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Sensor-actuator compatibility extended

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WEIDMULLER Australia has extended its SAI sensor-actuator range with more bus-compatible and new generation ‘passive’ AS-Interface products.

The AS distributors are notable for their flat design and pluggable electronics, as well as their compatibility with the enclosures and drilling dimensions of passive distributors.

The innovative SAI active distributor range, a Profibus DP compatible component, is new to the Weidmuller modular system. SAI HP/HS Profibus DP distributors comply with EN 50170, Part 2 (DP), and meet the requirements of protection class IP67.

This ensures they can be used in harsh or arduous industrial environments.

The pluggable electronics for Profibus DP in protection class IP67 is a unique Weidmuller concept.

In a further extension of the SAI range, Weidmuller is preparing to release new active SAI distributors for CAN, DeviceNet and Interbus, using the same "family" design.

Electronics are simply plugged into this range of distributors, via the SAI-UT base module of the standard SAI-M connection module. The distributor base module is available in 4 or 8-channel M12 options, or with IDC quick-fit for initiators.

The M12 technology is available in 4-pole/signal cable version or as +/- and PE, as well as a 5-pole version with additional signal cable.

The base modules with IDC technology (3 or 4-pole), do not have a PE connection.

Weidmuller also offers choice of bus and power connections, using either cable glands or metric screw connections, with M23 or M12 (coded B, PB) circular connectors.

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