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

Red Lion Controls IP67 Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switches

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced new additions to its N-Tron® series of industrial Ethernet switches. The new Power over Ethernet (PoE) and non-POE models are designed for industrial applications requiring reliability, Gigabit performance, advanced management features and ease of use. Reliability maximizes network uptime, preventing lost production, or even worse, a safety risk. M12 cable connections ensure continuity in applications where motion or vibration exist, and the switches are ruggedized to operate in the harshest conditions.

Red Lion’s new IP67 managed Gigabit Ethernet switches provide a rugged, dust proof and water-resistant enclosure with sixteen 10/100/1000Base-T(X) M12 X-coded ports to create a reliable and secure communication network for equipment in harsh environments. They are ideal for railway and other industrial applications subject to shock, vibration and extreme temperature conditions. Two bypass relays enable data to continue to flow through the bypass relay ports, even in the event of a power outage. The new models offer secure M12 copper ports, plug and play operation, bypass relay port options, robust remote monitoring, N-Ring™ and N-Link™ ring technology and N-View™ device monitoring and firmware management technology. Additional features include:

  • NT24k®-16M12: Industrial managed Gigabit Ethernet switch provides 10 to 49 VDC redundant power inputs and a -40° to 85°C wide operating temperature. The NT24k®-16M12-R, offers two bypass relay port pairs. 
  • NT24k®-16M12-POE: Industrial managed Gigabit POE+ switch provides IEEE 802.3af/at PoE output, 240 watt POE budget configurable across all 16 ports, up to 30 watts per port, 22 to 49 VDC redundant power inputs and a -40° to 80°C wide operating temperature. The NT24k®-16M12-POE-R, offers two bypass relay port pairs.
“High reliability and extreme environmental specs have become the hallmark of Red Lion’s N-Tron series Ethernet switches,” said Diane Davis, director of product management, networking at Red Lion Controls. “With more and more industrial devices using PoE, industry demands have increased across the board, so these models will be attractive to a broad spectrum of vertical markets including industrial, transportation and intelligent traffic applications.”

The new NT24k-16M12 switches are CE, UL Class 1 Div 2 and rail certified. Red Lion’s industrial networking portfolio offers you a wide variety of options that drive operational efficiencies while addressing industry demands. For more information, visit

Red Lion Controls IP67 Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switches

Red Lion Controls Technical Datasheets

Friday, September 29, 2017

Turck Compact Magnetic Absolute Multiturn Encoders

Turck announces an expansion of its encoder offering with the release of Compact Magnetic Absolute Multiturn Encoders.

Available in Analog, CANopen, and SSI output, these compact devices are ideal for OEM applications where space is limited, and where reliability and pricing are a factor. The cost-competitive nature of this product will also see it used in a wide range of general position applications.

“These are the first encoders from Turck with Energy Harvesting Technology,” explained Marty Cwach, senior product manager for sensors. “No longer are there worries of battery life or mechanical gears to track revolutions in these magnetic multiturn devices. This is the next great step in providing our customers with an increasing portfolio of Turck encoder solutions.”

Turck’s compact magnetic absolute multiturn encoders come in a 39mm diameter housing. The standard product line offers IP65/IP67 protection, while the Robust series includes IP66/IP67/IP69K ingress protection and 316 Stainless Steel materials. Both versions are able to withstand harsh environments with water and chemical spray, or even high shock areas.

Turck Compact Magnetic Absolute Multiturn Encoders

Turck Technical Datasheets

Friday, September 8, 2017

Turck TBEN-L-RFID Module w/ PLC Capabilities

To streamline RFID integration and data processing in HF and UHF applications, Turck introduces its TBEN-L-RFID interface module with PLC capabilities via CODESYS. This compact module’s controller function can filter and pre-process RFID data and link to broader control operations, enabling high-speed dynamic or multi-tag RFID applications.

The TBEN-L-RFID’s design makes this module ideal for retrofitting RFID applications. An IP67 rating allows its use outside the cabinet, and actuators and sensors can be connected with HF and UHF RFID read/write heads simultaneously. These features reduce the installation and wiring efforts that are required for industrial identification solutions.

“This device expands on the powerful combination of advanced features and simplistic integration in our recently released ultracompact TBEN-S-RFID interface. The new TBEN-L-RFID offers our users a fully programmable package, with ample RFID and I/O to meet the majority of industrial applications all while staying outside of the cabinet,” said Don Eichman, fieldbus technology product manager.

For additional flexibility, you can set the multiprotocol device to one of the Ethernet protocols – PROFINET, EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP – via the CODESYS environment. The module offers 256 MB of flash memory and runs on an 800 MHz CPU, which accesses a 128 MB DDR3-RAM. It is connected via an M12 connector to the Ethernet layer, and power is supplied via a 7/8” connector.

The TBEN-Lx-4RFID-8DXP-CDS offers four RFID ports for HF or UHF readers, and eight universal DXP I/Os for sensors or actuators. With its full programmability and increased I/O, the device extends the capabilities of the TBEN-S-RFID module. The TBEN-S-RFID offers two RFID ports and four configurable digital I/O points for external devices, as well as an IP67 rating for seamless integration into existing applications.

Turck TBEN-L-RFID Module w/ PLC Capabilities

Turck Technical Datasheets

E-T-A ETR10 Electronic Relay with Timer Function

The smart power relay ETR10 (Electronic Timer Relay) from E-T-A is a remotely controllable solid state timer relay and holds two functions in a single device:
  • Solid state relay with timer function (time delay, pulsing, blinking)
  • Electronic overcorrect protection

The relay fits into 4-pole or 7-pole standard automotive relay sockets to ISO 7588 (ISO Mini). It is suitable for system voltages of DC 12 V and DC 24 V (operating range DC 9...32 V) and can switch currents between 1 and 30 A.

For remote switching and protection of loads, two separate components had up to now often to be connected in the load circuit as a functional unit:
  • An electro-mechanical relay or solid state relay which is powered via the control cable and then closes the circuit by means of the integral contact or power semi-conductor.
  • An additional protective element (circuit breaker or fuse) providing line or equipment protection in the event of a failure.

The ETR10 combines the timer relay function with overcurrent protection in a single component, thus minimising the number of connections in the circuit and reducing the failure risk. In addition the ETR10 is remotely resettable after overload tripping if an overload in the load path has caused the relay to switch off. 

  • Selectable timer functions:
    • ON and OFF delay
    • blinking or pulsing function as well as combinations
  • Plus-switching (positive control) solid state relay with high side switch (HSS) for load currents between 1A and 30A
  • Silent switching
  • Wear-free and robust design, insensitive to shock, vibration and dust (no mechanical contacts)
  • Very low closed current and switching current consumption
  • Integral protection against short circuit and overload in the load circuit
  • Remotely resettable upon detection and disconnection of overcurrent by means of the protective function
  • Status and signal outputs for monitoring
  • Fits into standard ISO Mini automotive relay sockets

Friday, September 1, 2017

Carlo Gavazzi RSGD Soft Starters

Carlo Gavazzi is proud to announce the launch of the new compact, 45mm wide RSGD Series Soft Starter. The RSGD is an easy to use soft-starter for 3-phase induction AC motors, needing just three settings. The self-learning algorithm adjusts the soft starter parameters to work with different applications and varying load conditions. It is active at every start to ensure that the motor always starts with the optimal settings. New current balancing algorithm keeps the current unbalance to less than 15%.

The RSGD Series offers an option for Class 10 electronic overload, providing advanced motor protection and resulting in further space savings in the electrical panel. Phase sequence protection can be enabled and disabled easily through the integrated push button, thus simplifying installation in applications that require reversing. Torque controlled ramp-down results in much smoother deceleration of motors. All these features are offered in one of the most compact soft starters on the market.

The new 45mm RSGD Series Soft Starter offers time and space-saving installation. It conforms to global standard UL508 and IEC/EN/60947-4-2. Therefore it can be used worldwide for control of pumps, fans, and compressors in markets such as Water Treatment, Agriculture, Building Automation, and HVAC.

  • Operational current 12A up to 45A
  • Horsepower rating up to 40 HP
  • Operational voltage: 220VAC up to 600VAC
  • 24VAC/VDC or 100-240VAC control voltage
  • Two phase controlled with internal bypass
  • Optional: motor overload protection (Class 10)
  • Compact 45mm wide housing
  • Self-learning algorithm to optimize motor starts
  • Current balancing algorithm
  • Two relay outputs for Alarm and Top of Ramp
  • cUL, CE, CCC, EAC approvals

Friday, August 18, 2017

E-T-A REX12-T Electronic Circuit Protection

E-T-A’s new REX12-T electronic circuit protector transforms how 24VDC switch mode power supplies are protected. Its state of the art connection technology, size and the benefits of electronic circuit protection over traditional thermal-magnetic circuit breakers will allow engineers to: save time and space, enhance design flexibility and increase machine uptime.

  • Time savings: innovative mounting and connection technology reduces installation time by 50% and eliminates the need for additional accessories (Busbars)
  • Space savings: two channels are only 12.5 mm wide
  • Design flexibility: modular design makes system upgrades easy
  • Increased machine uptime: Smart version (REX12D-T) provides monitoring and remote diagnostics with IO-Link connection
  • Electronic overcurrent protection: supply module (EM12-T) and single or double channel REX12-T electronic circuit protector
  • Modular side by side DIN Rail mounting
  • 12.5 mm width
  • Operating Voltage: 24VDC
  • Current Ratings: 1 – 10A (in fixed increments 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10A) (1 channel) 2A/2A, 4A/4A, 6A/6A (2 channel)
  • Approvals: UL 2367, UL 60947 and UL 508
  • Integrated connection technology (no additional accessories)
  • Manual ON/OFF/Reset momentary switch
  • Status indication LED and signal contact

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pepperl+Fuchs FieldConnex Multi-Input/Output Device

The multi-input/output (IMO) from Pepperl+Fuchs is a multifunctional device for DIN rail installation and connects discrete inputs and outputs to fieldbus. It is typically installed in a field enclosure close to the sensors in the hazardous area, thereby minimizing wiring. The MIO is certified intrinsically safe and as associated apparatus: inputs and outputs are intrinsically safe even when the fieldbus connection is not.

The MIO device provides connections for up to 12 discrete inputs and 4 discrete outputs. The device is compatible to components FD0-VC-Ex* and FD0-BI-* and offers control and position feedback for 4 low-power valves. Measurements for breakaway time and runtime can be set with limits for alarming. Automatic partial stroke testing is configurable. 4 inputs can be configured for vibrating forks and 1 input for frequency and counter signals, e. g., for rotating equipment.

The MIO communicates data, configuration, alarms and function blocks to the distributed control system (DCS). Inputs can be configured all at once or individually. The fieldbus powers the sensors and the MIO itself, extra power or wiring are not required.

  • For discrete inputs and outputs
  • Installation in Zone 1/Div. 1, intrinsically safe
  • Sensors in Zone 0/Div. 1
  • Connection to fieldbus acc. to FISCO or Entity
  • Monitors sensor condition
  • Removable terminals
  • Power, com, diagnostics, and error LEDs
  • Test points for easy troubleshooting

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Banner Engineering LTF Long-Range Time-of-Flight Laser Sensors

L-GAGE® LTF Series Laser Sensors from Banner Engineering are now available in extended range models capable of reliably detecting and inspecting objects from up to 24m away without the use of a retroreflector. The sensors achieve accuracy error of less than 1% of range and less than 25mm of accuracy error when using a white target. They offer greater range capabilities than similarly priced time-of-flight sensors and are an affordable alternative to sensors with similar range capabilities.

  • The extended 24m range allows LTF Series sensors to be used to solve many applications that previously were primarily solved by more expensive sensors specifically developed for long distances.
  • Diffuse mode sensing eliminates the need for a retroreflective target, simplifying installation and maintenance – users can begin inspections more quickly with no downtime to service targets.
  • The two-line, eight-character display and pushbutton programming facilitate sensor setup and troubleshooting, and enable real-time distance measuring and application monitoring.
  • A durable IP67 housing, high ambient light immunity, and stable performance across temperatures ensure reliable performance in many challenging environments.
  • Models featuring IO-Link communication have powerful advanced features, including remote configuration, remote monitoring, and extended diagnostics, all of which simplify the maintenance and management of sensors deployed in distant and hard to access areas.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Banner Engineering K50L2 LED Indicator Lights w/ IO-Link

Select models of the recently released K50L2 series of multicolor RGB indicator lights from Banner Engineering are now available with IO-Link communication. The control capabilities offered by IO-Link combined with the color combinations available with RGB LEDs enable nearly limitless custom indication capabilities with single wire control.

Key Benefits of IO-Link:
  • Customized Indication: Communicating through an IO-Link master device, you have full control of indicator color, flashing, and light intensity and can access millions of colors and advanced animations, such as rotation, strobing, 2-color display, 2-color display with rotation, 2-color flashing, and chase, where a single color spot appears in a background of another color while rotating—an effective display for indicating that a machine is in startup condition.
  • Simplified Wiring: Indicators can be connected using standard unshielded 4-wire cables, which reduces the time and expense required for installation and simplifies inventory requirements.
  • Drop-in Installation: An IO-Link master device saves configuration data and automatically updates new indicators, enabling quick, easy replacement of indicator lights.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Schneider Electric XCSR RFID Safety Sensor

The new, XCSR contactless RFiD safety sensor from Telemecanique Sensors provides a high level of protection in a compact, highly tamper-proof, and easy-to-install device.

The XCSR sensor is TüV certified with a Cat4/PL e - SIL3 rating. This essentially means that when you install the XCSR RFiD safety sensor, your dangerous machine area is sealed off by a product with the highest rated safety level.

The XCSR contactless RFiD safety sensor not only enhances safety because of it’s extremely high performance rating, it also enhances safety because it is highly tamper-proof. The ready-to-use transponder and reader are factory-paired and sold together with a unique, high-level coding. It is virtually impossible to bypass or tamper with this safety system.

Installing the new XCSR safety switch is as easy as the decision to take advantage of its safety benefits. The XCSR allows different mounting configurations, comes with an adjustable transponder sensing face, and allows three different connection types (STANDALONE, SERIES, and SINGLE). A highly-rated safety solution in a highly adaptable, easy-to-implement package!


High Level of Safety
  • TüV certified
  • Cat4/PL e - SIL3 rating
Three Available Models
  • STANDALONE models for possible direct connection to the contactors (embedded start/restart and EDM monitoring).
  • SERIES models with integrated M12 connectors for direct series cabling. No need of T or Y connectors. Possible connection to a simple safety relay. Series diagnosis is available thru a diagnostic module.
  • SINGLE models for point to point connection to a safety controller.
Easy to Install and Adapt
  • Transponder comes with two possible orientations of the sensitive face.
  • Numerous possible mounting configurations.
  • Three different connection types (STANDALONE, SERIES, and SINGLE).

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Banner Engineering WLS15 LED Strip Light

The new WLS15 from Banner Engineering is a professional grade LED strip light that makes it easy and very cost-effective to illuminate equipment and work spaces for improved efficiency, productivity, and safety. It installs in just a few minutes and has a sleek, low-profile design that fits into very tight spaces. Once installed, the WLS15 will provide years of bright, even illumination with no hot spots.

  • Compact, Low-Profile Design: The slim, space-saving 15mm profile of the WLS15 enables installation in confined areas without disrupting the work environment, or obstructing sightlines.
  • Rugged IP67 Construction: Built with a sturdy aluminum inner frame and sealed in shatter resistant, UV-stabilized, polycarbonate shell, the WLS15 resists impact and vibration and will tolerate wet and dirty conditions for reliable use in challenging indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Easy to Install: The ability to cascade lights together combined with flexible mounting options, such as endcap mounting holes and a wide range of available brackets, simplifies installation and wiring and makes it easy to deploy and power one or multiple lights within a short amount of time.
  • Global Support and Certification: The WLS15 is certified for use around the world and is supported by Banner’s global network of offices and partners. This simplifies repair and replacement by ensuring that access to service, support, and spares—if ever needed—is always close at hand.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Honeywell Sensing & Control SZL-VL Limit Switch Upgrades

Honeywell is pleased to announce an upgrade to the MICRO SWITCH SZL-VL Series Limit Switch effective May 16, 2017, offering the potential use in a wide variety of applications.

The new product features include the addition of positive opening contacts (side rotary version only), enhanced sealing level to IP67; NEMA 1, 12, 13, extended the temperature range, and added CCC certification.

The upgraded design includes modified seals, housing and a new design cable gland to improve seal performance. The housing design and mounting hole pattern remain the same. Any dimensional changes do not exceed more than 1mm.

The SZL-VL-S Series miniature-type limit switch is designed for use in applications where limited mounting space is available. With IP67 seal rating, these switches are suitable for OEM machinery that requires a rugged and reliable limit switch capable of being mounted in space restricted applications. Its design enhances ease of wiring with ample wiring space, and has an optional cable gland for faster and more efficient wiring termination.

The SZL-VL-S Series switches have a split-housing design made of a die-cast body and head with glass-filled, flame-retardant thermoplastic cover. The cover is removable for easy access and ease of installation. Modular actuator head design allows for configurations to meet a variety of application needs. The SZL-VL-S are available globally and carry certifications for applications around the world.

  • Approvals: CCC, CE, oculus
  • Sealed to IP67, NEMA 1, 12, 13
  • Snap-action contacts
  • Die-cast metal housing with glass-filled, flame-retardant thermoplastic cover
  • Stainless steel levers with either steel and nylon rollers
  • Variety of actuators
  • Positive-opening contacts (side rotary version only)
  • RoHS compliant
  • Utilization category: AC-15 A300 (380 Vac/0.5 A) DC-13 Q300 (220 Vdc/0.05 A)
  • Mechanical life rating: 10 million cycles
  • Electrical life rating: 0.5 million cycles

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Banner Engineering A-Gage Mini-Array Light Screens

Banner Engineering's A-GAGE MINI-ARRAY measuring light screens are now available in cost-effective, easy-to-install two-piece models that feature 9.5mm (3/8 inch) beam spacing. This two-piece system consists of an emitter and receiver and requires no separate controller.

  • Two-piece (emitter and receiver) array system simplifies installation and reduces the downtime and costs associated with deploying arrays that require a separate controller
  • 9.5mm (3/8 inch) beam spacing is capable of resolutions as small as 12.7mm (1/2 inch) to provide finer levels of detection than previously possible using two-piece MINI-ARRAY Series light screens
  • Pre-configured interlaced optical pattern provides the smallest minimum object detection capability
  • Strong optical excess gain overcomes dust, dirt, and other environmental challenges to ensure reliable performance and minimize downtime for cleaning and maintenance

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Harting MICA Mini-Industrial-Computer w/ EtherCAT Board

HARTING’s Mini-Industrial-Computer MICA®, winner of the prestigious 2016 HERMES Award for industrial innovation, now is available with an EtherCAT board, allowing data to be collected directly from industrial production networks, preprocessed and forwarded to IT systems via standard protocols such as OPC UA or MQTT. Thanks to MICA®s modular hardware concept, which allows you to incorporate individual function boards, the other advantages of this mini-industrial PC are retained, like compliance with important industrial standards.

MICA®s modular Open Source Software Architecture makes it the ideal solution for developing edge and cloud applications in production. Creating the EtherCAT functionality as an internal function module enables MICA® to deliver further benefits, such as protection class IP67, and connectors suitable for industrial use.

MICA® also has been certified for Microsoft Azure for IoT. Microsoft’s certification process places certain demands on end devices so that they work seamlessly with Microsoft Azure services. As a result, the MICA® went through a series of tests provided by Microsoft to evaluate the functionality of the hardware. The results validated by Microsoft mean MICA® meets the requirements of the "Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT" program.

The "Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT" program is intended to help speed up IoT projects with Azure by providing a set of available sensors and devices that are tested for usability and compatibility with the Azure IoT Suite. With Azure, Microsoft provides a collection of integrated Cloud services to create, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of data centers.

Harting MICA Mini-Industrial-Computer w/ EtherCAT Board

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Harting Han-Modular Twin w/ Angular Housing

With its new angular housing, HARTING’s Han-Modular® Twin provides users with a particularly compact and customizable connector solution that’s ideal for applications like motor connection, especially for larger motors up to 70A. The Han-Modular® Twin has the appearance of a small format IP65 connector. Fitted at a right angle to the motor, the 39x44mm angular housing takes the place of the terminal box, making for a very user-friendly connection. The hood is in two parts – an upper part with the cable inlet and the carrier housing underneath. This design feature makes it easier to fit the inserts into the hood and the cable can be fitted faster and more securely.

The Han-Modular® Twin is designed to hold two modules from the extensive Han-Modular® lineup, so it can be configured as a power-only connector or as a hybrid with a power insert and either a signal or data insert. A hybrid configuration makes an excellent connection option for servo motors in combination with two circular connectors. Such a hybrid might include a 4x40 A power module and a second module for 25 signal or data contacts. In servo motor connection, the plug and play Han-Modular® Twin makes motor changes quicker if you have a faulty drive – which can minimize production downtime.

Harting Han-Modular Twin Connector

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Banner Engineering LTF Laser Measurement Sensors w/ IO-Link

Banner Engineering’s popular long-range L-GAGE® LTF laser sensor is now available in models featuring two independently configurable discrete outputs and the IO-Link industrial protocol, which enables robust two-way communication between the sensor and a master device. LTF series sensors offer tremendous accuracy over long distances and provide reliable detection regardless of target color, material or reflectivity.

  • Remote configuration: Device parameters can be read and altered remotely, even while inspections are ongoing, enabling quick configuration and minimizing downtime for product changeover.
  • Remote monitoring: You can access sensor level data in real-time, make decisions based on that data, and receive real-time status alerts for rapid identification and resolution of problems.
  • Extended diagnostics: IO-Link provides visibility into errors and health status for each device, allowing you to evaluate machine performance and diagnose problems without shutting down equipment.
  • Simple device replacement: An IO-Link master device saves configuration data and automatically updates new sensors; you can easily replace sensors without expert knowledge for configuration.
  • Interface versatility: Measurement data is regularly sent from the LTF to an IO-Link master device, enabling analog output capabilities in a sensor with dual discrete outputs and no analog output.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Honeywell SNG-Q Quadrature Speed and Direction Sensors

Honeywell Sensing and Control is pleased to announce three 45mm [1.77 in] housing length additions to its SNG-Q Series Quadrature Speed and Direction Sensor portfolio.
  • SNG-QPMB-000: 4-wire quadrature speed and direction sensor, plastic housing, 500mm [19.7 in] cable with leads, straight exit, 45mm [1.77 in] housing length
  • SNG-QPDB-000: 4-wire quadrature speed and direction sensor, plastic housing, 0.145m [5.71 in] cable with Amp Superseal 1.5 connector, straight exit, 45mm [1.77 in] housing length
  • SNG-QPDB-002: 4-wire quadrature speed and direction sensor, plastic housing, 1.25m [19.7 in] cable with Deutsch DTM04-4P connector, straight exit, 45mm [1.77 in] housing length 
  • Wide operating temperature range of -40°C to 150°C [-40°F to 302°F]
  • Moisture ingress protection rated to IP69K
  • Electrical noise radiated immunity (EMC) rated to 100 V/m
  • High frequency switching capability of 3 Hz to 20 kHz
  • From phase-shifted dual output signals
  • O-ring seal enables environmental sealing to mounting surface
  • Supply voltage range of 4.5V to 26V
  • CE certified

Honeywell Aerospace Linear Variable Differential Transformers

Honeywell Sensing and Control is pleased to introduce new Aerospace Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDT). Aerospace Design Engineers working on flight controls, engines, nose wheel steering and pilot control applications have a need for continuous position monitoring. Honeywell’s Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDT) provide solutions for each of these applications, and more.

Honeywell’s new aerospace LVDT provides infinite resolution linear position solutions designed for use in harsh environments. They are an ideal product to be used on next generation aircraft which require expedited design cycle time from an experienced, stable supplier with an extensive aerospace product install base.

  • Pre-validated platform approach: Single channel, dual channel, and dual tandem offerings ensure a wide-variety of configurations and applications can be accommodated.
  • Rig point position eliminates need to shim during installation.
  • Enhanced reliability: Improved mean time between failure (MTBF) through industry-leading winding techniques, high-strength materials, and industry-leading design.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Turck Extended Range M8 Sensors

Turck announces its new range of 8mm barrel inductive proximity sensors. The technology of the ferrite core sensors has evolved, increasing the sensing range by up to 50 percent. As a result, flush mounted solutions can now be offered with an extended sensing range of 3mm as well as with the conventional sensing range of 2mm. The non-flush sensors are likewise available with a 3 or 5mm sensing range. Thanks to the newly developed sensor electronics, Turck is also now able to produce devices with an ultra-short 15mm design.

The modular development approach of the sensor series has led to a broad range of variants that allows users to find the ideal 8mm barrel sensor for their application, without having to compromise. The sensors are available in 15, 22, 30 and 40mm lengths. On the connectivity side, Turck is offering M8 or M12 connectors as well as sensors with a cable outlet, which in turn can be ordered with a 3- or 4-wire connection as NC or changeover contacts.

The sensors with a cable outlet are provided with a cable suitable for E-chain use, and a semi-transparent LED ring at the sensor end, which shows the sensing state from any viewing angle. The sensors are IP67 rated, and have an operating temperature of -25° C to 70° C.

Turck Extended Range M8 Sensors

Turck Technical Datasheets

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Phoenix Contact Crimping Pliers for Twin Ferrules

Phoenix Contact introduces Crimpfox 16R TWIN, crimping pliers for twin ferrules according to UL 486F with a VM crimp profile. The twin ferrule crimper, part of the TOOL fox product line, has three marked die stations for 6, 8, and 10 American Wire Gauge. It offers an unlockable pressure lock, lateral entry, robust, durable solid construction, and features ergonomic handles with a non-slip pressure pad.

Phoenix Contact CRIMPFOX 16R TWIN

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Phoenix Contact 1/4" Screw Socket Set

With the release of the SF-Socket Set 47, Phoenix Contact’s TOOL fox product line now has a solid 1⁄4” screw set with comprehensive equipment. The set is organized in a breakage- and impact-resistant, robust plastic case with metal fastening.

  • A ratcheting mechanism with 48 teeth, enabling precise work even in tight working environments
  • Optimum power transmission without damaging the screw head, thanks to the special edge geometries
  • Made from chrome vanadium steel for a long service life
The set includes: 1/4" socket set, 47-piece, 1/4" reversible ratchet, 48 teeth with fast-locking system, 50 mm and 100 mm 1/4" extensions, 1/4" screwdriver handle, 150 mm 1/4" flexible extension, 1/4" Cardan joint, 1/4" T- handle, 2 x 1/4" bit adapter, 13 knurled 1/4" sockets, wrench size: 4 / 4.5 / 5 / 5.5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 mm, 21 knurled socket bits: 6 x Torx® T10, T15, T20, T25, T30, T40, 6 x Hex 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 mm, 3 x Phillips recess® PH1, PH2, PH3, 3 x Pozidriv® PZ1, PZ2, PZ3, 3 x slotted 4, 5.5, 7 mm, Allen wrench Hex 1.27, 1.5, 2, 2.5 mm.

Phoenix Contact 1/4" Screw Socket Set

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Banner Engineering Vantage Line One-Piece Plastic Fibers

New to Banner Engineering’s Vantage Line series of fiber optics are opposed mode plastic fibers with a one-piece fiber and lens construction. The integrated glass ball lens:
  • Simplifies installation
  • Ensures that the lens will not fall out in high-vibration applications
  • Is more cost-effective than purchasing plastic fibers and a separate lens assembly
  • Provides a very narrow beam which minimizes the chance of light reflecting around a target in dense sensing environments
These plastic fibers offer excellent value, matching performance and a competitive price for OEM opportunities.

Banner Engineering Vantage Line Plastic Fibers

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