Complete DPN February 2010 - Design Product News

Complete DPN February 2010 - Design Product News

6 Design Product News

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energy-saving industrial

display panels

Beckhoff Automation has introduced control

panels and panel PCs with 5.7-in. displays.

The panels feature aluminum fronts

with IP65 rated protection. Space-saving

display dimensions of 7.2 x 5 in. (W x H)

facilitate use wherever compact displays

are required for machinery or automated

buildings. The 640 x 480 pixel panels are

available in different versions: from a “basic”

control panel display without processor

to a compact PC controller with an

integrated, energy-saving Intel Atom CPU.


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The operating range for all types of panels

is 0 to 55°C.

Multi-loop integrated


Watlow has introduced the EZ-ZONE

RM – a configurable multi-loop temperature/process

controller. The unit is said to

be the first industrial controller to inte-

grate an entire assembly of control loop

functionality in one space-saving, DINrail

mounted package. It can be used as

a PID temperature/process controller, an

over/under limit controller or these func-

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Kinecor Solutions

Kinecor is more than just a

distributor. Our dedicated team

of specialized engineers provide

turn-key solu� ons to your most

demanding industry challenges.

With a network of more than 60

branches across Canada, Kinecor is

well equipped to deliver industrial

components and provide technical

support 24/7. February 2010

tions can be combined into an integrated

controller. It can be configured with between

1 to 16 modules controlling from

1 to 64 loops.

Miniature 6 A sPst and DPst

rocker switches

NKK Switches has expanded its line of

rocker-style switches to include the CWSB

series of miniature, snap-in mounted rockers.

Offered in both SPST and DPST, units

have a stable stationary

contact construction,


housing and a polyamide

actuator. Mechanical

life is rated

at 30,000 operations

minimum and electrical

life at 10,000

operations minimum

with a resistive load and 6000 operations

minimum with an inductive load. CWSB

switches are rated 6 A at 250 Vac for a

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resistive load and are UL recognized and

CSA Certified. cULus marking is standard

on all CWSB devices and all are RoHS Directive


4-pole, double-throw relay


WAGO Corp. has announced a line of

DIN-rail mount 858 series four-pole, double-throw

industrial relays engineered for

robust applications requiring compact signal

switching for power and control. The

858 Series can be ordered as Complete

Relay Modules, or a customizable Socket/

Base with standalone Relays as components.

The Complete Relay Modules carry

a four change-over

contact relay, retaining

clip and base featuring

two conductor

entries at each connection

point. The

Relay Modules also

provide two locations

for marking strips or

WMB markers, direct printing at conductor

entries and an adhesive label option.

The relays are available in coil voltages of

24 Vdc, 120 Vdc and 230 Vac, as well as

gold contact-equipped variants.

gantry servo motion


Kollmorgen has introduced MechaWare

4.0 – a mechatronic “toolkit” that is said

to empower software and design engineers

to work together to design, test and modify

custom motion algorithms in a fraction

of the time and cost of conventional

methods. The MechaWare 4.0 graphical

interface allows

controls engineers

to reduce


cycles and simplify


design. They

are also able to

embed inverse

kinematic calculations in firmware for customized,

real-time performance, define coordinate

transformations to improve system

accuracy based on registration mark

or vision system input, and create motion

and I/O routines in firmware for reduced

latency and improved safety.

injector/ejector handles

Elma Electronic has announced Advanced

Mezzanine Card (AMC) injector/ejector

handles. AMCs are the main boards for

MicroTCA designs and are also implemented

in some AdvancedTCA applications.

The handles have an optional micro-switch

that fits

all of the locations

listed in the MicroTCA.0specification.

An optional

LED indicator light

guide is available

with a die-cast zinc

bright chromate faceplate that provides

strength and durability. The clear polycarbonate

light guide easily snaps into faceplate.

Custom handle designs and colors

are available and the customer’s logo can

be optionally integrated into the handle

die-cast. Elma also offers services that include

silk-screening, overlays and custom


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