OMRON Introduces Industrial Power Supply Range with Built-in Alarm for On-site Troubleshooting

  • November 09, 2005
  • Omron Automation & Safety
  • OMRON Automation & Safety
  • News
Kyoto, Japan and Hoofddorp, Nl., Nov. 09, 2005 - (JCN Newswire) - Industrial automation specialist OMRON has introduced a new single-phase industrial switch mode power supply series featuring an undervoltage alarm that gives a warning in case of failure. The new S8VM series provide not only a clear indication that a DC output voltage drop has occurred, but also indicates the likely cause -allowing for fast, effective corrective action. The power supplies come in a broad 5 to 24 V voltage range, with output powers between 15 and 150 W. Extensions up to 1500 W are planned for early 2006. Industrial power supplies must meet the same high standards of robustness and reliability as the machines in which they operate. Failures, resulting in interrupted processes and lost production, are expensive and must be corrected as fast as possible to minimize machine downtime. OMRON's new S8VM series addresses this issue to help improve quality management of industrial processes. Featured on all 24 V output power supplies, the S8VM's troubleshooting function indicates, by means of 2 LEDs on the front of the housing, whether faults are due to deterioration of the power supply, an abnormal input or an abnormality in the electrical circuit of the cabinet. This enables the engineer to go straight to the heart of any problem, whether in the mains supply, the cabinet or the power supply itself. That in turn facilitates fast and easy on-site troubleshooting - with no costly delays. In addition to the LED indication, 24 V power supplies with output powers of 50 W and above also provide two alarm signals that can be connected to, for example, a PLC or HMI, to help provide a visible fault warning at a remote location. The signal can also be used to switch on a lamp or cause it to flash continuously.Supporting today's trend towards ever greater downsizing in industrial equipment, the units come in an ultra-slim housing that can be accommodated in virtually any cabinet and in any position within a cabinet. A standard housing height of 84.5 mm further simplifies cabinet design. The S8VM series is designed for direct, easy DIN-rail mounting. Units can be be easily fastened with just a single click onto a DIN-rail. Once fastened, the power supply remains secure even from vibration and it can be removed just as easily. Moreover, addressing the needs of installers, OMRON has introduced several other innovative features into the series to facilitate installation. These include a moulded plastic front cover to improve safety by eliminating any possibility of electric shock, plus a specially-designed screw-terminal block that retains the screws to prevent them from falling out during installation. Clear front and side voltage indication is also provided on the housing with colour labelling clearly identifying the output voltage even if the lettering has faded after many years' service.To support industrial manufacturers serving international markets, the series complies with all relevant international safety standards. And reflecting OMRON's ongoing commitment to environmental protection, the series already meets RoHS requirements, which set limits on the presence of hazardous substances such as lead.About OMRONHeadquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation. Established in 1933 and headed by President Hisao Sakuta, Omron has more than 25,000 employees in over 35 countries working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields including industrial automation, electronic components industries, and healthcare. The company is divided into five regions and head offices are in Japan (Kyoto), Asia Pacific (Singapore), China (Hong Kong), Europe (Amsterdam) and US (Chicago). The European organisation has its own development and manufacturing facilities, and provides local customer support in all European countries.For more information, Submit Omron Info Request Form or visit their web site at

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