Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Banner Engineering LE Laser Measurement Sensors w/ IO-Link

Banner Engineering has added IO-Link communication to their easy-to-use L-GAGE® LE Series laser measurement sensors. IO-Link enables a point-to-point communication link between a master device and a sensor. It can be used to automatically parameterize sensors and transmit process data. This provides users with many benefits, including simplifying wiring, installation, preventative maintenance, and sensor backup.

The LE series linear array technology provides great performance and resolution regardless of detection objects color or sheen.

  • Ready to measure right out of the box
  • Easy adjustment with a two-line, eight-character intuitive display
  • Linear array provides repeatability and accuracy for challenging targets
  • Visible laser for small spot size and easy alignment

Friday, December 2, 2016

Phoenix Contact MACX MCR-VDC Voltage Transducers

The new MACX MCR-VDC voltage transducers replace the previous DC voltage transducer MCR-VDC-UI-B-DC (part number 2811116). Enhancements to the new modules include optional PT push-in connection technology, an improved programming experience, and an aesthetically pleasing gray housing. Users of the previous module will find that the new modules feature the same footprint, identical technical capabilities, and a lower list price to ease the transition from the older design to the new design.

In addition to these product improvements, Phoenix Contact is excited to announce that the MACX MCR-VDC transducer family has recently secured “UL/cUL Listed” approval status. The UL approval — combined with tweaks to the design and user experience — helps to make MACX MCR-VDC transducers the ideal solution for accurate DC voltage measurement in a wide range of applications.

  • SAME: bipolar input voltage measurement from 0...±20VDC to 0...±660VDC
  • SAME: ±20% zero/span adjustment available
  • SAME: high degree of accuracy; less than 1% error throughout published operating ranges
  • NEW: unipolar input voltage measurement from 0...20VDC to 0...660VDC
  • NEW: selectable analog outputs: 2-10V/4-20mA (unipolar) or ±10V/0 to ±20mA (bipolar)
  • NEW: optional teach-in function simplifies zero/span adjustments
  • NEW: internal jumpers no longer required for input range selection
  • NEW: expanded operating temperature range of -25°C to +60°C
  • NEW: available PT push-in connection technology

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Littelfuse HMOV Varistors

The HMOV™ Varistor Series from Littelfuse can operate at ambient temperatures up to 125°C with 2500V isolation voltage, an advance made possible through the use of a new silicone coating technology. Competitive epoxy-coated varistor designs are typically limited to maximum temperatures of just 85°C while similar phenolic coating designs have limited isolation voltages. This high operating temperature makes it possible to reduce end-product production costs by eliminating the need for an additional heat sink or potting process. The combination of high operating temperature, high surge current absorption of up to 10kA (8/20┬Ás), reliability confirmed by a 1000-cycle thermal shock test, and high (2500V) isolation voltage make it the highest performance radial-leaded varistor currently on the market.

Applications include industrial automation controls, solar power inverters, security systems, fire alarm and smoke detectors, smart meters, LED lighting base transceiver station (BTS) power supplies, and harsh environment/outdoor power supplies.

  • High operating temperature of 125°C
  • High isolation voltage of 2500V
  • Thermal shock tested from -55°C to +125°C, 1000 cycles
  • Meets UL 1449 and IEC 60950-1
  • Eliminates the need for an additional heat sink or potting process used to dissipate heat
  • Ideally suited for use in higher ambient temperature applications
  • Eliminates the need for the additional insulation material
  • Minimize PCB size by reducing space required between the varistor and other components
  • Offers enhanced reliability that can extend the lifetime of the end product
  • Enables end product worldwide compliance

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pepperl+Fuchs VisuNet GXP Remote Monitor for Life Sciences

Due to its smooth, gap-free stainless steel surface, the VisuNet GXP is ideal for use in pharmaceutical and fine chemical applications. Liquids, dirt, and bacteria have no chance to accumulate. The VisuNet GXP meets the hygienic requirements of the life sciences industry according to GMP guidelines. The combination with its robust design makes the VisuNet GXP an ideal solution for monitoring and operating in explosion hazardous areas.

Equipped with the latest generation firmware RM Shell 4.1, the thin client solution allows easy access to information of the process control system in Zone 1/21 via Ethernet Technology. The VisuNet Control Center software enables administrators to remotely connect and configure every VisuNet Remote Monitor in the field. This combination makes the VisuNet GXP an ideal solution for Industrie 4.0 and the connected production plant of tomorrow.

  • Meets GMP guidelines for hygienic requirements of the life sciences industry.
  • Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) multi-touch screen, measuring 21.5" diagonally.
  • Hardened glass protects the projective-capacitive multi-touch sensor.
  • Operable for users wearing gloves.
  • Modularity enables fast and simple assembly and replacement of key components in the field.
  • Lightweight design (approximately 23kg) for Zone 1/21 HMIs allows several mounting options, including pedestal mounting.
  • VisuNet RM Shell 4.1 firmware supports all common remote protocols, such as Microsoft RDP 8.1, RealVNC, Citrix ICA, NetC@P, and Emerson DRDC.
  • New VisuNet Control Center software allows administrators to remotely connect to any VisuNet Remote Monitor regardless of location.
  • High performance power supply unit available as a DC and an AC version.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Turck Low-Profile Weld Nut Sensors

Metal detection in the automotive industry requires more compact sensor technology to manage constant change in metals and application variations as parts move through the line. Turck’s new low-profile weld nut sensor is a compact solution for applications that require a reliable detection for the presence or absence of a nut welded to sheet metal on various vehicle components.

Like the other sensors in this family, Turck’s new low-profile design uses magnetic inductive technology and can be simply programmed to detect the presence of a metallic nut. An optional teach pendant can be used to program the sensor to differentiate between the sheet metal material and the weld nut. When the nut is properly placed, the sensor sends a signal to the PLC, which allows the robotic welder to weld the nut to the sheet metal.

“Turck’s existing weld nut sensor offering is widely used and now we are introducing a more compact design optimized to sense weld nuts with diameters between 5 and 10 mm,” said Andrew Fritz, Product Specialist at Turck. “They’re also able to fit more confined applications because they are 30-40 percent shorter than existing solutions.”

Turck’s new low-profile weld nut sensor measures 61 mm, with a probe tip diameter of 4 mm to accommodate down to a 5 mm weld nut. The sensor has a titanium nitride coated probe for greater strength and protection in harsh applications. The cable version includes a robust TPE-style jacket with a molded M12 connector for flexible mounting possibilities, and a four-way LED for visibility from multiple sides.

Other sensors in this series will sense nut diameters of 6-12 mm and 10-20 mm, respectively, and are available with integral M12 connectors. All Turck nut sensors are IP67 rated.

Turck Weld Nut Sensor Brochure

Turck Technical Datasheets

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Banner Engineering TL70 Tower Lights w/ Multi-Tone Audible Segments

Multi-tone audible segments are now available for TL70 Series Tower Lights. Sound intensity and tone can be configured on six input channels using two sets of DIP switches. A single multi-tone segment will support up to four different tones, allowing you to setup unique alarms to correspond to different alerts and status conditions.

  • Big and bright 70 mm tower lights have two banks of LEDs
  • Rugged, water-resistant IP65 housing with UV stabilized material
  • Customize lights for your application by selecting solid ON or flashing for each light segment
  • Color segments available in one-color, two-color, and three-color models
  • Adjustable 92 dB or 101 dB alarm audible modules are available, each with four DIP-switch selectable tones: pulsed, chirp, siren or continuous
  • An available multi-tone audible module supporting up to four different tones in a single segment enables the use of multiple tones with multiple inputs, users can setup unique alarms to correspond to different alerts and machine status conditions
  • Supports up to six one-color segments, up to five one-color segments plus one audible module, or one multicolor segment and a single one-color or audible module in one device
  • Indicator segments appear gray when off to eliminate false indication from ambient light
  • Match your machine with a choice of black or gray housing
  • User friendly with just a few easy steps to complete installation

Littelfuse Series 507 Compact 650VDC Cartridge Fuses

The new 507 Series Cartridge Fuse from Littelfuse is ideal for over-current protection in high-voltage DC power circuits. Its small footprint simplifies creating compact designs for power conversion equipment that demands higher operating efficiencies. It is available in both standard cartridge and axial-leaded designs, is RoHS compliant and 100% lead free.

Typical applications for the 507 Series include over-current protection for variable frequency drives (VFDs), photovoltaic (PV) inverters, DC-DC converters, high-voltage power supplies, etc.

  • High DC voltage rating of 650V with interrupting rating of 150A@650VDC in a compact 6x32mm footprint
  • 1A – 8A current rating
  • Operating temperature from −55°C to +125°C
  • Provides robust over-current protection for high-voltage DC power circuits; enables compact design for power conversion equipment demanding higher operating efficiencies
  • Well suited for most commercially available 200V Class and 400V Class VFDs
  • Provides reliable protection in extreme temperature environments