New AS-i gateways with DeviceNet and Ethernet interfaces are included as part of an expanded Controller-E Series from ifm efector. Gateways can connect 2 full AS-i systems, up to 868 I/O points, as 1 node on a higher-level network.
ifm efector (Exton, PA) has released a SmartLogic™ unit that operates as an AS-i module with 4 inputs and 4 outputs. Module uses a programmable microprocessor with an 8-kb program memory that adds fast, local control functions to AS-i installations.
efector (Exton, PA) has introduced the OBF photoelectric amplifier and a line of fiber-optic cables. The amplifier can be fitted with thru-beam or reflective fiber-optic cables and is suited for assembly automation and packaging applications.
The IMC Cube from efector (Exton, PA) is a proximity switch that has a constant sensing range on all metals. The switch can sense steel, stainless steel, aluminum or copper at the same range, eliminating the need for correction factors.
By combining long-range sensing with automatic dynamic calibration and a damage-resistant mounting option, new OL photoelectric sensors from efector (Exton, PA) are said to solve many of the problems typical in conveyor applications.
Thanks to an integral AS-i interface, efector's (Exton, PA)T-series IND sensor essentially is two inductive proximity switches in one unit, functioning as a replacement for a standard switchbox by accepting up to 31 valves in one AS-i system.
The microprocessor-based SI flow switch from efector (Exton, PA) incorporates a "learn" function. It permits the operator to quickly program the high and low flow rates, then position the setpoint alarm at any value from 1% to 99% of the flow rate.
efector Inc. (Exton, PA) has released a new family of master controller modules, slave modules, power suppliers, cables, software and accessories that will allow supplier's sensors and switches to be connected on a simple, two-wire bus system.
The OG Series photoelectric sensors from efector inc. (Exton, PA) offer the reliability of automatic microprocessor setups in an 18-mm body size. During installation, it "learns" the signal strength characteristics of both target-present and target-not-present conditions.
The new quadronorm plus(TM) proximity switches from efector (Exton, PA) are two-wire DC devices that can provide four different output functions, depending on how they are wired: open or closed positive switching, or open or closed negative switching.
Efector's (Exton, PA) solid-state flow switches protect against abnormal flow rates of liquid or gases. Suited for monitoring the flow of lubricants or coolants, providing run-dry protection for pumps, and detecting for clogged filters in liquid and gas handling systems.