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.