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New overcurrent protection relay

New overcurrent protection relay The new MRS13R provides an effective and flexible protection solution against excessive currents and short circuit impacts. The relay ensures quick and precise activation in case of overcurrent conditions. It instantly triggers a circuit breaker which safely and reliably disconnects the circuit from supply voltage to prevent severe damage from overloads or short circuits. This combination significantly enhances the operational safety, reliability, and recoverability of electrical systems in trainborne applications. The MRS13R features an extremely fast response to overcurrent events, fully meeting the demands and expectations of our customers in the railway industry. The product was developed in close collaboration with one of our customers to address their specific…

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Steca Elektronik is now Kontron Solar GmbH

Steca Elektronik is now Kontron Solar GmbH The Steca brand will remain the same. The successful general electronics specialist Steca Elektronik GmbH with its two business divisions E2MS/ODM and Solar & Energy changed its name to Kontron Solar GmbH on 25 November. Together with another change of name within the Kontron Solar GmbH group of companies, this underscores a now uniform and consistent appearance for customers, suppliers as well as employees. This is an important factor in developing successful long-term relationships. Steca will be retained as a product brand in order to express to our global customers and business partners in the solar & energy sector in particular that the high quality of…

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New hook-and-loop holder

New hook-and-loop holder for secure and easy cable routing The icotek hook-and-loop tape holders (KBH) are used to fix icotek hook-and-loop tapes and cable ties. Numerous product variants offer a wide range of mounting and cable routing options. The range of hook-and-loop tape holders has recently been expanded to include additional variants that allow the user quick and tool-free installation. No drills, no screws! Hook-and-loop tape holders with adhesive base for universal mounting Self-adhesive mounting surface (27 x 27 mm) for quick, tool-free installation Protective film with overhang for easy removal Adhesive base is compatible with all three hook-and-loop tape holder sizes Cables can be easily added or removed Flexible replacement of the cable…

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Modern design meets optimum functionality

RST 56 Modern design meets optimum functionality The new "RST" LED signal tower range from WERMA impresses with its modern, sleek appearance, outstanding performance and versatile application options. With its integrated design, it not only offers a sophisticated and appealing look, but also homogeneous illumination and optimum visibility of the illuminated signals in all directions. The aesthetic signal tower also impresses with sophisticated features, the compact, slim diameter of 57 mm, multiple mounting options and the extremely high degree of protection IP 66 / IP 69k. Signal towers in any size "We are delighted to be able to present our latest innovation," says Ralf Lattuch, Sales Manager at WERMA Signaltechnik. "It not only…

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Photoelectric Miniature M5 Sensors

Discover Photoelectric Miniature Background Suppression M5 Sensors from Contrinex Key features: Background Suppression Sensor with impeccable Black/White target behavior: The Photoelectric Miniature Background Suppression M5 Sensor sets a new standard with its exceptional ability to distinguish between black and white targets. This ensures precise and reliable detection across a spectrum of industrial environments. Embeddable miniature housing in stainless steel, with a 25mm sensing distance:Engineered for seamless integration, this sensor boasts a compact and robust stainless steel housing, facilitating effortless embedding into machinery and equipment. With a generous 25mm sensing distance, it offers unparalleled versatility and flexibility in installation. IO-Link adjustment:Leveraging IO-Link technology, this sensor offers unmatched flexibility and customization options. Users can effortlessly…

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New e-stops and membrane pushbuttons

"Safety first" - referring to this motto, GEORGG SCHLEGEL added two emergency-stops and a membrane pushbutton to the SHORTRON connect series. The e-stop FRVKDOO_C113 offers more safety due to its illuminated additional indicator. The pushbutton SVAFTLI_C005 and the e-stop FRVKPOOI_C112 can be used in hygienic areas. As in every "connect" sub-series, the new pushbuttons and e-stops are equipped with a M12 connector. The e-stop FRVKDOO_C113 with additional active/inactive indicator is designed for modular units or applications. Once the e-stop is active, the head is illuminated in red - as required by the safety standard EN ISO 13850. This ensures that the e-stop is recognised as such and can be found and operated in…

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Analysing backfeeding events with the help of power supply data

Backfeeding is a physical process that is highly desirable in many applications, such as electric vehicles, for the purpose of energy recovery. However, in an industrial setting, backfeeding can be a problem and lead to costly system downtimes if the power supply units fail. In this blog article you will learn how power supply data can help you to identify those backfeeding events and take measures. Resistance to backfeeding: why is it important for power supplies? Rotating machine components, such as drum motors, store kinetic energy which they feed back during braking in the form of voltage to the output of the power supply. On its output side, the power supply can absorb…

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WERMA – intelligent signalling technology

LED recessed light Multicolour - two sizes, seven colours The Multicolour LED recessed light is available in two sizes and has both the high protection class IP69k and UL approval. It combines up to seven colours in one luminaire (red, yellow, green, white, blue, violet and turquoise). The recessed light is versatile and can be used, for example, to signal faults or statuses on the machine control panel, in the machine housing or on control cabinets. The compact light combines a large, bright and eye-catching illuminated area with excellent visibility and robustness. It is also available in combination with a loud buzzer, which signals with a 3,600 Hz continuous tone and a volume…

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New brush strips from icotek for the cable management

The new icotek brush strips are a practical solution for organising network cables in 10 inch (BES 10) and 19 inch (BES 19) switch cabinets from various manufacturers. They are characterised by their tool-free assembly and disassembly thanks to the integrated spring locks. To install or remove the brush strips, simply release the spring locks on both sides. The brush strips enable cables to be easily routed through, obscuring the view of the cables inside the switch cabinet and creating an organised appearance. The brush strips protect against the ingress of dust and dirt and, at the same time, ensure air circulation. These features increase the reliability and longevity of the network environment.…

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Enhancing Maritime Safety with DNV-Approved Inductive Sensors

In the dynamic and challenging world of maritime operations, reliability and durability are paramount. For two decades, Contrinex has been at the forefront, delivering cutting-edge sensor technology that has stood the test of time in ships, ports, and offshore applications. Our Maritime range of embeddable inductive sensors, certified by DNV, promises unparalleled performance features, setting a new standard for maritime sensor solutions. DNV-Approved Excellence: Contrinex's Maritime range boasts DNV certification, ensuring approval for deployment in ships, ports, and offshore installations. This endorsement speaks volumes about the sensors' reliability and adherence to the rigorous standards set by DNV. The sensors are meticulously designed to meet the demanding requirements of the maritime industry, providing a level…

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SCHLEGEL’s new USB-charging jacks – Double the charge

DUERMENTINGEN - Mobile devices are part of our everyday life and have to be available everytime, everywhere. It is all the more important to recharge the battery in time and fast. Our new and very powerful charging jacks fulfil these requirements. The USB jacks are available in 3 different versions with 2 USB ports each, combinations of USB-A and USB-C: A/A, A/C and C/C. The USB-A port supplies up to 2.4 A and the USB-C port up to 3 A of charging rate at 5 V. This enables charging of two devices at the same time. But not only the charging capacity is convincing, the scope of functions for safe operations is as…

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Revolutionizing CNC Machining with Smart Measurement Sensors

In CNC machining, the pursuit of efficiency, precision, and cost-effectiveness is a constant challenge. Modern machining centers, driven by the demands of diverse materials and cutting speeds, rely on spindles equipped with automatic tool-changing capabilities to optimize throughput. However, the intricate process of tool changes can turn disastrous if a new tool fails to engage completely. The consequences could range from damaged tools and workpieces to spindle malfunctions. Contrinex’s Smart Digital Measurement Sensors play a pivotal role in monitoring the position of the drawbar during tool changes .  These cutting-edge embeddable sensors, provides a solution that not only ensures precision but also prevents potential damage through real-time monitoring and intelligent decision-making. Smart Tasks:…

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What is the meaning of the IP ratings for power supplies?

The IP rating indicates to what extent an electrical device is protected against the intrusion of foreign objects and moisture. In this blog post, you can find out which IP codes there are, what the differences are between them and what you need to pay attention to when choosing a power supply. Environmental influences such as dust or moisture can prevent the electrical components in a power supply from functioning correctly. In addition, the interior of the power supply may need to be protected from intrusion by foreign objects, such as tools, screws and wires, and from accidental contact by the user. It is important to pay attention to the IP code (international…

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KEL-DPZ cable entry plates

KEL-DPZ cable entry plates are designed to route and seal a large number cables without connectors, hoses or fibre optics (from 1.5 mm to 22 mm in diameter) in limited space. Five new configurations have been added to the KEL-DPZ-KX/KL cable entry plate, designed for Rittal KX and KL enclosures. Create a cable entry in no time! By mounting the KEL-DPZ-KX/KL cable entry plate on the Rittal KX or KL enclosure instead of the Rittal flange plate, a cable entry for a large number of cables with different diameters can be created in a very short time. Assembly For assembly, the required membrane has to be pierced and the cable fed through. Membranes that…

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TOP 100: WERMA Signaltechnik

The signaling technology manufacturer makes it into the TOP 100 innovators for the sixth time. WERMA Signaltechnik once again receives the TOP 100 seal 2024, making it one of the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany for the sixth time. Science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar will personally congratulate WERMA on this success at the award ceremony on June 28 in Weimar. On behalf of compamedia, the organizer of the competition, innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and his team examined the innovative strength of all participants on the basis of more than 100 criteria from five categories. "Are the companies able to create new products, new…

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WHICH TYPE OF HANDHELD ENCLOSURES?

INDUSTRIAL HANDHELD ENCLOSURES: STRENGTH VS COMFORT When it comes to industrial electronic enclosures, those destined for handheld applications are conspicuous by their comparative scarcity. In challenging working environments dominated by large automated production lines, it may initially seem that there is less of a role for handheld devices. Controllers are often large HMI panel PCs on suspension arms or diecast enclosures fitted directly to walls or machines. But increasingly, there is a demand for mobile devices. And while plastic enclosures are making increasing inroads into the industrial market, sooner or later there is a requirement for resilient metal handheld enclosures that offer good ingress protection. And that can pose a design dilemma –…

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MinDist- Customizable and ready to integrate

MinDist- Customizable and ready to integrate. For applications requiring precise distance measurement from very small sensors, Contrinex MiniDist sensors provide ideal solutions. With advanced ASIC technology and the possibility of customized integration, they reliably measure the distance of metallic and non-metallic objects. These diffuse sensors with 0…2.6 VDC analog output utilize a focused, visible red light source for ease of adjustment with sensing ranges up to 35mm. Key Avantages: Miniature, photoelectric distance-measurement sensors Analog output 01…2.6 VDC + adjustable PNP light-on output Fully embeddable and suitable for easy integration with option for micro-housing Available with or without housing Enables distance-measurement for metallic and non-metallic targets Advanced optical and ASIC technology Pinpoint LED red…

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New cable entry frames for the food sector

The cable management specialist icotek presents its new cable entry frames KEL-ER-BL. The KEL-ER-BL is a split cable entry frame for cables with and without plugs. Depending on the size, cables with a diameter of 1 to 35 mm are inserted, sealed with IP65 and, at the same, time strain-relieved in accordance with DIN EN 62444. IP65 protection is achieved through the injected seal and the use of single grommets. The cable grommets are placed into compartments and are securely fixed into the frame during assembly. After the assembly is complete, the end cover is screwed on. The new cable entry frame fits standard cut-outs for 10-, 16- and 24-pin heavy-duty connectors. The…

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FIEPOS field power supply

The decentralized FIEPOS power supplies with high protection classes IP54, IP65 or IP67 were developed for flexible use directly in the field. The need for flexible, modular systems shapes machine and system engineering. Decentralization of the system components has proven to be an important factor for success. It speeds up system planning, simplifies maintenance and enables an easy expansion of the system. In addition, control cabinets can be replaced by smaller versions or even completely dismantled. With FIEPOS, short for FIEld POwer Supply, PULS presents a new type of power supply that was developed precisely for this environment: A decentralized field power supply with protection class IP54, IP65 or IP67 that is available ex stock, is easy to install and flexible…

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Vario-X – Murrelektronik Decentralized Automation

Achieving digital transformation with our customers Digital transformation is industry’s solution to constantly increasing demands in productivity and quality. The entire production concept from development to the deliverable product, including the supply chain that feeds it all, can be tracked in real time. Murrelektronik enables you to meet these increasingly complex goals with inventive solutions. Decentralized automation in a modular system makes your plant ready for the future and gives you space and throughput when production floors reach their capacity limits. The Vario-X system solves increasingly complex production challenges. Vario-X is a modular system with solutions for every machine need imagined down to the smallest detail. You can plan and expand your system…

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