Monday, December 10, 2018

Banner Vibrations Sensor and Wireless Node

Identify equipment problems early before a failure can occur by monitoring the health of motors, fans, pumps, and similar equipment. Banner's wireless Q45VA vibration sensor has a compact, all-in-one design that makes it easy and cost-effective to monitor any asset with rotating motion for a variety of vibration characteristics and send that information to a wireless gateway.

  • One Cost-Effective Device for Rapid Deployment: The Q45VA combines a QM42VT1 vibration sensor, a Q45VT wireless node, and a battery power supply in one compact and completely wireless device that costs less than purchasing the sensor and node separately. The all-in-one design eliminates the time, labor, and expense of installing separate sensors and nodes—a significant advantage for large-scale deployments.

  • Reduce Downtime and Increase Efficiency: Use one or more Q45VA wireless vibration sensors with a DXM wireless controller running Banner’s machine learning algorithm for a solution capable of establishing a vibration baseline for each machine being monitored and alerting operators when parameters are outside established thresholds.

  • Local and Remote Monitoring: View graphs of vibration data, create alerts, store, and analyze data from multiple assets using the Wireless Solutions Kit (sold separately) for Vibration Monitoring and Q45VA wireless vibration sensors. Or create your own solution using Banner’s Connected Data Solutions cloud software in combination with Q45VA sensors and a DXM Series wireless controller.

Phoenix Contact IMA Industry Solutions Phoenix Data Recorder PDR-1000

Phoenix Contact's PDR-1000 can be used to visualize, alarm, store, and convert data from analog devices such as a thermocouple, RTD, digital inputs, and remote Modbus devices. Local data can be collected and communicated in real-time to the PDR-1000, which can be used with an existing system that requires field signals to be monitored locally, or with a telemetry system using a wireless radio. 

  • Intuitive webpage configuration
  • Monitor voltage, current, digital inputs, and temperature inputs
  • Alarms are stamped with time of activation and time of acknowledgments
  • Data can be downloaded as a CSV file or transferred to remote storage via FTP
  • Includes Modbus client/server capabilities

Phoenix Contact DC PCC PTCM

  • White design: Stable color when welding and during use
  • High current carrying capacity of 6 A in very compact dimensions
  • Inverted connector with pin contacts for touch-proof device outputs or free-hanging cable/cable connections
  • Cost-effective connection of crimped conductors in large quantities
  • Tools for manual and automatic crimping available as an option

Parker G7 Series Solenoid Valves

Protect and enhance your operations with corrosion and thermal shock-resistant G7 Series Solenoid Valves from Parker. Industry-leading performance, a value-packed feature set, and a trusted Skinner® pedigree make these 2-way and 3-way general purpose solenoid valves the preferred choice for your critical applications. And thanks to innovative new features, success has never been easier. 

  • 1/8" - 3/8" NPT

  • High Pressures and Flows

  • 303 Stainless Steel, Lead-Free Brass

  • IP67-rated Solenoid Coil

  • Parker Tracking System (PTS)

  • Durable Laser Marking

  • Simplified Installation and Service

Parker G7 Series Solenoid Valves Press Release

Parker Technical Datasheets

Phoenix Contact IC Industrial Cabinet Connectivity PTFIX NPL

Phoenix Contact's out of the box, ready-to-connect PTFIX distribution blocks can be configured to satisfy multiple applications. With different mounting options, number of terminal points, and size variants — as well as Phoenix Contact’s own Push-in Technology — PTFIX blocks make voltage distribution as simple as ever.

Flexible Mounting 

Multiple mounting options including: DIN rail, adhesive, and flange options. Experience up to 50 percent space savings on the DIN rail, thanks to transverse mounting.

Time Saving

Save time and wire with ease using Push-in-Technology. Reduce manual bridging with assembly-ready blocks right out of the box.

Minimize Wiring Mistakes

Color-coded assignment of conductors and terminal points for intuitive and safe installation. Available in eleven color options.

  • Can be bridged and aligned with standard plug-in bridges

  • 1.5 mm2, 2.5 mm2 and 4 mm options

  • Additional feed-in options available in each cross section

  • 2, 6, 12, or 18 terminal points

  • Testing option for all common test probes

Phoenix Contact IC Industrial Cabinet Connectivity PTFIX NPL Press Release

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Red Lion Data Station Meet Crimson 3.1

Red Lion’s DA10D and DA30D protocol conversion and data acquisition devices are designed to act as a key part of any plant’s industrial data collection, visualization and management system, allowing for operational decisions that have meaningful business impact. 

The Data Stations offer all the protocol conversion and alarming capabilities that the original Data Station Plus (DSP) offered, but with significant, updated features, including cloud connectivity, the ability to act as an OPC UA server, and are configured using Red Lion’s powerful, easy-to-use software, Crimson® 3.1. 

  • Streamline data transfer to management and enterprise systems

  • Easily integrate multi-generational systems into your IIoT strategy

  • Automate and manage remote assets

  • Harness the value of industrial information

Red Lion Data Station Meet Crimson 3.1 Press Release

Red Lion Technical Datasheets

Phoenix Contact DC Industrial Case System (ICS) NPL

The Industrial Case System (ICS) is a new, comprehensive enclosure series aimed at covering a vast range of IP20 cabinet applications. Different sizes, numerous interface options, T-bus connectors, and heat sinks make it especially suitable for IoT devices such as communication interfaces, gateways, controllers, and power supplies. 

ICS enclosures allow OEMs the flexibility to meet the diverse and ever-changing requirements of intelligent industry, process, and building automation with a single product series. For the first time, standardized device connections such as RJ45, DSUB, USB, or antennas can easily be integrated while maintaining a seamless device design.

The Industrial Case System will extend the existing portfolio of modular enclosures for control cabinet applications. Compared to the already well-established range of ME and ME-MAX enclosures, the ICS series features a new, appealing design, new form factors, and even more options for adapting it to different market needs.

Phoenix Contact DC Industrial Case System (ICS) NPL Press Release

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Red Lion HMIs 15" Touch Screen

In a market of ever-changing customer requirements and increasing rates of innovation, having equipment that can adapt to meet these needs is important. Red Lion’s CR1000 and CR3000 automation HMIs enable integrators and system designers to cost effectively plan for future reconfiguration or feature upgrades without scrapping existing equipment.


The breadth of screen sizes and options available with CR1000 and CR3000 HMIs enables you to reduce risk from human error by delivering a consistent user experience across platforms. With 16M colors and widescreen options available, train new operators faster and with greater comprehension by offering full-color visual guides to shorten downtime during changeovers or for troubleshooting common issues.


Red Lion’s protocol communication capabilities are among the most powerful in the industry. With an ever-expanding library of over 300 industrial drivers and the drag-and-drop simplicity of protocol conversion with Crimson®, the CR1000 and CR3000 HMIs ensure your equipment stays relevant and connected for years to come.


Added connectivity in the HMI means less burden on the system PLC, reducing complexity and cost. The CR1000 and CR3000 HMIs have up to two (2) 10/100Base-T(X) Ethernet ports and up to four (4) serial ports. A USB device port, standard on every model, speeds program download time versus serial connections. For those applications needing significant human input, USB host ports enable you to speed data entry by adding peripherals like keyboards, a mouse or bar code scanner to your operator process. In addition, optional modules expand the CR3000 HMI communications capabilities, removing the need for third party external communication gateways – saving time and money by simplifying the programming and installation costs.

Crimson 3.1 Software 

Shorter product lifecycles mean integrators’ and OEMs’ end customers expect them to design and build or quickly retrofit highly customized machines faster than ever before. The easy-to-use import utility in Crimson® 3.1 enables users to upgrade existing Crimson databases for these displays with a just a few clicks. 

Enhanced primitives offer smoother edges and more fill options with an anti-aliased rendering for a more natural appearance. More updated symbols and primitives mean less importing and formatting of custom elements. And Crimson’s smart conversion utility allows developers to quickly repurpose key elements or entire databases to scale capabilities between systems.


Features like data logging and web serving enable equipment manufacturers and operations management to evaluate machine usage and operation and offer service recommendations like preventive maintenance before bigger problems arise. Data can be acquired from any or all connected devices and compiled into CSV files which can be stored, displayed, emailed or automatically synchronized with a server. 

Further maximize production efficiency by tapping into upstream systems using SQL Queries. The SQL Queries feature available on our CR3000 HMIs automates the downloading of data from Microsoft SQL Server to populate values in a process. Typical applications include recipes for batch applications, production expectations (KPIs) per shift, or to set user IDs eligible to log in to specific equipment.

Remote Monitoring and Control 

The web server available on the CR3000 HMI offers a full-screen display option, mobile-responsive pages, HTTPS operation with certificate provisioning and features like HTTP redirect, CSS and Java Script support. 

Offer multi-channel alerts to personnel about existing or pending issues both on-screen and via email or SMS to ensure problems are addressed quickly to maximize uptime.

Red Lion HMIs 15" Touch Screen Press Release

Red Lion Technical Datasheets

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Phoenix Contact IC Industrial Field Connectivity RJ45 USB Socket

Phoenix Contact IC Industrial Field Connectivity RJ45 USB Socket has a maximum possible flexibility for various applications: use the service interface from Phoenix Contact in control cabinets, infrastructure components, and devices in harsh industrial environments.

  • Rugged and temperature resistant, thanks to versions with IP65 protection
  • Space saving, thanks to the modular design
  • Comprehensive product range: large choice of data and socket inserts
  • Reliable signal transmission – 360° shielding in environments with electromagnetic interference

Various connection options

Front plate with socket, USB, and RJ45 inserts Service interfaces make maintenance, servicing, and diagnostics even easier. The rugged mounting frames with IP65 protection enable use in harsh industrial environments. The front plates offer numerous connection options in a confined space, as different contact inserts can be freely combined. 

Service interfaces are available with the following inserts:
  • D-SUB 09
  • RJ45
  • USB
  • Sockets
  • SCRJ coupling

Control cabinet sockets for universal use

The EO control cabinet sockets can be used internationally with eleven different plug geometries for control cabinet or systems manufacturing. Additional functions such as LED displays, fuses, switches or circuit breakers expand your usage options. 

You can choose to wire the sockets with Push-in or screw connection technology. The procedure for mounting the sockets is also extremely flexibly: either latch them onto the DIN rail, or use screws or adhesive. In combination with the adapter plate, sockets can also be built into the service interfaces.

Phoenix Contact IC Industrial Field Connectivity RJ45 USB Socket 

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Phoenix Contact IE Interface RIF EX HazLoc

The first 4PDT ice cube relay with TRIPLE ratings for hazardous locations 

Phoenix Contact is pleased to introduce our new four-pole, double-throw (4PDT) triple-rated hazardous location (HazLoc) relay. The RIF-2..EX relay is an ice cube-style relay offered as a fully-assembled module with either screw or Push-in (PT) connection. 

The triple ratings include UL Class I, Div. 2 for use in North America, ATEX for use in Europe, and IECex, for HazLoc applications around the globe. 

Phoenix Contact continues to innovate hazardous location relay technology by offering a triple-approved, replaceable relay at roughly half the cost of traditional competitors. With only six new part numbers that can cover dozens of applications, having the right-priced relay in stock just became a lot simpler. 

Why develop it? 

Hazardous locations can broadly be defined as areas that are at risk of being exposed to flammable or combustible gases, dusts, or vapors. Hazardous locations exist virtually everywhere in industry – from oil and gas applications, to wastewater treatment plants, pharmaceutical production, grain handling, and many more. 

Potentially explosive areas in the industry are subject to stringent requirements that ensure the reliability and safety of electrical equipment installed within them. Generally speaking, hazardous location safety approval systems require that all equipment that could be exposed to flammable or combustible atmospheres be of a type suitable for installation in these areas. This includes switching components such as relays. 

The IECEx, ATEX, and UL Class I, Div. 2 approval systems all exist to ensure the safety of electrical devices located within hazardous locations. There are, however, nuances that prevent the three from being considered completely interchangeable with one another. To complicate matters, jurisdictions around the world continue to implement these standards independently of one another, creating a regional patchwork of approval requirements.  

Phoenix Contact IE Interface RIF EX HazLoc Press Release

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Phoenix Contact Intelligent Motor Starter

Concept description 

By combining CONTACTRON hybrid motor starters with the IFS gateway, you can monitor motor statuses and alarming via EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, Profibus, Modbus TCP, CANOpen, and Modbus RTU. Being protocol-friendly allows the Intelligent Motor Starter to talk to a wide variety of controllers and control systems. 

Conveyor systems can vary depending on what loads they are moving, speed, and frequency of stopping and starting. Since these systems can vary in application, the Intelligent Motor Starter can be tailored for your customer’s application based on number of motors, the size of the motors, I/O, and what industrial protocol they prefer to use. 

Managing motor data via HMI 

The customer has the ability to create an HMI utilizing the data that is collected from the IFS gateway. For example, if a package or product were to get jammed on the conveyor line, the motor starter would sense an overload and force a fault condition. With the networkable motor starters, the fault can be recognized where it has occurred and can be reset remotely. This decreases downtime, maintenance costs, and recognizes any issues that can be addressed in a preventive manner. 

Hardware information Hardware design and specifications will change based upon customer needs, but at minimum have the following: 
  • Pre-wired connections for 24 V DC In/Out, 480 V AC In/Out, network connections In/Out
  • Option to select 3 A or 9 A motor starters
  • Choose up to 16 motor starters
  • Panel feed-through for quick install
  • IP65 rated
  • Ability to view overloads and faults remotely
  • Control start/stop and motor direction
  • Verify/change overload settings
  • Quickly reset faults

Phoenix Contact's Universal Conveyor Controller

The Universal Conveyor Controller (UCC) is a flexible hardware solution that can be used in a wide variety of conveyor control applications.
The UCC utilizes PLClogic, a relay-based controller that can be integrated with any of Phoenix Contact’s 6.2-mm PLC mechanical or solid-state relays. For more switching power, CONTACTRON hybrid motor starters can be integrated as well.
The programming environment for the PLClogic controller is an intuitive free software that uses simple relay logic functions and variables.
The enclosure can be designed to use field-wired connections for power, signals, and data, making installation quick and easy.

  • Free and simple PLClogic programming
  • Have up to 48 I/O points available
  • Integrate CONTACTRON hybrid motor starters
  • Integrate PROFINET, Profibus, EtherNet/IP, CANopen, Modbus RTU, or     Modbus TCP

Phoenix Contact Universal Conveyor Controller Press Release 

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Phoenix Contact PRC and IP-protected AC circular connectors

Phoenix Contact's new 3 and 5-pos. power connectors in the PRC series enable you to reliably and conveniently connect AC cables to your inverters. The device connectors with crimp connection are supplied pre-assembled with punched-on stranded wires. Alternatively, they can be self-assembled.

  • Currents: up to 35 A (3-pos.) and up to 30 A (5-pos.)

  • Voltages: up to 600 VConductor cross sections: 1.5 to 6 mm²
  • Cable diameter: 8 to 21 mm
  • Degree of protection: IP65/68
  • M25 panel cutout
  • UV resistant
Phoenix Contact PRC and IP-protected AC Circular Connectors Press Release

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Phoenix Contact CBMC family expansion

Phoenix Contact's CBM and CBMC multi-channel electronic circuit breakers provide greater functionality in a small amount of space. Thanks to Push-in connection technology, they are particularly suitable for use in machine building and control technology.

  • Versatile use, thanks to fine nominal current levels
  • Space-saving, easy installation, thanks to the compact design and Push-in connection technology 
  • Increased system safety, thanks to electronic locking of the set nominal currents
  • Various fields of application, thanks to the wide temperature range and high resistance to shock and vibration
Phoenix Contact CBMC Family Expansion Press Release

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Phoenix Contact IC Industrial Field Connectivity HEAVYPORT

The use of Phoenix Contact's HEAVYPORT, also referred to as a programming port, allows software modifications to be made without opening the control panel door. The protected port eliminates downtime resulting from opening any enclosure and reduces risk from exposure to environmental conditions.


  • Provides an access point for software modifications without the need to open the control cabinet door.
  • Eliminates downtime resulting from the extra safety procedures that would be required to open the enclosure.
  • Reduces the risk of damage that could occur to the internal components of the enclosure by minimizing the exposure to environmental conditions.
  • Eliminates risk of arc flash and additional safety concerns that would be associated with opening a panel door in a harsh environment.
  • Safely provides power to laptop during long updates.
  • Custom configurations are available through the Phoenix Contact Solution Center.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Phoenix Contact FL WLAN 5111

Phoenix Contact's new FL WLAN 5110 WLAN access points are a further development of the successful FL WLAN 5100 device series, and will replace this range in 2018. The new FL WLAN 5110 devices are equipped with a modern WLAN wireless card and now only need two antenna connections (2x2 MIMO) instead of the three antenna connections (3x3 MIMO) previously needed. All other functions, as well as the design and device dimensions, are as per the previous device generation. The maximum data rate of both product versions via WLAN is 300 Mbps. 

Phoenix Contact FL WLAN 5111 Press Release

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Banner Engineering K50 Pro Touch Buttons with IO-Link

Banner's K50 Pro touch buttons now have models that feature IO-Link communication.  IO-Link compatible models offer full Pro capabilities managed dynamically by the master, including customization of colors, animations, and touch sensitivity, plus individual LED control for full status customization.
Sequence mode, an option for all IO-Link models, can be used to indicate level, takt time, and more dynamic conditions.

Rittal lot Interfaxe for Blue e+ Cooling Units

Rittal introduces the New IoT Interface for Blue e+ Cooling Units. A great deal of information is generated when it comes to operating modern climate control solutions in enclosures. With modern devices like the new cooling units and chillers in the Rittal Blue e+ line, a multitude of values and other information can be measured and recorded. This includes temperature measurements, run-times, operating hours, system messages, and data for capacity utilization and current parametrization information.
To make communication of data possible, Rittal now offers its new IoT interface, which turns the cooling units and chillers in the Blue e+ line into IoT-compatible devices. The IoT Interface is a Linux-based operating system that has the most-used industrial communication protocols, including Ethernet (IPv4/IPv6), SNMP, PROFINET, and OPC UA.

Phoenix Contact IC Industrial Field Connectivity HEAVYCON B32 and B34 Housing

Phoenix Contact just released brand new housings in sizes B32 and B48.These housings can fit two fixed position contact inserts side by side, saving you space when wiring. These products have reliable EMC protection, IP66, and IP67 certifications.

  • Designed to minimize connection points  
  • Reliable EMC protection, thanks to conductive surface and seals
  • Housing material: corrosion-resistant die-cast aluminum  
  • Degree of protection IP66, IP67
Phoenix Contact IC Industrial Field Connectivity HEAVYCON B32 and B34 Housing Press Release

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Phoenix Contact IMA Solutions Ice Detection

Don't let ice buildup damage your wind turbine. Phoenix Contact's new ice-detection system uses wireless sensors to transmit ice thickness readings and other important data, so you can improve safety and reduce maintenance.

  • Wirelessly measure ice thickness and surface temperature
  • Provide blade intelligence for minimum downtime
  • Easily retrofit with no drilling or wires needed in the blades
  • Operate independently or integrate into the wind turbine host controller
Phoenix Contact IMA Solutions Ice Detection Press Release

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Phoenix Contact IE Power Supplies TRIO DC UPS FLASH

Looking for a cost-effective DC UPS that takes up minimal space? The new TRIO DC UPS, designed specifically for use with industrial PCs, can ensure secure DC power for critical electrical loads even in the event of power interruptions.

  • Three versions: 5 A, 10 A, and 20 A
  • Push-in connection
  • Comprehensive signaling
  • Dynamic boost up to 150% for 5 s
  • Temperature range: -25°C to +70°C
  • Integrated USB interface

Pro-face NEW 12" and 12" Wide Displays for PS5000 Series iPCs

The PS5600 12" and 12" Wide iPCs are now available for purchase! Get details on the Pro-face America web site and get specific part numbers through the product configurator. There are four units available: PS5600W (wide screen | capacitive touch) with Core i7 processor or Celeron processor, and the PS5600T (single touch) with Core i7 processor or Celeron processor.

Phoenix Contact IE Power Supplies QUINT DC UPS

Network enabled UPS solutions are here! The new QUINT DC UPS platform provides UPS solutions that are easy to integrate directly into Ethernet/IP, PROFINET and EtherCAT programming environments. Pre-built configuration files are downloadable for the most popular control platforms.

Wireless Solutions for Monitoring Tanks and Totes

Simplify the monitoring of remote and mobile tanks, totes, and containers using Banner’s Wireless Solutions Kit for tank monitoring and the Q45UA all-in-one tank level sensor (sold separately). The wireless solutions kit makes it easy to setup a wireless network, establish warning and alarm thresholds, and collect data from up to 16 assets. The Q45UA tank level sensor combines an ultrasonic sensor and wireless node in one compact, easy-to-deploy package.

  • Simple Setup Saves Time & Costs: Setup your tank monitoring system in a few simple steps: plug in the box, bind the nodes through the HMI screen, install the sensors, enter tank depth, and set thresholds for warnings and alarms. Use the collected data to create more accurate forecasts and direct decisions.
  • Reduce Downtime & Increase Efficiency: Access to accurate, timely data makes it easy to monitor multiple assets and reduce unplanned downtime by allowing staff and supervisors to strategically plan site visits to refill, remove, or replace tanks based on actual need, as well as staff and resource availability.
  • Local & Remote Monitoring: Visualize tank levels, create alerts, store, and analyze critical data from multiple assets using the Wireless Solutions Kit for Tank Monitoring and Q45UA tank level sensors (sold separately). Or create your own solution using Banner’s Connected Data Solutions cloud software in combination with Q45UA sensors and an independent DXM wireless controller.
  • Versatility: Easily monitor and collect data from multiple assets. A Q45UA sensor can move with a container or easily be redeployed on a new container. Assets can be moved, removed, and replaced without altering the wireless infrastructure. Tanks can be monitored while in place or in motion at a site.
Banner Engineering Wireless Solutions for Monitoring Tanks and Totes Press Release

Banner Engineering Technical Datasheets

Harting ix Industrial

HARTING is enabling miniaturization with the launch of two “Little Giants”, the ix Industrial® and M8 D-Code.  These two new products offer smaller alternatives to the RJ45 and M12 that permit the development of smaller devices.

The ix Industrial® is 70% smaller than the standard RJ45 which allows device manufacturers to use this technology in much smaller devices. The ix Industrial® features stable latching through the use of two metal hooks, and together with the new socket ensures an absolutely secure and vibration-proof connection from the cable to the circuit board. 

Harting M8 D-Code

HARTING is enabling miniaturization with the launch of two “Little Giants”, the ix Industrial® and M8 D-Code.  These two new products offer smaller alternatives to the RJ45 and M12 that permit the development of smaller devices.

The M8 D-Code offers Fast Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) via an individual miniaturized interface directly connected to the circuit board.  This results in big space savings for the end device.   

Banner Engineering K50 Pro Touch Buttons

Banner Engineering's new K50 Pro touch buttons provide more flexibility with RGB technology and Pro Editor configuration capabilities. The easy-to-use Pro Editor software offers a wide variety of color and animation options, adding versatility to a wide range of applications.

  • Flexibility with Pro Editor: Easily customize touch buttons with a wide variety of color and animation options. In addition, give your machine more flexibility with additional features like adjustable touch sensitivity, which allows users to optimize sensitivity levels to avoid false trips in washdown areas. 
  • Reliable Operation in a Wide Variety of Environments: The rugged IP69K design means reliable actuation in a variety of conditions, including harsh environments. The touch buttons operate in wet or dry environments and with gloved or bare hands. Models made with FDA-approved materials are available for use in the food and beverage industries.
  • Increase Production Efficiency: Thanks to a wide range of colors and animations, each change in status or step in a process can be assigned its own unique color or animation. This helps users learn and interpret signals quickly and make fewer errors, saving time and money.
  • Streamline Your Supply Chain: K50 Pro touch buttons can be programmed in the field to meet the needs of any application. Users can standardize on the K50 Pro Series, reducing inventory requirements.  

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Red Lion Crimson 3.1 Cloud Connectors

Red Lion Controls announces embedded Crimson® 3.1 support for Sparkplug, Amazon® Web Services (AWS™) and Microsoft® Azure® MQTT connectors. 

Connect Directly to IIoT Platforms 

Now CR3000 HMIs, Graphite® HMIs and Edge Controllers– with Crimson 3.1's new cloud connectors – can communicate directly with Amazon AWS, Inductive Automation’s Ignition! SCADA, or Azure Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms with the same point-and-click, easy to use configuration that customers value. 

Easily Communicate Critical Operational Data

By enabling direct communication to some of the industry's most popular IIoT platforms, companies can do things like quickly analyze historic maintenance data across multiple locations to help increase uptime and reduce costs by detecting symptoms of potential failures ahead of time.

Red Lion Crimson 3.1 Cloud Connectors Press Release

Red Lion Technical Datasheets

Red Lion NT24k DHCP Server & Port Security

Red Lion NT24k® DHCP Server & Port Security: Simplify Installation, Accelerate Recovery and Secure Network

DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
DHCP simplifies network configuration by automatically assigning IP addresses from a DHCP server to connected DHCP-capable devices (clients).

NT24k® firmware version 2.1.5 offers the following DHCP configuration options:
•    DHCP Client with IP fallback
•    DHCP Server
•    DHCP Relay Agent

DHCP Client with IP Fallback
The switch will automatically obtain an IP assignment from a DHCP Server, or optionally fallback to a default IP assignment if unable to get an IP assignment from a connected DHCP server.
DHCP Server Configured as a DHCP Server, the switch will respond to IP address requests from DHCP client devices with an IP address assignment. IP assignments can be set up as a dynamic range of IP addresses or with a specific IP address assignment based on the device Client ID (Option 61) or Relay Agent connection (Option 82).

Option 82 allows for a device on a specific port to receive a specific IP address assignment. As a result, devices can be replaced by maintenance personnel without the need to program an IP address in the unit, as long as it is configured as a DHCP client and connected to the same port.

MAC Address-Based Port SecurityWhen enabled, the NT24k’s Port Security feature provides enhanced security by restricting port access to devices that have an authorized MAC address. MAC address authorization can be learned dynamically or entered manually.

The new features are available with NT24k firmware version 2.1.5 and are available to existing NT24k customers at no additional charge by updating the firmware of their NT24k hardware.

Red Lion NT24k DHCP Press Release

Red Lion Technical Datasheets

Proface GP4000VM series

Proface GP4000VM Series Mount a Video unit or show analog camera images on a GP unit. Review information on the video unit module and RGB Input Unit. 

Visualization on manufacturing floors has become increasingly important to manage product development and avoid potential line errors. Utilizing camera monitoring allows machine operators to view and track activity, and address any hazards quickly. To address the needs of these customers, Pro-face has expanded the GP4000 Series with a video unit compatible HMI.

IDEC SE2L Safety Laser Scanner

IDEC's smallest, most advanced laser scanner just got even better! Certified for use in safety applications found in industrial facilities, the SE2L Safety Laser Scanner is competitively priced and already offers master/slave functionality and a scan-skip feature to reduce false triggers.

  • Enhanced Teaching Function
    • Users determine how long teaching will last and set the area/zone to be configured.
    • When minimum distance is detected during teaching time, zones will be configured automatically.
    • Areas with moving parts during teaching time will be excluded from the automatically-configured zone.
  • Import and Export area/zone information
    • Users can import and export area/zone information in XML format
  • Optical window contamination warning notice
    • A notice indicates when the optical window is contaminated, before the OSSD signal is switched to OFF.
  • Ethernet communication command
    • With this new command, logged data can be obtained through Ethernet communication.
  • Ø40mm minimum detection
    • At a maximum protection distance of 2.8m, a minimum detection width of 40mm will be added.
  • Multi-line toolbar
    • New toolbar allows users to easily configure protection zones.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Banner Engineering HLS27 LED Strip Light Illuminates Division 2 Hazardous Locations

Banner's HLS27 bright, sealed strip light is a versatile illumination option that improves visibility, safety, and efficiency in Division 2 hazardous areas such as cabinets, machines, or shelters. The rugged, water-resistant IEC IP66 and IP67 construction means they can be used indoors, outdoors, and in wet environments. UL certified for use in North America.

  • Easy-to-Install Design: The HLS27 does not require an additional enclosure and has a slim, robust design that fits easily into new and existing applications. Two bracket options simplify installation. The LED lights are bright enough to replace bulky fluorescent fixtures.

  • Versatile for a Wide Range of Applications: Eight different lengths from 145 mm to 1130 mm mean that the HLS27 can work in a wide variety of Division 2 applications. The integral ITC-ER rated cable is also available in multiple lengths for direct connection to the junction box without expensive conduit.

  • Tailored Illumination for New Solutions: Dimming and color options make the HLS27 an ideal fit for advanced lighting applications such as signaling or inspection. Light intensity is controlled with Hi/Lo/Off wiring or PWM dimming. Single- and dual-color models are available for purchase.
Banner Engineering HLS27 LED Strip Light Press Release  

Banner Engineering Datasheets

Banner Engineering OS80 Buttons and Switches

Banner's OS80 Operator Stations are self-contained, one-piece push buttons and key operated selector switches with a one- or two-color illuminated base. They enable non-safety run/start, stop, and bypass functions on a wide range of equipment in applications where mechanical feedback and high-visibility status indication is desired.

  • Easy installation and reduced costs: The one-piece design combining actuator and indicator in the same housing reduces overall cost and simplifies deployment by eliminating the need to purchase and install separate devices

  • Reliable operation: OS80 push buttons are available with momentary or latching operation. OS80 key switches are available in two-position (OFF/momentary or latching) and three-position (momentary/OFF/latching) models. OS80 Operator Stations are easily actuated by a gloved or bare hand without worry of false actuation.

  • Clear confirmation of device actuation: The tactile action of these operator stations provides unmistakable mechanical feedback to the operator when the device has been actuated. The bright illuminated base provides clear, at-a-glance indication of device status that is visible to all staff in the area.

  • Use in challenging and washdown environments: A washdown cover made of clear, FDA-grade silicone is available for OS80 push buttons. The cover provides additional protection against environmental hazards without compromising device actuation or visibility. It raises the product rating up to IP69K and Type 4X and is both UL and ECOLAB approved

Banner Engineering OS80 Buttons and Switches Press Release

Banner Engineering Datasheets

Banner Engineering Compact Tower Lights for Small Machines and Close Range Installation

Banner’s new TL30 Basic is a compact, cost-effective tower light designed specifically to provide easy-to-see operator guidance and status indication on small machines and in areas where staff work in close proximity to equipment. It has a slim 30 mm cylindrical body and supports two to five color segments and an optional audible segment for a total of up to six segments in each tower light.


  • Compact Design: The compact size of the TL30 Basic is more appropriate and proportional to the design and operational needs of smaller machines and equipment. Its slim 30 mm cylindrical body fits easily in space-constrained areas where larger tower lights can interfere with staff movement and machine operation. 

  • Cost-Effective: The TL30 Basic is Banner's most cost-effective tower light. This completely self-contained device requires no controller and comes fully assembled, enabling rapid deployment in small- or large-scale applications. The rugged IP65 and IK07-rated build and LED lights ensure long-term, maintenance-free operation.

  • Comfortable Light Output: The light output provided by the TL30 Basic is more comfortable on the eyes in applications where staff may work in very close proximity to a tower light over a prolonged period of time.

Banner Engineering LMS Series Compact Precision Laser Measurment Sensor

Banner Engineering's new LM series sensor offers best-in-class performance with superior stability, reliability, and precision for real world targets. With the introduction of the LM, Banner has developed the optional Remote Sensor Display (RSD) for simplified sensor set up, recipe control, and configuration storage


  • Precise Measurement: The LM provides reliable quality and process control with 0.004 mm resolution and repeatably measures real-world targets with varying colors and reflectivity.
  • High-Speed: With response speeds as fast as 0.5 ms, the LM can reliably solve high-speed applications with fast-moving targets.
  • Real-World Stability: LM sensors feature a thermally stable design that resists temperature changes, as well as enhanced mounting stability, for high accuracy in the toughest environments. The LM has a temperature effect of ±0.008 mm/°C. This is imperative for high precision applications since even a few degrees of temperature change can cause other sensors' measurement error to double.
  • Quick Setup and Replacement: The optional RSD remote display stores up to 6 configurations for product changeover and easy device replacement.
Banner Engineering LMS Series Compact Precision Laser Measurment Sensor Press Release

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

E-T-A Industry 4.0 with REX12D-T

As the divide between physical and digital technologies continues to converge, are your systems aligned to collect data, communicate results and make decisions? 

E-T-A's new REX12D-T Smart Electronic Protection System will bring systems one step closer to Industry 4.0 by offering machine transparency and system consistency through condition monitoring & predictive maintenance via MODBUS-RTU communication protocol. 

E-T-A Industry 4.0 with REX12D-T Press Release

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Banner Engineering Wireless Solutions Kit Simplies Vibration Monitoring

Banner’s new Wireless Solutions Kit for vibration monitoring is a fully integrated and easy-to-use solution for monitoring assets with rotating motion. It is designed to make it easy for users of any experience level to setup a wireless network and collect data from motors, fans, pumps, compressors, and similar equipment.

  • Reduce downtime & increase productivity: Avoid unexpected downtime and make more informed decisions about maintenance schedules by detecting problems early before a failure can occur.
  • Simple setup: Plug in the box, bind the nodes through the HMI screen, install vibration sensors and nodes on the equipment, and start collecting data. Performance baselines and thresholds are automatically generated and no programming is required.
  • Visualize data & alarms: HMI clearly displays alarms and graphs of raw vibration data along with baseline, warning, and alarm values.
  • Local & remote monitoring: Access raw data right on the HMI or via the cloud from any network accessible location.
  • Scalable solution: Monitor and collect data from up to 16 assets
Banner Engineering Wireless Solutions Kit Simplies Vibration Monitoring Press Release

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