New Products – March 2020

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Endress+Hauser: PROFINET Available for Liquid Analytical Devices

Together with PROFINET, the Liquiline CM44 supports now most of the industrial Ethernet protocols in process analysis. The transmitter measures more than 12 different parameters in Liquid Analysis. It can be adapted to connect 1 to 8 digital Memosens sensors. 2-, 4-, and 8-channel variants are available: CM442 + CM442R, CM444 + CM444R, and CM448 + CM448R.


Omron: New MicroHAWK V/F400 and V/F300 Series Smart Cameras with Ultra-small Footprints

The powerful yet compact MicroHAWK V/F400 and V/F300 Series Smart Cameras simplify applications by combining code reading and vision inspection into a single, highly compact device. By bundling multiple capabilities in one, the V/F400 and V/F300 Series lower hardware costs and minimize the work required for commissioning and maintenance.


Pepperal+Fuchs: PROFINET Gateway Seamlessly Integrates Device and Process Data

With the new LB PROFINET gateway, Pepperl+Fuchs is connecting LB remote I/O systems to the PROFINET world. End-to-end communication also ensures optimal use of existing intelligence in the field, representing a crucial step toward making plants suitable for future requirements and Industry 4.0.


Phoenix Contact: Easy-to-configure EMpro Simplifies Remote Energy Monitoring

Plant operators and facility managers now have real-time, remote access to their machines’ energy consumption data, with Phoenix Contact’s EMpro. This second generation of energy monitoring devices offers simple configuration and operation, so no special skills are needed to install or commission the device. The EMpro tracks energy parameters such as voltage, current, and power at the machine or system level. It then communicates that data locally, or transmits it to cloud-based services, creating an IIoT energy-monitoring solution.


Phoenix Contact: New System-independent I/O

At the end of 2019, Phoenix Contact has extended its Axioline I/O system portfolio to include plug-in, system-independent I/O Smart Elements featuring a compact design and up to 16 channels. The elements featuring IP20 degree of protection are inserted into an Axioline F backplane. Backplane modules allow four or six Smart Elements to be inserted and integrated into the Axioline F local bus. In addition to standard I/O functions, the market launch includes a four-channel IO-Link master and Profisafe modules used to acquire and output safety-related signals.


Sick: PROFINET SIG200 Sensor Integration Gateway

The new product is the first of a new line of gateways created to work as both IO-Link Masters and small distributed control systems at the same time. Commenting on the release, SICK said the SIG200 is designed to facilitate the configuration of localized sensor applications while also providing high-speed cloud-based capabilities for the sensors to share status, parameter, and diagnostics data.


Yamaha Motor: High-Function 2-axis Robot Controller

The RCX320 inherits the advanced functionality and flexible expandability of the RCX340 realizing synchronous control of multiple robots, and a high-level equipment construction. Compared to previous models RCX221/222, basic performance has improved significantly, such as the multi-tasking option number, memory capacity, and a number of points. In addition, link functionality using PROFINET is supported, along with the newly installed real-time output of predictive maintenance information ability.


WEG: Low-power Variable Speed Drives

WEG launched a new member of the MW500 series of variable speed drives (VSDs), designed for decentralized installations.Available for operating induction motors with low power in the range of 370 to 550W, the VSDs support both voltage vector control and V/f characteristic curve control and offers a robust and durable solution. The VSD can handle an overload of 150% for 60 seconds every ten minutes and can be deployed at ambient temperatures up to 40°C wall mounting or 50°C for motor mounting.