Turck has added its own connectivity portfolio to its range of products. The new product lines, TXL and TEL are available with angled or straight M8 or M12 connectors. With the different combinations of 3, 4 or 5-pin female and male connectors and cable lengths from 30 cm to up to 10 m, every user will find the right cordset for their application.
The connection and extension cordsets of the TXL line combine in a single series the different requirements that previously had to be reserved for special cables. The cables are jacketed in specially abrasion resistant polyurethane (PUR). TXL cables are halogen and silicon free and are nevertheless flame retardant, weld-splatter resistant, particularly suitable for trailing cables, and resistant to oil and chemicals. The TXL line meets the requirements of the North American cULus standard as well as the European RoHS guidelines.
The company is offering the TEL series for price-sensitive machines and plants with standard requirements. The PVC cables of the TEL series are resistant to acids and alkalis, as well as being flame retardant and cULus and RoHS approved. TXL and TEL are the first product lines of Turck's connectivity program which will be be expanded continously.
Inductive Linear Position Sensor for Motion Control
For the first time Turck is entering the market for high-speed motion control with its further developed LI inductive linear position sensor. A new electronics architecture increases the effective output rate of the sensor from 1 to 5 kHz. In conjunction with the short signal run time (130 µm) and the highly resolved SSi output, the inductive linear position sensors can thus achieve the performance of potentiometers but without their disadvantages. Unlike potentiometers, the LI sensors offer permanent protection to IP67, provide non-contact measuring and are absolutely wear-free. The magnetic field immune sensors are therefore suitable for measuring axes with high-speed controls such as is used in injection molding machines. Other application areas include axis measurement in packaging machines, presses or machine tools.
With the high speed and precision of the sensor (system resolution of 1 µm), machine builders can keep the position error in motor control applications to a minimum. As with all inductive linear position sensors, the high-speed variant has very short blind zones and can tolerate up to a 4 millimeter offset of the positioning element (perpendicular to the measuring axis). As well as the high-speed variant with an SSI interface and 16-bit resolution, the analog variant of the sensor will also be offered in future with the higher output rate of 5 kHz. The analog sensor has a 0...10 V or 4...20 mA output. All LI sensors continue to be available in ten measuring lengths from 100 to 1,000 millimeters. An 8-pole M12 connector is used for the connection.
Fully Parameterizable 3D Inclinometers
With the B2N-360-Q42, the automation specialist is presenting a 3D inclinometer that can be adapted extensively and precisely by the customer to the requirements of the application via IO-Link. With a double 360° measuring range, the sensor is not limited to a maximum ±85° - as with all comparable models. Users can not only set individual vibration filters that precisely mask out the vibration frequency of your machine, but also define the zero point, switch points or switch windows - according to the mounting position and requirements at hand. As well as vibrations, the sensor also suppresses potential error sources such as accelerations or shocks. The extensive range of assignable parameters and the maximum sensing range of 360° on two axes enable the sensors to be suitable for virtually any application. It therefore reduces the number of inclinometer variants that need to be kept in stock to a single type.
The inclinometer can also be used for measuring vibration or shock. Turck offers two variants of the sensor: The industrial variant for the temperature range from -25 to +75 °C is suitable for example for inclination measuring on solar panels or robots. Turck designed a second variant according to the e1 specification for use in utility vehicles and construction machinery. The e1 variant is resistant to extreme temperatures from -40 to +85 °C and operates with the standard vehicle electrical power supply of 8...30 V. Both variants come with protection to IP69K. The output signal can be defined individually: for example to the standard signal ranges of 0...10 V or 4...20 mA.