Benefits of Eagle Signal’s CT4 SERIES

by Haleigh Rozier | May 22, 2018

Eagle Signal manufactures electronic timer, electromechanical timer, and other devices. Within the electromechanical family is the HQ4 series of percentage timers. Percentage timers are a type of repeat cycle device that is compact and long-lasting. The HQ4 series is a unique timer that can function as an on delay, off delay, interval timer or repeat cycle device. Eagle Signal offers this accurate, economical, enclosed timer for a wide range of applications. Specifically, those where repetitive ON times of a fixed cycle requires adjustability. This series is a panel mounted unit with an exposed dial. The load relays’ seal protects against the environment. The HQ4 proves to be durable in industries such as chemical, feeding, irrigation controls, electric heaters, and motor controls. Recently, Eagle Signal developed an improved version of the HQ4 Series called the Cycl-Time® or CT4 Series.

CT4 series cycl-time percent timer/

The CT4 offers improved features including resolution, potentiometer, ease of setting, torque, safety, sealings, and wiring. Also, the Cycl-Time®’s resolution is more defined. For example, the colors of the faceplate offer more contrast for reading the time settings. With 100 ticks around the dial rather than 50, the CT4’s percentage options are more precise than the HQ4. The torque of the Cycl-Time® dial is more resistant to change than before. Once the timer is set, it will not rotate any further without intentional force from the user. These features combine to make the timer more accurate and easier to set. Safety is always the greatest concern when designing any product. The Cycl-Time® has a plastic guard over the terminal block to protect the user’s fingers from exposure to contractors. This percentage timer is ideal for applications environmental factors would usually cause concern. These features provide a longer lasting product and additional safety. The wiring and electrical connections of the HQ4 was also updated for the CT4. It now has four electrical connections, rather than seven, all in a straight line on the back of the body of the timer. As mentioned before, this timer is made to panel mounted. Eagle Signal continues to design the most accurate, economical, and reliable products in the industry. The HQ4 and Cycl-Time® Series are both exceptional devices fit for their specific applications. Cycl-Time® proves to be a respectable replacement option to the HQ4 Series.

CT4 Series CYCL-TIME Percent Timer

SAFETINEX light curtains

To speed up delivery to our North American customers, Contrinex is now manufacturing our highly popular SAFETINEX line of light curtains in the USA! Each Safetinex product is hand-assembled, tested for quality and accuracy, pressurized and verified right in our newly expanded Texas location. Call (866) 289 2899 to order your kit today.

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The newly developed YBB Type 2 series comprises a complete range of 30 mm resolution hand protection devices for all your Type 2, PL c, SIL 1 applications.
The rugged aluminum housing and PMMA screen are suitable for applications in almost any kind of industrial environments. Quick and simple installation is achieved by 5-pin M12 connector, integrated alignment aids, and the mounting brackets also included.

  • Robust housing
  • Simple wiring and installation
  • Protective heights from 150 mm to 1827 mm
  • Operating distance up to 12 m

566x281px_safety_hand_protection_appTECHNICAL DATA

  • Supply voltage: 24 VDC +/-20%
  • Protection class: IP 65 + IP 67
  • Operating temperature: 0…50°C
  • Safety rating: Type 2, category 2, PL c, SIL 1
  • Resolution: 30 mm
  • Output: 2 x PNP
  • Certification: TÜV SÜD, CE

Labeling machines
For the operators of fully automated product labeling machines, the hazard involved is mostly slight.
If the result of the risk assessment allows the use of a Type 2 / PL c / SIL 1 safety light curtain, a protected machine opening can be used to interrupt the conveyor or material feeding as well as the labeling process itself as soon as an operator reaches into the protective field of the light curtain.
Furthermore, the same installation can be used to detect a material jam or products that have tipped over.

  • Simple wiring with standard M12 connectors
  • Ingress protection degree IP 65 + IP 67
  • Easy-to-use mounting brackets included

Pick-and-place robots
Many pick and place tasks are performed with the help of small robots, which represent a relatively modest hazard to staff. If the result of the risk assessment allows the use of a Type 2 / PL c / SIL 1 safety light curtain, the robot arm movements can simply be stopped if an operator reaches into the process during operation.
This then protects very effectively both the operator and the machinery.

  • Cost-effective and safe solution
  • Robust mechanical design
  • Operating distance up to 12 m

Laser cutting machines with moving tables
Laser cutters with fast-moving tables holding the working pieces represent a risk to machine operators. A safety light curtain can be considered to prevent people from reaching into or entering the ongoing process. In case of intrusion during a potentially dangerous phase, table movement can be stopped promptly.
If the result of the risk assessment allows the use of a Type 2 / PL c / SIL 1 safety light curtain, the protection is very effective. In addition, a direct view onto the working process is possible with no physical barriers that complicate access to the machine or finished parts.

  • Protective heights available from 150 mm to 1827 mm
  • Quick response time allows installation close to the working process
  • Mirror columns available for multi-side protection
Product name Product type + Safety level Datasheet
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-0150-G012

YBB-14K4-0150-G012

630-400-027

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012

YBB-14K4-0250-G012

630-400-028

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012

YBB-14K4-0400-G012

630-400-029

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012

YBB-14K4-0500-G012

630-400-030

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012

YBB-14K4-0700-G012

630-400-031

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012

YBB-14K4-0800-G012

630-400-032

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012

YBB-14K4-0900-G012

630-400-033

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012

YBB-14K4-1000-G012

630-400-034

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012

YBB-14K4-1200-G012

630-400-035

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012

YBB-14K4-1300-G012

630-400-036

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012

YBB-14K4-1400-G012

630-400-037

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012

YBB-14K4-1600-G012

630-400-038

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012

YBB-14K4-1700-G012

630-400-039

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14R4-0150-G012

YBB-14R4-0150-G012

630-000-106

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14R4-0250-G012

YBB-14R4-0250-G012

630-000-107

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14R4-0250-G012

YBB-14R4-0400-G012

630-000-108

Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4

Angular measurement in harsh environments

The compact GIM500R inclination sensors in robust aluminum housing are ideal for use in harsh environments.
When it comes to tough outdoor use, many sensors reach their limits. Inclination sensors by sensor expert Baumer stand for maximum reliability and durability even in a harsh environment. Thanks to the extremely robust and resilient design, the new GIM500R sensors are ideal for outdoor applications in mobile automation and ensure maximum system uptime.

The GIM500R inclination sensors excel by ultra-high accuracy up to ±0.1˚ for absolute reliability and precise positioning. The E1-compliant and uncompromising design with optimal EMC properties, IP 69K protection and corrosion resistance up to C5-M is particularly addressing demanding outdoor applications. Their shock and vibration resistance up to 200 g respectively 20 g and the wide temperature range from +85 down to -40°C make the inclination sensors particularly durable in temperature fluctuations and any type of soiling. The integrated EN13849-compliant firmware meets the highest requirements on reliability which allows for standard components to be used in functional safety systems up to PLd level. Another hallmark of the new series is optional redundant system design where required.
Inclination sensors of the GIM500R series stand out by their compact aluminum housing, high cost-efficiency and maximum flexibility in system design. They fit in the confined installation space prevailing in mobile automation and heavy vehicles.
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Efficient and flexible fluid management with the new Baumer FlexFlow family of flow and temperature sensors

FlexFlow flow and temperature sensors are available with various process connections and rod lengths

Image result for baumer flex flowWith their FlexFlow family of flow and temperature sensors, Baumer has expanded its process sensor portfolio. Based on the calorimetric measurement principle, the FlexFlow family can monitor both flow velocity as well as media temperature. The sensors have IO-Link and, depending on settings and connections, either two switching outputs or one switching and one analog output (4…20 mA/ 0…10 V). The PF20H and PF20S versions are suitable for hygienic and industrial applications.

The combination of two measuring functions in one sensor reduces the number of measuring points in closed systems and minimizes costs of installation, service, and storage. Thanks to their symmetrical, centered design, the sensors can be optimally installed in the process independent of their installation position and orientation. This guarantees precise measurements and process safety.

Several sensors can be simultaneously configured via IO-Link. This simplifies switching point adjustment for different process stages during setup or batch changeover and saves time. Diagnostic data polling and evaluation is possible at all times, increasing system uptime.
FlexFlow sensors have a robust stainless steel housing with integrated electronics and evaluation unit. Complex wiring and control cabinet assembly, as well as additional user interfaces, are therefore not required. This simplifies operation and allows efficient process management.

All models are temperature resistant to 150°C and thus CIP and SIP-capable.

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Pressure & Temperature – Rugged Pressure and Temperature Switches for Nuclear Power Stations

  • For pneumatic or hydraulic control, power generation safety equipment and pressurized chambers control
  • Resistant to short duration overpressure
  • and show a good vibration resistance
  • Very good repeatability (±1% F.S.)
  • Comply with ATEX 94/9/CE requirements

With the series ZPN, ZDPN and ZT, Baumer offers very robust pressure and temperature switches developed especially for the use in nuclear power stations. The pressure switches are suitable for pneumatic or hydraulic control, for power generation safety equipment and for pressurized chambers control. They are resistant to short duration overpressure and show a good vibration resistance. The ZPN can measure a gauge pressure from -1 bar up to 600 bar with a very small intermediate range from -2 mbar up to 10 mbar. TheZDPN measures a differential pressure from 2 mbar up to 120 bar.
The pressure switches maintain a constant pressure around a chosen set value. When the pressure reaches a critical pre-set value, they trigger an alarm or safety system. A flexible diaphragm actuates a micro-switch via a piston. The set point adjustment is realized via a compressible spring mounted on the opposite. Due to the force-balance principle, the dead band setting remains constant, even with different setpoint adjustments. With rapid pressure variations, an attenuator should be used to prevent a temporary on and off switching.
The ZT temperature switches are suitable for all fluids and measuring ranges between -45°C and 350°C. They maintain a constant temperature around a chosen set value and act as a regulator of an alarm or safety system when the temperature reaches a critical pre-set value.
The pressure and temperature switches ZPN, ZDPN and ZT offer a very good repeatability (±1% F.S.) making them suitable for all demanding applications. The devices comply with ATEX 94/9/CE requirements for the use in hazardous areas, they are available in an intrinsically safe and an explosion-proof version. Approved by the French electricity board EDF, they are used in nuclear power stations all over the world.