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Jul
10

Westermo Release New Industrial Routing Ethernet Switches

Westermo has announced the release of 7 new industrial routing switches signalling a step forward in networking performance at the edge of industrial mission critical networks.westermo

The density of equipment at the network edge has increased as well as needs such as enhanced security and network resilience, hence the need for a new generation of industrial Ethernet switches.

RedFox is a high performance layer 3 industrial Ethernet switch designed for high network traffic applications. Seven new switch configurations are available that can be  customised further with SFP transceivers. Two models, the RFI-207-F4G-T3G and RFI-211-F4G-T7G, offer gigabit connections on all ports. The RFI-219-F4G-T7G offers 19 ports altogether including 7 SFP fibre ports in a robust and compact DIN rail mount industrial housing.

The RedFox is designed for use in heavy duty industrial applications in it’s robust aluminium housing and has been tested both by Westermo and external test houses to meet many EMC, isolation, vi­bration and shock standards, all to the highest levels suitable for heavy industrial environments and rail track side application.

RedFox is powered by the Westermo WeOS network operating system which is now delivered in 70 different models in the Westermo range.  WeOS has been developed by Westermo to allow us to offer cross platform and future proof solutions. WeOS can deliver unique IP security functionality for this class of product, for instance a Multiport DMZ can be constructed by utilising the firewall function available in every port.  Remote secure access to a network can be provided using encrypted VPNs.

As a Layer 3 routing switch the RedFox is capable of delivering enterprise type routing functionality with OSPF, RIP and VRRP as well as process level ring recovery times of around 20ms even at speeds of 1 gbit/sec utilising Westermo’s FRNT protocol.

It has wide power range 19-60VDC on dual power inputs for resilience and requires 30% less power than the previous generation of products, a significant benefit for lifetime running costs. A wide operating temperature range –40 to +70°C (–40 to +158°F) can be achieved with no moving parts or cooling holes in the case.

Contact us if you require any further information.

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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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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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Dec
13

Mitsubishi Special Offers – FX3GE Starter Kits

Whilst stocks last, FX3GE Starter Kit Offers from £900 to get your automation projects off to a quick start.  These Starter Kit bundles include GOT HMI, FX3GE Compact Plc and IQ Works software.

FX3GE Starter Kit

STARTER KIT 1;  FX3GE-24MR (14/10 I/O) Compact PLC, GT1030 (4,5″) GOT HMI, Cable GT10-C30R4-8PC, iQ Works software suite; 266241; £900

STARTER KIT 2; FX3GE-24MR (14/10 I/O) Compact PLC, GT14 (5,7″) mono GOT HMI, iQ Works software suite; 266242; £1,100

STARTER KIT 3; FX3GE-40MR (24/16 I/O) Compact PLC, GT14 (5,7″) mono GOT HMI, VNC HMI remote access, iQ Works software suite; 266243; £1,300

STARTER KIT 4; FX3GE-40MR (24/16 I/O) Compact PLC, GT14 (5,7″) colour GOT HMI, VNC HMI remote access, iQ Works software suite; 266244; £1,500

 

PRODUCT FEATURES

GOT HMI –

  • Up to 5,7″ screen with up to 65k colors TFT
  • Integrated communications: Ethernet, USB (Host & Devices), RS232, RS422/485 embedded
  • Data logging: SD card slot for easy data logging
  • Backup/restore function: Easy program recovery function via USB stick or SD card
  • Multi channel function: Serial and Ethernet connections at the same time

FX3GE Compact PLC –

  • Integrated communication: Ethernet, USB, RS422 embedded
  • Integrated analogue processing: 2 analogue inputs, 1 analogue output embedded
  • Connection to up to 8 inverters possible
  • Security: 2 user keywords for scaled PLC access
  • Advanced positioning: High-speed counting and input interrupts, User friendly positioning

iQ Works software suite –

  • Intuitive system configuration diagram allows for the graphic assembly of systems
  • Centralised management of disparate projects and batch configuration of the entire control system
  • Use system labels to seamlessly share device data between GOTs, PLCs and motion control
  • Save the time and hassle of changing device values in each program by using the update system labels feature

Call for more information.

 

 

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Sep
10

CDL releases their latest Mitsubishi 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 additional modules for each product:

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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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Apr
26

IMO Introduces its newest member to the IMO i3 range – The i3C

CDL continue to work closely with all of their Franchised Product ranges and are pleased with the arrival of the latest IMO i3 range of controllers that have now been expanded to include the NEW i3C colour touch screen controller.

The i3C offers users a larger colour display, a faster scan rate and a wider operating temperature.

Below are just a few of the Features and Benefits that we believe will help you to consider the IMO i3C colour touch intelligent control station:

Same built-in I/O options as our i3A and i3B controllers – with up to 44 points. IMO i3c

Faster logic scan rate (0.2m/SK) for larger or more demanding applications.

Offers 3 Serial ports (USB programming port plus 2 RS- 232/485 serial ports), unusual for a controller in this price range.

Includes unique onboard MicroSD™ memory for data logging and upgrading programs.

And there’s a few more…

Wider operating temperature (-10C to 60C) meets a greater
range of applications.

Only 3.5” deep and mounts on any panel space about 7” x 6”

Works with the i3 Series family of field installable add-on modules such as Ethernet, Mobile modem, telephone modem and radio modem-mix and match i3A, i3B and i3C and use the same options.

And also Programming Benefits

Ladder Logic, ST, SFC, FBD
Auto Tune PID (32 loops)
Floating Point Maths
Serial Port & Modem commands
Real-Time- Clock functions
Program and Subroutine blocks
Alarm / Recipe / Animation / Bitmaps
Multi-Language support and custom fonts

How can the i3 Intelligent Controller can work for you ?
IMO’s i3 controllers offer a unique solution since it is both a PLC and HMI combined in one device. It is also small, very powerful and has many unique connectivity features. One such feature is the GRPS modem option, which is ideal for applications where the controller is somewhere out in the field.

Remote monitoring, control and programming of devices can reduce service visits required and allow first class customer service to provide to end customers. It minimizes downtime, maximises productivity and reduces servicing costs by allowing the possibility of fault diagnosis without visiting site.

Many specialist vehicles contain a variety of high tech equipment and software. These system are often produced by several suppliers, therefore having a variety of different interfaces. The i3 solves this problem by providing the user with a single interface running on a touch screen PC.

Remote monitoring, control and programming have previously had been restrictive due to legacy devices only providing serial communications. Imagine being able to programme these devices from your office miles from their location on the factory floor! In fact the devices could be anywhere in the world.

 

If you are Interested in the latest I3 Product range then please contact us by filling in your details below

 

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Apr
03

Mitsubishi Promotion – Now extended!

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MELSOFT GX Works2 represents the next generation in MELSOFT PLC maintenance and programming software. Its functionality has been inherited from both GX and IEC Developer, with improvements made throughout to increase productivity and drive down engineering costs.

Still on an introductory price of £295

For GX Works2 FX Only – £175

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iQ Works software is the integrated engineering software suite which includes Navigator,

GX Works2, MT Works2 and GT Works3.

Introductory price of £495

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb
27

Mitsubishi Promotion – Now extended until the end of March 2013

GX_Works2

GX_Works2

MELSOFT GX Works2 represents the next generation in MELSOFT PLC maintenance and programming software. Its functionality has been inherited from both GX and IEC Developer, with improvements made throughout to increase productivity and drive down engineering costs.

Still on an introductory price of £295

For GX Works2 FX Only – £175

 

iQ_Works_Logo_Square

iQ Works software is the integrated engineering software suite which includes Navigator,

GX Works2, MT Works2 and GT Works3.

Introductory price of £495

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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?

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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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