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IDEC FL1E Series SmartRelays - Programmable Logic Relays Base Module

Available in AC, DC or AC/DC!

The ideal solution for simple automation tasks!
 
Proving reliable time after time, these intelligent logic modules are the ideal controller for simple automation tasks.

A new fifth-generation of FL1E SmartRelays offer functions to give you even more flexibility and convenience.

Advances include extended memory, a brighter display with higher LCD contrast, improved analog and high-speed inputs, an external text display, and upgraded programming software.

Why wait? Replace your complicated system of relays, timers and counters with just one IDEC SmartRelay!

It’s safe to say we all want to reduce workloads while saving money, and with IDEC SmartRelays it’s easy. These all-in-one controllers require less space in your control cabinet. And as you know, space in your panel is money in your pocket.

Combine that with low maintenance and you’ve got a cost-effective product you can count on for all your control operations!

With an ever changing market and tough competition, you need an edge to stay on top. SmartRelay has a new HMI text display panel to do just that! This economical interface lets you make quick adjustments, while at the same time making it easy to spot and troubleshoot failures using built-in operator functions and diagnostics.

So why wait? Make the smart choice, IDEC SmartRelay! 

 

  • Manufactured by IDEC
  • Replace relays, timers and counters... with just one Smart Relay!
  • 4 built-in 0-10V analog inputs
  • 4 built-in 5 kHz high speed inputs
  • Optional battery, memory or battery/memory combo cartridges
  • Optional remote text message display (FL1E-RD1) available as an accessory!
  • EEPROM memory
  • Password protection
  • DIN rail or surface mountable
  • Max. 50 message blocks
  • Available voltages: 12-24 VDC, 24 VAC/DC, 100-240 VAC/DC
  • Bright, high contrast, and controllable backlit LCD
  • Extended programming memory
  • New USB programming cable
  • Worldwide approvals – cULus, CE, FM Class 1 Div 2, Lloyds Registered, and ABS approved
  • Replaces FL1D relays - existing FL1D programs can be downloaded to FL1E with no modifications necessary
Marshall Wolf Automation is your Industrial Distributor source for Idec Smart Relays and more, Please contact us today at 847-658-8130 or on the web at www.wolfautomation.com.

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. 

Common Reasons For Using AC Drives

Typical reasons for considering variable frequency drives (VFD) include energy savings, controlled starting current, adjustable operating speed and torque, controlled stopping, and reverse operation.
 
AC drives cut energy consumption, especially with centrifugal fan and pump loads. Halving fan speed with a VFD lowers the required horsepower by a factor of eight, as fan power is proportional to the cube of fan speed. Depending on motor size, the energy savings could pay for the cost of the VFD in less than two years.

Starting an AC motor across the line requires starting current that can be more than eight times the full load amps (FLA) of the motor. Depending on motor size, this could place a significant drain on the power distribution system, and the resulting voltage dip could affect other equipment. Using a VFD can eliminate the voltage sag associated with motor starting, and cut motor starting current to reduce utility demand charges.

Controlling starting current can also extend motor life because across-the-line inrush current shortens life expectancy of ac motors. Shortened lifecycles are particularly prominent in applications that require frequent starting and stopping. VFDs substantially reduce starting current, which extends motor life, and minimizes the necessity of motor rewinds.

The ability to vary operating speed allows optimization of controlled processes. Many VFDs allow remote speed adjustment using a potentiometer, keypad, programmable logic controller (PLC), or a process loop controller. VFDs can also limit applied torque to protect machinery and the final product from damage.

Controlled stopping minimizes product breakage or loss, as well as equipment wear and tear. Because the output phases can be switched electronically, VFDs also eliminate the need for a reversing starter.

Learn more about variable frequency drives here.

Other blogs on this topic:

Why We ♥ Variable Frequency Drives

The Basic Functions Of Variable Frequency Drives

Why do I need a Variable Frequency Drive?

Consolidate Purchasing for Printing/Labeling/Packaging Companies

If you're a company that makes printing, labeling or packaging machines or resell or repair them, consolidating your purchasing while saving money is a smart move for the New Year.  Marshall Wolf Automation can help you with safety products such as pendant stations, safety laser scanners, safety mats and safety light curtains featuring lines such as Carlo Gavazzi, Euchner, Idec, Schmersal and Pepperl & Fuchs.

Delta and Idec both offer Programmable Logic Controllers (more commonly called PLCs) and we can also help with starter kits and technical assistance.

Our gearbox lines include Bonfiglioli and Motovario and we also offer brakes and clutches from KEB

Temperature controls and sensors including analog, digital, humidity, process controllers, RTD, IR Sensors and thermocouples from brands like Autonics, Exergen, Fuji, and Novus can cover your temperature needs. 

Beacons, LED light bars and strips, spotlights, traffic signal solutions, and stack lights from Patlite, Menics, Werma, and Idec can light up every spot on your floor and in your cabinet. 

Don't forget enclosures, relays and timers, motors, contactors, variable frequency drives, soft-starters, encoders, power supplies and limit switches!

Let us save you time and money; call us today!  800-325-9653 (WOLF)!

 

IDEC FL1E Series Smart Relays - Programmable Logic Relays Base Module

Available in AC, DC or AC/DC!

The ideal solution for simple automation tasks!
 
Proving reliable time after time, these intelligent logic modules are the ideal controller for simple automation tasks.

A new fifth-generation of FL1E SmartRelays offer functions to give you even more flexibility and convenience.

Advances include extended memory, a brighter display with higher LCD contrast, improved analog and high-speed inputs, an external text display, and upgraded programming software.

Why wait? Replace your complicated system of relays, timers and counters with just one IDEC SmartRelay!

It’s safe to say we all want to reduce workloads while saving money, and with IDEC SmartRelays it’s easy. These all-in-one controllers require less space in your control cabinet. And as you know, space in your panel is money in your pocket.

Combine that with low maintenance and you’ve got a cost-effective product you can count on for all your control operations!

With an ever changing market and tough competition, you need an edge to stay on top. SmartRelay has a new HMI text display panel to do just that! This economical interface lets you make quick adjustments, while at the same time making it easy to spot and troubleshoot failures using built-in operator functions and diagnostics.

So why wait? Make the smart choice, IDEC SmartRelay! 
 
Contact Marshall Wolf Automation today at 847-658-8130 or on the web at www.wolfautomation.com.
 

Delta DIN Rail Mount Temperature Controller, No Display

DIN Rail Mount Temperature Controller, Delta DTC Series

The modular DTC series saves wiring and the parallel modules are able to monitor many temperature points. The flexible output methods enable the user to plan the output modes according to the actual needs. The built-in password protection prevents improper operation or damages caused by the operation staff.

The modular DTC series is designed to be din rail mounted, and offers the same functions and features as the DTB series (without the display monitor). Each main unit supports up to seven extension modules making it cost effective and flexible. The parallel module design makes it proficient to monitor many temperature points and allows the user to plan the output modes according to actual needs.

  • Same functions as the DTB temperature controlled but DIN rail mountable!
  • Each main unit supports up to 7 extension modules!
  • Modbus RTE Communication built-in
  • Automatic ID setting by MPU
  • Relay output is SPST
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  • FREE user friendly PC software for parameter setting and temperature recording
  • PID / On-Off / manual input / programmable control modes
  • 2 groups of outputs for auto-tuning 2 groups of PID parameters
  • Able to connect to various thermocouples (B, E, J, K, L, N, R, S, T, U, TXK), platinum RTD (PT100, JPT100), analog current (0 ~ ‧20mA, 4 ~ 20mA) and linear voltage (0 ~ 5V, 0 ~ 10V)
  • Maximum 2 groups of alarm switches are available, with 12 alarm modes each
  • Built-in RS-485 communication interface (Modbus ASCII, RTU, baud rate: 2,400 ~ 38,400)
  • Sampling time of thermocouple/platinum RTD: 0.4 second/time; sampling time of analog input: 0.15 second/time
  • Programmable logic controller is able to set up 64 sets of temperature and control time.
  • 3 levels of password protection; wire saving; synchronous communication protocol setting; ID auto setting.
  • CE, UL and C-Tick certified

 

 

Delta Temp Control You Can Be Proud Of

  • Manufactured by Delta Industrial Automation
  • Universal inputs - accepts thermocouple, RTD, mA inputs
  • 3 security levels to meet all requirements
  • Choose from 1/16 or 1/32 DIN
  • Power from 100-240VAC
  • Full PID control with auto-tuning feature
  • Eight step ramp and soak
  • Dual loop output control (heating/cooling control)
  • RS-485 Communication
  • IP65 rated
  • 2 groups of outputs to auto-tuning 2 groups of PID parameters
  • Able to connect to various thermocouples (B, E, J, K, L, N, R, S, T, U, TXK), platinum RTD (PT100, JPT100), analog current (0 ~ ‧20mA, 4 ~ 20mA) and linear voltage (0 ~ 5V, 0 ~ 10V)
  • Maximum 3 groups of alarm switches are available, with 18 alarm modes each
  • Celsius or Fahrenheit temperature display
  • 2 key lock functions (1. lock all keys; 2. lock only function keys, up/down keys are still workable)
  • Panel sizes: 48x24, 48x48, 48x96, 96x96
  • Built-in RS-485 communication interface (Modbus ASCII, RTU, baud rate: 2,400 ~ 38,400)
  • Sampling time of thermocouple/platinum RTD: 0.4 second/time; sampling time of analog input: 0.15 second/time
  • Programmable logic controller is able to set up 64 sets of temperature and control time.
  • Optional CT (wire breaking detection) function, an alarm output
  • Optional Event function, using PLC or switches to switch between 2 different set temperatures.
  • Optional Valve function, adjusting the open/close of the valve by the output value.

Save money on Delta PLCs

Programmable logic controllers (PLC) are a  control system using electronic operations. Its easy storing procedures, handy extending principles, functions of sequential/position control, timed counting and input/output control are widely applied to the field of industrial automation control.

DVP Series Programmable Logic Controllers Delta's DVP series programmable logic controllers offer high-speed, stable and highly reliable applications in all kinds of industrial automation machines. In addition to fast logic operation, bountiful instructions and multiple function cards, the cost-effective DVP-PLC also supports various communication protocols, connecting Delta's AC motor drive, servo, human machine interface and temperature controller through the industrial network in to a complete “Delta Solution” for all users.

And now, Marshall Wolf Automation - your authorized industrial automation distributor - is saving you money on Delta PLCs as well as all Delta products during our March Madness sale!  Simply enter "March Madness" into the comment box into any web order with a Delta product on it and you will automatically save 10% on that item. 

With expanded hours to serve you better (7:30am until 6:00pm Central Standard time), technical support on staff; knowledgable sales staff and friendly customer service reps - what are you waiting for?  Call us today at 800-325-9653 (WOLF) or just place your order online at www.wolfautomation.com

Stretch Wrap Machine Application Question

Customer Question:

Finally, I have everything to get started on running my Stretch Wrap machine with the Idec SmartRelay controller.

So far I have everything powered and ready to start with the inputs on the controller. I’ve been reading the manual and see the digital inputs need to be 5vdc and the analog 8vdc, All my inputs from my switches have 24vdc, will I have to get a voltage regulator to drop down to 5vdc? If so do you have these voltage regulators?

Answer:

Since you are running  the Idec SmartRelay FL1E-H12RCE, that unit can accept 12-24vdc.

The inputs can be a contact closure from a switch or relay contacts or 12-24vdc signal.

Some of the inputs can be programmed to accept 0-10vdc analog signal also.

Have you looked at using the Idec SmartRelay? You can replace relays, counters and timers with these programmable logic relays. Marshall Wolf Automation can help you determine if this makes sense to use in your application.

We are your authorized, stocking IDEC distributor!

 

Industrial Automation from Delta Electronics

Delta Electronics has a huge array of industrial automation products to offer.  They focus their expertise on "Drive, Motion and Control" and have developed the following types of products:

  • AC motor drive/inverter
  • AC Servo Motor and Drive
  • Brushless DC Motors and Drives, BLDCM
  • Temperature controller
  • Programmable logic controller, PLC
  • Human Machine Interface, HMI
  • Timer/Counter/Tachometer
  • Rotary optical encoder
  • Delta High-Speed Motion Control System
  • Industrial Fieldbus Solutions
  • Text Panel
  • Industrial Power Supply
  • Pressure Sensor
  • Industrial Ethernet
  • Machine Vision System
  • Active Front End
  • Active Power Filter

Marshall Wolf Automation, your industrial automation distributor, is an authorized Delta Electronics distributor.

Delta automation equipment is used in the following industries:  Food, textile, chemical, metal, electronics, plastic, pharmaceutical, printing, as well as for energy saving air conditioning and water treatment facilities.

Please visit our website at www.wolfautomation.com and see how a Delta product can fit your application.

Please email any inquiries to sales@wolfautomation.com.