Multiport junction blocks

Zip-Port multiport junction blocks allow multiple sensors to be wired to one block with one cable to the control panel.

Features & benefits

  • Available in field-wireable or 5-m cable versions, blocks feature four and five-pin M12 connectors in four, six, and eight-port models, and a choice of one or two I/O per port

  • 24 Vdc and 120 Vdc/Vac operation in -20° to 80° C; provides IP67 protection with protective caps in place; 5-m integrated cable series come with three 18-gage wires for power connection

Automation Direct

(800) 633-0405
www.automationdirect.com
Circle 160

DIN-rail modules

DSUB series interface modules provide a reliable plug-and-play interface for any industrial control system.

Features & benefits

  • CE-compliant modules come with male, female D-subminiature connectors

  • 9, 15, and 25-pin models; optional D-SUB cables; suitable for packaging and automated assembly

Omega Engineering Inc.

(203) 359-1660
www.omega.com
Circle 161

Sterilizable motors

EC5 and EC13 sterilizable drives, with or without planetary gearheads, are suitable in medical applications up to 90,000 rpm.

Features & benefits

  • Low vibration, marginal thermal emission; drives withstand 500 autoclave cycles; both designs available with Hall sensors or sensorless, gearheads with one, two, or three stages, with or without output end-shaft sealing

  • EC5 motor and gearhead in U.S. customary units, with 0.5-in. OD, 0.125-in. shaft, and servo mount motor fastening

  • EC13/GP13 version in metrics, with a 13-mm OD, 3-mm shaft, and flange with three-face side threads

maxon precision motors Inc.

(508) 677-0520
www.maxonmotorusa.com
Circle 162

Fieldbus cables

DataCell Foundation fieldbus M-EZ (Marshaling EZ) cables are designed with up to 24 individually foil-shielded pairs, with each pair enclosed in an extruded PVC binder.

Features & benefits

  • Pairs sit within a single cable fo fast, simple installation; 16 awg cable available for longer runs;18 awg available in single-shielded, twisted-pair spur cables and as multipair cable

  • Line includes an arctic-rated ITC/PLTC-listed version with optional armor and a RoHS-compliant UL 1309 marine shipboard-listed cable with a cut-and-abrasion-resistant TPE outer jacket; both suitable for use to -60° C.

Northwire Inc.

(715) 294-2121
www.northwiredirect.com/m-ez
Circle 163

Linear rail covers

Gortite standard and custom linear rail covers are available for use on all makes of linear rails.

Features & benefits

  • Bellows type protective covers are made of durable, neoprene-coated nylon; protect expensive linear motion systems from contaminants in all types of industrial environments

  • Light, medium, and heavy-duty applications; some from stock

A&A Manufacturing Co. Inc.

(800) 298-2066
www.gortite.com
Circle 164

Safety software

The SafeDESIGNER development tool provides an way to program safety-related functions from within Automation Studio environment.

Features & benefits

  • Safety application programming reduced to virtual wiring of logical function blocks; fixed-wired safety circuits are no longer necessary

  • Function blocks and language elements conform to IEC 61131-3; library certified by TÜV Rheinland with 20 function blocks for machine automation also included; function blocks correspond to PLCopen standard

  • Safety application is processed in a safe controller — SafeLOGIC — which supports cycle times starting at 1 msec and connection of up to 100 peripheral devices

B&R Industrial Automation Corp.

(770) 772-0400
www.br-automation.com
Circle 165

Pressure sensor

The Compact Pressure Sensor SPAB, suitable for use in medical and semiconductor applications, has a pressure measuring range of 0 to 10 bar or -1 to 1 bar.

Features & benefits

  • Both npn or pnp switching outputs; digital and analog; M8, cable connection, NPT, G, and R thread fittings

  • Clear-cut switching status display; two-part, three-color display; easy transfer of program to all other SPAB pressure sensors

Festo Corp.

(631) 435-0800
www.festo.com/us/spab
Circle 166

Induction-type motor

The HP Series motor offers significant frame-size reductions, 50% weight savings, and uses 80% less energy.

Features & benefits

  • Design uses low stator current, generating fewer losses due to low current demand, resulting in reduced winding and bearing temperatures; no cooling fan required

  • Suitable for continuous-duty applications; constant torque and superior efficiency across speed range

  • Single-phase power ratings of 0.75 to 2.2 kW and three-phase supply versions of 0.75 to 22 kW in both 50 and 60-Hz applications; available with built-in drive or as standalone unit compatible with most drives

Lafert North America

(800) 661-6413
www.lafertna.com
Circle 167

Failsafe linear brakes

DUO-GRIP B100 spring-set, pneumatic-release brakes provide unlimited linear travel and braking forces to 5,400 lb.

Features & benefits

  • Provide emergency stopping or holding with zero backlash; brakes operate on a flat metal bar or disk and may be mounted in any position; suitable for e-stops

  • Open design allows for visual lining wear inspection, quick shoe replacement, and simple, single-point adjustment

  • Left and right hand models; two sizes of actuating cylinders; custom and hydraulic-release versions available

Hole Industries Inc.

517-548-4293
www.holeindustries.com
Circle 168

Miniature shaft coupling

MK1 bellows couplings allow for increased bore diameter within given coupling size through use of radial setscrews with dismounting grooves.

Features & benefits

  • Helps adapt between shafts with a large difference in size; stainless steel bellow compensates for axial, lateral, and angular shaft misalignments

  • Zero backlash and high torsion resistance; 0.05 to 10 lb-in. torque range; bore sizes from 1 to 28 mm

R+W America LP

(630) 521-9911
www.rw-america.com
Circle 170

Disc-brake calipers

Spring-applied, hydraulically released VKSD Model disc-brake calipers useful for emergency stops, stopping and parking, where one conveyor feeds material to another (at risk of overspill) or where there is risk of injury.

Features & benefits

  • May be fitted to the tail drum, driving drum, or motor shaft; for long overland conveyors, the VKSD should be fitted to the upstream end to prevent a catapult effect due to the reversal of belt tension

  • Suitable for winder and haulage applications

Twiflex

Altra Industrial Motion Co.

(800) 964-3262
www.twiflex.com
Circle 169

Rod-style linear actuator

The ICR Basic rod-style linear actuator combines a powerful servomotor with a rugged ball screw housed in an aluminum extrusion.

Features & benefits

  • Requires only dc power source and motion inputs from host PLC; direct replacement for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders

  • Force and speed control are fully adjustable via potentiometers using a standard screwdriver

  • 24 or 48 Vdc operation; extend and retract movements triggered by digital signal inputs from host PLC; 24-in. maximum stroke length

  • Two screws provide 80-lb continuous force for speeds to 23 in./sec, or 200-lb for speeds to 9 in./sec

Tolomatic

(800) 328-2174
www.tolomatic.com
Circle 171

Linear actuators for cleanrooms

Clean Motors line of actuators available in three class levels to prevent contamination of cleanrooms and those under high vacuum.

Features & benefits

  • Below rated maximum operating temperature, actuators survive vacuum down to 10-8 torr; nonvolatile materials, cleaned with ultrasonics, vacuum-baked at high temperature; Teflon wires, stainless bearings

  • Class 3 motors with low out-gassing lubricants and materials, for down to 10-4 torr; HSS-16 lubricant

  • Class 2 linear actuator designed for down to 10-6 torr

  • Class 1 motors treated as Class 2, plus 1000 clean room handling, and fit down to 10-8 torr

HaydonKerk Motion Solutions

(800) 243-2715
www.haydonkerk.com
Circle 172

Gearmotors and motors

Pacesetter line includes more than 20 new 230 to 460 Vac, variable speed, three-phase gearmotors and motors.

Features & benefits

  • 34R and 42R frame motors offer dual voltage windings and inverter-duty ratings; with ac speed control, 120 to 3,650 rpm speed range; 281 oz-in. maximum torque; rated from ¼ to 3/8 hp

  • Matchable with parallel-shaft E and F gearheads with 5:1 to 300:1 ratios and 25 to 341 lb-in. rated torque, or 5N right-angle head — 5:1 to 75:1 ratios and 54 to 116 lb-in.

  • Larger 48R dual-voltage motors to ¾ hp available; five-stage insulation system protects against spikes or corona damage from inverter

Bodine Electric Co.

(773) 478-3515
www.bodine-electric.com
Circle 173