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Month: May 2009

Red Lion Controls GSM Cellular Connectivity for Data Station Plus and Modular Controller Series

Red Lion announces the release of the GSM Cellular Modem card for the Data Station Plus and Modular Controller Series. This new expansion card allows the Data Station Plus or Modular Controller to communicate via cellular technology, providing unprecedented connectivity for remote and mobile applications. The Data Station Plus and Modular Controller series already provided cellular connectivity, but only through the use of external third-party modems. By embedding the technology within the interface, Red Lion has created a reliable, easy to configure data management system for remote applications. The expansion module requires a standard network provider “SIM card”, allowing you …

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Red Lion Controls PAXLT Temperature Meter

Red Lion is pleased to announce the latest release in our new PAX® Lite Series, the PAXLT Temperature Meter. Like the earlier releases of the PAXLA and PAXLCR, the meter features a universal power supply and easy PAX style programming. Also included is dual setpoint control, allowing the PAXLT to provide users with an upper and lower control limit via two 5 Amp Form C relays. The PAXLT can accept up to 14 different RTD and thermocouple inputs. The user programmable meter offers cold junction compensation, temperature scale, decimal point display, display offset and filtering. In addition to temperature, the …

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Banner Engineering SSM Safe Speed Monitoring Module

Banner Engineering has produced the SSM Safe Speed Monitoring Module to provide a solution to identify when hazardous motion has stopped or reached a “safe” speed in which there is no longer a hazard to individuals. The SSM modules can also identify under-speed or over-speed situations.   Features Dual-channel redundancy Monitors 2 sensors with PNP outputs Monitors rotation (rpm) or linear movement LED indication for power, input 1 and input 2 24V ac/dc operation Feedback input monitors external machine control elements 2 redundant, forced guided output contacts rated at 4A, plus one auxiliary N.C. output contact Stop Category 0, per …

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Turck FM Approved Quick Disconnect Sensor-Cordset Combination

TURCK has expanded its offering of FM approved 12, 18 and 30 mm 3-wire DC barrel sensor and cordset combinations. Now, quick disconnect sensors may be used in Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D environments when equipped with a TURCK lokfast™ guard. TURCK sensors with potted-in cable for use with conduit are also FM approved for these locations. TURCK’s lokfast guards render quick disconnections not “normally arching” by eliminating access to the coupling nut and requiring a tool for removal. The ability to use quick disconnect technology enables customers to install sensors faster and at a lower installed cost …

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New Schneider Electric Literature: Altivar & Altistart Line of Drives and Soft Starts

The Altivar family of variable speed AC drives and soft starts from Schneider Electric presents the most advanced and user-friendly solutions in the marketplace.  Featuring proprietary motor control algorithms to achieve optimal reactions times and complete scalability to match your application requirements for speed, size and protection, the complete line of Altivar and Altistart products provides the flexibility and performance to: Meet the needs of a broad range of industries including HVAC, pump, material handling, hoisting, packaging and many more. Reduce your energy costs using proprietary energy saving technologies available only from Schneider Electric. Improve your up-time by simplifying installation, …

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New Literature from IDEC: Safety One FS1A Safety Controller

In Human Machine Interface (HMI) environments, ensuring the safety of operators and machines is given the top priority.  Enabling switches, emergency stop switches, light curtains, and other safety products are used to provide safety, and the IDEC SafetyOne can monitor and evaluate the safety information from the safety products most effectively. The SafetyOne satisfies the highest requirements of key safety standards, such as category 4 of EN 954-1, SIL3 of IEC 61508, and performance level e of EN ISO 13849-1.  The new safety controller of innovative concept helps you implement applications without requiring any programming.  All you need is to …

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Pepperl+Fuchs AS-Interface Safety Switches

The doors and safety cages in active machinery areas have to be monitored to ensure worker safety. For this application Pepperl+Fuchs offers accessories to their AS-Interface safety switches. Accessories include a door handle and installation plate, which makes mounting simple and economical. In this example, the door closure, the guard-locking function and the enabling switch on the protected work-cell is monitored by AS-Interface. The latching function signals to the control system whether the door is open or closed and protects personnel from direct contact with the machine. The guard locking function ensures that the protective doors cannot be opened during …

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Pepperl+Fuchs Reduction Factor 1 Sensor w/ 12mm Sensing Range

The Pepperl+Fuchs NRB12 inductive proximity sensor recognizes all types of metals with the same sensing range. The NRB12 inductive sensor with reduction factor 1 is ideal for automotive applications. In this application, the sensor’s high sensing range of 12 mm detects the placement of automobile doors on a robotic assembly line. Pepperl+Fuchs Technical Datasheets Steven Engineering YouTube Channel

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