Thursday, November 16, 2017

Turck PT2000 Pressure Transmitters for Hydraulic Systems

Turck has expanded its line of PT2000 pressure transmitters with the release of a variant for use in hydraulic systems. 

With a list of features that includes an SAE fitting, stainless cell, gel filled housing, and an integrated snubber to reduce the damaging effects of pressure spikes, these transmitters provide an ideal solution for demanding hydraulic applications.

The SAE #4 and SAE #6 process connections are particularly important, as they are commonly used for hydraulic equipment in North America.

The new transmitters, which offer a welded stainless steel measuring cell for increased durability and increased chemical compatibility, have no elastomer seals and all wetted materials are 316L stainless steel. Additionally, the housing is more compact than existing solutions, suiting it for applications with space constraints. The transmitters are available in multiple pre-scaled pressure ranges from 30 to 14,500 psig.  

The new variant also offers multiple output signals, allowing the sensor to adapt to your existing control circuitry, including 4-20 mA, 0-10 V, ratiometric, 1-6 V, and 0-5 V. Additionally, it carries an IP67 rating and works with media temperatures up to 135 °C.   

Carling Technologies CKP-Series SAE J1939 CAN Keypad

Carling Technologies CKP-Series is a customizable keypad featuring laser etched legends and up to three dimmable LED function lights per button, which also offer diagnostic feedback by blinking if there is a fault. Compliant with SAE J1939 CAN standards, it is also sealed to an IP69 protection level, and can be installed inside or outside the cab making it ideal for any on/off-highway application. Its low profile design affords a seamless dashboard look and can be mounted either vertically or horizontally. The CKP-Series offers significant advantages over traditional electromechanical switches such as 1,000,000 actuation cycles, reduced wire harnessing, and easy installation.

  • SAE J1939 CAN 2.0b Protocol
  • IP69 Front Panel Sealing Protection
  • Up to 3 LED Function Lights Per Button
  • Diagnostic Feedback
  • Standard or Custom Laser Etched Legends
  • 1,000,000+ Button Actuation Cycles
  • Low Current Switching
  • 8 to 32V Operating Voltage
  • Tactile and Audible Feedback

Monday, November 6, 2017

Leuze Electronic Long Distance Actuator ST Series Safety Switches

Leuze Electronic goes the distance with their long distance actuator for the ST series safety switches!

A new actuator to be combined with the ST series safety sensors equipped with RFID technology is now available. 

Compared to the standard version, with an activation distance of 12 mm, the new actuator has an activation distance of 18 mm. Leuze Electronic is one the first manufacturers to offer this type of actuator, which is ideal when a precise distance between the sensor and actuator cannot be guaranteed. 

The ST series features an electronic system based on RFID technology to detect the actuator. This system gives a different coding to each actuator and makes it impossible to tamper with a device by using another actuator belonging to the same series. The actuators may have millions of different coding combinations, and are therefore classified as actuators with a high coding level, according to EN ISO 14119 .

The new SM actuator has fixing holes with a center-to-center distance of 35 x 28 mm and like the standard version it is available with a high or low encoding level.  

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Honeywell Transportation Attitude Reference Sensor, TARS series

Honeywell Sensing and Controls' Transportation Attitude Reference Sensor or TARS-IMU is a packaged sensor array designed to report vehicle angular rate, acceleration, and inclination for demanding applications in industries such as heavy duty, off-highway transportation. 

TARS-IMU enables autonomous vehicle characteristics and enhances efficiency and productivity by reporting key data required to automate and monitor movements of vehicle systems and components. The sensor fusion algorithm can be customized for specific vehicle applications through on-board firmware, allowing movement data to be filtered for extraneous environment and vehicle movements. 

With two sensor models for different power levels, TARS-IMU accommodates both 5 V and 9 V to 36 V vehicle power systems, while communication is carried to the vehicle through industry standard CAN J1939 connectivity. As a standard, TARS-IMU is calibrated on aerospace-grade rate tables at the factory to provide calibration consistency between units.  

  • High performance IMU, reports vehicle angular rate, acceleration and inclination (6 degrees of freedom) 
  • Ruggedized PBT thermoplastic housing design for the most demanding applications and environments (IP67 & IP69K certified) 
  • Advanced filtering of raw sensor data to minimize unwanted noise and vibrations, improves positioning accuracy 
  • Optional metal guard for added protection 
  • Supports 5 V and 9 V to 36 V vehicle power systems 
  • Operating temperature of -40 °C to 85 °C [-40 °F to 185 °F] 
  • Reduced power consumption 
  • Small form-factor 
  • Flexible. On-board firmware can tailor TARS-IMU to the specific vehicle and the specific application. 
  • Durable. With top-of-the-line sealing (IP67, IP69K) TARS-IMU is ruggedized to withstand harsh or heavy-duty applications 
  • Convenient. TARS-IMU can be pre-configured at the Honeywell factory for immediate installation out of the box, or it can be delivered with customizable firmware that allows you to use a single part number across vehicles and applications 
  • Designed to allow vehicle manufacturers and end users to increase efficiency with the automation of repetitive movements or complex tasks 
  • Enables precise movement, actuation and guidance over severe terrains and vehicle grades 
  • Enhances safety through enablement of monitoring and guidance capabilities that improve productivity of operators 

Honeywell MicroPressure Board Mount Pressure Sensor, MPR Series

Honeywell Sensing and Control's MPR Series is a very small piezoresistive silicon pressure sensor offering a digital output for reading pressure over the specified full scale pressure span and temperature range. It is calibrated and compensated over a specific temperature range for sensor offset, sensitivity, temperature effects, and non-linearity using an on-board Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). This product is designed to meet the requirements of higher volume medical (consumer and nonconsumer) devices and commercial appliance applications.  

  • Very small form factor: Enables portability by addressing weight, size, and space restrictions; occupies less area on the PCB. 
  • Wide pressure ranges simplify use. 
  • Enhances performance: Output accelerates performance through reduced conversion requirements and direct interface to microprocessors. 
  • Value solution: Cost-effective, higher volume solution with configurable options. 
  • Meets IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020D.1 Moisture Sensitivity Level 1 requirements: Allows avoidance of thermal and mechanical damage during solder reflow attachment and/or repair that lesser rated sensors may incur; allows unlimited floor life when stored as specified (simplifying storage and reducing scrap); eliminates lengthy bakes prior to reflow, and allows for lean manufacturing due to stability and usability shortly after reflow. 
  • Low power/energy efficient: Reduces system power requirements and enables extended battery life.   
  • 5 mm x 5 mm [0.20 in x 0.20 in] package footprint 
  • Calibrated and compensated 
  • ±40 mbar to ±2.5 bar | ±4 kPa to ±250 kPa | ±0.6 psi to ±30 psi 
  • 24-bit digital I2C or SPI-compatible output 
  • IoT (Internet of Things) ready interface 
  • Low power consumption (<10 mW typ.), energy efficient 
  • Stainless steel pressure port 
  • Medical and food grade gel options 
  • Compatible with a variety of liquid media 
  • Absolute and gage pressure types 
  • Total Error Band after customer auto-zero: As low as ±1.5 %FSS 
  • Compensated temperature range: 0ºC to 50ºC [32ºF to 122ºF] 
  • REACH and RoHS compliant 
  • Meets IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020D.1 Moisture Sensitivity Level 1  

Monday, October 30, 2017

Banner Engineering Safety Light Curtains in IP69K Hygienic Housings

Banner Engineering's EZ-SCREEN® LS safety light curtains that resist high-pressure, high-temperature washdown and aggressive chemical cleaning are now available. They offer the same capabilities and ease-of-use of other EZ-SCREEN LS safety light curtains, but are protected by hygienic tubular enclosures. They are ideal for use in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications where maintaining sanitary conditions is critical.

  • Easy-to-Clean, Hygienic Design: Made of FDA grade polycarbonate tubes and 316L stainless steel endcaps and mounting brackets, each enclosure has a smooth, hygienic design that minimizes the opportunity for debris to accumulate, to comply with sanitary requirements.
  • Chemically-Resistant Construction: IP69K rated enclosures withstand frequent, repeated exposure to many chemical cleaning agents used to sterilize equipment. They will not discolor or become cloudy over time, ensuring reliable performance for safety light curtains as well as a long operational lifespan. 
  • Hydrophobic Vent: Allows condensation to escape the enclosure and prevents water and chemicals from entering, eliminating the need for an integral heater element and simplifying maintenance. 
  • Remote Configuration of Fixed Blanking: Models with Remote Fixed Blanking can be set up to ignore fixed objects, such as brackets or fixtures, inside the defined area without directly accessing the receiver.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Banner Engineering New Long Distance Wireless Sensors for Remote Hard - to - Reach Locations

Banner Engineering's latest additions to the Sure Cross® Q45 Series of wireless sensors are retroreflective and diffuse mode sensors that utilize the 900 MHz frequency band and 1 Watt power. They join a growing number of wireless Q45 sensors capable of communicating over extended ranges by using the 900 MHz frequency band, as well as a wide range of Q45 sensors that utilize the globally accepted 2.4 GHz frequency band. Additionally, these models and their 2.4 GHz counterparts can easily be configured for part counting applications. 

  • Optimized for part counting: DIP switch configurable to count up to 960 parts per minute, these sensors can be used to count parts IN and parts OUT. Users can track parts per minute, monitor machine status, identify and receive notifications of errors, and gather metrics to calculate Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). 
  • Superior signal penetration: Transmissions at 900 MHz have a long wavelength that passes through dense materials, making it possible to link devices separated by walls, vegetation, and other obstacles. 
  • Extended range communication: The 900 MHz frequency band can travel over 2.5 times further than a 2.4 GHz connection, enabling reliable communication between devices over longer distances. 
  • Easy, plug-and-play deployment: The sensor, wireless radio, and long-life lithium battery are housed in a single device, simplifying installation on existing equipment and enabling deployments in remote and hard-to-access locations where implementing a wired solution would be difficult, impractical, or not cost-effective.