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Banner Engineering QL51 and QL56 Luminescence Sensors

The QL51 and QL56 Series Luminescence Sensors are easy-to-use, sensitive luminescence sensors that emit ultraviolet (UV) light and detect the visible light created by luminescent targets. This technology allows for the detection of luminescent marks (even invisible ones) on any surface, independently from its material, color, or distance inside the operating range, as long as the target radiates visible light when illuminated with UV light. Applications These sensors can be used to error-proof manufacturing lines and verify the presence of glues, lubricants, tamper-proof labels, inks, paint, or the inspector’s UV mark. There are many applications where the unique property of luminescence can be used to verify …

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Turck BL20 Economy DeviceNet Gateway Modules

TURCK has expanded its line of BL20 economy modules with the release of a DeviceNet gateway. This addition augments TURCK’s current PROFIBUS-DP and CANopen gateways for the BL20 economy system. The BL20 economy gateway provides a cost effective solution to expand fieldbus I/O. The gateway allows the connection of up to 32 I/O modules, including digital and analog, resulting in a system that can handle up to 512 digital I/O points or 128 analog I/O points on a single gateway. A combination of digital and analog I/O on a single node is also an option. BL20 gateways utilize TURCK’s I/Oassistant software package for configuration, parameter set-up, …

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New Products from Schneider Electric

Harmony XVR Rotating Mirror Beacons and XVS Sirens/Electronic Alarms The XVS Sirens and Electronic Alarms are audible signaling units for long distance indication of the operating status or sequences of a machine. Typical applications are on conveyor lines and automated industrial vehicles. The XVS Siren includes up to 43 selectable tones with volume control up to 105 decibels. The XVS Electronic Alarms have 16 selectable tones or melodies with 4 inputs and volume control up to 90 decibels. XVR Rotating Mirror Beacons are available in 12 Volt and 24 Volt versions in a variety of long-life LED colors including red, …

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Phoenix Contact FMC 1.5 and MCDN 1.5 Connectors

As the miniaturization continues, the connection density increases. A new centerline of 3.81mm has just been added to the growing fleet of Phoenix Contact FMC plugs. The FMC is currently available in a 3.5 mm centerline and a double-level molded plug on a 3.5 mm centerline. In addition to the minimal space requirements, conductors of up to 16 AWG can be directly pushed in, thanks to the innovative spring-cage design. The direct plug-in method is a fast and easy connection that can be used with solid or ferruled conductors. For connection to the PCB, the FMC plugs can be combined with …

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Turck Flat Pack Noise Immune Sensor

TURCK introduces a new noise immune and easy to apply capacitive sensor for level applications. The BCF10 sensor’s small size makes it more flexible for mounting in level applications, and it has the ability to detect liquids with high concentrations of chlorides, such as soaps and cleaners. “TURCK’s noise immunity technology has been used in barrel style sensors for years, but has recently been retooled for a flat pack housing,” notes Melissa Schumann, product specialist with TURCK’s sensors division. “In applications where a detergent high in chlorides is used, it is typically contained in a plastic container. Over time, the detergent leaves a film …

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IDEC FL1E SmartRelay

Look around. IDEC SmartRelays are in everything from lighting controls to ice-making machines and grocery store misters. Proving reliable time after time, these intelligent logic modules are the ideal controller for simple automation tasks. A new fifth-generation of SmartRelays offer functions to give you even more flexibility and convenience. Advances include extended memory, a brighter display with higher LCD contrast, improved analog and high-speed inputs, an external text display, and upgraded programming software. With an ever changing market and tough competition, you need an edge to stay on top. SmartRelay has a new HMI text display panel to do just that! This economical interface lets you make quick adjustments, while at the …

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New Products from Red Lion Controls

G3 Kadet Touchscreen HMIs The G3 Kadet series of operator interface panels offer a host of functional interface and connectivity features for applications where FTP access, data logging, and web server capabilities are not needed. Based on the G3 series, with many of the same capabilities, the G3 Kadets offer far more features than conventional HMIs while providing an advanced interface that is ideal for OEMs, discrete machinery and process machinery. Available in 4.3″, 5.6″ and 8″ models, the G3 Kadet series offers the same protocol conversion benefits as the original G3. The units have multiple serial ports, drag-and-drop configuration …

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Phoenix Contact MINI V8 Adapter for MINI Signal Conditioners

Why run 16 wires to your PLC when you can run one cable? The MINI V8 adapter…  • Reduces discrete wiring and installation time by more than 67 percent • Uses pre-made cables to eliminate wiring errors • Quickly deploys the highest density signal conditioning system in the market MINI V8 together with VARIOFACE cabling saves time  At a slim 6.2mm, signal conditioners isolate, amplify and convert your analog signals and work on top of a T-Bus system. T-Bus allows you to remove individual signal conditioners without disrupting your entire process-saving you costly downtime. Now the easily adaptable MINI V8 …

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Turck 19-pin 1 1/8″ Connectors

TURCK has expanded its 1 1/8 inch minifast ® connector line to handle even more applications with the addition of the 19-pin connector. The 19-pin minifast connector is rated for up to 300 Volts, 4 Amps per pin, and is an excellent solution when requiring an even more robust, cost-effective solution than a traditional 19-pin M23 connector. The 19-pin connector adds to the existing 9, 10 and 12-pin 1 1/8 inch minifast connector line. Additional minifast connector sizes and pin counts are also available, including a 7/8 inch connector with 2 through 6 pins, and a 1 inch connector with 6 through 8 pins. …

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Turck WIM45 Sensor for Pneumatic Cylinders

TURCK has added a new compact WIM45 magnetic field sensor to its line of cylinder position sensors. The WIM45 provides a direct analog output for determining the position of a piston magnet on all types of pneumatic cylinders, and are more accurate than indirect analog monitoring with potentiometers or linear position systems. A WIM45 detects the position of a piston on standard pneumatic cylinders by utilizing a series of Hall elements that sense the piston magnet and send a signal back to the processor. The sensor’s analog output slope can be reversed by rotating the sensor by 180 degrees. This feature eliminates the need …

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