eWON eCatcher now on Mobile

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 15, 2018 8:57:19 AM

eCatcher is Talk2M’s way of allowing you to manage your Talk2M account, and connect to your assets within a highly secure & agile environment. Talk2M is a much-needed internet service that has been designed to provide wireless access to remote sites for maintenance of distant equipment. Talk2M communicates within a highly secure & sophisticated VPN tunnel, ensuring sensitive user equipment is always available & safe.

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Topics: Industry News, Remote Monitoring

I/O Extension Module for Sinamics V20 Increases Converter Scope

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 10, 2018 11:50:12 AM

For quick-commissioning and cost-effectiveness, Siemens has been offering Sinamics V20 Drive Solution that serves as a basic performance converter for industrial applications. The design & implementation is already highly flexible, and is highlighted by its push-through installation, Modbus RTU terminals, and power-saving modes.

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Topics: Siemens, Industry News, I/O, Industrial Wireless Technology

Banner Engineering Offers Solutions with Accessories

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 9, 2018 1:36:00 PM

In addition to offering a vast array of connectivity & sensory products, Banner Engineering supports its solutions through a number of accessories, i.e. cables, reflectors, etc. These add versatility to the end-solution, and ensure long-term reliability.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Machine Vision, Sensors

How Leuze Ensures Continuous Communication for IO-Link

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 8, 2018 2:22:13 PM

Data is sensed, processed & acted-upon within an industry through a wide range of sensors & actuators, which by now have become intelligent enough to perform a number of sophisticated activities with little intervention. But despite of the great many innovations in interface technologies, an economical & reliable solution has still been missing that would conclusively address uninterrupted communication down to the lowest field level.

Leuze Electronic IO-Link.

IO-Link is a serial, digital communication protocol that would be used within automation technologies to connect sensors/actuators within an automation system. With the IO-Link, the “last mile” problem of communications with sensors & actuators would be neutralized through digitization. While previously only binary switching states and analog signals were transferred, IO-Link would even allow status information to be read by the sensor or actuator.

IO-Link has traversed from the concept of being a bus system and transformed into a point-to-point connection between the IO-Link device and the connection unit.

Leuze Electronic offers several IO-Link products in order to support seamless operation within your automation infrastructure.

Contrast Sensors

Contrast sensors can be used to detect a variety of light sources, from white to laser generated red to RGB. Leuze Electronic contrast sensors provide highly accurate detection & comparison between changing contrasts and deliver the results with minimal signal jitter.

  • KRT 3B SeriesThe series features contrast sensors that can distinguish between grayscale values enabling them to detect minimal contrast deviations. This makes them ideal for sensing presence of texts or imprints.
  • KRT 18B SeriesSeveral industrial applications require detection of contrast marks on film bags and blister packaging. The 18B contrast sensor combines ease of use via permanent signal indicators with high performance. If required, the sensor also provides analog output for heavily demanding detection applications.

Retro-reflective Photoelectric Sensors

Retroreflective sensors are based on the simple principle of obstruction between a light beam, which sparks a response from an actuator. Such photoelectric sensors are commonly used in safety-related applications. Leuze Electronic offers photoelectric sensors based on its IO-link technology to provide uninterrupted, blazing-fast communications to your system. The various sensors offered by Leuze include:

  • 46B diffuse sensors
  • HT 10 diffuse sensors
  • 3C retro-reflective sensor
  • 46C retro-reflective sensor

Optical Distance Sensors

Optical Distance Sensors make use of pulsed light beams to detect changes in distance from a target surface. These sensors either use laser or LED lights as a medium, precisely measuring the distance over a wide variety of materials. Leuze Electronic offers the following Optical Distance Sensors under its IO-Link banner:

  • ODSL 8 - Housed in compact-metal enclosure, the sensor can be commissioned quickly and provides reliable readings.
  • ODSL 9 - This is a highly precise optical distance sensor, and works against harsh surfaces, e.g. glossy objects.
  • ODS 10 - The optical distance sensor measures the distance to a non-cooperating target, making the information available as a measurement value. The device works at a maximum range of 4000mm, while a range of 25000mm can be achieved using a reflector.

Light Curtains

Light Curtains are an essential requirement of any facility with machinery that can pose a risk to human life. By eliminating safety risks, light curtains indirectly improve the productivity of the environment. Leuze Electronic offers the following light curtains:

  • MLC 500 - These are type-4 safety light curtains and can be used to safeguard even the most sophisticated machinery on the plant floor. The devices can be used universally due to their flexible design, and are IP67/69K certified for use in harsh environments.
  • MLC300These are type 2 safety light curtains, available in basic & standard versions, fulfilling a variety of user requirements. The curtains can be used in extensive applications and sport metal end caps, flexible fastening and AIDA-complaint pin assignment.
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Topics: Remote Monitoring, IoT, Sensors

Flood-It Offers Charge 'N' Go, Perfect for Home & Leisure

Posted by Advanced Control & Distribution on Jan 5, 2018 11:34:51 AM

How many times have the lights gone out on you at a mission-critical time? How many times have your excursion trips been disturbed due to lack of lighting? Absence of proper lighting can be a deal-breaker at many situations, and you must always be prepared for the worst when it comes to this.

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Topics: LED Lighting

Sinamics S120 Booksize Motor Modules

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 3, 2018 11:35:51 AM

Today, machines have to be manufactured in the most cost-effective manner possible, while offering greater levels of productivity. In order to maintain the sophisticated functionality as well as keep the financial aspect in check, a modular approach needs to be followed, one that’s offered by the Sinamics S120 Drive System.

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Topics: Siemens, Industry News

Banner Engineering Improves Production Efficiency with Machine Safety

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Dec 18, 2017 12:51:39 PM

It is undeniable that machines have helped improve production efficiencies over a large variety of workspaces. However, at the same time, their moving parts, hot surfaces and sharp edges have also increased the risk of serious injuries. Safeguards are therefore essential to ensure maximum degree of protection to workers.

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Topics: Machine Safety, Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology

3 Tough Level Sensing Applications & How to Solve Them

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Dec 18, 2017 12:40:41 PM

The manufacturing process of many industries would come to a standstill without level sensors. From food to beverages to pharmaceuticals, measurements that were previously performed using large, mechanical devices can now be performed with advanced, slim and durable sensors. The spectrum of solutions available today has made it possible to use more than one technology to solve a sensing problem. However, there are some rugged applications where one technology stands out in particular. Historically, challenging substances for level sensing applications include foamy liquids, viscous fluids and granular solids. These three sensing applications are the hardest to tackle, yet vital to ensure throughputs are met in an efficient manner.

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Topics: Sensors

Banner Sensors' Impact on Packaging Automation

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Dec 18, 2017 12:33:10 PM

Advancements in sensory technologies are driving the packaging, quality control & track-and-trace applications to greater operational efficiencies. As the competition stiffens, more & more consumer-packaged goods companies are looking for ways to make their operation autonomous. Packaging machine builders are now meeting these demands by incorporating advanced sensing & communication technology.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Sensors

Reducing Electricity Cost through Use of Premium Efficiency Motors

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Dec 18, 2017 11:43:22 AM

Over the years, electricity has become a basic necessity, without which life as we know would simply become dysfunctional. In such conditions, the need for energy efficiency has become a top requirement across the industrial spectrum. When rising energy costs are coupled with uncertainty of available electricity, the result is increased relevance for the part of the business responsible for boosting efficiencies.

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Topics: AC Motors, Motors

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