BUENA PARK–Jan. 20, 2009 In addition to their already successful lineup of relays and contactors, Leach International announced today the release of three busbar-mount contactor product lines for commercial and military aerospace applications that are compact, lightweight and simple to install. Designed for high reliability applications, the WB, ZB and HB lines are significant additions to the component lines currently available to the aerospace and power switching markets.
Continuing to set the standard in contactor technology, the Busbar WB, ZB and HB product lines are compact, dust-sealed designs weighing only between 1.25 and 2 lbs and meet Mil-PRF-6106 environmental requirements for mechanical shock, vibration and temperature fluctuations.
Engineered for “quick change” installation and configured to be mounted in any direction, the series is an important addition to Leach International’s vast array of specialized power switching components. The contacts have been designed with higher reliability, improving their wear and lifespan. The HB series has been engineered with ground fault protection to ensure fast isolation within milliseconds in case of a fault. The WB, ZB, and HB lines feature faster switching which minimizes heat dissipation for improved power distribution.
The WB, ZB and HB Busbar-mount contactor lines are available today.
About Leach International:
Leach International Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Esterline Technologies Corporation, is a world leader for the design and manufacture of high-reliability power switching and control components and equipment for aerospace, rail, and high-end industrial applications worldwide. Leach specializes in combining its leading-edge components with unique design and manufacturing capabilities to provide custom AC/DC power distribution assemblies. Known for its design excellence and commitment to quality and reliability since 1919, Leach equipment and components are used on thousands of aerospace, military, rail, and high-end industrial applications worldwide in the most severe environments
Esterline Corporation is a specialized manufacturing company serving principally aerospace/defense and medical markets. Esterline management views the company's businesses in three segments related to its set of core competencies: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials.
Operations within the Sensors & Systems segment including Leach, produce, power distribution equipment, high-precision temperature and pressure sensors, motion control components, and other related systems principally for aerospace and defense customers. The Avionics & Controls segment focuses on technology interface systems for commercial and military aircraft and similar devices for land- and sea-based military vehicles, secure communications systems, specialized medical equipment, and other high-end industrial applications. Advanced Materials focuses on process-related technologies, including high-performance elastomer products and high-temperature resistant components used for a wide range of military and commercial aerospace purposes and combustible ordnance and electronic warfare countermeasure products.