Category Archive: Cabling Solutions

Feb
21

Lutze VSD Cables

 

 

Have you ever thought about the effects of using just standard cabling for your VSD applications?

Cables are often an afterthought in the planning process but represents actually a very important component in the whole application.

Variable Frequency Drive applications can cause unique electrical issues that are unlike other standard power transmission in machine applications. There are higher demands on the cable connecting the motor to the drive.  Standard multi-conductor cables rated for 500V will most likely not meet the requirements of VSD applications, and can cause operating malfunctions and early failures.

 

Advantages of Lutze Drive Cables

  • Cable is 10-15% lighter than other products – this helps with cable installation.
  • Smaller bend radius means the cable is easier to route and terminate.
  • Low capacitance of the cable aids compliance with EN 50598 as cable losses are reduced.
  • Low capacitance, concentric earth system and effective shielding allows longer
    cable runs in drive applications.
  • Voltages withstand gives protection against transients produced by VSDs
  • Low screen DC resistance affording protection agianst AC harmonics.

 

So for any of your VSD applications, look no further than Lutze, the cable specialists who can offer you the correct cables for the right applications! For further information please click here…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep
25

Phoenix Contact Industrial Bluetooth

Phoenix Contact’s industrial Bluetooth modules allow you to wirelessly transmit control data to mobile or logodifficult to access automation devices quickly and easily.  Bluetooth communication is characterised by particularly robust transmission under difficult ambient conditions. This allows you to establish functionally safe communication via PROFIsafe or SafetyBridge technology.

Having quick and easy implementation, Phoenix Contact’s Bluetooth is the ideal solution for reliable wireless communication with automation components.  Industrial wireless communication via Bluetooth offers easy and inexpensive Ethernet connection in automation.

Using Phoenix Contact’s Bluetooth, the advantages of this technology can benefit your application.

  • Easy and safe installation, thanks to largely automatic configuration
  • Extremely reliable and rugged data transmission, thanks to redundant transmission channels and integrated error correction
  • Interference-free parallel operation of multiple Bluetooth wireless paths or Bluetooth wireless paths and WLAN systems, thanks to the efficient use of frequency gaps
  • Long range of up to several hundred meters, thanks to transmission in the license-free 2.4 GHz band

If you use a Bluetooth wireless connection as a wireless control cable.  You can communicate reliably with rotating or moving modules, with minimal effort, eg cranes, robots, scraper bridges.  When in parallel operation with other wireless systems, Bluetooth is most impressive.

Using Bluetooth as a multipoint connection, you can provide wireless Ethernet access for up to seven devices per wireless cell.   Therefore you can communicate safely and reliably with I/O components, scanners or PCs in a machine.

For further information, click here.  If you require any further information or a quotation, please get in touch.

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Sep
11

Lutze NEW Cable & Connectivity Solutions Catalogue

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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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Feb
13

Lutze Installation Technology

Lutze supply high quality cables in numerous variants. Their specialised knowledge of flexible cables and cable assembly supports your installation and they have a wide range of products:-

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• C-track cables
• Energy chains / C-tracks
• Network cables
• Control cables
• Servo cables
• Bus cables
• Halogen-free cables

Whether you require shielded or unshielded, if its for power, signals, data, spiraled, halogen-free, temperature resistant, made of silicone, etc. then take a look at Lutze.L-luetze-electronic-busleitung-pvc-tpe-pur-800

Protection and fitting are also important for the cable

Cables only maintain their full functionality with secure, stable and also adverse application areas, resistant cable fittings, cable conduit and protective tube cable fittings. With Lutze products, you reduce the bend radius of cable connections between stationary and moving parts which are frequently the weak point in machine tools and plant construction right from the start.

Your product advantages are:

• Single conductors with adequate play are subjected to fewer alternating tensile strains when bendingJ-luetze-superflex-tpe-
• Tube configuration with conductors in line with requirements in the necessary gauges
• Uncomplicated retrofitting is possible
• Fluid-protected and capable of withstanding tensile stress

Downtimes, expensive repairs and loss of production, including your reputation damage, are no longer issues for you.  Lutze ensures that each of your cables finds the right connection!

Lutze also carries tools and all accessories for the cable.  From the comb rail to the spiral band, from the wire strippers to the cable knife, from multi-mark marking sleeves to the conductor and cable labels, rails for marker holders or conductor labels.

For further information or if you require a quotation, get in touch!

 

 

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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.

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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

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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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Jan
23

Mitsubishi CC-LINK IE FIELD

Mitsubishi’s CC-Link IE Field is a major innovation in industrial networks providing reliable, flexible, and seamless communication CC-Link + Industrial.

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Mitsubishi CC-Link IE is an open 1GB Industrial Ethernet automation network consisting of two parts, CC-Link IE Control, and CC-Link IE Field.

Mitsubishi’s CC-Link IE Control communicates over dual-loop fibre between PLCs, HMIs and PCs with an extremely large cyclical data-sharing capacity.  Mitsubishi’s CC-Link IE Field has a smaller cyclical data-sharing capacity but communicates with both PLCs and Remote I/O stations over shielded CAT5E cables with standard RJ45 connectors in a star, line or combination topology.  Mitsubishi’s CC-Link IE Field uses L Series Slave Head Stations for remote I/O.  By adding an Ethernet Adapter to the CC-Link IE Field network allows full access to the network from standard TCP/IP devices like PCs, HMIs, and sensors.

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  • Directly connectable on a CC-Link IE Field network
  • One extension module max. can be added to a Remote I/O, Analog, or High-Speed Counter Module
  • Fast logic function performs logic locally in the module
  • Certifications: UL, cUL, CE

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  • A/D and D/A module have 4 channels (voltage/current)
  • Switchable ranges
  • Handles analog ranges ±10VDC and 0~ 20mA
  • Averaging can be set to be triggered by extension I/O module
  • Certifications: UL, cUL, CE

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  • Enables simple access to CC-Link deivces on a CC-Link IE Field network
  • Connect up to 64 CC-Link Ver. 1 modules
  • Certifications: UL, cUL, CE

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  • 32 bit counter
  • 5/24VDC (2 to 5 mA input) or differential input
  • Switchable counting speed up to 8Mpps
  • PWM output function
  • Certifications: UL, cUL, CE

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The Ethernet Adapter is used to add standard Ethernet TCP/IP devices onto a CC-Link IE Field network, like PCs, GOT1000 HMIs, and 3rd party devices. These Ethernet TCP/IP devices are bridged into the control network using Seamless Message Protocol (SLMP), which also enables use of standard MC Protocol and MELSOFT programming port protocol. The Ethernet Adapter is DIN-rail mounted, separate from other controllers or hardware.

If you require any further information or would like a brochure emailing, please get in touch !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May
30

Lutze cables keeping Eden Project’s quarantined plants under control.

 

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Photography of the Eden Biomes by Tamsyn Williams

At the Eden Project, as well as maintaining all the mechanical plant on site, there is also the need to maintain the living plant displays in the biomes and surrounding areas. This is done mostly by growing new specimens from seed or cuttings, and sometimes buying in new plant material. Every seed/plant which comes to our nursery site is inspected for any unwanted pests or diseases, and depending on perceived risk, may be quarantined. All tropical material is quarantined for several months before it can join the main collections in order to eliminate the chance of a damaging pest outbreak in the biomes.

At the nursery there was initially a 2MW oil fired boiler which heated the main 5000m2 glasshouse, and also the physically remote quarantine houses. In 2009 this was replaced by a fully modulating gas boiler set 0-600kw, controlled by a custom programmed Priva BMS system and heated area reduced to 2000m2. At that time, the quarantine facility was not heated from the main system, but by a very basic local control gas air heater.

In 2013 the basic gas air heater had deteriorated to such an extent in the warm moist conditions, that it was no longer economic to keep it in operation. It was replaced by a sturdy LPG fired cabinet modulating air heater (36-72kw output) and linked to the BMS system.eden 1

Michael Cutler, Horticultural Technical Engineer at Eden Project explains, “In order to control the heater we needed to run control cables all the way back to the control room and pick up the BMS wiring. To ensure the best chance of reliability of operation for this heater, we installed a good quality branded cable – 200metres of Lütze Silflex 12C, 0.75mm2, YY. The 12 cores enable: control of the relays which activate the fan and enable heat output, modulation level 0-20mA, and supply/return duct temperatures, and lock out signal.

We also used 3C, 2.5mm2, CY cable (also obtained from Lütze) to run power from the DB in at the quarantine house door to the heater and control panel.eden 3

The cables were easy to work with, the outer jacket stripped nicely without sticking to the cores, the individual cores was flexible enough to enable forming and wiring into DIN rail terminals, and the core numbers were easily identifiable. On top of that, prices were better than our hitherto existing suppliers, and customer service had been excellent. We would always consider using Lütze cables, where appropriate, for our projects or maintenance activities”.

If you would like more information on Lutze cables, please contact us.

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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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Mar
13

Speed and Connectivity: Cabling Solutions

CDL works alongside Phoenix Contact, to offer quality products.  For the best cabling solutions, you need to use the correct tool.

Hand Tools A wide range for a large number of jobs such as stripping, cutting and crimping.

Hand Tools

 

Automatic Tools If you are looking to assemble conductors, there are automatic devices to do this job.  There are time saving tools for cutting, stripping and crimping that are tailored to meet the requirement of control cabinet construction.

Automatic Tools

 

Cable Cutters There are different designs of cable cutters to suit every application.

Cable Cutters

 

Stripping Tools The WIREFOX stripping pliers are able to automatically adjust for different insulation and conductor diameters.  The integrated  wire cutter and flexible adjustable limit stop for the stripping length makes them practical to use.

The WIREFOX-D-SHIELD stripping pliers are more suitable for stripping shielded cables and also allow for easy creation of cable cut-outs and wire pick-offs.

Stripping Tools

 

Crimp, press and crimping pliers There is a range of CRIMPFOX pliers so you can process ferrules and cable lugs without insulating collars, slip on sleeves and contacts up to 120mm.  They call come with a integrated pressure lock.

Crimp, Press & Crimping Pliers

 

Screwdrivers Various screwdrivers can be offered for any screw size whether it is standard or powered.

Screwdrivers

 

Testing and Measuring Tools Various measuring tools available which are tested and approved to national and international standards.

Testing & Measuring Tools

 

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Mar
06

Lutze valve connector suppressors with power saving features

Lutze Valve Connector SuppressorWorking closely with Lutze, who develop and build electronic and electro-mechanical components for the Automation Industry, we would like to tell you about their new product.

The new Lutze Suppressors for valves are ready-made, pre-assembled components that meet the demands for many users in the industrial market.  The pre-assembled PUR cable meets to IP67 and due to its moulded design, can be used in harsh environments outside of the control cabinet.  A big advantage of this is a maximum of 50% reduction in energy consumption and Lutze say the purchase price will be fully recovered within a year due to this.  The suppressor is commonly used for the power supply of hydraulic valves. It can also be used in a working temperature range between -25 °C and +80 °C.

This new suppressor is configured with a protection device and LED status indication and can be used with a current range of up to 2 amps.  It has a contact distance of 18mm to meet with design A requirements.  The cable is UL and CSA certified and the actual suppressor meets standards EN 175301-803 (DIN 43 650), ISO 4400

Contact us for more details.

 

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