Thursday, December 22, 2016

Schneider Electric TM5CSLC Safety Logic Controller

The Schneider Electric PacDrive family is growing with the introduction of the Safety PLC TM5CSLC, TM5 and TM7 Safety I/O and the Integrated Safety for the Lexium 62 and ILM Drives.

The Embedded safety PLC offer for PacDrive 3 is suitable for safety applications requiring distributed safety connected to physical input/output devices over Sercos common networks and is certified to EN ISO 13849-1 PLe Category 4, and EN/IEC 62061 SIL3.

The PacDrive 3 architecture is comprised of a PacDrive Master controller LMC. The Modicon TM5CSLC safety logic controller can be added to this architecture to manage the safety related parts of the architecture over the Sercos network. Sercos network can be created as a line, tree or ring topology.
  • Input/outputs are connected to the Sercos network with the use of Modicon TM5 Sercos Interface modules. The Ethernet cable between each Sercos interface module can be extended up to 100 meters (328.08 ft.).
  • Within the architecture, by using the TM5CSLC100FS safety logic controller, it is possible to manage a group of 20 safety nodes consisting of I/O islands (bus couplers), Lexium 62 safety servo drives or Lexium 62 ILM integrated drives with safety module. By using the TM5CSLC200FS safety logic controller it is possible to manage a group of up to 50 safety nodes consisting of I/O islands (bus couplers), Lexium 62 safety servo drives, or Lexium 62 ILM integrated drives with safety module. In both cases, within the I/O islands (bus couplers), it is possible to manage up to 100 Modicon TM5 safety I/O modules.
  • The Modicon TM5 Sercos interface module (bus coupler) can manage up to 50 Modicon TM5 / Modicon TM7 safety and non-safety I/O modules.
The safety system is programmed using SoSafe Programmable software. On installation of SoSafe Programmable, the software editor is embedded into the SoMachine Motion programming environment. Each hardware component is defined within the SoMachine Motion environment such as the PLC, the Modicon TM5 /Modicon TM7 safety I/O modules, the Lexium 62 safety servo drives, and the Lexium 62 ILM integrated with safety module. The application program and configuration of the safety hardware is managed within the SoSafe Programmable safety editor.

SoSafe Programmable is used to create complex logical conditions using logical functions and safety functions, such as muting, timer, counters, Emergency stop, light curtain etc. via a graphic configuration interface.

The software editor is an add-on software for SoMachine Motion.
  • Programming is possible with the combination of 3 languages:
    • Function Block Diagram (FBD)
    • The graphical language FBD is composed of functions and function blocks which are connected to each other or to variables using lines
    • Ladder Diagram (LD); Code programmed in the graphic language LD is composed of contacts and coils
    • Structured Text (ST); Code programmed in the textual language ST consists of statements and expressions
  • Online monitoring and diagnostics of I/O status
  • Project compare functionality to view changes between programs
  • Configuration validation
  • Hardware device scanner
  • Printable schematics and documentation
The application program is downloaded from the PC to the Modicon TM5CSLC safety logic controller via an Ethernet connection.

Schneider Electric TM5CSLC Safety Logic Controller

Schneider Electric Technical Datasheets

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Schneider Electric Magelis HMIGK Advanced Panels

Magelis™ HMI GK graphic terminals from Schneider Electric are great for use on complex equipment where operators have repetitive tasks and make frequent data entry.  In dusty, dirty or grimy conditions, use of the function keys helps reduce the need to touch the screen with contaminated fingers or gloves.

The Magelis HMI GK shares technical characteristics with Magelis GTO to enhance the operator’s experience. Ultra-flexible, with two screen sizes (5.7" and 10.4"), these graphic terminals can be configured and controlled to precisely match your requirements.

Designed to operate in severe environments, the Magelis HMI GK offers you optimum control on the keypad, as well as on the touch screen. The latest design is consistent with the Magelis USB keypad (HMIZKB1), ideal for keypad control on small Magelis panels.

Easy Operation
In difficult, dusty, or dirty conditions, when the touch screen can’t be used, positive keypad action means you can still operate the terminal — even while wearing gloves.

Optimum Security for Operators
The keypad is designed with safety in mind, ensuring operators can access the command keys at any time with possible dual actions and lock keys during dangerous phases.

Ultra-flexible User Interface
Touch screen and keypad keys are configurable simultaneously or separately:
  • Industrial pointer to execute precise commands onscreen
  • Alphanumeric keypad using mobile phone keypad principle
  • 3-color LEDs associated with function keys to signal command status
  • Improved key sensitivity for visual machine control
Easy Maintenance
The Magelis HMI GK has enhanced features that enable easy maintenance, saving time and money, including:
  • Long-life LED backlight with low consumption that requires fewer replacements
  • Highly robust with operating temperatures up to 55 °C, lowering maintenance risk and time
  • An SD card slot included in the device means that a PC is not required in the field to upgrade the application; just use a standard SD media card
  • The removable battery is simple to replace
  • Easy installation using our tool-free mounting with spring clips
  • Remote diagnostics with Vijeo Air/Air+ apps means maintenance staff no longer need to be on-site to identify issues
Easy Substitution
Replacement of old Magelis XBT F or XBTGK keypads
  • Identical screen size and communication capacity
  • Same cut-out and keypad layout
  • Use of spring clips
  • Same configuration software with Vijeo Designer

Panduit BlackFin Installation Tools

Panduit® has launched a new line of power connector installation tools and software. Panduit® BlackFin™ tools are safe, effective and meet the strictest of standards as recognized by OSHA, EU and others.

With careful attention to ergonomics, these tools have been optimally designed with the end user in mind. Providing ease of operation, reduced fatigue factor and better handling. Each tool is ergonomically balanced so the load is better distributed, and includes a soft rubber inlay for comfortable grip, all while delivering large-scale crimping forces necessary to facilitate the installation of irreversible compression connectors.

Panduit BlackFin Installation Tools

Panduit Technical Datasheets

Monday, December 12, 2016

E-T-A EPR10 Power Relays

The electronic power relay EPR10 from E-T-A is a solid state relay for high continuous currents. It is suitable for use in utility vehicles and special vehicles where reliability and functional safety are at a premium. At 24VDC, the EPR10 allows a continuous load of up to 200A.

The EPR10 is available in two different versions: EPR10-N is a relay and has no protective function. Two performance classes are available (up to 100A and up to 200A). EPR10-P is a protective relay and monitors both the load current and the thermal load. In the event of a critical condition, the device will automatically interrupt the circuit and will issue a group fault signal.


  • Compact: 80% smaller package size than conventional solid state relays
  • Robust: Sealed circuitry (IP57 rated) protects the device from harmful environmental factors (dust, humidity) that reduces maintenance costs
  • Cost effective: Eliminate the need for heat sinks used in solid state relays and the protected version (EPR10-P) eliminates the need for blade fuses

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Banner Engineering LE Laser Measurement Sensors w/ IO-Link

Banner Engineering has added IO-Link communication to their easy-to-use L-GAGE® LE Series laser measurement sensors. IO-Link enables a point-to-point communication link between a master device and a sensor. It can be used to automatically parameterize sensors and transmit process data. This provides users with many benefits, including simplifying wiring, installation, preventative maintenance, and sensor backup.

The LE series linear array technology provides great performance and resolution regardless of detection objects color or sheen.

  • Ready to measure right out of the box
  • Easy adjustment with a two-line, eight-character intuitive display
  • Linear array provides repeatability and accuracy for challenging targets
  • Visible laser for small spot size and easy alignment

Friday, December 2, 2016

Phoenix Contact MACX MCR-VDC Voltage Transducers

The new MACX MCR-VDC voltage transducers replace the previous DC voltage transducer MCR-VDC-UI-B-DC (part number 2811116). Enhancements to the new modules include optional PT push-in connection technology, an improved programming experience, and an aesthetically pleasing gray housing. Users of the previous module will find that the new modules feature the same footprint, identical technical capabilities, and a lower list price to ease the transition from the older design to the new design.

In addition to these product improvements, Phoenix Contact is excited to announce that the MACX MCR-VDC transducer family has recently secured “UL/cUL Listed” approval status. The UL approval — combined with tweaks to the design and user experience — helps to make MACX MCR-VDC transducers the ideal solution for accurate DC voltage measurement in a wide range of applications.

  • SAME: bipolar input voltage measurement from 0...±20VDC to 0...±660VDC
  • SAME: ±20% zero/span adjustment available
  • SAME: high degree of accuracy; less than 1% error throughout published operating ranges
  • NEW: unipolar input voltage measurement from 0...20VDC to 0...660VDC
  • NEW: selectable analog outputs: 2-10V/4-20mA (unipolar) or ±10V/0 to ±20mA (bipolar)
  • NEW: optional teach-in function simplifies zero/span adjustments
  • NEW: internal jumpers no longer required for input range selection
  • NEW: expanded operating temperature range of -25°C to +60°C
  • NEW: available PT push-in connection technology

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Littelfuse HMOV Varistors

The HMOV™ Varistor Series from Littelfuse can operate at ambient temperatures up to 125°C with 2500V isolation voltage, an advance made possible through the use of a new silicone coating technology. Competitive epoxy-coated varistor designs are typically limited to maximum temperatures of just 85°C while similar phenolic coating designs have limited isolation voltages. This high operating temperature makes it possible to reduce end-product production costs by eliminating the need for an additional heat sink or potting process. The combination of high operating temperature, high surge current absorption of up to 10kA (8/20┬Ás), reliability confirmed by a 1000-cycle thermal shock test, and high (2500V) isolation voltage make it the highest performance radial-leaded varistor currently on the market.

Applications include industrial automation controls, solar power inverters, security systems, fire alarm and smoke detectors, smart meters, LED lighting base transceiver station (BTS) power supplies, and harsh environment/outdoor power supplies.

  • High operating temperature of 125°C
  • High isolation voltage of 2500V
  • Thermal shock tested from -55°C to +125°C, 1000 cycles
  • Meets UL 1449 and IEC 60950-1
  • Eliminates the need for an additional heat sink or potting process used to dissipate heat
  • Ideally suited for use in higher ambient temperature applications
  • Eliminates the need for the additional insulation material
  • Minimize PCB size by reducing space required between the varistor and other components
  • Offers enhanced reliability that can extend the lifetime of the end product
  • Enables end product worldwide compliance

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pepperl+Fuchs VisuNet GXP Remote Monitor for Life Sciences

Due to its smooth, gap-free stainless steel surface, the VisuNet GXP is ideal for use in pharmaceutical and fine chemical applications. Liquids, dirt, and bacteria have no chance to accumulate. The VisuNet GXP meets the hygienic requirements of the life sciences industry according to GMP guidelines. The combination with its robust design makes the VisuNet GXP an ideal solution for monitoring and operating in explosion hazardous areas.

Equipped with the latest generation firmware RM Shell 4.1, the thin client solution allows easy access to information of the process control system in Zone 1/21 via Ethernet Technology. The VisuNet Control Center software enables administrators to remotely connect and configure every VisuNet Remote Monitor in the field. This combination makes the VisuNet GXP an ideal solution for Industrie 4.0 and the connected production plant of tomorrow.

  • Meets GMP guidelines for hygienic requirements of the life sciences industry.
  • Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) multi-touch screen, measuring 21.5" diagonally.
  • Hardened glass protects the projective-capacitive multi-touch sensor.
  • Operable for users wearing gloves.
  • Modularity enables fast and simple assembly and replacement of key components in the field.
  • Lightweight design (approximately 23kg) for Zone 1/21 HMIs allows several mounting options, including pedestal mounting.
  • VisuNet RM Shell 4.1 firmware supports all common remote protocols, such as Microsoft RDP 8.1, RealVNC, Citrix ICA, NetC@P, and Emerson DRDC.
  • New VisuNet Control Center software allows administrators to remotely connect to any VisuNet Remote Monitor regardless of location.
  • High performance power supply unit available as a DC and an AC version.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Turck Low-Profile Weld Nut Sensors

Metal detection in the automotive industry requires more compact sensor technology to manage constant change in metals and application variations as parts move through the line. Turck’s new low-profile weld nut sensor is a compact solution for applications that require a reliable detection for the presence or absence of a nut welded to sheet metal on various vehicle components.

Like the other sensors in this family, Turck’s new low-profile design uses magnetic inductive technology and can be simply programmed to detect the presence of a metallic nut. An optional teach pendant can be used to program the sensor to differentiate between the sheet metal material and the weld nut. When the nut is properly placed, the sensor sends a signal to the PLC, which allows the robotic welder to weld the nut to the sheet metal.

“Turck’s existing weld nut sensor offering is widely used and now we are introducing a more compact design optimized to sense weld nuts with diameters between 5 and 10 mm,” said Andrew Fritz, Product Specialist at Turck. “They’re also able to fit more confined applications because they are 30-40 percent shorter than existing solutions.”

Turck’s new low-profile weld nut sensor measures 61 mm, with a probe tip diameter of 4 mm to accommodate down to a 5 mm weld nut. The sensor has a titanium nitride coated probe for greater strength and protection in harsh applications. The cable version includes a robust TPE-style jacket with a molded M12 connector for flexible mounting possibilities, and a four-way LED for visibility from multiple sides.

Other sensors in this series will sense nut diameters of 6-12 mm and 10-20 mm, respectively, and are available with integral M12 connectors. All Turck nut sensors are IP67 rated.

Turck Weld Nut Sensor Brochure

Turck Technical Datasheets

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Banner Engineering TL70 Tower Lights w/ Multi-Tone Audible Segments

Multi-tone audible segments are now available for TL70 Series Tower Lights. Sound intensity and tone can be configured on six input channels using two sets of DIP switches. A single multi-tone segment will support up to four different tones, allowing you to setup unique alarms to correspond to different alerts and status conditions.

  • Big and bright 70 mm tower lights have two banks of LEDs
  • Rugged, water-resistant IP65 housing with UV stabilized material
  • Customize lights for your application by selecting solid ON or flashing for each light segment
  • Color segments available in one-color, two-color, and three-color models
  • Adjustable 92 dB or 101 dB alarm audible modules are available, each with four DIP-switch selectable tones: pulsed, chirp, siren or continuous
  • An available multi-tone audible module supporting up to four different tones in a single segment enables the use of multiple tones with multiple inputs, users can setup unique alarms to correspond to different alerts and machine status conditions
  • Supports up to six one-color segments, up to five one-color segments plus one audible module, or one multicolor segment and a single one-color or audible module in one device
  • Indicator segments appear gray when off to eliminate false indication from ambient light
  • Match your machine with a choice of black or gray housing
  • User friendly with just a few easy steps to complete installation

Littelfuse Series 507 Compact 650VDC Cartridge Fuses

The new 507 Series Cartridge Fuse from Littelfuse is ideal for over-current protection in high-voltage DC power circuits. Its small footprint simplifies creating compact designs for power conversion equipment that demands higher operating efficiencies. It is available in both standard cartridge and axial-leaded designs, is RoHS compliant and 100% lead free.

Typical applications for the 507 Series include over-current protection for variable frequency drives (VFDs), photovoltaic (PV) inverters, DC-DC converters, high-voltage power supplies, etc.

  • High DC voltage rating of 650V with interrupting rating of 150A@650VDC in a compact 6x32mm footprint
  • 1A – 8A current rating
  • Operating temperature from −55°C to +125°C
  • Provides robust over-current protection for high-voltage DC power circuits; enables compact design for power conversion equipment demanding higher operating efficiencies
  • Well suited for most commercially available 200V Class and 400V Class VFDs
  • Provides reliable protection in extreme temperature environments

Turck Smartphone UHF RFID Reader

Turck expands its RFID offering with an economical UHF handheld device. The PD-IDENT handheld provides you with a lightweight, easy to use smartphone RFID reader system. The handheld device houses a UHF antenna and connects to your smartphone via the audio port. Additionally, Turck provides a basic, multipurpose Turck RFID app for iOS and Android mobile devices (Windows support will be added in the future). As with all of Turck’s handheld RFID solutions, it can be used in conjunction with Turck’s BL ident® RFID system. 

Measuring at 159 x 95 x 39 millimeters, the PD-IDENT easily fits in the palm of your hand and allows for the accommodation of a multitude of smartphone designs. The solution also comes equipped with a lithium-Ion battery, which will last up to two hours of active scanning on a charge. The free app can be downloaded from the Apple or Google Play Stores today by simply searching for “Turck RFID”.

This solution was made possible thanks to a partnership between Turck and U Grok It, building upon the core expertises of both companies. “Using the handheld reader, our customers will be able to track, control and manage their RFID applications better than ever,” said Randy Durick, Vice President of Fieldbus Technology at Turck. “This partnership allows Turck to provide an adaptable, economical UHF handheld solution for our customers and we look forward to our long-term partnership with U Grok It.”

The PD-IDENT has an operating frequency of 865-928 MHz and follows EPCglobal Gen 2 and ISO 18000-6C. Simply select a region upon initiation of the device to conform to local radio communication requirements.

Turck’s flexible RFID solution, BL ident, was created to offer a solution for industrial RFID applications while retaining the flexibility of standard I/O solutions. BL ident allows you to order RFID in the same package as you are used to, as slices for modular I/O or channels for block I/O. The Turck BL ident solution allows for easy integration into existing control systems and supports all of the major networking protocols providing an all-in-one industrial RFID solution for whatever your application demands.

Turck Smartphone UHF RFID Reader Press Release

Turck Technical Datasheets

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Banner Engineering TL50 Tower Lights w/ IO-Link Communication

Banner Engineering’s popular TL50 Series Tower Light is now available in models featuring IO-Link communication. This open and universal communication standard makes it easy to integrate the TL50 into most industrial networks and expands the application possibilities offered by these versatile and cost-effective tower lights.

These self-contained tower light indicators use long-lasting LED technology, are simple to install, and provide highly visible operator guidance and equipment indication.

  • Rugged, cost-effective, and easy-to-install multi-segment indicators
  • Illuminated segments provide easy-to-see operator guidance and indication of equipment status
  • Up to seven stacked colors available
  • Available in black or light gray housing
  • Audible models available with standard, sealed, or omni-directional audible element
  • Compact devices are completely self-contained - no controller needed
  • 12 to 30VDC operation with IO-Link control
  • No assembly required

Littelfuse Shock-Block Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter

The Littelfuse Industrial Shock-Block™ SB6100 is vital where people, equipment, and water are present. This product is the first and only ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) to be listed UL943C Standard for People Protection. Additionally, it is the only GCFI device on the market that monitors the continuity of the ground circuit.

  • Protects personnel from electrical shock where standard GFCI breakers and receptacles have never been available.
  • Offers an all-in-one solution to detect leakage current and interrupt the power for loads up to 100A.
  • Includes overcurrent protection provided by Littelfuse Class T fuses, eliminating the need to install separate contactor protection, saving cost and space while also allowing for a short-circuit current rating (SCCR) of 50kA.
  • Is the only SPGFCI device currently on the market that monitors the continuity of the ground circuit.
  • Prolongs the life of the internal contactor by offering undervoltage, brownout and chatter detection.
  • Is available as a SPGFCI and equipment ground-fault protective device (EGFPD). The SPGFCI models have a 20-mA trip level and the EGFPD models can be set to trip at 6, 10-100 mA in increments of 10 mA. 
  • All models include CSA C22.2 No. 144-M91 certification.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Banner Engineering WLB92 LED Light Bars w/ Colored Light Options

Banner Engineering's WLB92 Industrial LED Light Bars are now available in warm white, blue, red, yellow and green. Colored lights with the technical features of the WLB92 are very unique to the market. Commercial colored lights aren’t fit for many industrial environments and often require complex lighting controls or cumbersome covers that fade with time.

The WLB92 is a multipurpose task light featuring a universal 100-277VAC operating voltage. It is now is now CE certified for use in Europe.

  • Increase worker productivity and ergonomics with bright, high-quality, uniform light
  • Durable light stands up in your environment with a rugged metal housing and shatterproof light cover
  • No maintenance time or cost with long-life, energy-efficient LEDs
  • Flexibility to place light where needed with AC and DC models
  • Easy installation with variety of mounting options: surface, swivel, snap and hanging brackets
  • Available in white, warm white, blue, red, yellow and green
  • AC models are DLC qualified and have a five year warranty (see datasheet for details)

Rittal Stainless Steel Enclosures w/ 3-Point Latching

Rittal 24", 30" and 36" high WM series of stainless steel wallmount enclosures are now available with a 3-point latching system. These new models are offered at the same price as those with the standard 1/4-turn latching system.  The secure 3-point latching system, combined with the foamed-in-place gasket and knife-edge perimeter ensure a NEMA 4X protection rating for these enclosures.  The body is constructed of cold rolled steel, steel doors and zinc-plated mounting panels.

  • Available in 304 and 316L stainless steel
  • Left-hand hinged door with padlockable L handle
  • Defined edge flange trough collar diverts liquids, dirt and dust
  • Rear blank nut design maintains NEMA 4X integrity
  • Foamed-in-place gasket
  • Zinc-plated mounting panel standard

Friday, October 28, 2016

Newport Electronics OM-DAQXL Data Loggers

Newport Electronics' new OM-DAQXL is an 8 or 16 channel analog input portable data logger with a 7 inch resistive touch color display. All inputs are programmable and can be configured for millivolts, volts, milliamps, thermocouple, RTD, thermistor, strain gauge, or frequency. All the menus, selections, and configurations can be done from the display touch screen. The unit also has 4 digital inputs, 4 digital outputs, 4 alarm outputs, one USB host port and one USB device port. The unit also has 3 LEDs for different indications (Power, Alarm and Logging).

The OM-DAQXL comes complete with protective rubber boot, rechargeable lithium ion battery, 32 GB SD card, one plastic stylus, 1 GB USB thumb drive, 1.8 m (6') USB cable, 1.8 m (6') digital I/O cable, alarm/excitation terminal block, universal AC adapter, screwdriver, quick start guide, set of 5 PTFE insulated Type K thermocouples, set of 5 ferrites to install on the thermocouple inputs (for noise reduction) and crimp-on ground lug. The unit can be wall mounted using the provided keyhole mount or operated on a bench using the tilt stand.

Newport Electronics OM-DAQXL Data Loggers

Newport Electronics Technical Datasheets

Littelfuse SMF3.3 TVS Diodes for Sensitive Electronics

Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, has introduced a series of TVS Diodes designed specifically to protect sensitive portable and compact electronics from voltage transient events. The SMF3.3 Series TVS Diode combines 200W surge capability, low reverse standoff voltage (3.3V), and low clamping voltage (6.8V) with a small-footprint, low-profile SOD-123FL plastic package for a variety of portable and compact electronic products.

The SMF3.3 Series is ideal for low voltage applications such as the protection of VCC busses and other vulnerable circuits used in portable devices, portable hard drives, notebooks, POS terminals, solid-state drives (SSDs), power supplies, and monitors.

“The SMF3.3 Series expands the range of circuit protection options available to circuit designers for low voltage applications by bringing together superior surge capability with low reverse standoff voltage and clamping voltage specifications,” said Jeff Chin, global product marketing director for semiconductor products at Littelfuse. “The compact, low-profile SOD-123FL package is ideally suited for portable devices and consumer applications.”

  • Ideal for protecting sensitive devices against transient over-voltages due to the combination of low clamping voltage of 6.8V, low reverse standoff voltage of 3.3V, and 200W surge capability.
  • The small and flat lead low-profile (1.08mm) SOD-123FL plastic package optimizes the use of circuit board space, making it a good choice for portable devices and consumer applications.
  • Promotes high ESD immunity and superior circuit protection, permitting manufacturers to achieve ESD protection beyond the maximum level stated in the IEC standard and to protect against a multitude of other threats to ensure product reliability in the field.

Turck Compact Ultrasonic Sensors w/ NPN Output

Previously only available with PNP outputs, Turck's compact sensors now include products with NPN outputs.  Available sensing ranges are 40cm and 1m, with teach-by-wire capabilities.

  • Smooth sonic transducer face
  • Cylindrical housing M18, potted
  • Connection via M12 x 1 mail
  • Temperature compensation
  • NPN output

Turck ATEX/IECEx Approved Ultrasonic Sensors for Hazardous Locations

Expanding its sensors for use in hazardous locations, Turck released a new line of ATEX/IECEx-approved ultrasonic sensors that carry ATEX/IECEx, II 3 G approvals. The sensors are also approved to operate in gases and vapors IIC group, zone 2 and IIIC group, zone 22 for dust. These sensors feature steel housings in 18mm and 30mm barrels, with sensing ranges from 40cm to 6 meters.

Turck ATEX/IECEx Approved Ultrasonic Sensors

Turck Technical Datasheets

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Turck Compact Ultrasonic Sensors for Retro-Reflective Applications

Presence sensing is particularly difficult when a target absorbs sound or is an odd or irregular shape. Turck’s compact ultrasonic sensors for retro-reflective applications pair the sensor with a reflector to detect a target; so as objects pass between the sensor and reflection, the echo is broken. Like Turck’s other compact sensors, these four new models feature simple programming via teach by wire. Sensing ranges available are 40cm and 1m.

Turck Compact Ultrasonic Sensors for Retro-Reflective Applications

Turck Technical Datasheets

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Turck CP40 and CK40 Ultrasonic Sensors w/ New Housing

Turck updated the housing on its CP40 sensors to include highly-visible LEDs and sealed programming buttons. The housing maintains its limit-switch style mounting with a two-piece design that features a sensing head that can be moved and oriented as needed. The sensor is ideal for wide areas of coverage, with a 60-degree cone angle and range of 2 meters.

The CK40 is a new design for this line that builds on the CP40 technology with a more compact housing and an M12 connector.

Turck CP40 and CK40 Ultrasonic Sensors w/ New Housing

Turck Technical Datasheets

Turck 18mm Side-Sensing Ultrasonic Barrel Sensors

To ensure advanced sensing capabilities in compact applications, Turck’s 18mm ultrasonic barrel sensors now feature a right-angle, side-sensing transducer. The new design simplifies mounting in applications where there is little space, and increases flexibility to mount the sensor in a location that minimizes damage. Sensing ranges available are 40cm and 1 meter.

Turck 18mm Side-Sensing Ultrasonic Barrel Sensors

Turck Technical Datasheets

Turck M30 Ultrasonic Barrel Sensors w/ 6-Meter Range

Turck's offering of M30 ultrasonic barrel sensors now include versions with a 6-meter sensing range.  These sensors are available with a switch-point or switch-point/analog output.  Both can be programmed via teach-by-wire or teach-by-button configurations.  The all-metal rugged housing makes these sensors ideal for harsh applications.

Turck M30 Ultrasonic Barrel Sensors

Turck Technical Datasheets

Monday, October 24, 2016

Littelfuse IGBT Power Module

Littelfuse introduces the MG12600WB-BR2MM Series, the latest addition to their IGBT Module Power Semiconductor portfolio. The new 1200V, 600A Half-Bridge IGBT Module Series offers designers a substantially higher current rating than the portfolio’s previous maximum current rating (450A), offering the high efficiency and fast switching speeds of modern IGBT technology in a robust and flexible format. The module’s compact (152 x 62 x 17 mm) package simplifies thermal management and allows for less complex, more elegant system designs. This multi-chip module reduces solder joint and PC board space requirements. The WB configuration package is available in various current ratings for the release of products across a wide power range.

Applications for the MG12600WB-BR2MM Series include power control applications, such as flexible and efficient industrial and servo drives, solar inverters, high power converters, UPSs, and welding equipment.

“This 1200V, 600A module extends the current range in our industry-standard module package so customers may use the same thermal and PC board design to release multiple power ratings within their platforms,” said Dr. Kevin Speer, global manager of technology strategy, Power Semiconductors, at Littelfuse. “The semiconductor technology allows high conversion efficiencies, while the multi-chip module enables elegant system design with fewer failure points for greater reliability.”


  • Trench-gate field stop IGBT technology ensures state-of-the-art IGBTs with optimal conduction and switching performance
  • Low saturation voltage and positive temperature coefficient means that MG12600WB-BR2MM modules can be easily paralleled to increase system current
  • Fast switching and short tail current allows for higher system efficiency through reduced switching losses

Banner Engineering SSA-EB E-Stop Button Washdown Covers

Banner Engineering’s new Washdown Cover provides additional protection against environmental hazards for their 30mm Emergency Stop Buttons without compromising device actuation or visibility. It expands the number of applications for which their E-Stop Buttons can be used by raising the product rating up to IP69K. It is available in pre-installed kits or as a standalone product.

Banner Engineering SSA-EB E-Stop Buttons

Banner Engineering Technical Datasheets

Monday, October 3, 2016

Turck EtherNet/IP Encoders

Turck announces the availability of EtherNet/IP enabled encoders, providing an optical based encoder solution with electronic multi-turn capabilities for position applications requiring feedback using the EtherNet/IP and CIP (Common Industrial Protocol) interface. Common applications for the ODVA-certified encoder include automotive production, logistics, metal processing, textile applications, as well as printing and packaging machines.

The new EtherNet/IP encoders are available in both singleturn (RS-107/108) and multiturn (RM-105/106) variants and come with a diameter of 58 mm, offer a total resolution of up to 32 bits (16 for singleturn, 16 for multiturn), and have been designed specifically for high-speed applications. The encoders offer an RPI (requested packet interval) time of 1 ms, and allows operation in high-speed applications with up to a 1,000 Hz update frequency. These features allow you to save time and costs.

The RS-107/108 and RM-105/106 EtherNet/IP encoders offer a cost effective, compact EtherNet/IP encoder solution with Device Level Ring (DLR) capability. The DLR capabilities allow the network to stay active even if one direction of the communication bus lines is compromised. This is a bi-directional communication capability built into the encoder. This means that the process can continue while one unit is off-line, greatly influencing efficiency and reducing costly down-time.

The RS-107/108 and RM-105/106 encoders are available in solid shaft and blind hollow shaft versions, with the blind shaft version having diameters up to 15 mm. The encoders feature an operating temperature range from -40 °C to +80 °C and are IP65 rated. Additionally, thanks to their optical design, the encoders are highly immune to interference from magnetic fields.

Product Benefits
  • EtherNet/IP encoder solution
  • Available in both singleturn and multi turn variants
  • Provides robust solution for position applications requiring feedback
  • Device Level Ring (DLR) capabilities
  • Highly immune from magnetic interference
Product Specifications
  • Both solid shaft and blind hollow shaft available
  • 58 mm diameter
  • RPI time of 1 ms, up to a 1,000 Hz update frequency
  • 32 bit resolution
  • Temperature range of -40 °C to +80 °C
  • IP65 rated

Pro-face GP4000H Graphical Pendant Station

Pro-face America announces a new addition to their HMI GP4000 family, the GP4000H Graphical Pendant Station. Pro-face GP4100H is a 5.7" handheld unit that functions as a graphical pendant station. With an emergency stop switch, 3-position enable switch ("dead man switch"), and key switch, the user can easily and safely control machine setup. Troubleshooting and maintenance from the point of operation is also convenient and easy. The GP4100H offers a clear, consicse TFT high definition LCD display, lightweight design, and is compatible with AGP3000H series accessories making migration to this new product even easier.

  • Integrated emergency stop switch, available in red, yellow or gray
  • 3-position enable switch with a forced contact opening function
  • Key switch allows you to move the device without triggering the emergency stop
  • Equipped with 65,536 color TFT LCD for excellent visibility and wide viewing angles
  • Extremely lightweight (0.91kg)

Banner Engineering Q4X Flush Mount Laser Sensors

Banner Engineering's popular Q4X Laser Distance Sensor is now available with a flush mount housing. This builds on the application and deployment possibilities offered by this versatile and rugged sensor. These models offer the same superior performance of standard Q4X models and have a sensing range of 35 to 310mm.

  • High performance laser sensor, detecting sub-millimeter changes in distance
  • Discrete, analog (0 to 10V or 4 to 20mA), clear object, and IO-Link models available
  • Reliable sensing range of 25 to 300mm
  • Detects across a variety of target colors, materials and surfaces based on distance
  • Dual teach mode (intensity + distance) is ideal for error-proofing applications and enables clear object detection with no retro-reflector required
  • Robust housing rated to IP69K with FDA-grade stainless steel
  • Easy setup with responsive buttons
  • Rugged design resists mechanical impact, over tightening and extreme vibration
  • Clear distance readout from angled four-digit display

Friday, September 30, 2016

Phoenix Contact UNO Solar DC to DC Converter

Phoenix Contact's newest addition to their UNO family of power supplies is designed specifically for solar applications. This DC-to-DC power supply can utilize the high-voltage DC string voltage and convert it to 24VDC. The advantages of the direct array connection will allow you to target specific applications.

  • A direct connection to the array saves trenching installation costs for AC power lines
  • Provides control power with the loss of grid power
  • “UNO Solar” is the first array powered supply to be approved to UL1741, the standard for inverters, converters, controllers and interconnect system equipment for use with distributed energy resources
  • Input range is 300 to 1000VDC
  • Output rated at 24VDC/2.5A
  • Ideal for powering combiner boxes, re-combiner boxes and the inverter controls for anti-islanding requirements
  • Able to power the SOLARCHECK RSD
  • Five-year standard warranty

Finder MasterPlus Multi-Voltage Interface Relays

The new multi-voltage MasterPLUS interface relay from Finder is the latest addition to the popular 39 Series of fully featured interface relays that continue to push the boundaries of flexibility and space saving well beyond that of conventional relays.

Specifically, it has a multi-voltage capability to accept an input/coil voltage anywhere between 24 V and 240 V, be it AC or DC, all in the same unit. Additionally, it boasts the option of Push-in terminal technology as well as an optional output fuse module, with or without LED status indicator. This product will offer benefits in applications such as emergency or standby systems with the need to function from either mains electricity, or a DC battery backup supply.

Finder MasterPlus Multi-Voltage Interface Relays

Finder Technical Datasheets

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Littelfuse SIDACtor Protection Thyristors

A new series of SIDACtor® Protection Thyristors in surface-mount DO-214AB packages from Littelfuse are designed to protect low-data-rate interfaces and outdoor data interfaces in general industrial applications.

The Pxxx0S3NLRP Series provides robust surge protection performance at up to 2.5kA, while maintaining much lower switching threshold (VS) and on-state voltage (VT) than traditional protection solutions like Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) technology. They also offer crowbarring power fault protection superior to the typical clamping device. Applications include protection for general industrial outdoor data interfaces, such as short loop interfaces (<10m) located at base station sites, and low-data-rate interfaces such as RS-232 or RS-423.

  • Robust surge protection performance at up to 2.5kA while maintaining low switching threshold (VS) and on-state voltage (VT)
  • Component properties do not degrade after multiple surge events within its rated limits
  • Certified, environmentally friendly and suitable for worldwide usage
  • Offers crowbarring power fault protection superior to that of the typical clamping device
  • High surge protection and high-performance design extend equipment lifetime
  • Helps line drivers comply with global standards

Monday, September 12, 2016

Phoenix Contact BL FPM Wide-Screen Multi-Touch Monitors

Phoenix Contact has expanded its product line of robust HMIs and industrial PCs to include new wide-screen, multi-touch industrial monitors. The new Basicline flat panel monitors (BL FPM) are ideal for operation in rough industrial environments with an ambient temperature range of -10°C to +60°C.

All monitors are equipped with a VGA, DVI-I, and DisplayPort interface, facilitating easy integration into new or existing systems. They are available in three screen sizes: 39.6 cm (15.6''), 47 cm (18.5”), and 54.6 cm (21.5"). The projective-capacitive 10-point touch screen supports operation based on gesture control. In addition to providing a scratch-resistant glass surface, all monitors have an IP65 front rating (IP20 back) and feature an integrated VESA 100 mounting pattern.

Phoenix Contact BL FPM Wide-Screen Multi-Touch Monitors

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Turck Minifast HD Hazardous Location Cordsets

Turck has released an expansion to its Minifast offering to provide a more robust solution than currently is available on the market. The new Turck Minifast HD cordset offering also carries hazardous location approvals and is the first of its kind to offer an ATEX approved connector in a complete cable assembled package. Additionally, this product offering includes mating ATEX approved receptacles, junction boxes and lockfast guards. The new offering is an ideal solution for a variety of applications including gas turbines, skids, compressors, and shipboard applications.

While previous ATEX connector solutions typically come as complex and expensive field wireables, the Minifast HD offering provides the convenience and reliability of a full connector assembly at a much lower cost than current solutions. Additionally, these products utilize our Extremelife-60 cables with FT4 and IEC 60332-3-22 flame compliance to provide the ultimate solution for extreme applications.

“We heard from many of our process automation customers that were looking for a more reliable and cost-effective ATEX approved solution as it is becoming more and more of a demand for them,” said Jay Bartsias, Senior Product Manager for Connectivity. “Also, thanks to the connector’s fully potted metal body and its ability to bond with many different cable types, we can see potential for this solution to be used in a variety of applications.”

The Turck Minifast HD solution carries an ATEX Ex nA Category 3 approval as well as a US AEx nA Zone 2 approval. The Minifast HD offering also carries NEMA 1, 3, 4, and 6P and is IEC IP67 and IP68 rated.

  • Provides ATEX approved connector in a complete cable assembled package
  • Ideal solution for applications such as gas turbines, skids, compressors, and shipboards
  • Full metal body and full potting with ability to bond with many different cable types
  • Utilizes Extremelife-60 cables with FT4 and IEC 60332-3-22 flame compliance
  • ATEX Ex nA Category 3 approval
  • US AEx nA Zone 2 approval
  • NEMA 1, 3, 4, and 6P and is IEC IP67 and IP68 rated