Monday, December 29, 2014

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 supplied.
It is not necessary to have in-depth programming knowledge when installing or using these devices, eliminating the need for costly service engineers. With all count functions there is direct access to the programming mode. On top of everything, the units are really easy to operate thanks to the simple, easy-to-understand programming structure and the alpha-numeric display of the parameters.  The various functions can be programmed either absolute or as tracking presets via the direct preset entry.
The counters boast a Teach-In function for error-free preset entry, a frequency display with fast display refresh and high accuracy (High Accuracy System), as well as many other count modes and functions.

The devices come factory-equipped with three predefined settings for the most common applications. If a parameter is modified, then the devices adopt the new function almost immediately: the programming is concluded in no time by means of the reset key. The functions Display Hold, Set and Teach-In can be called up via the new MPI input (Multiple Purpose Input).

Plug-in screw connectors with cage clamp terminals offer convenient time-saving installation. The front bezel is IP 65 sealed as standard, saving on additional time and effort for protecting the device during installation. And, of course, there will always be room for the Codix92X devices, thanks to their minimal installation depth.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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 range and the weatherproof die-cast housing. The metal housing also offers improved shielding against electromagnetic interference.

Installation can be carried out very easily due to the large permitted tolerances of up to 1mm, which apply not only to the distance from band to sensor head but also for lateral misalignment, as well as to the built-in LED, which gives a red warning signal if the distance from the band to the reading head is too great or if the speed is too high. A green light shows the index pulse. The wide supply voltage range from 4.8 to 30 VDC likewise facilitates installation. The connections are made via a high-grade shielded PUR cable that is also suitable for trailing cable applications.

The sensing head is available either with a push-pull output or an RS422 interface and supplies two channels plus a periodic index with the corresponding inverted channels. The resolution is up to 5 mm with quadruple evaluation and the repeat accuracy is +/- one increment. The maximum traversing speed is 25m/s.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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 preset counter can be used for pulses, time, frequency and also for position; it can also function as an overall total counter or as a batch counter.

Its important technical benefits include the provision of 2 relays, as well as a display that is scalable by a multiplication or division factor. Preset values can be entered directly via the large front keys or via the Teach-In input. Mounting the device in locations where space is tight is no problem thanks to the minimal installation depth. The new preset counters are also ideal for installation in mosaic systems.

The Codix 560 supports MODBUS RTU for reading out counter data to a higher-level system - for production data acquisition or for logging measured values. Thus it can monitor and evaluate a wide variety of data, depending on how it is programmed, whether as a pulse counter, frequency or time meter or as a positioning controller. These data may include, for example, production count or speed, machine or turbine speed as well as production, run, operating and throughput times. Moreover a number of counters - with various measuring tasks - may be networked together in a bus, in order to monitor complete operating or process tasks. In addition the most important parameters can be specified or modified via the MODBUS; for example the various lengths and batch quantities when cutting to length. It is therefore possible to carry out decentrally very comprehensive control tasks both quickly and reliably. The CR/LF protocol concerns a simple printer protocol, where the measured value is sent to a large display or to a printer. It is thus possible to visualise all the data, which have just been counted - starting from production quantity/ speed and production time, through machine run time, test cycles and cutting speed and on to flow rates and production volumes.

In addition the data can be sent directly to a printer. This is a very useful option, especially for label printing with small cut-to-length machines or when logging piece quantities for an order.