Connectivity Solutions for Industrial Vision Systems
Published on : Sunday 01-01-2023
Murrelektronik offers connectivity solutions for industrial vision systems with a decentralised installation concept that has the unbeatable advantage.
Vision systems are becoming increasingly important in industrial manufacturing and logistics. When it comes to Industry 4.0 or AI of Things, industrial image processing cameras can’t be missing. With its vision installation solutions, Murrelektronik now offers decentralised installation solutions for industrial image processing. With Murrelektronik, machine and system builders have a powerful partner at their side when it comes to power supplies and signal/data management for the smart networking of cameras in industrial production processes or logistics.
Murrelektronik relies on decentralised components including switches, distributors and feeders that can be mounted on the machine, as well as the corresponding high-performance cable and connector technology. These components minimise installation effort and maximise performance for both new and existing machines and systems.
Intelligence where it is needed
With our vision installation solutions, we focus on the processes that take place between the camera and the system controller. Where industrial image processing was not possible in existing systems due to overcrowded control cabinets, Murrelektronik’s vision installation solutions provide a remedy with shorter cables and less cable clutter. Thanks to a data transmission rate of 1 gigabit/second (Gbit/s) via X-coded cables, high-resolution image processing is possible for many industrial applications. Network communication takes place at up to 2.5 Gbit/s.
The data processing takes place at the machine. We bring the intelligence to where it is needed, and With Murrelektronik’s vision installation solutions, our customers can trim their production processes to greater efficiency and higher throughput. As a result, they increase quality and avoid costly rework. And quite incidentally, we slim down the control cabinets.
‘Plug and Play’ for vision systems
Efficient power supply and reliable data communication are the pillars of a functioning installation concept. The goal is to combine a machine or plant’s devices into a system efficiently and economically. Murrelektronik’s modular vision installation solutions allow you to integrate a decentralised installation concept into existing system architectures as well as new machines and systems.
Our decentralised installation concept has the unbeatable advantage that we save our customers the time-consuming and expensive control cabinet installation; Switch cabinets can be made smaller. Another advantage, with Murrelektronik’s modular plug & play solutions, vision systems can not only be put into operation quickly and flexibly, but they also facilitate and accelerate function diagnostics during operation significantly reducing system and machine downtime.
Vision installation solutions from Murrelektronik
Xelity Hybrid Switch
Murrelektronik’s Xelity Hybrid Switch ensures that data communication happens smoothly and flawlessly at the point of action. With the help of this switch, you can connect, and supply power to, up to four cameras via Ethernet.
i. Four X-coded M12 ports with speeds up to 1 Gbit/s for connecting the cameras
ii. Two X-coded M12 ports with speeds up to 2.5 Gbit/s in backbone communication
iii. L-coded M12 cables provide up to 16A of power
iv. IP65/IP67 Rated, Vibration and shock resistant
v. Four A-coded M12 ports for connecting the power supply and trigger/encoder signals for the cameras
vi. NEC Class 2 power supply for cameras, and
vii. The integrated web server makes configuration fast and easy.
Master Breakout Box
The single common component of every system is Murrelektronik‘s Master Breakout Box. It collects and distributes a variety of signals across a system. Combining important functions in this module has several advantages: simplified cabling, fast installation, LED diagnostics and space reduction.
i. Combining the power and trigger/encoder signals onto one cable for the camera
ii. Send trigger/encoder signals to a signal injector for injection into power daisy-chains, and
iii. Port level LED diagnostics.
Murrelektronik‘s Injection Box is the starting point of every power daisy-chain in a vision system. The trigger and encoder signals, from the Master Breakout Box, are injected into the power daisy-chains at this module. Up to four 24 V supplies can power the Injection Box and each line will be sent out in a power daisy-chain that carries the trigger and encoder signals along with it.
i. Four separate voltage sources are applied with the trigger/encoder signal to an L-coded cable for power and signal distribution in the field or plant, and
ii. Port level LED diagnostics.
NEC Class 2 Splitter
Do you need a little more? More voltage? More components? For applications that need more access to power, Murrelektronik offers the NEC Class 2 Splitter. Most often used for powering external lights, this module has four A-coded M12 ports, which each have NEC Class 2 circuits. The NEC Class 2 splitter is protected by an IP67 rated housing and it is supplied by a familiar L-coded power daisy-chain so it can be installed in the same areas as a Xelity Hybrid Switch. From the L-coded supply, the trigger and encoder signals are removed before flowing out of the A-coded ports as 24 V and common.
i. NEC Class 2 fused voltage outputs, and
ii. Industry standard with Power In and daisy-chain enabled L-coded port for upto 16A supply to external lighting devices in the field
Decentralised Power – Emparro67
The Emparro67 switch-mode power supply from Murrelektronik puts power where it is needed. This robust power supply delivers the required voltage directly to locations in the field.
i. IP67 rated
ii. 94.2% efficiency rating
iii. Maximum ambient temperature of up to 85°C
iv. Fully potted metal housing
v. Active PFC
vi. Integrated input fuses
vii. MTBF up to 960,000 h, and
viii. Range of models with your choice of a 7/8" or L-coded M12 Power-In connector.
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