PULS DIN-Rail power supply, with IO-Link port, is Industry 4.0 ready
Published: 4 June 2019 - Christian Lynn
PULS Power, the specialist manufacturer of high reliability DIN-Rail power supplies, introduces their first power supply providing systems designers real-time information on power, temperature and status data, supplied directly from the power supply via their proprietary IO-Link port.
“A power supply is situated at a central nodal point in any system,” comments Marco van der Linden, UK country manager for PULS: “There is more than just output current flowing. A power supply can be used to record a significant amount of real-time information that is of particular interest to the end user, as well as the system manufacturer.”
This data can help increase system availability and reduce maintenance and operating costs. An IO-Link connected power supply has the potential to also act as a sensor node and make a significant contribution to the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), a key part of Industry 4.0.
The PULS QT40.241-B2 provides a trusted power supply technology, combined with the new IO-Link feature. Key specifications include 3-phase, 960W, 24V at 40A with 95.3 per cent efficiency and full power over the temperature range of -25 degrees Celsius to +60 degrees Celsius, in a 110mm wide DIN-Rail enclosure. The new PULS IO-Link v1.1 (IEC 61131-9) networking function features a 4-pole M12 plug connector (transmission speed: COM 3 (< 230.4 kBaud)) and integrated non-volatile memory.
Typical applications for PULS DIN-Rail power supplies include: industrial and process control, building automation, panel-building, test and measurement, instrumentation and communications systems. Other versions are available that are approved for railway systems and ruggedised for harsh environments.
For more information on PULS' DIN-Rail power supply, click here.