Omron is launching the sixth wave of its factory automation control devices built on a common design platform for further innovation in control panel building. The new products include 237 models in six categories low voltage switch gear: J7KC, J7TC, J7MC, J7KCA and J7KCR series low voltage switching gears (LVSG), S8V-CP series DC electronic circuit protectors, and PTF-XX-PU socket for LY relays with Push-In Plus technology.
With its Value Design products, Omron's goal is to provide a complete offering to panel builders, while saving space and reducing the workload and total cost of ownership. To achieve this, Omron introduced Panel Solution, a unified design and size for control panel equipment, together with the company's proprietary screwless Push-In Plus technology. Manuela Mazza, Product Marketing Manager for Switching Components at Omron Europe, comments: "Omron's LVSG offers a total package for a wide range of motor application in every industry, and the Push-In Plus technology has been developed for high-vibration environments. The cable will be always perfectly connected thanks to the strong retention of the spring."
Since the first introduction in April 2016, Omron has expanded the product line-up built on the common design platform to 17,250 models in 53 categories, claiming it to be the largest line-up in the industry. The products have been adopted on the front line of manufacturing by more than 15,000 global companies that have, for example, been able to reduce the control panel size by approximately 30 per cent and the wiring lead time by half. The line-up now covers almost all devices needed for control panels, from machine automation controllers and timers, to switching gears. With the introduction of the LVSG Series, Omron covers 80 per cent of all the components needed in a panel.
Omron has set out a strategic concept called innovative-Automation consisting of three innovations or 'i's' - 'integrated' (control evolution), 'intelligent' (development of intelligence by ICT), and 'interactive' (new harmonisation between people and machines). Omron is committed to bringing innovation to manufacturing sites by materialising this concept. With a wide range of factory automation devices with the unified design platform, Omron will continue to work with manufacturers and panel builders to innovate manufacturing.
Low-voltage switching gears: J7KC, J7TC, J7MC, J7KCA and J7KCR
Low-voltage switching gears with Push-In Plus technology are suitable for motor applications including conveyors and pumps - for example, PCB assembly lines, packaging machines and machine tools. Thanks to the unified design, the efficiency of customer control panel production is increased by reducing design work in the upstream design phase, maintenance work while saving space.
DC Electronic Circuit Protectors: S8V-CP
The DC Electronic Circuit Protectors S8V-CP series realises branches of the 24V DC load and offers reliable protection for each branch. Compared with general thermal magnetic circuit protectors, eight-branch models can reduce the width by approximately 70 per cent. In addition, it is possible to perform reliable tripping with electronic circuits. The rated output current can be changed in the range of 2A to 10A, making it possible to respond to sudden design changes. Push-In Plus terminal blocks contribute to less wiring work and equipment downsizing.
Sockets with Push-In Plus technology: PTF-...-PU
Sockets with Push-In Plus technology PTF-...-PU series are added to the PTF Socket series for LY Bi-power Relays to reduce wiring and maintenance work. With the introduction of this socket, Omron's line-ups of G2RS, MY and LY relays can be mounted on Push-In Plus sockets using the unified wiring method and tools, contributing to further efficiency.
Learn more at www.industrial.omron.co.uk.