Friday, May 29, 2015

Crydom HAC Series AC Output Solid State Contactors

Crydom, global expert in Solid State Switching Technology, introduces the HAC Series of high current AC Output Contactors. The HAC Series, rated up to 150 amps rms at 660VAC in a 40°C ambient, complements Crydom's high current DC output HDC series of Solid State Contactors.

The HAC Series offers exceptional performance and ratings in a heavy duty 74 x 104mm panel-mounted industrial package with efficient thermal design, featuring large .375 in/9.5mm power terminals with high torque strength,  ideal for large wire sizes.

The HAC Series incorporates Crydom’s proven SCR power technology and control circuitry to provide superior solid state performance for demanding high power applications. The HAC Series is available with either AC or DC control, zero voltage or instantaneous output turn-on and optional-installed thermal pad for use in a wide variety of heating, lighting and motion control applications.

The HAC Series is CE compliant with both the Low Voltage and EMC Directives, RoHS and China RoHS and is UL recognized.

Crydom HAC Series AC Output Solid State Contactors

Crydom Technical Datasheets

80/20 Inc. Tread Plate, Trespa and ESD Poly Panels

80/20 Inc. is now stocking Tread Plate and Trespa and ESD clear polycarbonate panels.

Tread plate is a strong material with a raised pattern to improve traction.  It lends itself to truck bed liners, garages and workshops.

Trespa is a decorative, impact-resistant panel commonly used for interior applications such as work surfaces and table or desk tops in offices and laboratories.

ESD (electrostatic discharge) clear polycarbonate panels are a material designed to prohibit static electricity.  It is useful in medical and manufacturing processes and clean rooms where you want to minimize the occurrence and likelihood of static shock.  A few examples of typical applications include guards, access panels for electronic equipment, and transparent room partitions.  It also has excellent impact and chemical resistance.

80/20 Inc. Tread Plate, Trespa and ESD Poly Panels

80/20 Inc. Technical Datasheets

80/20 Inc. Die-Cast Corner Connectors

80/20 Inc. is now stocking new 2 and 3-way corner connectors for their 15 series of aluminum profiles.  These connectors are die-cast, making them an economical choice.  Cover caps are included with these fasteners.

80/20 Inc. Die-Cast Corner Connectors

80/20 Inc. Technical Datasheets

80/20 Inc. Black Anodize Profiles

80/20 Inc. has expanded their stock of black anodize profiles.  The black anodize line has been very well-received as the black finish offers a high-tech, sophisticated look.  80/20 has complemented their product offering with five new sizes:

  • 1.5" x 1.5", smooth surface
  • 1.5" x 1.5" Lite, smooth surface
  • 1.5" x 3.0", smooth surface
  • 1.5" x 3.0" Lite, smooth surface
  • 3.0" x 3.0", smooth surface

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Red Lion Controls Graphite HMIs Receive Global ATEX and IECEx Approvals

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 certified to operate in global ATEX zone 2/22 and IECEx zone 2 environments. Following Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Class I, Division 2 Listed status received last year, these approvals certify that Graphite HMIs are safe for use with industrial control equipment in potentially explosive, hazardous locations around the world.

Red Lion’s touchscreen Graphite HMIs are now able to provide organizations with powerful monitoring and control capabilities regardless of operating environment, even locations subject to potentially explosive atmospheres that may result from gas, vapor, mist and/or dust. This enables industrial customers in markets such as oil and gas, flour and grain, mining, chemical, painting and metal processing to benefit from rugged aluminum construction, wider operating temperatures and high shock/vibration tolerances.

“The addition of ATEX and IECEx certifications to Red Lion’s Graphite HMIs enable us to better serve additional markets that require rugged, sunlight-visible operator panels for use in hazardous locations,” said Jeff Thornton, director of product management at Red Lion Controls. “Plug-and-play expandability via modular PID control, I/O and communications modules combined with Crimson software eases configuration to simplify integration regardless of environment.”

From factories to extreme locations, Graphite HMIs enable customers to connect, monitor and control processes across a broad range of industries to meet varying industrial automation requirements. Since its launch in July of 2013, Red Lion’s Graphite platform has received numerous global accolades, including Automation World’s “First Team Supplier, HMI Hardware” award, the “Industrial Control Award” from Plant Engineering China and “Best Product of the Year” from Control Engineering China.

Red Lion Controls Graphite HMIs

Red Lion Controls Technical Datasheets

Banner Engineering Wireless Vibration and Temperature Sensor

Vibration monitoring can identify potential problems before they become too serious or disruptive. With the new Banner Engineering Wireless Vibration and Temperature Sensor, it is easy to monitor motors, pumps, blowers and many other types of machines throughout an entire facility. Combined with a Banner Wireless Node and Gateway, the system can be set up to provide local indication, the signal can be sent to a central location and the data can be collected by the gateway.

  • Provides high accuracy vibration (velocity RMS) and temperature measurements
  • Manufactured with a robust zinc alloy housing
  • Connects via a 1-wire serial interface
  • Designed to work with FlexPower 1-Wire Serial Interface Node models DX80N9X1S-P6 and DX80N2X1S-P6, MultiHop M-H6 radios, and the Wireless Q45 Sensor Node DX80N2Q45VT

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Banner Engineering PROFINET iVu Image Sensors

Banner Engineering's iVu 2015R1 software update introduces the PROFINET communication protocol to simplify communications with some of the most commonly used industrial controllers in factory automation.

Adding this industrial protocol to the Ethernet-enabled Gen2 iVu Plus TG and iVu Plus BCR sensors provides simple and robust communication channels to control and monitor iVu Plus sensors from any controller that supports PROFINET. This new functionality matches the capabilities available for EtherNet/IP, Modbus/TCP or PCCC.

Communicating over PROFINET, a PLC or HMI can remotely issue a product change, update the barcode compare string or trigger an iVu Plus sensor. Similarly, an HMI could display inspection results for operators to view, or a PLC could make informed production decisions based upon data provided by the iVu Plus sensor. The iVu also offers diagnostic notifications for product change errors, teach errors, system errors and more. These diagnostic capabilities make set up easier and allows for quick diagnosis of faults anywhere on the network, minimizing downtime.

Banner Engineering PROFINET iVu Image Sensors

Banner Engineering Technical Datasheets

SMC Pneumatics AC-B Modular Style FRL Units

SMC'S new AC-B series of modular type F.R.L. unit is available in six basic sizes and is interchangeable with the existing modular AC line. The AC-B series has a maximum set pressure of 125 psi and offers embedded gauge and pressure switch options not found in the AC-A series. The element and bowl on the AF series is now one-piece, making element replacement easier. Required maintenance space has been reduced by as much as 46% on the AF series, depending on the body size. Bowls on size 30 and up are now covered with a transparent bowl guard, completely protecting them from the enviromnent, and making the interior contents visible from 360 degrees. The base color of the new AC-B is urban white, maintaining a clean, modern look.

SMC Pneumatics AC-B Modular Style FRL Units

SMC Pneumatics Technical Datasheets

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Turck QR24 Sensor for Mobile Equipment

TURCK released a new QR24 rotary inductive sensor to expand programmability for industrial applications and improve rotary position feedback for the mobile equipment market. The QR24 for mobile equipment features a low operating voltage of 8-30 VDC with 0.5 – 4.5 V output. This technology is immune to vibrations and interference, ensuring accuracy and longevity to avoid replacement downtime and comes in an IP68/IP69K rated housing to protect against moisture and dust in demanding environments.

All QR24 sensors use resistance inductive capacitance (RLC) measuring technology to process and communicate position. Each sensor is manufactured with printed emitter and receiver coil systems fully potted within the housing. When the emitter coils are activated with a high-frequency AC field, they produce an inductive RLC circuit with the positioning element. The position of that element is processed based on the induced signal to the receiver coils in the sensors.

For mobile equipment and industrial applications, this wear-free technology is ideal when applied directly to the shaft of a motor to provide superior accuracy for position feedback. In conjunction with RLC technology, TURCK’s QR24 rotary inductive sensors provide high-resolution and 16-bit noiseless operation. The double resonator system offers increased distance capability and highend signal processing with a multicore microprocessor for enhanced speed.

Turck QR24 Rotary Inductive Sensors

Turck Technical Datasheets 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Banner Engineering Q4X Analog Laser Measurement Sensor

The Q4X analog versatile, rugged laser measurement sensor from Banner Engineering is the latest addition to the family of Q4X sensors, building upon the success of the Q4X discrete model, which has solved challenging applications across many industries. As a new addition to Banner’s measurement sensor offering, the Q4X analog expands the types of applications Banner can solve, providing continuous measurement of challenging targets from dark to reflective out to 300 mm. In addition to its longer range and greater excess gain, the Q4X is now further differentiated from the LR-Z, which is only available with discrete outputs.

  • Reliably detects sub-millimeter distance changes
  • Continuous measurement of challenging targets from dark to reflective, out to 300 mm
  • Simplified user experience with analog (V) or distance (mm) readout from the angled, four-digit display
  • Easy setup with responsive buttons
  • Durable and robust construction resists mechanical impact, over tightening and extreme vibration
  • FDA-grade stainless steel, chemically-resistant housing rated to IP69K and laser-marked sensor information withstands aggressive cleaning procedures
  • Superior ambient light resistance

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Red Lion Controls Sixnet Industrial Cellular RTUs

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced its Sixnet® series RAM® industrial cellular RTUs now feature a web-based user-configurable event engine that can trigger I/O and relays or send SMS text messages based on real-time operational data. With connectivity options such as I/O, serial, Ethernet and optional Wi-Fi, RAM RTUs easily integrate with existing equipment to provide a remote monitoring M2M solution that performs reliable local control and alerts personnel of critical events.

With an intuitive web-based, menu-driven interface that requires no knowledge of programming languages, the powerful RAM event engine can quickly be configured to trigger actions when pre-defined alarm values are met. For example, if a tank level is too high or a pressure level is out of range, the RAM event engine will not only cycle a relay to stop a pump or close a valve, but can also send text message notifications to alert when actions should be taken. This function helps automation engineers, technicians, production managers and network operators make critical decisions.

“With the addition of the web-based event engine, the RAM cellular RTU becomes an all-in-one platform for remote monitoring and control,” said Paul Bunnell, product manager at Red Lion Controls. “This versatile solution takes the complexity out of configuring events and notification without requiring additional equipment.”

By providing data visibility, control and real-time notifications on field-deployed equipment and processes, the RAM platform enables vertical markets such as oil and gas, utilities, water/wastewater and alternative energy to take advantage of the benefits associated with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). With hardened metal enclosures, a wide operating temperature range and industry certifications to ensure safe operation in hazardous locations, RAM cellular RTUs securely monitor remote devices via 4G LTE cellular communications to enable reliable operation in critical environments.

Red Lion Controls Sixnet RAM Industrial Cellular RTUs

Red Lion Controls Technical Datasheets

Monday, May 4, 2015

Crydom SeriesOne DR SSRs Now Class I, Div 2

Crydom, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies, announces its Solid State Relay SeriesOne DR attains UL approval for both the AN SI/ISA & CSA Class I Division 2 requirements and ATEX 95 Equipment Directive 94/9/EC ratings for its 11 and 18 mm DIN Rail mounted AC and DC output Solid State Relays covering the range of 24 to 600 VAC or 1 to 100 VDC, at 3, 6 and 12 Amps.  These ratings complement the SeriesOne DR Solid State Relays existing UL 508 ratings and European Union EMC and Low Voltage Directives and permit the SeriesOne DR relays to be utilized in hazardous environment installations or locations such as Oil & Gas exploration, refining and distribution, for the control of heating, lighting, motion, power and other electrical loads and functions in these challenging applications.

In addition to approval as MOTOR CONTROLLERS, MECHANICALLY OPERATED AND SOLID-STATE under the Applicant’s File E116949, the UL approval of the SeriesOne DR Solid State Relays now includes performance verification to the following specifications:
  • ANSI/ISA 12.12.01-2013, Nonincendive Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I and II, Division 2, and Class III, Division 1 and 2 Hazardous (Classified) Locations.
  • CSA C22.2 No. 213-M1987, Nonincendive Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I, Division 2 Hazardous Locations.
Furthermore, the SeriesOne DR has attained approval of the European Union ATEX 95 Directive 94/9/EC rev.23 March 1994, Annex II, Essential Health and Safety Requirements for Equipment Group (zone) 2, Category 3 intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. SeriesOne DR Relays also comply with EN 60079-0:2012+A11:2013 & EN 60079-15:2010 standards.

Crydom SeriesOne DR Solid State Relays

Crydom Technical Datasheets

Friday, May 1, 2015

Turck extremelife-60 Cables

To answer the need for cables that can withstand the harshest cold weather environments imaginable; TURCK announces a new platform cable offering, extremelife-60. Designed with a specially engineered proprietary cable jacket material, these cables remain flexible enough to work with even at -40°C and carry UL -60°C cold bend and UL/ CSA -40°C cold impact listings as well as an FT4 flame rating. No other cable on the market combines these achievements in a single cable solution; this makes the extremelife-60 an unrivaled solution for extreme cold weather applications even in harsh environments. The extremelife-60 cables are available in a wide variety of AWG sizes, constructions, conductor counts, and cable jacket colors.

“There are many cold weather applications that can be challenging to find the right cable solution. There are cables that do perform well in the cold, but often don’t come with any approvals. With the help of our internal cable design team, we’ve come up with a solution that has an FT4 flame rating, UV resistance, oil resistance, and the proper approvals for use in hazardous locations, all while being able to be used in really cold and harsh environments.” Said Jay Bartsias, senior product manager for TURCK. “All of these attributes in one cable is something that has never really been done before. Our customers can feel confident that they are getting the best cable solution for their most difficult applications.”

In addition to its cold bend, cold impact and flame ratings the extremelife-60 cables also have ITC and PLTC approval from UL, as well as CIC approval from CSA which makes these cables code compliant for NEC and CEC Class 1 Division 2 hazardous location applications. Furthermore, TURCK’s extremelife-60 cables carry Oil Res I and Oil Res II approvals and are UL listed for exposed run (ER) and direct burial. This means the cables pass the exact crush and impact tests as metal clad cable; but without metal cladding. With the rugged construction, combination of approvals, and flexible cable jacket that will not break or crack even when pulled or bent in extreme cold these cables are a logical fit for cold weather oil and gas installations where flexibility in the cold along with a UL/CSA listed and hazardous location rated jacket has always been a challenge. All of these attributes combine to bring a cable that will result in less downtime and more cost savings in a fully compliant offering.

Turck extremelife-60 Cables

Turck Technical Datasheets

SMC Pneumatics CA2-Z Air Cylinders

SMC Pneumatics' series CA2-Z air cylinder is 15% lighter than the existing CA2 cylinder. Fine adjustment is now possible due to the increase in the air cushion adjustment range. The CA2-Z can now be ordered with rod end or pivot brackets, and mounting dimensions are the same as the existing CA2. A variety of auto switches are available for mounting, including compact switches and magnetic field resistant switches. The CA2-Z is available in 40, 50, 63, 80 and 100mm bores sizes, and is RoHS compliant.

SMC Pneumatics CA2-Z Air Cylinders

SMC Pneumatics Technical Datasheets