Saturday, November 23, 2019

For visualization tasks with CODESYS V2 and V3: WAGO’s attractive e!DISPLAY 7300T HMI Panels help you reinforce the quality of your machinery and equipment with a refined design. HMI panels are the perfect finishing touch for machines or systems, and the look and feel of these panels positively impacts purchase decisions. WAGO offers aesthetically pleasing HMIs that leave a lasting impression shile significantly increasing the value and improving the image of your machine or system: The e!DISPLAY 7300T Web Panel is available in 4.3″, 5.7″, 7.0″ and 10.1″ display sizes.
Your benefits with e!DISPLAY Web Panels:
  • High-performance HMI display with a resistive touch screen for Web-based visualization
  • Available in four screen sizes (4.3″, 5.7″, 7.0″ and 10.1″)
  • Modern visualization via CODESYS V2 and e!COCKPIT (based on CODESYS V3)
  • Support new technologies such as HTML5
  • High-performance solutions when combined with PFC200 and PFC100 Controllers

What Makes e!DISPLAY Web Panels Successful?

Web Panels that Merge Aesthetics with High Performance

WAGO's e!DISPLAY Web Panel merges a sleek design with some of the industry’s most powerful software: With e!DISPLAY, you can shape the high-tech image of your machine or system by displaying high-quality visualizations from both e!COCKPIT (CODESYS V3) and CODESYS V2 engineering software. The Web-Based Management feature of WAGO’s controllers may also be operated using the stylish Web Panels. New technology, such as HTML5, is also available for programming via e!COCKPIT. Java runtime for CODESYS V2 WebVisu is also included.

Easy To Use – Set Brightness Directly on the Display

The e!DISPLAY HMI Panel has a resistive touch screen, flanked by three status LEDs that indicate operating status and provide operational feedback. An easy-to-customize configuration interface is available for configuring and commissioning WAGO's Web Panels. Important settings are quickly and intuitively performed via Web-Based Management, such as connecting to one or more WAGO Controllers. Furthermore, sensors can automatically adjust the brightness of e!DISPLAY based on a room’s ambient lighting conditions. For quick and easy custom settings, the display brightness can also be manually adjusted via front-mount button.

Energy-Saving Sensors on the Web Panel Ensure Safety

e!DISPLAY has an integrated proximity sensor. This sensor allows the visualization to be automatically re-displayed from the energy-saving standby function and screensaver. A motion sensor simultaneously detects ambient lighting levels for brightness control.

Quick Installation via Unique Mounting Design

The e!DISPLAY HMI Panel directly latches onto the control cabinet via mounting clips for quick and easy tool-free installation. IP65 levels of protection can be achieved for the front of the display via special clamping elements. This design flexibility makes the display extremely versatile and suitable for a wide variety of applications. Furthermore, the VESA mount allows installation on a swivel arm or stand outside of the control cabinet.

Seamless Integration into the WAGO Product Range

The more harmonious component integration is, the better performance and reliability will be. WAGO's e!DISPLAY provides visualizations via the e!COCKPIT Engineering Software (based on CODESYS V3) and CODESYS V2. High-performance solutions are yours when e!DISPLAY is backed by WAGO’s industry-leading PFC200 and PFC100 Controllers – all from a single source.

A fast CPU, flanked by a large amount of data processing, a runtime system with e!COCKPIT, Linux® and multiple interfaces, as well as cybersecurity via SSL/TLS encryption, VPN and a firewall: This is what the PFC100 Controller offers!

Diverse outputs in a compact housing! With the PFC100 Controller, WAGO offers an excellently equipped controller at a compelling cost-benefit ratio: This PLC combines the best from both the Linux® and CODESYS worlds into one device. This compact controller (PLC) offers a flexible solution not only for industrial process applications, but also for mechanical engineering applications.

Your benefits with WAGO PFC100 Controller includes:
  • Cost-effective configuration via e!COCKPIT Engineering Software
  • Cybersecurity via SSL/TLS encryption, VPN and a firewall
  • Integrated Webserver
  • microSD card
  • Web visualization in HTML5
  • Linux® real-time operating system

What Makes the PFC100 Controller Successful?

Advanced, Economical and Efficient Configuration

The PFC100 Controller can be seamlessly integrated into WAGO's e!COCKPIT Engineering Software, which can be used for hardware configurations, programming, simulations and visualization of complex control tasks. Tightly integrated automation software and controller hardware provide the ideal platform for advanced and intuitive CODESYS V3-based engineering. The controller supports protocols such as Modbus TCP Client/Server or open-source TCP/UDP communication. The serial interface also supports Modbus RTU as a client and server.

Comprehensively Equipped

The features of the programmable logic controller are impressive: On the inside, PFC100 sports a 600 MHz Cortex A8 processor offering high processing performance for this controller class. Depending on the model, the controller boasts two ETHERNET interfaces, an RS-232/RS-485 interface or a DIP switch. The ETHERNET ports can also be used as ETHERNET switches to create a line topology. An additional advantage is that they can be configured individually (DUAL LAN), so that if necessary, two separate networks can be established using the controller. Larger image files can be stored on an SD card for Web visualization.

Compact Design Saves Costs

Both the PFC100 and WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM feature a compact design for an incredibly space-saving DIN-rail-mount installation. This minimizes control cabinet dimensions, saves costs by conserving installation space and enables complex systems to be built in a smaller footprint. The controller has its own Webserver for visualizations in HTML5. VPN links can be established directly from the controller. This reduces the need for additional investment costs.

Investment Protection for Future Requirements

Last but not least, WAGO's user-friendly controller is a smart solution that offers a high degree of investment security for long-term automation. Simple wiring and easily exchangeable I/O components are additional benefits that ensure short installation times while preventing unnecessary errors. The scalable I/O system enables the automation of individual machines all the way up to entire systems. A large selection of 500+ different I/O modules offers maximum flexibility and functional variety for easily adaptating to new or changing applications.

Cybersecurity via SSL/TLS Encryption

Protect your data from hackers and any other unauthorized access! Networking industrial systems via the Internet has made control systems more vulnerable to cyber attacks. The PFC100 offers comprehensive security packages including SSL/TLS, SSH, VPN and a firewall. This high level of protection allows the controller to mitigate the effects of an attack on machines and systems.

Embedded Linux

Embedded Linux is available for users who are ready to take complete control and prefer directly using a lean and secure operating system. This real-time Linux® software provides a wide range of advantages, including the flexibility of using open-source code that adapts the source code to a user's specific needs at any time. Another huge advantage: Extend the functionality of your control application on the PFC200 by integrating open source packages or with external CODESYS libraries in the base image.


All WAGO Controllers are compatible with the high-performing CODESYS industry standard. This enables software development in the IEC 61131-3 PLC programming languages (ST, FBD, LD, IL, SFC and CFC). As a trusted programming environment, CODESYS guides developers, enabling them to reuse and further develop existing programs without relearning software. This means that modern paradigms, such as Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), or modern visualization technologies are available.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Electromechanical Relays (EMR) Pros (Advantages)
  • Lower initial cost compared to solid state relays.
  • Provides complete electrical isolation.
  • Tolerates high current & voltage transients.
  • Insensitive to electromagnetic interference (EMI) / radio frequency interference (RFI).
  • Higher open resistance (air gap).
  • Lower closed resistance.
  • Available with many poles/circuits (up to 8 or more).
  • Many different circuit configurations available.
  • Multiple packaging & feature options.
  • Most typical failure mode is open.

Electromechanical Relays (EMR) Cons (Disadvantages)
  • Higher control (coil) power consumption.
  • Contact arcing can cause pitting & eventual open/short failure.
  • Contacts can be affected by corrosion, oxidation or contamination.
  • Contact bounce possible due to shock & vibration.
  • Generates electromagnetic interference (EMI) / radio frequency interference (RFI).
  • Can be orientation sensitive.
  • Can be affected by external magnetic fields.
  • Subject to mechanical degradation over time (residual magnetism, armature flexing, spring stretching).
  • Potential higher overall cost over equipment life.
  • Can be noisy.

Solid State Relays (SSR) Pros (Advantages)
  • Substantially longer life compared to mechanical relays.
  • Low control power consumption.
  • Faster on/off cycling.
  • Allows very fine proportional output control.
  • No arcing (safer in hazardous environments).
  • No contact bounce.
  • Not orientation sensitive.
  • Switching not affected by shock & vibration.
  • Not affected by external magnetic fields.
  • Less electromechanical interference.
  • Silent operation.
  • Allows many functions in a single package.
  • Potentially lower overall cost over equipment life.

Solid State Relays (SSR) Cons (Disadvantages)
  • Higher initial cost compared to mechanical relays.
  • Generate more heat compared to mechanical relays.
  • Current rating may require derating based on ambient temperature.
  • Voltage or current transients can damage or affect operation.
  • Susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI) / radio frequency interference (RFI).
  • Lower off state resistance.
  • Higher on state resistance.
  • Most are single pole/circuit (some available with up to 4).
  • Normally closed/ON function available on a limited basis.
  • Changeover form/circuit not supported.
  • Most typical failure mode is shorted/closed.

A solid-state relay (SSR) or solid-state contactor (SSC) is an electronic component that switches power (AC or DC current) to a load circuit and provides electrical isolation between an application’s control circuit and load circuit. It is a competitive technology to electromechanical relays (EMRs) and other switching technologies such as mercury displacement relays (MDRs).

Why use solid state switching technology?
  • Long service life
  • Quiet operation
  • Minimum electrical noise
  • Low power consumption
  • Shock & vibration resistant
  • Ideal for harsh environments
  • High compatibility with control systems
  • Reduced weight
  • Position insensitive
  • Fast switching
  • Magnetic noise immunity
  • Reduce energy cost
Solid state relays & solid-state contactors applications

Although there are literally thousands of individual uses for solid state relays and solid-state contactors, most can be categorized into the following applications:

Heating control application

This encompasses the largest segment of solid-state relay users.

Applications include, but are not limited to: professional food equipment, plastic molding/extrusion machinery, heating ventilation air conditioning & refrigeration (HVAC&R) and soldering equipment.

Benefits include: Long life, no maintenance, safe product, easy to interface, as well as enabling temperature accuracy. Suitable for heaters, fans, blowers and valve control.

Motion control applications

Applications include, but are not limited to: elevators, lifts, hoists, exercise equipment, conveyor
systems, solar trackers, fans, solenoids and valve control.

Benefits include: Endurance, shock & vibration resistance, soft start, reversing, no arcing, fast switching, long life, no maintenance, easy to interface, reduced parts count.

Power control applications
Power applications cover switching of power supplies, transformers, regulators, inverters, converters, UPS systems, etc.

Benefits include: Easy to interface, no arcing, immune to magnetic noise, automated switching,
low electrical noise, no maintenance, shock and vibration resistant.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

New TÜV-certified QUINT 20+ power supply for applications up to SIL 3

Phoenix Contact’s premium QUINT POWER line now includes a single-device solution that meets functional safety applications up to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3. The new QUINT 20+ power supply has an integrated decoupling MOSFET and double overvoltage protection circuitry to meet rigorous SIL 3 safety regulations without the need for external redundancy.

The QUINT 20+ power supply introduces a single conformally coated device solution with ATEX, IECEx and Class I, Division 2 approvals, which allows the power supply to be mounted within potentially explosive areas (Zone 2). The functional safety approval allows the QUINT 20+ power supply to be used in applications up to SIL 3, according to IEC 61508. The safety function is to limit the output voltage to 30 V DC, and if higher, to switch off within 20 milliseconds. The safe state is no output voltage. Designed with double overvoltage circuitry, the QUINT 20+ power supply also has a Hardware Fault Tolerance (HFT) of 1.

What is SIL and why is SIL important?

Safety Integrity Level (SIL) is a measure of safety system performance in terms of the probability of failure on demand.  As the SIL increases, the safety level of the product increases, meaning the probability that the system will fail to perform properly decreases. Often used in the processing industry, SIL provides intricate safety regulations to ensure the avoidance of catastrophic accidents and errors that can be detrimental to the most stringent operations.

Phoenix Contact’s QUINT4-PS/1AC/24DC/20/+ (2904617) power supply has been certified for functional safety applications in accordance to IEC 60950-1 and IEC 61010-1 and multiple EMC standards including EN61000-6-7. The power supply guarantees superior system availability with an integrated decoupling MOSFET and an overvoltage protection circuitry with SIL 3, HFT = 1 certification in accordance with IEC 61508. With a protective conformal coating and ATEX/IECEx approval in accordance with the standards IEC 60079-0, IEC 60079-7, IEC 60079-11, and IEC 60079-15, the QUINT Plus power supply can also be mounted within potentially explosive areas (zone 2).

The OVP circuitry built in the QUINT4-PS/1AC/24DC/20/+ (2904617) can be used to set up single or redundant bulk power systems with proven OVP. The power supply can be used in applications up to SIL 3, according to IEC 61508 and IEC 61511. The safety function is to limit the output voltage to 30 V DC. If the voltage rises above 30 V DC, the device will switch off within 20ms, creating a safe state of no output voltage.

Phoenix Contact’s premier QUINT POWER family now includes two new AC/DC power supplies with a 12 V DC output voltage. The new devices are available in 2.5 A and 7.5 A options. Both options are UL Listed and Class I, Division 2 approved. The 2.5 A version is also NEC Class 2 rated.

Phoenix Contact’s QUINT POWER product family is expanding! The QUINT POWER AC/DC power supply family now include low-wattage options ranging from 30 W – 100 W.  These low-wattage power supplies offer advanced functionality and capabilities such as a powerful dynamic boost and preventative function monitoring.

QUINT POWER low wattage features maximum functionality and more
  •     Preventative function monitoring with an adjustable signal output enables LED and remote digital monitoring to detect critical operating states before faults occur
  •     Dynamic power boost of up to 200 percent of the nominal current for up to five seconds offers the option to reliably start inductive loads without disrupting the output voltage
  •     Permanent static power boost of up to 125 percent of the nominal current gives users the option to easily extend the system without switching to a larger power supply (1.3 A and 2.5 A versions)
  •     Choice of either push-in or screw connection
  •     Compact design creating essential space savings for smaller applications
  •     High efficiency allowing for energy savings, lower self-heating, and an increased service life of the power supply
  •     Device startup at -40°C ensuring reliable operation under extreme ambient conditions
  •     Class I Division 2 approved
  •     Options with NEC Class 2 for current limiting applications
The world's best power now includes miniaturized varieties! We have added low-wattage devices to our premium QUINT POWER family to incorporate compact application designs with maximum functionality!

QUINT POWER family addition

The QUINT POWER product family now includes 12 V DC and 24 V DC, single-phase devices up to 100W. These additions have low-wattage capabilities with premium functionality features. The QUINT POWER low wattage power supplies are tailored to meet critical application requirements that demand high functionality in a space-saving design. These QUINT POWER power supplies provide opportunities for analytical and strategic application designs in the most ambient and rigorous conditions. Connection options include push-in and screw technology for easy and flexible installation.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

We have introduced Switch Mode Power Supply S8FS-G. Superior Basic Performance That Ensures Reliability. Wide Range of Standards Certification and Greater Usability.
  • Superior basic performance that ensures reliability
    Ambient temperatures up to 70°C, greater resistance to rusting with aluminum/stainless steel case, and applications at altitudes up to 3,000 m.
  • Certification for Global Standards
    North America: UL 508 (Listing), CSA C22.2
    Europe: Overvoltage Category III (EN 50178)
    EMI: Class B (EN 61204-3)
    No need for control circuit transformers for which the Machinery Directive is specified. (IEC 61558-2-16)
  • Greater Usability
    The Terminal Block Cover prevents screws from dropping out and the Front Cover prevents ingress of foreign matter.
An IEC 61558-2-16 compliant transformer is built into the Power Supply to eliminate the need for a transformer with compound windings for control circuits for which IEC 60204-1 Machinery Directive is specified. This helps reduce cost and space requirements.

Stable operation in severe installation environments, such as those with high ambient temperatures and humidity, or large vibration or those with unstable input voltages.

You can prevent foreign matter ingress and screw drop out that can result in product failure and accidents for worry-free installation and maintenance work.

We have introduced NX-series CPU Units NX1P2. 

Up to eight axes of control via EtherCAT
  • Integrated sequence control and motion control
  • Up to eight axes of control via EtherCAT
  • Up to four synchronized axes - electronic gear/cam and linear/circular interpolation
  • Standard-feature EtherCAT control network support
  • Safety subsystem on EtherCAT
  • Standard-feature EtherNet/IP port
  • Built-in I/O
  • Up to eight NX I/O Units connectable
  • Up to two option boards connectable to add serial communications or analog I/O functionality
  • Battery-free operation
  • Fully conforms with IEC 61131-3 standard programming
EtherCAT connects I/O devices, motion devices, safety controllers, and vision systems with a single cable. You can check machine information by monitoring the status of the connected. EtherNet/IP enables communications with a host PC and data links between NJ/NX Controllers and CJ PLCs.

You can start predictive maintenance with visualization of the status of a small-sized machine. IO-Link functionality can be added to existing machines.

Sysmac is a trademark or registered trademark of OMRON Corporation in Japan and other countries for OMRON factory automation products. Windows is either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. EtherCAT® is registered trademark and patented technology, licensed by Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Germany. EtherNet/IP™ is the trademarks of ODVA. Other company names and product names in this document are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. The product photographs and figures that are used in this catalog may vary somewhat from the actual products. Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation. 

We have introduced Color Mark Sensors E3S-DC/E3NX-CA Series. 

Color Mark Detection on Any Type of Packaging.
  • Offer Stable Detection of Both Glossy and Colorful Packaging.
  • Light Is Received over a Wide Range: Enough Even for Glossy Packaging
  • Provides a High S/N Ratio to Detect Subtle Color Differences
 Light Is Received over a Wide Range: Enough Even for Glossy Packaging

This allows for the stable detection of glossy aluminum vapor deposition packaging simply install the Sensor directly above.

The included high luminance RGB three-color LED light emitting element drastically improves the light intensity. Meanwhile, Smart Noise Reduction technology in the Fiber Sensor is applied to reduce the amount of noise, resulting in a high dynamic range where the Sensor is not saturated even when detecting a mirror surface—without having to make any light intensity adjustments.

The high luminance white LED of the Fiber Amplifier Unit, and the high luminance RGB three-color LEDs and high efficiency optical system design of the Photoelectric Sensor deliver high power. "Smart Noise Reduction" (a light reception algorithm) and "N-Core" (a high-speed, high-precision IC) work together to dramatically reduce the effect of noise. Increasing the incident level and decreasing noise make it possible to obtain a high S/N ratio even when color differences are subtle.

RGB information for color marks and backgrounds for each lot is transmitted to a host and quantified. This information is then managed in a database, making it possible to set optimal thresholds and identify causes quickly if a problem occurs.

Until now, setting the threshold during commissioning required the knowledge of an expert. Now it is possible to get the optimal setting just by registering the RGB ratio of the packaging.

When the Sensor makes false detection, values can be checked to determine whether color variation from lot to lot in packaging material has occurred, making it easy to identify what has caused a problem and to then resolve it.

We have introduced Fiber Unit E32-LT35Z. Optical Axis Adjustment in 20 Sec and Ultra-high-power Beam Greatly Reduce Installation and Maintenance Work.
  • The Optimum Aperture Angle and Optical Axis Accuracy
    Enable Optical Axis Adjustment in 20 Sec Even for Minute 0402-size Workpieces
  • Built-in Mirror Lens
    Provides an Ultra-high-power Beam
The optimum aperture angle that obtains a sufficient incident level for stable detection without making precise adjustment combines with high-quality optical axis accuracy with an optical axis inclination variation of ±2.5° or less between individual products to enable optical axis adjustment that is much faster than for previous products. All Fiber Units are inspected with a special jig before they are shipped to enable reliable installation without variations between individual products.

Finding the horizontal head (Fiber Unit) offset in the incident light range for a specific incident level of 1,500 during installation shows just how much wider the range is for the E32-LT35Z in comparison with a previous product (E32-T15ZR). In comparison with the difficult optical axis adjustment of previous products, the optical axis of the E32-LT35Z can be roughly adjusted in a short period of time to obtain the incident level required for stable detection.

The offset between the optical axis and mechanical axis is within ±2.5°, so a sufficient incident level can be achieved merely by aligning the mechanical axis at installation.

A concave mirror lens (patent pending) produces a divergent beam that achieves both easy adjustment and light emission power. An ultra-high-power beam is provided that is approx. five times that of previous products with no lens. A sufficient incident level can be obtained for stable detection even if the optical axis is offset over a long period of usage and even if the emitter/receiver section becomes dirty. You can reduce the maintenance frequency in comparison with previous products.

OMRON highly recommends these new-standard Fiber Units with a Built-in Lens that provide stable detection with a high-power beam. You don’t have to worry about the lens falling off and getting lost.