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