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MC New Optimized Design of M8 and M12 Connectors Pepperl Fuchs 1 400

Powerful sensor technology requires equally powerful connection technology. That is why Pepperl+Fuchs offers a wide range of connectivity solutions for the integration of sensors into industrial plants. The portfolio focuses on M8 and M12 connectors—the standard in factory automation. Pepperl+Fuchs is introducing a new design for the M8 and M12 connectors: Due to numerous technical optimizations, the connectors impress with increased tightness and vibration resistance as well as simplified installation and maintenance.

 

 

MC Cognex In Sight 2800 Combines Deep Learning and Traditional Vision 1 400

Cognex Corporation, aleader in industrial machine vision, has released the In-Sight 2800 series vision system. In-Sight 2800 puts the power of a full-featured vision system into an easy-to-use package that gets applications running in minutes. In-Sight’s EasyBuilder interface guides users through the application development process step-by-step, making it simple for even new vision users to set up any job.

 

 

MC Banners New Miniature Q2X Sensor 1 400

Banner’s new Q2X sensors feature miniaturized enclosures, which allow them to be fit into a wide variety of confined industrial spaces and equipment. Despite their compact size, these sensors deliver reliable, competitive performance, with robust excess gain and sensing precision to detect challenging targets. The next-generation Q2X series complements the available Q12 series of miniature sensors by providing a more expansive range of performance modes. The series includes a new standard adjustable-field background-suppression model with either a visible red photoelectric LED or a Class 1 laser emitter, a cost-effective polarized retro-reflective model, and an easy-to-align opposed-mode sensor pair.

 

 

MC Festo Aluminum Pneumatic Tubing Welding Cells 1a 400

Festo’s innovative PM aluminum pneumatic tubing offers a weld-spatter resistant solution in welding cells that outperforms laminated and steel pneumatic tubing on durability, flexibility, ease of installation and installed cost. PM tubing is ideal for new welding cells and as a cost-and-time efficient retrofit solution.

 

 

MC Festos New Const Effective One Way Flow Valve 1 400

Festo’s new manually adjustable VFOE meets all the criteria users are seeking in a one-way flow control valve for either supply or exhaust air in standard industrial applications. With its compact, polymer body design, the VFOE is both smaller and up to 50% lighter than comparable metal-bodied flow control valves. That polymer difference and customized manufacturing allow Festo to offer VFOE as a low-cost option which doesn’t sacrifice Festo’s renowned quality.

 

 

MC Automation Direct New Alliance Linear Position Transducer 1 400

AutomationDirect has added new stainless steel linear variable inductance transducers (LVITs) from Alliance Sensors Group to their growing lineup of linear position sensors. These sensors convert the linear displacement of an object into a proportional analog output of 0 to 10 VDC or 4 to 20mA (depending on model). 

 

 

MC Interroll Presents New Plug and Play Conveyor Platform 1 400

With the new Light Conveyor Platform (LCP), Interroll is expanding its range of products with a platform- based material-flow solution that significantly increases the productivity of manufacturing processes. Designed as a plug-and-play modular system, the LCP allows all system integrators to implement scalable belt conveyor sections very easily in order to quickly meet customer-specific automation requirements for material flow.

 

 

MC Safety at an Attractive Price 1 400

Leuze is bringing to market the new ELC 100 safety light curtains, which can be used to reliably guard points of operation: The devices contribute to making machine designs cost effective and are easy to integrate and install.

 

 

MC Emersons New Emergency Shutdown Discrete Valve Controller 1 400

Recently, Emerson introduced the TopWorxTM DX PST with HART® 7. Units provide valuable valve data and diagnostic information, enabling the digital transformation of process applications. The new DX PST integrates seamlessly with existing valves and control systems, giving operators access to critical valve data, trends, and diagnostics that can be used to predict and schedule maintenance.

 

 

MC UR Solutions From UR Integrates Seamlessly 1 400

Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. is the only Platinum-awarded distributor in Canada for Universal Robots (UR), which manufactures collaborative robot arms, or “cobots”, to make production operations easier. In addition, UR offers the unique UR+ ecosystem of certified accessories, add-ons, end-effectors, kits, and components to help facilities automate even more quickly.

 

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MC PepperlFuchs Monitoring Condition of Plants w Vibration Sensors 3a 400

To enable long-term monitoring of vibrations, Pepperl+Fuchs recently launched a new portfolio of vibration sensors. You can find out what distinguishes these products in the following blog article. Using a wind turbine as an application example, we will also show you how you can use vibration and acceleration sensors in combination to keep an eye on both long-term and short-term changes in vibration.

The portfolio of vibration sensors

Pepperl+Fuchs has recently started offering a range of vibration sensors to perform reliable measurements of vibration velocity and acceleration in low or high frequency ranges. Compared to similar products, Pepperl+Fuchs’ vibration sensors have approvals up to SIL 2, a large measuring range of up to 128 mm/s, and automatic condition detection for ball bearings. Due to their robust housing and encapsulated electronics, the sensors impress with maintenance-free operation and a particularly long service life.

The three designs in the portfolio are available with different certifications and approvals. In this way, you can find the right vibration sensor for every application:

  • VIM3 series: The compact VIM3 series is suitable for applications up to SIL 1/PL c, and has output options for analog or IO-Link.
  • VIM6 series: The VIM6 series is approved for hazardous areas up to Zone 1/21. With an extended temperature operating range of -40°C … +125 °C, the sensors are ideal for high-temperature areas.
  • VIM8 series: Due to a particularly robust housing made of duplex steel, the vibration sensors of the VIM8 series are designed for use in offshore applications as well as in harsh and hazardous areas of Zone 1/21. Moreover, the sensors have an approval up to SIL 2/PL d.

 

Vibration sensors vs. acceleration sensors

Not only vibration sensors, but also acceleration sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs are used to measure changes in vibration: Both record the vibration acceleration in g. Nevertheless, the sensors differ in their technical operating principle and are therefore each suitable for different applications.

 

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