Bespoke containerised UPS solution

  An engineering firm that fabricates mechanical parts for mining applications required constant and clean power to keep machinery running and prevent damage to equipment as a result of power outages. Erratic power supply in the area and frequent outages also resulted in loss of productivity as the systems are switched over to backup generators. […]

Dali-to-PWM signal converter for LEDs

Mean Well has introduced the DAP-04 Dali to PWM converter. Along with the company’s LED PSU, equipped with three-in-one dimming function, this new product makes Dali control possible on LED lighting fixtures. The converter is equipped with both Dali dimming and push-dim functions.  When connecting to the external Dali controller, it can convert the Dali signal transmitted from the controller to […]

Economical remote connection for controls

  Siemens has introduced three new communication modules for Simatic S7-1200 and two matching industrial routers with which remote terminal units (RTUs) can be implemented economically. The communication modules CP 1243-1, CP 1243-1 DNP3, and CP 1243-1 IEC connect the Siemens control via the telecontrol basic and telecontrol professional systems to higher-level systems or to […]

Variable voltage buck-boost battery-charging controller

  Linear Technology has announced the LT8490, a synchronous buck-boost battery charging controller for lead acid and lithium batteries, featuring automatic maximum power point tracking (MPPT) and temperature compensation. The device operates from input voltages above, below or equal to the regulated battery float voltage. The LT8490’s full-featured battery charger offers many selectable constant-current constant-voltage (CC-CV) […]

RF isolator with galvanic isolation design

The iSolate500 from Extronics features a unique, patented galvanic isolation design. The unit blocks all possible faults, including hazardous transients, and makes any RF output intrinsically safe. Fully certified for use in Atex and IECEx Zone, this isolator enables standard wireless equipment to be deployed in hazardous areas without the need for costly assessment by notified bodies. […]

New models of USB thermocouple power sensors

  Agilent Technologies recently announced the addition of two new models to its U8480 series of USB thermocouple power sensors. This series now comes with improved specifications, including an expanded frequency range to 67 GHz and a measurement speed of 900 readings/second. The U8480 series’ real-time measurement uncertainty feature, described as the first of its kind in […]

Programmable safety controller

  Banner Engineering has introduced the SC26-2 programmable safety controller for PLC-level capability and control without the programming complexity and steep learning curve of traditional PLCs. Designed to be more flexible and easier to use than other small footprint safety controllers, the SC26-2 uses safety function blocks, Boolean logic functions and a user-friendly programming environment […]

Lower list prices for submersible level transducers

  Lower list prices are now available for the KPSI models 501 and 500 submersible level transducers.  Their features include 2,54 cm diameter submersible level transducers, said to be highly accurate,  with SDI-12 digital output communication; a 316 stainless steel body material and polyurethane cabling for freshwater applications; titanium body material and ETFE cabling options for brackish […]

Pressure transmitter series launched

  Vega has launched their new range of pressure transmitters in South Africa in Rustenburg, Sasolburg and Johannesburg. The company has re-engineered its VegaBar pressure transmitter series down to three innovative models. This is said to make it much easier for the user to choose the most appropriate instrument for their applications. These three transmitter variants can […]

New photoelectric sensor range launched

  Omron has redesigned and expanded its M18 cylindrical range photoelectric sensors. The new generation is said to represent one of the largest varieties of dependable photoelectric sensors on the market. The recently launched E3FA/E3F1 series is the first of the company’s products based on a new platform for photoelectric sensors. It features high-performance sensing […]

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