Tuesday, December 26, 2006

TURCK's Q12 Sensors Provide Unrivaled Sensing Distances



TURCK's New Q12 Uprox+ Sensors provide unrivaled sensing ranges from a miniature sensor. Q12 Uprox+ TURCK proximity sensors are able to achieve a full 5 mm sensing range when flush mounted; the furthest among similar products available on the market today. The miniature sensors augment TURCK's existing line of Uprox+ sensors that detect all metals at the same rated sensing distance. Q12 Turck proximity switches measure a mere 12 x 40 x 26 mm, and feature an integrated 45 degree connector to facilitate use in space restrictive places. The Q12 is available with the M8 picofast, M12 eurofast or direct PUR cable connection, and utilizes a two-color LED that displays both operating voltage and dampened state.

Uprox+ Series TURCK Proximity Sensors incorporate coils on a PCB with staggered oscillator frequencies to avoid mutual interference. This allows Q12 sensors to be mounted directly next to each other, fully flush, and embedded in metal. TURCK Uprox+ inductive sensors are also highly resistant to electromagnetic interference and provide up to 250 percent higher sensing ranges than traditional ferrite core proximity sensors.

TURCK is a leading manufacturer of products designed for factory and process automation industries that uphold uncompromising standards for reliability and functionality. Our extensive line of products includes advanced sensors, measurement, instrumentation, connectivity, interface and networks that meet clients' application demands.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Leuze BCL 8 Bar Code System

Leuze BCL 8 Series is a new wave in technology. It is the world's smallest barcode reader but not small in capability. It has a protection rating of IP 67. Its very small size makes it easy to mount in many small places. It is made out of metal (die cast zinc) making it very durable. For easy connection to the BCL 8 a MA 8 can be used. There are many different types of mounting systems and connecting cables for Leuze Lumiflex BCL 8.
  • Reading distance of 40 to 160mm (depending on version and module size)
  • Only available in single line scanner
  • 600 scans/s scanning rate
  • Can read many different code types
  • Beam outlet can be ordered as straight or perpendicular
  • RS 232 interface

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

TB Wood's E-TRAC X4 AC Drive


TB Wood’s new E-trAC® X4 AC Drive is designed to do more than just run a motor in ideal conditions . They’re built tough from the ground up to survive in hostile conditions. In fact, the X4 can handle just about any thing you throw at it including misconnections and human error. IP66-rated contamination-proof enclosures exceed NEMA 1, 12 & 4X standards allowing the X4 to be installed almost anywhere. No expensive enclosures are needed or extra protection required to keep dirt, oil, water, and other contaminates out of this drive. Designed to fit your application with minimal set up and maintenance the X4 offers extra programming features and fault protection that provide the versatility and dependability you expect from TB Wood’s.
Product Features
  • NEMA 4X / IP66 enclosure rating withstands better than 1,000 psi washdown at 6 inches
  • No external fans through 5 HP
  • Simple, familiar programming
  • Easy installation and setup using the predefined Application Marcos
  • Dynamic Braking – Standard
  • Wireless IR programming using your PDA and the free PDA-trAC software
  • 60:1 torque range
  • Programmable I/O, 2 form C relays, 3 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs – Standard
  • Built-in, easy to use, PLC function
  • Built-in PI function for pumps, fans, winders, etc.
  • On-the-fly programming
  • Reverse wiring protection – saves the drive if power is connected to the motor terminals
  • And much, much more …

Monday, December 04, 2006

SUNX SF2B Series Type 2 Light Curtains


In addition to compliance with the IEC 61496 (Type 2) international safety standard, excellent performance with good ease of use is provided in a wide variety of applications from compact machinery installed side-by-side to save space, through to large equipment for long-range, wide-area sensing. The SF2B Series Of SUNX safety light curtain helps to make safety measures easier and plays an indispensable part in creating a safe working environment. The sensing area contains no dead spaces. Even with serial connections, there are no dangerous openings at the interfaces between SUNX light curtains. Seamless structure with reduced seam area prevents intrusion of particles such as oil, mists, and dust. This makes simpler and more compact installation possible. The inner unit is protected by a cylindrical inner case.

The seams such as unit and lens surfaces have been greatly reduced, so that particles such as oil mists and dust are prevented from getting in. The protective structure is IP65 (IEC). A double scanning method and retry processing are new functions exclusive to SUNX that are effective in eliminating the effect of momentary extraneous light from peripheral equipment.
Two Types Of SUNX Safety Light Curtains are available for different minimum sensing object sizes. Furthermore, sub-sensors for serial connection (optional) can be used to connect up to three sets of light curtains (up to a total maximum of 128 beam channels; however the SF2B-A* allows up to 96 beam channels when two sets are connected, and up to 64 beam channels when three sets are connected).

Saturday, December 02, 2006

MSR300 Monitoring Safety Relay

The MSR300 expandable modular safety monitoring relay systems are the latest in safety relay architecture. Using plug-and-play digital I/O expansion modules, the MSR300 offers the ability for a logic configuration with multiple inputs and controlling multiple independent outputs. The system can control up to 3 group outputs and perform simple function block logic configurations through rotary switch settings.
The MSR300 provides up to 20 input circuits per base module to allow safety control of larger, more complex manufacturing equipment with a single relay system. Additional advantages include:
  • Maximum of 18 N.O. Safety Outputs per base module

  • 6 N.C. auxiliary Output contacts per base module

  • Input modules can be configured for multiple input devices with one part number

  • DeviceNet option coming soon (monitoring only)