Motors & Motion
August 12, 2011 - Wago claims its 857-402 Jumpflex Universal Signal Conditioner (USC) supports 456 signal combinations with exclusive input voltage range and self-resetting fuse. Unlike competitive 12.5mm devices, the 6mm USC offers class-exclusive signal clipping and freely scalable voltage input range — ±60mV to a segment-leading ±200V, it says, adding that the current input range is ±0.3 mA to ±100mA. DIP switch configurable, the USC’s 456 signal combinations maintain precise, constant values–even after reconfiguration–via factory-calibrated, laser-capable resistors, it adds.WAGO
July 5, 2011 - Cooper Crouse-Hinds boasts that its new ACE Series Explosionproof Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) are the only NEMA 7 VFD solution that can be safely and reliably installed in Class I, Division 1 or 2 hazardous areas. This, according to Cooper Crouse-Hinds, results in reduced installation cost and energy consumption. Currently available up to 60HP, the VFD features a NEMA 7 enclosure with patent pending active cooling technology that allows a VFD to be housed inside the classified enclosure without the risk of overheating and failing. COOPER CROUSE-HINDS
June 17, 2011 - Wago Corporation’s new 758-915 Bluetooth Ethernet Gateway wirelessly transfers Ethernet protocols, such as Profinet, Modbus/TCP or Ethernet/IP via Bluetooth 2.0, it claims. According to Wago, by replacing communication lines between two automation systems, the 758-915 features a 400-metre range courtesy of an international, license-free 2.4–2.480 GHz ISM band–ideal for mobile applications or where cable-based data transmission would be too costly or complex. The gateway is also IP65-rated 758-915 and employs rugged M12 cables for automation connections, while carrying a temperature rating of -30° to +65°C. WAGO
June 15, 2011 - WEG Electric has redesigned the frame of the IEEE 841 electric motor to its new W22 platform, which it says now offers extended benefits such as: outstanding reliability, optimization of energy resources, VFD operation, noise level reduction, and easier maintenance. The special electromechanical design of this line meets the demanding IEEE 841 Standard and comes with a five-year warranty, says WEG Electric. Additional features include INPRO/Seal on both ends, a balance of ISO standard G1.0 and an achieved 0.04 in/sec peak or better overall vibration.WEG ELECTRIC
June 13, 2011 - Wago Corporation claims its new 2706 Series PCB Terminal Strips bring lever-operated terminations to compact electrical applications. Ranging from 2–12 poles, the 2706 Series provides a lever for each pole. Lifting each opens a Cage Clamp Spring Pressure unit that remains open for “conveniently terminating multi-conductor cables into the terminal strip,” Wago adds. Pin spacing ranges from 7.5, 10 to 12.5mm — the 12.5mm variant achieves UL 600V certification.WAGO
June 3, 2011 - Bodine Electric Company has published S-17, its latest standard product catalogue. CLICK HERE to order a free copy. A downloadable version is also available online. New additions featured in this catalog include two all-new gearmotors; dual voltage (230/460VAC, 60 Hz, 3-phase) windings for some Pacesetter 34R and 42R frame motors and gearmotors with inverter duty ratings; and new brushless DC 34B/FV IntegraMotors. BODINE ELECTRIC
March 17, 2011 Carlo Gavazzi has unveiled the CTD Series, a new range of solid core current transformers, which it claims provides both innovation and functionality. Carlo Gavazzi also describes the series as “easily installed” and “providing optimum safety and flexibility.” The series is connectable with “all types” of wiring terminals and can be installed on DIN-rail or directly to the back panel. It also supports primary currents up to 2,000A AC, secondary currents of 1A or 5A AC, and features solid and split core types in 12 frame sizes and sealable terminal block covers.
March 17, 2011 HMS Industrial Networks has launched its embedded Profinet communication module with integrated PROFIenergy profile server. The new module provides manufactures of automation devices with a fast and easy way to integrate energy control functionality, according to the PROFIenergy standard, into their devices, it said. As a result of the standardized PROFIenergy commands, a central controller can switch complex automation systems consisting of automation devices from various manufactures easily and safely into standby mode during production breaks and standstill times–saving up to 40% of the electrical energy needed for the production process and helps to reduce the CO2 emission, it explained.
O-Z/Gedney is offering a new line of factory-sealed, explosion-proof and dust-ignition-proof control stations and pilot lights. Primarily used for remotely controlling motors in industrial areas where flammable gases are present, the Optitrol Series promises reliability under challenging conditions. Optitrol’s heavy-duty enclosure confines electrical arcing; the malleable iron enclosure and its cover are given a triple coat of zinc, chromate and epoxy powder for corrosion resistance. The stations are offered in dozens of combinations of pushbuttons, pilot lights and selector switches, in either one- or two-gang box configurations (as well as three-device and tandem boxes). All are available in both dead-end and feed-through 1/2-in., 3/4-in. and 1-in. hubs. Heavy-duty contacts are rated 10A, 600vAC. Optitrol control stations are rated for Class I, Div 1; Class I, Div 2; Class II, Div 1 and 2; and Class III hazardous locations. They are also rated NEMA 3 for outdoor use.O-Z/GEDNEY
October 24, 2010Rockwell Automation has added five new white papers to its resource library on managing real-time control and information flow throughout the manufacturing and IT enterprise. The white papers share guidelines, recommendations and best practices for topics important to network infrastructures, such as improving network resiliency with device-level ring topologies, protecting network infrastructures to comply with emerging standards, implementing a converged ethernet infrastructure, and installing security patches to protect industrial computers.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published MG 1, Revision 1 “Motors and Generators”. The standard is produced by NEMA’s Motor & Generator Technical Committee.
The Aegis iPRO bearing protection ring from Electro Static Technology promises to extend the life of medium-voltage motors and improve the reliability of systems in which they are used by channeling harmful electrical currents away from bearings to ground. Specially designed for high-current applications, the Aegis iPRO is available in a range of sizes to accommodate generator/motor shafts up to 30 in. in diameter. To facilitate field retrofits, the iPRO split-ring comes in mating halves that simplify installation around the shafts of coupled equipment. Aegis iPRO is suitable for motors that drive pumps, compressors, mixers, shredders, conveyors and other machinery used in mining, food processing, wastewater treatment, petrochemical refining, etc.ELECTRO STATIC TECHNOLOGY
The new WX gearhead is now available with two 33A permanent magnet DC (PMDC) motors. The WX is a high-torque gearhead built “to provide longer life and higher performance than similar gearmotors in the same size range”, says Bodine, driving applications such as conveyor systems and packaging equipment. The WX gearmotors feature all-steel gear trains and synthetic lubricants, allowing them to produce up to 65% more torque than previous models, boasts Bodine. The steel gearing is designed to meet or exceed AGMA 9 standards; the synthetic lubricant, meantime, promises to improve efficiency permit use in a wide temperature range. Accessories include a bolt-on adaptor to convert the gearhead to three-point mounting pattern, as well as an L-bracket for flexible mounting, and an IP-44 protection kit. 48 new stock models feature 12 available gear ratios, ranging from 4:1 to 312:1, and rated output speeds from 658 to 2.9 rpm. A new low-voltage type 33A PMDC motor with a winding rated 12/24vDC, and a standard 90/130vDC motor are available to power the WX gearhead.BODINE ELECTRIC CO.
The Grove Gear IronMan E Series gear reducer operates at 90% efficiency, claims Grove, to maximize system effectiveness. The product has a compact housing design that offers a direct replacement to traditional worm gear reducers. By employing helical-bevel gear technology, Grove boasts the E Series has up to 60% more torque than other designs. With mounting base kits, the E Series can drop-in and replace multiple sizes of worm gear speed reducers; providing an additional inventory reduction opportunity, shaft kits ranging from 1 in. to 1 1/2 in. were designed to plug into a standard hollow output shaft. Four models are currently offered, with double reduction ratios from 7.8:1 to 60:1 and power capability to 8.50 hp. Triple reduction units are available by adding a ratio multiplier. The E Series is packed with features such as synthetic lubricant, covers sealed with o-rings and Viton double-lip seals.GROVE GEAR
Wago Corporation introduced the 2020 and 2022 series X-Coms pluggable connector systems. They include touchproof, pre-wired assemblies with TopJobs terminal blocks and combine pluggable connectors, DIN-rail blocks, and Cage Clamp connection. Before shipment, the X-Coms is tested for wiring and when installed, the X-Coms “provides PLC-to-terminal block wiring and pluggable connections for cabinet door accessories to terminal blocks,” says the release. The terminal blocks are available in single- or double-deck configurations with 3.5 or 5.2mm pin spacing and modular plugs are available in 1- and 20 conductor entries. Also available are 1-conductor/1-pin, 2-condutor/1-pin and 2-conductor/2-pin blocks. Accessories include: jumpers, test plugs, and marking.WAGO
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