With SmartWire-DT, Eaton has heralded in a new era of connectivity between individual switchgear and controllers. SmartWire-DT not only replaces the control circuit wiring for all the components inside a machine's control panel, but also extends this flexibility to elements such as sensors. This way, SmartWire-DT makes it perfectly possible for a system's central controller and moving components to communicate with each other continuously and directly. In addition, the fact that this eliminates the need for previously required PLC inputs/outputs and control wiring saves signifi-cant space, making the use of more compact control panels possible.
The SmartWire-DT communication system can be used anywhere where switchgear, sensors, and actuators are at work. And the advantages it holds over competing solutions quickly become clear during installation, operation, and further expansion down the line. Large data volumes, a length of up to 600 m, and flexible options for connecting to field buses from virtually any PLC manufacturer are just a few of the characteristics that make SmartWire-DT the ideal system for an extremely wide range of applications.
The XP500 series from Eaton, developed especially for the requirements of mechanical and plant engineering, enhances the field of automation with contemporary control interfaces and command methods familiar from consumer electronics. The Projected Capacitive Touch (PCT) technology provides a more intuitive user interface. This includes multitouch functionality, allowing users to press functional buttons on the screen either with multiple fingers on one hand or using two hands.
The devices are being launched onto the market with the following three widescreen display sizes: 10.1", 15.6", and 21.5". Their slim design, featuring a non-reflective glass front, delivers a modern look. In addition, their heavy-duty, scratch-resistant front and open device design make these panel IPCs ideal for use in virtually any industrial branch in the field of machine building and plant engineering.
Whether for controlling movements, measuring temperature or speed, or logging currents and voltagesl the application ranges for remote I/Os are as extensive as the different applications involved. They are used wherever decentralized signal processing is the essential element of the automation concept.
Thanks to the high modularity of the XI/ON system and the wide range of functions, Eaton is able to offer the right I/O solution for every appli-cation. XI/ON: A modular concept with simple handling – adaptable to any application, intelligent and ready for future developments.
The XC100 and XC200 modular PLCs stand out on account of their highly scalable design. Different CPU performance classes and a wide range of expansion modules are available. The compact PLCs XC152 facilitate cost-effective solutions of automation tasks using their computing power, the SmartWire-DT interface as well as a whole range of further interfaces. An important feature is their ability to be integrated in modern communication concepts. Innovative solutions can be created thanks
to the possibility to exchange data with OPC clients via the Ethernet interface and the integrated web server.
The compact class with the EC4P controllers now offer the performance of a PLC in the housing of the renowned easy control relay. This enables the convenient creation of solutions for small and medium-sized control tasks.
Machines and plants contain potentially dangerous motion sequences that require a technical solution to make them safe. Safety devices such as emergency-stop pushbuttons, guard doors, light curtains and operating elements for safe setting must be controlled and monitored, and the installation may have to be switched to a safe state. For these tasks, Eaton is offering two safety logic series, the ESR5 electronic safety relay and the easySafety control relay.
Whether on a simple or complex machine, the required protection of personnel and process can be ensured using these Eaton safety products that have been approved by TÜV Rheinland:
Eaton's GALILEO is a powerful and comprehensive visualization program that can be used to configure any XV or XP touch panel.
GALILEO is an intuitive and powerful engineering environment that not only takes little time to master, but that also meets virtually every requirement involved in on-site machine operation. The visualization software, developed by Eaton, is designed to meet the needs of any industry while providing comprehensive configuration options for all XV devices and PC runtime solutions. As part of this approach, GALILEO puts its full functionality at the disposal of design engineers at all times, avoiding nested variable and screen limitations.
Modern styling has been combined with an optimum range of functions. The perfect outfit for use at machines and on panels. The ergonomically shaped button elements are matched to the shape of a fingertip for even more comfortable operation.
RMQ-Titan pilot devices can be flexibly used in a wide range of applica-tions thanks to their IP67/IP69K degree of protection.
The Emergency-STOP buttons1) for the worldwide usable control circuit device product range RMQ-Titan are available as palm switches/mushroom actuators with a diameter of 38, 45 or 60 mm.
RMQ-Titan pilot devices have been granted numerous national approvals and ship classifications, meaning they are ready for use anywhere in the world.
Control circuit devices RMQ-Titan are ingeniously simple to connect with SmartWire-DT.
Signal towers are just as essential to the smooth and safe operation of machines and systems as they are at airports and supermarkets. More-over, the tasks they have to perform are as varied as the locations where they have to be used. This is why Eaton has designed its signal towers in such a way as to be able to accommodate extremely versatile light and acoustic modules. On top of this, their high IP66 degree of protection ensures that they can be used virtually anywhere. Ship classifications and CCC are currently pending.
In terms of signaling systems, light intensity and signal strength are as crucial to a system's efficiency as are the speed and ease with which complete towers can be assembled and disassembled, e.g., in order to transport a machine.
Moreover, this efficiency can be increased even further by effectively inte-grating signal towers into an automation solution. Within this context, a SmartWire-DT connection not only significantly reduces wiring complexity, but also considerably enhances a system's communication capabilities. Intelligent switchgear can send alarm messages through the system – when, for example, overloading is imminent – in order to avoid stops and down-times. Following these signals, signal towers can output their own clearly recognizable signals, thus ensuring higher machine and system availability.
Wherever exact positioning is required, safety/position switches from Eaton with positively opening contacts are used. They are equipped with Cage Clamp or screw terminals and are available with metal and insulated enclosures. Their large connection area ensures that they can be wired quickly. Easy to fit and flexible operating heads are a further feature. Safety-door switches and safety position switches protect persons and processes. They are used to ensure that protective doors are safely locked and ensure a safe shutdown.
A variety of sensors makes it possible to use inductive, capacitive, or photoelectric object detection as necessary. These sensors are available in AC and DC versions, as well as in various cubic and tubular designs that make it easy to adapt to any type of location. One of the main highlights of this range consists of the programmable iProx series, which can be easily configured for any application at hand. In fact, E59 iProx can be used to replace a wide variety of standard sensors, e.g., when a replacement is necessary due to servicing.
The range of electronic timing relay incorporates three different construction designs, which are adapted for differing application fields. All timing relays are mounted on DIN top-hat rails. The measuring and monitoring relay EMR range is approved for worldwide use. Most of the relays feature multi-voltage coils.
They cover a wide range of applications:
The high-performance, robust and compact T rotary switches and P switch-disconnectors are used in industry, trade and building engineering applications. The degree of protection IP65 with the switch mounts and the switch front enables use in harsh environments. Ten basic switch types in four different construction types, in a whole range of standard switches and across a wide performance range are available. Customised circuits can also be implemented in addition to the standard configurations. The possibilities are almost unlimited. A comprehensive accessory range complements the switch range and rounds off the range of applications. All contacts feature double breaking contacts.
With the metal extension shafts our reliable P1 and P3 switches can be mounted in electrical cabinets of up to 600 mm deep and with several Handle and Shaft options a solution can be found for every application. Also the most common types are available as a complete switch/shaft/handle package.
Industry, system builders and the trade sector worldwide place their trust in Eaton products and solutions. Tested quality, approvals and shipping register classifications vouch for the functional scope and reliability of xEffect industrial miniature circuit breakers being suitable for world markets. In conjunction with the versatile complete range of modular installation devices and accessories, the user is provided with more options for solving complex technical problems.
Eaton offers a comprehensive range of residual current devices for residual current protection of persons against electrical shock and to protect installations against fire.
SASY 60i – safety and reliability in a single product: SASY 60i is a comprehensive UL-certified solution for switching, controlling, protecting, and distributing power that is designed for use with motor-protective circuit-breakers and molded-case circuit-breakers.
More specifically, the SASY 60i modular busbar system has been designed for efficient power distribution in control panels. And thanks to its busbar adapter, feeder and outgoing circuit-breakers can be quickly and easily mounted directly on its busbar system while saving space.
On top of this, the SASY 60i system's double-T profiled DIN busbars reduce the amount of work required in order to prepare contact points. In addition, they combine an extremely high rated peak withstand current with a small number of busbar supports, meaning that they take full advantage of every inch of control cabinet space available. The large surface of the busbar profile allows optimum heat dissipation.
Bussmann’s range of NH DIN style fuse links and bases offers unrivalled choice and performance for industrial applications.
Available in a comprehensive range of voltage, current and sizes. The fuses’ dual indication system saves time and money as the operated fuses can be quickly identified and replaced. The insulated metal gripping lugs enhance the safety of the fuses as the lug is voltage free.
It’s a range that sets the standard for protecting electrical systems.
Eaton’s Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) help you minimise production downtime and data loss caused by voltage dips, power outages or surges, minimising ramp-up times and related costs. Our UPSs also contribute to the continuous operation of all critical operational safety systems.
High productivity and availability of machinery as well as energy monitoring and reduction requirements are key priorities. Our broad range of machine level power quality and energy management products and solutions help machine operators’ track, manage and secure power safely and efficiently.