Friday, August 28, 2015

Phoenix Contact PLW 16 Terminal Blocks

The new PLW 16 panel feed-through terminal blocks are the first in Phoenix Contact's extensive panel feed-through product line to offer spring termination on both sides of the panel. The wire termination on the inside features a tool-free, push-in spring connection. On the outside of the panel, the PLW 16 features the innovative push-lever spring connection.

Solid, stranded, or ferruled wire can be terminated by placing it in the terminal block and closing the lever. Additionally, solid or ferruled wire can be terminated by simply pushing the wire into the terminal block when the lever is closed. The spring cage creates a gas-tight connection, which self-adjusts with temperature changes and vibration conditions, making the PLW 16 ideal for aggressive environments

Features and Benefits:
  • Tool-free operation with fast spring-connection technology saves time during wire termination
  • Levers can be color-coded to prevent wiring errors
  • Large range of wire sizes can be terminated
  • Spacer available for 3-mm thick panel
Technical Data:
  • Wire range 14 to 6 AWG (outside) and 16 to 8 AWG (inside)
  • Current rating of 600 V, 40 A, UL use group B and C
  • 3, 4 and 5 positions
  • UL Recognized Component

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

OM-DAQ-2401 USB Data Aquisition Module

The OM-DAQ-USB-2401 is a portable USB 2.0 full speed thermocouple/voltage input data acquisition module (fully compatible with both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 ports) that can be used with either desktop or laptop PCs. 

  • 8 Differential or 16 Single- Ended Analog Inputs   
  • 24 Bit Resolution with Up to 1000 Samples/Sec
  • User Programmable for Type J, K, T, E, R, S, B, N Thermocouple or Voltage 
  •  Free Windows Software Suite
  • High Accuracy
  • Powered Directly by USB Port or External DC Power Supply
  • 500 V Isolation Between Input and PC for Safe and Noise-Free Measurements
  • Provides +12 Vdc Output for Sensor Excitation

Turck YB2 LED Splitter

Turck announces an expansion to the YB2 line of compact disconnect splitters with LEDs. The new addition to the YB2 line features a translucent black over molded design. This encapsulates the LEDs and protects them from physical damage while also complimenting visibility. The LEDs are visible from both sides of the splitter, which allows for more flexible mounting options. The YB2 is available with an M12 (eurofast) trunk connector and either M12 (eurofast) or M8 (picofast) branch connectors. 

This YB2 splitter is also used to consolidate two separate discrete PNP device signals into a single cable or into a multi-port junction box. The YB2 is the recommended consolidation splitter for users with TURCK's Z-style junction boxes.

The LEDs provide a visual indication of when power is applied and when one or both discrete signals are present. Additionally, the YB2 has a rating of 10-30 VDC at up to 4 amps and provides users with an ingress rating of IP67.

  • Encapsulated LEDs for better protection and enhanced visibility
  • Compatible with M12 or M8 branch connectors
  • Flexible mounting opportunities with LED visibility from both sides
  • Ideal splitter to be used with Z-style junction boxes

Friday, August 21, 2015

Phoenix Contact DP/PA Coupler

Phoenix Contact announces the introduction of the Profibus DP/PA coupler for the process market.

The PROFIBUS DP/PA coupler/link transparently converts PROFIBUS DP to PROFIBUS PA, while providing detailed network diagnostics. It includes a communication interface module, PROFIBUS DP repeater module, and a PROFIBUS PA scope module that can help you easily determine physical layer problems in your network.


  • Completely transparent to the PROFIBUS network.
  • Up to ten individual PROFIBUS DP or PROFIBUS PA modules per head station
  • Easy Ethernet web access for configuration and network diagnostics with oscilloscope
  • PROFIBUS PA link can auto-detect any baud rate up to 12 Mbps transparently

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Banner Q3X 150 and 200 mm Range Models

The Q3X contrast sensor with background suppression is now available in ranges of 150 mm and 200 mm. Q3X sensors are easy to set up and their metal housing withstand harsh environments. These sensors can also be programmed for low contrast detection within the teachable sensing range while ignoring objects in the background.

The Q3X expands the types of applications Banner can solve due to its rugged metal housing, a three-digit display for easy to read feedback and versatility in solving challenging part-detection applications with small contrast differences.

Solves challenging part-detection applications with small contrast differences
• High-speed part detection as fast as 250 ┬Ás, capturing up to 2,000 events per second
• Angled three-digit display is easily viewed from multiple vantage points
• Display provides clear user feedback for easy setup, and bright output indicator provides high visibility of sensor operation
• Intuitive setup utilizing two tactile buttons located below the display
• Rugged, nickel-plated zinc, laser-marked housing suitable for use even in environments where cutting fluids and oils might be present
• Rated to IP67, IP68 and IP69K
• Robust immunity to fluorescent light interference
• Short-range models available with background suppression capability, 50, 100, 150 and 200 mm models available

Friday, August 7, 2015

Banner Q4X High Resolution Models

Banner Engineering is introducing new Q4X models optimized for higher performance over a shorter measuring range. The new 100 mm models, available with the same bipolar discrete (NPN PNP) and analog (0-10 V or 4-20 mA) output options as the longer range 300 mm models, offer twice the measurement precision and a 25% smaller laser spot for detecting small features. Discrete models can now detect objects as thin as 0.5 mm while analog models more precisely inspect part dimensions and positioning with resolution down to 0.15 mm.

  • 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
  • New dual window, intensity distance, allows the discrete Q4X to solve new applications including clear objects detection and error proofing applications
  • Reliable sensing range up to 300 mm
  • Able to detect height changes as small as 0.5 mm
  • Simplified user experience with analog (V or mA) or distance (mm) readout from the angled, four-digit display
  • 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

Banner Engineering Q4X High Resolution Models

Banner Engineering Technical Datasheets

Monday, August 3, 2015

TURCK Q08F Sensors

TURCK announces the addition of a compact stainless steel housed sensor to its line of Q08 sensors. The stainless steel Q08F provides users with a robust sensor alternative where standard Q08 sensors would not be suitable, or where a more durable sensor could minimize downtime and alleviate trouble areas for users. 

The rectangular sensor offers compact housing (32 X 28 X 8 mm), is made from 316 stainless steel and offers an IP68/69K rating. Additionally, the sensor provides a 7 mm sensing range and can be flush mounted to offer a wide range of mounting and application possibilities. With these features, the stainless steel Q08F is an ideal solution for users in the stamp and die, metal forming, and automotive industries where durability and reliability are a must.

The stainless steel Q08F comes equipped with an integrated LED to provide users with a visual indication of the sensor's status. The sensors also come outfitted with a PUR cable, offer a PNP or NPN output, and offer an operating range of -25
°C to 70°C.

TURCK Q08F Sensors

TURCK Technical Datasheets

Panduit Type-F Wiring Duct

Panduit introduces Type F, narrow slot/narrow finger wiring duct now available in black with 21 new standard parts. CE compliant and available in a variety of colors and sizes.

Please see the updated Wiring Duct Selection Guide for available sizes. Panduit wiring duct is the premium wire and cable management product for routing and concealing electrical wiring in control panels 

80/20 Yellow Powder Coat

80/20 now stocks 1010 profiles in powder-coated safety yellow. The powder coat creates a precise, consistent color match. This is a great product to denote caution and warning and is used frequently in maintenance, facilities, and guarding applications. 

All fasteners, panels and accessories that are 10-series compatible work with these safety-yellow profiles. 

Please keep in mind that when requesting cuts or machining services, the machined area will be exposed, meaning not yellow. 80/20 can provide a machined bar that is still entirely safety-yellow; please allow for increased lead time. 

80/20 Yellow Powder Coat 

80/20 Technical Datasheets