Tuesday, February 25, 2014

PowerMount Systems Inc. for All Your T-Slot Aluminum Extrusion Needs

PowerMount offers both standard T-Slot Aluminum Extrusions and custom aluminum extrusions along with many different coating options to include anodizing, powder coat and paint.


  • Custom machined extrusions and joining plates
  • Custom aluminum extrusions
  • Kits and fully assembled products available along with per piece sales
  • Custom coating to include anodizing, powder coat and paint and custom color coatings
  • SolidWorks, .IGS, and .step 3D model files along with .DWG and .DXF 2D model files for all products

Thursday, February 20, 2014

TURCK Introduces Multiprotocol Ethernet In-Cabinet, Block I/O Stations

TURCK is expanding its line of In-Cabinet, Block I/O stations with the addition of the FEN20 I/O stations for Industrial Ethernet. This station incorporates TURCK's Industrial Ethernet multiprotocol technology into a fixed, economical, in-cabinet I/O product ideal for applications where digital I/O needs to be elevated to an Industrial Ethernet layer such as EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, or Modbus TCP.

The FEN20 I/O stations are available with 16 configurable I/O, with power isolation between I/O zones, and an embedded Ethernet switch to support a variety of application topologies. The station can be addressed via an external rotary switch or via a webserver which makes troubleshooting easier, quicker, and more cost-effective. The FEN20 supports DHCP, LLDP, and includes LEDs for status and basic troubleshooting.

TURCK's Industrial Ethernet multiprotocol technology is an innovative approach to Ethernet applications. A single station can operate on a Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP or PROFINET network. Upon power-up, the station automatically recognizes the protocol of the master that tries to connect to it, and dedicates the outputs to that master while still allowing other protocols to access the input data and diagnostic information.

"The FEN20 in-cabinet I/O modules employs a unique housing that makes it perfect for uses in light towers, push button, or operator panels" said Christian Vitale, Sr. Product Manager at TURCK. "The FEN20 I/O station completes our family of in-cabinet, block I/O stations that can also be used in PROFIBUS-DP, DeviceNet, AS-interface and now multiprotocol Ethernet fieldbus applications."

Monday, February 10, 2014

TURCK Expands Inductive Sensor Line Designed for Harsh Applications

The Q80WD is an addition to the uprox+ family of factor one sensors that require no correction factor to detect any metal type.  

The Q80WD features an improved design with a durable, stainless steel M12 connector and chemical resistant PPS thermoplastic housing that delivers resistance to chemicals and caustic cleaning agents, as well as shock and impact.  Additionally, the housing materials are food-safe and meet FDA Regulation 21CFR 177, 1500(9) for the U.S. and FDA/EGVO 1935/2004 for the E.U. The Q80WD features 2 side mounted LED's for optimal viewing.

"The introduction of  the Q80WD allows us to offer an even wider range of washdown sensor solutions for our customers", said John Murphy, Product Manager for TURCK. "With an extended range of 75mm, the uprox+ washdown family can provide a perfect solution in a variety of applications including food and beverage, mobile equipment, and many outdoor installations.

The existing uprox+ washdown family is comprised of 8, 12, 18, and 30mm diameter barrels, 42mm Qpaks with sensing ranges between 1.5 and 50mm. The uprox+ technology is able to sense all types of metals at the same distance, not only eliminating the need to change the position of the sensors for different metal applications, but also reducing the number of sensor types needed for plant operations. In addition to an extended sensing distance, the Q80WD delivers reliable operation in temperatures ranging from -25 degrees to +70 degrees Celsius and is IP68 approved or IP69k approved with optional back plate.


  • Offers a longer sensing range than previously possible
  • Delivers resistance to chemicals and caustic cleaning agents, as well as shock and impact
  • Food safe materials
  • 2 side mounted LED's for optimal viewing