Since 1975 Shorrock Automation has specialised in Process Control and Factory Automation. Shorrock Automation is a leading supplier of Industrial Networking Systems, Automation Systems and Services for the Process Industries, as well as Control Systems for General Industries.

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CP Electronics have developed an enhanced programming technology into their stand alone detector range to improve installation, commissioning and performance. CLICK HERE to read more!

The Pro-face PS3001 Series of industrial PCs offer a variety of display, connectivity and data protection options. Offered as a node box or with 8.4", 12.1", or 15" touchscreens, the PS3001 Series
provide cost effective reliable solutions for interactive and monitoring applications.

Downtime prevention is provided for all PS3001 series models via an integrated PC monitoring feature that instantly alerts factory personnel if the PC is in trouble. The PS3001 series industrial PCs provide a complete fanless and diskless solution for high shock and vibration environments.

Users can get more out of the industrial PC by using it as an on-demand HMI. Available WinGP software turns Pro-face PCs into an operator interface when required to compliment existing SCADA, vision, motion, MRP or SPC applications.


PS3001 meets the requirements of UL, cUL, CE, RoHS.  It has 24 V DC or 100 - 240 V AC power supply and an operating temperature range from 0 - 50°C.

 

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CP Electronics’ EBDSPIR-AT-PRM is a passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor combined with a switched output channel. The output channel comprises a mains voltage relay capable of simple on/off switching. Functioning as a presence detector, the unit can turn lights on when a room is occupied and off when the room is empty. Optional settings allow lights to be turned off in response to ambient daylight. The unit also includes stored scenes for versatile manual on / off control of lighting.

The EBDSPIR-AT-PRM can be used as a standalone unit or integrated with other devices as part of a system. The built-in RF transceiver allows wireless communication with all other An-10 compatible products such as the AT-BB-IN switch input unit. The AT-BB-IN is useful for pushbutton scene selection and absence detection.  All functionality is fully programmable.

These compact An-10 detectors provide automatic control for lighting, heating and ventilation loads. The detector can be mounted either flush into a ceiling tile or using a surface mounting box. The low profile design means the unit can be mounted in a narrow ceiling void. No external control boxes are required as the unit is self contained. The simple plug-in connections reduce installation time.

Three variants are available including the EBDSPIR-AT-PRM Wireless (RF) ceiling PIR presence/ absence detector with lux level sensing; EBDSPIR-AT-DD Wireless (RF) ceiling PIR presence/ absence detector with DSI/DALI dimming; and EBDSPIR-AT-AD Wireless (RF) ceiling PIR presence/ absence detector with 1-10 V analogue dimming.

 

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One of the aims of energy monitoring is to provide industrial organizations, especially companies with large energy consumption, with a monitoring tool to reduce their energy expenses. In most cases, the information available from the main electricity meter does not allow verification of the accuracy of the data on the electricity bill or even the identification of major energy consumers inside the factory.  

In addition to evident cost savings on annual energy expenditures, there is also increasing pressure from large organizations to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2020. Quantifying consumption is a technical prerequisite for taking control of energy consumption.  

The eWON 4102 industrial router provides suitable hardware for system integrators who are looking for a complete turnkey solution for energy metering and monitoring. The eWON unit is capable of collecting and storing data coming from the utility meters (gas, electricity, and water) and can support two interface modes for system versatility:  pulse counting and Modbus.

For this purpose, the eWON 4102 industrial router provides up to eight digital inputs for connection to pulse output meters. Another option is to use Modbus to connect an external I/O module directly to an eWON 4101CD or 4102 industrial router. This solution supports a large number of connections, with up to 40 metering stations, since most of the time users want to retrieve data originating from secondary meters that, unlike the main electricity meter do not provide a pulse output. This approach allows an eWON industrial router to perform data acquisition and logging for sensors, secondary electricity meters, power quality instruments, and so on. After the data has been acquired and logged, the eWON unit forwards it to a central database at defined intervals. Using mobile technology, such as GPRS or EDGE, allows this process to be independent of the customer’s landline infrastructure. 

In the database, raw pulses are converted into data based on physical units, and a web interface enables the display of customer consumption figures (active and reactive power, statistics, etc.).

The eWON 4102 industrial router provides a complete, standard, open and reliable M2M solution for automatic meter reading. It enables automatic collection of data from water meters and/or energy meters (gas or electricity) and transfers this data to a central database for billing and/or analysis. The ability to log data from internal I/O ports or external modules (via RS232) and forward the data to a central location makes the eWON 4102 and 4101CD industrial routers suitable for use as standard products for interfacing with any desired user-defined higher-level application. This approach can be used with any desired communication media and supports fast deployment via FTP.    

 

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Pro-face has combined lamps, meter graphs, and other display devices with switches, buttons and other operation functions together in their integrated, compact LT3000 series PLC. In addition to reducing wire consumption and saving space, this design minimises the number of electric parts, thus ensuring a long service life.

Compact in design, the LT3000 is provided with standard I/Os that can function as special I/Os. Advanced control of high/low pulses up to 65 kHz and high-speed counters up to 100 kHz are provided. The powerful I/O interface supports not only equipment requiring switches and lamps but also sophisticated equipment requiring advanced positioning.

All LT3000 models are equipped with a USB (host) interface. As a result, USB thumb drives can be used for easy collection and transmission of screen data and production data. The LT-3300 is equipped with an Ethernet interface that enables real-time collection and management of production data by using the Pro-Server EX. This unit incorporates a full graphics capability that can display text and images even on a small screen. The user can choose either an STN colour display or a monochrome (amber/red switchable) display to suit his specific needs.

 

 

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WAGO has streamlined its 750-830 BACnet controller's software, making system-wide integration and configuration even easier.

 

The latest version of the BACnet controller not only supports text messages, which are displayed in plain text on the management level, but also two additional object types: ‘Loop’ for control algorithms and ‘Event Enrollment’ for various alarm queries. Another new feature allows the user to create ‘Trend Log’ and ‘Calendar’ dynamic objects during runtime. This eliminates the need for a system reboot, as well as an external integrator, which is no longer required for this task. A device manager was also added to the BACnet Configurator, considerably simplifying object configuration and allowing tabular data processing.

 

The 750-830 BACnet Controller's standard operation, which allows a BACnet object to be automatically generated for each standard I/O signal, has received two significant upgrades. Firstly, I/O modules can be subsequently added or removed from a fieldbus node without any shifting of the object entities. Secondly, physical values can be scaled directly in the form of analog input/output objects. Additional analog value objects are no longer required in CoDeSys, while considerably simplifying mass-processing of data points and integration into external systems.

 

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