According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 15,000 injuries and 200 deaths occur each year as a result of back-up crashes, as of 2014. This is also the year they announced that rear visibility technology, i.e. backup cameras, will be required in all vehicles built in and after May 2018.
The Wire Processing Technology Expo is always a great place to see new products, and the 2016 show was no exception. When visiting our vendors, we were almost overwhelmed by sea of new parts, however there were a few that stood out from the pack.
Sometimes you need the most advanced gear out there, other times you just need to get the job done for the lowest price available.
We strive to give our customers a diverse range of components to choose from, however, when you have a multitude of similar components, identifying the right one for your needs can be tricky.
Waytek is proud to be the first distributor to offer the newest innovation in circuit protection, the full line of PDM-AMI Series Sealed Bolt-in Fuse Holders by Cooper Bussmann Eaton - try saying that 3 times fast!
Running a fleet isn't cheap. When asked to list some of the top costs, many people would likely name fuel, oil, or tires. However one major cost that some do not even consider is fleet downtime. With the high cost of purchasing and maintaining fleet vehicles, every hour or day they are out of commission equals profits lost. In a 2015 survey conducted by Decisiv, a fleet management software company, fleets reported that downtime cost them an average of $448 to $760 a day, per vehicle.
Electrical system problems is a common cause of downtime and service calls for fleet vehicles, with blown fuses being one of the most common types. Modern applications require more power than ever before, which can overload circuits.
As technology advances, the demand for high amperage circuit protection only increases. To support these applications, we're proud to announce we now carry the Series 17 Thermal Circuit Breakers by Mechanical Products (MP) in high amp options of up to 300A.
If asked to name the most important part of a delivery truck, some might say the wheels, whereas other may suggest the engine, or the brakes. But what about the liftgate? This part may be easy to overlook but without it, trucks would be unable to deliver those heavy pallets of goods. So then it goes without saying that maintaining the battery powering its electric-over-hydraulic mechanism is of critical importance.
Waytek is proud to announce the addition of the Liftgate Battery Charger (LGBC) series by Littelfuse. It's advanced design keeps liftgate batteries optimally charged during even the most frequent use, plus it can save time and installation costs, all at a competitive price point.
Topics: New Products
You get a call from your customer, who wants to place a production order for 20,000 products. GULP.
In times like these, the last thing you have time to worry about is finding a distributor with ample inventory, fair pricing and same-day fufillment.
Ever since Waytek added the newest Forward & Reverse Relay Module from Cole Hersee by Littelfuse, we've noticed strong interest from many customers, along with many questions and comments about this new generation of relay modules. Below, we have outlined the features and benefits to help you better understand this new product class.
It's 2016, and people rely on more personal electronic devices than ever before.
Oh, you wanted me to tell you something you didn't know? Sure thing - I'm happy to report that Waytek has added some of the newest and hottest USB charging components on the market and has seen unprecedented sales in this category.
But what's driving this boom? How are these new generation of chargers different? Let's discuss...
Topics: New Products
The benefits of electronic controls align closely with the preferences of operators and fleet managers, as well as the OEMs and system integrators who design and build small and large vehicles. Consequently, electronic controls are increasingly used across a range of on- and off-highway vehicle applications, especially where uptime is key.