Monday, January 30, 2012

Phoenix Contact SMS Relay Enclosure

The SMS relay enclosure is an all-in-one solution for reliable, compact remote control and signaling. The enclosure is shipped with surge protection for the entire cabinet, power distribution terminal block, SMS cellular relay, and pre-wired terminal blocks for all the inputs and outputs. To simplify ordering, the entire package is available with just one part number.

The user can monitor and control six configurable analog/digital inputs and four relay outputs with NO/NC contacts using SMS messages via any GSM mobile phone network. Each change of status at the input sends a user-defined message to the selected maintenance personnel via text message. A predefined message can be used to enable and disable the outputs via text message. This makes it easy to acknowledge and even remove errors remotely.

Fields of application:
  • Pumps, water supply, waste water
  • Alarming
  • Machine, building and system monitoring
  • Intrusion detection
  • Remote switchgears

Phoenix Contact EX-Certified Pluggable Connectors

Phoenix Contact now offers the only line of pluggable terminal blocks with ATEX, Ex certification.

If systems are installed in potentially explosive areas, a great number of safety precautions must be taken. The requirements of Part 7 IEC 60079 for increased air and creepage distances, heating behavior, aging resistance and insulation capacity of the materials have been certified.

Phoenix Contact EX-Certified Pluggable Connectors

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Phoenix Contact VARIOSUB RJ45 Patch Cables for EtherCAT, SERCOS III and PROFINET

Phoenix Contact now offers RJ45 patch cables for more industrial Ethernet applications, including EtherCAT, SERCOS and PROFINET. 

EtherCAT (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) is an open, high-performance fieldbus system based on industrial Ethernet. EtherCAT is a protocol that was developed to apply Ethernet to automation applications that require short update times. 

SERCOS III – The SERCOS III Protocol is an open digital interface for communication among industrial controls, motion devices and input/output (I/O) devices. It is globally standardized. 

PROFINET is an open-standard protocol for industrial automation based on industrial Ethernet. It is real-time Ethernet.

Phoenix Contact VARIOSUB RJ45 Patch Cables

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Friday, January 27, 2012

Phoenix Contact RAD-ISM-900-DATA-BD-PLUS Wireless Transceiver

Phoenix Contact is pleased to announce the addition of the RAD-ISM-900-DATA-BD-PLUS to its wireless product portfolio. An enhancement to the RAD-ISM-900-DATA series, the DATA-PLUS has integrated, non-isolated I/O. This makes it ideal for customers who are building simple RTU cabinets and need a cost-effective solution with a few I/O points.

The DATA-PLUS is fully interoperable with the existing 900 MHz DATA radio series products. It can be programmed by either DIP switch or the RAD Link 3.25 software.

  • Integrated RS-232/485 ports
  • Up to eight analog/digital/pulse inputs and four digital outputs
  • Individually addressable registers via Modbus or DF1 protocols
  • Freely configurable as a master, slave or repeater
  • DIN rail-mountable
  • 45-mm housing width
  • RF link relay contact and analog RSSI voltage for link quality testing 
  • PC/PLC/RTU interface
  • Pump control
  • Tank level/pressure/temperature monitoring
  • Water/wastewater
  • Petro-chem

Phoenix Contact Lean Managed Switch Line Expanded

The extended wait for new additions to the Phoenix Contact Lean Managed Switch line is over. These additions more than triple the size of the LMS product group. The new models include various five-port models, the inclusion of ST fiber products, as well as the expansion of the single-mode fiber offering. All of the available switches in the LMS line have a corresponding –E version with IGMP snooping/query default enabled, for quick and easy deployment in EtherNet/IP installations.

Since launch, the Lean Managed Switch’s functionality has consistently increased. The LMS supports Rapid Spanning Tree and the proprietary Fast Ring Detection for redundancy. Large Tree Support enables the use of the Lean Managed Switch in network applications with extensive switch usage. The LMS also supports SNMP for switch configuration and diagnostics, port mirroring and port statistics to assist in network troubleshooting, and VLAN for secure network segmentation. With the recently-made-available firmware 3.40, the Lean Managed Switch has even more supported functions:

  • DHCP Server - Automate the assignment of device IP addresses
  • Advanced multicast settings - Optimize a redundant network with multiple controllers in use
    • Extended multicast source detection settings
    • Static and auto query port selection capability
  • External storage of switch configuration - Makes device replacement or copying of common configurations easy

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Banner Engineering Ultraviolet Vision Lights

Banner Engineering has added ultraviolet (UV) light options to their vision sensor light families. Banner's ultraviolet lights were developed to be safely used in machine vision applications where UV-sensitive materials fluoresce when exposed to UV light.  UV models have been added to all established vision light families.

Examples of applications include fluorescing labels, packaging material, glues, dyes and printing in UV inks such as registration marks and barcodes.

Banner Engineering Ultraviolet Vision Lights

Banner Engineering Technical Datasheets

Schneider Electric OsiSense XXV18 Ultrasonic Sensor

The OsiSense™ XXV18 ultrasonic sensor from Schneider Electric provides similar proximity sensing capabilities as most inductive sensors, but delivers greater sensing capabilities with respect to target color, shape or composition. These sensors are self-contained, pulse echo, ultrasonic sensing devices that both transmit and receive sonic energy in an 18 mm cylindrical housing.

Ideal for packaging, material handling and metal working assembly machine applications, these sensors are unaffected by changing light conditions, colors or environmental noise. The OsiSense™ XXV18 ultrasonic sensor is designed to perform reliably in harsh industrial environments where other sensing technologies are challenged (e.g., changing light conditions, dust, dirt, powder, humidity, etc.). The OsiSense™ XXV18 sensors have a sensing range from 2.0 mm (0.08 in.) to 50.0 mm (1.97 in) which is a 25 percent to 200 percent increased sensing range compared to traditional inductive sensors. 

Offering great value at low costs, this OsiSense™ ultrasonic sensor provides a versatile and powerful ultrasonic sensing solution as an alternative to using inductive sensors in proximity sensing applications.

Schneider Electric OsiSense XXV18 Ultrasonic Sensor

Schneider Electric Technical Datasheets

Banner Engineering ED1G Grip-Style Enabling Devices

Banner Engineering’s ED1G Enabling Device provides three-position functionality (OFF-ON-OFF) as required for manual control of a machine.

  • Provides safety function when user either squeezes or releases the handlegrip switch
  • Ergonomic design with a detented enable position (position 2)
  • Terminal 1-2 and 3-4 contacts will not re-close when released from fully squeezed (position 3)
  • Ideally suited for use as an enabling device for robotic cells
  • Optional momentary pushbutton switch (depending on model) that can provide hold-to-run, reset, or jogging/inching functions
  • Built-in strain relief and M20x1.5 conduit connection
  • Meets IP65 or IP66, depending on model

Pepperl+Fuchs 8mm X-Series Pile Driver Extended Range Sensors

Pepperl+Fuchs X-Series Pile Driver™ Extended Range Inductive Sensors are now available in 8mm diameter models. With barrel lengths as short as 35mm, these miniature sensors deliver a 3mm sensing range – 50 percent more range than is available from larger competitive 12mm diameter models. As a result, 8mm diameter extended range Pile Driver sensors eliminate the need to sacrifice sensing range or durability. Like all Pile Driver sensors, its robust, single-piece machined barrel is fully embeddable in steel making it an ideal sensing solution for the toughest metalforming and welding applications.

100% stainless steel housings deliver durability more than 20 times that of the competition’s brass and plastic housings, and Black Armor™ coated weld-immune models are available to repel even the hottest slag particles. Pig-tail connect versions feature integral high visibility power supply and target presence LEDs. X-Series Pile Driver extended range sensors are also available in 12mm, 18mm and 30mm diameters to deliver sensing ranges of 5mm, 10mm or 15mm – up to 2.5 times longer range than traditional inductive sensors.

“An inductive proximity sensor's detection range is a function of its size. Larger styles inherently offer longer sensing ranges than smaller, less powerful models. When selecting a proximity sensor, smaller versions aren't typically chosen due to their limited sensing range,” says Marcel Ulrich, Product Manager, Pepperl+Fuchs. “Instead, restricted mounting space often forces machine designers to reluctantly accommodate the limited distance. The drawback to short sensing distances is clear; a closely mounted, loose-tolerance target is more likely to impact and damage the sensor, causing downtime. Additionally, loose or irregularly-shaped targets can also generate erroneous part counts as they enter and exit the sensing field.”

X-Series Pile Driver’s extended sensing field is a big benefit in automotive manufacturing applications, as it enables reliable detection of irregularly shaped contours, and increased sensor-to-target distances help eliminate contact-related scuffing of “Class A” hood, door and trunk surfaces. Weld-immune models are uniquely capable of providing long range part detection with full immunity to both AC and DC weld fields, and repelling weld splatter. “X-Series Pile Driver’s have an up-front cost that is only 35-40% higher than a traditional plastic-faced sensor. So if a sensing application averages even one contact-related failure per year, the X-Series Pile Driver will more than pay for itself in reduced sensor replacement costs and inventory, and increased machine uptime and throughput,” says Ulrich.

X-Series Pile Driver’s can detect all metals. Advanced circuitry enables restriction-free mounting while delivering the highest available immunity to the effects of industrial noise and temperature extremes. Unlike traditional inductive sensors that are limited to IP67/68 protection, X-Series Pile Driver sensors are IP69k-rated to withstand high pressure washdown cleaning.

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 8mm X-Series Pile Driver Extended Range Sensors

Pepperl+Fuchs Technical Datasheets