AS-Interface gateways are the core of the wiring system. They serve as the link between the sensor/actuator level of AS-Interface and the upper-level bus systems where PLCs (programmable logic controllers), PCs or other field bus systems reside.
When installing a purged control panel or industrial HMI in a hazardous location, power supplied to the control panel must be regulated so that components are not energized before the panel is protected by a purge cycle.
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What Is the Difference Between Zone 1 and Division 1?
A Zone 1 / Div. 1 industrial monitor must meet the requirements necessary for operating in the presence of ignitable concentrations of gases, vapors, or dusts that are likely to exist, either continuously or intermittently, under normal conditions. That said, the certification requirements vary according to where you will be using your equipment.
Topics: Industrial Monitors/ HMI
As an industry leader, Hilmot is constantly working to improve its innovative technologies in material handling applications. Hilmot turned to Pepperl+Fuchs, a pioneer in industrial sensors and factory automation systems. Leveraging the advantages of AS-Interface, Pepperl+Fuchs developed a motor control module compatible with Hilmot's motorized drive roller (MDR) applications—the H-20 line of MDR systems.
Many of the sensors you use have IO-Link capability built in. But you might not know it, because they can still be used like standard sensors. For instance, all Pepperl+Fuchs IO-Link sensors boot up first in digital IO mode; they will only switch to IO-Link mode when an IO-Link master actively communicates with them.
Conventional wiring of hardware components inside a control cabinet can be a complex task: Establishing separate connections of single modules eats up time and precious cabinet space. An effective way to minimize the effort is to interconnect multiple modules using a cable with pre-configured wiring links.
This episode of Ask an Expert for industrial sensors examines and provides answers to interesting sensing questions we've received from customers just like you. We explore and answer these questions:
1. Where can I find the add-on instructions for an industrial RFID controller?
2. How do I set the time delay function on a background suppression photoelectric sensor?
3. Is there interface software to view an AS-Interface network via a laptop or PC?
4. Can I swap out a photoelectric sensor for an ultrasonic sensor in a dusty paper mill application?
AS-Interface networks consist of three main categories:
- Gateways or scanner cards (masters)
- Power supplies and repeaters (infrastructure)
- Modules and sensors (slaves)
When working with ultrasonic sensors, programming the sensor is a crucial part of any application. No matter the application, an ultrasonic sensor must be programmed to fit your specific need. Without doing this, you will not be able to use the sensor to its full potential or even set the distance at which it will work. Customers often inquire about how to set a switching distance, incorporate a blind zone, or even change the limits of their analog signal; when questions like this arise, programming is the answer and the cornerstone of any ultrasonic application.