Global explosion protection specialists, R. Stahl, launches the new generation of Exlux linear luminaires for use in Zones 1/21 and 2/22, anywhere in the world. The 6002/4 series models boast state-of-the-art LED technology, optimised energy efficiency and outstanding service life. Although the previous generation was efficient, these latest models are geared to surpass their predecessors, achieving 115 lm/W luminous efficacy with a diffusor and 145 lm/W luminous efficacy without a diffusor. The luminaires’ power consumption has also been further reduced: 22 W for the 700 mm-long version and 42 W for the 1310 mm-long version. Energy costs with these luminaires are around 40% less than with conventional fluorescent lamps.
The standardised design and functionality of the new Exlux units makes upgrading existing lighting systems much simpler thereby making the Exlux models the most ideal choice for customers wishing to switch to modern LED technology with optional DALI integration. They offer excellent service-life quality coupled with outstanding reliability and minimal maintenance. Even when they reach 100,000 operating hours, 90% of the original luminous flux is still guaranteed. For general lighting applications, R. Stahl’s Exlux 6002/4 series comes with neutral white light as a standard; alternatively, it is also available in warm white or cold white light.
In addition to these variants, which all achieve CRI values of more than 80, the company also offers Exlux 6002/4 versions with yellow light. To minimise dazzling, the luminance has been more than halved compared to the first Exlux generation. Furthermore the appliance features a classic design with a sleek, low-profile GRP enclosure. It is incredibly lightweight compared to equivalent products on the market, yet it is exceptionally robust (IK10) and has IP66/67-rated protection. The Atex- and IECEx-certified Exlux 6002/4 series luminaires are perfect for illuminating spaces and equipment both indoors and outdoors, and are able to withstand ambient temperatures between -40 °C and +60 °C. As part of its accessories range, R. Stahl offers a number of different brackets for added flexibility when it comes to installation – ceiling-mounted, pendant and pole-mounted light fittings are all possible thanks to these accessories.
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Bi-directional DC-DC converter series has extended voltage
TDK Corporation (TSE 6762) announces the introduction of the EZA2500W-32048 TDK-Lambda brand bi-directional DC-DC converter model to its EZA series. The extended high voltage range now covers 260 to 400Vdc and the lower voltage 36 to 65Vdc. The operating temperature has been increased to -10 to +50°C. Double sided protective board coating and long-life dust resistant fans have also been included.
Designed for energy storage systems with rechargeable batteries, this 2500W digitally controlled, compact 1U power supply can seamlessly change conversion direction from high voltage dc sources, powered by solar or wind, to 48Vdc batteries and vice versa. Other applications include lithium-ion battery testing as well as the use of regenerated energy from robots, cranes, autonomous ground vehicles and lifts. The EZA2500 can be used to replace large power resistors currently used for lift braking and use that previously dissipated energy to charge batteries. That stored energy can be used to either provide peak power for high torque demands or as battery back-up for power cuts.
The output voltage and current can be programmed and monitored using the RS-485 communications port. Multiple units can be operated in parallel by using the RS-485 interface to set units for “droop mode” current share. Alarm signals are also accessible, as well as remote on/off and under/over voltage functionality. The high voltage (grid) to low voltage (battery) isolation is 3,000Vac, grid to ground 2,000Vac and battery to ground 500Vac.
The dimensions for the EZA2500 are 43.6mm (1U) high, 423mm wide and 400mm deep. All models in the EZA series are certified to the IEC/EN/UL 60950-1 and IEC/EN/UL 62368-1 safety standards with CE marking for the Low Voltage, EMC and RoHS Directives. A five-year warranty is standard.
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Industry 4.0 progress
In an ordinary year, PI (Profibus & Profinet International) would already – and once again – have presented its progress on Industry 4.0 work at the Hanover Fair – but this is no ordinary year. Nevertheless, the working group experts are working tirelessly on implementing concepts like the use of Profinet over TSN, fail-safe machine-to-machine communication and information models for vertical communication – virtually and at a safe distance, of course.
Obviously, this is not an easy time for an organization which has committed itself to the networking of automation systems, and especially also those of technical experts. PI has been part of the digital transformation from the very beginning, though, which makes it ideally equipped for this situation. This being the case, it is no wonder that the working groups chose to continue developing their concepts. Online meetings and processes have been part of everyday work at PI for many years, enabling effective and easy cooperation. To share this progress with Profinet users as well, PI is now implementing a number of different virtual methods of communication.
The focal point of this communication is the PI website, www.profibus.com/I40, where “Industry 4.0” is being rolled out again in its entirety. PI is focusing on the highlights of its Industry 4.0 work here, beginning with Profinet over TSN, OPC UA Safety and vertical communication. Additional concepts will be addressed and added successively over time. PI won’t just be providing an overview of the technology and leaving it at that – technical details on solutions and use cases for applications will be added as well. This gives device manufacturers and users solid information for their own implementation of Industry 4.0-compliant integration.
In addition to this digital content, PI will also be visualizing the Industry 4.0 workshop to enable discussion with users and enter into dialog in these trying times – times which everyone at PI hopes will be over soon. Regardless, the working groups will continue to work hard on implementing Industry 4.0, in keeping with the motto: Go digital. Go Profinet .