Thursday, December 21, 2017

Rittal Push - In Connector Clamp for Busbar

Rittal has launched a new generation of maintenance-free, conductor connection clamps using push-in technology. Wires and cables connected the conventional way with screw clamps or fixed conductor connection clamps can be time-consuming to install. For connecting wires and cables to copper busbars, Rittal has developed the simplest and most secure connection clamp ever.

Push-in clamps offer quick and easy snap-on connection to the busbar. The stripped end of the cable is simply pushed into the clamping space. The clamp is attached and the connection is active.

  • Tool-free conductor connection
  • Maintenance-free
  • Large clamping range of cables
  • Fully insulated clamp that can be labeled with standard marking systems
  • Optimal contact ensured by breaking the oxide layer

Rittal Datasheets

Monday, December 18, 2017

Phoenix Contact IE Power Supplies Trio Power Supply

The space-saving design of TRIO POWER power supplies are highly cost-effective and offer maximum flexibility. Tool-free, push-in connections and their slim design make quick installation possible. Its robust design allows for a high electrical strength of single-phase devices up to 300 V AC, error-free function of the three-phase modules, even in the event of one phase failing permanently. TRIO POWER also features high vibration and shock resistance and a high MTBF.

The newest additions to the TRIO power supply family feature the same space-saving design, yet are tailored to fit even more of the high requirements in this field. The power supply units ensure the reliable supply of all loads with even more output voltage and current ratings available. The TRIO family also now features a power supply specifically for applications that require NEC Class 2 certification, as well as optimized versions for use on the ship’s bridge.

  • Reliable starting for heavy loads, with the dynamic power reserve of 150 percent the nominal current for max 5s.
  • Power supplies meet the needs of various approvals and ratings
  • Temperature range: -25 to +70°C
  • Input for AC and DC voltage
  • Comprehensive approval package

The TRIO POWER power supply range with Push-in Technology connection has been perfected for use in shipbuilding. All functions and the space-saving design of the single- and three-phase modules are optimally tailored to the stringent requirements. Under challenging ambient conditions, the power supply units, which feature an extremely robust electrical and mechanical design, ensure the reliable supply of all loads.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Banner Engineering R-GAGE Q240 Series Radar Sensor

Banner Engineering's new extended range models of the R-GAGE™ Q240 Series Radar Sensor feature a long 100 meter range complemented by a very narrow beam pattern. The new models are available with an analog and a discrete output or dual discrete outputs.

  • Narrow sensing beam detects distant targets without detecting adjacent objects.
  • Extended detection range enables earlier detection of targets traveling at higher speeds where response times can be critical.
  • Analog output models are capable of providing location information and can be used to track objects.
  • Performs reliably in extreme weather conditions that challenge laser scanners and similar solutions: sensing functions are unaffected by wind, falling rain or snow, fog, humidity, temperature, or light.
Banner Engineering R-GAGE Q24OR Series Radar Sensor Press Release

Banner Engineering Datasheets

Carlo Gavazzi DTA04 Motor Thermistor Relay

Carlo Gavazzi proudly announces the launch of their latest motor thermistor relay in a compact, DIN-rail mount housing. The DTA04 features universal input voltage, giving it flexibility to be installed in a variety of control panels. This is a DIN rail mounted thermistor relay whose main purpose is to protect electric motors from overheating, ensuring continuous production and preventing machine downtime.

Simplicity, versatility, and reliability are crucial as you select monitoring controls to protect motors and equipment. The DTA04 meets these criteria with key features that include an operational mode that can be configured as Auto or Manual reset, giving you the ability to select the option that best suits their requirements. The universal input voltage and multiple NEMA B300 relay outputs also provide you with the options you require. 

The DTA04 gives Carlo Gavazzi more thermistor relay housing options than any other manufacturer, to meet more motor protection applications. The DTA04 conforms to global standards such as UL 508, CSA C22.2 and EN 60255-6, and can be used globally in all applications/markets where motors are used and overloads are frequent that may cause motor damage, such as pumping stations, water treatment, conveyors, material handling, HVAC, chillers, and others. 

  • Compact 22.5mm wide DIN rail mount housing
  • Universal power supply from 24 to 240V AC/DC
  • 2 Normally Open relay outputs NEMA B300 8A @ 250 VAC
  • Multi-color alarm LED indicates alarm trigger
  • Auto or manual reset configurable
  • Fast reaction time of < 500ms

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Banner Engineering Illumination + Indication in One Robust Multicolor Light Fixture

Banner's new WLS27 Multicolor LED Strip Lights with EZ-STATUS™ is available in three- and five-color models, providing brilliant, bright illumination and high-visibility indication in one robust light fixture. They have the same rugged build, compact design, and attractive cylindrical shape as other LED lights in the WLS27 Series, making them a versatile solution suitable for use in diverse applications and challenging environments.

  • Simplify machine operation and troubleshooting: Proper illumination allows operators to more effectively monitor processes and perform manual tasks. A change in color of one light can direct staff to the area on the machine that needs attention, allowing users to quickly identify and resolve problems.
  • Increase productivity and quality: The WLS27 allows staff to focus on tasks without diverting attention to monitor status. It provides vivid bright light to help workers complete tasks quickly and correctly. When a change in status occurs, the WLS27 fills the work area with colored light corresponding to the new condition, providing an unmistakable alert to staff within natural sightlines.
  • Improve traffic flow and safety: The WLS27 makes it easy to find and safely navigate entry points and intersections in areas where forklifts and other mobile equipment are present. The white light increases visibility and safety within an area, and color changes provide clear indication at the natural focal point whenever equipment is approaching, a gate is opening or closing, or other traffic conditions occurs.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Turck IM12 Cabinet Condition Monitor for Non-Hazardous Areas

Turck announces the IM12-CCM (Cabinet Condition Monitor) cabinet guard, a device capable of monitoring moisture and temperature limits while also detecting incorrectly closed doors. As an added benefit, the device monitors unauthorized access to switch cabinets, providing protection against manipulation in compliance with IT security regulations. The slim 12.5 mm DIN-rail cabinet guard can be easily installed in existing switch cabinets due to its compact design.

The IM12-CCM features an internal data logger with time stamp and stores data for up to two years, allowing you to detect creeping changes over long periods of time. An interface enables two cabinet guards to be operated in master-slave mode simultaneously, monitoring correct door closing and other limit values at two points within the control cabinet. The master processes the data of the slave and sends a signal to the controller.

The standard IM12-CCM comes with two switch contacts and an IO-Link interface. Quick teach mode enables the user to set the limit values easily in the field. Alternatively, parameters can be set via IO-Link or an FDT framework such as PACTware.

The IM12-CCM is the second cabinet guard in the Turck portfolio, serving as a supplement to the IMX12-CCM module, which is intended for use in hazardous areas.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Turck Deutsch Connector Offerings for Mobile Equipment

Turck is expanding its Deutsch offering with the LED 12 VDC and 24 VDC 2-pin style Deutsch DT overmolded connectors. Designed for the mobile equipment industry, the connectors feature an integrated LED circuit on the wedgelock, allowing for multi-direction troubleshooting indication. Rugged contact design ensures longevity in demanding environments, while the overmolded design, TPE jacket, and IP67 rating provide additional reinforcement, abrasion, and oil resistance in a ready-to-use solution.

Turck has also released the first of a new series of DTM Deutsch overmolded connectors. The newly designed 3-pin offering provides an ideal solution for mobile equipment and oil and gas applications, where environmental factors such as shock, vibration, cold temperatures, moisture, and oils can affect performance. The DTM series features the same environmentally robust advantage of the DT connector series, but is intended for smaller wire gauge and lower current applications.

E-T-A MPR10 Bistable Electromechanical Power Relay

E-T-A Circuit Breakers is pleased to announce its new MPR10 bistable electromechanical power relay specifically designed for switching high current loads and disconnecting the battery from on-board electrical systems in commercial vehicles, construction equipment, agricultural equipment and special vehicles. 

Below you will find the positioning and targeting information to sell the MPR10 Bistable Electromechanical Power Relay into the market.

This device offers:
  • Reduced vehicle weight
  • Increased vehicle reliability
  • Direct and easy replacement of existing relays

What does this mean to you?
  • Reduced vehicle weight: The MPR10 is made of fiber-reinforced plastic and is 50% lighter than standard relays - making it the lightest water-proof and dust-proof relay on the market.
  • Increased vehicle reliability: The dielectric strength of the MPR10 makes it insusceptible to overvoltage peaks that commonly occur when switching inductive loads in an on-board electrical system - ultimately increasing the life of the relay and your equipment.
  • Direct and easy replacement of existing relays: The MPR10 has the same mounting dimensions and connection technology as standard relays.
Targets: Transportation Industry
  • Agriculture equipment
  • Construction equipment
  • Trucks
  • Buses
  • Special Vehicles
Specific applications in the transportation industry:
  • Switching of high current loads in agriculture equipment, construction equipment, trucks, buses, special vehicles (firetrucks, ambulances, etc). Including:
    • Motors and drives
    • Battery isolation switches (dual battery system)
    • Main switch (directly at the battery, onboard electrical system)
    • Pumps
    • Special signaling systems (flashing blue lights, sirens)
    • Lighting (head lights, interior lights, etc)
    • Trailer electrical systems (refrigerator bodies, platforms, etc)
    • Air conditioning systems
How to differentiate and promote the MPR10 compared to other offerings in the market?
  • Lightest water-proof and dust-proof power relay on the market
    • 50% lighter than standard relays on the market
  • Breadth of product line offered by E-T-A - one source for circuit breakers, solid state relays, power relays, custom power management systems and beyond.
  • These products will not have mass market appeal. TRA team to identify cost and niche applications that will see value for the MPR10
  • Direct Competition: White Rogers/Kissling/TE Connectivity/Shallco
Product Features:
  • Bistable electromechanical power relay
  • Suitable for 12 and 24 V system voltages
  • Ability to switch or carry continuous loads up to 300 A
  • Degree of protection IP6K9K (housing) - polyamide housing (PA66) and aerospace grade epoxies
  • Corrosion proof stainless steal hardware
  • Same mounting dimensions and connection technology as competitive products in the market - for added flexibility other mounting methods are also available for use in new designs.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Turck PT2000 Pressure Transmitters for Hydraulic Systems

Turck has expanded its line of PT2000 pressure transmitters with the release of a variant for use in hydraulic systems. 

With a list of features that includes an SAE fitting, stainless cell, gel filled housing, and an integrated snubber to reduce the damaging effects of pressure spikes, these transmitters provide an ideal solution for demanding hydraulic applications.

The SAE #4 and SAE #6 process connections are particularly important, as they are commonly used for hydraulic equipment in North America.

The new transmitters, which offer a welded stainless steel measuring cell for increased durability and increased chemical compatibility, have no elastomer seals and all wetted materials are 316L stainless steel. Additionally, the housing is more compact than existing solutions, suiting it for applications with space constraints. The transmitters are available in multiple pre-scaled pressure ranges from 30 to 14,500 psig.  

The new variant also offers multiple output signals, allowing the sensor to adapt to your existing control circuitry, including 4-20 mA, 0-10 V, ratiometric, 1-6 V, and 0-5 V. Additionally, it carries an IP67 rating and works with media temperatures up to 135 °C.   

Carling Technologies CKP-Series SAE J1939 CAN Keypad

Carling Technologies CKP-Series is a customizable keypad featuring laser etched legends and up to three dimmable LED function lights per button, which also offer diagnostic feedback by blinking if there is a fault. Compliant with SAE J1939 CAN standards, it is also sealed to an IP69 protection level, and can be installed inside or outside the cab making it ideal for any on/off-highway application. Its low profile design affords a seamless dashboard look and can be mounted either vertically or horizontally. The CKP-Series offers significant advantages over traditional electromechanical switches such as 1,000,000 actuation cycles, reduced wire harnessing, and easy installation.

  • SAE J1939 CAN 2.0b Protocol
  • IP69 Front Panel Sealing Protection
  • Up to 3 LED Function Lights Per Button
  • Diagnostic Feedback
  • Standard or Custom Laser Etched Legends
  • 1,000,000+ Button Actuation Cycles
  • Low Current Switching
  • 8 to 32V Operating Voltage
  • Tactile and Audible Feedback

Monday, November 6, 2017

Leuze Electronic Long Distance Actuator ST Series Safety Switches

Leuze Electronic goes the distance with their long distance actuator for the ST series safety switches!

A new actuator to be combined with the ST series safety sensors equipped with RFID technology is now available. 

Compared to the standard version, with an activation distance of 12 mm, the new actuator has an activation distance of 18 mm. Leuze Electronic is one the first manufacturers to offer this type of actuator, which is ideal when a precise distance between the sensor and actuator cannot be guaranteed. 

The ST series features an electronic system based on RFID technology to detect the actuator. This system gives a different coding to each actuator and makes it impossible to tamper with a device by using another actuator belonging to the same series. The actuators may have millions of different coding combinations, and are therefore classified as actuators with a high coding level, according to EN ISO 14119 .

The new SM actuator has fixing holes with a center-to-center distance of 35 x 28 mm and like the standard version it is available with a high or low encoding level.  

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Honeywell Transportation Attitude Reference Sensor, TARS series

Honeywell Sensing and Controls' Transportation Attitude Reference Sensor or TARS-IMU is a packaged sensor array designed to report vehicle angular rate, acceleration, and inclination for demanding applications in industries such as heavy duty, off-highway transportation. 

TARS-IMU enables autonomous vehicle characteristics and enhances efficiency and productivity by reporting key data required to automate and monitor movements of vehicle systems and components. The sensor fusion algorithm can be customized for specific vehicle applications through on-board firmware, allowing movement data to be filtered for extraneous environment and vehicle movements. 

With two sensor models for different power levels, TARS-IMU accommodates both 5 V and 9 V to 36 V vehicle power systems, while communication is carried to the vehicle through industry standard CAN J1939 connectivity. As a standard, TARS-IMU is calibrated on aerospace-grade rate tables at the factory to provide calibration consistency between units.  

  • High performance IMU, reports vehicle angular rate, acceleration and inclination (6 degrees of freedom) 
  • Ruggedized PBT thermoplastic housing design for the most demanding applications and environments (IP67 & IP69K certified) 
  • Advanced filtering of raw sensor data to minimize unwanted noise and vibrations, improves positioning accuracy 
  • Optional metal guard for added protection 
  • Supports 5 V and 9 V to 36 V vehicle power systems 
  • Operating temperature of -40 °C to 85 °C [-40 °F to 185 °F] 
  • Reduced power consumption 
  • Small form-factor 
  • Flexible. On-board firmware can tailor TARS-IMU to the specific vehicle and the specific application. 
  • Durable. With top-of-the-line sealing (IP67, IP69K) TARS-IMU is ruggedized to withstand harsh or heavy-duty applications 
  • Convenient. TARS-IMU can be pre-configured at the Honeywell factory for immediate installation out of the box, or it can be delivered with customizable firmware that allows you to use a single part number across vehicles and applications 
  • Designed to allow vehicle manufacturers and end users to increase efficiency with the automation of repetitive movements or complex tasks 
  • Enables precise movement, actuation and guidance over severe terrains and vehicle grades 
  • Enhances safety through enablement of monitoring and guidance capabilities that improve productivity of operators 

Honeywell MicroPressure Board Mount Pressure Sensor, MPR Series

Honeywell Sensing and Control's MPR Series is a very small piezoresistive silicon pressure sensor offering a digital output for reading pressure over the specified full scale pressure span and temperature range. It is calibrated and compensated over a specific temperature range for sensor offset, sensitivity, temperature effects, and non-linearity using an on-board Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). This product is designed to meet the requirements of higher volume medical (consumer and nonconsumer) devices and commercial appliance applications.  

  • Very small form factor: Enables portability by addressing weight, size, and space restrictions; occupies less area on the PCB. 
  • Wide pressure ranges simplify use. 
  • Enhances performance: Output accelerates performance through reduced conversion requirements and direct interface to microprocessors. 
  • Value solution: Cost-effective, higher volume solution with configurable options. 
  • Meets IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020D.1 Moisture Sensitivity Level 1 requirements: Allows avoidance of thermal and mechanical damage during solder reflow attachment and/or repair that lesser rated sensors may incur; allows unlimited floor life when stored as specified (simplifying storage and reducing scrap); eliminates lengthy bakes prior to reflow, and allows for lean manufacturing due to stability and usability shortly after reflow. 
  • Low power/energy efficient: Reduces system power requirements and enables extended battery life.   
  • 5 mm x 5 mm [0.20 in x 0.20 in] package footprint 
  • Calibrated and compensated 
  • ±40 mbar to ±2.5 bar | ±4 kPa to ±250 kPa | ±0.6 psi to ±30 psi 
  • 24-bit digital I2C or SPI-compatible output 
  • IoT (Internet of Things) ready interface 
  • Low power consumption (<10 mW typ.), energy efficient 
  • Stainless steel pressure port 
  • Medical and food grade gel options 
  • Compatible with a variety of liquid media 
  • Absolute and gage pressure types 
  • Total Error Band after customer auto-zero: As low as ±1.5 %FSS 
  • Compensated temperature range: 0ºC to 50ºC [32ºF to 122ºF] 
  • REACH and RoHS compliant 
  • Meets IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020D.1 Moisture Sensitivity Level 1  

Monday, October 30, 2017

Banner Engineering Safety Light Curtains in IP69K Hygienic Housings

Banner Engineering's EZ-SCREEN® LS safety light curtains that resist high-pressure, high-temperature washdown and aggressive chemical cleaning are now available. They offer the same capabilities and ease-of-use of other EZ-SCREEN LS safety light curtains, but are protected by hygienic tubular enclosures. They are ideal for use in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications where maintaining sanitary conditions is critical.

  • Easy-to-Clean, Hygienic Design: Made of FDA grade polycarbonate tubes and 316L stainless steel endcaps and mounting brackets, each enclosure has a smooth, hygienic design that minimizes the opportunity for debris to accumulate, to comply with sanitary requirements.
  • Chemically-Resistant Construction: IP69K rated enclosures withstand frequent, repeated exposure to many chemical cleaning agents used to sterilize equipment. They will not discolor or become cloudy over time, ensuring reliable performance for safety light curtains as well as a long operational lifespan. 
  • Hydrophobic Vent: Allows condensation to escape the enclosure and prevents water and chemicals from entering, eliminating the need for an integral heater element and simplifying maintenance. 
  • Remote Configuration of Fixed Blanking: Models with Remote Fixed Blanking can be set up to ignore fixed objects, such as brackets or fixtures, inside the defined area without directly accessing the receiver.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Banner Engineering New Long Distance Wireless Sensors for Remote Hard - to - Reach Locations

Banner Engineering's latest additions to the Sure Cross® Q45 Series of wireless sensors are retroreflective and diffuse mode sensors that utilize the 900 MHz frequency band and 1 Watt power. They join a growing number of wireless Q45 sensors capable of communicating over extended ranges by using the 900 MHz frequency band, as well as a wide range of Q45 sensors that utilize the globally accepted 2.4 GHz frequency band. Additionally, these models and their 2.4 GHz counterparts can easily be configured for part counting applications. 

  • Optimized for part counting: DIP switch configurable to count up to 960 parts per minute, these sensors can be used to count parts IN and parts OUT. Users can track parts per minute, monitor machine status, identify and receive notifications of errors, and gather metrics to calculate Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). 
  • Superior signal penetration: Transmissions at 900 MHz have a long wavelength that passes through dense materials, making it possible to link devices separated by walls, vegetation, and other obstacles. 
  • Extended range communication: The 900 MHz frequency band can travel over 2.5 times further than a 2.4 GHz connection, enabling reliable communication between devices over longer distances. 
  • Easy, plug-and-play deployment: The sensor, wireless radio, and long-life lithium battery are housed in a single device, simplifying installation on existing equipment and enabling deployments in remote and hard-to-access locations where implementing a wired solution would be difficult, impractical, or not cost-effective.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Banner Engineering Limited Function Safety Light Screens for Price Sensitive Applications

Banner Engineering's new EZ-SCREEN® LP Limited Function Safety Light Screens were developed specifically to solve simple applications requiring only redundant, self-checking safety outputs. They have the same low-profile design and versatile mounting options as other EZ-SCREEN LP safety light screens and are available in resolutions of 14 mm or 25 mm and defined areas of 270 mm or 550 mm.

Key Benefits
  • Space Saving Shape: Their compact size and slender profile make it easy to install EZ-SCREEN LP safety light screens into smaller production machines and space constrained areas without interfering with operations or processes, providing users with tremendous flexibility in deployment by facilitating installation into a wider range of safety applications.
  • Reduced List Price: With list pricing that is approximately 30% less than other models in the EZ-SCREEN LP series, these models provide users with cost-effective options for machine access and perimeter guarding, creating opportunities in many price sensitive applications.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Rittal Extended Warranty for Climate Control Products

Extend Your Product's Warranty by 6 Months 

Extended Warranty Delivers Rapid Service and Reduces Equipment Downtime 

Rittal’s long-term customers are turning to extended warranty programs to prolong the service life of their equipment, reduce downtime, and postpone replacement purchases. 

Available at no additional cost and after filling out the form, registrants will receive an additional six months of coverage on the standard product warranty. 

Please submit Warranty Registration Form including photo of the data plate within 30 days of purchase for eligible products*. 

If you would like to learn more or register for the extended warranty program, click on the link below. 

*The extended warranty is only valid for Rittal air conditioners, chillers, heat exchangers, and LCP, all other products are excluded.

Rittal Extended Warranty for Climate Control Products Registration Form

Rittal Technical Datasheets

PEPPERL+FUCHS Reliable Limit Monitoring with SC-System's New Trip Amplifier

The SC-System’s signal conditioner product family from Pepperl+Fuchs includes numerous modules for digital and analog field signals. The modules ensure that process communication is safe and efficient. In addition to transmitter power supplies, isolating amplifiers, passive isolators, and temperature and signal converters, the trip amplifier now joins the ranks of this portfolio of compact analog modules. Use the new trip amplifier to reliably control security-related parameters, recognize and fix faults, and optimize plant safety.

Clear signals, no workaround 

The SC-System trip amplifier monitors measurement signals based on a previously determined limit value. If the actual value deviates from the limit value, the module sends a signal that activates an emergency trip or an alarm, as an example. Due to the module’s parameterizable outputs, switch signals are available at the relay contact outputs without the user having to refer to a central control panel. 

Variety of applications for greater flexibility  

In addition to its parameterizing options, the SC-System’s trip amplifier enables analysis of diverse input variables. The module processes incoming standard signals from 2-wire-transmitters, unipolar and bipolar signals from 2-wire-transmitters, as well as unipolar and bipolar current and voltage sources. The module can be adapted precisely to a specific application, providing users with utmost flexibility. Additionally, a supply of 2-wire-transmitters is available. 

Safe limit value monitoring

With a separate input at the trip amplifier, a start-up override may be activated. This is useful if high pressure is necessary for a manufacturing process, but during the start-up phase its value is below the set point. The integrated start-up override enables increasing pressure without the limit indicator setting off the alarm. In another application example, pressure may be too high during operation, leading to a switch-off of the pump drive. The pressure continuously declines until finally reaching the valid range. A restart inhibit prevents the pump drive from re-starting prior to identifying and correcting the switch-off event. 

SC-System—reliability in its most efficient form 

The SC-System's 1- and 2-channel signal conditioners are especially designed for use in non-hazardous areas. With a width of 6 mm and a height of 97 mm, the compact modules are ideally suited for retrofitting in tight spaces. The SC-System offers high-quality three-way isolation between input, output, and supply, withstanding a working voltage of up to 300 V and a test voltage of up to 3.0 KV. The signal conditioners are designed for an operating temperature from -25 °C to +70 °C, and can be mounted horizontally or vertically without distance and reducing operating values. The SC-System modules are supplied with 24 volts via terminals or power bus, an insert for 35-mm DIN rails. 

SC-System trip amplifier at a glance: 

  • Reliable limit monitoring (min and max) 
  • Parameterizable switching outputs 
  • Various input quantities can be evaluated 
  • Integrated start-up override and restart inhibit 
  • Compact housing design 
  • High-quality three-way isolation 
  • Convenient installation, power supply and error reporting via power bus 
  • Operating temperature from -25 °C to +70 °C

PEPPERL+FUCHS Smart-Ex 01 Instrinsically Safe Smartphone and Mobile Computer

Delivering mobility in explosion-hazardous areas 

Pepperl+Fuchs' 4G/LTE capable unlocked smartphone and mobile computer Smart-Ex® 01 features the latest technology. It modernizes and facilitates collaboration between mobile workers, control side, and backend systems. The intrinsically safe smartphone is ideal for use in explosion-hazardous areas (Zone 1/Div. 1 and Zone 2/Div. 2) or noisy, harsh industrial environments, where it facilitates communication. 

The gateway to Industry 4.0 

Whether used as a smartphone, PDA, scanner, or camera, the intrinsically safe Smart-Ex® 01 creates a direct interconnection of modern Industry 4.0 applications due to permanent data transfer. 

Safety and efficiency without compromise: the mobile worker concept 

The ecom Smart-Ex® 01 facilitates the mobile worker's day-to-day activities. Live data, digital images, videos, and video streaming can be used anywhere at any time. 

This type of constant online connection enables: 

  • More effective work processes 
  • Minimized downtime 
  • Increased safety 
  • Streamlined decision-making processes and costs 

Lone worker protection 

Paired with a professional software solution, different sensors on the Smart-Ex® 01 smartphone can detect an emergency situation (impact, immobility, unconsciousness, etc.). The smartphone's alarm and location function helps to quickly pinpoint the worker's location and initiate next steps for emergency response teams. In combination with Swissphone’s software solution, the smartphone includes a lone worker protection that is certified according to the German BGR-139. 

Industrial touchscreen 

The Gorilla® Glass 2 industrial-use 4.0“ capacitive multi-touch screen easily resists extreme shock and scratches. Workers can use it wearing gloves, or with dirty or wet hands. The Smart Ex® 01’s display has special brightness, definition, and resolution that makes it easy to read—even in direct sunlight. 

Smartphone Smart-Ex®-01 highlights 

  • Certified for ATEX Zone 1/Div. 1 and Zone 2/Div. 2 as well as harsh industrial environments 
  • Noise cancellation facilitates communication 
  • Lone worker protection with alarm and location function (optional) 
  • Industrial-use 4.0“ capacitive multi-touch screen 
  • Suitable for handling with gloves 
  • Powerful battery for long runtime 
  • Access to complete range of industry applications (App Library) 
  • Google Certification 
  • Service Level Agreement over 3 years (optional)

IDEC RF1V Force-Guided Relays

IDEC's RF1V series of force-guided relays are a cost-effective and easy way to expand mechanical contact outputs in a control circuit. Adding to this popular series, new models are now available offering a counter-electromotive force (CEMF) diode. These are ideal for adding multiple output contacts to electronic safety relays and safety controllers. The diode circuit added to the coil of these relays helps eliminate damaging fly-back voltage to the electronic equipment.

  • 15 new models available 
  • 4-pole and 6-pole configurations 
  • 12, 24 and 48V DC operating coil voltages 
  • Corresponding SF1V sockets 
  • Panel, DIN rail or PC board mounting

Banner Engineering K50 Compact Touch Buttons Featuring Flat Touch Surface

The exceptional immunity to false triggering and electrical noise offered by Banner’s next generation (Gen 2) K50 domed touch buttons is now available in a compact version with a flat touch surface. The K50 Compact Touch Button is easily actuated with the touch of a finger, hand or whole palm, requiring no physical pressure to operate. It is available in 1-, 2- and 3-color models.

  • Space Saving Flat Surface: The low-profile (17 mm) design is ideal for use in panels, cabinets and other space constrained deployments, or where the preference is to have a touch button with a flat surface. 
  • Improved Visibility in Very Bright Conditions: LED lights are concentrated closer to the window than domed models, making the indication brighter when viewed directly, even in sunlight bright conditions. 
  • Excellent Immunity to False Triggering: Smart Electric Field Sensing technology provides Gen 2 touch buttons with excellent immunity to false triggering caused by the buildup of detergents, oils and other foreign materials as well as exposure to direct water spray. It also improves actuation performance with gloves.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Turck CIP Safety Hybrid Block I/O

Turck is pleased to announce the addition of the Hybrid Safety Block I/O Module for CIP Safety over EtherNet/IP to our industry leading lineup of fieldbus technology products.

The hybrid safety concept from Turck combines both safety I/O and general purpose I/O in a single, rugged, on-machine, remote I/O device. The CIP Safety (TBIP) module expands the existing hybrid safety offering, which already includes an option for PROFIsafe over PROFINET.

Both IP67 hybrid modules can be adapted to the actual signal requirements of an installation through the use of configurable input/output points and by leveraging the flexibility of IO-Link. On the safety side, the hybrid modules offer two safety inputs for connecting safety sensors, such as light curtains or emergency stop buttons. Two additional safety channels can be used as either inputs or outputs. The general purpose (non-safety related) side includes four configurable discrete inputs/outputs capable of switching up to two amps when used as outputs. Two IO-Link master ports are also available, which offer an additional 32 points of configurable discrete I/O when used with Turck IO-Link hubs.

These devices can be used as remote safety I/O, or even operated as a standalone safety controller for local safe I/O; this allows the implementation of safety functions without the need for a safety PLC while still providing safety diagnostics and general purpose I/O data to a higher level non-safety PLC.

The high IP65/IP67/IP69K degrees of protection allow use in the most demanding environments. Decentralized plants and modular machine concepts can be implemented without the need for additional control cabinets.

Turck CIP Safety Hybrid Block I/O Press Release

Turck Technical Datasheets

Finder 10A Override Control Module

The Finder 10A Override Control Module is an ideal interface for use in combination with PLCs and other industrial control systems - with manual intervention possibility.  

This Override Control Module allows users to manually control critical connected equipment (pumps, blowers, motors, irrigation valves, etc.) when a controller fails - to avoid system damage or downtime. 


  • Space saving: 11.2 mm wide
  • 24 V AC/DC supply voltage
  • 35 mm rail (EN 60715) mounting
  • LED indication
  • 3 function, easy to operate selection switch:
    • Auto: Controller operates the relay
    • Off: Relay permanently OFF
    • On: Relay permanently ON
  • Feedback contact: signals when switch is not in "Auto" position