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