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