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PULS UPS24 Volt DC UPS Uninterrupted Power Supplies
*Requires only one 12V battery for a 24V output (High current battery included)
*Superior battery management for longest battery life
*15A Output current in normal mode 50% power reserves in buffer mode
*Full output power up to +40°C
PULS power supplies “Quality Guaranteed”

Camera technology has come of age doing more, faster and with easily to configure software.
SensoPart’s code reader with integrated object detection has already convinced countless users of its speed, flexibility and ease of deployment in many situations. The new V20 now also includes an OCR detector for Optical Character Recognition. By combining three functions: object detection, code reading and OCR in one compact device, SensoPart from Germany offers a code reader with a performance scope that is unique amongst vision sensors.

 

Thinking of saving money by using a Combined PLC & HMI?
*Loan units available for evaluation, Try before you buy!
*Special introduction discount on first order.
*All new customers get free training on one of our courses.
*Free programming software (including remote access, webserver, OPC and .NET drivers).
*Free UK support, the best in the country.Unitronics Product Range 2012
Looks too good to be true? Yes T & C Apply, if you want to find out more please give us a call.

 

 

Mitsubishi USB Programming cables, (Not as shown) tried and tested in stock. Order on line.

i4 Automation review of 2011

In this Newsletter we have a review of what’s been new in 2011 as we have had so many new and exciting products added we thought many were worth another mention.

Unitronics:- IO-AI8
Low cost Analogue expansion
Analogue Inputs at a Lower Price!    With close similarities to the current IO-ATC8 module, the NEW IO-AI8 now offers 8 Analogue inputs without the thermocouple capabilities. Now, if your requirements do not call for thermocouple capabilities, you can add solitary analogue I/O at a lower cost!
IN STOCK
Unitronics:- V570-57-T20B-J
Same as the standard 5.7" without the silver bezel.
5.7″ Full Colour PLC with integrated PLC
• It is rated IP66
• It has a fully flat fascia
This is especially beneficial to industries, where customers need to be able to spray & wipe down the panel.
IN STOCK
Westermo:-SDI-550

Westermo 5 way un-managed swith
Westermo Data Communications Westermo products have always meant quality, which is normally reflected in the price but that’s not always the case.
SDI-550  i-Line Unmanaged Switch
5 x 10/100 Base TX
£65.00 IN STOCK
Unitronics:- Profibus Capabilities
Now with Profibus
V100-17-PB1:   Via an easy to use function block, the enhanced Vision350™ & Vision130™ controllers installed with the new communication card can function in a PROFIBUS DP network as slave devices via GSD files. This enables the controllers to be integrated into applications that have a PROFIBUS network, under PROFIBUS master devices.
IN STOCK
Unitronics:- High-Speed, PTO
These new, high-speed “TR” models (Listed below) can handle inputs up to 200kHz while high-speed outputs are able to support 5Hz to 200kHz. They enable the user to implement up to 2 independent Pulse Train Output instruction sets at one time for accurate Step-motor control. Providing flexibility when configuring a system’s precise requirements, these new high-speed I/Os offer particular benefits wherever speed control is required. *V350-35-TR20, V350-35-TR6, V130-33-TR20, V130-33-TR6*
IN STOCK
PULS:- Redundant Power Supplies
Why Redundancy?
• Protects against system failures
• Saves money over the life time of a system
• Reduces call out engineer costs
• Removes emergency call outs
• Zero down time
• Longer life
• Peace of mind for customers
Unitronics:- V200-18-E62B
 More I/O Than Ever! Snap-in I/O module are equipped with 62 I/O! Being equipped with more I/O allows this snap-in module to help cut costs by taking the place of expansion modules and adapters allowing for a large number of I/O in a very small foot print at very low cost.
Unitronics:- V1210 & V1040
12.1″ & 10.4″ Full Colour Touch Screen PLC and HMI more excellent value for money with the programming software and cables with every product.
Programme it ONCE!
IN STOCK
Unitronics:- V200-18-E46B
In addition to its variety of I/O capabilities, the latest feature this module has to offer is its ability to support 9 analogue inputs.
That’s a low cost way of getting many analogue inputs into a PLC and HMI saving you space and money.
IN STOCK
SensoPart:- V 10
V 10 Object detection
New Vision Sensor product family
• Detects the right part in the wrong place – and vice-versa
• Five detectors plus position detection
• Image processing made easy

Making Motor Control Easy

The Jazz range of combination PLC and HMI has been found to be a useful tool in many pump control applications.
Having free programming software and a choice of hardware options allows configuration of the Jazz range to be flexible and ideal for many applications. With the addition of a Modbus port giving it easy connectivity to most inverter drives with minimum wiring. We have found it very popular for simple motor control.
SensoPart Sensors, Ultrasonic Level detection
New UMT30 Ultrasonic sensor with built in display

Built in display allows for quick and easy set up. With the choice of 10+ configuration options we are bound to have the cost effective solution your looking for.
For more information give us a call or have a look at our web site.
Checking for leaking water with the Jazz controller
UK company Watersavers is using the Jazz combined HMI and PLC from i4 Automation Ltd for their new WLDS series of water leak detection controls. These meet the need to monitor water useage and detect major leaks in buildings such as schools, offices and commercial premises. The Jazz HMI terminals satisfy a long list of requirements including powerful control functions, a 2 line by 16 character LCD display with numeric keypad, smart modern appearance combined with IP65 protection.
Read the full story http://www.i4automation.co.uk/watersaver.aspx
Full Range of combination PLC & HMI
We also have a full range of combination PLC & HMI’s for many control applications.
With free programming software and a choice of wiring to the HMI or distributed on CanBUS we have many options to meet the different control requirments.
For more information give us a call or have a look at our website.
PULS power supplies are the instruments of choice around the world in plant and equipment construction.PULS power supply units offer high levels of reliability and efficiency as they produce little heat; this enables them to give an above average service life.
For more information take a look at our website or give us a call 01480 395 256

i4 Automation take to the Road….

Come and see our range of PLC & HMI's all in one or contact us to arrange your own demonstration.
Farnborough FIVE 14th & 15th Sept
Come and see our range of PLC & HMI's all in one or contact us to arrange your own demonstration.
Birmingham NEC 27th & 28th September

They will also be showing you how to “Boost” sensor performance by connecting sensors to the Unitronics range of PLC & integrated HMI. Showing you a range of products, from 2 lines of text through to 12.1” full colour units. All displays coming with integrated PLC and either the ability to connect sensors directly or panel mounting and even with an option for connecting field sensors on CANbus. With the added bonus of FREE programming software, FREE programming cables and a suite of software utilities including OPC driver you get everything you need to “Boost” your sensor performance in a cost effective way. Very often lots of information is collected from the various sensors around the machine or plant room and without a cost effective display with built in trending and alarms its often expensive to make the most of all this data.

Other products that i4 Automation will be able to provide you information on include Hyundai Inverter Drives, Market leading PULS power supplies and integration into the Industrial Interface range of Zigbee wireless modules.

During the show they will be offering a special price on their 12.1” Colour PLC & HMI showing you once again how easy it is to work with i4 Automation. Go and visit them to find out more and mention the word “Boost” for your free gift.

i4 Automation at Sensing Technology 2011

New UMT30 Ultrasonic sensor with built in display

Built in display allows for quick and easy set up. With the choice of 10+ configuration options we are bound to have the cost effective solution you are looking for.

Ultrasonic sensor with display from Sensopart and i4 Automation
Ultrasonic sensor with display from Sensopart and i4 Automation

 

Output Part No. List Price Summer 2011 Description
1 x Analog UMT 30-350-A-IUD-L5 £329.00 Ultrasonic sensor M30, scanning distance 350 mm, 1 analogue output (4-20mA / 0-10V) with auto-switching, 2 buttons, 7-segment display, synch/multiplex input, useful additional functions, plug M12, 5-pin
1 x PNP UMT 30-350-PSD-L5 £199.00 Ultrasonic sensor M30, scanning distance 350 mm, 1 PNP, 2 buttons, 7-segment display, proximity or reflex mode, synch/multiplex input, useful additional functions, plug M12, 5-pin
2 x PNP UMT 30-350-2PSD-L5 £259.00 Ultrasonic sensor M30, scanning distance 350 mm, 2 PNP, 2 buttons, 7-segment display, proximity or reflex mode, synch/multiplex input, useful additional functions, plug M12, 5-pin
1 x Analog UMT 30-1300-A-IUD-L5 £329.00 Ultrasonic sensor M30, scanning distance 1300 mm, 1 analogue output (4-20mA / 0-10V) with auto-switching, 2 buttons, 7-segment display, proximity or reflex mode, synch/multiplex input, useful additional functions, plug M12, 5-pin
1 x PNP UMT 30-1300-PSD-L5 £199.00 Ultrasonic sensor M30, scanning distance 1300 mm, 1 PNP, 2 buttons, 7-segment display, proximity or reflex mode, synch/multiplex input, useful additional functions, plug M12, 5-pin
2 x PNP UMT 30-1300-2PSD-L5 £259.00 Ultrasonic sensor M30, scanning distance 1300 mm, 2 PNP, 2 buttons, 7-segment display, proximity or reflex mode, synch/multiplex input, useful additional functions, plug M12 , 5-pin
1 x Analog UMT 30-3400-A-IUD-L5 £349.00 Ultrasonic sensor M30, scanning distance 3400, 1 analogue output (4-20 mA/ 0-10 V) with auto-switching, 2 buttons, 7-segment display, synch/multiplex input, useful additional functions, plug M12, 5-pin
1 x Analog (Edelst.) UMT 30-3400-AE-IUD-L5 £373.00 Ultrasonic sensor M30 stainless steel, scanning distance 3400, 1 analogue output (4-20 mA/ 0-10 V) with auto-switching, 2 buttons, 7-segment display, synch/multiplex input, useful additional functions, plug M12, 5-pin
1 x PNP UMT 30-3400-PSD-L5 £249.00 Ultrasonic sensor M30, scanning distance 3400 mm, 1 PNP, 2 buttons, 7-segment display, proximity or reflex mode, synch/multiplex input, useful additional functions, plug M12, 5-pin
2 x PNP UMT 30-3400-2PSD-L5 £289.00 Ultrasonic sensor M30, scanning distance 3400 mm, 2 PNP, 2 buttons, 7-segment display, proximity or reflex mode, synch/multiplex input, useful additional functions, plug M12, 5-pin
1 x Analog UMT 30-6000-A-IUD-L5 £373.00 Ultrasonic sensor M30, scanning distance 6000 mm, 1 analogue output (4-20mA / 0-10V) with auto-switching, 2 buttons, 7-segment display, synch/multiplex input, useful additional functions, plug M12, 5-pin
1 x PNP UMT 30-6000-PSD-L5 £249.00 Ultrasonic sensor M30, scanning distance 6000 mm, 1 PNP, 2 buttons, 7-segment display, proximity or reflex mode, synch/multiplex input, useful additional functions, plug M12, 5-pin
2 x PNP UMT 30-6000-2PSD-L5 £329.00 Ultrasonic sensor M30, scanning distance 6000 mm, 2 PNP, 2 buttons, 7-segment display, proximity or reflex mode, synch/multiplex input, useful additional functions, plug M12, 5-pin

Dual capacity: SensoPart code reader now includes object detection The new FA 46 vision code reader can now analyse object characteristics in addition to 1D and 2D codes

The new FA 46 code reader from SensoPart is the only vision sensor in its price range to combine code evaluation and object detection in one device. It also offers outstanding reading ability and flexible data output. Many users now no longer need to invest in an additional object detection sensor or an expensive image processing system.

Standard 1D bar codes and 2D data matrix codes (ECC 200)
FA 46 code reader

The FA 46 code reader from SensoPart Industriesensorik GmbH reads both standard 1D bar codes and 2D data matrix codes (ECC 200). The versatile vision sensor can analyse up to five data matrix and/or bar codes in one search zone, and an unlimited number of search zones can be defined. It can also identify other object characteristics such as date stamps or markings in the same reading process. It has three additional detectors for object detection (pattern recognition, grey level and contrast). Thanks to the integrated position tracking option, codes and object characteristics can be reliably detected even when offset from the taught position. Special image filters with extended setting options guarantee an excellent reading performance even in difficult reading conditions.
Equipped with such features, the FA 46 is also able to manage complex automation tasks which previously required a classical image processing system or the use of several sensors – e.g. applications in which several codes are to be read or which combine code reading and object detection. This represents a considerable economy for the user as installation and set-up of the compact vision sensor is simple: the sensor can be configured quickly without substantial knowledge of image processing with the aid of the concise and user-friendly PC configuration software “SensoConfig” which comes with a user guide and context-sensitive help function. PC connection is only required during set-up of the sensor. The sensor functions autonomously in running mode.
Extended evaluation possibilities in the sensor.
The FA 46 code reader offers the user new possibilities when it comes to both detection of characteristics and data evaluation. Inspection results can now be analysed directly in the sensor – either through string comparison or regular expressions, so that a SPC or PC connection can be dispensed with in many cases. A reference string or regular expression can be set directly via one of the sensor interfaces, without the need for use of the configuration software.
The output of standardised quality parameters according to ISO/IEC 15415 and AIM DPM 2006 for printed or directly marked (i.e. punched or laser marked) codes – already implemented in the previous model FA 45 – has also been extended. In addition to the evaluation of 2D codes, the FA 46 code reader can now also determine the quality of ID codes according to ISO/IEC 15416 and issue the results in a freely-selectable format.


Universal interface and operating concept.

The range of functions offered by the new code reader is significantly enhanced in relation to that of its predecessor FA 45. This was made possible by porting to a new software platform – after the object sensor presented last autumn and the solar sensor presented at this year’s Hanover trade fair, the code reader is now the third member of SensoParts’s new Vision sensor family FA 46. The universal interface connection, flexible data protocol and common user concept facilitates the set-up and adjustment of sensors to the existing environment and thus minimises any necessary training.
The FA 46 standard also includes the “SensoView” monitoring software – also included free of charge – which enables the display and monitoring of inspection results and images during running mode. The SensoView scope of functions also includes the change-over and upload of configurations as well as an “image recorder” for downloading images from the sensor memory. The images can then be used for offline simulation of configurations, which reduces the need for intervention during running mode to an absolute minimum.

2D data matrix codes (ECC 200)
FA 46 code reader from SensoPart

Compact, autonomous image processing system.

The FA 46 Vision code reader is a complete image processing system, consisting of a camera in compact sensor size (45 x 45 x 64 mm) with a high-capacity digital signal processor, integrated infrared, red light or white light LEDs, Ethernet and serial RS 422 interface along with digital inputs and outputs. Besides versions with an integrated 6 mm or 12 mm lens, a C mount version is also available. The sensor is supplied complete with the respective configuration and monitoring software.

Sensopart release new F10 sub miniature laser sensor

Sensopart F10 laser sensorSensopart F10 laser sensor

A special optical ASIC was specifically developed so that the laser technology could be fitted in the 21 x 14 x 8 mm3 small subminiature housing.  The red light laser produces a very precise light spot, which is still so sharp at long distances that even small parts can be reliably detected in the millimetre range – for example the proximity switch with adjustable background suppression can easily detect a wire with a diameter of 0.5 mm at a distance of 60 mm. The very bright light spot, which is clearly visible even in daylight, facilitates alignment and represents absolutely no danger as the sensors are laser class 1.