Friday, August 13, 2010

Pepperl+Fuchs Two Network AS-Interface Power Conditioner

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the VAN-KE2-2PE Two Network AS-Interface Power Conditioner. The VAN-KE2-2PE is the industry’s first panel mount AS-Interface power conditioner to enable two AS-Interface networks to be operated from a single DC power supply. This power conditioner delivers up to 4 A output power per network connection, and is suitable for double master use without the need for data uncoupling.

“Mounting the previous design was often cumbersome, as the AS-Interface connections were located in the base of the G4 housing. This new power conditioner features a KE2 housing that is DIN rail mountable with easy-to-use and color-coded removable terminals for simplified mounting and operation,” says Helge Hornis, Ph D, Manager, Intelligent Systems Group.

Power conditioners are often used in factory or process automation applications where AC power is not available. In such applications, 30 VDC is run to the junction box and connected to the power conditioner, and with the new AS-Interface power conditioner VAN-KE2-2PE, up to two network segments can be connected there. The ability to make two AS-Interface connections is a powerful option for users because it enables them to power:

  • A dual network gateway,
  • Both segments before and after a repeater, or
  • Both segments after a set of two repeaters

The input voltage is flexible, and the LEDs on the power conditioner’s housing light up to provide voltage indication when voltage drops below 28 V and 26 V, respectively.

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;;

Pepperl+Fuchs VAN-KE2-2PE Power Conditioner

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