Vario-X – the decentralized solution for the automation world of the future

Murrelektronik has long since heard the automation sector’s call for efficient, intelligent and simple installation concepts. Vario-X is its answer. This modular platform brings sensor and actuator systems into the immediate machine environment on a decentralized basis and offers a flexible, scalable solution for all applications. When combined with a digital twin, Vario-X takes digitalization to a whole new level. The end result is considerable time and cost savings in installation, planning, operation and servicing. Welcome to a world where networked production and digital integration are revolutionizing automation. This transformation process is throwing up a whole host of questions for automation experts: How can the benefits of digital technologies such as AI, machine…

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What does daisy chaining mean for power supplies?

The colloquial term daisy chaining has established itself as a description for the direct connection of technical devices in series. In this blog article, you will learn what you should consider if you want to operate several power supplies in a daisy chain. Daisy chaining refers to a wiring scheme in which several devices, such as power supplies, are connected directly in parallel. This type of wiring is also referred to as "looping through". The English term “Daisy Chaining” is used colloquially, since the structure is vaguely reminiscent of a daisy chain. The principle can be used both to achieve a higher total current and to transmit analog signals or digital data. If…

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Transparent-object sensors with patented UV technology detect presence of clear plastic sheet during thermoforming

Summary During automated packaging, high-speed thermoforming lines produce transparent plastic blister-trays from continuous reel-stock material. Transparent-object sensors with patented UV technology detect the presence of the transparent plastic sheet as it is unwound, ensuring the material is correctly tensioned as it enters the loading station. False detection is avoided, ensuring reliable operation with little or no downtime. Ecolab-certified, these sensors are also suitable for the packaging of medical products. https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/vp/8d4829541e6744e1b815173ae984609e/8d4829541e6744e1b815173ae984609e.HD-1080p-4.8Mbps-15589055.mp4 Customer Values UV sensors ensure reliable detection of transparent plastic targets Safe detection of the thinnest transparent materials Maximum operating reserve owing to high absorption factor of UV light by transparent plastics Elimination of multiple switching on a single target Reliable operation without…

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Stainless steel enclosures

Practical stainless steel enclosures with special design features Industrial enclosures in 1.4301/A2 and 1.4404/A4 stainless steel Rolec stainless steel enclosures are rated IP66 and IP67 and have many useful design features. These include the tried and tested single-channel technology from our aluminium enclosures. This is positioned outside of the enclosure interior and used for combined wall mounting and fitting the lid (A2 models). For the A4 models, separate fastening and lid channels are used, again outside of the enclosure interior. The injected silicone gaskets and fastening brackets on the bottom also offer real benefits. These innovative stainless steel enclosures are available in both 1.4301/A2 and 1.4404/A4 grade material. Ideal for use in the pharmaceutical sector, process technology and anything in the maritime area. The A4 grade enclosures…

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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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Safe signals in food industry!

The food industry places the highest demands on hygiene. This applies both to the employees working there and to the machines, systems and accessories used. The need for reliable hygiene standards and consistently implemented standards and guidelines is of enormous importance in this industry. This already starts with the design and planning of all machines, components and parts. It is precisely in this area that the Dutch company "Innovotech" has specialized and established itself as an important solution provider of complete plants and machine lines. Recently, Innovotech realized an exciting large-scale project for a company active in the food processing sector. WERMA signal devices were also used in this project: The LED signal…

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EvoSIGNAL–the quick and easy way to create the perfect signalling system

Signal devices warn, guide and protect. The type of visual and acoustic signals used depends on the application and the surroundings. Until now, selecting suitable signal devices has often been difficult and complicated due to the large number of options available. Thanks to EvoSIGNAL by Werma, it easier than ever before to find the right signal device: the simple, modular system covers almost all fields of application. EvoSIGNAL is the new standard solution for the signalling sector. Configurator Brochure PDF Just three steps to find the optimum solution Customers are guided to the perfect product for their particular application in just a few steps – making the problems of incorrect purchases and time-consuming…

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The SolBrid: Extra flexible new Steca inverter for up to 4 PV strings

Future-proof, thanks to flexible PV input ports “The SolBrid provides installers with a particularly flexible solution for a multitude of system variants, including complex roof layouts, different module and battery types, and standby power supply. The new inverter covers a wide range of applications,” says KATEK’s Dr. Peter Grabs.Depending on the product variant, two or four MPP trackers enable a maximum photovoltaic input current of 15 Ampere each and an input voltage of up to 1,000 Volts. The first unit of the product range has an output of 10 kW. App control and variable interfaces Installation of the new inverter is possible via an app and users can access the operating data via…

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Hydraulics

Reliable pressure measurement under harsh conditions  Pressure sensors for hydraulic applications - sometimes also called pressure transmitters or pressure transducers, (see also Pressure transmitters) measure the pressure of the medium hydraulic oil in valves, pumps, cylinders and pressure accumulators, etc.. They are therefore central elements for the control and regulation of hydraulic systems. These systems are often components of large and expensive machines or plants, where a standstill or even failure would have far-reaching consequences. For this reason, pressure transmitters for hydraulics must always function reliably - even under harsh conditions. Therefore, the robust design is very important. Hydraulic applications are divided into two categories: The category of stationary hydraulics includes areas of…

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With the IMAS-CONNECT™ adapter grommets, your cable entry becomes a hybrid system! 

Did you know that you can also easily use your split cable entry as an individual interface for connectors? It's child's play with the icotek IMAS-CONNECT™ adapter grommet system for split cable entries. And the big advantage: you only need one cut-out! AT-K-M small adapter grommet with inner thread: Pneumatic bulkhead connectors, metric connectors and pressure compensation elements can be inserted directly into the cable entry frame Request your free product sample ›› Adapter grommet AT-M: Ideal for creating an interface for signal, data, power or hybrid connectors  Request your free product sample ›› Adapter grommet AT-KS: Enables a snap-in assembly of all couplers based on the Keystone system Request your free product…

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Connectors

The Heroes of Automation In networked production, nothing works without connectors. Their performance determines whether digitization succeeds. Therefore, the world of automation is only as good as its connectors. They bring everything together. They allow signals, data and power to flow. They ensure safety, smooth operation and error-free installation. For Murrelektronik, connectors are true Connectivity Heroes! Superheroes all have a special power. That's also the case with our Connectivity Heroes. Some take care of data, others signals, and still others power. Our connectors are real heroes offering maximum variety, top quality - and every single one is 100 % tested! SIGNAL We offer pre-assembled M8 and M12 connectors as well as valve connectors in…

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SIGN – a new dimension of signalling

The new benchmark for industrial signalling The new eSIGN signal tower is a breakthrough and a clear sign of WERMA's continual technological progress: this signal tower sets new standards in terms of individuality and flexibility with full-surface signalling, robust industrial design and impressive features. Simply the best signal tower ever! eSIGN – a visible sign of continual progress As early as 1994, WERMA established a global industry standard with the launch of their KombiSIGN signal tower. And this standard has just been upgraded: the eSIGN is the next generation that will define the future of signal towers. Impressive features, supreme compatibility and an industrial design that combines functionality with style and durability. The…

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MC35 & MC55 Multicolour LED light by Werma

With WERMA's (MC35 & MC55) series LED Installation Beacon (Multicolour), we now offer a compact signal device with up to seven colours in a single beacon: red, yellow, green, white, blue, violet and turquoise. A tricolour version is available as an alternative, combining the most common colours, red, yellow and green in just the one beacon. The beacon can be actuated via either a simple cable connection or a pre-assembled M12 plug - for plug & play. This allows the signalisation of several different statuses with just one device. The beacon can also be supplied with an attention-grabbing buzzer. Extremely bright all-round light picture in up to seven colours Long service life of…

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The split cable entry with certified protection up to IP68

Routing various cables with one single cable entry The KVT-ER series from icotek is the right choice when you need to route cables with connectors into enclosures, control panels and machines with the certified sealing rate of up to IP66/IP68 and UL type 4X. Request your free product sample ›› Zbog dosljedne podjele, utikače nije potrebno makivati. Jamstvo na predterminirane kabele ostaje i vrijeme montaže je skraćeno. Razdjelna kabelska uvodnica za kablove bez konektora Serija KVT iz icoteka omogućuje usmjeravanje kabela sa i bez konektora s certificiranom stopom brtvljenja IP54 i UL tipa 12. Oni nude veliku gustoću kabela i širok izbor kabelskih uvodnica. Request your free product sample ›› Configure your unique…

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Absolute electronic insulating gas density measurement based on the oscillating quartz principle

Starting in the mid-90s, Trafag introduced gas density sensors. They are the first choice when continuous and long-term, drift-free insulating gas density measurement and data acquisition are required. Exposure of an oscillating quartz to gases of different densities causes a shift and damping of the resonant frequency. The insulating gas densities of SF6 as well as those of alternative insulating gases can thus be measured directly and electronically. The operational reliability and operational safety of gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear can only be guaranteed if the required gas density in the pressure compartments is maintained. Leakage would endanger the safety of the switchgear and at the same time violate environmental regulations. SF6 in particular is…

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NAI 8273 IO-Link Pressure Transmitter and Switch

NAI 8273 IO-Link Main features Pressure measuring accuracy 0.3 %, 0.5 % Media and device temperature measurement COM3, min. process cycle time 1 ms 2 Switching outputs PNP/NPN configurable Optional: 5-fold overpressure resistance About The NAI 8273 IO-Link pressure transmitter is designed as a smart sensor and provides application-relevant information in addition to the process data. The process data contains the pressure value and the media temperature, which is measured directly at the exceptionally long-term stable thin-film-on-steel pressure sensor cell. The small sensor dimension combined with the pressure and temperature value of the media make the NAI 8273 the ideal choice in various applications. For the use of the conventional switching outputs, the…

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How do medical power supplies help protect patients and hospital staff?

In medical technology, the protection of patients and hospital staff has top priority. For this reason, medical power supplies are subject to strict requirements regarding safety, reliability and EMC. In this blog article you will find out how medical technology can benefit from the experience gained in machine building and system engineering. Power supplies have to convert voltage as safely and efficiently as possible, while ensuring smooth operation over many years and in the tightest of spaces. Although this is a principle that applies to medical technology and to machine building alike, it is the industrial engineering segments where standard power supplies that meet these requirements are much more widespread. In turn, this…

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High-precision monitoring of the insulating gas density with reference gas comparison

High-precision monitoring of the insulating gas density with reference gas comparison The reference gas comparison principle was developed and patented by Trafag in the 1980s - and has become the leading industry standard for insulating gas density monitoring in high-voltage technology. If density monitoring must meet high requirements for reliability, accuracy, stability and durability, there is no way around is this fully temperature-compensated principle. Gas density monitoring: temperature compensation is a must Density measurement in pressurized, gas-insulated chambers is all about physics, because pressure, density and temperature have a specific relationship. The relationship is defined by isochores (constant change of state) for each specific insulating gas. The insulating performance of a gas-insulated chamber…

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Luminaires for control panels, machinery & server racks

ALLIOLiGHT - Efficient industrial LED lighting systems The ALLIOLiGHT system luminaires provide effective lighting in enclosures for industrial and IT applications. Over 30 years of experience in the field of luminaires and accessories as well as renowned customers from all over the world guarantee the highest quality – made in Germany. Watch the video Borrow a sample now ALLIOLiGHT system luminaires for every application TUBE ALU-LINE ALLIO TPS Robust machine luminaire with the highest quality standards / IP67 - The TUBE system luminaire provides effective lighting for machinery and equipment, with M12 connectors for standardised connection. Innovative LED lighting for industry and IT applications - The ALU-LINE system luminaires provides effective lighting in enclosures…

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