Monday, June 11, 2018

Phoenix Contact RIFLINE Complete

Phoenix Contact's RIFLINE Complete is an innovative line of general purpose, “ice cube” relays consisting of universal ice-cube-style relays in multiple form factors and contact arrangements. From slim 6.2mm interface relays to 4PDT ice-cube relays, octal relays, and 3PDT miniature power contactors, RIFLINE Complete offers a solution for virtually every switching application. The RIFLINE complete modular relay system is available as completely assembled modules and as individual components.

The newly expanded RIFLINE Complete relay family allows you to use CLIPLINE complete terminal block accessories for bridging, marking and testing. Through the use of a universal modular function plug on RIF-1, RIF-2, RIF-3, and RIF-4 bases, you have the choice of a wide range of relay protective modules, operation indicator LEDs, and timer modules to complement the standard function of the relay itself. The available 24VDC timer module offers the unique ability to convert any standard industrial relay into a timer relay in one easy step.

What makes these products unique?

Industrial relays have remained virtually unchanged for many decades. RIFLINE Complete off ers sleek packaging, a wide range of available sizes and contact arrangements, and an intuitive modular design to ensure high productivity with modern aesthetics – all at price points competitive with leading, low-cost, industrial relay competitors. 

Phoenix Contact brings industrial relays into the 21st century with screw and PT push-in terminations, bases that allow for easy marking, and innovative bridging functions. Accessories for RIFLINE Complete work directly with CLIPLINE complete terminal blocks, reducing the need to stock additional part numbers and products. 

Phoenix Contact RIFLINE Complete Press Release

Phoenix Contact Datasheets

Turck Linear Position Sensors for Mobile Hydraulics

Turck has expanded its portfolio of linear position sensors for mobile hydraulics with the introduction of the LTE series. 

The LTE is a rugged, accurate, programmable zero and span, auto-tuning, non-contact linear position sensor in a compact embedded rod-style package. The embedded package style allows the unit to be completely installed inside of a hydraulic cylinder, which protects the transducers from outside conditions.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Finder Relays forcibly guided contacts for safety applications

  • 4 or 6 contacts 8A
  • Cadmium free contact materials
  • Nominal coil power 800 mW
  • Contact material: AgSno₂ or AgSnO₂ + Au (according to type)
  • Wash tight: RT III
  • Printed circuit mount
Finder Relays forcibly guided contacts for safety applications press release

Banner Engineering Multicolor Indicators & Touch Buttons for Machine Panels, Cabinets & More

Banner Engineering’s new S22 Pro Series consists of bright, multicolor indicators and touch buttons that provide clear, easy-to-see status indication and operator guidance. They have a flush-mount design, a 22 mm housing, and an illuminated flat surface, ideal for use on machine panels, cabinets, and other industrial control applications.

  • Improved Operator Performance: Brightly illuminated surfaces in a range of color options provide clear, easy-to-see indication that guides operators through machine and production processes, simplifies training, and improves quality control. 
  • Accurate Touch Response: S22 Pro Touch Buttons have excellent resistance to false triggering caused by the buildup of detergents, oils, and other materials as well as direct water spray. They are easily activated by a bare or gloved hand with no physical pressure required.
  • Versatile Deployments: The range of color options available with S22 Pro models that utilize RGB LEDs allow users to standardize on the S22 Pro Series and configure devices to meet the needs of any application. 
  • Uniform Appearance: S22 Pro Series indicators and touch buttons have an attractive, matching design for a consistent look on all equipment.
Banner Engineering Multicolor Indicators & Touch Buttons Press Release

Crouzet's Communicating Logic Controller

Crouzet introduces the new communicating logic controller for all your small-scale applications. And with the 4 ways of communication between Ethernet, Modbus, USB and Bluetooth, you can use two at the same time (Ethernet + one of the other ways).

  • Control at a distance: With the new Crouzet Virtual Display, you can access EVO's front control face from you PC, laptop, or mobile devices.
  • Monitor your applications: Measure and record key parameters of your installation and periodically receive datalogs in .csv file by e-mail or FTP server. Also, to get regular status updates or alarm notifications, you can program them accordingly.
  • Interatcting with other devices: Now it's possible to connect PC and Millenium Evo without a cable to read and write your programs. There is no need to remove it or disconnect a single cable and you can edit programs and control Millenium EVO from the safety and comfort of your desk.
  • Programming: Visual programming and vast of pre-programmed function blocks to drag and drop into your application, make the new version of Crouzet Soft the most intuitive and easiest to use, even for first-time users.
Crouzet's Communicating Logic Controller Press Release

Phoenix Contact New 924 Wh Lithium-Ion Battery

Phoenix Contact's new, 924 Watt hour, maintenance-free lithium-ion phosphate (LI-ION) battery module is an intelligent energy-storage device that expands the capability of the QUINT IQ family. The processor-controlled battery module communicates with the connected QUINT-UPS-IQ device, enabling continuous monitoring and intelligent management. This battery has the capability of supplying an uninterruptible power supply with up to 924 Wh of stored energy. 

  • Lithium-iron phosphate technology (LiFePO4)
  • Intelligent battery monitoring with IQ technology
  • Long service life with long buffer times
  • Wide temperature range of -25° to 60° C
  • Automatic detection of the energy storage and tool-free replacement during operation for quick and easy installation
  • Integrated temperature sensor for optimized battery charging
Phoenix Contact New 924 Wh Lithium-Ion Battery Press Release  

Phoenix Contact Datasheets

Banner Engineering K50 and K30 Pro Series Software Indicators

Banner Engineering's Pro indicators are programmable multi-color indicators that can be configured with a variety of colors and animation options in-field. This capability was formerly only available with Banner’s IO-Link indicators, but it is now available with discretely controlled indicators thanks to the new Pro Editor Software.

The Pro Editor software allows you to easily customize indicators with a wide variety of color and animation options. It is an ideal solution for you who don’t use IO-Link, but who want more control and customization than a standard indicator provides. The Pro Editor software is currently compatible with K30 Pro and K50 Pro models and must be used with a Pro Converter Cable, which is sold separately.

  • Give your machines a voice: A wide variety of color and animation options allow for more intuitive indication in the visual factory. For example, use a “50/50 rotate” animation to show machine warmup time so operators can clearly identify when the machine is ready for use. In addition, distinct colors can help users quickly identify error information with no confusion from standard indicator colors. OEMs can also use color to reinforce their brand and add a unique look to their machines. 

  • Gain control of your supply chain: Programmable indicators make supply chains more efficient by allowing customers to standardize on one model that can be customized in the field. This saves inventory costs and reduces spare parts for end users and OEMs alike. The Pro Editor makes it easy to save and load configuration files onto the device.

  • Customize indication without additional lead time: Compatible indicators work out of the box with seven standard colors, with no programming required. From there, you can modify indication as needed. Choose from a wide variety of colors and animations to match process requirements, and preview settings on the device before deployment. To change settings, simply reprogram the device.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Banner Engineering's K50U Series Wireless Ultrasonic Sensors

Banner Engineering's K50U Series Wireless Ultrasonic Sensors are now available in models developed specifically for use in small tanks, totes, barrels, and 55-gallon drums. These models have a 100 - 1000 mm sensing range. The smaller dead zone (0 - 99 mm) enables greater precision in measuring and monitoring content levels in small containers and other space constrained deployments.

  • Wireless Connectivity: Used in combination with a Performance Series 1-Wire Serial Node or a Multihop Modbus Radio, a K50U will provide content level information from remote and mobile assets without the expense or hassle of running communication wire
  • Easy Installation: The K50U has a 1¼” (3.175 cm) NPT connection that simplifies installation on a wide range of containers. Brackets for the K50U (sold separately) support the sensor and a wireless node or radio, essentially forming a single unit that is easy to mount and move from container to container.
  • Long Battery Life: Lithium batteries will power both the K50U and the connected wireless node or radio for two or more years at default sample rates.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Phoenix Contact IMA IO and Network FL EPA 2

Phoenix Contact's new adapters combine Bluetooth and WLAN transmission in a single robust module with degree of protection IP 65. Depending on the application, these compact modules can continue to be used with internal, but also with external antennas. The connections for Ethernet and power supply are established via M12 connections. Since these new wireless modules have the same dimensions, mounting holes and connections as the previous versions, replacing them is simple. Only the configuration needs to be adjusted. 

With the Ethernet Port Adapter, your Ethernet-capable automation devices can communicate wirelessly with the control network in harsh industrial environments via Wireless LAN or Bluetooth. Protocol-transparent communication makes it easy to transmit different protocol types, such as Profinet, Modbus TCP, or EtherNet/IP. Even safety-related data signals can be wirelessly transmitted safely and reliably.

Phoenix Contact DC PCC Twin Design Print Terminal (TDPT)

Same size, different connection technologies: thanks to identically shaped PCB terminal blocks, you can develop market-specific devices with a uniform design. Thanks to their identical size, you are free to choose either the screw or the Push-in spring connection – without changing your PCB or device design.

Your main advanages:
  1. Easy to adapt, thanks to their identical size and the same pinning for Push-in spring connections as for screw connections
  2. Consistent connection technology for conductor cross sections from 0.2 mm² to 16 mm² for a broad range of applications
  3. Comprehensive portfolio for power connections with pitches of 5.08 mm, 6.35 mm, and 10.16 mm
  4. Vibration-proof screw connection enables maximum reliability
  5. Acceptance worldwide, thanks to the familiar screw connection
  • TWIN design
  • Currents up to 76 A
  • Voltages up to 1000 V
  • Conductor cross sections: 0.2 to 16 mm²
  • 2-pos. to 12-pos.
  • Pitch: 5.08 mm, 6.35 mm, 10.16 mm
  • Increased touch proofness in accordance with IEC/UL 61800-5-1

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Banner Engineering TL50 Tower Lights with IO-Link

TL50 Pro Tower Lights with IO-Link provide you with an almost limitless capacity for standard and custom indication. These versatile tower lights combine the vast color options provided by RGB LEDs with the dynamic control capabilities offered by the IO-Link communication protocol. They are available in standard, beacon, and compact models and support up to 10 light segments with the option to add an audible segment, for a total of 11 segments possible with each tower light.

  • Customized Indication: IO-Link enables full control of color, flash, rotation, and light intensity. Users can access millions of colors and create unique animations that attract attention and effectively communicate status.
  • Versatile Display: TL50 Pro Tower Lights can be used for standard indication applications where each segment displays a unique status. They can also be used as an advanced indicator for a dynamic condition, such as fill level or temperature monitoring.
  • Simplified Wiring: Tower lights are 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.
Banner Engineering TL50 Pro Tower Lights with IO-Link Press Release

Banner Engineering Datasheets

Pro-face by Schneider Electric loT Gateway

The new Pro-face IoT Gateway, GP4G01, relays data communication between the HMI and the PLC. No ports and no program changes are required, and it retains communication of the connected devices even when Pro-face IoT Gateway is powered off.

  • Connect without serial communication I/F available.
  • Relay data between the HMI and PLC communication with existing connection.
  • Connect without changing programs of HMI and PLC.
  • Change Pro-face IoT Gateway settings on a Web browser after installation.
The new Pro-face IoT Gateway, GP4G01, relays data communication between the HMI and the PLC. No ports and no program changes are required, and it retains communication of the connected devices even when Pro-face IoT Gateway is powered off.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

IDEC LF1D/2D-EN Light Strips

IDEC is now offering intense, optimized luminescence at a more cost-effective price, these high-quality, rugged units are perfect for machine lighting in harsh environments. LF1D/2D-EN LED lighting units use a proprietary optical structure to reduce glare, reflection and multi-shadows, making them ideal for machine tools, food & beverage processing equipment, automotive, pharmaceutical/chemical applications in harsh environments and more. Plus, a high degree of protection ratings means these units can be mounted in applications where high-pressure and high-temperature wash downs are utilized.

  • IP67, IP67F, IP67G and IP69K protection ratings
  • Durable polycarbonate or reinforced glass options
  • Stainless steel front housing
  • M12 quick disconnect option
  • Range of sizes and lengths
  • 24V DC rated voltage

Friday, May 18, 2018

Phoenix Contact's IE Interface VIPER Universal Marshalling NPL

Phoenix Contact’s new VIP-ER with Input/Output Accessories (IOAs) system, optimized for Honeywell Experion Universal I/O, helps process engineers get the most out of Universal I/O. The system combines high-speed marshalling with the ability to configure wiring functionality on a per-channel basis.

The VIP-ER with IOAs consists of a base, along with several function-specific input/output modules and compatible accessories. The VIP-ER base serves as a universal foundation to connect any signal and easily marshal it back to the controller. The individual Input/Output Accessories can accept a wide variety of signal types, including:

  • Passive feed-through
  • Fusing with BFI and disconnects
  • Digital relay
  • Analog signal isolator with HART transparency
  • 24, 120, or 240 V digital signals
  • 2-, 3-, or 4-wire analog signals
Phoenix Contact's IE Interface VIPER Universal Marshalling NPL Press Release 

Phoenix Contact Datasheets

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Banner Engineering Wireless Switches and Push Buttons

New to Banner Engineering’s  Sure Cross Q45 Series of wireless sensors, serial nodes, switches and push buttons are two-button push buttons, non-contact magnetic sensors, and new models of their remote discrete input nodes and one-button push buttons. These models all feature a user-configurable multicolor LED indicator for local display of status.

  • Remote Monitoring & Control: Plug-and-play wireless solution is easy to setup, use, and reconfigure. Many Q45 models enable the monitoring, management, and actuation of devices in applications where access, infrastructure, movement, or mobility make wired solutions impractical, ineffective, or cost-prohibitive. 
  • Simplified Ordering & Stocking: Red, yellow, green, and blue LED indicator color options (user selects two) are standard in these new Q45 models. The LED indicator can be configured for a solid or flashing two-color display. This versatility makes it easy to meet the specific indication needs of any application. 
  • Local Indication of Status: Each LED indicator can be linked to the function of the Q45 or to other inputs within the Sure Cross wireless network it is a part of, providing at-a-glance status information.
New Models
  • Two-button push buttons enable remote control of a wide range of industrial devices with multiple operational modes. They can be configured for toggle and momentary operation to support OPEN/CLOSE or ON/OFF applications. They can also be used for simple notification or acknowledgement applications. 
  • Non-contact magnetic sensors are discrete switches that use a reed switch and magnet to determine the position of doors, levers, valves and other moving devices relative to that of the Q45. 
  • Remote discrete input nodes are now available in models with a multicolor LED indicator and a quick disconnect at the base of the device. 
  • One-button push buttons are now available in models with a user-configurable multicolor LED indicator.
Banner Engineering Wireless Switches and Push Buttons Press Release

Banner Engineering Datasheets

Pepperl+Fuchs Bebco EPS 6500 SIL

Pepperl+Fuchs is proud to announce a major portfolio development for the Bebco EPS® 6500 purge system: SIL 2 certification from exida.

Product Enhancement 

The 6500 is an innovative automatic system delivering all the features you need for reliable, safe, hazardous location protection in a small, streamlined solution. Engineered for simple and functional safety operation, the Bebco EPS 6500 Series Ex pxb/pyb purge and pressurization system sets a new standard for SIL 2 global certified purge solutions. 

All Certifications Are Not Equal 

Unlike other solutions available today with claims of SIL-rated products, the 6500 SIL 2 approval certifies the entire system. Its hardware and firmware are all SIL 2 certified. This includes the electrical power control unit, user interface, and EPV-6500 vents. 

Existing 6500 Systems 

The current version of the 6500 will be obsoleted, and the 6500 SIL-rated version will be its direct replacement. Only the part numbers will change. The model numbers will remain the same for OEMs that have this listed with their system.  
  • The SIL 2 certification is not backwards compatible with the installed units.
  • The functionality of the SIL-rated version is no different than the non-SIL units. It will be a direct drop-in replacement for existing customers.
  • There is no price increase for the SIL-rated 6500.
  • The SIL manual for the 6500 will be available on the Pepperl+Fuchs website and will be shipped with every unit.
  • Stock of SIL-rated 6500 units will be available in about 3 weeks.
  • On-demand training materials will also be available in a few weeks.
When it comes to placing electrical equipment in hazardous locations, few protection methods offer the versatility and efficiency of purge and pressurization. When compared to other methods of protection, purge and pressurization delivers an unmatched combination of cost-effectiveness and simplicity for hazardous location protection.

Pepperl+Fuchs Bebco EPS 6500 SIL Press Release

Pepperl+Fuchs Datasheets

Friday, May 11, 2018

Banner Engineering R-GAGE Q240R Radar Sensor

R-GAGE™ Q240 Series Radar Sensors have a long 100 meter range and a very narrow beam pattern. They are available with dual discrete outputs or with an analog and a discrete output.

  • Extended range enables earlier detection of targets traveling at higher speeds
  • Narrow beam pattern detects distant targets without detecting adjacent objects
  • Analog output can provide location information and track objects
Banner Engineering R-GAGE Q240R Radar Sensor Press Release

Banner Engineering Datasheets

Banner Engineering Protective Brackets for LE Series & LTF Series Laser Sensors

Banner Engineering's new protective brackets are now available for LE Series and LTF Series Laser Sensors. They are designed to protect the sensors from impact and other industrial hazards, including weld slag. They can also be used as a physical barrier for operator lockout (in addition to push button lockout on the sensors). 

You can purchase the full assembly consisting of two windows and a heavy-duty, stainless steel bracket or purchase the bracket and windows as separate units.

Banner Engineering Protective Brackets for LE & LTF Series Laser Sensors Press Release

Banner Engineering Datasheets

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Telemecanique's Wireless and Battery-less OsiSense XCKW Limit Switch

Telemecanique's new, wireless Osi Sense XCKW Limit Switch is a breatkthrough devcie serving a vast number of applications.

Simplify machine communication where cabling is difficult, expensive, or unwanted. It’s also the perfect way to give mobile machines more freedom of movement.

Easy to install 
To further simplify the installation process, the device comes in a plug & play kit, and is also offered in out-of-the-box compatible packs comprising an OsiSense XCKW Limit Switch and a receiver.

Proven design and robustness 
OsiSense XCKW has been designed with simplicity in mind. It uses a head that is 100% compatible with XCKS and XCKM Limit Switches to make update to wireless seamless. Like our standard range of limit switches, we guarantee the robustness of our products. The new OsiSense XCKW also benefits from an excellent waterproofness thanks to a complete sealed body

  • No cables means no cabling cost at installation
  • No internal contacts significantly reduces maintenance cost
  • 328' (100m) wireless range
  • Range can be doubled with a dedicated antenna
  • Self-powered, so there is no battery replacement or recycling costs
  • Wireless communication eliminates cables, reducing material usage

Telemecanique's XCKW Limit Switch Press Release

Telemecanique Datasheets

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Telemecanique's RFiD Safety Sensors

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

High safety level 
The new XCSR contactless RFiD safety sensor from Telemecanique Sensors is TüV certified with a Cat4/PL e - SIL3 rating and can help you achieve an exceptionally robust safety solution. 

Highly tamper-proof 
The new XCSR contactless RFiD safety sensor not only has a Cat4/PLe - SIL 3 rating, it is also virtually tamper-proof. The ready-to-use transponder and reader are factory-paired and sold together with a unique, high-level coding. It is extremely difficult to tamper with this safety sensor.  

Easy mounting and flexibility 
Installing the new XCSR contactless RFiD safety switch is as easy as the decision to take advantage of its 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! 

  • TüV certifi ed
  • Cat4/PL e - SIL3 rating
  • 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 for 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
  • Transponder comes with two possible orientations of the sensitive face
  • Numerous possible mounting confi gurations
  • Three different connection types (STANDALONE, SERIES, and SINGLE).

Telemecanique's RFiD Safety Sensors Press Release

Telemecanique Datasheets

Telemecanique OsiSense XX for Mobile Equipment, Material Handling & Conveying

Highly immune to electromagnetic interference 

Telemecanique's OsiSense XX new OsiSenseTM ultrasonic sensors are E2 - certified for mobile equipment. This entails a higher immunity to electromagnetic interference even in the most demanding environments. 

Detection of small targets and curved surfaces 

Telemecanique's A powerful transducer and superior electronic design have made it easy to detect small objects. The high sensitivity level of these new OsiSenseTM sensors enables them to detect many poorly refl ective and curved surfaces.

Detection over a large coverage area 

Telemecanique's In the past, attempts to detect objects over a large area with multiple ultrasonic sensors would sometimes fail due to the fact that the sensor signals interfered with each other. With the ‘synchronization’ feature of the new XX Ultrasonic sensors, it is now possible to reliably detect objects over a large area with minimal risk of cross-talk, even when the ultrasonic sensors are installed closer together. 

  • M18 cylindrical: straight and 90° angled
  • M12, 5-pin connector
  • Available in plastic, Nickel-plated brass & SS316L
  • Tilt angle of up to +/- 35° at 500mm
  • Detect a Ø1mm cylinder at up to 600mm
  • Switching frequency up to 10 Hz
  • Synchronization capability up to 8 sensors
  • Set near or far limits
  • Set output function: NO/NC or direct/inverse
  • Digital output: Select between Window / Refl ex / Proximity / Pump modes
  • Operating range: 105...1000mm
  • Operating temperature: -25°...70°C
  • Certifi cations: E2, cULus, RCM, EAC
  • Degree of protection: IP67

Telemecanique OsiSense XX for Mobile Equipment, Material Handling & Conveying

Thursday, May 3, 2018

IDEC Heavy-Duty 30mm Industrial Switches

Since 1958, IDEC has developed control switches that provide users with the highest levels of safety and reliability. The latest addition to their family of industrial control switches, with diecast zinc mounting threads, the TWND series of 30mm switches is a complete line of non-illuminated and illuminated pushbuttons, non-illuminated and illuminated selector switches, key selector switches, pilot lights and E-stops. This heavy-duty switch is designed to be used in harsh industrial environments including automotive, food and beverage, metal working, textile machinery, papermill, packaging machinery, farm and agriculture equipment, transportation and more. Users can rely on TWND switches to endure and last even in the toughest and most extreme environments, as these switches meet the highest standards for UL, TUV, CSA, CCC, and are also CE marked.

  • Type 4X rated for outdoor use
  • Universal contact blocks with IP20 finger-safe protection
  • Red or blue contact block for easy visual identification
  • Snap-fit for easy installation and removal
  • Captive spring-up terminals
  • Ability to accept ring or fork connections, along with bare wire
  • Flexible wiring with two-way wire entry points
  • Reliable contacts with wiping action

Friday, April 27, 2018

Phoenix Contact's PTCB Series Electronic Overcurrent Protection

With an adjustable range from 1 to 8 A, Phoenix Contact's new singlechannel electronic PTCB overcurrent protection is the perfect solution for protecting your critical loads. The ability to bridge the PTCB to our CLIPLINE complete portfolio of terminal blocks makes it uniquely flexible for distributing power, and the 6-mm-wide footprint saves space in the control cabinet. The line includes programmable versions, enabling them to cover a wide range of applications with a single part number.

This line complements our existing CBM and CBMC lines by providing the same dependable protection from overloads and short circuits in a singlechannel configuration. This product is ideal for applications requiring high density and effective distribution of protected power to multiple common loads.

The very narrow electronic PTCBs can be adjusted specifically to the number of loads requiring protection. They have a comprehensive range of bridging options for the input and output potentials. This protection can be adapted to the respective application with little wiring effort. Individual protection of the loads and potential distribution across several loads can be set up quickly and easily.

Phoenix Contact's PTCB Series Press Release

Phoenix Contact Datasheets

Phoenix Contact BTP 2000 HMIs

Phoenix Contact's new BTP 2000 expands the VISU+ EXPRESS-based HMI operator panel family with choices for applications requiring a very competitive price point.

The BTP series features a neutral, black plastic housing and is available in three wide-screen sizes (4.3-, 7.0- and 10.2-inch.) 

The resistive-touch screen allows for easy operation in all industrial environments.

The BTP series is intended for industrial applications (0 to 50 degrees Celsius ambient) and features UL Class I, Div. 2 hazardous location approval.

To accommodate the needs of OEM machine builders, the BTP features a flush, logo-less, neutral front bezel.

The HMI screens are designed with the intuitive VISU+ EXPRESS engineering tool. This free software features a wide range of predesigned symbols and supports features like alarming, trending, and logging, as well as recipe handling.

The BTP supports all major Ethernet-based communication protocols such as EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and Modbus TCP. It features native drivers for major PLC vendors plus easy integration with Phoenix Contact ILC and AXC PLCs. 

Phoenix Contact BTP 2000 HMIs Press Release

Phoenix Contact Datasheets 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

IDEC WB2F Code Scanners Easily Integrate into Compact Devices

IDEC's new WB2F series of fixed-mount 2D code scanners is designed to read two-dimensional codes such as QR codes, DPM (Direct Parts Marking), Code39 and DataMatrix. With a built-in high-pixel CMOS sensor, this scanner easily integrates into compact inspection devices and can reliably read small code even from a distance of up to 150mm. Modern industrial manufacturing locations use code scanners to manage traceability at the part level, making WB2F a great choice for users with applications in factory automation (FA), automobile manufacturing, electronic-related equipment, medical fields and more. 

  • High-resolution sensor for reading small symbols
  • Long reading distance: 150mm max.
  • Flexible setup, mounting and operation
  • 1.2M pixel-loading CMOS image sensor
  • Ethernet communications

Phoenix Contact Wind Tower Lighting UPS 13 Ah-2404528

In today’s wind industry, there is a need for better lighting inside wind towers for safety and simply convenience. If a power failure were to occur while a technician is in the tower, Phoenix Contact's UPS will maintain lighting for a minimum 30 minutes, so that the technician can descend safely. This UPS system accompanies the PLD series of lights specifically created for wind towers. 

Phoenix Contact Wind Tower Lighting UPS 13 Ah-2404528

Phoenix Contact Datasheets

Phoenix Contact Tunnel and Highway Lighting Solutions

Phoenix Contact's ATS is a complete solution for tunnel lighting that allows the customer to monitor, control, and manage a tunnel lighting system. The design can be flexible depending on customer preference. Operators have the ability to change settings, such as brightness levels, manually or remotely via a web-based HMI. And with the U.S highway infrastructure due for an upgrade, LED lighting has become the solution of choice for tunnel lighting applications.

The system design uses four lighting sensors outside of the tunnel, which allows the system to determine the lighting inside the tunnel. Then, the ATS system controls various LED gateways to manipulate the lighting in various areas of the tunnel. The LUMGATE, or LED gateway, is Phoenix Contact’s very own lighting gateway that can connect eight LED drivers that communicate via INTERBUS. This optimizes the overall solution and allows the ATS to measure current consumption for energy management.

  • Up to 240 lighting points without addressing
  • Four luminance sensors with 25 different thresholds
  • Predictive lighting maintenance
  • Extended diagnostics
  • Auto-calibration
  • Integration and adaption
  • Plug and play

Phoenix Contact EAGLEi Remote Monitoring

Phoenix Contact's EAGLEi Cellular RTU is a remote monitoring solution offered jointly by Phoenix Contact and EAGLEi Data LLC. This solution uses secure cloud-based data management to allow access to remote systems via a cellular network. The EAGLEi Cellular RTU is great for industries such as water/wastewater, oil and gas, or any remote application that needs monitoring. 

This is effectively gather data from your distributed assets without the large capital investment. No software purchases or maintaining of data servers is required.

With the flexibility you can cut your ties to the control room and make your data available wherever an Internet connection exists. View your remote assets via computer, tablet, or smartphone. Be notified of alarms via e-mail or text message.

Have peace of mind through protected connection, collection, storage, and retrieval of your data. All data is secured through a next-generation security platform and stored on redundant servers. Retrieval of data requires user/password authentication. 

Phoenix Contact EAGLEi Remote Monitoring Press Release

Phoenix Contact Datasheets

Red Lion PID Controller Portfolio

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, announces additional features for its PXU series of proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers, including Ramp/Soak, CT Input, 2nd Analog Input and 2nd Analog Output. The PXU series is designed to enable tighter, more reliable control over a wide range of processes, including temperature, flow and pressure, from a single model.

Production engineers and machine builders now have the opportunity to select from a wide range of controllers with varying capabilities and in three sizes (1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 DIN models). Integration with Red Lion’s Crimson enabled hardware provides a complete indication, data acquisition & control solution for virtually any application.

The additional features allow customers to use one source for their process control needs. For example, for processes requiring different temperatures, the Ramp/Soak capability allows timeline vs. temperature programming for the process that will automatically be run by the PXU. With CT input, high current signals can be transferred to lower ones in order to be safely accepted by a PID controller or panel meter. For remote changing of a PID controller’s setpoint value, the 2nd Analog Input allows modification from an external device.

“By offering PID controllers with a range of different features, plus the ability to easily integrate with an HMI, customers have the advantage of purchasing one solution to handle whatever their applications require,” said Jeff Thornton, product manager at Red Lion Controls. “Many users have applications that need specific features and functions, and our offerings provide the flexibility to simply tailor a complete solution from one manufacturer.”

Red Lion PID Controller Portfolio Press Release

Red Lion Datasheets

Phoenix Contact BL2 7000 Series IPC

Phoenix Contact's BL2 series industrial PC platform has been expanded to include a third CPU choice, offering high-performance in a small, compact form factor.

The new BL2 7000 series features a seventh-generation Intel Core i5-7442EQ quad-core CPU for the most demanding control and visualization applications.

Phoenix The BL2 7000 utilizes convection booster technology to improve cooling in applications with insufficient airflow. An added benefit of this technology is that it does not draw any dirt, dust, or contaminants to the inside of the PC.

The BL2 family is available in three performance classes (1000/2000/7000) as a blind-node box IPC (wall-mount or DIN rail-mount) or as an all-in-one panel PC with three screen sizes ranging 12 to 17 inches (4:3 aspect ratio with resistive-touch screen). For applications requiring capacitive widescreen, the BL2 can also combine with the BL FPM monitor series ranging from 15.6- to 21.5-inch screen sizes.

All BL2 family IPCs exclusively use the latest generation M.2 solid-state drive technology with drive sizes ranging from 30 GB to 480 GB. All BL2s also offer an option for an integrated Wi-Fi module (802.11 a/b/g/n).

BL2 utilizes the latest Windows 10 IOT Enterprise operating system, which is designed with the unique requirements of industrial applications in mind. As opposed to the home or office-grade versions, this “industrialized” version of Windows 10 gives users full control over O/S upgrades and features a reduced footprint to fit on smaller, more cost-efficient mass-storage media. 

Phoenix Contact BL2 7000 Series IPC Press Release

Phoenix Contact Datasheets

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Phoenix Contact FL Switch 2000 Series for Machine and Automation Networks

Phoenix Contact's new 2000 series managed switches provide a two-pronged approach to the continued demand for robust, high-function, economically priced managed Ethernet switches. 

The new FL SWITCH 2000 line bridges the gap between simple unmanaged switches and complex managed switches. The 2000 and 2100 versions provide a portfolio with an optimized range of functions for the series production of machines. 

The FL SWITCH LM 2200 and 2300 versions serve applications that require a broader scope of functions and industry-specific approvals. These managed switches provide a new product range for automation applications, ensuring the continued success of the “Lean Managed Switch” concept into the future. With these new 2000 series switches, you choose the ideal port combination for the application from a wide range of variants.


  • The cost-effective FL SWITCH 2000/2100 allows configuration and monitoring of the machine network in ways previously reserved for the more expensive managed switches.

  • The 2200/2300 series switches are a contemporary update of the Lean Managed Switch and are oriented toward the automation networks in a wide range of applications.

  • Full Gigabit options and up to four SFP fiber ports for extreme flexibility in network planning.

  • Approvals for hazardous location and maritime allow usage in varied application

  • Multiple available configuration options make for easy switch deployment and maintenance

  • Port-based DHCP ensures same IP address assignment when edge device replacement is needed

Phoenix Contact FL Switch 2000 Series Press Release

Phoenix Contact Datasheets

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Carlo Gavazzi Capacitive Proximity Sensors

CARLO GAVAZZI is proud to announce the launch of the new CD34 Series liquid level capacitive sensors. The CD34 Series is designed to detect water-based liquids through non-metallic walls, i.e. plastic or glass. The sensors automatically account for the thickness of plastic or glass walls and compensate for any residual films, moisture or foam accumulation while reliably sensing the presence of the liquid to be detected. The sensor is packed with a universal bracket, which provides great mounting versatility for a variety of surfaces, circular (e.g. sight glass, round containers) or flat. 

The CD34 works out of the box for most applications, as it’s capable of detecting the media (liquid) with a conductivity of 50mS/cm. For the most demanding applications, the CD34 offers teach-in capabilities, which assists in solving the most challenging level applications. Through the teach-in function, the sensor can be calibrated to overcome highly conductive, viscous liquids or tanks with very thin or thick walls. 

What’s more, the compact and robust sensor housing with NEMA250 (1, 2, 4, 4x, 5 and 12), IP69K ratings and ECOLAB certification make it very suitable for wash-down applications and harsh environments typically found in the food and beverage industry or applications that are exposed to wind and weather. 

  • 10 to 30VDC supply voltage
  • NPN or PNP output function
  • N.O. or N.C. switching
  • LED to indicate output and power ON
  • Reverse polarity, short circuit and transient protected
  • 2m cable or pigtail M8 connector
  • IP69K for wash-down applications
  • NEMA 250 (1, 2, 4, 4x, 5 and 12) ratings
  • cULus approved
  • ECOLAB Certified
Carlo Gavazzi Capacitive Proximity Sensors Press Release

Carlo Gavazzi Technical Datasheets

Turck Compact Ultrasonic Sensors with IO-Link Technology

To further diversify our ultrasonic sensor portfolio, Turck has released a compact ultrasonic sensor with IO-Link technology. The cost-effective design of this sensor still offers the advantages of a standard ultrasonic sensor as well as communication and advanced functions via IO-Link (Version 1.1). 

The new device can be taught as a standard sensor via teach-by-wire or programmed and used via IO-Link. Advanced functions such as synchronization allows multiple sensors to be synchronized together without the risk of interfering with each other. When used in this mode, all sensors will transmit and receive information together, which increases the coverage area and provides a single output from multiple sensors. 

Additionally, multiplexing mode allows several sensors to be mounted close together without interference while providing individual outputs. 

These sensors are offered in front and side sensing models, rated to IP67, and available with M18 threaded barrel housings and M12x1 Eurofast connectors. 

Turck Compact Ultrasonic Sensors with IO-Link Technology Press Release

Turck Technical Datasheets