Safe and Secure with the Pizzato ST -H Series RFID Safety Sensors with Magnetic Holding

RFID or Radio Frequency Identification, to use the full terminology, is a technology that uses a digitally encoded tag whose information can be read and captured by a reader using radio waves. A basic RFID system consists of the tag,  a reader and an antenna.

Typically, an RFID tag contains a circuit and an antenna which transmit digital information to an RFID reader, which then converts that information into usable data for interpretation and possibly a system response from another piece of equipment (such as an alarm). Apart from the more obvious applications such as a security door pass card or a supermarket clothing tag, RFID has found multiple uses within industry, including the safety aspect of machine guarding.

Pizzato Elettrica are a global name in the realms of industrial process control and automation components including a broad range of machine access and safety control products such as Safety Hinges, Emergency Stop devices, Safety Modules and Limit Switches to name just a few.

Utilising their industrial knowhow and combining that with RFID technology the busy design engineers at Pizzato Elettrica have expanded the range of ST series RFID Safety Sensors with the extremely versatile and capable ST-H versions. The ST-H series Safety Sensors are equipped with all the advanced technical and operating features that you would find in the original Pizzato ST-G series, including:

  • M12 plastic or stainless-steel connector
  • Multicolour signalling LED, visible from both sides of the housing
  • Multi-tag programming
  • Versions for wide temperature ranges from -35°C to +85°C

Vibration Resistance

The ST-H series Safety Sensors can be configured with a permanent magnet incorporated inside the housing which will generate a holding force between the sensor and actuator. Using this method, a safety guard can be kept closed even in the presence of vibrations such as those found after a recoil during the closing of a safety door, or in areas where air turbulence caused by fans, air lines or ventilation can open lighter safety guards.

Safety Sensors RFID with Magnetic holding

The magnetic holding force of the ST-H range of RFID enabled safety sensors can be selected among three different levels to adapt to any safety gate and guarding application. Cleverly designed, the symmetrical housing with standard hole spacing allows the same safety sensor to be used on both the left and right-hand doors by simply rotating the sensor onto itself. The 78 mm mounting hole spacing facilitates the replacement of the traditional Pizzato SR-B magnetic sensors with an advanced ST-H RFID Safety Sensor.

 

RFID ST-H Series Features

  • Uses existing technology from the ST-G Series Safety Sensors
  • User configurable magnetic holding force of the actuator
  • Easy to mount symmetrical housing
  • Same mounting hole spacing (78 mm) as for SR-B series Magnetic Safety Sensors
  • Compatible with all ST series actuators
  • Protection ratings of IP67 and IP69K for use in the toughest conditions

 

With access to the entire Pizzato range of RFID sensor technology products (and all their other devices!) Kempston Controls is the place to come to for all your industrial safety solutions. Speak to a member of our sales or technical teams today on +44 (0) 1933 411 411 or email us at sales@kempstoncontrols.co.uk, or use this form to discuss how Pizzato RFID technology packed safety sensors can help you increase workplace safety and save you time and money.

Find Pizzato ST-H RFID Sensors at Kempston Controls

 

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ABB Soft Starters – Created to Increase your Motors Lifetime

ABB’s PSTX, PSE and PSR Ranges of Soft Starters have been designed to help increase your motor’s lifetime by protecting it from the continual stresses caused when starting. This is done by letting you optimise your motors starting currents, which with conventional starting methods applies lots of stress on the motor and the associated electrical network.

The dependable and field proven PSTX, PSE and PSR Ranges of Motor Starters are packed with innovative built-in motor protection features to ensure that your installation is kept safe. These capable Soft Starters are also installation-friendly and easy to use, cutting your assembly and start-up time considerably. With everything that you need in one unit, from bypass contactor to overload protection, a single Soft Starter makes for a compact complete and cost-effective Motor Starting solution.

Furthermore, with many application specific features, such as torque control and pump cleaning these Soft Starters can ultimately help you increase productivity, throughput and much more than simply Soft Starting. These Starters are ideal for numerous industrial and commercial motor starting applications from processing line conveyor systems to liquid pumps found in food and beverage installations.

Main benefits

  • Secure motor reliability
  • Improve installation efficiency
  • Increase productivity, reduced down time

Features

  • ABB’s Soft Starters cover any motor application from 3 A to 2160 A
  • Reduced starting current and less stress on the motor and the electrical network
  • Fast and easy to install and set-up with a small footprint
  • Reduced mechanical wear and tear on equipment

 

PSTX – Advanced Soft Starter Range

soft Starters PSTX

The PSTX combines many years of research and product development with extensive knowledge of application specific requirements and needs. The PSTX is ABB’s latest advancement in motor control and protection and adds new functionality with increased reliability to any motor starting application. A complete alternative to any motor starting applications with built-in Modbus RTU interface and Anybus modules that support all common communication protocols.

 

 

PSTX Motor Starter benefits

  • Secure motor reliability
  • Improve installation efficiency
  • Increase application productivity

PSTX Main features

  • Three-phase controlled
  • Operational voltage 208-690 V AC
  • Wide rated control supply voltage 100-250 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Rated operational current 3-1250 A (inside delta: 2160 A)
  • Coated circuit boards
  • Torque control for excellent control of pumps

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PSE – Efficient Soft Starter Range

soft starters PSE

The new generation PSE is a true general purpose Soft Starter with advanced features such as torque control to eliminate water hammer. A true universal motor starter, offering the perfect balance between a high start-up performance and cost efficiency with a built-in Modbus RTU interface for advanced communication.

 

 

 

 

PSE Motor Starter Benefits

  • Advanced motor safety with built-in motor protection
  • Fast and easy set-up with illuminated, language-neutral display
  • Eliminate water hammering with torque control
  • Reduce energy losses with built-in bypass
  • Built-in Modbus

PSE Series Features

  • Rated operational current – 18 to 370 A
  • Operational voltage 208–600 V AC
  • Control supply voltage 100–250 V AC

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PSR – Compact Soft Starters

soft starters PSR

The PSR Soft Starter range is ABBs most compact unit, a simple yet reliable starting solution that utilises only the most basic of soft starting features: soft start and stop. An excellent performer, with a built-in bypass that is ideal for applications that require many starts per hour (up to 100) and is perfect for installations where space is limited. An ideal motor starting solution for small motor installations.

 

 

PSR Motor Starter benefits

  • Small and compact motor starting solution
  • Can perform up to 100 starts per hour
  • Reduce energy loss at full speed with built-in bypass

PSR Main features

  • Rated operational current 3 to 105 A
  • Operational voltage 208–600 V AC
  • Control supply voltage 24 V AC/DC or 100–240 V AC

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All of the Motor Starters above are available from Kempston Controls. As an ABB supplier partner we have access to their entire range of Motor Starters and ancillary equipment with expedited delivery. Call us today on +44 (0) 1933 411 411 and speak to one of our Sales or Technical team members who will be more than happy to discuss the options available. Alternatively you can email us at sales@kempstoncontrols.co.uk or use this contact form.

 

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Last Chance to Buy – ABB – GE/AEG Industrial Product Obsolescence and Phase Out Update

An update on the Life Cycle Phase Status from ABB for IEC Control products belonging to the GE/AEG brand has just been released.

The IEC controls portfolio which stems from the GE Industrial Solutions acquisition is to be impacted by several Life Cycle Management changes for GE/AEG product lines.

Last Chance to Buy!

The life cycle phase status for certain products will be changed from the Limited to Obsolete phase from the 1st of July 2021 and the last chance to buy those entering the limited phase is the 30th of April 2021. The Smart Power MCCBs Record Plus series products have a last time to buy order date of the 7th of May 2021.

This means that certain products will be withdrawn from sale and will no longer be manufactured, and any spares or accessories will no longer be available so make sure you act quickly. The attached document will help provide you with details regarding the specific products that are being discontinued and their recommended substitute products.

Order before the Deadline!

Kempston Controls will help guide you when selecting the correct substitute products affected by those impacted in the attached updated document, call us today on +44 (0) 1933 411 411 or emails sales@kempstoncontrols.co.uk to order.

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Baumer OM20 & OM30

Precise & Compact: The OM20 & OM30 Series of Performance Laser Distance Sensors from Baumer

Baumer’s new range of compact laser distance sensors is ideal to reliably handle precise measurement tasks in the tightest of spaces.

As industries change tactics and move towards more efficient and compact systems, it’s becoming imperative that there’s no compromise in sensor performance. That’s where the OM20 & OM30 families with IO-Link come in. Perfectly suited to continue to the trend, the OM20 & OM30 families offer exceptional measurement performance and compact designs making them ideal for a variety of applications.

Renowned for reliability and accuracy the OM20 & OM30 families offer surface-independent measurements with a repeat precision of up to 1 µm and an extremely high measurement speed of up to 5 kHz.

With the OM20 series, Baumer is offering the smallest laser distance sensor on the market and haven’t compromised on its features. For measurements on structured surfaces such as processed metal or wood, the OM30 series presents itself as a reliable solution thanks to its line beam shape and offers a range of up to 550 mm.

Equipped with a standardised IO-Link interface, both the OM20 & OM30 families are easily integrated and allow for simple parameterisation and control. What’s more, as well as standard process data such as the distance value or the signal quality, the OM20 & OM30 ranges also offer additional data such as the measurement rate and the illumination reserve – ideal for predictive maintenance.

OM30 from Baumer in use


OM20 & OM30 Series Overview:

OM20 from Baumer

OM20-P
Miniature sensors up to 120 mm

  • Measuring distances from 16 to 120 mm
  • Linearity deviation up to 0.08% MR
  • Measurement speed up to 5 kHz
  • Laser-point variations
  • Laser class 1
  • Easy integration via IO-Link or RS485

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Baumer OM30 Series

OM30-P/L
Miniature sensors up to 550 mm

  • Measuring distances from 50 to 550 mm
  • Linearity deviation up to 0.08% MR
  • Measurement speed up to 5 kHz
  • Laser-point variations & laser-line variations
  • Laser class 2
  • Easy integration via IO-Link or RS485

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Compact – precision in minimum space
Easy-to-use – intuitive parameterisation
OM20 & OM30 Series: Connected– an eye on process parameters

OM20 & OM30 Series Highlights:

Compact: Precision in Small Spaces

  • Automatic adjustment of exposure time for precise measurements
  • Line beam shape for reliable measurement on structured material

Intuitive parameterisation for easy use

  • Intuitive and simple sensor optimisation for the desired application
  • Visualise the measurement results for quick & live analysis and installation

Keep an eye on process parameters

  • Utilise the integrated IO-Link interface to access additional process data
  • Standardised IO-LINK Smart Sensor Profile (DMS) for quick integration

As a Baumer brand partner, Kempston Controls has access to the entire product portfolio and are well placed to support your application. Contact us today using any of these methods, you can call us on +44(0) 1933 411411, email our sales team at sales@kempstoncontrols.co.uk, or contact us here and let us help you get the most from your installation.

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ATEX Rated Industrial Power Socket and Plugs from Pepperl + Fuchs

There are an untold number of industrial manufacturing industries in existence today, from the manufacture of ceramics, automotive components and the processing of flour, to chemical and fuel production to name just a few. Within all of the industries, some will take place in a relatively safe environment where the chance of a dangerous explosive atmosphere occurring due to build-up of volatile chemicals or particulates in the air is next to nothing, to precisely the opposite.

In the later situation, it stands to reason that you will need to ensure that the machinery, devices and the means to provide them with power, are as safe as possible these areas will ideally be ATEX rated(1) to various degrees. You can never be too safe when it comes to operating machinery in an environment that demands intrinsic safety for obvious reasons. To that end and for a power connectivity solution you can rely on, you need look no further than Pepperl + Fuchs to help you make that safe connection in dangerous environmental atmospheric situations.

Pepperl + Fuchs are world renowned for their industrial power connector solutions and their Ex de rated power plugs and sockets have been designed specifically for use in ATEX rated hazardous areas. These durable sockets and plugs allow you to connect and disconnect industrial electrical systems easily and with the utmost of safety. This comprehensive range of Surface/Wall Mount Sockets and Cable Plugs meets all the requirements of IEC 60309 having been designed for power connectivity applications located in ATEX rated Zones 1/21 and Zone 2/22.

(1) For more details on ATEX rated zones you can read more here.

 

The robust construction of this Ex de range of industrial power sockets and plugs ensures reliable use for many years and for additional protection they are IP66 rated to EN 60529 when mated and secured using the built-in latching mechanism. The sockets are of a glass reinforced plastic construction and are lockable for additional safety when not in use, the cable plugs are of a polyamide construction for additional durability.

Socket and Plug Specifications
• Ex de and Ex t certified
• Self-cleaning lamellar contacts
• Easy plug-in and removal
• Usage category AC3
• Ambient temperature range -40 to 45 °C
• Sockets are lockable in the off position
• Designed for use with non-armoured cables

ATEX Rated Industrial Power Surface/Wall Mount Sockets

 

These robust Ex de Certified Industrial Power sockets are colour-coded according to the voltage and frequency being used, for the range on offer these are; yellow for 100–130V, blue for 200–250V, and red for 380–480V and black for 500-690V at a frequency of 50-60Hz. Fully equipment certified, and offered in 2 Amperage ratings, 16A and 32A and in a range of Pin configuration options including – SPNE, 3PE and 3PNE to suit a wide variety of industrial power supply applications.

 

Ex de Cerfitied Surface/Wall Mount Power Socket Features
• Ex de and Ex t Certified
• Surface/Wall mounting
• Robust Glass fibre reinforced polyester (GRP) enclosure
• Fully equipment certified
• Installation Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 21 and Zone 22
• IP66 protection when mated, secured with bayonet catch
• Low insertion Force
• Self-cleaning lamellar contacts

See more – Wall/Surface Socket 16 A Range, 32 A Range

 

Atex Rated Industrial Male Power Plugs

 

Much like the Power Sockets, these durable Ex de Certified Industrial Power Plugs are available in matching amperage/voltage and pin outs to match their respective mating socket. Their tough polyamide body construction ensure durability in the field while in use and with a low contact resistance they have very low insertion and removal force, allowing them to be disconnected quickly in the field.

 

Ex de Cable Plug Features
• Ex de and Ex t certified
• Robust Polyamide construction
• Fully equipment certified
• Installation Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 21 and Zone 22
• IP66 protection when mated, secured with bayonet catch
• Low insertion force

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