Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pepperl+Fuchs FieldConnex Multi-Input/Output Device


The multi-input/output (IMO) from Pepperl+Fuchs is a multifunctional device for DIN rail installation and connects discrete inputs and outputs to fieldbus. It is typically installed in a field enclosure close to the sensors in the hazardous area, thereby minimizing wiring. The MIO is certified intrinsically safe and as associated apparatus: inputs and outputs are intrinsically safe even when the fieldbus connection is not.

The MIO device provides connections for up to 12 discrete inputs and 4 discrete outputs. The device is compatible to components FD0-VC-Ex* and FD0-BI-* and offers control and position feedback for 4 low-power valves. Measurements for breakaway time and runtime can be set with limits for alarming. Automatic partial stroke testing is configurable. 4 inputs can be configured for vibrating forks and 1 input for frequency and counter signals, e. g., for rotating equipment.

The MIO communicates data, configuration, alarms and function blocks to the distributed control system (DCS). Inputs can be configured all at once or individually. The fieldbus powers the sensors and the MIO itself, extra power or wiring are not required.

FEATURES
  • For discrete inputs and outputs
  • Installation in Zone 1/Div. 1, intrinsically safe
  • Sensors in Zone 0/Div. 1
  • Connection to fieldbus acc. to FISCO or Entity
  • For PROFIBUS PA or FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1
  • Monitors sensor condition
  • Removable terminals
  • Power, com, diagnostics, and error LEDs
  • Test points for easy troubleshooting


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Banner Engineering LTF Long-Range Time-of-Flight Laser Sensors


L-GAGE® LTF Series Laser Sensors from Banner Engineering are now available in extended range models capable of reliably detecting and inspecting objects from up to 24m away without the use of a retroreflector. The sensors achieve accuracy error of less than 1% of range and less than 25mm of accuracy error when using a white target. They offer greater range capabilities than similarly priced time-of-flight sensors and are an affordable alternative to sensors with similar range capabilities.

FEATURES
  • The extended 24m range allows LTF Series sensors to be used to solve many applications that previously were primarily solved by more expensive sensors specifically developed for long distances.
  • Diffuse mode sensing eliminates the need for a retroreflective target, simplifying installation and maintenance – users can begin inspections more quickly with no downtime to service targets.
  • The two-line, eight-character display and pushbutton programming facilitate sensor setup and troubleshooting, and enable real-time distance measuring and application monitoring.
  • A durable IP67 housing, high ambient light immunity, and stable performance across temperatures ensure reliable performance in many challenging environments.
  • Models featuring IO-Link communication have powerful advanced features, including remote configuration, remote monitoring, and extended diagnostics, all of which simplify the maintenance and management of sensors deployed in distant and hard to access areas.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Banner Engineering K50L2 LED Indicator Lights w/ IO-Link


Select models of the recently released K50L2 series of multicolor RGB indicator lights from Banner Engineering are now available with IO-Link communication. The control capabilities offered by IO-Link combined with the color combinations available with RGB LEDs enable nearly limitless custom indication capabilities with single wire control.

Key Benefits of IO-Link:
  • Customized Indication: Communicating through an IO-Link master device, you have full control of indicator color, flashing, and light intensity and can access millions of colors and advanced animations, such as rotation, strobing, 2-color display, 2-color display with rotation, 2-color flashing, and chase, where a single color spot appears in a background of another color while rotating—an effective display for indicating that a machine is in startup condition.
  • Simplified Wiring: Indicators can be 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.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Schneider Electric XCSR RFID Safety Sensor


The new, XCSR contactless RFiD safety sensor from Telemecanique Sensors provides a high level of protection in a compact, highly tamper-proof, and easy-to-install device.

The XCSR sensor is TüV certified with a Cat4/PL e - SIL3 rating. This essentially means that when you install the XCSR RFiD safety sensor, your dangerous machine area is sealed off by a product with the highest rated safety level.

The XCSR contactless RFiD safety sensor not only enhances safety because of it’s extremely high performance rating, it also enhances safety because it is highly tamper-proof. The ready-to-use transponder and reader are factory-paired and sold together with a unique, high-level coding. It is virtually impossible to bypass or tamper with this safety system.

Installing the new XCSR safety switch is as easy as the decision to take advantage of its safety benefits. The XCSR allows different mounting configurations, comes with an adjustable transponder sensing face, and allows three different connection types (STANDALONE, SERIES, and SINGLE). A highly-rated safety solution in a highly adaptable, easy-to-implement package!

FEATURES

High Level of Safety
  • TüV certified
  • Cat4/PL e - SIL3 rating
Three Available Models
  • STANDALONE models for possible direct connection to the contactors (embedded start/restart and EDM monitoring).
  • SERIES models with integrated M12 connectors for direct series cabling. No need of T or Y connectors. Possible connection to a simple safety relay. Series diagnosis is available thru a diagnostic module.
  • SINGLE models for point to point connection to a safety controller.
Easy to Install and Adapt
  • Transponder comes with two possible orientations of the sensitive face.
  • Numerous possible mounting configurations.
  • Three different connection types (STANDALONE, SERIES, and SINGLE).


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Banner Engineering WLS15 LED Strip Light


The new WLS15 from Banner Engineering is a professional grade LED strip light that makes it easy and very cost-effective to illuminate equipment and work spaces for improved efficiency, productivity, and safety. It installs in just a few minutes and has a sleek, low-profile design that fits into very tight spaces. Once installed, the WLS15 will provide years of bright, even illumination with no hot spots.

FEATURES
  • Compact, Low-Profile Design: The slim, space-saving 15mm profile of the WLS15 enables installation in confined areas without disrupting the work environment, or obstructing sightlines.
  • Rugged IP67 Construction: Built with a sturdy aluminum inner frame and sealed in shatter resistant, UV-stabilized, polycarbonate shell, the WLS15 resists impact and vibration and will tolerate wet and dirty conditions for reliable use in challenging indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Easy to Install: The ability to cascade lights together combined with flexible mounting options, such as endcap mounting holes and a wide range of available brackets, simplifies installation and wiring and makes it easy to deploy and power one or multiple lights within a short amount of time.
  • Global Support and Certification: The WLS15 is certified for use around the world and is supported by Banner’s global network of offices and partners. This simplifies repair and replacement by ensuring that access to service, support, and spares—if ever needed—is always close at hand.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Honeywell Sensing & Control SZL-VL Limit Switch Upgrades


Honeywell is pleased to announce an upgrade to the MICRO SWITCH SZL-VL Series Limit Switch effective May 16, 2017, offering the potential use in a wide variety of applications.

The new product features include the addition of positive opening contacts (side rotary version only), enhanced sealing level to IP67; NEMA 1, 12, 13, extended the temperature range, and added CCC certification.

The upgraded design includes modified seals, housing and a new design cable gland to improve seal performance. The housing design and mounting hole pattern remain the same. Any dimensional changes do not exceed more than 1mm.

The SZL-VL-S Series miniature-type limit switch is designed for use in applications where limited mounting space is available. With IP67 seal rating, these switches are suitable for OEM machinery that requires a rugged and reliable limit switch capable of being mounted in space restricted applications. Its design enhances ease of wiring with ample wiring space, and has an optional cable gland for faster and more efficient wiring termination.

The SZL-VL-S Series switches have a split-housing design made of a die-cast body and head with glass-filled, flame-retardant thermoplastic cover. The cover is removable for easy access and ease of installation. Modular actuator head design allows for configurations to meet a variety of application needs. The SZL-VL-S are available globally and carry certifications for applications around the world.

FEATURES
  • Approvals: CCC, CE, oculus
  • Sealed to IP67, NEMA 1, 12, 13
  • Snap-action contacts
  • Die-cast metal housing with glass-filled, flame-retardant thermoplastic cover
  • Stainless steel levers with either steel and nylon rollers
  • Variety of actuators
  • Positive-opening contacts (side rotary version only)
  • RoHS compliant
  • Utilization category: AC-15 A300 (380 Vac/0.5 A) DC-13 Q300 (220 Vdc/0.05 A)
  • Mechanical life rating: 10 million cycles
  • Electrical life rating: 0.5 million cycles


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Banner Engineering A-Gage Mini-Array Light Screens


Banner Engineering's A-GAGE MINI-ARRAY measuring light screens are now available in cost-effective, easy-to-install two-piece models that feature 9.5mm (3/8 inch) beam spacing. This two-piece system consists of an emitter and receiver and requires no separate controller.

FEATURES
  • Two-piece (emitter and receiver) array system simplifies installation and reduces the downtime and costs associated with deploying arrays that require a separate controller
  • 9.5mm (3/8 inch) beam spacing is capable of resolutions as small as 12.7mm (1/2 inch) to provide finer levels of detection than previously possible using two-piece MINI-ARRAY Series light screens
  • Pre-configured interlaced optical pattern provides the smallest minimum object detection capability
  • Strong optical excess gain overcomes dust, dirt, and other environmental challenges to ensure reliable performance and minimize downtime for cleaning and maintenance