Category Archive: Cable Wiring Guides

Sep
11

Lutze NEW Cable & Connectivity Solutions Catalogue

LUTZE

 

The NEW Cable & Connectivity Solutions Catalogue from Lütze.

 

 

Over 332 pages packed full of innovative products for machine and factory automation is now available.

Throughout you will find a comprehensive product range from the field of industrial automation, including installation cables and accessories, cable assemblies, actuator-sensor interfaces, suppression technology and connectivity.

The focus of the new catalogue is placed on highly flexible cables for industrial use and installation cables produced to UL standards specifically for the North American market. All with excellent stock availability and lead times.

The range of cables comprises control, electronics actuator-sensor (M8, M12 etc), bus and network cables, UL rated cables, motor, servo, power and feedback cables.

The Cable & Connectivity Solutions Catalogue is available online and can be downloaded using the following link… here

Give us a call if you need a quote or any other information !

 

 

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Jan
29

CDL Releases their New Year “A World of Automation” Short Form Sales Guide

Following on from the Success of previous editions, we have continued to develop and produce our very own ‘Mitsubishi World of Automation Solutions’ Short-Form Sales Guide.

Brochure Cover

This guide is an additional Sales Tool to help you with your selection of Mitsubishi Hardware for each of your Automation applications.

Within this guide you’ll find listed an abundance of Product Ranges in a pictorial format along with a brief description encompassing additional information along with the current UK List Prices for each product shown. We hope that this guide itself can offer you instant access to part numbers and cost whilst you are planning for new projects, upgrades or straight forward like-for-like replacements.

A typical extract from the Brochure below shows a brief description, dimensions, specifications and Part Numbers for each product shown

The below Image shows a 2 Page extract from the Variable Speed Drives Section

Two Page Spread
 

Whether it be for peace of mind or a technical brain to pick, it’s good to know our Engineers are available to assist with your factory automation or control project. We believe that if our customers are knowledgeable they are more likely to get the best from our products. This means that our technical support Engineers will take the time to explain their advice and not baffle you with science. Therefore as a Sales Guide we hope this latest edition continues to assist with your hardware selection, and to further strengthen our customer commitment we offer in partnership the following services.

 

Technical Support

Our Engineering service supports you during planning, conception and completion of your project. We offer support, consultancy and service in various forms, may it be online, over the phone or on-site. We can help you with everything from equipment specification, system implementation and commissioning to on-going support and training tailored to your needs.

Online

Find us online where we offer a customer download area containing a comprehensive range of old to new manuals, application notes, data sheets and free software.

Telephone/Email

Drop us a call on 01162361861, where one of our Technical Support Engineers will be on hand during the day to advise and support you with any queries regarding selection, functionality, configuration, wiring and programming of our products and systems. Alternatively, you could always send us an e-mail to: support@cdluk.com

On Site Support

Our on-site support team can be booked to assist in design, commissioning or programming of PLCs HMIs and Servo systems. Integration with industrial networks, third party or legacy systems is their specialist area and they are prepared for the unique challenges that each visit can bring.

Training

Whether simple programming or complex system integration on either a software or hardware technology, our training team can provide a range of of standard or bespoke training courses tailored to your exact requirements. Our training courses carry the appropriate accreditation and certification and can lead to the achievement of a Mitsubishi Certified Engineer status.

 

To request a FREE copy of one of our Brochure’s, fill out the contact form below.

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Mar
27

Two does go into One! New LÜTZE Cables

New LÜTZE SUPERFLEX® cable is compatible with the digital interface HIPERFACE-DSL® by SICK®

New Lutze Superflex CableServo motor technology continues to develop further, with the aim of making the technology more user friendly. A new trend for servo motors is integration of the encoder feedback in the transfer cable. The main advantage here is the connection technology, as the connection can be established with just one cable and one connector per motor. With the separate connecting lead becoming superfluous for data transfer, not only is material saved, but a source of error is also eliminated and the installation effort is decreased. LÜTZE added a new innovation to its range and now offers a special servo cable which is compatible with the digital interface HIPERFACE-DSL® from SICK®. This cable is specially designed as a hybrid servo cable, and consists of three elements: a power supply, a separately shielded motor brake pair and a separately shielded data pair for digital data transfer.

The new LÜTZE SUPERFLEX® PLUS M© PUR HYBRID

SERVO 0.6/1 kV has been designed for consistently moving operation in C-tracks. In order to guarantee trouble-free functional integrity of the motor in moving applications, the elements in the cable must remain in their position during movement. Furthermore, electrical interferences between the power supply and ­the data pair must be ruled out through respective shielding. LÜTZE SUPERFLEX® PLUS M© PUR HYBRID SERVO 0.6/1 kV provides all these characteristics, and therefore represents a reliable solution for the connection of all servomotors with HIPERFACE DSL® technology. LÜTZE also provides this new cable fully assembled.

 

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Jan
28

HOW TO: Use the E1000 HMI Dip Switches

As you may or may not know, there are four dip-switches which can be found on the back back of an E1000 HMI. If you’ve ever wondered what they’re for, don’t fret – this guide will outline their functions.

 

E1000 dip switches

E1000 dip switches

 

There are five configurations which can be made using the dip switches. The process is fairly straight forward:

  1. Power down HMI
  2. set dip switches – done by moving the switch into the up position
  3. power up HMI
  4. follow on screen instructions (if any)

 

And here are the five configurations:

 

0000:

Run mode, normal operation.

 

0010:

System restore, resets the file system and registry & re installs the system program – basically its a ‘restore to factory defaults’ setting. Beware, you will lose your entire project off the HMI when using this mode.

 

0100:

Image Load Mode, this mode allows the firmware of the HMI to be upgraded. Beware, this mode will also cause you to lose your whole project.

 

1000:

User Menu Mode: this mode allows you to enter several menu’s to calibrate the HMI, these include options to edit: Network settings (IP address), calibrate touch and set the date/time. From this menu you’ll also be able to load a project from a memory card, update the EM module and erase the project. Furthermore you can enter some of the aforementioned mode’s including Transfer mode and Run mode.

 

1110:

Self test, this mode does exactly what it says on the tin. It allows you to test the features of the HMI – to name a few: LED’s, Buttons, Buzzer, serial comms, battery condition, EEprom, touch screen, back light and colour test.

 

 

This concludes the guide. We hope it was helpful.

 

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Jan
21

E1000 HMI – Access Trends, Recipes & Alarms without ‘HMI Tools’ on an

‘HMI Tools’ is a software package used to transfer program and data files between a PC and an E1000 HMI. Amongst other things, it can be used for transferring trend information, alarm lists, recipe data, html files, Java applets and bitmaps to and from a terminal via FTP (File Transfer Protocol). BUT there’s another way…

Now, if you’ve used HMI Tools before I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a powerful and useful tool, there’s no doubt about that, but for those of you who haven’t got it installed and just want to quickly extract a few files from your E1000, you don’t want to have to run an install from disc – especially if you’re out on site and don’t have the disc with you! And the other good thing is, you can do this method over Ethernet – no need to wait around for serial comms!

So let’s jump straight into it! Here’s what you need:

  • A PC with an Ethernet port
  • An E1000 HMI (not applicable with the E1012 or E1022)
  • Cross-over Ethernet cable
  • E-designer software installed on your computer

Step 1:

We need to first find out what IP address the HMI currently has assigned to it, the easiest way to do this is from E-designer. Click on Setup > Peripherals, you should see the following window:

E1000 Peripheral configuration step 1

As you can see, my IP address was 192.168.8.135.

 

Step 2:

Next we need to match the IP address of your PC to the range the HMI has, i.e. it needs to be 192.168.8.X. This can be done from your Network and Sharing Center: From the screen shown below (left), click the properties button (circled), to show the following (right):

E1000 Wireless network connection status step 2

Wireless network connection status step 2

From the second screen (right), double-click on the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) to show the following screen:

E1000 Internet protocol version 4 step 2

Internet Protocol Version 4 Step 2

 

From this screen the only thing you need to enter is the IP address which matches the range assigned to the HMI, in my case it was: 192.168.8.10. The subnet mask will populate itself once you tab across to it. As for the ‘Default Gateway’ and the ‘DNS’ settings, they can all be left untouched.

 

Step3:

So at this point we have made a connection between the HMI and PC over Ethernet – feel free to put that serial CAB30 back in your bag and connect the Ethernet cable. The next step is to prepare the HMI for use over FTP. From the project manager, double-click ‘Network Services’ (left) to show the window on the right:

E1000 E-designer Network Services step 3

E-designer Network Services step 3

From the Network Services window ensure that the ‘FTP Server’ option is ticked, then press the Exit button. Now simply transfer the whole project to the HMI – be sure to select TCP/IP transfer from the communication properties before trying to transfer.

 

Step 4:

Now we can now use any internet browser to access the files we want to view, but I found that using windows explorer was quicker – either way the process is the same. Type in ftp://[Insert HMI IP address here] into the address bar. Like so…

E1000 Windows explorer FTP Step 4

Windows explorer FTP Step 4

As you can see, we now have access to Alarms, Images, Trends, Recipes, HTML and if you click into the INFO.TXT file you even have access to basic information about your HMI such as: firmware version, IP address and spare memory etc. If you click into these folders you’ll find they contain .CSV files, which you’re able to open in a Spreadsheet, Ta Dah! This concludes this blog post, thanks for tuning in!

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