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Pepperl+Fuchs Rotary Encoders with Functional Safety

Rotary encoders with functional safety are becoming more important in factory automation applications. Certified safety rotary encoders from Pepperl+Fuchs enable simple integration in applications with high safety categories up to SIL3 (in accordance with IEC 61508). In this example, a safety relevant application is shown. The certified, functionally safe rotary encoder detects the rotational motion of a pipe-cutting saw. The rotary encoder provides safe operation of the machine, as required in accordance with the standards listed in the machinery directive 98/37EG and also in accordance with the new directive 2006/42/EG and IEC 61800-5-2. Steven Engineering YouTube Channel Pepperl+Fuchs Technical Datasheets

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Pepperl+Fuchs Retro-Reflective Area Sensor

The new RLG28 retro-reflective area sensor from Pepperl+Fuchs has a 60 mm constant detection field and a resolution of 12 mm over a range of 0…4 m. RLG28 allows the consistent detection of small objects within the entire detection area. The sensor is an ideal replacement for current standard products that do not fully satisfy requirements. Installed in a standard 28 series photoelectric sensor housing, users can replace their existing 1-beam solution 1:1 with a 100 % problem solver without modifying the control concept. Areas of application include the material handling, packaging and automotive industries. The RLG28 specializes in the …

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Pepperl+Fuchs AS-I G11 Modules with Innovative Clean Housing Design

The AS-Interface field modules offer an innovative clean housing concept in a robust, compact, round design, and are particularly suitable for assembly machinery and process automation applications. Cleaning processes involving steam cleaners, pressure washdowns, and high mechanical stresses do not affect the performance of G11 modules. You can connect sensors and actuators to an AS-Interface quickly and easily, even under these harsh ambient conditions. Advantages of the AS-Interface G11 modules: No more troubleshooting, because overload conditions are indicated directly at the affected M12 port. Secure mounting and robust materials for extra durability Device fits into every corner due to compact, …

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Phoenix Contact CLIPLINE THERMOMARK X1.2 Thermal Transfer Printer

Phoenix Contact’s THERMOMARK X1.2 thermal printer combines the industrial mechanics of the THERMOMARK X1 with the ability to print on endless shrink sleeves like the THERMOMARK W1. Features The new material holder allows for center alignment as the material feeds through the print head. That means you no longer have to adjust the optic eye for every change in material. A firmware upgrade allows for less waste when aligning the material. The newly designed cutter (purchased separately) has the ability to perforate as well as fully cut endless shrink sleeves. Like all Phoenix Contact printers, it runs on CLIP PROJECT …

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Phoenix Contact QUINT SFB 48VDC/10A Power Supply

The new QUINT SFB 48 V DC/10 A power supply is the latest offering in Phoenix Contact’s QUINT SFB power supply line. This power supply extends the range of applications where Selective Fuse Breaking (SFB) technology can be implemented. The SFB technology can now be used to trigger standard power circuit breakers reliably and quickly. Features Worldwide input voltage range – 85-264 V AC and 90-350 V DC Adjustable output voltage of 30-56 V DC – Wide range of applications Power Boost – 13 A Power Boost provides ample current for starting additional loads Extended diagnostics – Indication of both …

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Phoenix Contact M12 Connector for Fiber Optics

The de-facto standard in signal transmission can now be used for quick data transmission with fiber optics as well. The new M12 fiber optics connectors from Phoenix Contact now offer especially small connection solutions that can be used for the connection of POF, PCF and GOF fibers. The IP65 and IP67 degrees of protection make the connectors ideal for use in the industrial environment. The design of the connectors protects the sensitive ferrules and fiber end surfaces during contacting and assembly. Alternatively, pre-assembled lines are also available. Panel feed-throughs with an integrated transceiver or couplings can be used for the …

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Phoenix Contact BLOCKTRAB Universal Surge Protection

This Type 3 arrester for 230 V termination devices can be mounted anywhere, including in installation or distribution boxes and in the wiring spaces of devices or socket strips. Phoenix Contact’s BLOCKTRAB can be mounted on any level surface using fixing clips. 2.5 mm² spring-cage terminal blocks with direct plug-in method offer easy installation with minimum wiring. Two conductors can also be connected to each of the double terminal blocks by means of through-wiring. Since the protective circuit does not influence the test result, there is no need to disconnect the arrester to conduct insulation tests in the system. Steven …

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Pepperl+Fuchs Incremental Rotary Encoders with Integrated Safety Technology

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces RVS58S Incremental Rotary Encoders with integrated safety technology. RVS58S encoders with self-diagnostics are specifically designed for use in safety aligned systems up to SIL3 in accordance with IEC 61508, performance level “e” in accordance with IEC 13849, and Category 4 in accordance with DIN EN 954-1. They are also suitable as a motor feedback system for safe drives in accordance with IEC 61800-5-2. “In view of the increasing level of automation in applications involving machinery and plant construction, plant manufacturers, system integrators, and suppliers see themselves obligated to increase functional safety. Specific framework conditions create new and extended …

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SMC Pneumatics IDW Pro Dry Heatless Desiccant Compressed Air Dryers

Inspired by its sophisticated predecessor, SMC can now boast an additional ten models to enhance the current Pro Dry range with the addition of the IDW Heatless Desiccant Compressed Air Dryers. With flow rates from 4 scfm (7 Nm3/h – 1.94 l/s) to 365 scfm (620 Nm3/h – 172 l/s), the entire range can operate at -40ºC (-40ºF) pressure dewpoint as standard, with an option of -70ºC (-100ºF) for more critical applications. The range has been designed and engineered to meet the air purity class in accordance with ISO 8753:1-2001 (E). The units have an intelligent diagnostic system installed as …

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Turck BL Compact Modular I/O System

TURCK’s BL Compact system is a revolutionary modular I/O solution for collecting a variety of signals in a single, rugged node on a network. Rather than routing all signals through a control cabinet, this device makes it possible to obtain analog, digital, thermocouple, RTD, serial, RFID or a mixture of signal types in a compact, machine-mountable device over DeviceNet™, CANopen and PROFIBUS ®. Up to two signal types can be combined in any combination in the BL Compact system, including RFID and analog, digital and serial—and more. The BL Compact system may be customized to suit a user’s specific needs, …

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