This blog contains information on new products and services related to engineering, electronics, manufacturing, and industrial process automation fields.
SOLARLOK Breeze Junction Box Introduces Innovative Design for Junction Boxes
The SOLARLOK Breeze Junction Box is a new and innovatively designed 4-rail junction box, featuring diodes which are overmolded on the exterior of the box. This compact design offers space savings and enables as much heat as possible to be conducted away from the panel, increasing cell efficiency and system performance.
When selecting the proper fuse for short circuit protection in motor starting applications, it is important to not only ensure that the fuse will not nuisance open during motor start up times, but also that the fuse will coordinate as required with overload relays. When sizing fuses between 125% and 150% of the motor nameplate current, several advantages, including ease of coordination with an overload device, a smaller disconnect, and increased short circuit protection from a lower fuse rating, can be achieved. However, if sizing at this level prevents the motor from starting, it may then be necessary to increase the fuse ampere rating and it then becomes important to know the NEC sizing limitations. As of June 1, 2016, the US Department of Energy has mandated that newly manufactured electric motors will need to meet NEMA Premium® efficiency standards. As motor efficiencies increase, motor locked rotor currents can also be expected to increase. In addition to this, with across-the-lin
Amid the multitude of advanced technologies being integrated into automated packaging operations today, one of the most reliable and versatile component s - inductive sensors - have been holding their own for decades. These simple sensors pack a big punch for OEMs and end users alike. We have compiled a list of the top five places where inductive sensors can positively impact productivity. Many factors make inductive sensing attractive to modern packaging applications. Because the sensor uses inductive variations in an internally generated magnetic field to detect the presence of metallic objects, there is no need for the sensor to physically contact the target itself. That feature alone offers a host of advantages - consistent performance fo r a variety of product or machine position and counting applications in harsh and sanitary environments, resistance to dirt and other substances, adaptability to high - speed functions , and many more. SICK Inductive Proximity Sensor
TURCK’s BL Compact system is a revolutionary modular I/O solution for collecting a variety of signals in a single, rugged node on a network. Rather than routing all signals through a control cabinet, this device makes it possible to obtain analog, digital, thermocouple, RTD, serial, RFID or a mixture of signal types in a compact, machine-mountable device over DeviceNet™, CANopen and PROFIBUS ®. Up to two signals types can be combined in any combination in the BL Compact system, including RFID and analog, digital and serial—and more. The BL Compact system may be customized to suit a user’s specific needs, so that devices may be added to an existing network and signals may be gathered on the machine without an enclosure. This drop-in solution can be used to connect up to 16 devices—drastically reducing the time it takes to run wires for each device back to the control cabinet and the potential for wiring errors. The BL Compact system is currently available with four, eight or 16 port