Friday, September 8, 2017

Turck TBEN-L-RFID Module w/ PLC Capabilities

To streamline RFID integration and data processing in HF and UHF applications, Turck introduces its TBEN-L-RFID interface module with PLC capabilities via CODESYS. This compact module’s controller function can filter and pre-process RFID data and link to broader control operations, enabling high-speed dynamic or multi-tag RFID applications.

The TBEN-L-RFID’s design makes this module ideal for retrofitting RFID applications. An IP67 rating allows its use outside the cabinet, and actuators and sensors can be connected with HF and UHF RFID read/write heads simultaneously. These features reduce the installation and wiring efforts that are required for industrial identification solutions.

“This device expands on the powerful combination of advanced features and simplistic integration in our recently released ultracompact TBEN-S-RFID interface. The new TBEN-L-RFID offers our users a fully programmable package, with ample RFID and I/O to meet the majority of industrial applications all while staying outside of the cabinet,” said Don Eichman, fieldbus technology product manager.

For additional flexibility, you can set the multiprotocol device to one of the Ethernet protocols – PROFINET, EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP – via the CODESYS environment. The module offers 256 MB of flash memory and runs on an 800 MHz CPU, which accesses a 128 MB DDR3-RAM. It is connected via an M12 connector to the Ethernet layer, and power is supplied via a 7/8” connector.

The TBEN-Lx-4RFID-8DXP-CDS offers four RFID ports for HF or UHF readers, and eight universal DXP I/Os for sensors or actuators. With its full programmability and increased I/O, the device extends the capabilities of the TBEN-S-RFID module. The TBEN-S-RFID offers two RFID ports and four configurable digital I/O points for external devices, as well as an IP67 rating for seamless integration into existing applications.

Turck TBEN-L-RFID Module w/ PLC Capabilities

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E-T-A ETR10 Electronic Relay with Timer Function

The smart power relay ETR10 (Electronic Timer Relay) from E-T-A is a remotely controllable solid state timer relay and holds two functions in a single device:
  • Solid state relay with timer function (time delay, pulsing, blinking)
  • Electronic overcorrect protection

The relay fits into 4-pole or 7-pole standard automotive relay sockets to ISO 7588 (ISO Mini). It is suitable for system voltages of DC 12 V and DC 24 V (operating range DC 9...32 V) and can switch currents between 1 and 30 A.

For remote switching and protection of loads, two separate components had up to now often to be connected in the load circuit as a functional unit:
  • An electro-mechanical relay or solid state relay which is powered via the control cable and then closes the circuit by means of the integral contact or power semi-conductor.
  • An additional protective element (circuit breaker or fuse) providing line or equipment protection in the event of a failure.

The ETR10 combines the timer relay function with overcurrent protection in a single component, thus minimising the number of connections in the circuit and reducing the failure risk. In addition the ETR10 is remotely resettable after overload tripping if an overload in the load path has caused the relay to switch off. 

  • Selectable timer functions:
    • ON and OFF delay
    • blinking or pulsing function as well as combinations
  • Plus-switching (positive control) solid state relay with high side switch (HSS) for load currents between 1A and 30A
  • Silent switching
  • Wear-free and robust design, insensitive to shock, vibration and dust (no mechanical contacts)
  • Very low closed current and switching current consumption
  • Integral protection against short circuit and overload in the load circuit
  • Remotely resettable upon detection and disconnection of overcurrent by means of the protective function
  • Status and signal outputs for monitoring
  • Fits into standard ISO Mini automotive relay sockets

Friday, September 1, 2017

Carlo Gavazzi RSGD Soft Starters

Carlo Gavazzi is proud to announce the launch of the new compact, 45mm wide RSGD Series Soft Starter. The RSGD is an easy to use soft-starter for 3-phase induction AC motors, needing just three settings. The self-learning algorithm adjusts the soft starter parameters to work with different applications and varying load conditions. It is active at every start to ensure that the motor always starts with the optimal settings. New current balancing algorithm keeps the current unbalance to less than 15%.

The RSGD Series offers an option for Class 10 electronic overload, providing advanced motor protection and resulting in further space savings in the electrical panel. Phase sequence protection can be enabled and disabled easily through the integrated push button, thus simplifying installation in applications that require reversing. Torque controlled ramp-down results in much smoother deceleration of motors. All these features are offered in one of the most compact soft starters on the market.

The new 45mm RSGD Series Soft Starter offers time and space-saving installation. It conforms to global standard UL508 and IEC/EN/60947-4-2. Therefore it can be used worldwide for control of pumps, fans, and compressors in markets such as Water Treatment, Agriculture, Building Automation, and HVAC.

  • Operational current 12A up to 45A
  • Horsepower rating up to 40 HP
  • Operational voltage: 220VAC up to 600VAC
  • 24VAC/VDC or 100-240VAC control voltage
  • Two phase controlled with internal bypass
  • Optional: motor overload protection (Class 10)
  • Compact 45mm wide housing
  • Self-learning algorithm to optimize motor starts
  • Current balancing algorithm
  • Two relay outputs for Alarm and Top of Ramp
  • cUL, CE, CCC, EAC approvals

Friday, August 18, 2017

E-T-A REX12-T Electronic Circuit Protection

E-T-A’s new REX12-T electronic circuit protector transforms how 24VDC switch mode power supplies are protected. Its state of the art connection technology, size and the benefits of electronic circuit protection over traditional thermal-magnetic circuit breakers will allow engineers to: save time and space, enhance design flexibility and increase machine uptime.

  • Time savings: innovative mounting and connection technology reduces installation time by 50% and eliminates the need for additional accessories (Busbars)
  • Space savings: two channels are only 12.5 mm wide
  • Design flexibility: modular design makes system upgrades easy
  • Increased machine uptime: Smart version (REX12D-T) provides monitoring and remote diagnostics with IO-Link connection
  • Electronic overcurrent protection: supply module (EM12-T) and single or double channel REX12-T electronic circuit protector
  • Modular side by side DIN Rail mounting
  • 12.5 mm width
  • Operating Voltage: 24VDC
  • Current Ratings: 1 – 10A (in fixed increments 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10A) (1 channel) 2A/2A, 4A/4A, 6A/6A (2 channel)
  • Approvals: UL 2367, UL 60947 and UL 508
  • Integrated connection technology (no additional accessories)
  • Manual ON/OFF/Reset momentary switch
  • Status indication LED and signal contact

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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.