LCD screens are available as pure graphic displays and are based on a matrix in the X and Y axes, e.g. 320×240 pixels, or only character based with 1×8 up to 4×40 characters, 4 rows of 40 characters per row and each character consisting of 5×7 pixels.
Converters from Gaïa Converter are developed giving special priority to high density, such as AC/DC and DC/DC modules for demanding applications in defence or transportation. Along with a comprehensive portfolio of DC/DC modules, solutions are also supplied for protection against interference and spikes, EMI filtering, safety and hold-up.
Control boxes can be permanently mounted, work as handheld units or be mounted on a DIN rail. The handheld units can be equipped with a magnet system for attachment to a vehicle, for example. The permanently mounted control boxes can work as a control box for doors or as a control unit for hydraulic systems for vehicles. The control boxes are often fully customised, where different types of selector switches, buttons and displays are included and it is of course the application that determines which enclosure class is required and which emergency stop works best in the box.
Emergency stops are used for machines and robots in industry and in the marine environment. Other examples of instances where emergency stops are necessary are for doors, escalators, transport vehicles, lifts and cranes. Emergency stops are available in many different designs to cope with a wide range of temperatures and environments. They often have a high IP classification, and a minimum of IP65 for “clean” environments and IP69K for the very highest safety level.
Pushbuttons are often used for machines and lifting devices in industry. The buttons may vary in shape and size, have raised plastic buttons, be impact resistant or be made from metal. We have buttons from an installation depth of 9.2 mm for PCB mounting. For applications with a cable connection there are QC variants. A space of 27 mm is then required behind the front casing and it is simply snapped into place without the aid of any tools.
Microwave sensors are used to control lighting when you want to detect motion, e.g. for ventilation or surveillance. Microwave sensors work regardless of climate and through non-metallic materials such as plastics, glass, plaster and wood. We will happily build them into the lift, using a special enclosure. The sensors are triggered by motion and then switch on the light or equipment, which is then switched off after a preset time interval.
Moisture sensors include water alarms among others and are used in kitchens and in the vicinity of wet rooms
The magnetic materials are not generally used in their delivered form, but parts are manufactured from the starting material. Compotech’s network includes manufacturers of stamped, turned, laminated and sintered parts. We can also provide heat treatment of these parts to obtain the maximum magnetic performance.
Voltage-controlled oscillating crystals have long controlled the working pace in different types of electronics. In some applications the performance in the oscillator affects the overall performance of the system. For example, phase noise and jitter in the oscillator plays a crucial role in military, instrumentation, test and measurement, radar and communications applications.