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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The S15L Series: Bright & Versatile In-Line Sensor Status Indicators

 

 

S15L From Turck Banner

The S15L Series: Bright & Versatile In-Line Sensor Status Indicators

As industrial automation applications continue to grow and become more technically advanced, the threat of unplanned downtime is just as relevant today as it was 10 years ago. In 2017, the Vanson Bourne Research Study found that roughly 82% of companies experienced unplanned downtime in the 3 years prior to the report. The cost of this downtime was estimated to be close to £1.5million ($2,000,000).

In the same report, it was found that 70% of companies lack complete awareness of when equipment is due for maintenance or upgrade. That’s where Banner’s S15L Series of in-line sensor indicators come in.

15 mm in diameter, the S15L series is equipped with a two-colour LED indicator light that can be retrospectively connected to a power source and a sensor to indicate power and output status. Its in-line connection, over-moulded design and bright LEDs create a simple and cost-effective solution that can be applied to not only Banner sensors, but to most 4- or 5-pin devices with an output.
S15L From Turck Banner

S15L – Quick Look:

The S15L Series In-Line Sensor Status Indicator is the ideal accessory for industries that require highly visible indication, such as automotive, material handling, and general assembly.

  • Bright 360° indication to mimic sensor power and output status
  • Two colours – green for power and yellow for sensor output active status
  • Works with most 4 and 5 pin devices
  • Rugged over-moulded design meets IEC IP66, IEC IP67, and IEC IP68
  • Connected directly to a sensor or anywhere in-line for easy visual indication
  • Models available with PNP and NPN inputs

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S15L – Key Benefits:

360° Visibility:

  • The S15L Series can be mounted on a range of sensors for 360 degree-visibility of power and status.
  • Its highly visible body allows workers to identify and troubleshoot problems faster.

Easily Accessible:

  • The S15L Series can be mounted anywhere to improve accessibility and ease of use.
  • The in-line connection allows for simple problem identification.

Rapid Integration:

  • Ideal for new or existing applications.
  • Works with not only Banner sensors, actuators, and touch buttons, but also a wide variety of 4 and 5 pin devices.
  • It can be connected directly to the quick disconnect of most sensors, so no additional hardware is necessary.

Reliable & Rugged:

  • Regardless of the application, its over-moulded design is reliable and rugged, ideal for harsh industrial environments.

Green & Yellow:

  • With 4 LEDs, the S15L produces two colours: green and yellow.
  • The LEDs can be used to identify power and output status.
S15L From Turck Banner

The S15L Series In-Line Sensor Status Indicator is the ideal attachment for applications that require highly visible indication in industries such as automotive, material handling, and general assembly. Banner’s bright indicator improves safety, productivity, and quality in a wide variety of applications.

Interested? Get a Quote!

Kempston Controls, as Turck Banner suppliers, are the people to come to when you need to discuss your S15L Series In-Line Sensor Status Indicator needs. Call us on +44 (0) 1933 411 411 or email our dedicated sales team at sales@kempstoncontrols.co.uk today and talk to us about your requirements.

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Vulcan to the sky

Avro Vulcan & Kempston Controls Take To The Sky

At the start of the year, Kempston Controls partnered with Eaton to provide the Vulcan to the Sky Trust with a donation of rare fuses which are essential to keep Vulcan XH558 airworthy. The Bussmann 059-0125 and 011-9127 fuses are used in the flying control motor circuits and are susceptible to fatigue due to the cycling of the motors driving the hydraulic pumps that drive the flying control surfaces.

About the Vulcan To The Sky Trust

Vulcan To The Sky Trust is a charitable organisation who in 2005 began to restore the retired Vulcan XH558 delta-winged bomber, and in 2007, after more than 14 years of being grounded, completed three successful test flights. In 2008, after another successful test flight, the Civil Aviation Authority granted permission for Vulcan XH558 to perform at the RAF Waddington Air show.

In early 2015 the trust announced that the current 2015 flying season would be it’s last. Although the goal was to keep the Vulcan flying for a few more years, at the start of 2015 the ‘technical authorities’ (BAE Systems, Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group and Rolls-Royce) legally required to support the airworthiness of the Vulcan announced the withdrawal of their support – XH558 was forced to cease flying in October 2015. Although the aircraft was safe to fly, the structure and systems were then more than 10% beyond the flying hours of any other Vulcan and the knowledge base of Vulcan-era technologies within the technical authorities was deemed to have fallen too far to support the aircraft.

Since grounding Vulcan XH558 the Trust has established an education programme which works closely with schools, colleges and other organisations. While still being kept airworthy and capable of accelerating dramatically along the runway, the Vulcan XH558 is being used to inspire and educate new generations of young people.

Vulcan LandingAbout the Avro Vulcan XH558

Vulcan XH558 is a jet-powered delta-winged strategic nuclear bomber operated, when in service, by the Royal Air Force during the Cold War. An iconic example of British engineering with XH558 being the last Vulcan in service until 1984 when it was retired. With an impressive list of technical achievements including being the first successful large delta wing aircraft, leading directly to Concorde and the Space Shuttle, XH588 could deliver performance and agility so close to a jet fighter’s that it was given a fighter-style control column.

The XH558 first flew in 1960, and was one of the few Vulcan models converted for a maritime reconnaissance role in 1973, and then as an air-to-air refuelling tanker in 1982. In 1984, once withdrawn, it continued with the RAF’s Vulcan Display Flight, performing until 1992.

In 1993 it was sold to C Walton Ltd who used it for ground-based displays at their Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome in Leicestershire until 1999. Through a combination of public donations and lottery funding, it was restored to fully functional condition by the Vulcan To The Sky Trust, who returned it to flight on 18 October 2007.

To learn more about Avro Vulcan XH558 & their current project, Operation Safeguard to build a hanger and exhibition hall, head to their website: vulcantothesky.org.

Kempston Controls is a leading distributor of electrical process control and automation products and electronic components with a world-leading reputation for stock, service, competitive pricing and next-day delivery. Our diverse product portfolio includes; proximity and motion sensors, humidity and temperature sensor data loggers, fuses, light curtains, electrical connectors, actuators, safety relays, panel meters, emergency stops and much more.

Welcome Matthew & Mike

Welcome Matthew and Mike!

Kempston Controls are pleased to announce that Matthew Law & Mike Evans are joining our Thermal Division as Combustion Solution Engineers. Welcome to the team!

Both bring a wealth of knowledge and we’re looking forward to welcoming and integrating them into our team and providing our customers with another exceptional service.

We caught up with both Matthew & Mike to learn more about them:

Matthew Law:

I worked for Kromschroder for 21 years starting off as an apprentice where I trained in the assembly of pipe trains for customers. From there I moved into AutoCAD design where I designed the pipe trains I was building. After this I started to get more involved in technical support of the components in the UK, where I would support customers on the selection of components, any issues they had and alternative options. Then I moved into external sales where I managed customer accounts and finally worked as a senior technical sales engineer where I was designing burner systems for customers.

My strengths are:

  • Kromschroder components: the full range from basic gas valves through to complex burner controllers.
  • Working with customers on alternative options if parts are discontinued. This can also be alternatives from other suppliers
  • System integration: working with customers on how the components they are using impact the system they have, safety and operational wise.
  • Customer care: liaising with customers to support with component selection, spare parts and installation requirements. Furthermore, programming of burner controllers and alternative system controls that could help improve the efficiency of kilns, furnaces etc.
  • I am very familiar with EN746-2 which is the standard for thermal processing equipment and covers the safety requirements for fuel handling that are part of industrial furnaces.
  • I am a very approachable person and love the challenge of a difficult requirement or question where I have to really think in order to come up with a solution.

Mike Evans:

I’m looking forward to working with the dynamic & diverse team at Kempston Controls. I bring more than 30 years of experience from the industrial process heating industry and a passion for problem-solving. My previous roles have included Sales Account Management, Project Management and Combustion Systems Engineer at Eclipse Combustion Ltd. I worked more recently as a Burner Solution Engineer at Elster Metering Ltd (part of Honeywell Thermal Solutions).

At Eclipse and Honeywell we served all industries and worked closely with equipment supplied by Elster/Jeavons, Kromschroder, ASCO, Burkert, Karl Dungs, Siemens, Bryan Donkin & Honeywell to name but a few.


Welcome to the Kempston Controls family!

For all your industrial automation and process heating needs contact us today on 01933 411411, email sales@kempstoncontrols.co.uk or head to our website kempstoncontrols.co.uk

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Turn it up! Nuvo players from Legrand

Following our previous post, we’re taking a closer look at the Nuvo Player Portfolio from Legrand.

Conveniently available in both wired and wireless configurations, the portfolio makes it easy to build a solution suitable for home or commercial environments. Each device allows access to both networked music libraries and the near-infinite variety of Internet Radio. So, whether it’s a new system or modernising an existing installation the Nuvo range can support any product.

Single-Zone Devices – Multiroom system.

A single multi-room amplifier is typically designed to run a single zone and can be wirelessly synchronised with multiple other amplifiers of the same kind to cover multiple zones, working in a modular approach.

For example, in a domestic environment, you’d ideally want to install speakers in different rooms such as kitchen, bathroom and bedroom while retaining the possibility of playing and controlling music for each room independently. To do so, you would need to use a single zone amplifier for each room.

By using a modular approach, each amplifier is connected through WiFi or using an ethernet connection. This gives you the ability to expand the system while controlling the volume and music of each zone or multiple zones through an App on your phone.

Flexible Solutions: Wired/Wireless Single-Zone players

Wireless single-zone players, perfect for introducing audio in hard-to-wire space. Ideal for easily adding zones to an existing Player Portfolio System, single-zone players support both wired ethernet or wireless 802.11a/b/g/n configuration options for optimal flexibility.

Ideal for homes with the view for expansion.

 

P100 PLAYER AMPLIFIER

Give any room instant access to endless music options, or stay perfectly in sync when all zones are playing the same song. Provides a total of 40 watts of power at 8 ohms to a single-zone.

Nuvo P100

Power 20w per channel at 8 ohms
Network Ethernet or wireless 802.11a/b/g/n
No. of zones 1
No. of channels 2
Inputs 3.5mm, USB
Output 3.5mm

 

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P200 PLAYER AMPLIFIER

All the features of the P100 but with the added ability to connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device to listen instantly while providing a total 120 watts of power at 4 ohms to a single-zone.

Nuvo P200

Power 60w per channel at 4 ohms stable
Network Ethernet or wireless 802.11a/b/g/n
No. of zones 1
No. of channels 2
Inputs 3.5mm, USB, Bluetooth
Output 3.5mm

 

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P300 PLAYER PREAMPLIFIER

Designed to connect to any external amplifier or receiver and in-turn create a fully functioning zone. Offers all the benefits of the Player Portfolio including expansive source variety, convenient app control, and stunning hi-fi quality while retaining your existing sound system infrastructure.Nuvo P300

Power Unpowered
Network Ethernet or wireless 802.11a/b/g/n
No. of zones 1
Inputs Auto-sensing, 3.5mm analogue or optical (Toslink to 3.5mm adapters included), USB
Output Auto-sensing, 3.5mm analogue or optical (Toslink to 3.5mm adapters included)

 

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Exceptional Experiences

All-in-one wireless stereo speakers which easily expand an existing Player Portfolio system with an additional zone of audio. Whether you’re looking for a stylish tabletop speaker or an exceptional soundbar to start or expand your home speaker system the P400 and P500 are an ideal place to start.

P400 TABLETOP SPEAKER

An all-in-one single zone amplifier and stereo speaker easily expands the Player Portfolio system. With exceptional build quality, the P400 boasts a powerful 2.1 system with 5 ¼” subwoofer, two midrange drivers and two tweeters.

Table Top P400

Whether wired or wireless is your preference the P400 is flexible to install and use and is capable of being controlled by the Nuvo Player app, optional in-wall keypads, integrated touch controls or all 3 together.

Power Closed System
Network Ethernet or wireless 802.11a/b/g/n
No. of zones 1
Inputs 3.5mm analog
Dimensions 368W x 217H x 149D (mm)

 

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P500 PLAYER SOUND BAR AND SUBWOOFER

Combining exceptional audio quality with dynamic home theatre technology, the P500 delivers a cinematic experience that true film fans will love. With a powerful 2.1 system, complete with an 8” wireless subwoofer, the sound bar amplifies listening experiences when playing films, TV shows, music or video game audio. Being part of the Player Portfolio, the P500 doubles up a single-zone amplifier offering the same networked music collections. Conveniently controlled with the included IR remote, Nuvo Player app, optional in-wall keypads, or the capacitive touch controls, the sound bar delivers an immersive audio experience to complete any home theatre.

Nuvo Soundbar and Subwoofer

Power Closed System
Network Ethernet or wireless 802.11a/b/g/n
No. of zones 1
Inputs RCA, Toslink, USB
Dimensions SB 877W x 115H x 108D (mm)
Dimensions SW 231V x 261H x 303D (mm)

 

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Kempston Controls is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of electrical components and automation and process control equipment. Give our dedicated sales team a call on +44 (0) 1933 411411 or email us at sales@kempstoncontrols.co.uk to talk about the requirements of your next project.

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Terra AC in use

Introducing the Terra AC Wallbox from ABB

With electric vehicles expected to make up for 57% of global passenger car sales by 2040, the need for smarter charging facilities is only growing. ABB, pioneers in electric vehicle infrastructure, have until now only used their Terra products for DC charging stations, but now they have expanded the range to include the Terra AC Wallbox for charging electric cars at home.

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ABB’s Terra AC Wallbox is designed to meet the surge in demand for quality yet affordable charging in homes and businesses and can even utilise a customer’s green energy, such as solar power. The Terra AC Wallbox is also equipped with an energy meter that can be integrated into intelligent building energy management systems and enables advanced load management functions.

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With a broad range of connectivity options, the Terra AC Wallbox can be configured and updated via a dedicated app or remotely via the cloud. This provides a lot of flexibility and minimises the need for onsite engineers to maximise uptime and efficiency.

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Please note that models: TAC-W22-T-RD-M-0, TAC-W22-T-RD-MC-0, TAC-W7-T-RD-MC-0 will be available from November.

Terra AC

Terra AC Wall Top Features:

High-value quality

  • A broad range of connectivity options including WiFi, Bluetooth and Ethernet
  • Space-saving design enables seamless installation on a wall or pedestal, which can accommodate two chargers back-to-back
  • With multiple connectors available, Terra AC Wallbox is compatible with the majority of electric vehicles
  • Dustproof and water-resistant to IP54, IK10

Future proof flexibility

  • Future-ready with simple software updated via the user app
  • Simplified authentication via either RFID or the App provides flexibility for public-use applications
  • Integrates seamlessly with ABB’s complementary building automation solutions

Safety and protection

  • Evaluated and tested by an independent third party to meet the highest standards
  • Current limiting protection allows maximum charging power without nuisance tripping
  • Integrated ground fault and overvoltage protection protects both user and car

Available in up to 22kW variants which ensures compatibility with electrical systems across the world, the Terra AC Wallbox offers a safe, smart and sustainable charging solution.

ABB is a world leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, offering the full range of charging and electrification solutions for electric cars, electric and hybrid buses as well as ships and railways. Kempston Controls, as a brand partner, has access to their entire range. Get in touch today on 01933 4114111 or email sales@kempstoncontrols.co.uk to see how we can support your application.

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Please note that models: TAC-W22-T-RD-M-0, TAC-W22-T-RD-MC-0, TAC-W7-T-RD-MC-0 will be available from November.

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