Not all 24V DC power supplies are created equal; there are many factors that affect the selection of a power supply according to the particular application. Selecting the best power supply for your system will increase productivity and make your system operate correctly.
Utilizing our unique Reverse Energy Structure, new X6 emergency stop switches are the latest in safety innovation wrapped in a sleek, miniature package. This smooth design is ideal for applications requiring cleanliness, such as food processing machines, medical equipment and semiconductor equipment. Manufactured to prevent dust build up and make cleaning simple, this sleek switch is both hygienic and visually appealing. The unibody design is efficient and elegant, extending only 23.9mm behind the panel compared with conventional e-stops which average 27.9mm! By reducing the depth and volume, these e-stops keep equipment and control panels compact yet safe. X6 Emergency Stop switches also include IDEC’s innovative “safe break action” design, which uses a unique reverse energy structure to ensure that the NC contacts will open if the emergency switch is damaged; the NC contacts will reliably open, even if they are welded, and stop the machine. The X6 emergency stop switch can be reset either by pulling or turning, and the button is offered in 30mm and 40mm sizes. In addition to a red emergency button, a yellow button is also available as a stop switch, and all buttons are available with or without arrow markings. X6 emergency stop switches are UL, c-UL recognized, and EN compliant.
The XW series of Emergency Stop switches include a revolutionary new technology called "safe break action" that will change the way E-Stop switches are designed. This innovative concept provides greater levels of human safety and is the first of its kind in the world. Conventional E-Stop switches are designed with spring pressure on the Normally Closed (NC) contacts, keeping them in the closed position and allowing the machine to operate. Improper installation or excessive force to the stop button in an emergency may break or dislodge a vital part, causing the spring loaded contact to stay closed. This situation renders the E-Stop incapable of stopping the machine and can lead to catastrophic events, personal injury and possible loss of life. This one-of-a-kind "safe break action" design, found only in the IDEC XW, XA, and X6 series, reverses the energy direction and uses the spring-pressure to assure that the NC contacts will open if the emergency switch is damaged or the contact blocks separate due to excessive force. The NC contacts will reliably open, even if they are welded, and stop the machine. XW series switches offer up to four "safe-break" contacts with a depth behind the panel that is half the size of conventional E-Stop switches. This means that there is an additional contact available and the switches can be used in Level 4 safety category applications. New additions to the XW series include a smooth button, which resists dirt buildup and contamination, making it ideal for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications. And the attractive appearance and rugged construction make it suitable for a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications. These new models also include a green mechanical indicator, which allows an operator to view the status of the switch from a distance. The XW E-Stop switches are secured from the rear of the control panel so that the E-Stop cannot be removed from the front. Another unique feature of the XW E-Stop switches is that either a push-turn or push-pull reset method can be used to reset the switches. This eliminates any possible confusion for operators when resetting the switch. The durability and quality of these new E-Stop switches make them extremely reliable. They can withstand the highest stress caused by panic or a reaction to an emergency situation.
Advantech launches the a very rugged (-20 to +70 deg C), compact, CE-based computer with built in I/O the ECU-1911 all-in-one RTU (remote terminal unit). This new device combines all of the benefits of control, communications, and computing into a single unit. The ECU-1911, with a Microsoft® Windows® CE 5.0 operating system, has been specifically designed to be an open development platform as it combines the Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 software development kit and DAQNavi SDK; a single integrated software package for programmers to develop their data acquisition application programs. It provides DAQ libraries, examples, and documents to help engineers focus on their domain application development and hardware configuration testing.
The ECU-1911 comes with a low power consuming Xscale PXA-270 520 MHz RISC processor and provides versatile isolated I/O’s including eight channel 16-bit analog input, 32 channel digital input, and 32 channel digital relay output. It also comes with three RS-485 isolated ports, one RS-232 port, two Ethernet ports, and one USB port. All of this fits neatly into compact size and is designed to be either mounted on a DIN-rail or a wall.
This exciting new all-in-one device can perform complicated processes required for remote automation needs such as smart substation and harsh environment monitoring application since the infrastructure combines I/O’s, VGA, USB and isolated I/O’s into a single compact unit.
The GH15 series of electric contactors now includes larger 79mm, 110mm and 145mm frame sizes with contactor ratings up to 315 Amps. GH15 series IEC motor controls feature self-lifting pressure plate terminals for quick wiring terminations; actuator coils, in 110/220 V and 220/240 V, 60Hz models, accommodate most applications. Now available in IEC sizes ranging from B to TT, GH15 series contactors accommodate up to 250 Hp motors @ 460 VAC. Contactors are 35mm DIN-rail mountable and panel mountable (larger sizes) to provide fast and easy installation. Backed with a one-year warranty, GH15 series contactors are CE marked, cULus listed, RoHS and REACH compliant. Prices for the GS15 series contactors start at $43.50.
FW series extended sensing range photoelectric sensors are available in diffuse with background suppression and polarized retro-reflective models. The IP67 rated sensors feature round all metal housings with 30mm mounting bases fitted with an M12 quick-disconnect. The FW series diffuse sensors with background suppression are available in fixed sensing distances up to 600mm; adjustable models offer sensing distances from 50mm to 800mm. FW diffuse photoelectric sensor prices start at $59.00 . The FW series polarized retro-reflective photoelectric sensors feature models with a fixed sensing distance of 0.1 to 15 meters. FW sensors include one round reflector; additional reflectors can be purchased separately. FW series retro-reflective sensor prices start at $55.00 . Backed by a one-year warranty, the FW series photoelectric sensors are CE, RoHS, and cULus compliant.
The FC series of signal conditioners now includes potentiometer, bipolar to unipolar, and unipolar to bipolar options. The FC-P3 signal conditioner converts a 24 VAC/VDC potentiometer input to an isolated analog 4-20 mA output signal. The module is field-configurable for 3-wire potentiometer/slidewire inputs; switch selectable analog output options range from 0-20 mA to 0-10 V. Additional FC series signal conditioners include bipolar input-to-unipolar output and unipolar input-to-bipolar output models. Models are useful in interfacing sensors to PLC analog input modules. The FC series signal conditioners have a slim-line plastic housing, an integral 35mm DIN rail mounting adapter, LED indication, and removable screw terminals. The units are cULus listed, CE marked and are backed with a one-year warranty. Pricing starts at $115.00.
Designed for Small-Scale and Widely-Distributed Edge Applications
With a growing number of high-bandwidth systems being implemented in many industries, Gigabit network solutions have been adopted to ensure smooth and speedy transmission from data centers to field sites of industrial applications. However, building a robust long-distance data communication link in harsh environments is crucial to maintain consistent network transmissions across the field site network. To fulfill these requirements, Moxa's new EDS-210A series unmanaged switches feature Gigabit bandwidth, flexible copper/fiber port combinations, and rugged design to deliver faster data rates and longer transmission distances for edge applications in severe conditions.
The EDS-210A series is specifically engineered for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and factory automation applications, which can require the transmission of massive data across long distances.