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.

The new PS4000 high-performance, built-in industrial computers from Pro-face are available on a built-to-order basis, offering a range of options such as panel/built-in types, number of expansion slots, OS, CPU, storage and media to meet customers’ requirements.Rugged in design, the industrial computers were developed with the aim of accommodating the needs for reliability and easier maintenance. They are ideal for use in liquid crystal, semiconductor, battery, and LED manufacturing, as well as chemical plants and other industrial oil, gas, and water treatment plants.

 

Stable operation is ensured by virtue of the energy-saving and disk-free features and the adoption of cartridge-type storage media. PS4000 supports the latest interfaces including Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express, and the latest Windows 7 OS.

 

Both 15" and19" panel types are available, as well as an embedded 15" panel model that provides a 60% reduction in power consumption. PS4000 is compliant with CE, UL/cUL, KC, C-Tick, GOST-R, and other international safety standards. Certification for GL (marine vessel standards) is expected in the near future.

 

Depending on the model, the box PC is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo or an Intel Atom N270 processor. These box PCs can be delivered with Windows XP Profesional, Windows 7 ultimate, Windows embedded standard 2009 and Windows embedded standard 7.

All PS4000 models feature a Compact Flash card slot. This slot can be used to run the PS4000 with an embedded operating system from a Compact Flash memory card (Windows embedded standard 2009 and Windows embedded standard 7), or it can be used for additional backup storage on a CF memory card.


A HDD/SSD with a pre-installed OS of choice can be mounted in the ‘Slide-in’ slot making installing or swapping the drives a quick and easy task.

 

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WAGO has developed an Ex i up/down counter (750-633) I/O module for the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM. The counter records binary signals with NAMUR-compliant levels and transmits the system's counter state to a WAGO programmable controller or to the higher-level control system via a coupler and fieldbus. The count direction (up or down) can be adjusted via U/D input (Up/Down). A control byte sets or resets the counter. The digital output (DO) is enabled via control byte or is activated based on the counter state. The maximum counter's switching frequency is 20 kHz.

 

The 24 mm wide module's status is provided via LEDs: green for active up/down input, active CLK input (counter input) and activated DO, as well as red for short circuit/wire break of the up/down and CLK signal lines. Field and system levels are electrically isolated and the output is short circuit protected. The module's power is provided via a separate Ex i 24 V DC power supply.

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The Pro-face AGP4104 is a 87,5 mm HMI with Ethernet connectivity and represents an expansion to the company’s existing serial communication series of compact operator interfaces. The Ethernet connection simplifies the user’s option to connect to a vast selection of third party PLCs, drives, bar code readers, and other devices. The AGP4104 is programmed using the free edition of the Pro-face development software allowing the programmer to select from a comprehensive list of communication drivers and protocols.

 

The AGP4104 has a clear and bright, 200 x 80 resolution monochrome LCD display and a ‘no grid’ analog touch panel for improved visibility and precise part placement. The HMI has an energy efficient, maintenance free LED backlight, two USB ports, plus one Ethernet interface for device communication.

Pro-face hardware and software is installed in more than 300 000 factory-floor systems worldwide.

 

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The new GP4000M Series graphic operator interfaces from Pro-face is a range of full featured HMI models with exceptional graphics. The Pro-face GP4000M HMIs offer bright and colourful images on a 320 x 240 pixel QVGA TFT colour display which guarantees optimal operation from the analog touch panel.

All GP4000M models have two USB ports (one for project transfer, and one for barcode reader connectivity) plus one Serial Port (RS-232C, RS-422/485) and one Ethernet port. The wide variety of connection options make the modular GP4000M a powerful interface solution.

The screen is capable of displaying 65 536 shades of colours which allows the user to create information and operation screens with easy to recognise screen elements. With the GP-Pro EX software the user can choose from many predefined screen parts in the project editor. Projects can be easily programmed with GP-Pro EX, which comes with ready to use buttons, switches, information boxes, backgrounds and fonts.

 

By using different colours and shapes for the screen elements, the operation of the HMI becomes much more efficient compared to monochrome panels. Operators can quickly identify which buttons and switches to touch, and what information to read.

 

Mounting the GP4000M is easy. The HMI and the rear module can be attached to the enclosure using a single fixation point. Only one 22 mm circular hole in the enclosure is required to install the GP4000M to the enclosure. The unit can be exchanged quickly by simply clicking the rear module off the panel and unscrewing the nut, which secures the unit to the enclosure.

The GP4000M series offers various kinds of data communication ports to interface with controllers and various types of PLCs. The RS-485 port can be used to make a one-to-one connection to an MPI network using a compatible Pro-face cable. Multilink connections can be achieved through the Ethernet port.

To further expand the connectivity of this HMI series, all GP4000M models feature USB connections. The USB interface allows connection to barcode readers, printers and even a second com port which can be controlled using D-Script. The second USB port can be used to up- and download GP-Pro EX projects to the HMI using a standard A to mini-B USB cable. No proprietary cables are required to exchange the application data with the GP4000M.

 

The multilink Ethernet function allows the user to extend a single HMI project to up to 15 Pro-face HMI slave units. The master HMI communicates with PLCs and controllers and passes its data to the multilink slave models over Ethernet.

 

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WAGO has added a loop-powered isolation amplifier (857-450) to its JUMPFLEX line of signal conditioners and relays. The amplifier electrically isolates active I/O modules in the automation system from the fieldbus level. It also processes unipolar or bipolar input signals, which can be finely tuned to +/-5% via zero/span adjustment. The isolation amplifier draws power from the 4 – 20 mA loop output signal, no separate power supply is required. The device is configured using DIP switches located on the enclosure side.

 

Beyond its technical advancements, the new JUMPFLEX isolation amplifier provides additional benefits including a compact, 6 mm wide enclosure for installation on the 35 mm DIN rail and easy wiring using CAGE CLAMP S connecting technology and jumpers.

 

 

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WAGO's new 789-621 current sensors feature an extended measurement range of 0 – 140 A DC and are suitable for conductors up to 35 mm2/AWG 2. The new sensors are designed for continuous current measurement of individual lines during operation. Like the 789-620 model (0 – 80 A DC measurement range), the 789-621 sensor features 0.5% full-scale accuracy. Both sensors connect to the following systems: WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM, TO-PASS telecontrol modules and PERSPECTO HMI panels.

 

WAGO's current sensors are ideal for cost-effective monitoring applications in photovoltaic (PV) systems. Precise monitoring enables the operator to immediately identify power loss without comparing output data. Furthermore, current sensors allow PV module failures such as cracked cells or lightning strikes to be detected faster and easier, maximising performance and efficiency for the entire PV system.

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