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Crydom DRML1 Load Monitoring Module Now Available for NOVA22 Solid State Relays

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DRML1, Crydom’s Load Monitoring Module designed to detect partial or total load failure
 of up to 8 loads and 50 Amps

Crydom introduces the DRML1 Load Monitoring Module, specially designed for NOVA22 solid-state relays which allows to monitor up to 8 heating elements, with similar current value, for a total current ranging from 1.2 Amps up to 50 Amps.

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The DRML1 module measures the current value and compares it against a pre-set value (Teach value), which is stored during installation. Normal operation is monitored and failures are detected. An alarm is activated when the module detects undercurrents in the heating circuit below -12.5% of the nominal current. The module allows also for other alarm conditions to be detected such as: overcurrent condition (when the current exceeds the maximum of +12.5% of the nominal current), blown fuses (open load), damaged (short circuited SCR) and interrupted SSR, as well as those in half-wave operation. The nominal current value (Teach value) is set by the operator either with the “Teach-In” push button, placed on the front, or with the external “Teach-In” input.

The new DRML1 Load Monitoring Module offers three unique features in the market. It allows the user to select the maximum current value of 20 Amps or 50 Amps, operates with a minimum partial load detectable value of 150 mA and includes an adjustable alarm response delay (0.1 sec, 1 sec or 5 sec), selectable via a parameter selector switch. This avoids fault messages generated by voltage drops.

Malfunctions are indicated by a multicolor LED and can be localized systematically thanks to the alarm output which allows up to 128 DRML1 modules to be connected to a collective alarm. The LED indicates when power is ON and also when the Teach-In function is activated (Blue), when the input signal is ON (Green) and when an alarm condition is activated (Red).

The DRML1 is designed for direct installation on NOVA22 Solid State Relays contactor configuration versions (both Panel Mount PM22 Series and DIN Rail Mount DR22 Series models). The plastic enclosure provides IP20 level protection.

DRML1 can be used in different applications but its key advantages make it ideal for quality supervision of plastic parts production in injection molding machines, thermoforming machines and rubber parts production.

Main features include:
-  Up to 8 loads can be monitored
-  Selectable max current rating: 20 Amps or 50 Amps
-  Selectable alarm delay (0.1 sec, 1 sec, 5 sec)
-  Minimum current for single load: 150 mA
-  Alarms detected: undercurrent, overcurrent, open mains voltage, SSR fault
-  Alarm output: PNP open collector, 6-28 VDC, 100 mA
-  Up to 128 modules can be connected in parallel
-  Operating temperature: -25°C to +70°C
-  Pluggable module for both DIN Rail and Panel Mount NOVA22 SSRs
-  Multicolor LED with input status and alarm indication

Crydom’s DRML1 Module is C-UL-US Recognized and compliant to IEC 61000-4 (EMC) and IEC 60068-2 (Shock and Vibration) requirements. It’s also CE compliant to the Low Voltage Directive as well as the RoHS Directive.

 

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Crouzet Is Pleased To Announce The Availability of em4 Ethernet!

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The most intuitive and easy to use Nano-PLC on your Ethernet Network with embedded Ethernet Modbus TCP/IP server.

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Key Features
-  Save time in designing your application and remote functions using the most intuitive graphical function block language of the market
-  Measure accurately your high-end industrial sensors with the embedded configurable analog inputs (including 4-20 mA)
-  Integrate easily one of our three high tech designs in your machine
-  Adapt your application along the way of its lifecycle thanks to the enhanced controlling performances

Product Details
-  26 I/Os nano-PLC in a compact modular shape
-  24 VDC (-15% +20%) power supply
-  Highly visible HMI with 4 lines of 18 characters white on a black backlight, 6 x programmable keys
-  4 configurable digital inputs for encoder (20 kHz), or high speed count (60 kHz)
-  12 digital/analog inputs including 4 configurable (0-10 V, 0-20, 4-20 mA) with high accuracy for sensors
-  2 static PWM outputs allowing controlling analog actuators (controlled valve, controlled pump…) or for external PWM/0-10 V or 4-20 mA converter
-  8 relay outputs (2 x 6 A, 6 x 8 A)
-  A large memory for application and remote functions program (~1000 FB)
-  Programmable locally with an USB interface
-  Optional Interface for Modbus RS485 slave

Accessories
-  I/O & specific expansions
-  Interfaces & wireless antennas
-  HMI & visulalization
-  Sensors & Signal converters
-  Power-Supply & other accessories

 

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Schurter Type 5145 Compact Power Entry Module for Protection Class II Equipment

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Schurter expands its wide range of power entry modules to include versions, without ground pin, for use in Protection Class II double-insulated applications. The 5145 power entry module is already popular for use in Protection Class I equipment, due to its circuit breaker and EMC filter functions integrated into one compact package. The new Protection Class II version is perfectly suited for medical equipment used at home where the medical standard prescribes the use of Protection Class II design.

The new 5145 Class II version is according to IEC 60320-1, style C18. It is particularly well suited for use in medical equipment according to the IEC standard 60601-1-11, which outlines additional safety measures specific to medical equipment intended for use in the home. There is increasing demand for such equipment as populations around the world age and healthcare costs continue to rise.

Protection Class II equipment, in contrast to Protection Class I equipment, generally has no metal case. This category of equipment is called double insulated, and requires higher safety levels for energized components relative to exposed surfaces. The 5145 Class II power entry module provides double insulation between energized components and exposed parts. This reinforced insulation is tested with a voltage of 4000 VDC between the energized conductor (L) and the neutral conductor (N) relative to the filter case.

The EMC filter is available in medical and low leakage, M5, versions. This integrated filter at the power input provides highly effective interference suppression, which results in optimized electromagnetic compatibility. Current ratings range from 1-10 A at 250 VAC. Versions with quick-connect or solder terminals are available.

The 5145 Class I and Class II are ENEC and cURus approved. They are suited for use in equipment according to IEC 60950, IEC 60601-1, in addition to IEC 60601-1-11.

Technical Data / Approvals
- IEC C18 power-inlet connector with TA45 circuit breaker and a filter
- M5 medical filter
- Rated currents: 1, 2, 4, 6, 10A (ENEC), 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, 15A (UL/CSA) at 40°C
- Screw mounting

Application
- For totally insulated equipment according to IEC 61140
- Suited for medical equipment according to IEC 60601-1
- Especially suited for use in medical equipment intended for use in the home according to IEC 60601-1-11

 

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Crydom EL Series: Now Available With Improved Mechanical Design

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CRYDOM’S POPULAR MINI-PUCK SOLID STATE RELAY IS BACK WITH MORE POWER & ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The EL Series is Now Available with an Improved Mechanical Design Rated up to 30 Amps and Optional 90° Bent Terminals for Reduced Spaces

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Crydom presents the redesigned range of EL Series AC and DC output solid state relays with ratings up to 30 Amps, making it the highest current rating SSR in this compact footprint. The EL Series SSR comes in a 21mm x 35mm housing with quick connect terminals, ideal for applications where space is at a premium, such as small commercial and medical machines.

The internal construction and housing of the EL Series has been re-designed for improved reliability, robust mechanical construction and improved thermal performance. Recently added optional built-in overvoltage protection (internal TVS diode) on AC models, as well as a unique optional 90° bent terminals for applications where vertical space is limited.

Other features of the EL Series include:
•  Load current ratings of 30 Amps @ 24-280 VAC and 10 Amps @ 3-100 VDC
•  Back-to-back SCR output with low off state leakage current (AC models)
•  Low dissipation Mosfet output (DC models)
•  Flexible 5, 12 and 24 VDC control voltage options
•  Zero voltage or instantaneous turn-on outputs (AC models)

Crydom’s EL Series SSRs are C-UL-US Recognized, TUV compliant according to IEC 62314 (AC output version), CE compliant to the Low Voltage Directive, and RoHS & China RoHS compliant. Additionally, the enclosure and the PCB of the EL Series solid state relays meet the requirements of standard IEC60335-1, which make it an ideal option for demanding applications in the household appliances and professional food equipment.

 

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Schurter New FUS Fuseholder, Snap-In IP67 Dust & Water-Proof, 5 x 20 mm or 6.3 x 32 mm

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With the new FUS fuseholder, Schurter is building on its successful FUL series for high-performance applications and presents the first dust and water-proof fuseholder with ingress degree of protection IP67 especially for rough applications.  The snap-in fuseholder series guarantees fast and tool-free assembly.   The carrier is available in both versions with slot and fingergrip and can accommodate fuse sizes 5 x 20 mm or 6.3 x 32 mm.

Thanks to the high IP67 degree of dust and water protection, the FUS series fuseholders can be used wherever high-performance applications are exposed to potentially adverse environmental influences, such as outdoor applications or in the oil and chemical industry, marine, laboratories and mining. In addition, the FUS series fuseholders are also used where the highest ingress protection against liquid and particles is required, as for instance in medical and food production equipment.

Made of halogen-free plastic, the side metal snap brackets act as heat dissipaters and are designed for fast snap-in mounting. Wires are terminated with quick-connect or solder connections. The newly styled fuse carriers accept 5 x 20 mm or 6.3 x 32 mm fuses, and provide slot or fingergrip removal for fuse replacement.

The FUS series already complies with the increased glow-wire material requirements outlined in the new IEC 60127-6 and IEC 60335-1 standards developed for unattended devices in use.  The FUS fuseholders are characterized by a particularly high-quality design and a good price / performance ratio.

Technical Data
• Fuse holder according to IEC 60127-6 / UL 4248-1
• Rated specifications: IEC 16A @ 500 VAC (4 watt) / UL 32A @ 600 VAC / VDC
• Quick-connect connections 6.3 x 0.8 mm or solder connections
• Ambient temperature: -40 ° C to + 85 ° C
• Complies with the requirements of IEC 60335-1 for unattended devices in operation. This includes the stringent glow wire requirements according to IEC 60695-2-12 and -13

Applications
Equipment exposed to harsh industrial environments or the outdoors, measurement, laboratory and medical equipment, marine, dairy and food industries, robotics, controls in mining and underground.

 

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Schaffner Introduces Type FN 5060 HV, the Newest Generation of 690/600 VAC DV/DT Filters

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Motor drive output filters protect motor windings against excessive voltage peaks and
inadmissible voltage pulse rise times generated by the inverter PWM output voltage. Dv/dt filters are
required to fulfill the IEC 60034-17/-25 standards defining the limits for IEC-and NEMA AC-motors
and prolonging their life times.

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Schaffner, the international leader in the fields of electromagnetic compatibility, power quality and motor drive output filters, introduces the new FN 5060 HV standard dv/dt filter series for 690/600 VAC motor applications. These innovative filters are designed according to Schaffner’s patented concept which enables dv/dt filter damping performance without using resistors or capacitors. This simplifies the installation, saves mounting space and is a reliable long life time solution.

The new filters are designed to offer minimum power loss, low voltage drop and thus help to maximize the system efficiency.

Several industries can benefit from the use of the new 690/600 VAC dv/dt filter such as the chemical, cement, metal, oil and gas, mining, applications in buildings and infrastructure environments (pumps, fans, HVAC) and other industries.

Not only to be used in areas where pumps and fans are controlled by drives with short motor cables, the dv/dt filters from Schaffner are also recommended to be used for applications with frequent braking, danger of flash-over voltage and motors running at high temperature.

New and existing motors and installations will benefit from a longer life time and a continuous long lasting operation, if such dv/dt filters are used with variable speed drives.

The standard 690/600 VAC filter series are available with current ratings from 16 A to 1’200 A. Higher or other ratings can be engineered and delivered on demand.

All models are CE, UL, CSA and ENEC approved and RoHS compliant.

 

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Hylec IP-67 Rated Isolator Switch Box Ensures Machine Safety

AC and DC versions; suits industrial, commercial, machine tools, security,
power supplies and HVAC applications

isolator-boxHylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, is launching a new range of isolation switch boxes.  The new range boasts the best price / performance ratio on the UK market, providing fast electrical isolation for multiple applications, including industrial machinery, commercial buildings, power supplies, security equipment and HVAC.  Isolator AC and DC models are IP67 rated, completely preventing dust and dirt ingress and providing protection from water up to a depth of 1m.  In addition, Isolator switch boxes are manufactured from completely flame retardant polycarbonate rated to UL94V-0, providing an additional and often vital margin of safety over competitive products with a lower flame-resistance rating.

The Isolator AC models are 20A, 25A, 32A, 40A and 63A, with rated operating current for AC-23A circuits of 15A, 20A, 22A, 30A and 43A respectively.  For 3-phase AC installations, rated voltage is 11A, 13A, 15A, 22A and 36A. An 80A AC ISOLATOR switch box will be introduced in early 2017. The three DC Isolator models are 16A, 25A and 32A, with rated insulation voltage of 1500V and rated impulse withstand voltage of 8000V.  Contacts are silver plated alloy which provide superior oxidisation resistance and increased reliability. At just 98mm x 80mm x 145mm, the 20A, 32A, and 40A AC models are very compact, yet highly visible with bright yellow covers and red switches for easy identification.   The larger 63A AC and DC models measure just 98mm wide x 81mm high x 180mm long, again providing a neat, compact solution in all commercial and industrial environments. The Isolator range has TUV approval, and UL approval is applied for.   All sizes are available in 4-pole versions.

 

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Honeywell IS-WPS Series Intrinsically Safe Wireless Pressure Sensor

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Honeywell IS-WPS Series Intrinsically Safe Wireless Pressure Sensor

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Honeywell is pleased to introduce its Intrinsically Safe Wireless Pressure Sensors, an addition to the WPS series designed to provide remote pressure monitoring capabilities in harsh environments. The WPS series provides an adaptable solution for pressure monitoring via wireless communication through both Honeywell’s Limitless (Point to Point) and ISA100 wireless protocols. These durable and rugged sensors use a combination of materials such as aluminum and stainless steel to provide performance in demanding applications. With pressure diaphragms made of robust hastealloy C-276 the IS-WPS series can monitor the harshest mediums. Each IS-WPS uses intrinsically safe design that allows for use in certified atmospheres.

 

 

VALUE TO CUSTOMERS
  •   Hazardous Location Protection- Intrinsically safe design allows for use in certified atmospheres containing flammable gases
•   Can save time and money- Wireless operation and signal transmission eliminate the need to physically send maintenance engineers into the field
•   Reliable- Reliable sensing option that meets the harsh environments

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
•   Intrinsically Safe: cULus, ATEX, and IECEx certifications
•   Radio (license-free and global): WPAN 802.15.4, 2.4 GHz, point-to-point (P2P) provides increased reliability, flexibility, and security in wireless transmission
•   Configurable platform: Designed for global availability
•   Provides a Total Error Band (TEB) of ±2.0 % within the operating temperature range
•   Measures gage or absolute pressure ranging from 0 psi to 500 psi through 0 psi to 15,000 psi
•    Ability to reconfigure multiple IS-WPS series sensors allows users to easily add, subtract, or relocate the IS-WPS Series sensor
•   Can reduce costs: Minimizes installation/maintenance costs because there are no wires, conduit, clips, junction boxes etc.
•   IP65 and IP67 sealing
•   Designed to support direct mount or using bracket assembly for installation ease
•   Readily available batteries can be obtained from electrical supply houses and distributors

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
•   Process monitoring of important pressures
•   Gauge replacement
•   Liquid level sensing (corrosive or non-corrosive)
•   Leak detection (detection of pressure drop)
•   Process pump failure monitoring
•   Well head monitoring
•   Irrigation water pressure monitoring
•   Equipment health monitoring
•   Tank level monitoring (water or corrosive liquids)

 

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Hylec HYLK Kwik Lever Connectors with Lever-Spring Clamp Action

No tools required – wire up fast to save time on site.  Suits stranded and solid cables;
max current 32A, 450V

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Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures, is introducing the new HYLK Kwik Lever connector.  The HYLK Kwik Lever range features a lever-spring action clamp and can be used with both stranded and solid cables with a maximum conductor size of 4mm, (AWG minimum 24, maximum 12), enabling professional installers to make really fast, simple and secure connections in seconds. There are no fiddly screws to tighten, the cable insulation is simply stripped to length, inserted into the Kwik Lever connector and once the spring lever is flipped, wires are securely and safely retained with even and constant pressure and no damage to the wire.  HYLK Kwik Lever connectors are reliable, competitively-priced and completely re-useable.  Suitable uses for the Kwik Lever range include lighting, power, heating & ventilation, and inside junction boxes.

The design of the Kwik Lever connector housing makes it easy to see that connections are in place correctly, while the levers overlap the end of the housing slightly for comfortable fingertip operation.  Checking the electrical connections is also quick and simple, as the connector housings have easily accessible testing points.   There are 2, 3 and 5-way single pole models in the HYLK Kwik Lever range to take 2, 3, 4, or 5 individual wires. These compact connectors measure only 9mm high x 18mm wide, and  12.4mm,  18.2mm,  or 24mm long depending on model, so are ideal for applications where space is constrained.   They are rated to 32A, maximum voltage 450V. The Kwik Lever range is CE and RoHS compliant and TUV, UL and cUL approved.

 

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