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January 19, 2022


MC Parker Unveils Next Gen High Precision Thermal Gap Pad 1 400

The Chomerics division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, a leader in motion and control technologies, has announced the launch of THERM-A-GAP™ PAD 30 and THERM-A-GAP™ PAD 60, the next-generation of thermally conductive gap filler pads from Parker Chomerics. 

With performance of 3.2 W/m-K thermal conductivity, THERM-A-GAP PAD 30 reliably conforms to rough surface irregularities and air gaps on heat-generating components. For higher performance applications, THERM-A-GAP PAD 60 offers the enticing combination of both excellent thermal conductivity at 6.0 W/m-K, while being more than 40% softer than current like-performance thermal gap pads from Parker Chomerics.

“Thermal gap filler pads continue to be designed and used in greater capacities for both price-sensitive markets, as well as those requiring high-performance materials,” said Brian Mahoney, thermal business unit manager, Chomerics Division. “We’re thrilled to expand our already impressive family of thermal gap filler pads with these next-generation offerings.”


Watch this short video and see how easily precise pick-and-place can be.MC Parker Unveils Next Gen High Precision Thermal Gap Pad 2 400

Parker’s new thermal materials are manufactured globally and available in standard sheet sizes and thicknesses. They can easily be die-cut to custom dimensions and have various carrier and adhesive options for ease of use.

Features and benefits:

  • 0 W/m-K Thermal Conductivity
  • Ultra-Soft 31 Shore 00
  • Low NASA Outgassing
  • 40% Softer Than Previous Gap Pads
  • Precise pick-and-place with ease
  • Excellent elasticity
  • Bounces back after compression
  • THERM-A-GAP PAD 60 offers excellent thermal properties and high conformability at low clamping forces. Thermal gap filler pads can "blanket" multiple components with minimal stress all while reducing "hot spots" on a PCB.
  • Easily released from liner for effective positioning by automated robotics.



MC Parker Unveils Next Gen High Precision Thermal Gap Pad 3 400

Advanced driver safety technology with increased reliability

  • Effective thermal heat dissipation in electronics devices critical to driver safety.
  • Automotive electronics
  • Automotive cameras/sensors
  • Smart home devices
  • Audio technology

Effective thermal heat dissipation for connected consumer devices.

  • Smart home devices
  • Audio technology and speakers
  • Security cameras and sensors

Reliable 5G communications infrastructure.

  • Help facilitate the development of next generation 5G networks and devices.
  • 5G telecom infrastructure
  • Massive MIMO base stations and antennas
  • BBUs and RRUs

A cooler, faster CPU. Over clockers, this one's for you. Improve speed and reliability.

  • CPUs/motherboards
  • Power supplies
  • LED lighting

THERM-A-GAP PAD 30 and THERM-A-GAP PAD 60 deliver reliable thermal performance, boosting component performance and efficiency. Parker Chomerics THERM-A-GAP gap filler pads are a family of low soft, thermally conductive silicone and non-silicone elastomers for applications where heat must be conducted over a large and variant gap between a semiconductor component and a heat dissipating surface.


For more information on the family of THERM-A-GAP Thermal Gap Filler Pads, click here

For a free sample, click here


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MC PepperlFuchs Monitoring Condition of Plants w Vibration Sensors 3a 400

To enable long-term monitoring of vibrations, Pepperl+Fuchs recently launched a new portfolio of vibration sensors. You can find out what distinguishes these products in the following blog article. Using a wind turbine as an application example, we will also show you how you can use vibration and acceleration sensors in combination to keep an eye on both long-term and short-term changes in vibration.

The portfolio of vibration sensors

Pepperl+Fuchs has recently started offering a range of vibration sensors to perform reliable measurements of vibration velocity and acceleration in low or high frequency ranges. Compared to similar products, Pepperl+Fuchs’ vibration sensors have approvals up to SIL 2, a large measuring range of up to 128 mm/s, and automatic condition detection for ball bearings. Due to their robust housing and encapsulated electronics, the sensors impress with maintenance-free operation and a particularly long service life.

The three designs in the portfolio are available with different certifications and approvals. In this way, you can find the right vibration sensor for every application:

  • VIM3 series: The compact VIM3 series is suitable for applications up to SIL 1/PL c, and has output options for analog or IO-Link.
  • VIM6 series: The VIM6 series is approved for hazardous areas up to Zone 1/21. With an extended temperature operating range of -40°C … +125 °C, the sensors are ideal for high-temperature areas.
  • VIM8 series: Due to a particularly robust housing made of duplex steel, the vibration sensors of the VIM8 series are designed for use in offshore applications as well as in harsh and hazardous areas of Zone 1/21. Moreover, the sensors have an approval up to SIL 2/PL d.


Vibration sensors vs. acceleration sensors

Not only vibration sensors, but also acceleration sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs are used to measure changes in vibration: Both record the vibration acceleration in g. Nevertheless, the sensors differ in their technical operating principle and are therefore each suitable for different applications.


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