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.

FEATURES
  • 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.

FEATURES
  • 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

Harting Technical Datasheets

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

Harting Technical Datasheets

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.

FEATURES
  • 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 
FEATURES
  • 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.

FEATURES
  • 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.

FEATURES
  • 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

Banner Engineering Technical Datasheets

Crydom DRSCN30 DIN Rail Mount Socket


The DRSCN line of DIN rail mount sockets from Crydom are designed to accept the industry standard 5mm wide relay package and they complement the CN series of plug-in SSRs offer.  These sockets are 6.2mm wide and mount onto any standard 35mm DIN rail.

The DRSCN30 is the latest model, offering a wide input range (3-12VDC, 15-30VDC, 4-30VDC) and an LED input status indicator.  These sockets are C-UL-US recognized and are CE compliant.


Crydom DRSCN30 DIN Rail Mount Socket

Crydom Technical Datasheets

Monday, May 1, 2017

IDEC ISMD23E Integrated Stepper Motor + Drive + Controller


IDEC's ISMD23E is a size 23 3-in-1 Integrated Stepper Motor + Drive + Controller package with network interface. It is a self-contained motion control product that is easy to install while delivering best-in-class performance at a competitive price.

ISMD23E incorporates a Stepper motor + drive + controller into a single product that interfaces to the MicroSmart FC6A PLC over the Modbus TCP network. We've reduced total system costs and simplified installation because users only have to purchase one product versus a separate controller, drive, and motor. Plus, programming & configuration is streamlined because it uses user-defined macro instructions in WindLDR PLC programming software. No additional software is required, and users don't need to learn another programming language!

FEATURES
  • Stepper motor + drive + controller integrated for optimum performance
  • High-torque, NEMA frame size 23 stepper motor
  • Powerful 3.4 amp, DC-powered micro stepping drive
  • Anti-resonance circuitry ensures smooth performance at any speed
  • Space saving design simplifies installation with reduced wiring
  • Optional M12 connectors for rigorous applications requiring IP50 or IP67 rating


IDEC ISMD23 Integrated Stepper Motor + Drive


The ISMD23 Size 23 Integrated Stepper Motor + Drive package from IDEC combines value-driven pricing and simplified installation in a dynamically matched drive-to-motor package that optimizes a wide range of industrial automation applications.

Powerful 3.4 amp stepper drive technology has been designed into this package to achieve a space-saving design that delivers outstanding performance.

Simplified installation begins with configuration software that allows you to configure the current level, the idle current amount and the steps per revolution over an RS232 serial link from your PC. 

While the ISMD23 size 23 Integrated Stepper Motor + Drive is configured over a serial link, motion is controlled by a separate device, such as a stepper indexer, that outputs step and direction signals.

FEATURES
  • Stepper motor + drive dynamicallymatched to optimize performance/ reliability
  • High-torque, NEMA-frame size 23 stepper motor
  • Powerful 3.4 amp, DC-powered micro stepping drive
  • Anti-resonance circuitry ensures smooth performance at any speed
  • Space-saving design simplifies installation with reduced wiring


IDEC ISM2340 Stepper Motors


The ISM2340 size 23 stepper motors from IDEC have been selected to match perfectly with the AMCI-IDEC stepper solutions. Their high torque design reduces the length of the stepper motor while providing more torque than most standard size 23 motors. The motors all have eight leads to allow for either series or parallel connections.

FEATURES
  • Superior speed and torque range
  • Industry-leading warranty and support
  • 100% compatible with entire line of AMCI-IDEC stepper motor drives and controllers


IDEC IANG1 Integrated Stepper Controller + Drive


IDEC's IANG1 Integrated Stepper Controller + Drive product is a ground-breaking approach to PLC-based motion control systems.

Traditional motion controllers are difficult to integrate with PLC-based automation systems. There are so many manufacturers, so many different choices, and each solution contains proprietary features that complicate installation, programming and compatibility. You’re also faced with mechanical challenges because these motion controllers often use non-standard mounting hardware. And their configuration involves learning another software program and/or language foreign to your controls environment. IANG1 eliminates these headaches with a revolutionary design that leverages modern networks to deliver unmatched value to automation users.

The IANG1 integrates a stepper controller and driver into one, compact package that communicates with the MicroSmart FC6A over Modbus TCP network. All programming is performed through the user-defined macro instructions in WindLDR software.

FEATURES
  • Integrated Stepper controller AND driver
  • Built-in Modbus TCP network interface
  • 1 to 6 axis of motion control - buy what you need, expand later!
  • Hybrid control: Servo performance using Stepper hardware
  • Encoder feedback - operation Open or Closed Loop
  • Programming is easy, no additional software required
  • DIN rail mounting for simple, standard installation


IDEC IANF2 Motion Controllers


IANF2 modules from IDEC offer two independent motion control axes that function in an open-loop configuration, or closed loop using the available encoder feedback. Each axis can be used to drive a stepper or a servo with step/direction input capability. The IANF2 can synchronize its two axes, giving you the ability to control linear and circular motions in an XY plane. Moreover, AMCI-IDEC IANF2 expansion modules allow you to easily interface up to 12 motion axes using a single network connection, which reduces physical wiring and streamlines network traffic. No other product rivals the flexibility, performance, and value of AMCI-IDEC IANF2 Motion Controllers.

FEATURES
  • 2-axis motion controllers with expansion capabilities
  • Expand up to 12 axes
  • Interpolated motion (circular and linear)
  • Encoder feedback for closed loop motion control
  • Use for Servo or Stepper control
  • Simplified programming with WindLDR macro instructions


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Banner Engineering PBL46U Diffuse Mode Plastic Fibers


Banner Engineering's new PBL46U diffuse mode plastic fiber offers increased range and immunity to dust, dirt, and other environmental challenges. This provides tremendous flexibility in deployment and ensures reliable performance in difficult conditions with minimal downtime for cleaning and maintenance. Used with a DF-G Series fiber amplifier, this fiber optic becomes a very powerful, very compact diffuse mode sensing solution with all the features and capabilities associated with the amplifier, including timing and IO-Link communication.

FEATURES
  • Integrated emitter and receiver lenses with a bright, well-defined visible spot simplifies installation and alignment
  • Included sliding mounting bracket enables additional adjustments to the fibers after installation
  • The narrow 12° beam angle (25mm spot at 100mm) focuses the light to the region of interest
  • Extended detection range from 5mm up to 1000mm with DF-G3 amplifier


Monday, April 3, 2017

IDEC RV8H Class I, Div. 2 Interface Relays


New IDEC 14mm RV8H interface relays offer a UL listed Class I Division 2 rating, designed for use in hazardous locations. Expanding on our existing relay selection, these slim relays are suited for controls used in applications such as oil and gas equipment, panel building, refineries, painting and mixing chambers, mining, waste water treatment and other locations that require high switching capability in a compact space.

FEATURES
  • Class I, Division 2 and Class I, Zone 2 Hazardous Location options
  • Lever for easy locking and removal of relay
  • Only 70mm in height from DIN rail
  • Gold-plated contacts
  • Pre-assembled relay and DIN mount socket
  • Universal screw terminals (flat and phillips) or spring clamp terminals available for all versions     
  • Universal AC/DC socket with built-in surge suppression and green LED
  • 8A contact rating on RV8H-2, 16A rating on RV8H-1
  • Operating temperature of -40ÂșC - +70°C
  • RoHS compliant


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Banner Engineering Sure Cross Wireless Q120 Button/Light Pendant


The Sure Cross® Wireless Q120 button and light pendant from Banner Engineering is an autonomous wireless Node that enables two-way communication between an operator and up to six remote and/or mobile devices. Six independently controlled push-button inputs allow operators to wirelessly send status updates, acknowledgements, initiate processes, and actuate devices. Six red and green LED indicators provide local indication of status from remote or mobile devices and equipment. A wireless radio, internal battery supply, and optional 10-30VDC power terminals are housed inside the Node, making this product series truly plug and play.

FEATURES
  • DIP switch configurable
  • Six push-button inputs with momentary or toggle operation
  • Six sets of red and green LED indicator lights with solid or flashing operation
  • Reliable, field-proven Sure Cross wireless architecture operates in the globally accepted 2.4 GHz frequency band or the long-range 900 Mhz frequency band, depending upon model


Friday, March 24, 2017

Red Lion Controls Graphite Edge Controller


Integrating communication and control into factory automation and process control applications has never been easier. With all-metal construction, a built-in web server, data logging with SD card, and Crimson® 3.0 software with Crimson Control functionality, Red Lion Control's rugged Graphite Edge controller operates in the harshest environments to provide a single programming solution for control, networking and data visualization.

Simply use industry-standard IEC 61131 programming languages such as ladder logic, function block, structured text and instruction list to develop logic code much like a programmable logic controller (PLC) or remote telemetry unit (RTU) without the added expense of additional software. In addition, select from a variety of I/O, PID control and communications modules to connect, monitor and control a wide array of field devices – regardless of location – to meet specific application requirements.

FEATURES
  • Industry-Standard Control Language Support
  • Protocol Conversion of over 300 Drivers
  • Support up to 18 Simultaneous Protocol Conversions
  • Web Server for Data Visualization
  • Real-Time Data Logging to SD Card or via FTP
  • Rugged Construction for Extreme Protection
  • Wide Operating Temperature Range
  • Scalable Modules
  • Expansion Options


Red Lion Controls Graphite Edge Controller

Red Lion Controls Technical Datasheets

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Crydom PMP Proportional Controllers


Crydom's PMP Series are fully configurable Panel Mount proportional control relays with micro controller based technology designed to provide control of the power delivered to single-phase loads of up to 90 Amps at 90 to 600VAC.

PMP Series SSRs vary the output power in proportion to an analog control input, which can be one of 3 signal types: 0-5VDC, 0-10VDC or 4-20mA. The output can be controlled by 2 different methods, selectable on the unit: Phase Angle Control, and Burst Fire Control (with Distributive Zero Cross).

PMP Series proportional controllers are ideal for a wide range of applications that require control of the load power, such as for example lamp dimming and resistive heating control.

FEATURES
  • Output ratings of 25, 50 and 90 Amps
  • Available in 3 operating voltage ranges: 90-280, 345-530 and 420-660VAC
  • Selectable Operation Mode: Phase Angle or Burst Fire control
  • Selectable Control Input: 0-5VDC, 0-10VDC, 4-20mA
  • 50/60Hz Adaptive Operational Frequency function
  • 4-20mA input does not require an auxiliary power supply
  • LED multifunction status indicator
  • Contactor configuration with "Elevator" screw terminals
  • Optional overvoltage protection (built-in TVS diode)


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Turck uprox3 Sensors w/ IO-Link


Turck is now offering its uprox3 sensor in an IO-Link-capable version. Turck’s uprox3 sensor line offers the longest sensing distances of all Factor 1 sensors on the market, and now coupled with IO-Link capabilities, allows for more flexibility and intelligence to be integrated into sensing applications.

With the use of the uprox® IO-link sensors, you reduce costs in new and existing applications. Easy configuration allows you to flexibly adapt the sensors to your needs. You can not only set the output functions and the sensing distances, but special functions are included and can be used whenever needed. Additionally, each adjustable switching distance can be run sequentially in combination with an IO-Link master. Also, the sensors include all standard uprox3 benefits such as Factor 1 with the longest sensing distances and an excellent magnetic field strength. The reduction of variants streamlines the ordering of the product, and also minimizes the storage and administrative costs.

In IO-Link mode, the sensor is operated on an IO-Link master. This enables access to all parameter and evaluation functions. The intelligent data retention with IO-Link 1.1 allows a sensor to be exchanged without having to reset parameters. The process data uprox3-IOL provides further analysis options such as application-specific switch points, temperature limits, etc., or an identification number. These can be used to identify 256 different nodes. The sensing of targets and their simultaneous identifica- tion can then be implemented with a single sensor.

Turck is initially offering four variants of uprox3 IO-Link: an M12, M18, and M30 barrel style, all in a chrome brass housing, as well as PTFE-coated variants for welding appli- cations. Additionally, a rectangular, CK40 style is also included in the series.

Turck uprox3 Sensors w/ IO-Link

Turck Technical Datasheets

Friday, March 10, 2017

New Tools for Banner Engineering VE Smart Camera


The new Line Detect tool is included in the most recent release of Banner Engineering's Vision Manager software (version 1.2.1). This versatile tool measures distance and angles and can reliably find a best-fit line for critical gauging applications. Line Detect can also inspect for damage or flaws along the edge of a part.

Also new to Vision Manager 1.2.1, the Data Export option enables the export of tool specific results (pass/fail, length, etc.) over RS-232 or Ethernet. Users can customize ASCII data strings to support individual requirements of a PLC or PC. This builds on Vision Manager’s export capabilities for EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and Modbus/TCP.

Improvements have also been made to the visual feedback offered by Vision Manager. Users benefit from upgrades to the live image display as well as greater flexibility in how information and Regions of Interest (ROIs) can be viewed.


Banner Engineering VE Smart Camera

Banner Engineering Technical Datasheets

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Advantech Automation AIMB-216 Motherboard


Advantech Automation's AIMB-216 with Intel® Pentium N3710 and Celeron N3160/N3010 processor is designed for industrial applications that require enhanced computing performance and power management capabilities. The motherboard features an onboard Intel® Pentium™ N3710 quad-core 1.6 GHz and Celeron N3160 quad-core 1.6 GHz and N3010 dual-core 1.04 GHz CPU with DDR3L 1600 MHz of up to 8 GB.

The AIMB-216 offers rich I/O connectivity with four USB 3.0 and six USB 2.0 ports (USB78910 is BOM optional), as well as six COM ports integrated in a standard 170 x 170mm form factor. The system also supports triple display for DVI-D, HDMI (or LVDS), DP (or eDP). AIMB-216 also feat ures numerous connectivity and expansion options, including PCIe x1, 8-bit GPIO, two SATA III 6 GB/s connectors, an optional TPM security feature, and one Mini-PCIe and one M.2 (B key) expansion slots for easy integration. A dual Realtek chipset and 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port are also provided to deliver high-speed networking.

AIMB-216 is powered by the newest Intel® Pentium/Celeron™ processor, which is built on 14nm process technology. The thermal design power rating for the Intel N3010 dual-core architecture is only 4W, and that for the quad-core N3710/N3160 design is only 6W, allowing additional power reductions, system compressions, and performance improvements to be implemented in the future. All the features described above are incorporated into a space-saving, power-efficient, and cost-effective Mini-ITX form factor.

FEATURES
  • Supports Intel® Pentium N3710 and Celeron N3160/N3010 processors
  • Two 204-pin SODIMM, up to 8 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM
  • Supports 1 PCIe x1, and 1 MiniPCIe and 1 M.2 (B key) expansion ports, six serial ports, 4 USB 3.0 and 6 USB 2.0 (USB78910 is BOM optional), and two SATA III ports
  • Lower total ownership costs with DC12V functionality; supports triple displays of DVI-D, DP (or eDP), HDMI (or LVDS)
  • Onboard TPM 1.2/2.0 support (optional)
  • Supports a dual-channel 6 W amplifier (optional)
  • Supports embedded software APIs and utilities


Advantech Automation PPC-6151C 15" Configurable Panel PC


Advantech Automation's PPC-6151C, a panel PC chassis with 15" TFT LED screen, is specifically designed for Mini-ITX motherboards, which supports a diverse range of Mini-iTX motherboards in fulfilling your requirements for varied functionalities and price concern. PPC-6151C is a true flat bezel which meets market trends demanding for a stylish look and provides additional backup port and expansion slot in order to accommodate your various application needs. 

FEATURES
  • 15” true-flat PPC with Resistive touch
  • Supports certified mini-ITX motherboard up to 45W TDP processor
  • Support PCI or PCIe expansion slot
  • Front LED indicators for power status
  • Front panel is IP65 compliant
  • Optional VESA mount by request


Schneider Electric OsiSense XMEP Pressure Transmitters


Mobile equipment environments are typically characterized by severe conditions, pressure spikes and high levels of vibration. Schneider Electric's OsiSense XMEP pressure transmitters from Telemecanique Sensors provides an ideal solution for mobile equipment with appropriate electrical connections, power supply, operating temperature range and degree of protection.

Highly Robust
The OsiSense XMEP pressure transmitter is highly resistant to overpressure and includes a pulse snubber which protects it against damaging pressure spikes / hammer effects. The XMEP is certified up to IP69K and has a high electromagnetic compatibility conforming to mobile equipment standards, including E2 certification.

Compact
OsiSense XMEP is one of the most compact pressure transmitters on the market, making it easy to integrate into the tight spaces of your mobile equipment design.

Compatible
The OsiSense XMEP is available with most of the standard connectors used in the mobile equipment industry and can directly connect with wiring harnesses. Take the XMEP out of the box. Plug it in.


Schneider Electric OsiSense XMEP Pressure Transmitters

Schneider Electric Technical Datasheets

Friday, February 24, 2017

Turck PT2000 Pressure Transmitters


Turck introduces the PT2000 line of pressure transmitters, which offer a welded stainless steel measuring cell for increased durability and increased chemical compatibility. The PT2000 offers a solution that has no elastomer seals and all wetted materials are 316L stainless steel. This makes the solution uniquely capable to meet the environmental needs in water pumping, hydraulic, and refrigeration applications.

The transmitter housing is gel filled, eliminating problems caused by condensation in applications with a wide range of temperatures, such as pumping ground water. Additionally, the housing is more compact than existing solutions, suiting it for more applications with space constraints. The PT2000 is also capable of handling pressures up to 1000 bar as well as process media up to 135°C.

The PT2000 comes equipped with a standard M12 connector that is available in multiple wiring configurations to allow for easy integration into existing applications. The new pressure transmitter is also available with process connections such as NPT, BSPP and SAE, which are commonly used in North American hydraulic applications.

“The PT2000 line gives customers a robust, stainless steel solution in a compact, economical package,” said Rich Tallant, Product Manager for sensors. “Furthermore, with a variety of connection options, it provides a valuable solution for a wide range of applications.”

The PT2000 offers multiple output signals to provide additional options and allows the offering to adapt to your existing control circuitry; 4-20 mA, 0-10 V, ratiometric, 1-6 V, and 0-5 V. Additionally, it carries an IP67 rating, and has an operating temperature range of -40° to 135°C.

Turck PT2000 Pressure Transmitters

Turck Technical Datasheets

Leuze electronic MSI 400 Safety Controllers

The safety PLCs of the MSI 400 series from Leuze electronic provide efficient solutions for integrating safety sensors in machines and systems. Though just 45 mm wide, they are available with 16/20 safe inputs and 4/8 safe outputs as well as optional Ethernet interface with industrial Ethernet protocols. With extension modules, the control – with up to 116 safe inputs and 56 safe outputs – can be flexibly adapted to current and future needs. Configuration and commissioning are performed easily and comfortably with the MSI.designer programming software.

FEATURES
  • Compact power pack with only 45mm width which is currently the most compact solution on the market
  • Basic version offering up to 24 safe inputs/outputs
  • Modular expandable up to 168 safe inputs/outputs
  • Good networking and easy communication - with integrated industrial Ethernet protocols and fieldbus gateways - with integrated USB and Ethernet interfaces


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Banner Engineering SC26-2 / XS26-2 Safety Controllers w/ PROFINET


New models of the compact SC26-2 and expandable XS26-2 safety controller from Banner Engineering support virtual non-safety input devices, including manual reset devices, On/Off switches, mute enable devices, and cancel delay inputs. Additional features new to these safety controllers include delay function blocks and the ability to track function block status output. Ethernet-enabled models are now available with the PROFINET industrial communication protocol. 

With the option to add up to eight I/O expansion modules, the XS26-2 expandable safety controller has the capacity to adapt to a variety of machines, including large scale machines with multiple processes.

FEATURES
  • Program in minutes with intuitive, easy-to-use configuration software
  • Up to eight expansion I/O modules can be added as automation requirements grow or change
  • Choose from six expansion module models
  • Expansion module models have a variety of safety inputs, solid-state safety outputs and safety relay outputs
  • Innovative live display feature and diagnostics allow for active monitoring of I/O on a PC and assist in troubleshooting and commissioning
  • Controller and input modules allow safety inputs to be converted to status outputs for efficient terminal use
  • 64 virtual outputs (Ethernet version only)


Monday, February 13, 2017

IDEC EC2B Hazardous Location Control Stations


IDEC proudly announces the new EC2B series of customized and popular standard control stations and enclosures approved for hazardous location applications. These user-friendly devices combine peace of mind with exceptional value for panel builders and end users. Paired with the popular EU2B series of switches and pilot devices, they deliver one-stop shopping for Class I Division 2/Zone 1 hazardous location switching. And with UL and global certifications, customers save time and money on their hazardous rated panels.

FEATURES
  • Class I, Zone 1/Division 2
  • Applicable in explosive gas atmospheres (AEx de IIC T6 Gb)
  • UL Type 4X rated
  • Up to 3 contact blocks
  • Selector switches available with lever or key
  • Selector switches available with overlapping contacts
  • Exposed and finger-safe (IP20) screw terminals available
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel enclosure (SUS304)
  • Melamine coating
  • NPT and Metric reducer options


Friday, February 10, 2017

Carlo Gavazzi DPD Series 3-Phase Monitoring Relay w/ NFC Configuration


CARLO GAVAZZI announces their new DPD Series Three-Phase Monitoring Relay with NFC Configuration. This 3-phase voltage and frequency monitoring relay provides the utmost flexibility in very compact dimensions, as it offers a wide range of features in a mere 22.5mm product width. It provides protection against phase reversal, phase loss and if the phase asymmetry, voltage or frequency measurements are not within the user-configured settings and/or thresholds.

The DPD Series settings can easily be modified through an Android App via a smartphone/tablet or via a USB NFC Reader/Writer (part number ACR1252U) connected to a computer. Under and over threshold settings can be set, as well as hysteresis and time delays. They are uploaded into the DPD Series by means of its NFC configuration. Neither potentiometer settings nor DIP switches are used for the device set-up, and after it is set-up, it can be password protected, to ensure safety while in use. The DPD02DM44B is delivered with default settings for North American 3-phase 240VAC mains; whereas the DPD02DM44 is delivered with European/Asian settings for 3-phase 400VAC mains.

The main advantage of the DPD Series is its high versatility and multifunction design. The set-up can be changed at any time and can be replicated, and stored on as many devices as needed. The set-points are extremely precise as they are digital, and much more accurate than they would be with potentiometer settings.

The DPD is widely considered a game-changer in monitoring relay technology, as you can set up to ten alarm conditions, and then these alarms are combinable via AND / OR logic to provide up to two relay outputs. This, combined with the NFC configuration, establishes Carlo Gavazzi as the market leader in monitoring relays.

The DPD Series has been designed to provide a highly accurate solution for most 3-phase load applications. Its versatility makes it ideal for generator sets, power generators, and pumps/compressors applications in the Lift/Elevator, Escalator, Materials Handling, and HVAC markets. They are also an excellent off the shelf solution for any electrical distributor, wholesaler or panel builder.

FEATURES
  • 3-phase voltage and frequency monitoring relay
  • Nominal measurement range from 177-552 VAC L-L and 102-318 VAC L-N
  • Star or Delta mains
  • NFC configuration
  • Adjustable set-points, hysteresis, delays, AND/OR logic
  • Three diagnostic LEDs
  • Operating frequency from 45 to 440Hz
  • Two independent SPDT 8A outputs
  • cULus, CCC approved and CE marked


Phoenix Contact Crimp Tools w/ UL Certification


Just combine Phoenix Contact's ferrules with their crimp tools* and get UL Listing number E488001 for the ferrules standard UL 486F. Their UL certification covers uninsulated, insulated, twin, and CF 3000 reeled ferrules. Phoenix Contact is one of the first companies to achieve this UL 486F certification for the U.S. and Canada.

Phoenix Contact's dependable combination of ergonomic hand crimpers* and semi-automatic crimpers gives 508 panel shops, industrial experts, and electronic tradesmen a cost-effective UL Listed alternative when it comes to cutting, stripping, and crimping ferrules or ring lugs.

Quality industrial and electrical hand tools you can trust:
  • High crimp quality Integrated forced-lock system
  • Pre-adjusted, defined crimping force
  • Precision-made dies
  • Ratchet-release mechanism
  • Less effort, reduced fatigue: 25-percent reduction
  • Ergonomic handles for non-slip operation
  • Crimping tools offering many crimp geometries
*Hand crimpers included are the Crimpfox 6, Crimpfox Centrus, Crimpfox 25R, Crimpfox 50R, Crimpfox 4in1, and the Crimpfox 16R.

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Banner Engineering QS18 Expert Object Detection Sensors w/ IO-Link


Banner Engineering's QS18 Expert Series clear object detection sensors are now available in models featuring IO-Link communication. IO-Link establishes a point-to-point communication link between a master device and a sensor. This enables remote access to sensor configuration parameters, process data and diagnostic information. Benefits include simplified wiring, installation, preventative maintenance, and sensor backup.

FEATURES
  • Reliably detects clear, transparent, or opaque objects — including PET, glass containers, and transparent films
  • Coaxial optics enable reliable detection of targets to the face of the sensor with no dead zone
  • ClearTracking automatic compensation algorithm provides long and reliable operation by compensating for dust build up and ambient temperature changes
  • Fast response speed with low jitter for high speed bottling and packaging applications
  • Bright, visible red light spot makes alignment easy
  • 3 user-selectable thresholds optimize performance to the type of object being detected
  • Easy configuration of sensor by remote teach input or tactile push button
  • Convenient mounting options available for 18 mm barrel or side mount
  • Bright indicator LEDs show operating status from 360°
  • IP67 rated ABS housing
  • IO-Link with programmable PNP/NPN output and input configurations using IO-Link