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Pepperl+Fuchs ML7 Sensors for Clear Object Detection

Pepperl+Fuchs’ ML7 series miniature photoelectric sensors are now available in retro-reflective mode for detecting clear objects such as PET plastic bottles, clear shrink-wrap, glass, and clear Mylar® film.  ML7 retro-reflective mode sensors can detect clear objects up to 3.5 meters away, and opaque objects up to 5.7 meters away.  ML7 retro-reflective mode sensors measure a very compact 31mm x 23mm x 11mm, making them the smallest photoelectric sensors available from Pepperl+Fuchs for clear-object detection.  They are quickly and easily programmed with a single sensitivity adjustment that allows one of three different contrast levels to be taught. As a result, these …

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IDEC NC1V Circuit Protectors

The new NC1V circuit protectors from IDEC have a new manufacturing design, creating a modern look and feel while still providing enhanced reliability and safety you depend on from IDEC products. Two features providing just that include spring-up terminals and IP20 fingersafe protection, designed to reduce wiring time and increase safety. Slim 35mm-wide housing saves space and can be DIN rail mounted or attached directly to the panel, making it simple to setup. NC1V are also available in 1-pole, 2-pole and 3-pole configurations. And a retractable actuator makes it easy to determine the status of the circuit protector. IDEC NC1V circuit protectors conform to many international standards including being UL1077 recognized for applications …

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IDEC LW Illuminated Key Selector Switches

Adding new dimension to IDEC’s already popular line of LW Silhouette switches, Illuminated key selector switches are now available! LW illuminated key selector switches are available in 2 and 3 positions with 24V AC/DC illumination, and in six color combinations for left and right ring illumination including red:red, green:green, white:white and red:green (blue:blue and green:red are non-standard color combinations, but can be special ordered). You can also choose from several operators: maintained, spring return from right or left, or two-way spring return. Make a personal statement about style with the modern lines and stunning colors of LW switches. Projecting only 2mm when mounted on a panel, these switches provide a sleek, updated …

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Pepperl+Fuchs ML17 Fiber Optic Sensors

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces ML17 Tru-Vue™ series photoelectric sensors for fiber optic sensing. ML17 Tru-Vue fiber optic sensors feature a compact housing (29 mm depth) with a typical sensing range of 100 mm+ for diffuse fiber optic cables, and 400 mm+ for thru-beam fiber optic cables.  These fiber optic sensors can be easily mounted via an industry-standard M18 threaded snout or thru-holes. Diffuse and thru-beam plastic fiber optic cables are secured to the sensor by an innovative quarter-turn locking mechanism. An assortment of fiber optic cables to suit specific application needs are available.  As with the rest of the Tru-Vue photoelectric sensors, …

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New Literature from SolaHD

Surge Protection and Filtering Employing an entire facility protection strategy will safeguard the electrical system against most transients. Products from SolaHD cover the complete process of multi-stage protection: clamping the initial high energy surge, filtering any remaining noise or transients to the protected sensitive equipment and finally, protecting the data/signal lines entering or leaving the control panel or the factory floor. DIN Rail Mounted Industrial DC UPS The SDU DC uninterruptable power system by SolaHD protects the increasing number of microprocessor-based technologies common in the industrial environment from voltage fluctuations and power failures on the factory floor. Back-up DC power …

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Pepperl+Fuchs Weld Cap Sensors Named Best Product Finalist

Pepperl+Fuchs WTS10 Weld Cap Sensors have been selected as a finalist in the Electronics category for the 2008 Design News Golden Mousetrap Awards.  The Design News Awards Program recognizes engineering innovation and creativity in product design in four major categories: Electronics, Motion Control/Automation, Hardware/Software, Materials/Fastening/Joining/Assembly, and 24 subcategories. “Our Golden Mousetrap Awards give innovators the recognition they justly deserve.  The awards span Design News’ five coverage areas and we extend our sincerest congratulations to the winners and finalists.  Their perseverance in these challenging economic times is admirable, indeed,” says Design News Editor-in-Chief, John Dodge. WTS10 Weld Cap Sensors check the …

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Phoenix Contact Videos Added to Steven Engineering YouTube Channel

VARIOSUB Push-Pull Connector System The VARIOSUB Push-Pull connector system transfers data using copper and FO technologies, it also offers a power connector to supply power to devices. The Push-Pull connectors are robust, easy to operate and have the IP67 degree of protection, making them ideal for distributed automation. Phoenix Contact QC 1.5 Quick Connect Plugs With the release of the new QC (Quick Connect) 1.5 plugs, Phoenix Contact provides an Insulation Displacement Connection (IDC)-based plug for use in an expanded range of wire gauges. The QC 1.5 represents the next generation in I/O and low power terminations to the PCB. …

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Schneider Electric XUV Ultrasonic Label Sensor

The new XUV Ultrasonic Label Sensor by Schneider Electric, with thru-beam technology, detects labels of any material, size and color including transparent labels. The thru-beam technology sends sound through an object to determine the depth of the object by how much sound is returned. Less sound indicates a thicker object while more sound indicates a thinner object.  When the sensor is powered down and turned back on it retains the previous settings and the threshold is easily adjusted by using the +/- keys. The XVU Ultrasonic sensor can also be locked to avoid unnecessary adjustments.  The XUV Ultrasonic Label Sensor …

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Schneider Electric OsiSense XMLG Pressure Transmitter

The most versatile, reliable and easy to use solution for fluid control application, the OsiSense XMLG pressure transmitter by Schneider Electric is a necessary part of any pumping system.  The XMLG pressure transmitter converts applied pressure to an electrical signal that can be used to control and/or monitor a process variable. With pressure ranges from -14.5 to 8700 psi, analog current output (4-20mA), and voltage output from 0-10V the XMLG pressure transmitters can be used anywhere exact pressure measurement is required.  The ceramic sensor technology meets stringent requirements for high impact mechanical performances and the compact, rugged, robust construction provides …

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New Literature from IDEC and Pro-face

IDEC Relay Selection Guide This foldout contains quick part number builders for IDEC’s RJ, RQ, RU, RH, RR and RY relays. The back of the selection guide lists a cross-reference to find the correct substitute for eleven different manufacturer’s relays. Pro-face HMI and Industrial PC Solutions Learn how to improve overall equipment effectiveness, slash machine costs, remotely update your operator interfaces, monitor your PC’s health and transform your PC into an on-demand operator interface with the various Pro-face products contained in this guide. Pro-face Industrial PCs and Flat Panel Monitor Solutions Read about the various HMI technology choices, industrial PC …

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