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Tuesday
May052015

Panasonic releases all-new FP7 PLC

Panasonic, a world leader in Industrial Automation Products, is pleased to announce the NEW FP7 Series Programmable Logic Controllers! The FP7 Series is a compact PLC used in a wide range of manufacturing applications and major assemblies. Its high performance, security features, state-of-the-art programming software, connectivity and reliability make it an optimal solution for factory automation. The FP7 is an essential unit for reducing operational costs associated with unintended stops, debugging time, plant maintenance, and commissioning. Advanced motion control profiles are possible, such as electronic cam control. This allows for fast and precise movements, increasing the productivity and dynamics of all non-linear systems. The FP7 offers the following features:

  • Smaller footprint (backplane-free design)

  • Ethernet and web server integration for expanded connectivity

  • New, faster processor (11 nanoseconds/step)

  • Advanced motion control (integral camming and gearing)

  • Enhanced security features

Wednesday
Jul312013

Brad® M12 Circular Hybrid Connector

 

 

The IP67-sealed M12 Circular Hybrid Technology (CHT) connector, with innovative wrap-around shielding, combines Cat5e Ethernet speed with power lines for excellent signal integrity and optimal performance and reduces cabling requirements and installation costs in harsh industrial applications.

 

Based on the Brad® circular M12 threaded coupling design, the innovative Micro-Change® Circular Hybrid Technology (CHT) connector combines Cat5e Ethernet data traffic with power lines in a small build size. The fully shielded 4-pin array (2 shielded pairs) is enclosed by a wrap-around metal tube shield (patent pending) which allows for optimum signal integrity and performance. The two overlapping metal tubes channel the signal through the connector without disturbance of cross-talk and EMI (electro-magnetic interference).

 

The 8-pole (4+4) CHT connector features two Cat5e Ethernet data lines and 4 power lines capable of carrying up to 6.0A. In the 6-pole (4+2) format, two Cat5e Ethernet data lines and 2 power lines carry up to 10.0A. Combining power and data lines into one connector reduces cabling requirements and lowers installation time and associated costs. The sealed CHT connector system is ideal for, but not limited to, industrial process and automation control applications, HVAC control systems, telecoms infrastructure and base stations. Micro-Change® CHT connectors and cordsets are also suitable for many other rugged applications that require power and data in one device.

 

The shielding concept of the Micro-Change® CHT connector is not limited to the shown M12 build size. Different form factors, for example M16 and M23, could be developed based on a customer’s application requirements.