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Month: January 2011

Pepperl+Fuchs AS-Interface 3.0 Handheld Programming Device

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the AS-Interface Handheld VBP-HH1-V3.0-110V addressing device for AS-Interface specification 3.0. This easy-to-use AS-Interface programming tool can be used to program and test the functionality of AS-Interface slaves, provide permanent data exchange with AS-Interface slaves, support data exchange with 4E4A slaves in extended addressing mode, and indicate the safety code for AS-Interface Safety-at-Work slaves. “These programmers don’t stop at addressing. In fact many significant functions, including reading inputs and setting outputs, can be performed remotely with the handheld. For instance, if a user is in the field and isn’t sure if a valve is working properly he can disconnect …

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Robroy Industries / Stahlin PolyStar Polycarbonate Enclosures

Made in the U.S.A., PolyStar™ NEMA 4X polycarbonate enclosures by Stahlin can withstand rain, sleet, snow, splashing water, hose directed water — and provide superior impact and flame protection. PolyStar™ Enclosures are intended to be utilized for outdoor and indoor applications. The polycarbonate contained in the PolyStar™ Series, as well as the enclosure, have passed UL tests for suitability. The polycarbonate resin in the PolyStar™ Series received the best rating, an “F1” per UL 746C. This means that the resin has passed tests for UV exposure and water immersion. The PolyStar™ Series enclosures are rated 3R, 4, 4X, 12 per …

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Phoenix Contact TWE-Basic Trusted Wireless Ethernet Radio

Phoenix Contact has added the RAD-ISM-900-EN-BD/B (also known as TWE-Basic) to the Trusted Wireless Ethernet (TWE) radio family. This new TWE-Basic radio offers many of the same features that are in the standard TWE product, including TWE 2.0 technology. The TWE radios operate at 1 watt in the 900 MHz spectrum, offering over-the-air data rates up to 500 kbps, and incorporate up to 256-bit AES encryption. The TWE-Basic is a “slave-only” device, so it must be used in conjunction with a standard TWE or TWE-BUS radio acting as the master. A system can be constructed consisting of TWE-Basic radios as …

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Mersen Helio Protection Photovoltaic Fuse Line

Mersen is pleased to announce the launch of the industry’s first UL 2579 listed range of dedicated photovoltaic fuses ― the Helio Protection fuse line, which includes the HP6M, HP10M, and HP6J. The new photovoltaic fuse line provides superior overcurrent protection at the combiner box and inverter levels and covers applications ranging from 1 to 400A, 600VDC, and 1000VDC. The enhanced fuse construction of the Helio Protection series makes it ideal for continuous temperature and current cycling withstand adding to system longevity. Low minimum breaking capacity capabilities of 1.35 times the fuse-rated current value allows for safe circuit interruption under …

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Banner Engineering Overmolded Flex Relief Plastic Fibers

Banner Engineering’s new plastic fiber assemblies provide additional resistance to fiber damage or breakage in high flex environments. The PVC flex relief ensure a minimum bend radius at the fiber to ferrule transition. A flex life of > 10, 000 cycles is typical. Sensing range is the same to the equivalent non-flex relieved fiber assembly, except for the smallest fiber core. The fibers also have higher tensile pull resistance than non-overmolded design which helps reduce accidental damage to the fibers. Features Provide additional resistance to fiber damage or breakage in high flex environments. Stainless steel threaded ferrule and stainless steel …

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