Friday, June 17, 2011

Phoenix Contact FKDSO PCB Terminal Block

The Phoenix Contact FKDSO is a spring-cage PCB terminal block that has been specially developed for ME and ME MAX housings. It is the first Push-In Technology PCB terminal block for these housings, and the conductors can be wired without the need for tools.

The PCB layout for the FKDSO blocks is identical to the existing PCB layout for the standard MKDSO blocks. The FKDSO terminal blocks can be integrated into all the available widths of the ME and ME MAX range. New ME upper parts are required (ME...OT-FKDSO KMGY) so that the new FKDSO terminal block can also be used for ME housing.

Major Features and Benefits
  • Conductors can be easily wired without tools
  • Fast connection and removal of conductors
  • Pinning identical to the MKDSO (orthogonal screw PCB terminal block)

Technical Data
  • 2, 3, and 4-position terminal block versions
  • For use in 12.5, 17.5, 22.5, 35, and 45 mm ME(MAX) housings
  • The FKDSO has a pin spacing of 5.00 mm
  • UL Use Group D: 10 A (amperage )/300 V (voltage)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Schneider Electric XUKS Stainless Steel Photoelectric Sensors

Daily cleaning cycles within the food and beverage processing industry subject sensors to severe conditions. Hygiene in the food and beverage processing industry is of paramount importance. The sensors must withstand, at least once a day, cleaning in very severe conditions: high pressure, high temperature and aggressive cleaning products.

Needless to say, the photo-electric sensors must be capable of withstanding these conditions for many years, without failure. With the Schneider Electric OsiSense XUKS (stainless steel 316L, IP69K, ECOLAB) range, this is successively achieved.

Resistance to aggressive environments
In the food and beverage processing industry, the daily cleaning cycle entails:
  • Washing, removal of heavy dirt
  • Cleaning with an alkaline product
  • Rinsing off the alkaline product
  • Extracting calcium deposits using acidic product
  • Disinfecting
  • Rinsing off the disinfection product
  • Rinsing with pure water
OsiSense XUKS has been created to withstand all these operations at high pressure and high temperature.

Ease of mounting and adjustment
High optical performance enables remote mounting and simplified setting-up:
  • Background suppression up to 550mm for white, grey or black object.
  • Visible red spot whatever the brightness conditions.
  • Preset detection which can be simply and quickly adjusted using flush “teach” button.


This sensor withstands all chemical and mechanical aggression:
  • For resisting chemical products: ECOLAB certification
  • For resisting high pressure and high temperature: degree of protection IP69K
  • For resisting mechanical shocks: stainless steel 316L monobloc case.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Schneider Electric Harmony XB5R Wireless/Batteryless Push Button Video

Utilizing wireless technology, the Harmony™ XB5R Wireless, Batteryless push button is easy to install in both new and existing applications, such as bottling, packaging, and conveying lines. Now, you no longer need to pass a cable through the machine structure or cable tray to connect the push button to the electrical panel -- cutting installation costs by 20% as compared to traditional wired solutions.

When the operator pushes the button, mechanical energy is transformed into electrical energy, which sends a one-time radio message to the receiver. The batteryless solution offers permanent availability, benefits the environment, and eliminates costly battery maintenance, re-charging and recycling.

The wireless technology helps to achieve greater productivity by providing operators with greater freedom and mobility, allowing them to remotely control machines at a distance of up to 25 meters away in a metal cabinet. Similar to other Harmony products, the wireless, batteryless push button is well-suited for harsh industrial environments where added protection of your people and machines is paramount.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Schneider Electric Harmony XB5R Wireless/Batteryless Push Button

Schneider Electric's Harmony XB5R Push Button is the first industrial switch with no wires and no batteries that offers flexibility and mobility to equipment operators and cuts installation costs up to 20 percent. With its powerful functionality to pass wireless signals through doors, walls, and floors, the Harmony wireless, batteryless push button allows equipment operators to remotely control machines at a distance of up to 25 meters in an industrial environment, enabling better control of industrial operations anytime, anywhere.

This functionality is especially valuable in conveyance machines in automotive, mining, and logistics applications, as well as palletizers and bottling machines in food and beverage applications.

These push buttons come in ready to use packages with transmitter and receiver already paired, making the ordering process simple and contribute to the fast implementation. Additional ZB4 and ZB5 transmitters are available as components, and up to 32 transmitters can be paired to a single receiver!

Schneider Electric MD Enclosed Motor Disconnect Switch

Schneider Electric announces the launch of the MD enclosed motor disconnect switch. The MD enclosed motor disconnect switch serves as a local on/off switch for a motor when the motor branch circuit protection is in a central enclosure. This switch comes in a compact NEMA 4X enclosure and is available in 30 amp and 60 amp versions. The switch is horsepower rated and available with auxiliary contact modules.

Schneider Electric Altivar 212 Variable Speed Drive

Schneider Electric announces the Altivar 212 variable speed drive designed to provide OEMs and control panel builders an energy efficient and economical solution for pump and fan applications. The Altivar 212 adjusts motor speed to the required flow of air or fluids, reducing energy costs by 30 percent. Engineered to reduce maintenance costs, the Altivar 212 features electronic motor controls that reduce the mechanical stress on belts, piping and ductwork and eliminate valve or inlet guide vane maintenance.

The compact size of Schneider Electric's Altivar 212 saves panel space, while offering an easy to use remote LCD keypad and configuration tool. The Altivar 212 is compatible with the Altivar LCD keypad and multi-loader. It also includes four integrated building automation networks and its reduced harmonic technology lowers wiring and short circuit protection costs.

Schneider Electric Altivar 212 Variable Speed Drive

Schneider Electric Technical Datasheets

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Schneider Electric Enclosed Altistart 22 Soft Start/Soft Stop Motor Controller

The Enclosed Altistart 22 solid-state combination motor controllers from Schneider Electric provide a pre-engineered, integrated solution for reduced voltage starting and soft stopping of standard three-phase asynchronous induction (squirrel cage) motors. The enclosed controllers consist of a circuit breaker disconnect and an Altistart 22 soft starter in a stand-alone enclosure.

With its energy efficient features, such as reduced current inrush, reduced voltage drop and mechanical shocks, the Enclosed Altistart 22 controller offers an ideal solution for your basic motor control needs, including:
  • A six thyristor (SCR) solid-state power configuration providing smooth acceleration and deceleration control of three-phase squirrel cage motors
  • Control algorithms that are integrated to ensure smooth rotation throughout the starting ramp without mechanical instability at the end of starting
  • An integral shorting contactor to reduce steady state controller operational losses
Achieve greater energy efficiency with simple system integration and control
  • Integrated bypass reduces the number of external components: power wiring, contactor and control wiring for coil
  • Wiring six terminals instead of twelve saves time and money
  • Integrated bypass contactor decreases heat dissipation, allowing for a smaller enclosure
  • Conformal coated printed circuit boards provide enhanced resistance to harsh environments, increasing the service life of your installation and reducing maintenance costs

Schneider Electric LL984 Editor for Unity Pro

Maximize your past investment in Schneider Electric's Modicon® PLCs by updating your development software to the new Unity Pro editor with ladder Logic. Built specifically for Modicon PLC users, the new LL984 editor allows you to keep your existing programming algorithms and add additional connectivity and functionality available only with modern processors. Best of all, you even get to manage it all from within a language and interface that you already know and recognize.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Turck BL20 Economy I/O Distribution Line

TURCK announces the availability of BL20 Economy gateways for EtherNet/IP™ and Modbus TCP. Providing a flexible in-the-cabinet system for distributed I/O, these economical gateways can be paired with a broad range of I/O slices to suit virtually any application’s communications and transparency requirements. Unique to TURCK’s modular I/O systems, RFID can be incorporated to any distributed I/O product simply by applying the necessary RFID-S slices. The gateways provide sophisticated features in an economical and compact package, including dual Ethernet ports and functionality with digital and analog, as well as specialty modules.

BL20 Economy gateways are equipped with an integrated Ethernet switch that allows a line topology between multiple gateways without using an external switch, eliminating the need for additional cable runs to the PLC. BL20 Economy gateways bridge the backplane communication to the network communication, such as EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, DeviceNet™, CANopen or PROFIBUS®.

TURCK’s BL20 Economy gateways accommodate up to 32 I/O modules, resulting in a system that may contain up to 512 digital I/O points or 128 analog I/O points, as well as a combination of digital and analog points, on a single gateway. Analog inputs and outputs are configurable by channel for current, voltage or RTD, so that users do not need to stock multiple cards for design or replacement. Gateways are addressed via a dip switch, I/Oassistant software or through the integrated web server.

The BL20 Economy gateway is available with an integrated power supply, eliminating the need for an additional power module to feed the I/O bus. The BL20 Economy Gateway is designed to work with all TURCK Economy I/O slices, as well standard BL20 slices, which are uniquely hot swappable and available in either tension (spring) or screw bases.

Crydom LifePlus ED Series Solid State Relays

Crydom’s new “LifePlus ED series” of AC and DC output pluggable Solid State Relays offer Electromechanical Relay users the opportunity to directly replace traditional 12 x 29 mm EMRs with Crydom’s proven Solid State Relay Technology. Solid State Relays offer substantial performance advantages over traditional EMR switching solutions in many applications including significantly greater life expectancy (>100 million operations), contactless high speed switching eliminating contact bounce and resulting electrical noise, precise logic compatible control inputs, acoustically silent operation and high vibration resistance, among many others.

Available in a SPST N.O. configuration, the “LifePlus ED series” offers output ratings of either 3 or 5 amps rms at 24 to 280 VAC, or 5 amps dc at 1 to 48 or 1 to 80 VDC, all at 40 °C ambient temperature. AC outputs incorporate Crydom’s proven Back-to-Back SCR technology while DC outputs utilize high efficiency FETs, both technologies resulting in the lowest possible on-state power dissipation and high surge current ratings which make the “Crydom LifePlus” an excellent choice for applications such as small Motors, Solenoids, Heaters and Lamps. Optically isolated control inputs available include 3 to 15 VDC, 18 to 32 VDC, 48 to 72 VDC, 18 to 36 VAC and 90 to 140 VAC.

Crydom’s “LifePlus ED series” relays are UL 508 recognized for both general purpose and motor control applications and compliant to IEC 62314 LC-A resistive and LC-B inductive application requirements. They are also CE certified to the IEC Low Voltage Directive and compliant to the IEC EMC Directive. The “LifePlus ED series” relays are available in the industry standard 12 x 29 mm plug-in relay package and fit standard DIN rail and PCB mountable sockets, allowing direct replacement of SPST N.O. EMRs in most applications. Featuring all solid state construction, “LifePlus ED series” SSRs provide an excellent improvement in performance over traditional EMRs.

Crydom LifePlus ED Series Solid State Relays

Crydom Technical Datasheets