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Phoenix Contact UTME 4 Test Disconnect Terminal Blocks

Phoenix Contact introduces UTME 4 test disconnect terminal blocks with pluggable COMBI connectors, the latest addition to the ICT-Cabinet line of DIN rail products. These new terminal blocks complement the UTME 6 series, released in 2009. Available with reliable UT screw clamp connection technology, the UTME 4 provides convenient and configurable current transformer (CT) test and measurement functionality in a compact 4 mm2 profile.The UTME 4 combines test and measurement disconnects with pluggable COMBI connectors for increased safety and assembly time savings. Its innovative short-circuit plugs for CT shorting allow “make first, break last” operation.A screw-free knife disconnect lever provides …

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SMC Pneumatics MPC Multiposition Cylinder

Need an actuator that offers an infinite number of adjustable stroke positions for under $500? Previously, an electric actuator was your only option. Now SMC Pneumatics offers a pneumatic and lower cost alternative in their new MPC Series. The MPC (Multi Position Cylinder) uses a 4~20mA or 0~10VDC input signal to automatically adjust the actuator stroke. Once the MPC reaches the desired position, it is pneumatically locked until the input signal is changed.How does the MPC do this? The MPC is a Cylinder + Solenoid Valve + Linear Sensor + Controller all in one unit. You need only to supply …

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SMC Pneumatics MGP Compact Guide Cylinder

SMC Pneumatics has re-designed their MGP Series of Compact Guide Cylinders, reducing its weight by up to 17 percent.  A thinner plate and a shorter guide rod not only decreases the weight of the unit, but also reduces the space required between the bottom of the cylinder body and your equipment.  Despite the reduced weight, the new MGP series provides the same performance, strength (rigidity) and mounting dimensions of the previous MGP series.MGP cylinders are available with three types of bearings: Slide bearing (MGPM) – Suitable for lateral load applications such as a stopper where shock is applied. Ball bushing (MGPL) …

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Phoenix Contact QUINT UPS-IQ Battery Management

Gain the ability to visually check the status of your batteries with the QUINT UPS-IQ from Phoenix Contact. Previously, UPS solutions for industrial control cabinets were basic units that performed a battery back-up function in the event of a main line power loss. However, these units could not provide an indication of the connected battery’s condition.The QUINT UPS-IQ is ideal for any situation where battery backup is needed and mission-critical systems cannot lose power. IQ-Technology makes QUINT unique by providing an adaptive battery management on several levels: State of Charge (SOC), State of Health (SOH), and State of Function (SOF).Features …

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Phoenix Contact MARKING BOX Printing System

The MARKING BOX is the newest addition to Phoenix Contact’s THERMOMARK LINE printing systems – a low-cost printing solution that is ideal for smaller customers with a variety of marking needs.This total printing system consists of: THERMOMARK CARD printer for printing on rigid materials, such as snap-in terminal block markers THERMOMARK ROLL printer for printing all roll material, such as shrink sleeves and wire wraps A laptop with preloaded software and print drivers All necessary cables and ink ribbons The MARKING BOX system allows the user to print a wide range of labels and markers for all products in and …

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Phoenix Contact Sensor/Actuator Cables for DeviceNet

Phoenix Contact is expanding its offering of drop and trunk DeviceNet cables. The new cordsets utilize industry standard M12 and MINI 7/8-inch threaded connectors. In a typical field cabling application, both power and communication lines are combined in one cable, saving space and installation time. When a new device is added to the network, a drop cable is simply plugged into a “Tee” on the trunk line and this allows for a fast field connection. Phoenix Contact Sensor/Actuator Cables for DeviceNet Phoenix Contact Technical Datasheets

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Schneider Electric Product Configurators for iPad

Schneider Electric has produced five free product configurators apps for use with Apple’s iPad. The visual product configurators enable users to easily select push buttons, selector switches, pilot lights, relays, tower lights, and their accessories. Once a product and its mating accessories have been selected, you can add additional products to the same bill of material and email it once completed. Download Schneider Electric iPad Apps (opens iTunes) Schneider Electric Technical Datasheets

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Banner Engineering iVu Software Update

The iVu 2011R1 software update from Banner Engineering introduces EtherNet/IP and Modbus/TCP communication protocols to simplify communications to some of the most commonly used industrial controllers in factory automation.  Adding these industrial protocols to the Ethernet enabled iVu Plus TG and iVu Plus BCR sensors provides simple and robust communication channels to control and monitor iVu Plus sensors over Ethernet from any controller that supports EtherNet/IP, Modbus/TCP, PCCC, or TCP/IP.For example, by communicating over EtherNet/IP or Modbus/TCP, a PLC or HMI can remotely issue a product change, update the barcode compare string, or trigger an iVu Plus sensor. Similarly, an …

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Pepperl+Fuchs PosiTrack PCV Data Matrix Positioning System

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the PosiTrack PCV Data Matrix Positioning System. This 2-D, camera-based position feedback system uses data matrix technology to solve numerous linear feedback applications common to automated storage and retrieval systems, overhead monorails, lifts and rotary turntables. The PosiTrack PCV system is capable of fast read speeds to 41ft/s, and the high data density of the 2-D code square allows continuous reading over distances up to six miles.“The use of data matrix codes in industrial environments is increasingly commonplace. Their small size, large data capacity and excellent readability, even when large segments of the symbol have been lost or …

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