Friday, July 31, 2009

New Products from Phoenix Contact

MINI 12VDC Uninterruptible Power Supply

Especially compact and easy-to-use, the new MINI-DC-UPS/12DC/4 is a combination of the power supply unit and an uninterrupted power supply in the conventional ME housing. It secures the operation of all connected 12 V consumers in the electrical systems both in the case of an error-free supply network and in the event of mains interferences.

The combined solution enables a slim design with dimensions of 67.5 x 99 x 107 mm. The wide-range input allows input voltages between 85 V AC and 264 V AC; 2 A is provided at the output with a regulated and adjustable output voltage between 10 V DC and 16 V DC. The rechargeable battery module supplies an output voltage between 13.6 V DC and 9.6 V DC in the buffer mode. A 1.6 Ah or a 2.6 Ah rechargeable battery module is used depending on the required buffer time. The buffer time varies depending on the load current.

The system availability is increased using extensive signaling through control lamps and active switching outputs. The charging process of the rechargeable battery module, the operational readiness, the buffer mode and the alarm messages are displayed before the rechargeable battery module is discharged. The service life of the rechargeable battery module can be increased by optimum battery management; for example, a temperature-compensated charging protects the rechargeable battery module at high ambient temperatures. An integrated timeout minimizes installation costs considerably.

Phoenix Contact MINI 12VDC UPS

QUINT SFB 24V/40A Three-Phase Power Supply
This new QUINT SFB variant is the smallest three-phase, 24 V DC/40 A, industrial-grade power supply currently available. At only 96 mm (3.78 in), it is ideally suited for demanding applications with restricted space allowances.

  • Worldwide input voltage range: 3 x 320-575 V AC, 450-800 V DC
  • Selective Fuse Breaking (SFB) Technology: 215 A output for 12 ms
  • Adjustable output: 18-29.5 V DC
  • Advanced diagnostics: DC OK, Power Boost, Overload

STEP NEC Class 2 Power Supply

The new STEP power supply with 24 V DC, 3.8 A output has been specifically designed for NEC Class 2 applications where a 100-watt inherently limited power supply is needed.

  • Worldwide input voltage range: 85-264 V AC, 95-250 V DC
  • Adjustable output voltage of 22.5-25 V DC
  • Fine tuning of output voltage
  • Efficiency: Only 0.7 W consumption idling
  • Local diagnostics: Indication of the DC output status

Monday, July 27, 2009

Turck 8mm Extended Range Sensor with All-Metal Sensing

TURCK’s Q08 uprox®+ factor 1 sensor is now equipped with extended range capabilities of 8 mm for all metals. The Q08 sensors’ compact size is well-suited for applications with limited mounting space, and an IP 68 protection rating allows the sensors to be used in a wide variety of applications.

The Q08 sensor family comes equipped with internal shielding that effectively eliminates pre-damping, allowing the user to utilize the sensor’s full switching distance even when mounted on metal surfaces. Two LEDs provide a reliable visible indication of the switching status.

TURCK’s uprox+ factor 1 sensors do not have a reduction factor and are capable of detecting steel, stainless steel, copper, brass and aluminum at the same rated sensing distance.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Phoenix Contact M12 High Density Connectors

Phoenix Contact high-density connectors are now available in an M12 size, to provide more flexibility for your applications. Available in 12- and 17-pole versions, these connectors provide more points of I/O than the traditional M12 sensor/actuator connectors.

  • M12 SPEEDCON thread
  • Connector types for panel feed-through and 180-degree PCB mount
  • 12- and 17-pole versions
  • Male and female
  • PCB shielding pin option

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Turck PC and Integrated Push Button-Programmable Interface Modules

To simplify device setup and installation time, TURCK’s interface module (IM) family may now be programmed via a PC or integrated push buttons using FDT/DTM software, along with PACTware. This software allows multiple parameters to be set and saved in a matter of seconds. The ease of use and structure of this system allows asset management ability with trending and data logging of values.

TURCK’s IM models may be used to monitor the speed of motors, shafts and conveyors, the temperature of RTD’s and thermocouples, and to control or monitor analog signals for linear movement, temperature, pressure, level control or any other device using 4 to 20 mA signals. Intrinsically safe models to control devices in hazardous areas are also available.

All models are equipped with a two-line transfl ective LCD display, making it easy to read even in very bright light. The modules also incorporate a universal supply voltage and removable terminals, making them easy to install in new or existing systems.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New Products from Schneider Electric

C60H-DC Miniature Circuit Breakers
Manage your global applications with the C60H-DC miniature circuit breakers that feature a compact footprint and were designed for a variety of direct current (DC) control circuits for applications globally. By applying the same breakers for global DC applications, you can reduce part numbers and cost for inventory.

This circuit breaker can be utilized with all of the existing Multi 9 TM accessories and provide overcurrent protection for DC control circuits when applying within electrical equipment where a branch circuit protection is already provided or not required. Featuring CCC certification, this circuit breaker helps in selling for use in China and also eliminates all costly tracking process for exporting equipments with DC breakers from China.

The C60H-DC miniature circuit breaker is ideal for emergency applications where an auxiliary energy source is required to supply essential services in hospitals, telecommunications, data centers, safety and emergency installations like alarms and lighting.

XUX8 Adjustable Background Suppression Sensors
Designed specifically for the packaging industry, the XUX8 photoelectric sensor is the only highly accurate diffuse photoelectric sensor that contains adjustable background suppression. The state-of-the-art technology makes it ideal for short and long range sensing on packing and wrapping machines.

The XUX8 is:
  • Available in both AC/DC models
  • 5-wire AC or DC NC/NO relay output
  • 3-wire DC, solid-state output
  • Programmable for Normally Open or Normally Closed functionality

Earth Leakage Module for PowerPact H- and J-Frame Circuit Breakers
Industry experts indicate that the majority of all electrical circuit faults that occur in industrial and commercial power systems are initially manifested as ground faults (also called earth leakage or residual current). Detecting ground faults before they reach hazardous levels helps avoid damage to critical process equipment. This allows preventive maintenance to be scheduled before costly damage occurs, minimizing costly downtime.

The Square D® earth leakage module (ELM) provides protection against low-level ground fault in 15 A to 250 A circuits. The ELM is a UL 1053-listed module which connects to a PowerPact H- or J-Frame molded case circuit breaker (MCCB) to provide low-level, ground-fault sensing and protection functions with sensitivity ranges between 30 mA and 3 A. Each ELM has adjustments for five current sensitivity levels and four time delays. This allows settings to help maximize protection and minimize risk of nuisance tripping, in each application (the time delay defines the length of time during which the leakage will persist, before tripping is initiated).

Friday, July 17, 2009

Phoenix Contact Trusted Wireless Ethernet Radio with Bus Connection

Phoenix Contact is pleased to announce the addition of the RAD-ISM-900-EN-BUS to the wireless product family. The RAD-ISM-900-EN-BUS offers a bus connection, which allows I/O modules to be connected directly to the radio. This provides the flexibility to collect I/O without the need for a remotely located PLC.

As in the WLAN-BUS and Trusted Wireless Serial radios, the bused I/O is mapped to MODBUS registers, offering easy integration to any MODBUS network. This offers an ideal solution for SCADA systems, as remote I/O can now be collected and reported wirelessly using a single radio device.

  • MOTR-9 technology offers superior radio performance at various data rates
  • Enhanced security with 128/192/256-bit AES encryption
  • Adjustable over-the-air data rates up to 500 kbps
  • Master/slave/repeater-slave operation modes
  • Store-and-forward repeater capability
  • Ethernet, RS-232, RS-422/485 connectivity ideal for new and legacy systems
  • -40 to 65 degrees Celsius operating temperature
  • Busable I/O mapped to remotely accessible MODBUS RTU/TCP registers

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pepperl+Fuchs Flat to Flat Cable Splitter Box

The VAZ-T1-FK-CLAMP1 AS-Interface Flat-to-Flat Cable Splitter Box with two double spring terminals from Pepperl+Fuchs’ is now rated for 8A operating current. The 8A rating allows users to transfer the same current as is possible with competitive splitter boxes, but in a smaller, lower cost package. With the ability to connect two cables and transfer 8A of current, users will be able to connect machine sections at full current.

“Particularly useful for applications inside of junction boxes, this splitter box greatly simplifies and speeds the connection of devices to AS-Interface. It finally facilitates the simple connection of junction boxes and panels to the trunk line, as well as power supplies and AS-Interface scanners to the bus without sacrificing current capabilities,” says Helge Hornis, PhD, Manager, Intelligent Systems.

The splitter box features a compact, one-part housing with IP20 protection for robust operation and simple installation. This splitter is part of a family of solutions that, with a low starting list price, makes AS-Interface wiring even more cost attractive.

Because of its simplicity, AS-Interface is an ideal wiring solution for machines that are built, tested and broken down for shipment before being reassembled at the customer plant. Typical applications include general conveyor and specialty machines. Safety solutions using AS-Interface Safety at Work also benefit from this timesaving adapter.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Banner Engineering SureCross DX80 FlexPower Solar Node

The SureCross™ DX80 from Banner Engineering is a radio frequency network system built around a Gateway and one or more Nodes.

  • Wireless industrial I/O device with two discrete inputs, two analog inputs, one thermistor input, one discrete NMOS output, and one battery status input
  • Switch configurable to allow for user programmability
  • FlexPower™ power input options allow for +10 to 30V dc or a solar power assembly input option to supply continuous power to external devices
  • Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology and Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) control architecture combine to ensure reliable data delivery within the unlicensed Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) bands
  • Transceivers provide two-way communication between the Gateway and Node, including fully acknowledged data transmission

Banner Engineering SureCross DX80 FlexPower Solar Node

Banner Engineering Technical Datasheets

Monday, July 6, 2009

New Literature from Finder Relays

Finder 2009-2010 Catalog
Finder’s 10,000 different products represent one of the most extensive product lines available on the market. They are the result of specialization across a variety of relay types: step relays, light dependent relays, miniature and sub-miniature PCB relays, plug-in general purpose and power relays, relay interface modules, timers, relay and power timers, relay sockets and accessories.

Finder Relay Interface Module Selection Guide
Finder Relay Interface Modules allow you to combine your relay, socket, clip and LED/suppression module into one part number. This selection guide covers the spectrum of relay interface modules offered by Finder.

Friday, July 3, 2009

New Literature from Turck

Proximity Sensors

Turck has released a new Proximity Sensors catalog encompassing its entire line of inductive, capacitive, analog and ultrasonic proximity sensors. The 600-plus page catalog contains TURCK’s entire proximity sensor line, as well as specialty sensors for non-traditional applications.


Turck’s Connectivity catalog contains almost 1,000 pages of molded cordsets, junction boxes, receptacles and specialty connectivity products to consolidate industrial wiring. This catalog now includes TURCK’s complete line of power cordsets.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Literature from IDEC

Surface Mount LED Spider Lights

IDEC introduces a new line of Surface Mount Indicators, the LH series of LED Spider Lights. These slim and stylish LEDs are best for mounting on the surface of equipment or panels, maintaining excellent visibility from the front and the side!

HG2G Operator Interface

The 5.7” HG2G series from IDEC are superior-quality operator interfaces with the advanced features and flexibility your applications demand, at a cost that promises to keep you under budget. The HG2G has a super-bright monochrome LCD screen with sharp visibility, a built-in Ethernet port for remote communications, and a slim design providing space savings.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Turck 7/8 16UN Connectors that Provide 600V and 15A

TURCK announces new A-Size 3 and 4-pin 7/8 16UN powerfast™ connectors that provide up to 600 Volts and 15 Amps of power. These IP67 rated connectors provide a modular wiring system designed to handle high current applications for machine power distribution, while providing resistance to vibration commonly associated with conveyors, motors and material handling applications.

The cordsets are available with a tray rated, exposed run PVC flexlife® cable, with or without STOOW rating, and 14 AWG wires that allow you to replace hard wiring with a robust, quick disconnect system that saves the time and money spent installing a conduit system.

The A-Size powerfast line offers male and female, straight connectors, standard and custom lengths, and pigtails or extensions. To make the system complete, fully encapsulated mating receptacles, with 1/2”-14 NPT mounting threads are available.