While the use of distributed I/O control is increasing on industrial machinery, the technology of supplying field power to machine controls has lagged a little behind the technology curve. A new sealed 24 Volts DC (Vdc) field power supply from Sola/Hevi-Duty promises to lower the cost of delivering field power to machines by eliminating separate power supply enclosures and simplifying power supply wiring.
Typical 24 Vdc supplies used for field power are designed to be used in a protective enclosure. Sola’s new SCP-X power supply comes in an environmentally-sealed, machine-mountable 4.7" x 7" x 1.8" package compliant with IP65, IP66, IP67 and NEMA 4X ratings. The heat sink housing withstands physical abuse, dust, water and oils while efficiently dissipating heat. This allows full power operation in ambient temperatures from -40 to +60°C. The device includes DIN Mini connections that can be adapted to a wide variety of additional connection types.