Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Banner Engineering TL70 Tower Light Modules

A multicolor module supporting up to three standard colors in a single segment is now available for Banner Engineering’s TL70 tower light. This module has the same brightness and form factor as a single color segment and can be used to replace a three segment tower light – ideal for applications where tower space is at a premium. A TL70 can accommodate one multicolor module per light. A single color segment or audible module may also be used with a multicolor module used in the bottom position.

Also available for the TL70 tower light is a loud 101 dB audible module. This module is twice as loud as the standard audible module and the volume can be controlled via dipswitches on the module. This module specifically addresses customer requests for a louder audible module that can be easily heard in environments where high ambient noise competes with critical alerts and alarms.

  • Standard audible 92 dB or louder 101 dB audible modular segments available
  • A single multicolor modular segment supports up to three standard colors (2-color and 3-color models available)
  • Modular or pre-assembled versions available
  • Bright illuminated modules provide easy-to-see operator guidance and indication of equipment status
  • Light and audible segments are easy to configure using DIP switches on each segment
  • Rugged, water-resistant IP65 housing with UV stabilized material
  • Black or gray housing options available
  • Cost-effective, and easy-to-install multi-segment indicators
  • Segments appear gray when off to eliminate false indication from ambient light
  • Choice of 5 different LED segment colors: red, green, yellow, blue, white
  • Three flash rates per LED segment: solid on, 1.5 Hz flashing, 3 Hz flashing
  • 92 dB or 101 dB alarm with four audible tones per unit: pulsed, chirp, siren, continuous

Friday, December 18, 2015

Banner Engineering Q4X Laser Distance Sensor w/ Dual Outputs & IO-Link

Banner Engineering’s new Q4X dual channel sensor can be configured with dual discrete outputs, providing a single sensor solution for applications such as high/low monitoring for fill level or dancer arms. New functionalities, such as offsets, totalizer, and pulse frequency modulation (PFM) output provide a unique set of tools for solving a wider range of applications. Q4X with IO-Link provides users with additional benefits, such as remote configuration, sensor backup, and easier preventative maintenance. All of these new capabilities continue to reinforce the Q4X as the ultimate problem solving sensor.

  • Solves difficult distance-based applications regardless of target surface reflectivity, including black foam on black plastic, black rubber in front of metal, multicolor packaging and targets of all colors
  • Dual mode, intensity distance, allows the Q4X to solve new applications including clear objects detection and error proofing applications
  • New features such as offsets, totalizer and customizable window sizes allow for more easily solving a wider range of applications
  • Reliable sensing range up to 300 mm
  • Able to detect height changes as small as 0.5 mm
  • Display provides clear user feedback for easy setup, and bright output indicator provides high visibility of sensor operation
  • Durable and robust construction resists mechanical impact, over tightening and extreme vibration
  • FDA grade stainless steel, chemically-resistant material and laser marked sensor information withstands aggressive cleaning procedures
  • Rated to IP67, IP68 and IP69K
  • Superior ambient light resistance

Phoenix Contact UNO-UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply

The new UNO-UPS from Phoenix Contact is a compact, 24 V DC solution used to provide standby power in the event of an AC mains power loss. This UPS is perfect for compact controllers, PLCs, an HMI, and other low-power devices. 

This cost-effective UPS includes an integrated 0.8 Ah VRLA, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) lead-acid battery. This battery allows for application temperatures from -15°C to +50°C. You can expect this AGM battery to last for up to five years.

LEDs indicate the unit’s operational condition. The status may also be communicated to a supervisory control system through the integrated status contacts. Additionally, the battery runtime can be adjusted by a rotary dial to prevent the battery from being deep-discharged. Runtime may also be controlled through remote shutdown input.

An external 24 V DC power supply is required to supply input power to the UNO-UPS. The UNO AC to DC power supply, P/N 2902992, is an ideal choice to power this UPS.

Phoenix Contact UNO-UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Phoenix Contact Cable Entry System Multigates

Phoenix Contact continues the expansion of its Cable Entry System (CES) product line with the addition of their low-cost CES Multigates. These space-saving, panel feed-through metal-reinforced cable entry plates offer a high degree of protection (IP66/67) by way of double-membrane sealing. Capable of handling up to 37 cables with an OD from 5 mm up to 60 mm, the CES Multigate product has a UL 94 V-0 flame rating and is oil-resistant (black material).

The CES Multigate offers customers another panel feed-through solution, especially in applications where a panel-mounted connector is not preferred. With a single part number, the CES Multigate provides ordering simplicity, space savings, and a quick and easy method to route unterminated cables through control cabinet enclosure walls.

  • Can accept up to 37 cables
  • Compatible with cable OD sizes of 5 mm to 60 mm
  • High IP 66/67 degree of protection via double membrane sealing
  • UL 94 V0 flame resistance rating
  • Flame retardant and oil-resistant (black material)
  • Temperature rating -40°C to +100°C
  • Mounting plates available for quick installation

To help make installation easier, Phoenix Contact has also released module mounting plates for the CES products. Manufactured from stainless steel, the plates help make mounting the CES and CES Multigate products even easier.

Phoenix Contact Cable Entry System Multigates

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Phoenix Contact CHECKMASTER 2 Surge Protector Test Device

Introducing Phoenix Contact’s newest automated test equipment for pluggable surge protectors: the CHECKMASTER 2. The CHECKMASTER 2 allows you to check the health status of their surge protection plugs. It thoroughly tests all protective elements such as spark gaps, gas-filled surge arresters, voltage-dependent resistors, and suppressor diodes in a single test cycle.

The test results are recorded electronically in accordance with IEC 62305. The CHECKMASTER 2 saves all test results to the internal memory with power supply failure protection. The test reports are available via USB stick for convenient review and processing.

  • Convenient, safe, and fast testing
  • Barcode scanner and keypad for easy operation
  • Option for manual entry of circuit identification
  • Automatic documentation of test results
  • Backward-compatible with most Phoenix Contact pluggable SPDs

Newport Electronics Platinum PT Series Temperature and Process Controllers

The Platinum Series family of microprocessor-based PID controllers offer unparalleled flexibility in process measurement. While extremely powerful and versatile, great care has gone into designing a product that is very easy to set-up and use. The automatic hardware configuration recognition eliminates the need for jumpers and allows the firmware to automatically simplify itself, eliminating all menu options that do not apply to a specific configuration. Offered in 1⁄32, 1⁄16, and 1⁄8 DIN sizes, the 1⁄16 and 1⁄8 DIN models can be configured with dual displays.

Each unit allows you to select the input type from 9 thermocouple types (J, K, T, E, R, S, B, C, and N), Pt RTDs (100, 500, or 1000 Ω, with either 385, 392, or 3916 curve), thermistors (2250 Ω, 5K Ω, and 10K Ω), DC voltage, or DC current. The full bidirectional voltage or current inputs are fully scalable to virtually all engineering units, with a selectable decimal point that is perfect for use with pressure, flow, or other process input.

Control can be achieved by using on/off, PID or heat/ cool control modes. PID control can be optimized with an autotune feature; and in addition, a fuzzy logic adaptive tuning mode allows the PID algorithm to be continuously optimized. The instrument offers up to 16 ramp and soak segments per ramp and soak program, with auxiliary event actions available with each segment. Up to 99 ramp and soak programs can be created and program chaining offers unparalelled programming flexibility. Multiple alarms can be configured for above, below, hi/lo, and band triggering using either absolute or deviation alarm trigger points.

The Platinum Series temperature controller features a large, 9-segment LED, three-color, programmable display with the capability to change color and/or change the state of designated outputs every time an Alarm is triggered. Various configurations of mechanical relay, SSR, dc pulse, and analog voltage or current outputs are available. Every unit comes standard with USB communications for firmware updates, configuration management, and data transfer. Optional ethernet (1⁄16 DIN and 1⁄8 DIN models only) and RS232/ RS485 serial communications are also available. The Analog Output is fully scalable and may be configured as a proportional controller or as retransmission to follow your display. The universal power supply accepts 90 to 240 Vac. The low voltage power option accepts 24 Vac or 12 to 36 Vdc.Additional features usually found only on more expensive controllers make this the most powerful product in its class. Some of these additional standard features are: remote setpoint for cascaded control set-ups, high-high/low-low alarm functionality, external latch reset, external ramp and soak program initiation, combination heat/cool control mode, configuration save and transfer, and configuration password protection.

Newport Electronics Platinum PT Series Temperature and Process Controllers

Newport Electronics Technical Datasheets

Honeywell Sensing & Control NGC Compact Limit Switches

Honeywell Sensing and Control’s MICRO SWITCH™ Compact Limit Switches, NGC Series, are a configurable platform of medium-duty switches that allow you to choose SPDT (single pole, double throw) or DPDT (double pole, double throw) circuitry while maintaining the same housing and mounting footprint throughout the NGC Series. MICRO SWITCH™ NGC Series can be configured more than 380,000 ways, carries global approvals, and are sealed to IP67 for potential use in indoor and outdoor applications.

  • SPDT or DPDT configurable circuitry
  • Silver alloy and gold plated contact options
  • Metal and plastic housing options
  • Cable and connector terminations
  • Variety of heads and actuator levers
  • Snap-action, positive-break contacts
  • UL, CE, cUL, and CCC approvals
  • NEMA 1, 4, 12, 13
  • IP67 sealing

Honeywell Sensing & Control VF360NT and VF360ST High Sensitivity Latching Sensor ICs

Honeywell Sensing and Control is pleased to announce its High Sensitivity Latching Sensor ICs, VF360NT, VF360ST, AEC-Q100 qualified for use in the transportation industry. AEC-Q100 qualification provides enhanced reliability and quality of electronic components. Components meeting these specifications are often suitable for use in harsh automotive environments without the customer’s need for additional component-level qualification testing. The VF360NT is north pole activated, while the VF360ST is south pole activated.

  • Qualified to the AEC-Q100 standard for potential use in automotive applications
  • Fastest response time in its class [1.5 μs]
  • Operate from 30 Gauss typical at 25°C [77 °F] and 55 Gauss maximum over the full -40 °C to 150 °C [-40 °F to 302 °F] temperature range
  • Latching magnetics
  • Repeatable magnetics (no jitter)
  • No additional electronic noise generated by sensor
  • Non-chopper-stabilized design
  • Subminiature SOT-23 surface mount package supplied on tape and reel (3,000 units per reel)
  • 3VDC to 24VDC
  • Built-in reverse polarity protection RoHS-compliant material

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Turck M12 Pressure Resistant Sensors

To keep up with advanced manufacturing technologies and the continuously shrinking sizes of applications, Turck is introducing high-pressure inductive sensors in an M12 housing. Previously available in an M18 housing, the introduction of the M12 high-pressure sensor series allows Turck to meet your evolving needs. The new offering is available in two lengths, 78 mm and 56 mm. 

"We heard from customers, particularly with hydraulics applications, that a more compact high-pressure sensing solution was needed,” said John Murphy, Product Manager. “The M12 high-pressure sensor provides an ideal solution for these applications without sacrificing any performance.”

The high-pressure M12 sensor series utilizes a robust stainless steel housing, suitable to withstand static or dynamic pressure up to 500 bar. The sensors offer a sensing range of 1.5 mm and carry an IP68 rating, allowing them to withstand demanding environments.

  • More compact solution to meet shrinking size requirements
  • Robust housing to withstand demanding environments
  • Ideal solution for hydraulic, stamping, and machine fabrication
  • Sensing range of 1.5 mm
  • 303 stainless steel housing
  • 500 bar pressure rating
  • Power supply 10...30 VDC
  • AP and AN configurations available
  • IP68 rated

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Phoenix Contact PTPOWER 35, 50 & 150 Terminal Blocks

Phoenix Contact introduces three additions to the PTPOWER family. PTPOWER 35, 50, and 150 now extend our reliable spring type connection on conductors up to 300 MCM.

Screw-type connections have long dominated larger wire terminations, because a suitable spring version was not available. More customers have requested a spring-type version for the added benefits it offers, including a faster termination as well as consistent connection technology among all connections within their cabinet. PTPOWER fulfills these requirements with a fast, safe, and reliable connection.

These high-power blocks have a similar design and accessories to their smaller counterparts in the CLIPLINE complete line, including marking and testing adaptors.

All PTPOWER products from Phoenix Contact feature Power-Turn technology. This patented design enables large conductors to be connected quickly and easily with the turn of a lever. Up to three high-quality springs work with the prismatic terminal body base to create a vibration-resistant conductor connection that is stable in the long term. In addition to this quick and safe Power-Turn feature, our unique push-in capabilities can still be used. With the terminal block in the “closed” position, the user simply pushes a wire in until it stops. This is the world’s fastest way to connect wires greater than 2 AWG.

  • All PTPOWER blocks are UL Recognized
  • Both DIN rail (15mm) and direct mounting versions available
  • Product range includes sets of 3, 4, or 5 terminals at once
  • Conductors enter through the side, eliminating the need to accommodate a bending radius
  • Two and three position insertion bridges available on 50, 95, and 150 blocks 
  • Test points are included on both sides of the terminal, with an option for a 4 mm test socket block 
  • The AGK 10-PTPOWER voltage pick-off terminal fits two conductors up to 6 AWG

Banner Engineering Q26 Luminescence Sensor

The new Q26 series luminescence sensor is a compact, cost-effective addition to Banner Engineering's luminescence sensor line. It uses UV light to activate luminescent dyes, inks and surfaces in a target, enabling reliable detection of labels, adhesives, tamper resistant seals in consumer packaged goods, and other industrial applications. It has the same form factor as the Q26 clear object sensor and replaces Banner’s QL50 luminescence sensors.

  • Easy-to-set programming options
  • More than 20 mm of operating range
  • Circular UV LED spot
  • Fast, 250 microsecond response time
  • Compact IP67 rated housing
  • Push-button teach for simplified programming
  • Simple configuration of output with LO/DO switch
  • Tamper evident seal detection
  • Detection of:
    • Adhesives/glue
    • LOCTITE on fasteners in assembly operations
    • Fluorescent items in textile and carpet material
    • Clear labels on clear containers
  • “Invisible” registration control and feature identification
  • Component identification
  • Product orientation, sorting and brightness monitoring
  • Ceramic tile and substrate process control monitoring
  • Wood product optimization (defect marking)
  • Product Verification: cosmetic, food, pharmaceutical
  • Printing and Publishing: verification of work and color intensity

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Crouzet SSR CNR AC Output DIN Rail Solid State Relays

Crouset SSR announces the new CNR series of AC output DIN rail solid state relays.  CNR SSRs are available in 20A and 30A versions, in relay or contractor configurations, both in a 22.5mm package.

  • Output rating 20 and 30 Amps
  • Output voltage 48-600 VAC
  • Integral heat sink eliminates the need for complex thermal calculations
  • LED input status Indicator
  • DBC substrate for superior thermal performance
  • Epoxy-free design minimizes internal component stress
  • AC or DC control
  • IP20 touch-safe housing
  • Relay or Contactor Configuration
  • C-UL-US Listed and TUV approved
  • Built-in over voltage protection

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Crydom NOVA22 Solid State Relays

Crydom, the global expert in solid state switching technology, is pleased to announce the new NOVA22 AC and DC output solid state relays. NOVA22 solid state relays are available in both DIN rail (DR22 series) and Panel mount (PM22 series) packages.

  • DIN rail models rated up to 35 Amps and panel mount models rated up to 95 Amps
  • 22.5mm wide package
  • 4-32VDC, 90-280VAC/DC or 18- 52VAC/DC input control options
  • Relay or contactor configuration
  • Innovative “Elevator” screw for easy connection of ring terminals
  • LED input indicator
  • Overvoltage protection
  • Zero voltage or instantaneous turn-on output
  • 100kA Short Circuit Current Rating
  • Maximum I2t value of 8320 A2sec
These features make NOVA22 SSRs unique in the market, outperforming competing products on each front with a broader working temperature range (-40°C to +80°C), and higher resistance to surge current (1290Amps x 20 msec). High I2t models (8320 A2S) allow use of the solid state relay in conjunction with circuit breakers instead of fuses allowing short circuit protection in Type 2 Coordination per IEC 60947-4-1. Contactor configuration models include a plug-in connector for the control input, available in either standard “screw” or “spring” terminals.

The DR22 series is available in either AC output voltage (48 to 600VAC) or DC output voltage (1 to 200VDC). Current rating at standard 40°C is 20Amps, 30Amps and 35Amps (only for AC output) and high I2t value (8320 A2S), making NOVA22 the only 22.5mm DIN rail mount solid state relay with 35Amps @ 40°C on the market!

The PM22 series is available with AC output voltage (48 to 600VAC). Current ratings include 25Amps, 50Amps and 95Amps and high I2t value (8320 A2S) making NOVA22 the only 22.5mm panel mount solid state relay with 95Amps on the market! Crydom also offers the new HSP-7 thermal pad available for purchase as an accessory or already assembled on the solid state relay to facilitate installation.

Crydom’s NOVA22 DR22 Series is cULus Listed and PM22 Series is cURus approved according to UL508 standard. AC Output devices are also TUV certified according to EN 62314 standard. Other certifications include; CE compliant to the Low Voltage and EMC Directives and to the RoHS and China RoHS Directives.

Crydom NOVA22 Solid State Relays

Crydom Technical Datasheets

Monday, November 9, 2015

Honeywell Sensing and Control Magnetoresistive Sensor ICs

Honeywell Sensing and Control's Magnetoresistive Sensor ICs, Standard Power Series, are sensitive devices designed for applications that need a durable and reliable speed or position sensor for large air gaps or small magnetic fields in standard power (3 VDC to 24 VDC) applications. Unlike reed switches and other magnetic sensors, Honeywell’s solid state design offers a sensitivity of 11 Gauss max., making it the highest sensitivity sensor in its class for standard powered applications.

  • Magnetic sensitivities:
    • Ultra-high sensitivity (SM351RT and SM451R): For applications requiring ultra-high magnetic sensitivity (7 G typical operate, 11 G maximum operate)
    • Very high sensitivity (SM353RT and SM453R): For applications requiring very high magnetic sensitivity (14 G typical operate, 20 G maximum operate)
  • Package styles:
    • SOT-23 (SM351RT, SM353RT)
    • Flat TO-92-style (SM451R, SM453R)
  • Supply voltage range 3 VDC to 24 VDC
  • Omnipolar sensing activates with either pole from a magnet
  • Temperature range -40 °C to 85 °C [-40 °F to 185 °F]
  • SOT-23 supplied on tape and reel (3000 units per reel)
  • RoHS-compliant materials meet Directive 2002/95/EC

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Banner Engineering EZ-SCREEN LS Safety Light Screens

Banner Engineering's EZ-SCREEN® LS is a rugged, small profile, extremely easy-to-use safety light screen that incorporates the popular features of the original EZ-SCREEN 14 & 30 mm and EZ-SCREEN Low Profile systems. This cost effective light screen has been aggressively priced, coming in lower than the EZ-SCREEN Low Profile and up to 25% less than a similar EZ-SCREEN 14 & 30 mm system. 

The Lean & Simple design of the EZ-SCREEN LS combines Machine Safety and the notion of Lean Manufacturing by focusing on features that provide high-value for most applications while eliminating those that unnecessarily add cost and complicate the installation, use, and maintenance of the device.

Simple to use, but not lean on benefits, the EZ-SCREEN LS provides enhanced features that include intuitive bi-color alignment indicators, automatic cascade configuration, end-to-end sensing design for "no blind zone” installations, robust IP65/IP67 housing with metal end caps, and more. 

  • Two-piece design optoelectronic safeguarding device with convenient setup without configuring DIP-switches, PC software, hand-held programmers, or other devices
  • Three resolutions (detection capability) available: 14 mm, 23 mm, and 40 mm with a range of up to 12 m (39 ft.)
  • Sensor lengths from 280 mm (non-cascade) to 1820 mm in 70 mm increments
  • Cascade models combine up to four systems, any length, any resolution, any number of beams
  • Cascading adds 2 ms to overall response time for each additional segment (6 ms max.)
  • Alpha/Numerical diagnostic display and status indicators for concise troubleshooting and number of beams blocked
  • Flexible wiring scheme allows the emitter and receiver positions to be interchanged (swapped) without rewiring
  • Highly immune to EMI, RFI, ambient light, weld flash, and strobe light using dual-scan technology
  • Compliance with the most rigorous world-wide safety standards. FMEA tested to ensure control reliability and third party certified to Type 4 per IEC61496-1/-2, Category 4 PLe per EN/ISO 13849-1, SIL3/SILCL3 per IEC 61508/IEC 62061

Moog Animatics Class 6 EtherNet/IP SmartMotor

Moog Animatics announces the release of the Class 6 EtherNet/IP™ SmartMotor™, which is available in both standard servo and hybrid (high pole count) versions.

The EtherNet/IP™ product represents the next step in the evolution of the Class 6 integrated motor design, which includes PROFINET™ and EtherCAT™ versions, and further extends the robust Industrial Ethernet SmartMotor™ feature list with EtherNet/IP™ Position Controller capability, providing:
  • Access to unique SmartMotor™ commands and parameters
  • Improved uptime with optional redundant cabling through Device Level Ring (DLR)
  • Optimal performance ensured through Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Simplified, modular programming through Add-On Instructions (AOIs)
Additionally, the EtherNet/IP™ motor includes specific Add-On Instructions for use with Allen Bradley PLCs, which will reduce development and implementation time, and improve speed-to-market. These AOIs can be used "as is" or modified for end-user-specific solutions.

Moog Animatics Class 6 EtherNet/IP SmartMotor

Moog Animatics Technical Datasheets

Banner Engineering DF-G3 Fiber Amplifier

Banner Engineering's DF-G3 fiber amplifiers were developed to provide world-class long-range detection. The increased sensing power enables longer detection for all applications and detection of very small targets and features when used with very small core fiber assemblies. The extra power provides increased detection reliability for dark targets, and increases detection sensitivity when using array fiber assemblies for web guiding or area detection for part ejection applications. The DF-G3 is 1.33x longer range than the DF-G2 at 1 ms response speed, and 2.5x longer range than the DF-G2 at 24 ms response speed.

The DF-G3 is available with a single discrete output, or a dual discrete output configuration. The second output can be independently taught to trigger at different intensity values. This is useful for correct part-in-place or error-proofing applications, bottle down applications, and edge guiding. The multi-function remote input wire can be configured to control the LED, gate the amplifier's output, remote teach the amplifier, or to set-up a cross talk avoidance ring of up to seven amplifiers.

  • World-class long-range sensing capability, more than 3 m (10 ft) with opposed mode fibers or 1 m (3 ft) with diffuse mode fibers
  • Easy to read dual digital displays show both signal level and threshold simultaneously
  • Simple user interface ensures easy sensor set-up and programming via displays and switches/buttons or remote input teach wire
  • Cross-talk avoidance function allows seven inspections in dense sensing point applications
  • Energy efficient light resistance enables stable detection in industrial lighting environments
  • High power amplifier with small core fibers enables precise positioning of small components
  • Multi-function remote wire allows control of the LED, outputs, remote teach input, and cross-talk avoidance
  • Operator control of the sensitivity (hysteresis) provides additional detection sensitivity, or a stabilized output depending on the application details

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Leviton Rhino-Hide LZ Multi-Pin Connectors

The Rhino-Hide LZ Series connectors are heavy duty, environmentally sealed plugs and receptacles used for control and instrumentation applications in the harshest environments. These devices are designed to meet or exceed the electrical performance characteristics of MIL-C-5015, making them suitable for a variety of industrial environments, such as onshore and offshore drilling operations, aerospace, marine, and land transportation applications, factories, refineries, and more.

  • Black nickel plating standard for superior durability and shell conductivity
  • IP68 rating suitable for wet locations
  • Reversible inserts for maximum flexibility - suitable for use in all cable-mount, panel-mount and conduit-mount applications
  • Wire terminals are easily accessible for quick assembly
  • Cable housings provide ample room for wiring
  • Silver plated contacts provide excellent conductivity
  • UL & CSA listed to UL 2238; a more stringent performance test than UL 1977 which makes these connectors suitable for both factory and field installation
  • Intermateable with other brands

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Banner Engineering WLS27 LED Strip Lights

Banner Engineering’s WLS27 LED strip light was developed to solve tough lighting problems in harsh environments. This rugged LED light fixture is designed to withstand exposure to high-pressure, high-temperature water, solvents, cutting oils and a broad range of chemicals.

The WLS27 has a compact, low-profile design and a cylindrical shape, ideal for deployments where laminar airflow is a requirement. It is available in a range of lengths and color illumination options, including single- and dual-color options, as well as dimmable models. Combined with flexible mounting and cabling options, the WLS27 can be deployed in areas and applications where other
lights simply cannot go.

  • Rugged, impact-resistant, UV stable polycarbonate construction
  • Superior light output
  • IP66, IP67, IP69K
  • Chemical-resistant
  • Round, slim shape
  • Cascadable
  • Dimming capabilities (ON/50%/100% or PWM)
  • Single and Dual-Color models
  • Easy installation with a variety of mounting and cabling options

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Nexen Compact Ring Drive System

Based on Nexen’s innovative Roller Pinion technology, the Compact Ring Drive System (CRD) comes complete with a precision grade, high capacity bearing and drive mechanism in a sealed housing.

Freely programmable, the three drive design configurations allow the CRD to be optimized for high speed, high torque or both depending on the application. With a 250 or 350 mm dial plate bolt circle diameter and a large open center, you can optimize performance in a small space.

  • High Indexing Precision - With an indexing precision up to ± 30 ArcSec and repeatability up to ± 5.1 ArcSec, Nexen’s CRD offers unmatched mechanical system capabilities.
  • Zero Backlash - Unlike other mechanical drive systems, the CRD offers zero backlash options from the motor through the driven load.
  • High Output Load Capacity - With the precision grade, high load capacity cross-roller bearing, the CRD can handle loads up to 108 kN.
  • High Speed - The CRD can handle speeds up to 225 RPM.
  • Smooth in Motion - Combining Nexen's RPS technology with an integrated bearing and motor/ gearhead gives a rigid, smooth system.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Banner Engineering M18-3 Photoelectric Barrel Sensors

Banner Engineering announces the new M18-3 series of nickel-plated brass photoelectric sensors.  Housed in the common 18 mm diameter barrel shape, these sensors present enhanced features while being competitively priced to serve global factory automation markets requiring high volume, low cost sensors.

  • Cost effective nickel plated brass housing is well protected against industrial fluids and mechanical damage
  • Greatly increased sensing range in all modes
  • Advanced ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) technology is resistant to fluorescent light and offer higher level of crosstalk avoidance
  • Powerful and bright visible red emitter beam for easy alignment and set-up
  • Highly visible output and dual-function power and stability indicators
  • Wide operating temperature range: -40 to 70° C
  • Robust 250° sensitivity potentiometer on diffuse and some polarized retro models
  • M18-3NAEJ-2M emitters feature beam inhibit to allow the sensing beam to be turned ON/OFF as needed

Carling Technologies MS Sealed Hydraulic-Magnetic Circuit Breakers

Designed and tested to operate flawlessly in the harshest of environments, the MS-Series sealed toggle circuit breaker from Carling Technologies is ideally suited for COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) military applications. The space saving envelope meets IP68 requirements and features a durable metal and sealed mounting bushing with MIL-PRF-39019F ingress protection when mounted in a panel.

This class-leading, affordable circuit breaker was designed in accordance with the requirements of MIL- PRF-55629 and MIL STD 202, making it the best choice for those applications where shock, vibration, moisture resistance, salt spray and thermal shock are of the utmost consideration. The MS-Series’ compact size and reliability make it ideal for crucial communication equipment and other mission critical components.

1-3 poles; 0.02-30 amps; 65VDC, 240VAC, 120/240VAC; UL, cUL recognized and TUV pending. 

  • Sealed Toggle Actuator
  • MIL-PRF-39019F Ingress Protection
  • MIL-PRF-55629 and MIL STD 202 Compliant
  • Compact Design

Friday, October 2, 2015

Banner Engineering S18-2 Fixed Field Barrel-Style Sensors

Banner Engineering's S18-2 series in the common 18 mm diameter barrel shape photoelectric sensors are ideal for cost sensitive and high volume installations. These self-contained, powerful sensors now include a comprehensive set of Fixed-Field sensing mode ranges from 30 mm to 200 mm.

  • Six detection ranges from 30 to 200 mm diameter barrel.
  • Bright red LED spot for easy alignment of the sensor to the target.
  • Detects targets reliably with only a small effect due to color or printed patterns on the target.
  • Highly visible output and dual-function power and stability indicators.
  • Ignores the effect of energy efficient lights.
  • Eliminates the need to adjust range and reduces machine downtime.

Turck QR24 Stainless Steel Contactless Rotary Position Sensors

In order to meet the demands of harsh applications, TURCK has expanded its QR24 line of contactless rotary position sensors to include a version with stainless steel housing. Available in SSI or with incremental outputs and equipped with 316 stainless steel housing, the new variant is built to withstand harsh environments such as those involving chemicals or high-pressure water sprays. The wear-free performance of the existing QR24 line combined with the stainless steel housing makes the stainless steel QR24 variant an ideal solution for applications that encounter extreme environmental conditions such as in the food and beverage and off highway equipment industries.

The stainless steel QR24 sensor features a fully potted and sealed IP69K/IP68-rated housing to protect against moisture and dust. It also offers flexible parameterization via IO Link or easyteach, allowing the sensor to easily adapt to specific application requirements.

While rotary feedback is crucial in many installations, many rely on their mechanical bearings to provide proper tolerance and position of the internal system. After time, mechanical wear, vibrations, potential leaks in bearing seals, etc. can contribute to premature failure. The QR24 provides customers with contactless position detection, executing the same functions but without the need for contact or bearings, allowing for longer and more reliable solution that saves installation time and costs.

The TURCK QR24 series is part of the company’s industry-recognized Q-track family of sensors, which utilize resistance inductive capacitance (RLC) measuring technology. Unlike potentiometric or magnetic technologies, the sensors incorporate precisely manufactured printed emitter and receiver coil systems. The emitter coils are activated with a high frequency AC field and produce an inductive RLC circuit with the positioning element. The element is inductively coupled with the receiver coils, which are arranged so different voltages are induced in the coils, depending on the position of the actuator. The voltages serve as a measure for the sensor signal.

Turck QR24 Contactless Rotary Position Sensors

Turck Technical Datasheets

Banner Engineering L-Gage LE Sensors with Class 1 Laser

Banner Engineering's new L-Gage LE sensors offer the same robust housing, intuitive user interface and linear array technology as earlier LE models. They are an alternative for those concerned with using Class 2 lasers. The biggest advantage for this offering has been for automotive applications in Europe.

Class 1 laser versions of the LE250 and LE550 offer the same range and spot size options as the Class 2 laser versions. In order to provide the same range and measurement repeatability with a lower power laser, the standard, medium and slow response speed options for the Class 1 laser models have been doubled. For those that need measurements as fast as 2 ms, the LE’s fastest response option has not been changed. As a result, the repeatability from 600 – 1000 mm is slightly coarser than the Class 2 models when using the fastest speed.

  • Ready to measure from 100 up to 1,000 mm out of the box
  • Linear array provides repeatability and accuracy for challenging targets
  • Priced below competition with similar performance
  • Easy to set up and use with a two-line, eight-character display
  • Visible laser for small spot size and easy alignment

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Schneider Electric TeSys LR9D Electronic Overload Relays

In today’s world, we rely on electric motors to ensure the continuity of key processes. Choosing the right motor protection affects not only your infrastructure, but also your overall business performance.

New TeSys TM LR9D electronic overload relays from Schneider Electric™ provide advanced, flexible, and reliable protection to your motors. Adaptable to diverse needs, they fit a wide range of applications, including pumping, HVAC, hoisting, material working, and packaging.

With the new relays from the TeSys LR9D range, you can provide reliable protection to your assets, improving both motor life and cost savings.

By incorporating multiple functionalities in a single space-saving design, the new relays simplify control architecture as well as selection and stocking of motor protection devices.

  • Selectable trip class (5, 10, 20, 30) lets you set the desired level of protection
  • 5:1 adjustment range makes new relays a natural choice for a wide range of applications, from 0.1 A to 110 A
  • Flexible to use in single- and three-phase applications for reduced inventory
  • Ambient insensitivity allows accurate current measurement
  • Close couple configuration reduces installation time and simplifies control architecture (available for relays up to 32 A)
  • Fewer catalog numbers reduces inventory costs
  • Compact size saves space in control panels
  • Self-powered eliminates the need for an external power supply
  • TeSys LR9D electronic overload relays are compliant with the following certifications and standards: IEC, CCC, CSA, UL, TÜV

Banner Engineering Q4X Sensors for Clear Object Detection

Banner Engineering's Q4XCOD sensor utilizes the same dual mode (dual intensity distance window) functionality to detect transparent and challenging objects regardless of angle or shape as the standard Q4XTBLAF. Similarly, no retro reflector is needed for operation, allowing users to simply teach the sensor the background of the application and go.

To provide a faster and easier installation solution for clear object detection, the clear object detection mode (also known as dual mode) is the default setting for this sensor, eliminating 2-point, dynamic, foreground suppression, and background suppression mode. The simplicity of this model is ideal for applications that deal with clear or transparent objects, such as:
  • Thermal formers and blow molding
  • Bottle filling and bottle handling
  • Shrink wrapped package detection and clear bottle (glass or PET), jar, or tray detection

  • Simplified menu options targeted at the detection of clear and challenging targets
  • No reflector required
  • Peak detection performance from 25 to 300 mm; longer ranges may be achievable depending on the application
  • FDA grade IP69k stainless steel housing withstands aggressive cleaning procedures
  • Angled four-digit display is easily viewed from multiple vantage points with easy to view output indicator
  • Highly visible Class 1 laser provides a very small, bright red spot for easy alignment
  • Rated to IP67, IP68 and IP69K
  • Superior ambient light resistance

Red Lion Controls NT24k Ethernet Switches Receive ABS and Rail Approvals

Red Lion’s compact NT24k™ Ethernet switches have recently received ABS approval as well as EN 50155, EN 50121 and EN 61373 certifications to ensure safe operation on railway rolling stock. With over 100 mixed-media configuration options, their rugged NT24k platform combines the benefits of noise-immune fiber with the versatility of 10, 100, 1000Base copper connectivity to provide a robust migration path across varying industrial applications.

Red Lion Controls NT24k Ethernet Switches

Red Lion Controls Technical Datasheets

Red Lion Controls ABS Approvals for Graphite HMIs

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced that its rugged Graphite® Human Machine Interface (HMI) operator panels have been tested to meet ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) standards. ABS approval assures equipment is safe for operation in a manner that protects life, property and the marine environment when used in shipboard and offshore settings.

Red Lion’s modular Graphite HMIs have been ABS tested and approved to monitor and control equipment in maritime applications that range from workboats to offshore energy and gas vessels. In these marine environments, Graphite HMIs provide reliable functionality that helps drive operational efficiencies as well as adhere to international standards for environmental performance.

“Following the success of Graphite HMIs in land-based oil and gas applications, ABS approval now enables us to meet the demands associated with maritime and offshore markets,” said Jeff Thornton, director of product management at Red Lion Controls. “With support for more than 300 industrial protocols, our rugged HMIs enable customers to confidently integrate powerful monitoring and control functionality into multi-vendor maritime environments.”

Red Lion Controls Graphite HMI ABS Approval Press Release

Red Lion Controls Technical Datasheets

Friday, September 18, 2015

Newport Electronics iTHX-SD-5D Temperature + Humidity Virtual Chart Recorder

The NEWPORT® iTHX-SD transmitter lets you monitor and record Temperature, Relative Humidity and Dew Point over an Ethernet network or the Internet with no special software except a Web Browser.

The iTHX-SD serves Active Web Pages to display real time readings, display charts of temperature and humidity, or log data in standard data formats for use in a spreadsheet or data acquisition program such as Excel or Visual Basic. The virtual chart viewed on the web page is a JAVA™ Applet that records a chart over the LAN or Internet in real time. With the iTHX-SD, there is no need to invest time and money learning a proprietary software program to log or chart the data.

SD Flash Memory Card
The iTHX-SD comes complete with a removable 2 GB SD Flash Memory card that can store up to seven years of readings taken at ten second intervals.

Records on SD Flash Cards
The data is recorded on widely available SD (Secure Digital) flash cards. The format is a simple text file that is easily imported to spread sheets and other programs. It can be read on a PC or MAC with a USB card reader. You can also download the data remotely over an Ethernet network or the Internet. 

Alarm Relays
The iTHX-SD features two 1.5 Amp relays. With the easy Web-based setup page, the two relays can be programmed for any combination of temperature or humidity, and high or low set points. The relays can also be programmed to remain latched and require a manual reset if a limit is exceeded. 

Battery Backup
The iTHX-SD comes with a universal 100 to 240 Vac power adapter. A standard 9 Volt Alkaline battery (also included) allows the device to log data for up to 2 days without external ac power. A failure on the Ethernet network will not interrupt data recording.

Adjustable Charts
Chart scales are fully adjustable on the fly. For example, the chart can display one minute, one hour, one day, one week, one month or one year. Temperature and humidity can be charted across the full span (-40 to 124°C, and 0 to 100% RH) or within any narrow range such as (20 to 30°C). When a second sensor is added, users can select a chart that records channel 1, channel 2, or the difference of the two channels.

Award-Winning Technology
The iTHX-SD is simple to install and use, and features Newport's award-winning iServer technology that requires no special software except a Web Browser. The iTHX-SD connects to an Ethernet Network with a standard RJ45 connector and sends data in standard TCP/IP packets. It is easily configured with a simple menu using a Web Browser and can be password protected. From within an Ethernet LAN or over the Internet, the user simply types its IP address or an easy to remember name such as "Cleanroom5" or "ServerRoom" in any Web Browser, and the iTHX-SD serves a Web Page with the current readings.

Email Alarms
All iTHX-SD models that are on a LAN that is connected to the Internet can trigger an alarm that can be sent by email to a user or a distribution list anywhere in the world, including text messages to cell phones and PDA's.

Link to Web CAM or IP Camera
The Web page includes a link to a “Web Cam” or “IP camera” (not included). If you get a message about an alarm condition, you can quickly click on the link to view the actual scene over the Internet.

Display and Chart Two Channels
The iTHX-SD transmitters come complete with a temperature and humidity probe for measurement of a single location. With the addition of a second probe, the iTHX-SD transmitter can measure and display temperature, humidity and dew point in a second location up to ten feet away. The transmitter can display and chart absolute measurements in both locations, or a differential measurement between the two locations. The second probe requires no change to the basic iTHX-SD transmitter hardware, it can be added at the time of purchase or in the future. Newport offers a choice of industrial probes in 2" and 5" lengths, and a wand style for ambient indoor applications. A simple DB-9 "Y" connector is available for adding a second probe.

Sensor and Calibration
It is not necessary to take the iTHX-SD out of service for routine calibration. The temperature / humidity sensors are interchangeable and can be replaced for about the same cost as a typical calibration. Newport offers replacement sensors with optional 3-point NIST traceable calibration certificates.

Typical Applications
The iTHX-SD is great for monitoring temperature + humidity in applications such as: clean rooms, computer rooms, HVAC systems, pharmaceutical and food processing and storage, hospitals, laboratories, semiconductor fabs, electronic assembly, warehousing, museums, manufacturing, greenhouses, farm animal shelters, and many more.

Newport Electronics Temperature + Humidity Virtual Chart Recorder

Newport Electronics Technical Datasheets