With the expansion of IoT (Internet of Things) at production sites, the need for a visible indication of the status of control equipment is increasing.
HR6S is a microcomputer based safety relay module which supports a wide variety of connections, input devices, and operating modes that add critical diagnostic and status information to the growing number of manufacturing sites relying on this information.
While most relay modules on the market have no remote connectivity options, HR6S safety relay modules can output twenty different indicators of operational status, errors, and alerts. This unique capability enables supervisory control systems and IoT platforms to easily perform visualization, diagnostics, preventative maintenance, and other analytics.
MQTT has emerged as the preferred IIoT communications protocol because it uses a lightweight and efficient publish/subscribe methodology to ensure secure messaging between devices and centralized brokers, making information easily available. With this in mind, all MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLCs now support MQTT protocol, enabling effective IIoT connectivity and control between systems in the field and the cloud. This pivotal enhancement allows users to connect all types of field data to on-site and cloud-based brokers and makes the information readily available for users and analytical applications.
Download the pdf attached for a complete IDEC MQTT solution: PLC, HMI, power supply, programming software, and cables.
IDEC | The Enhanced High Performance HMI Series brings efficiency to a new level with industry-leading lifespan and brightness.
Fast operation and response times Support up to four analog and digital I/O expansion modules Built-in Video/Audio interface (8.4” - 15” screens only) Best-in-class LED backlight life of 100,000 hours Wide range of Operating Temperature
Designed to function consistently over time and tolerate harsh industrial environments, SA1E laser photoelectric sensors are assembled using precise robotic technology to produce a reliable, accurate and durable product.
Competitively priced, these sensors are also easy to install and incorporate numerous features in a compact housing. A choice of NPN or PNP outputs are available, as well as Dark ON or Light ON operation modes, and all SA1E sensors are IP67 rated, UL/c-UL listed and CE marked.
The SX5E series offers a fast, 5-Port Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switch with a wide range of operating voltages (AC and DC) and operating temperatures. With a compact, industrial-grade design and rugged metal housing, this switch is suitable for installation in Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations and for industrial applications in harsh environmental conditions requiring an IP30 degree of protection. The SX5E Ethernet switch supports a 10/100Mbps transmission rate, Broadcast Storm Protection and Auto-MDI/MDIX features. Plus, this switch supports redundant power inputs. This makes each power supply capable of providing a backup power source to keep the network up and running at all times with zero downtime, even in the event of a power supply failure. Potential applications include wastewater treatment, machine tools, packaging machines, oil and gas, food processing machines, elevators, building automation, power utilities, traffic control, transportation and more.
IDEC Corporation announces an update to add EtherNet/IP communications to the MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC. This update provides more options for end-users, designers, and OEMs to integrate the FC6A Plus with many types of I/O systems and intelligent automation devices.
Expanded Connectivity Options
The FC6A Plus is already expandable to support up to 2,060 I/O, making it ideal for controlling machines or small-scale manufacturing operations. With the addition of industry-standard EtherNet/IP scanner capabilities, the FC6A Plus can now connect with, monitor, and control any I/O, variable speed drive, motor controls, or other intelligent automation devices using this popular industrial protocol. In addition, the FC6A Plus can be configured as an EtherNet/IP adapter, allowing it to interact with other peer and supervisory systems, such as PLCs and HMIs.
Easy Upgrade Path
All new FC6A Plus CPUs will ship with the latest firmware and EtherNet/IP connectivity already installed and ready for use. For FC6A Plus CPUs already in service, users can obtain the current WindLDR software (version 8.15.0 or later) for free and then use it to easily perform the upgrade. This ability to get the latest enhancements at no cost by field upgrading existing units is another benefit of using IDEC PLCs.
Once a new or upgraded FC6A Plus CPU is deployed, Ethernet port 2 can be configured with the EtherNet/IP protocol. This enhanced connectivity gives users new options for architecting their machine and manufacturing operations. The already flexible FC6A Plus PLC platform can now interact with more industrial automation devices than ever before.
When building safety into a machine, you simply want the best component to address the risks and hazards. The fast-paced world of industrial automation doesn't slow down while you investigate various products and the safety standards that pertain to many different regions. That's why you should choose machine safety products from a company whose innovative products comply with global standards, thereby opening markets and opportunities for your machines.
RR series relays provide reliable switching for industrial loads. Using pure silver contacts, they are rated up to 10A and 240V AC. Terminals are available in two styles, 8 or 11 pin tubular (octal) or .187" plug-in. Coil voltages range from 6VDC to 240VAC.
Carrying worldwide approvals including UL, CSA, TUV and CE marking (TUV and CE on tubular pin types only), they are ready to travel anywhere your application needs take them. Available options include manual check buttons, LED indicators, or side flange covers for direct surface mounting. When coupled with IDEC's high quality sockets, they form an unbeatable combination.
The High-Performance Series brings performance to a whole new level with advanced features and intuitive software. The best value in the market, these high-quality touchscreens offer flexible solutions and remote access and control for your HMI applications.
With flush mount bezel and IP65/67 ratings (with caps), these service port products relay data from devices behind the panel, providing easy access for data retrieving or file uploading. They are perfect accessories to complement the expanding IDEC automation line spanning from PLCs and touchscreens to SmartRelay products.
IDEC emergency stop stations now give customers more choices than ever before. IDEC enclosures coupled with IDEC HW and XW emergency stop switches are a perfect match.
Our E-stop stations offer a variety of contact configurations; 29, 40 or 60mm mushroom heads; metal or plastic bezels; illuminated or non-illuminated versions; and spring-up terminals (HW series) or standard terminals (XW series). Plus E-stop stations offer customers a choice between Push-lock turn, Push-pull and Push-lock key reset operations and the bright yellow enclosures enhance visibility ensuring they can be easily located in case of emergency.
Maximum protection. Compact body.
New HS1T interlock switches with solenoid deliver 5,000N of locking force in a slim body, providing customers with the flexible mounting options they want and the protection they need. Interlock switches are incorporated into machinery and equipment to monitor and lock gates, doors and similar access points. Many of these applications endure high vibration, thrown debris, physical abuse and even bypass attempts, so they must have a high locking force. HS1T interlock switches are strong, adaptable and secure; ensuring guarded locations are secure before starting a machine and denying access to certain areas during operation, features critical for operator safety and protection.
Maximum locking force and compact packaging combined with the industry’s best strength-to-size ratio make this switch ideal for safeguarding machinery and equipment.
Our new HS1T interlock switch provides safety, performance and cost advantages for equipment manufacturers, machinery builders, packaged system designers, robotics implementations and OEMs of all types. The device is suitable for many industries and can serve as the preferred model for many applications.
This interlock switch delivers an industry-leading 5000N of locking force and meets the requirements of ISO 14119:203 for Lock Monitoring where both the status of the position and the locking function of a protective door can be monitored through the lock monitoring contact.
By using this interlock switch fewer on-board contacts are needed to achieve redundant safety circuits and additional monitoring circuits, reducing the amount of wiring on the device. Installers will also appreciate that the HS1T has multiple available cable entry ports, with faster and more reliable wiring connections made possible by spring clamp terminals. These connections offer excellent vibration resistance, prevent wires from loosening and never need tightening.
New Enhanced High Performance Series:
5.7” to 15” displays IDEC touchscreens are redefining Human Machine Interaction. Our new High Performance 5.7”, 8.4”, 10.4” and 12.1” HMIs offer upgraded features and with the addition of a new 15” model, users have options for applications on any size equipment. Featuring up to 800 cd/m2 brightness, 1024 x 768 pixels high resolution displays, and over 100,000 hours of backlight life, they are the brightest, longest-lasting displays on the market. An exceptionally wide operating temperature range of -20°C to +60°C as well as IP66F, IP67F, Type 4X, 12, 13, and Class I Div 2 approval ratings, assures reliable operation in the toughest environments. These touchscreens are built for endurance and are backed by an industry leading three-year warranty.
New version 3.13.00 now available!
Automation Organizer suite version 3.13.00 upgrade is now available for download. Users will find some exciting enhancements to our FC6A PLC and WindLDR version 8.10.0.
WindLDR version 8.10.0
New flush mount switches deliver consistent interaction and sleek styling
Only 2mm above the panel, IDEC LBW switches and pilot devices lead the flush mount trend by adding sleek looks and innovative touches to OEM equipment, instrumentation, machinery, home automation, medical devices and robotics control systems. Unlike conventional control switches, these flush switches offer your customers a smaller footprint and shorter depth, allowing installation in tight spaces, including PC Board mounting.
Stylish, sophisticated design
The world’s smallest, most advanced laser scanner just got even better!
Certified for use in safety applications found in industrial facilities, the SE2L Safety Laser Scanner is competitively priced and already offers master/slave functionality and a scan-skip feature to reduce false triggers. Now, new models will also offer additional features including:
LD6A SignaLights utilize LED technology to provide a bright solution for supervising workstations or indicating the status of a process. These light towers have a unique ellipse lens shape and modern design, which uses a contrast of illuminated and non-illuminated areas to provide sharper illumination and increased visibility of status.
Optional clear lenses provide a sharper contrast to help avoid confusion about whether a signal is on or off. Lenses are also available in red, yellow, blue, green and pure white, which work with 24V DC base units.
All LD6A light towers come prewired and preconfigured, eliminating time-consuming wiring. All colored tiers come with color-coded wires, ready-to-operate right out of the box without additional assembly and wiring. All units also come with mounting screws and washers.
MicroSmart FC6A Plus CPU exceeds the competition with premium features including 2060 digital I/O, 511 analog I/O, Bluetooth communication, FTP Client/Server protocol, SD memory for data logging, dual Ethernet ports and the WindEDIT Lite App for iOS and Android. Now, with the introduction of BACnet/IP protocol, users can expect even more.
BACnet stands for "Building Automation and Control Networking Protocol". A communication standard for building networks and equipment, this protocol has been standardized for interoperability between systems built by different manufacturers. Conforming to BACnet allows equipment and systems that use the IDEC MicroSmart FC6A Plus, such as HVAC, lighting, security and peripheral equipment, to be connected and monitored using a common method. Best of all, with BACnet there's no extra hardware or added cost.
With a quick firmware upgrade, available in Automation Organizer (AO) version 3.12.00 and WindLDR version 8.9.0, BACnet/IP is now supported on embedded Ethernet Port #1 of the MicroSmart FC6A Plus CPU. Configuring BACnet/IP on the FC6A Plus CPU is simple and intuitive, so download the latest AO and experience the latest innovation from IDEC MicroSmart FC6A!