Solid-state relays by Carlo Gavazzi are loaded with user benefitsJanuary 10, 2020 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Carlo Gavazzi is one of many world-class manufacturers whose products are available in Canada via Process Instruments and Components Inc. (PIC). Known across the continent for innovative automation devices, Carlo Gavazzi makes the RK series of two-pole solid-state relays. These units are perfect for use in food processing and other industries. Compact in size and easy to install, the relays are rife with great features and user benefits.
Fast wiring of control connections
The RK series is designed to save a lot of space; two-pole relays are contained in a single housing that measures a mere 45 millimetres wide. Users can install these solid-state relays very quickly, and their back plates come with pre-attached thermal interfaces, which allows for easy mounting onto panel chassis or to heat sinks. Some designs come with pluggable spring terminals that enable fast, simple wiring of control connections.
Every pole on these relays has LED indication to display the control status, which adds further to the user-friendliness of the units. The thermal and mechanical stresses of the output chips is reduced through wire-bonding technology, and this enables a greater number of operational cycles than other assembly technologies have – leading to a longer service life. And users have less equipment downtime due to the integrated transil, which protects the output of each pole against excessive voltage.
Several models of these solid-state relays are available from PIC. These instruments can fulfill the needs of various work applications. The RKD2 design, for example, allows users to control every pole independently, while the RK2 design helps users control two poles simultaneously. Meanwhile, the RKC model offers control termination with a pitch connector of 2.54 millimetres (mm), and the RKP provides control termination through a 5.08-mm pitch plug connector.
According to the UL508 standard, the food and beverage conformance certifies these relays for 100,000 cycles. They are particularly recommended for use in coffee machines and vending machines, and the manufacturer also deems them suitable for extrusion, thermoforming, and blow-moulding machines, as well as electrical and soldering ovens, dryers, climatic chambers, air-handling units, and shrink tunnels.
To learn more, contact PIC.