Mechatronics Canada

November 17, 2021

 

MC AutomationDirect New ReeR Controller 1 400

AutomationDirect has added new ReeR MOSAIC safety controller components for expanded capability. The Reer MOSAIC (MOdular SAfety Integrated Controller) makes it easy to manage safety systems and sensors. It is modular, expandable, and configurable for managing all safety functions of a single machine or an entire plant. The new MOSAIC-MV series speed monitoring expansion modules are an excellent addition that allow speed monitoring of rotating machinery via proximity sensors or TTL, HTL, and SIN/COS encoder inputs.

Also added is the M1S enhanced controller master module that includes more built-in safety I/O and supports newer safety modules. These newer modules include two new combination safety I/O modules that support 8 or 12 inputs as well as four individual OSSD safety outputs, a new safety output module with 4 single or 2 pair OSSD outputs and 4 configurable I/O, and a safety analog input module to allow monitoring of analog variables.

These new ReeR MOSAIC safety controller components start at $299.00, are available for fast shipping, and have a 2-year warranty.

 

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Featured Article: Decoding the Most Versatile Industrial Connector in the World


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If you were around in 1980’s you will probably remember walkmans, vcrs, mix tapes and big hair bands on MTV, amongst other things. The decade started with the release of PacMan, the Rubiks Cube and a Hollywood actor called Ronald Reagan winning the US Presidential election. It ended with the first episode of the Simpsons, Timothy Berners-Lee inventing the World Wide Web and the Berlin Wall coming down to symbolize the end of the Cold War.

Some notable 1980’s inventions included the first artificial heart, CD players, the Apple MacIntosh computer, Microsoft Windows, the Nintendo Gameboy and the first GPS satellite to be launched into space.

But there was one more invention of the 1980s that wasn’t really noticed by the general public, but ultimately paved the way for fast, easy and reliable electrical connections that we often take for granted in control systems today. We are talking about the M12 circular connector that was launched at the Hannover Fair in 1985 and has since become one of the most popular industrial connectors in the world.

These days, you will be hard-pressed to walk into any manufacturing plant without seeing an M12 connector. They are used to connect sensors to I/O modules, vision systems to Ethernet switches, light curtains to safety controllers and much more. Originally only available in 3-pole and 4-pole versions with an A-Coded keyway for power and I/O signals, the M12 connector is still evolving and has become one of the most versatile circular connectors available.

Now, more than 35 years since it was launched, there are many different types of M12 connectors for signal, data and power connections.

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