Carlo Gavazzi Automation

Product news

2021

THE NRG DIGITAL SOLID STATE RELAYS CAN NOW ADAPT TO LINE VOLTAGE VARIATIONS

Ensuring stable power output for optimal product quality.

Lainate, July 2021 - Carlo Gavazzi Automation, the international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of electronic equipment, today presents a new feature on the NRG digital solid state relays, the voltage compensation.

With switching, monitoring and diagnostic capabilities available via the communication interface, the NRG digital solid state relays provide greater connectivity in industrial automation machinery offering manufacturers unlimited opportunities to improve productivity, predict equipment failure and provide remote access possibilities down to the solid state relay level.

Variation in mains voltage is a common issue that impairs the accuracy of the heating process. With voltage compensation, the NRG solid state relays are able to keep a constant power output despite any voltage fluctuations. Available on the RGx1P..N variants, voltage compensation ensures reduction of scrap and improved end-product quality.

“This new feature will complement the switching functionality of the NRG solid state relays to guarantee better temperature regulation”, Dora Lee Borg International Product Specialist says. “This is particularly useful for sensitive heating applications and also open loop temperature control systems.”

Developed in our competence centre in Malta, the NRG has been designed to suit any heating application where precise temperature control is crucial and where unplanned machine stoppages can result in a considerable loss of revenue.

Typical applications are plastic injection machines, packaging machines, drying and curing processes, semiconductor manufacturing, and glass tempering machines.

Main technical features
• NRG controller with PROFINET, EtherNET/IP™ or Modbus RTU interface
• Max. 32 NRG solid state relays (RG..CM..N) in 1 NRG bus chain
• NRG solid state relays go up to 660 VAC 65 A, 90 A (versions without heatsink)
• Selectable switching modes: ON/OFF, Burst, Advanced Full Cycle, Distributed Full Cycle, Phase Angle and Soft Start
• Voltage Compensation
• Predictive failure detection with Load deviation indication
• Read-outs: Current, Voltage, Power, Energy consumption kWh, Load and SSR Running hours
• Malfunction detection: Mains loss, Load loss, SSR short circuit, SSR over-temperature, Voltage/ Current / Frequency out-of-range

ABOUT CARLO GAVAZZI AUTOMATION
Carlo Gavazzi Automation is an international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment targeted at the global markets of industrial and building automation. Carlo Gavazzi Automation provides customers with technologically innovative, high quality and competitive solutions, in compliance with their requirements and expectations through its 22 National Sales Companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia & Pacific, operating with its production sites in Denmark, Italy, Malta, Lithuania and China.

For further information:
Carlo Gavazzi Automation SpA - Via Milano 13 – 20045 Lainate (MI) - Italy Marketing & Communication - info@gavazziautomation.com - www.gavazziautomation.com

PSS – PRODUCT SOLUTION SEARCH THE APP FOR THE MONITORING RELAYS SELECTION

How to immediately get the right item and the related technical specifications for the ideal monitoring relay according to your specific need.

Lainate, July 2021 - Carlo Gavazzi Automation, the international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment, today presents the new selection App for our range of monitoring relays.

Very often, users have a clear picture about what they need from a monitoring relay (e.g.: an overcurrent relay for 12 A) but they struggle to equate how their need is translated into the supplier’s item.

Some search tools are complex as they follow the rules in the mind of the suppliers, or they just provide a long list of items among which the user must search to find the appropriate product.

The PSS App aims at closing the gap between the need and the product by speaking the language of the user (8 languages available), having filters with the user’s categories (as measured current) and immediately providing the best solution for the inserted criteria, with the datasheet just one click away.

This App works on all platforms like PC, Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

“The PSS App is simple, smooth and intuitive, making it easier to find the best option,” Francesco Vedana, International Product Manager, says. “Starting from the selection of the main function, a list of parameters and additional numerical fields to be filled in to reach the ideal relay according to the user’s requirements.”

Specifically developed to simplify and enhance the user experience, the PSS App makes the purchase smoother and more immediate.

Main technical features
• Available for our range of monitoring relays
• It works on PC, Android and iOS devices
• 8 languages available (English, German, French, Chinese, Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Italian)
• Immediately returns item number, description, picture and datasheet of the best fit for the user’s search

ABOUT CARLO GAVAZZI AUTOMATION
Carlo Gavazzi Automation is an international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment targeted at the global markets of industrial and building automation. Carlo Gavazzi Automation provides customers with technologically innovative, high quality and competitive solutions, in compliance with their requirements and expectations through its 22 National Sales Companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia & Pacific, operating with its production sites in Denmark, Italy, Malta, Lithuania and China.

For further information:
Carlo Gavazzi Automation SpA - Via Milano 13 – 20045 Lainate (MI) - Italy Marketing & Communication - info@gavazziautomation.com - www.gavazziautomation.com

PD30…IO SERIES: THE NEW ERA OF SMART PHOTOELECTRIC SENSORS

Highly flexible multifunction sensors in a compact housing.

Lainate, June 2021 - Carlo Gavazzi Automation, the international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment, today presents its new series of IO-Link photoelectric sensors, the PD30…IO.

These new PD30…IO sensors offer: Background suppression, Foreground suppression, PointSpot versions with sensing distances up to 350 mm. Diffuse reflective variants with IR- or Red emitter and 1 m sensing distance and Retro-reflective sensors with Polarized- or PointSpot light source with sensing distance up to 6 m.

With their optimized design for applications like automatic conveyor systems or packaging machinery, the PD30…IO Smart Sensors provide four new unique predefined and selectable application functions: Speed and length, Pattern recognition, Divider function and Object and gap monitoring. These embedded functions help the customer with additional data, decentralized controls, which is very important to optimize the production process, and simplification of the machine control system layout.

Valuable downtime can be avoided thanks to the predictive maintenance functions such as: Quality of Run, Quality of Teach, Temperature and dust alarms, Excess Gain and Auto Adjustment. Each sensor range consists of 4 sensor types, in either plastic or stainless steel AISI316L housings featuring IP69K and ECOLAB approvals.

“The PD30 sensors have been developed to operate both in IO-Link environments, as well as in traditional automation systems, where the sensing performance needs to be monitored and logged. Thanks to the easy and full customization of the sensors, the customers can adjust lots of parameters, according to their specific requests,” Torben Rochat International Product Manager says. “With the launch of these smart photoelectric sensors with 4 predefined applications, as well as the IO-Link flexibility, it is our intention to strengthen our market position in applications like packaging machinery, conveyor systems, food & beverage equipment.”

Developed in our competence centre in Denmark, these sensors have been designed to fulfill the industrial requirements in providing a flexible smart sensor with accurate detection of objects of different sizes, shapes, or surface structures, in the Food & Beverage, Machine tools, Packaging & Wrapping, Materials Handling and Plastic & Rubber markets. In addition, the IO-Link communication increases flexibility making settings very easy.

Main technical features
• Two separate switching signal channels (SSC)
• Easy configurable functions via IO-Link ver. 1.1
• Predefined selectable application functions: Speed and length, Pattern recognition, Divider function and Object and gap monitoring
• Each SSC can be set as: single point, two-point, windows and foreground suppression modes.
• Predictive maintenance including: Temperature and dust alarms, QoR, QoT, Excess gain, Auto Adjustment and a variety of logging functions saved inside the sensor for diagnostic purpose
• Logic functions: AND, OR, X-OR and Gated SR-FF
• Timer functions: delay on operate, delay on release, one-shot leading or trailing edge with timing values from 1 ms up to 32,767 min.
• Two independent outputs freely configurable: N.O., N.C, NPN, PNP, push-pull, external input or as remote teach function

ABOUT CARLO GAVAZZI AUTOMATION
Carlo Gavazzi Automation is an international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment targeted at the global markets of industrial and building automation. Carlo Gavazzi Automation provides customers with technologically innovative, high quality and competitive solutions, in compliance with their requirements and expectations through its 22 National Sales Companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia & Pacific, operating with its production sites in Denmark, Italy, Malta, Lithuania and China.

For further information:
Carlo Gavazzi Automation SpA - Via Milano 13 – 20045 Lainate (MI) - Italy Marketing & Communication - info@gavazziautomation.com - www.gavazziautomation.com

DPD MANAGER APPs

Windows App, Android App, iOS App: three solutions to extend DPD NFC configuration to most desktop and mobile smart devices.

Lainate, June 2021 - Carlo Gavazzi Automation, the international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment, today presents the DPD Manager Apps.

With the launch of the DPD Manager App for iOS systems we provide users with an additional tool for the contact-less configuration via NFC of the DPD three-phase voltage monitoring relay.

Now it is possible to configure the target via NFC with the following methods: Windows Desktop App (for Windows PC), Android Mobile App (for both smartphones and tablets) and iOS Mobile App (for smartphones).

“The DPD Manager allows the setting of several monitoring functions and setpoints without error, an easy and quick replication of the configuration on multiple items, solving system alarms and preventing unauthorized personnel from changing the settings without permission,” Francesco Vedana, International Product Manager, says. “This launch will give us the opportunity to go beyond the sales limitations to attract potential customers using Apple mobile devices, increasing the configuration possibilities and usability of the DPD.”

Developed by our Competence Centre in Italy, the DPD Manager is specifically developed to provide configuration accuracy and repeatability for high efficiency, system failure event diagnostics for increased productivity and password protection for equipment security.

Main technical features
• Writing the configuration on a device
• Reading and saving a configuration from a device
• Real time display of measured variables, alarms and output status
• Password protection against tampering with the settings
• Configuration sharing

ABOUT CARLO GAVAZZI AUTOMATION
Carlo Gavazzi Automation is an international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment targeted at the global markets of industrial and building automation. Carlo Gavazzi Automation provides customers with technologically innovative, high quality and competitive solutions, in compliance with their requirements and expectations through its 22 National Sales Companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia & Pacific, operating with its production sites in Denmark, Italy, Malta, Lithuania and China.

For further information:
Carlo Gavazzi Automation SpA - Via Milano 13 – 20045 Lainate (MI) - Italy Marketing & Communication - info@gavazziautomation.com - www.gavazziautomation.com

THE NEW NRG DIGITAL SOLID STATE RELAYS WITH PHASE ANGLE AND SOFT START SWITCHING

Increased versatility with the addition of new switching capabilities.

Lainate, May 2021 - Carlo Gavazzi Automation, the international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of electronic equipment, today presents an addition to the family of NRG digital solid state relays – the NRG with phase angle and soft start switching.

The digital revolution of industrial automation is upon us. Industry specialists are focusing on IIoT systems to take the leap forward.

The NRG system of digital solid state relays fits right into this digital thread of information with the availability of monitoring and diagnostic functions on top of switching capabilities via a communication interface. Initially released in Modbus RTU, the NRG is also available in the two largest Ethernet protocols on the market: PROFINET and EtherNet/IP.

This new range of NRG solid state relays will expand the switching capabilities of the NRG system through the addition of phase angle and soft start switching. These switching modes are mainly targeted at applications utilising Short Wave Infrared heaters, which are becoming very popular in the industry. Phase angle is used to achieve a finer resolution of power for specific applications and the soft starting function limits the inrush current at start-up which can be detrimental to the heater’s lifetime.

“The NRG is the solid state relay system ready for Industry 4.0”, Dora Lee Borg International Product Specialist says. “With this new range of solid state relays, Carlo Gavazzi will increase the flexibility of the NRG system of digital solid state relays to be integrated into a wider variety of applications. With all the switching modes and control settings available via the communication interface, setting up the system according to application requirements can be done in a matter of minutes.”

Developed in our competence centre in Malta, the NRG has been designed to suit any heating application where precise temperature control is crucial to guarantee the quality of the end product and where unplanned machine stoppages can result in considerable losses of revenue. Typical applications are plastic injection machines, packaging machines, semiconductor manufacturing and glass tempering machines.

Main technical features
• NRG controller with PROFINET, EtherNET/IP or Modbus RTU interface
• Max. 32 NRG solid state relays (RG..CM..N) in 1 NRG bus chain
• NRG solid state relays go up to 660 VAC 65 A, 90 A (versions without heatsink)
• Selectable switching modes: ON/OFF, Burst, Advanced Full Cycle, Distributed Full Cycle, Phase Angle and Soft Start
• Predictive failure detection with Load deviation indication
• Read-outs: Current, Voltage, Power, Energy consumption kWh, Load and SSR Running hours
• Malfunction detection: Mains loss, Load loss, SSR short circuit, SSR over-temperature, Voltage/Current/Frequency out-of-range

ABOUT CARLO GAVAZZI AUTOMATION
Carlo Gavazzi Automation is an international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment targeted at the global markets of industrial and building automation. Carlo Gavazzi Automation provides customers with technologically innovative, high quality and competitive solutions, in compliance with their requirements and expectations through its 22 National Sales Companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia & Pacific, operating with its production sites in Denmark, Italy, Malta, Lithuania and China.

For further information:
Carlo Gavazzi Automation SpA - Via Milano 13 – 20045 Lainate (MI) - Italy Marketing & Communication - info@gavazziautomation.com - www.gavazziautomation.com

RSBT 45MM: THE COMPACT SELF-LEARNING SOFT STARTER FOR 3-PHASE SCROLL COMPRESSORS UP TO 15 kW

New features further enhance the product’s installation flexibility through field replaceable auxiliary relays and Modbus modules as well as multi-voltage operation.

Lainate, May 2021 - Carlo Gavazzi Automation, the international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment, today presents its new series of soft starters.

Energy efficiency regulations in buildings are driving the need for more intelligent HVAC systems. The integration of such a system within a building management system (BMS) triggers the possibility to get more information down to component level.

As the compressor is typically the largest energy consumer in a heat pump or chiller, measuring the energy in real time gives the possibility to monitor the overall system efficiency. Apart from this, the set of data that the RSBT Modbus can measure also facilitates after sales activities such as quicker fault finding. Moreover we also offer the possibility to modify a limited set of parameters thereby giving our customers further flexibility to customise the product for specific applications.

Field replaceable auxiliary and Modbus modules are now possible to be set up on the same RSBT, which provides much more flexibility. All these features are offered in one of the most compact soft starters on the market.

“Our soft starter configuration software (SCS) allows users to visualise in a more graphical way the variables that are measured by the RSBT. Optional modules are now fully interchangeable and can be bought as separate components for total flexibility when it comes to installation. Either of the modules can be plugged into the front connector of a RSBT to enhance the product’s functionality,” Brian Gauci International Product Specialist says. “It is our intention to strengthen our products range, offering more flexible and advanced products with several intelligent features suitable for smart HVAC systems.”

Developed in our competence centre in Malta, this soft starters series has been designed to provide our customers with a more advanced product offering in the HVAC market segment, primarily for the Heat pumps and commercial refrigeration cabinets applications.

Main technical features
• Self-learning algorithm: optimises motor starts in every condition without the need of any user settings
• Energy saving through internal bypass relays
• Robust design allows up to 12 starts per hour
• A unique solution providing multiple data so that user may remove additional components from the electrical panel
• Intuitive user interface for device setup and visualisation of real-time parameters, soft starter status, alarms and parameter modification
• The auxiliary relay and Modbus module can be used interchangeably on the same device providing higher flexibility
• QR Code for a troubleshooting guide

ABOUT CARLO GAVAZZI AUTOMATION
Carlo Gavazzi Automation is an international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment targeted at the global markets of industrial and building automation. Carlo Gavazzi Automation provides customers with technologically innovative, high quality and competitive solutions, in compliance with their requirements and expectations through its 22 National Sales Companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia & Pacific, operating with its production sites in Denmark, Italy, Malta, Lithuania and China.

For further information:
Carlo Gavazzi Automation SpA - Via Milano 13 – 20045 Lainate (MI) - Italy Marketing & Communication - info@gavazziautomation.com - www.gavazziautomation.com

UWP 3.0 GATEWAY CONTROLLER WITH NEW SECURE IoT FUNCTIONS

Enhanced cyber security and remote operation are the main features provided by the UWP 3.0 EDGE software release.

Lainate, March 2021 - Carlo Gavazzi Automation, the international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment, today presents the new UWP 3.0 gateway controller’s software release.

The UWP 3.0 ecosystem’s purpose is to provide a secure, reliable and scalable platform for energy efficiency management, building automation and car parking guidance.

With this further upgrade, the UWP 3.0 consolidates its role as an EDGE gateway, allowing secure remote interaction of the users with the installation in the field.

The main contents of the UWP 3.0 EDGE software release are:
• Enhanced cyber security. Security capabilities have been verified obtaining the Silver Level by UL Cyber security Labs in Frankfurt (https://verify.ul.com/verifications/487). A new UWP 3.0 SE (Security Enhanced) part number with official UL marking and rating will be available.
• Additional operational functions to facilitate daily usage by users at any level, including a backup system, a smoother upgrade procedure and the UCS to UWP 3.0 bridging function to configure meters remotely.
• The new VPN (virtual private network) powered by Carlo Gavazzi, makes it possible to connect to a remote UWP 3.0 item avoiding DNS, firewall, networking issues, simply by logging into our MAIA CLOUD portal.

“The current pandemic situation has accelerated the digitalization process at all levels: cyber security and remote operation are more and more important key selling points,” Alessio Costantini International Product Manager says. “By providing these features into the EDGE package, together with the embedded data automation and control automation capabilities of the UWP 3.0, we are now able to offer a unique combination of features enabling us to have access to more and more user cases and opportunities.”

Developed in our competence centre in Italy, the new EDGE software release for the UWP 3.0 provides an excellent mix of cyber security, communication, technology, flexible monitoring and control functions.

Main technical features
• Compact, 2DIN size
• Embedded Web Server with Energy Management functions
• Embedded Web Server with Car Parking Guidance functions
• Configurable functions for data automation and building automation
• Ecosystem of compatible devices, including more than 220 items: meters, sensors, actuators
• Many fieldbus communication options, including the Modbus, BACnet and LoRaWAN®
• Many IoT integration options
• MAIA Cloud VPN for remote operation
• Security capabilities verified to Silver Level by UL

ABOUT CARLO GAVAZZI AUTOMATION
Carlo Gavazzi Automation is an international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment targeted at the global markets of industrial and building automation. Carlo Gavazzi Automation provides customers with technologically innovative, high quality and competitive solutions, in compliance with their requirements and expectations through its 22 National Sales Companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia & Pacific, operating with its production sites in Denmark, Italy, Malta, Lithuania and China.

For further information:
Carlo Gavazzi Automation SpA - Via Milano 13 – 20045 Lainate (MI) - Italy Marketing & Communication - info@gavazziautomation.com - www.gavazziautomation.com

EIS H: ON/OFF CURRENT SENSOR

The solution for a prompt ON/OFF status detection of critical loads.

Lainate, February 2021 - Carlo Gavazzi Automation, the international electronics group with activities in the design,manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment, today presents the new ON/OFF current sensor.

In Building automation and HVAC markets there is often the need to know the running status of pumps and fans, as their failure may cause costly consequences. The EIS H is a current level sensor to monitor the status of loads - mainly motors - whose failure must be immediately detected.

When the devices do not work as expected, the EIS H sensor immediately warns the main controller (PLC or Building Management System) in order to reduce the consequences and speed-up the recovery time.

“The EIS H sensor is a combination of compact size, which allows it to fit in very narrow spaces and a built-in current transformer. As an auxiliary power supply is not needed, the installation procedure is sped-up with no need for further adjustments, this helps to make service quicker and faultless,” Francesco Vedana, International Product Manager, says.“This launch will give us the opportunity to strengthen our position in the market by means of a wider offer.”

Developed by our Competence Centre in Italy, the EIS H current sensor is specifically designed for the ON/OFF monitoring of water circulation pumps, extractor fans and lights in the HVAC and Building automation markets.

Main technical features
• Input current from 200 mA to 60 A
• No settings required
• Solid state AC and DC output
• Built-in current transformer
• Just 22.5 x 55.4 x 47.4 mm size
• For DIN-rail and back panel mounting

ABOUT CARLO GAVAZZI AUTOMATION
Carlo Gavazzi Automation is an international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment targeted at the global markets of industrial and building automation. Carlo Gavazzi Automation provides customers with technologically innovative, high quality and competitive solutions, in compliance with their requirements and expectations through its 22 National Sales Companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia & Pacific, operating with its production sites in Denmark, Italy, Malta, Lithuania and China.

For further information:
Carlo Gavazzi Automation SpA - Via Milano 13 – 20045 Lainate (MI) - Italy Marketing & Communication - info@gavazziautomation.com - www.gavazziautomation.com

UWP-A: LONG RANGE WIRELESS SOLUTIONS FOR ENERGY MONITORING

LoRaWAN® certified endpoint adapter for US915 MHz band.

Lainate, January 2021 - Carlo Gavazzi Automation, the international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment, today is proud to introduce an important update to our LoRaWAN® certified adapter UWP-A.

Minimizing installation costs and avoiding expensive cabling, which could have a huge impact on the project timeline, are very often the key targets in energy efficiency monitoring, cost allocation or asset management projects.

The best option in such cases is to rely on a solid and secure wireless fieldbus. The UWP-A adapter provides long range distance communication (up to 10 km) to Carlo Gavazzi’s energy meters and power analyzers, for an easy integration into existing standard LoRaWAN® gateways (private networks) and LoRaWAN® public networks (smart cities).

By working on the license free US915 MHz band, the UWP-A adapter allows North American installers to deploy the requested network of energy analyzers and easily join the available LoRaWAN® network either public or private.

The UWP-A is the key to convert any Carlo Gavazzi energy analyzer into an IIoT device, for joining a LoRaWAN® network and sending data to Energy Management Systems, Energy Billing Portals or Facility/Asset Management Solutions.

“If compared to traditional architectures based on gateways, modems and mobile networks, this solution minimizes the overall Total Cost of Ownership”, Alessio Costantini International Product Manager says. “The USA, Canada and Mexico versions are now available.”

Developed by our Competence center in Italy, this update allows a further expansion towards North American countries, in order to meet the requirements coming from the market, providing installers, system integrators, and ESCos with a great user experience.

Main technical features
• Compatible with most of Carlo Gavazzi’s meters and power analyzers
• Plug’n play set-up via UCS software
• USB connection to PC; power supply through USB
• Wireless communication through the North American US915 MHz license free band
• Compatible with standard LoRaWAN® gateways
• Up to 10 km wireless communication distance in open air
• Universal power supply
• High performance antenna included

ABOUT CARLO GAVAZZI AUTOMATION
Carlo Gavazzi Automation is an international electronics group with activities in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic equipment targeted at the global markets of industrial and building automation. Carlo Gavazzi Automation provides customers with technologically innovative, high quality and competitive solutions, in compliance with their requirements and expectations through its 22 National Sales Companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia & Pacific, operating with its production sites in Denmark, Italy, Malta, Lithuania and China.

For further information:
Carlo Gavazzi Automation SpA - Via Milano 13 – 20045 Lainate (MI) - Italy Marketing & Communication - info@gavazziautomation.com - www.gavazziautomation.com