Monday, December 19, 2011

Banner Engineering EZ-LIGHT K50 Rotating and Strobing Beacon

Banner Engineering has added a rotating and strobing beacon to their existing EZ-LIGHT® K50 Beacon family.  The rotating and strobing function of this indicator was developed for areas where a bright, attention-getting signal is needed that is viewable from all directions.

K50s are intended for indoor and outdoor general status indication including areas with high levels of ambient light where a standard indicator light would go unnoticed.


  • Intense levels of light output for areas with high ambient light – even outdoors
  • Light viewable around the entire perimeter
  • Strobing models also emit light from top
  • Attention getting signal is viewable from all directions
  • Rotating Models: Three functions available – Solid ON and two rotating speeds
  • Strobing Models: Three functions available – Solid ON, single strobe, and double strobe
  • 12 to 30V dc operation - 12V dc operation is useful for applications on mobile vehicles
  • Rugged, sealed thermoplastic housing rated for IP67 and IP69K

Crydom H1 High Voltage AC Solid State Relays

Crydom, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) and global expert in solid state switching technology, has expanded its Series H1 of high voltage AC output Solid State Relays. Complementing the successful Crydom Series H1 1200 Volt Blocking models, the new models now offer even higher levels of breakdown voltage and noise immunity (>1600 volts) for applications in installations where electrical transients are common and might otherwise damage less robust SSRs. The new Crydom Series H1 models include AC output ratings up to 90 amps at 660 VAC, with available control voltage of 4 to 32 VDC.

The Series H1 1600 Volt Blocking models feature 4000 VAC optical isolation, optional LED input status indicator, optional installed thermal pad and are available in either Zero Voltage or Random Turn-On versions. Crydom offers a variety of accessories for the Series H1 including a plastic touch safe cover, terminal lugs accepting up to 1 AWG wire, heat sinks rated from 5.0 to 0.5 °C/W, and mounting hardware kits. The Series H1 is UL and cUL recognized, RoHS and China RoHS compliant, and CE certified to the EMC and Low Voltage Directives.

Crydom H1 High Voltage AC Solid State Relays

Crydom Technical Datasheets

Monday, December 12, 2011

80/20 Routing Services for Thick Plastic Panels

80/20's routing service has been expanded to include 3/8" or 1/2" thick plastic panels so that they can be mounted in the T-slot with a rubber gasket.  The method used to calculate plastic panel dimensions mounted in the T-slot of a frame does not change.

Other panel services can be used on these thicker panels, however, longer mounting screws may be needed for certain panel and door components.

80/20 Routing Service for Thick Plastic Panels

80/20 Technical Datasheets

New 80/20 Panels

80/20 has expanded their selection of polycarbonate and wire mesh panels:

Polycarbonate Panels
  • Now available in 1/8", 3/8" and 1/2" thick sizes, with corresponding metric thicknesses
  • Mount 3/8" or 1/2" thick plastic panels in the T-slot with rubber gasket

Wire Mesh Panels
  • Now available in powder coated blue and black
  • Low-cost alternative to expanded metal panels
  • Lightweight yet impact resistant
  • Power coat finish

PVC Coated Wire Mesh Panels
  • Now available in 2" x 2" dimensions
  • Widely used in guarding and enclosure applications
  • Strong, yet lightweight
  • Low wear value, won't flake or chip
  • Corrosion-resistant and light impact-resistant

Carling Technologies L-Series Circuit Breakers

Carling Technologies is pleased to introduce the new L-Series Circuit Breaker, a compact, high performance breaker ideally suited for the rigors and confined spaces found in today’s telecom/datacom power distribution units and rack systems.

The L-Series provides best in class performance in an innovative low profile, space saving package. The slick design complements the overall spatial objectives now required by telecommunications and data-communications systems designers in their quest to reduce the overall size of equipment, while increasing transmission capacity. Further, a patent pending flush rocker actuator design and optional push-to-reset guard offers additional protection against accidental switching.

  • Ultra low profile design saves valuable space
  • Optional handle guard actuator
  • UL 489 LISTED Branch Circuit breaker
  • Designed for worldwide datacenter compatibility with up to 240VAC ratings

New Pepperl+Fuchs ML4.2 Subminiature Photoelectric Sensor Models

Pepperl+Fuchs has expanded its family of ML4.2 Series Subminiature Photoelectric Sensors. A number of new models are available to help maximize machine productivity by delivering faster response times, multibeam redundant detection, independent outputs and zero deadband sensing, among other significant benefits.

“New ML4.2 high speed models offer 250 ┬Ás response time, which is twice as fast as standard ML4.2 models. For users this means less wasted material for converting applications, higher resolution for trigger applications and improved switching precision,” says Jeff Allison, Product Manager, Pepperl+Fuchs.

ML4.2 dual sensor redundant detection models feature dual light beams from two emitter LEDs that reflect light to two receivers. These beams act as a logic “OR” so that either beam can switch the output. Having a redundant light beam enables transparent or glossy objects that are foil or plastic-wrapped to be much more reliably sensed when compared with single beam sensing.

An ML4.2 model with dual sensor redundant detection and independent outputs features dual beams from two emitter LEDs that reflect light to two receivers, where two independent outputs indicate the state of each separate beam. “This model provides an affordable means of aligning or guiding translucent paper, plastic and fabric webs, as it serves as two sensors in one package. When the web is properly positioned, one beam detects the web while the other beam does not. This sensor can also be used to detect a gap between two objects to suppress the detection of small particles such as paper dust. Other potential applications include semiconductor and PCB positioning for conveying and buffering,” explains Allison.

Two precise sensing models are also now available to deliver the sharpest sensing distance cut-off and smallest switching hysteresis on the market for background suppression sensors. The first model is available with a visible red emitter, and senses black and white color extremes within an extremely tight sensing window. A black test object is sensed up to 20 mm from the sensor, a white test object is sensed up to 21 mm away and no targets are detected at or beyond 22 mm. In contrast, a standard version ML4.2 sensor enables background suppression at 25 mm from the sensor. A second model senses black to 40 mm, white to 43 mm and no objects at or beyond 43 mm.

“This level of precision is significant for users with objects that need to be detected just one to three millimeters in front of the background, such as detecting a piece of cardstock on a belt, or the angle or straightness of paper in a feeder,” says Allison.

A new ML4.2 series retroreflective sensing model with no sensing deadband is used with a corner-cube reflector and is polarized so that shiny objects will not be erroneously seen as the reflector. An innovative single optical axis design eliminates sensing deadband. A second model also includes an output that monitors signal strength.

“These sensors are perfect for applications that require more signal strength than is available with background suppression sensors, and sense at either very close or long sensing distances. They can be used when rigid reflectors or even reflective tape must be detected up to the sensor face, as a standard retroreflective mode sensor would typically not see reflective tape unless it were two to four inches from the sensor. They are also well suited for detecting objects such as solar cell wafers and packaged tubes or cartons where precise and repeatable leading edge detection is a must,” explains Allison. 

Lastly, new ML4.2 series thru-beam sensors deliver maximum signal strength in situations where retroreflective and background suppression models do not have sufficient optical power. They feature an optical alignment aid to indicate marginal signal strength, a status LED to indicate if small objects are not detected at high speeds, and quadruple the speed of previous generation thru-beam sensors. They are ideally suited for applications with sensing distances up to at least 8 meters, and in dirtier environments.

All non-thru-beam ML4.2 series sensors feature integrated crosstalk immunity to eliminate concern for side-by-side mounting, a tamperproof design with no external adjustments, 4-in-1 output to reduce inventory requirements and wiring hassles, and superior immunity to ambient light even for high frequency energy-saving lights. They also feature diagnostic LEDs in the front and back of the housing for quick and easy status indication, an antistatic and scratch-resistant glass lens ideal for printing and paper environments, and metal reinforced mounting holes that provide robust operation in demanding industrial applications.

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 ML4.2 - High Speed

Pepperl+Fuchs ML4.2 - Dual Sensor Redundant Detection

Pepperl+Fuchs ML4.2 - Dual Sensor Redundant Detection and Independent Outputs

Pepperl+Fuchs ML4.2 - Precise Sensing

Pepperl+Fuchs ML4.2 - Retroreflective w/ No Sensing Deadband

Pepperl+Fuchs ML4.2 - Retroreflective w/ No Sensing Deadband & Signal Strength Monitor

Pepperl+Fuchs ML4.2 - Thru-Beam

Pepperl+Fuchs Technical Datasheets

Phoenix Contact White and Blue Wire Duct

The newest additions to Phoenix Contact's wire duct product line are their white and blue wire duct. 

Certain applications, such as the biotech, oil & gas, food industries and Intrinsically Safe environments, will require the use of white or blue wire duct. For example, the food industry prefers the white wire duct, as it exemplifies their cleanliness. 

The white or blue wire ducts have the same key features as Phoenix Contact's standard wire duct, including the easy-on/easy-off wire duct cover, a single part number for both the duct and cover and two score lines for easily breaking the duct fingers and walls. The white or blue wire ducts are available in the same height, width sizes and 2 m lengths as their standard wire duct. The PVC material has a V0 inflammability rating as per UL 94.

Phoenix Contact White and Blue Wire Duct

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Friday, December 2, 2011

Phoenix Contact AC SYSTEMTRAB - UL 1449 3rd Edition

Remote sites are facilities or structures that contain electrical or electronic processes and are located in hard-to-reach areas. The high cost of service and the long meantime to repair require higher level of surge protection. Specifically, applications in these facilities must be able to handle multiple high energy surge events, such as lightning, without compromising the surge protection.

The AC SYSTEMTRAB can handle multiple high-energy surge events, such as lightning, without compromising its surge protection. Even if it is damaged, your critical equipment will still be protected from future surges until a repair can be performed. This dual stage device provides notification when the protection level reaches 50 percent. All models are available in the following voltages:
  • 120/240 Single/split phase
  • 480/277 Wye
  • 480 Delta
  • Now tested to UL 1449, 3rd Edition by ETL
  • Type 1 and 2 SPD (lightning strike and transient surge suppression combination)
  • Arc-chopping spark gap technology combines with TVSS for a completely coordinated hybrid surge protection system
  • Residual voltage as low as 900 volts during full surge current discharge
  • Product includes 200 kA IC surge rated fusing with disconnect
  • Removable (hot-swappable) modules allow quick and easy verification testing and replacement
  • Local and remote diagnostics
  • Daylight visible LED
  • NEMA 4 enclosures for indoor and outdoor installation
  • NEMA 4X stainless steel enclosures for installation in corrosive environments
  • 10-year "no-nonsense" warranty; free replacements of any failed components