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.
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.
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.
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.