This issue of Automation Notebook gives you snapshots of some of our latest products. Some of those new products include: additions to the access control barriers, new miniature circuit breakers and supplementary protectors, as well as, harsh-duty photoelectric sensors, three-phase soft starters and much more.
Access Control Barriers
Contrinex YCA 50-series safety light curtains have configurable operating distances of 1-15 and 10-50 meters and protective heights to 1,232 mm. Safety light curtains have Type 4 and Cat 4 PLe safety ratings and are IP65 and IP67 rated. Light curtain components start at $350. Staring at $640, YXC-series light curtain mirror columns provide multi-sided safeguarding of danger zones. Access control barriers and accessories are cULus, CE and RoHS compliant.
UL 489 Rated Miniature Circuit Breakers and UL 1077 Rated Supplementary Protectors
Eaton FAZ-NA Series UL 489 DIN-rail mountable mini circuit breakers are available in single, two and three-pole models. FAZ series UL 1077 supplementary protector breakers provide overcurrent protection where branch protection is not required. These protectors are available in single, double and triple pole models. UL 489 mini circuit breakers start at $18 and UL 1077 rated supplementary protectors at $9.
Harsh Duty/Food and Beverage Quick Disconnect Cables
Ideal for food and beverage washdown applications, these IP69K-rated sensor cables have industry-standard M8 connectors with open leads or with quick disconnect plugs on each end (patch cables). Cable lengths range from 0.6 to 10 meters. Cables are UL Listed (US and Canada) and have a 1-year warranty. M8 IP69K-rated Q/D sensor cables start at $10 and M8 IP69K-rated patch cables start at $15.
Harsh-Duty Photoelectric Sensors
The new FM series harsh duty photoelectric sensors are IP69K-rated sensors in three-wire NPN or PNP styles and are available in 27 washdown models. Ideal for food and beverage applications, the 10-30 VDC rectangular sensors are fitted with 316L stainless steel housings and are available in diffuse, diffuse with background suppression and polarized retroreflective styles starting at $42.00; through-beam models are sold as an emitter (starting at $33.00) and receiver (starting at $40) separately. The harsh-duty photoelectric sensors have either an attached two-meter output cable, or an M8 or M12 quick-disconnect. All models have a selectable light-on/dark-on output setting; sensing ranges are available up to 10m. Backed by a one-year warranty, FM series photoelectric sensors are cULus, CE and RoHS approved.
High-Performance 48VDC Drives Now Available
IronHorse® GSD1 series DC drives are high-performance Pulse-Width-Modulated (PWM) controllers for 12 to 48 volt equipment providing smooth control with high-efficiency operation. GSD1 series drives are available in 10A (1/8 to 1/2 HP motor rating) and 20A (1/4 to 1 HP motor rating) versions. New models allow jumper selectable 12, 24, 36 or 48V operating voltage. Starting at $115, GSD1 series DC drives are available in open-frame and NEMA 4X enclosed styles, and all come standard with a speed pot, knob, and dial plate. GSD1 series DC drives are RoHS compliant and are backed with a one-year warranty.
ProSense® Flow Transmitters with 4-20mA Output
New FSA series flow transmitters provide a 4-20mA analog output proportional to liquid media flow rate. Available in three flow ranges up to 27GPM, the transmitters have a M12 quick disconnect and 3/4-inch or 1-inch FNPT process connections. The integrated check valve design allows the sensor to be mounted vertically or horizontally. Starting at $140, FM Series flow transmitters are IP65 and IP67 rated and cULus, CE and ROHS compliant.
Liquid-Tight Conduit Connectors
RACO liquid-tight connectors, in 3/8-inch to 2-inch thread sizes and insulated or uninsulated styles, are designed for use on flexible metallic liquid-tight conduit and Type B flexible non-metallic liquid-tight conduit in outdoor or indoor locations. Starting at $1.75, connectors are available in straight and 90-degree models. Liquid-tight connectors are used to positively bond the conduit to a box or enclosure; the connectors are suitable for use in Class I, Div 2; Class II, Div 1 & 2; and Class III, Div 1 & 2 hazardous locations. All models feature a zinc-plated steel heavy-duty locknut to assure continuity of ground; a patented split gland-ring slips onto the conduit quickly to grip the jacket of the conduit, assuring a perfect seal, and preventing pullouts.
New Stellar® Full-Featured 3-Phase Soft Starters
SR55 series three-phase AC motor soft starters are available in three frame sizes with 24VDC, 110 or 230 VAC selectable control voltages and are designed for 17 to 477 full-load amps (at 200-480 VAC). SR55 soft starters provide full motor overload protection and built-in SCR failure protection. The units include a touchscreen for application set up and monitoring, programmable analog and digital I/O, integrated Modbus RTU and optional Modbus TCP or Ethernet/IP communications. Starting at $975, the SR55 series soft starters are UL listed, CE, REACH, and RoHS approved.
E-Stop Control Stations with Maintenance Lockout Feature
IDEM emergency stop control stations are available with button protection shrouds that accept a padlock for safe maintenance lockout. Stations are available in IP67-rated plastic (starting at $29) or IP69K-rated (NEMA 6) stainless steel housings (from $125); and are ISO, cULus and CE compliant.
*Prices as of September 3, 2015. Check website for most current prices.