Monday, November 30, 2009

Turck analog+ Sensors that can Differentiate Between Metals

TURCK has enhanced the functionality of its analog+ proximity sensors to differentiate between the types of metal being detected—independent of the distance from the sensor.

Available in ring and flat housings that can provide up to 11 mm of sensing range, these sensors function well in stamping, die cutting and metal sorting applications where different metal types are frequently found.

The analog+ material detection sensors use inductive coils whose RF fields are influenced differently for each metal type. The signal difference is then converted into a 0 to 10 VDC analog signal to signify which type of metal is being detected. Additionally, a wide operating temperature rating of -10 to 70°C makes these sensors particularly useful in cold pilger rolling mills that draw seamless pipes.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Banner Engineering SB12 and SB12T Photoelectric Sensors

Banner Engineering's new SB12 and SB12T opposed-mode photoelectric senbsors offer a low price solution for OEMs, machine builders, and material handling applications.

  • Flange-mounted, small 12 mm (0.47") diameter tubular opposed mode sensor pair
  • Easy-to-mount; no brackets required — SB12: simply press sensor into a 12.7 mm (0.5") diameter hole with a panel thickness between 1.5 and 3 mm (0.63" to 0.125") / SB12T: panel mount sensors in pre-drilled hole and tighten single retaining nut, resulting in reduced installation costs
  • Narrow effective beam allows for multiple sensors in close proximity
  • LED status indicators for Power ON, Output Overload, Signal Received and Marginal Signal
  • 10 to 30V dc supply voltage with single NPN or PNP output, depending on model
  • Light Operate (LO) or Dark Operate (DO), depending on model

Thursday, November 19, 2009

E-T-A ESS22-T Rail-Mounted Double Pole Electronic Circuit Breaker

E-T-A Circuit Breakers is pleased to announce the introduction of the ESS22-T rail-mounted electronic circuit breaker. Intended for the use in ungrounded systems, the ESS22-T is the ideal solution for select types of medical equipment and subsea applications. The ESS22-T is designed with selective disconnection and double-pole physical isolation of loads which allows the product to only disconnect the faulty load circuits in the event of an overload or short circuit. Its rapid response to overloads or short circuits maintains a consistent control voltage for the other loads - such as PLCs, control systems and bus couplers - preventing downtime of the entire system.

E-T-A’s ESS22-T is available in a range of current ratings from 0.5A to 10A. Short circuit currents are limited to 1.4 times the rated current and the faulty load is disconnected after approximately 100ms. Inrush peaks, from switching on capacitive loads up to 20,000 µF are tolerated, avoiding nuisance tripping. In the event of an overload, the electronic circuit breaker will disconnect at 1.1 times the rated current after 3 seconds.

The ESS22-T can be snapped easily onto industry standard rails and its slim design of 22.5 mm width x 90 mm height/depth saves space in compact control cabinets. Status indication of the connected load circuit is provided by a multicolored LED and the state of the ON/OFF switch. In the event of a failure, two physically isolated contacts provide a failure signal to the control system. The load circuit can be reset using the manual ON/OFF switch which can also be used during maintenance.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pepperl+Fuchs F99 Inclination Sensors Now Available with CANopen Interface

Pepperl+Fuchs F99 Inclination Sensors are now available with CANopen interface. As a result, users can easily configure and monitor the incline or tilt angle of machine elements or equipment platforms in single or dual axis applications, from 0° to 360° with accuracy of ± 0.5°, via the CANopen interface.

Engineered to deliver reliable operation in harsh environments, F99 inclination sensors feature metal mounting brackets, an outdoor IP68/69k rating, high shock resistance to 100 g and models with either 4-20mA or 0 to 5 VDC analog outputs that can represent the user-configured angle range. They feature a power supply range of 10 VDC to 30 VDC, two adjustable switching outputs and provide reliable operation in temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C.

Standard models incorporate pushbutton configuration allowing users to scale the output range and define the limit points, and tilt direction has independent calibration for increasing analog output for either clockwise or counter-clockwise tilt direction. Flexibility, coupled with a robust mounting frame and user scalability over the complete 360° range, promise significant value in mobile equipment, agricultural equipment, material handling, automated storage and any other application requiring inclination/tilt angle measurement.

Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leader in the design, manufacture and application of high quality factory and process automation products and services. Pepperl+Fuchs pioneered the development of proximity sensors 50 years ago, and has set the standard for innovation and quality ever since.

Pepperl+Fuchs, 1600 Enterprise Parkway, Twinsburg, OH 44087; (330) 486-0001; fax: (330) 405-4710;;

Turck Kübler Draw Wire Encoders

Kübler by TURCK has expanded its draw wire series with versions that measure 0.25 meters to 40 meters. This system is designed to work with sensors and encoders with analog outputs, such as 0 to 10V, 4 to 20mA and potentiometers, as well as incremental (push-pull and RS422), absolute (SSI and BISS) and fieldbus (CANopen, PROFIBUS®, DeviceNet™ and EtherCat) interfaces.

At the core of a draw wire device is a drum mounted on bearings, onto which a wire is wound. The winding takes place via using a constant force spring that results in high traverse speed of up to 10 m/s, and acceleration of up to 140 m/s2. A long service life of approximately 2 million complete cycles can be achieved with draw wire encoders.

The robust draw wire system is constructed with a titanium-anodized aluminum housing and a stainless-steel wire with a diameter of 0.5 mm. The wire experiences no wear due to a diamond-polished ceramic guide. A wide temperature range of -20 to 85°C (options available with -40 to 90°C range), as well as the optional IP67 protection rating, permit use in difficult environmental conditions.

The systems have a linearity of up to 0.05 percent and can be supplied (on request) with the relevant calibration certificate.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Harting Han-Modular ECO Connector

The Han-Modular® ECO connector is based on the well known Han-Modular® system. The modules of this series can be very efficiently prepared for individual insertion in the compact plastic housing. The housing is available as a robust, industry compliant IP 65 variant, as well as an IP 20 version for applications in control and switching cabinets.

As optimally coordinated modules are offered for a very wide range of applications, the system is highly flexible and universally deployable. Various modules are available up to 70 A and 1000 V, as well as signal modules with up to 25 contacts and special data modules.

The Han-Modular® ECO connector is highly cost efficient, simple and fast to connect and convenient to handle.

Harting Han Q 4/2 Connectors Now With More Wiring Options

The Han® Q 4/2 connector finding widespread use in automation and drive technology is now available with wiring technologies that dispense with the need for special tools. The power contacts for a rated current of 40 A are connected with the help of standard hex key. The two signal contacts designed for rated current of 10 A feature the Han-Quick Lock® termination technology that requires no more than the use of a standard screw driver.

With this addition, HARTING is providing the Han® Q series with a further variant offering optional termination technologies. The Han® Q 4/2 is frequently deployed in combination with the Han® Q 8/0 that is also available in crimp and the Han-Quick Lock® wiring technology for on-site assembly in the field. The mating faces are identical, independent of the respective termination technology, and are therefore 100 % pin compatible. This provides the option of selecting the most suitable termination technology on the device and cable side, according to customer applications and requirements.

The inserts fit the IP 65 housings of the Han-Compact® range and are available as plastic and metal versions. Among other features, metal hoods are available with a separate PE ground terminal point that place the protection conductor on the housing potential. With this new addition, housings are now available for all application areas and as high protection types for the Han® Q 4/2 axial screw and crimp versions: plastic housings for interior areas, metal housings for outdoor and indoor use and housings with conductive surfaces for EMC applications.

Technical specifications of the Han® Q 4/2 axial screw version to DIN EN 61984:

Power contact: 40 A 400/690 V 6 kV 3
Conductor cross-sections: 4-6 mm² (10 mm² optional)

Signal contacts: 10 A 250 V 4 kV 3
Conductor cross-sections: 0.34 – 1.5 mm²

Harting Ethernet Switches Obtain DNV Ship Approval

HARTING Ethernet switches have now obtained the DNV ship approval. DNV stands for Det Norske Veritas and is an independent, worldwide leading authority of approvals and certifications in the maritime area. The type approval is granted according to special guidelines that have been developed for international shipping. In September 2009, the Ethernet Switches received the respective approvals:

eCon 2030-A
eCon 2040-A
eCon 2050-A
eCon 3080-A
eCon 3080-A1
eCon 3080-A4
sCon 3100-AA
mCon 3100-AAV
mCon 3082-ADV
mCon 3082-AEV

In connection with the type certificates according to DNV, the temperature, air humidity and vibration characteristics, as well as EMC properties were examined. The subsequent product approval applies to areas such as machine rooms, decks and bridges. In addition to the demands stipulated by DNV, the requirements of the standard for navigation and wireless communication equipment for maritime shipping (DIN EN 60945:2003-07) were also confirmed for the respective products.

Harting Han DD Module Now Available with Quick Lock Termination

The Han® DD module is now also available with the Quick Lock® termination technique as a module for on-site assembly in the field. The further development of the track proven module with crimp connection enables time saving and simple assembly without special tools. With these benefits the Han® DD Quick Lock module is also predestined for on-site assembly in the field. The reliable and vibration resistant contacts offer superior safety, even in the most demanding applications in industry and traffic engineering. In terms of electrical specifications the new Han® DD Quick Lock module with 12 contacts designed for operation at 10 A and 250 V, is identical with the speficcations of the track proven module with crimp connection and is 100 % plug compatible.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Banner Engineering TL30F Tower Light

The TL30F indicator light provides a multi-segment indicator light in a flat metal housing for simple mounting to horizontal or vertical surfaces of work centers or automation machinery. The bold segmentation between colors allows quick and easy visual indication of machine status. The TL30F light can be mounted using three mounting holes or using the family of brackets listed in the datasheet. The TL30F indicators complement the popular PVA & PVD family of bin picking and error proofing sensors.

  • Rugged metal housing provides a durable and easy to install multi-segment indicator light
  • Energy efficient LED light sources ensure long operating life with no maintenance
  • Illuminated segments provide easy-to-see operator guidance and indication of equipment status
  • Displays up to 5 colors
  • Compact devices are completely self-contained
  • Bimodal inputs (NPN or PNP) controls segment illumination
  • Immune to ambient light, EMI and RFI interference
  • 18 to 30V dc or 24V ac operation
  • No assembly required
  • IP65 rated

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Schneider Electric Pumptrol 9013 Corrosion-Resistant Pressure Switch

The best in pressure switches just got better. You'll notice the difference even before you take your new Square D brand pressure switch out of the box. The packaging for the Pumptrol 9013 pressure switches has been redesigned to make it sturdier. A new label with larger, easier-to-read type has also been added. But it's what's inside that really counts.

Protection that's environmentally responsible.
Pumptrol 9013 pressure switches now feature environmentally friendly Chromate 3 plating. This RoHS-compliant (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) plating, silver in color, reduces the potential for corrosion and rust. It covers all metal parts, protecting the switch's key mechanical components. A sturdy black plastic hole plug has been included in every box, so its easy to keep bugs, debris and other contaminants out of your switch.

Easy installation, grounding.
Grounding is secure. Indents have been added just above the two green ground screws to better hold the wiring. Better retention of ground wire strands means greater reliability, and faster wiring. Clear, simple-to-follow instructions help you assure proper installation. A switch cover label also provides setting instructions right when you need them.

Quality is assured.
What's more, you'll know immediately that your switch is an authentic Square D by Schneider Electric switch. The Square D logo is permanently stamped at the base of the metal frame. The manufacturing date code is also permanently stamped into the frame above the ground screw. Inside, you'll see Schneider Electric's commitment to delivering value, with 80 percent of the components in every switch manufactured in the USA to strict quality standards. All this means you can be confident this Pumptrol switch will perform reliably for you, year after year.

Solutions for every application.
The Pumptrol 9013 FSG-2 is just one of thousands available from the #1 brand in the industry. Schneider Electric offers many products with modifications and special features, including switches built to your exact specifications.

As a leader in pressure switches for the water and water well industry, Schneider Electric continues to provide the best in product quality, availability and service. And with over 65 years of reliable performance in the field, Schneider Electric offers the proven mechanical and electrical life you depend on for critical water applications.