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Product roundup: I/O and terminal blocks with all the trimmings

Dec. 4, 2020
New configurations and designs aid hazardous, testing, safety, remote and power applications
Push-in side wire entry

PTV terminal block series combines side-wire entry with screw-connection reliability, while easy push-in connections enable easier wiring, eliminate the need to bend wires in confined spaces, and allow more prominent marking of the terminal block and wire conductors. PTV features feed-through terminal blocks in three-conductor (-Twin) and four-conductor (-Quattro) packages, as well as PTV disconnect blocks, multi-level blocks and fuse holders. Testing and bridging options are available on each block.

Phoenix Contact

Mix, match hazardous, non-hazardous

LB/FB remote I/O systems connect traditional input and output signals onto a bus network, and support general-purpose or intrinsically safe (IS) applications with modules that can be mixed and matched on the same backplane. LB/FB allow traditional IS barriers to be more easily installed in Division 2 and Zone 1 hazardous areas. They also feature reduced wiring, fewer DCS cards, fewer terminations for reduced installation costs, no need for marshalling panels, reduced control cabinet space needs, and faster commissioning.

Pepperl+Fuchs

Safe disconnect for testing

DPT DIN-rail disconnect terminal blocks enable efficient, safe disconnect and testing of current transformer and voltage transformer circuits, and provide easier access, DIN-rail mounting with no tools, and push-in design to ensure secure connections. To perform direct-test for a single- or three-phase circuit, DPTD6 has a lever on the terminal block to disconnect a de-energized circuit without undoing any wired connections. DPTL6 is similar, but without a disconnect lever for testing.

Dinkle International

Remote I/O with Ethernet/IP

iR series remote I/O is available as an EtherNet/IP network solution, such as iR-ETN, that's updated to include full EtherNet/IP communication support in addition to its existing Modbus TCP/IP support. The .eds file for iR-ETN is available through EasyRemote I/O, which allows its remote I/O solutions to sit on an EtherNet/IP network. With dual Ethernet ports, iR-ETN can support star and line network topologies, keeping with the goal of solution flexibility.

Weintek USA Inc.
425-488-1100

More blocks for power 

2600 series PCB terminal blocks for power electronics feature push-in cage clamp connections, while new versions increase pin spacing and double pinning to allow for expanded current capacities and maximize voltage ratings. Options include UL ratings as high as 85 A and up to 1,000 V. All are UL1059 certified for 1,000 V in single-pole configurations. Added factory-assembled spacers allow creation of multi-pole configurations that meet 1,000-V spacing requirements.

Wago

Push-in speeds connections

Klippon Connect A-Series push-in terminal blocks from Weidmuller are reported to provide faster installation times and increase productivity. Subsequent modifications and rewiring are enabled by Klippon's simple functional principle and two-sided, spring-loaded mounting foot with no special tools required. Their spring-based, direct insertion guarantees vibration-resistant, gas-tight contacts, even in challenging applications, while large marking surfaces at each contact point simplify circuit allocation.

Digi-Key Electronics

Simpler connections in hazardous areas

Allen-Bradley 1718 Ex I/O are intrinsically safe, distributed I/O modules that provide EtherNet/IP connectivity to field devices in Zone 0 and Zone 1 hazardous areas. They also save space with a chassis-based design with the primary power supply and an optional, redundant power supply. Chassis options and slot sizes let users scale 1718 Ex I/O to meet different system requirements. An ATEX-certified enclosure is required for mounting in ATEX Zone 1 areas.

Rockwell Automation

Reflow-compatible spring clamps

This range of spring-clamp terminal blocks comes in reflow-compatible designs, and offers customization including color sequencing and printing. They feature 2.5 mm to 10 mm centerlines; patented cage-clamp design; no screwdrivers or tools needed; wire-ready open terminal chamber on delivery; consistent connection force provided from spring; automatically adjustable spring for differently sized wires; gas-proof connection at terminal point; available as solderable or pluggable; and meet UL 1059 pull-out force.

Metz Connect USA
732-389-1300

Incremental signal analysis

EL51xx series EtherCAT terminals with built-in, incremental signal analysis enable compact, low-cost encoder functions, and analysis of 5 V incremental encoders and their control signals via RS422 and TTL signals. These four I/Os feature eXtreme Fast Control (XFC), allow space-saving and cost-effective analysis by acquiring signals with high frequencies up to 5 MHz, and feature parameterization and integrated functions for optimal control. Each terminal has an integrated sensor supply parameterizable to 5, 12 or 24 V.

Beckhoff Automation
877-TwinCAT (894-6228)

Connects predictive conductors

AAP 11 and 12 modular earth-conductor terminal blocks electrically and mechanically connect copper conductors and their mounting supports. The power terminals with predictive conductor functions comply with IEC 60947-7-2. The AAP system saves space by combining positive and negative potentials; has quick-fuse replacement; colored pusher for potential discrimination in control current distributions from 0 to 800 V; and two cross-connection channels.

Weidmuller

Compact with 130 I/O slices

NX Series compact I/O System includes a universal system for EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP. With more than 130 distinct I/O slices and two to 32 points per slice, NX-I/O simplifies configurations. As an integrated platform with digital, sequence, motion, analog, temperature control, load cell, RS232, IO-Link and safety control, NX I/O lets sensors and actuators share data with controllers and enterprise networks. Flexible configurations are made easy with DIN rail mounting and up to 63 NX-I/O slices per node.

Omron Automation
800-556-6766

Intelligent I/O gateway

Adam-6700 series intelligent, I/O-integrated gateway performs 24/7 data analysis for equipment monitoring, and has an all-in-one design that simplifies system architectures and reduces costs. It has Linux OS installed, and comes with a built-in, small-footprint, Node-RED graphical toolset for drag-and-drop programming. Adam-6700 also supports commonly used industrial IT/OT interfaces, performs analog and digital data collection in one device, and has a built-in I/O interface that collects analog and digital data.

Advantech
888-576-9668

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