Tag Archive: Modular System

Jul
24

Technical Tip – Mitsubishi FA Goods Product Selection Tool

 

So, you have finally managed to select the appropriate iQ-R output module for your application, but realise that it has a 40-pin connector on the front-face as opposed to the usual screw terminals.  So what do you do?

Do not worry, as the ‘FA Goods Product Selection Tool’ will take away endless amounts of time looking through catalogues, manuals and pin configurations.

This easy-to-use tool can be used to select the recommended Mitsubishi terminal blocks and cables for all of the Modular PLC’s in the Mitsubishi range, from A-Series up to the latest iQ-R offering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feel free to save the link below into your web-browser, and refer to it whenever you need it.

 

 

 

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Jun
06

Phoenix Contact – I/O Systems

 

 

Professional automation for your system: I/O systems from Phoenix Contact are the ideal solution for data transfer at input and output level. Whether in the field, in a control cabinet, as a customizable modular system or with a block design. Whichever network or protocol you prefer – we have the right I/Os for you.

Your advantages

  • Versatile use, thanks to international approvals, wide range of functions, and network openness
  • High system availability and increased productivity, thanks to very reliable products
  • More future-proof, thanks to the use of innovative technologies

I/O systems for every application


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More choice: I/O devices from Phoenix Contact for every applications

 

You will find the perfect I/O devices for signal acquisition in Phoenix Contact’s extensive I/O product range.

Proven technology provides the basis for innovative products with useful features – continuous improvements are achieved through close customer contact and forward-looking developments.

 

  • Choose from an extensive range of I/O modules and I/O terminals for the control cabinet – including for very fast data communication.
  • I/O devices that support modular extension and have a high degree of functionality can be used in the field or particularly robust devices with a block design can be used for harsh industrial environments.
  • Implement safety applications with our PROFIsafe modules or with no safety controller at all using SafetyBridge Technology.
  • Clever connection technologies, such as Push-in Technology or SPEEDCON fast locking system, enable convenient and time-saving wiring.
  • Our IO-Link/analog converters and the IO-Link masters also provide a high degree of flexibility in the field and can be used to implement analog communication without any shielded cables.

 

For more detailed information on Phoenix’s I/O System products, please see the links below:

 

The video below may also be of interest to you…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May
22

iQ Platform and Robots

MELFA Robots

 

 

 

On this year’s Drives and Control Stand Mitsubishi previewed a prototype of the new MELFA CoBOT. This arm will be aimed at the collaborative robot market offering increased rapidity and higher IP rating than the competition as well as easy to use software, direct teaching and collision detection. Mitsubishi showcased a MELFA Robot mounted on an automated guided vehicle (AGV) showing alternatives to conceptual uses for these products.

 

 

 

 

On-Line Configurators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The online configurators for iQ-R, iQ-F, Q series, L series, F series and networks have been updated on the Mitsubishi web site. New features include:

– Quickly visualise the number of I/O points and total current consumption required for modules during selection.
– “Purchase list” with selected module name and quantity can be printed.
– “Configuration chart” based on selected models can be printed
– Configuration Image can be printed

These tool can be found at

http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/products/cnt/plc/ex/select/index.html

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Jul
11

ILME UK Industrial Plugs and Sockets

ILME UK Industrial Plugs and Sockets cover a wide range of different installation requirements. The plugs and socket-outlets are suitable for fixed or mobile installations. The fixed plugs and socket-outlets may be wall or flush mounted.ilme

Due to the wide range of Ilme enclosures of the FM, FC, TM, QM and BK series (types BC…) the flush-mounting plugs and socket outlets can be assembled rapidly in a group configuration. These construction features enable Ilme plugs and socket outlets to be suitable for use in a lot of demanding applications such as:-

  • Mechanical Industry
  • Shipbuilding
  • Chemical and petrochemica
  • Services sector
  • Building industry
  • Agricultural and livestock breeding sector

When selecting the correct type of plugs and socket-outlets, you must consider the following parameters:-

  • The rated current of the equipment to be power supplied via the plug and socket
  • The rated voltage of the power supply and the type of distribution (single or 3 phase, with or without the neutral conductor)  to determine the number of poles for the hour position.  The 1h (hour position) is available for all those voltages or voltage ranges of >50V and for frequencies not covered by the standards.
  • Fixed or mobile installation to determine the construction type of the plug and socket.  (flush mounting straight or inclined, wall, mobile, mobile angled).
  • The location of the installation to determine the level of protection required, IP44 or IP67.  In some areas the installation standard requires a very low voltage so check that too.

The following types of plug and socket outlets are available:-

  • Wall mounting plugs and socket outlets, low and extra low voltage.
  • Plug and socket outlets and straight flush mounting sockets, low and extra low voltage.
  • Plugs and inclined flush mounting socket outlets, low voltage.
  • Straight plugs and couplers, low and extra low voltage.
  • Angled plugs, low voltage.
  • 5 pole plugs with phase inverter, low voltage, SIP type.
  • 5 pole single block plugs and socket outlets, low voltage, PEM type for automated cabling.

 

Thanks for tuning in, contact us if you have any enquiries.

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Jul
01

New – Lutze Electronic Housing

LÜTZE has introduced a new electronic housing – the LCOS, which is an intelligent housing solution that can be individually adapted to the requirements of the control cabinet.LCOS

The LCOS from LÜTZE is an IP20 electronic housing system that can be used for both modular housings or as a stand-alone solution, it can also be expanded into a complete modular I/O system via the toll-free connection of data or energy modules. The LCOS’ electronic housing is based on a device carrier that holds the separate housings or the plug-in function units. The patented four-wire bus allows the field side to be supplied with up to 16A of nominal current per conductor. This facilitates the realisation of three-phase functions with an operating voltage of 500V or also 24V applications with a current load of DC 64A. The LÜTZE electronic housing LCOS has UL-approval and can therefore be used worldwide. The temperature application range lies between -40° C and +85° C. On the basis of the various approvals and fire tests, such as V-0, NFF I2 and NFF F2, the LCOS housing is also suitable for use in rough ambient conditions.

Various models allow individual solutions.

If the LCOS housing system is used in a modular way, plug-in data or power modules with supply options supply power to the system and allow the creation of a data and power bus. The modules are interchangeable so that four results are possible: 2x data; 2x power, 1x power/data, 1x data/power. A further advantage: The connection between the modules does not need to be wired, it is connected via insulated bridges. The LCOS function housing is available in four models: Either as a housing that is 22.5 mm or 35 mm wide, or alternatively with or without side terminals. In combination with the supply the construction width is 57.5 or 70 mm. The LCOS housing is equipped with three standard markers so that a total of 18 characters can be used for labelling purposes. As an additional service, LÜTZE supplies both customised front plates and also individual colours to implement the Corporate Identity of the device manufacturer. Thanks to 64 freely selectable codes, it is impossible to connect the modules incorrectly. They are connected directly to the carrier rail via PE contacts. Regardless of the housing configuration, the LCOS system has 42 connection points. The data bus is equipped for future purposes with 12 data contacts to allow the individual design of the device communication system e.g. the connection of the power modules or bus-capable load monitoring modules.

 

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Dec
24

Save over 60% off Mitsubishi software: iQ Works and GX Works 2

For a limited period only Mitsubishi Electric is running a special offer on the iQ Works & GX Works 2 software platforms.

IQ Works software
iQ Works software is the integrated engineering software suite which includes Melsoft Navigator, GX Works 2, MT Works 2 and GT Works 3.

Introductory price of £495

 

GX Works 2 software

MELSOFT GX Works 2 represents the next generation in MELSOFT PLC maintenance and programming software. It’s functionality has been inherited from both GX and IEC Developer, with improvements made throughout to increase productivity and drive down engineering costs.

Introductory price of £295

 

 

Contact our dedicated sales team to place your order today! 01162339555

 

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Jul
11

The RIFLINE complete relay system

RIFLINE complete relay system

Phoenix Contact’s new RIFLINE complete relay system has been designed to implement all standard relay applications.  Switch low currents and currents up to 16A, whether you want to replace small power contactors or whether you want to isolate, multiply or amplify signals, the field of application ranges from coupling to timer relays.  RIFLINE complete relay system’s universal plug-in design supports quick, easy and error-free handling. 

The advantages of using this system is the availability as a complete or modular system, its reliability and it has a complete product range covering all standard relay applications.  Thanks to its plug-in special function module, it is easy to extend to a timer relay.  The system also boasts easy handling due to its modern wiring and potential distribution concept.

Modular System

Modular Systems & Accessories

Modular Systems & Accessories

All complete modules in the RIFLINE series are also available as modular systems and, as its been inspired by CLIPLINE complete, RIFLINE complete also offers an abundance of accessory components suitable for both systems.  As individual components can be combined as required depending on each scenario, this benefit maximizes flexibility.

Multifunctional Timer Module

Transform a relay module into a timer relay using the multifunctional plug-in timer module.  RIF1 to RIF4 bases can be equipped with this module.  Selection can be made from three time ranges and four time functions using DIP switches and using a potentiometer you can detail time settings.

RIFLINE Complete

To enable quick, tool free wiring, use RIFLINE complete using its proved push in technology.

You can use a ballpoint pen or screwdriver on the release button to release the conductor;

Reduce wiring effort using plug in bridges and upgrading to a timer relay is possible using the timer module.

Easy Handling in Details

Thanks to push in connection technology gives Easy Wiring.

Easy handling in detail

Easy handling in detail

Using plug in bridges from the standard range of Clipline gives Easy Potential Distribution. 

With plug in multifunctional timer modules, gives Easy Expansion.

 

 

 

For further information please get in contact.

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Jul
04

The RIFLINE complete relay system

RIFLINE complete relay system

Phoenix Contact’s new RIFLINE complete relay system has been designed to implement all standard relay applications.  Switch low currents and currents up to 16A, whether you want to replace small power contactors or whether you want to isolate, multiply or amplify signals, the field of application ranges from coupling to timer relays.  RIFLINE complete relay systems universal plug-in design supports quick, easy, and error-free handling. 

The advantages of using this system is the availability as a complete or modular system, its reliability and it has a complete product range covering all standard relay applications.  Thanks to its plug-in special function module, it is easy to extend to a timer relay.  This system is also has easy handling due to its modern wiring and potential distribution concept.

Modular System

Modular Systems & Accessories

Modular Systems & Accessories

All complete modules in the RIFLINE series are also available as modular systems and as its been inspired by CLIPLINE complete, RIFLINE complete also offers an abundance of accessory components suitable for both systems.  As individual components can be combined as required depending on each scenario, this benefits maximises flexibility.

Multifunctional Timer Module

Transform a relay module into a timer relay using the multifunctional plug-in timer module.  RIF1 to RIF4 bases can be equipped with this module.  Selection can be made from three time ranges and four time functions using DIP switches and using a potentiometer you can detail time settings.

RIFLINE Complete

To enable quick, tool free wiring, use RIFLINE complete using its proved push in technology.

You can use a ballpoint pen or screwdriver on the release button to release the conductor;

Reduce wiring effort using plug in bridges and upgrading to a timer relay is possible using the timer module.

Easy Handling in Details

Thanks to push in connection technology gives Easy Wiring.

Easy handling in detail

Easy handling in detail

Using plug in bridges from the standard range of Clipline gives Easy Potential Distribution. 

With plug in multifunctional timer modules, gives Easy Expansion.

 

 

 

For further information please get in contact.

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Jan
02

Mitsubishi L-series Data logging & Memory Card Use

Did you know that you can use an SD/SDHC compatible memory card to quickly and easily back-up the CPU programs and parameters on a Mitsubishi L-Series processor?

Mitsubishi-Electric-L-Series-SD

The back-ups can then be just as easily restored or used to program other CPUs. The memory card can also be used to hold data captured with the data logging function.

This additional feature will give you the following benefits:

  • Quickly recovering a failed PLC
  • Quickly load a new program in a new machine without needing a PC
  • Email a program to a customer who will then be able to copy it to their SD card to load into the PLC

 

Data Logging:

Take a look at our video below for a FULL walk through on how to use the built-in data logging function of the L-series PLC:

 

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