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Finder Type 18.5K – KNX Presence and Movement Detector

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A new technological product has been added to the range of presence and movement detectors of Series 18: this is the type 18.5K detector with KNX technology.

Type 18.5D

 

The new movement sensor uses the reliable and tested detection technology that already characterizes the previous Series 18 detector models and is suitable for applications in building automation systems featuring the KNX standard.

Technical features:
Specifically designed to sense micro movements, this sensor is the ideal solution for the management of lighting systems in offices and work environments in general and schools.

The sensor lens has been developed to obtain higher sensitivity in the detection of micro movements and guarantees two reading and sensitivity areas, identified as
•a movement area, which is larger and covers an area of 8×8 m;
•a presence area, which is more important for detecting small movements, and covers an area of 4×4 m.

The type 18.5K movement and presence sensor is provided with 2 software outputs, one of which is controlled according to the light measured by the internal sensor (this function can be disconnected), and is also appropriate for particular types of systems where it is necessary to control both the lighting and the heating/air conditioning.

There is also a third software output that sends only movement information to the KNX Bus: thanks to specific software inputs, sensors can be networked in Master/Slave configuration. This functionality is particularly suitable for controlling large rooms.

Accessories included in the package:
The detector is supplied complete with supports that can be used for ceiling or suspended ceiling mounting and is powered directly by the KNX Bus.

 

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Finder Introduces Type 18.5D Movement and Presence Detector

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Type 18.5D

Finder presents its new movement and presence detector Type 18.5D with Bluetooth programming technology, and DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface), making programming through a smart phone easier than ever.

The detection of small movements make this detector particularly well suited for applications in schools, offices and other environments where there is not necessarily high levels of movement.

A special lens has been developed to sense both normal movements and micro movements. Normal ‘movement’ is detected over the wider area of 8 x 8 meters, while the ‘presence zone’ has increased sensitivity for the detection of small movements within a central area of 4 x 4 meters.

Through the use of Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) technology programming the detector’s operating characteristics can be easily and conveniently done using an Android or iOS smartphone.

After installing the 18.5D, simply download the Free App Finder Toolbox from Google and Apple’s official stores and set all the required parameters.

 

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Finder’s New Masterlin System of Push-In Relay Interface Modules

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MasterlineGet a grip on panel installations with Finder’s new MasterIn system of push-in relay interface modules. Finder’s latest advancement provides a high performance, screwless system that allows panel designers and installers to save precious time and money.

When challenged head-to-head, the push-in terminal technology outperformed the conventional installation method— a whopping 80 per cent faster than manual screw drivers, and 25 per cent faster than electric screw drivers.

The MasterIn System also demonstrates better clamping performance under vibration and movement than its screw-in rivals.

Jumper links allow quick connections and separate test points add to the flexibility of the system and are further reasons to choose the new Finder interface range.

The MasterIN System incorporates the existing 39, 48, 4C and 58 Series Finder Relay Interface Modules, and caters for a wide range of applications including industrial automation, building management systems and electrical control panels.

 

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Finder Expands its 22 Series Modular Contactor Range

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Finder 22 Series

To facilitate greater integration of controls and automation in building services, Finder has expanded its 22 Series modular contactor range to include 4 pole versions rated at 40A and 63A.
Finder’s modular contactor range is an ideal choice for higher current switching in quiet areas. With its virtually silent operation, it’s suitable for residential, hospital, hotel and other commercial installations.

For demanding industrial applications, it features a robust contact design, allowing high inrush capability, making it great for controlling lighting as well as motor loads.

Giving greater integration of controls and automation in building services, it provides a compact, quiet, high-power multi-pole switching solution.

Protective separation between coil and contacts provides reinforced insulation for safety, as required by many domestic and commercial standards/codes of practice.

 

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Finder Type 78.2E, Small and Mighty Industrial Switch Mode Power Supply

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78.2E

Finder’s new dual stage, high efficiency, switch mode power supplies answer the call for low voltage power in industrial, commercial and domestic applications where reliability and safety are paramount.

With the widest supply voltage range available on the market in both AC and DC, the compact yet powerful rail-mounted 78.2E features a 10A, 240W, 24V DC output, with overload and short circuit protection, and the highest efficiency and lowest ripple voltage at full load.

Finder’s characteristic quality is evident in its double sided soldering, front panel replaceable fuse plus a spare and thermal protection with LED status indication, all in a tidy, narrow (60mm) package.

State-of-the-art circuitry provides improved efficiency and reliability, and Power Factor Correction is included as standard, ideal for a wide range of applications, including industrial automation systems, control and measurement systems, and LED lighting.

 

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Finder Type 072.11 New Relay and Sensor Combination Detects Liquid Leakage

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Finder Type 072

With the recent reminders of the need to protect against flood water and other detrimental water leakage, Finder has expanded its range of liquid level control relays with the introduction of the 072.11 surface water sensor.

Working in conjunction with a liquid level control relay from the 72 series range, the surface water sensor has been designed to sense water levels as low a 1 mm, making it ideal for a range of applications, from detecting spillage around vending machines in sensitive areas such as computer suites, to the early detection of flood water in the basement or ground floor of a home.

Reinforced electrical isolation between the three circuit elements within the level control relay helps the system designer meet the personal safety required in virtually all equipment standards, and low voltage makes the sensor safe to touch.

 

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Finder Monitoring Module, Type 40.42, Aids Health and Safety Compliance

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70.42

With increasing health and safety demands and the need to protect valuable equipment, Finder’s new top of the range 70.42 3-phase, multifunctional monitoring relays offer maximum flexibility in monitoring a range of electrical supply parameters in compact, easy to adjust units at a competitive price.

This relay is ideal for monitoring supplies to machinery, equipment, and installations where failure or variation outside acceptable limits may result in damage to equipment, danger to personnel, or disruption to critical processes or procedures.

The Finder monitoring relay contributes to meeting the specific requirements of machine safety legislation (EN/60204-1), which requires that portable or semi- portable motor-driven equipment be prevented from starting up in the wrong direction should the local phases be reversed.

Able to monitor supply voltage within adjustable limits in six selectable modes (Under-voltage, Over-voltage, Window — all with or without Memory option), the unit also responds to out-of-limit Phase Asymmetry, incorrect Phase Sequence, and both Phase and Neutral loss.

 

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Finder Programming Timer now with Near Field Communication (NFC)

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Astro

 

The ever popular 12.51 digital time switch and 12.81 Astro can now be programmed using NFC right from your android phone using the latest App from the Google Play store.

Perfect for lighting or controlling outdoor spaces such as lighting, CCTV, and fountains, these new versions can be programmed in classic mode via the joystick, or smart mode via smartphones with NFC communication. Once the FINDER Toolbox App is downloaded and installed, you can read an existing program, or program your device with maximum flexibility, changing the smallest details and saving your program directly to your smartphone.

At this point you simply touch the smartphone to the product to transfer the data. FINDER Toolbox provides all technical data sheets and News from Finder.

Featuring 1CO 16A contact, back-lit display, automatic summer time adjustment and internal battery, these automation essentials will save you time and energy.

 

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Finder’s Astro Time Switch Saves Energy Wherever You Are

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Astro

Where the need exists to control lighting, temperature or other functions according to daylight hours, Finder’s Astro 12.81 time switch is an innovative, easily programmable time switch, which employs a unique digital program to calculate sunrise and sunset times by simply entering the location’s postcode with a single joystick. Its newest version now offers added flexibility, with the capability to override the Astro ON time with time-switch settings, thus further avoiding energy wastage.

With ever increasing pressures to reduce energy consumption, the Astro will control lighting, heating/cooling and humidity equipment in commercial, residential and industrial applications wherever sunrise and sunset times are critical in determining operational times, or where stipulated by local or national regulatory requirements.

The Astro’s micro-controller stores postcode data from 16 European countries, including the UK, which together with date information allows for the precise calculation of seasonal sunrise and sunset times. The Astro is also programmable using geographical coordinates, settable between 30°S and 64°N; 16°W and 50°E. The Astro will also automatically compensate, should European Summer Time be enabled.

For further versatility, the output switching can be advanced or retarded about the calculated sunrise (or sunset) time in 10-minute increments — up to a maximum of 90 minutes. A manual override of the output status allows for maintenance or one-off events.

With a 16 A 250 V AC rated output contact and a 120 A 5 ms peak current rating, the Astro time switch is capable of directly switching 2000W halogen, 750W compensated fluorescent, 200W CFL or LED lamp loads and AC15 loads up to 750VA.

The integral back-up battery, which is easily replaceable from the front, features an automatic power save mode which helps extend battery life.

 

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