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Red Lion Controls Graphite HMIs Receive Global ATEX and IECEx Approvals

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced that its rugged Graphite® Human Machine Interface (HMI) operator panels have been certified to operate in global ATEX zone 2/22 and IECEx zone 2 environments. Following Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Class I, Division 2 Listed status received last year, these approvals certify that Graphite HMIs are safe for use with industrial control equipment in potentially explosive, hazardous locations around the world.Red Lion’s touchscreen Graphite HMIs are now able to provide organizations with powerful monitoring and control capabilities regardless of operating environment, even locations …

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Banner Engineering Wireless Vibration and Temperature Sensor

Vibration monitoring can identify potential problems before they become too serious or disruptive. With the new Banner Engineering Wireless Vibration and Temperature Sensor, it is easy to monitor motors, pumps, blowers and many other types of machines throughout an entire facility. Combined with a Banner Wireless Node and Gateway, the system can be set up to provide local indication, the signal can be sent to a central location and the data can be collected by the gateway. FEATURES Provides high accuracy vibration (velocity RMS) and temperature measurements Manufactured with a robust zinc alloy housing Connects via a 1-wire serial interface …

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Banner Engineering PROFINET iVu Image Sensors

Banner Engineering’s iVu 2015R1 software update introduces the PROFINET communication protocol to simplify communications with some of the most commonly used industrial controllers in factory automation.Adding this industrial protocol to the Ethernet-enabled Gen2 iVu Plus TG and iVu Plus BCR sensors provides simple and robust communication channels to control and monitor iVu Plus sensors from any controller that supports PROFINET. This new functionality matches the capabilities available for EtherNet/IP, Modbus/TCP or PCCC.Communicating over PROFINET, a PLC or HMI can remotely issue a product change, update the barcode compare string or trigger an iVu Plus sensor. Similarly, an HMI could display …

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SMC Pneumatics AC-B Modular Style FRL Units

SMC’S new AC-B series of modular type F.R.L. unit is available in six basic sizes and is interchangeable with the existing modular AC line. The AC-B series has a maximum set pressure of 125 psi and offers embedded gauge and pressure switch options not found in the AC-A series. The element and bowl on the AF series is now one-piece, making element replacement easier. Required maintenance space has been reduced by as much as 46% on the AF series, depending on the body size. Bowls on size 30 and up are now covered with a transparent bowl guard, completely protecting …

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Turck QR24 Sensor for Mobile Equipment

TURCK released a new QR24 rotary inductive sensor to expand programmability for industrial applications and improve rotary position feedback for the mobile equipment market. The QR24 for mobile equipment features a low operating voltage of 8-30 VDC with 0.5 – 4.5 V output. This technology is immune to vibrations and interference, ensuring accuracy and longevity to avoid replacement downtime and comes in an IP68/IP69K rated housing to protect against moisture and dust in demanding environments.All QR24 sensors use resistance inductive capacitance (RLC) measuring technology to process and communicate position. Each sensor is manufactured with printed emitter and receiver coil systems …

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Banner Engineering Q4X Analog Laser Measurement Sensor

The Q4X analog versatile, rugged laser measurement sensor from Banner Engineering is the latest addition to the family of Q4X sensors, building upon the success of the Q4X discrete model, which has solved challenging applications across many industries. As a new addition to Banner’s measurement sensor offering, the Q4X analog expands the types of applications Banner can solve, providing continuous measurement of challenging targets from dark to reflective out to 300 mm. In addition to its longer range and greater excess gain, the Q4X is now further differentiated from the LR-Z, which is only available with discrete outputs.FEATURES Reliably detects …

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Red Lion Controls Sixnet Industrial Cellular RTUs

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced its Sixnet® series RAM® industrial cellular RTUs now feature a web-based user-configurable event engine that can trigger I/O and relays or send SMS text messages based on real-time operational data. With connectivity options such as I/O, serial, Ethernet and optional Wi-Fi, RAM RTUs easily integrate with existing equipment to provide a remote monitoring M2M solution that performs reliable local control and alerts personnel of critical events.With an intuitive web-based, menu-driven interface that requires no knowledge of programming languages, the powerful RAM event …

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Turck extremelife-60 Cables

To answer the need for cables that can withstand the harshest cold weather environments imaginable; TURCK announces a new platform cable offering, extremelife-60. Designed with a specially engineered proprietary cable jacket material, these cables remain flexible enough to work with even at -40°C and carry UL -60°C cold bend and UL/ CSA -40°C cold impact listings as well as an FT4 flame rating. No other cable on the market combines these achievements in a single cable solution; this makes the extremelife-60 an unrivaled solution for extreme cold weather applications even in harsh environments. The extremelife-60 cables are available in a …

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SMC Pneumatics CA2-Z Air Cylinders

SMC Pneumatics’ series CA2-Z air cylinder is 15% lighter than the existing CA2 cylinder. Fine adjustment is now possible due to the increase in the air cushion adjustment range. The CA2-Z can now be ordered with rod end or pivot brackets, and mounting dimensions are the same as the existing CA2. A variety of auto switches are available for mounting, including compact switches and magnetic field resistant switches. The CA2-Z is available in 40, 50, 63, 80 and 100mm bores sizes, and is RoHS compliant.SMC Pneumatics CA2-Z Air CylindersSMC Pneumatics Technical Datasheets

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