Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ferraz Shawmut Surge-Trap Type 1 SPD

Ferraz Shawmut’s Surge-Trap® Type 1 SPD is a fail-safe and economical solution to applications that require a NEMA-style SPD. It is UL 1449 3rd edition approved and offers a wide range of voltage configurations to meet all needs in its class. The Surge-Trap Type 1 SPD features Ferraz Shawmut’s patented TPMOV® technology eliminating the need for additional overcurrent protection, thus providing substantial cost savings.

  • Compact design
  • Easy to mount
  • No additional overcurrent protection device (fuses) required
  • 200kA Short circuit current rating (SCCR)
  • UL 1449 3rd Edition Type 1 Listed
  • Nominal discharge current (In) of 20KA (10KA on select models)
  • For indoor, NEMA 2 applications
  • Status LEDs
  • Wire markers
  • 5-yr warranty

Ferraz Shawmut Surge-Trap Type 1 SPD

Ferraz Shawmut Technical Datasheets

Ferraz Shawmut Surge-Trap Pluggable SPD

The Surge-Trap® Pluggable SPD provides advanced over-voltage protection by utilizing Ferraz Shawmut’s patented TPMOV design, which does not require fuses, a fuse holder or additional wiring in meeting the UL 1449 Third Edition standards thus providing substantial cost savings and reduced installation times. The Surge-Trap Pluggable SPD base is designed to be mounted on 35mm DIN-rail while plugs are easily replaceable upon failure without touching the base or the hassle of rewiring. It also features a visual indicator, easy installation, fail-safe design, mechanical coding and remote monitoring.

  • Easy installation or retrofit
  • DIN-rail mountable
  • Fail-safe /self-protected design
  • Remote indicator (optional)
  • Visual indicator
  • IP20 finger-safe design
  • No fuse required
  • 2-yr warranty

Friday, April 23, 2010

IDEC Automation Organizer Software

IDEC is excited to announce Automation Organizer (AO), an IDEC automation software suite combining the latest versions of their popular WindLDR and WindO/I-NV2 software with a new system configuration software, WindCFG. This combined software will give users a powerful tool to design, debug, and document their control systems.

Automation Organizer includes all of IDEC's latest software upgrades: WindLDR version 6.21, WindO/INV2 version 4.13, and WindCFG version 1.21. IDEC has made significant improvements in how these softwares look and feel, while maintaining the same user-friendly experience. The new WindLDR and WindO/I-NV2 feature completely new graphic user interfaces and a total redesign of the Menu icons. The new Menu layout has been reorganized for quick and easy access to all the commands. And now for the first time, users can create a common tag name database for IDEC PLCs and OI Touchscreens.

IDEC Automation Organizer Software

IDEC Technical Datasheets

Pepperl+Fuchs MNI40 Magnetic Incremental Rotary Encoders

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces MNI40 Incremental Rotary Encoders. The MNI40 is a robust magnetic, non-contact encoder with intelligent diagnostics suitable for a wide range of applications. The MNI40 delivers resolution up to 3,600 pulses per revolution at speeds up to 30,000 rev/min and operating temperatures from -40°C...+100 °C.

Robust, compact and simple installation of the MNI40 make it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications including machine construction, wind power, mobile equipment, material handling lifts and conveying technology. Primary features include:

  • Clear indication via LED display (2-color)
  • Easy installation and setup
  • Quality assurance through complete self-diagnosis
  • Long service life

“The LED indications are particularly useful during installation and setup because they provide information on proper assembly.” says David Rubinski, Product Manager. “The integration of the LED also reduces installation time and test equipment requirements, and offers greater potential for reducing overall costs of machine and/or system construction.” explains Rubinski.

The MNI40 utilizes a zero-contact (magnetic) connection between the encoder sensor and magnetic wheel, enabling the MNI40N encoder to measure speed without ball bearings. This eliminates bearing wear due to mechanical forces and ensures long operating life. The sensor includes sensing electronics, housed in a compact IP67 rated enclosure and an elastomer coated magnetic wheel – so contact with water and oil will not damage the encoder system.

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; fa-info@us.pepperl-fuchs.com; www.pepperl-fuchs.us.

Pepperl+Fuchs MNI40 Magnetic Encoders

Pepperl+FuchsTechnical Datasheets

Turck Single Axis 360-Degree MEMS Inclinometer Sensor

TURCK introduces a new single axis inclinometer sensor for angular tilt detection with an adjustable measuring range of 360 degrees. Inclinometer sensors may be used in a wide variety of industries to solve unique feedback requirements where the customer needs to level platforms, control tilt angle or control a dancer.

The new TURCK inclinometer measures angular tilt in reference to gravity. At the heart of the TURCK inclinometer is a MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system) device that incorporates a micro-electromechanical capacitive element into the sensor that utilizes two parallel plate electrodes, one stationary and one attached to a spring-mass system. Movement causes acceleration that produces deflection in the non-stationary electrode. This results in a measurable change in the capacitance between the two plates that is proportional to the angle of deflection. These signals are conditioned to provide a single analog voltage output (0.1 to 4.9 VDC) or current output (4 to 20 mA).

The micro board design in the MEMS technology allows for a compact, precise inclinometer in a very robust, industrialized package. The inclinometer is IP68 rated, with a temperature range of -30 to 70 °C.

Turck Single Axis 360° MEMS Inclinometer Sensor

Turck Technical Datasheets

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Schneider Electric Hyde Park Ultrasonic Sensors Catalog

For more than 40 years, Hyde Park has been refining ultrasonic technology and has emerged as the world leader. The reliability of Hyde Park ultrasonic sensors is unparalleled in the industry, regardless of how hostile the environment. Easy to set up and operate, Hyde Park ultrasonic sensors are used today to monitor all aspects of the production process while controlling machines running at speeds in excess of 2000 units per minute.

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Electrical South 2010 Repair Services Catalog

With more than 30 years of experience, Electrical South has continually set the standard in the industrial electronic repair business. Electrical South can repair or replace over 100,000 different part numbers from virtually any industrial electronic equipment manufacturer. After becoming a Schneider Electric company in 2006, Electrical South has expanded the list of industrial electronics they repair or replace.

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Phoenix Contact Wireless Selector Guide

Whether serial data, I/O data, fieldbus, or Ethernet communications, Phoenix Contact offers the industrial wireless solution for every application, utilizing technologies ranging from Bluetooth to WLAN, GSM/GPRS, UHF, or proprietary Trusted Wireless.

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Phoenix Contact Valueline Industrial PC Literature

Valueline Industrial PC is Phoenix Contact’s new line of industrial computesr designed for a wide variety of automation, process visualization and control applications. Various screen sizes, CPU, RAM and mass storage choices allow the customer to choose te right hardware to meet the specific application requirements.

Valueline Industrial PC's design is:

  • Modular - Custom-design multiple configurations on the same basic hardware platform. Valueline system accepts an optional PCI expansion module, adding two extra PCI slots.
  • Robust - Fanless design and solid state hard drive option results in a system without any moving parts.
  • Maintenance-friendly - Convenient service door conceals an easily removable hard drive and CompactFlash™ devices for fast swap-outs, as well as easy access to the RTC battery.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Rittal Therm 6.0 Climate Control Sizing Software

Rittal's Therm software makes it even easier to quickly and accurately determine the correct and effective climate control requirements of enclosures and heat sensitive electronics.

Therm 6.0 helps users to select the type and size of climate control solution that best suits your needs to optimize effectiveness and efficiency. This latest version expands upon the popular Rittal Therm platform and makes choosing the appropriate climate control solution for industrial enclosure applications more accurate and easier than ever before.

Therm 6.0 considers all of the “obvious” factors in its calculations:

  • Size and location of the enclosures
  • Ambient temperature and the max. allowable internal temperature
  • Heat load – an integrated database containing the heat loss of many commonly installed electrical components makes it easy on the user
  • Fully integrated air humidity calculation
  • Variables encountered with bayed enclosure suites
  • Elevation above sea level
  • Includes Rittal's newest products such as Thermoelectric Cooler

Banner Engineering IP67 Rated Vision System LED Backlights

Banner Engineering’s new diffused LED backlights for Vision systems provide extremely bright, even lighting from edge to edge in harsh environments.


  • Rugged, waterproof housing, rated IEC IP67
  • Mounts directly from the back or surface mount using available brackets
  • Smooth exterior for easy cleaning
  • Diffused backlights for any Vision system. See Banner’s web site (www.bannerengineering.com) for a complete lighting tutorial
  • Continuous or strobed operation is selectable via sensor software
  • Solid-state LED matrix, in four sizes
  • Available in four visible colors plus infrared
  • Extremely bright light
  • Completely non-corrosive
  • Extremely even intensity edge-to-edge
  • M12 connector

Crydom CN Series Solid State Relays

Crydom, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) and global expert in Solid State Relay Technology, introduces a new line of pluggable/solderable single in-line Solid State Relays, DIN rail mounted sockets and ready to use SSR/Socket Assemblies. The 5 mm wide CN series SSRs meet industry standard pin out configurations for both Solid State and Electromechanical relays and are designed to be plugged into Crydom DRSCN series sockets or soldered into printed circuit boards. Featuring all solid state optically coupled designs, CN series models are available with either a 240/2 amp AC output, 24/3.5 amp DC output, or 48/0.1 amp DC output. Available input configurations include 2.5 to 12 VDC, 15 to 30 VDC and 38 to 72 VDC.

DRSCN series DIN rail mounted sockets include input status LED indicator and are available for 5 to 12 or 15 to 30 VDC control inputs, and 60 to 120 or 60 to 250 VAC/VDC control inputs. The 6.2 mm wide DRSCN sockets are designed to accept industry standard 5 mm wide SSRs or EM relays and snaps onto standard 35 mm DIN rail. SSRs are easily plugged into the sockets and removed via a convenient latch mechanism. Available Marker Strips for the sockets are also offered to allow easy circuit function identification for each socket.

Combining the CN relays and DRSCN sockets, Crydom also offers ready to use SSR/Socket assemblies. The DRA-CN series of assemblies offer all of the features and benefits of both the CN SSRs and DRSCN sockets, but in a ready to use configuration.

Crydom CN Series Solid State Relays

Crydom Technical Datasheets

Friday, April 16, 2010

Turck Stainless Steel Incremental Encoder for Harsh Environments

K├╝bler by TURCK has expanded its encoder line to include a 2-inch incremental encoder with a completely stainless steel housing and Viton seals to resist the effects of corrosion and physical abuse. The Sendix 5006 incremental encoder can handle large fluctuations in temperature, from -40 to 85°C, and is IP67 rated when sealed.

The encoder is available with ten pulse counts up to 5,000 PPR, and with push-pull or RS422 outputs. It incorporates a proprietary Safety-Lock™ bearing assembly that has been tested to provide additional protection against vibration or installation errors.

The Sendix 5006 incremental encoder is ideal for use in a wide variety of industries like food packaging, pharmaceutical, chemical, oil and gas that have either corrosive environments or require long-term durability.

Turck Stainless Steel Incremental Encoders

Turck Technical Datasheets

Monday, April 12, 2010

Heyco Products Solar Masthead II Cordgrips

Heyco is happy to announce that the Heyco Solar MastheadII Cordgrips are now UL recognized under file E51579 to both Canadian and US requirements.

Benefits/characteristics of the Solar Masthead™II Cordgrips include:

  • Provide a watertight seal for PV module output leads to inverters
  • NPT threads easily assemble into schedule 40 fittings
  • Generous wrenching flats allow for ease of assembly
  • Provided with an assembled metal locknut
  • No disassembly required for installation
  • UV resistant and nylon construction with TPE or Buna N Sealing Gland resists salt water, weak acids, gasoline, alcohol, oil, grease, and common solvents
  • 94V‐2 flammability rating
  • IP 68 rating
  • Temperature rating of ‐22°F(‐30°C) to 212°F (100°C)

Due to the thin membrane of Santoprene covering the gland, the user can choose how many wires to use, from 1 to 13, by piercing the wire through the dimpled portion of the gland. Regardless of how many wires used, the gland around the wires will retain a liquid tight seal.

Heyco Masthead™ Cordgrips can be used for solar rooftop installations in place of or in conjunction with rooftop combiner boxes for faster connection and lower installed cost. They are less expensive, easier to install and more aesthetically pleasing than combiner boxes when making ground level connections directly to an inverter. The Cordgrips are threaded into an adapter (also available for purchase through Heyco – PN 8660 & 8661) that can be attached directly to rigid (PVC) or EMT type conduit.

Heyco Products Solar Masthead II Cordgrips

Heyco Products Technical Datasheets

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pepperl+Fuchs VDM28 Distance Measurement Sensors

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces VDM28 Distance Measurement Sensors with Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT). These cost-effective sensors provide distance measurements from 200 mm up to 8 m with repeatable accuracy of less than 5 mm, with resolution of 1 mm and response time as fast as 10 ms, regardless of target surface. Pulse Ranging Technology is an advanced method of distance measurement that provides more precise measurement than phase correlation and time-of-flight techniques.

At just 88 mm x 26 mm x 54 mm, VDM28 Distance Measurement Sensors are the industry’s most compact PRT-based sensors. They feature a visible red laser light source with a small, well defined light spot for quick, accurate alignment. These sensors offer a simple one-touch “teach” process, are immune to cross-talk and provide reliable operation in temperatures ranging from -22°F up to 122°F. They operate at 10-30 VDC with maximum load current of 100 mA, and feature two 4-in-1 discrete outputs. Available options include a 4-20 mA analog output, as well as an IO-Link of Com 2 interface.

“Unlike phase correlation methodology that has limited range and is relatively dependent on good, stable environmental conditions for accurate and repeatable measurements, Pulse Ranging Technology can provide highly reliable and repeatable distance measurements to over 3200 feet with little concern for ambient environmental conditions,” says Gary Frigyes, Product Manager.

With PRT, short pulses of light are emitted from the sensor, reflected off the target and received back to the sensor. This procedure is repeated up to 250,000 times per second. The power of a single pulse is up to one thousand times more intense than the pulses generated by sensors that emit permanent light beams. As a result, PRT-based sensors deliver far more accurate, reliable and repeatable results irrespective of target surface or color, or high ambient light.

VDM28 sensors feature the same housing as Pepperl+Fuchs popular, time tested and field proven Series 28 family of photoelectric sensors for familiarity of use, and installation compatibility with other industry standard sensors. They are ideally suited for use in applications where standard background suppression sensors reach their maximum range, or where a long range sensor with a small light spot is required. Potential application examples include:

  • Vehicle positioning
  • Collision avoidance and/or proper separation of overhead conveyors and cranes
  • Verification and fine positioning of racks in high bay warehouses
  • Stack height monitoring
  • Object identification or classification
  • Measuring coil thickness
  • Distance measurement for monorails
  • People detection and monitoring
  • Level monitoring
  • Fork height monitoring

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; fa-info@us.pepperl-fuchs.com; www.pepperl-fuchs.us.

Turck Rugged Managed and Unmanaged Ethernet Switches

TURCK’s line of Ethernet switches has been updated to include unmanaged models that will support either 4 or 8-pin M12 twisted pair cable, as well as 4 and 5-pin 7/8-16UN power cable. The 4-pin switch is suitable for EtherNet/IP applications with both managed and unmanaged options, while the 8-pin switch is suitable for standard Ethernet applications.

The fully encapsulated switches are capable of information transfer and real-time I/O control in harsh duty locations. The switches support 10/100 Base-T with twisted pair Ethernet cable. The unmanaged switches are available with 5 or 9-ports, while the managed switch is available with 9-ports, with one port used as a RS-232 configuration port.

Set up of the switches is achieved by applying power and connecting devices to the ports. IGMP, RSTP, SNMP and V-LAN are supported by the managed switch and may be configured by the RS-232 serial configuration port or by an internal Web page.

Turck Unmanaged Ethernet Switches

Turck Technical Datasheets

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Schneider Electric Magelis STO and STU HMIs

The new Magelis STO and Magelis STU HMIs are the first small panel HMIs on the market to address the needs of application builders who are price sensitive, but still desire some advanced functionality atypical for a small panel HMI such as data logging, USB port application download and remote Web access.

“When machine builders are looking for basic HMIs, it’s easy for them to become fixated on the lowest price,” said Jacob Kimball, HMI product manager, Schneider Electric. “However, this can end up costing users in the long run if they don’t consider the total cost of working with a low-cost HMI vendor, the product’s scalability for future needs and the lost opportunity cost of value-added features, for example integrated automation control protocols & ports, ease of use for the configuration software, remote access & E-mail, technical support, data storage & management and reliability.”

The Magelis STO HMI is one of the smallest touch screen operator panel on the market. With a 3.4” widescreen, it offers a resolution of 200 x 80 pixels and two versions of a monochrome screen. The screens are either green/orange/red backlight or white/pink/red backlight, which are designed to be visible to the operator at a distance. Superb graphics gives the operator an attractive and improved visualization of the application. The STO HMI also features serial, mini-USB and USB type A ports. Thanks to its low-consumption idle mode, the STO will contribute to the energy efficiency of your application.

The Magelis STU has the capability to send email and offers access via the Internet with embedded Web pages. The STU offers serial port and Ethernet connectivity and a 3.5” full-color graphical touch screen terminal with QVGA and TFT 65,536 colors. In addition, the STU offers patented 22mm pushbutton hole mounting, greatly reducing installation time. There simply is no other HMI product like it.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Crydom / Crouzet SSR Obsolescence Announcement

Crydom announces the continuation of its recent program of product line maintenance. Starting July 1, 2010, the following product families will be declared "obsolete" and no longer available for purchase from Crydom:


  • CR0 (CR-A/CR-D)
  • CTD
  • EF
  • HE-
  • HPF
  • MS11
  • PX/MPX
  • HS- (certain models)
  • -MS11
  • -MS21 (XS)
  • -MS31 (XS)
  • 53 (selected part numbers)
  • SMR (selected part numbers)
  • PB (selected part numbers)

Crouzet SSR

  • HS (certain models)
  • SIMM (84145xxx)

Please see the PDF file for the exact part numbers and possible replacements.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Red Lion Controls New Operator Interface Models

Red Lion is excited to release 11 new operator interface models, with features suggested by their customers. These models provide isolated serial ports for protection in rugged electrical environments.

The two USB hosts allow for barcode readers, keyboards and more to be attached to the G3 HMIs. Optional dual Ethernet ports are also available to separate the factory network from the enterprise level. The display has been updated to 32K color for creating even more vibrant applications.

The new G3 HMIs also have faster processors and increased memory. These new operator interfaces work with Red Lion’s new Crimson 3 software as well as Crimson 2. Models are available with 8, 10 and 15 inch displays.

Red Lion Controls New Operator Interface Models

Red Lion Controls Technical Datasheets