Thursday, May 24, 2018

Banner Engineering TL50 Tower Lights with IO-Link

TL50 Pro Tower Lights with IO-Link provide you with an almost limitless capacity for standard and custom indication. These versatile tower lights combine the vast color options provided by RGB LEDs with the dynamic control capabilities offered by the IO-Link communication protocol. They are available in standard, beacon, and compact models and support up to 10 light segments with the option to add an audible segment, for a total of 11 segments possible with each tower light.

  • Customized Indication: IO-Link enables full control of color, flash, rotation, and light intensity. Users can access millions of colors and create unique animations that attract attention and effectively communicate status.
  • Versatile Display: TL50 Pro Tower Lights can be used for standard indication applications where each segment displays a unique status. They can also be used as an advanced indicator for a dynamic condition, such as fill level or temperature monitoring.
  • Simplified Wiring: Tower lights are connected using standard unshielded 4-wire cables, which reduces the time and expense required for installation and simplifies inventory requirements.
  • Drop-in Installation: An IO-Link master device saves configuration data and automatically updates new indicators, enabling quick, easy replacement of indicator lights.
Banner Engineering TL50 Pro Tower Lights with IO-Link Press Release

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Pro-face by Schneider Electric loT Gateway

The new Pro-face IoT Gateway, GP4G01, relays data communication between the HMI and the PLC. No ports and no program changes are required, and it retains communication of the connected devices even when Pro-face IoT Gateway is powered off.

  • Connect without serial communication I/F available.
  • Relay data between the HMI and PLC communication with existing connection.
  • Connect without changing programs of HMI and PLC.
  • Change Pro-face IoT Gateway settings on a Web browser after installation.
The new Pro-face IoT Gateway, GP4G01, relays data communication between the HMI and the PLC. No ports and no program changes are required, and it retains communication of the connected devices even when Pro-face IoT Gateway is powered off.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

IDEC LF1D/2D-EN Light Strips

IDEC is now offering intense, optimized luminescence at a more cost-effective price, these high-quality, rugged units are perfect for machine lighting in harsh environments. LF1D/2D-EN LED lighting units use a proprietary optical structure to reduce glare, reflection and multi-shadows, making them ideal for machine tools, food & beverage processing equipment, automotive, pharmaceutical/chemical applications in harsh environments and more. Plus, a high degree of protection ratings means these units can be mounted in applications where high-pressure and high-temperature wash downs are utilized.

  • IP67, IP67F, IP67G and IP69K protection ratings
  • Durable polycarbonate or reinforced glass options
  • Stainless steel front housing
  • M12 quick disconnect option
  • Range of sizes and lengths
  • 24V DC rated voltage

Friday, May 18, 2018

Phoenix Contact's IE Interface VIPER Universal Marshalling NPL

Phoenix Contact’s new VIP-ER with Input/Output Accessories (IOAs) system, optimized for Honeywell Experion Universal I/O, helps process engineers get the most out of Universal I/O. The system combines high-speed marshalling with the ability to configure wiring functionality on a per-channel basis.

The VIP-ER with IOAs consists of a base, along with several function-specific input/output modules and compatible accessories. The VIP-ER base serves as a universal foundation to connect any signal and easily marshal it back to the controller. The individual Input/Output Accessories can accept a wide variety of signal types, including:

  • Passive feed-through
  • Fusing with BFI and disconnects
  • Digital relay
  • Analog signal isolator with HART transparency
  • 24, 120, or 240 V digital signals
  • 2-, 3-, or 4-wire analog signals
Phoenix Contact's IE Interface VIPER Universal Marshalling NPL Press Release 

Phoenix Contact Datasheets

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Banner Engineering Wireless Switches and Push Buttons

New to Banner Engineering’s  Sure Cross Q45 Series of wireless sensors, serial nodes, switches and push buttons are two-button push buttons, non-contact magnetic sensors, and new models of their remote discrete input nodes and one-button push buttons. These models all feature a user-configurable multicolor LED indicator for local display of status.

  • Remote Monitoring & Control: Plug-and-play wireless solution is easy to setup, use, and reconfigure. Many Q45 models enable the monitoring, management, and actuation of devices in applications where access, infrastructure, movement, or mobility make wired solutions impractical, ineffective, or cost-prohibitive. 
  • Simplified Ordering & Stocking: Red, yellow, green, and blue LED indicator color options (user selects two) are standard in these new Q45 models. The LED indicator can be configured for a solid or flashing two-color display. This versatility makes it easy to meet the specific indication needs of any application. 
  • Local Indication of Status: Each LED indicator can be linked to the function of the Q45 or to other inputs within the Sure Cross wireless network it is a part of, providing at-a-glance status information.
New Models
  • Two-button push buttons enable remote control of a wide range of industrial devices with multiple operational modes. They can be configured for toggle and momentary operation to support OPEN/CLOSE or ON/OFF applications. They can also be used for simple notification or acknowledgement applications. 
  • Non-contact magnetic sensors are discrete switches that use a reed switch and magnet to determine the position of doors, levers, valves and other moving devices relative to that of the Q45. 
  • Remote discrete input nodes are now available in models with a multicolor LED indicator and a quick disconnect at the base of the device. 
  • One-button push buttons are now available in models with a user-configurable multicolor LED indicator.
Banner Engineering Wireless Switches and Push Buttons Press Release

Banner Engineering Datasheets

Pepperl+Fuchs Bebco EPS 6500 SIL

Pepperl+Fuchs is proud to announce a major portfolio development for the Bebco EPS® 6500 purge system: SIL 2 certification from exida.

Product Enhancement 

The 6500 is an innovative automatic system delivering all the features you need for reliable, safe, hazardous location protection in a small, streamlined solution. Engineered for simple and functional safety operation, the Bebco EPS 6500 Series Ex pxb/pyb purge and pressurization system sets a new standard for SIL 2 global certified purge solutions. 

All Certifications Are Not Equal 

Unlike other solutions available today with claims of SIL-rated products, the 6500 SIL 2 approval certifies the entire system. Its hardware and firmware are all SIL 2 certified. This includes the electrical power control unit, user interface, and EPV-6500 vents. 

Existing 6500 Systems 

The current version of the 6500 will be obsoleted, and the 6500 SIL-rated version will be its direct replacement. Only the part numbers will change. The model numbers will remain the same for OEMs that have this listed with their system.  
  • The SIL 2 certification is not backwards compatible with the installed units.
  • The functionality of the SIL-rated version is no different than the non-SIL units. It will be a direct drop-in replacement for existing customers.
  • There is no price increase for the SIL-rated 6500.
  • The SIL manual for the 6500 will be available on the Pepperl+Fuchs website and will be shipped with every unit.
  • Stock of SIL-rated 6500 units will be available in about 3 weeks.
  • On-demand training materials will also be available in a few weeks.
When it comes to placing electrical equipment in hazardous locations, few protection methods offer the versatility and efficiency of purge and pressurization. When compared to other methods of protection, purge and pressurization delivers an unmatched combination of cost-effectiveness and simplicity for hazardous location protection.

Pepperl+Fuchs Bebco EPS 6500 SIL Press Release

Pepperl+Fuchs Datasheets

Friday, May 11, 2018

Banner Engineering R-GAGE Q240R Radar Sensor

R-GAGE™ Q240 Series Radar Sensors have a long 100 meter range and a very narrow beam pattern. They are available with dual discrete outputs or with an analog and a discrete output.

  • Extended range enables earlier detection of targets traveling at higher speeds
  • Narrow beam pattern detects distant targets without detecting adjacent objects
  • Analog output can provide location information and track objects
Banner Engineering R-GAGE Q240R Radar Sensor Press Release

Banner Engineering Datasheets