Applied Controls Technology Trends
   Applied Controls, Inc.                                             eNews 
July 2012  

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Fully Integrated Entry Level Vision System

Make a BREAK for it!

Solid State Soft Starter

Security Devices for Industrial Networks

Cost Effective Basic Power Supply

Slim Power Supply for Control Boxes


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In-Sight 7000 series of smart cameras offers integrated autofocus technology for the most accurate and reliable inspections.

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NEW In-Sight 7000:
IS7000The Fully Integrated Entry Level Vision System

In-Sight 7000 is ready to use right out of the box!

In-Sight® 7000 is an entry level vision system developed specifically for inspection tasks where vision sensors are too limited and a standard vision system may not be cost effective. Every aspect of the In-Sight 7000 has been designed to make deploying a vision system easier than ever before.

In-Sight 7000 offers maximum flexibility for users:

Integrated autofocus - For production situations requiring regular part changes, or applications that require the vision system to be placed in hard-to-reach spaces.

Integrated illumination - In-Sight 7000 offers integrated, field-replaceable white lighting as well as four specific color lights to highlight particular parts or features.

No additional power required - Power and control specialized lighting directly and eliminate the need for external power supplies.

Seamless communication - Cognex Connect™ offers the widest range of built-in communication protocols. The In-Sight 7000 features built-in Ethernet, RS-232 Serial and multiple discrete IOs. The system can communicate directly to a PLC or robot controller and manage multiple smart cameras remotely from a networked PC or HMI.

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SICK Measurement Sensors  200-20,000mm range in the newest, low-cost measurement sensor

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Soft Starters

For protection of motors and reduced mechanical stress

These electronic soft starters protect machine's mechanical power-transmitting elements during start-up through reduction of the starting torque and efficiently guard the network against excessive inrush peaks through reduced power input:  the electronic soft starter 3RW30.  Switchover current or torque peaks typical of star-delta starters are reliably excluded.



  • Optimum adjustment to the drive application through separate potentiometers for starting voltage (40…100%) and start-up time up to 24 sec.
  • Minimum power loss through integrated bypass contacts after start-up completion
  • Up to 70% space savings in the control cabinet compared to star-delta combination
  • Reduced mounting costs and wiring through simple 4-wire motor supply line
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Secure remote connectivity for industrial machines and plants


Phoenix Contact’s new family of firewall, router and VPN products – enable a machine builder, utility owner or end user to provide network sercurity, remote connectivity and other “IT” functions to the industrial network.  By securing a connection between the industrial/automation network and the IT or office network, the mGuard transfers IT functions to control cabinet or the DIN rail.  The VPN allows for remote mGuardtroubleshooting and machine assistance without having to travel for an on-site support visit. 

The new mGuard line, with improved hardware capabilities and easier configuration options makes supporting customers and adding IT and security functions to your network easier.

mGuard RS 2000/4000 Features:
  • Better temperature specs (-20 to +60C)
  • SD memory card reader: making it easier to manage configuration files
  • 24V output and embedded LED to notify VPN tunnel connection
  • NAT Routing (National Address Translation)
  • User Firewall

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Cost-effective basic power supply

The new range of power supplies is designed for standard requirements in industrial environments and offers all important functions at a favorable price, without compromising quality and the proverbial SITOP reliability. The wide input voltage range with manual switchover supports connection to a wide range of 1-phase supply systems. 
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Thanks to the narrow width, the primary switched mode regulators require little space on the DIN rail, and the good efficiency results in low thermal losses in the control cabinet. Short-circuit and overload protection as well as UL approval for export ensure problem-free use.
  • 24 V/2.5 A, 5 A and 10 A for industrial applications with standard requirements
  • 1-phase wide input voltage range with manual switch over
  • High degree of efficiency
  • Parallel connection possible
  • Cooling through natural convection

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The slim power supply unit for control boxes

Thanks to the extremely space-saving slim design, the new power supply series for the lower performance range is especially suited to distributed applications in control boxes or in small control cabinets. The switched-mode power supplies are characterized by their low power throughout over the entire load range. The losses are extremely low even during idling which make them perfect for machines and plants which are frequently in stand-by mode. SiTOP Compact

The SITOP PSU100C power supplies have a wide range input for AC and DC networks; plug-in terminals facilitate the electrical connection.

  • 24 V / 0.6, 1.3, 2.5 and 4 A, 12 V / 2 and 6.5 A
  • Wide input voltage range:  85 V to 264 V AC or 110 V to 300 V DC
  • High efficiency provides up to 28 % energy savings in comparison with similar units
  • Low energy consumption during no-load operation or stand-by. Energy savings of up to 53 % are possible
  • Adjustable output voltage
  • Plug-in terminals
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Phoenix Contact Industrial Remote Connectivity Seminars

July 26 - York, PA

August 2 - Aberdeen, MD

August 8 - Bristol, PA

August 15 - Wilkes Barre, PA

Workshops & Seminars

August 7
Siemens S7-1200 PLC Seminar
Malvern, PA

August 14
SICK Machine Safety Seminar
Dover, DE

August 16
Cognex Vision Workshop
Williamsport, PA
September 20
Cognex Vision Workshop
Malvern, PA

Training Classes

September 11-14
Cognex In-Sight EasyBuilder & Spreadsheet 4-Day Training
York, PA




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In-Sight Vision Systems Product Guide

In-Sight Product Guide

Ease-of-use is the core of In-Sight® vision systems starting with smart vision tools that automatically select features, set parameters and operate in real world conditions without adjustment. Our EasyBuilder® software interface offers everything required to easily set up reliable applications.

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