Monday, October 3, 2016

Turck EtherNet/IP Encoders

Turck announces the availability of EtherNet/IP enabled encoders, providing an optical based encoder solution with electronic multi-turn capabilities for position applications requiring feedback using the EtherNet/IP and CIP (Common Industrial Protocol) interface. Common applications for the ODVA-certified encoder include automotive production, logistics, metal processing, textile applications, as well as printing and packaging machines.

The new EtherNet/IP encoders are available in both singleturn (RS-107/108) and multiturn (RM-105/106) variants and come with a diameter of 58 mm, offer a total resolution of up to 32 bits (16 for singleturn, 16 for multiturn), and have been designed specifically for high-speed applications. The encoders offer an RPI (requested packet interval) time of 1 ms, and allows operation in high-speed applications with up to a 1,000 Hz update frequency. These features allow you to save time and costs.

The RS-107/108 and RM-105/106 EtherNet/IP encoders offer a cost effective, compact EtherNet/IP encoder solution with Device Level Ring (DLR) capability. The DLR capabilities allow the network to stay active even if one direction of the communication bus lines is compromised. This is a bi-directional communication capability built into the encoder. This means that the process can continue while one unit is off-line, greatly influencing efficiency and reducing costly down-time.

The RS-107/108 and RM-105/106 encoders are available in solid shaft and blind hollow shaft versions, with the blind shaft version having diameters up to 15 mm. The encoders feature an operating temperature range from -40 °C to +80 °C and are IP65 rated. Additionally, thanks to their optical design, the encoders are highly immune to interference from magnetic fields.

Product Benefits
  • EtherNet/IP encoder solution
  • Available in both singleturn and multi turn variants
  • Provides robust solution for position applications requiring feedback
  • Device Level Ring (DLR) capabilities
  • Highly immune from magnetic interference
Product Specifications
  • Both solid shaft and blind hollow shaft available
  • 58 mm diameter
  • RPI time of 1 ms, up to a 1,000 Hz update frequency
  • 32 bit resolution
  • Temperature range of -40 °C to +80 °C
  • IP65 rated

Pro-face GP4000H Graphical Pendant Station

Pro-face America announces a new addition to their HMI GP4000 family, the GP4000H Graphical Pendant Station. Pro-face GP4100H is a 5.7" handheld unit that functions as a graphical pendant station. With an emergency stop switch, 3-position enable switch ("dead man switch"), and key switch, the user can easily and safely control machine setup. Troubleshooting and maintenance from the point of operation is also convenient and easy. The GP4100H offers a clear, consicse TFT high definition LCD display, lightweight design, and is compatible with AGP3000H series accessories making migration to this new product even easier.

  • Integrated emergency stop switch, available in red, yellow or gray
  • 3-position enable switch with a forced contact opening function
  • Key switch allows you to move the device without triggering the emergency stop
  • Equipped with 65,536 color TFT LCD for excellent visibility and wide viewing angles
  • Extremely lightweight (0.91kg)

Banner Engineering Q4X Flush Mount Laser Sensors

Banner Engineering's popular Q4X Laser Distance Sensor is now available with a flush mount housing. This builds on the application and deployment possibilities offered by this versatile and rugged sensor. These models offer the same superior performance of standard Q4X models and have a sensing range of 35 to 310mm.

  • High performance laser sensor, detecting sub-millimeter changes in distance
  • Discrete, analog (0 to 10V or 4 to 20mA), clear object, and IO-Link models available
  • Reliable sensing range of 25 to 300mm
  • Detects across a variety of target colors, materials and surfaces based on distance
  • Dual teach mode (intensity + distance) is ideal for error-proofing applications and enables clear object detection with no retro-reflector required
  • Robust housing rated to IP69K with FDA-grade stainless steel
  • Easy setup with responsive buttons
  • Rugged design resists mechanical impact, over tightening and extreme vibration
  • Clear distance readout from angled four-digit display

Friday, September 30, 2016

Phoenix Contact UNO Solar DC to DC Converter

Phoenix Contact's newest addition to their UNO family of power supplies is designed specifically for solar applications. This DC-to-DC power supply can utilize the high-voltage DC string voltage and convert it to 24VDC. The advantages of the direct array connection will allow you to target specific applications.

  • A direct connection to the array saves trenching installation costs for AC power lines
  • Provides control power with the loss of grid power
  • “UNO Solar” is the first array powered supply to be approved to UL1741, the standard for inverters, converters, controllers and interconnect system equipment for use with distributed energy resources
  • Input range is 300 to 1000VDC
  • Output rated at 24VDC/2.5A
  • Ideal for powering combiner boxes, re-combiner boxes and the inverter controls for anti-islanding requirements
  • Able to power the SOLARCHECK RSD
  • Five-year standard warranty

Finder MasterPlus Multi-Voltage Interface Relays

The new multi-voltage MasterPLUS interface relay from Finder is the latest addition to the popular 39 Series of fully featured interface relays that continue to push the boundaries of flexibility and space saving well beyond that of conventional relays.

Specifically, it has a multi-voltage capability to accept an input/coil voltage anywhere between 24 V and 240 V, be it AC or DC, all in the same unit. Additionally, it boasts the option of Push-in terminal technology as well as an optional output fuse module, with or without LED status indicator. This product will offer benefits in applications such as emergency or standby systems with the need to function from either mains electricity, or a DC battery backup supply.

Finder MasterPlus Multi-Voltage Interface Relays

Finder Technical Datasheets

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Littelfuse SIDACtor Protection Thyristors

A new series of SIDACtor® Protection Thyristors in surface-mount DO-214AB packages from Littelfuse are designed to protect low-data-rate interfaces and outdoor data interfaces in general industrial applications.

The Pxxx0S3NLRP Series provides robust surge protection performance at up to 2.5kA, while maintaining much lower switching threshold (VS) and on-state voltage (VT) than traditional protection solutions like Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) technology. They also offer crowbarring power fault protection superior to the typical clamping device. Applications include protection for general industrial outdoor data interfaces, such as short loop interfaces (<10m) located at base station sites, and low-data-rate interfaces such as RS-232 or RS-423.

  • Robust surge protection performance at up to 2.5kA while maintaining low switching threshold (VS) and on-state voltage (VT)
  • Component properties do not degrade after multiple surge events within its rated limits
  • Certified, environmentally friendly and suitable for worldwide usage
  • Offers crowbarring power fault protection superior to that of the typical clamping device
  • High surge protection and high-performance design extend equipment lifetime
  • Helps line drivers comply with global standards

Monday, September 12, 2016

Phoenix Contact BL FPM Wide-Screen Multi-Touch Monitors

Phoenix Contact has expanded its product line of robust HMIs and industrial PCs to include new wide-screen, multi-touch industrial monitors. The new Basicline flat panel monitors (BL FPM) are ideal for operation in rough industrial environments with an ambient temperature range of -10°C to +60°C.

All monitors are equipped with a VGA, DVI-I, and DisplayPort interface, facilitating easy integration into new or existing systems. They are available in three screen sizes: 39.6 cm (15.6''), 47 cm (18.5”), and 54.6 cm (21.5"). The projective-capacitive 10-point touch screen supports operation based on gesture control. In addition to providing a scratch-resistant glass surface, all monitors have an IP65 front rating (IP20 back) and feature an integrated VESA 100 mounting pattern.

Phoenix Contact BL FPM Wide-Screen Multi-Touch Monitors

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets