Infrared Photoelectric Sensor for Water-Based Liquid Detection

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Feb 6, 2018 12:04:02 PM

Detecting the presence or absence of fluids in clear bottles is one of the most challenging yet necessary manufacturing industry problems. Weighing systems, ultrasonic sensors and photoelectric sensors are employed depending on constraints such as finances.

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

Siemens Simatic HMI: Taking Efficiency to a New Level

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Feb 5, 2018 1:38:23 PM

Simatic HMI Pro is an all-round industrial interface solution that covers every aspect that one might encounter in the field, from reliability to throughput to ruggedness. One of the products offered by the Simatic line is the HMI Comfort Panel, designed to eliminate control cabinet style monitoring, making visualization & automation an entire level easier.

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Topics: Siemens, HMI, Networks

4G LTE Extension Card for eWON Flexy

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Feb 2, 2018 8:53:18 AM

eWON Flexy is a major revolutionary product that serves as a modular M2M router and data gateway, allowing system integrators & OEMs to link their remote devices in environments, which make use of multiple communication technologies. Whether its wired connectivity or wireless, eWON Flexy supports it all. However, as the industrial sector gets more diverse and automation makes its way to the ground level, it is becoming harder to keep the communication channels up & running.

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Topics: Industry News, Remote Monitoring, industry 4.0

The Best Cable Reel Rack Solution in the Industry

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 29, 2018 9:46:29 AM

Cable Reel Racks are an essential part of almost every industry, whether its mining, electric, construction or manufacturing. The prime goal of every cable reel rack is to provide quick & sturdy access to the materials it holds, without breaking down in a frequent manner.

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Topics: Machine Safety, Safety

Get Accuracy and Reliability with Banner Photoelectric Sensors!

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 23, 2018 9:12:20 AM

Automation is highly reliant on an accurate & reliable stream of data, which can be processed to infer the ongoing conditions of a machine or environment. Sensors are equipment that perform this very first function, and enable high level decisions to be taken. There are several types of sensors, one of which is the Photoelectric Sensor.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Sensors

PRIME8 1500+ Lumen

Posted by Advanced Control & Distribution on Jan 18, 2018 3:08:37 PM

Portable lighting come in handy in a variety of situations, and are almost a must-have for a number of professions, e.g. engineers & emergency services. From remote site inspections to a late-night emergency to an unexpected blackout, there are countless applications for a reliable light.

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Topics: LED Lighting

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

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