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05/01/2005


Power supplies in metal, plastic housings


Machine Control & Discrete Sensors, Control Components
Rhino power supplies include the metal-housed PSM Series and plastic-housed PSP Series.

Rhino PSM Series industrial grade switching dc output power supplies have a sturdy steel case to withstand harsh environments and are applicable worldwide with autoselect inputs for 115 V ac or 230 V ac and international agency approvals. Available in 12 or 24 V dc output and adjustable output voltages, supplies feature low output ripple and overload and over-temperature protection.

Seven models offer power ratings from 78 to 600 W and up to 25 A output current. Each includes two diagnostic outputs for monitoring low output voltage levels and allow for remote notification to a PLC, SCADA, or MMS (maintenance management system). All include multiple output terminals to facilitate wiring in parallel load configurations, dual status indicator LEDs, and pluggable screw terminal block.

Products comply with latest EMC immunity and emissions standards. Reliability MTBF is greater than 350,000 hours, in accordance with IEC 61709. Add-ons include a Redundancy Module for configuring a true redundant power system with power sharing; a Battery Controller Module for creating a dc UPS system by charging and monitoring an external battery; and a Buffer Module for maintaining output voltages of a 24 V dc supply after brownouts or voltage dips.

Rhino PSP Series plastic housed ultracompact switching power supplies are available in 5, 12, and 24 V adjustable models. Fourteen models are available with power ratings of 20 to 120 W and up to 8 A output current. DIN rail or panel-mountable products have universal 85-264 V ac/dc inputs, adjustable dc voltage outputs, and power good signal. They feature low output ripple and short circuit, overvoltage, and overload protection. www.automationdirect.com

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DMC reader handles high volume of data in small housing

"dualis DMC" (data matrix code) reader is designed to reliably read and decode ECC200 data matrix codes, then transmit decoded information from the reader via IEC-232 communication. Two-dimensional DMCs such as this have become a primary means of collecting and storing information for parts tracking, traceability, and product verification in many industries. DMCs using error correction ECC200 can be decoded even if a portion of a code is damaged. Automated processes typically use fixed-mount readers that interface with industrial control systems using standard electrical connectors.

Machine Control & Discrete Sensors, Control Components
Compact dualis DMC reader features integrated lighting in a fixed-mount die cast housing.

Optics and electronics in dualis are self-contained in a rugged, die cast housing that uses standard M12 and M8 electrical connectors. Device measures 42 x 42 x 43.5 mm to fit in applications with limited space. It features integrated lighting that illuminates the DMC, eliminating the need for external light in most cases. Using the focus setting, reading distance can be adjusted from 30 to 200 mm.

Reader also provides code quality verification, according to measures established by AIM (Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility) based on ISO/IEC standard 16022. Each quality measurement, including symbol contrast, print growth, and unused error correction, is graded on an A to F scale. The lowest grade determines overall DMC quality. The dualis reader can transmit this grade along with decoded information.

For difficult-to-read and poorly marked codes, the reader uses built-in image enhancements to maintain consistent code readability. It minimizes stray marks in the background and improves contrast between light and dark modules. www.ifmefector.com

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