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Patlite has just released a 7 in 1 LED that compares to Banner EZ Lights! Take a look at this new LED.

Application examples:

  • Conveyors - each color could reflect a different event. Emergency stop, error, jam, etc.
  • AGV - again, the colors could reflect events that you choose. Errors, turning, idle, etc.

Marshall Wolf Automation is your authorized industrial automation distributor for the complete line of Patlite light towers and warning lights!

CleanSIGN - Light Towers for Food Processing/Washdown Environments

In the food, drink and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in cleanroom applications, high demands are placed on hygiene. This applies to employees as well as the machinery, equipment and supplementary components.  The dangers of food poisoning, contamination and product recalls intensify the pressure, increasing the need for reliable hygiene standards and rigorously implemented norms and guidelines. This begins with the construction and planning of new components and equipment.  The CleanSIGN from Werma offers the following:

  • Food safety due to the absence of uneven surfaces, elevated or countersunk elements where contamination could collect
  • Cleaning-friendly and hygienic design for optimal cleaning and disinfection
  • Use of food safe materials (FDA approval) and resistant to cleaning agents
  • EHEDG and Fraunhofer IPA approved
  • IP 67/IP 69k protection rating
  • Fulfills Air Cleanliness Class 2 for Cleanroom applications in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14644-1
  • Maintenance-free LED technology with a long life duration of up to 50,000 hours
  • Pine Tree Clip® for quick and simple fixing
  • Simple fixing and connection
  • Electronic modularity of the individual tiers

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Innovative LED Signal Tower from Werma

The LED signal tower FlatSIGN from Werma stands out from the competition with its range of innovative functions and unique advantages:  in particular its esthetically pleasing, curved design which facilitates a 160 degree viewing angle.  This guarantees exceptional signal visibility, even from the side.

If no signal is active, the flat LED signal tower blends into the background-without distracting from the design of the machine or its environment.

The FlatSIGN can be displayed in a wide variety of applications:  from logistics, warehousing and materials handling to machine and plant engineering.  Thanks to its high build quality and appearance it is also ideally suited for building services applications.  The high protection rating IP 65 ensures it can also be used outside.

Some advantages of the FlatSIGN:

  • Permanent or blinking light selectable
  • 160 degree viewing angle-the signal is clearly visible from the side
  • Multi-Tone Sounder with 8 adjustable tones
  • Flexible, user-friendly mounting options and simple connection
  • Comprehensive fixing kit available as accessory

Marshall Wolf Automation,  your full-line industrial automation distributor, is an authorized Werma distributor.

Please visit our user-friendly website at www.wolfautomation.com and see a sampling of our huge product selection.  In addition to your lighting requirements, you can also purchase your variable frequency drives, gearbox, sensors, and power supplies just to name a few.

Please email any inquiries to sales@wolfautomation.com.

WEG Electric Introduces Its Newest Line of Open Induction Motors-W40

WEG Electric is releasing its newest line of open three phase induction motors, available with standard frame sizes from NEMA 254T to l6808/09.  Key features of these newly designed motors are their competitive cost, highly efficient cooling and lightweight and compact construction.  In most applications at least one frame size small can be specified over  a TEFC motor.  In addition, for applications where the elements are a factor the W40 can be specified with WPI or WPII levels of environmental protection depending on the frame size.

This new motor design can be used in compressors, blowers, oil well and fire pumps and industrial refrigeration applications.  All models meet or exceed NEMA standards as well as international efficiency requirements.

The ODP version of this new motor is an effective option for applications which do not need a high level of protection from the elements.  Due to its open enclosure and new motor design it can achieve higher output levels when compared with TEFC motors.  The result is a cost effective solution for driven equipment.

W40 motors come standard with ball bearings, grease nipples, Class F insulation and are suitable for inverter operation up to 460V. Optional features include roller bearings (sleeve bearings above L5810), space heaters, an accessories terminal box, thermal protections, Class H insulation and are suitable for inverter operation above 575V.

Marshall Wolf Automation, your full-line industrial automation distributor, is an authorized WEG distributor.

Please visit our user-friendly website at www. wolfautomation.com and see our huge product selection of  variable frequency drives, power supplies, gearboxes, and industrial light towers just to name a few.

Please email any inquiries to sales@wolfautomation.com.

Distance Measurement with Pepperl + Fuchs

The VDM28 distance measurement sensor offers precise technology in the smallest housing at an incredibly low price.

Marshall Wolf Automation, your full-line industrial automation distributor, is an authorized Pepperl + Fuchs distributor.

Determining distances is one of the most common metrological applications in automation technology.  The market supplies many set solutions, yet not every technology is ideal for each application.  The VDM28 distance sensor is setting standards in this dynamic field.

With a measuring range up to 8 meters, the sensor reliably detects distances in diffuse mode.  The groundbreaking Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT) measuring principle is used.

For the first time, a red laser emits short light pulses to determine distance by measuring the time of flight of the reflected pulses.  The highly visible beam also enables optimal alignment.  In contrast to other procedures, measuring accuracy is independent of object surface.  The measuring principle eliminates issues such as detecting "phanton objects" or measuring fluctuations due to ambient conditions.

  • Additional special features:
  • High repeatability
  • Extremely fast (10 ms)
  • Minimal black-white difference
  • Immune to extraneous light
  • IO-Link interface

Please visit our website at www.wolfautomation.com and view a sampling of our huge product selection.  In addition to sensors, we offer a variety of variable frequency drives, gearboxes, industrial light towers, and a large variety of specialized industrial automation equipment.

Please email any inquiries to sales@wolfautomation.com.

Werma 740 Incandescent Stack Lights, Explosion Protected

Zone 1 and 2, Zone 21 and 22!
Tower in flame-proof enclosure.
For hazardous locations due to gases and/or dusts. 

The Werma 740 Series has all the advantages of a stack light and are now available for hazardous locations. Attention-getting visual features can be safely signaled in areas susceptible to the collection of hazardous gases and dusts. Visual communication and text messaging a machines status is clearly provided via leading technology.

Typical applications include Machines and equipment in hazardous areas due to the presence of gas or dust: petroleum refineries, chemical plants, waste water treatment plants, pharmaceutical manufacturing areas, grain silos, paint spray booths, etc.

WERMA signal horns, electronic buzzers, flashing beacons, double flash beacons, signal towers and horns, and rotating beacons all in explosion proof housings. With the optical portion, the relative importance of the action to be taken can be indicated by color as well as by the light effect and length of the signal being used.

The customer can choose from a whole spectrum of signals ranging from the permanent light to the more intensive blinking light through the rotating indicator or the attention-getting flashing light. While the audible portion is where caution, prudence and clarity are essential, these signals are used to indicate emergencies and demand direct action. They are understood throughout the world regardless of culture or written language. Signaling with audible devices works via one or more tones or tone sequences.


•Customize exact solution for exact application
•Low maintenance due to LED design
•Machine vibrations will not shorten bulb life
•No need to remove equipment indication to safe areas. 740 series allows signals to remain on the equipment.

Division 2 or Zone 2 area

This is a step up from the safe area. In this zone the gas, vapor or mist would only be present under abnormal conditions (most often leaks under abnormal conditions). As a general guide, unwanted substances should only be present under 10 hours/year or 0–0.1% of the time.[citation needed] Division 1 or Zone 1 area. Gas, vapor or mist will be present or expected to be present for long periods of time under normal running. As a guide this can be defined as 10–1000 hours/year or 0.1–10% of the time

Zone 21

A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is likely to occur in normal operation occasionally.

Zone 22

A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust is not likely to occur in normal operation, but if it does occur will persist for a short period only.

Marshall Wolf Automation is your Industrial Automation Distributor for Werma Stack Lights, Please contact us today for more information at 847-658-8130 or at www.wolfautomation.com.

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WEG Electric Introduces the CFW500 Machinery Drive

WEG Electric introduces the new CFW500 variable frequency drive loaded with features machinery designers, OEM's and end users want.

The VFW500 is the most recent addition to WEG's complete line of variable frequency drives.  WEG's engineers specifically designed this new drive with increased features that focus on the machinery manufacturer's needs.  It is simple, efficient, flexible and can be commissioned quickly and easily.

Marshall Wolf Automation, your full-line industrial automation distributor, is an authorized WEG distributor.

Some key features of the CFW500 include V/Hz and vector control operating modes, a built-in PLC, integrated keypad with back lit display, optional external flash memory module, and 'plug and play' option modules for communications and I/O to accommodate numerous machine configurations.

The CFW500 is designed to operate in ambient temperatures up to 50°C and can supply an overload of 150% for one minute, repeatable every 6 minutes without derating.  This capability eliminates the need for the machine designer to oversize the VFD.

In addition, the CFW500 is designed to follow a pulse train signal as its speed reference and also transmit a pulse train through its digital output making it ideal for master/slave or matched speed applications.

The built-in fully programmable Soft PLC is ideal for managing an OEM's machine logic control needs.It includes a P-I controller for control loops, a sequencing control for progressive machine processes along with numerous logical functions, eliminating the need for an external PLC.  The programs saved in the CFW500 memory can also be password protected to secure the OEM's intellectual property.

Marshall Wolf Automation has a very user-friendly website at www.wolfautomation.com. The website displays a sampling of our huge product selection.  In addition to variable frequency drives, we offer a wide selection of power supplies, industrial tower lights, contactors, and sensors, just to name a few categories.

Please email any inquiries to sales@wolfautomation.com. 

Edge Sensor PosCon 3D from Baumer - Power, Reliable, Easy-To-Operate

The innovative optical edge sensor PosCon 3D by Baumer is the most powerful in its class.  It reliably will master tasks which used to be up to complex laser measuring systems.  In parallel, PosCon 3D provides impressive convenience in both operation and installation.

Multiple capabilities make the sensor a versatile solution to reliably detect edge positions and object or gap width.  There is no need for a separate reflector.  Object movements towards and away from the sensor within the measuring field will not impair the measuring result.  PosCon 3D will reliably identify any object-independent of the color and surface.

Operation is easy.  Install, align to the object and select the required language on he touch  display-that's it.

PosCon 3D provides utmost application flexibility.  Edge positions are reliably detected even when installed in any non-vertical position within a lateral angle up to 30°.  The object width is identified within fractions of a second and with an accuracy of 2/10 of a millimeter-no matter the object position within the measuring field.

PosCon3D can a;so identify the center of an object.  As soon as the object is outside he tolerance range, the sensor will trigger the switching output.

The edge sensor is predestined for gap control in packaging applications.  Precisely measuring the gap between the closure flaps, PosCon3D will immediately identify any still open box.

Marshall Wolf Automation, your full-line industrial automation distributor, is an authorized Baumer distributor.

Make Marshall Wolf Automation your choice for all of your industrial automation purchases.  Our user-friendly website at www.wolfautomation.com gives you a glimpse of our huge product offering, ranging from variable frequency drives and sensors to industrial light towers.

Please email any inquiries to sales@wolfautomation.com.

Werma Explosion Protected LED Stack Light

Werma USA offers the Werma Light 741 Series which is rated for Zone 1 and Zone 2 (hazardous locations due to gas) and has the explosion protection designation: II 2G EEx me [ib] II C T6.

All the advantages of a stack light are now available for hazardous locations. Attention-getting visual features can be safely signaled in areas susceptible to the collection of hazardous gases. Visual communication for machine status is clearly provided via leading technology.

The LED light source means long lamp life, very durable for vibrations, and low power consumption.  This light tower operates on 24 Volt input and is available in multiple color combinations: red-yellow-green or red-green or red-yellow.

Marshall Wolf Automation is your Industrial Energy Management Distributor for all of your industrial control needs.  Visit us on line at: WWW.WolfAutomation.com or call us toll-free at            800-325-9653.



Werma VarioSIGN Unique LED Signal Tower, Award Winning Design!

Color & light effects can be individually set via dipswitch!

Cutting edge light tower!

Unique features and advantages come standard with WERMA’s new VarioSIGN LED stack light as well as innovative packaging. When not activated, the clear lens allows the stack light to blend in with the background. The clear lens also eliminates false indication in bright ambient areas.

Filling the stack light with multiple and varying colors provides changing statuses to be seen in real time. The EVS (Enhanced Visibility System) light output feature offers attention-getting feature in difficult areas.

•Colorless lens allows unused stack light to blend in with machine as background.
•No chance for false indication due to bright ambient areas.
•One stack light can provide multiple status of machine conditions as they change.
•Flexibility in placing indication due to variable mounting methods(top mount, bottom mount, hung over the top edge of a machine) by pointing upwards, downwards, or horizontally.
•Less power consumption results in lower operating costs.
•Lower maintenance yields higher production levels.
•No filament bulbs to burnout due to vibrations

When needing multiple visual signals concurrently, the VarioSIGN offers the most choices in getting and keeping your personnel’s attention. The EVS feature can grab one’s attention even in the most distracting of environments. Sound can also be added via an integrated buzzer internal to the housing.

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Marshall Wolf Automation is your Industrial Automation Distributor for Werma USA Signal Towers - Please contact us today at 847-658-8130 or on the web at www.wolfautomation.com.