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More Powerful, Versatile Preset Counters with up to 6 Presets and 4 Different Displays

The CODIX 92X are multitalented products that can handle the display, measurement and control of pulses (counter), frequencies (tacho) and time (timer), using numerous count functions and modes. They thus offer a simple, cost-effective solution for many local standard control functions. When it comes to simple tasks, the many logic functions and preconfigured control functions offered by the CODIX 92X make them a real alternative to a PLC. They can also be used as batch counters for controlling lot sizes, as a function of individual quantities, or as totalising counters for process control, as a function of the total count. In an additional role, they offer secure monitoring of time, frequency, position and pulses. The CODIX 92X rangecomes equipped to meet the requirements of the user but can also be customised to his individual needs. Up to 10 inputs, up to 6 optocoupler outputs and up to 4 relay outputs are possible. In addition, versions with an RS 232/485 interface can be

Sendix 2-Inch Stainless Steel Incremental Encoder Withstands Harsh Environments

Kubler by TURCK has expanded its encoder line to include the Sendix® 5006 2-inch incremental encoder, featuring a completely stainless steel housing and Viton® seals to resist corrosion and physical abuse in harsh plant environments. The Sendix 5006 incremental encoder can handle large fluctuations in temperature, from -40 to 85°C, and is IP67 rated when sealed.  This encoder is available with ten pulse counts up to 5,000 PPR and with push-pull or RS422 outputs. It incorporates a proprietary Safety-Lock™ bearing assembly that has been tested to provide additional protection against vibration and installation errors.  The Sendix 5006 incremental encoder is ideal for use in a wide variety of industries, including food packaging, pharmaceutical, chemical, oil and gas, as well as other challenging applications within corrosive environments or requiring long-term durability.

New Measuring Heads for Linear and Rotary Applications

With the LIMES LI20 and LI50 Kübler is presenting a new generation of measuring heads in a particularly solid die-cast housing. Used in conjunction with its magnetic bands with their stainless-steel covering, the resulting linear measurement system stays sealed even in harsh industrial environments and offers security against failures in the field. The magnetic rings offer the user a remarkably compact measurement system for rotary applications where installation space is very tight. Installation depths of only 16mm are possible with a large hollow shaft of 30mm. The combination of rings and bands plus Kübler's flexible manufacturing facilities open up a wide spectrum of different geometries that can be scanned, such as for example pitch circles or curves. The non-contact technology ensures high vibration and shock resistance. The products can also be used outdoors, thanks to the high IP67 protection rating, the permitted 100% humidity with condensation, the wide temperature

Preset Counter Codix 560 - Now Also Available for MODBUS and CR/LF Protocol

With the large Codix 560 Kübler is rounding off a totally new generation of preset counters. Thanks to a wide variety of functions and counting modes all typical areas of application for a preset counter - and even simple control tasks - are now fully covered. The latest option to be available in this product range is the RS 232/485 interface, which in turn means that the counters are now able to support MODBUS (RTU) or the CR/LF protocol. The Codix 560 preset counters feature a wide range of fundamental benefits, including large, very bright LED displays. This means that the counters are easily legible - even in poor lighting situations or when viewed from a great distance. As with all Kübler Codix units, great store has been placed on simple userfriendly operation and programming structure. The device thus comes with numerous scrolling help texts, which - thanks to the 14-segment display - are very clearly legible. The intuitive cursor keypad makes programming even easier. The

QM26 and QMH26 Series Stainless Steel Sensors for Washdown and Chemical Compatibility

Banner is introducing the QM26 and QMH26, a 316 stainless steel product, designed to serve the food and pharmaceutical industry where plastic sensors are not acceptable. Food and Drug safety concerns have introduced a market need for a more cleanable product that can stand up to hot high pressure and chemical wash down. Exposed threads and crevices that are difficult to clean and sanitize on food and pharmaceutical production equipment are closely scrutinized by field inspectors. Both models provide a beyond rugged and cleanable alternative designed for the harshest of washdown environments. It includes a coaxial polarized retro reflective option for clear object detection and excellent back ground suppression models. The QMH26 model is hygienically designed, featuring smooth stainless surfaces and a self draining housing shape. Applications • Bottling machines • Pasteurizers • Vial filling • Large animal meat processing • Prepared meat packaging • Dairy and yogurt filli

DF-G1 Expert Dual Display Fiber Amplifier with IO-Link

Recognizing the market trend for communication at the sensor level, Banner added IO-Link communication to the value leading DF-G1 fiber amplifier. With IO-Link, the machine builder can achieve point-to-point communication over the last meter of cable when the amplifier is connected to IO-Link to Bus Network adapter. A focus on a simple set-up and configuration, stable performance, and competitive pricing guided the development of the DF-G1. An updated mechanical design, with an improved fiber clamp and a sleek look-and-feel, makes the DF-G1 a compelling upgrade to the D10 product line. This dual display fiber amplifier expands the range of applications and customers Banner can serve with plastic and glass fiber optic assemblies. Benefits of IO-Link Communications Sensor parameters can be changed, save to and uploaded from a PC using a USB to IO-Link converter and standard DTM (Device Type Manager) files and a FDT (Field Device Tool) container software such as PACTware. This e

DF-G2 High Speed Expert Dual Display Fiber Amplifier

The DF-G2 series is the high speed version of the DF-G fiber optic amplifier family. The DF-G2 was designed to achieve the world’s fastest response speed and precise repeatability for fiber optic sensing applications. A much brighter LED and a more effectively coupled optical system was designed to extend sensing range and improve speed. The result is a sensor that can achieve 10 microsecond response time with 5 microsecond repeatability and detection ranges exceeding the competition. Development of additional DF-G2 fiber amplifiers with specialized firmware for small object counting and models with white, green, and blue LED colors for registration mark applications is underway. Features: Response speeds of: 10 μs (Super High Speed) 15 μs (High Speed) 50 µs (Fast) 250 μs (Standard) 500 μs (Medium Range) 1000 μs (Long Range) User has full control over all parameters: Switch point threshold Light Operate or Dark Operate Output timing functions (One-Shot, On/Off De

EZ-BEAM TM18 Series New Models Available

The T18 EZ-BEAM sensor line in a rugged nickel-plated, die-cast zinc metal housing to withstand extremely harsh environments. The new infrared LED models were created to enhance object detection of multicolored packages in applications requiring fixed distance background suppression. The TM18 offers a metal, mechanically robust construction which is ideal for conveyors in heavy duty machine environments and the sensor is IP69K rated for non-corrosive wet environments in some food or beverage applications. The TM18 series is available in four different sensing modes. Features: Heavy duty metal housing with 18mm threaded barrel mount and integral metal QD prevents sensor damage during machine assembly, transport, maintenance, and operation. Right angle “T” mounting fits in tight places, prevents sensor damage, and avoids personnel catch points Models with 4-wire complementary NPN or PNP, or 3-wire I/O block compatible outputs available Featuring EZ Beam technology provides

Vantage Line Plastic Fibers – New Models Available

The Vantage-Line (VL) Fiber Optics represents a competitive product line to complement our fiber amplifier business. These fibers are compatible with all of our existing plastic fiber amplifiers, including the DF-G family. All Vantage-Line models feature the PVC over-molded flex relief for more protection in high-flex or repetitive-flex applications. The 26 Vantage Line models offer excellent performance, several new problem-solving designs, and competitive pricing for OEM opportunities. List prices of most VL fiber models are 25% less than comparable standard models. Our goal is to encourage the sales channel to select Vantage-Line whenever possible. The simple “-VL” suffix will make it easily searchable following the Standard Fiber model number scheme.

L-GAGE LE250 Laser Measurement Sensors

The LE250 is the latest addition to the L-Gage LE Family of Sensors, providing the same robust housing, intuitive user interface and linear array technology as the LE550. The LE250 is an easy-to-use and reliable sensor, offering high performance across difficult targets like metal or black rubber. The LE250's optics have been optimized for improved performance over the 100 to 400 mm range. With a resolution of 0.02 mm out to 250 mm, and a resolution below 0.2 mm out to 400 mm, the LE250 provides better repeatability and accuracy than the LE550 for solving applications where more precision is needed. Additionally, the smaller spot size is ideal for detecting smaller features and provides enhanced performance across varying colors, including multicolored packaging. With ma

QL51 and QL56 Series Luminescence Sensors

Building upon the success of the QL50 and QL55 sensors, Banner’s error-proofing and luminescence sensor product line has expanded by introducing easy-to-use and very sensitive luminescence sensors which can detect luminescent marks, coatings, fluids, and objects on luminescent backgrounds, irregular or reflective surfaces. The new sensors implement a sensitivity adjustment which simulates a gain potentiometer with 2 push buttons. The uniform and intense line of emitted ultraviolet (UV) light averages over textured or irregular surfaces making detection easier than in the past. The QL56 sensor is a high performance luminescence sensor which features six ultra violet (UV) LEDs that create a uniform and intense line of UV light. Thus, luminescence marks on irregular or textured surfaces such as wood, textile, or cast surfaces are more detectable. The linear shape of the emitted light can be aligned to the shape of the luminescence mark to reduce switch point variability. The QL51

TURCK’s M12 X-Code Connector Improves Data Transfer with Up to 10 Gigabits per Second Ethernet

With the ability to transfer up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) of data, TURCK’s new M12 X-Code connector increases throughput and efficiency in high-end systems and applications. The M12 X-Code connector offers superior signal strength for high-speed Ethernet data transfers, compared to traditional M12 connectors that support up to 10/100 megabits per second (Mbps) Ethernet. Its ability to handle high bandwidth files and minimize transfer time reduces data bottlenecks and improves performance. To achieve 10 Gbps Ethernet transmission speed, the M12 X-Code connector features advanced shielding design paired with Category 7 copper cable. Each of the four data pairs are shielded from each other within the connector, providing increased isolation against cross talk, or unwanted signal coupling from one balanced twisted pair to another. “Newer applications for video, camera and vision systems, as well as high-speed data acquisition, demand a network cable that can handle more than

New HG3G OI Touchscreens: Giving You the Power to Monitor and Control from Anywhere

Distance isn’t an issue with the updated 8.4- and 10.4-inch HG3G OI touchscreens. When you need access to your machine or equipment, but can’t get to the factory floor or even to the office, all you need is a computer, PDA or Smartphone and you can remotely access, monitor and control your touchscreen through a web browser. It’s that simple!  “You can monitor current values or processes, click pushbuttons to control operation, print, switch screens or even change program values just as if you were in front of your touchscreen on site,” according to Luisa Muyco, Product Marketing Engineer at IDEC. You can also troubleshoot, test and do maintenance. As long as the firmware has A.O. software version 1.52 and your touchscreen is accessible on the internet; all our latest remote features and enhancements are available at your fingertips! The HG3G OI touchscreen can be mounted in either portrait or landscape mode depending on your space requirements and supports PictBridge Protocol f

Greater Switching Capability, in the Palm of Your Hand

When you need to save space while keeping costs low, IDEC PS3X Switching Power Supplies are the answer! With compact sizes up to 70% smaller than conventional power supplies, the PS3X family of power supplies can fit into even the tightest spots. Just 50.8mm x 28mm x 62mm for the 15W model all the way to 95mm x 38mm x 159mm for the 100W model. PS3X is available in five wattages (15W, 25W, 50W, 75W and 100W) with 5, 12 and 24VDC outputs and a variety of mounting options including direct or DIN rail mounting, providing needed flexibility. The PS3X series is UL/c-UL recognized and CE marked, as well as EMC and EN55022 Class B compliant.

See Applications in a Whole New Light with IDEC LED Light Strips in Six Different Colors!

When you want bright, energy-efficient and long-lasting LED machine lighting, IDEC LED light strips outshine the competition! Starting from our beginnings in pilot lights and indicators and leading to our current, next generation of machine lighting, IDEC has been in the industrial LED business for over 30 years. While major lighting companies are still struggling with consistent color quality and reliability for LEDs, IDEC manufactures all our LEDs to provide superior illumination. LF1B-N LED light strips are the latest addition to the IDEC family of industrial lighting. Offered in six different lengths, ranging from 5.27 to 42.5 inches, these slim light strips are a perfect fit for applications with limited space. Six different colors (cool white, warm white, yellow, red, blue and green) give you a custom style and appearance, while providing lighting bright enough to clearly illuminate any application. Maintenance-free and with a lifespan over 4 times longer than fluorescent l

Miniature Flush Mount Switches Offer Sleek, Refined Style Without the Premium Price

When you want the best selection in high-quality switches, IDEC has sixty-five years of experience providing the parts and pricing you want! With a choice of metal or plastic bezels, various sizes (8 to 30mm), contact ratings and mounting options, IDEC switches add style and safety to any application. The latest miniature flush mount switches from IDEC offer a streamlined package, perfect for applications requiring a clean surface appearance. A smooth design cuts down on surface area, preventing dust and other particles from accumulating, and making regular cleaning a breeze. IDEC LB switches have a powerful 5A operating current plus an available 3PDT contact configuration for more flexibility within a small package. Projecting only 2mm when mounted on a panel, these switches provide a sleek, updated look. In fact, the contact block design only protrudes 27.9mm behind the panel, compared with 45mm for most conventional 16mm switches. With a choice of metallic or black plastic bez

IDEC HE2G 3-Position Grip Switch Offers Ergonomic Handhold Designed for Light Operating Force, While Ensuring Inherent Safety

Using our unique design, IDEC HE2G Grip Switches offer a higher level of safety by providing dual enabling contacts with a separate actuator for each contact. By using these switches in conjunction with an IDEC safety relay module or safety controller, users can achieve Category 4 safety levels. Grip switches, often referred to as “Dead man” switches, are a critical part of machine safety required by companies in order to provide a safe working environment for maintenance or trouble-shooting inside a machine guard. Depending on a user’s needs, HE2G grip switches can be equipped with additional control units such as an E-stop, indicator light, momentary pushbutton, and/or key selector switch, providing a wide selection of options. Designed to fit in a user’s hand, the three-position IDEC HE2G grip switch features a curved ergonomic grip providing a comfortable handhold while allowing for a lighter operating force. This ensures stress-free operation every time. The HE2G grip switch

IDEC HS3A Non-Contact RFID Interlock Switches - When a High Level of Tamper Resistance & Safety is Required

A leading manufacturer of safety products, with the introduction of new HS3A non-contact, RFID-coded, magnetic safety interlock switches; IDEC offers an interlock switch ideal for applications where safety and reliability are of the utmost concern. By using unique RFID-coding for each actuator, these switches provide tamperproof security for high security areas. Designed to be used in applications where no contact is desired between the switch and its actuating key, these Category 4 and PLe compliant, safety switches ensure detection of slow-moving, open, sliding and rattling doors by using RFID (radio frequency identification) signals to actuate the switch when in close proximity. Multicode and unicode sensor heads are available, preventing tampering with the use of an unassigned spare actuator, and allowing installation in five directions. HS3A is designed for any application located in an area where a high level of tamper resistance and safety is required.

World's First Expandable Power Supply

Now, a single power supply can provide 24, 15, 12 and even 5V DC. Eliminate the need for multiple power supplies! Use PS6R as a standalone or snap on a module if your voltage needs change. These compact power supplies even feature an alarm output to ensure notification of problems before they turn into downtime. With full functionality at high temperatures and efficiency ratings among the best available, new PS6R power supplies deliver the power and flexibility you need! • Most compact power supply on the market • DC-DC converter modules allow for voltage expansion • High efficiency with low heat generation • Class I Division 2 and SEMI F47 approvals

Switches with Dual Contact Blocks Offer You More Options Than Ever Before

IDEC proudly announces the addition of dual contact blocks, so you can now switch up to six separate contacts from a single CW operator. This increases flexibility, and makes flush mount CW switches the most versatile and stylish, industrial 22mm switch series available in the market. With a smart, compact design, these dual contact blocks only extend 59.9mm behind the panel, making CW switches ideal for applications where panel space is limited. And with a Type 4X rating, CW switches are ideal for wash down environments. The smooth design of the CW cuts down on surface area, preventing dust and other particles from accumulating and making regular cleaning and maintenance easier. CW switches are perfect for instrumentation, medical equipment, food and beverage processing equipment, semi-conductor equipment, non-industrial applications (train cab, parking machines, audio/visual equipment), machine tools, panels, outdoor applications and more. CW switches continue to set new stan

Pilot Lights So Bright You Can See Them from Every Angle, Even in Direct Sunlight!

New AP22M pilot lights introduce a unique optical design making them twice as bright as standard pilot lights when viewed from the front and up to 100 times brighter than standard pilot lights when viewed from the side! When your application demands accurate recognition and high-intensity, nothing shines like AP22M indicators. AP22M pilot lights are ideal for outdoor applications, such as operator controls for machinery and equipment, control panels, and public information systems, where visibility from any angle and status indication are crucial at any time, even in bright sunlight. These pilot lights also work well in indoor applications where high visibility is required due to bright, indoor lighting or even conditions where dirt and dust buildup is common. With a Type 4X rating, the AP22M can be used in nearly any environment without concern for durability. These pilot lights are available in red, green, yellow, amber, blue and white with a choice of colored lenses for bold

Harmonic Filter Achieves 5% THD at Low Loads, Even with High Background Voltage Distortion

TCI is proud to announce the release of the HarmonicGuard® Passive 5% harmonic filter. The HarmonicGuard Passive, or HGP for short, offers users 5% iTHD performance with a host of additional features to meet most needs, including:     5% current THD performance over a wide load range     Can be configured to operate in environments with background voltage distortion as high as 5%     100 kA Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR)     Fused branch circuit to protect capacitors     Generator compatibility     Available fuse monitor     Hinged access door

New 150 Amp HarmonicGuard Active Filter

A 150 amp version of TCI’s 480V HarmonicGuard Active (HGA) filter is now available.  This new version can correct for up to 450 horsepower motor load, lowering the cost per corrective amp below comparable systems.    A variety of options, including Type 1, Type 3R and Type 12 enclosures, wall or free standing floor mounts and the ability to be connected in an MCC section, provide the ultimate flexibility in mounting the unit in virtually any situation.  The 150 amp HGA has a 25% smaller footprint than competitors' 150 amp units allowing for maximum use of floor space. Multiple communications options and a large, built-in, 65k touchscreen HMI display provide superior connectivity capabilities including the ability to remotely control and monitor system performance.  Communication options include Modbus RTU over RS485, Modbus TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet and a portable HMI unit known as the HGA-HMI.

Crimson Software Now Supports Over 300 Protocols

Red Lion issued a press release today to announce that our Crimson® 3.0 software has reached a milestone with communication support for more than 300 industrial protocols. Protocol conversion is a key element needed to make the concept of the Connected Factory a reality, empowering plant managers to adapt existing equipment including drives, PLCs and HMIs to drive efficiency while reducing total cost of ownership in industrial environments. With just a few clicks, Crimson converts protocols for disparate industrial devices, allowing them to share work-in-process, machine status and other information. Deployed on our award-winning Graphite® HMI panels, ProducTVity Station™, Data Station Plus or other industrial automation offerings, Crimson gives organizations the ability to boost productivity, optimize material usage and troubleshoot systems in real time. Supporting the simultaneous conversion of multiple protocols, the use of Red Lion’s Crimson-enabled products allow companies t

Solid-Core ATH Series Current Transducer from NK Technologies Now Available for 120VAC Applications

NK Technologies solid-core case ATH Series Current Transducers with Time Integration now accommodate 120 VAC power supplies for use in heater monitoring applications. ATH current transducers are also available in solid-core or split-core 24 volt models. ATH current transducers are compatible with most automation systems and are ideal for monitoring burst fired time proportional control of heating systems. The ATH series also feature a simple two-screw panel mount and optional DIN rail brackets for quick and easy installation. These current transducers are factory calibrated and feature industry standard outputs. They provide an output signal directly proportional to the RMS amperage and are accurate even though there are periods of time when the heating circuit is intentionally off, using no power. Their design enables the sensor to remain installed over the conductor while the heating circuit is powered or when it is being serviced, regardless of what may be connected to the out

ASL Series Current Switch Selected as Golden Mousetrap Finalist

NK Technologies announces that ASL Series AC Current Operated Switches have been selected as a Golden Mousetrap Finalist in the Components, Hardware and Interconnects category for Electronics and Test. The Awards celebrate the companies, products, and people who are energizing North American design, engineering, and manufacturing. The Golden Mousetrap Awards were announced at the Golden Mousetraps Ceremony held February 11, 2014 at the Anaheim Marriott. Design News’ industry leading editors worked tirelessly to go through the many entries received to come up with the products most deserving to be on their list of finalists.  The finalist entries were then sent to the entire editorial team, as well as their distinguished Advisory Board who chose the winners. “Current monitoring helps ensure that applications operate at the desired current level, while enabling users to take corrective action before more significant and costly problems resulting from over- or under-load condition

Measure Three Phase Wattage Consumption with the New APT Power Transducer

NK Technologies introduces APT Series Power Transducers. The APT measures three phases of current and voltage and produces an industry standard analog signal proportional to the watts used. The monitor uses current transformers to measure the amperes, and the line voltage connects directly to the transducer, up to 600 VAC. By comparing the instantaneous current flow with the circuit voltage, the power factor, whether leading or lagging, allows the APT transducer to produce a signal directly proportional to the wattage used. The APT power transducer can be configured to accept 5 A secondary current transformers, or NK Technologies’ ProteCT™ low voltage output sensors. Either type of current sensing will produce an accurate output signal to help identify areas of excessive energy consumption and allow intervention to reduce demand. “In many applications, monitoring power usage produces a more accurate result than measuring current use alone,” explains Philip Gregory, President, NK

Monitor Distorted AC Current with New ATPR Series Current Transducers

NK Technologies introduces ATPR “E-Out” Series AC Current Transducers. ATPR current transducers combine a current transformer with a true RMS signal conditioner in a single package. This enables the ATPR series to produce a 0-5 or 0-10VDC RMS output on distorted waveforms located in the output of variable frequency drives, phase angle fired heating controls, and on linear loads in “noisy” power environments. “The ATPR series provides true RMS sensing, meaning output is proportional to the current flowing in the circuit even with high distortion or harmonic loads,” says Philip Gregory, President, NK Technologies. “Field selectable ranges minimize inventory requirements and easily accomodate changes in load conditions, and a split core housing simplifies installation – users simply release the latch and snap it over the conductor. And the unit’s DC voltage output is ideal for data acquisition systems, panel meters or controllers with only voltage inputs available.” The ATPR serie

Easily Monitor High AC Current Loads with the ATS Current Transducer / Switch from NK Technologies

NK Technologies introduces the ATS Current Sensing Switch and Transducer. The ATS series is a one piece solution that combines a limit alarm with an analog output signal transducer to monitor produced or consumed AC current up to 1200 amps, while magnetically isolating outputs and inputs to maximize safety. An innovative and patent pending rotary switch makes it easy for users to set the trip point. DIN rail mounting simplifies installation and provides an extremely secure mount that is resistant to conductor movement. “The ATS series is an invaluable preventive maintenance tool for anyone responsible for monitoring high AC current loads. With the ATS series users can monitor air handling blowers, pumps, crushers and many other large loads with a single self-contained current switch, and the built-in analog signal helps users identify bearing wear and other mechanical problems before they result in unplanned and costly downtime,” says Philip Gregory, President, NK Technologies. “

TURCK Inclinometer Receives Class I, Division 2 Certification for Angle Position Feedback in Hazardous Locations

TURCK announces its single and dual axis inclinometer is now approved for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D hazardous classified locations, allowing the device to function in environments where explosive gases, vapors and/or liquids may be present. The single and dual axis inclinometers also have models available with ATEX approval for use within EX Zones 2 and 22. The TURCK single and dual axis inclinometers feature dual programmable analog outputs. TURCK offers a teach adapter which simplifies the programming of the inclinometer. With measuring ranges up to 360 degrees, the single and dual axis inclinometers provide flexible operation for use in a wide range of industries. “We’ve taken the inclinometer’s capabilities one step further with Class I, Division 2 approval,” said Marty Cwach, Product Manager at TURCK. “Now, in addition to quality and precise measurement, our customers can meet extensive industry requirements with its use in hazardous environments.” To

Vacon is Driven by a Passion to Develop, Manufacture and Sell the Best AC Drives

Vacon is driven by a passion to develop, manufacture and sell the best AC drives and inverters in the world - and provide customers with efficient product lifecycle services. Our AC drives offer optimum process control and energy efficiency for electric motors. Vacon inverters play a key role when energy is produced from renewable sources especially when it comes to regulating air and water flow. The VACON 100 FLOW product offers the perfect solution for the Wastewater and compressor industry. VACON 100 FLOW is a product dedicated to two key ingredients in our everyday lives – air and water. The pumps, fans and compressors that control the flow of these elements affect everyone and yet so often slip under the radar. With VACON 100 FLOW, we’ve handpicked all the functions that are best suited for regulating air- and waterflow: features like Multipump systems, long-life DC link technology and StartUp Wizards open up new possibilities for controlling pumps and fans. It comes wit

Centrifugal Pumps - Typical Types Include Influent, Effluent, and Booster

Required Drive Features: The drive can control the rate of acceleration and deceleration of the motor and load. These features control the amount of time the drive takes to increase or decrease the output during speed control. Each application has specific requirements for I/O. Analog I/O is generally used to read process signals and output signals proportional to drive status. Analog I/O is generally Voltage (0-10V) or Current (0(4)-20mA). The type and number required by the application must match the drive. Applications that involve multiple drives or drives controlled by PLC or other supervisory device often require communications via a defined network. Some applications have mechanical resonance points that cause the mechanics (shafts, belts, etc.) to oscillate. These oscillations can rapidly cause mechanical failure. Each application has specific requirements for I/O. Digital I/O is generally used to control the drive (Start, Stop, Jog, etc.) and annunciate

A Device for Moving Product from One Place to Another

A device for moving product from one place to another using a continous belt that is rotated by rollers on each end. Required Drive Features: Each application has specific requirements for I/O. Analog I/O is generally used to read process signals and output signals proportional to drive status. Analog I/O is generally Voltage (0-10V) or Current (0(4)-20mA). The type and number required by the application must match the drive. Applications that involve multiple drives or drives controlled by PLC or other supervisory device often require communications via a defined network. Each application has specific requirements for I/O. Digital I/O is generally used to control the drive (Start, Stop, Jog, etc.) and annunciate the drive status. High performance applications often demand nearly instant response to changes in speed or torque commands or input status changes. The higher the dynamic response, the more capable the drive is in meeting these demands. Motors are ra

A Moving Arm or Controlled Rollers Used to Move a Part of a Package

A moving arm or controlled rollers used to move a part of a package from one conveyor to another conveyor or bin. Required Drive Features:  Each application has specific requirements for I/O. Digital I/O is generally used to control the drive (Start, Stop, Jog, etc.) and annunciate the drive status. High performance applications often demand nearly instant response to changes in speed or torque commands or input status changes. The higher the dynamic response, the more capable the drive is in meeting these demands. Some processes require some basic logic functions (timers, boolean (and/or) logic, etc.) but are too small for a PLC or other logic controller. A squirrel-cage motor slips under load. To compensate for this, the frequency can be increased as the motor torque increases. All applications operate over a given speed range, defined as the ratio of maximum continuous speed to minimum continuous speed. Sensorless Vector is a motor control method that is oft

A Screw in a Confined Trough or Tube, Used to Move Material

A screw in a confined trough or tube, used to move material by rotating the screw. In some cases, the auger is also used for mixing and cooking. Required Drive Features: The drive can control multiple independent rates of acceleration and deceleration for the motor and load. These features control the amount of time the drive takes to increase or decrease the output during speed control. Each application has specific requirements for I/O. Analog I/O is generally used to read process signals and output signals proportional to drive status. Analog I/O is generally Voltage (0-10V) or Current (0(4)-20mA). The type and number required by the application must match the drive. Applications that involve multiple drives in a coordinated system often benefit from a common bus configuration. Drives are connected via their DC bus rather than the AC line. It allows energy to be shared between drives and reduces the number of components. Specifies the amount of base speed tha

A Continuous Loop Chain Used to Suspend Product

A continuous loop chain used to suspend product and move it from point to point or through a process. Required Drive Features: The drive can control multiple independent rates of acceleration and deceleration for the motor and load. These features control the amount of time the drive takes to increase or decrease the output during speed control. Each application has specific requirements for I/O. Analog I/O is generally used to read process signals and output signals proportional to drive status. Analog I/O is generally Voltage (0-10V) or Current (0(4)-20mA). The type and number required by the application must match the drive. Applications that involve multiple drives in a coordinated system often benefit from a common bus configuration. Drives are connected via their DC bus rather than the AC line. It allows energy to be shared between drives and reduces the number of components. Specifies the amount of base speed that the speed reference is reduced when at f

We Know That You Believe in Motor Protection!

But, are you protecting your motor from regenerative voltages too? Check the specs on the units you are using now Make sure they state "% unbalance" Symcom's products do! During phase loss, a motor can regenerate more than 92% of the supply voltage in the open phase. This phenomenon occurs because the disconnected winding acts as a generator. This regenerative voltage can fool “voltage averaging” and “phase shift detecting” voltage monitors into believing that a phase loss is not occurring. For proper protection, a voltage monitor MUST sense 6% to 8% unbalance; otherwise, phase loss may not be detected. As with all SymCom 3-phase voltage monitors, our new 201-XXX-DPDT protects against regenerative voltages by detecting small voltage unbalances. The 201-XXX-DPDT family of products has a fixed 6% voltage unbalance trip point making them better than the NEC standard of 8%. The 201-xxx-DPDT is used to prevent damage caused by incoming voltage problems, includ

Multiple Pump Control Meets UL 913, 6th Edition

SymCom, Inc. has introduced their ISS-105 IS Super Cell, a "smart," five-channel, intrinsically safe, multiple pump controller which meets UL 913 6 th Edition (Aug 8, 2002). Microcontroller-based, the IS Super Cell is capable of performing multiple duties and can operate as a pump controller for eight different pumping configurations where duplex, triplex, quadplex and duplex SPS (separate pump stop) pumping methods are possible. Its versatility makes it ideal for use in a variety of industries including municipal water, wastewater treatment, chemical plants, manufacturing, mining, agriculture, forest service fire protection systems and other operations that cannot afford to be shut down, or risk the possibility of an explosion or fire caused by unsafe equipment. The IS Super Cell can indicate low, high and out-of-sequence alarms and has a variable lag pump delay setting. Pumps can be controlled in alternating or non-alternating modes or with one non-alter

Voltage Monitor Suits Commercial/Industrial Applications

SymCom, Inc., the innovative manufacturer of MotorSaver® and PumpSaver®, is pleased to introduce the latest addition to their product line: The Model 460 Three Phase Voltage Monitor. SymCom has manufactured a quality line of voltage monitors for nearly 30 years. These products protect motors from problems such as phase loss, phase reversal, overvoltage, undervoltage, voltage unbalance, and phase/frequency shift. The Model 460 combines unsurpassed motor protection and control with finger-safe wiring, easy installation, and LED fault indication. The Model 460 comes standard with four adjustable settings: nominal voltage, restart delay time, unbalance percentage trip point, and trip delay time. When a harmful condition is detected, an output relay is deactivated after the selected time (Trip Delay). The output relay reactivates after power line conditions return to an acceptable level for the selected time (Restart Delay). Fault diagnostics and run conditions are displ

Ring Sensors are Available in 3 Different Styles

TURCK Inc. introduces a new expanded line of ring sensors with higher sensitivity, new mounting features, accessories, housing styles and CE approval. The Q style (rectangular) family has grown with the addition of the Q80 (114x80x40 mm) housing. The Q80 style is available with a 50 or 65 mm ring diameter. Just like the smaller ring style sensors, the Q80 is equipped with a static output. Innovative enhancements to the existing ring sensors provide even more sensing solutions from TURCK. Specifically, the S32 (175x100x32 mm) large ring sensors have been technically improved and now provide excellent adjustable sensitivity. Its modular construction enables both combined and remote installation of the ring and amplifier. With these recent improvements, this sensor now meets CE requirements. Based on modifications to the W30 (70x35x30 mm) mid-size ring sensor, TURCK now offers the W30S housing with enhancements to the existing design. The quick disconnect can be mounted o

Valve Position Sensors Suit Chemical Handling & Processing

TURCK Inc. has announced a new addition to their growing line of valve position sensors, which have been a part of TURCK's product offering for several years. The original DS20 sensors have provided a quality solution to valve position feedback with several styles to choose from. New market demand has suggested that a variety of sensor styles are necessary to provide solutions across the board. For this reason, we have designed the new DSU35 housing style. This new version was designed with certain markets in mind, such as chemical handling and processing. The DSU35 also offers several advantages in general applications, making it a nice complementary product to the DS20. The new DSU35 is quite versatile. With a single sensor and target puck, we are able to mount to several different actuator sizes without the need for any adapters or spacer plates. Unlike other valve position sensors, the DSU35 can be used on valve stem heights of 20, 30 or 50 mm with outer mounting hole dimen

Hitachi Introduces New Advanced AC Micro Drives

Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Components & Equipment Division, today announced the new WJ200 series of inverters. This new model advances the benchmark for performance and functionality in micro-size AC drives. The WJ200 is a sensorless vector (SLV) drive capable of 200% or greater torque across the speed range.  Speed regulation at low speed is dramatically improved – fluctuation is half that of previous models. Improved trip avoidance measures have been incorporated for unsurpassed system reliability and availability. The WJ200 offers PLC-like functionality by means of the integrated Easy Sequence (EzSQ) programming function. Programs up to 1024 lines can be created on a PC using this structured language tool, and can then be transferred to the WJ200. In this way, very sophisticated control schemes can be created without the use of external controllers. Simple position control applications are also possible with the WJ200 utilizing the integrate

The Vacon X5 HazLo AC Drive is the First of its Kind in the World

The new VACON X5 HazLo© AC Drive's unique design provides your application solution in a compact, cost effective patent designed unit. This drive has been certified for Division 2 hazardous locations, suitable for petroleum refineries, gasoline storage and dispensing areas as well as utility gas plants. In a class of its own, the VACON X5 HazLo drive has a robust design with safety yellow colored metal covers to protect against bumps and misuse.  Because there is not an additional box needed to place the drive in, cooling concerns are not an issue. This allows for even greater mounting flexibility without having to spend more money in installation costs. The VACON X5 HazLo is availabe in frame size T3 and T4 for applications ranging from 40 to 100 HP. Continuing to be the toughest AC drives on the planet, VA

New Micro Drive Product Line from ABB Designed for Simple Machine Interface

Designed to set new benchmarks in ease of use for simple machine control, the ACS250 is designed to meet the production and performance needs of system integrators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and panel builders, as well as the requirements of end users in a broad range of applications - from augers, mixers, pumps, and fans, to conveyors. The drive offers two degrees of environmental protection, starting with the standard IP20 panelmounted chassis. For more demanding environmental conditions, such wash-down applications that require on-machine mounting, the IP66/UL Type 4x drive is the perfect solution. With its feed-thru wiring, the IP20 chassis drive easily can replace motor starters, to improve overall energy efficiency, reduce mechanical stresses and enhance the process control of many

Hitachi Introduces the SJ700B Series of Advanced AC Variable Frequency Drives for Fans, Pumps, Conveyors and More.

Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Components and Equipment Division, today announced the introduction of the SJ700B Series of Industrial AC Variable Frequency Drives, with full availability in late October. The SJ700B significantly expands on the performance, capabilities and functions of its predecessor, the L700. To reassert its technological leadership and ensure unmatched performance, Hitachi has broadened the applicability of this new series by incorporating and upgrading many of the original flagship SJ700 features, such as the industry-leading Sensorless Vector (SLV) control algorithm. This algorithm enables the SJ700B to develop 120% of full torque capabilities at 0 Hz in Hitachi's exclusive "0 Hz Domain" sensorless vector control mode, as well as 150% torque at 0.5 Hz in

DELCON Series Interface Relays for Demanding Industrial Applications

Pulse transformer technology for isolating I/O signals offers significant advantages over optical isolation and electromechanical relays. Most notably, pulse transformer I/O modules provide higher transient immunity and high input-to-output isolation. The high transient immunity means the Weidmuller - Delcon I/O modules are ideal for I/O applications where electrical noise is a problem. No additional suppression components are needed even when used with long unshielded signal cables, inductive loads or ‘noisy’ power lines. The limitations of optocoupler based solid-state relays disappear when pulse transformer I/O modules are used. For instance, the standard AC output module SLO 24TR has near zero leakage current; requires no minimum load; can be used with any power factor 0 to 1; is rated for both general use and inductive loads at 3A; and is immune to both load line and signal line spikes. Features: • virtually no off-state leakage currents • high current and high voltage D

SMVector Drives for Pumping Applications

No challenge is too great or single application too small. From industrial plants to OEMs to municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities, Lenze pump solutions are hard at work. Versatile and robust, our industrial drives and controls are cost-effective and low-maintenance. Our focus is on variable speed flow and pressure control so whatever your specific application requires, Lenze has the drives and controls to match form, fit and function. Centrifugal pumps Centrifugal, or Variable Torque pumps, are used in a wide range of commercial, industrial and municipal applications. Throttling valves are a common flow control method. Compared to a throttling valve, the lower power requirements of the SMVector VFD provide a greater energy savings. Operating at 75% flow reduces power demand by over 50% with an SMVector Drive, while a throttling valve requires about 90%. Typical applications •Chilled and Hot Water Pumps •Condenser Water Pumps •Booster Pumps •Potable Water Pum

SAFESERIES SIL Relays - Functional Safety for Process Applications

When dealing with the core elements of a system with a large risk potential, it is especially critical to have the best system solution in place. Our SIL relays reliably switch off your systems in critical situations – and they have all been accredited. Let's connect. Whether for a burner control system, secure emergency shut down or, for example, for pump controllers – our safety relay guarantees safe conditions and encompasses highly superior and significant features. Their integration into distributed control systems (DCSs) is even better, with an input filter which makes the SIL circuit immune to the test impulse which is typically used by a DCS. You will also benefit from simple maintenance: the fuses are accessible from the outside and can easily be changed. You can see the status of the safety a