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

Banner Engineering Datasheets

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

E-T-A Datasheets

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

Banner Engineering Datasheets

Banner Engineering QS18 Electronic Adjustable Field with Barrel Mount Housing and IO-Link

Banner Engineering’s newest addition to the popular QS18 Series product family is an electronic adjustable field background suppression sensor with barrel mount. Electronic adjustment provides a more robust optical design by eliminating moving parts, such as lenses. The industry standard housing provides simple and consistent installation and bracket standardization.

  • Adjust Background Suppression Limits Electronically: The new QS18 uses a photodiode array that allows sensing ranges to be adjusted with a potentiometer, or remotely via IO-Link. The array replaces traditional mechanical lenses for more robust sensing in high-vibration applications.
  • Standard Housing: The QS18 electronic adjustable field sensor uses industry standard barrel mount housing for easy installation into new or existing applications.
  • IO-Link Compatible: IO-Link communication allows operators to remotely teach the setpoint and lock the potentiometer for added flexibility and ease of use.
  • Two Different Versions for Best Application Performance: The new sensors come in both a 250 mm maximum range model and a 120 mm maximum range model.

    • 250 mm is optimized for higher excess gain and long distances
    • 120 mm is optimized with a smaller, rectangular spot size for better performance on targets with many color transitions

Banner Engineering QS18 Press Release

Banner Engineering Datasheets

Banner Engineering Very Compact Safety Light Curtains for Smaller Machines & Tight Spaces

Banner's SLC4 is the latest addition to Banner’s line of compact, low-profile safety light curtains, which includes the full feature LP Series and cost-effective LP Basic Series. These safety light curtains are now available in lengths of 160 mm up to 1250 mm, including new 410 mm and 690 mm models of the LP Basic safety light curtain.

The new SLC4 is Banner’s shortest, most compact safety light curtain. It has a low-profile design and a sensing area that extends the entire length of its 160 mm housing. This Type 4 safety light curtain system is available in models for finger detection or hand detection

  • Compact Design: The low-profile and short 160 mm length of the SLC4 enables an unobtrusive installation in space-constrained areas and on compact machines.

  • End-to-End Sensing: The sensing area of the SLC4 extends across the full length of the device, eliminating blind zones and maximizing sensing capabilities in a minimally sized package.

  • Affordable Price Point: With the lowest price per millimeter of any Type 4 safety light curtain from Banner Engineering, the SLC4 is an extremely cost-effective solution for simple machine safeguarding applications requiring only redundant, self-checking safety outputs.

  • Ease-of-Use: SLC4 safety light curtains can be configured quickly and easily with no PC software, DIP switches, or other devices required. Bicolor zone and status indicators reduce downtime by simplifying system alignment and troubleshooting.

Banner Engineering SLC4 Safety Light Curtains Press Release

Banner Engineering Datasheets

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Bussman Next generation CCP for Class CCP, supplemental and 10x38mm fuses

The revolutionary next generation BussmannTM series Compact Circuit Protector (cat. no. CCP2) for UL Class CC, UL supplemental and IEC 10x38 mm fuses delivers the smallest footprint compared to any Class CC disconnect solution -- requiring up to 38% less space.

The next generation CCP features through-the-door and through-the-side operation flexibility, a multi-wire lug kit with terminal shrouds to reduce wire connection and control panel components, and optional selector and pistol handles. And it still packs up to a 200 kA short-circuit current rating to help increase equipment SCCR.

IDEC FC6A Plus now with BACnet/IP Protocol

IDEC's MicroSmart FC6A Plus CPU exceeds the competition with premium features including 2060 digital I/O, 511 analog I/O, Bluetooth communication, FTP Client/Server protocol, SD memory for data logging, dual Ethernet ports and the WindEDIT Lite App for iOS and Android. Now, with the introduction of BACnet/IP protocol, users can expect even more.

BACnet stands for "Building Automation and Control Networking Protocol". A communication standard for building networks and equipment, this protocol has been standardized for interoperability between systems built by different manufacturers. Conforming to BACnet allows equipment and systems that use the IDEC MicroSmart FC6A Plus, such as HVAC, lighting, security and peripheral equipment, to be connected and monitored using a common method. Best of all, with BACnet there's no extra hardware or added cost.

With a quick firmware upgrade, available in Automation Organizer (AO) version 3.12.00 and WindLDR version 8.9.0, BACnet/IP is now supported on embedded Ethernet Port #1 of the MicroSmart FC6A Plus CPU. Configuring BACnet/IP on the FC6A Plus CPU is simple and intuitive, so download the latest AO and experience the latest innovation from IDEC MicroSmart FC6A!

  • Ethernet Port #1 supports BACnet/IP
  • Supports B-ASC BACnet profile
  • Maximum 256 Objects
  • Supported Object Types: Device, Analog Input, Analog Output, Analog Value, Binary Input, Binary Output, Binary Value
  • Supports Unsubscribed COV, Subscribed COV and Foreign Device

IDEC FC6A Plus now with BACnet/IP Protocol Press Release

IDEC Datasheets

Rittal Blue e+ Cooling Unit 1600W

Rittal's 1600 W cooling units are in stock and available for order. This new addition to the Blue e+ cooling unit range is an important milestone that enables Rittal to meet market needs for compact sized cooling units.

  • Units are multi-voltage and can run from local power supply virtually anywhere in the world; making this a truly global product.
  • Precise, variable output cooling minimizes thermal stress on components for longer service life and higher process reliability.
  • Touchscreen control panel displays key information at a glance and the new IoT interface enables Blue e+ units to link to customer-owned monitoring enabling predictive maintenance, data analytics, and more.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Phoenix Contact IE Trabtech VAL-US NPL

Phoenix Contacts's VAL-US product line is a UL Listed series of pluggable surge protection devices that utilizes high-capacity varistors to provide high-quality protection. The VAL-US series off ers status indication contacts for remote monitoring, as well as hot-swappable plugs with integrated visual-status indication for easy maintenance and replacement. The VAL-US series includes a variety of circuit configurations based on U.S. power systems. 

As UL Open Type Listed devices, these products are integrated easily into existing systems and applications with no additional third-party safety testing. UL recently added the “Open Type” description to complement traditional hardwired SPDs. Open Type now allows for surge protection to be UL Listed as delivered with field wiring terminals. Now panel designers can implement surge protection according to our instructions without testing for every configuration. This is an important advance in our existing product approvals, and will greatly simplify the process for our 508A panel shops. The VAL-US family has been established with configurations specifically for our market and voltage configurations. There are products configured explicitly for split phase, delta, and high-leg delta, as well as up to 690Y.

  • They are the largest product line of UL Type 1 Open Type Listed SPDs on the market. 
  • Open Type Listing makes for easy integration to virtually any power application requiring surge protection.

Phoenix Contact DC Electronic Housings Designer Kits

Phoenix Contact now offers complete enclosure kits. The Designer Kits include a complete enclosure along with connectors and a breadboard PCB. 

The Designer Kit’s form factor offers a versatile base for prototype design activities. Design engineers can use the kits in their initial form or customize their enclosures to better meet their needs. CAD files, the kit BOM, and the online enclosure configuration tool on the designated product page gives you everything they could need to develop their own configuration for the enclosure. This allows you to personalize the Designer Kit to meet your application’s unique requirements. 

  • Starting point for a designer
  • Eliminates endless component options on partner websites
  • Complete components for prototyping / conceptualization
  • Online configuration tool for personalization

Banner Engineering T18-2 Series Sensor with All Plastic Housing

Banner's T18-2 Series, the next generation of the popular T18 Series, was designed for a higher level of performance in harsh, washdown environments. The new T18-2 photoelectric sensors have an FDA-grade shatterproof plastic housing and are IP69K rated and ECOLAB™ certified to protect against water ingress and chemical washdown. In thermal shock environments, the all-plastic, ultrasonically welded, and epoxy encapsulated housing of the T18-2 outperforms competitive sensors with metal housings.

  • IP69K and Epoxy Encapsulation for Wet Environments: The T18-2 Series sensor is designed to hold up to high-pressure, high-temperature washdown. The epoxy fill eliminates internal air cavities in the housing that can lead to condensation inside sensors during temperature cycling.

  • ECOLAB™ Certified FDA Grade Plastic: The sensors have been tested by Ecolab to certify that they resist damage when exposed to common cleaning chemicals. The plastic used throughout the T18-2 is made of FDA-approved shatterproof plastic for use on food production lines.

  • Improved Design for Easier Cleaning: Crevices have been minimized to eliminate debris buildup. The knurls have also been removed from the nut, and the light pipes have been over-molded for easy cleaning. All labels have been removed and replaced with permanent laser etching. Installing the nut, optional seal kit, and bracket will cover all exposed threads on the nose.

  • Durable Ultrasonic Weld for a Superior Seal: Ultrasonic welding is an advantage of using an all-plastic housing and creates a superior joint. Metal sensors contain plastic windows and other components that are joined mechanically or with adhesives. The joints are then subject to thermal shock because the metal and plastic components expand and contract at different rates, creating small gaps and allowing water inside the sensor. Ultrasonic welding fuses plastic components into one solid piece of durable plastic that is not affected by thermal shock.

Banner Engineering T18-2 Series Sensor with All Plastic Housing Press Release

Banner Engineering Datasheets

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Red Lion Controls Expanding CR3000 HMI Platform

Red Lion Controls has expanded its CR3000 HMI capabilities with five new communication modules, offering support for some of today’s most popular industrial protocols. Designed for use with the CR3000 HMI platform, the plug-in modules provide the connectivity customers need to add powerful monitoring and control functionality to their automation systems.

Red Lion’s new modules support the rising demand for device interoperability, allowing customers to leverage Red Lion’s CR3000 HMIs – with built-in protocol conversion and 300+ communications drivers – to support virtually any automation equipment. 

  • HSPA+ » Provides cost-effective monitoring and control of remote equipment
  • PROFIBUS DP » Adds PROFIBUS slave support
  • DeviceNet » Allows HMI to perform as a DeviceNet Group 2 Server
  • CAN and J1939 » Removes need for external communication gateways
Red Lion Controls Expanding CR3000 HMI Platform Press Release

Red Lion Controls Datasheets

Red Lion IP67 Model to Popular RAM Industrial Router Series

Red Lion Controls introduces the new RAM-6021M12 industrial router, purpose-built to withstand extreme conditions from the factory floor to transportation and hazardous locations. The RAM-6021M12 offers an IP67 dustproof and water-resistant enclosure, -40 to 80°C operating temperature, 50G vibration/200G shock tolerances, and is tested to hazardous locations, marine and rail standards.

Red Lion’s rugged industrial routers deliver the security required to prevent unwanted intrusion in both the connected factory and remote locations. With WAN-to-LAN and LAN-to-LAN connectivity, the RAM-6021 and RAM-6021M12 provide simple configuration to seamlessly connect, monitor and control machinery and equipment. They deliver a powerful all-in-one solution with quick network setup to existing Ethernet infrastructures, including networks with Modbus and DNP3 enabled devices.

The robust feature set in both RAM-6021 models includes RAMQTT for cloud connectivity and an easy-to-use event engine that can locally trigger I/O or send email messages based on real-time operational data. 

Red Lion IP67 Model to Popular RAM Industrial Router Series Press Release

Red Lion Datasheets

Phoenix Contact IMA IPC/HMI VL2 EX

Phoenix Contact's new VL2 EX series industrial PC platform expands the VL2 family with triple hazardous locations (HazLoc)-approved IPCs. 

The VL2 EX BPC models feature Class I, Division 2, ATEX Zone 2, and IECex Zone 2 HazLoc approvals. The PPC models have Class I, Div. 2, ATEX Zone2/22, and IECex Zone2/22 HazLoc approvals. 

The VL2 EX family is available in five performance classes (1000/2000/3000/7000/9000) as a blind-node box IPC or as an all-in-one panel IPC with screen sizes ranging from 7-inch to 21.5-inch (16:9 aspect ratio with capacitive multi touch screen.) 

The VL2 EX series has a unique set of part numbers to easily distinguish them from the standard VL2 products. 

Available operating systems include Windows 7 and 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 installation footprint to fit on smaller, more cost-efficient mass storage media. 

Like all industrial PCs from Phoenix Contact, the new VL2 EX series can be configured on the public website and/or the Extranet.

Phoenix Contact IP67 Model to Popular RAM Router Series Press Release

Phoenix Contact Datasheets

Banner Engineering Muting Kits for LS Safety Light Curtains

Banner's mute arm kits for LS safety light curtains are now available. These kits are designed to make it easy to add muting capabilities to any safeguarding application requiring arm, hand, or finger detection. To create a complete solution, you can combine the mute arm kits with LS Series safety light curtains, SC26 or XS26 safety controllers, Banner indicator lights, and plug-and-play cables. Together, these products create an intuitive safety system that is easy to deploy and manage.


Easy Installation: Mute arm kits eliminate the hassle and complication of installing multiple muting sensors individually. They include pre-mounted hardware, Q20 retroreflective sensors, reflectors, and plug-and-play mechanical and electrical connections.

Quick Configuration: The intuitive programming environment, graphical user interface, and drag-and-drop operation provided by SC26 and XS26 Series safety controllers make it easy to configure mute functions and manage safety systems.

Simplify Inventory: These mute arm kits can be used with LS Series safety light curtains (additional hardware kit required) and SGS Series safety grid systems with integral muting.

Versatility: Muting arm kits adjust easily to accommodate line changes. 

Banner Engineering Muting Kits for LS Safety Light Curtains  Press Release

Banner Engineering Datasheets

Friday, July 6, 2018

Banner Engineering iVu Vision Sensors Add Color Inspection Capabilities

Banner's iVu Series Vision Sensors are now available in models capable of color inspections. iVu Color Sensors build on the inspection capabilities offered by iVu Vision Sensors by enabling inspections based on color or variations in color, as well as by type, size, orientation, or position. They offer the same ease-of-use, features, and compact design as other iVu Vision Sensors, and are available in models with an integrated or remote touch screen.


Application Flexibility: In addition to the Match, Area, Blemish, and Sort sensor types standard to iVu Series Vision Sensors, iVu Color Sensors feature three new sensor types:
  • Average Color allows you to monitor objects for color or variations in color
  • Color Area verifies that a feature, or multiple features, are present and are the correct color
  • Color Compare can be used to verify that an object matches a reference color
Sensor types can be used alone or together to solve more applications and more complex applications. 

Increased Uptime: iVu Series Vision Sensors can store up to 30 inspections. Inspection parameters can be changed while inspections are in progress without stopping and restarting processes. 

Ease of Use: iVu Color Sensors feature touch screen operation, have a graphical user interface, and menu-driven tools that make it easy to setup, manage, and monitor inspections without a PC 

Banner Engineering iVu Series Color Sensors Press Release

Banner Engineering Datasheets

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

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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