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

Phoenix Contact Right-angle, Spring-contact Connectors

Ideal for DIN rail-mounted devices
Wire management in control cabinets is easier with these new plug connectors from Phoenix Contact. When combined with DIN rail-mounted devices, wire positioning can be made from above or below the device.

Their push-in spring connections allow for quick and easy operation, and can be color-coded to reduce wiring errors. Integrated test points increase the convenience of installation and maintenance. In the image to the right, the FKCOR connector is on the top, and the FKCOW connector is on the bottom. 

  • Push-in spring connection technology for fast wire termination
  • Available with screw flange, and lock and release lever system for secure connector mating
  • Keying options to prevent mismating
  • Compatible with popular MSTB connector family
  • Rated up to 12 A and 300 V UL
  • 5.08-mm pitch
  • 2 to 24 positions per connector
  • 26 to 12 AWG
  • Automation technology
  • Distributed power supplies
  • Energy technology
Phoenix Contact Right-angle, Spring-contact Connectors Press Release

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Littlefuse Bluetooth Relays

Unlike anything on the market today, the MP8000 Bluetooth® Overload Relay features advanced monitoring and control capabilities. Our team of experts have put together a handy FAQ for this revolutionary relay to help address specific questions you might have.

Littelfuse Bluetooth Relays FAQ Press Release

Littlefuse Technical Datasheets

Harting Slim HPR EasyCon Connectors

HARTING, a leading supplier of connectivity solutions for the rail industry, has expanded its rugged Han® HPR connector series for harsh environments with more options to help manufacturers of rolling stock assemble the increasingly complex electrical systems of modern equipment. The new Han® HPR 22 Slim connector can accommodate up to four 250A contacts, yet its flat profile is ideal for height-restricted spaces like the underside of a rail car and its ultra-slim profile leaves room in wiring pathways for other critical systems. Its design was optimized in conjunction with a Viennese customer that needed a connector to fit a roughly eight centimeter gap between a tram body and bogie.

HARTING also has added new sizes 16 and 34 to the Han® HPR EasyCon line that was launched originally with size 24. EasyCon stands for easy to connect. The two-part hood and mounting housing is ready to be screwed together in a few quick, simple steps, with ample space inside for cables for car-to-car or motor connections, making it easier on installers working right on the equipment.

The dimensionally optimized EasyCon connectors also offer more high current carrying capacity and configuration possibilities than standard Han® HPR interfaces. The size 16 can house 2-4 high current contacts (up to 2 x 650A), suitable for connecting compressors, single wheel drives, and ventilation systems. It also can be configured as a hybrid with power, signal or data modules from HARTING’s Han-Modular® lineup, with over 100 inserts to choose from. The size 34 comes in a straight version for traction motor connections and angled version for car-to-car jumper connections. They can accommodate up to four 650A contacts each and as a hybrid can house up to 12 Han-Modular® inserts.  

Harting Slim HPR EasyCon Connectors Press Release

Harting Technical Datasheets 

Phoenix Contact Quint Power Low Wattage

Phoenix Contact introduces low wattage power supplies to their premium QUINT POWER product line. The newest members of this family deliver ultra-high reliability in new compact housing designs with power ranging up to 100 W. The low wattage devices feature maximum functionality with a diverse list of application worthy benefits. These compact low wattage power supplies accommodate critical applications utilizing the advanced technology of QUINT POWER.

For the first time, power supplies in the power range from 30 W can offer advanced functionality and capabilities such as a powerful dynamic boost and preventative function monitoring. All of their new QUINT POWER low wattage power supplies highlight the current robust QUINT POWER dynamic boost of up to 200 percent the nominal current for up to 5 seconds. The 30 W and 60 W devices also have the ability to provide a continuous static power boost of up to 125 percent of the nominal current. These are all NEC Class 2 approved.

These new models are designed for critical applications that may have spacing limitations. The compact housing and premier features of the new QUINT POWER additions provide innovative opportunities for analytical and strategic applications. Connection options include push-in or screw technology for easy installation.

  • Preventative function monitoring with adjustable signal output for DC OK or power thresholds, which enables LED and remote digital monitoring to detect critical operating states before faults occur
  • Dynamic power boost of up to 200 percent the nominal current for up to 5 seconds, offerering the option to reliably start inductive loads without interrupting the output voltage
  • Permanent static power boost of up to 125 percent the nominal current, giving you the option to easily power the application without switching to a larger power supply (1.3 A and 2.5 A options only)
  • High efficiency provides energy savings, lower self-heating, and increased service life of the power supply
  • Two connection technology options: screw or push-in connections
  • A compact design, creating space savings for size restricted applications
  • Cold start at -40°C, ensuring reliable operation under extreme ambient conditions
  • UL-approved DC-input voltage range, guaranteeing safe operation on battery-operated and emergency power systems
Phoenix Contact Quint Power Low Wattage Press Release

Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

Banner Engineering SGS Safety Grid Systems

Banner’s next generation of safety grids is now available. SGS Safety Grid Systems cost less than EZ-SCREEN® Grid Systems, offer more features and capabilities, are available in a wider range of models, and are certified for use in North America and the European Union. These Type 4 safety devices use 2, 3, or 4 beams to detect a body or torso entering a hazardous area and are NOT intended for hand or finger detection. 

SGS Safety Grid Systems are available with or without integral muting. Emitter/Receiver models are capable of safeguarding over very long distances. Active/Passive models are easy to deploy and offer additional cost savings. 

  • Cost-Effective Price Point: SGS Grid Systems cost approximately 30% less than EZ-SCREEN Grid Systems and are priced competitively with similar grid systems from other manufacturers.
  • Integral Muting: Muting sensors can be directly connected to models featuring integral muting, eliminating the expense of adding an external module or controller to enable muting.
  • Muting Arm Kits: Available in four configurations with pre-mounted hardware and Q20 retroreflective sensors and reflectors, muting arm kits make it easy to add muting capabilities to any application
  • Reduced Wiring: Active/Passive systems consist of a mirror assembly and an active transceiver that houses both the emitter and receiver: only one side of the deployment requires power and wiring, simplifying installation and reducing costs.
Banner Engineering SGS Safety Grid Systems Press Release

Banner Engineering Technical Datasheets