BRX expansion modules add discrete I/O, analog I/O and communications functions as needed to expand machine and process control applications. BRX expansion modules easily snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU). Two High-Speed (HSIO) discrete I/O modules ($189.00 each) are available with (8) 12-24 VDC sink/source inputs and either (8) 12-24 VDC sink outputs or (8) 12-24 VDC source outputs. These BX-HSIO modules are capable of up to 250kHz high-speed input/output signals. The BX-SERIO serial communications module provides an additional four isolated RS-232/RS-485 serial ports. Supported protocols include Do-more! Protocol, Modbus RTU (Master/Slave), K-Sequence, ASCII (In/Out) and DMX512. Data rates are 1200 to 115,200 bps. The BX-SERIO serial communications module is $159.00.
Snap-on BRX I/O expansion modules add discrete and analog I/O to the BRX PLC system as needed to expand machine and process control applications. Eight new analog input and combination analog I/O modules are now available. Starting at $194.00, new 16-channel current input (0-20 mA / 4-20 mA) and 16-channel voltage input (+/- 10VDC, +/- 5VDC, 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC) modules provide higher density analog I/O. Space-saving combination analog I/O modules, priced from $254.00, provide 2 or 4-channel current inputs with 2-channel current output, and 2 or 4-channel voltage inputs with 2-channel voltage output. New temperature I/O modules (from $444.00) combine (4) Thermocouple or (4) RTD inputs with the convenience of (4) 0-20 mA / 4-20 mA current outputs.
Klemsan Series slim interface relays are compact and lightweight relays especially useful where cabinet space is a consideration. Encased in a self-extinguishing plastic housing, these high-quality relays offer a long useful life. These 35mm DIN rail mount KPR series compact 6.2mm relay modules include LED indicators and integrated resistor, capacitor, and Zener diode (RCZ) filters on select models. Models are available with DC and AC supply voltage options up to 230 VAC/VDC with a 6A contact rating. Accessories include a polyamide separator plate and 8 or 16-pole push-in type interface relay jumpers. Slim interface relays start at $6.25 and are ideal for use with PLC automation systems, electric power plants, energy management systems, voltage panels, industrial machines and other power and sequencing control applications.
Capacitive proximity sensors allow sensing of metal and non-metal objects through insulating materials such as wood or plastic and are often used to sense fill levels of liquids or powders. New lower priced 18mm and 30mm capacitive proximity sensors have a simple potentiometer sensitivity adjustment. Operating voltages are 10 to 30 VDC; shielded and unshielded versions and NO or NC units are available. Existing capacitive sensors have a pushbutton teach function. New CK2 series 18mm capacitive sensors are priced at $57.00 with IP65/IP67/IP69K ratings and provide an unshielded sensing distance of up to 15mm. 30mm DC-powered CT2 series capacitive sensors ($73.00) have metal (IP65 rated) or plastic (up to IP69K rated) housings with sensing distances up to 25mm. These new sensors are cULus and CE approved.
New FDA compliant M12 quick-disconnect cables are IP69K rated to withstand high pressure, high temperature wash-down applications. These harsh-duty quick-disconnect cables and patch cables are used to easily connect field devices in industrial installations. The FDA compliant IP69K rating and food grade TPE-S (Styrene-Butadiene Thermoplastic Elastomer) jacket makes them ideal for food and beverage applications. The blue color of the jacket material assists in detection if cables come in contact with food processes. The cables have an industry standard axial or right-angle 12mm connector on one end and open leads on the other. Starting at $12.00, the Q/D cables are available in 8 cable lengths from 2 to 25m. Patch cables have one male and one female M12 plug connector and are available in 3 lengths.
The Marathon line of AC motors now includes open drip proof (ODP) and 4 in 1 series motors. ODP motors are available in single phase, rigid base and C-face footed (rigid base) versions with NEMA Service Factor ratings. 4-in-1 motor configurations include single-phase, totally enclosed motors; and XRI 4N1 general purpose, 3-phase, totally enclosed motors. These 4-in-1 motors are UL recognized and CSA certified. Typical applications include machine tools, conveyors, packaging machines, batching machines, food and beverage equipment, pumps and fans. Additional PowerWash SXT washdown duty single and three-phase motors are available, and more Marathon centrifugal pump (jet pump), fan/blower and air compressor motors have been added. Marathon motor prices start at $114.00 with free shipping on orders over $49.
The Productivity1000 PLC provides communications, user-friendly programming, integrated data storage, and a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules in a super-compact size. The new P1-550 CPU ($203.00) adds a remote I/O port to support 16 GS drives and 4 ProtosX Modbus TCP couplers. The P1-02AC Power Supply ($50.00) provides 26W power for up to 15 P1000 I/O modules (240 hardware I/O points). A DC power supply with 16W output is also new. 8-channel analog I/O modules and a 4-channel, 16-bit resolution analog input module have been added; and a high-speed isolated input module and pulse width modulation module are now available. Starting at $33.50, I/O modules are auto-discovered and easily added / removed. QR (Quick Response) codes are printed on each module for latest specs and wiring.
NS-Series NSF certified water valves (from GC Valves) are an excellent choice for food and beverage grade potable water applications where products can be consumed by humans. Three types of 2-port, 2-position, normally closed valves are available. The NS201 and NS211 series are piloted diaphragm valves with 316L stainless steel or Nylon 6 (thermoplastic) bodies and are ported for 3/8, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1-1/4, 1-1/2 or 2-inch NPT. Cost-effective NS301 series valves are direct acting and a good choice for potable water applications up to 400 psi. NS301 valves have 303 stainless steel bodies and 1/4 -inch NPT ports. 24VDC, 24VDC, 120VAC and 240VAC replacement coils and valve repair kits are available. Made in the USA, NS Series potable water valves start at $73.00 and are NSF, CE, CSA, UL recognized and NEMA 4/4X protected.
New all-in-one Patlite signal towers provide large signal horn and light tower combinations with ultra-bright 100mm LEDs and alarm volumes up to 105 dB. The signal towers have 1, 2, 3 and 4 LED light tiers with continuous or flashing lights and up to 32 alarms. Patlite alarm towers start at $402.00. Also new are panel-mount audible alarm buzzers, electronic sound signal horns for indoor / outdoor mounting, and compact audible alarms with pre-recorded alarms and messages. Patlite LED light bars and work lights for machine and workspace lighting are available in AC and DC versions. Robust construction models are suitable for heavy-duty use and IP69K rated versions are ideal for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications. New compact work lights with tilt and rotate mounting are also IP66/67/69K rated. LED light bars start at $76.00.
Three new sizes of INTEGRA Premium Series polycarbonate enclosures with lift-off screw cover, hinged screw cover and single door hinged cover are now available. All are available with clear or opaque cover. The Premium series features INTEGRA's unique T-Rail mounting system for dead-front panels, swing-out panels, layering subpanels, and/or infinitely variable subpanel height. INTEGRA polycarbonate enclosures weigh less and are engineered for durability, impact resistance, UV stability, chemical resistance, design flexibility and machinability. The enclosures are NEMA rated and are watertight, non-corrosive, non-conductive, and easy to install and modify. Subpanels and accessories including pole mount kits are available. Starting at $28.50, INTEGRA enclosures are UL approved and CE, RoHs, REACH compliant.
Control and signal cables are available in sizes from 22 AWG to 16 AWG with 2, 3 and 4 conductors, shielded and unshielded. The cables carry both UL and CSA approvals. Individual conductors are stranded tinned copper with PVC insulation in black, red, white and green color codes for easy identification. The flexible PVC cable outer jacket is industry standard gray. Shielded cable versions include an overall aluminum mylar foil tape with a tinned copper drain wire for maximum effectiveness against external electrical noise. With a 300-volt rating, these cables are ideal for low voltage control of small devices, signaling lights and small motors; and for connecting temperature, pressure, proximity and other sensor types. Starting at $0.20 per foot, control and signal cables are available in cut-to-length 1-foot increments (30-foot minimum).
Flexible multi-conductor sensor/actuator cable is available in 24 AWG and 22 AWG with 3, 4 or 5 unshielded conductors. Individual conductors are bare copper and stranded for flexibility, with color coded PVC insulation for easy identification. The cable outer jacket is a flexible PVC available in either gray or yellow and the jacket is pressure extruded for optimal roundness. The multi-conductor sensor/actuator cable carries UL and CSA approvals and is ideal for both stationary and flexible industrial factory automation applications with limited mechanical stress and free movement without any tensile stress, loads or forced movements. This cable is not suitable for continuous flexing applications. With no cut charges, sensor/actuator cable is available in cut-to-length 1-foot increments starting at $0.22 per foot with a 30-foot minimum cut length.
IDEM high precision, snap action 15A-rated micro limit switches are available in plunger and lever actuator styles. Plunger Series types include pin plunger, spring plunger, and roller plunger actuator. Lever Series types include lever, hinge lever, and roller lever. These limit switches are suitable for a wide range of operating conditions. Snap action assures reliable, repeatable contact closure regardless of actuation speed, and provides extremely long service life. Panel mount options are available and screw terminals provide easy connection. A terminal enclosure with cable strain relief is available to cover and protect the terminals. Snap action limit switches start at $8.50 and are available individually or in packets of 5. The switches are cULus and CE approved and have a 1-year warranty.