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Pepperl+Fuchs CANopen Absolute Encoders

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces CVM42H CANopen Multi-Turn Absolute Encoders. These encoders feature a stainless steel housing, flange and shaft, and utilize magnetic sampling to deliver 24 bit resolution position value through the CANopen protocol. This robust design makes them ideally suited for harsh environments with high mechanical stresses typically found in mobile equipment, crane, steel production, wind turbine and packaging applications, among others.CVM42H absolute encoders are available with an IP66, IP68 or IP69K environmental rating. They boast axial and radial shaft load capacity to 270 N, and are vibration resistant to 30 g and shock resistant to 300 g. They are rated …

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Banner Engineering PVL Parts Verification Array

Banner has developed the PVL retroreflective light grid for reliable coverage to help streamline part picking processes. This product complements their PVA, PVD, and K50 products, offering cost-effective and reliable technology easily adapted for specific manufacturing scenarios.Features Rugged metal housing with 225 mm monitoring span  Suitable for most environments Opto-mechanical alignment with bright red emitter beams for easy setup Two color LED indication arrow: Bright Green for “Pick” and Flashing Red for “Missed Pick”. Highly visible for error verification Flexible mounting option and rugged steel mounting brackets Both vertical and horizontal with easy alignment Retroreflective tape can be placed on …

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Turck Rotary Single Axis CANopen Inclinometer

TURCK introduces the new rotary single axis inclinometer, expanding its dual axis CANopen inclinometer offering for angular tilt detection. With a monitoring range of 360 degrees, the single axis inclinometer provides extended application flexibility, allowing operators to easily monitor mechanical arms, such as tensioners or moving components. Its CANopen communications also makes it ideally suited for mobile equipment, such as monitoring and reporting position of outriggers, booms or other vertically rotating parts.The single axis inclinometer measures angular tilt in reference to gravity. At the heart of the TURCK inclinometer are MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system) devices that incorporate micro-electromechanical capacitive elements into …

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Rittal Blue E Air Conditioners

Rittal Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of our Blue E air conditioners. The Blue E air conditioners offer up to a 45% gain in energy efficiency, and in a customer field test the amount of energy used by the Blue E air conditioner was reduced 70% when compared to a standard air conditioner.Features These energy-saving air conditioners are available with output from 1700 to 16800 BTU (500 to 4000 W) Savings of up to 45% energy consumption with the same cooling output; up to 70% energy savings compared with a conventional Rittal TopTherm Plus air conditioner in field …

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Rittal SE8 Freestanding Enclosures

Rittal announces their SE8 line of freestanding enclosures. Unlike bayed enclosure suites with frames and removable side panels, the body of the SE8 – consisting of two side panels and a roof – is made from one piece of sheet steel. The rear panel of the enclosure is screwed on for easy access and cable entry can be handled in a variety of ways using the integrated base frame. The full compatibility with the TS8 system makes it easy to integrate the SE8 freestanding enclosure with other bayed TS8 systems.Because the enclosure body and the section of the SE8 are …

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Banner Engineering SSA-EB Flush Mount Emergency Stop Buttons

Banner Engineering’s Flush Mount E-Stop buttons are ideal for various emergency stop safety applications. The easy to install E-Stops are available in four model styles: standard actuator, illuminated standard actuator, lockable actuator, and an illuminated lockable actuator. The illuminated buttons provide an indication of a pressed button for easy identification. The LED illumination can be controlled by a +24Vac/dc signal.The lockable style actuator can provide supervisory or personal control and is intended to prevent unauthorized or accidental resetting of a pushed button by applying a padlock once the button is actuated. It is important to note that the lockable models …

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Phoenix Contact Axioline Realtime I/O

Phoenix Contact is pleased to announce the addition of Axioline to our IP20 I/O offering. Axioline was designed for applications requiring high speed data acquisition. This can be achieved because Axioline’s backplane only adds a 1 μs offset per I/O module allowing the I/O to synchronize with the control network.Features: UL Pending Network support for Profinet. In the future the offering is being expanded to Support the following networks: SercosIII, Profibus, Modbus/TCP, EtherNet/IP and Ethercat Connection of up to 63 I/O devices per station 1 μs update time per I/O module. The update rate per I/O station is therefore calculated …

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Phoenix Contact Valueline VL BPC 1000 Box PC

Phoenix Contact’s long awaited VL BPC 1000 is now available. This low-cost box PC is based upon the Intel Atom N455 1.6 GHz CPU.  The product has a very small form factor, mounts on a DIN-rail, has 3 COM ports and is very energy efficient.The addition of the VL BPC 1000 to the Valueline portfolio of industrial PC products provides you with even more options when it comes to PC choices for their applications. The BPC 1000 series extends the box IPC family as the regular temperature model. The extended temperature VL MINI (2700773) remains as the choice for applications …

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Phoenix Contact MSTB and FKC Lock-and-Release Connectors

The MSTB and FKC lock-and-release connectors from Phoenix Contact contain levers that automatically snap-lock onto the header during insertion. This enables convenient ejection of the plug. The function of the lock-and-release lever is self-explanatory and easy to use.Headers are available in either horizontal or vertical PCB-mount and can be applied using wave solder processes. High-temperature, pin-in-paste headers are also available for reflow soldering.Features and Benefits Automatic locking during insertion of the plug into the header Ensures convenient ejection of the plug Self-explanatory operation In case of restricted space, a screwdriver can be used for lever extension Headers are compatible with …

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Rittal UL Type 4X Stainless Steel TS8 Enclosures

The newest in the Rittal system of TS8 modular enclosures is ready to set the standard in every market with new single-door freestanding and double-door floormount models in stainless steel rated to the UL Type 4X standard.The TS8 system of modular enclosures has proven its worth around the world and now it’s up for even greater challenges with all new stainless steel, UL Type 4X models. When it comes to protecting critical equipment in the harshest environments and most demanding conditions Rittal has what you need.Available in Type 304 stainless steel the new models are designed for easy access and …

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