Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pepperl+Fuchs G10 Safety Module

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the G10 safety module – the world’s smallest AS-Interface safety module with IP67 protection. Applying a strict “less is better” design philosophy, G10 safety modules are a Safety at Work solution that reduces the complexity and cost of any safety installation. Additionally, the design supports high modularity enabling OEMs to transform any conventional safety device into an AS-Interface networking solution, thus further reducing inventory requirements and simplifying machine designs.

“AS-Interface Safety at Work is the premiere technology for combining conventional and safety I/O devices on a single network, and the new G10 safety module significantly expands the Safety at Work capabilities,” remarks Helge Hornis, manager of intelligent systems at Pepperl+Fuchs. “In fact machine builders searching for ways to simplify their safety installation should give this technology and the G10 safety module a good look, as OEMs who have implemented this solution can reduce wiring requirements up to 90 percent.”

The ultra-compact G10 modules feature a single-piece design that delivers unobtrusive simplicity and superior long-term reliability when compared with complex multi-part safety module designs. With innovative Connect & Done technology the ultra-compact 40 mm x 27 mm x 22mm housing can be placed directly inside a cable tray, eliminating mounting requirements in many applications.

With its Connect & Done technology, adding safety devices to any setup using the G10 safety module takes only minutes. And it is irrelevant if magnetic door switches, e-stops or key operated door switches are necessary.

“A single two-conductor AS-Interface flat cable can hold up to 31 dry-contact safety devices of any kind. Now, safety data is directly passed on to a conventional PLC where detailed diagnostics can take place,” explains Hornis. “Because all safe operations are handled through Safety at Work costly safety PLCs are never needed, further reducing the cost of the system. And while safety PLCs are justifiable in some cases, the added cost is too much for small to medium size installations.”

“With over 20 years involvement in AS-Interface, Pepperl+Fuchs is passionate when it comes to developing exceptional products. Our engineers draw from a wealth of innovative design ideas like the robust, single-piece G10 housing with its unique pivot-top design, the highest grade gold plated piercing needles, and best-in-class electronic designs. As a result, the G10 safety module is innovative like no other Safety at Work module on the market,” says Hornis.

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 G10 Safety Module

Pepperl+Fuchs Technical Datasheets

Banner Engineering K80FDL Indicator

Banner Engineering's K80FDL is a large, extremely bright indicator for use in both indoor and outdoor applications.  Applications include traffic control at truck docks, car washes and general machine status indication.


  • Available in six colors and up to three independent colors in one unit.
  • DIP switches adjust solid ON or flashing for each color.
  • Flat mount with large flat face to allow for clear indication from farther distances.
  • Two user-selectable flash rates.
  • IP67 housing.
  • 12 to 30VDC operation.

Pepperl+Fuchs G11 AS-Interface I/O Modules

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces three new G11 Series AS-Interface I/O Modules. The first two modules offer two analog outputs each; one for 0-20 mA operation for flat cable connectivity and one for 0-20 mA operation with an M12 round connector. The third module offers four analog outputs of either 0-20 mA or 0-10 V for flat cable connectivity that can be powered by AS-Interface or an auxiliary power source. The output type of each module can be selected by DIP switch or automatically determined based on the connected load.

“The G11 Series are simply some of the best designed AS-Interface modules available in the marketplace. Their simple, round housing design enables the AS-Interface cable to easily exit the housing in any direction to significantly simplify installation and operation. The round design also leverages an O-ring gasket to make these modules impervious to water jets or submersion,” says Tim Cicerchi, Product Manager, Pepperl+Fuchs.

These Ecolab, clean-design certified modules not only deliver reliable operation – they help improve productivity by delivering the fastest analog to digital conversion available today. These modules also provide lead break detection and integrated shield connection in the M12 connector and on the base to maximize reliability. A gasket keeps dirt and water from collecting between the base and the top of the unit. Stainless steel mounting hardware helps to ensure reliable installation.

With its unique yellow flat cable, AS-Interface supplies power to sensors and actuators, and enables users to transfer data to up to 31 analog nodes per AS-Interface network. Retrofitting AS-Interface is extremely simple, and the installation time and costs are much lower compared to conventional wiring technology. AS-Interface transfers data reliably, is extremely resistant to electromagnetic interference, has a diagnostic function and can detect faults such as short circuits.

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 G11 AS-Interface I/O Modules

Pepperl+Fuchs Technical Datasheets

Honeywell Sensing and Control WOI Limitless Wireless Operator Interface

The new Limitless™ Wireless Operator Interface (WOI) Series expands Honeywell's Limitless™ wireless portfolio by providing a packaged pushbutton solution for manufacturers and OEMs. This Series adds a human interface device to the product-driven interfaces of Limitless™ switches and receivers. With both momentary and maintained contact options, the Limitless™ Series now offers wireless control from both person and position.

The WOI is a controller designed to wirelessly turn equipment on and off, open or close gates/doors, or provide notification to remote locations. It is especially beneficial for remote monitoring applications where wiring or wire maintenance is not physically possible or economically feasible. Combining this greater flexibility with proven harsh-duty packaging can result in increased efficiencies and ease in establishing a remote operator for use in a variety of applications.

Potential industrial applications include CNC action, conveyors, door/gate action, lifts, material handling, motor drives, presses, pumps, quality control buttons, specialty machines, Stop/Start machinery, Stop/Start production, and valve action. Potential transportation applications include agricultural equipment and movable machinery.

Key Wireless Advantages

  • No wiring or connectors to the switches required, drastically reducing installation time and costs 
  • Less wire maintenance and repair, resulting in a more reliable alternative with more uptime compared to traditional wired solutions
  • Ideal for remote monitoring applications where wiring is not physically possible or economically feasible
  • Ideal for retrofitting existing equipment and systems to minimize installation costs and disruption