Lower costs with Balluff IO-Link sensor/actuator hubs

Shielded cables and interface cards result in high field installation costs. Help is here with IO-Link sensor/actuator hubs with M8 connectivity. New are an input module for 16 inputs and a configurable I/O module with 16 in-/outputs in an especially compact form factor. They feature a rugged IP67 metal housing for harsh conditions and an Read more about Lower costs with Balluff IO-Link sensor/actuator hubs[…]

Pressure measurement for safety critical applications: Variohm SMO3100 series pressure sensors now includes SIL 2 / PLd functional safety version

Variohm EuroSensor’s SMO3100 series pressure sensors are now available with SIL 2/ PLd functional safety. Aimed at safety-critical pressure measurement tasks for gas and liquids compatible with stainless steel or titanium wetted parts, the new SMO3100 PLd will allow user’s the ability to meet SIL2 functional safety levels on machines and systems. The robust and Read more about Pressure measurement for safety critical applications: Variohm SMO3100 series pressure sensors now includes SIL 2 / PLd functional safety version[…]

Limit switch box for quarter turn valves

The Ingelfingen-based valve specialist GEMÜ is launching electrical position indicators for manually and pneumatically operated quarter turn valves. To automate process plants, the GEMÜ LSC limit switch box detects the valve position of manually and pneumatically operated quarter turn valves. This is signalled by an optical indication and transmitted to the plant control system. The Read more about Limit switch box for quarter turn valves[…]

HARTING miniaturises power interfaces for powerful drives

The M12 is the most common circular connector and is well known as an interface for data and signals. In order to offer a similarly compactly dimensioned interface for energy-intensive applications, the M12 is now also available in the IEC 61076-2-111 standard K-coding. With four power contacts and a PE it is possible to safely Read more about HARTING miniaturises power interfaces for powerful drives[…]

Playing it safe in North America

Product liability laws in North America are strict. Anyone supplying controls and switchgear to the North American market would be well advised only to install components with UL or CSA approval that have been approved for use in North America. Plant constructors can get help from Rittal: With the new cULus approval for its brass Read more about Playing it safe in North America[…]

HARTING’S M12 Magnetics combines a robust transformer and connector

Transformers in RJ45 sockets required for Ethernet have been around for a long time—but until now, connector manufacturers have not been able to offer an IP65/67 protected unit consisting of socket and transformer. With its new M12 Magnetics, HARTING’s M12 socket contains transformers and all the other necessary components that would otherwise have to take Read more about HARTING’S M12 Magnetics combines a robust transformer and connector[…]